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Early Saturday morning. Devoting time to a study in humanity, monstrosity, the relentless chase after too much knowledge, the primal struggle against the darkness within, spiritual awakening...the desire to be more than ‘man‘...to be God-like...to be God...to be able to shout out “It is alive!”
Yes, it‘s true that I know Victor only from the movies, but today...today I shall begin to see another side.

BooknerdsLife I love this book!!! 😭💙 2w
ShyBookOwl 📚❤ 2w
teainthelibrary One of my favourites! It‘s the type of book that each time you reread it, you find or learn something different. It‘s life changing! 2w
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Did I really just enjoy this book? Am I surprised? I guess that I am, because I am reluctant to say it out loud. There are all of the detestable elements as tell signs of the era - racism, sexism, exploitation, disenfranchisement & Tom is a little ‘too much‘ all-American boy - pretentious, full of himself & an outright liar (ok, maybe just a fibber) & everyone around him is too gullible & there is a ‘syrupiness‘ dripping from many pages, BUT, 👇🏽

Nute oh my, it was a witty, colorful, descriptive slice of life.
I read as that and nothing more. Mark Twain deserves his accolades for his gift of storytelling. And one day I will follow-up with Huckleberry Finn‘s story.
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A Novel Bookstore | Laurence Cosse
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Several hours later: tired feet, aching shoulders, empty wallet and a deep craving for uncrowded spaces, BUT there are books. Yay!
I never came across an Independent Bookstore Tote Bag.🙁 I really wanted one of those.😞 It was neat to see so many people hanging out in their favorite bookstores. Every spot was wall-to-wall folks. I feel like I saw a gazillion people today. Readers were out en masse representing an undying passion. Hooray for us!

rather_be_reading thats great to hear! 3w
Jee_HookedOnBookz Me too :( no tote bags 😭😭 3w
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A Novel Bookstore | Laurence Cosse
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🎶Just got paid, Friday night
‘At the bookstore,‘ Place is right
‘Books on shelves,‘ all around
‘Spendin‘ dollars,‘ gettin' down🎶

Updated lyrics for this occasion.
I‘m in my happy place!

This photo is from a few weeks ago. The Poppy War released in paperback this week and that is the book that I came to purchase. Since tomorrow is Independent Bookstore Day, I am desperately trying not to spend any more money at B&N tonight. Still having fun!

SW-T 🤣🤣🤣🤣 4w
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Easter | Gail Gibbons
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Happy Easter! May we each receive many blessings and lots of joy.💕
Photo Credit: The Internet

Laura317 Happy Easter! ✝️ 1mo
Nute @Laura317 Thank you. Happy Easter to you as well! 1mo
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On Imagination | Mary Ruefle
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1. I do not remember my dreams. I can only hope that I am experiencing fantastic adventures or soulful transcending journeys of growth.

2. A dragon named Eowyn.

3. Many of you know that I love Samwise "Sam" Gamgee from LOTR. He would be my best friend choice.

4. There are so many wonderful literary worlds/places out there. I don‘t think I could choose just one, but top-ranking: The Shire, Diagon Alley....hmm

5. Right on!

#HelloThursday

wanderinglynn Great answers! Thanks for playing! 💜 1mo
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After the Eclipse | Fran Dorricott
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It takes me an incredibly long amount of time to select the next book to read after finishing whatever was my last book. It‘s a process that I can‘t explain...really there is no process. It‘s as if I fear a waste of time or a disappointment. It‘s as if this important decision requires a calling...a book whisper so I linger in a non-reading black hole for days, sometimes, weeks at a time, waiting...
This book found its way to me.
It may be the one!

MicheleinPhilly SAME. I sometimes feel paralyzed with anxiety when trying to pick. Lately I‘ve been trying to just pick something quickly without thinking about it too much. If it‘s not speaking to me, I‘ll just pick something else. 1mo
Nute @MicheleinPhilly Yes, that might be the best way to describe it...it is a paralytic anxiety, and because of it, I, sometimes, do not read for weeks. I continue to do book-related stuff: read reviews, play around on Litsy, hangout in bookstores and libraries...I contemplate particular books, but I make no selection. I‘m going to try your methodology and just jump in quickly. 1mo
MicheleinPhilly I hope it works for you. Reading should NOT create stress! 1mo
Lesliereads Wait for that “book whisper”❣️ 1mo
C.Perone Beautiful description of one of the most daunting non-process process 😣😖 1mo
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Things Fall Apart | Chinua Achebe
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I can only express sorrow that I did not read this book at a much sooner juncture in my life. I can only express a deeper and more profound sorrow for the implications of this novel: a strong African tribe/community deeply rooted in tradition, stabilized with an internal way-of-things, flourishing with a sense of pride is undone in a matter of a few years, because someone comes in and says, “You are savage and uncivilized. We know who 👇🏽

