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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 Cat MEGAPACK : 25 Frisky Feline Tales, Old and New by Andrew Lang, Pamela Sargent, John Russell Fearn, Gary Lovisi, Sydney J. Bounds
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Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett
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The Cat MEGAPACK : 25 Frisky Feline Tales, Old and New | Andrew Lang, Pamela Sargent, John Russell Fearn, Gary Lovisi, Sydney J. Bounds
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This short story, The Hemingway Kittens by A.R. Morlan, hooked me from the first line love 😻

Crazeedi ❤❤❤❤❤perfect 7h
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Anne of the Island (Special Collector's) | Lucy Maud Montgomery, L M Montgomery
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“Humor is the spiciest condiment in the #feast of existence. Laugh at your mistakes but learn from them, joke over your troubles but gather strength from them, make a jest of your difficulties but overcome them.” #QuotsyOct19

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“There is no easy way to train an #apprentice. My two tools are example and nagging.” #QuotsyOct19

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Centennial Books | Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada (Bookstore)
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#Thanksgiving weekend has been so busy I haven‘t had a chance to post but I hope to get caught up soon. We paid a visit to Centennial Books yesterday & I finally found the elusive 3rd book of SRD‘s “The Man Who” series... but of course this comes months after I gave up my search & ordered it online cuz I‘m lucky like that 😂 After lots of digging through the crowded #SFF shelves we left with a lovely little #BookHaul of 6 books! #UsedBooks

Come-read-with-me @TK-421 JEALOUS! Wasn‘t able to get there when I was home a couple of weeks ago. Happy Thanksgiving reading! 🇨🇦🤓🇨🇦 2d
TK-421 @Come-read-with-me Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving!🍁 2d
Dragon Happy 🇨🇦 Thanksgiving! 2d
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Gobble gobble 🍁🦃🍁 2d
ctboeheim I‘ve read all of them and endorse each one. Night in the Lonesome October is delightful. 2d
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Licence Renewed | John Gardner
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I almost forgot to share our #minibookhaul! My hubby & I picked these up for 50¢ each from the book exchange shelf at the grocery store. #usedbooks

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“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be #curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
It matters that you don't just give up.” ― Stephen Hawking. #QuotsyOct19

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When I try to get a photo of Minerva when in front of a bookshelf she‘s usually uncooperative and turns away or walks off or something. When my hubby wants to take a photo? “Oh, you want a photo? OK, I‘ll pose for you.” #CatwithBooks #CatsofLitsy

robinb Gorgeous 🖤 7d
Texreader Minerva is a beauty!! 6d
Zelma 😂 that‘s pretty funny. 6d
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Waiting | Bruce Henderson
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Well, my evening of writing & revision turned into an evening of installing long overdue updates that just couldn‘t be put off any longer if I want things to keep working. So now it‘s waiting . . . waiting . . . waiting . . . . Sigh 🙄 At least I should be all set up and ready to go tomorrow!

Jesstifies You‘re doing what must be done 🙃Imagine your light and glorious mood tomorrow when the passive aggressive update nudges have stopped! 7d
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The night is darkening round me,
The wild winds coldly blow;
But a tyrant spell has bound me,
And I cannot, cannot go.

The giant trees are bending
Their bare boughs weighed with snow;
The storm is fast descending,
And yet I cannot go.

Clouds beyond clouds above me,
Wastes beyond wastes below;
But nothing drear can move me;
I will not, cannot go.

