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Lcsmcat
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Mehso-so

Knowing that “Linda Keir” is not one person but two, I was acutely aware of stylistic inconsistencies. The story was interesting enough that I didn‘t bail, but the prose is meh. No mental energy required, but no great reward offered for the little effort required. So-so.

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TheSpineView Love this poem! 💜 11h
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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Ambiguous
2. Enough to tell the story; not enough to get repetitive; 7 (Narnia)
3. Only policy statements and agendas
4. 👍🏻 (& thanks for the tag @Graywacke )
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs
@Nevertoobusyforbooks @Settings @Ruthiella

SilversReviews Love your answer to #3. 😊 1d
Eggs Love all these answers ✅❤️👏🏻🤗 1d
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The Ponder Heart | Eudora Welty
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I‘m pretty sure this was #readinonesitting the first time around. #gratefulreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 2d
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Change dog to cat and I‘d agree. #home #poetrymatters

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Dancing Girls | Margaret Atwood
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OriginalCyn620 I haven‘t read this. Are you enjoying it? Short story collections are very hit-or-miss for me! 3d
Lcsmcat I loved it. Like most collections some stories worked better for me than others, but they were all thought provoking and well written. 3d
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The Women of the Copper Country | Mary Doria Russell
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Kitty may have fallen asleep, but this book was too good for me to put down to go to bed. This is history we all need to know, told with intelligence, Grace, and understanding. Everyone should read this.

Leftcoastzen 😻kitties are a wreck if they don‘t get their 18 hours of sleep per day.😁 3d
Soubhiville I‘m looking forward to this one! Glad you liked it. 3d
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Lcsmcat
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So we went thrifting today. #sorrynotsorry So many of these are ones that were already on my TBR, although some were serendipity. And they‘re not all for me. Four of them are for my husband. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Chab256 A Prayer for Owen Meany...one of my all time favorites! 3d
Dcueto This picture made me excited for you! Happy reading! 3d
Lcsmcat @Chab256 Mine too. This will replace my paperback that‘s falling apart. 3d
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Lcsmcat @Dcueto Thanks! This should last me for a bit. 😀 3d
merelybookish Wow! Great haul. I love Munro and enjoyed the Ferrante series! 3d
Leftcoastzen Nice haul! 3d
Lcsmcat @merelybookish This was so perfect because I have (& have read) the first Ferrante, and they had just these 3. Love Munro too. My sister studied with her at Bennington and I‘ve been reading her ever since. 3d
merelybookish @Lcsmcat Lucky sister! I guess there was a hoax on Twitter today saying she had died. Fortunately not true! 3d
Lcsmcat @merelybookish Why do people do things like that? 3d
Amiable That‘s one impressive haul! 3d
Aimeesue Jane Gardam! And look at all those Europa Editions! I ❤️ French flaps. 😁 3d
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The Tent | Margaret Atwood
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BetterWorldBooks.com is having a sale. I may have just geeked out on Margaret Atwood titles. #sorrynotsorry #BetterWorldBooks

TheBookHippie Ooooo📚📚📚📚 3d
Lcsmcat @TheBookHippie I love what they stand for, too. I can splurge, save $ and feel virtuous. 3d
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Breath | Robert Vandermolen
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Perhaps the wrong collection, but the right poet. #seasonal #poetrymatters @TheSpineView

TheSpineView 😍😍😍 4d
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The Crow Road | Iain Banks
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Eggs Love the design! 4d
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The Women of the Copper Country | Mary Doria Russell
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I met Ms. Russell last September and she signed this copy for me. Now I‘m finally going to dive in. #currentlyreading

Tamra Want to read! 4d
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Dancing Girls | Margaret Atwood
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As with most short story collections, some stories resonated more than others. But the opening and closing stories were excellent, as were many of the others. Themes of dislocation and the misunderstandings between people of good intentions, especially between men and women. (Of course, it‘s Atwood, right?)

