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Yossarian

Joined March 2016

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Greg fucking Brady never told anyone to Chillax.

This book is set in 1976. Who do I contact about revoking its Booker Prize?

CarolynM 😂 7mo
BarbaraBB Haha you‘re so right! 7mo
Leftcoastzen 😒 7mo
scowler1 Well done, seems obvious but I didn't spot that. I'm on the phone to him right now but he's not picking up. 7mo
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Lost Lady | Willa Cather
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I‘m co-starring in a podcast where we are competing to take the longest time possible to read and discuss a book.

Through two episodes, we have made it all the way through sentence 3 of A Lost Lady, by Willa Cather!

Listen wherever fine podcasts are downloaded!

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Milkman | Anna Burns
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Generally speaking, the are two types of Man Booker Prize winners:

1. Great Books

2. Crappy Books With Pictures of The Sea on the cover.

They tend to alternate.

My book group just picked Milkman for next month. I‘m not optimistic.

Cinfhen Hahahahaha 😂😂sending 🍀!!! Your bookclub choice falls in category 2 (IMO) Hope all is well with you & the family 11mo
LauraJ 😹😹😹 11mo
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Today at Walmart.

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PRESSING QUESTION! — In the Disney version of Snow White, are the dwarves intended to be short real humans with Dwarfism, or a magical Tolkien-esque race like Elves?

Please cite your evidence.

LauraJ Why are you trying to make me think on a Saturday night? 🤨 12mo
Leftcoastzen 🤯 12mo
Vansa They're clearly dwarves in the typical Germanic myth/ fairytale model, either way stand-ins for anti-Semitism! It's why Tolkien changed their character completely while writing Lord of the Rings- if you've noticed, the dwarves in The Hobbit are like the ones in Snow White, while in LOTR they're a far more heroic, noble race. 12mo
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jessinikkip I always assumed that like most myths and tales of the original Brothers Grimm tale, they were a separate race. However my best friend and I discussed and she believes they are meant to be more human, possibly relating to the Brothers having to work and care for their siblings after their fathers death. Snow White the mom taking care of 7 rambunctious boys (they were two of 9 kids so to exclude them leaves 7). 12mo
Skyler I like to think that Snow White was just a giantess and that the dwarves were actually average height. 12mo
julesG I don't know the Disney version. So I cannot answer your question. As a child, I thought the dwarves were like the average German garden gnome. Later, I thought they may have been a family of midgets. They work in the mines, which were small, narrow tunnels, so they had to be short. Even later, knowing about child labour, I came to the conclusion that they must be orphaned children. They are not very tall due to malnutrition. 12mo
AsYouWish I never really thought about it, I guess I just thought they were short/shorter than Snow in the Disney version. Although in my favorite movie version they are the same size or taller than Snow, but they are all disfigured in some way due to the evilness of the queen. In fact if I remember correctly the queen turns one or more of them into garden gnomes when she finds out they are helping Snow. 12mo
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My town‘s High School PTA is starting a Book Club, and this is the first selection. I am intrigued, excited, and terrified of the actual discussion, for multiple reasons.

Booksnchill Hooray the bookclub- bold selection holds promise! 12mo
DivineDiana I know what you mean! But cheers that they are so forward thinking! And who can say no to a Book Club? 12mo
gradcat It IS an interesting choice for a PTA group, and it represents a thoughtfulness & openness that is quite progressive...good for you & your book club! (edited) 12mo
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Bookishlie I‘m not sure that is appropriate for a pta choice. Your discussion ought to be interesting! 12mo
Yossarian @Bookishlie What might make it inappropriate? It will be a group of all adults, mostly white, and no obligation that anyone agree with the contents. 12mo
Bookishlie @Yossarian You will find out I‘m sure. I guess I‘m not so trusting of strangers. Then again you may have been in PTA with these people for years and know them. You‘ll have to let us know how it goes! Maybe it‘ll be the best bonding discussion piece ever! 12mo
jordan_lent54 That sounds like a pretty interesting book. What do you think about it so far? It seems like it would make for some good discussion. 12mo
Yossarian @jordan_lent54 It is making me uncomfortable, but maybe not the way the author was hoping. Like she‘s both overselling and underselling her points. I mean, I mostly agree with her substantively, but I also feel like she‘d be ok sending people who disagree with us to Communist re-education camps. 12mo
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My neighborhood, when it snows before the leaves have finished falling off the trees.

