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SleepyDragon

SleepyDragon

Joined September 2016

"Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."
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Love the new feature I just discovered on #Overdrive that let's me know how long a wait for a hold to come in. I see this being useful for planning ahead and avoiding all my holds coming in simultaneously. Because I don't need that kind of stress! 😬😕😉

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The Handmaid's Tale | MARGARET. ATWOOD
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I have read all the above except for The Handmiad's Tale (I didn't make the meme, so please forgive the typo.), which is on my TBR short list for this summer. Still did not see all this shit coming. (If I had made the graphic, I would have also included Parable of the Sower.) Meme taken from a different friend on FB.

Sic_Corneille Which one is your favorite? (If you can pick one) 2d
SleepyDragon @Sic_Corneille Well ... probably Brave New World, but I do have an autographed copy of 451 that I treasure. 2d
Sic_Corneille BNW made me laugh so much 😂 but I too liked Farhenheit 451 a lot ... It felt like I was reading a long poem 2d
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Taken from a friend on FB.

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Started reading this classic. Not sure why I haven't gotten to it before now. Borrowed it from #PrimeReading, and I think it is funny how the icon in the library has the iconic pig cover, but the actual cover in the ebook file is just an odd yellow cover with no graphic. Enjoying it so far.

ShyBookOwl 🙁 I have a prime account but it doesn't look like prime reading exists in Canada. Super bummed! 3d
rretzler I‘ve found that with a lot of books. The small cover on Kindle is the “good one” and the cover when you open the actual book is very plain. It‘s disappointing to say the least and I don‘t understand why the publishers would do that. (Except if the covers change a lot and for some reason it‘s more difficult to change the cover within the book than to change the icon?) Great book, BTW. I‘ve read it many times. (edited) 3d
SleepyDragon @ShyBookOwl Well that just stinks. Actually, though, you aren't missing very much. I've had it since last December, and have so far only found about 5-6 books that I was remotely interested in, at least half of which are also on my library Overdrive Wishlist. The good stuff is mostly on Unlimited, and I'm not paying extra for that. 2d
SleepyDragon @rretzler Sounds like a decent reason, but that isn't the case on Overdrive. The covers and icons always match there. 2d
ShyBookOwl @SleepyDragon that makes me feel a little better. I've been debating getting unlimited for a couple months now. Still TBD lol 2d
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A Fine Romance | Candice Bergen
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ (3.5)

I read this for the part on Murphy Brown, and that was very satisfying. Other parts about her personal life got a little boring, but it's worth it for the name dropping. I did wish for a bit more dirt on Shatner, but I guess she's too classy for that. Bergen is quirky/eccentric, but this isn't the best autobio I've ever read.

#MountTBR2019 #MurphyBrown #autobiography

My review on GR: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2351573789

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Challenge Update

I finished the Bergen autobiography, which was my 15th book this year. I use my GR Challenge as a minimum read goal. Meeting it now means I have a decent chance of doubling it!
I'm still plugging away on #MountTBR2019 (7/12) and #VirtualMountTBR2019 (6/12) , and reached my first summit in the former (6 bks).
My oldest kid completed the In&Out Challenge at the library. I love the artwork on the certificate!

Freespirit Well done! 4d
Birdsong28 Congrats 🎊🎉📚📖 4d
rretzler Congrats! 🎈 4d
CoverToCoverGirl Lots to celebrate! Way to go! 3d
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A Fine Romance | Candice Bergen
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Regarding when Quayle admonished Murphy and the show for “glamorizing“ single motherhood, Diane English said,
“If the vice president thinks it's disgraceful for an unmarried woman to bear a child, and he believes that a woman cannot adequately raise a child without a father, then he'd better make sure abortion remains safe and legal.“

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A Fine Romance | Candice Bergen
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"There was not an ounce of submission, not a drop of passivity, no suggestion of shrivel."

??? This. I never wanted to be a journalist or investigative reporter, but I did want to be Murphy, deeply passionate with as many convictions as flaws. At the end of the pilot, she sings along with Aretha's "Natural Woman", as passionate as she was off key. I loved that.