Emilymdxn I always love her short stories so much! Haven‘t read this collection yet but I want to 4d
Lcsmcat @Emilymdxn This one is from 1977. I understand that the first edition has a story that was since removed from the collection, so I may have to go hunting. 😀 4d
ReadingOver50 Oh that cover 😍 4d
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Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier, Dame
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Avidreader25 She is such a fantastic character! 4d
Nute Yes! 4d
OriginalCyn620 I still haven‘t read this one! I feel like I‘m missing out! 4d
Lcsmcat @OriginalCyn620 Because you are 😆 Seriously, it‘s a good book and a fairly quick read. 4d
rubyslippersreads She‘s so menacing! @OriginalCyn620 You really are missing out. 😊 3d
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TheSpineView Love this! A reminder that we should tell the ones we love how special they are to us.💜 5d
Graywacke 😢 4d
Lcsmcat @Graywacke I hope this one isn‘t autobiographical. 4d
Graywacke @Lcsmcat definitely is, to a large degree. His parents did own a gas station in far west Texas. And he certainly crossed with their hyper-conservative perspectives. The darkest element, between the lines here, is that, as I understand, the station burned down, killing both his parents when they were older. (I hope I‘m correct there. When he told me this story, I didn‘t feel comfortable asking for clarity or more explanation.) 4d
Lcsmcat @Graywacke No, you wouldn‘t. I hope he‘s found some peace since then. 4d
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Dancing Girls | Margaret Atwood
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#bookandsnack #gratefulreads I love these tiny “cartons” of Ben & Jerry‘s! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Me too! 😊 5d
Amiable I love Ben & Jerry‘s in any size! 😀 5d
Linsy Best ice cream! 🍒 3d
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Dancing Girls | Margaret Atwood
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“. . . she was an honorary person.”
Iconic Atwood.

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Dancing Girls | Margaret Atwood
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Continuing my Atwood backlist.

TheBookHippie Ohhh let me know I have that in my TBR pile! 5d
vivastory That cover is amazing! 5d
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Bodily Harm | Margaret Atwood
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1. A Lost Lady (Cather) Dancing Girls (Atwood)
2. “Instead she is lucky, suddenly, finally, she‘s overflowing with luck, it‘s this luck holding her up.”
3. Coffee, Diet Pepsi, and now wine.
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Bodily Harm | Margaret Atwood
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In someone else‘s hands this would have been a cliché - woman who writes about fashion and trends goes to Caribbean island to deal with mental issues due to breast cancer/surgery and gets swept up in a banana republic revolution. But in Atwood‘s capable hands, it‘s philosophical and real and symbolic, all at the same time. Pre- Handmaid, but dealing with many of the same issues of power and identity.

DrexEdit I had similar thoughts about her book An Edible Woman. Almost any other author would not have been able to make the story so relevant. 5d
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A Lost Lady | Willa Cather
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For anyone else in the #catherbuddyread who didn‘t know what a Democrat wagon is, I Googled it. Looking forward to our discussion tomorrow! @Graywacke

batsy Oh cool! Thanks 6d
Sace Thanks! I'll have to see if I can find the etymology of the term too. I had to Google astrachan collar too. How did I ever read before Google? 🤣 6d
Graywacke Huh, thanks! @Sace - I have uncounted thoughts related to and in answer to that question... 5d
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Sace @Graywacke part of me loves it because it adds so much more learning to my reading....but so much more distraction too 🙄 5d
Lcsmcat Cowboy Bob‘s Dictionary says: “A light, flat bed farm or ranch wagon, usually without a top, with a skeleton frame and two or more seats. It sometimes has a wire rack for a side. The term "Democrat" was not a partisan designation, but referred to the availability of this inexpensive, easy to handle, wagon to a wide range of people. A Democrat Wagon was so light that if it got stuck a single individual could often lift it out by hand.” 5d
Graywacke Thank you Cowboy Bob. Appreciate the detail, L. Lets the era pop out a little. 5d
Lcsmcat @Graywacke Kind of like horse-drawn minivans. 5d
Sace Thanks for the info! 5d
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Bodily Harm | Margaret Atwood
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“If you were a girl it was a lot safer to be decent than to be beautiful. If you were a boy, the question didn‘t arise; the choice was whether or not you were a fool.”

