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Howard_L

Howard_L

Joined July 2019

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Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
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Good Morning! Nice to see what Overdrive delivered from the library overnight.

erzascarletbookgasm One of my favourite AC. The BBC adaptation is good too. 👍 1w
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Buechersuechtling The slogan of the ALA is definitely true. I know, I got one since the age of five, I‘d say. I wasn‘t able to read yet but all the audio dramas they had. 😍 I very well remember to have bagged my father every second weekend to go with me to the library with me so that I could get new ear-feed. 2w
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Atlas Shrugged | Ayn Rand
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There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs. -John Rogers

RamsFan1963 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 2w
Lady_Tigana_20 🤣 I sadly know way too many people like that. 2w
CarolynM Funny, but probably true😂 2w
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The best, so far, of my #readthecandidates.

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Pickpick

I was surprised to like this as much as I did. I suppose that‘s why it has endured as a classic. Normally nothing about a 19th century family of five daughters seeking husbands would entice me to read but I‘m glad I finally did. Austen‘s writing is beautiful and requires focus due to all the dependent clauses and circuitous phrasing of the era. Overall, well worth the time.

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Pickpick

This was a fun read. The plot was engaging and fast paced and I rooted for Wade and his friends to complete their virtual quest and the culminating battle. I‘m not a gamer and I appreciated the 80‘s references to games and music and computers. Younger readers will identify with it even more. I look forward to seeing the movie.

starlight97 The movie is so different ☹️ 3w
Scochrane26 I liked the movie, but it‘s very loosely based on the book. 3w
Ruthiella I agree. This book was a lot of fun!😀 3w
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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I try to always keep a hard copy of a book on my school bus for downtime spent waiting. Pride and Prejudice is a title I‘d put off reading for ages but it isn‘t at all what I expected, it‘s witty and fun. Now I have to resist the urge to download a copy onto my Kindle to read it more quickly.

Scochrane26 It should be free on kindle. I got all of Austen for free. 3w
Howard_L @Scochrane26 Thanks! It is.
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MrBook Niiiice! This might be my favorite Shakespeare play. 1mo
Howard_L @MrBook Glad to hear that. I enjoyed Hamlet in this format and wasn‘t sure which to try next 1mo
readinginthedark Macbeth is so good! Although Hamlet will probably always be my favorite. If you haven't seen it, there's a great #ShakespeareReadalong group that's working their way through the plays, hosted by @GingerAntics and @merelybookish I used to be one of the hosts but haven't been able to for a while. But it's so fun to read and discuss the plays together! 1mo
Howard_L @readinginthedark thank you, I haven‘t seen it but will have to take a look. That sounds fun if I have the time! 1mo
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I‘m looking forward to reading this over the weekend. It arrived unexpectedly as an Overdrive download since I had it on hold in one of my digital libraries.

jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 1mo
tpixie Welcome! Happy Reading 📖 🥳📚♥️ 1mo
overtheedge Hi Howard ...Welcome to Litsy! 1mo
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jpmcwisemorgan Welcome to Litsy! 1mo
MrBook Can‘t wait to read this one! 1mo
readinginthedark I'm curious about this one! I loved Voracious (different author but also about books and food), so this is right up my alley! 1mo
SW-T Sounds really interesting! Welcome to Litsy 😊 1mo
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Pickpick

This is a beautiful book. It is now one of my favorites. It‘s the story of a Russian Count, a gentleman (“It is not the business of gentlemen to have occupations”) who lives under house arrest in the Metropol Hotel and befriends a young girl as well as the hotel staff. It‘s a story of perseverance and love and making the best of circumstances. It‘s charming and funny and told with a simple elegance much like the Count himself.

walryan5 Rate this book from one to ten please Howard. Ha e you ever read Scott Turow? 1mo
Howard_L 8. Yes, I like Scott Turow 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig I put Gentleman on my All Time Favorites List. It's perfection. 1mo
DrexEdit Love this book! 😊 1mo
Louise Great book! 👍 1mo
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Panpan

I had very much looked forward to this book but was disappointed and didn‘t find it funny. I can see how some would but I didn‘t. I didn‘t like the diary format and, with a few exceptions, such as, “The Book Thief”, usually don‘t. The main character seemed rather flat and wasn‘t particularly likable, not unlikable, just not likable. Maybe a future attempt at the book would produce a different result but for now there is too much more to read.

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Wow. What a read. A family‘s history in the violent and brutal Dominican Republic of strongman dictator, General Rafael Trujillo. They escape the curse of their family and the DR only to be drawn back into both. It is raw and painful as well as achingly beautiful. I enjoyed Diaz‘ conversational style and his slip into Dominican slang. I highly recommend!

Howard_L I have to admit that all of Tolkien references escaped me as I‘ve never read Lord of The Rings or The Hobbit. Maybe one day but fantasy just isn‘t my thing. Magical realism I enjoy but that‘s as close as I get. I did read The Lightning Thief just because I had it and enjoyed it well enough. I plan to try CS Lewis soon... 1mo
Rissreads This book is on my tbr shelf, I must get to it! 1mo
Bklover Hope you are enjoying Litsy! 1mo
DrexEdit This went straight on my list of all - time favorites when I read it. So good!! 💜 1mo
AlaMich I listened to the audio version, which was terrific! 1w
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Bailedbailed

The title sucked me in. The juxtaposition of Zen and motorcycle maintenance was intriguing. There ended my enjoyment of this book. The author‘s psychosis and descent toward insanity was miserable. His pompous theory of everything was painful. I quit reading books that I disdain much sooner and more easily than I once did (Ayn Rand). Apparently some people (and folks) enjoyed this. May God, or the higher power of their choosing, bless them.

Aims42 Right there with ya on this 👍🏻 2mo
BethM Welcome to the family! @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2mo
KathyWheeler I started reading it in the 1980s and never finished it. I think I know why now. 2mo
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keepingupwiththepenguins You know, this book holds the world record for being the most-often rejected best seller 😅 Pirsig copped 121 rejections before he sold it. So, it sounds like you weren't alone in your thoughts on this one! 😜 ❤ 2mo
Howard_L That makes me like it just a little bit more!!! 2mo
Megabooks I bailed on this as well! 1mo
Bookwomble I really liked this book, and its follow up, Lila 🙂 1mo
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A Man Called Ove | Fredrik Backman

He was a man of black and white. And she was color. All the color he had.

CoffeeNBooks I love this book! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2mo
Maria514626 Welcome to Litsy! Love that quote and the book! 2mo
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JeannieReads I loved this book so much! 2mo
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚🎉Hope you are enjoying it here! 2mo
Sapphire My favorite of his titles. Love that description/quote 1mo
PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a great community and I hope you enjoy it here. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts. 😉👍🏽 1mo
DebReads4fun Welcome to Litsy! 1mo
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 1mo
Howard_L @Nute thank you! 4w
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