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A Wild Swan: And Other Tales | Michael Cunningham
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Someone doesn‘t want me to start this one.

Texreader ❤️🐈😻 3y
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Mikey and I are both up past our bedtime. Shhhh!

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Mikey says “Stop trying to drop hints, Mom. I already AM a good creature.”

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Fifteen Dogs | Andre Alexis
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Holy crow, I had no idea that this book I picked up at a library book sale was actually a signed copy.

BookishTrish 😮 5y
Texreader That‘s so cool!! 5y
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Fifteen Dogs | Andre Alexis
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Up next on deck, book 4 of the year. Mikey-Cat wouldn‘t be sleeping so peacefully if he knew what was beside him!

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“Really, Mom - don‘t you have enough stacks of unread books on your bookcases?” Maybe, but they were missing THESE books.
#bookstagram
#readwhatyoulove
#booknerd
#catsofinstagram

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Late night reading, with Mikey-Cat for company.
#bookstagram
#ireadpastmybedtime
#readwhatyoulove
#booknerd

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“And what about the cat who saved you, Mom‽”

Samplergal Awww. Such a sweetie! 5y
Tanner @Samplergal Thanks! We had a bit of a scare with him (he stopped eating) but he seems to be on the mend now. 5y
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Transcription | Kate Atkinson
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Went to an author event this evening, Kate Atkinson in Conversation. Thoroughly enjoyed it - what a smart, funny woman. And not only did she sign the new one for me, but she also signed the other two I brought. Mikey-Cat was really enjoying the soft-touch lamination on the dustjacket of the new one, but is wondering about the significance of the flamingo.

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Secret Passages in a Hillside Town | Pasi Ilmari Jskelinen
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Late night reading with the Mikey-Cat.

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Pickpick

Just finished this one, and was sorry it ended. I‘m going to have to do a quick reread once I‘m home, because there are so many great lines I want to add to my books of quotes. It did my heart good to read this. Mikey-Cat also does my heart good.

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I know where my cat is - but need help with the unicorn...

rubyslippersreads My cats say, why would you want a 🦄 when you have a 🐈? 😹 6y
CatLass007 😻😻😻😻😻 6y
Tanner @rubyslippersreads @CatLass007 Mikey is so smart, he half-lifted his paw to point at the book when I took the pic. ❤️🐱 6y
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Because I am that person you see in the bookstore, stroking the pages of books and crooning softly about paper quality, the BBE ordered this book for me, A Communicator‘s Guide to the Neuroscience Of Touch. Mikey-Cat has taken to lying on it. I guess he likes the feel of paper too.

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Bone | Yrsa Daley-Ward
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Mikey is bone-tired - at least until I get up to feed him!

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Pickpick

I‘m calling it a pick since I enjoyed it more than the previous book in the series and it‘s better than “meh” but I think it‘s longer than it needs to be. I‘m glad to be done this brick of a book so that I can give Mikey-Cat more attention.

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 6y
ladym30 Adorable!! 6y
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Pickpick

I first read this story in Asimov‘s Science Fiction November/December 2017, and it made me cry. It‘s stuck with me ever since, so I‘m delighted to have it as an actual book - especially in light of what happens in the story.

Chrissyreadit There is no blurb to describe the book, but Ozymandias is one of my favorite poems. 6y
Tanner @Chrissyreadit Here‘s the blurb on Subterranean Press‘s website: https://subterraneanpress.com/i-met-a-traveller-ebook 6y
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Mehso-so

I wanted to really like this book - there are a couple of happy stories in it but overall, I found it depressing. So Mikey-Cat is here to cheer me up and give me kitty-kisses.

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Pickpick

I LOL‘d several times over this book - it‘s great! Mikey-Cat also makes me LOL, but for totally different reasons.

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First Star I See Tonight | Susan Elizabeth Phillips
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I liked this one - maybe not her best, but I still found myself laughing out loud over the banter between Coop and Piper. Good fun (although not as fun as chasing a laser, says Mikey-Cat).

DebbieGrillo Great title! 6y
Tanzy13 🐱 6y
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We‘re not having the greatest weather on this second day of cruising so I‘m staying warm in my room, looking out the balcony doors and reading.

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A Distant View of Everything | Alexander McCall Smith
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Ending my first day of vacation in sunny climes (away from the snow and minus-insane temperatures) with some reading in bed.

