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gradcat

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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#RedRoseSeptember

(Day 16 - #WonderfulLife)

*Okay, it‘s been a really s*$&#y day, so I‘m really late to the party. My mind is exhausted rotten, so this is the best I could come up with at the last minute. But anyway, I think it says it all, right? Don‘t mind me...I‘m giddy with idiocy at the moment. 😂🤣😂

TrishB Hope today is better! 14h
Cinfhen Sorry yesterday was 💩Here‘s to a wonderful tomorrow 🍷 14h
arlenefinnigan Perfect choice 😉 13h
Bookwormjillk I hope today is better 8h
Jas16 I hope today is a better day 💜 6h
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The Do-Right | Lisa Sandlin
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 7

Hiya @OrangeMooseReads — I haven‘t seen you in a bit. I‘m just wondering if you‘d like to join in with your own favorite covers. All you do is post a favorite cover for seven consecutive days—no explanation or description required—and then tag a friend and invite that person to do the same. Hope to see your cover choices!! ♥️

EadieB Interesting cover! 14h
Andrew65 Simple but effective! 👍😊 1h
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Langston Hughes | Harold Bloom
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Blood Will Tell | Gary Cartwright
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#RedRoseSeptember

(Day 15 - #GroundsForDivorce)

*I feel like your husband hiring a hitman to kill you would qualify as #GroundsForDivorce. This is a story about a wealthy oilman, T. Cullen Davis (center), his estranged, from-the-wrong-side-of-the-tracks wife, Priscilla, and the many ways money can buy an out for the defendant in a nearly slam-dunk case. [Pict. from top left, clockwise, Gary Cartwright; flamboyant lawyer “Racehorse” Haynes; ⬇️

gradcat ⬆️ (Cont.) Priscilla Davis (post-shooting) in courtroom; the six-million dollar Ft. Worth mansion that Priscilla occupied; and the broken window where Gus Gavrel, a friend who was in the process of dropping his wife to stay with Priscilla for the night, was shot and subsequently crashed into the dining room window. ♥️ (edited) 2d
arlenefinnigan Quite a story! 2d
gradcat @arlenefinnigan It is! Davis managed to beat this in two trials, but oh, the money he spent...loads on his defense! 2d
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Cinfhen I‘m oddly fascinated!!!! I‘d like to see this as a docu-series on Netflix 😜 2d
gradcat @Cinfhen Oh, well, guess what? They did make a miniseries for ABC in 1995 starring Peter Strauss and Heather Locklear. It was sort of trashy TV, kind of a “Dallas”-type soapy version of reality. Dennis Franz played Richard “Racehorse” Haynes, the attorney who reached legendary status in Texas. Kind of forgettable in the end, but not so the reality—they‘re still talking about in Texas! It was called (fittingly, imho) “Texas Justice.” 😂 15h
Cinfhen Hahahaha!!! Maybe I‘ll find it on the internet ❣️ 14h
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Inherent Vice | Thomas Pynchon
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 6

Hey—how are you @erinreads ... just wondering if you‘d like to join the fun. Simply post a favorite cover for seven consecutive days—no details necessary—and then tag a different Litten each day & invite them to join. Nothing to it! ♥️♥️

robinb Nice one! Love the colors! 💚💜 2d
EadieB @gradcat I love the colors too! 2d
squirrelbrain Good choice! ❤️💚💕 2d
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gradcat @robinb @EadieB @squirrelbrain Thanks peeps—you‘re all very lovely! ♥️ 2d
Andrew65 That‘s a cracking cover - colours and imagery. 2d
gradcat @Andrew65 Why, thank you, Andrew! You guys are really nice to take the time to comment...plus, can I just say? I love the word “cracking” when it‘s used as an adjective! 😂🤣😂 2d
Andrew65 @gradcat Amazing how one word can have different meanings. 2d
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*Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

#QuotsySept19

(Day 14 - #Express)

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#RedRoseSeptember

(Day 14 - #BizarreLoveTriangle)

*Is it a love triangle or a love square that provides the drama in “Gone With the Wind”? Rectangle? Parallelogram? Quadrilateral? Trapezium? Who knows? 🤔 🤷🏽‍♀️ ♥️

TrishB Cool pick 👍🏻 3d
Crazeedi Even before I looked at who posted this , I knew it was you!!! 3d
BookieBiker Just finished a book and thinking of reading this one now...finally... my mom got my name from this book (though the character wasn‘t her favorite). Awesome! 3d
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gradcat @TrishB Why, thank you very much!! Nice of you to say so ♥️ 2d
gradcat @Crazeedi Ah, you know me too well! 😂♥️ 2d
gradcat @BookieBiker It‘s kind of a chunkster, and perhaps a rare case of the book NOT being better than the movie. However, the movie is remarkably faithful to the book. You know, I was kind of figuring your name would be Scarlett—and lo and behold—it‘s Ashley! So cool! 😎 ♥️ 2d
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 5

@Ddzmini Hiya Danielle! Would you like to play? You simply post a favorite cover for seven consecutive days—no descriptions/explanations necessary—and then tag a friend to invite to play each day. I hope to see your covers very soon! ♥️

