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Seshat

Seshat

Joined September 2016

Books > cats > people
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Art Matters by Neil Gaiman
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A Burnable Book: A Novel by Bruce Holsinger
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The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K Le Guin
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Jerusalem by Alan Moore
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This is a great book. Wright has so many wonderfully hilarious, snarky, relatable asides.

"When we are electing government officials, it is not stupid to ask yourself, “If a plague broke out, do I think this person could navigate the country through those times, on a spiritual level, but also on a pragmatic one? Would they be able to calmly solve one problem, and then another one, and then the next one? Or would bodies pile up in the streets?"

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The High Kings | Joy Chant
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When you behead your cheating husband in single combat, then have his side-piece drowned in the river and become High Queen of Britain.

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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The Illustrated Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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Another one from the illustrated Good Omens. I've loved the book since I first read it in 2006. The show has been a balm.

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The sleeping beauty | Mercer Mayer
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Beauty and the Beast was Mayer's masterpiece but his Sleeping Beauty is still lovely.

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The fair Lady Druscilla of Raven's Court knows how to deal with stalkers.

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The Rose | David Austin
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1. Roses, particularly the David Austin ones.

2. If we're not counting re-reads, Stone of Farewell by Tad Williams.

3. Good Omens! If you've already done that, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.

4. William Butler Yeats.

@DebbieGrillo @MinDea

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Catwings | Ursula K Le Guin
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I'm grieving at the moment. I lost Cinder, my beloved companion of almost 17 years this weekend. #catsoflitsy

RestlessFickleBookHoarder I'm so sorry for your loss. 3w
Crazeedi Oh no. I'm so sorry to hear you lost your beloved friend. Mine are both 16 years old, so I cherish every day. Sending a big hug😢 3w
Jas16 I am so sorry 3w
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Megabooks I am so sorry! 💔💔 sending hugs! 3w
La_Cori I am so sorry for your loss 💔 3w
julesG I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs! 3w
Centique Ohhh so sorry to hear it. Cinder looks beautiful 😰 3w
TheBookDream I‘m sorry for your loss. That was a beautiful cat. 3w
JessClark78 I‘m so sorry for your loss. 💔❤️ 3w
Davor I'm sorry for your loss 😢 3w
Lcsmcat I‘m so sorry. 💔 3w
Bookzombie I‘m so sorry. 3w
BookishTrish So sorry for your loss xo 3w
Purrfectpages As one fur mom to another, I‘m so sorry for your loss. 3w
readordierachel So sorry for your loss 3w
Seshat Thank you, @JessClark78 3w
TobeyTheScavengerMonk So sorry for your loss. 2w
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Weaveworld | Clive Barker

I am listening to my audiobook of Weaveworld again and I just heard the part where "The Prophet" makes his big "Make the Fugue Great Again" speech.

“Talk of Power and Might would always attract an audience. Lords never went out of fashion.”
― Clive Barker, Weaveworld

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Second Life of Nick Mason | Steve Hamilton
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This is a good time travel book. The perspective is aggressively straight, white male and there are shifts in narration that can be confusing but I did find it quite enjoyable and a speedy read , even so. 4/5.

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The Illustrated Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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This arrived today. It is gorgeous.

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The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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Lyra and the Gyptians from His Dark Materials, my current read.

#wanderingjune #gypsyroad @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Cinfhen I need to watch this film! It looks visually stunnng 1mo
BarbaraBB Beautiful picture 😍😀 1mo
JazzFeathers Is this the new tv series? 1mo
kaysworld1 Golden compass the film was brilliant x 1mo
Seshat @JazzFeathers Yes. I can't wait until it comes out. I'm reading the books. 1mo
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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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It's Best Friends Day! *Queue the Queen tune*

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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I got the 10th anniversary edition of Good Omens in 2006. I thought I would share the author photos from it, which I love.

The series has been stellar and perfect in every way. Times have been tough lately but I can't even explain how soothing this show has been.

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"Her grandmother had once told her that one could blame ugliness on one‘s genes and ignorance on one‘s education, but there was absolutely no excuse whatsoever for being dull."

