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MichaelK

MichaelK

Joined January 2019

👋 Books. Cooking. Skiing. NYC🗽+ Catskills⛰
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The Way of Shadows | Brent Weeks
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Bailedbailed

Started off great and then it slowly died... I tried and tried and tried once more. Hasta la Vista 👋

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I'm on a big pirate kick right now 🏴‍☠️☠️🦜

CrowCAH Arrr matey, me too! 4mo
MichaelK @CrowCAH woah, impressive! You are like the queen of pirates! 👑 🏴‍☠️ 4mo
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MichaelK @Gina I haven't read it yet but downloaded it to my Kindle the other day! 4mo
Gina Well, let me know if it is worthy of my very finite time! 4mo
CrowCAH @MichaelK certainly started as a cabin boy and workin‘ me way up the ranks. I‘m currently editing my own Golden Age of Piracy novel, so I read a lot of piratical books, research, and fantasizing! 4mo
MichaelK @Gina will do!!! 4mo
MichaelK @CrowCAH woah that sounds awesome! Keep me in the loop. I'd love to check it! 4mo
CrowCAH @MichaelK will do; I‘ll make posts on Litsy, too! 4mo
MichaelK @CrowCAH yea just let me know how else I can learn more too 4mo
CrowCAH @MichaelK besides Litsy, I‘m also on GoodReads, and have an author page on Facebook with my full name Cynthia Anne Hurt. 4mo
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The Princess Bride | William Goldman
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tournevis You keep using that word. 5mo
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30 pages left and I just want to finish this book!!!

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Feel like this rainy foggy night is fitting for this book 🏴‍☠️

Tamra Beautiful! But no fish? 🐟 5mo
MichaelK Big storms tonight. Not in the mood to be struck by lightning ⚡️ 5mo
Crazeedi So peaceful!❤ 5mo
Tamra Good plan 5mo
sprainedbrain Gorgeous photo! 5mo
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Omega 3 for dinner

Tamra Love it! 🐟 5mo
Nute Yes! 5mo
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Been making it a priority to grow, forage and fish for more of my food. Here's my first batch of purple tatters 😁🥔

gradcat Those look great—I love purple potatoes! 🥔 ♥️ 5mo
tournevis I love purple (and blue) potatoes. Any non-white/yellow potatoes really. All the heirloom potatoes. Miam. 5mo
Texreader Congratulations!! 5mo
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Pickpick

For a newbie fly fishing nerd this book was a fun read. 12 hours later and I'm still going --- fireworks probably don't help though 🤔

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Guess the book is working! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Happy 4th y'all! 🇺🇸🍻🥂

Tamra 👍🏾 Was it dinner? 5mo
MichaelK @Tamra that little guy went back in the river but hopefully catching dinner today! 5mo
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The Punch Escrow | Tal Klein
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After hearing that this is a great book for readers who liked Ready Player One I jumped. But sadly it didn't live up to the hype. I pushed to the end but I should have probably bailed earlier on

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Trying to upgrade my fly fishing skills this summer. Let's see if this book helps 🤷‍♂️🎣

Tamra I love reading beside the water while my husband fly fishes. Very peaceful. Plus, well there is the trout fried in bacon grease later......😆 (edited) 5mo
MichaelK @Tamra absolutely! I'm new to fly fishing but I've been loving it! 5mo
Tamra @MichaelK my husband does too - “flow state” thing. Where are you fishing? 5mo
MichaelK @Tamra completely agree. You can't think of anything else since it takes such concentration. I'm fishing up in the catskills. 5mo
Tamra @MichaelK beautiful! 5mo
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The Punch Escrow | Tal Klein
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Not a bad day for a new book ☀️

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little homemade meal, some wine and a book. Picked this book up last night. I like the author's other books so let's see how this one does.

Ericalambbrown Looks fantastic! 6mo
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Pickpick

Book done and bottle of🍷done. Great book about how a countries passion for their food and wine gave them hope in the darkest of times.

Aims42 I just bought this book at my library‘s used book sale!! Glad you enjoyed it, hoping I do too when I get to it ☺️ 6mo
MichaelK @Aims42 you have to drink french wine while you read it. It's the rule... Sorry 😜 6mo
Aims42 @MichaelK Haha! Well if it‘s the rule, then it‘s meant to be followed 😆👍🏻 6mo
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The rule is that I have to drink french wine while reading this book, right?

