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Hobbinol

Hobbinol

Joined August 2016

All the way from Pencey Prep to 27 rue de Fleurus!
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My Body and I by Reni Crevel, Renc) Crevel, Rene Crevel, Ren Crevel, Rena(c) Crevel
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I've been feeling a little overwhelmed with some of life's fine print, so I'm taking some time off Litsy to be obsessive-compulsive about other things. So... (see next post)...

Smangela I understand! I've put some reading time on the back burner to get some mundane tasks done, but I know I'll feel less cluttered once they're done. We'll miss you on Litsy! 2y
LeahBergen I'll miss you! Take good care of yourself, please. 😘😘😘 2y
vivastory Take care! You'll be missed!!! 2y
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quirkyreader We'll see you after you re-charge your batteries. 2y
TrishB Take care. 2y
Zelma Good luck and we'll see you when you get back! 💕 2y
LauraBrook Enjoy your unplugging, and take care of yourself! 2y
diovival Take care! 2y
Jess_Read_This Take care and you will be missed! Looking forward to chatting about books when you return. 2y
ValerieAndBooks I hope all goes well for you and I'll miss you until you're back on Litsy! 😘 2y
batsy I was just thinking that you've been pretty quiet. Take care 💚 2y
Suet624 Gosh! I'm going to miss you! Best wishes to you. 2y
merelybookish Yes do take care. I'd send you a little patch of CO snow if I could. 2y
MrBook Don't be gone too long, my friend! We shall crave the moment of thy return. All the best in the interim! 2y
Izai.Amorim Be well, and be back! Some virtual chocolate 🍫 🍫🍫to help a bit. 2y
DivineDiana Will miss you dear one! There have been many times in my life when I could so identify with this gorgeous photograph. Take care and will await your return. ❤️️ (edited) 2y
shawnmooney Oh no! I was wondering what happened! I'm unable to summon up any selfless platitudes so I'm just gonna say, selfishly: HURRY BACK! 2y
rohit-sawant Hope you're back soon! Take care. 2y
vivastory Hope you return soon! Salinger & Proust send their best wishes! 2y
LeahBergen I'm missing you on here! 😫 2y
DivineDiana Miss you! ❤️ 2y
Suet624 Thinking of you... 2y
LeahBergen Still missing you. 😘 2y
ValerieAndBooks Hope all is well. Miss you!! 2y
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I'll catch back up with you all some time later in July (My copy of The Summer Book is in transit, so I'll be ready for the buddy read). Wishing you all a fantastic literary journey!

Lizpixie I love this picture! And have fun, try to relax & we'll see you soon!😘 2y
Zelma I want to live in that photo! 😍 2y
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My Body and I | Reni Crevel, Renc) Crevel, Rene Crevel, Ren Crevel, Rena(c) Crevel
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"Memory must remain silent, a go-between for rainy days..."

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My Body and I | Reni Crevel, Renc) Crevel, Rene Crevel, Ren Crevel, Rena(c) Crevel
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"Between these two companions I could easily think of myself as a clock, a clock that was too sentimental to have any concept of time..."

saresmoore I think this one is over my head. 🙃 2y
DeborahSmall Love ❤️ 2y
Hobbinol @saresmoore 👁 👁 2y
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Hobbinol @saresmoore 👃🏻 2y
Hobbinol @DeborahSmall 👁 👁 2y
Hobbinol @DeborahSmall 👃🏻 (edited) 2y
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Suet624 I'm so glad @saresmoore said that. I was befuddled. 2y
Hobbinol @Suet624 AND @saresmoore 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻Surrealist writers and artists consider their work successful when befuddlement or confusion, or any other dissociative properties of a dream become the result of their work. (Take the corps exquis-- or exquisite corpse-- for example, wherein phrases or images become completely disjointed) You've both hit on my favorite subject to geek out on, so you'll have to excuse my enthusiasm! ❤️ 2y
saresmoore I'm totally serious when I say I want to take @Hobbinol 's Intro to Surrealism course! May I please have the syllabus in advance? Also, I was so impressed with your emoji face that I shared it with my husband. 🙂 2y
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My Body and I | Reni Crevel, Renc) Crevel, Rene Crevel, Ren Crevel, Rena(c) Crevel
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"Dawn was hanging strips of innocence on the trees. A small boat finished rusting, abandoned by mankind."

LeahBergen Lovely. 💗 2y
Hobbinol @LeahBergen ❌⭕️ 2y
Suet624 Ohhhhh, this is soft and sweet. 2y
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Mehso-so

While you don't have to go and "set the watchman" by these stories, the quality ranges from great to poor-- some are really just sketches for films. And you can't help reading between the lines and wondering if Fitzgerald attempted to make a Faustian bargain with Hollywood and suffered for it. The NYT asked a biographer to review this book, and while I don't agree that the introductions are better than the stories, there is plenty to snark about.

ValerieAndBooks Aww. I think I still want this book anyway 😊! 2y
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My Body and I | Reni Crevel, Renc) Crevel, Rene Crevel, Ren Crevel, Rena(c) Crevel
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"The flower, a rose, is almost done wilting in the toothbrush glass.
Yesterday, at the same time, it was resplendent on my coat, the buttonhole high enough for it to surprise my face at the slightest tilt of my head."

vivastory I love Rene Crevel! 2y
DivineDiana A striking image! I imagine you wearing a rose on your jacket! 🌹 2y
LeahBergen ❤️❤️ 2y
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Hobbinol @vivastory Say what?! You ARE a rare bird, aren't you? I should have known with your poetical past! 2y
Hobbinol @DivineDiana Thank you! Sometimes I do... but I prefer wildflowers really...😘 2y
Hobbinol @LeahBergen Kiss-kiss! Hug-hug, darling! 2y
vivastory @hobbinol I went through a period in my twenties where nearly all I read were Surrealists & other French writers from late 19th & early 20th century. 2y
Hobbinol @vivastory Gosh. Exact same here! And we survived 😉 2y
vivastory @hobbinol It was touch & go for awhile. I also went through a period where i was really fascinated by German Expressionist art. I had to not look at any of it after seven pm because I was having too many nightmares. 2y
Hobbinol @vivastory You and I have very similar literary DNA then. I too tore through the expressionists, and as with the surrealists, they had all their own poets and writers that I felt like I had to look into. From DADA to La Mama, I was on a decade's long journey into the twilight zone. (Just read this post of your's today😬) 2y
vivastory @hobbinol Have you ever been to the Chicago Art Institute? They have an awe inspiring surrealist art collection, including the largest collection in the world of Joseph Cornell's boxes. I'm planning on going to St Louis in October for a Stephen King reading. While there I will definitely be visiting their museum. They have a terrific collection of Expressionist works. 2y
Hobbinol Oh yes. I love their Cornell boxes! I'll be going through again next MArch. Don't forget about the new American Writers Museum down the street from the Art Institute if you have time. In the winter I love to grab some Russian dumplings at a restaurant across the street. I have my earliest memory of seeing a painting at the CAI. I love it there.😊😊😊l @vivastory (edited) 2y
vivastory @Hobbinol I visited Russian Tea Time Restaurant last time I was there. Will definitely be going back the next time I visit. The American Writers Museum is definitely on my list of places to visit. If you've never been i definitely recommend Myopic Books. Do you remember the painting you saw? 2y
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Manhattan's Babe | Frederic Beigbeder
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This illustrated love story tells the true tale of a young JD Salinger and the even younger estranged daughter of Eugene O'Neill, Oona. The French author knows quite a bit about mid-20th century American literature and enjoys bringing the writers alive for the reader (although imagining Salinger's dialogue proves problematic). The profuse illustrations steep the novel in a delightful nostalgia that can only be regained by reading.

