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MrCoachU

MrCoachU

Joined June 2016

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Just added to my currently reading list. #MrRogers #BobRoss

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Oblivion Song | Robert Kirkman
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Big week at the comic book store. #Superman #AmazingSpiderMan

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Lila: A Novel | Marilynne Robinson
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“It felt very good to have him walking beside her. Good like rest and quiet, like something you could live without but you needed anyway. Then you had to learn how to miss, and then you‘d never stop missing it.” ~Marilynne Robinson, Lila

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My Soul Looks Back: A Memoir | Jessica B Harris
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Currently Reading.

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Let‘s do this!!

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I love a good library book sale!!!

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Knocking out three different tasks on reading challenges with this one. Superbly written. Obviously, I love Coates‘ prose. More than that though, I love his honesty about the things he has written in the past and the fact that he does not have it all figured out.

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I cannot stop reading this book. Katy Tur does a great job of giving us an inside look at this insane election. She also does a great job of showing the importance of journalism in a free society.

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Reading David McCullough. Listening to John Coltrane on vinyl. Drinking hot chocolate from my Mark Twain mug. All part of my best life now.

MrBook 👌🏻🙌🏻 3y
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Book mail makes me happy!! About to dive into this one.

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Foucault's Pendulum | Umberto Eco
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About to start my next #LitsyReadingChallenge book. #LRC15 #translated

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Reading Mr. Penumbra's for the Read Harder Challenge task #3 (A book about books). Halfway through and it is AMAZING!!! Love it! #readharder2017

britt_brooke I LOVE this book. 💛💛💛 3y
britt_brooke Does you cover glow in the dark? Mine did (I wish I hadn't traded it 😩), but I don't think they're all like that for some reason. 3y
MrCoachU YES! I just figured that out earlier. Made me love it even more. 3y
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"Lafayette's concerns about finally taking his first crack at combat basically boiled down to Danger! Yippee!"

#LitsyReadingChallenge #LRC25 #freespace

melrailey I loved this book! I live in a city named after Lafayette and for the first time I had somebody say to me the other day, "I just read a book about him that was hilarious." Oh was it this book? They were surprised I guessed right. 3y
MrCoachU I absolutely love Sarah Vowell. It's educational and funny at the same time. She's great. 3y
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The Muralist: A Novel | B. A. Shapiro
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Loved, loved, loved this book. Shapiro did a great job of weaving together the real and the imagined to create a compelling narrative. Beautiful work. #LitsyReadingChallenge #LRC10 #MultiplePOVs

tpixie I'm starting this this week for book club! 3y
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Listening to Aaron Copland while reading Sarah Vowell's Lafayette in the Somewhat United States just feels right. Her writing is fantastic (smart and funny) and Copland is a legend. #LRC25 #LitsyReadingChallenge

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The Paris Architect | Charles Belfoure
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Apparently, I accidentally ordered seven books off Amazon while listening to the @bookriot holiday recommendation shows. Oops!!

stylizedreading I love Mr. Penumbra! 3y
MrCoachU It sounded really interesting. Definitely ready to jump into it. 3y
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The Muralist: A Novel | B. A. Shapiro

I am caught between wanting to read the whole book in a sitting and wanting the book to last forever. Love the two different time periods. Love the mixture of real historical figures with the fictional figures. I am hooked.

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Going out of business sales are the best...and a little sad.

ReadingOver50 I would like to read Going Clear. Scientology fascinates me. 3y
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I love when great literature inspires great music. This great album from Lucero's lead singer Ben Nichols is inspired by McCarthy's Blood Meridian. Both are phenomenal.

acorter Going to have to listen to this now. 3y
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Hiroshima | John Hersey
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71 years ago today the US became the first and only country to use nuclear weapons against another country. John Hersey's account originally appeared as an issue of the New Yorker. It's now a book I use to teach World War II to my sophomores each year.

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My last Friday before going back to work. Going to be a good one.

Trav That mug!! 3y
MrCoachU One of the many upsides of teaching is students who get you awesome things like that mug!! 3y
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Ida B. Wells is underrated and overlooked by many in the study of American History. She is one of my favorites and I'm looking forward to getting this biography started. She's the best!!!

