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ingredientx

Joined October 2016

Sr. Editor at Chicago Review of Books; Book Reviewer; cats and books and books and cats; Twitter: @ingredient_x
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Day 5 #riotgrams - big books. This whopper clocks in at over 850+ pages, but it's by Ken Liu, so every word is perfect and necessary #bigbooks

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Clade | James Bradley
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Day 4 #riotgrams - current read

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Day 3 #riotgrams - Three word titles

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Untitled | Anonymous
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1) 3-4 lately, but sometimes 5-6
2) long if they're good! Takes longer to end that way :)
3) ask everyone I know for reading recs
4) 45/38
5) not a big fantasy fan but have found some I like. So I guess I'll read any genre!
6) whatever I can grab in a hurry as I dash out the door
7) 1,000+ in print and a few hundred in e-book
8) less, honestly. Library is better way to go--better for communities and the environment
9) I love bourbon 😄

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Day 2 #riotgrams: Orange books

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Shelf-esteem | Sandra Kitain
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Day 1 of #riotgrams: Shelfie. Made the hard decision to pull books off the shelf for donation. Plus sides: local community center gets more books, I have room for more books! 😁📕📗📘📙

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Challenge accepted, @bookriot #riotgrams

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Origin | Dan Brown
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How weird is my life? So weird that I spent an hour chatting with Dan Brown about his latest, which is probably his best since the Da Vinci Code. Here's our interview!

https://www.dallasnews.com/arts/books/2017/10/01/dan-brown-talks-technological-f...

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Autonomous | Annalee Newitz
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I interviewed Annalee Newitz about AUTONOMOUS for the Chicago Review of Books. She's so smart and awesome! (And so is the book!)

https://chireviewofbooks.com/2017/09/28/autonomous-annalee-newitz-interview/

vivastory I'm definitely adding this to my shopping list. Fantastic interview! 2y
ingredientx @vivastory thanks so much! 2y
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I'm just loving the cover on this Windmill Books U.K. edition of FATES and FURIES

Lacythebookworm That is a great cover! 2y
minkyb Stunning! 2y
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I'm ready for the eclipse! How about you?

quirkyreader You know that someone on the coast is going to be calling out for the Elder Gods. As for me I'll just be having coffee and reading my book. 3y
ingredientx @quirkyreader ha! I have no doubt that'll happen. Enjoy your book! 😊 3y
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Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet: Ghosts/Monsters | Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Nils Bubandt, Elaine Gan, Heather Anne Swanson
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I interviewed the editors of ARTS OF LIVING ON A DAMAGED PLANET, a gorgeous and provocative collection of writing about humanity's relationships with the natural world in the era of climate change. Please check it out! It's one of the best collections I've read so far this year.
https://chireviewofbooks.com/2017/08/07/arts-of-living-on-a-damaged-planet-inter...

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Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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Amazing Tor Books panel on #scifi and #resistance at #bookcon!

RanaElizabeth That looks and sounds like a great panel! 3y
CatLadyBibliophile So jealous I missed that panel! 3y
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Borne: A Novel | Jeff VanderMeer
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This book got in my head and made for some CRAZY dreams. It's so beautiful, but visceral and occasionally really unsettling. Probably the best post-apocalyptic novel I've read in a year.

vivastory I can't wait to dive into this. I bought a signer copy from the strand. 3y
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Oh look, Book Culture in NYC is displaying two of my favorite nonfiction titles of the last year right next to each other. I like to think they're now good buddies having a fun chat

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Perfect Sunday

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Flight Behavior | Barbara Kingsolver
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Look at this sweet #bookstack! All purchased today at my local indie. Happy #independentbookstoreday!

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Happy #independentbookstoreday, Littens! How great is my local indie? They're also celebrating the #climatemarch by displaying Paul Hawken's DRAWDOWN.

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Am only 50 pages in and have already teared up twice. PMS-y? Yes. But a great book? YES. YES. YES.

Suet624 Ooohhh, this sounds like it's for me!! 3y
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Salt Houses | Hala Alyan
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Happy #worldbookday, Littens! I'm reading SALT HOUSES by Hala Alyan to celebrate. What about you?

WordWaller SO GOOD!!! 3y
ingredientx @WordWaller I'm 1/2 through and love it! 3y
BookNAround Are we all reading this today? 😄 3y
minkyb Beautiful cover! 3y
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Bookshelf | Lydia Pyne
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New bookshelves installed! Took all weekend but was worth it. 😁😁

vivastory A thing of beauty is a joy forever 3y
TheLondonBookworm Beautiful! 3y
LauraBrook Gorgeous! 😍 3y
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Suet624 So, so pretty. Congrats. 3y
Bette So nice!👍❤️ 3y
LeahBergen Wonderful! 3y
ReadingEnvy Wow squad goals!! 3y
stacybmartin Gorgeous!! 😍 3y
UwannaPublishme Awesome! 😍👏🏻👏🏻 3y
KarenUK Lovely 💕 3y
rohit-sawant That's terrific! 3y
ingredientx Thanks all! Definitely worth the headache. :) 3y
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My little monster just loves Cthulhu #catsoflitsy

shanebeth cutest monster ever! 😻 3y
Joybishoptx So pretty! 3y
LauraJ Cuddly kitty 🐱 3y
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CherylDeFranceschi ❤️🐱 3y
DebinHawaii Look at all that cuddly sweetness! 🐱❤️ 3y
Bette 🐱💙 3y
JessClark78 ❤️ 3y
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Day 14 of #riotgrams- #kissingbooks. Here's Patterson making out with one of my favorite collections last year #catsoflitsy @bookriot