Nute and what you should be. We know better ways and those ways are superior to your primitive thoughts and actions. We don‘t understand you. We call you brother in the presence of God, but we really don‘t like you. You must see that we are right...that we are above you. You must know that we are here to save you from your successful government, from your long-standing traditions, from your longevity, from your sense of pride.👇🏽 (edited) 2mo
Nute We are here to save you from yourself. Why? Because we don‘t get you. You frightened us. We don‘t need to try to understand or learn about you. We just need to fix you!”👇🏽
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Nute Don‘t get me wrong...there are some real problems with Okonkwo and the marginalization of women. It was tough to think “ Let these people be.” My thoughts were everywhere, but finally concluded...leave it to the dichotomy of order and chaos, either things will fall apart or things will fall together. Highly recommended!
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dawn-pInk The whole trilogy is brilliant! Highly recommend the other two if you haven‘t read :) 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa This one‘s been on my list for years too, I really need to read it soon. 2mo
Leftcoastzen Wonderful review! I am embarrassed to say I have not read it. 2mo
Parvez Great review 2mo
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📖 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

🎥 At the movies right now about to see 🎞Us🎞

☕️ Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream

#weekendreads

Nute We committed to a double feature night. Followed 🎞Us🎞 with 🎞Captain Marvel🎞. Both movies were very good! 2mo
Chelleo Loved Captain Marvel. I actually want to go back and see it again while it‘s still at the theater. I may catch us on cable at some point. Not really my favorite genre. 2mo
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I‘m not sure if I am excited about this, but it feels like it is supposed to be read. I should be able to say ‘Oh yeah, I did the Tom Sawyer-and-Huck Finn thing in childhood.‘ Truth be told, some parts of this story rings a clear bell, but I don‘t know why. Did I read it awhile back or am I remembering some film adaptation?🤔
Anyway, I‘m reading it now and liking it so far. Mark Twain‘s writing is very descriptive and surprisingly humorous.

MelissaSue81 Confession.. I definitely never read these in childhood, nor did I watch any adaptations. I haven‘t a clue what they are about. 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve never read Tom Sawyer-Huck Finn either 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
Erinreadsthebooks I've read Huck Finn but not Tom Sawyer. Tom's quite a turd at the end of Huck Finn. Not sure I want to read his story. 2mo
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LaraReads Love that cover! I‘ve read both, many years ago. But definitely more of a Huck Finn fan. 2mo
BooknerdsLife Read both along long time ago and I think I need a reread them as an adult one of these days too 😆 2mo
Cedricsmom Whenever you get to it is the right time. 2mo
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After Anna | Lisa Scottoline
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We‘re in the middle of an all-out winter blizzard. The entire city, actually, most of the state is shut-down. Roads are closed everywhere. The electricity went out for a few hours. Kinda scary when heat is desired.
Anyway, I told the family that all is good, because luckily, I stopped by Target yesterday & got some supplies: bottled water, cashews, tea AND two new books of suspense. Whoa! The looks they gave me. I don‘t understand. Come winter👇🏽

Nute ...let it snow...let the wind blow! We‘re good here!!! 2mo
MicheleinPhilly That‘s me when we‘re expecting a big storm. Everyone is stocking up on milk, bread and eggs and I have a cart full of toilet paper, wine, and microwave popcorn. 2mo
CaitZ Hope your electricity stays on and you can spend the storm reading 2mo
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Nute @MicheleinPhilly I like your shopping list purchases better than mine.😅 2mo
Nute @CaitZ It takes a minute to comprehend just what “no electricity” during a winter storm with freezing temperatures outside means. Thank goodness that I didn‘t have to think too long about the impending impact. Thanks for your kind wishes. I‘m still trying to turn it into a day of reading.🙂 2mo
Leftcoastzen Hang in there! Hope the power stays on.Stay safe . 2mo
NatalieR Stay warm and happy reading! ❄️📚 2mo
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The Bluest Eye | Toni Morrison
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I know what to expect with Toni Morrison‘s writing. It is skillful and talented. I know that there is a gift for storytelling. So why was it difficult to fall asleep after finishing this book last night? Maybe, because of the transfer of emotion from those written words to a hibernating soul. Maybe, because of the free fall into a life experience that is so raw, naked, painful and uncensored, it‘s incomprehensible.👇🏽