UnabridgedTomes That picture is swoony 2y
BethFishReads Oh that sounds great 2y
CherylDeFranceschi Sounds lovely! 2y
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vivastory Sounds great. Stacked! 2y
ValerieAndBooks Interesting! I only knew that she married Charlie Chaplin, who was quite a bit older than her. 2y
Hobbinol The illustrations add a great deal of levity and character to the story. @UnabridgedTomes (edited) 2y
Hobbinol @CherylDeFranceschi Love stories always start out that way, but a great writer's heart must be broken💔 2y
Hobbinol @vivastory it's a great publication to be sure. Whenever the writer/translator falls short, the illustrator builds it back up again. Produced on paper of good weight and prose of enduring heft. The author writes in two time periods, then and now, as if to demonstrate that one can't exist without the other. 2y
Hobbinol @ValerieAndBooks Unfortunately Salinger was never as successful as Chaplin at overlaying a mature heart with a nubile one-- lord knows he kept trying.💕 2y
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Manhattan's Babe | Frederic Beigbeder
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That evening at home, Oona asked Truman Capote for advice. Should she go? Capote could never stand Salinger: Socialites often confuse misanthropy with arrogance.

"So, you're really going to see the ex-soldier who writes like a baby?"

"Don't! You were lucky. You were too young to fight. You wouldn't have lasted ten minutes."

"Me? Surrounded by handsome boys in battle dress? Cherie, you're describing my wettest dream!"

LeahBergen Love it!! 2y
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... the patient was in an increasingly impatient and nervous mood.

"Mr. Monson, you can't cook with a temperature of a 103."

"Why not? Think of the Huns. They used raw steak for their saddles all day-- that broke down the fiber-- just like a modern kitchen range."

"Mr. Monson!"

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Painting by Deborah DeWit (she does a lot of bookishly themed paintings).

Hobbinol Even though this is my first day all week without a fever myself, I still found that line about the Huns strange. Those poor horses!!! Can you imagine?! 2y
saresmoore I'm glad you're on the mend! I've come across a few bizarre Hun references myself lately. 2y
Hobbinol You really are good at these serendipitous connections @saresmoore ! 2y
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saresmoore My job title in the Universe is officially "Tugger of Literary Golden Strands". In worldly circumstances, I'm just a "Domestic Goddess". (edited) 2y
Hobbinol @saresmoore 🙌🏻Tug away! 2y
Suet624 I've ridden horses and I would never want to sit on a meat saddle! (That sounds a little dirty, now that I've put it in writing.) (edited) 2y
Hobbinol @Suet624 😂🤣😂I actually laughed out loud at this... thanks: I needed that! 2y
Suet624 👍happy to help 😀 2y
batsy Lol @Suet624. But honestly. Raw meat saddle! How bizarre. (Not that cooked would be better!?) 2y
Hobbinol @batsy I prefer my saddles medium rare thank you... 2y
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Blue Boy | Rakesh Satyal
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I thoroughly enjoyed the apotheosis of the 12-year-old narrator from extravagant child into recalcitrant puberty. (The older one gets the more mythologized our youth becomes.) I loved his observations as a 1st generation American child of immigrants from India. The contrasts of exotic Orientalist desires with suburban Ohio was entertaining, but I thought the protagonist's hedonism bordered on a disturbing and undiagnosed psychosis.

Hobbinol Still I totally plan to read the author's new book. 2y
Texreader That picture is amazing 2y
Suet624 I've loved all of the pictures you've been posting. 2y
Hobbinol @Suet624 Thanks so much! 2y
Hobbinol @Texreader Thanks! I thought so too! 2y
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Blue Boy | Rakesh Satyal
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"I've been creating my own whimsy--or at least my heart has-- and that whimsy has led me to exhibit my artistic self in its most unfettered state. The world can be as uncommonly beautiful as you want it to be as long as you've given yourself over to that whimsy, however melancholy and lonely it may be sometimes."

Quote paired with a Pierre et Gilles photograph.

LeahBergen Beautiful. 2y
saresmoore Wow, yes. 2y
DivineDiana I applaud whimsy! 👏🏻 2y
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Hobbinol @LeahBergen I expect good things from this writer. 2y
Hobbinol @DivineDiana Whimsy is the best 👍🏻 2y
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"The trouble was not so much the lack of boys as the impossibility of doing anything gay and glamorous without boys."

After spending most of the night up with a persistent cough, I took the afternoon off work to convalesce. I lounged by a huge picture window while a storm raged outside and I just read and read and... coughed.

