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TK-421

TK-421

Joined April 2016

Reader📚Writer📝Canadian🇨🇦Slytherin🐍Slow replier🐌INFP👁Quotsy host📸Love: Penguins🐧Tea☕️Cats🐈SFF✨Poetry📓 Nano: Vaaren GR: flappy_sip_n_flip
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The Man Who Killed His Brother by Stephen R. Donaldson
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Anne's House of Dreams by Lucy Maud Montgomery
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Anne of Avonlea | L.M. Montgomery
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“Then, almost as suddenly as it began, the storm ceased. The hail stopped, the thunder rolled and muttered away to the eastward, and the sun #burst out merry and radiant over a world so changed that it seemed an absurd thing to think that a scant three quarters of an hour could have effected such a transformation.” #QuotsyMay19

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Minerva isn‘t happy that I‘ve decided to read instead of taking her outside. #CatwithBook #CatsofLitsy #SundayReading

Prairiegirl_reading What a cutie!!! 21h
PurpleyPumpkin Sweetie!😻 21h
Karkar Oh that face 😍 21h
jenniferajanes Hello, Minerva! I love her name! 21h
Dragon 😻 20h
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“There is no #doom so black or deep that courage and clear sight may not find another truth beyond it.” #QuotsyMay19

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The works of Guy de Maupassant | Guy de Maupassant
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“I have an immoderate passion for water; for the sea, though so vast, so restless, so beyond one's comprehension; for rivers, beautiful, yet #fugitive & elusive; but especially for marshes, teeming with all that mysterious life of the creatures that haunt them. A marsh is a whole world within a world, a different world, with a life of its own, with its own permanent denizens, its passing visitors, its voices, its sounds, its own strange mystery.”

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“When The #Empire Strikes Back first came out in 1980 and I saw Luke summon his lightsaber to his hand in the wampa cave, I remember thinking, ‘Whoa! Awesome!‘ And then, after I‘d seen it maybe ten more times, I wondered, ‘Where‘d he learn how to do that?‘ My nine-year-old self never suspected that one day I‘d get the chance to provide the answer, and I‘m grateful to Del Rey and Lucasfilm for making it happen.” - Kevin Hearne #QuotsyMay19

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Equal Rites | Terry Pratchett
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“He had the kind of real deep tan that rich people spent ages trying to achieve with expensive holidays and bits of tinfoil, when really all you need to do to obtain one is work your arse off in the open air everyday.” #holiday #QuotsyMay19

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“It would take a big change in Earth‘s geology and chemistry for it to become exactly like Venus. But humans are pouring carbon dioxide into Earth‘s atmosphere right now at an alarming rate, shoving our climate in that high-carbon direction, which is a terrifying prospect. We do not want to become even a little like Venus.” #broil #QuotsyMay18 (NASA photo: global radar view of Venus without clouds)

RachelO That‘s one scary thought! 1w
Freespirit Climate change should be our no 1 priority🙏🏼 1w
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Feet of Clay | Terry Pratchett
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“You said there's been another murder?“

“At the Dwarf Bread Museum. Someone killed Mr. Hopkinson with his own bread!“

“Made him eat it?“

“Hit him with it, sir,“ said Carrot reproachfully. “Battle Bread, sir.”

Close-combat crumpets and deadly throwing toast made me LOL so hard! #Museum #QuotsyMay19

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A Hat Full of Sky | Terry Pratchett
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Sitting in the shade reading while Minerva enjoys the sun 😊 #SundayReading #CatsofLitsy

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A Hat Full of Sky | Terry Pratchett
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“Tiffany could feel the hat. At least she had been able to feel it. The #virtual hat, on her real head. But no one could see it, and Petulia had even waved a hand back and forth over Tiffany‘s head and encountered a complete absence of hat.” #QuotsyMay19

Riveted_Reader_Melissa 💙Tiffany! 1w
TK-421 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I love Tiffany! Can‘t wait to read more 1w
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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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Oh, Anne! One of my favourite #rescue scenes! #QuotsyMay19 (photo from Google)

