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StaceGhost

StaceGhost

Joined May 2016

🕷Devourer of Books 🦇
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Raw and authentic memoir 🧀pairs well with delicious cashew cheese and crackers

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Now that I finished the book I can net and Netflix binge the adaptation 🧶 delightful storytelling via carefully crafted images of fairy tail motifs and a richl, compelling internal mythology. Also, clearly the author felt compassion for her magicians but still allowed them to struggle brilliantly, with themselves and each other as much as the hapless baddo 🧝‍♂️Definitely recommend

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Love this card from @Stacypatrice #litsylove 🙏🏻♥️ Americanah was one of my favorite reads! I hope you enjoy it too 📚& im not a Delaware native, but a DC transplant ☕️at least Delaware has lovely libraries and beautiful hiking trails along the beach 🏖

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The Enchanted: A Novel | Rene Denfeld
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Equally horrifying & dark, rich & illuminated 🤷‍♀️this one will haunt me for awhile 👻also more #litsylove ♥️ I‘ve been designing something special to send out & am v. excited 📚thank you @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks & @Mynameisacolour for the beautiful cards!

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Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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My first #Litsylove #penpals4lyfe & I‘m so enchanted! Thank you @Bookwormjillk 😍what a beautiful note! I‘m inspired to sit down & design my bookish valentines ♥️ p.s. I know I‘m late to RP1 but I wanted to wait for the noise to die down. It was fun but not terribly challenging, just like a classic video game 🎮

Bookwormjillk Glad you liked the card and the book! 2w
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Spicy oyster mushroom étouffée with homemade whole wheat bread ? perfect stew for a cozy fantasy

Mynameisacolour 🤩🤩🤩 That looks delicious!! 3w
Sunraven Well, now I want this. 😆 2w
Sunraven Ooh, awesome! Thank you! Definitely saving that to try. 2w
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Peter Pan | J M Barrie
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I hope you have a Sunday filled with snacks and tea

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww too cute!!! 3w
UwannaPublishme Adorable! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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I am 100% the target market for this book. Thanks to the patron saints of the library for releasing this hold so swiftly. ♥️🙏🏻☕️

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Well, I read it. There we go. I finished it. What else can be said? Will I read the next one? Probably 🤷‍♀️Because while taking a strong, ethically controversial stance does not a transformative arc make, I‘m a sucker for a straightforward romance. Cupcakes are for maximum self-indulgence inspired by the main character #treatyoself

Scochrane26 Love the cupcakes! 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Now I want cupcakes. 😊 1mo
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The City of Mirrors | Justin Cronin
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Final vampire 🧛🏻‍♀️ post-apocalypse novel in the trilogy♥️worth the heartache for sure. I feel like I will carry these characters around for awhile but I couldn‘t help but think of this final door stopper as more denouement than climax even though a lot more people died in this one 🤷‍♀️apple pie pictured, eaten largely for comfort

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Mehso-so

Great recipes and some nice sentiments about nature but I‘m curious if it‘s just me or if there was a lot of white/class privilege keeping it kind of surreal up in here. Picture of my very Scandinavian-looking son out hiking for balance.

Scochrane26 Your son ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
StaceGhost @Scochrane26 thank you! He‘s the sweetest but not particularly impressed with hiking lol at least not yet! 1mo
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After the hyper-reality of the ongoing vampire apocalypse I needed the good guys to win for a little while. Sometimes I just want a straightforward fantasy series, okay?! Pairs perfectly with this vegan chopt cheez stack and homies 😍Back to lit fic and salads tomorrow (as if)

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Merry Christmas 🎁

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The Twelve | Justin Cronin
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Still super interested in what happens to these people 🧛🏻‍♀️still struggling with the intensity but somehow the author avoids melodrama so 💁🏼‍♀️still chain swallowing Santa cookies 🎅

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Mary Creepmas! This was a delightful and creepy little dystopia for the holidays. Pairs perfectly with a delicious vegan mac & cheese con veggie dogs. At least that‘s what my companion thinks! Of course, it was also 1000 pages! Thanks to the Other Worlds Book Club 🤓 for the recommendation. Now I‘m going to be reading two more thousand page novels before Christmas 🎄

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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So far I‘ve learned the Latin word irrumo 💀early gift from a student and friend ♥️🙏🏻#gifted

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Another lovely stroll with the inimitable Maisie Dobbs. Perfect fire-side reading for a chilly day! Paired with mini-holiday feast for true decadence

