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SharonGoforth

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The Magic Mountain | Thomas Mann
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Today‘s finds at the used bookstore. Most of these were on the clearance shelf. 📚📚 #usedbooks #nosuchthingastoomanybooks

Lcsmcat I tried Magic Mountain a couple decades ago and couldn‘t get into it. Have you read it yet? I feel like I should give it another chance and maybe a buddy read is the way to doit. 4d
SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat No, I haven‘t read it yet. I‘m willing to try it as a buddy read this summer if you‘d like. 3d
Lcsmcat Sure. Discussing it with someone would be the nudge I need to try it again. 😀 3d
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SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat Ok! Would July work for you? 3d
Lcsmcat July works well! I‘m looking forward to it. 3d
SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat Perfect!! I‘m looking forward to it, too! ☺️📚 3d
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Moment's Notice: Jazz in Poetry & Prose | Nathaniel Mackey, Art Lange
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Found this today at the used bookstore. Can‘t wait to dip into it!

Theaelizabet Omg, that looks fabulous! 4d
SharonGoforth @Theaelizabet I think so, too! 4d
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Christina Rossetti: The Complete Poems | Christina Georgina Rossetti
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Great Catsby | Kathi Daley
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This is my reading buddy, Fiona. I got up for a minute to do something, and came back to this...😸 #catsoflitsy

wanderinglynn 😹 I love how dorky cats can be. ❤️🐱 1w
TheSpineView It looks like someone needs their tummy scratched! 1w
Theaelizabet Love her! 1w
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AlaMich That‘s a “yeah, and what are you gonna do about it?” look if ever I‘ve seen one! 😆😻 1w
rretzler 😻 1w
LauraJ Ladylike! 1w
SharonGoforth @LauraJ Exactly!! 1w
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Started this yesterday and am having a hard time putting it down! #amreading #pulitzerprizewinner #nonfiction

Centique That‘s good to hear. This is coming up soon on my TBR 😊👍 2w
Megabooks This book is amazing! 2w
SharonGoforth @Centique I was afraid it would be too “technical”, but it isn‘t. It‘s really interesting reading! 2w
SharonGoforth @Megabooks I‘m less than 100 pages in, but I totally agree with you! 2w
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Today was an awesome book mail day! My #BOTM box arrived, plus a Harold Bloom on reading the Romantic poets and a biography of poet Edward Thomas!📚😊💕 #nosuchthingastoomanybooks

8little_paws I started the buried and it's SO GOOD! 2w
SharonGoforth @8little_paws Awesome! I can‘t wait to read it! 2w
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I‘ll be starting this soon. I normally don‘t purchase mass market paperbacks, but I had a $10 bookstore credit (which more than covered the cost) and look at that gorgeous cover!!!! 👀

JanuarieTimewalker13 That cover would def motivate me to read the book!! 3w
GingerAntics That is a gorgeous cover. 3w
SharonGoforth @GingerAntics I think so, too! 3w
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Poems of Edward Thomas | Edward Thomas
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The Signpost by Edward Thomas. Day 1 #wish #poetrymatters

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Long Way from Home | Peter Carey
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What started out as a fast-paced romp about a couple entering the Redex Reliability Trial to help their car dealership in the first half devolved into a bit of a slog about the horrendous treatment of Australia‘s native population in the second half. It would have been ok if the two halves somehow met up at the end, but they really didn‘t. 3 stars for excellent writing, in spite of everything else. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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These are the books I‘m hoping to finish and/or dip into during May! 📚📚 #tbr #bookstack #transcendentalistproject #uspresidentsproject #yeatsauthorproject #womensprizeshortlist

merelybookish Ambitious stack! Good luck! 3w
Kloves2read @SharonGoforth Washington A Life is excellent. Cherow did an outstanding job. 3w
SharonGoforth @Kloves2read I‘m almost 200 pages in, and I agree with you. 3w
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Can‘t wait for these to arrive!! #BOTM

DGRachel I picked The Buried, too! 3w
SharonGoforth @DGRachel Awesome!!👍I think it looks great! 3w
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A Long Way From Home | Peter Carey
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Wasn‘t sure if I would like this or not, but so far I‘ve been pleasantly surprised! #amreading #walterscottprize2019shortlist

