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Joined May 2016

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Shunned House by H P Lovecraft
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Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
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Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie
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Shunned House | H P Lovecraft
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Mmkay. From Star Trek to #ghostbusters 👻🔫

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Shunned House | H P Lovecraft
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A being of pure energy?! This haunted house story just went #startrek so fast (and I love it!!!!).

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Turn of the Screw | Henry James
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Mehso-so

Eh. I liked it better after reading this New Yorker article:
www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/ever-scarier-on-the-turn-of-the-screw/amp

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Turn of the Screw | Henry James
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My new October plan is to read as many #hauntedhouse books I possibly can 🎃

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Loved it! Not necessarily what you‘d expect from a haunted house book since you‘re never really sure where the “ghosts” are coming from. 🏰👻

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Spoiler alert: Monsieur Poirot solves the mystery!

While not the most riveting mystery I‘ve read, it kept me guessing until the end!

#agathachristieclubr2

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🥚=🥚 🤔🤔🤔
#agathachristieclubr2

Charityann Listening to this audiobook. 😊 1mo
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Lol, that‘s a nice backup plan. “I‘m tired of working. I‘ll just retire and be rich instead.” 🧐
#AgathaChristieClubR2

MellieAntoinette Bwahahahaha!!! If only! 2mo
Readswithcoffee Sounds like a good gig if you can get it😂 1mo
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From Here to Eternity | Caitlin Doughty
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Gotta get those coups!!😎💵 #craftersoflitsy #knittersoflitsy

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From Here to Eternity | Caitlin Doughty
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Get it, girl! 💃🏻💼

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Odyssey | Homer
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I mentioned this podcast at our last meeting of the #litsyatxreaderssociety. Two dudes read the #emilywilsontranslation of the Odyssey and make goofs about oily boys and wine dark seas. They even get to chat with the translator herself in one episode!
https://overduepodcast.com/search?q=Stop%20homer%20time

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Odyssey | Homer
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Loved this translation!

Much has been said about her choice of the word “complicated” at the opening of the book. IMO it is absolutely the perfect word. The history of the word relates to strands being twisted or folded together (like the words “ply” and “plait”), which goes so well with all the symbolism related to weaving in the book.
🧶🧶🧶
https://www.etymonline.com/word/complicate

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Moby-Dick | Herman Melville
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Finished! 🕺🏻

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Congratulations 🎉 Great job! 2mo
Soubhiville Yes! That‘s a long one! 2mo
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Had to visit the U.S.‘s best friend Lafayette on my recent trip to Washington, D.C. after reading this book (twice).

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Moby-Dick | Herman Melville
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Here‘s a whale I saw on my recent trip to Washington, D.C. at the Museum of Natural History! Made me think of my current read.

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Odyssey | Homer
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Loving these ⚠️cautionary notices someone left on my library‘s record for the #emilywilsontranslation of the Odyssey 🤣... I mean, they‘re not wrong haha

josie281 This made my night!! 🧐🤪🥺 2mo
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Moby-Dick | Herman Melville
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Loved it! I learned so much about the current U.S. wool industry and how much work it takes to go from “sheep to skein.” If you‘re interested in #knitting , #crochet , or #slowfashion , and even #climatechange , this book is for you! 🧶🐑

Godmotherx5 Did you say “knitting”?? 🧶 4mo
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Dolly “Not me” says the woman who plants pots of cotton in the Northeast US. I must remember to post fiber, spinning related photos to fish for others with the same affliction. 😁Do you have sheep? 4mo
k.reads No... but I‘ve 100% thought about it 😅 4mo
Bookish.SAM Truth! A very slippery slope! I went from recently learning to knit, to having my life‘s goal switch to wanting to own an alpaca farm 😂 🧶 🦙 (edited) 4mo
julesG @Bookish.SAM An Alpaca farm is my dream - my father's too. I might sow indigo. My family had sheep. And I had to learn processing wool from lamb to jumper. 😀 4mo
Suet624 So true. 3mo
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Then She Was Gone | Lisa Jewell
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Mehso-so

I just fundamentally don‘t get this book.
THINGS IT IS NOT:
1) A mystery - There is absolutely nothing mysterious here. The author signposts literally everything. Have a feeling you figured it out after the first suspect is introduced? That‘s b/c you did.
2) A thriller - The plot mostly consists of a middle aged woman going on dates.
3) A psychological character study - Why do the characters do what they do? B/c the author says so.

So...🤷🏻‍♀️

LaurenReads Love this!!! 😂 I‘m going to move this down on my TBR pile 4mo
TheEllieMo I read this recently and felt just the same. It was a very disappointing read. 4mo
k.reads @TheEllieMo Glad I‘m not the only one! 4mo
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MizDoniaBuding i had to dnf it lol 2mo
k.reads @MizDoniaBuding I read to the end b/c I kept thinking “but surely that can‘t be all there is to it.” ... nope! 😂 1mo
MizDoniaBuding 🤣 i kinda got to the twist part but the whole i was thinking like why was it dragged ooooout lol & i couldn‘t take it anymore so i just abandoned it lol (edited) 1mo
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Bailedbailed

Really wanted to like this one, but boy— I really don‘t get this author‘s storytelling technique. He‘s just listing details from various murders one after the other without really tying them together. At nearly 17 hours (😱), this book should really move more quickly. And so many weird digressions?? 🐌🐌

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Moby-Dick | Herman Melville
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New favorite word. 🛁

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J.R.R. Tolkein: A Biography | Humphrey Carpenter
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Movie recommendation: The new Tolkien movie was lovely! I had pretty low expectations going in, but it totally blew my socks off. With seeing!

ju.ca.no Good to know! I‘m planning on seeing it once it is released here :) 5mo
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Assassination Vacation | Sarah Vowell
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Road trips call for Sarah Vowell. 🚙🏕

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Moby-Dick | Herman Melville
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Ron Swanson knows everything.