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Bodily Harm | Margaret Atwood
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#bookandbeverage Getting ready to meet the lady herself in 7 days! (but who‘s counting?) #gratefulreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

merelybookish Oh, that's exciting! I saw her years and years ago (for Alias Grace) and she was stormed by a Canadian comedy troop. She handled it well. 6d
OriginalCyn620 That‘s awesome! 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🎊📚🎉 6d
vivastory @merelybookish Seriously?! How strange! Please tell me it wasn't Kids in the Hall. 5d
merelybookish @vivastory No, but that would have been amazing! It's a show called This Hour has 22 Minutes and it was a fake news show. They had a woman who played a pushy ignorant correspondent. 5d
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Hooked_on_books That kinda says it all, doesn‘t it? 6d
Aimeesue Still true. 6d
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Collected Poems | Edwin Arlington Robinson
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TheSpineView This poem has a lot to say. An excellent choice! 💜 7d
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A quick read, it nevertheless gave me lots to think about. How do you balance the 1960s idea of what‘s right with the current idea? A promise of anonymity, with easy access to DNA testing? The rights of the child v. the rights of the parents? And what effect do secrets have on families and individuals?

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Cousin Bette | Honore Balzac
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TheSpineView Love! 😍😍😍 1w
erzascarletbookgasm Nice one! 1w
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This is a #bookgiftedtome that I probably would not have read otherwise, but that I ended up loving and recommending all over the place. #GratefulReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Bookwormjillk I love it when that happens! 1w
Librarybelle I loved this book too! 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
OriginalCyn620 That‘s so cool when that happens! 😊 1w
TheBookHippie Stacking it! 5d
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Trying to distract myself from election results with a new book. Thanks to @4thhouseontheleft for reminding me that this was in my shelf waiting to be read.

Cinfhen SUCH A GOOD BOOK!!!!!!! 1w
4thhouseontheleft I just finished it, and thought is was excellent! 1w
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Election Day | Marc Tyler Nobleman
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Not book related, but after a very short Council meeting, I‘m home watching the election results to see who my new bosses will be. #localPolitics #electionday #vote

Riveted_Reader_Melissa 🤞for you! 1w
4thhouseontheleft I'm doing the same thing, but for Mecklenburg County (Charlotte)! 😁We still only have EV results, no precincts reporting. 😩I was out at the polls volunteering for a few of the candidates today. 1w
Lcsmcat @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks. I think I can work with any of the candidates who are running, but of course I have my favorites. 😀 1w
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Lcsmcat @4thhouseontheleft How was your turn out? 1w
4thhouseontheleft @Lcsmcat Crap. It always is for municipal elections. 4% turnout during early voting. Not sure about overall. 1w
ImperfectCJ Small world... I have an aunt who lives in Holly Springs. (No idea how she voted (or even if she voted), though.) 1w
Lcsmcat @4thhouseontheleft I know! And that‘s where your daily life gets affected the most. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1w
Lcsmcat @ImperfectCJ Small world indeed! Do you ever come visit her? 1w
ImperfectCJ @Lcsmcat Not for a long time. I used to visit her when I lived in Durham, but we've been away since 2003. 1w
GingerAntics That‘s got to be nerve wracking. Your boss could change every time there‘s a vote. Good luck! 1w
Lcsmcat @GingerAntics It‘s definitely interesting to see the election from the other side as it were. And they never all change at once, so that helps with continuity. 1w
GingerAntics I guess I never thought about it, but that‘s good. It would be weird to go into work tomorrow and find your boss moving out while the new one moved in. 1w
Lcsmcat @GingerAntics We get a little more notice than that. The newly elected will take office at the first meeting in December. 1w
Texreader @GingerAntics That happened when I worked for the court of appeals, but fortunately not my judge. It was weird my co-clerk who was hired by one judge (a Democrat) had to start working for another (Republican). Awkward! 1w
GingerAntics @Texreader oh that is awkward! @Lcsmcat oh that gives a month of transition. That‘s good. Did you get the new boss you wanted?! 1w
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Rowing in Eden | Barbara Rogan
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I started this on my lunch hour. I haven‘t had great luck with Kindle freebies lately, but so far this one is good.