GripLitGrl 💚💚💚 1w
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I came across this passage from The Naval Treaty tonight that happens to contain a few words that work for #StarTrekSummerMay so I thought I‘d share #AMatterofHonor, #Conspiracy & #TheEnemy

Megabooks Wow! This is perfect! 👍🏻👍🏻🖖🏻 2w
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Lord Foul's Bane | Stephen R. Donaldson
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë
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“I had often heard the song before, and always with lively delight; for Bessie had a #sweet voice,—at least, I thought so. But now, though her voice was still sweet, I found in its melody an indescribable sadness.  Sometimes, preoccupied with her work, she sang the refrain very low, very lingeringly; ‘A long time ago‘ came out like the saddest cadence of a funeral hymn.” #QuotsyMay19

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“Yes, we did it. By also violating the natural law....You think there will be no consequences? No price to pay? We broke our rules...The bill comes due. Always!” #Account #QuotsyMay19

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Life: Rock & Roll At 50 | Editors of LIFE
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I forgot to share a photo of the books I gave my Mom for Mother‘s Day! She loved them 😊 #bookishgifts

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TheSpineView 😊 2w
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë
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“Reader, it is not pleasant to dwell on these details. Some say there is enjoyment in looking back to painful #experience past; but at this day I can scarcely bear to review the times to which I allude: the moral degradation, blent with the physical suffering, form too distressing a recollection ever to be willingly dwelt on.” #QuotsyMay19

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Texreader Good one! 2w
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#Saturday reading on the couch while Minerva hangs out nearby #CatsofLitsy #CatwithBooks #Caturday

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The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus: All the Words. Volume one | Graham Chapman, Monty Python (Comedy troupe)
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Baron Von Took's Flying Circus was considered as an affectionate tribute to Barry Took, the man who had brought them together. Arthur Megapode's Flying Circus was suggested, then discarded....Differing, somewhat confusing accounts are given of the origins of the Python name, although the members agree that its only "significance" was that they thought it sounded funny. #Circus #QuotsyMay19 (image & text from Wikipedia)

RealBooks4ever They‘re so young in that picture! 💜 2w
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A Collection of Quotable Quotes | Cameron House, Bookwise International
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Here‘s some info for anyone who wants to know more about #Quotsy. It‘s never too late to join in! The idea is to use an image to display a quote related to the daily word. Hashtag the daily word (eg. #book), use the monthly hashtag (#QuotsyMay19) & please tag me @TK-421 so I don‘t miss your posts. You can find the list of prompts here: https://www.litsy.com/web/post/1563952. If you have any questions, please comment! #QuotsyHost #QuotsyInfo

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Lord Foul's Bane | Stephen R. Donaldson
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“He went to his hut in the woods and sat down to read what he had written on his new book. Its blind poverty left him aghast. To call it ridiculously naive would have been a compliment. He could hardly believe that he was #responsible for such supercilious trash.” #QuotsyMay19

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I can‘t even keep my eyes open enough to read so bedtime it is! Good night, Littens 😴 #catwithbook #readingbuddy #catsoflitsy

wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐱 3w
Leftcoastzen 😴 3w
rretzler 😻 3w
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Chapterhouse: Dune | Frank Herbert
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“Confine yourself to observing & you always miss the point of your life. The object can be stated this way: Live the best life you can. Life is a game whose rules you learn if you leap into it & play it to the hilt. Otherwise, you are caught off balance, continually surprised by the shifting play. Non-players often whine & complain that luck always passes them by. They refuse to see that they can create some of their own luck.” #shift #QuotsyMay19

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B is for Burglar | Sue Grafton
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Another #minibookhaul - all #TBR. Trying to push myself to read outside of my #SFF comfort zone led me to pick up some books that weren‘t really on my tbr radar. At 50¢ a piece I couldn‘t pass up these Sue Grafton books. I wish they‘d had the first one! I‘m hoping The Notebook will be better than I expect. #UsedBooks #CatwithBooks #catsofLitsy

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Happy Campers Coloring Book | Thaneeya McArdle
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I haven‘t been on Litsy much due to having to a house full of family all weekend. With life returning to normal, I finally have the chance to post about my #CampNano win & to thank everyone who joined me in the #LitsyCampers cabin! I loved learning about your writing projects & getting to know you! I‘m planning on doing July‘s #CampNanowrimo too so I hope we can work together again 😊 #KeepWriting!

