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Leftcoastzen

Joined June 2016

“When the going gets weird,the weird turn pro.” Hunter S. Thompson
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So I go to a “new to me “Library to get a copy of the
#nyrbbookclub book and I see this 692! page
#chunkster in the new books section! Like I need another ginormous book to read! Orwell,McCarthy,Greene, Hemingway,sheesh , couldn‘t help myself.

vivastory It was clearly meant to be! 14h
Hooked_on_books Yup. I‘ve been there. You are amongst your people. 😂 14h
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Sleepless Nights | Elizabeth Hardwick
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#nyrbbookclub my obsession with NYC is way beyond normal bounds so in part 3 where she describes her grubby New York existence,I‘m hooked.Had to look up bar mentioned as I had heard of it.

batsy How are you finding it so far? I need to start 🙈 15h
Leftcoastzen @batsy I might be the outlier, I did not like part 1 ,was “meh” on part 2, but really enjoying part 3 and all the other parts 😂Stopped tonight just before part 8. (edited) 15h
batsy That's encouraging 🙂 15h
youneverarrived I‘m so glad someone is actually liking it 😂 I‘m going to start it tonight. 4h
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Sleepless Nights | Elizabeth Hardwick
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#nyrbbookclub I drove to another town and got another library card to read the selection everybody seems to be bailing on.😂

LeahBergen 😆😆 Here‘s hoping! 🤞🏻 23h
Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen ok , I read the first part , flashes of beauty but... I‘m going to blame my confusion on her ex Robert Lowell 🙃 21h
batsy This is a pretty great cover. I'm not keen on the NYRB cover so I got the Faber edition (which was also cheaper 😅) 15h
Leftcoastzen @batsy like the Faber cover ! This one is a first edition, 2nd printing,so old it has the old fashioned library check out card pocket inside front cover. 14h
Tanisha_A That's such an awesome spirit! 😂 13h
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Bonus cover .Since @batsy posted an Avon cover of Gabriela ,Clove and Cinnamon thought I would post another Avon Amado. Both are on my TBR. #1980sCovers

arubabookwoman Amado was my introduction to Latin American literature with both Gabriela and Dona Flor in those exact Avon editions sometime around the late 70s early 80s. I still have Gabriela (and a couple of others by Amado), but Dona Flor got lost somewhere along the way. 1d
Leftcoastzen @arubabookwoman cool story! Readers can definitely tell their story through the books that they have read. Need to get to this #mountainTBR 1d
batsy Oh, that's a stunner 😍 Thanks for sharing. I've yet to read Gabriela but if I were to buy more of his books these are the editions I covet! 15h
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Cruddy: A Novel | Lynda Barry
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#7days7covers #covercrush
If anyone wants to play please join in.The people I keep wanting to tag I think are already playing.😀
1 cover everyday for 7 days.No explanation needed .

batsy Compelling! Her style is so distinctive. 1d
cathipink Such a great book. 1d
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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This book could never feel as visceral as our journey with Offred in the Handmaids Tale.We were in real-time with her trying to figure out what the heck is going on.Now it‘s 15 years later & the testimonies of a girl from Gilead ,a girl from Canada who learns of Gilead in school interwoven with the hidden writings of an Aunt ,the system seems to be degrading.
Atwood reminds us :Dictatorship/Theocracy have appeared before,they could again.Powerful!

Emilymdxn Great review! I loved the book too, made me really want to reread the Handmaid‘s Tale 2d
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Music of the 1980s | Thomas Harrison
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RIP Rick Ocasek.😢

tournevis Really? 2d
Christine ☹️ Loved The Cars. 2d
LeahBergen Really??? ☹️ 2d
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sprainedbrain I‘m so sad. I‘ve been listening to Drive on repeat. 😢 2d
Megabooks And Eddie Money died! Taking all my favs! 😢 2d
AmyG I just saw this. 😢 2d
Palimpsest 😢I didn‘t know until now. So many great songs. 2d
Leftcoastzen @Megabooks yes ,sad about Eddie Money too.😢 2d
batsy 😔 2d
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Savoy Cocktail Book | Harry Craddock
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#7days7covers #covercrush day 6
1 cover everyday for 7 days .No explanation needed
Everybody play!