Nute The reader willingly participates, but the exposure is heartbreaking. The organic truth is bitter and agonizing. There is an ache that touches the center of your being. Your mind questions the legitimacy of fiction because this feels like real life. With everything inside yourself, you wish...you hope... you pray that someone didn‘t live this story.
Highly recommended!
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merelybookish Beautiful review! 2mo
Cathythoughts Love your review... I want to say more ..but you‘ve said it all ... ❤️♥️💔 2mo
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Leftcoastzen Perfectly said.I felt so wrung out after reading this book,it stuck with me and broke my heart. 2mo
Tamra I am ashamed to admit I still have gotten to this one! 2mo
batsy What a stunning review! 2mo
Reggie 😮 wow!! Just wow!! 2mo
Nute @Tamra TIME...never enough! When The Great American Read List came out, I was shocked at how much reading still needed to be done to accurately assess what book I would pick as number one. Never enough time, Ms. Tamra. 2mo
Tamra @Nute so sadly true. And then new books keep me from rereading great old books. 😭😳😩 2mo
Centique What a beautiful review! I love this book - it‘s a painful kind of love because this book is as sharp as a knife. But I think about those scenes and those words again and again over the years. I reckon I have to put it in my all time top ten. ❤️ 2mo
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The Bluest Eye | Toni Morrison
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The day was planned: laundry, potato-leek soup & reading. No other activity because the falling of lots of snow was expected overnight. Enough snow so that the pull of the outside world would be stymied. BUT the snowy weather seems to have blown right by. It is cold, windy & foggy.
The making of soup will still happen. Laundry...definitely kicked to the curb, because I hear that B&N is having BookHaul Sale. The rest of the day will be THIS BOOK.

readordierachel Sounds like a good day! 3mo
Suet624 I love your posts. 3mo
Nute @readordierachel The BEST day! 3mo
Nute @Suet624 Thank you!☺️ 3mo
Centique I love that - snow will stymie the outside world. Youre so poetic! Also - potato leek soup 😍😍😍 yum. 2mo
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Optimism in the world today? The struggle is real. Thank goodness for a book like this!

Fun Alert: I‘m finally reading on my new Kindle Fire. Yay!😃

Chelleo How do you like your new Kindle? 3mo
Nute @Chelleo I love it for the ease of carrying multiple books around. I love it even more for having a bookstore at my fingertips in the middle of the night. But it hasn‘t hampered my desire to buy physical books...not like I thought it would. And I don‘t read on it that much. I think I‘m caught up in the novelty of saying I have a Kindle Fire right now...nothing more. Maybe it‘s going to take some time.🤷🏽‍♀️ 3mo
Chelleo I love mine for the same reasons. I ro find that I read extremely slowly on my kindle (which could be the books being read). 3mo
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At times it is befuddling to know that such a light shines in an earth-bound soul.

I feel like a “work in progress” knowing myself well one day and the very next day trying to figure out who I am and what I‘m suppose to be. I wonder when we are a complete picture or at least a satisfied onlooker...a full story or many memorized paragraphs? I like the idea of no matter where you are continuing to gather whom you have yet to be.
#PoetryMatters

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Their Eyes Were Watching God | Zora Neale Hurston
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One thing that was cool about watching the broadcast of The Great American Read was catching a renewed interest vibe in a book read a long time ago. I‘m not usually down with re-reading books because I don‘t have a lot of time to devote to this passion even though it is just that...a passion that I can‘t exist without. But WOW listening to those readers say “this is why” I was smitten with every book (well, except one) unread or previously read.

megnews I‘m not a re-reader. There are books I‘d like to read again. But there are so many books I want to read that I haven‘t yet, that I can‘t seem to justify it in my head. 4mo
Nute @megnews Agreed! So many other books to get to, how can we ever re-read what we have already read? I think that my motivation right now is due to forgetting the rich details of a good book. I want to be reacquainted. 4mo
megnews I have it on my tbr. Haven‘t gotten to it yet. I think my hesitation is I saw the movie first and I usually don‘t read a book after I see a movie because it‘s hard to get your own pictures in your head and not what Hollywood creates. 4mo
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readordierachel I hear you. It's hard when there are so many books out there waiting to be read. But it can also be so rewarding to reread a book at a different point in your life, when you notice or appreciate new things about it! 4mo
Nute @readordierachel Truth! I believe that the reader‘s perspective is determined by their current walk in life. Some things that flew right by me in childhood or young adulthood would probably stand out like glow-in-the-dark lighthouses. You‘re absolutely right. I am intrigued by the possibility of new discovery, but I am also leery of falling out-of-love with an old favorite....because maybe I‘ve outgrown the magic. It‘s a dilemma for me. 4mo
Chelleo Ruby Dee narrates an audiobook version and it‘s amazing (I listened to it years ago so it may be time to revisit)! 3mo
Nute @Chelleo Love Ruby Dee! I just ordered the movie with Halle Berry and Michael Ealy from Amazon. I‘m going to watch that soon and then maybe the next revisit to this story will be by way of audiobook. 3mo
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The Norton Anthology of Poetry: Full Fifth Edition | Ferguson, Margaret, Salter, Mary Jo
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2019 - It‘s a difficult time when we must think of legacies who are gone far too soon before their work is done. I thank MLK for saying “yes” to being chosen as a guiding light & envisioning what a committed people can do. However, as we know there were many voices so today I pulled out an ‘old familiar friend,‘ my falling apart edition of The Norton Anthology of Poetry so that I could read Margaret Walker‘s poem,👇🏽