MrBook I just learned who she is for the first time last week in a documentary I watched. An amazing woman! Definitely getting this ASAP! 3y
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Oprah is my new favorite person. I've been waiting for this one for some time now.

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The Oh Hellos put out this album inspired by the Screwtape Letters. It is told from the perspective of the human being tempted by Wormwood. Great tribute to Mr. Clive Staples Lewis. Brilliant concept. Perfect execution. Beautiful album.

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Book mail is the best mail!!!

MrBook Indubitably! 😎👍🏻 3y
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Saga, Volume 6 | Brian K Vaughan
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Saga, Volume 6 was every bit as wonderful as volumes 1-5. This series is absolutely one of my favorite things to read. Great characters. Great story. Great visuals. It does everything I want a comic to do and then some. It's a home run every time.

RealLifeReading Need to catch up!! Love Saga! 3y
Readaholics The digital version was just on sale via bookbub ( i.e. I think it was Amazon). Love Saga. Love Image comics in general. Where are their movies? Lol 3y
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This is how my day is beginning so it can really only go downhill from here.

MrBook 😁😁😁👍🏻 Digging the mug. 3y
RealLifeReading Your Poe mug is awesome! 3y
MrCoachU Thanks!! I picked it up at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. It's my favorite!! 3y
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House of Secrets | Brad Meltzer
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Exactly what I teach my students in US history. "A complicated guy."

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Essays After Eighty | Donald Hall
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Reading on the back porch of my hotel in Eureka Springs. I could definitely get used to this.

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Fun Photo Friday!!! Howard Zinn's masterpiece is the book I go back to again and again and again. It balances the normal US history narrative with what the overlooked and exploited peoples experienced.

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Go Down, Moses | William Faulkner
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Stopped in Oxford, MS so of course I had to stop at Square Books. I could have stayed forever and spent all the monies!!!

MrBook That store is on my bucket list. 👍🏻 3y
MrCoachU It is the best bookstore I have ever been to. I wanted to move in. 3y
StickyNote_BookReview I‘ve been there! And visited all the Square Bookstores! Did you go to the used book store and the kids bookstore too? 2y
MrCoachU I just went to the main store but I stayed for a couple of hours. It‘s the best bookstore I have ever been to. 2y
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Visited Eudora Welty's home today. If you get the chance, it is worth it.

MrBook Where is it located? 3y
MrCoachU Jackson, MS. 3y
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Love Medicine: A Novel | Louise Erdrich
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Going on a 3 week road trip. The fact that I'm only taking 5 (plus ebooks) shocks even me.

SGJ Nice selections. 3y
TsahaiMakeda Very nice selections. I adore Louise Erdrich! 3y
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Maud's Line | Margaret Verble
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These two came in the mail today. Can't wait to dive in!!

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Saga, Volume 6 | Brian K Vaughan
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Yes! Yes!! Yes!!!

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Flame and Shadow | Sara Teasdale
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Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree
If mankind perished utterly;

And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn,
Would scarcely know that we were gone.

Sara Teasdale, "There Will Come Soft Rains"

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Mother Night: A Novel | Kurt Vonnegut
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Aw Yeah!!! Just came in.

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On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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"The one thing that we yearn for in our living days, that makes us sigh and groan and undergo sweet nauseas of all kinds, is the remembrance of some lost bliss that was probably experienced in the womb and can only be reproduced (though we hate to admit it) in death." ~Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Leslie You either love this or hate it. I loved it, and started a lifelong romance with the written word 3y
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A one volume history of Ancient Rome is a difficult task. So far Mary Beard's work is tremendous.

kammartinez This is an excellent read, actually - especially if you want to understand what made the ancient Romans, well ancient Romans :). 3y
MrCoachU It has been absolutely fascinating so far. Beard makes reading about the Romans fun. 3y
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Picked this one up because of Book Riot. Not sure I am emotionally ready to read it though.

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Home: A Novel | Marilynne Robinson
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Finished Home a couple of weeks ago and I can't stop thinking about. Marilynne Robinson tends to do that though.

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