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Lcsmcat

Joined May 2016

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To Sir, With Love by E. R. Braithwaite
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Anna Ember by J. M. Hushour
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You Can't Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe
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One of Ours by Willa Cather
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Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier
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One of Ours by Willa Cather
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A Book of Friends | Dave Ross
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Taking a #litsylove cue from @quirkyreader who tagged her first 10 followers. I‘ve modified it to tag the first ten who are still active, as 8 out of my actual first ten haven‘t posted in two or three years. Thanks to all of you who are still active, converse with me about books, and validate my buying of more books than I can read. ❤️ you all.

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Just saw this come through from The NY Times. RIP Cokie.

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Tabloid Dreams | Robert Olen Butler
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#7days7covers day 5 #covercrush Post a cover you love each day for 7 days. Use the hashtags and tag someone new. Want to play @BookishJess ?

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To Sir, With Love | E. R. Braithwaite
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Because I don‘t have enough books in progress, I started this audiobook as my “exercise book.” And I‘m loving it. #currentread

Alfoster One of my favorites! When I retired from teaching one of my really good male co-workers found the single on E-bay and had it framed for me with the lyrics! So cool!❤️ 19h
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Dog Language | Chase Twichell
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TheSpineView 😊😊😊 1d
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Ten Women | Mercela Serrano, Beth Fowler
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#7days7covers day 5 #covercrush Want to play @mrsmarch ? Post a cover you love for 7 days, no explanations. Use the hashtags and tag someone new each day.

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“Baseball‘s a dull game, really; that‘s the reason that it is so good. We do not love the game so much as we love the sprawl and drowse and shirt-sleeved apathy of it.” I have to agree with him here. #wolferead

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barbwire Just to play devil‘s advocate: “Sandor Boatly had never guessed that, properly played, baseball consisted of mathematics, geometry, art, philosophy, ballet, and carnival, all intertwined like the mystical ribbons of color in a rainbow.” __W.P. Kinsella 2d
Lcsmcat @barbwire Point taken. But I still agree with Wolfe. 2d
barbwire 😇⚾️ 2d
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IndoorDame 💜🖤💜 2d
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#7days7covers day 4 #covercrush Post a cover you love each day for 7 days, no explanation. Use the hashtag and tag someone new. Want to play @barbwire ?

batsy Beautiful. 2d
Nute Gorgeous! 2d
arubabookwoman I was 17 wandering around the National Gallery in London and glimpsed that painting (The Wilton Diptych) over my shoulder, and was hooked for life on art. 2d
Lcsmcat @arubabookwoman Wow! I‘d love to see it in person! 2d
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Thirteen Moons | Charles Frazier
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“Washington City was being built on a landscape of utter insignificance, a mudflat by the river barely elevated above sea level, with a midsized southern town arising on it, with the distinguishing addition of a few half-formed classical temples of enormous scale, in such a state of partiality that it was hard at first glance to tell whether they were falling or rising.” #13moonsbuddyread @megnews

Aimeesue Still true! 3d
megnews I enjoyed reading about his time in Washington City. The descriptions of the politics, always strikes me our notions that politicians used to be better, more respectable is inaccurate. And the ease with which the average citizen could enter the White House and see the President has always struck me as amazing. 2d
Lcsmcat @megnews I went to college in that area in the 80‘s and while you couldn‘t get to the president the federal buildings were much more open then. We once walked into the Federal Office Building around 10pm (by accident) and got pretty far before a guard stopped us. 2d
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Collected Sonnets | Edna St. Vincent Millay
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TheSpineView 😊😊😊 3d
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The Rover | Aphra Behn
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#7days7covers day 3 #covercrush Post a cover you love. No explanation. Use the hashtag, and tag someone new each day. @Butterfinger Want to play along?

Cathythoughts Wow wow 😮 3d
Leftcoastzen Nice! 3d
Lcsmcat @Cathythoughts @Leftcoastzen It was a total cover buy from a library sale. 3d
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erzascarletbookgasm Very interesting cover! 👍 3d
LeahBergen Oh, I love this cover! 3d
Butterfinger Sure. Thanks for the tag. 2d
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One of Ours | Willa Cather
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“He could go back to any house in Pinedale or Du Bois and be welcomed like a son.” I love Pinedale, and spent happy vacations and anniversaries there, summer and winter. I can‘t say that I‘ve ever seen it referenced in literature before. #catherbuddyread @Graywacke

megnews Isn‘t it neat when you come across references to places you know when reading? I love that. 4d
Graywacke How cool! 4d
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#7days7covers - day 2. Post a cover you love every day for 7 days, no explanation, and tag someone new each day. @samanthagutt Want to play?

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The Long Walk Home | Will North
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#7days7covers - day 1
No explanation. Tag someone new each day.
Want to play @Joseph5 ?

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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My copy arrived a day sooner than anticipated! I couldn‘t have started it any sooner due to meetings every single night, but now it‘s here! (Of course I‘m reading four other books right now, and I want to savor this on all on its own, so I‘m going to exercise great restraint. Maybe.

