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Megara

Megara

Joined September 2016

Polytheist. Working towards my M.S. in Thanatology. GR: lovemegara.
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The Eleventh Virgin by Dorothy Day
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Enchiridion | Epictetus
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Finished another book towards my #BFC #BookFitnessChallenge ! I‘ll addd this into my week two check in later. @wanderinglynn

I love #SerialReader @SerialReader
#BookChallenge #ReadingChallenge #FitnessChallenge

catebutler Great job! I love Serial for classics, it makes it so easy to read and keep up! 3d
BookwormAHN Nice job. Serial is awesome 👏🏻 3d
wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 3d
Megabooks Fantastic!! 👏🏻👏🏻 3d
VanChocStrawberry I love serial reader! Way to go! 3d
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#BFC #BookFitnessChallenge week 1 checkin!
• Signed up and shared the challenge (20)
• 2 extra update posts + weekly update (5)
• Encouraged 3 friends (3)
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#BookChallenge — 1 book read
#FitnessChallenge — 3 days of stretching + bonus dog walk

@wanderinglynn

Clwojick Way to go! 🙌🏻💙🙌🏻 3d
wanderinglynn Excellent first week! 🙌 3d
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 3d
catebutler Great job! This has been a great week for everyone participating!! 3d
VanChocStrawberry Woo-hoo! Great work! 3d
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#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

Adulting Edition:

1: having the capacity to cut out toxic people
2: paying debt
3: none of it. I miss nothing about childhood
4: depends on your definition of adult? I‘ll just go with “bookseller” because that covers the most ground
5: you can‘t force someone to heal — and trying to takes away their agency

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💛 4d
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Checking in #BFC. Stretching done today and first book finished. #bookfitnesschallenge #fitnesschallenge #bookchallenge @wanderinglynn

How could I resist a self-help book based in Ancient Greek philosophy? Light reading, but some interesting tidbits in there. Ancient Greek psychonauts. 😜

Marina_h Well done! I also finished my first book today 😊 6d
Kaye Good job 👍🏼 6d
Bookwormjillk Great job! The book sounds interesting. 6d
Caterina You had me at "Ancient Greek" ? Great job stretching and finishing a book!! ❤️ 6d
BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 6d
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*sigh* I just started physical therapy and it looks like I have to change my #fitnesschallenge for #BFC . Great first check in, huh? I‘m going to aim for 3 days of stretching a week instead of an hour of walking a week — I could hurt myself. @wanderinglynn #audiowalking #bookchallenge #bookfitnesschallenge

Bookwormjillk Too bad. That must be frustrating. 7d
wanderinglynn Sometimes we get thrown a curve ball. But you‘re doing the right thing—adapting your goal instead of quitting. So 🙌🏻 for sticking with it. Stretching is just as important. And you definitely don‘t want to hurt yourself. You‘ll get there. One step at a time. 💚 7d
Clwojick Like @wanderinglynn said, it‘s good that you‘re adapting and not totally giving up. Anything is better than nothing. ♥️ 7d
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BookwormAHN Keep your spirits up, stretching is great 🌻 7d
Caterina You got to take care of yourself! ❤ That's frustrating, but sounds like you're doing a great job with the challenge by listening to your body and the professionals and adjusting your goals accordingly. I've been stretching for 30 minutes 3 days a week for months now and it has made a bigger impact than weights or walking in how my body feels, it's amazing how good stretching is for you!! You got this, and we all look forward to seeing you succeed! 6d
TheSpineView Just remember slow and steady winds the race and your Litten friend will be here to encourage you. 6d
Kaye As long as you‘re moving, that‘s good. 6d
Megabooks I‘m sorry! Just keep up what you can do snd take care of yourself! 6d
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Mon/Tues are my weekends rn.

1. I have several cracked open, but I think I‘ll pick something different up tomorrow (or tonight).
2. The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Suzanna Clarke.
3. Poppies and peonies.

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Me.

Snagged from @bookandcat
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I wish Hanne Blank had added her works cited in footnotes throughout the text instead of only including a selected bibliography at the end. I don‘t like reading through a book and wondering “Where did you get that information?”

A book discussing virginity is long overdue, though, and I appreciate Blank‘s efforts to compile an accessible survey of the topic(s) covered.

TimSpalding I can't stand that approach. Footnotes are the best part! 2w
Megabooks I‘m not sure where you‘re located, but I really liked this book about the abstinence movement in the ‘90s and ‘00s in the US. 2w
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#HelloThursday ! @wanderinglynn
1. Fanfic is a huge genre that includes Tolkien, Virgil, and Dante — so yes.
2. Tagged! Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.
3. I read the news online. I‘m too broke to subscribe.
4. When I‘m completely engrossed in what I‘m reading, nothing can make me put the book down!
5. No, but there‘s one down the street from me. I think I‘ll donate some books soon. @TheBookDream @Mitch

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 👋🏻 2w
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Okay! This should be fun! My goal is walking at least 1 hour per week and reading 4 books — my new classes start May 20th so I don‘t want to overload myself. #audiowalking @wanderinglynn #bookchallenge #fitnesschallenge #litsywalkers

