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Joined May 2016

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Fire Season | Stephen Blackmoore
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Time for my city‘s annual wildfire. This one is hitting the area south of us much harder than here. 25 homes lost so far. :(

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Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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I want to get back into Litsy but figuring out when to jump in is making me hesitate, so I‘m just gonna do it. I decided I hated Dickens as a teen (based on Hard Times and half of David Copperfield) but now I figured I should get my big-girl masters-in-English-Lit-graduate britches on and deal with it. Halfway through now, and whaddya know, it‘s pretty good.

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That thing where you‘re reading a book set in the Middle Ages and you geek out because Chrétien de Troyes shows up and sings an epic ballad but then you get depressed because it can‘t be the same Chrétien because the book is set in 1242 and he died in the late 1100s.

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I‘m being fairly random with my Agatha Christie reading. This is the 14th Poirot novel and she‘s very confident at this point. So much so that the murder doesn‘t happen for ten chapters and Poirot doesn‘t turn up for several chapters after that. The setting the stage here is quite well done, the mystery is good, and the narrator is a lot of fun. Book 5 of 2019.

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I had a fun time with this one. It was more of an action-oriented thriller than I initially expected, and I would‘ve loved a more thoughtful inquiry into these somewhat parallel worlds of different levels of magic, but once I realized it wasn‘t going to be that I quite enjoyed what it is. I will read the sequels.

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Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas | Annie Dillard, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Thomas Stearns Eliot, C S Lewis, Edith Stein, Philip Yancey, John Donne, Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, Thomas Aquinas, Henri J M Nouwen, Meister Eckhart
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Loved having this be my daily reading for advent. Different types of prose (and some poetry), different focuses, but always though-provoking, encouraging, and convicting. Will be returning to this yearly.

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"Meges gave him some close attention too"

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In a Lonely Place | Dorothy B. Hughes
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I thought this would be a quick read, but it's so dark I can't read much of it at one time. Wow.

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In a Lonely Place | Dorothy B. Hughes
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Dix Steele is MUCH creepier and more psychotic in the book than he is in the movie. More than anything, he reminds me of the killer in Devil in the White City. *shudder*

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One of my book clubs went heavy this month. It's good, though, and necessary.

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Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Defoe
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Are you KIDDING me? He's going to tell us everything he already told us in journal form? Shoot me now. It was boring enough the first time!

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Got my classic film #summerreading all ready! And I already finished My Lunches with Orson.

MrBook Nice stack! 😊 3y
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My Lunches with Orson | Peter Biskind
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Orson Welles, who made one film according to his vision and then had the studios chop up everything else he made, defending the studio system, because "someone was gonna slip in something that's good."

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My Lunches with Orson | Peter Biskind
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One chapter in and I'm already laughing hysterically. #summerreadingchallenge

Quellelove I loved reading that one. 3y
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I actually love diagramming sentences, but diagramming Defoe would break me.

AlixMay Whoa. 3y
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Virginia Woolf is kind of an odd person to write an intro to Robinson Crusoe, if you think about it.

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When you're all excited to bring your book, notebooks, and new pens to the park, and then you discover you forgot not just the new pens but any kind of writing implement whatsoever. :(

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Wow. This is about the empire popularly called Aztec. This book is fascinating.

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Escape Across the Wide Sea | Katherine Kirkpatrick
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The parallels between a family of Huguenots escaping France and the slaves on the ship they accidentally stow away on sometimes threaten to go a bit far, but always pull back to highlight the essential distinction. Hard to read sometimes, but good slice of historical fiction.

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Entering the labyrinth at LA's The Last Bookstore. Now I need to read Borges again.

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Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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All the books I read in May. I loved all the ones with large covers, but Brown Girl Dreaming was my favorite. Incredibly evocative, funny, sad, wistful, joyful, and everything else.

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Got my next few weeks of reading all set! Before Columbus is actually next in the queue.

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Escape Across the Wide Sea | Katherine Kirkpatrick
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#nowreading #sonlight Prereading for homeschooling...ten years in advance.

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Winnie the Pooh | A.A. Milne
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I might need this. #winniethepooh

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Green Eggs and Ham | Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel
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One slight variation makes all the difference! 🍷🍷🍷

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How to Read a Book | Mortimer J. Adler, Charles Van Doren
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I'm either going to be nodding along with this or angry at it the whole time. No idea which! #nowreading

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The Secret Staircase | Jill Barklem
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Found this book from my childhood at the used bookstore. Pretty sure this exact page engendered my love of secret passageways and hidden corridors.

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Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Defoe
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Next book club book. Never read it all the way through before. Finding it barely used at the used bookstore for $4 = bonus!

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The Golden Goblet | Eloise Jarvis McGraw
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Heading to Ancient Egypt now... #Sonlight #nowreading

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Right Ho, Jeeves | P. G. Wodehouse
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A lovely description of Bertie Wooster, courtesy of his Aunt Agatha.

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The Kite Fighters | Linda Sue Park
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Between watching Mary Poppins with my daughter the other day and reading this, I'm ready to go fly some kites!

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The Kite Fighters | Linda Sue Park
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I can safely (and ashamedly) say I know nothing about 15th century Korea, so I'm looking forward to this. #nowreading