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gradcat

Joined October 2018

Loves nonfiction, literature, mystery/thriller, cats & dogs...plus the occasional glass of wine to go with all of the aforementioned....
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Swing by Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
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Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
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The Winters by Lisa Gabriele
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Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
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(Day 21 - #WhereIsMyMind)

*Black Francis of the Pixies is in the middle; other bands who covered this song are (bottom left, clockwise): Storm Large; Maxence Cyrin; James Blunt; Ásgeir; Trampled by Turtles; Placebo; Nada Surf; Toadies. And that is NOT a complete list—this is a much covered song.

pilardib I like the version made for the movie suckerpunch 1d
Bookwomble I ❤ Pixies! 1d
gradcat @pilardib & @Bookwomble Me too, to both of you!! ♥️ 1d
rohit-sawant Another cool collage! 🖤 1d
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Campfire Tales | Sara Schoen, Erin Lee, Lorah Jaiyn, Rena Marin, Jim Ody, J. V. Stanley, Chelsi Davis
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(Day 20 - #TomorrowNeverKnows)

*Just a few of the influences on the Beatles for this song: (bottom left, clockwise) Timothy Leary; Nietzche; Indica Bookstore, where John found Leary‘s book; ego death; Revolver album; LSD; Samādhi; Tibetan Book Of the Dead—“Bardo Thodol.”
The only film reference that I found for this song is “Sucker Punch;” is that the right movie?

Cinfhen I‘m loving your collages!!!! They would make awesome wall art 🤩🤩🤩 2d
gradcat @Cinfhen Thank you so much, Cindy...you guys keep me from feeling ridiculous for spending so much time on them! Love you much ♥️ 2d
rohit-sawant Nice! Totally agree with @Cinfhen about them making cool wall art. I went with the version featured in Children of Men by Junior Parker. 2d
gradcat @rohit-sawant Thanks for your kind words. I wondered about that one...wasn‘t sure—which is kind of dumb since I saw that movie! 😂 (edited) 1d
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The Tragedy of Macbeth | William Shakespeare, Barbara A. Mowat, Paul Werstine
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(Day 19 - #WhenTheLeveeBreaks)

*If you‘re a fan of the blues, then perhaps you already know about Kansas Joe McCoy & Memphis Minnie. They are the musicians who wrote & recorded this song in 1929. Their lyrics are about the massive floods and ensuing chaos caused by the “Great Mississippi Flood of 1927.”

marleed Oh, you did good on this challenge! 3d
Cinfhen Fabulous collage!!!! Well done 👍🏻 3d
rohit-sawant Fantastic! 👏🏼👏🏼 3d
gradcat @marleed @Cinfhen @rohit-sawant Thank you guys so much! You all are so good to me!! 😊♥️👍 2d
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Untitled | Unknown
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(Day 18 - #LittliestThings)

*Okay, I hope I don‘t offend anyone with this, but let me explain. I couldn‘t find the song or the movie reference, so while I was searching for images related to the title, this popped up. I was astounded by this book, because it looks just like children‘s books. And there are several of them—I kid you not! 😱 These are most definitely in poor taste and of the NSFW category. I was so shocked by this!

gradcat I hope this is not in such poor taste that you guys get upset—if any Litten is really upset, I‘m sorry. 😐 5d
Chrissyreadit If you google Little Golden book images these satires are very naughty. They are most likely not by the author listed but photoshopped. I admit, I did laugh out loud. 5d
gradcat @Chrissyreadit You are right! I just checked, and it does look like someone parodied the author‘s style. I changed the tag to Unknown, and now I‘m going to change my text. Thanks so much for the head‘s up—I hate it when I do things like this! 🙏 5d
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Cinfhen I‘m not offended but it‘s rather shocking image😱Not sure what the author is trying to achieve. 5d
gradcat @Cinfhen Yes—it shocked the you-know-what out of me. I‘m not sure they are actual books—I think they‘re parodies only of the artwork in children‘s books. 4d
Birdsong28 🤔🤦😂📚📖 4d
Cinfhen It does grab your attention! That‘s for sure. 4d
gradcat @Birdsong28 @Cinfhen I know...OMG, am I right?!? 4d
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(Day 17 - #HookedOnAFeeling)

