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tournevis

Joined December 2016

Ça va être du gâteau
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Shocked. Floored that this book is in the database. 1764. #covercrush #7days7covers

CarolynM Beautiful😍😍😍 I love those old leather bound volumes. 2d
Lcsmcat 😮 2d
tournevis @CarolynM @Lcsmcat Oldest book I own. 2d
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LeahBergen That‘s a beauty! 2d
Come-read-with-me @tournevis Amazing! What a treasure! 2d
sudi 😍 1d
tournevis @LeahBergen @Come-read-with-me @sudi Can Inshare a secret? This thing is boring as can be and actually very common. It's a treatise on parish administration and most parishes older than 200yo in the Francophone world had a copy, as well as moat priests at the time. That's a lot of copies out there. This book is worth 30$ at most. 1d
Billypar Missed this post and just tagged you in this, but wow, great find! 1d
Come-read-with-me @tournevis But boring and common things need the most love! 😁 1d
tournevis @Come-read-with-me Boring common things from 1764n 1d
Gissy 😍👌 23h
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Black Wine | Candas Jane Dorsey
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Thx @sudi 😘😘😘 #covercrush #7days7covers

I saw this book in Paragraph bookstore in Mtl (the old location) a few weeks after it came out. I picked it up in the store, intrigued, read the first sentence, lost my breath, sat down, open the book again, and the sentence was still there. The cover calls to a gothic book, and it starts as such, before switching to horror, then SF, to epic fantasy and ends in a mix of all three. A feat of genius.

Clare-Dragonfly Everyone else has said “no explanation.” I like your version better 😄 2d
batsy Yes, I love the explanations, actually! I love knowing why someone picks a particular cover. ❤️ 2d
tournevis @Clare-Dragonfly Could not resist. 😁 2d
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tournevis @batsy This one is so great. 2d
Lindy Great description of a great book. 👍 2d
sudi Love the description and the cover ❤, i'm stacking this one because of your description 😄 2d
tournevis @Lindy @sudi It's an amazing book. All Dosey's books are worth a read IMO. 1d
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So by my calculations, today is September 13th, right? #notreading #screaming

Gissy Whaaat? Consumerism! 😳🤑I try to not pay attention to this because I want to enjoy every season! 4d
TrishB I‘ve noticed a couple of times the last week or so.... 4d
tournevis @Gissy @trishB Right? (edited) 4d
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GypsyKat Haha! Yup, that‘s retail for you. I love Christmas, but all I want to see in stores right now is Halloween stuff! 🎃👻☠️ 4d
tournevis @GypsyKat @grilledcheesesamurai It all makes me like Christmas less and less. 4d
LeahBergen Wtf?? 4d
DGRachel Ugh. I mean, I love decorating for Christmas, but it‘s too soon for this nonsense in stores! 😭😭 4d
SW-T I saw Christmas lights at the garden shop today 😐 4d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Noooooo 🙄🙈😫 4d
tournevis @DGRachel @sw-t Waaaayyyy too soon. 4d
tournevis @LeahBergen They putting stuff out today. 4d
writerlibrarian Mon dieu. Quel cauchemar!!!! 4d
rabbitprincess Yikes, where is that so I can avoid it?! 4d
CarolynM Our chain stores are just as bad. It's ridiculous. 3d
tournevis @CarolynM Completely. As my friend Gillian said, they bypassed both Halloween and Thanksgiving, which isn't even logical. Last Year they did this last week of September, so they two weeks earlier this year. 3d
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1️⃣ This one set in Québec City.
2️⃣ Sunny and brisk.
3️⃣ Too long to recount here. Let's just say he took me to see Twin Peeks: Fire Walk with Me, because it was "a sexy movie" and thought it would get me in the mood. I like this movie, but it's not "sexy". First thing he showed me in his apt was his bed. There was no 2nd date.
4️⃣ One boy, one schnauzer.
5️⃣ ?????
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SamanthaMarie 😳😳😳😳😳 That date is a nightmare. So sorry!! 4d
tournevis @SamanthaMarie Thank you! It was stressful, but ultimately nothing bad came out of it, and I started going out with He who is my husband that same week. 4d
SamanthaMarie Awwwww even better ♡♡♡ I love how that happens sometimes. 4d
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tournevis @SamanthaMarie The best of serendipities. 4d
Susanita Ew. What a creep. 4d
SamanthaMarie I have to ask now, how DID you meet that week?? I love love stories :) 4d
tournevis @Susanita Yup! Last time I saw him, 23 y ago, he was stonned out of his mind in the bus. No regrets there. 4d
tournevis @SamanthaMarie I'd met him a month prior, but we decided to go out together later than week. The disaster date was a factor. 4d
SamanthaMarie Well thank goodness for that disaster date (kind of!) Hehe! 4d
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Forgot my reader at home... Grrr.