LeahBergen Aww! Feel better soon. 😘 2y
saresmoore This quote! Sorry you're under the weather. You are still as charming as ever & you have my prayers for a quick recovery! 2y
Lindy Great quote! Have you got honey and lemon for your throat? 2y
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Hobbinol @LeahBergen Thanks so much sug'! This has turned out to be a not-so-common-cold. I had to work all weekend (imagine the Adam's Family's Lurch greeting customers in a genealogical department-- that's what I felt like). But now I think I'd feel sorrier for myself had I been healthy and able to work than miss reading during a good thunderstorm like this one! 2y
Hobbinol @saresmoore Oh you're so sweet you're going to make me all verklempt! Thank you so much!😘 2y
Megabooks Sorry you're under the weather. 😘😘 2y
Hobbinol Yes! You are such a good mamacita ! I'd been drinking hot tea and honey, but I didn't think of the lemon! Brilliant! Thank you! (Forgot to tag you @Lindy ) (edited) 2y
tpixie Agree with @Lindy -honey and lemon for a cough ! Get well soon! Sounds like you needed the afternoon off to rest and recuperate! 2y
Hobbinol @Booksandcooks Thank you so much. I appreciate your good wishes! With all this good Litsy-Love, I'm starting to feel a little a bit better already (as I tuck my handkerchief back into my smoking jacket).😘 2y
Hobbinol @tpixie I don't know why I didn't turn to you all first! Many thanks!!😘 2y
tpixie Lol! ❤️💚❤️ 2y
Mimi28 Feel better soon!! 2y
ValerieAndBooks Hope you feel better soon, please take it easy until you do!! 2y
Suet624 I hope you can sleep tonight with that cough. Some Mentholatum or Vicks Vaporub on your chest might help. Best wishes. ❤️ 2y
Hobbinol @Mimi28 Thank you! I'm gonna do my best! 2y
Hobbinol @ValerieAndBooks Thank you! So sweet!😘 2y
Hobbinol @Suet624 Ya know? That's a really good idea. I think I will break out the Vaporub! Thank you! 2y
Suet624 If you have a little lavender oil put that in the Vicks. That'll help you sleep better too. 2y
batsy Ugh, a persistent cough is the worst. I hope you feel better soon. In my experience the best, most soothing remedy for a cough is a hot toddy 😉 Bonus: it also helps you sleep! 2y
Hobbinol @Suet624 I don't know if I should be embarrassed or proud of the fact that I don't have any lavender oil!😆I do grow fresh lavender-- I should learn how to make some. Thanks! 2y
Hobbinol @batsy Good idea! Have you heard of the Guggle Muggle? Take the juice of one lemon, juice of one orange, juice of 1 grapefruit. Heat with honey to taste and then add a shot of your favorite spirit! I forgot all about it until you mentioned it☺️ 2y
DivineDiana Oh dear! Feel better! 2y
Hobbinol @DivineDiana Better today thanks. Hoping for much better tomorrow!😊 2y
batsy @Hobbinol No I have not! Great name 😁 That sounds delicious. I think we should drink that regularly to prevent colds. 2y
DivineDiana Glad to hear you are recovering.Filed away recipe for Guggle Muggle for future reference! 2y
UwannaPublishme Hope you're feeling better! 🌷 2y
Hobbinol @UwannaPublishme Thank you and I love the little flower😊 2y
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Blue Boy | Rakesh Satyal
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"Books are much better companions to me than people. A book's content never changes, and yet it is always intriguing; something you read can mean something completely different to you at a different time. This is not the case with my classmates. If I've learned anything, it's that people can be devastating at any given moment."

Painting by Giovanni Giacometti.

Lindy ❤️💔 2y
shawnmooney 💜😥 2y
LeahBergen 💗💗 2y
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Megabooks 💜😢💚 2y
Suet624 Sigh. 2y
Izai.Amorim So true! 2y
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Manhattan's Babe | Frederic Beigbeder
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Re: Salinger's woods in NH:

"In this sepulchral forest, even in broad daylight, beneath the interlacing branches, it felt like midnight. Entering a forest is a magical rite: There are woodland traverses in every fairytale, in German Romantic literature as much in Disney films. The sun was blinking through the trees: day, night, day, night. The light appeared & disappeared again as if the sun wanted to send a message in Morse--Turn back. Stop."

LeahBergen ❤️❤️ 2y
Suet624 I can see that so clearly. 2y
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The Genius of Judaism | Bernard-Henri L??vy
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Look what happened when I tried to fit this erudite book on my overstuffed shelves! The book waterfall is by sculptress Alicia Martin, but it depicts how I feel after reading Levy's beautiful book from which there is much to glean--even for goyim like me. It's a whirlwind of poetic prose, philosophy, biblical exegesis & politics. While some sections run long for my tastes (single sentence paragraphs), he often seems more French than anything else.

DivineDiana Sounds like the book inspired you! And I am in love with this sculpture! 2y
LeahBergen This photo hits a little too close to home. 😂 2y
shawnmooney That photo! 😍 2y
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Hobbinol @DivineDiana It's too cool, isn't it? She's from Spain, I think. 2y
Hobbinol 😆Probably the majority of us in Litsy are close to bursting. 2y
Hobbinol @shawnmooney Cool... right? 2y
shawnmooney I love it – and it makes me realize what my tiny little room here in Tokyo would look like if there was even a little earthquake! LOL 2y
Hobbinol @shawnmooney 😆... 😬 2y
DivineDiana @Hobbinol Yes, she is! I was so enamored that I googled her! Madrid! 2y
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The Genius of Judaism | Bernard-Henri L??vy
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"The genius of Judaism, its main genius, resides in the ability-- whether or not one prays... to produce a little of the intelligence that will offer people, all people, a little of the teaching that they need to be different from others, to stand out from the crowd to which they are never fated to belong..."

DivineDiana Beautiful painting! 2y
Suet624 Wow to all of this. 2y
Hobbinol I know! I can't believe I forgot to credit this beautiful Renoir: Portrait of Edmund Maitre (The Reader). (edited) 2y
Hobbinol @suet624 Thanks( and I love how you keep changing your photo! I feel so staid! 2y
Suet624 @Hobbinol well, after that NY trip I think we all know you're anything but that. 2y
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The Genius of Judaism | Bernard-Henri L??vy
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"I think history is like a long sentence interspersed with silences that give the human learner time to breath. To save the world, it is enough to save fragments of true speech, knowing that the intervening jumble was nothing more than breathing space."

LeahBergen This photo. I always find it so moving. 2y
Hobbinol It is powerful! 2y
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On Signs | Marshall Blonsky
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I woke up with a really bad head cold and saw the sign... maybe I can get some reading done today. (Actually I saw this sign on Tumblr, but it will do just fine...)

katedensen Feel better! 2y
LauraBeth Hope you feel better! 2y
merelybookish Listen to the universe...(or Tumblr). And get better soon. 2y
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batsy Take care. Rest and books are the cure, or so I've heard. 2y
LeahBergen Rest up and read, read, read. 😘 2y
Hobbinol @katedensen Thank you! I think I'd feel better if I were in NYC looking at books all day long! 2y
Hobbinol @LauraBeth Thank you. No matter how bad I feel, for some reason I always feel guilty when I don't go to work. 2y
Hobbinol @batsy Thank you and you should be a doctor!❤️ 2y
Hobbinol @LeahBergen Thank you my friend... sniff-sniff... 2y
katedensen @Hobbinol If it makes you feel better, I didn't look at ANY books today. 2y
Hobbinol @katedensen O why O why do we both have to suffer?!😆 2y
katedensen @Hobbinol We're too pure for this world. 2y
Suet624 Are you feeling better???? 2y
Hobbinol A bit (thanks), but I'm full of chemicals and I hate that... 2y
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A new book every month from the #NYRB is such great joy. This month's book is about a Danish expedition into Yemen. Six men (an artist, a botanist, an astronomer, a doctor, a philologist & a manservant) set out on an ill fated voyage. Seven years later only one returns to a country that had entirely forgotten about them. Apparently the material that comprises this book was stored in a Danish archives & not brought to light until the 20th century.