*Of the many movies this song was used in, “Big Fish” was NOT one of them. But I ask you, who doesn‘t think of fishing when you hear the word “hooked?” Well, anyway, I do...which led me to the tagged book by Daniel Wallace. And that‘s how my brain works...😂

tournevis Magnificient movie! 5d
marleed Oh god pic and pick! 5d
gradcat @tournevis & @marleed Thanks guys 🙏! 5d
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Chrissyreadit Just watched this week- my daughter and I bawled. 5d
Cinfhen I think my brain and your brain need to meet for a coffee date!! They‘d be instant friends 🧠☕️💕 5d
rohit-sawant Nice take on the prompt! 🙌🏼 5d
gradcat @Chrissyreadit It is terribly sad, isn‘t it...I just hope you guys had the good kind of cry over it! 5d
gradcat @Cinfhen Ha ha! Have you read my comments to you on @Megabooks post? 😂 5d
gradcat @rohit-sawant Thank you! I appreciate your comments so much! 😘 5d
Cinfhen Funny @gradcat I knew you were my spirit animal 🤗🤗🤗 I just read your comment on @Megabooks post (edited) 4d
Megabooks Of course I gave the nerdiest answer ever! 😂😂😂 @gradcat @Cinfhen 4d
Cinfhen You say nerdy I say intellectual @Megabooks 😘😘 4d
gradcat @Megabooks I agree with @Cinfhen ! 🤔👍♥️ 4d
Megabooks Thanks y‘all @gradcat @Cinfhen 😘😘 4d
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The Wes Anderson Collection | Matt Zoller Seitz
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(Day 16 - #LeTempsDeLamour)

*I love Wes Anderson—the above represents a few of the techniques of his visual style—flat-space camera; symmetrical composition; snap-zoom shots; knolling; handmade art direction; and kids acting like adults & vice-versa. I couldn‘t use movie stills because of copyright issues, so these are just random exemplars of the Wes Anderson style.

rohit-sawant Oh, love this post! Fantastic collage! 7d
Cinfhen Very cool collage 🙌🏻 hope you‘re feeling better 7d
gradcat @rohit-sawant @Cinfhen Thanks, you wonderful people! And yes, I‘m feeling a bit better. ♥️ 5d
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(Day 15 - #Coward)

*To TK: Sorry I‘ve missed a couple of days. I‘ve been under the weather & am having a hard time keeping up, but I will try very hard to do so, as I love, love, love Quotsy! 🥰

TK-421 No need for apologies! Quotsy‘s meant to be fun & flexible so don‘t worry! I look forward to your posts & I‘m so happy that you love Quotsy☺️ but your health comes first! Hope you feel better soon 🤗 1w
gradcat @TK-421 Thank you very much! I like to promote the things that Litsy folks take the trouble to host, so I will definitely be posting as much as possible! 7d
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One Day in December | Josie Silver
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(Day 15 - #SweetDisposition)

*The imagery in this song reminded me of the tagged book, which is composed of missed opportunities for love. I tried to capture images from the lyrics here, and hopefully they evoke the plot of the book as well.

