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English Journey | J.B. Priestley
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“After all, we need such experiments in life rather badly now, when everything and everybody is being rushed down and swept into one dusty arterial toad of cheap mass production and standardised living.”
From 1933.
#experimentsinlife #sustainableliving #sparkjoy

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YES.
The witches are hunting this time.

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So...just about everything, then?

#octoberfeels #autumn #theworkofwomen #changetime

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Underland: A Deep Time Journey | Robert Macfarlane
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Just went to the #PNBA #bookseller trade show and brought back a #bookhaul! My favorite lucky hit was Underland which I have been salivating for...
Thank you #publishers, and Robert MacFarlane!
Books are my bag, but also my JAM!

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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Very happily munching Bernstein‘s fresh bagel and schmear while finishing up this mystery for #histfic #book club tomorrow night!
#gothic #pdx #booksandsnacks #sundaymorning

Aims42 Ooo what kind of schmear did you get? It looks yummy! (edited) 1w
MargaretPinardAuthor Chive onion garlic—so good! 1w
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Book Love | Debbie Tung
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*Imaginary* Book Haul, because unfortunately my eyes were limited by a carry-on suitcase, a book buying ban, and a publishing deadline!!!
#africanamericanmuseum #solidstatebooks #rizzolibookstore

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Another rule I‘d never thought of! #logic #behavior #goodhabits #declutter #konmari

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A book about reducing clutter can be found amid my clutter. Irony!
It‘s a good little reminder, though, and is getting me motivated to keep going in spurts!
#septembersweep #declutter #goodhabits

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Finished listening to this book on audio—what an exciting finale! And while two characters were on the train through the forest, I was on a train through Baltimore! (Or should‘ve been, if Amtrak wasn‘t delayed 😤)
Some of the landscape evokes the industrial unkempt area of Portland that provides setting for the book...

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A very well-used recipe for granola. Love her style, attitude, and approach. ❤️

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What Is the What | Dave Eggers
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I read this many years ago but coming across this Xerox‘d copy of one page, the quote jumps out and makes my heart shudder still.
“...the pain is not great, but the symbolism is disagreeable.”
#humankind #beboth #endracism

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Eek! Halloween! | Sandra Boynton
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We just switched to our #Halloween themed #kidsbooks for the donation of new books to our neighborhood children‘s hospital, and Sandra Boynton‘s made me LOL!
If you want to donate one, you can make a sick kid happy through our site: anotherreadthrough.indielite.org
Props to Sandra Boynton! 🤣

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Cutting for Stone (Large Print) | Abraham Verghese, A Verghese
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I dunno, I was excited to read this but it feels wordy and wandering...and prurient if that is the right word? A weird #POV...
The #chocolate is helping...

MargaretPinardAuthor Agh! I just noticed that there are no even numbered pages—it‘s title on upper left, page on upper right, with nothing on first page of the chapter—-gah! #petpeeve #whatpageamion 2mo
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A Proper Tea | Joanna Isles
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I‘ll have to work on my “studied informality” !!
#apropercup #booksandtea #brits

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This book is so fascinating! Middle para here sounds EXACTLY like what our biggest corporations are doing now...ahem-#amazon-ahem...
“It had a single tendency: to destroy the last vestige of control by the laborer over his own wage or working life.”
#labor #industrialrevolution #history #research #histfic #nerd #uk

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Mrs. Miniver | Jan Struther
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Unbearably tender and bittersweet, so far. Three Stockings‘ ending left me aching a bit.

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The backlog of just-Read books that I‘m finally getting to cataloguing and reviewing.

Favorites: Failing Up for its big-heartedness, The Guynd for its honest look at the self in a relationship that didn‘t work out, and How to Not Always Be Working, for its poking at such a difficult subject for creative entrepreneurs.

#smallbiz #indie #courage #womenwriters

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The Keening | Margaret Pinard
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Just a moment of gratitude to my local library for carrying my books for readers who can‘t afford them for keeps. #histfic rocks! In #pdx 🥰

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Fascism: A Warning | Madeleine Albright
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Nothing like curling up with a cozy bedtime read...

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Pure | Andrew Miller
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So good! I am loving the voice and tone of this thoughtful cataloguing of the carryings-on of an 18th-century French engineer digging up a cemetery..,

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Shadow of Night: A Novel | Deborah Harkness
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SO not as good as the first book! Disappointing. There are good moments but the detail level and the depth are missing...or maybe it‘s my mood...sigh.

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The Argonauts | Maggie Nelson
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So true, and connecting so many lines of truth from different circles in my life right now.
Do what you love.
Fight the power.
Change the system.
ENJOY your life. That‘s what the f@$&kers hate the most.

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A steady, interesting sort of novel. Omniscient and head-hopping but sweet for all that. Makes me feel like it is old or self-pubbed but nope. Good enough to read the second in series. Probably diving into this pre WWI setting because of heroine #maisiedobbs... who piqued my curiosity!

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Strong Tea | John B. Keane
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I don‘t know, how many times have YOU heard, ‘he was a powerful judge of oats!‘ ?
😂❤️👏

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The Gooseberry | Joan Lingard
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#Youth fiction gets dated so quickly...in this case, a plus! Reading about 1970s #Edinburgh and the slang is A+!

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The Willoughbys | Lois Lowry
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Bahahahahahha! On. Point.

