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bnp

Joined March 2018

Reads, sings, & loves her dog Milo. booksnpeaches on GR, markon on LT
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Home Fire: A Novel by Kamila Shamsie
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Am enjoying this book, and wish everyone a happy New year!

Unfortunately, I don't have time to spend here, so will not be posting often.

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Cool new book at the library shows wildlife habits/movement. This fold out map shows the travels of a wolf who migrated from Italy to Croatia via Austria & the Alps.

DivineDiana Fascinating! 10mo
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The Birdwatcher | William Shaw
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This happens to me every summer. I've not been wanting to read with my eyes but with my ears, so listening to a lot of Deborah Crombie.

Enjoyed the tagged book, a mystery by new-to-me author William Shaw.

Introvert who needs some people time most days.

Ummm . . Yes! Saw Will you be my fried documentary last week with friends.

Cook!

Do something physical, reread a favorite.

@hermyknee #bookslumpblues

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@whippoorwill815 I thanked you by email, but forgot to post here. Lots of yummy flavors in this box! You have also inspired me with your blank recipe book. Planning to do something with one fir my neice at Christmas.

#LetsCook

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Beans & Rice | Joanne Weir
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Thanks @Txdmarie for my box of goodies! I know I'm gonna love trying out the recipies & spice mixes.

#LetsCook

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Home Fire: A Novel | Kamila Shamsie
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Just finished the mystery on the left, now enjoying Home Fire.

#currentlyreading #womenauthors

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1. Daffodils
2. Fresh sweet corn & tomatoes
3. Small garden & 2 blueberry bushes.

How about Grass by Sherri Tepper? Also "Umbernight" by Carolyn Ives Gilman. Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh.

#gardenparty @repollock

REPollock I just planted berry bushes this year! 11mo
LazyDays Hi! Sorry to bother you!🌈😊👐💜 I'm not sure if you would like to join us in July for a larger recipe swap? If you have already responed I'm sorry😊💜 if you'd like to email me please do LazyDayslitsy gmail🌈💜 11mo
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1. Homemade ice cream with friends yesterday!
2. Pool is most likely, but I'm headed to the beach with friends later this summer.
3. Blueberries!
4. Yes.
5. Yes

#manicmonday @JoScho

Addison1 1:ice cream!!!!! 2:beach 3:strawberries 4:travel 5:print/ebooks. :D 12mo
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This book! I picked it up for a family drama book, but it's more than that. Music, silence, listening, family, mathematics, hidden communication, invisibility and China.

#womenauthors

AceOnRoam Yes! Brilliant... 12mo
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Only 5?

1. The poetry anthology tagged here.
2. Bible
3. Reading the Bibke as Literature by Jeanie C. Crain
4. Do not say we have nothing by Madeline Thien
5. My friends the Miss Boyd's by Jane Duncan

Now, I'm providing intellectual stinulation, storytelling and some singing Who's going to provide food, water & shelter?

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho At least you have some of your bases covered! 12mo
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I actually got a small bit of garden planted this week! Looking forward to tomaties, Serrano peppers, and some hearbs to flavor my cooking.

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1. Amitav Ghosh
2. Ursula LeGuin
3. Jane Duncan
4. Parker Bilal
5. Alice Walker
6. Louise Penny
7. C. J. Cherryh
8. J.R.R. Tolkein

@amber_ldsmom

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Dogteam | Gary Paulsen
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Milo after our walk yesterday.

#dogsoflitsy #Milo

ladym30 Milo is beautiful!! 12mo
bnp @ladym30 Thanks - I think so too! 12mo
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Children of Men | P D James
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Anyone else following the Clarke Shadow jury hosted by the Anglia Ruskin Centre for Science Fiction & Fantasy?

http://csff-anglia.co.uk/category/clarke-shadow-jury/

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The protagonist's father was a composer, and I'm not far enough in to know all the connections, but music matters in this book.

#MusicFic #

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I've forgotten how to change my currently reading list. Can someone please remind me?

