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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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but now I‘m a grown-up and I get to make my own dumb decisions...

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Ulysses | James Joyce
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A portrait of the Book nerd as a tattooed artist...

BarbaraBB Very cool. Did you like the book?? 3d
jveezer @BarbaraBB I love Joyce. I‘ve read Ulysses a few times and right now I‘m making my way through a reread of Fineggans Wake. 2d
BarbaraBB I am impressed. I did read Ulysses but decided afterwards I won‘t read Finnegan‘s Wake. Joyce in dialect seems a bit too much! 2d
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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The fact that that‘s a lot of creeks...

Samplergal 😂😂😂😂😂 How about shits Creek? 5d
BarbaraBB I travelled through the US this summer and noticed too that every other place is called Creek! 5d
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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The fact that books go well with tea, and tea goes well with books, and I‘d be content doing this every remaining day of my life, the fact that there are no periods in this post either,

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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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90 pages in and I still haven‘t run across a period, except in the brief “asides” of the mountain lion sections....900+ pages to go.

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💔 well there‘s a Nobel laureate that won‘t get on my “to be read” list...

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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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Does this book make my thighs look thick? 😜😆 I like big books and I cannot lie.

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My Struggle, Book Four | Karl Ove Knausgaard
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While I don‘t resonate with everything he says, Karl Ove captures nicely the awkwardness of being an adolescent boy, maybe one who thinks all his friends have had sex while he hasn‘t but is desperate to, one who is always second-guessing what the girls are thinking, etc. Brilliant writing.

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Cantoras: A Novel | Carolina De Robertis
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Doesn‘t sound great for the book but where do you meet librarians like this?😜

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Woman Next Door | Yewande Omotoso
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This, my book friends, was excellent.

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I like when I come across the title for a book in the text. Onaabenii Giizis... The moon of the crusted snow. 📖🤓❤️

Tamra I want to read this! 1mo
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Looking forward to this one based on a rave review from a friend...

Tamra It sounds great! 1mo
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Gravel Heart | Abdulrazak Gurnah
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What an excellent book about what it‘s like to be human. What humans do to and for each other. How things are not always how they seem and sometimes are. It makes me cry for yet another beloved African country. Alas, the corruption of power and the fruits of imperialism. 💔

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Gravel Heart | Abdulrazak Gurnah
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Been a while since I had a backyard tea and reading session. Good to be back at it. #Teading #BooksAndTea

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Flashback Hotel | Ivan Vladislavic
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My reading spot today...the cliffs of 1000 steps beach in Laguna Beach.

Leftcoastzen Such a beautiful spot! 1mo
BarbaraBB Lovely 😍 1mo
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True | Riikka Pulkkinen
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My daughter @lalatiburona is a baker. She gave me a box of (visual) rejects and now I‘m wishing I had a chocolate croissant with my book and latte every day. 😋

lalatiburona I'll do my best to keep you supplied 😁 3mo
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This photo makes it hard for me to crack this cover. Especially in my cushy, 1st world, latte drinking backyard. But I‘m going anyways because this is the world I live in and I‘m trying to wrap my arms and heart around it...💔

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Old Drift | Namwali Serpell
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White truth! Ha ha ha ha!!!

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The Guermantes way | Marcel Proust
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Got my tea, my guitar, and my Proust. Shaping up to be a good Sunday. 📖🤓❤️

Tamra I love that you have your kettle outside! I am thinking about replacing by stovetop kettle - what are the benefits of electric? 3mo
Simona Looks perfect❣️ 3mo
jveezer @Tamra it depends on what you want. But since I drink so much tea, I like a tea kettle that will hold the water at the temperature I need for a given tea. That way I can just keep steeping my leaves. 3mo
Tamra @jveezer that makes sense. I like that it takes the guess work out of temps. 3mo
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Old Drift | Namwali Serpell
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Ha ha. I went past several of these before I noticed they were mosquitoes. Cool and apt text decoration. Looking forward to my first Zambian novel.

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The Guermantes way | Marcel Proust
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Chocolate chip instead of madeleines but one does what one must when reading Proust...

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The Guermantes way | Marcel Proust
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Seriously Moncrieff (top book)? “Moment of gratification?” This is why translation fascinates and often baffles me. You made me spend $25 to order the French version so I can see for myself what Proust actually wrote. I think I‘ll try Moncrieff‘s non-sequitur out on my lover next time and see how it flys. 🤤

Leftcoastzen Oh wow. 4mo
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The Guermantes way | Marcel Proust
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...and on to the third volume of these new translations. Good to get back to Proust.

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Pride and Prejudice | Austen Jane
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For me, the novel was so-so but the Thornwillow edition was great, so I made it a pick. If you love P&P, which I know many do, and you love physical books, you might want to pick up this Thornwillow Press edition before it sells out. Under $100 for a letterpress book? Yup.

jveezer Also, reviewed with more photos on my blog, The Whole Book Experience! 📖 🤓 ❤ 4mo
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My Struggle, Book Three | Karl Ove Knausgaard
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Moms...or Dads is some cases. All parenting configurations are valid to me but I guess one‘s chances of having at least one like the mom above are better the more you have...I would be so sad if my kids cringed when I was around.

