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Izai.Amorim

Izai.Amorim

Joined September 2016

Reader and writer. Love languages. izaiamorim.com
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Cassandra at the Wedding | Dorothy Baker
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Started this one. Many people around here seems so excited about it... I didn't know it was first published in 1962.

LeahBergen I hope you like it (and that you want to read along with some of the other #NYRBBookClub picks 😃). 6d
Cathythoughts Look forward to your thoughts! I‘m reading along with this gang for the next one too ( After Claude -their June Pick- ) I loved Cassandra ♥️👍🏻 (edited) 6d
Izai.Amorim @LeahBergen @Cathythoughts So far I'm enjoying it... Read along is a possibility, as long as it's no Rushdie 😆. (Strange, can‘t edit posts on my Android, only on iOS)... (edited) 6d
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vivastory I hope you love it! 6d
Suet624 Oh, I‘m so glad you‘re reading it. I hope you like it. 5d
Izai.Amorim @Suet624 It's a very intriguing book. Your perception of what is going on keeps changing as you read. The funny quotes don't feel so funny after a while. It seems to me that both sisters have a serious identity problem. 4d
Suet624 @Izai.Amorim sorry for the late response. As the mother of twins I have always wondered how twins kept from feeling the way Cassandra and her sister felt. There is such a delicate balance that must be maintained by twins. It‘s never ending. And as a mom it also was a delicate balance. 3d
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Untitled | Unknown
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After two long years I finally finished my manuscript!!! There's still a lot of work to do, the difficult part actually starts now (editing, rewriting, editing, rewriting...) But the story is finished, and that's a milestone worth celebrating. I'm buying everyone a virtual round of drinks! Cheers!
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mrozzz How fantastic!! Well done! 1mo
Izai.Amorim @mrozzz Thanks! 1mo
squirrelbrain Congratulations! 🎉👍😁 1mo
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MayJasper Congrats, congrats congrats 🤩😘🍾 1mo
Sarah83 Congrats 😍 1mo
Cathythoughts Cheers 🍾. Great news ! Well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
AmyG Congrats! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🍾🍾🍾 1mo
Izai.Amorim @AmyG Thank you! 1mo
Smrloomis 🥳👍🏽 Congratulations! 🥂🍾🍰🧂 Wait, is that a salt shaker? Oops, anyway - awesome news! 1mo
BarbaraBB Such great news! Congratulations and enjoy ❤️🎈 1mo
julesG Congratulations! 1mo
batsy Congratulations!! 🥂 1mo
Izai.Amorim @batsy Thanks 🙏 1mo
Suet624 I‘m so very happy for you. 💕💕 4w
Izai.Amorim @Suet624 Thank you so much! 4w
Lynnsoprano Congratulations! I so look forward to reading your book. 3w
Izai.Amorim @Lynnsoprano Thank you. I‘ll let you know when it‘s available on Netgalley. 3w
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Our man in Havana | Graham Greene, Christopher Hitchens
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This was a quick and fun read. I wonder if it inspired the Cohen brothers to make Burn After Reading. Very similar plots.

TheKidUpstairs Love this book. My first Graham Greene, and it remains one of my favourites 1mo
Izai.Amorim @TheKidUpstairs I must read more by him. 1mo
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I'm glad that I finally took the time for this book (Homage to Catalonia). Like Down and Out in Paris and London, it helps you to understand Orwell's work much better.
Picture: This dog sculpture is also inside the Lisbon cathedral. It watches while the lady reads (see previous post). The Portuguese have their priorities right!

batsy They certainly do! I love it. 1mo
Aimeesue Oooh,beautiful puppala! (That's pronounced pup-pah-LA, and for some reason I can't figure out, its what I've been calling my dogs lately. 😄) 1mo
Izai.Amorim @Aimeesue is puppala a dog race? 1mo
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Aimeesue @Izai.Amorim Just a new nickname. Although, come to think of it, the dogs I call "puppala" are all smart and beautiful, so … oh, wait, that's all dogs. ? 1mo
Suet624 That fact about the dog with the reading woman is so cool! Thanks for posting this. 1mo
Izai.Amorim @Suet624 It was a pleasure. Only kind of dog allowed in a church.😂 1mo
Suet624 💕💕💕 1mo
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@cariashley
I found the picture, it looks like the same you posted. This sarcophagus is inside the Lisbon cathedral, built 1147, destroyed by earthquakes many times. The lady kept reading, undisturbed.

TimSpalding My wife and I took many photos of that one, and I believe a similar one across the room. A pleasant vision of the afterlife. 1mo
Suet624 Ahhh 1mo
cariashley Oh my gosh, amazing! It‘s definitely the same, what a great eye you have. I wish I saw it when I was in Lisbon a couple years ago! 1mo
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batsy Isn't that something ❤️ 1mo
Izai.Amorim @cariashley you have another good reason to come back. Lisbon is heaven. 1mo
Izai.Amorim @batsy @Suet624 Eternity is quite long, you can party for a few decades but eventually you get tired and then you need books. 😆 1mo
Suet624 😂😂😂 1mo
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@Anna40
I only know Schalom Ben-Chorim because of this plaque on my building façade. (I never read anything about him in the press, never seen his books, they might be out of print. Most people who see the plaque ask who he was.) I hope you enjoy the book!

Anna40 Great! Thank you. Will keep you posted on the book :) 1mo
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Homage to Catalonia | George Orwell
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I'm starting this tomorrow, one of the few Orwell books I haven't read yet. Looking forward to.

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The Thirty-nine Steps | John Buchan
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I bought this book in Scotland last year and I could start it only now. A spy story, about one century old. My name is Bond, Vintage Bond...😂

erzascarletbookgasm I vaguely remember anything, read it when I was in school. 2mo
Izai.Amorim @erzascarletbookgasm Compared to today‘s thrillers it‘s almost silly but somehow fun. 2mo
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Nomansland | Lesley Hauge
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When East Germany built the Berlin Wall, it left out a plot of land, a triangle about 350m2, on the West side. One day a Turkish guy moved in and planted a garden and built a tree house. West Germany couldn't stop him - theoretically abroad. East Germany either - outside the wall! It still exists!

Tanisha_A Oh wow! Kudos to that person 2mo
TrishB Great fun fact! 2mo
Aimeesue I LOVE that! 2mo
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sprainedbrain That is awesome! 2mo
Anna40 :) 2mo
GingerAntics That‘s pretty awesome. 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm That‘s interesting! Thanks for sharing. 2mo
batsy Fascinating! And fabulous 🌱 2mo
Suet624 Oh, that makes me smile and feel all warm inside. Resistance at its finest. 2mo
kspenmoll Love this fact- creative resistance! 2mo
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Third one. I really enjoyed this trilogy. Good plot. Maybe too many plot twists for my taste but I guess that's in the genre's DNA. Entertaining, from beginning to end.