Susanita Grrr indeed. 5d
Melissa_J Do you have the Kobo app on your phone? 5d
tournevis @Melissa_J Yes, but I'm reading a side loaded book at the moment. It's not on the app. Grrr. 5d
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La Fille du train | Paula Hawkins
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Hey, I'm on a train! Taking a break from writing lectures (I hate the Seven Year War! I hate talking about the Deportation!) And looking out to a nice brisk day. #trainlife #academiclife

DivineDiana Lovely! 5d
tournevis @DivineDiana Splendid out today. 5d
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#bookmail For a course I'm teaching next semester, but this book is written with a wide readership in mind. Starting it now.

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#wondrouswednesday @eggs
1️⃣ September, a short, unassuming song (and therefore poem) by David Sylvian.
2️⃣ Two work trips and one trip to visit a specialist in Toronto, in October.
3️⃣ My son started 4th grade two weeks ago.

TrishB Great pick from David ♥️ 6d
tournevis @TrishB So few of us know of his work, though. September is such a bitter-sweet punch in the face. Love this song. 6d
TrishB Dead Bees on a Cake is my fave album. Hard to choose between I Surrender, Thalheim and The Shining of Things. Such beautiful songs. 6d
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tournevis @TrishB Love it too. I like Cover Me with Flowers best. 6d
Eggs Love the poem🍂🧡 6d
tournevis @Eggs The song is even better! 6d
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Mardi: And a Voyage Thither | Herman Melville
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1️⃣ If I get any fiction reading done this season, I'll be happy.
2️⃣ I have a course to not fall behind on, a story to finish, a 45 min conference paper to write, an article to begin and two paper proposals to send out. Those must be done.

@thespineview #two4tuesday

TheSpineView The never ending to do lists! Sigh... 1w
tournevis @TheSpineView That's a short list considering. 1w
SamanthaMarie Ahh! Good luck with your to do list. And I hope a fun fiction read finds its way into your hands. :) 7d
tournevis @SamanthaMarie Thank you? 😘 7d
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Still no estimation as too how much coastline was lost to Dorian in the Magdalen Islands, but workers on the ground are saying they have never seen that much damage and loss in one go. The islands' famous bike path is gone in places and marshes are saturated and filled with crap (shown). Winter storm season starts in three weeks.

JacqMac It was a bad one. So sad. 1w
CarolynM 😢 1w
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Leftcoastzen Oh no.😢 1w
batsy Oh 😟 1w
laurenslibrary ☹☹ 1w
tournevis @Come-read-with-me @JacqMac @CarolynM @Leftcoastzen @batsy @laurenslibrary The Islands will rebuild. That's what they do. Some of how ancestors were deported three times before settling there. Re-building is what Madelinots do best. 1w
Gissy ☹️ 1w
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Mothers in Academia | Mari Castaneda, Kirsten Isgro
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Honest Academic Job Listings. So true, it'll make you cry. The history ad (shown) is about my current position to a tee. I am gleefully NOT doing the job they hired me for, by the by.

Full article here: https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/honest-academic-job-postings

#academiclife #DecolonizeAcademia

JacqMac 😂 So true. My husband is an associate professor. Academia is not what it used to be. 1w
tournevis @JacqMac To tell the truth, I don't think it ever really was “what it used to be“, but it's become commercialized and about financial gain for the institution more than for creation of knowledge. It was always about hoarding knowledge from those who can't pay to sit in the chairs, but now it simply is more mercantile than ever. 1w
rachelm Wow this is sooo true lol 1w
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Eggs As an adjunct professor, I can relate 1w
tournevis @Eggs I am so sorry. adjuncts are so important and so exploited. It breaks my heart. We finally successfully won that adjuncts could become permanent positions after two years and get benefits. That was just a few years ago. But we have a union here. I know for a fact most US colleges and unis do not. 1w
Eggs @tournevis ❤️👏🏻❤️ 1w
JacqMac @tournevis True. But it would be really nice to have the security of tenure again. It‘s such a rarity in some departments. 1w
tournevis @JacqMac I know. It was hard in the 1990s because departments simply weren't opening positions, but when they did, positions were tenure track. Today, in my department, there is one adjunct or teaching fellow for every professor. 1w
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How to Cultivate and Preserve Celery | Theophilus Roessle, Henry Olcott
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Not book related, but nerdy AF. I am looking for a celery glass, aka celery vase. I've been looking in charity shops for quite some time, to no avail. I used to own one 12012 years ago, but let it go in one of my many moves. Now I need one for a material history class I'm teaching next semester. Do you own one? Would you be willing to part with it. I'll pay (if reasonable).