LeahBergen Gahhhh! I‘m jealous! 2d
ValerieAndBooks Wow 😍 2d
Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen It‘s the original, was lucky to find it a cheap book sale. 2d
LeahBergen Yes, it‘s been reproduced a lot. Lucky duck! 🦆 2d
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Esio Trot | Roald Dahl
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When all the books you are reading seem to be 500 to 1000 pages ,you need a short classic to make you smile that you can finish in one sitting!Dahl always makes me smile.

Addison_Reads Such a fun book. 💚 2d
Leftcoastzen @Addison_Reads And the Blake illustrations!👏 2d
Tanisha_A Haha! I remember reading this. So fun! 2d
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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Another wild Saturday night! I think I got cork in my wine , I can use the fiber .🍷

JCPaulk That is quite the volume! 3d
Leftcoastzen Stream of consciousness with no punctuation!😲On the Booker Prize shortlist for 2019 3d
Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️enjoy. Look forward to your thoughts...I got it , in a moment of gay abandon on Kindle 🤷🏻‍♀️.... it‘s very long 3d
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#soulSeptember #melancoly I hunted for this book so hard ,and back in the day , there were very few reprints.(No online ordering either)I consider it a major failing that I haven‘t read it yet.For those in the #NYRBbookclub they have an edition. Hey , at least I‘m honest about it .😀

batsy That looks wonderful. Was mulling over ordering the NYRB edition... It's a chunkster 😅 3d
Leftcoastzen @batsy it‘s got that sort of cultural heft that I thought would intrigue you! When I was hunting it down, I was reading several books that referred to it. Can I remember now what they were? Well of course not. 3d
batsy ? If that doesn't sum up my reading life! As for the Burton, I've heard people say it's very "readable", for lack of a better word, so that's rather encouraging! 3d
Eggs This sounds amazing 💗👏🏻📚👏🏻💗 2d
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Californios | Jo Mora
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#7days7covers #covercrush day 5
@JoScho if you haven‘t already been tagged would you like to play? 1 cover everyday for 7 days .No explanation needed.

JoScho I haven‘t played and would love to. Thanks for the tag. 🥰 3d
LeahBergen That‘s fabulous! 3d
Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen Thanks, thought you would like it.😀 3d
Leftcoastzen @JoScho 👍👋🤗 3d
batsy This is great! 👌🏽 3d
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The House on the Cliff | Franklin W. Dixon
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batsy Nice pick and cover! #nostalgia 4d
erzascarletbookgasm I miss the Hardy Boys! 💙💙 3d
Tex2Flo Memories! And, that chunk of driftwood! I could drown in those depths. 3d
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Eggs Great choice 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3d
LeahBergen Love this pic! 3d
Leftcoastzen @Tex2Flo I love driftwood! Haven‘t been where I could find some in a while. 3d
Leftcoastzen @Eggs Thanks! 3d
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#positivity #selfimprovementSeptember I have re-read this book a few times mostly for the positive attitudes within.Wisdom, compassion, and living in the moment leave you open to new possibilities even if you have no intention of becoming a Buddhist .His stories reflect humor and heart .❤️

OriginalCyn620 😊📚❤️🙌🏼 3d
PurpleyPumpkin Sounds good. Stacked!📚 3d
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The Robber Bride | Margaret Atwood
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#7days7covers #covercrush day 4
1 cover each day for 7 days , no explanation needed.
 @Nute would you like to play?

batsy Oh, I love this cover! 4d
Leftcoastzen @batsy it‘s a Leonora Carrington ! 4d
batsy Ooooh 💖 4d
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Nute This cover is amazing! 4d
youneverarrived Ohh this is different! I love it. 4d
LeahBergen I‘ve never seen this cover before! 👍🏻 4d
Leftcoastzen @Nute I got lucky, I wanted to read it for a challenge, didn‘t have it ,walked into my local used bookstore and got it with trade credit. 4d
Simona 😍What a intriguing and beautiful cover! 3d
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Women, Race, & Class | Angela Y. Davis
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batsy ✊🏽 5d
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#7days7covers #covercrush day 3
Everybody play!1 cover each day for 7 days , no explanation needed.