Suet624 A blanket shot? 2mo
Izai.Amorim Good observation! You recognize the texture! Almost... My jeans. 😁 2mo
Suet624 Hmmm. Jeans, you say. I don‘t see it. But I believe you. 😂 2mo
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After a very long reading slump I'm really enjoying this series. Number 2 was a mix of Eco's Foucault's Pendulum, Gaiman' American Gods, and Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. Very entertaining and with a lot of plot twists. On to number 3.

huntersmom1977 Glad to hear you are over your slump! I was there last summer and am so glad it has come to pass. Happy Reading Amigo! SEMPRE FRENTE! 😊 2mo
Suet624 Yay. I‘m happy for you. What‘s this a picture of? 2mo
Izai.Amorim @Suet624 My shoes 😂 2mo
Suet624 Haha. So good. 2mo
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The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman
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I'm not much into fantasy but I did enjoy this book. It had a more nuanced, one could even say darker approach to the topic. What happens to your personality when you master magical powers. Some depth for a change, though not always pleasant to read. (PS: I did write this blurb.)

Suet624 Another beautiful photo of a board. 😀 love it. 2mo
Izai.Amorim @Suet624 Thanks! I took it that same day. 2mo
Sarah83 I really wanted to ask, if it is really your post. 😂 I still need to read this book 😍 2mo
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Izai.Amorim @Sarah83 I was told there is no bug in the software, it's always me posting even if I'm sleeping. I must be a sleepwalker - or better said a sleep-poster. I could live with that. What really bothers me is to realize that my sleep-posting self had such a bad literary taste. I must go see a shrink about that. 😂 2mo
Suet624 How strange about your post. Posting the language of the angels. 2mo
Sarah83 That's really curious 🙄 2mo
Izai.Amorim @Suet624 @Sarah83 The first time it was a book called "Bait", I believe a romance, the second was "Beyond Humus and Falafel", a cookbook. I'm curious about the next one... I try to look at the bright side: if the software is doing this only to me, maybe I'm some kind of "chosen one" like Neo in the Matrix movie? ?? 2mo
Sarah83 If you post about Jane Austen, I will get more curious. 😂😂 2mo
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Great

Izai.Amorim @TimSpalding Good morning, Tim. So it happened again. I didn‘t post this. 2mo
Izai.Amorim @Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB @Tanisha_A @sprainedbrain @merelybookish @LibrarianRyan @BookwormAHN @JoScho @Sarah83 @Dragon Sorry, guys, I didn‘t post it, I was sleeping. It‘s the second time that the “machine” posts for me. It‘s getting really creepy around here. I won‘t delete it this time. 2mo
Sarah83 Really curious. 🙄 2mo
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BarbaraBB Scary! 2mo
sprainedbrain @Izai.Amorim I thought it was odd that you didn‘t have a lovely photo. That is weird! (edited) 2mo
Izai.Amorim @sprainedbrain Thanks! It's happened before, also around midnight. Seems like some kind of bug in the system. Last time I deleted it, making it difficult for the Litsy people to investigate. I hope they find out this time. 2mo
Dragon Thanks for the heads up @Izai.Amorim , I didn‘t realize there was a glitch like that. 😀🐉 2mo
JoScho Not cool! 2mo
TimSpalding We're working on this this morning. 2mo
TimSpalding @izai.amorim 1/ Okay, here's what we found. Previously we had only the database. This time we have all the logs still around too. So we can pinpoint the exact request that posted the exact quote, as well as the requests that posted your comments, refreshed your feed, etc. These all include the IP address, which can be resolved to a location, and the "user agent," which gives us device, OS, browser and version. 2mo
TimSpalding @izai.amorim 2/ Our conclusion is that quote and comments were posted by the same devices in the same region of the same country. This cuts out most problem scenarios and, we think, all errors. It leaves friends and family and butt-texting style mistakes. If you email tim@librarything.com we can discuss your devices, and send a detailed analysis with request times, IP addresses and so forth.
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Izai.Amorim @TimSpalding Thanks. I'll email you tommorow. I think it's better to move this discussion offline. 2mo
Izai.Amorim @TimSpalding I sent you an email, maybe it was sorted out as spam? Could you please email me those log files at reviews@izaiamorim.com ? Thank you. 2mo
Izai.Amorim @TimSpalding I haven‘t heard anything from you, I hope you‘re well and nothing bad happened. It seems that this ticket is closed. I only reported the bug because I thought that it might interest you. I won‘t bother you in the future if it happens again. Take care. 2mo
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The Years | Virginia Woolf
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"His wife was dying; but she did not die. She was better today; would be worse tomorrow; a new nurse was coming; and so it went on.... One of these days - that was his euphemism for the time when his wife was dead - he would..."

Oh dear ? I'm really enjoying this one.

batsy Ha 😆 3mo
Tanisha_A Aha! Virginia! ♥️ 3mo
Suet624 Yup. And so it goes. I love this photo. 3mo
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Izai.Amorim @Suet624 Thanks. It‘s a wood plank at a lake,green water below. Looks very abstract, doesn‘t it? Greetings! 3mo
Suet624 Oh! I see now that it‘s water! It‘s lovely. Greetings to you as well. 😁 3mo
Aimeesue Great photo! 2mo
Izai.Amorim @Aimeesue Thanks! 👍 2mo
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Strangeville | Kenneth Tingle
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A very strange thing happened to me last night. I saw that there was activity on my litsy account. I thought, I haven't posted in weeks. Maybe someone tagged me. Well, there was a post by me on a book I haven't read! The text was all giberish. The "machine" posted for me!!!! I deleted it but it still scares me. Social media is getting out of control. (Picture: Wilhelms memorial church in Berlin. One of the most beautiful prayer halls I know.)

LeahBergen Really? That‘s bizarre! 3mo
Izai.Amorim Maybe I shouldn't have deleted. But it was really weird. 3mo
merelybookish I saw it. It seemed out of character. 😬 3mo
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Cathythoughts That‘s very strange ... and kind of scarey... we better keep an eye out. I‘m sorry this happened to you ♥️👍🏻 3mo
batsy Oh dear 😯 3mo
Tanisha_A 😰 3mo
Cinfhen Wait?!? What!!!! That‘s creepy!!!! 3mo
Cinfhen Glad to see YOU back 3mo
Mimi28 Weird and scary 3mo
Izai.Amorim @merelybookish I'm glad I have a witness! 3mo
Izai.Amorim @Cathythoughts @batsy @Tanisha_A @Cinfhen @Mimi28 @merelybookish It's dangerous for your reputation if the machine posts stuff in your name. I have by accident called people with my mobile in my pocket (pressed the redial button). But to do a blurb on litsy you must press a lot of buttons in a sequence, can't happen by accident, especially if the phone is being charged.🤔 (edited) 3mo
Lcsmcat Did you notify @TimSpalding ? They ought to be aware of this! 3mo
TimSpalding I'm going looking now. I'll let you know what I find. Are there any complications here—like you have multiple accounts? (edited) 3mo
Izai.Amorim @TimSpalding No, I only have this one account. Never had the issue before. The text had a different, greenish color, looked like code. 3mo
TimSpalding Okay, so I can see the post, and that you deleted it six minutes after it was added. The post was about a book "Bait" by "M. Mabie." The title itself was added in 2016 and had only one review, deleted in 2017. The review text you had was "By Far was very ". (This is the only time that text has been used.) I can see it drew two likes. Presumably this is how you noticed it? 3mo
TimSpalding That's about the best I can do without my server guy on today. With his help it may be possible to find the request in recent server logs before they're rolled over, and thereby get the IP address of it. At the moment, my guess is that this was equivalent to what is known as the "butt dial." But I'll look for more data. 3mo
TimSpalding "No, I only have this one account. Never had the issue before. The text had a different, greenish color, looked like code."