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Artemisia | Anna Banti
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Afternoon adventure to a delightful, new-to-me used bookstore/coffee shop! The inset photo shows the books I bought. The hardbacks are in excellent condition! 📚☕️. In addition to the tagged book, I bought A Column of Fire by Ken Follett and Caesar by Colleen McCullough. #nosuchthingastoomanybooks

Severnmeadows I‘m going to read Artemisia. I‘ve been interested in her life and her paintings ever since reading about her in Germaine Greer‘s Obstacle Race. (edited) 3w
SharonGoforth @Severnmeadows Awesome! I‘m hoping to get to it soon. 3w
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Washington: A Life | Ron Chernow
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Spending part of my vacation getting my car fixed is made a little more palatable with a muffin, fancy coffee, and a really good book. ☕️📚 #amreading #presidentialbiographyproject

kspenmoll I noticed you are reading Ron Chernow‘s book on Washington. Did you see/hear Chernow‘s speech at the White House Correspondence dinner last night? It was insightful, humorous, wide view of our history, presidents & their relationship with news reporters/papers- reminder that history, news, politics,truth, are essential to us all. My family watched it twice. Not sure if it‘s on the internet, so worth listening to. (edited) 4w
SharonGoforth @kspenmoll I saw an article about it on the internet, but haven‘t had a chance to watch it yet (family is here from out of town). I‘m hoping to watch it soon! The book is excellent! I also have his biogs on Hamilton and Grant to read! 4w
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TheSpineView Beautiful! 💜 1mo
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My self-purchased “Easter basket” and contents (actually, my Saturday haul from two bookstores). To those who celebrate, happy Easter! My Sunday will be spent with my family who is visiting from out of town.

ShyBookOwl Love the tote! 1mo
SharonGoforth @ShyBookOwl Thanks!! It‘s from Barnes & Noble. 1mo
Traci1 Ooh! I need that bag! ❤ 1mo
SharonGoforth @traci1 Yes, you do!!☺️ 1mo
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Saturday night reading with Fiona 😻. #currentlyreading #catsoflitsy

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September | Rosamunde Pilcher
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I haven‘t read Rosamunde Pilcher in years, but I remember her books as wonderful comfort reads. They‘re on sale today on Kindle for only $2.99 each. (I bought 3 more titles that aren‘t shown here.). I‘m looking forward to dipping into these! #comfortreads #rosamundepilcher

DivineDiana This post makes me want to escape into her books! ❤️ 1mo
SharonGoforth @DivineDiana I know! I can‘t decide which one to start! 💕 1mo
Zelma I just bought September at a recent library sale. I think I know what I might start soon! 1mo
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SharonGoforth @zelma 👍👍🥰 1mo
Carol.Ann.Kauffman I love her books! 1mo
SharonGoforth @Carol.Ann.Kauffman From what I remember, I loved them too! 1mo
DivineDiana @Zelma I love it! 1mo
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Poetry Please | Various Poets
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TheSpineView 😊 1mo
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Pickpick

Finished last night. I‘ve seen mixed reviews for this, but I really enjoyed it. Miller‘s writing is gorgeous and the story was interesting. It was a fast read, even at over 400 pages. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

charl08 I enjoyed this one too. Gripping stuff. 1mo
SharonGoforth @charl08 Awesome!! 1mo
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Poems of Edward Thomas | Edward Thomas
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In my current audio book, The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane, the author references the poet Edward Thomas as one of his greatest influences in nature walking and poetry. Yesterday I was at Half Price Books and found this copy of Thomas‘ poems! 💕Book serendipity💕 #poetry #edwardthomas #nationalpoetrymonth

Lindy I love book synchronicity. 😊 1mo
SharonGoforth @lindy Yes, synchronicity is the better word. 😊 1mo
Lindy @SharonGoforth I think it could be both: an unexpected happy outcome, and a meaningful coincidence. 1mo
SharonGoforth @lindy Absolutely!! It was certainly both ☺️. 1mo
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Starting another shortlisted title for the Walter Scott Prize 2019! #currentlyreading

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Pietr the Latvian | Georges Simenon
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I‘ve started watching the series, Maigret, which is based on the mystery series by Georges Simenon, and am enjoying it, so I decided to read the books. This book was originally published in 1930. Overall, it wasn‘t bad. However, there were some overtly anti-Semite descriptions that made me uncomfortable. The language was clumsy at times, although that could be the translation. I‘ll read the next one and see if I still feel the same.