vivastory This sounds wonderful. Adding to tbr. 2y
LeahBergen I think the manservant did it. 😉 2y
Hobbinol @vivastory NYRB publications are usually a good bet (as I know you know). 2y
Hobbinol @LeahBergen 😂😂😂 2y
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Eric Fischl: 1970-2007 | Arthur C Danto, Robert Enright
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This is one of Eric Fischl's new paintings at the Skarstedt Gallery in NYC. Fischl continues to mine America's psychological landscape just in time for our #memorialday . (I put a little sticker over the figure's pop tart.)

batsy The sticker 😂 2y
LeahBergen 😂 2y
Kelly 😂 2y
Izai.Amorim 😂 2y
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Blue Boy | Rakesh Satyal
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Regarding the narrator's pundit at his Temple in Ohio: "He had an obsidian comb-over. And he transitions from Hindi to Sanskrit to English so quickly that I often don't know which he is trying to speak. It's Hinglishskrit."

And about his mother: "Even though my mother has come to the Midwest from the most exotic and dangerous lands, Ohio can scare the hell out of her. India may be full of man-eating tigers, but Ohio is full of Ohioans."

shawnmooney Lol! I am curious about his latest novel 2y
Hobbinol @shawnmooney I hope you'll let me know how it is when you read it. It does look promising. I started this book on the train and so far I'm enjoying it. 2y
LeahBergen This sounds so good. Stacked! 2y
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Panpan

"I wish... you could read letters you wrote 46 years ago. It is very painful reading," taunts JD Salinger in this transcript of a legal deposition from 1986. The book scrapes the very bottom of the barrel for sundry articles republished from various publications. It takes advantage of fans like me who are desperate for Salinger materials. The old writer comes across both world weary & ridiculously naive about legal proceedings. For phonies only.

Hobbinol The painting is by Aliza Nisanbaum & was included in this year's Whitney Biennial. It's titled: 2 Years of Correspondence from Inmate 39807.😊 2y
vivastory Favorite final sentence of a review I've recently read! 👍 👏 2y
Hobbinol @vivastory Thanks! Publishers can be such cons sometimes. Apparently this is part of a whole series that includes the miscellany of a number of authors. 2y
vivastory @hobbinol i will definitely steer clear. 2y
OrangeMooseReads 😔 I will avoid this one then 2y
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For our last night in NYC, we're back at the ballet: Giselle. The background photo is of the spectacular lotus ceiling... I don't want to go home...

LeahBergen I don't blame you! 😩 2y
Jess_Read_This Omigosh! Stunning! I have just been loving your trip experience sharing! 2y
Megabooks Wow! Love Giselle! Enjoy! 2y
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Suet624 Look at that! Gorgeous! 2y
ValerieAndBooks The memories of this trip will hold you over until the next time ❤️! 2y
Hobbinol Thanks so much for your empathy! I do feel like something is being torn from me... (I picked up my flair for melodrama by watching opera) 2y
Hobbinol @Jess_Read_This So sweet! Thank you. I adore this theatre-- so exciting when the crystal Sputniks are hoisted up and the lights go down and you feel like your life is just beginning--relentlessly romantic! 2y
Hobbinol @Booksandcooks It was so painfully beautiful... (as you know)... it leaves a slow hot throbbing in your heart. 2y
Hobbinol @Suet624 This one of my favorite places! I always feel like i'm seeing it for the first time. 2y
Hobbinol @ValerieAndBooks it does. It always seems to cost too much, but I get such solace from the memories. 2y
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Salammbô | Gustave Flaubert
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Albertine Bookstore carried a number of collectibles too. I got all out of breath...

tpixie 💚💚💚💚 2y
saresmoore Oh, my. 2y
LeahBergen Ohhh!!!! 😍😍😍 2y
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Jess_Read_This Ohhhh my.... 😍❤️❤️❤️ 2y
ValerieAndBooks Nice!! Were you able to touch it and look through it? I can't tell if it's behind glass or not. 2y
DeborahSmall Gorgeous 😍 2y
batsy Swoon 2y
Suet624 My heart just skipped a beat. 2y
Hobbinol @ValerieAndBooks Alas it was locked up behind glass. 2y
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Monsieur Proust's Library | Anka Muhlstein
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The French Embassy's Albertine Bookstore in NYC is literally HEAVENLY! The celestial ceiling is swoon-worthy and the entrance stately and statuesque. They carry books in French AND translation (I'll share a pic of my stack later). It really is a wonderful bookstore! I'll post another pic in just a sec...

#AlbertineBookstore

LectricSheep !!!! 2y
tpixie Wow! An Embassy bookstore? Or do they just use that name 'embassy' ? 2y
Hobbinol @tpixie it's an outreach service of the Embassy. You do have to go through security to get in... The embassy's official office is in the next block I think... I'm not sure what officers are in this building. 2y
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tpixie @Hobbinol awesome!! That ceiling is incredible!!! 2y
saresmoore How did you find this?! 2y
LeahBergen Gah! I wanna see what you bought!! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Wowza doesn't even begin to cover it! 2y
Megabooks !!! Wow! 2y
Gezemice Gorgeous! 2y
batsy Oh my 😍 *digs around for smelling salts* 2y
rohit-sawant Wow!! 2y
DivineDiana Absolutely stunning! Must visit! ✨ 2y
Suet624 Those colors! 2y
Hobbinol @saresmoore I read about it in the NYT-- we get them delivered at home so we can keep up with the city.?I usually have pages of notes by the time we get back. 2y
Hobbinol @DivineDiana I HIGHLY recommend it. They have author events, lectures and panel discussions. (Unfortunately their calendar was empty when we were there.) 2y
Hobbinol @Lindy You'll have to visit the next time you come down to the city (if you haven't already.) Be sure to check out their events online before you do... 2y
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Christine Ebersole & Patti Lupone "face off" as Helena Rubinstein & Elizabeth Arden in War Paint. Bottom photo is of the scrim when you enter the theatre.