Original #NastyWoman

NovelGirl82 I loved Murphy!! I aspired to be that type of woman. 2w
SleepyDragon @NovelGirl82 I was 12 when the series premiered, and used to watch it with my parents. I was at the age when a kid is just starting to figure out who they want to be. I also wanted to be Julia Sugarbaker on "Designing Women," but ended up more like Mary Jo. Lol 2w
NovelGirl82 Yes! We loved Designing Women, too. Julia, Murphy, & Dorothy from Golden Girls were the TV women that I looked up to. 2w
SleepyDragon @NovelGirl82 I also liked the way that Corky became Murphy-like in her own way by the end of the series, and consequently in the relaunch this past year. There's a scene in the season finale in which she corners Mike Pence in the men's room to ask him questions and gets carried out by Secret Service. I think it illustrates how you can be a feminine feminist, and Faith Ford shines in this capacity. 2w
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A Fine Romance | Candice Bergen
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I'm finally at the section I am most anxious to read, and the real reason I bought the book! Yay!

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A Fine Romance | Candice Bergen

[While at an elegant ball surrounded by sophisticated French Aristocracy]
I farted discreetly under my magnificent gown. It was my secret.

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A Fine Romance | Candice Bergen

A friend told me, "May your daughter bring you all the joy you brought your mother." Was that a blessing or a curse?

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A Fine Romance | Candice Bergen
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I have little in common with Candice Bergen, but we both waited till our 30s to get married and start a family. Though I was under 35 when my first came along, I was "elderly primigravida" or of "advanced maternal age" (AMA) when the twins were conceived. I can really identify with this part of her story, even though she went through it decades earlier and in a different social (and economic) climate.

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April Reading Stats
3 books total
0 ebooks, 3 print
3 #TBR
3 owned
1 male, 2 female, 0 POC
853 pages
YTD: 14 books, 3474 pages
Average reading speed for the month: 34.3 pgs per hour
3 - ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (😎)
Favorite read tagged.
Books in Progress/April TBR:
Beatles Anthology #BeatlesChallenge (Been neglecting this one, and am only on page 26.)
Started May 1st: A Fine Romance/Candice Bergen
GR goal: 14/15 (min # of books to read this year)

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An Exchange of Gifts | Anne McCaffrey
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4)
Read 4/30
After being bogged down for two months with seriously heavy reading, I picked this sweet novella out of my TBR box. I craved simple and light, and this hit the spot. Purchased at a #FOTL bag sale over a year or so ago, this stand alone McCaffrey is as beautifully illustrated as it is written. I only wish is there was more. It left me wanting.
#MountTBR2019
My GR review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2804837983

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⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4)
Finished 4/29
This was a slow read for me, but I really enjoyed reading writing inspired by and about my local environs. I made note of a few writers that I want to explore more after reading the excerpts included in this anthology.
This book was purchased in 2000 when Nolan did a book signing and lecture in a now long gone bookshop here in town.
#MountTBR2019
My GR review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/218545065

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A Fine Romance | Candice Bergen
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Growing up, Murphy Brown, the original #NastyWoman, was one of my idols. I was so excited that they revised the show to comment on the trump presidency and the lunacy of the gop, and I watched and enjoyed every episode. This is her second memoir, a Dollar Tree find, and I started it yesterday instead of working on reviews and stats for April. I'll get to that, eventually.

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Meet Tommy the Tomato Plant. My reading time was cut short by a family trip to Home Depot for a few fact finding missions for future projects, some items for small indoor improvements, and a couple plants. We also got some flowering iceplant, but I didn't take a pic. This is our 1st attempt at plants since everything died when I was last pregnant.
#24B4Monday results: 5 hrs 19 min (goal was 6 hrs, so close)
Thanks @TheReadingMermaid & @Andrew65

whatshesreadingnow 👍🏻🙌🏻 3w
TheReadingMermaid Great time hon! And I love tomatoes. He's such a cute plant! 🍅🍅🍅 3w
Andrew65 Great time with other tasks on your radar. 👏👏👏 See you next month. 3w
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Learned about Dr. June in this book. Okay, so she may or may not have been the first to come up with the idea of centerlines,, but she did come up with it independently and was the one who worked to get a state government to adopt the idea, which lead to it being done around the world, and is much more than the other two men who may have painted a line in the middle of a road accomplished.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_McCarroll

SleepyDragon Also, she was a practicing physician in the early 1900s. How awesome is that? 3w
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#24B4Monday - end of Day 1. I was interrupted alot, so my page count isn't super high, and a few minutes of this were spent reading "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" twice and "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" once, but I tried. Considering my day started with a funeral and I never got to drink the beer I wanted tonight, at least I got a decent start on this. @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

It's really late here on the West Coast, so I'm going to sleep now. Bye.