Hmm. The text of the review? That's very odd. Honestly, I don't think the app can DO that. Hmm. Okay, I'll pass this to my colleagues to think about too. Oh, BTW, are you iOS or Android?
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Izai.Amorim @TimSpalding I have both but I saw it on Android. Well, it was very late so don't worry to much about color. There was no proper review text only a lot of words without a meaning and some special characters like $#& Looked like randomly generated machine text. 3mo
Izai.Amorim @TimSpalding I noticed because I got Likes on it 😁 3mo
TimSpalding @Izai.Amorim Hmmm. Okay. The text in the actual database is simple. But it's possible that the delete action stripped it away somehow. Anyway, I'll look more and ask. I did look at recent posts and I'm not seeing anything similarly odd. 3mo
TimSpalding Okay, I've looked at the server logs and, unfortunately, they're rolled over at midnight, missing this interaction. 3mo
Izai.Amorim @TimSpalding If it ever happens again I won't delete it and message you. Maybe it was an Easter egg! Might be a sign of look. Will buy a lottery ticket. Have a good day. 3mo
DivineDiana Just seeing this post. So strange! Glad it was reported! 3mo
Izai.Amorim @DivineDiana software bugs. How are you and the sisters? I‘m thinking about doing a weekend trip to Istanbul sometime in the spring. 3mo
DivineDiana Thank you for asking! All are well! My brother in law is actually visiting his mother in Istanbul now! Your trip sounds lovely! One day, I‘ll make it there! 3mo
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Good morning, everybody. Sun is shining in Berlin today.

julesG Good Morning! Blow a bit of sunshine to NRW, it's overcast and grey again. 4mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful pic ! Good morning 🌞 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm Good morning! Looks like beautiful weather today. 4mo
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Tanisha_A Beautiful! 4mo
LauraBeth Well that‘s beautiful! 4mo
TrishB Great pic 👍🏻 4mo
Anna40 Good morning! 4mo
sisilia I‘m hoping to visit one day🤞🏻 4mo
Izai.Amorim @sisilia it would be great to meet you! 4mo
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Just reread this very short book by German author Heinrich Böll. A masterpiece. About how the yellow press destroys the reputation of a young woman. His other book The Clown is also excellent. Two of my favorite books.

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20 Facts:
1.Northeastern Brazil
2.Roots: Portuguese (Sephardic Jews?) + indigenous people
3.Grew up in dictatorship
4.Early orphan (father)
5.Spiritual, not religious
6.Calvinist upbringing (mother)
7.Leftwing
8.Germany: live
9.Portugal: will retire
10.Istanbul: love
11.Fluent: 3 tongues
12.Wife, 2 kids
13.Love music &movies
14.Write literary fiction
15.Soon 56 years old
16.Whisky, no ice
17.No car
18.No Alexa
19.No TBR
20.No regrets

TrishB Great list 👍🏻 4mo
Smrloomis Great, but wait how do you cope without a TBR??? 😂 I don‘t think I could survive! 4mo
LeahBergen The last four!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
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Izai.Amorim @TrishB thank you! #21 Klopp & Liverpool fan! 🏆🏆 4mo
Izai.Amorim @Smrloomis I felt oppressed by it. Felt I was neglecting my duties. Now I feel liberated. I know it's a kind of agnostic thing here on litsy but I had to confess it! Hope people will still talk to me 😂 4mo
Izai.Amorim @LeahBergen Alexa was created by men so that they can finally have a woman who says yes to all their commands. Not sure what it will do to boys growing up around one. 4mo
TrishB ⚽️😁 4mo
LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 4mo
batsy I'm with you on 16, 17, 18 🙌🏽 however my TBR seems to be ruling me 😂 4mo
Izai.Amorim @batsy I know yhe feeling. Remember, the TB R is big enough to take care of itself! 😂 4mo
Smrloomis @Izai.Amorim 😂 whatever works is what I say. I would be sad without mine but I don‘t feel the need to follow it at all, so it‘s not a problem for me 👍🏽 4mo
LauraBeth I‘ve been very tempted to just walk away from my TBR list. 4mo
Izai.Amorim @LauraBeth To me it was liberating. I have what I call a “borderline collection addiction” and just kept piling on. Then the feeling, boy I‘m late, hurry up, so many books to read.... Like a former alcoholic, now I live one book at a time. But I don‘t want to influence you 😁 4mo
Aimeesue I have no TBR list, either, just shelves full of yet to be read books that I might read someday if the mood strikes me. I don‘t do readathons either. I don‘t like to boss myself around with arbitrary rules. 😁 4mo
Izai.Amorim Soul mate! Yes, I never threw the books away and every now and then I read one, but most will never be read, and it's ok. Reading is a pleasure, I don't have much time for it, so I try to enjoy it as much as can. Artificial pressure kills the joy. 4mo
sisilia I‘m with you on 7, 17, 18 😁 I have massive amount of books looking sad, waiting for me to read them, and yes TBR list can be immidating. I dont have a specific list, just one on Goodreads that I somehow created. I read when I‘m in the mood, not because I must finish reading something. That works better for me so I dont feel guilty when life/work gets hectic sometimes 4mo
Suet624 Shoot. How did I miss your posts? And especially this one! I have been trying to come up with my list of 20 things and immediately become shy. Still haven‘t done it. I have shelves of books to read and call them my TBR but generally I run to the library and grab books instead of reading my own. So can my books actually be classified as TBR? 3mo
Suet624 And Alexa? NFW. just one more app that can report me to authorities. 3mo
Izai.Amorim @Suet624 I'd say that if you don't feel the obligation or the pressure to read them, then they're only books. 3mo
Izai.Amorim @Suet624 If you have gone through number 3 (growing up in a dictatorship), then Alexa is a no go. 3mo
Suet624 Good point on books just being books. And yes, I can imagine. Although I‘m afraid with smart 📺‘s and smart phones we might be doomed. 3mo
Annl I have been strolling back through some people‘s posts. I saw this about TBR lists and I can say I don‘t really have one per say. But, I do use the “to read” list on Litsy to keep a list of books which I would like to read, because sometimes I can‘t remember a book which I read about or someone told me about. The books which I really want to read, I take a photo of and keep in my photos on my phone. Your photos are beautiful! 2mo
Izai.Amorim @Annl Thank you. That's West Berlin. The ruin you see is the Wilhelm Memorial church. They didn't rebuild it after the war. They built the low round church instead. It's very beautiful inside, all blue light and it has a tasteful modern crussifix. I posted a picture. 2mo
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House of Cards | Michael Dobbs
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I read the trilogy. First book was excellent. Second one was unconvincing and the way it ended let me wonder how could a third book follow. Well, it was possible by ignoring that end, as if it never happened. Third one was more of a thriller than politics. Also a very unconvincing plot. All in all, another example for why people shouldn‘t write series or trilogies unless they have figured out everything before they begin. Read the first one only.

sisilia The same feeling when I read the Hunger Games trilogy 4mo
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"The Stalin regime... all facts that didn't agree with the official fiction were treated as non-facts... Succeeded in destroying whatever measure of competence and technical know how the country had acquired..."
Sounds familiar? Great book, published 1951.

