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kidamy

kidamy

Joined June 2017

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"Writers are on holiday, but they're Muse is awake, and gives birth non-stop" - Roland Barthes

I highlighted this passage around 15 (15?!) years ago and it still speaks to me now.

janeycanuck Would you like to share this beverage with me? 7mo
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Anthony Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts | Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose
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This was awesome. If anyone out there can recommend more like this, please let me know.

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Found myself in Chapters today...

#oops #bookhaul

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Big battles tomorrow. Gotta be ready. #pathfinder #rpg

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The Creature Department | Robert Paul Weston
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Target market for this book? 8+!

36 counts as 8 and up, right? It's a really cute book.

readordierachel It totally counts! What a neat cover. 8mo
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Pizza is in the oven, rum is in my glass, and my #bookoutlet #bookhaul arrived today! Believe it or not, I showed a little restraint.

No doubt hubby will use this as an excuse to buy another bass.

kidamy ...that comment about my hubby sounded much less playful than I intended! 😄 8mo
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Why I Write | George Orwell
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And the rest of the bookloutlet.com order. I got $25 off! I pretty much MADE money. Okay, I didn't, but that's $25i can spend on more books! #bookhaul

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A portion of the books I ordered off of book outlet today. Of course, I can't just order books without telling @janeycanuck about it!

When it comes to buying books, we're like women on a diet who invite each other over to save each other by eating half the dessert.

janeycanuck That reminds me - I have a bourbon apple pie that I shouldn‘t eat on my own. 8mo
kidamy @janeycanuck on my way! 8mo
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Whisper of Leaves | Ashley Capes
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Hard to read when your companion snores so much.

Good morning, litsy.

Traci1 Aww what a cutie. 😍 8mo
JoScho So cute and sweet 🖤 8mo
Redwritinghood My dog always snores on me too. He‘s too darn cute to let it bother me though. 8mo
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If You Want to Write | Brenda Ueland
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Today I learned why I'm such a great writer! It's because I neglect my housework!
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#imsogreat #seriouslyyouguys

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Yesterday was a sad day for me, fellow littens. Writing as a Way of Healing was a big book for me this year.

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Any other littens out there listen to the By the Book podcast?

Well-ReadNeck 🙋🏽‍♀️ 11mo
MrBook @BookBabe & I listen to it from time to time. 😊 11mo
Beatlefan129 This is one of my favorite podcasts! 11mo
Blaire Yes!!! I love it. One of my faves as well @Well-ReadNeck @Beatlefan129 10mo
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Kinda wanna message Wish and tell them there's a whole app for it icalled Litsy! 🙃

Gotta say, though, there's some really cute quotes on some of these pillows that I haven't encountered very often.

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Good morning, Litsy! Time for a bowl of way-too-much steel cut oats, big cup of coffee, and a serious book by a funny lady.

TheBookKeepers Yes to all this!! 12mo
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22 weeks. Oh well.

Does anyone else use Libby? I just downloaded it moments ago and I'm not sure I'm using it properly. I'm hoping this is for an audio file I can download to my phone. This has been an exercise in feeling old.

#libby

Lauram I‘m using Libby right now for audio and digital books (edited) 13mo
knittedgnome Double check the listing is an audio book. My wait for that is much much longer. 13mo
Redwritinghood I use it all the time for audiobooks. Downloads them right to my phone. 13mo
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TheSpineView I use Libby a lot for audiobooks. The wait time can seem like forever. 13mo
Beatlefan129 I love Libby. I use it all the time but for digital books not audio. 13mo
kidamy @knittedgnome Isn't it based on your library, though? If we're not in the same city, the wait times wouldn't be the same. 🤔 13mo
knittedgnome I'm sorry I wasn't clear. I just meant that as two statements. Be sure it's audio and my wait is way longer. 13mo
kidamy @knittedgnome Ohhhhhh, I see what you meant now! I was starting to wonder why it would've needed my library card if it was just one big pool. 😄 13mo
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The Underwater Welder | Jeff Lemire
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Me (front) reading while my wedding reception to-do list creeps up on me.

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The Underwater Welder | Jeff Lemire
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Currently reading a library book in a Chapters Starbucks, AMA. I'm such a rebel

#effthepolice

MelissaSue81 No judgement here! 13mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai Great book! 👌 13mo
kidamy @GrilledCheeseSamurai It really is. I just recently started reading Lemire and I'm devouring everything of his. 💞 13mo
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janeycanuck Are there any good deals at Chapters? Should I hide my Visa? 13mo
kidamy @janeycanuck I actually didn't go into Chapters, believe it or not! I just really need some caffeine and chill time out of the house. 13mo
janeycanuck @kidamy you‘re very strong 13mo
kidamy @janeycanuck I'm very inspiring. Please contribute to my Patreon. 😼 13mo
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Essex County | Jeff Lemire
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Wonderful, wonderful. If it weren't for the library, Jeff Lemire would be getting me into a financial pinch right now. I burn through these so quickly.

