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Wannabe_Quijote

Wannabe_Quijote

Joined May 2016

College Prof; 1 old mutt & 1 young pup; Upstate NY; Traveler; Uncle; Coffee & Wine; Insta = @brienashdown;
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Cutting for Stone: A Novel | Abraham Verghese
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Cutting for Stone: A Novel | Abraham Verghese
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Girls Burn Brighter | Shobha Rao
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Book 55 of 2020! This is a heartbreaking story about two girls from India. The story touches on caste, misogyny, rape, human trafficking, friendship, resilience, and sex. Even though many aspects of the story were difficult to read, the book is so well written and the characters so likable, I definitely recommend it!

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Cutting for Stone: A Novel | Abraham Verghese
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Sitting in the shade in a parking lot waiting for a new windshield to be installed… #Covid

Cathythoughts I still have this book waiting for me .... 2y
Wannabe_Quijote @Cathythoughts Don‘t make it wait any longer! It‘s fantastic! 2y
smjohns @Cathythoughts if you haven‘t read this yet, you must! I just finished. This will be a book I purchase a copy of, to keep with my other all time favorites. 2y
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The Likely World | Melanie Conroy-Goldman
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The Likely World | Melanie Conroy-Goldman
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#Wilbur‘s first trip to the #dogpark. (He‘s the cute little black mutt)

#puppyoflitsy #dogsoflitsy

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The Likely World | Melanie Conroy-Goldman
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Love my new book tree!

Nute Cool! 10mo
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Rainy mornings reading with #Wilbur.

I really like this one. It took me a while to get through it because it was so full of information, interesting anecdote, and stuff that I needed time to process. I think this is an important one for most of us to educate ourselves about US history.

#BLM #history #ReadDiversity #DogsOfLitsy

violabrain Great book! 2y
SamAnne I learned so much. 2y
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#Porch reading by #tiki torch light.

Nute Nice! 10mo
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The Likely World | Melanie Conroy-Goldman
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Starting a new book in the shade down by the lake. #SummerReading

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Enjoying some delicious #FrenchToast made with #ZucchiniBread, #coffee, and #Hash at my favorite local #diner. Perfect #SundayMorning!

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Like a Fading Shadow: A Novel | Antonio Muoz Molina
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Book 53 of 2020! This one wasn‘t very interesting for me... but just interesting enough to keep me going to finish it. The chapters that alternated between the author‘s memoir and the fictional account of James Earl Ray was an interesting concept, but it didn‘t really work for me here.

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Cutting for Stone: A Novel | Abraham Verghese
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Cutting for Stone (Large Print) | Abraham Verghese, A Verghese
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Cutting for Stone: A Novel | Abraham Verghese
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#Smoothie bowl, #coffee, and re-reading a favorite for #bookclub on the #porch

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Had to make a quick 24-hour trip to #Pittsburgh for work (10 of those 24 hours were spent driving!). But being able to have my morning #coffee on this #AirBnB #porch with my book made it worth it!

rather_be_reading 😍😍 2y
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The Likely World | Melanie Conroy-Goldman
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I‘m just flipping through recent issue of Vanity Fair, and see my friend Melanie‘s book blurbed! So excited to see this come out!

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Book 52 of 2020! Lots of important information and ideas in this book.  I wish it had been just a bit more accessible and "non-academic" but I still think it's an important book everyone should read. Reading and thinking about the consequences of the USA's colonial settler past is always important and worth it.

