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Tex2Flo

Tex2Flo

Joined July 2016

Reader (absurdist fiction my kryptonite); collector of blue dogs, ugly mermaids, and goofy fish; student of art history; lazy gardener
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs @KarenUK
1. Roxane Gay. How have I missed this woman for so long.
2. For 2020 tagged. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City
3. Learning about new cultures

Eggs # 2 - 🤣🤣👍🏼🤩 1y
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Ella Minnow Pea | Mark Dunn
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#two4tuesday
@TheSpineView @KarenUK
Yes, I know I‘m late but I cannot avoid a direct challenge.
1. I pass most every book on, but ask for them back if it is dear.
2. I wish to replace this book which I did pass on but never had it returned. Somehow hard to find a nice hardback.

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and good luck! 👍 1y
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs
1. So many, but this year—The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse book from dear friend @KarenUK who knew I needed it.
2. We were a reading family. There truly was no other option. We read on long car trips, at grandparent‘s houses, together quietly at home.
3. After over 40 years at my company, I get to go home each day and think that I helped someone do something better.

KarenUK 😘😘😘 1y
Eggs Lovely post 👏🏻📚💗 1y
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Valentine | ELIZABETH. WETMORE
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A few really good ones this month. Valentine, Deacon King Kong, and Big Friendships.
Mixed in with some mediocre ones, but I needed a palate cleanser between some anyhow.

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#15thingsaboutme
These exercises are illuminating to me. They allow me to reflect, pause for a moment, to see who I really am.

ElizaMarie Which Podcasts!? 1y
Lesanne I can so relate to number 2! 1y
Tex2Flo @ElizaMarie My Favorite Murder, a couple from MoMA about interpreting artworks, Bananas, Conan O‘Brien Needs. Friend, Marlon and Jake Read Dead People, I Said No Gifts, the Murder Squad. 1y
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Tex2Flo @Lesanne Wouldn‘t a little magic be nice about now...? 1y
ElizaMarie @Tex2Flo have you listened to Sinisterhood? They are really good too (If you like My Favorite Murder) 1y
Tex2Flo I hadn‘t. Didn‘t know about that one. In my library now! 1y
Reggie I had an aunt who collected nothing but frogs. She had a whole room dedicated to them and it was awesome. 1y
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Let Them Eat Cake | Sandra Byrd
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@cdcnmac You sly devil!
#thoughtfulthursday
@MoonWitch94
Waffles, if I have to select anything.
CAKE! (Damn, I love cake)
Spicy for sure.
@cdcnmac Sweet of you to think of me.

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🎂✨☺️ 1y
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Squeeeeee! Just got my copy and cannot wait to dig in.

cdcnmac Looking forward to your review! 1y
Tex2Flo The Twitter chat is SUBLIME! 1y
KarenUK Yay! 💕😊 1y
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An Untamed State | Roxane Gay
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@TheSpineView #two4tuesday
1. An Untamed State is my most recommended as it reached out and grabbed me. An excellent surprise in the most frightening way.
2. I want everyone‘s recommendation. Some to know what to read and some to know what to avoid. (There are books out there for every kind of reader.)

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🤩📚❤ 1y
Nute It‘s been many years since I read An Untamed State and that book still has a grip on me! 1y
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I am an Accessory Girl--JEWELRY!
I've visited the desert, but I can't immediately see the beauty in it the way Georgia O'Keefe did.
Reading the tagged book, halfway through, and have bookmarked about 6 different sections already. Very good!
#moonWitch94
#thoughtfulthursday

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*Hamburger any day over hotdog
*Sparklers, the explosions are too much for my fidgety GSD
*Ocean swims...but with beaches closed, I'll take my back porch and really cold iced tea
#thoughtfulthursday
@moonwitch94

Sharpeipup Sorry but what‘s GSD? 2y
Tex2Flo @Sharpeipup German Shepherd Dog GSD 2y
Sharpeipup Ah! Thanks for clarifying. 2y
MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🎇♥️🇺🇸 2y
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@Eggs #wondrouswednesday
1. Nobody truly, but MOST, a friend now in Houston, TX.
2. I never need to ride another roller coaster—the big ones.
3. The Roche Sisters. Their harmony was terrific fun and they had great lyrics.
4. Tell marketer for Sears—at 16!! I barely got by cuz I hated forcing stuff.