cobwebmoth There are some listed on Etsy if you can't find them anywhere else. 1w
tournevis @cobwebmoth Yes, I saw, but most of them either don't ship to Canada or charge an arm and a leg. 1w
cobwebmoth Aw, that stinks. 1w
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tournevis @cobwebmoth It does. Hence my asking here. 1w
xicanti I‘ll keep an eye out for you. I pass by a few different thrift stores on my walks and people seem to donate a lot of glassware. 1w
tournevis @xicanti I very much appreciate this. Thank you. 😘 1w
CarolynM I have one, it belonged to my great-grandmother and I'm quite attached to it🙂 1w
tournevis @CarolynM Cherish it! 😘 1w
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Even though Dorian hit the Islands last night, they're maintaining alert conditions for of hurricane wind speeds. Dorian has been downgraded to a tropical storm on its way to Newfoundland. It'll hit there very soon. The undersea communication cable is still there, thankfully, but power is generally down Fishing boats and marinas were most hit, with direct economic effect next Spring. NS, overall, was hit much harder, especially around Halifax.

Avanders 🙏🏽🙏🏽 such a scary storm.. 1w
tournevis @Avanders Absolutely. 1w
PurpleyPumpkin Take care💜 1w
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tournevis @PurpleyPumpkin I'm fine 2000km away. My family there don't have power, but also no flooding. The old school's roof is nowhere to be found. 1w
Gissy I hope everything goes well! Take care and be safe! Lives are more important than anything!❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1w
tournevis @Gissy I'm fine 2000km away. My family is fine. No flooding and minor damage. The sea cable survived and electricity should come back soon. 1w
Gissy @tournevis I'm glad everything is and that you and your family are ok. That Dorian was so unique, strange in his routes, dangerous, terrible! 1w
tournevis @Gissy As the first to hit the Magdalen Islands in 400 years, it certainly was unique. I've still to hear how much coastal land was lost this time. Last winter storm this year averaged at one foot, meaning some places lost a little bit and others lost large swaths. 1w
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Ok, this is really worrying. Dorian, the hurricane that's been terrorizing the US East coast since yesterday is moving upwards to hit Nova Scotia at Halifax on Sunday am. This is unusual enough, but not unheard of. What is unheard of is that it'll go through NS, then PEI, to hit the Magdalen Islands Sunday pm. It's the first hurricane to do so in *recorded* history. 400y. Sea storms? Yearly. Tropical storms? Yep. Hurricane? NEVER. That's my home.

IamIamIam We just had a lot of rain, not even a lot of wind, on Long Island. Hopefully it blows itself out quickly! 1w
FantasyChick We are only in the beginning stages and there are quite a few without power. Fingers crossed, mine holds. The wind is picking up here now but not nearly as bad as expected yet. Tons of rain. Hopefully it tapers off before heading to the Islands 🤞 1w
larah17 That's very scary. I hope you are alright - take care of yourselves over there!! 1w
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Avanders Oh no 🤭 Like said above 👆🏽, I hope it blows itself out quickly!! 1w
JacqMac My whole family is in NS. I have my fingers crossed. And my toes. 🤞 1w
GrilledCheeseSamurai I have a friend in Nova Scotia and he's hunkering down and tightening everything up. Stay safe. 1w
tournevis @FantasyChick Yeah, it should plow right over Chignecto. That's pretty much where you are, no? Sending good thoughts. 1w
tournevis @larah17 I'll call my mother later to get a report of the half of the gang currently on the islands. 1w
tournevis @IamIamIam Glad it was ok for you guys! 1w
tournevis @Avanders 😘😘😘 1w
tournevis @FantasyChick I just can't shake the image of meters of land getting erroded. It's bad enough with winter sea storms, but a hurricane? You saw what happened to Grand Bahamas. Andnthat a rocky island. Red gypsum is brittle! There's not that much land in the first place. La Pointe au loups gets flooded on a good day! 1w
IamIamIam So... it appears that it hasn't even come up the coast to us yet... 😂😂😂 I read books, I don't predict the weather!! 1w
tournevis @IamIamIam Ok then, hunker down and mind official announcements! 😘 1w
IamIamIam @tournevis Same to you guys!! We rocked Sandy, we'll show Dorian what we're made of!!! 🤗😘 1w
tournevis @IamIamIam I'm 2000 km away personally, but they are hunckering down. Though, apparently, it really did go past you, because it hit the southern tip of NS at 3pm, bounced back into the Atlantic, is gaining strength and should hit Halifax, NS, around 9pm. 1w
Gissy Be safe! I know who difficult it is to wait and see what is going to happen! I know!❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1w
tournevis @Gissy 😘😘😘 1w
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Mothers in Academia | Mari Castaneda, Kirsten Isgro
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End of project packing. The box, the microfilms, the CDs and three short offscreen piles will go into storage. I also need to take the 12012 photocopies out of the filing cabinet. The shown piles are going to uni for teaching. Now to tackle the project carts, one shown. Oof. #academiclife