Lcsmcat Has anyone run into trouble scanning the barcode on this one to add it to a library app? I don‘t often buy new releases and it‘s not coming up on Libib when I scan it. 5d
mcctrish It feels like we waited so long for this, I can‘t just devour it in one go. I need to just have it for awhile and then I will read it. 5d
Lcsmcat @mcctrish Yes, I feel this way too. But I‘m also really excited to read it! 5d
mcctrish The struggle is real 🤣 4d
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George Washington: Poems | Adam Fitzgerald
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#impact #poetrymatters @TheSpineView (Not that I need anything in order to celebrate a Fudgsicle. 😀)

TheSpineView 😊 5d
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Anna Ember | J. M. Hushour
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TheSpineView 😊 😊 😊 6d
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One of Ours | Willa Cather
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I‘m not sure it rises to the level of treason, but after 35 years married to a trombonist, I can see the annoyance. 🤣 #catherbuddyread @Graywacke

CarolynM I've just read in Joan Didion's Slouching Towards Bethlehem about Joan Baez's neighbours in the Carmel Valley in the 60's complaining about her sitting under trees on her property on weekends. There's no pleasing some people! 7d
Graywacke 🤣 🤣 6d
jillrhudy If you‘re gonna be an annoying neighbor, ‘bone up and go all out. 6d
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Before I Go to Sleep | S. J. Watson
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One Unblinking Eye: Poems | Norman Williams
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TheSpineView That poem is unexpected and I love it. Excellent! 💕 1w
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Jaimelire So true. 1w
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“These were the innumerable small fry who became . . . embattled vegetarians, or believers in salvation through nudism.” 🤣 #wolferead

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The Blind Assassin: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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And no one like Atwood to inspire #literacy! #quotsysept19 @TK-421

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The Women of the Copper Country | Mary Doria Russell
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My #bookhaul from the Bookmarks Book Festival. I didn‘t buy as much because my mother (84) and sister were with me. So I couldn‘t buy their Christmas presents like I did last year. 😀 We went to 3 talks, met many authors, and had a blast!

BookNAround I didn't go this year but I keep meaning too since it's less than 2 hours from me. Maybe we should have a NC Litsy meetup there next year? 1w
Lcsmcat @BookNAround We should! A few of us met up last year, but I went with family this year. 1w
Butterfinger @Lcsmcat @BookNAround count me in. I came so close to going, but had to stay for my daughter's carwash fundraiser. I wanted to see Renee Watson and others. 1w
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The title of each poem is a stage direction from a Shakespeare play. Some sad, some funny. I‘ll be sharing some over the next month I‘m sure. #Shakespearereadalong and #poetrymatters buddies, there are some gems here!

jewright I need this book! 1w
Lcsmcat @jewright Yes, you do! I had to keep interrupting my sister and mother‘s reading to read poems out loud to them. 1w
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Starting this book of poetry that I picked up at the Bookmarks Book Festival today! #poetrymatters

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Keats: Poems | John Keats
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TheSpineView Great poem!💜💜💜 2w
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Ah, if only it had gotten better since 1929. #WolfeRead

Leftcoastzen Glad you are liking it , I should join in with a re read , so backed up.It‘s funny what Max Perkins went through with him.He was very analytical and wordy.Max (paraphrasing of course )said Hemingway manuscripts were ready ,Fitzgerald, he needed to correct spelling.With Wolfe , they battled over length. 2w
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The chapters Jack at Morn and Mrs. Jack Awake are quite a shift from previous chapters. The minutiae of his morning routine, the quicksilver changes of mood and wordless conversation between her and her maid Nora. I‘m ready to have George back, please. #wolferead (random picture from the internet to represent Mr. & Mrs. Jack.)

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Dirt Songs: A Plains Duet : Poems | Twyla Hansen, Linda M. Hasselstrom
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TheSpineView 😊😊😊 2w
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Thirteen Moons | Charles Frazier
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“We kept housecat hours, sleeping three fourths of the day, and the rest of the time we cooked and ate and talked.” #13moonsbuddyread @megnews @sblbooks

AmyG Ha. Sounds wonderful. 2w
Leftcoastzen Need to live house cat hours for awhile!😃 2w
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I am so excited I can hardly stand it. I want to shout it to the world, but y‘all are the people who will get it, so (I‘m shouting now) my friend/cousin/fairy godmother @barbwire invited me to go with her to hear Margaret Atwood at NC State in November!!!!! 😊 💃🏼🌟🤸🏼‍♀️🎆🎇🎉 I can‘t believe I‘m so lucky!!!