#litsyhowto #litsywelcomewagon #litsyhelp

Leftcoastzen Go to your profile, click on the open book,click on the book that you want to change status on and click on open book again and a stack status will pop up .click on one that applies. 12mo
bnp Thanks @Leftcoastzen ! 12mo
Leftcoastzen You are welcome @bnp 12mo
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I enjoy this series.

#womenauthors

tpixie Welcome 🎉📚🎉 13mo
lahousewyfe Me too! Maisie is such an entertaining detective! Plus, I love learning about that era. 13mo
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Halve to take this one back to the library & get in line again.

#womenauthirs

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This book tells the story of Andrew Schulman's brush with death and his volunteer work bringing music & healing to a hospital ICU.

Voices of Love is the threshhold choir I sing with. https://thresholdchoir.org/Voices_of_Love

#music #musicnonfic

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Spent a lovely Sunday evening with Dustin Thomas and Arouna Diarra opening for Rising Appalachia! Check out their new song on their home page, risingappalachia.com.

https://burkinastrings.com
https://lovedustinthomas.com

#music

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The Rat Catchers' Olympics | Colin Cotterill
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1. Working. But also going to hear Rising Appalachia Sunday night!
2. Donuts.
3. The tagged one.
4. My workplace is moving to GSuite in about 10 days! (We've had a horrible email product, and this should make collaboration possible without driving to meetings all the time.)

#friyaintro @jesshowbooks

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8 books read in April, only 1 purchased, yay me!
4 eaudio, 2 ebooks, & 2 hard copy.

My #carryover into May is Prarie Fires- it's good, but I can only read bits at a time.

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Scored my first book bingo this year by reading a book with my brother's name in the title.

BookishMe 👏🏽👏🏽 13mo
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The Rat Catchers' Olympics | Colin Cotterill
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1. Found via Library Thing
2. Yes? I keep a numbered list on my LT thread.
3. Yes - my TBR is huge now; bought my first Kindle sale book off Litsy this weekend.
4. See book tagged above.

bnp Forgot to add @Chellebearss 13mo
Chellebearss That TBR can get out of control here 😃 13mo
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Which one should I start?

RidgewayGirl Do Not Say We Have Nothing is amazing. 13mo
bnp @RidgewayGirl I started thumbing through at work & was intrigued by the structure, then read the first chapter. I'm gonna love reading this one! 13mo
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Who wants to weigh in on which woman the title refers to? Ardrey? Havers? Missa Lomax? Ding/Dena Donaldson? Clover Freeman? All of the above?

Excellent entry in the series. I hated the last scene between Havers & Lyndley, however.

#womenauthors

arubabookwoman Glad you liked it. Guess we‘ll have to wait a year or two to see if Barbara keeps up with the tap dancing. Just hope she never brings back whiney Deborah.🙂 13mo
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Borne: A Novel | Jeff VanderMeer
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The book Borne is, "as terrible and beautiful and sad and sweet as life itself." (p. 7) This quote is actually Rachel speaking of the drug (memory beetles) that her companion Wick sells. But I think it's an accurate description of each of the three main characters and the strange family they comprise.

It is also a meditation on what a person is and how trust, distrust, secrets, love, and forgiveness mingle in our lives, and where hope comes from.

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Silver on the Tree | Susan Cooper
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1. Depends: Living in the southern US, I prefer winter; when I lived in the Midwest I liked summer

2. Both

3. No club; read what I want when I want.

4. Both

@SilversReviews

SilversReviews I can definitely see your reasoning about the weather choice. :) Thanks for playing. 13mo
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The Miniaturist | Jessie Burton
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I liked The Miniaturist, but did not love it. Curiousity about the household's secrets and relationships kept me reading. Characters less fully formed in this novel as opposed to The Muse.

This novel seems to be about the ways people attempt to escape from society's strictures. In this book nonconformity catches up with them, yet I don't think the author is trying to say they should confirm, but that society is not flexible or forgiving.

