Day 21: #wander #wandering #wanderer @LazyDays #poetrymatters #poetry
This is from my high school literature textbook. I fell in love with this one, and it was the 1st time I realized that people centuries ago felt the same emotions and passions that we do now. Human nature hasn't changed. A different translation: http://www.aimsdata.com/tim/anhaga/WandererMain1.htm?p=1548061026867
Congratulations @REPollock on the 6000 Litfluence!
I've never had a #Blinddate with a book, although those look pretty cool! I've had a couple with human males. One was meh; the other was pretty good. It was awkward because we were both pretty introverted people, but we met at a Barnes & Noble (my pick 😊) and talked books 📚😊 We wound up being together for 4 years, and B&N was always a favorite date night 📚🙃
Little library haul. I've been in a slump so I hope I have something that clicks with me. #libraryhaul
Thanks for this #LitsyLove19 giveaway, @LazyDays and the great question! It's been fun reading the responses.
I was lucky to have parents who read to me, and always found time for trips to the library & bookstores. Reading was my door to different worlds. It became my portal to entertainment, enlightenment, and escape. My tastes have changed over the years, but I still turn to books for these things. 📚❤
Day 2: Forever
"Horton became the first black author in the South to publish a book, as well as the only American to publish a book while living in slavery."
@LazyDays #poetrymatters #challenge #poetry #africanamerican
Congratulations on your milestone, @IamIamIam and thanks for hosting this fun giveaway!
This was a book that I wanted my mother to read to me every single night; it must have driven her crazy! The wordplay and the silly creatures made this so much fun for a preschooler. Then I went to school where they were trying to teach reading with Dick and Jane books 😕
I'm not a big reading goal or challenge person. It seems like reading is the one part of my life that's just for me to do as I wish. So basically: read what I want, whenever I want. A little more than last year. A little more of the NF; a little more poetry (#poetrymatters is reminding me how much I enjoyed it). Peace to all in the New Year. ☮😊📚💕
@BookishMarginalia This was such a welcome surprise! It was a challenging holiday - good in the end, but stressful - and this really brightened my day! I hope you had a Merry Christmas, and you and all fellow Littens keep enjoying your holidays.
Nice list of librarians' favorite reads of 2018. Tagged book was the only one I read; definitely want to read Educated, Kingdom of the Blind, & The Library Book. What do you think of the picks?
#bestof2018 #librariansoflitsy #librarians #libfaves18
Just started this; not sure about it yet. I'd like to read more about the mental game, the pressure, the constant injuries; so far the author is talking about individuals' records before they were drafted. Waiting to see where it goes. #nonfiction #sports #football
Asking for recommendations:
I've been feeling pretty depressed and worn down by life lately. Looking for books that give you hope and inspiration. What are your favorites? Note: not looking for inspirational/Christian fiction, or anything overly sappy or superficial. The tagged book is one that really speaks to me.
Thanks for your input, Littens. ❤
⭐⭐⭐⭐ A great book, but a heartbreaker. Looks at the opioid epidemic from many angles: the culpability of Big Pharma; the socioeconomic conditions that made opiates attractive; the dogged work of doctors, counselors, law enforcement and parents to fight back; and the stories of the users. Well written & researched. Only drawback is that it's sometimes confusing to keep track of the many strands as they're dropped and interwoven. #nonfiction #drugs
Congratulations on the 5K, @corycatelyn , and thanks for hosting this great #bucketlistgiveaway 😊
At the top of my bucket list:
1. Travel to London again, and see more of England & Ireland
2. Develop a circle of friends 😊❤
3. Create a beautiful home book nook/library/sanctuary
Top 3 books I'd like to own:
1. The List by Amy Siskind
2. America: The Farewell Tour by Chris Hedges
3. Devotions by Mary Oliver
This is fascinating; I'm way too tired today because I couldn't put it down last night. One tidbit I didn't know: Purdue Pharma was represented in the early 2000s by...Rudy Giuliani. #nonfiction #drugs #addiction
Thanks @Mommamanzi for this great #giveaway! (I'm assuming you want to keep the husband around 😉)
My favorite of 2018 so far is Heart of Darkness. I know it's not new, but it was new to me, and it spurred me to learn more about that shameful period of African exploitation.