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Today‘s #litsyaudiowalk - 1.5 miles on the track at the YMCA. Not bad considering I‘ve hardly exercised in years and that I strained something in my hip yesterday (totally my fault). I‘m listening to this wonderful book by Robert Macfarlane about his experiences walking through England on old footpaths. It‘s almost like listening to a 21st century Thoreau! Of course, now I want the book in print!#audiowalking #lunchtimewalking

Soubhiville Ouch! Go easy on your hip! 1mo
Lindy That‘s such a good book. I listened to the audio also. 1mo
SharonGoforth @Soubhiville Thanks! I‘m having trouble remembering that I‘m much older now than I was the last time I did this🤦🏻‍♀️ 1mo
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SharonGoforth @Lindy The book and the narrator are both fantastic! I‘m going to be hunting for all the books and authors mentioned. Have you read any Edward Thomas? 1mo
Lindy @SharonGoforth No, but like you, I do like to follow up with titles mentioned. I recommend Macfarlane‘s 1mo
SharonGoforth @lindy Thanks for the recommendation! 1mo
Lindy @SharonGoforth 👍It‘s an all ages picture book for folks who love nature and language. 1mo
SharonGoforth @lindy That‘s right up my alley! 1mo
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Wednesday | Anne Bertier
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I wasn‘t tagged, but I‘ll play anyway!

1. One of These Nights (Eagles) / Jive Talkin‘ (BeeGee‘s)
2. ♊️ Gemini
3. Emily Bronte
4. @NatalieR and everyone who hasn‘t been tagged yet!
#wondouswednesday

Eggs #1 😊😊 1mo
NatalieR Thanks for the tag! 😊❤️ 1mo
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Bright Wings | Billy Collins
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This is an anthology of poems about birds. The poems are paired with these beautiful bird illustrations. This poem is “Titmouse” by Walter de la Mare.

Day 8 #birds #poetrymatters

Lcsmcat I have this volume too. I ❤️ it. 1mo
SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat It‘s so beautiful!! 1mo
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Lunchtime will never be the same. I joined this facility on Friday. Today I walked the track for a mile, which is good considering I haven‘t exercised on a regular basis for about 15 years. I‘m planning to do some classes, too, but want to ease back into it. My current Audible book (tagged) kept me company😊. #litsywalk #audiowalking

Theaelizabet Audible and walking=👍👏👏👏 1mo
SharonGoforth @Theaelizabet Yes! Thanks ☺️ 1mo
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From Half Price Books! The Ralph Ellison by itself would have made the trip worth it! It is a huge book, and would have been his second novel, had he finished it before he died. He spent about 40 years on it. It is a Modern Library edition, and has been heavily annotated by its previous owner. Love it! 💕❤️ #nosuchthingastoomanybooks

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From the bookstore and in the mail today. The tagged book is the story of the two women who organized Emily Dickinson‘s poetry after her death. The Georges Simenon is the first of the Maigret series. I‘ve been enjoying it on BritBox, and thought I should read the books. Year of Wonder is a daily sampling of classical music with a bit about each piece and it‘s composer. I discovered Apple has the music to go along with it! #bookhaul

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The Octopus Museum: Poems | Brenda Shaughnessy
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New for me today. Isn‘t this cover breathtaking??!! And from what little I‘ve read today, the poems are equally amazing. #poetry #nationalpoetrymonth #bookcovers

Theaelizabet That is a beautiful cover. 2mo
SharonGoforth @Theaelizabet It is!!☺️ (edited) 2mo
Lcsmcat Wow! 1mo
SharonGoforth @lcsmcat It‘s stunning! 1mo
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New Collected Poems | Wendell Berry
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Rossetti: Poems | Christina Rossetti
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Fairy Tale | Shanna Swendson
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Bunny's Book Club | Annie Silvestro
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This book arrived at my house the other day for my grandson. How adorable is this?? I want to be a part of Bunny‘s Book Club, too! 📚🐰🐰#imaginationlibrary

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Emily Dickinson’s Poems: As She Preserved Them | Emily Dickinson, Cristanne Miller
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Time does go on, by Emily Dickinson. Day 2 #time #poetrymatters

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Cathythoughts Beautiful & true ❤️💔 2mo
Theaelizabet A hurray for any Dickinson poem. 2mo
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Bailedbailed

I hate to do this, but I‘m bailing. The writing is good, but I‘m halfway through and there really is no story. Trying to sort out who all the characters are and their relationships to each other overtakes everything and is just too much. ☹️

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Day 1: Light #poetrymatters #pabloneruda

You have to look for it, but light is mentioned twice ☺️. I think it is an appropriate poem for the first day of April!