EadieB @gradcat Wow! Nice one! 3d
gradcat @EadieB Thank you! This is yet *another* detective series, #seriessquad ! 😂 3d
EadieB @gradcat I do own some of these books! 3d
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gradcat @EadieB Okay, I am now convinced that you own all of the detective series novels ever written!! 😂🤣😂 3d
EadieB @gradcat I think I do because I had 10,000 books when I had to stop buying books because there was no more room in my house. I would only pay .50 or $1.00 for each book. I now have at least 5,000 and still need to downsize. 3d
Andrew65 I need an X author for my audiobook #LitsyAtoZ, this could be perfect for that. Great cover. 3d
Andrew65 @gradcat Eadie is long renowned for the national collection. 😂 @EadieB (edited) 3d
Ruthiella @EadieB If I had lotto $ I would buy you a separate house. 😬 @CarolynM too. I support your habit! 3d
EadieB @Ruthiella Oh you are so nice! That would be wonderful! 3d
Ddzmini Yea I‘ll do it 🙌🏽😝 starting tomorrow 3d
gradcat @EadieB Yes—that‘s the answer—another house! 10,000 books is, in fact, a library!! 😂😂 2d
gradcat @Andrew65 Glad I could help! This is the second in the series, the first one is ... in case you‘d like to begin at the beginning. ♥️ 2d
gradcat @Ddzmini So glad you‘re doing this...looking forward to your covers! ♥️ 2d
Andrew65 @gradcat Book 1 is the book I‘ll start with. 2d
gradcat @Andrew65 I hope you like it! 🤞🏼 2d
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On Revolution | Hannah Arendt
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#QuotsySept19

(Day 12 - #Radical)

*I know I‘m a day late—I got behind.

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Ghostman | Roger Hobbs
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#RedRoseSeptember

(Day 12 - #MoneysTooTightToMention & Day 13 - #Panic)

*Given that the book begins with an elaborate plan to rob an armored car in front of an Atlantic City casino, we can assume that #MoneysTooTightToMention. But even the best plans can go awry. And when it does, the lost loot, which comes directly from the US Mint, will explode if not recovered in a short time. Now, #Panic ensues, as various entities go after that money. 💰💸

arlenefinnigan Double link. Nice! 3d
gradcat @arlenefinnigan Had to do it...no time the day before, so what‘s a Litten to do, but double duty! 😂 3d
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Acqua Alta | Donna Leon
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1. Donna Leon‘s Commissario Brunetti is set in Venice, Italy 🇮🇹
2. BLAZING HOT 🥵
3. Going to “The Way We Were” on a date in High School—movie=good; date=ugh, so boring! 😑
4. Only pets, and at the moment only one cat 🐱- but he thinks he‘s a dog 🐶
5. @erinreads , wanna‘ play? 🏷

TheLibrarian Venice ❤️❤️❤️ 4d
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The Last Dead Girl | Harry Dolan
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 4

@TheReadingMermaid Hey woman—long time, no see! I hope you are doing well!!
Meanwhile, would you like to play? You simply post a different favorite cover every day for seven days—no description required—and tag a different friend to invite them to play.

See you, I hope!! 🧜🏾‍♀️ ♥️ 🥰

TheReadingMermaid Hey sweetness!!! I've been on just sporadically. Work has been awesome and it's going to get even more awesome in October. Business is growing! 😍 Yes we did this on Facebook and I thought it was an absolutely fabulous idea. I will be happy to take part ❤️ 4d
TheReadingMermaid How have you been? 4d
gradcat @TheReadingMermaid I‘ve been good! I‘m always thinking about you, even if we don‘t “run into” each other...😂 I‘m so glad that you‘re business is doing so well, AND that you have the time to play!! Don‘t forget to tag me each day—I want to see your posts! ♥️ 4d
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TheReadingMermaid Will do darlin! 😘😘 4d
robinb Ooooh, I love the “atmosphere” of this one! Good choice! 4d
gradcat @robinb Thank you!! 😊♥️ 4d
Andrew65 Like this cover! Very atmospheric! 4d
gradcat @Andrew65 Have you read it? If not, you might like the first in the series... 4d
Andrew65 @gradcat No wasn‘t aware of it! Will have to search it out. 4d
gradcat @Andrew65 There are only three books in the series, and as I remember, they were a bit strange, but my mother & I both liked the books. It‘s the David Loogan series. More recently he wrote a stand-alone (haven‘t read it) called...kind of a neat title. 4d
Andrew65 @gradcat Thanks for this information. Not heard of this author. 4d
gradcat @Andrew65 You‘re welcome! 3d
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 3

*It‘s the title.

@Velvetfur - would you like to join? Just post a favorite book cover—nothing else, just the cover—for seven consecutive days, tagging a different friend each day.