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Read this with this guy but he was more interested in decorating the tree #graphicnovel story wove so many threads of memory into a narrative full of rich shadows and luminous moments of clarity and love I was transported

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Insightful and very interesting but, man, I hate how many people live in poverty and constant insecurity because of political violence #toosadtoeat #musictoreadby

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Darkness: A Thriller | Ragnar Jonasson
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Ugh I love when murder mysteries are layered and slightly depressing in a fascinating and realistic way #darkdarkdark I also love chain swallowing vegan sugar cookies #happyholidays

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"Nature everywhere speaks to man in a voice…familiar to his soul"

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom | Thomas Edward Lawrence
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When your friend says his favorite book is an 800+ page history of the Middle East, you have to consider how much you like your friend and respect his taste in books. So far, both friend and book are incredibly amusing, if a little cerebral. Thank goodness for #24in48 or it would have taken me an era to read this epic history! @24in48

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Orlando: A Biography | Virginia Woolf
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Nothing like finding the unexpected-- and I mean both the bookstore as well as the note I found in this pristine copy of Orlando. I'll let you know how my destiny in numerology turns out, too. I've heard numbers don't lie, but I don't think I believe it. #together #bookhaul

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The Journal, 1837-1861 | Henry David Thoreau, Damion Searls
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I saw this hibiscus in a pile of greenery where we were walking today, so I seized this beauty from the trimmings. Oddly, Mexico reminds me of Thoreau, both because "Flowers were made to be seen, not overlooked," and because the Mexican-American War sparked his Civil Disobedience. Both flowers and history "...imply eyes, spectators." Maybe traveling with my husband has me thinking more politically than usual, but all the same...#resist beautifully

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10/10 would sleep again.

Eyelit 😸 3y
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Rather than buy new clothes and endlessly search through my overstuffed closet, I've taken to research: forget fashion, style is immortal! #clothesmakethewoman

LauraBrook I've been curious about this! Looking forward to your process. ❤️👚 3y
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I suppose we're both done reading for the night...or maybe I could read the rest and just call out of work tomorrow... 🤔

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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This book reminds me of that scene in Short Circuit when Johnny V reads a bunch of books really quickly but then he finds Frankenstein and Pinocchio and reads them really slowly, turning the pages one at a time because the story is that important. But how did it take me this long to get around to reading it? #overdue #reductiverobotsarepeopletoo

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This cookbook has been so much fun to explore. Not only are the recipes simple, fun, and fresh, but they're all vegetarian and super easy to veganize. The gorgeous watercolors and photographs help a lot too 💐🍾🥗

Eyelit 💜 your mug! 3y
StaceGhost @Eyelit thanks so much! I got it at the kitchen store in rehoboth beach 🐈 3y
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Food and good reads at the Drop Squad Kitchen in Wilmington. I'm getting the Garvey with a side of sweet potato chips while my beloved ordered a v steak with a side of socialism #veganfeast

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Working inside, but dreaming of working outside. This book is arranged in perfectly readable short segments. It almost seems designed to read in between grading papers. If only I could work out a system where I could grade while I garden. Alas 🌱

BrittanyReads Love your lamp! 😊 3y
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Bowie: A Biography | Marc Spitz
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I'm not sure if this is what Marc Spitz intended, but reading this biography has inspired me to listen to the entire Bowie discography in chronological order #music2readby

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"Claude Izner is the pseudonym of two sisters, Liliane Korb and Laurence Lefevre. Both are secondhand booksellers on the banks of the Seine and experts on 19 century Paris."

StaceGhost #tfw the authors are living your dream life but that's OK because they also write a cracking good mystery 3y
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Devil in a Blue Dress | Walter Mosley
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This was an awesome book. I could've read it again as soon as I finished it but someone told me the movie with Denzel Washington was a classic, so I gave it a shot. As always, the book is better than the movie, but man, Denzel Washington is an attractive individual. 😍

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This was such a good book. So many of my family members, friends, and students are suffering or have suffered from PTSD. This book goes a long way to helping me understand, and making me thankful not to understand completely. Anyone who knows anyone who has been on active duty should read this book 📚 plus, there are a ton of great books scattered throughout the story. Highly recommended for the book about war in the book riot #readharderchallenge

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This book is full of excellent facts and compelling arguments for adopting a plant-based diet 🥕It's also a little repetitive, but I guess it's helpful when you're trying to build a knowledge base built on scientific and medical research. Still, I think the best argument for veganism is a taste test! 🍪

DivineDiana Kathy Freston started me on my journey! 3y
StaceGhost That's excellent! She is very wise and has some excellent tips! 🤓power to the plant people 🌱 (edited) 3y
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Heartless | Marissa Meyer
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There's nothing so delightful as reading a good book while wrapped in a cozy quilt ☕️

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Two new books I didn't know I needed 📚

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Cat's Cradle: A Novel | Kurt Vonnegut
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This book has a most misleading title, but so far Endora and I find it intriguing to say the least!