mdm139 Beautiful 12mo
swishandflick Looks like a painting! 12mo
Tanisha_A Magical! 12mo
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Blaire Wow! Beautiful. 12mo
LeahBergen Wow! 12mo
TNbookworm Gorgeous! 12mo
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Feel Free: Essays | Zadie Smith
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Zadie Smith is one of my favorite authors because she (1) will write this sentence knowing how silly it is; and (2) completely back it up in the essay such that it is clear by the end that the sentence could not have been written any other way.

RedbagReadbooks The line made me think of the reported coverage of him at the Anne Frank memorial and quoting about his hope that she would have been a “belieber” 🙄. Random thought 13mo
Blaire That is wonderful!! 13mo
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Vintage Fashion | Ottilie Godfrey
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THIS is how you market clothes at you Vintage Boutique in October!

AmyG That‘s great. 13mo
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One of my suggested Google searches was NOT like the others!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa One these things is not like the other, one of these doesn‘t belong.... 🤦‍♀️ 13mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Yikes!! Lol 13mo
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Bookzombie 😂 13mo
mcctrish 😳 13mo
laurenlovesliterature 🤣🤣🤮🤮🤮 13mo
CouronneDhiver Ha! 🤣🤣 Very specific (edited) 13mo
Readingismyescape Yikes! 😳 13mo
Rissa1 🧐😁 13mo
Megabooks 🤣🤣🤣 13mo
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Sad Desk Salad | Jessica Grose
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If Panera Catering is going to charge me $30 for a “Large Fruit Salad, Serves 10,” I‘m not expecting something that looks like all the Del Monte fruit cups I didn‘t eat in my lunch box in 1983 all piled together.

Notafraidofwords Glad to know. 13mo
Bloomingjen Wow 13mo
Kappadeemom Chick-fil-A fruit salad is so much better!! 13mo
TrishB That‘s very disappointing 😮 13mo
Lauram I can‘t with Panera anymore. 13mo
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Bookmarks Are People Too! #1 | Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
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At a book festival you need to prioritize, which why the first time through, I only stop at booths that offer me a free bookmark!

jpmcwisemorgan You‘re killing me! I can‘t wait for the Texas Book Festival!!! 13mo
kspenmoll Nice!!! 13mo
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I‘m not saying they shouldn‘t be invited, but if you are coming to a Community Book Festival and you‘re buying books at the Barnes and Noble booth, what are you even doing?

Texreader That does seem odd 13mo
DivineDiana Agree. Support local booksellers! 13mo
jpmcwisemorgan A lot of places don‘t have local bookstores, Barnes & Noble is it. Or, it some places, it‘s the closest bookstore - & if you don‘t drive (me) or drive very little (thinking of those with health conditions that make even short trips difficult) you have to take what you can get. Also, Barnes & Noble is an obstacle of sorts to further domination of the book market by Amazon. I use Amazon but I try to mix it up so there‘s healthy competition. 13mo
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jpmcwisemorgan But it‘s weird if there are local places. Book People in Austin is usually at the Texas Book Festival, not Barnes & Noble - which is good. 13mo
Yossarian @jpmcwisemorgan Barnes and Noble is great. I use it a lot. The local book festival features small publishers, independent book stores, self-published books, niche products, local authors, and lots of stuff that would get buried or never appear at Barnes and Noble or Amazon. Which makes me wonder why you‘d take the one day where there are 400 other options and still choose to go to B&N. 13mo
jpmcwisemorgan People tend to shop what they know, I think. Not all readers are aware of what‘s out there by independent authors or self-publishing. I might browse to see if they had a deal on a book I wanted but I‘d go to all the other booths too. If it has books I‘m going to check it out! 13mo
BookFreakOut I do enjoy B&N special editions and bargain books, but I'd be checking out the other booths over them. Then again, I also have decently easy access to a B&N all year. 13mo
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Happy Gerald Ford Trapped In An Elevator Day!