EadieB @gradcat I‘d like a little loving with my murder. 5d
robinb Cool title! 🤣 5d
Crazeedi Neat cover neat title 4d
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Velvetfur Oohh I like the sound of that! I'm in 👍 4d
gradcat @EadieB I believe that I agree with you 100%! 😂🤣😂 4d
gradcat @robinb & @Crazeedi Thank you guys for commenting! 😘 ♥️ 4d
gradcat @Velvetfur Oh, yay! I was kind of afraid to ask because I know you‘re very busy, but (selfishly) I can‘t wait to see your posts! ♥️ 4d
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Paris, France | Gertrude Stein
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With Malice | Eileen Cook
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 2

@EadieB Would you like to play, Eadie? Simply post a favorite book cover and tag a friend to play each day for seven days. That‘s all you do—no words about the book are necessary! ♥️

robinb Neat pic! 😊 6d
gradcat @robinb Thank you!! Am I supposed to keep tagging you? Or only the peeps that I invite? 🤷🏽‍♀️ 6d
robinb @gradcat I think we keep tagging progressively...that‘s what I‘m doing. 👍😊 You‘re doing great! I don‘t mind you tagging me. I like to see your covers. (edited) 6d
gradcat @robinb Terrific—thanks Robin! ♥️ Why, thank you very much! (edited) 6d
EadieB @gradcat @robinb Sure! I‘ll play! 6d
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#RedRoseSeptember

(Day 11 - #Saturn5)

*I hadn‘t heard this song, but the lyrics landed squarely on my memories of the death of JFK, of course. The only person ever prosecuted for this crime was Clay Shaw (top right, in car), and he was acquitted. The prosecutor, Jim Garrison, was the Orleans Parish DA (Louisiana), and the author of the book (top left). As crazy as I thought his book was, Oliver Stone made a movie from it, so what do I know? 😂

arlenefinnigan I mean, it was convenient that Lee Harvey Oswald was shot dead, wasn't it? And you'd have thought there's be *slightly* higher security around the man accused of murdering the president...... 6d
gradcat @arlenefinnigan I know, right? By the way, your song choices are amazing! I thought I knew a lot of music, but I don‘t know many of yours! ♥️ 6d
Cinfhen I thought of President 35 too!! And I agree ☝️ hardly know many of these songs but I‘m enjoying 6d
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gradcat @Cinfhen I know! Where was I? 😂 6d
arlenefinnigan @gradcat why thank you. I take great civic pride in Lancashire and its music. 6d
gradcat @arlenefinnigan As well you should! ♥️ 6d
DebinHawaii I just picked The Warren Commission Report that says Oswald acted alone as my pick. Great minds... 🤣 6d
gradcat @DebinHawaii Absolutely! You can‘t help but think of that stuff...great minds indeed! 😂♥️ 5d
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1. Chansons d‘automne by Paul Verlaine (poem) 📝
2. None at the moment. 🚗
3. No children, I‘m afraid 👶

@Crazeedi - Tag, you‘re it! ♥️

Eggs Thanks for playing 🧡🍁🧡 6d
gradcat @Eggs No problem—thanks for taking the time to do this ♥️ 6d
Crazeedi Thanks Minette!❤️❤️ 6d
gradcat @Crazeedi You‘re welcome! ♥️ 6d
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 1

@Crazeedi Would you like to join in the game? Just post a favorite book cover and tag a friend to invite to play each day for seven days. That‘s all you have to do! No descriptions about the book required. ♥️😂

BarbaraBB Beautiful start! 😍 7d
gradcat @BarbaraBB Thank you!! ♥️ 7d
robinb Cool cover! 👍😊 7d
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Soubhiville Very cool cover art! 6d
KarenUK 😍😍😍😍 6d
gradcat @robinb @Soubhiville @KarenUK Thanks guys!! ♥️♥️♥️ 6d
Crazeedi Yes I'll do, need to think about, I will do later today, on my way to dr!! 6d
gradcat @Crazeedi No hurry! ♥️ 6d
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Being Perfect | Anna Quindlen
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Slajaunie Love that quote. 💙 7d
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gradcat @Slajaunie Thank you very much for taking the time to say so! ♥️ 7d
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#RedRoseSeptember

(Day 10 - #WithMyLittleStickOfBlackpoolRock)

*I don‘t have a book (forgive me!), but this show from the BBC keeps knocking around in my brain, given the prompt. This is when I fell truly in love with the BBC. The show absolutely amazed me when I first saw it in 2005. We weren‘t doing musical tv shows at that time, and I was thoroughly gobsmacked—I love, love, loved it!! Anyway, it‘s about Blackpool, and there is rock (‘n roll)!

arlenefinnigan Ha ! Nice 😉 1w
Cinfhen I‘ve seen that name before, David Morrisy ~ right @TrishB @arlenefinnigan ??? (edited) 1w
gradcat @arlenefinnigan Am I being too lazy here? 😂 1w
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gradcat @Cinfhen @arlenefinnigan @TrishB 🚨 🚨 🚨 #seriessquad You know he played Tom Thorne in the televised version of Mark Billingham‘s novels, right? 1w
Jerdencon That show look right up my alley!
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TrishB @Cinfhen he‘s from Liverpool ❤️ his career started with a drama called One Summer which is an iconic Scouse drama from my teen years. Everyone watched it, brings a tear to my eye thinking about it. 1w
Branwen This is one of my favorite shows of all time! I used to watch it obsessively! 😍 1w
gradcat @Branwen Me too! It was so much different from anything else on TV at the time...I was glued!! 📺 👀 1w
Branwen @gradcat Right?! But it set so many unrealistic expectations for me...now I want all my tv shows to have songs you can sing along to! 😂 7d
gradcat @branwen 😗🎶🤣 7d
rabbitprincess Two of my favourite Davids 😍😍😍 7d
gradcat @rabbitprincess Ditto!! 🥰 7d
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Hi Eadie! I just want to take a minute to thank you for being a terrific friend. Have a terrific birthday—I hope your hubby spoils you, and that you are either with or speaking with your children & grandchildren! Have a beautiful day!

