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Moby Dick: bl velryba | Melville Herman
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I was wondering about the relationship between Quequeg and Ishmael. Google came up with this. Crain asserts that Melville used "cannabalism" as a euphamism for "homosexuality."

Graywacke Trying to remember what cannibalism is referenced in MD. A lot of the homosexual references are pretty brilliant and funny. Lots of strategic ‘q‘s in there too. 10mo
the_hibernator @Graywacke I haven't gotten very far yet, so I don't know how much about cannabalism is really mentioned. 🤷 10mo
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Working on Whole Brain Child for #24b4Monday

Anybody remember the discord channel? I lost it. @Andrew65

Andrew65 This sounds interesting! 2y
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Golem and the Jinni | Helene Wecker
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In September I plan on listening to Golem and the Jinni (in progress), This Tender Land, Fried Green Tomatoes, White Trash, and Thirteenth Tale. I will try to finish Sorcerer of the North in physical reading, but I am slow at that lately.

What are you going to read?

SamAnne I enjoyed Golem and Jinni. My list includes Girl, Woman, Other; Deacon King Kong; The Only Good Indians. 2y
the_hibernator @SamAnne My book club will read Girl, Woman, Other later this year. 2y
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The Lies We Told | Camilla Way
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Book 2 of #24b4Monday and #quaranread

Andrew65 Looks good. 2y
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The Lies We Told | Camilla Way
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Finished my current book. Any suggestions of these 3?

BarbaraBB I haven‘t read any of them but I would choose Lies We Told! 2y
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Five Midnights | Ann Dvila Cardinal
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This is my first #24b4Monday #readathon in a while. It'll mostly be listening to Tuesdays at the Castle while I clean, but I hope to read a bit of Five Midnights and Wolf Hall.

meagankc21 Really enjoyed this one! And got to meet the author at Miami book fair last year. She is a delight 2y
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Wives and Daughters | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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Second book of #24b4Monday Excellent read if you're interested in gritty teen books about people with problems. A banned book because of sex and drugs.

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I loved this first choice for #24b4Monday (for which I will be reading banned books). It's a coming of age story about a chubby girl from an over-acheiving family as she learns that the world shouldn't be about how other people view you - it's about how you view yourself. It was engaging and I loved the main character, Virginia.

ephemeralwaltz I also loved this when I read it! 3y
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

My husband and I just agreed to "recharge weekends," and I took the last weekend of each month just for this! ?

BeansPage Thank you for the repost sweetheart! 😘❤️ 3y
Andrew65 Thanks for reposting, 👏👏👏😊😘 3y
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Goodnight Moon | Margaret Wise Brown
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Hopefully if I read to him, he'll look more like this. #grumpybabyreadathon

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Today IL is sick. So I'm having a #grumpybabyreadathon I'll have to hold him much of the day, but can hopefully get some reading done while I'm sitting.

humouress Poor baby. Hope he feels better after being read to. (edited) 3y
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Great book to start off my Labor Day #Readathon. Must-read for social justice warriors.

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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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Due to my lack of reading recently (a 9-month-old baby keeps me busy) I have made a goal of reading #10HoursAWeek Challenge starting Sunday morning through Saturday night. Would love anyone who has trouble reading as much as they'd like to join me or let me know their own goal. It's nice to be held accountable.

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My family

Reagan Cat alert 😻 3y
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I will be busy on the 6th, so I'll do my own personal #readathon on the 5th.

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The Rise of Winter | Alex Lyttle
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New cider, new ARC.

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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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I am finishing Washington Black today after misplacing it for months!

rretzler What a little cutie! 4y
Suet624 💕💕 4y
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Much ADO about Nothing | William Shakespeare
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Yes Please!

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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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@Melmar I will have to send Washington Black late and unfinished due to unexpectedly early induction of baby. Unless you would like me to finish it up this week, I will send it today or tomorrow. Mother and baby are both well, and will hopefully be released early today. #LMPBC

Cinfhen Congrats 🍾🎈🎉 what a cutie 💕💕 4y
Bklover Beautiful! Congratulations! 4y
BarbaraBB Your baby? Congrats, so cuuuute 💕💜 4y
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Chrissyreadit Congratulations 🎊🎈🎉!!!!! 4y
Melmar @the_hibernator no rush, finish the book. Congrats on the baby!! 4y
Amiable So beautiful! Congratulations! 4y
ErikasMindfulShelf Congratulations 💕 4y
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Anyone participate in the first month of #DresdenGroupRead ? If so, have you read Storm Front before? What did you think about it?

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Trying to decide on a book to re-read by audio while in labor. You know, 'cause I'll be distracted but still want to be entertained. Thinking of one of these gems.

TheBookHippie My daughter listened to 4y
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I'm going to do my best to finish Washington Black for @TheReadingMermaid & @Andrew65 's #readathon this weekend. I have no stepkids this weekend (plus) but am suffering 8-month pregnancy bipolar complications and may be coming down with my second bout of pneumonia this pregnancy (minus). But it's my #LMPBC book, and my last chance to finish it on time.