*To Cindy & Rohit: I‘m sorry I missed the last couple of days—I‘m having some health issues—but rather than trying to do the missed days, I just skipped them. I‘m trying to keep up, though 😂

Cinfhen Sorry you haven‘t been feeling well 😣glad you‘re back and posting xx 1w
BarbaraBB Sending positive vibes 🍀 1w
gradcat @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB Thank you, really. I‘m happy to be here, but I hate it when I‘m having health issues...I have severe FOMO! 😂 1w
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BarbaraBB @gradcat I had to Google that one but now I know exactly what you mean. Get well soon! 7d
gradcat @BarbaraBB Omigosh! I can‘t believe that I knew something that you had to google—you must be about my age!! 😂🤣😂 7d
rohit-sawant So sorry to hear you've been unwell. And no need to apologise! Post whenever you feel comfortable. Hope you regain your health soon. 7d
Crazeedi How are you doing today?? 6d
gradcat @rohit-sawant Thank you so much for saying that...you guys are always so kind. 😘 5d
gradcat @Crazeedi Hey lady! I‘m feeling okay today...how about you? Hope all is well up there! 🥰 5d
Crazeedi @gradcat we are at the lake!! Its so peaceful and restorative. Writing letters and reading, and fishing! 5d
gradcat @Crazeedi I absolutely love being on the lake...and I love to fish 🎣! I hope you‘re getting very “restored” up there! 🥰 5d
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High Heels and Haywires | Shama Farheen
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JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 1w
Velvetfur That's just about the most gorgeous little face I've ever seen! My fave type of puppers 💜 1w
Kimzey 💕🐶 1w
gradcat @Velvetfur Isn‘t he precious...I wish he was mine! 🐶♥️ 1w
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Columbia's Courtship | Walter Crane
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(Day 12 - #ImmigrantSong)

*Pictured above are B&W photos of Ellis Island, which is a symbol of the immigrants who came to America from 1892 to 1954. The color photos are of the Southern US border, which is the site of Trump‘s {planned} border wall. The illustrations are from the tagged book about US immigration, but the Norseman is symbolic of the Norse invasion into Britain around the year 793, which is the subject of the song.

Cinfhen Love the collage ❤️ 2w
gradcat @Cinfhen Thank you very much!! 1w
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Letter to My Mother | Georges Simenon
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Hope you all have a wonderful day! And forgive me for not tagging everyone—I‘m not sure of who has children, sorry! Meanwhile, mothers are the greatest people and have HUGE jobs to do, so KUDOS to all of you!! 🥰👍😘

Cinfhen Thanks so much for thinking of me!!!! Hope you‘re having a wonderful day 💋 2w
Crazeedi @gradcat thanks for thinking of me!!! 💐😘❣ 1w
gradcat @Cinfhen @Crazeedi You guys are great! 🥰 1w
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Leftcoastzen I love this so much, thanks for posting! 2w
gradcat @Leftcoastzen Thank you so much for saying that—it makes me feel good! I love Bukowski‘s work, too. 😘 2w
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Modern Love | Constance Dejong
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(Day 11 - #ModernLove)

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rohit-sawant Ha, nice! 🙌🏼 2w
gradcat @rohit-sawant Why thank you! ☺️ 2w
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God Delusion | Richard Dawkins
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JanuarieTimewalker13 Haha!! Absofreakin‘luty!! (I‘m trying to be good and not using the other f word) 2w
gradcat @JanuarieTimewalker13 You can you that word anytime you wish on my posts—I‘m not easily offended! 😂 Thanks for commenting—I love it!! 🥰 2w
JanuarieTimewalker13 Well, it‘s from the Arthur Truluv book I just read, I‘m trying to not to say it. Arthur didn‘t like it, and I loved that character!! But thank you, I‘m sure I‘ll revert back to my f bombing ways soon. Especially whilst driving. PS...I‘m not British, but I love the word “whilst” and use it whenever possible😀 2w
gradcat @JanuarieTimewalker13 I love “whilst” too! So you just go for it!! 😂🤣😅 2w
JanuarieTimewalker13 Haha!! Thank you!😘 2w
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Mayhem | Sigrid Rausing
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(Day 10 - #LustForLife)

*Inspired by “Trainspotting,” I thought of this memoir. Sigrid Rausing‘s family is Swedish aristocracy, but her brother, Hans & his wife, Eva, were dedicated drug addicts, which led directly to Eva‘s lurid death in their (f8 million mansion. Hans has survived, and his four children thrived under the care of their aunt. I believe Ms. Rausing‘s “lust for life” is powerful—and I believe it helped all of them.