Nute For My People. A poem that expresses that people must unite, search for truth, brandish courage and stand up and hope for a world “that will hold all the people, all the faces, all the adams and eves and their countless generations”....in peace, in harmony with love. 4mo
Leftcoastzen Beautiful poem! 4mo
Leftcoastzen Thanks for posting, it‘s been awhile since I had read it .So powerful. 4mo
Nute @Leftcoastzen I agree! Powerful is a very good descriptive word for this poem. It moves me every time that I read it and the passing of time doesn‘t matter...it remains relevant which I guess is a sadness, the fact that people are still having to overcome injustices and unkindness. 3mo
Nute #mugsoflitsy This hashtag makes me happy!😊 2mo
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Every time I see that someone is reading this book or has just finished reading this book, I want to reread it. It is one of my favorite reading experiences. I‘m happy to see it favorably impacting other people‘s reading experiences as well.

Jee_HookedOnBookz Must read this soon! I can feel the force real strong this time! 4mo
Bookzombie I listened to him read it on audio and it was so good. Definitely one I would like to revisit. 4mo
BridgetteM I listened to the audio about a year ago. It‘s definitely one of those books that stuck with me. I hear he‘s releasing another memoir sometime in the near future! 4mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Loved this. I‘m keeping my copy for a reread sometime in the future. 😊 4mo
Nute @Jee_HookedOnBookz Do read this book soon. You‘ll be so happy that you did.👍🏽 3mo
Nute @Bookzombie @erzascarletbookgasm I know that I‘ll be back again and again.😀 3mo
Nute @BridgetteM I‘ve seen many post that inform that listening to the audiobook read by the author himself is the ultimate experience of this reading pleasure. And I‘ve also read somewhere that he is writing again. That‘s exciting news! 3mo
Suet624 His mother! 💕💕💕 3mo
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One week vacation. 350 mile road trip...solo. Simple hangout plans just to spend time together which surprisingly included a planned-for-me trip to the bookstore. He doesn‘t do bookstores. I felt lightheaded with too much allowed time and too many sips of Starbucks Carmel Spice Apple Cider. I thought that I was leaving empty handed.👇🏽

Nute At the last minute I came across this book which contained these words: ”It is the time when life curls and broods, When my tired, lean summer hands shake with desire...”
There was nothing else to do, but buy this book and cherish the memory of how he strolled with me around the bookstore.
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BookishMarginalia 🙌🏼💜 4mo
readordierachel What a beautiful quote 4mo
Suet624 Such a lovely post! 4mo
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Last book of 2018.
Yesterday evening I finished The Joy Luck Club. I wanted to post something right then and there, but for a moment I was immobilized. Amy Tan gives a tender beautiful and at times painful examination of motherhood (specifically mother-daughter relationships). I, being a daughter, should have gravitated there, but instead was lead to examine how I am mothering my son...how am I recognizing the individual within him?👇🏽

Nute Yes, the writing is magnificent...the imagery is powerful and I was caught up in that, but the magic of this book is the journey that it sets every parent and every child upon...what is at the crux of our relationships? What lessons do we want to pass on? What lessons do we choose to receive? What secrets do we reveal? What words do we share? What do we try to control? And how do we know when to let a thing be or let some things go?👇🏽 (edited) 5mo
Nute How much credence do we give to fate? How can we ignore faith? I want to do this mothering-thing right or at least as best as I can. I ask my son to be patient everyday. I‘m bringing 💯! I feel that Amy Tan gave some insight that I will cherish all my days. Highly Recommended! (edited) 5mo
Ruthiella I thought this was a fabulous book as well. Great review! Love your insights as a parent!😀 5mo
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Reggie This whole review, all the stars. 5mo
CBee One of my favorite books of all time ❤️❤️ 5mo
Suet624 Goodness! I‘m with @Reggie. Just a wonderful post. 4mo
Nute @Ruthiella @Reggie @Suet624 💛thank you💛 3mo
Nute @CBee Definitely added to my Favorite Books list! (edited) 3mo
CBee @Nute so much love for this book ♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
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Happy New Year Everyone! It‘s so lovely getting acquainted with each and every one of you! Like the Room of Requirement, I hope that the year 2019 delivers what is personally needed, that prayers are answered and wishes & dreams come true.
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Simona Happy New Year to you too❣️🍾🥂 5mo
Leftcoastzen Lovely!❤️Happy New Year!🎉 5mo
JazzFeathers Happy New Year!!! 5mo
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ilyssa.g Happy New Year!!! 5mo
JoScho Happy New Year! 🎉🥳🎉 5mo
readordierachel Happy New Year! 5mo
Redwritinghood Happy New Year! 5mo
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I worry about making commitments that I will not keep so I don‘t often make New Year‘s Resolutions, but I do think that it can be motivational as a frontal lobe thought...so here goes an effort:

