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farrahkohn

Joined January 2019

She/Her. Reader. Writer. Cyclist. Camper. Minnesotan. 🏳️‍🌈 Instagram: @farrahkohn
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Sonnets: Poems of Love by William Shakespeare
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Been away for a bit- school was hectic for the last week! Finished some books though! Including this!

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Sonnets: Poems of Love | William Shakespeare
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For my Shakespeare class this semester we are reading his sonnets. The Pelican editions have the sweetest artwork, and I can think of no one who wrote characters and verse about “playing Cupid” more than Shakespeare. #literarylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I need to read some Shakespeare! Our buddy read is referencing Twelfth Night and I can‘t remember much about it! 10mo
farrahkohn @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I highly recommend the Pelican editions if you do. The annotations they give are excellent. 10mo
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vkois88 I'll have to look at them as well, I really want to read more of his work. I'm ashamed to say I've only read a couple of the basics. 10mo
farrahkohn @vkois88 no shame! I‘d only read a few of the standards until taking this required course! 10mo
vkois88 That makes me feel slightly better!! 10mo
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“Bird by Bird” is the only book in this stack I have read twice, and peruse sections of often when I need encouragement about my own writing. Plus, knitting needles. Knitting is another of my pastimes!

#literarylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
vkois88 A great layout. Knitting is fun too!! Though whenever I do it, I usually cheat and use a loom 😂 10mo
CoffeeNBooks Great picture! 10mo
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Mary Oliver, I adore her. Cried when I heard she passed last month. #literarylove #maryoliver

Lynnsoprano As part of our Unitarian service the Sunday after she passed, two of our members did readings from her work. I‘ve heard it said that if Unitarians has a patron saint, it would be Mary Oliver. 10mo
vkois88 I'll have to look into her work... I'm not a huge poetry person, but I've heard so many people praise her writing that I'm intrigued 10mo
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farrahkohn @vkois88 I am getting a line of her poetry tattooed on my forearm. 10mo
vkois88 That's awesome... it must be fantastic, then. I can't wait to see pics! 10mo
slategreyskies @farrahkohn I cried too—- which line of poetry have you chosen? 8mo
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Me Talk Pretty One Day | David Sedaris
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Day 1: February TBR‘s!!

#literarylove photo challenge.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome photo 🙌🏻📚 10mo
vkois88 Neat string art!! Also a nice selection of books 10mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Brace yourselves fellow Littens: I tried to read the first book in the Harry Potter series, but couldn‘t get into it.
2. Both. Cheese and caramel popcorn is the ultimate mix for me.
3. Dorothy, Vernon, Ralph, Louise.
4. Not a huge movie fan. Loved “Little House on the Prairie” on tv though!
5. London!

#friyayintro

thegirlwiththelibrarybag 😧🤭😂 I love HP but I‘ve never really tried to reread them - and really, at least you gave it a go! 10mo
farrahkohn @thegirlwiththelibrarybag thank you for understanding! I completely get people being passionate about their favorite reads! 10mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @farrahkohn, I love that people get passionate about books! I work in a library, (I‘m in the minority of staff who have read HP 😂) I love it when people try and convince me to read a book but then get overwhelmed and tell me everything that happens in it! 10mo
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Me Talk Pretty One Day | David Sedaris
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Me Talk Pretty One Day | David Sedaris
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“...but that‘s what fantasies are for: they allow you to skip the degradation and head straight to the top.”

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February picks! I LOVE choosing my #BOTM each month. I bought myself an extra thriller to give a try!

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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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1. -24F/ -31.1C with a windchill of -24F/-31.1C, wind only 2mph.

2. 80F/ 26.7C, in a hammock beside a lake.

3. 62F/ 16.7C to help conserve natural gas this week.

4. Any. All-weather reader here!

5. It‘s Iceland, it‘s winter, snuggle in together!

#HelloThursday I am tagging some of the first to follow me from the Welcome Wagon!

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 And stay warm! 🥶 10mo
farrahkohn @wanderinglynn Thanks for tagging me in an event! My first one! 10mo
wanderinglynn Yay! 🥳🙌🏻 Always feel free to jump in on any of the games. 😀 10mo
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Much ADO about Nothing | William Shakespeare
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I mean, it‘s Shakespeare. Sexist? Yes. But damn it has some excellent lines.

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Much ADO about Nothing | William Shakespeare
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“For there was never yet philosopher/ That could endure the toothache patiently,/ However they have writ the style of gods/ And made a pish at chance and sufferance.”

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“In New Orleans the wilderness is sensed as very near, not the redemptive wilderness of western imagination but something rank and old and malevolent.”