rubyslippersreads Now I'm even more jealous! 💄💋💅🏻 2y
Suet624 💕💕💕 2y
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Suet624 Just to give you some perspective on how great your life is compared to mine: I had my snow tires removed today and then laid on the couch because my Lyme Disease is flaring up and I can't seem to move. 😀😀 I'm so enjoying following your travels. ❤️ 2y
saresmoore @Suet624 Gah! Brutal! But it really is nice to live vicariously through @Hobbinol 's impeccable taste and unbelievable travel stamina. 2y
Suet624 @saresmoore Totally!!! 2y
UwannaPublishme Such great actresses! Wow! How lucky are you! 😊👍🏻 2y
Hobbinol @saresmoore As usual, you're way sweet. I respect all my Litsy friendships so much-- this app let me feel like I had you all with me the whole time. 2y
Hobbinol @Suet624 I confess I've had a fantastic week, but I'm headed back to land made even more humid by shameless Trump supporters and fellow employees who look at me with horror when I tell them I vacationed in NYC!!! I truly hate you feel so bad. How long does that ugly little tick head circulate through your system?! How horrible! Hope you feel better today. 2y
Hobbinol @rubyslippersreads I love your emojis hieroglyphs!!! 2y
Hobbinol @UwannaPublishme I do feel really lucky. They were sublime! The script had some very clever lines and scored some good points about career women. 2y
Suet624 @Hobbinol I am so sorry that your daily experience is like that. It makes me doubly happy that you reward yourself with such beauty and culture. I've been treating for 3 years now. Because It was discovered late, I'll never fully be rid of the "bugs". All I can do is try to limit their growth and keep a strong immune system. No sugar (that's what they grow on), no gluten, no dairy. I'm better than I was but still get laid low unexpectedly. 2y
Hobbinol @Suet624 OMG I had NO idea it could be so chronic. That's really an ordeal! My heart goes out to you. Here's hoping your sofa will always be the comfiest and may the best books always grace your coffee table! 2y
Suet624 @Hobbinol Thanks for your kind words. Just want to be clear I got this in California, not Vermont. So you should feel safe to visit my beautiful state anytime. 😀 2y
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Present Laughter | Noël Coward
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Tonight we saw Kevin Kline's hilariously virtuosic performance in Noel Coward's Present Laughter. He was all that and a bag of fish and chips. (If you're wondering why his photo has a line down his face, it's because the poster was plastered over the theater's door.)

vivastory Sounds like you're having a blast! 2y
LeahBergen Seriously! I'm going to NYC with YOU next time. ❤️ 2y
LiteraryinLititz That's really helpful to know! I had seen that was playing but hadn't heard anything about it yet. 2y
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ValerieAndBooks My daughter is going up today (Saturday) to watch Giselle with some friends from her home studio! 2y
Hobbinol @ValerieAndBooks We'll be there too. David Hallberg will be dancing! (I think Giselle is the ballet in which he injured himself so badly). Gillian Murphy is supposed to dance (I hope)-- she bowed out of Whipped Cream on Wednesday due to injury.😬 2y
Hobbinol @vivastory I'd live here if I could afford it. 2y
Hobbinol @LiteraryinLititz The set was amazing too. It was just so well crafted all around by people who obviously love what they do. 2y
Hobbinol @LeahBergen Oh I'm onto you. You just want someone to carry your heavy bag from the Strand.😉 2y
ValerieAndBooks @Hobbinol At the 2 pm show with Sarah Lane? That's the one my daughter will be at. 2y
Hobbinol Alas no, 8 tonight. 2y
LeahBergen Okay, you got me there. How's your upper-body strength? 😄 2y
Suet624 I adore Kevin. Have for years. 2y
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Went to an interesting exhibit at the Japan Society entitled, "The Third Gender," about wakashu--young men who were highly desirable by both men and women. The book in the upper left dates perhaps to 1729, and shows two women watching a wakashu make out with his man. The wakashu are often difficult to distinguish from women in art, but are noticeable by a small shaved mark behind their forelocks.

Lindy "A small shaved mark behind their forelocks." - huh! 2y
saresmoore Neat! I want to learn more about this. (edited) 2y
Gezemice This is very interesting, never heard about it! 2y
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batsy I wasn't familiar with wakashu. So much to learn! And those images are gorgeous 2y
Hobbinol @batsy The exhibit was so beautifully put together. This was my first visit to the Japan Society and it is impeccably designed with sunny atriums and indoor gardens. I was overwhelmed. 2y
Hobbinol @Lindy They would shave a spot right at the crown, and then the hair was long at the sides and at the front over the brow. Hard to imagine anyone finding it that alluring! 2y
Hobbinol @Gezemice I was truly fascinated. I'd never heard anything about it either. 2y
Hobbinol @saresmoore I do too! NYC is always endlessly fascinating to me. I wear myself in trying to take as much in as possible. 2y
batsy @Hobbinol How wonderful. It sounds like a fantastic exhibit. I've never been to NY and would love visit the museums, galleries, ballet, theater. Amazing. Thanks for sharing via these posts and pics 💚 2y
shawnmooney I am having drinks with a wakashu right now! 😍 I wish... 2y
Hobbinol @shawnmooney 😆You devil!😈 2y
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Emily Dickinson: Poems | Emily Dickinson
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One of my most favorite places in the world-- the Morgan Library and Museum. Bottom right photo is from their Emily Dickinson exhibit (I was in heaven-- they even had a lock of her bright auburn hair--lower left).

saresmoore Wow! Kinda creepy in a fascinating way! And it's the same color as my hair. 💁 2y
LeahBergen Aahhh!! I'm jealous and thrilled for you all at once. I adore The Morgan. More please!!! 2y
ValerieAndBooks Have they ever analyzed a sample of this hair to figure out the mystery of her illness/death? 2y
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Lindy Yay! The Morgan is wonderful. 2y
CherylDeFranceschi ❤️The Morgan! 2y
batsy Aaaaaaahhhhh! How many of us Littens are going to squeeze into your suitcase the next time 💼💼💼 2y
Hobbinol @batsy I'd welcome the company! I'm driving my poor spouse to the point of exhaustion! 2y
Hobbinol @ValerieAndBooks What a brilliant question! I wish I knew the answer! 2y
Hobbinol @saresmoore Exactly! It was a beautiful color. The little placard said because the few known pictures of her make it look like she had dark hair, everyone's always surprised to learn that she didn't! When I managed a jewelry department, occasionally we'd have estate jewelry & it was an odd fashion of the Victorians to weave intricate designs from their dearly departed's hair. In this case, Emily sent a lock of her hair as a token of friendship. 2y
Hobbinol @LeahBergen Their exhibitions are always so fascinating and I love how they rotate the manuscripts on view in the library. 2y
Hobbinol @Lindy And @CherylDeFranceschi It's endlessly fascinating. I wish I could have spent all day there. 2y
shawnmooney This sounds fantastic! (I seem to miss so many of your posts - given the time difference, maybe) - anyway, maybe you saw that I'm reading a great bio on ED: 2y
Hobbinol @shawnmooney Yes! That book has been on my TBR list since it came out! 2y
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We passed Penguin Random House all closed up for the night. I love how their books are all lit up and behind glass like cold desserts in a cafe.