blithebuoyant I dropped the ball 😭 But I do intend to try again in July! 3w
jb72 I‘m so glad you had a win! Mine was so so. I was able to get an outline going, and I‘m working on some research. Thanks for including me! And count me in for July. 3w
wanderinglynn Congrats! I too dropped the ball @blithebuoyant, but there‘s always next time. 🙂 3w
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GingerAntics I‘m so excited for July. I‘m doing my research for my next project already!!! 3w
CrowCAH Congrats! 🎉 It was good motivation to be part of your cabin! 3w
NeamhainHughes I didn‘t join Litsy until well into CampNaNo this year. I‘ll definitely be doing CampNaNo again in July, and I‘m excited to be doing it again but this time with Litsy at my side as well! 3w
TK-421 @CrowCAH Thanks 😊 Congrats to you too! 3w
TK-421 @GingerAntics 🙌 Awesome! 3w
TK-421 @wanderinglynn @blithebuoyant Hope July works out better for you! 3w
TK-421 @jb72 Thanks & you‘re welcome 😊 I‘ll make sure to tag you in June once the cabins are open for July‘s Camp! 3w
TK-421 @NeamhainHughes Welcome to Litsy! I‘ll add you to my list of invitees for July‘s Litsy cabin 😊 3w
NeamhainHughes Yay thanks!! 🙂 3w
LibrarianJen It was fun doing this with all of you! Can‘t wait for July. 3w
TK-421 @LibrarianJen Congrats on exceeding your goal! Glad you had fun 😊 I'm looking forward to July, too 2w
Ubookquitous Glad to have made some new writing friends- congratulations to all! 2w
TK-421 @Ubookquitous Thanks for being part of the cabin & congratulations on your win! 1w
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Children of Dune | Frank Herbert
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My hubby & I recently started rewatching TNG but have only watched 5 episodes so far. I remember so little of the older episodes that it‘s almost like watching them for the first time! Anyway, since we haven‘t made it to season 2 yet & I can‘t remember much of the episode, here are a few books from my shelves with Child/Children titles. I‘ve read all except The Darkling Child & I‘ve read the tagged book multiple times. #TheChild #StarTrekSummerMay

Megabooks So many good SciFi books with child in the title! My dad got me the DVDs in 2005, and I started from the beginning. I‘ve since watched them on Hulu, too. Some of my favorites were in Season 2, so I‘m excited for you to get there! Picard‘s closing argument in The Measure of a Man is one of the best pieces of acting in Star Trek period, IMO. 🖖🏻 3w
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Star Wars Trilogy | George Lucas
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Can‘t pass up a chance to show off some #StarWars stuff! I don‘t have as much as I used to (lost a lot in a house fire nearly 20 years ago) but here‘s some of my current collection of books, movies, #FunkoPops, board games, bookmarks, puzzles, toys, posters, etc. And of course, some pics of me with Darth Vader & my fave Star Wars story book. #Maythe4thBeWithYou #MayMadness #ShowMeYourStarWars

TheReadingMermaid That is so awesome!!! ❤️🤩❤️ 3w
GrilledCheeseSamurai 🤘😍🤘 3w
Clwojick This is amazing! I am ultra jealous 😍😍😍 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Love it All! 3w
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Brief Lives | Neil Gaiman, Jill Thompson
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“I like the stars. It's the illusion of permanence, I think. I mean, they're always flaring up and caving in and going out. But from here...I can pretend that things last. I can pretend that lives last longer than moments. Gods come and gods go. Mortals flicker and flash and fade. Worlds don't last; and stars and galaxies are transient fleeting things that twinkle like fireflies and vanish into cold and dust. But I can pretend.” #Star #QuotsyMay19

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Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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A Hat Full of Sky | Terry Pratchett
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I forgot to share my #BookMail #MiniBookHaul! I don‘t order books online often; I love the thrill of hunting the shelves of used bookstores until I finally find an elusive book! I‘ve had no luck in my search for the last book in a series that‘s out of print so I broke down & ordered it. Decided I might as well get a few other books I‘ve been looking for...👆Still waiting for the long sought after title that prompted me to order in the first place!