Eggs Thanks for joining in 👏🏻🤗👍🏼 2y
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For June, I had one extraordinary (Roxane Gay), one close to home (Lilian), one fun political ( Would be president), one that didn‘t stand the test of time ( Savannah blues), and a fake German heiress (Anna). Only one nonfiction (more typical).
Good month, but not spectacular. Lots covered.

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An Untamed State | Roxane Gay
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Hugs @KarenUK for the trigger. I‘m not as free with my stars as some of you are, so I found my absolute top 6 for the year so far.
#top6reads

KarenUK I love the diversity of this list! Loved untamed state, am planning on the Towles and Girl, Woman, Other in the second half of the year. And adding the children‘s lit one now! 2y
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There are a LOT more editing jobs in literature than I believe ever existed in real life.

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1. used to live in Texas (nicknamed Tex) and I moved 2 Florida (no name change).
2. Process owner & trainer for a giant company
3. Not much different; have worked from home for almost 20 years.
4. tagged--magical realnesss in the deep south.
5. Just found a virtual art project directed by my local museum to take my mind off stuff.
@alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#allaboutme

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love the story of your handle!! 2y
Sharpeipup Fun name. Where did you live in both states? 2y
Tex2Flo @Sharpeipup In south Texas, between Houston and Galveston. In north Texas, in Dallas. In Florida, Hollywood. 2y
Sharpeipup I was born in Dallas & now live in Central Florida...what a small world! 2y
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Everything Is Illuminated | Jonathan Safran Foer
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I hope this is good. I need a bit of a distraction from real life just now.

kspenmoll I get the need for distraction! Love your mug! 2y
AmyG I just loved this book. 2y
Tex2Flo @kspenmoll I love it too. Long ago purchase from Pier 1 and I‘d love to find it‘s replacement. Perfect size and colors. 2y
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On the Beach | Nevil Shute
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Clever librarians!
“The English patient had caught it on the beach. “I should have stayed at home,” she said. Now she was in quarantine, in the dark house of splendid isolation. Still. Hope springs eternal. With a little bit of luck,common sense, and personal hygiene, horror stories must end soon. Always remember, clean hands save lives and when in doubt, don‘t go out!”

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👍🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 2y
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Blue Dog Man | George Rodrigue
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#7books7days. Day 7
My books of influence wouldn‘t be complete without a list of all my George Rodrigues and other blue dog books. In the early 80s I started going to New Orleans every year on vacation and these paintings caught my eye. Finally I could afford a few of my own. The story of the inspirational dog and this artist make me smile. And, now my hours is full of all sorts of blue dogs.

JoScho You have original Blue Dog paintings?!? 2y
Tex2Flo @JoScho No, but I have 3 signed and numbered prints and I got his signature in one of the books when I met him, amazingly, at a restaurant. I‘m still on the watch for one of the older bayou paintings. 2y
JoScho That is very cool! I‘m jealous! 2y
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#7books7days. Day 6
Once I was introduced to musical theatre, I was hooked. In my high school, we regularly put up to 300 dancers on stage and produced a run of a couple of weeks of shows. I still have (and break out) my tap shoes from 1975‘s production of George M. We couldn‘t stage them all, so this helped me dream. Well worn.

Reecaspieces I am a dancer as well! Plus a dance instructor...this feeling...I know what it is. And it is a need....the need to feel the music and the audience...❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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#7books7days. Day 5
7 books that have influenced me
I was a Girl Scout all the while growing up and when I discovered Tolkien, I was camping and canoeing and generally trekking about with NO ring to guide me. What if there were other worlds? If I walked far enough, could I find them?