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Sourdough | Robin Sloan
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Reading this is making me very hungry!

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Me and the Mikey-Cat!

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Redwritinghood 👏👏👏👏 6y
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Christmas present from my Mikey-Cat. I miss listening to Stuart McLean‘s Vinyl Cafe.

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Pickpick

Much better than the previous couple of books in the series.

SusanInTiburon Very important information for this Christmas book fan! 6y
Tanner @SusanInTiburon If you like Christmas books, I can also recommend two books of short stories. One is: 6y
SusanInTiburon Wow, thanks!! I will definitely look for those! 6y
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Last Seen | Matt Cohen
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Quiet night in.

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I want to start this one now, but someone has beaten me to it! #catsoflitsy #ilovetolieonmymomsbooks #toosmartforhisoengood

mrozzz 😻😆 6y
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Hag-Seed | Margaret Atwood
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Funky cover!

SusanInTiburon The quick-reads label looks like a breathe-right nose strip. 6y
Tanner @SusanInTiburon Bahaahaaa, I hadn‘t noticed that! It really does! 6y
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OMG, OMG, it arrived! I‘m so excited, I‘m nerding out!

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Last Seen | Matt Cohen
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Library book sale! Spent a whole $6 for these babies! #youcanthavetoomanybooks

rather_be_reading awesome 👏👏 6y
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A Lot Like Christmas | Connie Willis
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OMG, it‘s in, it‘s in, and I have it! Yay!
(I think I‘m hyperventilating!)

Lacythebookworm I didn‘t know that this was a thing! Very exciting! 6y
Tanner @Lacythebookworm It is! I ❤️ Connie Willis - she‘s an instant buy for me. 6y
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I love Eddie, the Bookmobile cat. I also love that he says “Mrrr” like my own Mikey-Cat does.

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“Every act of communication is a miracle of translation.”
I‘m at our aunt‘s cottage, and I intended to leave my phone in the cottage and just sit on the dock and read, but I just had to share this. I heard Levar Burton read one of Ken Liu‘s short stories so had to pick up this collection. I‘ve barely started - the preface is beautiful!

stargazerblue49 Omg I did the same thing! The story that Levar Burton read was so beautiful! I couldn't not have the book! 6y
Tanner @stargazerblue49 I know, right?! I was driving and crying while listening to it, so knew I had to own this! 6y
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Crossing to Safety | Wallace Stegner
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What an opening paragraph: "Floating upward through a confusion of dreams and memory, curving like a trout through the rings of previous risings, I surface. My eyes open. I am awake."

mcipher I loved this book and then didn't finish it. I need to get back to it. (edited) 6y
merelybookish One of those books that been on my TBR forever! 6y
Tanner @mcipher @merelybookish I'm about halfway through - it's so quietly beautiful. I almost don't want it to end. 6y
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Tell Tale: Short Stories | Jeffrey Archer
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Didn't disappoint, hooray! If you like short stories with a bit of a twist, read this!
It's such a beautiful day to read outside - I just have to decide what to continue with next!

Louise Oh, this sounds GOOD! Must add to TBR! 👌 7y
Tanner @Louise And if you haven't read them, add his other short story collection with to your TBR! 7y
Louise Okay! Shall do! Thanks for the tip! ✨ 7y
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Tell Tale: Short Stories | Jeffrey Archer
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I actually won a book from the Goodreads giveaways! I've enjoyed Jeffrey Archer's other collections of short stories, and am hoping this one won't disappoint. And Mikey-Cat says hello! #catsoflitsy

Libby1 😻 7y
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Wishful Drinking | Carrie Fisher
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Another quick read - very interesting and entertaining, but I felt something was missing. Still a pick though. On to my next cottage read, Smoke and Mirrors (I heard one of the stories on Levar Burton Reads and found it amusing - I highly recommend that podcast, if you like being read to.). My chip bowl is almost empty though; I might need a top-up. And maybe an adult beverage...

Louise Smoke and Mirrors is a great pick! Enjoy! 👍 7y
Tanner @Louise Thanks - I'm enjoying it so far but wow, some of the stories are very dark! 7y
Louise Yes, Gaiman's work can be disturbing at times! 7y
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Q's Legacy | Helene Hanff
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Quick read at the cottage!