Cinfhen This sounds great #stacked 2w
rohit-sawant Interesting! Stacking, too! 2w
gradcat @Cinfhen @rohit-sawant Fantastic! I truly hope you guys like it, but just know it‘s rather sad at times. It‘s really a tragic story... 2w
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Tell No One | Harlan Coben
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(Day 9 - #YouNeverCanTell)

*Okay, right off the bat? I remembered this book (tagged) by Harlan Coben, but I must have given it to someone. Rather than break any copyright laws, I found this poster (free to use) about the movie made in France. I can highly recommend both: The book is one of Coben‘s best, and the movie? Fantastic!!

tournevis I remember that film. It's a Belgium-France production and was well received at the time. It's best known for being one of Marie-Josée Croze's first roles out of Quebec. It's a good mystery. 2w
Andrew65 I was going to go for this one, will have to think again. 🤔 2w
rohit-sawant Both book and film sound interesting! I haven't read Coben yet. Would the tagged book be a good place to start? 2w
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gradcat @rohit-sawant The tagged book is most definitely one of his best. I find Coben to be fairly uneven in terms of good to polished writing, but he really does come up with some awesome plots—ordinary people in extraordinary situations; this is the kind of plot in which he excels. The movie is great as well, but it is in French...just in case that would put you off. I‘m pretty sure it‘s subtitled. 2w
gradcat @Andrew65 So sorry, but you know...great minds and all that...😂 2w
gradcat @tournevis I found it an excellent film...really compelling, and as you say, a superb mystery. 🎞 ❤️👍 2w
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#Booked2019 (Spring—Social Media Focus)

While I wouldn‘t recommend this book (unless you‘re a helicopter parent with a lot of time on your hands), I did learn a lot from it (thot, thighbrow, finsta, OTP, anyone?). Seriously, though, the book is long on anecdote and short on analysis, so that the reader gets quite bogged down in the pages & pages of interviews, which are often repetitive, and to my mind, not reflective of society. Most of Sales‘⬇️

gradcat ⬆️ interviewees (with, literally, a handful of exceptions) are white, upper-class girls with both parents living at home. Plus, it‘s hard to believe that all teenagers are carrying on in this way (sending nudes, having random sex, watching porn constantly). So much of this stuff makes me sorry for girls today, but not shocked. I‘m no innocent, and I taught school until a few years ago. But I am sorry. Some things haven‘t changed since I was a ⬇️ (edited) 2w
gradcat ⬆️ girl (slut-shaming, whore/virgin dichotomy, guys‘ fear of female intelligence), but in other ways, these girls are quite a bit more sophisticated, and thus I have hopes for continued progress. This book was written pre-#metoo (even though that movement mostly applies to women in the workplace), so maybe things will get better (and louder) in the feminist public square, and young girls will not feel forced to do anything they don‘t want to do. 2w
Cinfhen Great review. I worry for young girls today 🙁 2w
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gradcat @Cinfhen That book would defo make you worry! Thanks for commenting!! And for emailing! ♥️ 2w
4thhouseontheleft I often find books like this to be short on analysis, which is frustrating. Great review! 2w
gradcat @4thhouseontheleft Thanks for commenting...kind of silly that I wrote such a long review for that kind of frustrating book, isn‘t it? 😂 2w
4thhouseontheleft No, not at all! I think some of my longest reviews are for books I don‘t like. And as a parent of a girl heading to middle school next year, your review was helpful! 2w
gradcat @4thhouseontheleft Thank you 😉 2w
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(Day 8 - #GimmeShelter)

*Written in 1969, the Rolling Stones‘ song was illustrative of the uprisings around the world that saw huge protests in 1968. There was something pretty powerful going on in 1968, and it‘s worth reading about—movements in Chicago, London, Belfast, Paris and Rome; Prague, Warsaw and Helsinki; Brazil and Mexico City. Even Moscow saw a protest of eight students, who were quickly beaten and arrested.

