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Leftcoastzen

Joined June 2016

“When the going gets weird,the weird turn pro.” Hunter S. Thompson
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Flowers | Gail Saunders Smith
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Double hibiscus at my house ! Flowers make me happy .🌺Hope they make you happy too!

Tamra Yes they do! Mine have been battered by strong wind yesterday & today. 😭 (edited) 9h
Leftcoastzen @Tamra Oh no, this weird weather !Sorry for your flowers.😟 9h
Tamra @Leftcoastzen I figure they‘ll have to toughen up. 💪🏾 8h
ValerieAndBooks Pretty!! 🌺🌺🌺 2h
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The History of Spiritualism | Arthur Conan Doyle
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In honor of Doyle‘s birthday, I post something besides Sherlock Holmes .Doyle became obsessed with these topics after the death of his son in WWI.

Bookwomble Doyle's adherence to spiritualism caused a rift between him and Harry Houdini, the latter actively using his talents to expose the frauds committed by spiritualists upon grieving relatives. After Houdini's death, Doyle held a seance in which he claimed the spirit of Houdini manifested to confirm that Doyle had been right all along. Funny, that! 👻 9h
Bookwomble Sorry for the info dump! I had a flashback to the tagged book when I saw your post!! 😄 9h
Leftcoastzen @Bookwomble No,that‘s great ! I think a lot of people are curious about Doyle beyond Holmes and about Houdini!👍 9h
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I did ok.There have been questions as to how some of the early winners have stood the test of time. This is a Pulitzer quiz that I keep trying and failing to link to.If you check out @thegirlwiththelibrarybag she has the link in correctly.😀

LeahBergen I‘ve read 22 (but I have many more waiting on my shelves; does that count? 😆😆). 10h
Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen Sure does!👍😂 10h
Lcsmcat I‘ve read 29, bailed on one, and have others on my TBR. 5h
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Plants of the Gods: Their Sacred, Healing, and Hallucinogenic Powers | Christian Rätsch, Albert Hofmann, Richard Evans Schultes
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#MayMovieMagic #WhereIsMyMind ummmmmm, altered?

Soubhiville 🤣😂🤣 1d
LauraJ Fun! 1d
merelybookish 🧘🤯🧘🤯🧘🤯 1d
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rohit-sawant This is awesome! 🤣💜💙 1d
batsy Nice! 😂😂 1d
Cinfhen 🤪🤪🤪🙌🏻 23h
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A Separate Peace | John Knowles
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#BannedBooks #TuesdayTBR On #MountTBR Way to long! I I am in a few challenges I need to keep up with but I want to read this one this week. #MayMadness

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An American Tragedy | Theodore Dreiser
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#MayMadness Some of my favorite books happen to be on #BannedBooks lists Slaughterhouse Five ,1984 ,Catch 22 ,Of Mice and Men,The Color Purple,The Great Gatsby,The Jungle ,Cat‘s Cradle,The Sun Also Rises , Leaves of Grass ......

Clwojick Of mice and men! ♥️ 2d
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The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
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#MayMadness For your consideration #BannedBooks
A tour around the house without digging too deep I found these.

TheReadingMermaid Very nice! 2d
Clwojick 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2d
merelybookish Great stack! 2d
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#booked2019 #spring #NightOrientedTitle 11/9/1965 5 PM rush hour , the power goes out in NYC ,involving 9 states & 3 Canadian provinces.800k people were stuck on the subways.If you got out to call family, the pay phone lines,insane.Phone Company had generators , airports did not.Where on the regional grid was the problem? Was it sabotage, or a broken part in the chain?NY Times put the paper together by candlelight,took it to the Newark to print