CherylDeFranceschi A bookish automat! 😍 2y
MrBook 😂👏🏻🙌🏻 2y
saresmoore Delicious! 2y
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LeahBergen Yum. 2y
ValerieAndBooks Food for thought 😊🍰! 2y
Hobbinol @ValerieAndBooks Well played! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Hobbinol @saresmoore and @LeahBergen Ha! Perfect!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 my feeling precisely! 2y
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While I'm not an Amazon fan (I hold nothing against those who are), I couldn't help being curious about their new store on Columbus Circle that opened today. Unless you're a Prime member, the books are list price.

merelybookish I read a funny write up of the Amazon store in Chicago. It described it as sterile, devoid of any personality. 2y
MyBookSwapClub Oh I look forward to visiting this place 2y
CherylDeFranceschi Really? The books are list price unless you drink the Kool-Ade? That is fascinating. 2y
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Megabooks I'm not a fan of Prime anymore, so you definitely wouldn't catch me there! 2y
saresmoore Excuse me while I go delete my Amazon account forever. It's too creepy! 2y
LeahBergen Umm... what? 2y
JazzFeathers Hey guys, l'm so happy to read your comments and learn there are readers who are not fond of Amazon. I'm not fond either, to the point that even if l'm a self-published author, l didn't put my book on Amazon. But because l hang around other indie authors all the time, l always hear singing the praize of Amazon. I felt quite lonely. I'm so happy to learn l'm not really alone, after all 😊 2y
Hobbinol @JazzFeathers I went to a panel talk of small publishers and they ALL bashed Amazon. I fell out with them when I read in the NYT about the way they treat their employees. I liked them when they dealt in only books, music and dvds, but now they are just HUGE. I really prefer to buy my books from true booksellers. (My spouse still shops with Amazon.) 2y
Hobbinol @merelybookish Ha! The only thing I liked is that all the books are displayed with their covers out. 2y
JazzFeathers @Hobbinol Yeah. I fell out with them when l learn about hiw they threat their employees too. I read about an inquest by a German televition (the biggest werehouse in Europe is in Germany) lt was just... well, let's just say upsetting. 2y
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A Doll's House | Henrik Ibsen
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Seeing Laurie Metcalf & Chris Cooper in A Doll's House Part 2!

Megabooks Can I go on vacation with you next time? #lifegoals Have an amazing time! 2y
LeahBergen Ooo!! 👏🏻 2y
Hobbinol @Booksandcooks C'mon!!!😘 2y
Hobbinol @LeahBergen Laurie Metcalf was truly spectacular in this very clever play. Not only was she funny as one might expect, but she showed great range and depth. I loved it. (edited) 2y
Suet624 So fun! 2y
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Whitney Biennial 2017 | Christopher Y. Lew, Mia Locks
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To get into the Whitney Biennial, you have to stand in line by all their art books... the agony! As for the show, one nihilistic artist had large panels of text (lower left) and seemed to suggest censorship of just about everything... Appears to be the era we're living in... (at least in the US).

Lindy A Laura Poitras show was the big exhibit when I was there last year. We were fortunate to arrive at a time without lineups, I guess. Art is always worth waiting for, anyway. 😀 2y
Hobbinol @Lindy This was my first time at the new Whitney! I loved the building and how it connected to the Highline. The art in the exhibit left me kinda cold. We had a much better time gallery hopping in the rain in Chelsea-- saw some AMAZING shows-- I loved best these huge monumental charcoals (of all things) by Robert Longo. I am always deeply moved by art. 2y
Lindy @Hobbinol LOVE the Highline! 2y
ValerieAndBooks I have yet to visit The Whitney or walk the High Line! Maybe next time. (edited) 2y
Hobbinol @ValerieAndBooks There's always so much to do! Half the time I end up somewhere out of sheer convenience. On this occasion the Highline-- and it was very beautiful (you can see the original rails)-- just provided a convenient means of both getting to AND respite from the Chelsea galleries.😊 2y
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Hey, did y'all know they made a musical from Thornton Wilder's Matchmaker?! 😉We decided to check it out tonight!!!

LeahBergen 💗💗 2y
rubyslippersreads So jealous!!! 😄 2y
saresmoore 😍 2y
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saresmoore These glimpses of your NYC adventures are making my little heart go a-flutter! (edited) 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Oh wow. Bette as Dolly. I'm beyond envious! 2y
Suet624 I checked in to Litsy to see where your adventures led you today. Such a fun trip you're having. 2y
Hobbinol @saresmoore Aww! ❤️It's been a heart fluttering day here too! 2y
Hobbinol @BarbaraTheBibliophage She really was the divine Miss M tonight! People cheered louder than any Broadway house I've heard before!... 2y
Hobbinol @Suet624 It has been grand! Too bad we can't afford to do this every year! ❤️NYC ❗️It's fleet week and boats are lined up on the Hudson and Broadway really is the great white way with sailors everywhere... 2y
Hobbinol @rubyslippersreads it's been a great day to be sure, but it's really taking a toll on my book savings. 2y
Redwritinghood Jealous! ❤️Bette Midler 2y
ValerieAndBooks All so amazing! Thanks for sharing everything! We are just a couple hours away but the expense keeps us from going often enough, so I understand! 2y
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Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina | Misty Copeland, Charisse Jones
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Up next: seeing a matinee of Whipped Cream at American Ballet Theatre with production design by pop surrealist Mark Ryden.

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I took the time this morning to do some research at the NY Historical Society. I photographed this old cookbook of my ancestors'! 🤓

LauraBrook Wow, that's amazing! 2y
merelybookish Beautiful! Archives are so fun! 2y
rohit-sawant That's fantastic! 2y
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LeahBergen Are the Beekmans your ancestors or was this copy owned by your ancestors? This is BEAUTIFUL. 💗 2y
LeahBergen Oh, never mind! I see it now. It's their book of receipts! 😍😍😍😍 2y
Suet624 Awesome!!! 2y
Hobbinol @LauraBrook Thanks! The book & I definitely had a special moment! 2y
Hobbinol @merelybookish I know! Such riches! I could have spent my whole week in there! 2y
Hobbinol @rohit-sawant Thanks! I wished I could have spent more time there. 2y
Hobbinol @LeahBergen I have some old Beekman portraits in my dining room and I'm dying to have a dinner party inspired be the receipts in this book🤓Also my local genealogical society wanted heirloom recipes for a cookbook, so this worked out perfectly 😊 2y
Hobbinol @suet624 Thanks! It really meant something to me just to look at it. 2y
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Midsummer Night's Dream | William Shakespeare
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First up: New York City Ballet!

