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Aimeesue

Joined September 2016

We're all stories in the end. Just make it a good one. ~ Doctor Who Yep, I'm holding a brain.
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Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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This book is a lot darker than I thought it would be, and not just because it's set on an island in Maine in the fall. Brrrrrr.

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Clearly, the answer is that I keep my books and dogs, post the rest for sale on FB, then buy back the chocolate and coffee as needed, right?

bookandbedandtea 😆 Excellent strategy! 4h
TheBee 📚 🐈 🎨 3h
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Today's discussion question from @ljuliel
Feel free to contribute and repost!

Do you have favorite authors whose books you immiately purchase when they have a new release, and you've already read every other book they've written?

#KeepLitsyActive @ljuliel

Aimeesue Mine are: Margaret Atwood, Bill Bryson, David Sedaris, Rebecca Solnit, Roxane Gay, Malcolm Gladwell, Elizabeth Strout, Stephen Fry, Jane Harper, Neil Gaiman, Kate Atkinson, Kazuo Ishiguro, and prior to his death, Terry Pratchett. 15h
ljuliel Very good answers ! I‘ve been pondering this question, and can‘t think of very many authors that I‘ve read every book of....there are some I‘ve read a lot of their books but probably not all. I flip around too much from one thing to another I guess. 15h
Aimeesue @ljuliel I'm just old, know what I like, and read a LOT (to the extent that I hardly ever watch TV or movies.) 😂 15h
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ljuliel Same .. I‘m old too. 😂 I also know what I like in books, but bounce from one to another. I‘ve read several of certain authors but probably not all from one author. I also don‘t watch tv or movies. Never turn it on anymore . I don‘t think I‘m missing much. 14h
Amiable John Irving, Dennis Lehane, Louise Penny, Wally Lamb 14h
LeahBergen 🤔 Sarah Waters, I guess. 12h
Jess861 I can't say that I've read all the books of any author out there. However, favourite authors that I plan to read all the books of are Kate Morton, Lori Lansens and like @LeahBergen said Sarah Waters. 9h
Aimeesue @Amiable Nice! I really must read Louise Penny one of these days. 9h
Aimeesue @LeahBergen @Jess861 Yes, Waters is very good! (edited) 9h
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Dammit, Stephen Fry, you got me to rejoin Audible. You and your fancy, plummy, velvety smooth voice, you devil.

vumblereads 😂 1d
saresmoore I just traded a credit for this, due to your post! It‘s lovely! 1d
Aimeesue @saresmoore I bought a hard copy, too, so I can read along while Mr.Fry purrs in my ear. 😂 1d
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Aimeesue @jillrhudy made me jealous when she got a copy, then I listened to this Guardian Books podcast (In Which Stephen Fry Reads A Bit of a Book): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-guardian-books-podcast/id168200814?i=1... (edited) 1d
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @saresmoore I may have to do the same! 1d
jillrhudy Adore the man. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1d
Linsy Listening to that one right now! So good!! 1d
ljuliel That sounds like me. I stop Audible due to expense , thinking I‘ll just borrow library audiobooks, then Audible has a new one that I really want, and the library wait is 6 months, so I join back up again and again. I think I should just keep my membership since resistance is futile. 22h
Aimeesue @ljuliel Audible is half price for the first 3 months right now, which was a major factor. But really, ONE audiobook a month + some pretty lame Audible Originals? I doubt I'll keep the membership past 3 months. I have 6 Library cards, though (local counties reciprocate with mine) so I don't usually have to wait very long for ebooks or audiobooks. Aid I don't audio listen that often. Still have tons of audio bks from the last time I was a member! 22h
ljuliel Yes, I have hundreds I have yet to listen to. I know one book a month isn‘t much, but when I see how much kindle books are now, they‘re both about the same cost for me. I usually read on kindle if not audio. It‘s kind of a toss up. It‘d be best to use only the library, money-wise . 21h
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1. Cover
2.Author
3. Title
4. Length
4.Price
6. Reviews

#KeepLitsyActive #bookshopping @ljuliel

I have a complicated calculus for book picking. I arely go to the book store, since the Book Sorting brings a lot of books my way that I can take home if I want.
I mostly rely on particular publishers to find "already vetted as good" books - Persephone, Modern Library, NYRB, Slightly Foxed, Europa Editions are books I buy without hesitation ⬇️

Aimeesue …because those publishers reliably pick books I enjoy to reprint. I have a few authors I'll always buy, because, again, history says I'll like them. Occasionally, I'll buy a new book if several trusted reviewers like it, but usually I even wait to get those at the library because I rarely feel as if I have to read a particular book RIGHT NOW. That's more a function of space tho- I have SO many books, and not enough shelves. (edited) 2d
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The Enormous Room | E.E. Cummings
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‘A Note on the Author of “The Enormous Room”‘

“He has been the terror of typesetters, an enigma to book reviewers and the special target of all the world‘s literary philistines.”