@TheBookDream you may be interested in this! 😊

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻😀 2w
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Medieval manuscripts blog entry on preserving texts with fire damage

https://blogs.bl.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2013/02/crisp-as-a-poppadom.html

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This sounds interesting! #toberead

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Dionysos and His Toys healing me 🌟

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The Enchiridion | Epictetus
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Enchiridion of Epictetus // Arrian
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Everyone is welcome at the library! Until it‘s 5 o‘clock then GTFO. 😂

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1: one of my many current reads is tagged. Mostly focused on reading John Custis IV‘s Commonplace book for a work project.
2: #Slytherclaw
3: Vikings
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in 💚💙💚 4mo
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MrBook 😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🍻 *mic drop* 4mo
speljamr That's awesome! 4mo
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Finally made it through one of my books borrowed from the Swem #library. Only 15 more to go or so? 😅

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Ever been curious what the Rockefellers read? I can‘t say I am, but these are their books from Bassett Hall in Williamsburg, VA.

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This section of the Swem #Library 😍

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Project Gutenberg 🖤

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My screensaver

hermyknee 😂 4mo
wanderinglynn 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
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Picture my dad took and edited that he calls “Megara dreaming of books as she sleeps.” Couldn‘t fit the entire photo into Litsy, so I tagged one of the other books from the shelf.

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Recollections and Private Memoirs of Washington | George Washington Parke Custis
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#friyayintro @howjessreads
1: Read minds.
2: Partially read.
3: No resolutions!
4: re-watched The Good Place and Twin Peaks.

Megara On second thought — teleportation! I‘d love to be able to travel the world whenever I want and, as someone else mentioned, mind reading might be too exhausting for me. 4mo
ephemeralwaltz 😘😘👏 4mo
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More research days #ColonialWilliamsburg #library #bookhaul! I went from just researching John Custis IV to also researching his son Jack, born of JC‘s slave Anne.

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#BookHaul from the #ColonialWilliamsburg #library. I love research days. Not pictured: Williamsburg Area Residents Files on #JohnCustis and his family. #johncustisIV #amIactuallygettingpaidtodothisrightnoe

4thhouseontheleft 💙💙💙 Love this! We‘re planning a trip to Williamsburg over my daughter‘s spring break, I haven‘t been since I was a kid! 4mo
Megara @4thhouseontheleft Enjoy your trip! I‘m a lucky duck who works here. 😊 4mo
ephemeralwaltz Nice stack! 4mo
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1984 | George Orwell
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How are y‘all spending your evening? I think we chose our propaganda wisely. 🥂

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Unabridged Edgar Allan Poe | Edgar Allan Poe
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“How Edgar Allan Poe Became Our Era‘s Premier Storyteller”

www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/edgar-allan-poe-became-era-premier-storyteller-180971001/

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Reaper Man | Terry Pratchett
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Reading Reaper Man, drinking the lavender-vanilla-cinnamon tea recipe I dreamt about last night, and listening to rain+fireplace sounds on my Sonos speaker. ♥️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That sounds delicious 😋 4mo
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I‘ve learned something about myself today. According to powerthesaurus.org, synonyms of “homebody” not only include “loner,” “recluse,” and “hermitess,” but also “grownup.” #litsyhumor

Guys. I think I‘m an adult.

Megara @TheBookDream We‘ve been giving ourselves unrealistic standards! We‘ve been adults all along. 4mo
TheBookDream LOL 4mo
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I‘m still celebrating public domain day!

Duke University‘s spreadsheet of texts that have entered the public domain:

https://law.duke.edu/sites/default/files/images/centers/cspd/pdd2019/1923_works_...

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This is a good Christmas present.

Birdsong28 😍😍😍😍📚📖 4mo
Amiable Love it! 4mo
ephemeralwaltz 😍😍😍👏 4mo
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It‘s actually Saturday but #friyayintro ! @howjessreads
1: according to my GR account, 50 books this year. Also creating a reading nook.
2: no. This year we had pizza and wine before falling asleep at 9:30.
3: I guess Wonder Woman because of her basis in classic mythology, Black Panther, or Deadpool.
4: June.
5: 🙌🙌🙌

TheLibrarian That sounds like a perfect New Years! 4mo
Megara @TheLibrarian What could be better than a laid back, early evening with your favorite person and dog? 😊 4mo
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The Public Domain | James Boyle, Erika Garcia
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I hope y‘all had a great public domain day! 🎉

How to Download the Books That Just Entered the Public Domain: http://flip.it/GAB8p0

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The True Story of Pocahontas: The Other Side of History | Linwood Custalow, Angela L. Daniel
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This story has been too long repressed. Finally I‘ve read this. ❤️💔