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1. The cooking gene by Michael Twitty
2. Popcorn
3. Overcooked okra
4. Thanksgiving
5. Varies - I'll say Los Hermanos

#manicmonday
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LibrarianJen Over cooked okra 🤢 13mo
JoScho Thanks for playing ❤️ 13mo
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Awesome, painful, beautiful. I haven't read Borne yet, but this pushes it up my list. Started listening to this thinking it was Borne, and am glad I didn't read the summary on Litsy.

Zeller's reading was excellent as well.

Hope on a thread.

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The Miniaturist | Jessie Burton
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Furthest into The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton, I've also started Borne by Jeff Vandermeer & Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser Which one of these would you choose?

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Heart Berries: A Memoir | Terese Mailhot
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About to take home this memoir to make the 4th of my currently reading stack. Wonder which one I'll finish this weekend?

Billed by Sherman Alexie as the "Illiad for the indigenous," I'm looking forward to this memoir.

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The Open Door | Marilyn Booth, Latifa Al-Zayyat
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1996 winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature, this is the story of a young middle class girl in the 1950s, during the time Egypt was struggling for independence from Britain. Published in 1960, it was one of the first Egyptian novels to use colloquial Arabic, and was made into a popular Egyptian movie in 1963. My edition was translated by Marilyn Booth.

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Subtitled reisisting the Third Reich, this was one of my favorite reads in 2017. The author was in high school when Hitler came to power. The book tells of how small acts of resistance become larger, and also gives a feel for what living in Germany in wartime was like.

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When I'm tired of reading, I like to look at pictures. This book contains reproductions of watercolors of what the 17th century artist saw in the ends of logs.

bnp How can I edit after I post? Wrong picture! 14mo
bnp Scratch that question, I figured it out. 14mo
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March reads, & I only bought one!

ReadZenRites Welcome @bnp to Litsy!!😊🎉👏🏻✨Happy reading. 📚💕 14mo
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An artist's response to the recent Florida school shooting. https://tinyurl.com/fmfiberart

I had to work Saturday and couldn't participate in the March for our lives, but am glad others were there.

ReadZenRites Oh my, this is awesome 👏🏻😎🤩 Hope the click of the screenshot didn‘t wake my hubby. 😂 14mo
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In the 1950s, Murray's legal scholarship on race discrimination encouraged Thurgood Marshall to . . attack segregation directly . . . In the early 1970s, Murray's concept of Jane Crow . . . propelled Ruth Bader Ginsburg to her first Supreme Court victory, . . And in the late 1970s, Murray became the first black female Episcopal priest . . extending her critical thinking on race and gender to the realm of theology.

This one is on my TBR!

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I'm so glad this OP series is now available electronically! Set in Highland Scotland, Janet is 8 in the beginning of the novel, & confused & frustrated by her family & community's use of the word "old maid."

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Much better than the movie, in my opinion, & I liked the movie. Listened to an audiobook, and was amazed at the depth and richness of sociological & historical information presented in this non fiction account.

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Semiosis | Sue Burke
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Stevland seems too like a human to me. Runaways from Earth's climatological collapse land on a planet where two plants of the same species are at war Humans befriend the plant that feeds rather than poison them, and the story continues over multiple human generations.

For an alternate take on sentience and plant life, I recommend Umbernight by Carolyn Ives Gilman in the February 2018 issue of Clarkesworld magazine.

shanaqui I thought that Stevland being so human-like was actually part of the plot -- that as he adapted to life with humans, he became like them. And also that it's a limitation of the fact that some parts were from his POV; hard to really write something coherent and understandable while also making it alien... 13mo
bnp @shanaqui I think you're correct that he became more like humans over time. And yes, it is hard to write the alien view. I just wonder how his perception of time and self would sound different from a human one. 13mo
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The Weight of Ink | Rachel Kadish
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Another book looking at women in two time periods, this time 17th century Judaism & 20th century academe connected by newly discovered documents from the past.

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Muse | Jessie Burton

Favorite reads so far this year:

The Muse by Jessie Burton
The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish
The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu

The Muse: Creativity, women's friendships, and two points in history connected by a painting - what's not to like?

RaimeyGallant I'll have to check those out at some point. 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. 1y
bnp Thanks for the tips Raimey! 1y
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