Brilliant. They really don‘t write ‘em like they used to, do they?

Lcsmcat I wonder if he wrote that himself. 2d
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This is what used book stores are all about - chancing upon a book you never knew existed, but simply must have because it resonates with you.
I grew up very close to The Mount, Wharton‘s home in Lenox, MA. They reprinted this, her account of a Mediterranean cruise written when she was 23, along with new photos taken especially for this edition. It‘s some of her earliest writing, and it‘s gorgeous. Proceeds went to The Mount restoration.
❤️❤️❤️

readordierachel Great find 💕 2d
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The Enormous Room | E.E. Cummings
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NF haul, plus the Modern Library e.e. cummings I forgot in last post.
#modernlibrary

Nute Nice! 2d
vivastory I LOVE Edward Hirsch's books 2d
Aimeesue @Nute I was excited! 2d
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Aimeesue @vivastory I‘d never heard of him, but it seemed like something I should read. I don‘t read much poetry, but it feels like I should. (I‘ll just note here that I CAN recite Jabberwocky and On Flanders Field from memory tho) 2d
Lcsmcat The Enormous Room was a surprise hit for me when I read it. Very different from his poetry. 2d
vivastory Very impressive, Jabberwocky is one of my favorites. Hirsch is great at being accessible & informative without talking down. He's so genuinely passionate about poetry & it really comes across. 2d
Leftcoastzen I love the Cummings too. 2d
BarbaraBB Me too 2d
Aimeesue @Lcsmcat I found it in a poetry display! I bought it because it was a ML edition, but didn't realize it was prose until I got it home. 2d
Aimeesue @Leftcoastzen @BarbaraBB I am so glad to hear that! The "A Note on the Author" intro is cracking me up. ? 2d
Lcsmcat @Aimeesue Funny! I knew it was prose, but also bought it because it was ML. 2d
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Riverby Books | Fredericksburg, VA (Bookstore)
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Today‘s book haul from Riverby Books, fiction edition.

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I am listening to the audiobook while I read along. Vuong does the audio, and I highly recommend it - pick the audio over print if you have to choose - it‘s brilliant.
I have no idea why all these leaves are on my table. They mysteriously appeared last week. Crispy now, but fitting with this cover.

Cinfhen Beautiful photo and fabulous book 4d
Aimeesue @Cinfhen these were things that were literally lying on my table. 😂😂😂 Kindle, pumpkin, and I swear, crispy dead leaves. Someone must've brought them in for *something* but no one's willing to cop to it! But thank you. ❤️ 3d
Cinfhen Hahaha!!! Well it made for a beautiful photo 😉 3d
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And I thought it was just me. ?
Seth Meyers, in the NYT "By the Book" column this week. Made me smile. And think about The Deaf Man.

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I liked Normal People quite a bit, so here's hoping this one is as good.

BarbaraBB It‘s better - I think! 6d
Aimeesue @BarbaraBB That's good to hear! 5d
readordierachel I am about halfway through this and LOVING it. 5d
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1.Finding new excellent books to read. Finding people whose taste I trust for recs.
2. Swaps. The insane touch sensitivity on iOS devices after the last update. I literally cannot undo the double tag.
3. Something that allows book discussions to not be lost after a couple of hours. All discussions here feel like speed round dating. There's no good way to keep things going.
👇🏽