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The Nutcracker | E.T.A. Hoffman
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I also found a Maurice Sendak-illustrated Nutcracker at the book sale!

tpixie Lovely 😊 2mo
Lcsmcat I love that edition! 2mo
Seshat Thanks, @tpixie @Lcsmcat I collect Sendak. 2mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13 Those dresses actually look comfortable! 2mo
Seshat @JanuarieTimewalker13 They do. I like that style of dress. 2mo
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There Will Be Time | Poul Anderson
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A 1972 hardcover I picked up at the book sale yesterday. It was obviously printed on acid free as there's not a scrap of yellowing. I'm a sucker for time travel, so I got it.

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A Window in Thrums | J. M. Barrie
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1896 editon I picked up because of the cover.

Lcsmcat Beautiful! 2mo
tpixie Lovely 😊 2mo
LeahBergen It‘s lovely! 2mo
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Nachfolge Christi (1839) | Thomas Von Kempis, Thomas Johannes Gossner
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An 1839 German edition of Imitation of Christ that, from what I can tell, was given to my second great grandfather Hindermann in 1873, when he was around 16.

LeahBergen Cool! 2mo
Seshat Thanks, @LeahBergen @tpixie I wanted to have a picture of the inscription, too, but Litsy only allows one picture. 2mo
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On to book two!

Branwen This series is so good! I just started book three! 😀 2mo
Seshat @Branwen Awesome. It really is astonishingly good. 2mo
Larkken Book 2 is one of my faves of all time. I'm glad to see the trilogy getting some love! 2mo
Seshat Thanks, @Larkken I'll start Green Angel tower soon. 2mo
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This book was amazing! I am kicking myself for not stealing my cousin's copy and reading it when I noticed it in her room decades ago. This is so much better so far than A Song of Ice and Fire.

Art by Simon Chen (see link):
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/oeoGz

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I loved his Otherland books! I‘ll have to read this series at some point. 2mo
Seshat @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Do it! I am entranced. 2mo
Larkken "So much better than a song of ice and fire" ?hear, hear!! 2mo
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"'Never make your home in a place,' the old man had said, too lazy in the spring warmth to do more than wag a finger. 'Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You‘ll find what you need to furnish it—memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things.' Morgenes had grinned. 'That way it will go with you wherever you journey. You‘ll never lack for a home—unless you lose your head, of course . . .'"

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BookishTrish Well played 5mo
Seshat Thanks! Heh. It is that kind of Sunday afternoon, too. 5mo
mcipher Love this book! 😊 5mo
readordierachel Love your teacup! 5mo
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A Burnable Book: A Novel | Bruce Holsinger

"When the light fails and belief fades into nothingness, and the season of your darkest ignorance begins."

by Bruce Holsinger

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Art Matters | Neil Gaiman
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Revisited Kindred in the form of this graphic novel edition. It is a classic and devastating as always. A must-read.

Texreader Great book. Didn‘t know it was a graphic novel 10mo
Seshat @Texreader the GN version just came out. 10mo
Seshat And @Texreader I am motivated to re-read the novel. 10mo
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It'a a corker. My summary: A little ditty about Jack and Bess-Ann, two 18th-century, gender-non-conforming kids doin' the best they can. Oh, yeah. Archives go on, long after the thrill of the patriarchy is gone...

#catsoflitsy #bookkaraoke #currentread

No_One Lol!!!!! As soon as my brain saw "little ditty" I immediately started singing it!! ??? 10mo
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Black is the Color | Julia Gfrorer
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Another weekend another beautiful but profoundly messed-up graphic novel from my neighborhood NOPL.

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Beautiful Darkness | Fabien Vehlmann, Kerascoët
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This is the most messed-up graphic novel ever. I give you a panel that isn't, though.

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Goethe's Faust | Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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Another recent acquisition with the Delacroix illustration s. Brainpickings is really bad for running up the credit card statements that way.

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Schiller's Jungfrau Von Orleans | Friedrich Schiller
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The one on the right is, as it says, a translation and it is another find at the NOPL book sale. The one on the left is from 1899 and a family heirloom. It is inscribed to my great grandmother from her Swiss father.