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TheSpineView So good! Thanks for sharing that little gem!🖤🖤🖤 1w
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The Return of Sherlock Holmes | Arthur Conan Doyle
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“Things had indeed been very slow with us, and I had learned to #dread such periods of inaction, for I knew by experience that my companion's brain was so abnormally active that it was dangerous to leave it without material upon which to work.“ #QuotsyOct19

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Jitterbug Perfume | Tom Robbins
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“Bones are patient. Bones never tire nor do they run away. When you come upon a man who has been dead many years, his bones will still be lying there, in place, content, patiently waiting, but his flesh will have gotten up and left him. Water is like flesh. Water will not stand still. It is always off to somewhere else; restless, talkative, and curious. Even water in a covered jar will disappear in time.👇

TK-421 Flesh is water. Stones are like bones. Satisfied. Patient. Dependable. Tell me, then, Alobar, in order to achieve immortality, should you emulate water or stone? Should you trust your flesh or your bones?” #bone #QuotsyOct19 1w
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Mort | Terry Pratchett
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Just because it‘s Monday and I‘d rather be at home reading than at work, here‘s a photo of Minerva & a book. #catwithbook 😺 #CatsofLitsy #MondaysSuck #RatherBeReading

Sace Mondays totally suck. Minerva does not suck. 1w
Linsy I need to read more Pratchett!! 1w
TK-421 @Linsy My hubby finally started reading Discworld so I‘m rereading the books as he finishes them. I also picked up a couple I was missing & can‘t wait to read them, too. Gotta love Pratchett! 1w
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Anne of the Island (Special Collector's) | Lucy Maud Montgomery, L M Montgomery
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“This wood really is haunted now—by old memories...It seems to me that the little girls Diana and I used to be play here still...with the ghosts. Do you know, I can never go up this path in the dusk without feeling a bit of the old fright and #shiver? There was one especially horrifying phantom which we created...and...to this day, I cannot help fancying its little, furtive footsteps behind me when I come here after nightfall.” #QuotsyOct19

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I Have Always Known by Narihira #path #PoetryMatters @TheSpineView

Chrissyreadit I love this one! 1w
TheSpineView Lovely! ❤❤❤ 1w
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The Last Dark | Stephen R. Donaldson
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#DarkNight made me think of these two #dark books.
#Spooktober @Eggs

Eggs 👏🏻❤️🤗🌚 1w
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A Study in Scarlet | Arthur Conan Doyle
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“He said that he would acquire no knowledge which did not bear upon his object. Therefore all the knowledge which he possessed was such as would be useful to him. I enumerated in my own mind all the various points upon which he had shown me that he was exceptionally well-informed. I even took a pencil and jotted them down. I could not help smiling at the document when I had completed it.”

I love Watson‘s list. #Variable #QuotsyOct19

julesG ❤️ 1w
Linsy Me too! I just read this one for the first time and that part just charmed me so much ☠️ 1w
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The Redemption of Althalus | David Eddings, Leigh Eddings
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My #blackcat Minerva with a book that features “a very dark cat, almost black”. Althalus calls her Emerald, or Emmy for short. #ScreamathonPhotoChallenge @4thhouseontheleft

4thhouseontheleft 😻 😻 2w
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Challenges | Ben Bova
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TK-421 If I‘ve missed anyone or made any errors please let me know! 2w
TK-421 The full-size Quotsy list can be found here: https://www.litsy.com/web/post/1717518 2w
Cinfhen Wow!!! So many 😍Thanks for sharing 2w
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TheReadingMermaid So fun! Thanks for the shout out my dear 😘🎃❤️ 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you!! ❤️😘 2w
OriginalCyn620 Thanks for sharing! 😊 2w
TheSpineView Thanks foe reposting! 😃 2w
CrowCAH Thank you very much for sharing Soaring Scores! 😊 2w
4thhouseontheleft Wow!! Thanks for sharing! 2w
Eggs What a lovely presentation! Thanks for the repost! 1w
TK-421 @Eggs Thank you! And you‘re welcome 😊 1w
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The Black Cat | Richard Powell, Ana Martn Larraaga
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Some of the black cats from my library! #ChillingPhotoChallenge #BlackCat