Andrew65 Have a good sleep, knowing you‘ve made a good start. 👏 3w
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#24B4Monday starts in a few minutes PST. I'm aiming for six hours. Tagged will be my focus, so I won't be playing along with the jar thing. Looks like fun, though! @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck with your target. Thanks for playing along. 😊👍 3w
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The Bible According to Mark Twain | Mark Twain, Howard G. Baetzhold, Joseph B. Mccullough
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Finished 4/18
⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4)

This was an academic read of Twain's satirical writings about Eden, the Flood, and Heaven, as well as critical commentary of some Christian doctrine and beliefs. Includes some previously unpublished material. Twain was an excellent example of a Christian, Presbyterian, who approached the Bible and doctrine with logical discernment.

My review on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2739953507

#MountTBR2019

rretzler I don‘t know if Eve‘s Diary was part of the book, but one of my all time favorite quotes from a book, which still haunts me, is Adam speaking at Eve‘s grave “Wheresoever she was, there was Eden.” 4w
SleepyDragon @rretzler I'm not sure which publication you read, but that was in both books I read in which the Diaries were printed. The Diaries have been published since 1906. Check out this book on Goodreads: Diaries of Adam & Eve http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/527220.Diaries_of_Adam_Eve 4w
rretzler Thanks - I read the Diaries of Adam and Eve many, many years ago. 4w
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Between my oldest being on Spring Break, my husband taking a couple days off, Saturday being super busy and Sunday being Easter ... I lost track of the days and forgot my oldest had library books due Saturday. Woke up early Monday morning with the dreaded realization of what I had forgotten all weekend. Oops. Luckily I think we can afford the fine. I guess it happens to the best of us every now and then, right?😳🤨😟🙃

JoyBlue At least it goes to a good cause! Hope your weekend with family was lovely. 4w
rretzler I think my family used to single-handedly support our library with our fines - we seemed to always be a few days late. Fortunately our library system did away with fines several years ago and now they will automatically renew books, as long as there‘s not a waiting list, three weeks at a time for up to something like 6 months! (edited) 4w
SleepyDragon @rretzler The library in the past has waved the fines if I returned/renewed the books within a day, but I renewed online this time and the fines were automatically applied. We usually only checkout/renew on Saturdays so that it's easy to keep track of when stuff is due. My son wants to renew these three this Saturday just so all his books are due on the same date. Lol 4w
SleepyDragon @rretzler Books in our system are checked out for two week periods, and we get 9 renewals. 4w
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Happy Easter!

The Easter Bunny always includes a book. This year it was the third Jack and the Geniuses book for the 11 yr old, and Muddle and Match books for the 3 yr olds. #Easter #booksinbaskets

RadicalReader So precious 4w
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Online Surveys For Dummies | Jennifer LeClaire, Vivek Bhaskaran
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Another slightly better photo of "book art" from the side. What do you think?
? Yup. I still think it's art!
? Nope. That's definitely a destroyed book.

LiteraryinLititz I vote for destroyed book!😬 4w
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Online Surveys For Dummies | Jennifer LeClaire, Vivek Bhaskaran
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Apologies for the poor quality of the photo, but let's take a survey in the comments. I went to an earth day event at a local museum Saturday, and they had an exhibit of art made from recycled material by local artists. This was once a book. I don't know what book. So here's the survey question. What do you see?
😇= I see art!
🤬= I see a destroyed book!

VeganCleopatra Destroyed book I'd say...unless they really found it that way and reused it. 🤷‍♀️ 4w
Naj What @VeganCleopatra said. 4w
Darklunarose If it‘s recycled art then it might have been a badly Damaged copy to start with that was rescued from being landfill? (edited) 4w
CoverToCoverGirl It looks like a dead flower! 🤷‍♀️ 4w
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Dollar Tree #bookhaul that I didn't tell my husband about immediately. Lol Not that he would disapprove of a $2 purchase. It is a rather #Catholic book haul, even for #HolyWeek, but I recently decided that I want to read something by Pope Francis, and the other is concerning a frequent topic on a FB page I follow. And there they both were in the same aisle as the coloring books I was after.