JanuarieTimewalker13 I hope he had a book with him😀 14mo
zsuzsanna_reads 😂😂😂 14mo
Yossarian @JanuarieTimewalker13 He was in Van Pelt Library, the main library of the University of Pennsylvania. So, he most certainly had a volume of some sort, but it was probably a really dull tome. 14mo
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Reviewsbylola 🤣😂🤣 this is hilarious to me, and the little plaque commemorating it is 👌🏻 14mo
LeahBergen 😂😂 14mo
Callemarie That‘s my dream... while I‘m at work that is... and I have either a book or my kindle on hand so I can chill and read 14mo
Blaire I love this plaque. Being trapped in an elevator is my greatest fear - highly claustrophobic. 😂😂😂 14mo
LizH Yes! These are the things that I want to see plaques for. ❤️😂 14mo
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The Stopped Clock | Joel Townsley Rogers
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So, normally I wouldn‘t get all mystical about random coincidences, like the clock in my car stopping at exactly the time I was supposed to arrive at synagogue tonight for Kol Nidre services . . .

Except I didn‘t think that digital clocks in cars could actually “stop” any more. Does it need to be wound up or something now?

AmyG A fuse issue? And wishing you an easy fast. 1y
Yossarian @AmyG Thank you, but at this rate the fast will never end. It‘s been 3 hours, and I‘m still in the first minute of it. 1y
AmyG The fast, for me, is pure torture. Now that I live in high altitude...I have to drink water. I‘m thrilled! 1y
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A Sport and a Pastime | James Salter
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“Jim‘s book had a rave review in the Times and Kirkus Review called it “as erotic a novel as any since Henry Miller . . . We were amazed that it didn‘t sell.”

— Paris Review 222.

I‘m always on the lookout for lost gems. This one is going on my TBR.

BarbaraBB It‘s a great book. Typically Salter! 1y
Leftcoastzen I haven‘t read Salter though he‘s been on my radar for years.Need to get to his books one day. 1y
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Autumn | Ali Smith
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I loved this book! But I‘m pretty sure I missed half of what was going on.

In a novel without spoilers, since not much actually happened — what happened to Daniel‘s sister? What was the double level barbed wire fence? Was anyone ever a Nazi? Why was Christine Keeler on trial in Daniel‘s dream? Anything else I missed?

josie281 It was the most beautiful book with minimal action 1y
Clare_Riley @Yossarian I loved this book, and it started my Ali Smith obsession. I think I need to read it again.... 1y
dpbedford1 The double electric fence was a refugee detention center. Immigration, Brexit, and this unfortunate modern situation we find ourselves in was a main theme to the book. 1y
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Census | Jesse Ball
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I am concurrently reading 4 books with similarly — but not identically — blue covers, and I keep taking the wrong one out of my bag.

wlivengood I do that, read books simultaneously. 1y
Zelma That is quite the unique book problem. 😆 1y
SandyW 😂 1y
DivineDiana Good selection though! 😉 1y
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Three-Body Problem | Cixin Liu
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It‘s a beautiful day to sit in front of my house and enjoy the four futuristic dystopian novels I am reading concurrently! While all are good, they are here arranged according my personal rating of enjoyment and intrinsic value.

Also, I can tell you which one to read based on your opinions on: (a) Humanity is not worth saving; (b) books should include immersive video games as plot points; (c) I love massive depopulation; (d) diverse authors.