Crazeedi Yes 6mo
MichaelK @Crazeedi 🍷 🍷 🍷 6mo
Crazeedi Cin-cin!!❤️ (edited) 6mo
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Walden | Henry David Thoreau
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Reading an old copy of Walden up in mountains 🏔 with some ☕️

monalyisha IDEAL. 6mo
MichaelK @monalyisha 👏👏👏 6mo
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Sunday morning reads 🚀☄️⭐️🌕

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Great food. Great wine. Great book.

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Pickpick

Today's breakfast skillet is filled with tons of local deliciousness! Just finished up this crazy book. Really enjoyed it. Another eye opening story about how we are overfishing our oceans and the screwed up politics and loopholes that allow people to get away with it.

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Whipped up a soufflé omelette and I'm going to finally finish this book!

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Sunday funday. Cooking up a storm. Finishing off this book... Then binge eating snacks on the couch and watching GoT! ⚔️🐲🔥

Kimberlone That looks so good! 8mo
MichaelK @Kimberlone I can confirm that it 100% was amazing! 8mo
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So far a pretty interesting read about how timing plays a critical and often unseen role in all aspects on our lives.

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Sometimes (most of the time) it comes down to who you know...

wordzie 9mo
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American Gods | Asama Davran
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Tackling another Gaiman book. Once I finish I'll have to watch the show!

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Pickpick

Quite a long read and at times a bit slow but I really enjoyed this book!

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All day skiing. All night reading (and cooking). Still chipping through my late night read. ✌️ night!

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Usually I opt for fiction before bed but this is addicting... and concerning. The future of humanity is going to be wild and unrecognizable. 🙈

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1776: America and Britain at War | David G. McCullough
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I'm just a history geek so yea it's 💯

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Mehso-so

I was looking forward to reading this book and queued it up for my flight. Burned through it pretty quickly and in the end it kinda felt half baked. P.S. not sure that volcano should be smoking 🌋🤔

Cinfhen Stunning photo💙 10mo
Bookwormjillk Yikes, where is that? 10mo
BarbaraBB Echoing @Bookwormjillk ! Great pic by the way 10mo
MichaelK @Bookwormjillk @BarbaraBB thanks! It was right outside Mexico City... Pretty crazy! 10mo
BarbaraBB Gorgeous! 10mo
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After reading Sapiens I've been itching to dive into Homo Deus! Here 👏 We 👏 Go 👏

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 10mo
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Bailedbailed

I tried. I tried so hard. Some people would probably love this book but it got way to deep on sleep studies and experiments to keep me engaged.

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1776: America and Britain at War | David G. McCullough
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Cooking with audiobooks (and wine) is the perfect combo 🍷

CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 10mo
MichaelK Thanks 😀 @CrowCAH 10mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hope you're enjoying Litsy so far 📖💙 10mo
Crazeedi Welcome to Litsy !🎉🎉 I want to read this one! 10mo
deadrabbitsbooks Welcome to Litsy! ❤️ 10mo
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Seems like an appropriate book to send me to 😴

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Pickpick

Malcolm Gladwell did an excellent job peeling back the layers of success in order to disprove stereotypes and reveal hidden patterns that can influence and even determine it.

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Perfect Sunday. Skiing with an audiobook. Should be able to finish this book up by end of the day.

Freespirit It looks amazing. 10mo
MichaelK It was indeed! @Freespirit 10mo
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Mehso-so

Struggled to get through this. Extremely dry writing on a very interesting topic.

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Always like to learn how to optimize and demystify our bodies. But sometimes these books can be a real slog to get through.

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Pickpick

If you are a Homo sapien this is a must read. Actually, it should be a requirement.

Trashcanman Many things in it are similar to Desmond Morris Human Zoo. It is a good read as well but his ideas on human sexuality are frustrating. 10mo
MichaelK @Trashcanman Have to take a look. Just picked this up (edited) 10mo
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Audiobook because it's far too cold to take my hands out of my pockets today. Stay warm! 🥶🥶🥶

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Subway reads 🚇📘 Should be a quick read on an interesting topic.