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My Struggle, Book Three | Karl Ove Knausgaard
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I‘m in the threes of the three big multi-volume works I‘m reading. Starting this one, just finished V3 of the Chin P‘ing Mei, and next is V3 of the new translations of In Search of Lost Time. Haha. Hope I live long enough to finish them. 😜📖📖📖😵

Leftcoastzen I‘m feeling that way about series now. Tick , tick , tick.I won‘t get everything read I would like to read in my lifetime, but I can try. 4mo
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Whew! Chapter 50. Am I halfway there yet? I‘m almost to the middle of this third volume of five. But I know V4 is even bigger and haven‘t seen V5 yet...📖📖😅📖📖📖😵

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The shift to outdoor reading, latte, cookie break has occurred...I guess you could say I‘m coming out in a way (pun intended, with all due respect to my trans friends)

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Traveling is still the oldest and most poetic form of higher education there is. Not traveling in some elite, upper class bubble, mind you, but really traveling.

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Pedro Pramo | Juan Rulfo, Margaret Sayers Peden
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The Arion Press edition is amazing (and is the OOP University of Texas Press edition). Check out the complete review on the blog.

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Pedro Pramo | Juan Rulfo, Margaret Sayers Peden
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Shooting that sweet book porn for my upcoming review on The Whole Book Experience...👨🏽‍🎨📷

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The Big Book of Pussy | Dian Hanson
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Meriodoc Brandycat and what he thinks is his autobiography...

Leftcoastzen What a cute, floofy cat! 5mo
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The Muse of the Department | Honor de Balzac
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That is what a yogiTeamonger wants to hear! Except maybe don‘t do the English milk and sweetener think if it‘s health your after... #BrewYourOwnTea #tea

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Holy crap. I‘m sitting in a church and will literally be 20‘ from Ani Fucking Difranco. And I‘m feeling overcome with the love and emotion that her songs have always made me feel...

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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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“Peter would prefer to have sex every day. Hanna would prefer to never have sex with Peter again, not because she‘s frigid but because she finds it difficult to become aroused by a perpetually unemployed man.” —I almost spit out my latte...

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The Muse of the Department | Honor de Balzac
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Well, you know you are the first to read 100-year-old book when you have to cut the pages...📖🤓❤️

Leftcoastzen That is a magical weird feeling.I get slightly annoyed that nobody read it.😀 5mo
jveezer @Leftcoastzen I feel bad for the book. But now it is getting some love! Also, I kinda like cutting pages, although you are probably not supposed to use a kitchen knife. 5mo
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Sueos Y Pesadillas | DALIA ROSETTI. LAGUNA
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I couldn‘t resist. The story sounded right down my alley. And an illustration drawn with vagina and marker? I‘m in...

Booksnchill What???🤣🤣 5mo
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Couldn‘t resist this punk ABC primer! Especially since A is for Against Me! and the amazing Laura Jane Grace. That‘s Black Flag and the Clash, yo! 🎸🎸🎸

Rachel.Rencher 😍😍 I saw Against Me! with Green Day a few years back and it was amazing! 5mo
jveezer @Rachel.Rencher Haven‘t seen Against Me! but just saw LJG and she was amazing! I have her book to read too... 5mo
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The Old Curiosity Shop | Charles Dickens
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“There‘s plenty more of it at the same shop,” said Mr. [Dick] Swiveller, by turns advancing and retreating in a threatening attitude, “a large and extensive assortment always on hand— country orders executed with promptitude and dispatch—will you have a little more, sir? Don‘t say no, if you‘d rather not.”

LauraJ I may name my next batch of foster kittens after Dickens characters! 6mo
jveezer @LauraJ That would be classic. A whole litter of Swivelers, Fagins, Chuzzlewits, Pecksniffs, Fanny Squeers, M‘Choakumchilds, and Fezziwigs‼️😆 6mo
LauraJ I challenge anyone to come up with a better kitten name than Fezziwigs! 6mo
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Variations on Night and Day | Abdelrahman Munif
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Starting book three, the last book of a five book trilogy. WTF?

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Harold Norse. Magic. Don‘t assume my gender.

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Always loved this poem since I found it in my Nana‘s library as a kid...

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This marbling is so beautiful, and for it to be on the edges of the text block is even more amazing...

glitterkitty459 Gorgeous!! 😍 6mo
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Some titillating Balzac? I‘m going in...

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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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Halfway through on this timely reminder of what immigrants face (and of the ridiculousness of our financial “system”)...I‘m stressed about driving on an expired vehicle registration through a combo of personal fault and DMV bureaucratic ineptitude. But I‘ll just get a fixit ticket, not deported to Limbe! Can‘t imagine the fead and stress.

Samplergal I loved this book. 6mo
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Pride and Prejudice | Austen Jane
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Mary might be my favorite sister so far...😜

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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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Difficult women made easier with the Portola latte...

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Pride and Prejudice | Austen Jane
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Just received my paper-wrapped edition of the Thornwillow Press P&P. Four chapters in and wondering if I somehow have never read Austen before...

Leftcoastzen Maybe .... I hope you enjoy it , that is a beautiful edition. 6mo
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Pedro Pramo | Juan Rulfo, Margaret Sayers Peden
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Two wonderful editions: from the Arion Press and the University of Texas Press. Review up soon on The Whole Book Experience.

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Now dusting the Shakespeare shelf. Dusting takes a lot longer when you keep opening books to read a little. Ah, those sonnets...

AlaSkaat Haha, I second that. Although with any book anywhere. Sometimes it takes me a week to organise a small shelf because I must visit the books again and it turns a mess 6mo
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