Yossarian A “yes” answer to each will give a different pair of futuristic dystopias. 1y
Leniverse I‘m not sure I can give you a straight answer to any of those four questions. 😂 But I did love the MaddAddam trilogy. They‘re my favourite dystopia along with A Canticle for Leibovitz. Although Leibovitz really made me feel that humanity can‘t be saved from itself. I generally prefer books that leave me at least a glimmer of hope. 1y
Yossarian @Leniverse In Three-Body Problem and Oryx and Crake, top scientists conclude humanity is beyond hope. Station Eleven and Ready Player One leave more glimmers of hope. 1y
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wanderinglynn I really enjoyed both Station Eleven and Ready Player One. I haven‘t read the other two. 1y
Leniverse Cool. I have Ready Player One waiting in my TBR ASAP stack. But I didn‘t find Oryx and Crake to be entirely without hope, at least not later in the series. It is pretty grim though. 1y
Lindy I‘ve enjoyed all of these. Love your take on the philosophical underpinnings. 😁 1y
BibliOphelia Love your criteria for recommendation! 😂🤣 1y
ns510reads Haha great criteria. I have yet to read the Atwood one! 1y
Decalino These are all such great books! 1y
lute @Leniverse loved MaddAddam trilogy too! 1y
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Lakewood | City Of Lakewood
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Worried that I wouldn‘t be able to find Lakewood, NJ, but when I saw the Gourmet Glatt — when regular kosher just isn‘t kosher enough — and the sign for the 24-hour Mikvah for your 3 am ritual purification needs, I knew I had found it.

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My Big Lie | Bill Cosby
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In case you were wondering why textbooks need to be updated regularly . . .

Apparently it‘s not a story about drugging a girl‘s drink.

saresmoore Oof. 1y
Weaponxgirl Urn, my friends aunt works with libraries in schools and found a copy of a book called stranger danger by Jimmy saville that was signed. Made her feel a bit queasy and it obviously got culled 1y
LeahBergen Blergh! 😖 1y
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Does anyone know if Emily Dickinson had a cat? It would explain a lot.

sammisho Hahahaha! 1y
deathmetalcardigan I feel personally attacked 1y
BookWormJames Great 1y
LeahBergen 😂😂 1y
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The Subway Diaries | Heidi Kole
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“Walmarts, generally, do not have Icee machines. Subways, generally, do not have Icee machines. But every Subway that is inside a Walmart has an Icee machine. What‘s up with that?”

— The Buddha

Aimeesue The mysteries of the universe are always better contemplated over an Icee. 😄 1y
mdm139 And now I want an Icee 1y
ChiranjeeviKulkarni You know the rule that explains everything. The rule that can't be explained! ☺ 1y
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One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote | Bonnie Worth, Katherine Ross
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I voted and my vote matters! Can‘t let my candidate win with only 82.7%!

sprainedbrain 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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My coffee shop tip jars this morning.

That looks exactly right to me.

Elle_Skeldon I love them both but this post is fantastic! 1y
AmyG Hahahaha 1y
MicrobeMom It would be Harry Potter for me! 😂 1y
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SoniaC I‘d have to show love to both. 1y
SquidgetsRoom That would suck because I‘m not a fan of either 🤯😭. I‘d put my tip on the counter to prove my point lol! (edited) 1y
Ajh01 That‘s exactly how I feel. 1y
DivineDiana @SoniaC Agree! 😉 1y
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Tangled: Rapunzel's Tale | Disney Book Group
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I think when Mother Gothal stole the magic out of Rapunzel‘s hair, she was “tresspassing.”

saresmoore 😂 Nailed it. 1y
DGRachel 🤣🤣 1y
sprainedbrain 😂😂😂 1y
Aimeesue 😂😂😂 1y
DivineDiana Good one! 😂 1y
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Grant | Ron Chernow
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Ulysses and I waiting for 11 & Up Dive Team practice to end.