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Tales of a Traveller | Washington Irving
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“Sometimes he spent hours together in the great libraries of Paris, those catacombs of departed authors, rummaging among their hoards of dusty and obsolete works in quest of food for his unhealthy appetite. He was, in a manner, a literary #ghoul, feeding in the charnel-house of decayed literature.” #QuotsyOct19

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Poetry | Harriet Monroe, Morton Dauwen Zabel, George Dillon
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TheSpineView Lovely! 🧡 2w
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Trying to get some revision done and Minerva is being helpful 🙄 At least she hasn‘t done any typing yet! #CatsofLitsy #WritersofLitsy

Leftcoastzen Kitties are helpers!😂 2w
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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“Till morning...I was tossed on a buoyant but unquiet sea, where billows of trouble rolled under surges of joy. I thought...I saw beyond its wild waters a shore...now and then a freshening gale, wakened by hope, bore my spirit triumphantly towards the bourne: but I could not reach it...a counteracting breeze...continually drove me back. Sense would resist delirium: judgment would warn passion. Too feverish to rest, I rose as soon as day dawned.”

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I only completed 5 books but Sept was a great reading month: I spent lots of time with my #ReadingBuddy Minerva both indoors & out; I read more books by women than men; 2 of them were mysteries instead of my usual #SFF; I finally got to read SRD‘s The War Within after waiting for it for months; & now that my hubby has a 2 book lead, my #DiscworldReread is back on! #CatwithBook #CatsofLitsy #SelfReflection #SeptemberStats #SelfImprovementSept

rather_be_reading ONLY 5 is AWESOME! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That‘s awesome!!! #Blackcat #Fallisbooked 🖤😽 2w
wanderinglynn Minerva is so cute! 🖤🐱 And delete that “only”! Say it loud & proud that you read 5 books! Reading any book, no matter the quantity, is AWESOME! 🙌🏻 2w
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OriginalCyn620 What a beauty! 🖤🐱 2w
TK-421 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks! Until you pointed it out I didn‘t realize that my post worked for today‘s Fall is Booked prompt! 😂 2w
TK-421 @wanderinglynn Thanks 😊 I know, I need to worry less about how many books I read in a month. You‘re right that no matter the quantity just the act of reading a book is awesome 🙌 2w
TK-421 @OriginalCyn620 Thank you! 😺 2w
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Anne's House of Dreams | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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““This is such a GHOSTLY night. I'm sure all the ships that ever sailed out of Four Winds to their doom could be seen tonight sailing up the harbor with their drowned crews on their decks, if that shrouding fog could suddenly be drawn aside. I feel as if it concealed innumerable mysteries—as if I were surrounded by the wraiths of old generations of Four Winds people peering at me through that gray veil.” #Fog #QuotsyOct19

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A Hat Full of Sky | Terry Pratchett
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“When I'm old I shall wear #midnight, she'd decided. But, for now, she'd had enough of darkness.” #QuotsyOct19

Michollio I love Tiffany. Her books are definitely my favorite of the Discworld series. 2w
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A Collection of Quotable Quotes | Cameron House, Bookwise International
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Here‘s the list for #QuotsyOct19! A big THANKS to everyone who posted in September! I ❤️ seeing all your amazing quotes! I hope to see more in October 🎃For anyone who hasn‘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 hashtags to learn more or search previous month‘s hashtags for examples. If you have questions, please comment!

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A Collection of Quotable Quotes | Cameron House, Bookwise International
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There will be a #QuotsyOct19 photo challenge but I‘m running a bit behind this month. My apologies for not having October‘s list posted yet! Prompts will be posted tomorrow evening & the first word will be MIDNIGHT. #QuotsyHost

Klou Awesome! Looking forward to it!! 2w
TheSpineView Good deal! 2w
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A Brief History of Time | Stephen Hawking
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“Ever since the dawn of civilization, people have not been content to see events as unconnected and inexplicable. They have craved an understanding of the underlying order in the world. Today we still yearn to know why we are here and where we came from. Humanity's deepest desire for knowledge is justification enough for our continuing #quest. And our goal is nothing less than a complete description of the universe we live in.” #QuotsySept19