#keeplitsyactive @ljuliel @ljulie

Aimeesue 4. Almost every day. Usually once a day. Two if I'm feeling feisty.
5. I like readathons and read alongs. Swaps are not for me, as I'm too unorganised and hate deadlines.
6. More reviews. Better formats for book discussions.
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Clwojick The sensitivity! I thought that was only my phone! thank you for mentioning that! 1w
Aimeesue @Clwojick Haha! Nope! ITS EVERYWHERE! 1w
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ljuliel Thanks Aimeesue. for your input. I know, it‘s a bit hard when you‘re in a book discussion then you go back later to find it. If it‘s busy in here, the posts keep on rolling and you lose them. I tried tagging the book but that doesn‘t always work . You can also look through your conversations and click on them to find it again. Neither solution is ideal though. I think some of these issues would work better with a message board type system. 👇🏼 1w
ljuliel As for the screen scrolling sensitivity, yes, it‘s been irritating. Mine is a bit improved. The latest update should be 13.2. It helped somewhat. I hope the get it fixed soon. 1w
gradcat Ditto on the sensitivity. It did not occur to me that it‘s the reason why I keep flying around uncontrollably here...I feel like Dorothy in the tornado, it‘s so fast! 🌪 I‘m dizzy. 😵 😂 7d
Aimeesue @gradcat Haha, yes! It's quite the wild ride these days! 6d
gradcat 😂🤣😂 5d
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The Leopard: A Novel | Giuseppe Di Lampedusa
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I listen to a lot of bookish podcasts while I walk the dogs. Yesterday I was listening to the Vintage Podcast and landed on an episode about Lampedusa's The Leopard. There was a short intro, then an 8- minute excerpt of JO NESBO'S book, including a pretty awful death scene. Not exactly the Italian politics novel I expected. 😳

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After the Flood | Kassandra Montag
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Guess I have to read this one now, since I borrowed the ebook when it was available to everyone with no wait list/hold as the ALA's Libraries Transform book pick in October, and its due in 3 days. 😁

jillrhudy Let me know how it is. I wish they‘d do this with something everyone wants! 1w
Aimeesue @jillrhudy It's amazingly Pirate-y. There's a definite Treasure Island feel about it, only the treasure is antibiotics and bullets. RLS + The Earth Abides, basically. (edited) 1w
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Pointedly political, grotesquely surreal, and topped off by the blackest of humors - I'm enjoying the hell out of this one. 🎃

vivastory Sold! 2w
ju.ca.no Okay, you‘ve convinced me.😅 2w
andrew61 I read it last year when it was on the mbi shortlist and enjoyed it a lot. 2w
Aimeesue @ju.ca.no @vivastory Enjoy! I mean, as much as you CAN enjoy a story about a pieced-together monster killing people in a war zone. It's good, though! 2w
Aimeesue @andrew61 Excellent! I tend to get really ambitious when the MB and MBI long lists are announced, read furiously, then let some slip wayside until that MB sticker reminds me again. 😂 2w
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At my house, you get books AND candy!
Happy Halloween 🎃🎃🎃

Aimeesue And possibly a dog. (edited) 2w
JoScho Love this! 2w
StayCurious I love that idea! 2w
Aimeesue @JoScho @StayCurious It's a lot of fun. Some kids are like, "No, thanks, just the candy," but a lot of them get really excited about the books. One mom said "Oh, remember last year? This is the house where you got that book that you read all the time." ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
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I really enjoyed Adler's first book, An Everlasting Meal, so I was excited to see this at the Book Sorting today. ❤️

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Upright Beasts | Lincoln Michel
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"Tales of darkness, absurdity, and confusion"
Seemed appropriate for the season. And the century, I suppose.

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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My library hold FINALLY came in!

readordierachel 🎉🎉 2w
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Whoa. This is a $4 used copy from Abe that arrived a couple days ago. Apparently that "may have some markings on the inside" thing meant a signed bookplate. ?

Tamra Lucky draw! 3w
Aims42 That‘s awesome!! 🎉🎉🎉 2w
Centique Yay! I got an unexpected signature in my last Abe order too 😊 2w
Aimeesue @Centique It's so exciting when that happens! I run across signed editions fairly frequently due to my volunteer Book Sorting gig, but they're generally fairly recent books where the author has been doing a signing tour. Signed Goreys are collectors' items, and are usually pretty pricey, especially around Halloween. I got lucky! 2w
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Elevation | Stephen King
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I haven't read much SK in the last few years, mostly because I like my reading to be an escape and going from IRL horror show to fictional horror show just doesn't help my outlook. I really enjoyed this one, though, as it's a pretty hopeful little book. #changethestorychangetheworld my friends!

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Only 99¢ for one of my favorite books. If you've not read Elizabeth Taylor, news your chance to try it cheap!

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Two more library cards to add to my collection - Arlington and the City of Alexandria. This would be a whole lot easier if Virginia counties had a ebook consortium like Tennessee READS. Ah, well, nevertheless, I shall persist in my pursuit of ALL THE LIBRARY CARDS.