AmyG I remember this. I was 6. 2d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Pretty fascinating. I had just turned 1, so I don‘t remember. 2d
Leftcoastzen @AmyG @BarbaraTheBibliophage I was little too.My mom remembers it , we were already west so not directly affected. 2d
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RealBooks4ever Wow! I don't remember hearing about this! (I was living in the SF Bay Area) 2d
Cinfhen I wasn‘t born yet.... but it seems like something straight out of a movie plot! Very interesting. Was the book good??? 2d
Leftcoastzen @Cinfhen pretty good .It was put together by NY Times right after the event.Sometimes an “instabook” gives you that reportage without hindsight that is more in the moment than later books with more analysis. 2d
Cinfhen True but sounds fascinating! Blackouts were more common 40/50 years ago. Could U imagine if it happened now?!??? (edited) 2d
ValerieAndBooks I was a few weeks old but I guess it didn‘t affect us, living in CA at the time 😅! 2d
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Zodiac | Robert Graysmith
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📚Zodiac - he used to call to report his crimes and make threats
🎬If a man Answers -Bobby Darin Sandra Dee
📺Charlie‘s Angels - Charlie was on speaker phone giving the Angels their case.
🎼Telephone Line -ELO
#manicmonday

TheSpineView 👍 Goid song choice! 2d
JoScho @TheSpineView I agree ☎️❤️ 2d
Leftcoastzen @TheSpineView @JoScho Thx! I had to go listen to it after it popped into my head.😀 2d
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TheSpineView @Leftcoastzen Don't you hate when a song gets suck in your mind!😝 2d
RamsFan1963 @Leftcoastzen We share good taste in music, both picked ELO song 2d
Leftcoastzen @RamsFan1963 😀👍👏 2d
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I was busy over posting yesterday,so I will do my #folkiefriday on #Caturday .Jazz , Rock , Folk , Country,Bluegrass almost every type of guitar player longed for a Martin guitar made in Nazareth,Pa.They have a museum I long to go to.This book features famous musicians Martins , as in the case above with Woody ,the model , style , and vintage they owned and played.A large book I treasure full of great stories and beautiful guitars.

laytonwoman3rd I've been to the Martin factory and museum...it's fantastic. 3d
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#maymadness #minichallenge #speechbubblesearch Catwoman may or may not help Batman with Two-Face.
When I opened the comic box it was in the first comic I touched .Batman 398 Aug. 1986 #comics

TheReadingMermaid Awesome 👍 5d
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Since @LeahBergen noticed this little jewel, I thought I would post front, back ,and blank pages that are throughout the volume .A bad joke indeed but enough people bought it to entice St.Martins Press to reissue it.I laughed at it remembering it from my book selling days,I wasn‘t foolish enough to buy it then, but did so today at the library sale.I hope nobody takes offense, I‘m a good deal Irish so I‘m making fun of myself?😁☘️

wanderinglynn 😂😂😂 5d
LeahBergen “The National Bestseller Returns” 😆😆 5d
Suet624 No way!! 😳 😂 😂 5d
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My Weekly Reader, Special Braille Edition | American Printing House for the Blind (Louisville, Ky.)
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Bonus item in a kids book I bought at a yard sale!
My Weekly Reader from March of 1961.President Kennedy briefs Dean Rusk Secretary of State before he goes to Thailand.SEATO meeting .Southeast Asia Treaty Organization to prevent communism in the area.Makes me wonder how many young kids reading this ended up going to Vietnam.Noticed seal that indicates the reader was printed in a union shop.

Lcsmcat Wow! I remember Weekly Readers! Cool find. (edited) 5d
Suet624 Hmmm... I'd forgotten all about Weekly Readers. 5d
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Marjorie Morningstar | Herman Wouk
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I can‘t remember how long ago I read Marjorie Morningstar.😞

LeahBergen I didn‘t know he was still alive! 😮 5d
Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen You and me both.😬 5d
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Library sale haul other half! The joke within the Irish Erotic Art Book? All the pages are blank.

LeahBergen Really? 😂😂 5d
Leftcoastzen Guessing the theory is the Irish Catholic has such shame and guilt the pages could only be blank.😂 5d
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The Bell Tolls for No One | Charles Bukowski
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Library sale haul! Especially fond of the oldies.Red Penguin and Proust Modern Library.

wanderinglynn Great haul! 👍🏻 5d
TrishB Very cool 👍🏻 5d
LeahBergen Nice! 👏🏻👏🏻 5d
batsy My eyes went straight to those! Great find. 5d
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JoScho 💔 6d
DivineDiana So sad. 😢 6d
readingjedi My little girl will be heartbroken 😢 6d
Crazeedi 😪😪😪 6d
BookBabe 😿 4d
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My Struggle, Book Six | Karl Ove Knausgaard
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Done! I‘m paraphrasing a review that stated It‘s like taking a peak at a strangers diary & finding all your secrets there.Not for everybody but I loved it.My progress was slow on volume 6 ,it was hard to read about Hitler during the holidays.This volume takes place after the 1st book is out,fallout & confrontation comes to pass as a relative calls him out on his memory of events.Glad I took the journey.challenging for some in his life ,I bet.