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Day 13 of #riotgrams - pink covers! Here's my stack of pink with a monkey on top! @bookriot

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Here Comes the Sun | Nicole Dennis-Benn
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Day 12 of #riotgrams - books outside. Here's one whose title I wish would come true! #winterblues @bookriot

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Day #10 of #riotgrams - #comics! Here's Patterson with Scrooge Duck. #catsoflitsy

Bette I love 🐱! ❤️💙💜 3y
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4000 Miles | Amy Herzog
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Day 9 #riotgrams - author (I'm going with playwright) who shares my name: Amy Herzog! One of my favorite playwrights of the last 10 years.

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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Day 8 #riotgrams - #blackhistory: this book. It will change you. #bookstagram #bookworm #book #books #books📚 @bookriot

Cinfhen It's in my TBR, looking forward to reading 3y
LittlePixels Reading it now. ❤️ 3y
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Day 7 #riotgrams - my local library: I am so lucky #mylocallibrary @bookriot

EvieBee You are! Lovely! 3y
TheWordJar So jealous! 😍 3y
LindsayReads Le sigh 3y
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Sydsavvy Lucky you!!! 3y
LeahBergen 😍😍😍 3y
Joybishoptx One of my favorite places! 3y
minkyb A wonderful place. 3y
Susanita Many years ago I had a picnic by those lions with a friend of mine. 3y
mjdowens You are very lucky. I think if I ever had a chance to go there I may never leave 3y
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Ill Will: A Novel | Dan Chaon
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Wanted to get some reading done tonight, but my chair is occupied now and probably forever #catsoflitsy

stargazerblue49 Darn kittehs, sitting in our reading spots, being so darn cute! 3y
DebinHawaii 🐱❤️ 3y
kspenmoll 😺😻😹 3y
mdahl We just moved, and our cat has decided my couch spot is now his. He's 19, so he gets a pass on everything. 3y
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Sagas of the Norsemen: Viking and German Myth | Jacqueline Simpson, Loren Auerbach
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Day 5 #riotgrams - #bookishgoods: kind of a cheat, because not related to a specific book. But I love, love the Viking sagas! This beauty is hanging in my living room. #bookstagram

Louise Gorgeous! Did you do the needlework? 3y
ingredientx @Louise Thanks! I wish! But no, I bought it second hand from an estate sale. 3y
Louise Great find! 👍🌟 3y
LeahBergen I love it! I have a little silver Viking ship pendant that I wear on a chain. 💗 3y
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The Call of Cthulhu | H.P. Lovecraft
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Day 4 #riotgram-favorite villain: Cthulhu! @bookriot

tricours Good one! 3y
rohit-sawant Great pick! You should check out Neil Gaiman's short story "A Study in Emerald" in case you haven't. It's a fantastic crossover of Holmes and the Cthulhu Mythos! 3y
ingredientx @rohit-sawant thanks for the rec! 3y
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This is gonna be polarizing, for sure! But it made me think of things I hadn't really thought before. A review to come!

Donna_sBookMinute I have my own reasons for steering clear of the feminist camp. I thought about buying it. But, after reading the references to humor, I think I'll borrow this from the library. 3y
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Wages of Sin | Kaite Welsh
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Dark reading materials are, weirdly, my go-to #beachreads.

mjdowens And enjoying it on a sunny beach. Well done👏👏 3y
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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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Ahhh you guys this book is so, so good. Smart, funny, sometimes painful, always thought-provoking. Bonus: I got to interview Roxane Gay for the Chicago Review of Books! Please check it out: she's just as smart in person!
https://chireviewofbooks.com/2017/01/03/difficult-women-an-interview-with-roxane...

Sue Great interview, thank you for sharing! 3y
RowReads1 Definitely on my list. 3y
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Cinfhen Enjoyed your interview❤️how awesome that you got to sit and chat with Roxanne Gay 3y
ingredientx Thanks, @Cinfhen! She's amazing, and I am very lucky. 3y
rachellayown I loved this one too! 3y
Lacythebookworm Great interview! 🙌 3y
minkyb Looking forward to reading your piece! 3y
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Wages of Sin | Kaite Welsh
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Time to dive into my January TBR! #readingresolutions

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Selected Essays | Geoff Dyer, John Berger
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I just heard. Ah hell. RIP, John Berger.