📖 Participate in a Reading Marathon

📖 Read two biographies

📖 Complete a Sci-Fi/Fantasy series

I hope that I follow through. I have 100% confidence in only one of those statements, because it‘s already part of a plan. We‘ll see...
#SundayFunday

sebrittain ❤🎉❤🎉❤ 5mo
Bookladylinda Good luck! 5mo
Crazeedi Go for it! You can do it 5mo
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RJHowe You are going to do it. Chose the right series and it will be a breeze. 5mo
Ddzmini Yea I did the last one this year and it was great 😋 5mo
Nute @Bookladylinda @Crazeedi Thanks for the encouragement.😊 5mo
Nute @RJHowe @Ddzmini I enjoy reading Sci-Fi/Fantasy. There is no better reading experience than following along for the creation/building of an extensive world. This experience begs for numerous books in a series. Although I like it, sometimes it can be daunting to commit to 3 large books in a row or 7 books in a series, etc. But you both are right...I just need to it, because it‘s usually worth it and it feels like an accomplishment.😊 5mo
WomanistBibliophile I am tentative also around making resolutions, at least grand ones. I‘ve set some intentions for my year‘s reading, books seem to be my one area of reliability in life! 🤩 5mo
SailorMoon Great resolutions! I guess mine would be just to be able to read as much as I like! I had major eye-surgeries this past year and I was so afraid I could ruin my sight if I forced it too much. So, now that I am back from the dead, I just wanna read... read... read!!! 4mo
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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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Last night my puppy just kept running around the house, freezing in place mid-stride, puffing out air under her breath & staring out-into-space at nothing. I was so rattled while I was reading this book. By the time I finished it, I knew this book had done its job without a real monster or a gory scene. My sightless (or too sight-filled) imagination was all that was needed. What do we fear the most if not the unknown? That which we cannot see!👇🏽

Nute I‘d rather live in A Quiet Place than try to exist in a Bird Box! Too unnerving. The amount of courage that it takes to live without eyesight is unfathomable. Now to watch the movie. Book - Highly recommended! (edited) 5mo
Ruthiella Love how your pup added to the atmosphere!😱 5mo
Nute @Ruthiella Yes, but she was freaking me out! It was like she had been secretly hired by a sneaky ‘Scare-the-Reader‘ book crew.😬 5mo
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Ruthiella Maybe she was picking up on your mood! 5mo
riversong153 I haven‘t read this but really enjoyed the movie! 5mo
Gina The movie is a #1 hit on Netflix. 5mo
AlaMich Creeeepy!!!🐶 5mo
RadicalReader @Nute loved both Bird Box the book and the tremendous movie starring Sandra Bullock and always a fan of the delicious Starbucks Hot Cocoa love making the same at home without having to brave the wicked weather or wasting valuable gas lol 5mo
CBee I am currently reading this - it‘s freaking me out! I swear I kept looking over my shoulder last night 😂😂 5mo
Nute #mugsoflitsy This hashtag makes me happy!😊 2mo
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Join Me | Danny Wallace
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I don‘t know how I missed this. I know that it is after Christmas Day, but as someone has already said, this can be a tough few days for some of us. Hopefully, it is never too late to spread some holiday cheer, support each other and give love to one another. I‘ll definitely join in throughout this holiday season. Litsy is a wonderful, kind and generous community. You all take it to another level. I‘m so deeply touched by this!🥰
#JoinIn

