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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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The Power of Myth | Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers
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Yeah ... that's supposed to be how it works. Sigh 😒

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Suet624 😭😭😭 2d
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Speaking of #GutsyWomen ... 💙🙂

Anyone else interested in the tagged book? I've seen them in interviews to promote it, and it really sounds like something I'd want to have in my library for my kids, especially my daughter, to reference.

sprainedbrain Love this! I‘m ordering the book for my kids. 2d
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Well, that's an awkward contraction. 😜

Slajaunie 😱🤣🤣 1w
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Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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So, I'm seriously rethinking the two Simmons books on my TBR, the last two books in the Hyperion series, after reading his tweet completely bashing a 16 yr old girl. The thought of a 72 year old "man" cyber bullying a child just boils my blood. #Magathugs #Magabullies #jerk

Greta is a role model.
#Greta #climatechange #gutsywomen #standup #beheard #rolemodel #nasty #persist

http://file770.com/dan-simmons-criticized-for-remarks-about-thunberg/

alisonrose Ugh what a massive douche. How gross 😠 3w
RainyDayReading Yeah I‘ve been rethinking reading the books of his I have on my TBR as well. 3w
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So not a huge total for #24B4Monday, but I did finish a book. 🙂 And I could probably add an hour a day if I counted all the books I read to the kids this weekend. 😉

⭐⭐⭐ (3)
Interesting, though a bit dry, academic treatment of the history of change in Church doctrine, positions on key issues, and official Church teaching. Probably more a read for Catholics, this sheds some light on internal debates between progressives and traditionalists.

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Amulet Boxset: Books 1-3 | Kazu Kibuishi
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Did you do anything special this past week in honor of banned books?

Other than reading online articles and posts on the subject, I didn't really do much. I'm not reading any challenged books right now. But today at the library, I was helping my oldest find some more books to check out before the library closed for a reno, and I saw the Amulet series. I mentioned that I saw somewhere that someone had tried to ban it. His response? ⬇️

SleepyDragon “Probably because it has magic in it. I read the series at school last year. It's pretty good.“ Then he picked up the first volume and stuck it in his bag to check out. Proud mama moment, right there. #raisingreaders #bannedbooks (edited) 3w
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Sitting in a half empty library, with enough to keep me busy for an hour or so. This is our last visit before they close for reno, so I'm letting my oldest use the computer for the full hour alloted, instead of cutting him off to head home. Hoping to catch up on some #journaling, book reviews, tracking, and, of course, reading. It's going to be a long 2 - 5 months, but probably will be harder for the homeless guy behind me eating lunch. ☹

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Pride & Popularity | Jenni James
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Just noticed this when I posted the last blurb. It's the closest I think I've been to seeing the number turn to an even thousand. Lol I probably won't get to see it turn to 6k, but this is almost as cool. 😎

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎊🎉🎊🎉 3w
Liatrek 🎉🎉🎉🎉 awesome 😊 3w
Kaylamburson 🥳❤💜📖📚 3w
Slajaunie Congratulations! 🎉 3w
SleepyDragon Thanks! 💟🌟
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I might get some reading time this weekend, so I'm going to play along with #24B4Monday.

Friday time: 1 hr, 26 min

I like the time read option more than the pages read option. It gives the illusion that I accomplished more than I did. 😉 (Chart from Bookly app, though not all that accurate because I delete books. I don't think it's worth paying a subscription, but I like the infographics. So I delete to stay under 10 books.)

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Interpreter of Maladies | Jhumpa Lahiri
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⭐⭐⭐ (3)

I only really liked a few of these short stories, but they were well written, so I bumped it up to a pick rather than so-so. Read for #RtC (Rediscovering the Classics) book club a friend of mine runs. The author seems to have a negative view of humanity, and all but about three of the stories are severely depressing. Interesting glimpse into Indian culture.

I feel like I need a quick, happy read now. 🙃

#Overdrive

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NOOOOO !!!!!

I mean YAY to a remodel, but that's a long time to be closed. Though, my oldest is super stoked to be able to keep the books he wants to check out till December.

Thank goodness for #Overdrive.

hes7 Oh no! That‘s a long time! 1mo
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Interpreter of Maladies | Jhumpa Lahiri
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Well, I might be the only one not reading Atwood or King today, but here I am starting this book instead. I'm reading it for my friend's book club that I follow along with online, called Rediscovering the Classics (#RtC). So far, I have only read the first story. It was sad, but touching. #Overdrive

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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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I haven't a single negative thing to say about this book. It was perfectly executed.