Liz_M Congrats on finishing all six volumes! 6d
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Expensive editions are coming!

rretzler They look great! But without books 6 & 7. 😢 6d
Bookwomble I simultaneously love and hate Folio. They are such beautiful editions (and I want them all! 😬) but SO expensive. If I find a reasonably priced second hand edition, I'm always elated. 6d
Caroline2 Oh my 😯 6d
Leftcoastzen @Bookwomble I agree , looking for the used ones at a more affordable price! 6d
Suet624 Um, nope. Too expensive! 6d
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Went a little crazy on Daedalus.Can‘t even blame it on 🍷🍸🥃🍺 because as I recall, I ordered in the morning.

LeahBergen Ha! 😆 6d
AmyG Enjoy! 6d
Theaelizabet Great haul! Searching for Sappho is a good one. 6d
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I loved this book.Robin Fleming paints a picture of British times after Roman rule collapsed.Using archaeological evidence & DNA research, she shows cultures were always in flux .Some Scandinavians came to plunder & enslave.Others came ,settled ,& married the locals,even became Christian.Some Danes were bribed to go away.And lest we have a romantic idea of jumping in the time machine,evidence of illness and malnutrition might change your mind.

Weaponxgirl Sounds awesome! 1w
Theaelizabet I love books like this! 1w
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#AMonthOfSongs In the early 1950‘s brothers Cesar & Nestor Castillo leave #Havana for NYC to bring their special music to the states with a dream of playing with Desi Arnaz on “I love Lucy”.A lush story of music and the ups & downs of leaving home to start a new life in a new country.Made into a play & movie .Won the Pulitzer in 1990 .

Susanita IIRC the movie was the first English one for Antonio Banderas. 1w
OriginalCyn620 Awesome choice! 👌🏻 1w
Suet624 I still remember the feeling of reading this book years ago. 6d
Leftcoastzen @Suet624 I thought it was pretty special. 6d
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Walk in the Desert | Rebecca L Johnson
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Pretty tree on my morning walk ! As much as I love audio books ,I tend to catch up on my favorite baseball podcast and listen to music to pick up the pace! #litsywalkers

RealBooks4ever Nice! 💜 1w
cathipink What's your fave baseball podcast? I love baseball 🙂⚾ 1w
Leftcoastzen @cathipink Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney .Reviews the games , great guests , has Todd Radom on uniforms with a quiz , Jessica Mendoza ,takes tweeted questions.ESPN 1w
cathipink Thank you!! 1w
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#account #QuotsyMay19 Not sure if this quote is in this book.

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Pick up my holds from the library, and found these beauties at the friends of the library store. An Easton Press leather bound Walden ? Yes ,please.Been looking for a bind up of all the Melrose novels , watched the mini series first , good , but many trigger warnings.Think only At Last is not in this one.

vivastory I have the Melrose novels pretty high on my TBR 1w
vivastory I just found a box set of all 5 on Amazon for only $15 #resistanceisfutile 😂 1w
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Happy Mother‘s Day ! 💐
You too , critter moms!

RealBooks4ever I love this picture! 💜 1w
Leftcoastzen @RealBooks4ever from the tagged book published in 1961 .illustrations by Dagmar Wilson, I looked her up , she was also early anti nuke activist. (edited) 1w
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RealBooks4ever @Leftcoastzen Ok, this pic seemed very very familiar to me, so I searched online and as soon as I saw the oversize cover I knew that it was in our home when I was a child! Gratefully someone had posted a few more inside pages and I remembered reading them over and over! Immediately I had to have it again and found a seller of a pretty good copy. Thank you so much for leading me to this wonderful forgotten memory! 💜 1w
Leftcoastzen @RealBooks4ever I‘m so glad! This is the original one that was in our family, it had been in storage for years.I loved it too ,those illustrations and poems influenced me greatly as a kid. 1w
ValerieAndBooks This illustrator feels so familiar to me! Not sure we had this particular book, but probably at least one other illustrated by her. Evidently she did many but I have yet to find a full list of all the books she did. 1w
Leftcoastzen @ValerieAndBooks Yes, it‘s hard to get good information.A lot of the book illustrators were unsung , just working job to job in the art department .I love her style . 1w
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Liverpool footie for breakfast here on NBC in the USA!
Cheers @TrishB !⚽️