AlaMich Do those give you ebook access? In my experience they limit that to actual local residents. 3w
Aimeesue They do indeed. A lot of systems limit ebook access, but because surrounding VA counties have smaller collections and want to access the Fairfax County PL's holdings, they have reciprocal agreements. Lucky me! 3w
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Got a new library card, then headed straight for a new-to-me used bookstore that was 2 miles away. Whoops.
Discovered I am really drawn to the Europa Editions books, too.

Lcsmcat Love Tom Jones! 3w
LeahBergen Nice! 3w
ValerieAndBooks Nice haul — I keep all my Europas together because the spines line up so prettily (but about 75% of them are still TBR 😂) 3w
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Aimeesue @Lcsmcat I have yet to meet him! Sounds like somebody I should get to know, though. 😂 3w
Aimeesue @LeahBergen I am importing too many books lately. But when I see these beautiful things, I can't help myself. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
Aimeesue @ValerieAndBooks I love the Europa Editions - just gorgeous! And with French flaps! 3w
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I braved I-95 to get another library card today. I may just make it through Fairfax County Public Library‘s catalog shutdown after all. 😂

ValerieAndBooks If you‘re braving I95 for books, you‘re a hardcore Litten 😂! 3w
Aimeesue @ValerieAndBooks Well, it was only 10 miles. And I took the express lane! 😂😂😂 3w
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The Other | Thomas Tryon
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So I saw these on a mailbox today. 😄
#nyrbbookclub

Aimeesue Just something I saw on my walk today. But if you haven't read the book, seriously, it's a spoiler. 3w
DGRachel Oh wow. That's one time I wish I could put the spoiler tag back on after I clicked it. 😱 3w
batsy Oh yikes! The Thing!! 3w
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Aimeesue @DGRachel Yeah, no one wants to look at that while they're scrolling! 3w
Aimeesue @batsy I actually laughed out loud when I got close enough to see what it was. 😄 3w
LeahBergen Bahahaha! Peregrine for Perry! 😆😆 3w
BarbaraBB 😱😂 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Yikes, perfect! 3w
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From the Book Sorting. We got a ton of history and NF in today, which I was apparently not in the mood for. Less to smuggle into the house, I guess, which is a good thing. I'm running out of space. 😄

Billypar I enjoyed Year of Lear very much. Since I read it, I've been craving more non-fiction that takes a cross-section of a particular year and place in terms of cultural, political, & historical events. 3w
Aimeesue @Billypar Oh, good! I went back and forth about bringing it home, as my Shakespeare shelf is about full, but I flipped through it and "Gunpowder Plot" jumped out at me, so I had to bring it home. I do like cross-section approach, too - that's why I really like the BBC's Upstart Crow series, ridiculous though it is - you see all the stuff that was going on around Shakespeare at the time he was writing. Good stuff. (edited) 3w
Centique @Billypar @Aimeesue I read and enjoyed this too. It took me a while to realise it was the same book because our version is called 1606: William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear. Took me a while to read but every chapter was packed full of insights and atmosphere. 😍 2w
Aimeesue @Centique I HATE when they charge the titles from county to country! I always think"Wow! There's one I haven't read!" only to be sorely disappointed when reality hits me. 2w
Centique @Aimeesue I agree! I‘ve bought the same book twice because of the title change before. 🙄 2w
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From the Book Sorting today. Gorgeous Fourteenth Edition, 1968. Plus some leafs. Pritty, pritty leafs.

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The Other | Thomas Tryon
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Just starting this one. Guess I'll read until I suffocate from the 45 POUND PIBBLE SITTING ON MY CHEST! Good grief.
#pibble #Stella #pitbullsoflitsy
#nyrbbookclub

LeahBergen 😆😆 3w
Reggie Lolol they love you! 3w
batsy Keeping you company for the scary bits! 😁❤️ 3w
Aimeesue @batsy She IS the scary bit! *Wheeze* 😄 3w
Aimeesue @Reggie @LeahBergen I wish she would love me from afar! 😄 (edited) 3w
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We get a LOT of old books at the Book Sorting - lots of them are teachers‘ libraries that they‘re clearing out. This one (from 1969, ChicagoPress) came in in a set of history books. The Mount Vernon book makes no mention of the enslaved people as “slaves” but calls them “servants”. or “craftsmen.” Glad this one lays it right out there.