4thhouseontheleft 💞💞💞 5mo
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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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My nephew & I were just about to watch this together on Netflix when suddenly I remembered ‘Hey, this is a book,‘ and though I hate to disappoint him, I had to hold true to the firm rule: Book Before Movie.
I‘m excited to finally get this read, because folks are saying good things about the book and the movie as well.
It‘s been really windy at night lately so I‘m going to wait until dark with the wind howling outside to enhance the scare factor!😱

suvata Do not read it alone in the dark ... just a warning. 5mo
Nute @suvata Oh, my! 5mo
jillannjohn I loved the book! I couldn‘t imagine how it could be made into a movie but I really liked it. I hope you enjoy both! 5mo
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Susannah My non-Litsy book club friends are talking about the movie a lot. Some of us have watched it; others have not yet. Fortunately, we all have read the book! I‘m looking forward to the movie, though I‘ll be watching it during the day. 😩😉 5mo
Puredragonstar Oh man what a great book!!! I loved it so much and if you like scary and want to intense-ivy it then yeah I would read it in the dark... 😮😮😮 5mo
Nute @jillannjohn Yes! A movie with Sandra Bullock... who could fathom? When I saw the preview, it was reminiscent of “A Quiet Place” which I thought was a superb movie released in theaters earlier this year. Kind of same vibe, only based on sound instead of sight. I love this type of story. I can‘t wait for nightfall tonight. Yay, for creepy book...dark-outside...low-light reading! And then the movie!! 5mo
Nute @Susannah I‘m soooo excited for the movie. It‘s the reason why this book is going to be read in one sitting tonight... in the dark...with the wind howling outside...and my puppy staring down the hallway as if someone/something is standing outside the door. Ooooh, I almost scared myself for a moment there!😳 5mo
Nute @Puredragonstar Girl, we can relate!😝 5mo
jillannjohn @Nute It does have A Quiet Place vibe. For some reason not being able to see creeped me out more. 5mo
nu-bibliophile I just watched this in Netflix and my sister and I liked it. I didn't know it was a book. 5mo
4thhouseontheleft I have the same rule! I‘m currently waiting for my hold to come in at the library. 😃 5mo
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Miles Morales: Spider-Man | Jason Reynolds
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This is what I was doing last night, and all I can say is Good Gracious! This movie is SPECTACULAR! Oozing with cool vibes from every which way. I loved it!!!
Photo Credit: Ripped from ‘Spidey-verse‘ on the Internet

LibrarianRyan I agree. The best spider man movie yet!!!! 5mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai I can't wait to see this movie. 😍 5mo
Nute @LibrarianRyan Yes! I had no idea that it would be that FRESH and VIBRANT. It was amazingly cool!🤩 5mo
Nute @GrilledCheeseSamurai See it as soon as you can. It was fantastic! 5mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai @Nute This Sunday! 🙌 5mo
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Mind Platter | Najwa Zebian
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I desire to get over book cover love immediately! I purchased this book because of the lovely watercolor art on the cover. It was in the poetry section of the book store. I glanced inside for a second, because I was still mind blown by the cover. I‘m reading it now. I don‘t mind it. It‘s not poetry. It‘s more like fatherly advice about how to be a better human. Okay! This book is the victim of a marketing error which eventually befalls the reader.

JoScho Gorgeous 😍 5mo
Nute 👉🏽 ‘fatherly advice from a female‘...sounding like things a dad would say but stated by a woman.... 5mo
AWildMandaPanda I saw this book at chapters and I was intrigued I hope you enjoy! 5mo
Nute @JoScho Yes! I could frame this cover for a wall art display.💜 5mo
Nute @AWildMandaPanda I‘m giving this a fair chance. Thanks for the encouragement. 5mo
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Home alone! The above moment of happiness is what the day is going to contain after putting a roast in the slow cooker, giving the puppy a bath and making a side trip to the bookstore to find the good book, because, of course, I‘m not satisfied with the good books that I already own. That‘s an unnatural way of thinking.🤪

Tamra Seems perfectly reasonable to me. 5mo
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I would be on cloud☁️ nine if I could say that I met a Litten in person. I would be over the moon🌙 if I could say that I attended a book festival. Those are wishes that I hope one day come true.💫
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RealLifeReading I hope they come true for you soon! 5mo
DivineDiana Here‘s to goals for 2019! 😀 5mo
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Scared to find out what this title means!😱