That-Bookish-Hiker My husband was watching this while we FaceTimed this morning. Go Liverpool!!! 1w
TrishB Drowning my sorrows currently and will wake up tomorrow and focus on champions league.... 1w
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Another wild #caturday night! I am really enjoying the tagged book, with all its Scandinavian invasions of post Roman Britain.Of what they can deduce from burials of Pagans and Christians,warriors buried with artifacts of their trade.How they can tell from the digs if a village was agricultural or built for making fabric,wares, and trade .Oh , King Alfred ! And don‘t forget the Picts!

Erofan 😻😻 2w
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Prejudices: Third Series | H. L. Mencken
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Lcsmcat Lucky jim 2w
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How Democracies Die | Steven Levitsky, Daniel Ziblatt
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️A must read. The authors use examples in history from different times worldwide to show how democracies can fail .The book is forthright in its concerns about this president & shows how the U.S. form of democracy has been endangered in the past.”A country whose president attacks the press,threatens to lock up his rival,& declares that he might not accept the election results cannot credibly defend democracy.” A wake up call if not woke.

Emilymdxn You've convinced me so fast. This definitely looks like a must read as far as I'm concerned. I love picking up recommendations for books like these on litsy and seeing other people reading and loving them 2w
Leftcoastzen @Emilymdxn I like it too because it‘s readable and gets to the point. 2w
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House of Earth: A Novel | Woody Guthrie
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#folkiefriday You know you have a book problem when....... I resisted paying full price for this long lost Woody Guthrie novel published in 2013 .Snapped it up from the sale shelf at Barnes and Noble.Have I read it yet? Nope ! Still on #mountainTBR I‘d love to see posts about folk music and books if anyone has anything they would like to share.😀

Theaelizabet That‘s sitting on my shelf, too, and has been for awhile. Someday... 2w
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#QuotsyMay19. #Garden Love this quote but I have no idea what Sarton book it is from.Title fit with the theme.🌸🌼🌹🥀

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Cassandra at the Wedding | Dorothy Baker
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Twins are generally closer than most sibs ,a special connection indeed .Cassandra is beyond upset , her twin sister left for the east coast , met someone ,bringing him west to get married.Cassandra is intent on wrecking this event.Baker writes beautifully,constructing intense,wonderful characters you want to know more about.One of the most enjoyable reads for me in a long time .Great pick for the #NYRBBookclub kickoff.

BarbaraBB I could read on and on about these characters indeed! Great review! 2w
Theaelizabet Terrific review! 2w
TrishB All these reviews are really tempting me! 2w
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Leftcoastzen @TrishB So good! It‘s nice to read an author who assumed that the reader is intelligent and can appreciate the nuances of this book. 2w
batsy 🙌🏽 Nice review! I read it on the kindle but feel like I must get the physical copy to spend time analysing her immaculate sentences 🕵🏽‍♀️ 2w
Cathythoughts Stalling not finished , but yes it‘s great ! Lovely review 👍🏻♥️ 2w
Suet624 I‘m enjoying it and reading slower so as to enjoy the ride. 2w
vivastory @TrishB I really can't recommend it highly enough! 1w
vivastory Excellent review! I noticed her other book mentioned by McCullers is also a NYRB #temptation 1w
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BOOKSHOPS | Jorge Carrion
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Do I need more books? No I do not .Should I have stayed home and read the books I‘m bogged down in? Yes , I should have.Could I resist these beauties? No I could not.In my defense, I used 2 frequent buyers cards to reduce the cost however , frequent buyer implies what ?🧐Fiddlesticks , this is going in circles!🤓📚