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This book is a gigantic pain in the ass if you doze off and drop it on your face.

Goodnight, Litsy.

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The thunderstorm is perfect for music and snuggling. I shut off the air and opened the patio door to hear the thunder. The Husband is gonna complain in the morning that it was muggy in here when he got home from work; I'll feign ignorance: "oh, it was hot in here? Sorry, babe, I dunno. That's so weird."

janeycanuck I left the loft door open last night and it was gloriously cool up there this morning. Tell Husband I told you it would cool things off. 13mo
kidamy @janeycanuck ...he says he wants to talk to you. 13mo
janeycanuck 😇 Tell him there‘s nothing I‘d like more but I have this sick pup on my hands (I‘m feeding her 1 tbsp chicken & rice every half hour, as per vet instructions.) 13mo
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Artist's Way | Julia Cameron
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I wasn't sure if I was depressed or not, so I flipped a book over to seal the deal.

I turn into my father so fast when I see the difference in the US price and the Canadian one.

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I found a great wine pairing for my most recent Chapters order.

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I found myself in a thrift store the other day when my prescription wasn't quite ready. 😬

LiteraryinLititz I liked The Family Fang a lot! 13mo
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The Nobody | Jeff Lemire
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I suspect my Jeff Lemire craze is far from over. This is due back at the library today, so I read it over lunch.

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Question for Litsy: there are a lot of places where we can find lists of what Rory Gilmore reads.

I've been binge watching old episodes of Cheers. Does anyone know of one place where we can find a list of what Diane Chambers has read over the years? Google wasn't super helpful. 🤔🤔🤔

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Fables 1 Legends in Exile | Bill Willingham, Lan Medina
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Mehso-so

This was okay; just not for me. A lot of people would tell me to lighten up, but there were some small snags in the investigation that I just couldn't suspend my disbelief for.

I mean, I have no problem believing the premise of all these characters from fables finding themselves in our would, but the way they conducted a murder investigation was pretty silly. Again, it's just not for me.

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You may recall my posts about the first three books. On the Saturday of the long weekend, I drove around to two different libraries to grab the last three books. I tried to pace myself, but finished these yesterday. The end of these books made me ugly-cry. I highly recommend them.

RaimeyGallant Nice review. :) 14mo
kidamy @RaimeyGallant Thanks, that means a lot. 😊 14mo
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Over the Edge: Stories | Harlan Ellison
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And yesterday, he passed away. I didn't find out about it until I was sitting in my cubicle at work today. I'd just recommended him to a younger coworker this Tuesday, so one person at work knew who I was talking about. I've been thinking of him more this last year, wondering what he'd make of the state of things.

This blurb is from an earlier printing of the tagged book.

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I thought I was being greedy this week and put the first three of Jeff Lemire's Sweet Tooth series on hold and now I wish I'd taken all of them out. It's so good. Good art, good science fiction.

Do any other #writersoflitsy wish they'd written something they were reading? I don't feel it very often, but when I do, it's the worst ache.

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Fellow Littens, why must I fall in love with every artist I encounter?

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Even with its flaws (and his flaws), I thought this was an excellent read and would love it if he kept writing.

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Whose got two thumbs and a new (to her) bookshelf? This girl! (I mean me. This works better when you can see me pointing at myself.) I'm slightly ashamed at how quickly I was able to almost fill it. It's in the guest room, so I tried to fill it with short stories, comics, and art books someone might want to flip through if they can't sleep. Also, Popples.

JoScho Popples 💕 1y
Erofan 👍 13mo
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Let me tell you about purgatory. Shortly after politely being informed of my death, I'll be led into a personal waiting room with several items. There's a bookcase, a chair with no foot-rest, and a stereo. A small table next to the chair includes my reading glasses and my favorite mug, full of tea. "Why, this suits me just fine!" I think. Wandering over to the bookcase, I notice: it's full of all the books I've abandoned in my life.

kidamy I choose one at random before approaching the chair. The chair is, well, it's fine. But, you know, it could really use a foot-rest. No matter. I open the book to where I left off and settle in. Minutes later I notice I've stopped reading and in just idly staring at the page. I reach for the mug. 1y
kidamy The tea is warm. Ish. It's warmish and it's not very strong. I'll enjoy it, but it's not quite to my liking. I approach the stereo. It's a six CD carousel, full of my favorite bands! Full of...my least favorite albums from my favorite bands. 1y
kidamy I look around the room and sigh. There's no art on the walls. It's bright enough, but there's no lamps. "Where am I, really?" I think to myself. I approach the door to ask what's going on and I hear the click of the lock. Guess I better get reading. 1y
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Bookwomble The subtle torture of the mediocre 😑 (Brilliant post 😊) 1y
kidamy @Bookwomble Thank you! That means a lot! 💙😄 1y
jamie_in_the_library I would read that short story ;) 1y
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Pen Pals | Alexandra Pichard
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It's a rainy, grey day here. Perfect day to snuggle in with a coffee and my #litsypenpals letter from @TheDoubleLetterThief ! 💙

TheDoubleLetterThief Woohoo! Glad it got there. I‘ve been checking to see if it did :) 1y
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Snuck out for fish and chips by myself yesterday at lunch. I like my coworkers, but sometimes it doesn't feel like a real break if I don't get away from them.