saresmoore Wowowow! 💫 2w
bromeliad Whaaaaaat!?! Amazing!! 2w
Lcsmcat @rather_be_reading @saresmoore @bromeliad I know! She‘s one of my auto buy authors, the one whose books never disappoint. I‘m stoked! 2w
sprainedbrain That‘s awesome! ❤️ 2w
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Love and Friendship | Jane Austen
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Traction: Poems | Mary Makofske
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I don‘t know if this is the right collection. #meadow #poetrymatters @TheSpineView

Graywacke Thanks for this this morning 2w
TheSpineView Beautiful! 💜💜💜 2w
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I‘ve finished Book 1 (about 125 pages) and there‘s no puzzling over where the title came from. He made that very clear. 😆 #wolferead

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One of Ours | Willa Cather
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Cather turns philosophical. #catherbuddyread I don‘t think it‘s a spoiler, but just in case. 😀 @Graywacke

Graywacke I like to imagine she always had a little social justice warrior in her 🙂 (think her last book complicates that fantasy a bit...of course, I haven't read it) 2w
Lcsmcat @Graywacke Do you mean Sapphira and the Slave Girl? I haven‘t read it yet either. 2w
Graywacke @Lcsmcat yes, that one. It came up in something I read, a book I can't remember the book anymore. The issue was, iirc, the unintended racism. 2w
Lcsmcat @Graywacke We‘ll have to remember that when we get to that one and see if it holds up. Sometimes I think those kinds of charges against older authors are valid, but sometimes they show a lack of subtlety on the part of the person making the argument. 2w
Graywacke @Lcsmcat if I could only remember the context. But yeah, it's something I wonder about, (and will continue to until we read it!!) 2w
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Mere Christianity | C. S. Lewis
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Thirteen Moons | Charles Frazier
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“And really, what better company of a dark night than one of the smart dead Englishmen of yore?”

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And the Winner is | Mitch Albom
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Thanks to everyone who participated in the #bookhaulchallenge! We had so many participants that I had to do more than one winner. Grand prize goes to @Reviewsbylola ! Second grand prize to @GrilledCheeseSamurai !
And the “Thanks for not making me feel guilty about how many books I buy but haven‘t read yet” awards go to @Sweetkokoro and @BookNAround ! Send me your mailing addresses to mischalynx at MSN dot com. Congratulations all!

Leftcoastzen 😂 2w
ValerieAndBooks Congrats to all 📚👏📚 2w
AmyG Congrats! 🎉🎉🎉 2w
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Reviewsbylola Wow, thank you!! 2w
BookNAround Yay! Just sent you an email. 2w
Sweetkokoro Oh wow thank you so much!! I‘ll get an email sent out today. 2w
Lcsmcat @Sweetkokoro Did you send it, because it hasn‘t shown up yet and I‘m hoping it didn‘t get stuck in a spam filter. 2w
Lcsmcat @GrilledCheeseSamurai In case you missed it on Sunday, tagging you again. 2w
GrilledCheeseSamurai Oh wow! Woohoo! Yup. I totally missed this the first time. Thank you so much! Will send an email when I yeet home from work tonight. 2w
Lcsmcat @GrilledCheeseSamurai I‘ll watch for it. 2w
GrilledCheeseSamurai @Lcsmcat Email sent. Thanks again for the opportunity. 💝 2w
Sweetkokoro I just sent you an email sorry it took a few days, life has been really hectic! Thank you again! 2w
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TheSpineView Cute! A poet in a bathrobe! 🤣 2w
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Karisa It's our poem of the week for the first week of school most years. Perfect for our sixth graders who are just starting middle school and the youngest on a 6th-12th grade campus. 2w
Karisa Oh, and one strange thing about the poem is that the official version uses the word "advertise" instead of "banish." ? #PoetryNerd 2w
Lcsmcat @Karisa Interesting - I‘d never seen it written that way. 2w
mhillis Nice! I‘ve always seen this poem with advertise! 2w
TheSpineView Excellant choice! 😍😍😍 2w
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Of Human Bondage | W Somerset Maugham
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August stats: I only read 11 this month, but two were quite long. One pan (the Flagg) and one so-so (the Dreiser) but the rest were wonderful. All in all a good month.

Nebklvr Been contemplating this book for my classic read... 2w
Lcsmcat @Nebklvr I love Maugham‘s use of language. I sometimes wanted to shake some sense into the main character, but it‘s a good read. 2w
Nebklvr @Lcsmcat I enjoyed another book by Maugham but this one is large. 2w
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Nemesis | Philip Roth
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Thrift store #bookhaul! The Undset is a #blameItOnLitsy.

ValerieAndBooks Good haul 👏! 2w
Texreader Undset is awesome. I loved this trilogy 2w
Lcsmcat @Texreader Good to hear! It got a lot of love on here, which is what made me buy it. 2w
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Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
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It‘s been years since I read this, but I believe she was living in a #cabin. #letstravelaugust @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚👍🏻📚 2w
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚 2w
PaperbackPirate I think this is my favorite Kingsolver book! It‘s been awhile for me too so I can‘t help you with the cabin confirmation, but it sounds possible. 💚 2w
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