Laura317 Just the title makes me anxious. 😬 5mo
Tamra Blood pressure rising 5mo
tpixie she is a great author! I‘m intrigued to hear how the story is! 5mo
BookNAround What a stressful idea for a book! 5mo
DivineDiana Agree! Waiting for your review! 😱 5mo
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While I was shopping for the OTHERS, I somehow managed to get a little something for ME. It was completely unintentional and NO ONE is more surprised than MYSELF!😜
I am now the proud owner of a Kindle Fire made handy-dandy with Alexa included. Oh my!
Just one more way to buy books!!
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Ruthiella Oops 🙊These things happen! Enjoy your new e-reader. I know you will make good use of it! 😀 5mo
JoScho That is such a thoughtful gift! 😂 5mo
AlaMich I love my Fire! I‘ve had it for about a year and a half. For what it costs, it‘s a great value. It‘s not an iPad, but it‘s not meant to be. And if you have Netflix/Amazon Prime accounts, you can download things to watch for when you don‘t have WiFi. (edited) 5mo
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Why Poetry Matters | Jay Parini
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#PoetryMatters - Earth: I like this place.🌍 I hope we find a way to take care of it and each other.
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MayJasper Such a great pic ❣️ 6mo
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Why Poetry Matters | Jay Parini
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#PoetryMatters - Fear: Like this poet I have a list of fears. Not quite this extensive, but existing none-the-less. I try to limit how often they can present themselves and interfere with daily living.
Today (Shopping Frenzy Day)..I fear large crowds in small spaces.😳
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Cathythoughts Good luck in the shopping crowds 💕💕💕 6mo
tealwish The fear of the small print! I think I have that too! 😁 6mo
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I‘ve decided to deliberately choose happiness and positivity at all future opportunities. I think it might be difficult to accomplish as a goal because some experiences are truly heart wrenching and stressful. It‘s been a tough year health wise for my father and yesterday I realized how the illness of one family member impacts the entire family. The goal is small so that it is achievable. 10% like this book.👇🏽

Nute Ten percent quieter, ten percent easier-going, ten percent more of taking my time...of slowing down life, ten percent increased time doing the things that I like to do, ten percent more kindness to others, ten percent more saying yes, ten percent more saying no...are these things possible? This book came to mind. I don‘t know if it instructs, guides or just tells his personal journey...I‘ll give it a go. 6mo
DivineDiana Interested to hear your thoughts! So true about the illness of one family member impacting all. 6mo
MicheleinPhilly It instructs, guides, and tells. I loved this book. 6mo
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MEGR His podcast is good as well. Through the podcast I found Light Watkins, author of Bliss More and liked his book as well. 6mo
QuietlyLaura I think this is a healthy and wonderful idea that we should all do! I‘m sorry you‘ve had a rough time but I truly hope you can make these things work for you. 💕 6mo
tealwish I really gained a lot from this book! He is honest about what goes on in his head, and I could relate. Hope it gives you something positive as well. 6mo
AlaMich I appreciated the way Harris uses humor in the book. He came to meditation like a lot of people do, a bit skeptically and uncertain whether he‘d be able to do it. I think readers relate to that. 5mo
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Thankful | Eileen Spinelli
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Happy Thanksgiving Litsy Family! And I do mean FAMILY in all the wonderful ways known to humans: loving, kind, generous, respectful, thoughtful, compassionate, supportive & considerate. It is truly amazing here because of you...
Oh my, are the kids already watching A Charlie Brown‘s Thanksgiving video? I told them to wait for me. Gotta run.
Many prayers for health & happiness. Thanking God for each of you.🧡
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erzascarletbookgasm 🧡 🦃 Happy Thanksgiving 6mo
Dragon Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃🥧🍁🧡 6mo
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Leftcoastzen Lovely thoughts !❤️❤️Happy Thanksgiving! 6mo
GripLitGrl Happy Thanksgiving❣🦃 6mo
CouronneDhiver 😘😘 6mo
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Why Poetry Matters | Jay Parini
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#PoetryMatters - Autumn: It felt like we bypassed fall and went straight from summer to winter. One day it was hot and the next day it was cold and blustery. It took 21 days into November to feel like fall weather...cool clear days filled with the rich warm colors of a resting landscape. I prefer spring and summer, but autumn is a visual wonder to behold. Photo Credit: Autumn abstract by Fabienne Monestier
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Oh my goodness! See what a day off will do to my absolute lounging meter. Topple it over 💯. I‘ve been on Litsy all morning long, but I‘m not sure what else I would have been doing. It is cold and snowy outside. Okay so maybe the laundry.🧺 Hmm...maybe not.
I‘m gonna go read a book and drink hot chocolate.☕️
Oh...many thanks to every veteran and first responder. Prayers, gratitude and well-wishes!!!❤️🙏🏽
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Cathythoughts ❤️❤️❤️enjoy your day 6mo
JoScho Enjoy! 💖 6mo
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#PoetryMatters - Sea: It is a calming peaceful yet fearsome thing.
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TrishB Great graphic 👍🏻 6mo
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Why Poetry Matters | Jay Parini
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#PoetryMatters - Kingdom: I remember reading this poem as a child (maybe around 10 years of age) in my room under the blanket with a flashlight after bedtime to prove to myself that I wasn‘t afraid of the dark. I thought it was scary back then and now I find it quite beautiful.
Read Full Poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44885/annabel-lee
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Leftcoastzen I had to memorize it and present it to my class .Always loved it! 6mo
IndoorDame My fifth grade teacher read this to our class and it‘s been one of my favorites ever since! 6mo
LazyDays Awww 💗💗 6mo
Cathythoughts Love this ❤️ 6mo
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#PoetryMatters - Rise: I know this is the obvious choice, and I don‘t doubt that it was probably selected several times over BUT in good conscience I could make no other choice. This is a favorite poem and poet.
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VioletBramble I love this poem. 💚 6mo
Leftcoastzen It is so amazing! 6mo
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erzascarletbookgasm So what if it‘s obvious, it‘s an excellent choice. Always love it no matter how many times I‘ve read it. ❤️ 6mo
TrishB It‘s wonderful. Have you listened to Serena Williams read it? You can find on YouTube- it‘s amazing! 6mo
Cathythoughts Powerful .... 💫💫💫 6mo
RavenLovelyReads Gets me every time. Just beautiful. 6mo
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Why Poetry Matters | Jay Parini
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#PoetryMatters - Vanished: Sometimes we think a good thing has passed us by, only to discover seconds later or many moons later, that we were touched and significantly impacted.
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#PoetryMatters - Home: In my search I actually thought I had selected the poem that spoke of memories connected to your parents and siblings in your childhood home...I can‘t even explain what happened. But Anne depicts what a home should be for every person...a place of warmth, protection, peace, understanding and love. And though our travels may take us far from there, if such a home exist, it shall remain a beacon and you can always return.👇🏽