Cinfhen Sometimes I really appreciate a political song ~ this is one of those times ❣️🙌🏻 2w
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gradcat @rohit-sawant Thanks for responding—I really appreciate it. And you, too, @Cinfhen ...plus, I was wondering if I might get your help with something...could I email you, for example? 2w
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Cinfhen Sure! Cindyh666 at iCloud dot com 2w
gradcat Thank you so much! Going to email you now. 2w
batsy Great post 💜 2w
gradcat @batsy Thank you very much! ♥️♥️♥️ 2w
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Damned | Chuck Palahniuk
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(Day 7 - #RedRightHand)

*The lyrics to this song always make me think of Palahniuk‘s novel “Damned.” There‘s Maddie, the 13-year-old telemarketer, calling from Hell, surveying the old and infirm. But—what lo—they fall in love with our Maddie, which prompts them to cash in their chips ahead of their expiration dates so they can join her army in Hell, confronting such baddies as Hitler, Vlad the Impaler, Catherine de Medici, etc.

Cinfhen How crazzy !! palahnuik is such a polarizing writer 🙃gotta admire him- original! 2w
rohit-sawant What a premise! 2w
gradcat @Cinfhen @rohit-sawant He has ups & downs in his writing. This one is part one of a supposed trilogy, but so far we only have the second one... 2w
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Fosse | Sam Wasson
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(Day 6 - #Work)

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(Day 6 - #DontStopMeNow)

*I get very confused trying to follow lawn bowls, or cricket, or whatever (are those the same game?). Anyway, when I read about the movie (“Blackball”), I thought I‘d celebrate all of the black sports balls that I could think of. Original, right? Well, maybe I should instead have honored the more recent movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” . . . still, I wish I understood cricket 🏏. 😊