PS, I love my Kindle. 💕 I decided on the Kindle over the Kobo, but eReaders in general have improved so much I probably would have loved either.

jamie_in_the_library I am the same way- I usually make a point of reading so people don‘t talk too much to me on my break 😜 1y
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😂

janeycanuck Was the town Kirkton? 1y
kidamy @janeycanuck OMG, I'd forgotten about the Kirkton-man-whore joke from...well, I'm not going to mention how long ago it was. 😲 1y
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Kindles were $99 this past weekend, so I snapped one up! 😍

JoScho Yay for you! I adore my kindle ❤️ 1y
knittedgnome Yes!! I just got a paper white and am obsessed with it. I love it way more than my fire! 1y
elyseh That cover is amazing!!! 1y
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SilversReviews I LOVE that cover. May I know the name of the cover and who makes it? 1y
kidamy @SilversReviews Yeah, I wasn't sure of it at first (didn't fall in love with any of them), but it's really grown on me. I got it on Amazon and it's called "huasiru painting case for Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2012-2017) cover with auto sleep/wake, library". The .ca and .com description are similar. ? 1y
SilversReviews @kidamy Thank you. 1y
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Diary of a Keychain | Fulton Holding Limited
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Thanks, @seglitis! Super cute Cthulhu keychain, badass Hermione keychain, and froggy hand sanitizer! I love Earl Grey, but I've not tried the other two.

#keychainswap @JenlovesJT47

JenlovesJT47 Yay!! 💚 1y
seglitis Glad you like the little keychain. I don't know much about that stuff. Had to use google to find it. 😋 1y
seglitis ... Oh. and I just thought the frog was cute 1y
kidamy @seglitis he's totally cute. 😊 1y
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Diary of a Keychain | Fulton Holding Limited
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I was too excited to get a picture of the box, but I did get the box to the post office yesterday! I did get a picture of the emphatic sign about only ringing the bell ONCE. I was caught taking this picture; luckily, it was the friendly girl working and not...well, the other one.

The #keychainswap package for @seglitis is on its way. It should be there by the 9th. @JenlovesJT47

#bookmail #swap

seglitis So exciting. Glad you didn't get "the other one" ? 1y
seglitis It's here!!! This is a big keychain! 😂 1y
kidamy @seglitis That way you definitely won't lose them! 😋 1y
seglitis 🤣🤣🤣 1y
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Holy sh*t. James Comey opens with a quote from Canada's own Jann Arden. #chuffed

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In my defense, I just had 2 really big glasses of wine. 🍷🍷

...also, I might have a crush on James Comey. And Colin Meloy, but that's not new.

cajunsyd 😂 1y
Burghbookaddict Wait until you read Comeys book! You'll love him even more 1y
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This was so good, I was shaking reading the last few chapters. I feel like I was late to the party on this one, but if you've not read it yet, I highly recommend it.

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There's a "potentially historic" amount of freezing rain in the forecast today, but I think I'm well equipped. ?

candority The way they‘re describing this storm is a tad bit ridiculous! But I‘m glad to see that you have the essentials 😊 1y
MelissaSue81 We are getting freezing rain too! Except I don‘t see any yet. 1y
kidamy @MelissaSue81 How about now? 1y
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kidamy @candority How is it where you are? 1y
MelissaSue81 We got some ice overnight.. seems to have turned back to rain by now . 1y
candority It‘s gross, but it‘s by no means ‘historic‘. It‘s more like hail than freezing rain. We lost power at some point in the night, but it‘s all back running this morning. 1y
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Feeling pretty spoiled today when the package from @theresidentromantic 's #AlmostThereGiveaway arrived at the post office! Something from my TBR and a beautiful card, too! Thanks, Megan! I hope your enjoying your trip! #soglittery

theresidentromantic I'm glad you like it!! I hope you enjoy the book! 1y
RaimeyGallant How wonderful! 1y
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SQL Server 2016 Developer's Guide | Dejan Sarka, Milos Radivojevic, William Durkin
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Heads up! Let's hope everything goes smoothly for them this coming Tuesday.

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Year-end at my 9-5 "side hustle" has really been cutting into my career of drinking and reading.

I'm loving this book, btw.

janeycanuck Yay, glad you‘re enjoying it!! 1y
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On Wednesday, I arrived at the SO's work too early to pick him up just so I could enjoy a pint and a chapter.

Does anyone else find it a little funny how people don't understand that the book isn't always because of the wait, but sometimes we create the wait because of the book?

#bookandapint

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I liked it. It was a funny read.

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