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laytonwoman3rd

laytonwoman3rd

Joined June 2017

"Read, read, read. Read everything..."
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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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Unsparingly realistic, like Salvage the Bones. Tough to read, but impossible to leave alone.

Theaelizabet It had the same effect on me. 4mo
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Finally got to hear Colson Whitehead speak, after his November appearance here had to be rescheduled (ice storm). The man can be funny! Who knew? #liveauthor #AAC

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Recruiters: A Story | Silas House, Arwen Donahue, Sue Massek
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A gorgeous letterpress, handsewn edition of this moving short story, illustrated with woodcuts, from Larkspur Press in Kentucky. #letterpress #specialedition #woodcuts

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Just finished this heart-breaking story by one of my favorite living authors. If you think you can't take one more Holocaust novel, please reconsider. This one is special.

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English Creek | Ivan Doig
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Molly wishes me to curl up with a good book so she can snuggle.

Leftcoastzen So adorable!😻 5mo
laytonwoman3rd She is my furry blessing. 5mo
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Lost Words | Robert Macfarlane
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Beautiful illustrations, brilliant poems (or "summoning spells", as the author calls them), an overall concept that includes word find puzzles and acrostics. Cannot begin to say how much I love this magnificent book.

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My Name Is Asher Lev | Chaim Potok

"The fact is that gossip, rumors, mythmaking, and news stories are not appropriate vehicles for the communication of nuances of truth..."

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The Colossus of New York | Colson Whitehead
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Read this in anticipation of hearing Colson Whitehead speak tonight. Lecture has been postponed due to weather, but the book was a treat anyway.

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Odyssey | Homer
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Eager to sample this translation.

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These wonderful young readers books written by an old school friend of mine are set in and around the rural area where I grew up. #riotgrams #settingyouvebeento

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Incompleat Pogo | Walt Kelly
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"Don't take life so serious, son. It ain't no how permanent." Porky Pine #riotgrams #stackofcomics

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Snakes: The Evolution of Mystery in Nature | Harry W. Greene, Michael Fogden, Patricia Fogden
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"Here I go again, on my own, Goin' down the only road I've ever known..." #riotgrams #pairabookandband #whitesnake

lycomayflower 😂 10mo
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J. S. Bach | Albert Schweitzer
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Light In August | William Faulkner
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I buy so many books at library sales. These were all #librarybooks once. #riotgrams

Leftcoastzen You were the one , I think , who said I sould try more Faulkner, cuz I read the early few , any recommendations? 10mo
laytonwoman3rd Which ones have you read so far? 10mo
laytonwoman3rd I think Absalom, Absalom is Faulkner's masterpiece. But for lighter reading, The Hamlet, or The Unvanquished are very good. 10mo
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The Greek Alexander Romance | Richard Stoneman
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The Life and Deeds of Alexander of Macedon #riotgrams, #favoritebookcover

Leftcoastzen Nice cover ! 10mo
TimSpalding Fantastic book. 4mo
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"Thank you for my children, Arthur." #riotgrams, #classicsyoulove

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Paper Moon | Joe David Brown
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I love a good many female characters, but I can't say I have one favorite. Addie Pray is right up there near the top of the list though. #riotgrams #favoritefemalecharacter

arubabookwoman I well remember that movie, but did not realize it was based on a book. 10mo
laytonwoman3rd Well, now you have to read it, don't you?😉 10mo
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The Long-Shining Waters | Danielle Sosin
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Why Read Moby-Dick? | Nathaniel Philbrick
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Morgan Sock-Monkey guards some goodies. #riotgrams #freebie

Leftcoastzen That Welty photography book, I remember being really nice. 10mo
laytonwoman3rd It is...she was multi-talented. Her gardens were exquisite too. 10mo
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Death and the Gentle Bull | Frances Lockridge, Richard Lockridge
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Faulkner: A Biography | Joseph Blotner
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Maybe more than most people want to know about William Faulkner... #nakedbookspines #riotgrams #biography #faulkner

Leftcoastzen Wow! Guess I did not know there was a two volume biography of him . 10mo
laytonwoman3rd It's definitive...published in the early '70's. I saw it in the bookstore when it came out, and bought it with grocery money. I thought I was being pretty irresponsible at the time. My only regret now is that I discarded the dust jackets! 10mo
Leftcoastzen Wow , It‘s funny how Book lovers can remember almost every detail when they were a little extravagant . But for me , only regrets were the ones I didn‘t get. 10mo
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In the Fall | Jeffrey Lent
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The New Down the River Road | Mabel O'Donnell
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Some old textbooks, #tchotchkes and ancestors. #riotgrams #shelfie

Leftcoastzen Very cool ! Love it . 10mo
laytonwoman3rd Thanks! 10mo
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"No one can fly unless the fairy dust has been blown on him" The word cloud edition of Peter Pan #riotgrams #fairytales

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A Parchment of Leaves | Silas House
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The new circulation desk at the Albright Memorial Library. #riotgrams #locallibrary

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Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Catching up with #riotgrams. King tries his hand at a detective novel...my #current read.

lycomayflower What?! Who are you and what have you done with my mother? 11mo
laytonwoman3rd I read King sometimes. And it's a DETECTIVE novel. 11mo
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Jubilee Trail: A Novel | Gwen Bristow