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Cold day ❄️ good excuse to hunker down and read about the creation of 🇺🇸. It never ceases to amaze me how much of American history (and history as a whole) came down to luck & chance. That is not to say strategy, diplomacy, grit, logistics, weapons etc didn't play a major part. But luck and chance played such a critical role in the formation of America time and time again. Hope everyone has a great day 👍

BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 10mo
MichaelK Thanks 😊 @BookwormAHN 10mo
Megabooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚👋🏻 10mo
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MichaelK Thank you! 👋 @Megabooks 10mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 10mo
MichaelK 💯 thanks!!! @CoffeeNBooks 10mo
Kaylamburson Such a pretty view! Is that the Catskills? I always hear wonderful things about up there. Welcome to Litsy!! 10mo
MichaelK Hey @Kaylamburson thanks! It sure is the Catskills. It's heaven here and a necessary escape from the city! 10mo
Kaylamburson So lovely! I need my own escape room the city. One day! 10mo
MichaelK Yup! We all do. 😄 @Kaylamburson 10mo
MichaelK Nope! Looks super interesting. Just added it to my massive list 😂 but I'm a sucker for these types of books so it may cut the line @LauraBeth (edited) 10mo
LauraBeth That‘s what Litsy is for 😂 10mo
MichaelK Learning that pretty quickly 😊 @LauraBeth 10mo
RadicalReader @MichaelK love how wonderful Litsy is. Welcome to the most magical place for bookworms aside from the library or ebook library lol that will fill your bookshelves with billions of beautiful reads. I always search up on the library website the amazing books Littens “ users of Litsy as some call them” instantly lol 10mo
MichaelK Hey @RadicalReader thanks for the warm welcome! I'm loving it so far and have already picked up a few new books I've found here 😊 10mo
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The Way of Shadows | Brent Weeks

Has anyone read this? Just started and can't put it down! 💯

MichaelK Thank you 😁😁😁 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 10mo
BarbaraJean My husband just picked up a copy of this—good to hear a great recommendation! 10mo
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MichaelK @BarbaraJean Yea I'm really enjoying it. Jumps right into the action and the story moves at a nice pace 10mo
RaimeyGallant Not yet! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 10mo
MichaelK @RaimeyGallant thanks! 😁 10mo
BookNerd9906 Welcome to Litsy! 🎉❤️📚 10mo
MichaelK Big thanks! 😄 @BookNerd9906 10mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!📚📖💜💛💙 10mo
MichaelK Thanks!!! @ProfReader 10mo
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Pickpick

Leaves you thinking a lot about Zemurray - how do you define and label a man like that? Good? Evil? Not that simple.

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Artemis | Andy Weir
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Loved The Martian and was hoping to get the same quality. Sadly this book didn't hook me the same way.

Traci1 I had the same feelings about this one. I wonder if I'd read Artemis first, and wasn't comparing it (even as much as I tried not to) to The Martian, if I'd have liked it more. 10mo
MichaelK Perhaps, but I couldn't connect with any of the characters or the plot. Long live Mark Watney 😂 @Traci1 10mo
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Pickpick

Really enjoyed this book. Scary and eye opening tale about the state of the world's seafood industry. Makes you think twice about what you buy.

MirrorMask Welcome to Litsy!!! 10mo
Reggie Like scary because we‘re overfishing? Or because it‘s not safe? Welcome to Litsy!!! 10mo
MichaelK @MirrorMask thanks! 😁 10mo
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MichaelK @Reggie oh man! To sum up a few pts... We have over fished our oceans, wiping out species and changing ecosystems. America is exporting some of the highest quality wild seafood in the world while importing low grade (even dangerous) farmed seafood. It's a really messy, complex and scary situation. Especially when you consider our ever growing population and the challenges associated with feeding all those mouths. 10mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Welcome to Litsy!🎉📚💕 10mo
MichaelK @ValkyrieAndHerBooks excited to be here! 👍 10mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 10mo
DarcysMom Welcome to Litsy! 🤩 10mo
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚🎉Hope you are enjoying it here! 10mo
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