EadieB Thanks! Nice to hear from my special friend, gradcat! When is your birthday? 1w
gradcat @EadieB You‘re most welcome! Mine falls at a terrible time—Dec. 29—isn‘t that a ridiculous time for a birthday? Right after Christmas, and right before New Year‘s Eve!! 😂 1w
Megabooks Happy birthday @EadieB !! 🥳🥳 1w
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Laughterhp Happy birthday @EadieB ! 🎉🥳🥳 1w
Chrissyreadit Happy Birthday @EadieB hope you have a spectacular year!!! 1w
JoScho Happy Birthday @EadieB 💜🥳💜 1w
EadieB @gradcat You have a very busy week with Christmas, Birthday and New Years! 1w
gradcat @EadieB I know! But somehow it always works out, and better than you would expect. My best friend drives to visit me for my birthday through New Year‘s, and people tend to overcompensate because they think the others will forget it. I guess I‘m kind of lucky after all. 😁 1w
EadieB @gradcat Well, that sounds great! 1w
JacqMac Happy Birthday @EadieB 🎉🌸🎉💕Have a wonderful day! 1w
EadieB @JacqMac Thanks! 1w
gradcat @EadieB By the way, do you have an email address where I can reach you? ♥️ 1w
AnneCecilie Happy birthday 🎂🎁🎉🎈 @EadieB 1w
EadieB @gradcat eadieburke@Comcast.net 1w
EadieB @AnneCecilie Thanks! 1w
Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎈🎁🎂🎉🎊 🥳📖😋 6d
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Night | Elie Wiesel
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#RedRoseSeptember

(Day 9 - #NeverForget)

*No collage—just a memoirist & his book. I spent about 90% of my doctoral study on this subject, and the constant refrain is “Never Forget.” ‘Nuff said, imho.

Cinfhen Thank you for highlighting the man and his memoir #NeverAgain #NeverForget 💔 1w
arlenefinnigan This is a heartbreaking read, but so worth it. 1w
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#QuotsySept19

(Day 8 - #Literacy)

*Quote is not from the tagged book.

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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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#RedRoseSeptember

(Day 8 - #History)

*10 reasons why we love this book (from John Mullan):
1 Starts with murder
2 Loves Ancient Greece
3 Great campus novel
4 Full of quotes
5 Charismatic Classics prof
6 Obsessed with beauty
7 Believes in fate
8 Possessed by Dionysus
9 Classic lonely narrator
10 Lets the reader in on secrets

- from “The Guardian” (Oct 18, 2013)

arlenefinnigan Yes! I was so hoping someone would pick this. 1w
gradcat @arlenefinnigan I was sure someone would have, so I checked just to see, and lo—I had something to post! 😂 1w
Ruthiella Love this book too! 😍 1w
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batsy Mm, yes! Great book 💜 1w
Cinfhen Well done 👍🏽 1w
gradcat @Ruthiella & @batsy I love all of her books! 1w
gradcat @Cinfhen Thank you! ♥️ 1w
Blaire I love this book!!! 1w
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Prairiegirl_reading I love that!!! 1w
gradcat @Prairiegirl_reading I know, right? And check out the title of the book—one of the best I‘ve ever heard! ♥️ (edited) 1w
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All Cry Chaos | Leonard J. Rosen
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#RedRoseSeptember

(Day 7 - #Mathematics)

*(From top left, clockwise): Rapture symbolism; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Boston harbor; Paris; Amsterdam; Weaving shuttle; Srebrenica Genocide Memorial; Henri Poincaré; Interpol; tagged book; Fractal; & (center) Quebec City. Have you got an idea that this book has many threads (Mathematics, Bosnian war criminals, & end-of-days zealots)? Add a detective named for his famous great-grandfather (Poincaré) ⬇️

gradcat ⬆️ (Cont) and you‘ve got a thriller plot that is one for the “books”...pun intended. ♥️ 1w
arlenefinnigan Great picture! 1w
Velvetfur I love that collage! Super interesting 😃 1w
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gradcat @arlenefinnigan & @Velvetfur Thank you both! I think I‘ve neglected to do justice to the book, though. It was a truly great read! 1w
kspenmoll Wonderful collage! Book sounds intriguing! 1w
Cinfhen Hmmmm, im totally interested #stacked and now my TBR total is 4862😳 1w
gradcat @kspenmoll Thank you very much! ♥️♥️ 1w
gradcat @Cinfhen Omigod...how? What? My heavens—well, that TBR is gonna keep you living a looonnnggg time! 😂 1w
Cinfhen My number might be a little inflated 😉 1w
gradcat @Cinfhen I doubt that very much...😂 1w
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CarolynM 😂 you really don't need a reason... 1w
gradcat @CarolynM I know, but I like the quote anyway! 😂😂 1w
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The Long Wait | Mickey Spillane
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#RedRoseSeptember

(Day 6 - #ChippyTea)