Joybishoptx Kitty Endora is adorable!💕😻 3y
Eastbriar It's a very intriguing one, but also one of my faves 😊 3y
StaceGhost Thanks! She is sweet and rarely still enough for a photo opp! I really like the book, except for the part where his cat dies 😿otherwise, it's Vonnegut par excellence! 3y
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Christmas Bells: A Novel | Jennifer Chiaverini
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A lovely story of Christmas Day told from multiple perspectives in both an historical and contemporary timeframe. Everything is wrapped up beautifully by the end, but not without tragedy along the way. Altogether a perfect, quick Christmas Eve read! Merry Christmas, everyone! "Peace on earth, goodwill to men." ???#seasonsreading2016

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Santa Clues | Various
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My husband just gets me, ya know?

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I bought signed editions of both "Land of Love and Ruins" by Oddný Eir and "The Whispering Muse" by Sjón at the Keflavik Airport Penninn Bookstore before take-off. Both of them feature hauntingly beautiful settings and strangely compelling characters. Both are fascinating in different but related ways. Regardless, I highly recommend both these authors. Many more Icelandic recommendations to come! Maybe it will help how badly I want to return? ??

ReadingEnvy I focused on Iceland for a year but struggled with Laxness, which is blasphemy I'm sure. 3y
StaceGhost Haha! Our tour guide said they all have to read him in school and it was awful because when she was 16 she had no point of reference for anything he was saying. I'm tackling it next, but with realistic expectations 😅 3y
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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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It's been rough restraining myself, since this is probably the max I can fit in my suitcase, but I've taken a ton of pictures of books I want to order when I get home. The thing is, Iceland truly understands the purpose of bookstores. For instance, the books in translation section is huge! And the selection is so much better. I've hit every Reykjavik bookstore on the Book Riot list and then some and I still haven't been to all of them #niceland 📚

ReadingOver50 What an awesome trip 😍 3y
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I completely love my new agenda! Apparently, so does my cat. I guess I was done with my idea mapping anyway. The best part about this book is that stopping and coming back to it only helps you set better goals.

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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"What I know now, my son: Evil begets evil. It grows. It transmutes, so that sometimes you cannot see that the evil in the world began as the evil in your own home."

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Strong Poison | Dorothy L. Sayers
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Nothing like an excellent mystery and a warm fire-- especially in the fall! And Dorothy Sayers truly crafts a compelling mystery. I love when a mystery writer provides all the necessary clues and the case is still baffling!

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This book is not helping me beat my husband in chess. In fairness, I don't think it's the book. 💩

Bette My husband won't play chess with me so I got the app for Really Bad Chess so I can go nuts! 😂 3y
StaceGhost That sounds like a lot of fun! I play terrible chess so I would probably be good at that app 👹 3y
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Gaudy Night | Dorothy L. Sayers
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These dogs are the warmest blanket ever and this book is the most enjoyable of mysteries. I love when a mystery writer takes time to make her characters human and lays out the evidence in such a way that you can put it together, but you would have to be a true genius. Durst I say I love Dorothy Sayers more than Agatha? I could no more or less choose a favorite pupper! I love them both in different ways. #auntiedoesntplayfavorites #readingtodogs 🐶

Eyelit 💜🐶💜🐶💜 3y
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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek | Annie Dillard
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"Our life is faint tracing on the surface of mystery, like the idle, curved tunnels of leaf miners on the face of a leaf."

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To Mock a Killing Bird | Raymond D. Mason
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Bird on my bookshelf 📚Must've flown in from the porch where the hubs is painting with the door open. I feel like this could be inspiration for #nanowrimo somehow 🖊

Reviewsbylola 😳😳😳 3y
StaceGhost Haha! My thoughts exactly, @Reviewsbylola 3y
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