Read this one along with my 7th grader, who is about halfway through himself. There is a local organized event centered around this novel, and the library was promoting it last time we were there. It just happened to be on my TBR anyway. We didn't get to attend the festival, but it was fun to read the book anyway.

#Overdrive #VirtualMountTBR2019

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When your 4 yr old daughter sets up a tea party and includes a book at each place setting ... and puts the one titled "Play Nice" at her twin brother's seat.

#raisingreaders #teaparty #boygirltwins #siblings #bossysister

sarahreinhard Priceless! 1mo
JacqMac ❤️ 1mo
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Moving this one up in the TBR queue to get the bad taste of that Barron book out of my mouth.

"To be faithful, to be creative, we need to be able to change." Pope Francis

This is my first book by Wills, but he is an award winning historian, so I have hope it will be good. Reviews complain the title is misleading, but I know to expect history based on the blurb, not prophecy.

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Hank Zipzer | Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver, Theo Baker
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4 yr old son: (pointing to magazine cover) It's me!

Lol I guess he does kind of look a little like Hank. He does definitely try to read over my shoulder often enough.

We've never read this series, but I hear it's quite good, and Winkler is a national treasure. This is the cover of Costco Connection, in case you were wondering.

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Ugh. Where to start. First of all, he implies that homosexuality is to blame for the sex abuse. He also claims that the laity bear partial responsibility. Uh, no & no. He never once mentions Pope Francis by name, despite the steps he has taken to purge corruption from the Church, but talks in length about corrupt popes in history. This is pure alt right, conservative, anti Vatican II bs.

A renewal movement is coming, just not the one he wants.

SleepyDragon First time in forever that I read with a pen in hand to write counterpoints in the margins. Some things he wrote were just not true, while others were just obviously biased. He calls for a revolution to return to the status quo, which is exactly the attitude driving people away from the Church. (edited) 3mo
Susanita Ugh. What is the status quo anymore anyway? Sounds like MAGA etc. 3mo
SleepyDragon @Susanita In terms of the factions within the Church, I was referring to what are called "traditionalists." They hate change, consider Church Doctrine to be set in stone, think only men should be altar servers and Mass should only be said in Latin, and that Vatican II should never have happened. They are most aligned with the Christian Right politically, and resemble Protestant Fundamentalists in many ways. So yeah, very Maga-esc. 3mo
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My parish bought a bunch of these and offered them to the congregation to take if interested. So I did, because, well, free book. Glad my parish bought so many copies, since proceeds are donated to charities that help victims of sexual abuse. I'm interested, since Barron states he is not speaking on behalf of the Church, and a few reviews I saw were positive. Anyone else read it? My husband doesn't want to, so I've got no one to discuss it with.

SleepyDragon Delved a little deeper, and now I am wary of this book. He's an EWTN alt right personality. Ugh. I may still read it, but if he starts in blaming homosexuals, it may be my first DNF since I was a kid. (edited) 3mo
LogiKitty You had me there until I saw the comment! Let us know how it goes 😅 3mo
SleepyDragon @LogiKitty I know, right? It might be destined for the recycling bin. 3mo
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Red Mars | Kim Stanley Robinson
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"You can't make love to your fame. Even though some people try."

Reminds me of a certain current president ... hmmm ...????

Texreader 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
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When a hold on Overdrive comes in that you don't remember placing ... 🙃😀

I think I must have recommended it. A hold is automatically placed if they decide to buy it. Though I don't remember doing that, either. I think the summer heat has fried my brain.

Yay!

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Moonlight Ocean | Elizabeth Golding
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So it looks like my little guy might not lose his finger tip after all. The tip was pink, so blood is getting there, and if it doesn't lose color, he gets to keep it forever. We have to keep his hand bandaged like this until the stiches come out next week. In the meantime, #SRP has officially started. He and sis were "reading" these Moonlight books earlier, and I read them to them later on. They were passed down from big brother and a hit!