*I learn so much on Litsy, e.g., chippy tea—who knew—fish & chips for supper! Wow! I‘ve read way too many Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, & Mickey Spillane novels, because the first thing I think of when I hear the word chippy (and never mind the tea!) is a “cheap dame,” or a “promiscuous broad,” or a prostitute. Actual quote from the tagged book: “You oughta see the chippy he got up there.” Chippy ⬇️

gradcat ⬆️ (Cont.) tea is nicer somehow. ♥️ 2w
arlenefinnigan My. Puts a whole new slant on the song 😂 2w
Cinfhen #LiveAndLearn 😄it‘s happening ALL day on Litsy 🎉😜 2w
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squirrelbrain I love this! Of course you wouldn‘t have heard of a chippy tea... with bread and butter of course as well! 2w
gradcat @arlenefinnigan I know, right? I was almost afraid of offending people by highlighting the sensibilities of the hard-boiled detective novelists of the first half of the 20th century...a bit dated, right? 🤣 2w
gradcat @squirrelbrain I‘d certainly heard of a “chippy,” and I know what “tea” means to you Brits, but I had never heard that phrase, nor the song, I‘m embarrassed to admit. But I really do like the phrase: it sums it all up in a kind of cutely diminutive way, if you get my drift...♥️ 2w
CarolynM Just to throw another curveball your way, a "chippie" is Australian slang for a carpenter. 1w
gradcat @CarolynM I did know that, but I‘ve never heard an American use it that way...can you believe that one little (slang) word has so many (slang) meanings? 🤣♥️ 1w
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1. Tagged book made me mad for oh! So many reasons—too numerous to go into here, but I did review it on Litsy. 📚
2. Seinfeld, hands down—there‘ll never be another like it! 📺
3. Coffee—I don‘t eat breakfast, but I definitely eat typical breakfast foods for lunch/dinner. 🍳
4. CDT ☀️ 🕰
5. Blue Ruins

* Nice #FriyayIntro Jessica!

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Leftcoastzen There is a Seinfeld episode for nearly all things in life. 2w
AmyG #2 absolutely agree 2w
gradcat @Leftcoastzen So true! I couldn‘t have said it any better than just the way you put it...right, @AmyG ? (edited) 2w
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Winter Study | Nevada Barr
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#RedRoseSeptember

(Day 5 - #HitTheNorth)

*Anna Pigeon must hit the north in this, Barr‘s 14th in the series. Sent to Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior, Anna is expected to trail the wolf study team there, so that she can bring that knowledge back to her bailiwick in the Rocky Mountain Nat‘l Park. But it wouldn‘t be an Anna Pigeon mystery without danger and death at every turn, and here, the wolves are beginning to act in unnatural ways.

arlenefinnigan Wolves gonna wolf, whatcha gonna do 🤷‍♀️ 2w
EadieB @Cinfhen That book looks interesting! 2w
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gradcat @arlenefinnigan & @Cinfhen 😂🤣😂😅 You two are hilarious! 😆 2w
gradcat @EadieB I always liked Nevada Barr‘s books. I haven‘t one in a long while, but I know I read almost all of them. They‘re really great if you like the outdoors, + you learn a LOT about the national parks featured in the books. Barr traveled to all of them to do her research, and the books reflect that. ♥️ 2w
EadieB @gradcat I am reading a new one from NetGalley but it's a bit different than what she usually writes. 2w
gradcat @EadieB Yes, I noticed when I was looking back on her Anna Pigeon series that she hasn‘t published one since 2016. But I did see where she‘s published a couple of standalones more recently. Do you like the one you‘re reading now? 2w
EadieB @gradcat I‘m about halfway and I‘m not sure as it was kinda slow up to this point. I‘m hoping the ending will redeem it. 2w
gradcat @EadieB I‘ll be looking for your review, then. ♥️ 2w
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1. Green Eggs and Ham 🥚
2. The entire Department Q series by Jussi Adler-Olsen—the relationship between Carl, Assad & Rose is a hoot! 🌹
3. All-time favorites are the Adam Dalgliesh books by P. D. James 📚
4. Cheese omelette 🧀 🍳
5. @Velvetfur @Klou

#wondrouswednesday

madamereadsalot1 I just tagged you! 😆 2w
Eggs Omelette 💗🥰🥳 2w
batsy I love cheese omelette! Yum. And I've been meaning to read that PD James series for years 😆 2w
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gradcat @madamereadsalot1 Why, thank you very much for the tag—I‘m one of those nuts who love, love, loves being tagged!! 😂🥰 2w
gradcat @Eggs A little obvious for you, right? I love that your Litsy name is Eggs—so cute! 2w
gradcat @batsy I think P. D. James is the absolute best mystery writer ever—her books are full of atmosphere and the psychology of the characters. Because of this, I think people find them heavy going, but they are SOOO worth the time! 2w
batsy @gradcat I've only read this one and even from the short stories I really appreciated her complex, dense style 👍🏽 2w
batsy Oh I forgot I that I read Death Comes to Pemberley, too! I loved it. 2w
Klou Thanks for tagging me!!! 2w
Eggs @gradcat 💖🥚🍳💖 2w
gradcat @Klou You‘re very welcome! 😉 2w
gradcat @batsy Yes—dense—that‘s the word. And tagged book is a real departure in her oeuvre, imho.... 2w
Velvetfur Thank you for the tag! Mmmm cheese omelette 👍 2w
gradcat @Velvetfur You‘re very welcome! I hadn‘t seen you in a while, and just happened to be thinking of you. Hope you are doing well! ♥️ 2w
Velvetfur @gradcat Aw thank you Minette 😊 Yeah I haven't been on here in a while due to being in the process of moving house, and also I've joined my sister's company and been crazy busy there! Oh and also my phone totally died and got replaced.... So I'm coming back here whenever I can! Hope you're well too xxx 2w
gradcat @Velvetfur Thanks so much for updating me with your news. I hope the move goes well—so stressful, those moves—ugh! I also hope you‘ll be very happy in your future endeavors with your sister‘s company. It all sounds pretty good, but say, more comfortable after a few weeks of settling in? Oh, but not the phone thing—I hate it when that happens! Good luck with everything and I‘m sure I‘ll see you back here very soon. ♥️ 2w
Velvetfur @gradcat Aw thank you! It was just crazy busy as we had a wedding to make for - 12 bridesmaid dresses, 3 flower girl dresses, 12 ties and 2 child size bow ties! So it's quieter now, but we're preparing for the Halloween then Christmas periods (home decor) which will be the busiest time of year. 💜 1w
gradcat Omigod...you‘re a seamstress? That is sooo cool—I love sewing, but I‘m not very good at it. 🧵 ♥️ 😎 1w
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Much ADO about Nothing | William Shakespeare
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#RedRoseSeptember