Aims42 Excellent selection!! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 3w
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë
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Another quote from earlier in the same conversation: “It is the cause of God I advocate: it is under His standard I enlist you. I cannot accept on His behalf a divided allegiance: it must be entire.”
“Oh! I will give my heart to God,” I said. “You do not want it.” 🔥
#Rejection #QuotsyMay19

BarbaraJean Ugggh, this marriage proposal! I always say it‘s the most insulting proposal in literature (“you were made for labor, not for love” 🙄), and I love how Jane rejects him here! 3w
TK-421 @BarbaraJean Yes! He‘s just the WORST! 3w
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I finished only 3 books but they were all good! As for current reads, I‘m FINALLY near the end of David Balfour! Anne‘s House of Dreams is still on hold until I get around to reading Anne of Windy Poplars & the others are library loans I haven‘t got to yet. I have no idea what I‘ll read next, but with a book order arriving tomorrow, a couple book sales coming up & my tbr mountain, I‘ll have no shortage of choices! #AprilWrapUp #SpringIntoReading

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great job!! ❤️😘 4w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You did good! 📖💖 4w
JazzFeathers Lloyd Alexander! I read the last book in the series as a kid and l remember that even that young l had the impression he was playing around with the fantasy teopes. Always meant to read the entire series. Thanks for reminding me. 4w
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I'd rather stay home | Carol Barkin, Elizabeth James
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It‘s not exactly a quote, but it fits day 1 of #QuotsyMay19! #Home! I bought my hubby this mug yesterday because it perfectly expresses what we both feel most of the time. Some days peopling is just too difficult. It can be so draining emotionally and mentally, and even physically exhausting at times. #Anxiety #SocialAnxiety

Crazeedi Yes! So true, we are homebodies most of the time, unless we HAVE to go somewhere or do something. 4w
CoverToCoverGirl Agreed! 4w
LiterRohde Amen. The world is way too peopley for me much of the time. 4w
gradcat I need that mug! 4w
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Anne of the Island (Special Collector's) | Lucy Maud Montgomery, L M Montgomery
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“I'll be so lonesome when you go," moaned Diana for the hundredth time. "And to think you go next week!"

"But we're together still," said Anne cheerily. "We mustn't let next week rob us of this week's joy. I hate the thought of going myself—home and I are such good friends. Talk of being lonesome! It's I who should groan. YOU'LL be here with any number of your old friends—AND Fred! While I shall be alone among strangers, not knowing a soul!”

gradcat Lovely thought—lovely book ❤️🥰♥️ 4w
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Anne of Avonlea | L.M. Montgomery
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Marilla listened to the whole story, and if she smiled at certain parts of it Anne never knew. When the tale was ended she said briskly,

"Well, never mind. This day's done and there's a new one coming tomorrow, with no mistakes in it yet, as you used to say yourself. Just come downstairs and have your supper. You'll see if a good cup of tea and those plum puffs I made today won't hearten you up."

#mistake #QuotsyApr19

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A Collection of Quotable Quotes | Cameron House, Bookwise International
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Here‘s the list for #QuotsyMay19! If you haven't played before, the idea is to use an image to display a quote. It doesn't have to contain the daily word but should be related. Check out #QuotsyHost or #QuotsyInfo for more info or search previous month‘s hashtags to see examples. If you have questions, please comment below. Thank you Littens for sharing your quotes this month! I love seeing your posts! 😊

twohectobooks I‘m going to try to participate again this time. It‘s been a while! 4w
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For anyone wondering, #QuotsyMay19 starts May 1! I‘ll be posting prompts tonight. The first word will be HOME. I apologize for leaving this so late! It‘s been a roller coaster of a month. Thank you to everyone who shared quotes for April‘s challenge 😊 I love seeing your posts! #QuotsyHost

gradcat No problem! I‘m awaiting your post patiently...❤️ 4w
TK-421 @gradcat Aww thanks for your patience! 🤗 4w
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Happy Campers Coloring Book | Thaneeya McArdle
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My #CampNanowrimo donor goodies arrived just in time to encourage me to keep going on day 30 to reach my goal! #KeepWriting