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This just about broke my heart, and the writing is so good!

celtichik Makes me wanna go beat up all the bullies! 7y
Tanner @celtichik I'll join you! 7y
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Get It Done When You're Depressed | John Preston, Julie Fast
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Sorry for the silence, fellow Littens; I haven't been feeling right for a while so at the urging of the BBE, finally went to see my doctor. It turns out I display many of the classic symptoms of depression, & have been put on medication for the time being. I'm glad the BBE intervened before things got worse but wish I'd clued in earlier. I still don't feel like doing much, even reading (😳) but hey, baby steps. Don't ever be afraid to seek help!

Jess7 My late aunt struggled with depression all of her life. Some books she enjoyed reading about #mentalhealth and that I found thoroughly entertaining were written by the late, great Carrie Fisher who worked tirelessly to shed the stigma surrounding mental health issues. It might lift your spirits a little - Maybe try reading: Wishful Drinking or 7y
Notafraidofwords Feel better. 7y
Hoopiefoot Glad you listened to BBE and went to the doctor. Take care of yourself 💜 7y
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mrsmarch It's hard to put yourself first but you gotta do it! 🔮💚 7y
Tanner @Jess7 I think I shocked a couple of people at work when I freely told them I was on meds - "That's just not something people talk about." It should be! Thanks for the recs; I'm going to do some library-book downloading today. 7y
Tanner @Notafraidofwords Thanks - I intend to! 7y
Tanner @Hoopiefoot Me too - I actually feel better for having gone and have her taking me seriously. 7y
Tanner @mrsmarch It's true - I would always tell that to the BBE, but I forgot to practice what I preach. 7y
Smangela Beautiful picture! Thinking of you! Baby steps are key :) 7y
Tanner @Smangela Thanks! Yup, don't want to overwhelm myself again. 7y
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Day 31 #bestofmay It made me laugh, it made me cry.

BookBabe So crazy how different the titles are in different countries! 7y
Tanner @BookBabe I know, right? The person who recommended the book to me used the other title and It took me a while to realize they were the same book! 😂 7y
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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Day 30 #satirical #maybookflowers Never thought I'd be taking a photo of these two books at the same time - Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey and George Orwell's Animal Farm.

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Hooked_on_books Oh no! This picture makes me want to cry. 😥 7y
Bklover 😥💙 7y
Tanner @Hooked_on_books @Bklover Those are the collars of my beloved beagles, much loved and missed by me and my Mikey-Cat. ❤️🐶🐱❤️ 7y
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A quick read, full of what should be common sense.

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An Echo in the Bone | Diana Gabaldon
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Mehso-so

Finally! It seemed to take forever to get through this one, and I had a hard time keeping track of who was who (since it's been a while since I read the previous book in the series). It picked up in the last quarter, but I didn't find it as engaging as some of the earlier books were. Well, at least it was a lovely day to sit outside and read, but it's starting to cool off and my wine glass is empty.

Mariposa_Bookworm This is the next one in the series for me The Fiery Cross dragged for me but A Breath of Snow and Ashes was great! Gabaldon is a roller coaster ride. 7y
Tanner @Mariposa_Bookworm Yes, she certainly is! I'm hoping Written In My Own Heart's Blood will be more like some of her earlier ones. 7y
Mariposa_Bookworm @Tanner YES! I loved Outlander. I hadn't been that caught up in a series since Harry Potter. The students thought I was crazy for reading in the hallway during class changes! 7y
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Ontario's Wildlife | J. David Taylor
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Ok, not literary-related but because I was introverting too much yesterday, I took a walk in the early evening and not 5 minutes away from my house saw a heron, a bunny, a goose family, and this ginormous turtle - I have never seen one this big in real life before!

Hooked_on_books Introverting too much?!? No such thing! 7y
Suet624 Wow! 7y
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Star Wars Trilogy | George Lucas
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Day 28 Not sure how much more #farflung you can get than this! #maybookflowers

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Introvert | Falko
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Day 27 #introverting #maybookflowers I've been in a huge reading slump lately, reading only my daily Serial portion. It's not that I don't have anything to read, I just haven't felt like reading (*gasp*) - or doing much else, really. I introverted big time yesterday and worked on updating my electronic devices and organizing my iTunes library while watching fluffy rom-coms (and eating sweet/salty popcorn).

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Lamb | Christopher Moore
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Day 26 #setinthemiddleast #maybookflowers A couple of choices from my shelves for this prompt.

Suet624 Loved Lamb. 7y
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