When I was a senior in high school the school librarian would not let me check out a copy of Jubilee Trail, because she said it was not appropriate for me. So if a senior couldn't read it, what was it doing in the school library? I went across the street after school and got it from the public library! #BannedBookBonanza

Leftcoastzen 👍❤️ 11mo
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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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Lordy, lookit the size of it! #cormoranstrike #anticipation #chunkster

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Lady Chatterly's Lover | D H Lawrence

Name a book title that starts with each letter of your first name.
L-- Look Homeward, Angel
I-- Intruder in the Dust
N--Night
D--Darktown
A--All the King's Men

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In the face of her abusive husband's violent death, 39-year-old Paula Spencer mentally processes her life, hoping to make some sense of it all, struggling to hold on to the illusion of normalcy that has kept her going for nearly two decades. It's only brilliant.

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Clay's Quilt: A Novel | Silas House
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TFW you finish the first novel you've ever read by a particular author, and immediately have to buy everything he's written so far. #americanlit #newfavorite #appalachia #5stars

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Bridge of Sighs | Richard Russo

"Don't let anybody pee on your melons, Lou"

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The Cat's Table | Michael Ondaatje

Gentle pacing, lovely writing, very little plot, but so many stories. The narrator needs most of his life to contemplate and try to understand the events of a 3 week sea voyage he took as a virtually unsupervised 11-year-old. Fine stuff.

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A fascinating look at how animal brains work; what frightens them and how they react to fear; how to treat animals fairly, ethically and humanely while raising them to produce food--or to BE food. Grandin's perspective as an autistic human is insightful, as she believes she is capable of seeing the world more as animals do than "typical" humans are. Lots of surprising info in here, presented with wisdom, humor and heart.

Leftcoastzen Cute kitty! 11mo
laytonwoman3rd She's on my lap right now, and I can't get up to get another cup of coffee! 11mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Wonderful, immersive novelization of endlessly engaging Greek mythology, told by Circe, witch godess, from her island exile. From her early days as a least favored child of Helios, through her love affairs and battles with Olympians, Titans and mere men, to her ultimate choice to become her true self. Her powerful magic is sometimes monstrous, sometimes protective, always awe-inspiring. Miller's language is glorious; her book is a gift.

jillrhudy LOVED it 💕 1y
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Kittyhawk Down | Garry Disher
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Loving this series of Australian police procedurals, slightly reminiscent of Tana French's style of following several characters independently.

arubabookwoman I‘ve read and loved them all, except the last one which is still $14.99 on Kindle (too much), and my library doesn‘t have it. So I‘m starting another series by Disher, the first of which is titled #Wyatt. It‘s told from the POV of Wyatt, a savvy criminal. 1y
laytonwoman3rd Good to know about the other series. Thanks! 1y
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Tim Parrish reflects on his adolescence in a blue color community in Baton Rouge in the 1970's, when he struggled with mixed messages from his family and his church about attitudes toward integration and the civil rights movement. #fear, #racism, #hypocrisy

laytonwoman3rd "Blue COLLAR", Linda. Sheesh. *red face* 1y
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Hounds of Spring | Lucy Andrews Cummin
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I'm excited to read this hot-off-the-presses novel by an internet book world acquaintance.

rubyslippersreads Great cover! 1y
arubabookwoman I love the cover too. 1y
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Nifty little compendium of general knowledge about poisonous, illegal, intoxicating, invasive or just plain irritating plants. And we EAT some of them all the time! Fantastic illustrations too.

klarusu Loved this one. Have you read 'Wicked Bugs' ... also great! 1y
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The September Society | Charles Finch
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What could be better than a detective story set in Victorian London and Oxford? #notsherlock #victorianmystery

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Wiley Cash has the story-telling gift. This novel is based on historical incidents in the early 20th century as union organizers attempted to bring better wages and working conditions to the textile mills of Appalachia. Unforgettable characters, excellent writing. #labor #poverty #appalachia

jillrhudy He‘s coming to my library soon for an author talk! I will be sure to get a photo with him. 1y
laytonwoman3rd That's exciting! I'd love to hear him speak. 1y
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Excellent history exploring the consequences of being a Loyalist during the American Revolution. Lots of good stuff we didn't learn in school! #history #AmericanRevolution #BenFranklin

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A fictional memoir of an escaped slave who spent a year "minding" Thoreau, at Emerson's request. If you love Walden, you'll enjoy this perspective on his experiment. If you tend to find Thoreau annoying, you'll LOVE Samuel Long's wry observations about it .

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Maybe I should read this today...it's been decades. #riotgrams #getspooky

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Take Out | Margaret Maron
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Looking forward to this one, but then there will be no more... #riotgrams #recentacquisitions

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Beyond the Style Manual: Bundle #1 | Kris James, Laura E. Koons, Stefanie Spangler Buswell
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Good advice for writers. #riotgrams #howto

laytonwoman3rd Also, I might happen to know one of the authors... 2y
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#riotgrams #freebie. Yes, I'm behind and catching up. Part of my Library of America collection. So #pretty. #libraryofamerica

TheBookKeeper Wow, fantastic! 1y
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This is a lovely little #picturebook featuring rocks in the shape of letters of the alphabet. #riotgrams #picturebookstack

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At Swim, Two Boys | Jamie O'Neill
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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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