TrishB Fake news.....😔 great new pic 👍🏻 5mo
Izai.Amorim @TrishB Thanks. Outside Munich. Some snow for a change! 5mo
Lcsmcat Lovely photo! Great to see you back on Litsy! (edited) 5mo
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Izai.Amorim @Lcsmcat Thank you so much for your kind words! 🙏 5mo
sprainedbrain So pretty! And yes, the words are painfully familiar. 😥 5mo
batsy That's just gorgeous ❄️ 5mo
Izai.Amorim @sprainedbrain @batsy Thank you. It was a very pleasant day. 5mo
LauraBeth Sounds scarily familiar 😿 That snow looks spectacular! 5mo
Lynnsoprano Interesting juxtaposition: beautiful picture and scary words. 5mo
Izai.Amorim @Lynnsoprano @LauraBeth Yes, one can say a lot of bad things about Bavaria but not that they don't have a wonderful countryside with all the mountains and lakes. The most scary thing about Totalitarism is that most people don't seem to care, too distracted by the theatrics... Hoping for the best! 5mo
Suet624 A frightening time we”re in and this quote says it all. 4mo
MayJasper Great to see you back Izai. I am starting to think my whole nation is driving each other mad with 'Brexit'. It is some sort of self-inflicted torture. 4mo
Izai.Amorim @MayJasper thanks! I follow the soap opera from here. It's making everyone crazy on the continent as well. It seems like they need some adult supervision... 😂 Hotel Brexifornia, you can negotiate any time you want but you can never leave... 4mo
MayJasper If only Hotel Brexifornia were true. It would suit me to never leave. Our negotiating politicians would be gradually taken away in straight jackets to a place of safety. We could put some technocrats in charge and we could all go back to arguing about football. It gets my vote 😂 4mo
Izai.Amorim @MayJasper I wish it won't happen. That would be almost criminal. Incredible how and internal Tory party disease could spread to the rest of the country. Let's hope for the best. 👍👍 4mo
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Happy New Year to everyone! May 2019 be a good year!

Anna40 Happy New Year to you too! 5mo
batsy Wishing you a lovely 2019 🎉💫 5mo
BarbaraBB Happy new year, hope you‘ll keep coming back to Litsy! Is that Berlin in the picture? 5mo
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Simona Happy New Year to you too❣️🍾🥂 5mo
Tanisha_A Happy and peaceful 2019! 🎈 5mo
Izai.Amorim @BarbaraBB Thanks . This is Munich. 5mo
Izai.Amorim @Tanisha_A same to you!! 🍾🍾 5mo
Izai.Amorim @Simona Thanks! 🍾🍾 5mo
Izai.Amorim @batsy thank you! 5mo
sprainedbrain Happy New Year! 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
Suet624 Hi! What a beautiful picture! What are you reading now? And how are things going for you? 5mo
Izai.Amorim @Suet624 Hi there Sue! I hope you're well! I'm fine, thanks. I just started my first Hannah Arendt, The Origins Of Totalitarism. The lady rocks! The book was published in 1951 but is so relevant to our days, kind of scary how some stuff never goes away. I hope to be more active here this year. 5mo
Suet624 I forgot to respond! I was thinking about this book because it used to be on my parents bookshelf and they used to talk about it a lot and then I drifted away from my computer and forgot to actually write back to you. I‘m glad you‘re doing well and I‘m especially happy to hear you‘ll be on Litsy more this year. 💕💕 4mo
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The Second World War | John Keegan
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It took me very long to find one: a facade with bullets holes. The Russians left their mark when they took Berlin in 1945. Until the mid 1990s one could see a lot of buildings like this one. Now their facades have all gotten a facelift. The wall was also torn down. I can understand why people crave normality but I dislike witnessing history bring wiped out.

sprainedbrain Wow. Such a powerful photo. 6mo
julesG I remember the houses with bullet holes in east Berlin. I used to visit my godmother, who lives in Berlin, nearly every summer between 1984 and 1989. I asked her about the "pock marks" in one particular building where we went twice a week to help an elderly woman. My godmother just said it was from the war and reminded me not to talk about it with the old woman. *sigh* I could have learned so much. 6mo
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Tamra It‘s a tough subject sometimes. I can see both sides of the argument. On the other hand, I have no problem with removing racist relics from the past and it isn‘t just in the south. In our MN capital we have a statue of someone who fought in the civil war, but he also participated in a massacre of Native Americans. I‘d have no problem removing it. 6mo
Tamra I should add not that I want to cover up history, but I also don‘t want to honor despicable acts or people. Now I just thought about Frump monuments - 🤢🙀😹 6mo
Izai.Amorim @Tamra @julesG War is a terrible thing and WW2 was apocalyptic. But something very good came out of it: the European Union. Since then we‘ve had peace and prosperity in Europe. The EU is above all a peace project, not an economic one. If we still had war ruins all over Europe to remind people of that, populists wouldn‘t get that many votes. Brexit and stuff can only happen because people have forgotten. That‘s my issue with the facelifts. 6mo
Tamra @Izai.Amorim I totally get it. 6mo
Izai.Amorim @Tamra In my opinion monuments aren't about history but storytelling, biased and one-sided. Many are truly offensive and should be removed but not destroyed or simply relocated. They belong inside a museum, department of "History of Political Discourse" or "History of Racism ." Put in the right context with enough background information, people could still learn from them. (But is there really the wish to learn from the past?)? 6mo
Tamra @Izai.Amorim I agree, having a collection in a location for people to choose to explore is better than a public place of honor. But then yes, will people choose to learn? 6mo
DivineDiana Good to see you back! 🙂 6mo
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I got the tagged book for my flight home. Had never heard about the author. He was governor of Canada! Diplomat and writer. The first book of the trilogy was written one hundred years ago, a spy story. Very curious about this "James Bond".