DGRachel Good luck! Feel better soon! 4y
the_hibernator @DGRachel Thanks! I certainly hope so! 4y
BeansPage #24B4Monday much luck sweetheart hope you feel better soon! 😘 4y
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid Sending positive thoughts. Take care and good luck with the pregnancy and the reading. 😊 4y
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I Am Number Four | JAMAL KASA
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I just bought this book as a daily deal from audible. I am really looking forward to reading it.

#RRSciFiMonth

charl08 Hope it's a good one! 4y
Foxyfictionista I remember liking this book. I didn't like the subsequent ones though. 4y
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Mehso-so

Balanced description of research currently in progress to bring back extinct species. Very interesting, though writing could be more engaging.

3.5 stars

Full Review: https://hibernatorslibrary.com/2018/11/07/the-re-origin-of-species-by-torrill-ko...

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One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote | Bonnie Worth, Katherine Ross
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It's important, everyone!

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I know this isn't a book. But how can I resist this for the gunpowder, treason, and plot prompt? #RRSciFiMonth

Lel2403 One of my favourite shows 😢 4y
AnansiGirl I 💛Firefly! It deserved more than one season. 4y
the_hibernator @AnansiGirl Yes, I am surprised it never got a revival, besides Serenity. But I suppose there were reasons. 4y
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Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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Day 4 of #RRSciFiMonth prompt: favorite sci fi series.

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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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Starting my Litsy Markup Postal Bookclub book today! Looking forward to this!

#LMPBC @Joy0201 @Melmar @SMayWrites @suvata

SMayWrites Look at all of your kitties! 😍😍😍 Such good company! I'm starting my book today too 4y
Laura317 That‘s in our rotation, too! Popular choice. 4y
Reviewsbylola Your bed looks so cozy. I want to join. 😂 4y
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the_hibernator @SMayWrites Yeah, they're sweet. And it's rare to catch them all in one camera frame. 4y
the_hibernator @Laura317 I've heard really good things about it. I was disappointed when it didm't win the Booker - but, then, I haven't heard much about Milkman. 4y
the_hibernator @Reviewsbylola 😂🤣 Not much legroom with all the cats, I'm afraid. 4y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Well, I have a lot of cleaning to do today (yay audiobooks), have a childbirthing class tomorrow (boo, no reading), and have some spare time on Sunday. I can try to make 13 in that amount of time. 😁 I'm going to estimate that I've read 30 minutes already today.

#13in3

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Samplergal Welcome! 4y
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My Teacher Is an Alien | Bruce Coville
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I haven't the foggiest idea what my first Sci Fi book was for the #RRSciFiMonth prompt, but this series was my favorite when I was a kid. I started reading them in the fourth grade. So it's pretty close to my first.

Reviewsbylola This seems super familiar. I think I read this as a kid too. 4y
the_hibernator @Reviewsbylola Yeah, I think they were pretty popular for a while. They were pretty good. 😁 4y
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#RRSciFiMonth starts today! The first prompt is my TBR for the event. I plan on reading Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood and Storm Front for my #DresdenGroupRead that I'm hosting starting this month.

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I found this book confusing as it drops the reader into the middle of the action with no backstory. I don't know who I'm supposed to be rooting for, as every character seems to have good and bad characteristics. I am wondering if I missed too much being a Black Panther newbie (and really a newbie to superhero comics in general). But I will continue with the rest of the story with hopes that things will become more clear.

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Untitled | Unknown
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Helping out some fellow bloggers by putting their #RRSciFiMonth (November) prompts up on Litsy. Have fun everyone!

@LitsyHappenings

imyril Thank you! And I‘ve made it in at last, hooray! 4y
the_hibernator @imyril Welcome to Litsy! 4y
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I have decided at the last minute to spend the next little-over-a-year reading all the Dresden Files books. Would anyone like to join me? I will start with Storm Front in November, and if people are interested, can post discussion questions on November 30. You are welcome to join later in the year, if you've already started the series and don't want to reread the first few.

@LitsyHappenings #DresdenGroupRead

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great series! 4y
jmofo I‘ll join up in January? I think I‘m on the third book, maybe? 4y
the_hibernator @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yup! I've read the first few, but thought it would be fun to start over for the sake of continuity in the group. 😁 4y
the_hibernator @jmofo Fantadtic! I look forward to your thoughts. 4y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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This was an amazing book. Everyone should read.