Suet624 Oh wow! I need to give this book to all my grandkids. 5d
batsy So good 👌🏽 5d
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It | Stephen King
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So I was at my AMC to see Margaret Atwood, noticed they had a couple special drinks for It part 2.😀

vivastory I got an adult shake at the Alamo when I saw it. It had strawberry & rumchatta. I think it was called The Bloodiest Scene Ever. Delicious. 6d
Leftcoastzen @vivastory 😂😂🍹 6d
cathipink I love that theaters are doing this - so fun 🙂 6d
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Leftcoastzen @cathipink yeah , adds to the fun! 6d
DivineDiana It is in theaters here on the 24th. Did you enjoy it? 5d
Leftcoastzen @DivineDiana I was at the theater to see the Atwood broadcast , have not seen “It” yet . Enjoyed Atwood of course. 5d
DivineDiana 😂I was referring to the Atwood broadcast! Don‘t think I will be seeing it. 🙂 5d
Leftcoastzen @DivineDiana 😂She is so amazing! There were questions from the audience and readings of The Testaments .Ann Dowd !(Aunt Lydia) excellent! I hope PBS will get a hold of it for rebroadcast. 5d
DivineDiana I hope I can make it! 5d
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Two balloons! 😂😂😂 5d
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Japanese Tales | Royall Tyler
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#7days7covers #covercrush day 2
@DivineDiana would you like to post 1 cover you love each day for 7 days , no explanation needed?

erzascarletbookgasm Intricately beautiful! 6d
BarbaraBB So gorgeous 😍😍 6d
batsy It's lovely! 6d
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DivineDiana Thank you! I will! 6d
LeahBergen Oooo! 6d
vivastory Beautiful! 6d
BiblioLitten Oh my!! 😍😍 6d
Cinfhen Stunning 6d
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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It was great! Was disappointed that it wasn‘t full !To be fair , there were about 6 different theaters in my area featuring this program.

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Serenade | James M. Cain
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#7days7covers #covercrush day 1
Thanks for the tag @batsy
Wanna play @vivastory ? 7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation.

RealBooks4ever Fabulous cover! 💜 You have the best collection! 1w
vivastory This is such a great cover!! Thanks for the tag! I will definitely play along! 7d
Leftcoastzen @RealBooks4ever Thanks, some I have so long , can‘t let go of the great ones.😁 7d
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Leftcoastzen @vivastory Yay! Thanks,looking forward to seeing your picks! 7d
batsy Oh, this is fab! 💜 Thanks for playing! 7d
gradcat Cool book with a cool cover. Great choice! ♥️ 6d
gradcat 😉 5d
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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But wait, there‘s more..30 some years later!Not complaining.😀👏

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#RedRoseSeptember #NeverForget Donna Leon often weaves references to real history in with her mysteries.

Cinfhen 😢😢😢I really appreciate when authors include history into a story. #LiveAndLearn and #NeverForget 1w
arlenefinnigan Awful 😢 1w
gradcat I love her books, and have read quite a few of them. That is a particularly sad moment in her books. 😞 1w
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#redroseseptember #history The tagged book is a marvel, more of a cultural history of WWI , the horror of the modern war creates a cultural and psychological shift that gives us what is known as modernism in the arts.If you love the lost generation ,art,& music of this time ,it connects some dots.The Sleepwalkers is still on my TBR and is about the various crises that lead Europe to WWI.

Cinfhen I‘m gonna be honest, those books look a little too scholarly for me 🤓 1w
arlenefinnigan Interesting angle. 1w
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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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I read this many years ago ,and especially since I watched the show on Hulu ( I am a few episodes shy of being done) and it expands beyond the novel ,I felt I should read it again before the sequel comes out to set the context.I was stunned by it in the 80s, the social climate was already getting more conservative but the novel still felt dystopian,upon my re-read , it feels like it could be more like tomorrow.😳What a great writer she is !

keepingupwiththepenguins I'm just about to pick up my copy of The Testaments - so excited!! 1w
BookieBiker I read this in 1993 as a 17 yr old and it truly changed the course of my life. I haven‘t reread it nor have I seen the Hulu series (bc I wanted to reread first!). Going to have to get this done before The Testaments. A must-read! 1w
Leftcoastzen @BookieBiker wow, interesting.Atwood always writes well but I think many young and not so young women “ feel” this novel.Ofred puts us in a position to see the quiet horror of the situation & insights on how quickly a better time in the past can be snatched away from us. 1w
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britt_brooke I‘m rereading this now in preparation for Testaments (though I have mixed feelings about a sequel). I‘m listening to the audio narrated by Claire Danes. 1w
Leftcoastzen @britt_brooke I almost did that, I heard that narration is good, do you think so? 1w
britt_brooke @Leftcoastzen Yes, she does a great job. At first I kept picturing her face as Offred and that threw me off, lol. 1w
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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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In the parking lot at the art museum today.Just has to share.