CarolynM @gradcat Sacrilege! Cricket is nothing like lawn bowls! It's impossible to explain in this forum. Come visit me in Australia one summer for an immersion experience😂 2w
audraelizabeth I believe cricket is more similair to baseball. 2w
Cinfhen Where I live in Israel we have a lot of former residents of South Africa & there is a lawn bowls club down the street. Apparently lawn bowls is SA and cricket is more of an Australian sport 🤷🏼‍♀️ true @CarolynM ??!?! (edited) 2w
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CarolynM @Cinfhen I can't comment on lawn bowls in South Africa, but my understanding is that they're as serious about cricket as we are. A lot of people play lawn bowls here, but it's not much of a spectator sport (although there's a tournament that's starting to get some traction, my daughter is very keen on it) 2w
Cinfhen I‘m still confused about American “Football “🏈 and world wide “Football” ⚽️ @CarolynM 2w
CarolynM @Cinfhen And in Australia "football" means something else again? 2w
CarolynM @audraelizabeth Well, in so far as you use a bat to hit a ball... 2w
audraelizabeth True. My dad lived in australia for awhile and played cricket. What does football mean in australia? 2w
rohit-sawant Don't know much about lawn bowls, but I can say they're nothing alike as @CarolynM said! Cricket is practically a religion in my corner of the world. I've never been drawn to it, or any other sport, for that matter 😄 2w
CarolynM @audraelizabeth Mostly it means Australian Rules Football which is a completely different game but in Queensland and New South Wales it might mean Rugby League (different again). 2w
Centique Oh man I‘m laughing at this @CarolynM we must be the only cricket fans here! 😂 I even know what Aussie Rules is (thanks to my nephew who is a die hard magpies supporter - they‘re the maddest ones right?) 2w
Cinfhen Really?!?!?! @CarolynM what shape is an Australian football?!?!!?! 🤣🤣😂 2w
CarolynM @Centique There's also @Andrew65 in the UK - I've had some good cricket chats with him. And yes, Collingwood supporters are definitely the worst, although most Victorians are pretty obsessed. I confess to having been an Aussie Rules fan as a teenager in Adelaide, but I converted to the one true religion in 1984 (my God that Wallaby team was good) 2w
CarolynM @Cinfhen Similar to an American football but less pointy and bigger and heavier. 2w
Andrew65 @Centique @CarolynM Yes I love my cricket too and always have, going back to my childhood days watching Botham, Gower, Gooch, Willis, etc... Looking forward to the World Cup coming up. Feel we have a good chance for once, but knowing us we will shout ourselves in the foot. Watched a lot of the highlights of Australia over the Winter, they look to have grown in confidence and look in good form. Won‘t be easy for Warner and Smith Coming back.👇 2w
Andrew65 👆Likely to get some grief from the crowd, but looking at the IPL whatever you think about Warner (and a lot of questions there), he is in great form! Wish could say the same about Ben Stokes, not the same since his trouble off the pitch. (edited) 2w
CarolynM @Andrew65 There's quite a bit of talking up of the Australian team here, but I'm not buying it. I think the Indians are the team to beat. Sorry we've taken over your post like this @gradcat 😘 2w
Andrew65 @CarolynM @gradcat From Lawn Bowls to the World Cup. 😂 I think I see the Winner coming from England, Australia, India or Pakistan. England have a very strong team but are liable to have an off performance, if that happens in the Knockout stages they are history. 2w
Crazeedi The best conversation I've read in a while! Now I have to educate myself on these sports I'm not familiar with, as I'm a sports lover! I love every America sport but I have to go international now! @CarolynM @Andrew65 @Cinfhen @Centique 2w
Crazeedi And good morning @gradcat !!😍 2w
CarolynM @Crazeedi It's fun to watch sports! Hope you get enjoyment out of some of these🙂 2w
Andrew65 @Crazeedi Cricket‘s the way to go. 😂 If you like fast entertainment try to take in the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs and finals over the next week or so. Then later this month the Cricket World Cup. 👍😍 @CarolynM 2w
Crazeedi @Andrew65 @CarolynM thanks for info, I will definitely check out, interested to learn about! 2w
gradcat @Crazeedi Hi lady! I‘ve been a bit late catching up on my post responses, etc. It was a bit of an education, those posts, right? 😂 Also, I hope you are doing well—how‘s that hip replacement? (edited) 2w
gradcat @CarolynM @audraelizabeth @Cinfhen @rohit-sawant @Centique @Andrew65 Thanks for the education, guys...I always thought those cricket games could last for hours and hours...if so, how can you sit and watch them for so long? I never understood that!! 🏏 😂 2w
CarolynM @gradcat Test cricket lasts 5 days if you're lucky - watching it is a form of meditation🙂 There is also one-day cricket (self explanatory) which used to feel fast and exciting until Twenty20 cricket came along. That only last about 4 hours. And if you play in your back yard it's up to you 2w
gradcat @CarolynM Oh, wow! I didn‘t know there were so many versions. I read loads of books with cricket matches (always in the background—I don‘t read books about cricket, obs!), and I‘m always fascinated by it. The books make is sound kind of like polo—a sport for the gentry—with gorgeous green lawns and bleach white uniforms! How‘s that...did I get it right? 😂 2w
CarolynM @gradcat Well, sort of. In the past, particularly in England, it was played by the leisured classes, although they were usually happy for others to help make up the village team. I'm not sure quite what the situation is now over there ( @Andrew65 ?) but here in Australia it very much a sport for the masses. Whites are only for first class matches and grade games, one day and twenty20 games are played in coloured uniforms. (edited) 2w
gradcat @CarolynM Thanks for the education. I have to admit to trying to read about it on Wikipedia several times (I‘m such an information nerd!) after reading certain books, but I haven‘t really retained much of it. One thing I do know: it‘s not really like American baseball. I‘m a huge fan of baseball, and I think they‘re comparable only in the broadest sense. ⚾️ ♥️🏏 2w
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(Day 5 - #HowFarIllGo)