SleepyDragon Moonlight Ocean is the one pictured. Sis was reading Moonlight Animals, which she called "the owl book." These books are fantastic. My sister (a teacher) bought them for my oldest years ago, and he loved them as well. Each page is a picture, and you use a paper flashlight to find the hidden wildlife. It's a great concept and an awesome introduction to nonfiction science books. Probably best around 1st grade level. 4mo
Texreader I sure hope little guy recovers 100 percent! 4mo
SleepyDragon @Texreader Thank you. The odds have greatly improved in the last two days, so I'm hopeful he will. 4mo
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Crazeedi So good to hear this news! Hes a trooper!!😍 4mo
CouronneDhiver Kids are resilient... I‘m so pleased to hear he‘ll, most likely, be fine. Thank heavens! 4mo
Caroline2 Ahhh bless him! I hope he had a quick recovery and his fingers heals ok. 💖 4mo
SW-T Hope his recovery goes well! 4mo
JacqMac Whew! Yay for pink! 4mo
BookwormM Healing wishes for him that bandage doesn‘t look comfy bless him 4mo
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Life Sucks | Jessica Abel, Gabriel Soria

Went to a library sale, but didn't take a pic, as later on my 3.5 yr old son got a door shut on his hand and it partially severed the tip of his pinky. Went to ER. He has a huge splint on his little hand. We go for the two day check up on Monday and find out if the tip is healing or dying, which also happens to be the same day my mom is having surgery. Life kinda sucks right now and I am not handling it well. Wasn't much of a book haul, either.

Darklunarose Oh hell, your poor boy. That‘s so traumatic for both of you. Everything crossed it starts healing and not drying out. Hope he is comfortable and not in too much pain. 4mo
SleepyDragon @Darklunarose Thanks. He's ... uncomfortable. We haven't given him any meds yet. We'll see how the night and tomorrow goes. Everyone keeps saying that even if he loses the tip of his finger, he'll barely even miss it, and it won't stop him from doing anything, but a mom just wants her child whole and healthy. You know? There has been a lot of medical issues in my family lately, and now I have one more to worry/stress over. 4mo
Crazeedi @SleepyDragon oh what a nightmare for a mom! I'm just grateful to hear it wasn't a worse accident! But he must be a bit traumatized! Sending you a long distance hug and prayers for strength and healing for your son. Please keep us updated, #litsylove ❤😘🧚‍♂️ 4mo
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Crazeedi @SleepyDragon and your mom too! Please know my same thoughts are for her too, ((hugs)) 4mo
Caroline2 Oh no!!! That is awful. Nothing more scary or worrying than health troubles. Especially when it‘s your child. Sending big love and healing thoughts. 💖 4mo
Darklunarose @SleepyDragon that‘s exactly what a parent wants! A child who isn‘t in pain or hurting but just being a normal child. And you do have enough on your plate! 4mo
Texreader Oh the poor baby and you! So hoping all turns out well for you. Will be thinking about you!! 4mo
Princess-Kingofkings Oh dear ~ what an awful time! 🦋 4mo
tjwill So sorry you‘ve been having a rough time. Hoping everything goes well this week. 4mo
Thndrstd Yikes! I‘m so sorry 4mo
cobwebmoth Oh, I'm so sorry! Sending good vibes. 4mo
Dragon Poor kid, I bet that hurts. Hope the injury heals quickly. Positive energy heading your way 🌺 4mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser Oh no, poor bubba. I hope you're ok, you gotta hold your little family together, hope someone is there for you xx 4mo
mrsmarch Thinking of you and your dude and your mom. 💐💐💐🍀🍀🍦🍦🍦 Flowers ice cream and good luck vibes for everyone 4mo
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(Tagged the library in the town where I wish I was spending the summer.)

The kids and I are all registered to participate in the summer reading program! #SRP #library

My oldest will be tracking his reading on his own using Beanstack. We'll see how it goes. Lol I'm using Beanstack to track my own reading and the 3 yr old twins' story time. Fun times ahead!

Moony Can I only use the app when I have a library card in the states? 🤔 5mo
SleepyDragon @Moony I don't know if it's a states only thing, but I think you might have to have an account with a participating library, though entering your library card number was optional. I'm not sure, honestly. I was able to just select a library and a aet up an account. 4mo
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Reading Tracker | Amy Collins
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Our library is using a new tracking app for patrons to register for the #SRP, and it looks kind of cool. It gives basic stats, much like Bookly, but no cute info graphic generator. Also you can track multiple readers, which could be useful with my emerging readers. Anyone else use Beanstack? I'm trying it out this summer and see if it would be worthwhile to use year round. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.beanstack (also for 🍎)

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Started this yesterday because my hold came in from the library. I was bummed because they didn't have it on Overdrive, and I'm always nervous bringing library books into the danger zone that is in close vicinity to my young children, but this hardcover book with the built in ribbon bookmark is gorgeous. It is a joy to hold.