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1932 "Cameo Classics" edition I got at NOPL's "very old" used book sale.

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"The destruction of Rayy taught us that calculated politics and unthinking rage—make no mistake, the two are sometimes hand in hand—are the greatest threats knowledge can face.”
― Rachel Caine, Ink and Bone

TheKidUpstairs It's nice to see your name popping up in my feed again! 11mo
Seshat Awwww... Thank you, @TheKidUpstairs 11mo
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Rooftoppers | Katherine Rundell

This quote from "Rooftoppers" by Katherine Rundel would be a Tinder profile that would actually make me consider joining Tinder:

"He was thirty-six years old, and six foot three. He spoke English to people and French to cats, and Latin to the birds. He had once nearly killed himself trying to read and ride a horse at the same time."

readordierachel Lol! 11mo
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"And this [believing in the Oxfordian conspiracy re Shakespeare] is chiefly a source of puzzlement to me because the British aristocracy, while it has produced more than its share of hunters, eccentrics, farmers, warriors, diplomats, con men, heroes, robbers, politicians and monsters, has never been noted in any century or era for the production of great writers."

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The cover of my Sandman Overture and today's Fortune.

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I feel like I should quote this regularly at this point...

"There are accounts which, if we open our hearts to them, will cut us too deeply. Look—here is a good man, good by his own lights and the lights of his friends: he is faithful and true to his wife, he adores and lavishes attention on his little children, he cares about his country, he does his job punctiliously, as best he can..."

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I. No one said anything about the condition of the body, though it was without the weight and rigor of death.
2. 216
3. Transparency
4. No name.
5. Grey
6. Not sure yet. Otis historical fiction with fantasy elements.
7. No one
8. Overtaken
9. JRL
10. No.
11. 2018
12. None. It's an ebook.
13. No
14./15. No.

@RebelReader @azulaco

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Just started a new book. The opening line is pretty captivating.

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Why did I chose to re-listen to my audiobook of this? Should be required reading, though.

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Goethe's Faust | Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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Why all this noise, sir? What can I do for you?

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Strange Practice | Vivian Shaw
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Such a good, fun book! An "urban fantasy" in which the heroine is a believeable, grown woman. It is is also a well and engagingly written book in general! Be still my heart. Please, sir, may I have another?

/This is one of three, cute, Gorey-like illustrations at the beginning of the book that, together, make a cartoon.

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The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats | William Butler Yeats
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Happy Valentine's Day.

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Light Princess | George MacDonald
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Happy Valentine's Day.

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Actually, I'm listening to the audio for the zillionth time.

BookHermit Such a wonderful audiobook 1y
Seshat @BookHermit I could listen to Neil G's voice forever. 13mo
BookHermit @Seshat Me too. He is the best narrator. I need to re-listen to this book soon. 13mo
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Macbeth | Gareth Hinds
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The Gareth Hinds-illustrated Macbeth, though. Those are the witches...

Libby1 😱❤️ 1y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Whooooooaaaa! We wants it, precious. 1y
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If anyone wants to see the picture Ms. Le Guin was referencing in that lovely response to my fan letter years ago...This is the location and age at which I first read Earthsea.

BookishTrish ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
DivineDiana Lovely! 💗 1y
LeahBergen Aww! ❤️❤️ 1y
EvieBee Aww! 😘😘🤗 1y
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The Lathe of Heaven | Ursula K Le Guin
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1. No.
2. 60F
3. Name of the Wind and Lathe of Heaven. Hugh Laurie reading 3 Men in a Boat on audio.
4. Oh, I'd be happy with any vacation. Bicycling/hiking around the British Isles?
5. Done. #fridayintro

@jesshowbooks

BookishTrish ❤️ Hugh Laurie ❤️ 1y
hes7 🖐🏻 1y
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The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula K. Le Guin
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The Left Paw of Tortie-ness. #catsoflitsy

rubyslippersreads 😹😹😹 1y
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American Gods Volume 1: Shadows | Neil Gaiman, P Craig Russell
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