RadicalReader There‘s nothing better than a bargain when it comes to books 1mo
SleepyDragon @RadicalReader Did you see the price sticker still on the Pope Francis book? I saved $13 in that one alone! I love Dollar Tree. 1mo
RadicalReader @SleepyDragon way to save heck of a thrifting treasure 1mo
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Last weekend I saw this skit on SNL and it cracked me up that one of her hobbies was smelling books instead of reading them. And she says it twice! 😄💜

https://youtu.be/ytK6dQGKr30

BennettBookworm LOL that was awesome! 1mo
LaraReads It was so funny! 1mo
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My Monday was ... well ...
Overslept, and didn't get started in the morning like I wanted. Ended up going to an urgent care in the early afternoon to get a TB test for upcoming chaperone duty, and ...
1. found out it was a 1.5 hour wait. Sat outside until a seat inside opened up, then moved because smokers. ⬇️

SleepyDragon ⬆️ Couldn't read after that because some guy was giving a TED talk to everyone about his wilderness adventures. And he was very loud, very animated, and had pics on his phone. Then went to Walmart for Easter basket stuff. Got home amd tried to relax and read only ... 1mo
SleepyDragon 2. Han Solo had other ideas. He demanded my attention because I left him at the mercy of the small ones for hours. And a minute or so later ... 1mo
SleepyDragon 3. My daughter decided I was hungry for plastic food. 1mo
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No matter how good the book, never leave a 3 yr old alone at the dining room table with a metal fork. It was such a nice table before the twins came along. Sigh. All I wanted was to meet my relatively low daily page goal of 16 pages. Dang it, girl! This is why when your friends with small kids tell you they literally don't have time to read, you should believe them without question.Tagged is the book that didn't prepare me for stuff like this.

Eggbeater 😢 1mo
tournevis I feel you! I have the same table at home, and hutch, and floor. What I tell myself is: It's just wood. I'll refinish all of it when he leaves for uni. It's iust wood. 1mo
Siri_reads My 2 year old does the same 😳 I‘ve started using oilcloth on our dinner table... 1mo
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rretzler I always wondered about the saying “This is why we can‘t have nice things” until I had 2 sons 😜 Neither was particularly destructive, but even normal kid wear and tear and spills take a toll over time. In 4 more years, I can have a very clean house again, but no sons at home and I will be devastated. 😢 1mo
SleepyDragon @rretzler LOL!My daughter is more destructive than my two sons combined. My oldest (and my only for 8 years) was very meticulous about his toys and things. He spoiled us. Of course, now that he's approaching adolescence, he's become a total slob! Lol But my daughter is the one damaging furniture, drawing on walls, etc. 1mo
SleepyDragon @Siri_reads We just bought a table cloth today to start using at dinner time, to minimize further damage. 😁 1mo
SleepyDragon @tournevis My husband has already brought up the conversation of refinishing it. The table was his parents, so he wants to keep it, but the lighter oak doesn't really match our other furniture, so we are thinking of refinishing it a different color in a few years ... when the kids are older and less randomly destructive. It actually needed it before this anyhow, and the chair seat fabric needs replacing as well. Gonna be a big project for us! 1mo
tournevis @SleepyDragon It's wood with meaning, but it's still just wood. 1mo
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The Bible According to Mark Twain | Mark Twain, Howard G. Baetzhold, Joseph B. Mccullough
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I've been having internet issues lately, so sorry I haven't posted in a while. I have been enjoying this book quite a bit, but it hasn't been what I was expecting, at least until now. The first two sections were Twain's take on Adam and Eve and heaven, but now I have finally gotten to "Letters from the Earth," which is really why I wanted to read this compilation. Also, the essay mentioned in this blurb is included in the appendix.

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The Bible According to Mark Twain | Mark Twain, Howard G. Baetzhold, Joseph B. Mccullough
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"Leave your dog outside. Heaven goes by favor. If it were by merit, you would stay out and the dog would go in."

from "Etiquette for the Afterlife: Advice to Paine"

Happy #NationalPetDay from Han Solo, my scruffy nerfherder.

#dogsoflitsy

Suet624 💕💕💕 1mo
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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March Reading Stats
3 books total
3 ebooks, 0 print
1 #TBR
1 library, 2 Prime Reading
0 male, 3 female, 1 POC
880 pages
YTD: 11 books, 2621 pages
Average reading speed for the month: 54.3 pgs per hour (thanks to the comic, and excluding books in progress)
Favorite read tagged.
Books in Progress/April TBR:
No Place for a Puritan
The Bible According to Mark Twain #LentRead
Beatles Anthology #BeatlesChallenge

Clwojick What app it that? I‘ve seen a handful of Litten use it. 1mo
SleepyDragon @Clwojick Not sure if you mean pic collage or Bookly, but I used the former to make the collage and the latter to generate the info graphics for each book. 1mo
Clwojick Bookly! Thanks ❤️ 1mo
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A Study In Scarlet Women | Sherry Thomas
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs
1. Alone time
2. Childcare for a fundi church during services
3. I haven't DNF'd a book in years.
4. I don't really read thrillers, but Nightwoods by Frazier was kind of a thriller. I'm really enjoying the Lady Sherlock series. Tagged first book.
5. I'm pretty sure everyone else has done this by now.