Life has been overwhelming lately, and I'm behind in my reading tracking. Will get to May stats eventually.

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Red Mars | Kim Stanley Robinson
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My new favorite mug and my current read ... 🚀🤩

Yesterday, I chaperoned on my oldest's 6th grade field trip to the California Science Center, which is home to the Endeavor. Some day I will go back in less stressful circumstances so I can enjoy the exhibits more. But this mug was my reward for not losing or killing five pre-teens.

I thought I would get to read this book on the bus, but the environment was not conducive. Lol

madamereadsalot1 I love that mug! I grew up, and still live, near Johnson Space Center, home of "Houston, we have a problem". So I have an affection for all things NASA! 5mo
RamsFan1963 @SleepyDragon I'd be interested to hear what you think of Red Mars. I've always found Robinson difficult to read, I bailed on the Mars trilogy. 5mo
SleepyDragon @madamereadsalot1 That is so cool! My dad has always been really into all things space related, and I guess it rubbed off a lot on me. I didn't have the aptitude for all the science and math required, so I've had to content myself with reading about space exploration.

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SleepyDragon @RamsFan1963 I'm not very far into it yet, haven't had much time to read lately. It's a bit more political than I was expecting, but we'll see if I can get into the story enough to read the entire trilogy. 5mo
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 (5)

Well that was disturbing.

Chrissyreadit I‘ve been wondering about Orwell‘s skill in prophecy. Or brilliant understanding of human behavior and complex systems. 5mo
SleepyDragon @Chrissyreadit Since he was basically describing Soviet Russia, in that it was fascism disguised as Socialism, I wouldn't call it prophesy, but the commonalities are hard to miss. 5mo
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Haven't been having a great couple of days, so not much reading happening for me. Oldest has been cleaning out his room (not voluntarily) and gave the twins some books he no longer wanted. I think he must have either bought this one himself or was given it. I don't really like it. It's a take on “The Old Woman Who Swallows a Fly.“ First problem is he swallows himself. 😕 Second he says “I wish I was dead,“ which I'm not comfortable with. 🔽

SleepyDragon 🔼 I just don't think that sentence should be said jokingly, especially in a picture book. I don't like reading it out loud to them. The kids like the different animals, but lost interest after a couple readings, thankfully. 🌟(1) This one may be disappeared when no one is looking. 5mo
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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! 😬😕😉

Crazeedi It's a great feature 5mo
greenhairdontcare I love this feature as well! 5mo
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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) 5mo
SleepyDragon @Sic_Corneille Well ... probably Brave New World, but I do have an autographed copy of 451 that I treasure. 5mo
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 5mo
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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! 5mo
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) 5mo
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. 5mo
SleepyDragon @rretzler Sounds like a decent reason, but that isn't the case on Overdrive. The covers and icons always match there. 5mo
ShyBookOwl @SleepyDragon that makes me feel a little better. I've been debating getting unlimited for a couple months now. Still TBD lol 5mo
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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! 5mo
Birdsong28 Congrats 🎊🎉📚📖 5mo
rretzler Congrats! 🎈 5mo
CoverToCoverGirl Lots to celebrate! Way to go! 5mo
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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. 5mo
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 5mo
NovelGirl82 Yes! We loved Designing Women, too. Julia, Murphy, & Dorothy from Golden Girls were the TV women that I looked up to. 5mo
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. 5mo
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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

tammysue 👍🏻🙌🏻 6mo
TheReadingMermaid Great time hon! And I love tomatoes. He's such a cute plant! 🍅🍅🍅 6mo
Andrew65 Great time with other tasks on your radar. 👏👏👏 See you next month. 6mo
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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? 6mo
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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. 👏 6mo
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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. 😊👍 6mo
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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.” 6mo
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 6mo
rretzler Thanks - I read the Diaries of Adam and Eve many, many years ago. 6mo
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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. 6mo
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) 6mo
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 6mo
SleepyDragon @rretzler Books in our system are checked out for two week periods, and we get 9 renewals. 6mo
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