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MMenefee

MMenefee

Joined May 2016

I've read too many books to believe what I'm told.
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Home decor goals.

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The Sixty-Eight Rooms | Marianne Malone
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While visiting the Thorne Collection (my favorite!) at the Art Institute of Chicago I learned about this fun series.

Eyelit Aw, that‘s so cool! 2mo
MMenefee @Eyelit I want to live that and this series sounds as if it‘ll make that experience happen. 2mo
Eyelit I hope that turns out to be true and I look forward to your reviews! 2mo
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Heat and Light: A Novel | Jennifer Haigh
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This book is covering a little bit of everything - fracking, domestic abuse, religion, Three Mile Island, drug abuse ... I like the writing and observations.

MicheleinPhilly I loved this one. 5mo
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The Terror: A Novel | Dan Simmons
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The Terror
The Shining
”Winter in the Hamptons” by Josh Rouse

#manicmonday

JoScho 💙💙💙 5mo
Ericalambbrown We had the same book and movie! But I 💗 Josh Rouse,too! 5mo
MMenefee @Ericalambbrown I like your song choice, too. 5mo
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After reading Judy Chicago‘s book on Frida, I want to learn about all the women artists.

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Lumberjanes #48 | Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh
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“Time for a free and open press montage!”

The Lumberjanes never fail to delight.

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Some good news to kick off the new year: this amazing accomplishment was posted in a local library‘s Facebook feed. The library‘s website reports that they recently signed up the 100th participant in this program.

gradcat Yay! Keep reading, kids!! 6mo
RachelO Wonderful! 6mo
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Frida Kahlo: Face to Face | Frances Borzello, Judy Chicago
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Pampering my feet while reading this enormous book. The reproductions of Kahlo‘s work are beautiful!

OrangeMooseReads I love Frida Kahlo 6mo
megnews Love her! 6mo
Weaponxgirl Oh god I love her so much! 😍 6mo
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“She looked like Katharine Hepburn in Desk Set. All smart and efficient and completely unaware of how beautiful she was. Armand could watch her all day long.”

When one of your favorite book series collides with one of your favorite films. 😍📕👏❤️

Blaire 😍 6mo
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Miraculum | Steph Post
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I want to read the tagged book because the author wrote one of my favorite articles, published in Garden & Gun this past year https://gardenandgun.com/author/steph-post/. And, her instagram includes lots of dogs and chickens. Her writing is amazing! and that chicken‘s feet is soooo floofy but you haz to check it out at instagram.

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Cruel Candy | Mildred Abbott
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A cozy mystery series involving books and a corgi. Yes please!

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Verses for the Dead | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
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I get to kick off the new year with Special Agent Aloysius Xingu Leng Pendergast!!

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Beastie Boys Book | Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz
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Favorite read of 2018. I borrowed it from the library. Now, I must purchase it because there is much music to research.

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Beastie Boys Book | Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz
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Smrloomis 😂😂😂 7mo
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Times We Had | Marion Davies
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This past fall my significant otter took me to Hearst Castle. It is amazing! I failed to take pix in the library, but I would totally read in here which is Hearst‘s office-y space. If you ever get a chance, GO (and there‘s a nearby Elephant Seal colony). It, and Mallory O‘Meara‘s upcoming Lady From The Black Lagoon, has inspired my 2019 reading goals - celebrity / Hollywood memoirs. I‘m making plans and Peter Lorre I‘m coming for you.

BookBabe 😍😍😍 7mo
BarbaraJean I loved the Hearst Castle library, but felt the same about the study/office—would love to read in either/both spaces! 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Hearst Castle is magnificent and over-the-top! 7mo
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MMenefee @BarbaraJean I could probably read by the outdoor pool, too. 👙🍸 7mo
MMenefee @BarbaraTheBibliophage It is! I took the Hearst and Hollywood tour and our guide was so knowledgable which made it all the more fabulous. 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MMenefee Oh, that tour sounds cool. When I was there in the 1980s, I don‘t think that was an option. Although we did hear about all those connections. 7mo
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Usually, I savor these books and take my time between them. But after the end of The Beautiful Mystery I just have to know what happens next. I feel as if things are going to be difficult for Gamache, but I believe he‘ll get through it ok.

Blaire I felt similarly about this story arc. Went through several close together. 7mo
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This book is making me want to listen to Gregorian Chants.

Lcsmcat The audio book has a beautiful Kyrie at the beginning and end! 8mo
MMenefee @Lcsmcat What a lovely addition! 8mo
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14 | Peter Clines
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This has been on my tbr for a long time. Now, it is mine.

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Right on, Thich Nhat Hanh. ☮️💜

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Thanks to my Facebook feed full of posts about CNN showing RBG, she immediately came to mind. Otherwise, by the power of Grayskull, He-Man woulda probably been the first image.

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Best believe.

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This book‘s title is accurate. And, this conversation is spot on.

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This book is crackin‘ me up.

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❤️ Eudora Welty is good people.

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I had no idea Bigfoot “erotica” was even a thing, but it‘s apparently a controversy in a VA congressional race. https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2018/07/30/bigfoot-porn-shakes-up-virgin...

There really are books out there for everyone.

MicheleinPhilly 😳What scares me even more is the white supremacy stuff but you know, it‘s the NY Post. 🙄 12mo
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Stone Butch Blues | Leslie Feinberg
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Leslie Feinberg‘s novel on the complexities of gender is available for free at http://www.lesliefeinberg.net. It‘s heartbreaking but also, though I‘ve not yet completed it, hopeful.