LeahBergen I have The 39 Steps waiting on my shelves. 9mo
Izai.Amorim @LeahBergen It‘s the first one in the trilogy. 9mo
BarbaraBB Haven‘t seen you for a while. Hope all is well! 7mo
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Izai.Amorim @BarbaraBB Thanks for coming by and checking. I hadn't realized I have been away for so long. A lot of stuff happening but at least there is light at the end of the tunnel. I hope you're fine. 7mo
CouronneDhiver Been awhile... how are you? 6mo
Izai.Amorim @CouronneDhiver Thanks for asking. I'm fine, thanks. It was a tough year and I didn't have much time for anything including social media. I haven't read much, when I have free time I write. But soon my manuscript will be done and I'll be more active here. How about you? How's life in Canada at the moment? 6mo
LauraBeth Just came by to see how you‘re doing! 👋 6mo
Izai.Amorim Hi there @LauraBeth long time no see. All in all I'm fine, thanks. A lot of stuff happening to me and around me but I'm keeping my cool and trying to make the best out of things. As they say, a crisis is a terrible thing to waste. How are you and family? How's daughter? Mine has moved to Scotland (college) and I miss her a lot. Son is finishing school next summer... They grow up quicker than we think. 6mo
LauraBeth I‘m sure you‘ll emerge out of that mess better than before! Scotland?! 🙀 That‘s what you get for raising smart and independent kids 😀. My daughter started high school this year. We‘re ready for her and her attitude to leave 😂 6mo
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Oddity | Sarah Cannon
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From the series "skills you need to develop when traveling and then later forget": How do you wash your hands with warm water? You move them very quickly from left to right to left to right... It probably there is a very logical explanation why you need 2 faucets but I can't figure it out. ??

GingerAntics I‘ve never been able to figure that one out either. 9mo
Aimeesue Different plumbing system. Hot water comes from the water heater, which is fed by a water storage tank which may not be safe to drink (algae, bugs, mice on occasion) Cold water comes right from the water main, so is safe. Lots of places just haven't updated the plumbing. 9mo
umbrellagirl Fill the basin from both. 9mo
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sprainedbrain Ha! I‘ve always been confused by this type of faucet! 9mo
Sarah83 My favourite "sport" ??? 9mo
Izai.Amorim @GingerAntics @umbrellagirl @sprainedbrain @Sarah83 Good to know that I'm not the only one 9mo
Izai.Amorim @Aimeesue It makes a lot of sense seeing from this perspective. Thanks! 9mo
Sarah83 😁👍 9mo
Aimeesue @Izai.Amorim I have this thing where, if people ask, in an astonished tone of voice, "That makes no sense! WHY would you do that?" about absolutely anything, I'm almost compelled to find out what the reasoning was. Its usually something very practical and it's always interesting! ? 9mo
Izai.Amorim @Aimeesue so you're slowly becoming an expert on the mysteries of life! 😀👍👍 9mo
Aimeesue @Izai.Amorim A repository of completely useless knowledge, more like. 😂😂😂 9mo
GingerAntics @Aimeesue oooooooh, okay that makes sense. I never knew that. I love some good useless knowledge, too. No idea why. It‘s just fun to pop out some trivia every now and then. 9mo
Aimeesue @GingerAntics My grandfather was an engineer, and apparently I inherited his curiosity about …everything. How stuff works, Why this material is better than that, Why things were put together that way. It's an exercise in empathy, history, economics and behavioral economics and I use that outlook every single day. I work for people with autism. Often, the way they act/react doesn't make "sense" to others. I try to figure it out and?? 9mo
Aimeesue "Interpret" for people who can't tell others WHY so that other people can understand and change whatever it is that they're doing that's causing the "problem." I love my job. ? 9mo
Izai.Amorim @Aimeesue Oh, I'm also a big fan of so-called useless knowledge. Like how calenders are calculated, why Easter is early/late this year, why so many Asians can't drink much alcohol, etc. There is always a plausible explanation if you dig deep enough, sometimes historical. It's much fun! 9mo
Izai.Amorim @Aimeesue I also come from a family of engineers and studied myself civil engineering and architecture. I'm the one in the family in charge of logistics, packing stuff, and assembling furniture. 😀 9mo
Suet624 I see that @Aimeesue has provided you with the answer. Apparently I‘ve lived in way too many old houses because two faucets made total sense to me. 8mo
Suet624 And why can‘t Asians drink much alcohol? 8mo
Izai.Amorim @Suet624 They were smart enough to find out that if they boil the water, it becomes safe to drink. Even smarter to add leaves to make it taste well. They developed a tea culture. We were stupid, only figured out that alcohol is safe to drink, went for wine and beer. The ones who couldn‘t stand alcohol died out, poisoned by Flint tap water. The Asians didn‘t go through this natural selection process so didn‘t need to develop tolerance to alcohol... 8mo
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After more than 3 decades, back in Scottland, helping my daughter move into her dorm. What a great place! Scotts are so gentle and kind, and have such a nice accent! I have to come back with more time...

DivineDiana Happy move in day! 9mo
Izai.Amorim @DivineDiana Thanks! It's been a lot of work (shopping for stuff) and we aren't done yet but almost there! 9mo
GingerAntics I have to agree about the Scottish accent. I love finding other people who appreciate it, but it always makes me chuckle, too. Every Scottish person I know always says they can‘t get Siri to understand them. lol I hope your daughter enjoys the start of school. 9mo
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Izai.Amorim @GingerAntics It's not always easy or possible to understand but it's so charming that you can't get mad at them 😂. My daughter is loving everything. 9mo
GingerAntics I‘ll give you that. So much variation depending upon what part of the country a person is from. 9mo
TrishB Hope all goes well for her 👍🏻 9mo
Izai.Amorim @TrishB thank you! 9mo
Cathythoughts I‘m a big fan of the Scottish accent too. I‘ve never been to Scotland... but soon 👍🏻. What a great experience for your daughter ❤️ 9mo
Izai.Amorim @Cathythoughts Thank you. I wonder if after 4 years she'll pick some of the accent up. 9mo
Suet624 How are you dealing with your daughter going off to school? I was a mess! 8mo
Izai.Amorim @Suet624 She left home last year for a gap year in London so we had time to get used to it. It was very depressing, a big hole in our lives. But she‘s very happy there and that‘s what matters. Thanks for asking! 8mo
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Doggy Bag | Ronald Sukenick
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Taking Skip for a ride. (I must buy my friend a proper dog bag...)
So the summer is slowly coming to an end. I don't remember having 4 months of continuous sunshine and no rain in all the time I've lived here. Could get used to it....

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Summit: A Novel | Harry Farthing
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4/4 View from the top, looking south: the Alps and Lake Kochel.

Lynnsoprano Beautiful! 9mo
Lcsmcat Beautiful! 9mo
Suet624 Oh my gosh. How beautiful. 9mo
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DivineDiana Magnificent! 9mo
Cathythoughts 💙heavenly 9mo
Sue Wow, gorgeous! 9mo
merelybookish That is beautiful. Lucky, lucky you! 9mo
batsy Wow. That must have been something 💙 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm Breathtaking 💙 9mo
Tanisha_A WhatAView! Lovely! 9mo
Anna40 Beautiful 9mo
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The Wall | Marlen Haushofer
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3/4 Benediktenwand at sunset. The red is just the reflection of sun light. Isn't it gorgeous? Some brave souls climb this wall. We took the serpentine trail to the top. (The white dot you see is the dog of previous post taking a leak 😂)

Suet624 💕💕 9mo
hilded Beautiful :) The tagged book is also wonderful! 9mo
Izai.Amorim @hilded I‘ll try the book, too. 9mo
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Superdog | Jenny Dale
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2/4 A role model to all car-chasing dogs of Litsy!
Says owner, "Up to 2000 meters I always take him with me."
Says dog, " I have style, I only pee on Alpine walls."
Says me, "Holy shit, what's next, flying pigs?"