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Le Petit Prince (French) | Antoine de Saint-Exupry
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#7books7days. Day3
This little guy was the base of how I learned about seeing the beautiful in one simple thing. I‘m not sure why I have 2 English copies—likely to make sure I always had one in case something happened to the other.

KarenUK Every time I place this book in a customer‘s hands at work (which is often) I think of you and smile.... 😊💕 2y
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Ozma of Oz | Lyman Frank Baum
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#7books7days. Day 4
When I was growing up, my grandmother had my aunt‘s collection of Oz books illustrated by John R. Neil. Since DEVOURING those books as a kid, I have been looking for those editions (with limited success).

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#7days7books. Day 2, 7 books that have influenced you
I was a young adult and in my decidedly hippie phase of actual tree-hugging, but well before any altering herb usage. The desire to fly and make my own path was STRAINING my psyche. This book (this actual physical book) took me through those days and influenced me to move away from my hometown to go to school up north (Denton, TX) and never look back.

ElizaMarie This book shaped me as well. My father was really into it so he had introduced to me. Now I reread it every year on his birthday (he passed away) to feel closer to him and to remind myself I need to keep flying! 2y
KarenUK ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Tex2Flo @ElizaMarie What a lovely way to remember him. 2y
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#7days7books
Oh, the choices I had to make to bring the numbers down to only 7.
I started with the earliest. We never did seem to have the books that everyone else had growing up (had to find those later in life), so this little aspiring rabbit was a favorite.
It is also the first book I attempted to translate to French (a copy of which I found folded inside as I chose this one).
Thank you #karenuk. Many virtual love hugs.

KarenUK What a treasure...perfect choice 💕🐰 2y
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Black Water Rising | Attica Locke
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1. Childhood
2. Not yet, but the TBR is getting low and I want to support some book stores
@TheSpineView

TheSpineView Gray that yout want to support local businesses! 🤩 2y
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Black Water Rising | Attica Locke
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1. Black Water Rising
2. The Little Prince
3. BN Plantation
4. No re-reads. Too many to read out there
5. Hunger Games, maybe?
6. Jeez! It's over 2000 titles strong!
7. Oz
8. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
9. 34 of 120
10. Dining table alone
11. The Oz series
12. Tagging @Reggie
Thanks to both @KarenUK and @cdcnmac for the tags
#Quarantinereadschallenge

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Birthday flowers. Lamb organ Josh with a lovely white wine. If I have to be isolated, I‘m good.

ozma.of.oz Happy birthday! That‘s a beautiful bouquet! ❤️ (edited) 2y
wanderinglynn Happy, happy birthday! 🎉🎂🥳 Beautiful flowers ❤️ 2y
Texreader Oh gorgeous!!! Happy birthday!!! 🎈🎁🎊🎂🎉 2y
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Lamb | Christopher Moore
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@Eggs #wondrouswednesday
Just changed my hair color away from red to white!
Books: punctuation, sarcasm about organized religion, and Kinky Friedman‘s Texas.
I have zero problem lending books. Only one person has ever made me question this. Mostly people are great.
Thanks @KarenUK for including me. I‘ve been too long away from Litsy.

KarenUK 😘😘😘😘😘And still loving that gorgeous hair! 💕 2y
cdcnmac Hair looks amazing!🤓👍👍 2y
Eggs Pretty hair❣️ Thanks so much for joining in 🤗👏🏻💗 2y
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1. English well, French with enthusiasm, German with great difficulty, and Italian just for cussing. 2. Wild Things. 3. One, beige. Hummus on crackers with pepitas. 4. Can‘t get used to using them, so none. @howjessreads @4thhouseontheleft #friyayinto

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Too Much Happiness | Alice Munro
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My best friend sent me a pressie today!! I might actually write in that journal instead of just looking up my recipes on Pinterest all the time m

MrBook Nice!!!! 2y
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A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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This book is a feast. Every other page is a letter to young readers from an author accompanied by images by illustrators. Both capture the essence and wonder of loving to read.
I‘ve been spending a lot of time with children‘s books lately and this encourages me to go farther.