(Day 4 - #EverybodysHappyNowadays)

*Yes, everybody‘s happy, esp. in Shakespeare‘s comedies, such as “Much Ado About Nothing.” Eavesdropping, fainting spells, and masked balls play havoc for our principals in Messina. They meet, fall in love, fall out of love, and reunite for a happy ending. Famous Beatrices include Katherine Hepburn; Margaret Leighton; Catherine Tate. Famous Benedicks include Sir John Gielgud and David Tennant.

arlenefinnigan Excellent. Lancashire will have its own Shakespeare theatre in my home town, Prescot, soon. It's very exciting. 2w
Cinfhen What a wonderful post and how fun @arlenefinnigan ‼️ 2w
Andrea313 I can never get enough of Much Ado! Have you seen clips from this summer's performance by the Public Theatre with Danielle Brooks as Beatrice? It looked remarkable! 2w
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gradcat @arlenefinnigan I am very jealous! Are you in Arizona, or Arkansas, or where? (edited) 2w
gradcat @Cinfhen Thank you! 😊 2w
gradcat @Andrea313 I have not! Where did you find them—online? 2w
Andrea313 @gradcat Yes, you can search YouTube for them. The production was also filmed and will be shown November 22 on PBS. I can't wait! 2w
gradcat @Andrea313 Thank you so much for the info...I wasn‘t aware of that! I appreciate your telling me! ♥️ 2w
arlenefinnigan @gradcat I'm in Lancashire,England - I live in Oldham now, but I grew up in Prescot,near Liverpool. Apparently in Elizabethan times it was the only town outside London to have an indoor playhouse. It was very much in decline when I was a kid (the main employer closed, leaving the town dominated by a massive derelict factory and high unemployment) so the regeneration is very welcome. https://www.knowsleynews.co.uk/shakespeare-north-playhouse-faqs/ 2w
gradcat Oh, that sounds wonderful! There are a great many towns in the US named Prescot, but with many different spellings, and not usually with a single “t” so I should‘ve known you weren‘t here. The article is interesting...thanks for the link!! It‘s really fantastic that it is being restored. ♥️ 2w
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Diary of H. L. Mencken | H.L. Mencken
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#RedRoseSeptember

(Day 3 - #Tubthumping)

*The word “tubthumping” made me think of grape stomping (my mind makes crazy connections!). This book for children (ages 4-8) features a young six-toed boy named Sixto (natch!) Poblano, whose six toes are perfect for stomping (NB, the final product is grape juice—not wine.) Hailing fron the “semicircular village of Ear,” Sixto would rather be playing ball. He will get his way, come hell or “high juice.”

gradcat @arlenefinnigan Thank you! 😉 2w
Cinfhen Love baby feet 🦶 💜and book sound adorable 2w
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gradcat @Cinfhen Baby feet with six toes, no less...😂 2w
Crazeedi This is perfect! 2w
gradcat @Crazeedi Thank you, but nothing to do with the definition of the word, am I right? 2w
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#QuotsySept19

(Day 2 - #Stick)

*Horowitz is referring to an orchestral performance here, but I think this quote applies to any area of the arts, and probably especially to writing. ♥️

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A Confederacy of Dunces | John Kennedy Toole
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#RedRoseSeptember

(Day 2 - #PoorMisguidedFool)

*I cannot think of a more misguided fool than Ignatius J. Reilly. His antediluvian views on anything that smacks of “new” or “modern” and/or especially “pop,” mark him as a primitive out of pace with his own time. I‘m sure many of you have read the book, but if you‘re interested in New Orleans and would like an immersive course into the city and its idiosyncrasies, this is a good place to start. ♥️