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Secret of the Witch's Stairway | Holly Beth Walker
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Amidst this wall of book series including Trixie Belden (gleeps!), Cherry Ames, Judy Bolton, and Nancy Drew, I found 5 of 6 Meg books. Books on Bay in Savannah GA

rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 14mo
mrsmarch Go to E Shaver and find @Schlinkles and give her a squeeze! And pet the cats! I‘m thinking of flying to Savannah for a weekend sometime.... 🤔 14mo
Schlinkles @mrsmarch Yes! Do it! 14mo
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MMenefee @mrsmarch @Schlinkles I visited E Shaver yesterday, and gave head scritches to Eliot and Bartleby. Made it to The Book Lady and Books on Bay today. Savannah has excellent bookstores! 14mo
mrsmarch @MMenefee @Schlinkles It‘s on my bucket list for sure 14mo
LeahBergen OMG. 😍😍😍 14mo
Schlinkles @MMenefee Thanks! 14mo
sudi Wow 😍😍😍 14mo
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Bookstore Cats | Brandon Schultz
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E.Shaver Booksellers (Savannah, GA) Bartleby (top) would prefer not to; Eliot covers your shirt in fur before you get it home.

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 14mo
LeahBergen What a couple of jerks. 😂😂 14mo
MMenefee @LeahBergen Cute, furry jerks. 😻😹 14mo
OrangeMooseReads Cats, The furriest jerks. But they are so damn cute! 😻 14mo
Bookzombie So cute! 😂 14mo
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Complete Stories | Flannery O'Connor
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Little Free Library at Flannery O‘Connor Childhood Home in Savannah, GA.

Laura317 That is the most beautiful little free library I‘ve ever seen! 😍😍😍 14mo
MMenefee @Laura317 Agree! 14mo
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The Rage of Plum Blossoms | Christine M. Whitehead
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Sometimes, I purchase Kindle sale books and they disappoint. Other times, I end up with a little gem like The Rage of Plum Blossoms. This was a great escape with a nicely crafted story and well-developed characters.

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My cat and I put together this donation for our library‘s silent auction fundraiser - A Tisket, A Tasket, A Literary Basket - taking place this Saturday. Banjo isn‘t interested in attending, but I‘m planning on going with my significant otter.

Bookzombie This is really cute! 1y
MMenefee @Bookzombie Thanks! I had fun putting this together. Banjo didn‘t really help. 1y
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The Light of the World: A Memoir | Elizabeth Alexander
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This book is beautiful.

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This is gonna take forever to get through. 50 pages in and I‘ve had to look up Saga nishiki, bochinchera, and Larry Levan and Saturday Mass at the Paradise Garage. That last one sent me on a discovery of the most incredible dance music. #houseofxtravaganza #parisisburning #thelibraryisnowopen #readingisfundamental

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This first paragraph makes me ache for spring.

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West Virginia and West Virginians have been brutalized by big money and politicians since 1863. Teachers have always been my heroes and instilled in me my love of learning and reading. I stand with WV teachers. #55strong https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/03/02/how-striking-west-vir...

tpixie Looks like Kansas Teachers 👩‍🏫 are neck and neck with WV. 49 & 46 ! 1y
MMenefee @tpixie WV teachers are also looking at significant increases to health insurance expenses ... on top of increases every year over the past several years. 1y
tpixie @MMenefee oh my! 1y
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Julia Keller is continuing her Bell Elkins series!

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I had no idea 2015‘s Spectre is responsible for the parade.

Lindy 😮 1y
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Just Kids | Patti Smith
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I never really got in to her music and approached Just Kids with some skepticism (believe the hype! read it!), but I decided if Patti Smith was playing in my neighborhood I should go. Amazing set that included many songs she wrote with her late husband, WV native Fred “Sonic” Smith.

“ ... That the people have the power
To redeem the work of fools
Upon the meek the graces shower
It's decreed: the people rule”

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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Not quite natural.

AudreyMorris That‘s also not quite how it‘s done! 1y
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Booky accessorizing today.

Louise That bracelet! 😍 1y
MMenefee @Louise Ebay score. 1y
Louise 👌👌👌👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1y
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The perfect gift for my significant otter who loves this book and hedgehogs, and he‘s not on Litsy. (etsy shop - name at top of photo)

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Everyone needs to read this.

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Yay! My library added this. And, I now have a reason to leave my home this weekend.

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Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
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All of this.

BarbaraTheBibliophage I ❤️ Willowdean. Just finished this yesterday. 1y
MMenefee @BarbaraTheBibliophage I saw that on Goodreads and connected to your website. Great review! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MMenefee Aww. Thanks so much!! I hope you love it as much as I did. 1y
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LiteraryinLititz Your posts about this are making me want to pull it off the shelf soon (I own it but haven‘t read it yet)! @BarbaraTheBibliophage 1y
MMenefee @BarbaraTheBibliophage I just finished it and it‘s every bit as delightful as your review! I‘m ready for Dumplin‘ 2. 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MMenefee The next one is already available for pre-order. It comes out in May! 1y
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Shutter Man | Richard Montanari
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One benefit to January lasting 90+ days already is that I just finished my 36th book (sure, some were 30 page graphics) of 2018. This wasn‘t my favorite in the series but I still enjoy following Byrne and Balzano‘s crime-solving techniques.

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Gus Van Sant has made a film of John Callahan‘s memoir. Wonder how that‘s gonna go? http://ew.com/movies/2018/01/16/dont-worry-he-wont-get-far-on-foot-trailer/

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Based on the reviews, I wasn‘t expecting much out of this. It‘s fun for a snow day and the illustrations are nice.

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Plastic | Doug Wagner
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Lots of doughnuts. Lots of decapitations. Currently available on hoopla.

GrilledCheeseSamurai I have this in single issues and I haveta say...its pretty whacked. I liked it though! 🤣 2y
MMenefee @GrilledCheeseSamurai Upon completion, my assessment was, “that was messed up, but I liked it.” 2y
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