bookseller_cate I love reading about stoic philosophy. Wish I could go to Stoicon, especially this year as it‘s in Athens. 2w
batsy Those look fascinating! 2w
rretzler Everyone needs more books - even if one has more books than one can read in one‘s lifetime. 😂🤣😂🤣😝😜 (edited) 2w
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tournevis I just finished Carrion. It's pretty good. The writing style is circuitous, it's the best word I can find, very Spanish. 2w
Anna40 😁 2w
Leftcoastzen @bookseller_cate I have read some stoic philosophy,really looking forward to this one. 2w
Leftcoastzen @batsy I hope they are as good as they look!😀 2w
Suet624 I‘m right there with you. So many already here waiting to be read, but look! There‘s one I must have right now! 2w
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Magic Toyshop | Angela Carter
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Today is the birthday of Angela Carter.She had a way of mixing fairy tale like stories with the times she lived in.She died in her early 50s, I wonder what else she may have written.I have only read one of these 3,I guess I‘m better at adding to the stash then getting through my TBR.At least if I‘m under house arrest I‘ll have plenty to read.😀

Freespirit They all have amazing covers!! 2w
rather_be_reading awww 😓 but great pic! 2w
Leftcoastzen @Freespirit Aren‘t they great ? l love em too! 2w
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batsy Angela 💜 2w
Weaponxgirl I love Angela 🖤🖤 2w
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Cassandra at the Wedding | Dorothy Baker
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Cassandra has a way with describing prescription drugs.

Theaelizabet Right?! 2w
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If Beale Street Could Talk | James A Baldwin
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#BooktoMovie #MayMadness I own many James Baldwin books, not this one. Really wanted to see this in the theater, but viewing at home.Baldwin is one of my favorite authors.The image of the book a first edition, borrowed from the internet.

bookandcat THIS BOOK. IS. SO. GOOD. I devoured it in a few hours - stayed up late at bedtime starting it and finished it before work early the next day 😂 3w
andrew61 I loved the film so should now read the book. 3w
jveezer I missed the movie in the theatres too. Wanted to see it but wanna read the book more, of course. 2w
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Star Wars The Legendary Yoda | Catherine Saunders
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A special day,it is! May the fourth be with you!

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Cassandra at the Wedding | Dorothy Baker
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#NYRBBookclub Finally! 😂Can‘t read all day but will start.

Leftcoastzen I‘m such a weirdo! I was shocked to read there was an I Magnin in Fresno.I loved the store in Phoenix and would buy stuff on sale till it closed down completely in SF.So I had to stop reading and look it up.There indeed was , but the people who could afford it that lived in Fresno wanted the excuse to shop SF Union Square so didn‘t support the Fresno location. 3w
vivastory You're in for a real treat! 3w
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High Fidelity | Nick Hornby
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#MayMadness #BookToMovie “What came first , the music or the misery?” There is nothing that I don‘t like about this movie or this book.Yeah,the book takes place in the U.K. & the movie Chicago,but the universal story of love,loss ,deluding oneself & the excessive love of music works wonderfully on both sides of the pond.I read the book when it was first published & it‘s my go to movie when I want the world to “F”off.Early Jack Black?Awesome .

TheReadingMermaid HA! Love this 🤭 3w
Clwojick Oh! I need to rematch this one! Thanks for the reminder. 👏🏻 3w
CarolynM I loved the book and the movie ❤️ 3w
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Suet624 You and I sure do like many of the same things. Honestly, any movie that Cusack is in is a winner for me. 3w
Leftcoastzen @Suet624 I like almost all his movies too. 3w
batsy I enjoyed the book and absolutely adored the movie... It's been awhile since I've read or seen it, though. This post is very nostalgic for me 🧡 3w
Leftcoastzen @batsy It seems to really wraps itself around some people.You and me both. 3w
cathipink I love both of these, too. Did you hear they're making a tv show? I think the lead will be female (and I think it's Zoe Kravitz, if I remember correctly). So fun! 3w
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I‘m calling it #folkiefriday Have some? .I try to see Dar Williams every time she tours .Lee Hays was a member of The Weavers .Inside Llewelyn Davis, the Cohen Brothers film ,was loosely based on the life ofDave Van Ronk.I treasure my beat up copy of American Songs and Folk Songs.And my beat up early Dylan songbook.