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April is #NationalPoetryMonth, so here‘s a stack of books I‘m planning to dip into as I continue to explore my interest in poetry. #nationalpoetrymonth2019

Weaponxgirl I forgot it was this month! Yay! 2mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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March was an excellent reading month for me! Several were 5 star reads, and no real duds in the bunch. My favorites were Becoming by Michelle Obama, Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe, and An American Marriage by Tayari Jones.

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I went to the library today to pick up two books on hold (the Timothy Egans) and came home with five, as you do. 📚. #nosuchthingastoomanybooks #libraryhaul #fromthelibrary

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Day 31 Done #poetrymatters #QEI

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Morning errands finished-time to settle in with a hot cup of coffee and some Borgia intrigue on this rainy day. 🌧📚☕️#historicalfiction #borgias #coffee

Zelma Completely agree with your coffee cup. 2mo
SharonGoforth @Zelma Yes! It speaks the truth!!☕️ 2mo
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Some wonderful observations! #day29 #breeze #poetrymatters #emmalazarus

JanuarieTimewalker13 Oooh, Like it!! Wondering if it was from LI perspective or Ct. 2mo
SharonGoforth @JanuarieTimewalker13 I don‘t really know! Good question, though 😊 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Thanks!! I plan on moving to a town on the Sound, so this is a timely post for me!! Thank you❤️it‘s still about a year away, but I‘m more excited now! 2mo
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SharonGoforth @JanuarieTimewalker13 That‘s awesome, congratulations! I‘m glad you like the poem.☺️ 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Hmmm, not sure it‘s a congratulatory type of step, my name is on a list for 55+ housing, but it will def be a new adventure!! Well, in a way it is!! Congratulations me, I made it to 57!!! Hahahahahaha....aging is a drag, but you gotta make it fun!! 2mo
SharonGoforth @JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘ll be 62 this year, so I totally get it! ☺️ 2mo
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Shakespeare's Sonnets & Poems | William Shakespeare
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Modernist Women Poets: An Anthology | Robert Hass, Paul Ebenkamp
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This is from the poem “Death Ray” by Lola Ridge, and is included in this wonderful anthology, Modernist Women Poets. Unfortunately, the poem is too long to fit in one picture. The poem in its entirety is beautiful. #day27 #poetrymatters #flame

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Medea | Kerry Greenwood
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Book haul from my library‘s sale shelves! I‘m most intrigued by the two Kerry Greenwood novels, as I‘m only familiar with her Phryne Fisher series. Not a bad haul for only $5.50! Let me know if you‘ve read any of these.

Lcsmcat I‘ve read North River and liked it. 2mo
SharonGoforth @Lcsmcat Oh, good - thanks! 2mo
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Dinah and I are celebrating World Poetry Day by reading this delightful book! Part essay, part writing practice, Wooldridge delights in words and gives plenty of advice on how to collect them and put them together in the most unusual ways to create poetry. It is more like going on an adventure than “learning “ to write poems. The picture on the cover pretty much sums it up!

#worldpoetryday #poetrymatters #cstsoflitsy

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Fangirling!!!! I posted this on Instagram yesterday, and look who responded!!!😱😱😱😱❤️💕❤️💕. (Sorry, just had to share!). #teamtayari

erinreads That‘s so awesome! 2mo
BlameJennyJane High five! 🤚🏽 2mo
Reviewsbylola Totally star struck! 🤩🤩 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
SharonGoforth @erinreads @BlameJennyJane @Reviewsbylola @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks for letting me gush! I‘m showing my age, I guess, because I‘m still not accustomed to people I admire responding to anything I would say. The internet certainly has made the world a smaller and more accessible place 😊. 2mo
BlameJennyJane It sure has! Christopher Rice once replied to me during a Facebook Live book chat and I was so excited thinking, ‘OMG Anne Rice‘s son just talked to me!‘ 😆😆😆 2mo
Megabooks Awesome!!! 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
Texreader So so cool!!! 2mo
SharonGoforth @BlameJennyJane That‘s awesome!!👍 2mo
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