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It‘s -27 here in Minneapolis (regular temp, not windchill) which has led to the cancellation of my remaining classes this week. Here I am in bed wearing a wool sweater, hat, and flannel pj bottoms under my down comforter. At least I have Joan Didion.

julesG Stay warm 10mo
Kaye Funny. You have your hood on ...it‘s certainly nippy here today. A high of ONE expected. 10mo
farrahkohn @kaye our high for today is -14... #minnesotaproblems 10mo
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Kaye Holy smokes. You Minnesota folks must be made out of tough stuff. ! 10mo
farrahkohn @kaye I would say determined more than tough, and we certainly know how to layer! 10mo
Kaye When do you begin seeing signs of Spring ? Are your winters super long ? 10mo
farrahkohn Depends on the year. Last year we had a long winter. Normally I would say spring begins in April? By May it‘s consistently warmer... and our summers and autumns are gorgeous! This is even beautiful, I just like it to be not dangerous level temps (above zero) so I can get out and enjoy it! 10mo
Kaye Yes, it does look as if you have some perfect weather months. It‘s just getting through the winters. I used to like snow, but the older I get, the less I like it. Fear of falling, fear of driving on slick roads , and wearing coats. It‘s so nice to go out without a coat when it warms up. We usually see beginnings of spring here in April, but have lots of rain sometimes up through June , depending on the year. 10mo
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Sonnets: Poems of Love | William Shakespeare
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“Sweet with sweets war not, joy delights in joy” - from sonnet 8

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Things Fall Apart | Chinua Achebe
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This is the first book this semester for my “Textual Analysis” class. Read it in High School once, but that was two decades ago, so re-reading!

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Much ADO about Nothing | William Shakespeare
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I am an English major and Creative Writing minor at the University of Minnesota. This semester I am taking “Shakespeare” and will be reading eight of his plays, as well as most of his sonnets. Here‘s our first for the semester! I love the cover art of these editions!

Chrissyreadit Yes- gorgeous cover. 10mo
farrahkohn @Chrissyreadit all of the plays for this semester are from the same publisher/series and so lovely! 10mo
Blueberry I love Minnesota and Shakespeare 💜. I was born in Lake of the Woods on the MN/Canada border. 10mo
farrahkohn @Blueberry northern Minnesota is so beautiful! 10mo
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This book is a must-read for teachers in my opinion. It explores mental illness and learning disabilities (which Saltz refers to as brain differences) and looks at the strengths inherent in each one, as well as mitigating weaknesses. Saltz agreed with research that there is a correlation between brain difference and creativity. She urges people to focus on strengths rather than “fixing” weakness with an 80/20 ratio.

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 10mo
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“Had Vincent van Gogh been treated, he would still have been a profoundly brilliant painter, but he likely would have lived a longer life with far less suffering. Without the unique wiring of his brain, though, it is unlikely we would ever have seen such a starry, starry night.”

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“...the creative brain needs to balance at ‘the edge of chaos.‘”

Trashcanman "My friend says we're like the dinosaurs
Only we are doing ourselves in
Much faster than they
Ever did"
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farrahkohn @Trashcanman have you read this one? For people with brain differences like us it can be really encouraging to point out and focus on the strengths a variety of differences offer, and mitigate the weaknesses. 10mo
Trashcanman @farrahkohn No I haven't but I think I must. Thank you. 10mo
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BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 10mo
farrahkohn @Trashcanman you should! She has a podcast of the same title in the Apple Podcast library, I didn‘t want to listen until after I finished the book! 10mo
Trashcanman Do you have any other recommendations? 10mo
farrahkohn @Trashcanman have you read “The Noonday Demon,” by Andrew Solomon? (edited) 10mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller

This was a birthday gift from one of my besties! I saw it was the BOTM “Book of the Year” winner for 2018, and am looking forward to reading it. I have traditionally not been interested in the subject of mythology, but this looks interesting and as though I may enjoy it! We‘ll see!

RachelO Welcome to Litsy! There‘s a lot of love for this one here (I haven‘t read it yet either!) - hope you enjoy it when you get to it! 10mo
farrahkohn @RachelO yeah, I am looking forward to it, but it‘s down a ways in the stack! Probably within the next few months? Ha! 10mo
RachelO @farrahkohn I believe you! 😂😂 10mo
jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 This is on my TBR list too! 10mo
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I stumbled upon this at my favorite local bookseller here in Minneapolis, Magers & Quinn. I was there to purchase “The Noonday Demon” but this caught my eye and I left with three books, as often happens in bookstores. More research/reading toward my memoir writing!

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I read “Noonday Demon” when I was in my twenties, and remember that I loved it. I have decided to re-read it, along with other books, for my research into this “brain-difference-memoir-research” genre as I am writing my memoir this year.

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I have a Joan Didion problem. #joandidion

CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 10mo
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One morning I was having a conversation with my friend whose brain differences closely resemble my own, and we think fairly similarly. We joke that we are “brain twinsies.” I asked if he knew about any research exploring a link between brain difference and creativity/intelligence/genius. Later that day I was in my favorite bookstore to purchase a different book, and saw this!

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“One of the most intolerable aspects of depression is the way it insinuates itself everywhere in your life, casting a pall not only over the present, but the past and future as well, suggesting nothing but its own inevitability.”

farrahkohn Thanks @BridgetteM - I love to read, love Instagram, and despise Amazon, so this seemed like a good fit! (edited) 10mo
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farrahkohn @Lauram thanks! Glad to be here! 10mo
DarcysMom Welcome to Litsy! 🤩 10mo
farrahkohn @DarcysMom thanks! 10mo
RaimeyGallant Yes! 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. 10mo
farrahkohn @RaimeyGallant thanks! I read the tips on your blog, and may check out the video too! 10mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Welcome to Litsy 🎉📚💕 10mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!📚📖💜💛💙 10mo
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