Ericalambbrown Is this one good? I just finished his book The House of Morgan and really liked it. 1y
Reviewsbylola I love this cover but man, what a chunkster! 1y
Yossarian @Ericalambbrown It‘s no Hamilton, and I probably preferred his Washington, but it‘s a close third. (Haven‘t read Morgan). 1y
Yossarian @Reviewsbylola It‘s the $50 picture. I feel like he‘s looking at me with paternal disappointment, thinking “I won the damned Civil War. What have you done with your life?” (edited) 1y
Ericalambbrown Hahahaha re: the paternal disappointment 😂🤣. Thanks! 1y
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Sometimes, when your chainsaw gets stuck in a tree, you just need a bigger chainsaw.

Leftcoastzen 👍😁😂 1y
CouronneDhiver 🤣 Well done 1y
Texreader Yikes!! 1y
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Memorial Day Weekend Chore Fail. Got the chainsaw stuck in the tree.

Any ideas how to get it out before the tree collapses on the house and we end up in one of those internet “Epic Fail” videos?

Leftcoastzen 😬 1y
julesG Push against the upper part of the tree and try to wedge the saw out (do not switch it on!) - that's how we used to do it. 1y
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LeahBergen Oh no! 1y
Yossarian @julesG Thanks for the advice. We ended up just renting a second chainsaw and cutting it all down. 1y
julesG @Yossarian That's probably the most clever idea, no hazard. 1y
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Looking forward to not driving to the Jersey Shore this weekend!

The extra two hours each way not driving gives me a better chance of getting to the end of the third part of the 1,500 plus three part epic on the American war in North Africa and Europe in World War II.

I hope we win!

Karkar I hope we win - 🤣🤣🤣 1y
MicheleinPhilly My neighborhood CLEARS out every summer holiday. It‘s the most wonderful time of the year. 1y
Purrfectpages I‘m in NJ and was pleasantly surprised with my commute home! 1y
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Lionizing | Edgar Allan Poe
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When, exactly, did writers stop using “ejaculated” to mean “said suddenly/ unexpectedly”?

meganlynae Wow. I didn‘t know that word was ever used that way. Interesting. 1y
razmanda 😂😳😂 1y
laurenlovesliterature 😂😂😂😂 1y
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When you are a seamstress, you can use the same materials to make your Junior Prom date‘s tie and pocket square match your dress.

DGRachel Fantastic! 2y
saresmoore This is the flippin‘ best! 2y
Scurvygirl So freakin adorable! 2y
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CoffeeNBooks That's so awesome! 2y
Soubhiville 🧡 2y
BethM Lovely! 2y
2BR02B What a dapper pair! Very nice. 2y
Kaylamburson So sweet and cute!! 2y
Tanisha_A Love it! 2y
sprainedbrain Love this!! 2y
BarbaraBB What a beautiful girl in that gorgeous dress! 2y
Dragon So cute! 💕 2y
CouronneDhiver Lovely! 2y
PickwickPlockPlock Wonderful! 2y
LeahBergen 💕💕 2y
tonyahoswalt Love it! 2y
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Junior Prom Girl | Georgia Craig
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It‘s Junior Prom tonight, and my seamstress daughter made her own gown for the ball.

Leftcoastzen She looks so beautiful! And talented to make her own beautiful dress! 2y
MicrobeMom So pretty! Love the dress! 2y
BookishBlonde12 Stunning! 2y
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BookNerd9906 Very impressive. 2y
FantasyChick She made that!!!! So awesome and such talent! Hope she has an amazing time!!! 2y
rachelm Gorgeous! 2y
Austen_Nerd Beautiful!!! 2y
Bookzombie That‘s gorgeous! 2y
GoldenGirl Wow! That is amazing! 👏😍 2y
Scurvygirl Holy snikeys!! That's amazing! 💜 2y
emilyhaldi Beautiful print!!🖤 2y
saresmoore Unbelievable! She looks stunning! 2y
Jess Beautiful. 2y
Dragon So pretty! 2y
LeahBergen She‘s gorgeous! 2y
Blaire Amazing!! Very talented! 2y
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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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Hanging out by the dinosaur‘s butt waiting for book club to start. Discussion is usually best when there are multiple opinions, but I‘m pretty sure everyone just loved this one.