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The Illustrated Wee Free Men | Terry Pratchett, Stephen Player
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Today a friend & I paid a visit to the newest #usedbookstore in our city. I brought home a terrific #bookhaul! I hadn‘t intended to spend so much but there was no way I was leaving without all these Terry Pratchett books! I also couldn‘t pass up Tuesdays with Morrie when I found it on the $1.00 shelf. I was going to try getting Minerva to pose with my new books but the claws came out after the first book so I gave up 🤕 #CatsofLitsy #CatwithBook

wanderinglynn What an awesome haul! 🙌🏻 And what a beautiful kitty! ❤️🐱 2w
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A Hat Full of Sky | Terry Pratchett
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“I'm made up of the memories of my parents and my grandparents, all my ancestors. They're in the way I look, in the colour of my hair.” #Ancestor #QuotsySept19

SauerPatch This is such a cool quote! 3w
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Amazing Autumn | Jennifer Marino Walters
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It‘s been a lovely autumn so far but this evening it‘s raining and the temperature is supposed to drop below zero tonight. I‘m going to miss the glorious fall evenings reading outside with Minerva once the snow comes but I‘m looking forward to some cozy winter reading & kitty snuggles 😊 In the meantime, I hope to make the most of what‘s left of #autumn & enjoy more quality outdoor time with my #readingbuddy! #catwithbook #catsoflitsy

JulietBooks 🖤💜💙💚💛🧡❤ 3w
Tamra I‘m not ready! 😨 3w
CoffeeCatsBooks 😻😻😻 3w
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Sace I'm in love with this cat. 😻 3w
TK-421 @RestlessFickleBookHoarder @CoffeeCatsBooks 😽Thanks! (from Minerva 🐾) lol 2w
TK-421 @Tamra I love winter but I think I‘d like a few more weeks of autumn before the cold sets in! 2w
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#Honey #QuotsySept19 2nd stanza above; 1st below. Link to read more in the comments.

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I‘m not cute or built to suit a fashion model‘s size   
But when I start to tell them,
They think I‘m telling lies.
I say,
It‘s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,   
The stride of my step,   
The curl of my lips.   
I‘m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,   
That‘s me.

#Build #PoetryMatters @TheSpineView

TheSpineView That's a good one! Excellent find!😍😍😍 3w
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Punctuation Matters | Hilda King
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A few quotes about #punctuation for #QuotsySept19 plus one more: ““There are people who embrace the Oxford comma and those who don't, and I'll just say this: never get between these people when drink has been taken.” ― Lynne Truss

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Jack the Bodiless | Julian May
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Stumbled upon today‘s Quotsy word in one of my current reads:”To complicate things even further, our human-species collection of DNA is fraught with mysterious “extras”—ornaments or doodles on the basic blueprint that seem to be totally unnecessary...perhaps.” #doodle #QuotsySept19

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Lazy Sunday reading with my sleepy #readingbuddy Minerva 🥰 #CatsofLitsy #CatwithBook #Sunday

Soubhiville So adorably sweet! 3w
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The Wee Free Men | Terry Pratchett
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“The period of time it takes a pictsie to go from normal to mad fighting mood is so tiny it can‘t be measured on the smallest clock.” #Miniature #QuotsySept19

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“I don‘t like to think too far ahead about what‘s waiting around the corner. I like to be #prepared, but not troubled.” #QuotsySept19

rachelk Great quote! 4w
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“It was like rising slowly out of a pink cloud, or a magnificent dream which, try as you might, drains out of your mind as the daylight shuffles in, leaving a terrible sense of loss; nothing, you know instinctively, nothing you're going to experience for the rest of the day is going to be one half as good as that dream.” #shuffle #QuotsySept19