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#24in48 has me at over 8 hours of reading for this weekend. For me, that‘s fantastic!
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@24in48 #readathon

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After 6 weeks of travel for work (but always with a bit of fun!), I‘m happy to be home! #24in48 #nightstand #kindle @24in48

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After already logging 6 hours for this #24in48, I‘m starting this one!
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#profsoflitsy #highered @2 @24in48

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Loved this one! Finished on the #plane, just before hitting 6 hours for this #24in48
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4 hours read. I‘m not gonna get a full 24....but I‘ll get a lot more than I typically do in a weekend!
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Andrew65 I love this book, good luck for the rest of the Readathon. 3y
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Jumping to it out of the gate! I‘m at a #hotel in #CostaRica tonight, flying back to #NY early tomorrow. Hoping to get some good time in for #24in48 on the #plane! @24in48

Readerann Plane reading!! I love it because I don‘t feel guilty about not doing something else. 😁 3y
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Cathythoughts Lovely 😊 3y
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At times the book feels a bit like a slog, but I never really lost interest in it. Like Bowden‘s other books, it was hard for me to keep track of all of the names of people and places and things. But once I let go of trying to do that and just focused on the general story of the battle, as well as some of the amazing individual stories that Bowden tells so well, I learned so much. Equal parts infuriating and inspiring, it‘s well-worth the effort!

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A good way to end my annual visit to #Guatemala!
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#CarrotCake #Milk #DogsOfLitsy

Bklover Beautiful dog! Hope you enjoyed your visit! 3y
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Emilymdxn Wow! I‘ve always wanted to go there 3y
Wannabe_Quijote @Emilymdxn I come down every year. You should join the group next year! 3y
Emilymdxn I would LOVE to go! Could be hard to do from England but I‘d love to come if I could 3y
Wannabe_Quijote @Emilymdxn Guate is crawling with Brits! 😉 3y
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BookishTrish I‘m on my way to work and maybe a tad jealous #thatview 3y
Slajaunie That is lovely! 3y
Ddzmini Nice 📖😋 3y
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Black bean soup? Tamalitos? Pache? Vino?! Okay!!
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#guatemala

britt_brooke Yum! 3y
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The Quiet American | Graham Greene
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The Scarlet Letter: a romance | Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Hester‘s curiosity & mischievousness got the best of her, and I had to make the hard decision to let her go.
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She wasn‘t around for a long time, but she definitely made it a good time.
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I couldn‘t be there with her because I‘m 8,000 miles away on a layover in South Korea while strangers stare at me as I cry. But I‘m lucky she‘s been so well cared for by a great vet team and loved by her second-favorite human.
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#dogsoflitsy #hester #sanchester

Kayla.Adriena Sorry for your loss 😢 3y
Megabooks I‘m so terribly sorry!! 😓 3y
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BookwormAHN So sorry for your loss 😿 3y
erank58 I'm so sorry 😢 I lost mine not too long ago 3y
JoScho I am so very sorry for your loss. Losing a pet leaves a hole in your heart and home. Sending love 🖤 3y
Karkar Thinking of you during this hard time. So sorry for your loss. 3y
Librarybelle So sorry for your loss 3y
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The Quiet American | Graham Greene
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Downtown #Saigon

BarbaraBB Perfect! 3y
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The Quiet American | Graham Greene
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I‘m having a pretty cool literary experience!

batsy That's awesome! I love this book. 3y
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The Quiet American | Graham Greene
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A little morning reading in the #mekong #delta
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#vietnam #hammock

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Reading while cruising the #Mekong Delta in #Vietnam

alisiakae Enjoy!! I‘ve done a Mekong Delta excursion, it was fantastic! 3y
BarbaraBB Nothing better than read a book in thr place it is set. Have a great trip!! 😍 3y
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The Quiet American | Graham Greene
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Just a little bit of #LiteraryHistory! I‘m staying at the Continental Hotel in #Saigon, #Vietnam - where Graham Greene wrote The Wuiet American… So, clearly that‘s the book I have to be reading right now!

LeahBergen Very cool! 3y
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The Quiet American | Graham Greene
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Just a little bit of #LiteraryHistory! I‘m staying at the Continental Hotel in #Saigon, #Vietnam - where Graham Greene wrote The Wuiet American… So, clearly that‘s the book I have to be reading right now!

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