ChiranjeeviKulkarni Have heard several friends talking about it. Now a Catch 22 character is saying it. :) Will start it soon. 2y
Yossarian @ChiranjeeviKulkarni It was love at first sight 2y
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Little Star of Bethlehem | Christine Felicelli
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At the Middle School Band Concert. Either someone has intentionally created a lighting design where a spotlight is intended to shine on me in Row 12, or else I now know which direction to point my camel in order to find the Christ child.

Neither option seems plausible.

saresmoore 😂 2y
Yossarian In any event, I‘m having fun making shadow puppets on the family to my left. 2y
Vertabrain 😂😂😂 2y
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emilyhaldi LOL 2y
LauraBeth 😂😂😂 2y
Maike 😂😂😂😂 2y
AmyG Ha! Lucky you. 2y
DivineDiana Making lemonade! 👍🏻😂👏🏻 2y
Rissa1 😂 2y
LeahBergen 😂😂 2y
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Junk | Tommy Pico
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Deep thoughts for a Tuesday afternoon — until the Beygency gets you . . .

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“The owner of the Atlantic gave Howells a month off to write one of [Rutherford B. Hayes‘s] campaign biographies, which reads like a book written by a man given a month off to write a book.”

#AuthorOnAuthorSnark #ThrowingShade #RichardWhiteProbablyWritesSlowly

MicrobeMom 😋😂🤣 2y
Maria514626 😆👏😆 2y
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Invasive Species | Joseph Wallace
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Run free Wisteria and Japanese honeysuckle!

Crazeedi But isn't it ok that you find common ground in a service to the beautiful woods? #cometogetherinpeace 2y
Yossarian @Crazeedi Not really, when each clipped Wisteria root was being silently analogized to a Mexican parent deported away from her family. 2y
sprainedbrain I. Love. This. 2y
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The Atomic Weight of Love | Elizabeth J. Church
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Trying to finish this one at an outdoor cafe while my daughter takes the SAT subject tests.

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Home Alone | Todd Strasser
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Empty driveway — We‘ve got a third driver in the house, but still only two cars. I‘m stranded!

SassyBookworm Beautiful neighborhood! 2y
Brenda With that view I wouldn‘t want to leave home 😍 2y
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I‘m just saying.

ErinC Mine is 17 year old girls in short shorts saying they are cold. 🤣 2y
stargazerblue49 Patient falling asleep in room because I was so far behind in clinic. He said he can‘t sleep at home but was getting good sleep in the room! 2y
Abby-J Mine was someone else‘s 14 month old vomiting down the inside of my shirt. 2y
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I‘m the parent of a driver now. Not sure if I‘m excited that she can drive her siblings around without me, or terrified that she‘ll drive straight into a tree.

DGRachel May she be a better driver than me. @dsfisher and I are still dumbfounded that the DMV gave me a license on my 16th birthday. I did not do well on my test (or driving there or driving home), but somehow the great state of Florida deemed me roadworthy. 😂 2y
InBooksILive She took a great photo! Mine looks like a terrible mugshot 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2y
CouronneDhiver Clear the roads, folks! 😉 2y
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saresmoore She will be stubbornly attentive and cautious, I‘m sure. But you‘re not really gonna let her drive with boys other than family, are you? 😱 2y
Yossarian @saresmoore The deal was that if she passed in the first try, she could drive herself and date to Junior Prom in two weeks. 2y
saresmoore @Yossarian You are a truly magnanimous individual. I‘m thinking that I should start now, preparing myself for the eventuality of my daughter driving and dating simultaneously. I applaud your relative calm! 2y
AmyG Good luck. You will survive. Be happy she‘s a girl. My girls were good, my son....oy. 2y
Scurvygirl You are so lucky! Mine (18) refuses to get her license. Her boyfriend does but no car. Plus they won‘t take public transportation. About 2 months ago, I flat out refused to be a chauffeur to them anymore. I didn‘t have anyone driving me around at 18... not even 12! 2y
Melli Tell her congrats but also as careful as she may drive it‘s always the other drivers on the road to be careful of. Always be aware of what happening on all sides. I learned this the hard way. 2y
Bookdragon69 I‘m in the same boat!! My 16 yr old son drove to school is his new(to him) car today! 😫😭 He will then drive to his first day of his first job. When I was teaching him to drive, I always told him not to drive like I drive, drive like I tell you. 😉 2y
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Addition: A Novel | Toni Jordan
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Get help before your troubles start multiplying.