CBee This kicks ass and I‘ve never read nor watched GOT! 💪🏻💪🏻 1w
Leftcoastzen @CBee Right!? Some things work out of context.💪 1w
Liatrek Omg I love it ❤️ 1w
CBee @Leftcoastzen absolutely 🙌🏻🙌🏻 1w
sprainedbrain Love!! 1w
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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This is an example of why Amazons “mistake” is significant to other retailers.Please know I understand that readers in certain parts of the country/world don‘t have many choices of how to get books.I worked at independent and chain bookstores who always honored the release date. https://www.shelf-awareness.com/issue.html?issue=3572

Hestapleton I wasn‘t going to buy this one, but when I heard about the embargo break, I messaged my indie to hold a copy for me! 1w
BarbaraBB I avoid Amazon at all costs! 1w
LeahBergen “Accidentally” 🙄 1w
CouronneDhiver That‘s frustrating. Really not cool 1w
LibrarianRyan There was a rant I loved on twitter about this 2 or 3 days ago. 1w
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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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I‘ve never read my Folio edition of this book .I‘m so behind on other titles but I need to read it again before The Testaments.😃😳Oh , and did you all see Amazon shipped some before the on sale date?

thebluestocking I need to reread this too! (Thanks for the likes today.) 💙 2w
Branwen I saw that too! I was really hoping mine was one of the early ones but alas! I'm not that lucky! 😂🤣 Also that edition is gorgeous! 😍 2w
marleed I‘m reading, as well. The print in my copy is hard to read so I can only read a couple chapters at a time. 2w
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Leftcoastzen @thebluestocking you are welcome! Nice posts.👏 2w
Leftcoastzen @Branwen Thanks , reading it with care. 2w
Leftcoastzen @marleed Oh man! I hate when type is awful.I swore I would not read this edition even though I am gentle with books.Have to admit this edition has very eye pleasing type. 2w
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The Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf | Louise A. DeSalvo, Mitchell A. Leaska
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Gotta see this.

LeahBergen Me, too. 👍🏻 2w
Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen great minds think alike!😂 2w
Branwen OMGGGGG!!! 😍💕 2w
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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So this was in my email yesterday, listening to it now, well, not right now, after I finish this post. https://www.npr.org/2019/09/04/754859270/first-read-hear-margaret-atwood-tell-th...

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Just went to a book signing & Q&A with Marika Meeks ! Can‘t wait to dig in to this inspiring story of how illness, recovery, and a marvelous pitt mix named Stella changed her life.Some of you may follow her on instagram or Facebook.This is the beginning of a book tour ,Ms. Meeks is well known for her rescue work & there is a TV show in the works.Daily on Litsy I see examples of how our critter families enhance our lives 🐕🐈🐇🦔🐍🐢🦜

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Bel Canto | Ann Patchett
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#booked2019 #featuresAmusician Why did it take so long for me to get to this one? I don‘t like Opera?A visiting businessman is to be treated to an incredible birthday party in South America,an amazing soprano is to sing at the event.Gun-wielding terrorists burst in an hold international dignitaries hostage.As time goes on the character study of relationships takes center stage as the situation goes on.unexpected alliances form.

Lcsmcat I‘m glad you liked it. It‘s one of my favorites! 2w
erinreads LOVE this! Bel Canto was my first Ann Patchett and it made me an instant fan! 💕 2w
Leftcoastzen @Lcsmcat Beautifully written ! (edited) 2w
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Leftcoastzen @erinreads I need to read more of her books , it was excellent. 2w
jillrhudy This book was superb. 2w
Leftcoastzen @jillrhudy Yes , it was.I could not wait to get back to it . 2w
CarolynM Beautiful book❤️ 2w
rwmg I agree with @erinreads and I have to say Ann Patchett hasn't let me down yet 2w
Cinfhen This book was really good. The premise was so original. Agreed @rwmg @erinreads Patchett ALWAYS delivers. I‘m excited for her new book 2w
Cathythoughts Loved this one 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Yes, I agree with you. I need to read more Patchett, especially since I‘ve accumulated a few of hers on my shelves. The new one sounds good too! 2w
Leftcoastzen @CarolynM so much love for this book. 2w
Leftcoastzen @rwmg hope to read another Patchett soon. 2w
Leftcoastzen @BarbaraTheBibliophage I like her even more because she has a bookstore!😃 2w
Cinfhen Did you read it already @CarolynM !?!??? I‘m so jelly 1w
CarolynM @Cinfhen Yes, my reviewer friend gave me her ARC. I'm very lucky🙂 1w
Cinfhen Glad to hear it doesn‘t disappoint @CarolynM 1w
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Great Gatsby | F Scott Fitzgerald
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I am feeling lousy, think I‘m getting sick, the heat has been unrelenting, stressed with some of the BS of living!Sometimes I have to break from the news, crazy politics, & the sad stories everywhere you look.
I know when I visit Litsy, the humor, enthusiasm for books, & updates of many of the positives in life will make me feel better, no matter what!So again , Thanks so much, Littens!👏👍❤️Happy pet and kid pictures are always appreciated!