JazzFeathers I'm totally sure you did it! 4w
TK-421 @JazzFeathers I just finished! 17 words over my goal & 35 minutes to spare 😂 4w
JazzFeathers @TK-421 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻💪😁 4w
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I could only think of one #window book and I don‘t own it, so instead here‘s Minerva perched on the small bookcase by our front window. #SpringIntoReading #CatsofLitsy #CatwithBooks

Crazeedi Beautiful kitty!😻 1mo
Dragon 😻 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😽😽😽 4w
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Lords and Ladies | Terry Pratchett
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“If cats looked like frogs we'd realize what nasty, cruel little bastards they are. Style. That's what people remember.”

Actually, I think frogs are adorable. And I love my cat even if she is vicious!

#Frog #QuotsyApr19

QuietlyLaura Vicious but sweet! 😻😊 1mo
LiterRohde I too love cats and frogs. But I can understand why they get the looks and not the love sometimes. 1mo
tournevis I prefer apex predators as pets. Prey pets are boring. 1mo
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Lord Foul's Bane | Stephen R. Donaldson
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“The surgery which amputated part of his hand was only a small #symbol of the stroke which cut him out of his life, excised him from his own world as if he were some kind of malignant infestation.” #QuotsyApr19

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Going through the box of books from yesterday‘s haul I realized that in addition to the four books I posted yesterday (top right next to Minerva) there were a few more! The rock & roll books are going to be Mother‘s Day gifts but the Leonard Cohen biography is mine! The book sale will be on all week but I don‘t know if I‘ll have a chance to go back. #usedbooks #BookHaul #catwithbooks #CatsofLitsy

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Madwand | Roger Zelazny
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We hit the SSO used book sale today & brought home quite a haul! For once, I was the one who brought home just a handful of books (top right) while my hubby found enough to fill a box! Minerva wants to see what we brought home. #usedbooks #bookhaul #catwithbooks #catsofLitsy

Leftcoastzen Kitty has to check things out ! 😻So Cute! 1mo
Crazeedi Is there a book just for kitty??😻❣ 1mo
TK-421 @Crazeedi She gets the box! 😂 1mo
TK-421 @Leftcoastzen ALWAYS 😂 But she didn‘t chew on any of them... this time 😼 1mo
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Conan: Red Nails | Robert E. Howard
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“She looked uneasily at the city. No helmets or spear-heads gleamed on battlements, no trumpets sounded, no #challenge rang from the towers. A silence as absolute as that of the forest brooded over the walls and minarets.” #QuotsyApr19

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The Wee Free Men | Terry Pratchett
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“He's probably their battle poet, too.”
“You mean he makes up heroic songs about famous battles?”

“No, no. He recites poems that frighten the enemy....When a well-trained gonnagle starts to recite, the enemy's ears explode.”

#Poem #QuotsyApr19 (image from Harper Trophy paperback)

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Cosmos | Carl Sagan
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“The passage from the Chaos of the Big Bang to the Cosmos that we are beginning to know is the most awesome transformation of matter and energy that we have been privileged to glimpse. And until we find more intelligent beings elsewhere, we are ourselves the most #spectacular of all the transformations - the remote descendants of the Big Bang, dedicated to understanding and further transforming the Cosmos from which we spring.” #QuotsyApr19

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“Perhaps the records will never be intercepted. Perhaps no one in five billion years will ever come upon them. Five billion years is a long time. In five billion years, all human beings will have become extinct or evolved into other beings, none of our artifacts will have survived on Earth, the continents will have become unrecognizably altered or destroyed, (cont. in comments)

TK-421 and the evolution of the Sun will have burned the Earth to a crisp or reduced it to a whirl of atoms. Far from home, untouched by these remote events, the Voyagers, bearing the memories of a world that is no more, will fly on.” #QuotsyApr19 #Record 1mo
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Fatal Revenant | Stephen R. Donaldson
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“Be cautious of love. There is a #glamour upon it which binds the heart to destruction.” #QuotsyApr19