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Loved learning that Theo Geisel was given these 222 words with which he could write his iconic Cat in the Hat book.

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On Canaan's Side | Sebastian Barry
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“A person who has attributes that excite in you a continuous desire to see them, who, on coming in thorough your front door, seems to create in you a strange satisfaction, may be deemed a friend, and the devil take the reason.“

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Well, this should be interesting.

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If there is any secret to this life I live, this is it: the sound of what cannot be seen sings within everything that can and there is nothing nor to it than that.

KarenUK Oh I love Brian Andres.... 💕 2y
AmyG I love him, too. ❤️ 2y
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1. John Dies at the End
2. I was born by the river (with Sam Cooke in my head)
3. Summer, never the cold stuff!
4. @TK421 (for the terrific images) @stillookingforcarmensandiego (for the first swap of mine on Litsy)
@4thhouseontheleft #howjessreads
#FriYayIntro

TK421 Thanks!☺ 2y
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My Life in a Bookshelf | Shannon Lazear
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Spaceman (UK) | Mike Massimino
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I grew up around NASA and had control engineers for neighbors and astronauts for school assemblies. I dig finding out what‘s behind the scenes. Mass is a goof.

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I finally registered for my Little Free Library site and will be setting it up soon. (It‘s only taken a year!)

Crazeedi That's so great!! 2y
KarenUK Yay! 🙌🙌💕 2y
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#thoughtfulthursday @moonwitch94
Best this week: Work bonus was announced!!
Weekend plans: Book club and plant shopping
Reading today: tagged--John Dies at the End (hysterical so far!)

@KarenUK @cinfhen

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing! Yay bonus! ☺️ 2y
Cinfhen Thanks for the tag!!! I‘m always excited for upcoming bookclub and bonus is 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
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#wondrouswednesday @eggs
1. steadfast, selective, hoarder
2. kitchen table at breakfast watching the exotic birds at the feeder
3. Best: tagged (my favorite time of artistic expansion). Worst: nothing bad enough to mention. (early days yet)

Eggs Love your words in #1🤗 2y
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The reason that I pulled out the Timetables reference...this time. So many arty things happening at the same time!

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Ever since I bought this when starting own library in about 1976, I have referred to this volume often. In a beautifully laid out oversized book, elements that happened in time are laid out visually. It is a faithful reference book that I scramble to retrieve anytime event sequences confound me.

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Little Weirds | Jenny Slate
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Gift to myself. Went a little crazy at the bookshops. Almost half are nonfictions. Let‘s see how many get read immediately what with the giant TBR cottage already on my shelves.

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Nothing to See Here | Kevin Wilson
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December Reads. Not one single nonfiction. Not sure if I‘m entirely proud of that.

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The most lovely and heart-filled illustrated book I have ever owned. To my kind friend, @KarenUK , I do wish you friendship and cake. Thank you for this gift. I feel your heart.

KarenUK You are so welcome my lovely .... 💕😍😘 2y
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@Eggs #wondrouswednesdat
Ice cream or Un-iced cake
The Bird‘s Christmas Carol, a book I inherited from my great aunt which was fr9m her childhood
Supportive friends, sustaining career, steadfast pets.

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Woman in White | Wilkie COLLINS
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I struggled at first with the old fashioned language. The characters are unique and introduced slowly enough that I can keep them separated. Really starting to enjoy it. Opening up like a butterfly.

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Yep

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The Woman in White | William Wilkie Collins
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No sooner do I finish one chunkster than I start another. Isn‘t that what a holiday is for?

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