LeahBergen 😘😘 2w
cathipink 💗💗💗 hope tomorrow is a better day. I love the unexpected surprises and info Litsy can bring - glad it brought you some joy today too. 2w
Jas16 ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
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GrilledCheeseSamurai Hope tomorro is better. 🙂 2w
BarbaraBB ❤️😘 2w
merelybookish 📚❤️🤗☮️ 2w
CoffeeAndABook Hope you feel better soon. I can absolutely relate to how you‘re feeling. Sending lots of Litsy love 💝💝💝 2w
Megabooks Sending love! 💙 2w
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
youneverarrived ♥️♥️ 2w
batsy Much love to you ❤️ 2w
Leftcoastzen @GrilledCheeseSamurai It is a little better!thanks! 2w
Leftcoastzen @BarbaraBB Thank you! 2w
Leftcoastzen @merelybookish Littens are awesome! Thx! 2w
Leftcoastzen @Megabooks Thanks so much! 2w
Leftcoastzen @batsy Thank you ! 📚Litsy is a good place! 2w
ValerieAndBooks *Thank you* for being here on Litsy! I love your posts. Hope things feel better soon 💖 2w
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#SelfImprovementSeptember #hobby I feel like more of a bead book and bead hoarder lately.I realize I haven‘t made anything in a long time , and have given away all the pieces I made as gifts! Need to start making stuff again.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻💗🙌🏻 2w
ValerieAndBooks Nice!! I have a lot of beading supplies too and have been thinking I need to pull them out again soon. 2w
cathipink I love beading! Can't wait to see your creations. 2w
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Happy #LaborDay all!Hope if you are working today you want to , & if you‘re not , you get to do something you enjoy, like read maybe?😃This Book is still on my Everest of a #mountainTBR

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Bel Canto | Ann Patchett
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#Booked2019 #Spring I‘m behind on the challenge .I‘m 50 pages into this one,it‘s amazing! #featuresamusician

Graywacke I have fond memories of this one 2w
cajunsyd A favorite of mine! And I love your backsplash!! 😉 2w
Cinfhen Great choice for this prompt 😊🎶 2w
Lcsmcat Such a great book! 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage I read (really, listened to) this for the same prompt. Loved it! 2w
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It‘s Labor Day weekend in the states , and I am lightly scheduled.2 of these books I‘ve been reading for months.I live in Az.not cooling down at all , in fact ,bad air quality and excessive heat warning 107?110? Not kidding.Think I will stay in and read.

Lcsmcat ❤️ Bel Canto! 2w
sisilia I want to read Ducks.. maybe next year 😅 2w
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Infinite Sudoku | John Rob
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Happy Orange Friday! @rather_be_reading is rooting for those blue fellas judging by her blanket! I‘m watching the game and doing sudoku.Only 1 month of regular season left.sigh.

rather_be_reading haha!! yep Go Dodgers!! 💙 oh no, are you a Giants fan?! 3w
Leftcoastzen @rather_be_reading Guilty as charged!Though I might go to Dbacks/Dodgers this weekend. 3w
bookishdawg Go Giants! ⚾️🧡 3w
Leftcoastzen @bookishdawg Yay!⚾️🧡🖤 3w
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The Sun on My Head: Stories | Geovani Martins
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#readingintranslation #Brazil translated from Portuguese.I‘m really glad I read these 13 stories about favela life in Rio de Janeiro.As in all lives, there is ,love ,friendship,and humor but growing up in one of the poorest communities in the world , there is violence, drugs, gangs, and exploitation by the police.There is a real vibrant quality to the writing that kept me wanting to know more about this place and the people who live there.