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Cabin | Natasha Preston
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1/4 Our first (and last) hiking tour this year. We spent the night at this very nice cabin. They even had hot water!

Samplergal Looks wonderful! 9mo
Suet624 Thanks so much for sharing all your photos. Loved seeing them. 9mo
saresmoore Gorgeous! 9mo
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Izai.Amorim @Suet624 It was a pleasure. I hope you‘re well and that Lyme has given you a break. Congratulations to the primaries. Vermont writing history again! 9mo
Suet624 What a lovely message to wake up to. Doing a new treatment for the Lyme. Can‘t tell if it‘s working but it‘s making my hair fall out. Just adding insult to injury. 😒 I‘m so surprised you know about our primaries! Yup, Vermonters ... gotta love ‘em. Not sure she can win - incumbents rarely lose here but she‘s a very credible candidate. I hope you are well and things are feeling a bit easier for you. 9mo
Izai.Amorim @Suet624 At this very moment I'm very fine because I'm doing what I love the most: writing. I'm sitting in an almost empty library in Berlin and working on my manuscript. The last 1/4 of it. It's a family portrait (my fa mily) from 1889 to 1989. I'm now in 1964. It's a tough book because it's not funny I prefer commedy. But I have to get it out of my system! Wish you strength! You'll beat Lyme. Vermont rocks! 9mo
Suet624 I‘m so impressed by the dedication required to write, especially during the tough bits. Especially happy to hear you‘re doing what you love. 💕 if you ever want to visit Vermont let me know! I‘m a better than average tour guide. 😁 9mo
Izai.Amorim @Suet624 Thank you so much for your kind offer! One day I‘ll make it! 9mo
Suet624 Awesome!! 9mo
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Jubiabá: Spanish | Jorge Amado
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Just started the tagged title. So far so good... Very folkloric 😂 (Pictured the former US listening station in West Berlin. It's s shame they're letting it rot. It should be preserved as a monument.)

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Fridays with the Wizards | Jessica Day George
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Thanks @erzascarletbookgasm for the tag
1 You guys
2 Three, unless you're Portuguese, they pronouce all long words with two syllables 😂 ( @huntersmom1977 @bobregina )
3 Litsy only
4 Ride a bike to Teufelzberg, have a beer and watch the view. There's a former US listening station on this hill, which is made of rubble from all those bombed-out buildings... The US spyied on the East Block from here. Pre-internet days.
5 Whoever wants to join.

erzascarletbookgasm 4. 👍 enjoy! 🚴‍♂️ ⛰ 🍺 10mo
huntersmom1977 Lol! So true. Me and my mom got a good giggle out of this. 🤣 10mo
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The tagged book (nonfiction, doorstopper) is about Walter Benjamin and his unfinished Passages work. I have to think about it every time l come here to the new Walter Benjamin square. The colonnade, the fake 1930's architecture. What would he say about the place? In my opinion a marvelous urban space, unknown and not frequented by tourists. A great place to spend the evening.

Tanisha_A Looks peaceful. Think I would like to sit here for a while. 10mo
saresmoore This is a lovely photo. It seems you captured the essence of the place pretty well. 10mo
DivineDiana I love this atmospheric photograph! 10mo
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Izai.Amorim @Tanisha_A @BarbaraBB @DivineDiana @saresmoore Thank you. This place has become my favorite spot this summer. 10mo
Cathythoughts It‘s perfect 👍🏻❤️ 10mo
Izai.Amorim @Cathythoughts Another reason to visit Germany! 10mo
Suet624 So fun to see where you hang out. 10mo
Izai.Amorim @Suet624 Thanks! Such a great summer this year. Feels like southern Italy! 10mo
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Wings of Desire | Arianna Skye
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Himmel über Berlin (Sky above Berlin) yesterday evening. This was the title of a Wim Wenders movie, translated as Wings of Desire. We're having a great summer, one of the best in years, very dry and warm, like our friends across the Channel, only that in the UK they're calling it a "heatwave". ?

TrishB It‘s definitely a heatwave - we went 3 weeks without rain 😂 10mo
batsy Beautiful photo! 10mo
Tanisha_A Beauty! 😍 10mo
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Cathythoughts Stunning pic ❤️ 10mo
Jess_Read_This How lovely! 💕 10mo
LibrarianJen Don‘t even get me started on dry-warm-heatwaves! 😂 What a lovely picture, Berlin looks so beautiful. 10mo
kspenmoll Absolutely gorgeous! 10mo
DivineDiana Exquisite sky! Thank you for sharing! 10mo
kidamy Wings of Desire is my favorite film. 😍 10mo
Izai.Amorim @kidamy Mine too! And now it has become like a documentary about a city that doesn‘t exist anymore , with the wall gone. 10mo
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Dog | Michelle Herman
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I wish to present my friend's dog Skip. He eats cucumbers and paprika. I didn't know that dogs could eat raw vegetables.

LeahBergen 😆😆 10mo
Cathythoughts I‘m going to show this to Harry & Jack ( our pets) I think they could take a leaf out of Skip‘s book. Skip is adorable 10mo
TrishB My dog likes cucumber 😁 10mo
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erzascarletbookgasm I didn‘t know either 😄🐶❤️ 10mo
JoScho One of my dogs loves healthy food. Fruit is his favorite. Skip is cute! 10mo
Aimeesue My lab looooves fruits and veggies. Any kind of melon, peaches, tomatoes, carrots, green beans, peas, and definitely cucumbers. She has never asked for paprika, though! 😄 10mo
knittedgnome That's so funny! I had a cat that was obsessed with potatoes! 10mo
LibrarianRyan Flib loves carrots and salad. 10mo
AmyG That‘s so funny. 10mo
sisilia My childhood dog loved chinese cabbage and morning glory 🤪 10mo
Izai.Amorim @Cathythoughts @LeahBergen @TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm @sisilia @JoScho @Aimeesue @knittedgnome @LibrarianRyan @AmyG Wow, so many different tastes. My childhood dog ate the same food his whole life: rice, mincemeat, and carrots, served warm. Mother cooked a big pot and we warmed the portions. As far as I remember, he never complained about eating the same stuff everyday... 😂 10mo
Jess_Read_This My dogs love veggies! They line up whenever they hear the cutting board and the chopping in the kitchen. Bell peppers and peas are their favorites! 10mo
DivineDiana Here‘s to a fellow plant eater! 👏🏻🐶🥗 10mo
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Couldn‘t resist sharing...

knittedgnome I feel like this sums it right up. 10mo
MayJasper It's certainly a crazy world 10mo
TrishB Hi 🙋‍♀️ haven‘t seen your posts for a while! 10mo
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Izai.Amorim @TrishB I‘ve away for a long time. But I try to catch up once in a while. Still so sorry for Liverpool at CL... So close... 10mo
TrishB Thank you 🙏 I know it‘s football and life moves on! 10mo
GingerAntics Wow...that is really well done!!! That‘s funny. The reality of it is disturbing, but the art work and photoshop job is really good!!! 10mo
Izai.Amorim @GingerAntics I found it a The New Republic. So good! This picture says more than a five-page essay. 10mo
AmyG Exactly. I am finding it hard to read today. 10mo
GingerAntics Oh it really does!!! 10mo
Alfoster 🤪😂😂😂😂 10mo
DivineDiana Good to see you back! 😀 10mo
Izai.Amorim @DivineDiana Thanks 🙏 10mo
BarbaraBB Love it! Where is this? 10mo
BarbaraBB Cool! 10mo
kspenmoll 🙌🏻 10mo
Suet624 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 10mo
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Haven't read much in the last weeks...