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Sorry about the small print. #history #poetrymatters @TheSpineView

TheSpineView 😍😍😍 1w
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OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼📚❤️ 1w
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The Group: A Novel | Mary McCarthy
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This one was too good to wait for a prompt to use. Thanks for introducing me to a new-to-me poet @Graywacke ! I devoured it in one sitting, but I‘ll be back to savor it on my next read.

Graywacke Wow 😍The world is great place today. I never know how anyone will react to recommendations. Larry is special. So, crazy happy you enjoyed your first look. 1w
Graywacke And that‘s tough to read on my little phone, but now that I‘ve finally read it again...I need to read him again. I have one or two unread collections!! (Poetry comes and goes with me. 😕) 1w
Lcsmcat @Graywacke I worried about the tiny print on a phone, but I had to get the cows in. My grandfather raised Herefords. 1w
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Tamra Is the poetry primarily nature focused? If so I‘ll check it out! 1w
Lcsmcat @Tamra Some of it is, and much of it is Texas-inspired. 1w
Tamra @Lcsmcat I will check to see if it is in my library system. 😁 1w
Cathythoughts Great picture ❤️❄️ (edited) 1w
Lcsmcat @Cathythoughts Thanks. It‘s from the internet - we don‘t get that much snow here. 1w
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#BookMail! The best way to end a Monday. I don‘t know who Connor was/is @Graywacke but his loss is my gain.(I love surprise autographed books!) And I‘ve accidentally started collecting the Vintage paperbacks for the #catherbuddyread. These covers are singed by the same illustrator who did my cover for A Lost Lady. Since she depicted Mrs. Forrester as a strawberry blonde, I don‘t hold out hope that these covers will be accurate! 😀

Graywacke Nice titles dropping in, a good Monday, indeed. (I‘m putting Connor down as fickle poetry fan. 😐) 1w
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I thoroughly enjoyed this romp through the oceans, chasing the elusive The First Years‘ bath toys that went overboard in the early 90‘s. I‘ll never look at the ocean or a “made in China” label the same again.

AkashaVampie When seeing ur post, my mind went right to this.... https://youtu.be/f5d8pVg3Qtg 1w
Lcsmcat @AkashaVampie That‘s hilarious! Thanks for sharing. 🦆 1w
AkashaVampie @Lcsmcat ur welcome hun. If u like him, check out his other stuff. It's funny 1w
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Shubad's Crown | Meredith Holmes
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A #celebration every introvert can understand. #poetrymatters @TheSpineView

Maria514626 One of my favorite porms! ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
TheSpineView Perfect poem for a Monday! I am sure I am not the only person missing my bed this AM. 😊 1w
GingerAntics The title alone makes me happy!!! 🤣😂🤣 1w
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84 Charing Cross Road | Helene Hanff
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Four books #under250pages. Two picks on the bottom, two TBR on the top. #GratefulReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼📚❤️ 2w
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“Greenland, which on world maps resembles a wordless thought bubble floating up from the coast of Labrador, as if Canada‘s mind had gone blank.”

megnews 😂 2w
Hooked_on_books Great quote! I really liked this book. 2w
Megabooks 😂😂😂 2w
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Books on the bottom are #over500pages and read, books on the top are the same, but TBR. #GratefulReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 2w
Kdgordon88 Love Koen‘s books! 2w
Crazeedi Irving stones books were always chunksters!!!! Loved his books 2w
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Brighton Rock | Graham Greene
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In some ways a tale of despair, with Brighton Rock as a metaphor for how things don‘t change. No matter where you break it off it still says “Brighton Rock.” Greene‘s grasp of prose makes it a pleasure to read, even though the lives you‘re reading about are bleak. And the there‘s the indefatigable Ida, who brings a note of hope.

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Reading The Ceiling | Dayo Forster
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I love the phrase “soul pain bubbling!” #smart #quotsynov19 @TK-421

Lindy ❤️ 2w
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Starting Saturday right - bubble bath and book.

Readage That sounds like an interesting book 2w
Lcsmcat @Readage It is! Disturbing, too, but it makes me think twice about everything I consider buying or throwing away. 2w
Graywacke Nice title/picture combo. 🙂 2w
Lcsmcat @Graywacke Thanks! 2w
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The Way We Live Now | Anthony Trollope
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻📚 2w
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 2w
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