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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I wish I was having this right now! Me when my public library website is down.😧😫😡🤬🤯

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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Elwood Curtis is young man with a love of education but gets caught in the wrong place at the wrong time .Sentenced to a “reform school” that is more a place of corruption & brutality, he calls on his inner strength & Dr.King for inspiration to survive.This book broke my heart, Mr.Whitehead is an incredible writer.I will never forget this powerful book, one of the best I read this year.

merelybookish Great review! 3w
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Nickel Boys | Colson Whitehead
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Tom Tom supervises the folding of the laundry and approves of my weekend reads . #catsoflitsy

AlaMich I love the black spot on his lower lip. Our tuxedo was mostly black, but she had a white spot in that exact same place. 😻 3w
Meaw_catlady Awww!! What a cutie! 3w
Lcsmcat Aww, what a handsome boy! 3w
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Leftcoastzen @AlaMich I call him my little Holstein!😻 3w
Leftcoastzen @Lcsmcat I think so! Thanks! 3w
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Slaughterhouse-Five | Kurt Vonnegut
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Thrifted yesterday, all 1.50 or less.When you go to Trader Joe‘s and there is an organic wine called Well Read , what could I do but buy it to try it!
#wineandbooks

ValerieAndBooks Great finds! Wish our local TJ‘s sold wine! 3w
Leftcoastzen @ValerieAndBooks is it a state liquor law thing? 3w
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I thrifted these today.Nice , clean copies .I am going to reread some of these children‘s classics then donate them to my local little free library.I hope they will inspire some kids to love reading, I know they worked for me!

LeahBergen I read that same edition of Pippi as a kid. ❤️ 3w
Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen Cool,isn‘t it?!😃 3w
DebinHawaii Oooh, great haul! I had several of these same editions including the Pippi @LeahBergen 🤗 3w
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rather_be_reading WOW!! Great finds! 3w
Ncostell That‘s a great idea! 3w
Leftcoastzen @DebinHawaii Thanks! Oldies but goodies! 3w
Leftcoastzen @Ncostell I think it‘s a simple and inexpensive way to get some good kids books back in circulation. 3w
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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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#xcellentread John Boyne‘s wonderful book will be one of my all time favorites! #ABCAugust

Eggs 👏🏻🤗😊👏🏻💗 3w
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The Last American Man | Elizabeth Gilbert
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#AyupAugust When Eustace Conway was 12 he went #downinthewoods alone , empty handed , built a shack and survived just fine for a week.When he was 17 , he left home for the wilderness for good. On my #TBRmountain for years .Written by Elizabeth Gilbert before her Eat,Pray,Love fame. He may have eaten some squirrels,sorry @squirrelbrain

squirrelbrain 😬🐿😁👍 3w
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Phoenix Central Library | Oscar Riera Ojeda
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One room of the Friends of the Public Library Store.
Main branch of the Phoenix Public Library, named for Burton Barr.Where I found my Scurvy book!

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#augustABC #wallofbooks This could be my least organized bookcase.Needs a good going through.
Still , love em all !

readingjedi Least organised?!! It's about a billion times more organised than my most organised! I need to raise my game ... 😉😂 4w
Eggs It looks great 👏🏻🤗💗 4w
RealBooks4ever Beautiful! 💜 4w
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Took an item back to the library, took a peek in the store.I have books about so many topics , but not this!
Could not resist !

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Black Wings Has My Angel | Elliott Chaze
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#NYRBBookclub A pick for me! Barry Gifford writes in the intro. to this nicely crafted Noir that it‘s a shame Chaze has not been remembered as much .He‘s not In the other book pictured here.Books like these feature brassy women & brazen men ,usually with criminal plans & secrets in their past they don‘t want to share.I think the writing is on par or a cut above classics in this field.Great pick @mklong can‘t wait to discuss!

mklong Phew, I‘m so glad so many of us liked this one! Looking forward to discussing further with you on Saturday. 4w
vivastory Definitely another hidden gem. Some of the other noir titles NYRB has published are fantastic as well 4w
Leftcoastzen @vivastory Pretty sure we both read and liked 4w
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vivastory A fantastic book. I have the other Hughes that NYRB published, still unread but looking forward to it! 4w
BarbaraBB @vivastory You mean this one? It is great! Not noir though imo. 4w
LeahBergen I just finished it tonight, too. 👍🏻 4w
vivastory @BarbaraBB Yeah, that's the one. I'm glad to hear you liked it 4w
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