For full review: https://hibernatorslibrary.com/2018/10/30/the-hate-u-give-by-angie-thomas/

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My favorite 2018 nonfiction read this year was Killers of the Flower Moon. It was a well-researched and interesting account of the Osage murders that took place in Oklahoma in the 1920's. Suggested for readers of general nonfiction, true crime, and recent history. #NonfictionNovember

Reviewsbylola SO good! This made my best of 2017 list. 4y
the_hibernator @Reviewsbylola Wasn't it great? 😁 4y
gradcat I‘ve been wanting to get to this book...I‘ve read so many good reviews. 4y
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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@TheReadingMermaid is having her monthly #24B4Monday readathon this weekend! I unfortunately will not be able to make 24hrs this weekend because of plans, but I will read as much as I can. 😁

BeansPage That's all we ask hon 😉 thanks for sharing 🤗 4y
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The Cresswell Plot | Eliza Wass
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Castley Cresswell lives with her 5 siblings, docile mother, and abusive father. She is taught to believe that her father is a prophet of God. She begins to question this life view when she meets a boy who treats her like a normal person. I was surprised to rather like this book given the mediocre reviews I've seen on it. For full review: https://hibernatorslibrary.com/2018/10/23/the-cresswell-plot-by-eliza-wass/

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@SMayWrites There is a group on LibraryThing this past year that has been reading The Realm of the Elderling at one book every two months, and even that seemed a quick pace for them (I think they voted to take a month or two off in there). So one a month may be too fast. But that's your choice, should you decide to do a group read.

SMayWrites This is fantastic! Thank you! I'm surprised at the speed they chose. I'll try and figure out why they did it that way. 4y
the_hibernator @SMayWrites It's possible they're rather dense? Some epic fantasy can be. I'll ask them. 4y
the_hibernator @SMayWrites The person in charge of the group read on LibraryThing says the books aren't dense or difficult, but they are long and Hobb puts her characters through a lot (difficult subject matter, I guess). 4y
SMayWrites Oh! Okay well that's good to know! Thanks so much for checking on that for me! I appreciate it! And I'll let you know about the reading group. I think I'm gonna do it! 4y
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2019 year of Shakespeare, anyone?

twohectobooks I‘ll be reading my annual Shakespeare play, but he doesn‘t get the full year! 4y
the_hibernator @twohectobooks Probably a wiser choice. I tend to over-commit 4y
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Finished Ben Sasse's Them, about how political tribalism is an effect of the breakdown of culture from overuse of technology and the misuse of media (focusing on the stupid, sensationalized stuff instead of important issues). Some good points were made. Some boring bits included, too. But I give 4/5 stars because Sasse did a good job of remaining unpartisaned. For full review: https://hibernatorslibrary.com/2018/10/22/them-by-ben-sasse/

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds good 4y
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Really? They're comparing a 26 hour audiobook by George RR Martin to a 126 hour masterpiece? The same "scope and grandeur"?!!!

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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My audiobook for the #readathon is this chunkster. I only have 6 hours more - there's a possibility I could finish it today if I do a lot of housework.

sprainedbrain One of my favorite series, and I ❤️ the audio so much. 4y
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Starting hour 0 of #readathon at 54% in my ARC of Them.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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This is my @DeweysReadathon TBR pile. I won't finish all (or maybe any of them), as I'm a slow reader who jumps from book to book. My goal for the #readathon is to read 12 hours.

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And I Darken | Kiersten White
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Finally finished my galley copy of And I Darken, by Kiersten White. I hadn't read it in all these years because the beginning was slow...but it picked up towards the end, and now I am interested in continuing with the series. It is the story of a female Dracul (Dracula) of Wallachia. It's good to see a female anti-hero.

For my full review: https://hibernatorslibrary.com/2018/10/16/and-i-darken-by-kiersten-white/

Nitpickyabouttrains I liked the rest of this series much more then the first book. It picks up a lot. 4y
the_hibernator @Nitpickyabouttrains That's really good to hear. It's a solid concept, but it started slowly. Hopefully I'll get to the rest of it soon. 4y
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I'm grumpy today - not sure why. But I need a break from the kids. So once my husband gets home for the weekend, I am going to have my own, personal grumpy readathon. It will last all weekend, or until this strange wave of pre-partum depression ends - whichever comes sooner. I will try to read a total of 16 hours. #GrumpyReadAThon

Bkwurm I absolutely LOVE this! Because I often need a grumpy readathon too! I‘m stealing this next time I‘m feeling low. Readathon as therapy. 👍🏼📖 4y
DGRachel {{hugs}} I hope you feel better soon! 4y
Samplergal I‘ve been grumpy for a while. I might try this. 4y
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the_hibernator @Bkwurm Readathon therapy really works - especially for low-pressure readathons. You are welcome to use the idea. 4y
the_hibernator @DGRachel Thanks for the hugs! I'm sure a weekend of hiding and reading is just what I need. 4y
the_hibernator @Samplergal Go for it! Readathons are great therapy. 4y
the_hibernator Husband isn't home yet, but I told the kids they could watch TV, which is an even better baby-sitter. I'm starting! 4y
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This is a memoir of growing up poor and white in Ohio. It is touted as a book that will help you understand why Trump was elected, and it makes some pretty compelling agruments about why his family switched from Democrat to Republican. However, it also gives some less-than-compelling arguments.

For more details, see my full review: https://hibernatorslibrary.com/2018/10/10/hillbilly-elegy-by-j-d-vance/

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Animal A-Z | Roger Priddy, Nicola Friggens, Louisa Cornford, Bethany Side
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I had to sneak a picture. 😂🤣 He's getting in his 10 minutes for the day.