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Tungstensmum

Tungstensmum

Joined June 2019

Too many cookbooks, too few people to feed.
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Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
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Origin by Dan Brown
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Parable of the Sower | Octavia E. Butler
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

1. Tagged book and Dan Brown‘s Origin
2. Sangria! Or mojitos.
3. “The fresco was Giaquinto‘s grand masterpiece - Religion Protected by Spain”

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Parable of the Sower | Octavia E. Butler
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Tonight‘s view while listening - my baby Tungsten enjoying and evening stroll (we tend to do mid day) just as I started listening to a new audiobook: Parable of the Sower.

brit91 Awww what a cutie pie you have!!😍😍 2mo
Tungstensmum @brit91 thank you❤️ he‘s my very handsome boy and I‘m so fortunate to still have him with me after his lymphoma diagnosis. 2mo
brit91 Well I hope and pray that you have him many many many more years!!❤💜🧡💛💚💙 2mo
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5/5

This is a solid “pick”: 4.5 to 5. The story jumps around the timeline a bit and, as someone who is bothered by that it other books, I get why some people get frustrated with it. But I think it works here.

This book is important. If you‘ve been thinking of picking this one up and haven‘t yet, avoid spoilers or other reviews, as I think the experience would have been different if I hadn‘t known the twist. Also, don‘t read the back.

Tungstensmum Pooch cameo is Minnie, my forever-in-foster dog 2mo
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#twofortuesday

1. Yeah, I like lighter, fluffy reads on vacation, and in the summer in general. When my clothes get lighter, so does my food and reads.

2. Oh, for sure. I also like to bring extra books to leave behind.

@TheSpineView

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Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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3.5/5

While I didn‘t rate this at a 4 or 5, I‘d still give this one a solid “pick” status. It was different, I enjoyed the variety of characters and the story in general was well done.

This book obviously leans on being a young feminist book, to its detriment to a degree - there are sympathetic males but I rather hoped the ancient group of men who fight the monster had been clueless and not completely evil.

Tungstensmum Oh, and if you go for the Audiobook of this one, I definitely had some issues. The narrator tries too hard to do the “masculine” voices and somewhat fails - otherwise her voice was too musical and I found myself not focusing on the book and drifting away. I kept having to go back and listen to bits over and over again because I was getting so easily side tracked or dozing off! 2mo
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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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5/5

Listened to the Audible Audiobook, narrated by Clare Danes. Narration was excellent, Danes did a fantastic job of emoting without over-acting. Atwood voices notes at the end and I appreciated her direct input in how/why she wrote what she did.

Rarely can a book be beautiful and terrifying at once. I wonder if I‘d have felt the same had I read it 20 years ago.

Leftcoastzen I read it when it first came out it was beautiful and horrifying then too.The difference now is it seems more likely to happen.😳 2mo
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Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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New audible book, Sawkill Girls. Liking the premise, not so sure about the narrator.

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The Handmaid's Tale | MARGARET. ATWOOD
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Just started listening to audiobooks and this is the format for me. Handmaid‘s Tale was offered for free to Canadians some time ago and I grabbed it but never listened. Fixing that grave error now.

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5/5

Another favourite cookbook that offers recipes for whole meals and no wasted pages on desserts!

Chapters: Breakfast (loads of savoury options), Salads (actually hearty meals on their own), Soups, Bowls (classic bean/grain/veg/sauce combos with excellent variety and flavours), Skillets and Stovetop (pasta, tacos, etc) and Bakes. Includes meal plans and directions on cooking most grains and beans from scratch. Plant based but suitable for all.

CarolynM Welcome to Litsy 🌼 2mo
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Trashcanman I never lived on a farm 2mo
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1. Cottage in a few weeks. Have to move a friend and be in a wedding before that, though.
2. Vulfpeck. I love the funky, 70s feel they give https://youtu.be/AWBUnr0F3Zo
3. I don‘t have hair mishaps. I kind of love going crazy with it! Probably my worst is doing a heavily banged bob as long as I did. Though I don‘t like my boring hair right now.
4. Is cooking nerdy?
5. Orzo Salad (recipe testing) and a fatigued bee I helped out.
#humpdaypost

DebbieGrillo Loved the tagged book! 2mo
Tungstensmum @DebbieGrillo only a few chapters in - a bit bummed that I already know the twist, but looking forward to the read all the same. 2mo
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Tungstensmum @Mitch thanks!! 2mo
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5/5

One of the few cookbooks I own that I return to somewhat regularly. Every recipe (except for the few desserts) is a whole meal that you can eat in one bowl - hearty soups, meal salads that will actually fill you up, and more traditional “bowls” consisting of a bean, a green, a grain, and a sauce. Good mixture of more involved and weeknight friendly meals. All vegetarian but most are easily made vegan.

RaimeyGallant Delicious! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 2mo
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SW-T Welcome to Litsy 🙂 2mo
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