arlenefinnigan Excellent! 2w
gradcat @arlenefinnigan Thank you for saying so! ♥️ 2w
Cinfhen Great choice 🏆but man, did I dislike this book!!!! 2w
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gradcat @Cinfhen Did you really? You know, I reread it a couple of years ago, and while I am of the opinion that it captures New Orleans very, very well, I wasn‘t so sure it held up anymore. It seems to be “of its time,” if you know what I mean. ♥️ 2w
Cinfhen I think you‘re right about the book capturing NOLA but the character of Ignatius was such a chore to read. I just couldn‘t deal with his shenanigans 2w
gradcat @Cinfhen I understand that...he‘s such a nudge. 2w
Cinfhen That‘s a perfect adjective!!!!!! 2w
gradcat @Cinfhen He‘s a nudge, but can you recognize Nick Offerman in there?!? 😂 2w
Cinfhen Yesssss!!!!! 2w
gradcat @Cinfhen Well, then that alone was worth the viewing, right? 😅🤣😂 2w
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I think I‘m enjoying these books more than the others in my buddy group, but I‘m hoping they‘ll get better for you guys. Aimee LeDuc is a crafty sort. She‘s trying to get her computer security firm off the ground, but every time she & her partner are about to get a contract, murder intervenes, and LeDuc is required to get after solving it. Because this book centers around undocumented Algerian immigrants (pieds-noirs), it is timely right now, ⬇️

gradcat ⬆️ (Cont.) even though it was published in 2000. I think Black does such an exceptional job in establishing the scene and coloring in the areas in Paris where the action is taking place, that I can forgive a few “minor” details concerning say, gaps in her computer tech knowledge, or too many underwritten characters, or even the occasions where the reader must suspend disbelief. But those problems are there. If you can get past those problems, and (edited) 2w
gradcat ⬆️ (Cont.) want a fast-paced, action-filled, fun read, the Aimee LeDuc series will be a good one for you. She is rather like a comic-book superhero in some of the action. All in all, the books are good fun, and certainly evocative of Paris. (edited) 2w
EadieB @gradcat I just finished the 3rd book, Murder in the Sentier. 2w
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Jerdencon I think I‘ve read the first six or seven of these books and really enjoy them! I need to get back to the series. 2w
Tove_Reads I was meant to get the tagged book this week, but we have a postal strike. Some geniuses think it‘s fine to cut wages by 30-50%! I would be on strike as well! 2w
Crazeedi I have the 3rd book on kindle, will get to it very soon @EadieB @Tove_Reads @gradcat !!!!!😊 2w
gradcat @EadieB Already?!?! Omigosh! I‘m way late...are we still doing the 22nd of the month? 2w
gradcat @Jerdencon You could join our buddy read when we catch up with you if you would like...♥️ 2w
gradcat @Tove_Reads I agree! I think that is a big chunk of money to have taken away from one‘s salary. Where do you live? 2w
EadieB @gradcat I read it during the readathon but yes the date for these books is the 22nd of the month. I needed an audio and it was already downloaded. (edited) 2w
gradcat @Crazeedi I already have it as well, but I guess I don‘t know exactly how the buddy reads work. Are we still doing one a month on or around the 22nd of each month? 2w
gradcat @EadieB Okay, Eadie, thanks so much for the clarification. This is my first buddy read, so I‘m really unfamiliar with the process. ♥️ 2w
EadieB @gradcat I have a hard time following rules sometime and go off and do my own thing! Me bad! 2w
gradcat @EadieB Not at all! You‘re so funny! No, I just don‘t really know how everything works on Litsy, and truth be told? I have a hard time following rules as well! 😂 2w
EadieB @gradcat Ha Ha! I knew there was a reason that I liked you so much! My kinda girl! 2w
Jerdencon @gradcat that would be great - keep me posted! 2w
Jerdencon @gradcat I just read check and I‘ve read up to the 6th so let me know when you are up to 7 2w
gradcat @Jerdencon Will do! But if it helps, we‘re reading one a month (beginning on the 22nd of each month), and this month we start number 3, tagged. So that would put 7 at January 22, 2020—I hope that‘s not too far away. You can certainly join in our conversations and/or write your reviews when we write ours. We‘re easy!! 2w
Tove_Reads @gradcat Finland. This is a big shock to many people here. 2w
Jerdencon Sounds good!!👌 2w
Andrew65 @gradcat I was still working towards the 22nd for the next book (book 3), harder for me now I am back at school, massively cuts my reading time. I have really enjoyed the two books but didn‘t enjoy the theme of book 2 as much as the theme in book 1. Loved that theme. First book 4.5 stars, second book 4 stars. 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB Bad Eadie 😂😂😂 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 That's me! Even my doctor asks me “Why don't you do what you are suppose to do?“ My answer, “it's just my personaliity!“ lol 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB I think I‘ll be getting the same comments from the doctor later this week! 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 Hope things go well for you! 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB Hoping he can help settle my Gerd and acid reflux. 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 Maybe you drink too much Pepsi! lol It's always the things you love that do you in!

https://www.healthcentral.com/article/can-i-drink-soda-if-i-have-acid-reflux
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Andrew65 @EadieB Even stopped that but making no difference. Been a good boy! 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 That's good! I take prilosec. It's an acid reducer. I guess it's best to let the doctor diagnose your problem. 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB On Pantaprazole And Zantac at moment to reduce acid but just not doing it. 😠 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 I think you have to wait for the inflamation to calm down and you will probably have to eat foods that are not too spicy and just drink water as tea, coffee, carbonated beverages are not good either. (edited) 2w
gradcat @Tove_Reads That is really such a huge chunk! Is your postal service run by the government? 2w
gradcat @Andrew65 I understand that. I read a lot of things (including newspapers & journals) at the same time, so I‘m certainly not very speedy (as is obvious), so no pressure! 2w
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#Booked 2019 #Summer #ComicOrGraphicNovel