Sarah83 Miss your posts... 12mo
BarbaraBB Me too! 12mo
saresmoore Beautiful! 12mo
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sprainedbrain Lovely! 12mo
Suet624 Looking for you and hoping all is well with you. 11mo
Izai.Amorim @Suet624 Thank you so much for coming by and asking, Sue! I really appreciated that. To know that someone in Vermont thinks about me... These are very tough times, a perfect storm. There are good days and bad days... I've been AWOL for a while but I'll be back, I promise. I hope you're well and having a good summer. Take care! 11mo
Suet624 Just checking in again. You are often in my thoughts. Hope all is well. 11mo
Izai.Amorim @Suet624 Thank you! 🙏 11mo
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Trump's new lawyer. (Goes by the nickname "Badass Bob"). ??

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In Memory | Joshua Sutton
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Metal plates placed on the sidewalk in memory of the people (most of them Jews) who lived in the building before they were deported and murdered by the Nazis. You can find them everywhere in Berlin.

saresmoore That‘s both beautiful and heartbreaking. 12mo
MayJasper I didn't know these existed. How heartening to know that people's names are kept in memoriam. 12mo
Anna40 In Wiesbaden I saw someone clean and polish them :). 12mo
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Reecaspieces Wow! 12mo
AmyG My daughter is visiting Berlin in August. My husband‘s mother is from there..she luckily escaped. I am going to tell her to look for these. 12mo
Sarah83 Yes. I saw them when I was Berlin. 12mo
Izai.Amorim If you know her former address, there might be a plate with her name there. They also honor the ones who managed to flee, who commited suicide top avoid deportation, etc. The records aren't complete, of course, but all that could be found are remembered. 12mo
Izai.Amorim @MayJasper @Anna40 @saresmoore @Reecaspieces @Sarah83 There are no guarantees but if you keep the memory alive you might not be tempted to repeat the mistake. 12mo
batsy 😔😔😔 12mo
Dragon Lest we forget 💔 12mo
LeahBergen 💔💔 12mo
Cathythoughts Beautifully & respectfully done 🙏🏻❤️ 12mo
Suet624 Heartbreaking. 12mo
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One thing I love about West Berlin in the summer: it‘s so green it hurts the eyes. Almost all streets have trees.

TrishB Lovely 😁 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm Love it! 🌳 13mo
Anna40 Love Berlin! :) 12mo
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Dragon Looks like a lovely spring day . 😀🐉 12mo
Izai.Amorim @Dragon @TrishB @Anna40 @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks. At the moment the weather is just perfect. 12mo
LeahBergen It looks wonderful! 12mo
Cathythoughts Trees & streets 💚💚💚 12mo
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Questions Asked | Jostein Gaarder
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1. Go out and enjoy Berlin.
2. Neither. Rather have a chocolate cookie.
3. Nope.
4. Could repair my laptop.
Thanks @Dragon for the tag. #friyaintro

Dragon Thanks @Izai.Amorim Gotta agree cookies are yummy! Enjoy exploring Berlin! 😀🐉 12mo
Izai.Amorim @Dragon Thanks! 12mo
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Questions, Questions | Marcus Pfister
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1. My laptop‘s hard drive crashed the evening before I left for a trip. 2. No idea. Can‘t have enough white T-shirts, I guess. 3. At the moment all free time consumed with writing. 4. Mango yogurt. @Lcsmcat Thanks for the tag! #fryayintro

Itchyfeetreader I have loved Berlin when I have visited. Enjoy your wandering today 13mo
Izai.Amorim @Itchyfeetreader Thanks. It‘s great to be back here. Will post pictures. 13mo
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Apocalypticon | Clayton Smith
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Caught this the other day...

TrishB 😂👍🏻 13mo
Izai.Amorim @TrishB The hidden meaning must be that Liverpool will win the Champions League ⚽️⚽️ 13mo
TrishB I‘m trying not to think that far ahead! Maybe after Wednesday 😁 13mo
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Shemac77 Congratulations! 13mo
DarcysMom Congrats! 🎉🎊🎉🎊 13mo
Dragon 🎉😀👍 13mo
Suet624 Ooooohhhhhh 13mo
ValerieAndBooks Fun number! Congrats 🎉📚🎊📚 13mo
SilversReviews Cool number....thanks for sharing. CONGRATS!! 13mo
batsy Congrats 😆 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm 🤨👏 13mo
Cathythoughts Nice one 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 13mo
Izai.Amorim @Cathythoughts Thanks 🙏 13mo
Anna40 Uh oh! Now you're in trouble 😁! 13mo
Izai.Amorim @Anna40 🙀🙀🙀🙀... 😇😇😇 (It‘s now over. Next bad one: 66.666. Will probably never reach it) 13mo
Izai.Amorim @TrishB ⚽⚽⚽🥅🥅🥇🥇🥇 So, what do you say? Can Real Madrid really stop the Klopp machine? 13mo
TrishB It depends which team turn up!! Whether my nerves can take it is also another thing.....fingers crossed etc will be a nervous wreck in a few weeks 😁 13mo
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Crowded biergarten last evening. We have such a good weather at the moment. Can't remember going to a biergarten so early in the season. If only we had such weather for
half a year. It would be paradise on Earth.