*Sabine will go a long way to finally meet her Griffin, perhaps as far as “the line where the sky meets the sea.”

marleed Oh my gosh, I‘m so obsessed with those books. I‘m missing the Alexandria one but I have all the others! 2w
gradcat @marleed They‘re very beautiful, aren‘t they? 🥰 2w
marleed It‘s such an intriguing way to read a series. Taking the letters out of the envelopes forces you to just sit and enjoy the process. 2w
gradcat I think you could read one in an hour...but the reread & review value is high! @marleed (edited) 2w
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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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My lovely assistant, Raylan, loves your lovely assistant, George! Hi George! 👋🐱♥️

We‘d love to enter your giveaway...but if I‘m honest, your picture stopped me in my tracks, George...you‘re simply gorgeous, George!

P.S. Thanks for doing this giveaway!! 🥰

Dragon 😻 3w
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(Day 4 - #YoungAndBeautiful)

*Professor Gustav von Aschenbach goes to Venice for a respite, hoping to break his writer‘s block. After several seemingly random events (auguries, each of them), the professor espies a young 14-year-old boy in a sailor suit who is vacationing with his family. He becomes obsessed with the boy and largely ignores the the burgeoning climate of illness—to his detriment—for he dies of cholera on the beach.

Cinfhen Sounds super depressing 🥺gorgeous collage (edited) 3w
batsy Good pick! I loved it. 3w
gradcat @Cinfhen It is depressing! Dark & philosophical, but I loved it, too, like @batsy ... At least it‘s not too long—it‘s a novella! 😂 Oh, and thanks for the compliment! 🥰 (edited) 3w
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The Guild: Fawkes | Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton
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(Day 3 - #WeveOnlyJustBegun)

*Song was used in an Australian Movie called “The Castle;” however, I hadn‘t known about this movie before today. Maybe some of you Oz residents have seen it? ♥️

Centique The Castle is a HILARIOUS Aussie movie. I loved it. 😍 3w
gradcat Oh yay! Finally found someone who knows this movie...glad to hear from you! 🥰 2w
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The Mill on the Floss | George Eliot
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#MayMovieMagic

(Day 2 - #BehindTheWheel)

*Behind the [mill] wheel, perhaps? Don‘t know, but maybe we should ask Maggie?

Crazeedi I like! 3w
merelybookish Nice!! 3w
rohit-sawant Cool interpretation! 👏🏼👏🏼 3w
BiblioLitten 😎 nice! 3w
gradcat @Crazeedi @merelybookish @rohit-sawant @BiblioLitten Thanks folks! Nice of you all to comment—I love it! 🥰 3w
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1. Yes
2. James Joyce or Virginia Woolf
3. I leave that to the sender to decide
4. “Killing Eve” (“Villanelle”); “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
5. NO
6. Both—sometimes together 😂
7. Not really, as long as I can still read it
8. Yes
9. Yes
10. Drink ware (mugs, glasses, etc.)

#MysteryMessageSwap

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The Music of Chance | Paul Auster
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(Day 1 - #HighwayToHell)

*and why not Paul Auster‘s highway to hell, in the tagged book...which was made into a film in 1993, starring James Spader & Mandy Patinkin. and doesn‘t Paul Auster love to feature that particularly great American pastime—driving (all across America), because it‘s a big country, isn‘t it...?