LeahBergen Gah!! 😍😍😍 2y
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
saresmoore 🤗 Yay! Enjoy! 2y
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merelybookish Fun! (I guess there are ways to deal with the east coast summer heat. 😉) 2y
batsy Nice! 2y
CherylDeFranceschi 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤️ 2y
rohit-sawant How awesome! 2y
Hobbinol @CherylDeFranceschi @batsy @Booksandcooks @saresmoore @merelybookish @rohit-sawant Thank you, it was truly lovely! I especially loved the pure strength & disciplined grace of Tiler Peck & Tyler Angle in the divertissements. The set was as lovely & intricate as a Victorian Valentine. 2y
saresmoore ♥️♥️♥️ I tried to like this post again! How wonderful. 2y
batsy @Hobbinol So jealous! Glad you had a fantastic time. 2y
Suet624 You're living the life!!! 2y
Megabooks @Hobbinol sounds heavenly! 2y
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When I read on the train I feel very stationary and yet I know the world is whirling by.

#ReadersOnVacation

ValerieAndBooks Have fun! Share pics when you can! 2y
LeahBergen Lucky you! Have a ton o' fun. 😘 2y
DivineDiana I love traveling by train! Excited for you! 2y
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Hobbinol @ValerieAndBooks Thank you! I will! 2y
Hobbinol @LeahBergen Thank you! Bumpy start but we're here now! Suite overlooks Lincoln Center! 2y
Hobbinol @DivineDiana Thank you so much! I adore trains. This one pulled into Penn Station nearly 4 hours late! Torrential rains brought down trees over tracks. We didn't board until 5:30 in the wee. So very happy to be here! 2y
CherylDeFranceschi Have a marvelous adventure. Or two. 😘 2y
DivineDiana @Hobbinol Oh my! Glad you have arrived safe and sound! 2y
Hobbinol @CherylDeFranceschi Thank you! ❤️ NYC ❗️ 2y
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My Cat Yugoslavia: A Novel | Pajtim Statovci
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After I stopped blaming this book for not being what I thought it was (quirky & fun), & took it on its own terms (dark & serious), I appreciated it more for daring to ask how we can possibly have true relationships in a disparate world. The book catalogs all the vicissitudes of alienation: from nature, from God, from sex, from violence & war, from assimilation & culturalizaton, from language, from despots real & imagined, familial & feline.

Mimi28 Nice review! I was just hoping there was no beastiality honestly. It's "in transit" to my nearest library now. 2y
Hobbinol @mimi28 Well thanks! No, there's no bestiality. The son's relationship with a talking cat is implied to be a real adult relationship, but is cartoonishly drawn and is more symbolic than sexual. 2y
Mimi28 Whew! Ok cool thanks! I can't wait until it gets to my library! 👍🏙😻 2y
LeahBergen Nicely reviewed. 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Hobbinol @LeahBergen ❤️ I think you're swell (I've always copied sentiments from candy hearts) Thank you! (edited) 2y
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How to Play from a Fake Book | Michael Esterowitz
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I've been trying to research what real New Yorkers were reading before I get up to the city (I don't want to look like a bumpkin).

#fakebooks #ScottRogowskySubwayBooks

julesG 😂😂😂 2y
LeahBergen 😂😂😂 2y
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Kitta Omg 😂 2y
britt_brooke 😆😆😆 2y
Suet624 You're good to go! 2y
Lesliereads Wicked! 2y
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In planning our upcoming trip to NYC, I so regret I didn't get tickets for Little Foxes! I bought all my tickets about 4 months ago & I couldn't tell then which nights Laura Linney would play Regina. But I ended up with other great shows-- all heavily nominated for Tonys, et al. We had to hire a pet sitter for our little cat who's been feeling under the weather so now I gotta go clean house... but wait...what's that book at the edge of the table?

Hobbinol Oh and that's Lillian Hellman's passport at the University of Texas... #WritersOnVacation 2y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Megabooks ❤️❤️❤️ Laura Linney! (edited) 2y
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Hobbinol @Booksandcooks I know! She is spectacular! 2y
Suet624 What plays do you have tix for? 2y
Hobbinol @Suet624 A Doll's House Part II with Laurie Metcalf and Chris Cooper, Noel Coward's Present Laughter with Kevin Kline, War Paint with Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersol and Hello Dolly with Bette Miller. Also 3 full length ballets: Giselle, Midsummer Night's Dream and a new ballet with a forgotten score by R. Strauss-- Whipped Cream.😊😊😊Thanks for asking! (edited) 2y
Suet624 What a fantastic selection! What a trip! I'm so impressed with your advance planning. I tend to mostly wing it on trips. You must be so excited for your adventure. 2y
ValerieAndBooks Yay! Glad you'll get to see Whipped Cream along with all the others. 2y
Hobbinol @suet624 Totally! Taking the train out very late tonight! And winging it can be fun too. NYC is magical whether you're ready for it or not. Once when airlines were having price wars, some friends and I flew up just for the afternoon to have lunch and see the Whitney Biennial. $20.00 round trip! 2y
Suet624 "Once, son, in a land far, far away, a plane ticket could be purchased for $20!" Ah, the good old days. ? 2y
Hobbinol @ValerieAndBooks I'm so excited about it I can't stand it! This will be my first time seeing Misty Copland perform live! And my spouse's former student (he taught political science, not dance), prima ballerina Gillian Murphy, will be performing in both WC and Giselle (with David Hallberg). 2y
Hobbinol @suet624 😂it's hard to imagine/remember the early 1980s. 2y
DivineDiana Have a fantastic trip! 2y
Mimi28 Have a great trip! Being from Chicago I am both intimidated by and jealous of New York, lol. Have fun! 2y
Hobbinol @mimi28. Thanks! Hope to get to Chicago next year on my way to visit family. 2y
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The Art of Greece | Kostas Papaioannou
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Tonight we ate dinner @ the Greek Fest. They said there would be dancers so of course I thought of all the beautiful kouroi from this book, dancing naked with cymbals on their fingers & beads in their hair. But NO. The men had on black woolen culottes with go-go boots & red sashes on their heads like they were l'il Edie Beale or something. And there must have been a lot of Germans there because they all kept screaming for their grandpas: Opa ! 🙄