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Took a loooong time to finish the audiobook since I do not commute by car but it still has me thinking a month later about the many vignettes of history presented...fascinating stuff, and hopefully helps us get better prepared to understand the opposition...
The pic is just a nice one of my Beltane witch‘s altar, where I put forth intentions to get our world back on a sustainable course. ⚡️💕⚡️

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Lol. Well played, Jane Carlyle. #coldwaterbaths #somuchno

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Sling-shotting from last post to this, which I have to read slowly to get all the vituperativeness. 25 years old and onlot gotten worse. Taking lessons on how to change mindset!

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How to Relax | Thich Nhat Hanh, Nhaaat
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“The present moment WHERE LIFE IS AVAILABLE”
Ahhhhhhh. Truth.

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LOVED this book—the art, the humor, the learning, the passion. Recommended for 8 and up, including soon-to-be-38 me! 😂

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Bookshop Girl | Chloe Coles
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My latest read from probably one of my Top 5 Ever series...I love how Winspear drops in references to historical stuff I don‘t know so I have to look it up and it reveals so much about the character—Maisie is stepping out in this motor, ladies and gents!

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Wonderful read and resource for #witches #hedgewiches, and #historicalfiction writers!

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Just got through the long dictionary-like catalog of folk customs involving mice, miles, spiders, etc...it‘s nice to come back to the ‘magic‘ part of folk healing history.
#darkcave #carminagadelica #druids #essentialmagic 🥰

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Can we say Just About Perfect? Me and Bean getting our read on.
#pdx #witchyways #spring #goddess #sacredpath

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On accessing edible chestnuts: ‘pin them with my shoe...then drag my foot across the ground... It‘s fun, and you have the added benefit of looking ridiculous to passersby‘ 😂👌🤪
#keepportlandweird #foraging #feasting #nature #urbanforaging

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Discovery of Witches | Deborah Harkness
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Pause in your horror at my corner-folding, dear ones, to remark on how many top vs bottom folds there are: top means good; bottom, bad.
This was such a good story (and romance), but why were there so many unexplained pieces and inconsistencies? Perhaps because it‘s 579 pages? Anyway, I‘m off to watch the series now. 🤩
#pausefortea

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Healing means becoming _whole_, a unique, powerful, aware, fulfilled person.

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A chance insta post by foragingandfeasting made the connection for me: that tiny-white-heart-shaped-flower plant i‘d been crushing on was actually #chickweed! Then I went for this book for the #ritual reference, and it sings in my soul this spring #equinox of #Ostara...
Rituals always performed over hot chocolate, of course 👌🌕

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Loving the tone of this 1938 guide to old uses and folklore about herbs, preparing for an herbalism apprenticeship! 🤩

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Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1 (Updated) | Julia Child, Simone Beck, Louisette Bertholle
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The priceless introduction to the classic tome...
#servantless #howtimeschange #doubletake #cooking

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“I will call you Witch to affirm your birthright as a holy healer, to vindicate those socially rejected women who were hunted...in the name of not only patriarchy but also institutionalized racism, classism, and persistent imperialism.”
WOW. A fiercer read than I was expecting! May have to take it slower to absorb and digest 🙏🏽❤️

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I Never Stopped | Elizabeth Mitchell
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An intense story of love, grief, forgiveness, and transformation. Funny bits, foodie bits, and a whole lotta love. Great debut!

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Murder on Washington Square | Victoria Thompson
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It still crops my pictures. Why, @Litsy ??

Anyway, gaslamp fantasy is neat but this lady keeps it too prim and straightforward. The love story is barely there!

This is Beancat and he approved this message.

Litsy Sorry for the trouble. Litsy can only support square photos at this point. Let us know if you have any questions - you can email us at: litsy@librarything.com. 10mo
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Coatbridge: three centuries of change | Peter Drummond, James Smith
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“The two large car parks in the town Centre (Coatbridge, Scotland) are there partly because the area is too undermined for any sizeable buildings.”
Wow. 150 years later and the Industrial effects still with us ( I mean, beyond the obvious climate change effects!!)
#remnants #research #amwriting

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The Keening | Margaret Pinard
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For anyone in #pdx, check out our #indie #book fair, #JolabokaflodPDX!
12/30/18, 330-630 PM
8800 SW Oleson Rd (Nordic NW)

I am offering a copy of The Keening, Book 1 in my Remnants series, plus the gorgeous Celtic knot #necklace pictured!

30+ authors, 10+ #giveaways, and music, food, & crafts to boot!

#portland #oregon #book #writerscommunity #writer #writerslife #vancouver #washington #event #events #december

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A Conjuring of Light | Victoria Schwab
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So beautiful. I saw redemption, trust after betrayal, and self-forgiveness in this beautiful novel. But we each see what we need at the time, no?
#sarowsiscoming #teamholland #painremindsus #veschwab #magic

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Freedom: A Novel | Jonathan Franzen
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That‘s right, daring and original!
Come on, America. You can do better.
#whitemen #diverse #persephonebooks #snark

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Can we say Long. Travel. Day?!
Not unlike what I attempted to do with mom: #PortEllen to #Islay to #Kennacraig to #Tarbert to #Portavadie to #Dunoon...
Nice to know the #isles are still remote...
#scotland #innerhebrides #history #research #slateisles