Tamra I want to know more! 5mo
Megara @Tamra I recommend this book! To hear the story from the Powhatan Nation‘s side instead of colonist propaganda is invaluable! It‘s an easy read too. I breezed through it in one day during my research at work today. 5mo
Tamra @Megara I stacked. 😊 TY! 5mo
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Emilymdxn This sounds like a great book! Is the writer Native American? 5mo
Megara @Emilymdxn “Dr. Linwood ‘Little Bear‘ Custalow and Angela L. Daniel ‘Silver Star‘ who claim they are revealing for the first time the oral history of the Mattaponi tribe and its contents regarding the story of Pocahontas and John Smith. The authors claim the book is a collection of four hundred years of Mattaponi oral tradition passed down through the tribe‘s quiakros (priests who dedicated their lives to learning).” 5mo
Megara @Emilymdxn It seemed to be a collaborative effort to preserve the oral tradition. 5mo
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The True Story of Pocahontas: The Other Side of History | Linwood Custalow, Angela L. Daniel
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“We can only learn from the real history. Many don‘t see the real history! The reason we have not learned from history is because we have not embraced the truth of what has happened.”

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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Have any of you checked out NYPL InstaNovels yet? Sounds interesting. Article provides links of other ways to read — including Neil Gaiman reading it to you. 😍

https://www.nypl.org/blog/2018/12/19/instanovels-christmas-carol?utm_campaign=in...

Heideschrampf I love this! Thank you for posting! You just gotta love the NYPL... 5mo
Trashcanman 🤗😜👍 5mo
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I always find book sales and library checkout trends fascinating — the way they correlate to current events and culture.

https://www.6sqft.com/the-new-york-public-library-reveals-list-of-the-most-check...

Heideschrampf And the cliché that there‘s always a need for simple entertainment reads, like Steele, Patterson. Some things never change ;) 5mo
Megara @Heideschrampf Very true! Could this simple entertainment need stem also from current events and culture — a need for escapism using literary potato chips? Haha 5mo
Heideschrampf @Megara probably! I‘m glad that it‘s not just those cozy reads but the hard stuff too. Atwood and Orwell are what we need right now. I‘m at this very moment listening to Vox and it‘s striking way too close... 5mo
Megara @Heideschrampf I totally agree. Also, just stacked Vox! Thank you! 5mo
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Forbidden Library | Django Wexler
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This is my favorite #librarian joke so far 😂 #chaucer #library #litsyhumor

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I don‘t know who to credit this, but you need to see this, @MrBook #tatertots #tots

BookaholicNatty 😂😂😂😂😂 5mo
Megara @BookaholicNatty 😂 Tots are cannon #LitsyHumor 5mo
BookaholicNatty @Megara I thought this was just sooooo sooooo appropriate for @MrBook 5mo
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MrBook @BookaholicNatty @Megara 😂😂😂☺️🤗🤗🤗 5mo
Eggs ♥️😂♥️😂 5mo
Megara @MrBook I thought you‘d need to see this. 😂😂😂 5mo
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Only real friends know this is the holiday card they should send you 😂

Megara @Wife Teaching kids to count with Poe. 😂 5mo
Wife I 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤that! I would frame it! 5mo
TheBookDream Lol! 5mo
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Raven | Edgar Allen Poe
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My tree topper is the best 😜 #nevermore

TheBookDream OMG I was gonna tag you and then saw who posted it 😂😂🤣 5mo
Ericalambbrown ❤️💕 5mo
Megara @TheBookDream 😂😂😂 it literally brings me so much joy that when someone sees a corvid they automatically think of me! We got this at Target during Halloween and it‘s out permanently. I thought it‘d make a great tree topper! 5mo
Wife Have you seen ?🖤 5mo
Megara @Wife that‘s awesome! 😍 5mo
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This came in the mail today and I am so freakin‘ stoked! #orphic #orphism #hellenismos #polytheism #classics #ancientgreece

bookcollecter Please tell me all about it after you are done. This is my primary field of study so I'm extremely interested😀👍 5mo
Megara @bookcollecter you‘re going to want this! I finished the actual Papyrus text part of the book and it is mind blowing. I‘m starting Gábor‘s analysis today! I‘ll keep you posted! 5mo
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Remember that black gown I mentioned? Here it is! 🖤

Amiable You look great! 5mo
Megara @Amiable 😊 Thanks, friend! 5mo
bookcollecter Awesome 👍 5mo
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Seamus Heaney provides an accessible, modern translation of Antigone. Breezed right through it.

It‘s fun to reread classics since becoming a Hellenic polytheist. 🖤

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“And if death comes, so be it. / There‘ll be a glory in it. / I‘ll go down to the underworld / Hand in hand with a brother. / And I‘ll go with my head held high. / The gods will be proud of me.”

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Dionysos at Large | Marcel Detienne
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Worth the read. But now I just want more Dionysus. 🖤

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Colonial Williamsburg: A Pocket Guide | The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
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A picture of myself from that one time this past week I felt well enough to go to work. Can I be done being sick please? 😷

Amiable OMG, you look awesome! Great photo! (But sorry you are sick. 🙁) (edited) 6mo
Megara @Amiable Thanks! 😊 I have a black gown being sewn up for me right now. It‘s going to look so awesome with my wine-colored cloak! Hopefully I‘ll be back to work tomorrow. 6mo
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