BarbaraTheBibliophage Hahaha! I love the food festivals at the nearby Greek church. 2y
Hobbinol @BarbaraTheBibliophage I love the food! (We go every year.) 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage We do too. Our church started a GyroFest in between the bigger festivals, and that's fun also. 2y
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LeahBergen 😂😂 2y
Suet624 That's quite the picture you've just put into my head. 2y
Hobbinol 😆 @Suet624 (edited) 2y
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I gave this limited edition book to my spouse for his birthday yesterday. It is a very realistic replica of a sketchbook that Egon Schiele carried around with him-- including pencil smudges and soiled paper edges! It comes with a presentation box and a small hardbound book of notes (the sketchbook is softbound like a small moleskin pad). I attached this post to an older record, although this book is newly published by the Neue Galerie in NYC.

saresmoore Wow! What an incredibly lovely and thoughtful gift! 2y
Suet624 I'm basically going to echo Sara here, but what a thoughtful and caring gift. ❤️ 2y
Megabooks Beautiful and thoughtful gift! 2y
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LeahBergen That's stunning. You're a book-giver keeper! 2y
Redwritinghood 😍😍 2y
ValerieAndBooks How nice! And, hope he has a great birthday. 2y
Izai.Amorim Egon Schiele was GOOD! 2y
Hobbinol @saresmoore AND @Suet624 I think you are both so thoughtful to say that. Thank you! 2y
Hobbinol @Booksandcooks I appreciate that! I think I'm going to enjoy it every bit as much as he is. 2y
Hobbinol @ValerieAndBooks Thank you! He did! (But to be honest: as a retired political science teacher, he probably would have been just as happy at home watching the news. It has been riveting this year, but definitely has taken a toll on my TBR list.) 2y
Hobbinol @Izai.Amorim Glad you think so too! He had a very... fertile... creativity. Brilliant. 2y
ValerieAndBooks @Hobbinol a toll on your TBR? As in you get to read more, or as in you're indulging in bibliotherapy (by adding to the TBR)? 😉 2y
saresmoore @Hobbinol , @Suet624 and I are basically the same person—sisters from different misters, if you will. ☺️👯 2y
Suet624 @saresmoore 😂💕 true, true. 2y
Izai.Amorim @Hobbinol Viena is not my cup of tea but when I think about all those Schiele, Klimt @ Kokoschka works they have then I consider a trip! 2y
Hobbinol @Izai.Amorim I can see that it would be expensive to think that way. They are wonderful artists who demand attention far and wide. 2y
DivineDiana Such a beautiful gift! 2y
Hobbinol @DivineDiana One of us had to have it and my birthday is not until the very end of the year! 2y
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Here's Virgina Woolf's passport photo I found online. It says she wants to go to... hard to make out... the lighthouse or something. I dunno...

#WritersOnVacation

LeahBergen Nicely done. 😂 2y
saresmoore 🤣 2y
Megabooks I'm loving these! Thank you 2y
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Librarianaut 😂😂 2y
Hobbinol @Booksandcooks And I love you loving them! Thank you back! 2y
Hobbinol @LeahBergen 😘❗️😘❗️😘❗️ 2y
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Literacy Line-up: 1 | David Orme
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Who dunnit? Hmmm... so hard to choose...

#pulpfiction

saresmoore Mary Ann, Ginger, or Miss Scarlet?? 2y
Hobbinol @saresmoore 😂I was thinking Petticoat Junction: BillieJo, BobbieJoe and BettyJo (all before your time). 2y
saresmoore Oh, I remember the antics of the Shady Rest Hotel. I watched reruns of old TV when all my friends were watching cartoons. 😊 And I like your comparison even better—very fitting! 2y
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LeahBergen It's always those tarty redheads. ( @saresmoore 😂) 2y
Hobbinol @LeahBergen 😂You're incorrigible! But you do have to keep your eye out for them... They might even be trolling around Litsy😉 @saresmoore 2y
saresmoore @Hobbinol @LeahBergen 💅🏻💋☠️ 2y
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Abnormals Anonymous | Stella Gray
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I think I just found a history of my family!

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Suet624 ???? Oh yeah. "How did I end up in this family????" ??? 2y
SaraFair Love it- 2y
CherylDeFranceschi 😂😂😂 2y
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batsy 😁 I think we're related! 2y
LeahBergen It's Litsy!! 😂😂 2y
Hobbinol @batsy 😂Well then I welcome you with open arms! 2y
Hobbinol @LeahBergen 😂Thank God! 2y
Dolly 😂 2y
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Gertrude's & Alice's passport photos! Amazingly they were both the same height (at least according to their passports) 5'2.5". Gertrude wrote a note that they attached to Alice's passport which stated Alice was her secretary and she lived with her in that capacity. That's kinda like Donald Trump calling everyone's attention to something only to deny what it really is.

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LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Suet624 My great aunt lived with Willa Cather for many years and acted as her secretary. My mother was so upset when she heard people say they were gay. They were definitely fond of each other but not sure if they were lovers. 2y
Hobbinol @Suet624 my goodness you are such an interesting person! I guess we shouldn't leap to conclusions. Does your family have any Cather ephemera? That's so fascinating to me.. (Cather is on my reading list for next year.) 2y
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Suet624 @Hobbinol Edith was vilified for having carried out Cather's wishes and destroying letters, diaries, etc. So there's not much to be found. Edith left one of Cather's coats to my mother but it was moth eaten and disintegrating. So no. ☹️ If you're into baseball, I'm also related to Pie Traynor. There was a family feud and the spelling of our last names were changed. 😂 There were lots of family feuds, mostly on the Irish side of my family. 2y
Hobbinol @Suet624 I am into baseball ⚾️❗️Hope to see our local team Sunday. That's really cool! Families do squabble-- that's what makes genealogy so exciting/frustrating! I love these stories and I'm so intrigued by your Aunt! 2y
Suet624 My great aunt's name was Edith Lewis. You can google her. 😁 2y
Hobbinol Thanks! I'll must read her memoir sometime ! That's truly awesome! 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Or should I take this one?

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LeahBergen 😂 2y
jenniferw88 This one 😂 2y
Suet624 Love this one. 2y
CherylDeFranceschi So jealous! That is awesome! 2y
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Callboy | Dick Dale
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I'm trying to decide if I should take this book on vacation to Fire Island... Has anyone read it??? 😉

(I love how the call boy is going straight for the john's pocket square 🙃)

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LeahBergen "Let me just give that pocket square a tweak...". ? 2y
LeahBergen Wait - "Dick Dale"?! 2y
saresmoore I think this one seems a bit tame compared to the other title. 🤔 2y
Hobbinol @LeahBergen 😂Right! And apparently this Dick Dale wrote a whole bunch of these--I had no idea. I was totally unfamiliar with Dick. Really. 2y
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