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plexippa

plexippa

Joined March 2016

a strangely retentive memory for trifles
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Always interesting titles in the paperback section. Bridge Detective!

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Young Sherlock Holmes: a novel | Chris Columbus, Alan Arnold
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I like this bookshop, but every time I visit, I'm slightly terrified the Big One will hit, and I will die in an earthquake-induced book avalanche.

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Finkel offers to look for job openings for Knight: "quiet jobs like security guard or librarian". And I am now laughing too hard to keep reading.

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"we can assume that these friendships are lightweight" - No, we cannot. Some of my closest friends - people I communicate with near daily and about significant matters - are people I not only met online, but also are physically distant, so our communication continues to take place almost exclusively online.

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Probably a bad sign for me that I just paused reading to post this, huh?

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The The Last of August | Brittany Cavallaro
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I got bookmail today, and Moriarty is intrigued.

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"You don't manage five minutes and wind up with six" - yes, I do think of this every time I hear the phrase "time management"

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This gift from my dad arrived on "the second day after Christmas" in a shiny blue bag, which is amazingly appropriate. (See: "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle")

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Staff Picks shelf at After Words in Chicago. John, you have good taste. That Carter book is going home with me.

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Murder Is Bad Manners | Robin Stevens
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A couple new arrivals at my library

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"That name was something no true Chicagoan would ever call the Sears Tower." True. Bailey, I winced right along with you.

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Siracusa | Delia Ephron
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This came today, courtesy of a GoodReads giveaway. Thanks, @penguinusa !

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Chicago Poems | Carl Sandburg
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Legs hold a torso away from the earth. / And a regular high poem of legs is here. (From "The Walking Man of Rodin")

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I feel this is a highly appropriate bookmark.

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"Sandow's [...] devotees included many average people, as well as famous figures such as Arthur Conan Doyle." Who, undoubtedly, would not be nearly as amused as I am to discover his name at the bottom of page 221.

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My fountain pens are not as fancy (or well-kept, sadly), as hers are.

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Sherlock Academy | F.C. Shaw
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That's impressive, given the book is set in 1931, and Superman first appeared in Action Comics in 1938.

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Through the Magic Door | Arthur Conan Doyle
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In honor of Dr Doyle's birthday, I think I'll read something I found recently at my used bookshop. (1909 edition)

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I will forgive the movie title rebranding to have a hardcover copy of Basil of Baker Street in my hands.

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Thanks, Edelweiss!

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"But the truth is, a movie serves its fans, not the actors. If the fans want Spartan alive, they get him alive. Their opinion is the only one that matters.”

plexippa Best summation of fandom I've heard in some time. 4y
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I enjoyed SMARTER FASTER BETTER so much I had to go back and read this one.

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Moor | Laurie R King
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Ran across a copy in the thrift store for $1. Obviously, it had to come home with me.

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