TrishB It was lovely here yesterday too 😁 Raining and grey again now! 13mo
Itchyfeetreader I love it when you get a flash of nice weather on April. 13mo
Izai.Amorim @TrishB Just in time for the London marathon? I‘ve read warnings about the heat! 13mo
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Izai.Amorim @Itchyfeetreader Yes, and it‘s very rare over here. 13mo
Tanisha_A Looks great! Where is this place? 13mo
Izai.Amorim @Tanisha_A Biergarten in Munich, at Wiener Square, not the biggest but in walking distance. 13mo
Tanisha_A I like the concept of a biergarten. Just looked up if we have one in India, and yep, we do. In Bangalore! 😀 Will maybe check out the next time I am there! 13mo
Izai.Amorim @Tanisha_A That‘s Cool. Biergartens are a great invention. Cheers! 🍺🍺🍺 13mo
Cathythoughts Looks like the place to be. Lovely weather & a beer ... perfection 👍🏻❤️ 13mo
LauraBeth This looks lovely! 13mo
DivineDiana At first glance, I thought this was a painting! ❤️ 13mo
Izai.Amorim @DivineDiana @Cathythoughts @LauraBeth In a true Biergarten you‘re allowed to bring your own food. You have to buy only the beer. Originally they planted the trees to make shade and help conserve the beer, which was stored underground (not anymore). Before it got bad, they sold it to the visitors. Very old form of bulk/discount sale! 😂 13mo
Anna40 Looks great! 13mo
Izai.Amorim @Anna40 👍👍 13mo
DeborahSmall This looks great, I had to share this pic with my husband 👍🏼 13mo
Izai.Amorim @DeborahSmall A Biergarten lover? 👍🍺🍺🍺 13mo
DeborahSmall He‘d be in heaven! 13mo
knittedgnome Beautiful! I love the first signs of spring! 13mo
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Those of you located in the EU with own website/blog: in case you don‘t know, the new EU Privacy Directive applies to everyone, not only businesses. Only one more month to get ready. Don‘t forget to post the privacy policy and add the (I know, very annoying) cookie alert pop up. Unlike Facebook, we can‘t just walk away 🚶🏻‍♂️🚶🏻‍♀️

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Bravado | Scottee
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Seen on a façade: "There is no life outside of Bavaria. In case it does, then not as good." (free translation) Don't understand why in Latin. Bavarian dialect would sound more authentic and convincing. Irony?

julesG Probably in Latin because it's easier to understand than Bavarian. (I'm a German native speaker and often struggle with Bavarian and Swabian dialects. They have to talk slowly to me.) 13mo
Izai.Amorim @julesG 😂😂😂 13mo
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The Lake | Richard Laymon
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Saturday at Lake Starnberg. The mountains you see are the Pre-Alps. Great place to relax.

Lcsmcat Beautiful! 14mo
Cinfhen Gorgeous 💙💙💙💙💙 14mo
Simona 😍😍😍Beautiful view! 14mo
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britt_brooke Gorgeous! 14mo
Anna40 How are you? 14mo
Lynnsoprano Beautiful!! 14mo
Tanisha_A So pleasing to the eye! 😍 14mo
DivineDiana Magnificent! 14mo
LeahBergen Beautiful! 14mo
Izai.Amorim @Lcsmcat @Cinfhen @Simona @britt_brooke @Lynnsoprano @Tanisha_A @DivineDiana @LeahBergen @Anna40 Thank you. According to Bavarians, the best place to experience the mountains. They say, “Churches, from the outside; mountains, from the valley; bars, from the inside.” 14mo
Izai.Amorim @Anna40 Thanks for asking. Soldiering on. Not the best of times. Not much positive to say. That‘s why I haven‘t posted much. I believe in the 11th commandment, “You shall not spread negative energy.” I hope you‘re fine. 14mo
Anna40 Sorry to hear that! 14mo
Cinfhen Sorry to hear that as well🙁hope the beautiful scenery is helping you find some peace 14mo
Izai.Amorim @Anna40 @Cinfhen Thanks. Very kind of you. 14mo
DivineDiana Sending you good wishes! 14mo
MayJasper Very best wishes to you 14mo
Lynnsoprano @Izai.Amorim Hope things are better for you soon. Loved your quote! 14mo
Cathythoughts So beautiful 😍 13mo
LauraBeth This is so beautiful! Hope that you feel like your old self soon! 13mo
Izai.Amorim @LauraBeth Thanks. I appreciate your support. 13mo
Suet624 I just saw the comments here and that you‘re not doing so well. I hope things get better for you soon. I‘m trying to survive our 6th month of winter with very little sunshine so I‘m with you. Take good care of yourself and know that we all look forward to seeing you here. 13mo
Izai.Amorim @Suet624 Thank you so much! I‘m soldiering on. I check on people once in a while but don‘t comment much. I‘ll be back for sure. Take good care of yourself and don‘t let that Vermont snow burry your good spirits. 👍 13mo
Suet624 💕💕 13mo
LauraBeth I just came here to check on you and see how you‘re doing. 13mo
Izai.Amorim @LauraBeth Thank you for asking. It seems that all open-issue chickens of my life have come home to roost at once. The perfect storm. Or maybe the perfect landslide would be more appropriate. I try not to lose my cool and deal with it one day at a time. Whatever the outcome, things will change a lot. I accept any help I‘m offered and rejoice with any sign of kindness, like your asking. I really appreciated it. Take care! 13mo
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Not in the mood for novels at the moment. Reading Hesse‘s short stories, most written 1905 to 1910. Fascinating time travel to pre WW1, small-town Germany.

RaimeyGallant So adventurous of you! :) 1y
Cathythoughts Never read these short stories, but I love Siddhartha ❤️ 1y
Izai.Amorim @Cathythoughts Siddharta is cool! 👍Have you read the Steppenwolf? Recommended! 1y
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Cathythoughts I did read Steppenwolf years ago. Must reread 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 1y
Alfoster I love both of those—especially Steppenwolf!😍 1y
Izai.Amorim @Alfoster Me too. I‘m a big Hesse fan. 1y
MayJasper I have not heard of this author. Enjoy 😊 1y
Izai.Amorim @MayJasper Thanks. 👍👍 1y
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Cold as Ice | Anne Stuart
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It was extremely cold around here, now getting better. I have been sick for one week, very bad cold, but I‘m feeling much better right now, though not fit yet. Have missed a lot here, I guess, will try to catch up in the next days.

AmyG Hope you are back to good health soon! 1y
Sarah83 Hope you feel better soon 1y
suvata Feel better! 1y
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Cathythoughts I hope you feel better ASAP 1y
Alfoster I‘m freezing just looking at that pic! Hope you‘re better soon! 1y
LeahBergen I‘m glad you‘re on the mend! 1y
sisilia Hope you feel better soon 💐 1y
Suet624 Brrrrrr.... hope you feel better soon. 1y
batsy Glad you're doing better and hope you're back to your usual self soon. That pic! Brrrr. 1y
CouronneDhiver 😔 sorry you‘ve been ill 1y
LibrarianJen Hope you feel better soon. Sending some desert sunshine your way. ☀️☀️☀️ 1y
Dragon Glad to hear you are feeling better! Hope you‘re fully recovered soon! 💐 1y
Anna40 Oh no! Speedy recovery and stay warm! 1y
Izai.Amorim @Anna40 Thanks 🙏 1y
Kaye I hope you‘re soon on the mend. ♥️ 1y
Izai.Amorim @Kaye Thanks! I‘m much better now! 1y
Kaye Great news. 😁 1y
DivineDiana Glad you are well! 🙂 1y
Izai.Amorim @DivineDiana Thank you. The worse is over! 1y
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Thanks @Cathythoughts for the tag. 1. Probably unknown to all, Sítio do Pica-pau Amarelo by Monteiro Lobato. 2. Three books by Irvin Yallom (Love‘s Executioner was one of them). 3. None, when the book is over I forget them. 4. I‘m not going to burn my bridges here ?. 5. @Anna40 #tuesdaytidbits. @JenlovesJT47

JenlovesJT47 Lol at number 4! 😅 1y
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