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Bklover Happy sigh!❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
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GripLitGrl 💖💖💖 6mo
Cathythoughts So good ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
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#PoetryMatters - Crossing: I have a long list of people that I think it would be pretty cool to stand where they stood for just a moment and reflect on their contributions to this planet and then carry their hopes and gifts beyond that place.
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LazyDays I think that would be wonderful. 6mo
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#PoetryMatters - Time: Songwriters are poets, right?
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Leftcoastzen Yep! 6mo
VioletBramble I always liked Jim Croce. 6mo
Nute @Leftcoastzen Some song lyrics have made me cry. 6mo
Nute @VioletBramble The souls that get to walk this earth for just a small fraction of time are sometimes forgotten. Listening to their music allows us to hold on to the gifts of these songwriters, performers, and artists well after their time has past. I agree with you...so many good songs from Jim Croce.🧡 6mo
Cathythoughts I think song writers are definitely poets. And I love these words. Beautiful 👍🏻❤️ 6mo
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#PoetryMatters - Young: My Son speaks his mind without much thought of what comes after. He is young. I hold on to many words as I consider their construct, their good, their impact in the world. I am not so young any more....at least to make youth an excuse.
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#PoetryMatters - Sun: Langston Hughes is the poet of my childhood. This is the first poem that I committed to memory by him. Years later I heard Yolanda King (Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s daughter) recite it at the opening of a lecture series about the impact of her father‘s speech, I Have a Dream, on current affairs.
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DivineDiana What an experience you had! 😮 7mo
LiterRohde Currently reading this one with my 9th graders, along with As I Grow Older & Dreams. (edited) 7mo
lynneamch 💔💕 7mo
staci.reads One of my favorites Hughes poems. 7mo
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The Murder at the Vicarage | Agatha Christie
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I have a lot of love and admiration for Agatha Christie for the sheer number of books that she wrote, the development of Hercules Poirot and Miss Marple, for practically creating the whodunnit novel, for surprising to me, being the author of Witness For the Prosecution (brilliantly adapted to film)...the list goes on. I‘ve read her books out-of-order. A good thing, maybe a bad thing because this first Miss Marple book left something to be👇🏽

Nute desired...like Miss Marple‘s point of view, her perspective on the investigation as it developed, her voice. I didn‘t mind getting to know the Vicar and how he processed information, but it definitely felt like a role switch, and maybe that makes sense since we have the entire series to get to know Miss Marple. Soooo...I choose it as a ‘pick.‘ What else can I do? It‘s Agatha Christie!😳 7mo
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#PoetryMatters - Shadow: All existence will be questioned in the shadows of my being. The soul seeks its release from what my eyes are seeing.
- standing naked
- bathing in pure light
- in search of inner peace
- between the shadows and light
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TrishB Lovely 💕 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm 🙌 I super like this! 7mo
Cathythoughts ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
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#PoetryMatters - Remember: I fear loss of memory and hope more than anything.💔
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Gina That is so lovely 7mo
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#PoetryMatters - Wind: Today the wind blew a snowstorm right out of the valley.💨❄️ Yay to that!
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LazyDays 💗 7mo
GripLitGrl 😍😍 7mo
JLaurenceCohen Parini's bio of Frost is very interesting 5mo
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