Readergrrl 😊 2y
DGRachel Oops. 2y
magictoyshop Subtract that shit before it's too late 2y
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LauraJ @magictoyshop 😹😹😹 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Math. Is. Difficult. 2y
rubyslippersreads 😂➕➖➗✖️😂 2y
Bookzombie 😂 2y
LeahBergen Snort! 😆 2y
Scurvygirl Only new math... 2y
rohit-sawant 😂 2y
DivineDiana Oh my! 2y
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Happy Independent Bookstore Day! Mine is celebrating by giving away free ARCs with every purchase. This was mine!

tammysue What a wonderful freebie! 👏🏻 2y
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2666: A Novel | Roberto Bolao, Natasha Wimmer
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https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/04/26/theater/bolano-2666-stage-version-free-str...

“This five and a half hour stage adaptation . . .”

I think this legitimately deserves an “OMFG!”

Zelma Wow. 😱👏 2y
Suet624 Jeepers! 2y
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We were talking today about rumors, and someone said they spread so much further now because of the Internet.

But I don‘t see it.

I feel like rumors have always spread. We just now have an explanation for it.

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Pickpick

Sort of overselling itself as it constantly claims that what is happening in the Middle East and South Asia is more important than the “old” history of just Europe. It‘s awesome in the time periods it is true, and even better in showing how the European Age of Discovery devastated South Asia. But other parts need to be taken with a grain of salt.

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So, help me out.

When I was a kid, if the Family Feud category was “Items on a Chinese Takeout Menu,” the top 3 answers would clearly have been Chop Suey, Chow Mein, and Egg Fu Yung.

I just ordered Chinese Takeout, and noticed that none of those three items are on the menu.

Why is cheap takeout Chinese so different than it was 30 years ago? Especially since it‘s the same white boxes that the food comes in.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Some of our Chinese takeout places still have chow mein (or lo mein) and egg fu yung. But, you‘re right, chop suey is a goner. Maybe it‘s all about changing American tastes. 2y
Kaylamburson I‘ve actually never had any of those dishes! I would think the top are general tsos chicken, pork fried rice, and fried wontons! But maybe because those are my favorites 😂 2y
tammysue None of those on our menus here either.😕 2y
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Yossarian @Kaylamburson When Warren Zevon saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand, he wasn‘t having a big dish of General Tso‘s. 2y
Kaylamburson I‘m not sure I get the reference lol. I did look up Warren Zevon though and I did recognize the Werewolves of London song. 2y
Yossarian @BarbaraTheBibliophage My Chinese menu has four zillion options. I can‘t imagine that chop suey went from Top Tier to Fifth Zillion. @Kaylamburson In the first verse, the werewolf is eating “beef chow mein” — then a generic Chinese entry. And Wonder Woman never fought Pork Fried. Something has changed, but I‘m not sure what. (edited) 2y
TheBookDream Chow Mein is delicious 😋Dunno about the other two 2y
Suet624 You‘re right! How strange. 2y
Suet624 Not strange that you‘re right. You know what I mean. 😂😂😂 2y
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Dark Phoenix Saga | Chris Claremont
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I‘m excited about the cast changes for the new X-Men movie!

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Panpan

Horrible boots.

Tried to walk away, but I stumbled.

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