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⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4)

I needed something positive after reading about assault and institutional sexism, so I borrowed this from #PrimeReading. It was a quick, fun read. I like that Captain Marvel is a strong female lead who's friendly and personable rather than off-putting, antisocial, and scary. This story dealt with some heavy issues, such as refugees and social environmentalism, but lightened it up with a lot of humor. Also, lots of diversity represented.

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⭐⭐⭐ (3)

This is the first non-TBR book I read this year, and I'm not sure it was worth breaking my streak. The subject matter is important, but there isn't much new here. This was a nonprofit publication. It could have used another pass through editing for all the typos I found. Some of the essays were poignant and thought provoking, others were predictable. It's important to keep the convo going and listen to each other. #PrimeReading

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The Bible According to Mark Twain | Mark Twain, Howard G. Baetzhold, Joseph B. Mccullough
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Diversity in heaven, according to Twain in "Stormfield's Visit to Heaven"

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The Bible According to Mark Twain | Mark Twain, Howard G. Baetzhold, Joseph B. Mccullough
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Twain's take on whether there is pain in heaven, from 'Stormfield's Visit to Heaven"

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The Bible According to Mark Twain | Mark Twain, Howard G. Baetzhold, Joseph B. Mccullough
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Twain's take on whether there is pain in heaven, from 'Stormfield's Visit to Heaven"

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Captain Marvel Volume 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More | Kelly Sue DeConnick, Marvel Comics
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My weekend #24B4Monday story. I knew I would be busy Saturday and Sunday, so I read mostly on Fri. On Sat., in between laundry, sorting toddler clothes in storage, and taking our oldest to a car show so he could participate in a karate demo, I read 1 hr/18 min. And Sun., I was on kid duty all day, so I read about 1 hr/36 min. I read #MeToo, and then felt the need to counter it with the tagged comic. Reviews coming.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service

Sorry, no pic. I started #24B4Monday after midnight Thursday night (Hey, that counts! It was technically Friday.), and read off and on throughout the day, and then a bit tonight before bedtime now.

Added #MeToo (from Prime Reading) to my other books in progress. Very difficult to read this.

Current total - 4 hours and 47 minutes.

I'm not sure how much more time I will get the rest of the weekend. We'll see.

@thereadingmermaid @Andrew65

SleepyDragon I hope to finish this #B4Monday, but I couldn't stomach the whole thing in one setting. I'm about 61% through it. 2mo
Andrew65 I always start the clock if reading after midnight on Thursday. That is when Friday begins. A good total so far. 👏 2mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I won't be able to fully commit this weekend, as the husband is insisting we get some things around the house accomplished and our oldest is supposed to be part of a martial arts demonstration at a local car show on Saturday, but I will try to get some reading down on Friday and in between things. I have only finished one book so far this month, and I'm not sure if I will continue with the books I know I won't finish or read a short one on my TBR.

TheReadingMermaid You got this girl! 💪🙌 2mo
SleepyDragon @TheReadingMermaid I have a couple short books on my Overdrive list and one from Prime Reading. I haven't decided yet, but my weekend goal might be to finish one of those short reads rather than try for a set time goal. It will probably just depend on my mood tomorrow. Lol 2mo
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TheReadingMermaid Sounds like a good goal! I'm all for it 👏🙌👏 2mo
Andrew65 Good luck with whatever reading time you get to. 👏😊 2mo
SleepyDragon @Andrew65 Thanks! Same to you! I'm actually not off to such a bad start. Well, for me, anyway. 😁 2mo
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Iggie's House | Judy Blume
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Saw this on FB earlier and smiled. Earlier today, I was sitting in the back of the mulri-purpose room at my kid's school, reading a book and waiting for his name to be called. He met his 3rd quarter reading goal. One more goal, and he gets to go on a special trip as a reward. I love how this school district encourages reading. He reads so much, the goals set aren't a challenge for him, though. 😁

Tagged is my favorite Blume book. What's yours?