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The Memory Police | Yoko Ogawa
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Quietly horrifying. Reminds me of The Buried Giant a bit, with an totalitarian government added in.
#womenintranslation #wit

Ruthiella Stacked! You got me with The Buried Giant. No one seems to like it (except we two apparently). 4w
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Ruthiella @BarbaraBB Yay for Buried Giant fans! 😃 4w
BarbaraBB @Ruthiella This one seems good too. I love Japanese fiction! 4w
Aimeesue @Ruthiella @BarbaraBB I looooooooved The Buried Giant. I think maybe some readers didn't get what Ishiguro was doing? A lot of his work is concerned with memory and how we mentally construct our pasts, so it didn't seem all that different to me, but I guess if you love NeverLet Me Go and are expecting a Sci-fi-ish dystopia, you'd be pretty disappointed. 4w
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Amphigorey Also | Edward Gorey
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Stopped by Riverby books as a reward for driving TTG‘s prescriptions to her at school and I found MORE Gorey! It‘s going to be the Gorey-est Halloween ever! 😁

rather_be_reading nice! 😻 4w
LeahBergen 😍😍 4w
Aimeesue @rather_be_reading @LeahBergen I would totally be jealous of me, were I not me. 😂 4w
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#Namechallenge
Thanks for the tag @Ruthiella Spell your name with book titles. I'll tag @jillrhudy and @Billypar , if they'd like to play.

Ruthiella Very prettily presented Aimee! 😍PS I love that edition of Excellent Women! (edited) 4w
Aimeesue @Ruthiella Why thank you, ma'am! 4w
jillrhudy I'll come up with something and tag you! 4w
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Welp. Always interesting to find decades-old clippings about deathly ill relatives of poets in their books of poetry. 🤷🏽‍♀️

Bookwomble I love this kind of second-hand book ephemera ❤📖 1mo
LeahBergen That‘s awesome. I love finding ephemera. 👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Aimeesue @Bookwomble @LeahBergen Me, too. That's what decided me. I'd picked it up, then had second thoughts, but I flipped through the book and found poor old C.H. 1mo
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Ruthiella I love finding odd things like that In books. Though most of the time it is boarding passes or business cards.😀 4w
Aimeesue @Ruthiella I find tons of stuff at the Book Sorting. You're right, boarding passes are popular! We get a lot of post cards, too. A@few months ago, I brought home a "New Ways with Ice Cream booklet from 1949 and inside was a catching-up-with-old-friends letter from someone who told all about her kids - and the death of her oldest granddaughter from a brain tumor. ? it was a weird juxtaposition, to say the least. 4w
ValerieAndBooks 😯 wow. Usually the newspaper clippings I find in old books are reviews from when it first came out. Yours is a gem. 3w
Aimeesue @ValerieAndBooks A creepy, creepy gem! Eeeek! 😳 3w
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The Shrinking of Treehorn | Edward Gorey, Florence Parry Heide
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The Gorey part of the book haul. The two in front are NYRB reprints, complete with interior illustrations. ❤️❤️❤️

Bookwomble Ooh, I made an ugly-jealous face when I saw this photo! 💚😱💚 1mo
Aimeesue @Bookwomble Honestly, I could not believe my luck in finding these today. 1mo
LeahBergen Wonderful! 😍 1mo
batsy Oh, how gorgeous 😍 I ordered a copy of Men and Gods last year from AbeBooks that sadly went missing 😢 1mo
Aimeesue @batsy Oh, no! I hate when that happens. ☹️ (edited) 4w
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Donkey-donkey | Roger Duvoisin
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Book Haul, Part 1
I had to drop The Tall Girl back at school today, so to console myself, OBVIOUSLY I had to go to my favorite bookstore. My brother and I had Donkey, Donkey when we were kids, and I was happy to find this copy. Europa Editions copy of Gardam's Faith Fox, 3 Modern Library editions, and an 1860-ish edition of Robert Southey's Joan of Arc and other poems (no idea who he is, but the book itself is gorgeous, with gilt- edged pages.)