I loved this graphic non-novel, but it comes with a couple of caveats: first, if you aren‘t a dyed-in-the-wool hip hop fan, this may not be for you; second, if you‘re not interested in learning about ALL of the personalities involved in making hip hop what it is today, this may not be for you; finally, if you‘re looking for more detail (and perhaps fewer characters) about each artist and his or her ⬇️

gradcat ⬆️ (Cont.) contribution to the form, then this may not be for you. To read the history of hip hop in graphic form is fantastic, but I found myself more than once looking for more detail about the early progenitors on their websites or other sites. Still, the art is fantastic and it‘s great fun if this is your jam. 3w
Cinfhen Hi!!! Awesome review 😎👍🏻I‘m sure the art would win out for me too♥️ 3w
gradcat @cinfhen Thank you, and I do hope you are home, safe & sound in your own bed. ♥️ 3w
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice job!! 3w
gradcat @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you very much for saying so! ♥️ 3w
Crazeedi Hey girlfriend, are you doing ok? Havent seen you on here,🤔 2w
gradcat @Crazeedi I‘ve had company for the weekend, so I‘ve been a bit tied up. I did send you a longish email, before I sent the one where I had you down for the wrong birthday month—I hope you got it! I‘m only just now posting my review for the buddy read. Can you believe it?? 😂 2w
Crazeedi @gradcat I'm sure I got it and probably didn't respond, so sorry! I had a couple rough days!! 2w
gradcat @Crazeedi How thoughtless I can be sometimes! So sorry...I haven‘t even asked how you are doing. I really hope everything is okay. Are you feeling well? ♥️ 2w
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The Unquiet Dead: A Novel | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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#Booked2019 #Summer #MuslimAuthorOrMC

This is one of the better police detective novels I‘ve ever read. I did loads of research into WWII for my graduate work, but I‘m embarrassed to say that my knowledge of the war crimes that took place in Bosnia in the ‘90s is limited. I found myself recognizing so many tactics used by the Nazis that I felt an instinctive nausea. This book was like remedial reading for me in that it taught me things that I⬇️

gradcat ⬆️ (Cont.) should already know. The author is a scholar in human rights law, so what one gains from this novel are data and facts from the tribunal that serve to amplify, but not buttress, the story here. The author is not at all heavy-handed; the testimony from the war crimes tribunal is woven into the story naturally. The other interesting part of this for me was in learning how Canada treats its refugees in comparison to the United States. ⬇️ (edited) 3w
gradcat ⬆️ (Cont.) Oh, what a difference a border makes! ♥️ 3w
Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻I read this too for #booked2019 & it was a good & worthwhile read 3w
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MicheleinPhilly GREAT review! I read this for that prompt as well. 3w
AmyG I read this, too for #booked2019. Very good book and yes, great review. 3w
Cinfhen note to self “MUST READ THIS BOOK” 📝‼️‼️‼️‼️ 3w
gradcat @Cathythoughts @MicheleinPhilly @AmyG Thanks for the nice comments! It‘s nice to see how many other people read this one. Has anybody read the next one in the series? 3w
gradcat @Cinfhen I think you would really like it...hope you‘re able to get to it—I‘d be interested to see what you think. ♥️ 3w
MicheleinPhilly I have not buy I do have it. 3w
gradcat @MicheleinPhilly I want to read it, I just have to find the time! 😤 3w
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Birthdays Happen | Herbert Kavet
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎉🎉🎉🎉 3w
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Sacred Games | Vikram Chandra
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1. Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra (now an Indian web tv show!) 📖
2. Why, to fly, of course 😂
3. Capricorn ♑️ 🐐
4. Reading, reading, & reading
5. @Crazeedi @EadieB @Andrew65

#FriyayIntro

Andrew65 Thanks for the tag. 😊👍 4w
Crazeedi Thanks for tag!!❤ have a wonderful weekend, you and I doing the same thing, reading!! 4w
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Of Human Bondage | W Somerset Maugham
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#AyupAugust

(Day 22 - #Human)

*Meet Philip, born with a club foot and orphaned at the age of nine. His move to the vicarage occupied by his uncle and aunt is not all that salutary for him though. It‘s a rather cold and isolated existence, but there are books, which Philip loves. When he is sent to school he has a hard time, owing to his sensitivity and his disability. He becomes a gadabout, searching for happiness, but decides on being a family

gradcat (Cont.) man, who is satisfied to be content with THIS life, and not the elusive one he was looking for. ♥️ 4w
Cinfhen Well played 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😁 4w
gradcat @Cinfhen Thank you. 🙏 Are you back home then? ♥️ 4w
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Cinfhen Nope, I‘m still in the states. Flying out this Wednesday 😜 4w
squirrelbrain Great choice! I enjoyed this boo! 4w
gradcat @Cinfhen Oh, sorry. I hope you‘re having a grand time! 4w
gradcat @squirrelbrain I did too. I‘m a big fan of Maugham‘s. ♥️ 4w
Cinfhen No need to apologize ~ it‘s been a whirlwind and I‘m physically exhausted and feeling a bit rundown. I‘m ready for my own bed 🛌 4w
gradcat @Cinfhen I hope you have a safe flight out, and a good night‘s rest in your own bed soon. ♥️ 4w
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#QuotsyAug19

(Day 21 - #Elder)

*I am & I agree. 😉