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Can a book be both dark and heartfelt? Apparently, yes. I picked up this book after I heard two people talking about how funny it was. Though there were funny moments for sure, it‘s really only a comedy in the dramatic sense— despite everything, it turns out OK in the end. Dark and tragic, painfully real, yet still warm, hopeful, and full of love for humanity. 🖤

FashionableObserver I adored Elenor. I literally hugged the book when I finished it! I heard that Reese Witherspoon purchased the rights...could we get a movie soon?!! 5mo
k.reads @FashionableObserver Really!? That's so awesome! 5mo
FashionableObserver I. Cannot. Wait! 5mo
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Food: A Love Story | Jim Gaffigan
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When you find yourself in the middle of 8 books... 😳

Tamra That‘s the time I clean the fridge....... 6mo
k.reads @Tamra The only time chores seem to be appealing! 😄 6mo
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Moby-Dick | Herman Melville
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Moby-Dick | Herman Melville
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And now for some lore.

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Moby-Dick | Herman Melville
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🤔foreshadowing?

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Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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Here‘s a tip: if you have a diagnosed disorder (or even if you don‘t) and you‘re having trouble with daily activities like dating or interacting in social situations, seek the help of a professional counselor or therapist, NOT a sex worker. It is so absurd to me that this woman doesn‘t have a therapist on speed dial. 🙄

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So many people just fundamentally do not understand this.

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These section headings get me 🤣

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The Moonstone | Wilkie Collins (1824-1889)
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I'll take creepy units of measurement for 1000.

Purrsistently 🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀 10mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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So wonderful! Part true crime, part historical study, all fascinating!

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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This librarian from the 1930s knew what was up.
#jomo #litsypartyofone

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Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
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This movie was so cute! ❤️👠

Bookzombie It was! 10mo
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The Moonstone | Wilkie Collins (1824-1889)
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Aw, I know that feeling! ❤️📚

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😍Just found about a million knitting books in Hoopla! A.K.A free patterns! (Why have I never thought to get patterns free from the library?? Duh.🙄)

LauraJ I did NOT need to know this. 11mo
k.reads @LauraJ My apologies! 😂 11mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Louise Wow! That looks like advanced knitting! Hats off to you! 11mo
MicrobeMom Super pretty! I 🧶 too but you are definitely better than me! 11mo
k.reads @Louise @MicrobeMom Thanks! Cables look hard, but they are actually easy as pie. I‘d give them a try if you haven‘t before! 11mo
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Unfamiliar Fishes | Sarah Vowell
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A totally engrossing history of Hawaii‘s colonization and eventual annexation into the U.S. This may be my favorite Vowell yet, which is saying something because I love her books!

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Just started this and it is so weird and amazing I love it.

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So cute! Saw this on my local bookstore‘s instagram.

Chelleo Adorable! 12mo
sisilia 😻 12mo
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Odyssey | Homer
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He‘s got this low center of gravity. You can‘t knock him over.
#arresteddevelopment #egg
#emilywilsontranslation

Libby1 Have you read any other translations? If so, how does it compare? 12mo
k.reads @Libby1 I read one of the older versions in high school. I like this one better. It‘s less flowery, more direct. 12mo
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Evil Librarian | Michelle Knudsen
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julesG @scripturient 😂😂 12mo
scripturient Hahahaha, this should have that one lady‘s face on it. ‘Do you know where everything is??‘ WTH? 🤷🏻‍♀️🤣🤣🤣 @julesG (edited) 12mo
julesG @scripturient 😵😂😂 12mo
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Don‘t mind me, just over here plotting...

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Y‘all... LOCK👏🏻YOUR👏🏻DOOR👏🏻.

I‘m like 30 pages in and I‘m over here researching deadbolts. 😐

CouronneDhiver Not a bedtime book! I‘ve watched and read a ton of crime shows/books, but this case gives me the super creeps. ☠️ 13mo
rather_be_reading 😂😂 13mo
ferskner I haven't even read this and I'm 100% scarred from it. 13mo
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Did not realize this is a 14 HOUR audiobook!! ... guess I have a lot to learn!

BarbaraTheBibliophage I thought this was really interesting. Pollan blends memoir, science and history perfectly. 13mo
k.reads @BarbaraTheBibliophage Yeah, it‘s really neat so far! Pollan is a great writer. 13mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Definitely. Hope you enjoy it! 13mo
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OMG this dude got acquitted on charges of writing a blasphemous book by basically arguing “But what is reality, anyway?”

The Salem judges who had similarly refused to acknowledge objective reality for their own purposes weeks earlier didn‘t seem to like it so much when the shoe was on the other foot...