LeahBergen I think I have that same edition of Clarissa. 👍🏻 1mo
Aimeesue @LeahBergen It's slightly abridged, but it's an ML edition. I found it shelved in the literary biographies section. 😂😂😂 1mo
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Beyond Black: A Novel | Hilary Mantel
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I like Mantel, but haven‘t read much outside of the Cromwell books. This one was highly recommended on the Backlisted podcast, which has led me to some excellent stuff, so I have high hopes. Perfect subject for the season.

vivastory I loved this one 1mo
batsy I like that cover! I've been meaning to read more Mantel, too. This one and the one about the French Revolution are high on the list 1mo
Tanisha_A Wolf Hall has been lying on my shelf since forever. I haven't read any Mantel! 😭 @batsy 1mo
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batsy @Tanisha_A I've only read Wolf Hall so far, I think. It's a great big treat of a book that will be patiently waiting for you until the time is right 🙂 1mo
Aimeesue @vivastory It's very good so far! 1mo
Aimeesue @batsy I will say that this one is PEFECT for the run up to Halloween! 1mo
Aimeesue @Tanisha_A She's very, very good! I hope you enjoy her books when you get to them! 1mo
Ruthiella I loved this one. Sad and kinda creepy. 1mo
Aimeesue @Ruthiella I can't even I angine living like that! I have enough people going through my head as it is. 1mo
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There are some surprisingly funny bits in this cookish book. Nosrat's got a nice writing style.

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This may be my favorite cookbook ever - sensible AND sciencey AND gorgeously illustrated. LoveLoveLove

jillrhudy I‘ve seen it at the library! 1mo
Aimeesue @jillrhudy It's so pretty! Also, funny in a lot of places. She has a great writing style. 1mo
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Please don‘t give these “I can‘t possibly be a racist because…” lines. They are (1) designed to defend yourself from perceived criticism of being a bad person, and (2) not relevant when discussing systemic racism.
But the Canadian bit kills me. 😂

Come-read-with-me @Aimeesue it is pretty funny! 1mo
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Man in the Wooden Hat | Jane Gardam
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On sale today in US ebook stores - by my favorite (this week) author - Jane Gardam.

Reviewsbylola Lovely cover! 1mo
Aimeesue @Reviewsbylola The Europa Editions covers of Gardam‘s books are all done in a similar style. I love them. 1mo
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Finally! One of my kids is reading Macbeth in English class, so I can make him read "The Macbeth Murder Mystery!" Hahahahahaha! It is by far my favorite Thurber piece. ?
Also, Thurber dogs. I love Thurber dogs.

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The Wine-Dark Sea | Robert Aickman
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Not exactly an impressive cover, but I suppose it‘s what‘s inside that counts. Aickman called these “strange” stories, and that‘s more accurate than horror or even ghost stories. To be read in a darkened room, of course.

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John Marshall Library | Alexandria, VA (Library)
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NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

I mean, I‘ll probably survive, but this won‘t be pleasant.

sprainedbrain I know, right?! We will persevere. 💪🏻 1mo
Ruthiella You will have to check lots of books out to tide you over! 1mo
jmtrivera I am also CONCERNED. I may have to read books from my own shelves and TBR. 😂 1mo
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Aimeesue @sprainedbrain It's gonna take a lot of strength to endure these awful conditions! 1mo
Aimeesue @Ruthiella That is a big part of my plan! (edited) 1mo
Aimeesue @jmtrivera That sounds pretty desperate. Do not despair! Turns out that we in Fairfax County can get a DC library card! We can borrow from their digital collection too. 😁 1mo
jmtrivera I do have a DC library card! In fact, just about all the libraries in this area allow you to get cards if you live in one of the neighboring counties. You have to be prepared in case of desperate times! 1mo
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Because white people hear the word “racism” and think you‘re talking about biased individual acts perpetrated by bad people when in reality, you‘re talking about the systemic narratives of white people‘s beliefs, appearance, rules, laws, etc being the “default setting” and thus reinforcing our status and privilege and othering everyone who doesn‘t fit that standard. Which was set up by us, so …

Aimeesue Definitely a fitting book for October. It‘s very scary. 1mo
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I do so love it when my library holds come in. Go, Libby!

#womenintranslation #wit

Tiffiney I gave up on that one half way through... 😞 1mo
Aimeesue @Tiffiney I read Flights and enjoyed it a lot - once I got through it. It took some effort, but I'm glad I kept at it. Maybe you need to be in the right sort of mood? 1mo
Tiffiney @Aimeesue I might try again later 1mo
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High Spirits | Robertson Davies
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Well, if I were going to join a fraternity, that'd definitely be the one! 😂😂😂

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High Spirits | Robertson Davies
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Oh, those scads of faceless people!