Cinfhen Haven‘t seen the film or read the book but I‘m intrigued in both!!! I like James Spader 3w
rohit-sawant Wasn't aware of it either until now. This sounds fascinating! 3w
Billypar Either didn't know or forgot this was made into a film. And what great leads! I read it a long time ago, but remember enjoying it. 3w
rretzler Also a James Spader fan. I‘m rewatching Boston Legal currently 3w
gradcat @Cinfhen @rohit-sawant @Billypar @rretzler Great Book, not so great film, but hey—if you like Spader, you might get into it. I, too, loved “Boston Legal!” Thanks for commenting, guys! 🥰 3w
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Tony Story | Meek Mill, Meek
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#QuotsyApr19

(Day 30 - #Mistake)

*Kind of simply put, but very true just the same. Quote not necessarily found in tagged book.
And that puts a lid on April 2019 . . . Thanks so much for hosting a great month, @TK-421 (You‘ve been double-tagged 😱!)

TK-421 You‘re welcome 😊 & thank you for all your terrific posts! 3w
gradcat @TK-421 🥰 3w
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@Crazeedi Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! 🙏 I just love you! 😘 I have a question for you: Do you own a Kindle? 📖

Crazeedi You are so welcome! I'm glad you got so quickly! Welcome to Phryne's world! You'll live the books. 3w
Crazeedi Oh, sorry, yes I have a kindle!! 3w
gradcat @Crazeedi No problem. Yes—got it yesterday—so very nice of you. Do you prefer books or e-books? 3w
Crazeedi @gradcat either! I go through spells, I'm reading books right now. But you don't have to do anything! My pleasure sending Phryne to you! 3w
gradcat @Crazeedi I‘m just pondering my future activities...🤔😁♥️ 3w
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#anglophileapril

(Day 30 - #AllMyLove)

*The prompt, in which Robert Plant addresses Arianne, which is a Latin update of the name “Ariadne.” Ariadne‘s thread helped to lead Theseus out of the Minotaur‘s labyrinth. And that‘s where this song takes me.
Pictured from top left, clockwise: a thread; Theseus defeats the Minotaur; Ariadne; the scene in and around the labyrinth.

Mdargusch Beautiful collage! Thanks for posting with us this month! 3w
gradcat @Mdargusch Thank you so much for your praise, and it‘s been my pleasure to post with you guys. I loved #anglophileapril ! ♥️🥰👍 3w
Crazeedi @Mdargusch I promise to try to stay with it in may, I think I just tried to do too many and so I let them slide 😥 I hope I can do better. 3w
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Crazeedi @gradcat beautiful post! 3w
Reviewsbylola When I was younger I wanted to name my future daughter Ariadne. 😆 3w
Cinfhen Stunning graphics xx 3w
gradcat @Crazeedi @Cinfhen Thanks for saying that...beautiful subject matter, mythology...I love them! 3w
gradcat @Reviewsbylola It‘s such a great name...and I can‘t help but think of Ariadne Oliver in Agatha Christie‘s Poirot novels...such a great character! 3w
emilyhaldi So fun hearing your thought process for this one! 3w
gradcat @emilyhaldi Thank you, dearest Emily. It was loads of fun posting with you guys!! ♥️ 3w
emilyhaldi It was tons of fun for us to, thanks to littens like you!! 💖 2w
gradcat @emilyhaldi You guys are complete sweethearts! ♥️ 2w
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Alpine Apprentice | Sarah Gorham
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Miss Lonelyhearts: & the Day of the Locust | Jonathan Lethem, Nathanael West
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(Day 29 - #OwnerOfALonelyHeart)

*I‘m soooo literal....

Leftcoastzen Love that old edition, I love West. 3w
Reviewsbylola I love the blurb—a comedy with tragic implications! (edited) 3w
emilyhaldi Cool cover 😍 3w
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Mdargusch Perfect! 👌🏼 3w
gradcat @Leftcoastzen Omigod! I‘m so glad to know that someone else has read West. I don‘t really know of many people who enjoy his books. 3w
gradcat @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch Thanks for your thoughts, ladies! ♥️ 3w
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