Samplergal 😂😂😂 2mo
Slajaunie I did not read Judy Bloom but I read everything else. 2mo
SleepyDragon @Slajaunie I think you can substitute any author in place of Judy Blume in that sentence, and it still rings true. 💙📚😉 2mo
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Change Your Name Change Your Fate | Dr. Bhojraj Dwivedi
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I just wanted to let you all know that I am changing my Litsy handle from @NeesyBeth to @SleepyDragon as a step towards one of my 2019 goals. The new name is a tie-in to my dormant blog that I plan to restart, although I'm behind on this and related goals. The blog was/will be book and writing related, so I hope changing my name here will be motivation and a reminder that I want to start writing again. Changing it is a one time thing. Promise!

Seekingtardis Get it miss dragon!!! 😍😍 2mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit Go for it!! 👏👏👏 2mo
AJones I wish you all the best!! 2mo
SleepyDragon @CindyMyLifeIsLit @Seekingtardis @AJones Thanks for the encouragement. Now I just need to get my act together. 😀💙📚 2mo
Bookladylinda Good luck to you! You will do great!!!!! (edited) 1mo
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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#VirtualMountTBR2019 #Overdrive #GAR

If you consider yourself an ally, you most definitely should read books from the minority and/or immigrant perspective, such as this, Homegoing and What is the What. This book tells it like it is, with no sugarcoating.

My review on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2740972187

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The Bible According to Mark Twain | Mark Twain, Howard G. Baetzhold, Joseph B. Mccullough
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http://web.mit.edu/norvin/www/somethingelse/twain.html

"To be a patriot, one had to say, and keep saying, 'Our Country, right or wrong,' and urge on the little war. Have you not perceived that that phrase is an insult to the nation?"

"This republic's life is not in peril. The nation has sold its honor for a phrase. It has swung itself from its safe anchorage and is drifting, its helm is in pirate hands."

SleepyDragon "Our Country, right or wrong " = "America First!" 2mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I wanted to find an excuse to post a pic of my new favorite beer, but discovered a serious lack in our home library. Welsh and Scottish are represented, but we do not have a single Irish author. How can this be?

So help me out. What Irish and/or Irish American authors and books do you recommend? Genre doesn't matter. Suggest away! Thank you in advance!

#StPattysDay #IrishAuthors #IrishAmericanAuthors

Freespirit Old classics are Bram Stoker - Dracula, Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray both great!! 2mo
jenniferw88 John Connolly 2mo
SleepyDragon @Freespirit I forgot about Wilde ... I've read him but don't own any of his books. 2mo
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SleepyDragon @jenniferw88 Not familiar. Will check him out. Thanks! 2mo
jenniferw88 @NeesyBeth just remembered Tana French too! 2mo
SleepyDragon @jenniferw88 Cool! Thanks! 2mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm John Boyne! His book The Heart‘s Invisible Furies is set in Ireland. And his new book A Ladder to the Sky is really good! 2mo
SleepyDragon @PerksOfBeingABookworm Thanks! I'll check those out. 2mo
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Carny food at a local carnival. I get to sit, eat, and read while my 11 yr old does all the rides. Hubby volunteered to stay home with the little ones this time. Enjoying a little me time and hoping to make some progress on tagged book. 🙂

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The Pink Hat | Andrew Joyner
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I live in a red pimple in an otherwise blue state, but lately the little local library has been slowly becoming a bit more diverse and progressive in its collection. I don't know who is buying now, but I welcome the change! Saw this on display in the children's section yesterday. 😄💙

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Got a question for those of you who track your reading with timing apps like Bookly, etc:

How do you handle books with appendixes or lengthly end notes? I tend to skip around, but I realized this was skewing my reading speed stats. If you don't read them, do you change the page number in the app? What if you actually read them?

I'm not sure how to deal with this in regards to my tracking apps. Thoughts?

SleepyDragon The book I am currently reading has nearly 100 pages of end material. I'm really interested in how others deal with this. 2mo
Moony 🤔 this problem I hadn't before. But often I correct the pagenumber when I start reading, so that it counts only the story and not the supplement. 2mo
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The Bible According to Mark Twain | Mark Twain, Howard G. Baetzhold, Joseph B. Mccullough
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Leave it to Twain to suggest that poor spelling is a sign of superior intellect. I can get behind this theory. 😉😁

I'm slowly digesting this book, as I am giving myself all of Lent to finish it by Easter Sunday. It is more academic than I thought it would be, as each piece is prefaced with an essay on the history of its writing and publishing. I'd prefer more discussion of Twain's theological views than his editing, but it is still interesting.