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Jack the Bodiless | Julian May
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Lately Minerva & I have been enjoying a lot of outdoor reading time. It was a bit too hot for me today but last night was beautiful. 🍁 🍂 #Autumn #CatsofLitsy #CatwithBook

Leftcoastzen Beautiful Minerva! 1mo
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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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“Aziraphale collected books. If he were totally honest with himself he would have to have admitted that his bookshop was simply somewhere to store them....In order to maintain his cover as a typical second-hand book seller, he used every means short of actual physical violence to prevent customers from making a purchase. Unpleasant damp smells, glowering looks, erratic opening hours - he was incredibly good at it.” #Collect #QuotsySept19

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A Sudden Radiance: Saskatchewan Poetry | Lorna Crozier, Gary Hyland
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at the local bar the farmers
get drunk on #beer and double whiskies
the crop is heading out
too late to re-seed but for the moment
it is forgotten
as they begin to dream again

maybe the crop will come yet
maybe

from “Next Year Country” by Elizabeth Allen #PoetryMatters

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Uncharted Stars | Andre Norton
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An unexpected #Bookhaul! Last night I was looking at a friend‘s shelves & noting he had quite a collection of Andre Norton novels, mentioned I‘ve been wanting to read more of her work. Him: “Oh yeah, forgot about those. Don‘t even remember where I got them. You can have them if you want. I‘d rather they went to someone who will enjoy them instead of sitting on my shelves unread.” So of course I brought them home! Now I need to find shelf space! 😁

LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
RealBooks4ever 🎉🎉🎉💜 Fabulous haul!! 1mo
rwmg I have very fond memories of reading her Witch World series as a teenager. I wonder how they hold up 1mo
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I started a book #journal last June intending to track how many books I read, the reading challenge prompts they fit, ratings, & possibly add a few favourite quotes. It wasn‘t long before I fell behind. My last entry is from Sept. 2018 & it‘s incomplete! I keep thinking I should try again but my brain insists I fill in the missing months & that seems such a daunting task. I may need to start fresh with a new journal. 🤔 #SelfImprovementSept

LauraBeth It‘s such a cute cover though! 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Pretty journal! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💜💜💜 1mo
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Lord Foul's Bane | Stephen R. Donaldson
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“In rage at his outcasting, he sought to #defy it, to assert the rights of his common mortal blood.” #QuotsySept19

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The difference between listening and pretending to listen, I discovered, is enormous. One is fluid, the other is rigid. One is alive, the other is stuffed. Eventually, I found a #radical way of thinking about listening. Real listening is a willingness to let the other person change you. When I‘m willing to let them change me, something happens between us that‘s more interesting than a pair of dueling monologues.” #QuotsySept19

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Jack the Bodiless | Julian May
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Reading on the front step last night with my #readingbuddy & my hubby took a photo through the window and sent it to me 😂 I tried to get a photo of Minerva with my book but she wasn‘t cooperating #CatsofLitsy

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Chapterhouse: Dune | Frank Herbert
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The person who takes the banal and ordinary and illuminates it in a new way can terrify. We do not want our ideas changed. We feel threatened by such demands. “I already know the important things!” we say. Then Changer comes and throws our old ideas away. #Idea #QuotsySept19

gradcat ♥️♥️♥️👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👍👍👍🙌🙌🙌 1mo
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The Light Fantastic | Terry Pratchett
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“It looked like the sort of book described in library catalogues as 'slightly foxed', although it would be more honest to admit that it looked as though it had been badgered, wolved and possibly beared as well.” #Bear #QuotsySept19

gradcat Perfect! 👌🏻♥️ 1mo
TK-421 @gradcat Thanks! 😊 1mo
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Art Matters | Neil Gaiman
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“We need our children to get onto the reading ladder: anything that they enjoy reading will move them up, rung by rung, into #literacy.”

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/oct/15/neil-gaiman-future-libraries-readi...

#QuotsySept19