Theaelizabet My father-in-law always reminded me of Lee Hays—in looks and demeanor, not politics.😉 Great collection! 3w
merelybookish I'm down with #folkiefriday! 3w
Leftcoastzen @Theaelizabet Thanks! Yes,Lee was pretty far left , interesting life. 3w
Leftcoastzen @merelybookish Yay! Scape some up ! 3w
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Pete Seeger in His Own Words | Pete Seeger, Rob Rosenthal, Sam Rosenthal
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Pete Seeger would have been 100 years old today , if he was still with us ,he did live a good long time .He did so much for folk music , as a member of the Weavers ,maker of great kids music ,and mentor to other musicians and folk historians.I love this record from 1956 w/ an instructional book on playing guitar enclosed.Think he did a banjo instructional record as well. Petes on banjo.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSDyiUBrUSk

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This is #4 in the Roy Grace series.I was a little concerned since it involved 9/11 , he caught the horror of it without disrespecting the heroes or the victims.His ability to weave threads of the story together is very good.Love getting to know the reoccurring players in Roy‘s world.

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SOMETHING HAPPENED | Joseph Heller
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Before we get through May 1, wanted to mention today was Joseph Hellers Birthday.Always praised for his incredible Catch 22 , took him till 1974 to publish Something Happened .I love this book.I was too young supposedly for it to resonate with me , but it did .Look at the Wikipedia description & see if you are not intrigued.My parents were too young to be in WWII, big into the American Dream , I thought hmm 🎼this is not my beautiful house,👇

Leftcoastzen This is not my beautiful wife...letting the days go by....🎼Maybe I need to read it again..This is the way I remember it 3w
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Speedboat | Renata Adler
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#NYRBBookClub @vivastory I really loved In A Lonely Place , SpeedBoat was kind of odd , New York in the seventies, liked it as well.I read The Unpossessed,by Tess Slesinger , a case could be made that it would be better known today if she hadn‘t teased and skewered intellectuals, politicos , performers and writers that may have praised it otherwise.It‘s on loan to a friend,so not in photo.Own more NYRBs still unread.

vivastory Another Dorothy Hughes fan 🙌I almost posted my NYRB shelf, but the number of unread titles is a bit embarrassing. Although I have really lucked out & found quite a few of them for a couple of dollars a piece at half price books! 3w
LeahBergen @vivastory I hear you with the big, embarrassing NYRB TBR shelf. 😆😆 3w
MicheleinPhilly @LeahBergen @vivastory I own more unread than read. 😬 3w
LeahBergen Oh, waaaay more for me. 😆 3w
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Happy #MayDay!

merelybookish 👏👏 3w
Suet624 Those are all great books! 3w
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Happy Birthday to Alice who was born in San Francisco on this date in 1877 .Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein held the most incredible Salon in Paris.If I could sit in on a session with them , Picasso, Matisse ,Sherwood Anderson, and Hemingway. Can you imagine?Though Stein lived in Oakland and Toklas was in San Francisco, they met in Paris in 1907.

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One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#AllMyLove for Littens, Libraries, and the endless TBR! #AnglophileApril

Cinfhen Same!!!!!! Thanks for joining us 🥳🥳 3w
Reviewsbylola ♥️♥️♥️ 3w
emilyhaldi This is the dreamiest little shelfie 🙌🏻 thanks for joining this month! 3w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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#24B4Monday It‘s official, I can‘t clear the decks for reading...but enjoyed every minute I squeezed in! Thanks to the hosts!

TheReadingMermaid You are most welcome sweetheart! We were glad to have you and I'm glad that you had fun. That's the name of the game 😘🤗😘 3w
Andrew65 Thanks, and thanks for taking part. Being part of the fun of the Readathon is far more important than how long you Read for. 😊👏🙌 3w
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Leftcoastzen
How Democracies Die | Steven Levitsky, Daniel Ziblatt
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Love how I can text location of book in the library to my phone from the library database .Still miss card catalogs though ,sigh.

Severnmeadows Just stacked Britain after Rome 😊 3w
Leftcoastzen @Severnmeadows It‘s the 2nd time I checked it out .I had deadlines so couldn‘t finish,it tells the story of what was going on culturally through anthropology finds ,material culture. 3w
Severnmeadows I‘ve reserved at the library- have to wait till 20th May! I‘ve been reading Barry Cunliffe‘s Europe Between the Oceans 9000BC-1000AD for a long time: but never got to the end!😊 3w
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