8little_paws Awww. Perhaps I'll start this book today, I've been meaning to read it 3y
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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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So my day off is going well...😄

Jenshootsweddings I looooooove Knob Creek! 3y
ingredientx @Jenshootsweddings me too! Have you tried this smoked maple batch yet? It's...amazing. 3y
Litlady Yum .. this Kentucky gal is a fan of Knob Creek! Need to try the smoked maple batch, tho. 😋🍹Cheees!! 3y
ClairesReads Loved this book! Hope you do too 😄 3y
LindsayReads Yes, it is!! 3y
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Big Cats: Stories | Holiday Reinhorn
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Am trying to take photos of our book gifts but Patterson keeps photobombing. #catsoflitsy #sigh

8little_paws Hee hee that's cute 3y
Abby-J OMG. His little pink nose. 3y
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DebinHawaii 🐱❤️ 3y
Joybishoptx Too cute! 😻 3y
LeahBergen 😂😂 3y
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A little baking and reading before work! So far am in love with Franklin's writing. #bakingandbooks #seasonsreadings2016

mhillis What did you make? 3y
TirzahPrice Argh, I totally forgot to ask for this book for Christmas!! So glad to hear you're enjoying it! 3y
ingredientx @mhillis ginger snaps! 3y
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I don't know about you guys, but this morning I'm nursing a sugar and excitement hangover. What better to soothe the head, heart, and soul than Moroccan-spiced coffee and a Ghali novel. #seasonsreadings2016 #thedayafter

vivastory I hope you brought enough Moroccan spiced coffee for everyone! 😀 3y
ingredientx @vivastory Moroccan spiced coffee for e'rybody! 😀😀 3y
vivastory @ingredientx Never enough coffee. If you don't mind me asking,where did you buy it? 3y
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ingredientx @vivastory I made it! Here's the recipe: 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/4 tsp ground ginger, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/8 tsp cardamom (I grind three pods), 1/8 tsp ground cloves, 1/2 cup ground coffee. I use 1 tb of the mixture in my press, but use as much as you need for your press or pot. Milk (and/or sugar) to taste! Enjoy! 😁 3y
kspenmoll Books sounds intriguing. Thanks for coffee recipe as well- must try both! 3y
vivastory @ingredientx Great! Thanks for the recipe! 3y
minkyb I did not know this title! Enjoy your coffee! 3y
RanaElizabeth Stacked! This book looks really intriguing. 3y
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Look what this city girl got for Christmas! Gonna get my shepherd on! #seasonsreadings2016 #bookishgifts

RanaElizabeth This sounds really cool! 3y
rohit-sawant Sounds interesting! And cool pic! 3y
SuperPunkNinja ❤❤❤ 3y
shawnmooney Sounds intriguing! (he said, sheepishly) 3y
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Meet Me at the Bamboo Table | Anita Verna Crofts
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Lovely essays on food, travel, and memory. Especially comforting during the holidays when family is far away.

Lacythebookworm That sounds really good! 📚🙌 3y
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Mortal Love | Elizabeth Hand
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My #redsandgreens caught the eye of this red-nosed visitor! #seasonsreadings2016

britt_brooke Cute! 📷👌🏻 3y
Faibka Cute reindeer! 3y
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A gem of a collection. Moody, engaging, and roiling in mystery. I wrote a more in-depth review over at The Chicago Review of Books if you're interested: https://chireviewofbooks.com/2016/12/21/in-which-17-writers-bring-edward-hoppers...

MrBook *Love* this idea! @BookBabe showed some of her artwork to the folks who run the Edward Hopper House in Nyack, NY, and they loved what she's done 😊👍🏻. 3y
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The Mirror Thief | Martin Seay
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More (beautiful) trends in publishing!

Not gonna lie--I kinda want to wallpaper my bathroom in both of these prints

TrishB Lovely 😀 3y
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Check out this fun slideshow I made of famous authors' personal libraries!! https://www.facebook.com/BookBub/posts/1167653236658266

(This is a pic of Eudora Welty's private library btw. So pretty!!!)

LeahBergen I loved it! 3y
KarenUK 💕💕💕 3y
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Suet624 Gosh, they are all so unique and beautiful. My first thought when I saw your post was of Jack London's library. I loved visiting his home when I spent a year in No. California. Spent a lot of time on his property. So I was surprised and delighted to see it included in the article. 3y
NatalieR 📚💕 3y
PurpleyPumpkin The pics were great! I think I liked Neil Gaiman's library the best. 😍 3y
MrBook Thank you for sharing! 😊👍🏻 3y
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This cat is why I can't have neatly stacked books.

#nochill #catsoflitsy

LeahBergen 😂😂 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Lol, so cute!! 3y
Chessa 😹😹😹 3y
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valeriegeary "I'll just move this one over here like so, and then this one over there, and voila!" 3y
ingredientx @valeriegeary lol! My cat needs a new aesthetic 3y
annkuch13 I love this! 😸 3y
Bookzombie 💕🐱 3y
MrBook 😻😻😻 3y
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Sweet find in a dusty used bookstore. My existential crisis is finally over! 😂

Kimzey Fun! Candice Bergan's Dad. 😊 3y
Suzze That's a keeper! Way way back in my childhood he'd be on the old b&w variety shows with his "dummy" Charlie McCarthy. 3y
ingredientx @Kimzey really! Wow! 3y
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outis Am I the only one thinking ventriloquists (and their dummies) are a little creepy? 3y
Beckys_Books @outis Totally agree! 3y
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