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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?!! 2d
k.reads @FashionableObserver Really!? That's so awesome! 1d
FashionableObserver I. Cannot. Wait! 1d
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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....... 1mo
k.reads @Tamra The only time chores seem to be appealing! 😄 1mo
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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 🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀 5mo
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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! 6mo
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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. 6mo
k.reads @LauraJ My apologies! 😂 6mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Louise Wow! That looks like advanced knitting! Hats off to you! 6mo
MicrobeMom Super pretty! I 🧶 too but you are definitely better than me! 6mo
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! 6mo
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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! 7mo
sisilia 😻 7mo
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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? 7mo
k.reads @Libby1 I read one of the older versions in high school. I like this one better. It‘s less flowery, more direct. 7mo
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Evil Librarian | Michelle Knudsen
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julesG @scripturient 😂😂 8mo
scripturient Hahahaha, this should have that one lady‘s face on it. ‘Do you know where everything is??‘ WTH? 🤷🏻‍♀️🤣🤣🤣 @julesG (edited) 8mo
julesG @scripturient 😵😂😂 8mo
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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. ☠️ 8mo
rather_be_reading 😂😂 8mo
ferskner I haven't even read this and I'm 100% scarred from it. 8mo
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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. 8mo
k.reads @BarbaraTheBibliophage Yeah, it‘s really neat so far! Pollan is a great writer. 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Definitely. Hope you enjoy it! 8mo
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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...

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A Study In Scarlet Women | Sherry Thomas
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Re-reading because #YOLO.

Nute I can't wait to start this series! 8mo
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Odyssey | Homer
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“You‘re just like this awesome tree I saw one time!”
Oh Odysseus, such a charmer! 😂

(#EmilyWilsontranslation)

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Idk, y‘all... this book basically reduces a woman‘s life to her relationships with men. I kept waiting for something else to happen, but... nope! Just dad, string of boyfriends, son, and finally a man who makes her complete.

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The Order of Time | Carlo Rovelli
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I listened to this twice through and I still don‘t fully understand it 😂. But it‘s so intriguing! And difficult concepts aren‘t so bad when Benedict Cumberbatch explains them to you 👍🏻.

Totally worth a listen/read!

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Gettin magical over here ✨

SimplyShelia Looking forward to this one myself, enjoy! 11mo
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Plato in 90 minutes | Paul Strathern
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90 minutes is really not very long haha, but great for a (very) quick refresher! I listened to two of these at work before lunchtime 👍🏻

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The Order of Time | Carlo Rovelli

“... Perhaps. Just as Copernicus, by studying the heavens, ended up by studying the movement of the earth beneath his feet. Perhaps ultimately, the emotional dimension of time is not the film of mist that prevents us from apprehending the nature of time objectively. Perhaps the emotion of time is precisely what time is for us.”

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The Order of Time | Carlo Rovelli

“The ‘time‘ of physics is ultimately an expression of our ignorance of the world. ‘Time‘ is ignorance.”

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“Time emerges from a world without time.”

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The Order of Time | Carlo Rovelli

“Time passes more slowly for your feet than it does for your head.”

Chrys The way my feet feel after a day at work I am not certain that is true lol 11mo
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When We Were Orphans | Kazuo Ishiguro
Mehso-so

🤯🤯🤯 wut is this book

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The Order of Time | Carlo Rovelli
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I love getting a hold notification for a book I forgot I requested! It‘s like a message from past me to future me... “hmm I think future me will want to read this.” Good job, past me!

Also, clearly channeling my inner #cumberbitch

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Library | Sarah Stewart
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🕶 Spotted at my library‘s gift shop

Bookzombie ❤️ 12mo
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In the Distance | Hernan Diaz
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A fascinating and thought-provoking western! There is much to ponder and I‘m still wondering if I like the ending, but that‘s a good thing. (Pro tip: Read Frankenstein first! The author draws on a lot of Mary Shelley‘s images and themes.)

k.reads 📷: from my recent trip to Big Bend Natl. Park in west Texas 12mo
batsy Great picture! This book is on my TBR and it's interesting to learn that he draws upon Frankenstein; it's one of my favourites. 12mo
Suet624 I didn‘t pick up on the Frankenstein theme at all. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 10mo
k.reads @Suet624 once you see it, it‘s everywhere! 10mo
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In the Distance | Hernan Diaz
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Perfect audiobook for a road trip west! 🏜🚙

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I heard @Emiller is in need of kitty pics today and it just so happens my mom got this sweet new friend this afternoon! 😻

Emiller 😻😻 12mo
Texreader Awwww! ❤️😻😽 12mo
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This was great! I learned so much about what goes into making a dictionary. Now every time I look something up on Merriam-Webster online, it‘s like saying hi to Kory. 🤓📚

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Bailedbailed

Meh. I had hopes but it went off the rails. How you can purchase a pregnant farm animal and NOT have a traveling vet on call is beyond me. Who needs a trained, seasoned professional when you can just watch some YouTube videos and wing it, right? A truly astounding level of arrogance.

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#audioknitting and #tea on a lovely Sunday morning.

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Ok, that‘s an adorable goat name.
(It‘s also my name, though, so maybe I‘m biased.)

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Jinkies! A lot of hate for this #biglibraryread! I have to admit I‘m liking it OK so far 🤷🏻‍♀️. The author definitely has her quirks (like, why must you list the exact brand and variety of craft beer you drank on a particular day?), but in general it‘s OK. (Also it bugs me when people call living in the country “homesteading.” Like, you made yogurt and had to wait for hot water... ✋🏻please.)

IDK, I liked the beginning but we‘ll see how it goes

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This was fun!

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Bailedbailed

Cool premise, perplexingly bad execution. I mostly hated the main character, but was also just generally befuddled by nearly every choice the author makes in laying out the plot. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Mdargusch This was not one of my favorites but I finished it for my book club meeting. I thought I was alone since everyone I know seems to be gushing over this. Too bad because the premise is good. 13mo
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