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1️⃣ There are so many, but this one... I used to keep a copy just so I could hate it more. No relations.
2️⃣ None currently. I can't think of one which would be a 'favourite'.
3️⃣ Cereal, yogurt and coffee.
4️⃣ Eastern
5️⃣ "White Peoples" and that's a complete No! Nope! Never! No. I'm so sorry.
@howjessreads #friyayintro

Cinfhen Hahaha 2w
tournevis @Cinfhen Honestly, they are all horrible 2w
tournevis @Cinfhen White History, no. White Canadian, still no. Then the other book, White Hurons? White Iroquois? NO! 2w
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Cinfhen White anything just isn‘t working😄! 2w
gradcat Omigod! You‘re numbers 1 & 5 crack me up!! 😂♥️ 2w
4thhouseontheleft Wearing any shirt that is also a skin color just does not work for this prompt! I should have worn purple today. 2w
tournevis @4thhouseontheleft I'm changed out of my night shirt into a grey tee-shirt and now the prompt would be better. Grey Peoples is something I'd like to hear. 2w
tournevis @gradcat Glad I brightened your day! 2w
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Squeeeeee! Remember when I mentionned this summer that one of my phone pics from a long time ago was going to be included in a book? Here it is! Coming into the world in April 2020. Link to the book trailer! https://youtu.be/RQDlxJF9tvs

vivastory Congratulations 🎉👏🤘📚 2w
mcipher That is so awesome! Congrats! 😊👏 2w
wanderinglynn That‘s so cool! Congrats! 🎉👏🏻 2w
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Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🍾🥂 2w
tournevis @vivastory @mcipher @wanderinglynn @Megabooks The book is cool! My pic is fine. 2w
Lcsmcat Woo hoo! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
tjwill Awesome! I want it! 2w
tournevis @tjwill I'm excited about tue new prompts, especially. 2w
tjwill @tournevis Yes! That will be fun! 2w
Redwritinghood How cool! Good for you! 2w
CarolynM How exciting! 2w
tournevis @Redwritinghood @CarolynM The book really is exciting! 2w
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The City We Became | N.K. Jemisin
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Brooklyn Book Festival is hitting out of the park this year. nYC #littens are in for a treat. Marlon James, N.K. Jemisin, Ted Chiang, P. Djèlí Clark, Catherynne Valente, Akwaeke Emezi, Carmen Maria Machado, Hafsah Faizal, Kat Cho, Alice Sola Kim, Lilliam Rivera, Zoraida Córdova, Namwali Serpell, and more.

https://www.tor.com/2019/09/05/check-out-all-the-sff-events-at-the-brooklyn-book...

j9brown 😍 Some excellent names in there! 2w
tournevis @j9brown I'm frankly jealous! 2w
EH2018 Think i might go to this again! 2w
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Painted Sky | Alice Campion
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Interesting! I've read (and met) many writing duos, but a group of four or five is unheard of for me. Cool.
https://boingboing.net/2019/09/05/what-its-like-to-collectivel.html

batsy I just read that New Yorker article the other day—really interesting! It was fun to read about the dynamics of group writing. 2w
tournevis @batsy I've spent a lot of time with Yves Maynard and Jean-Louis Trudel, who publish together as Laurent McAllister, and for the life of me, I do not know how they do it. Yves is a genial, calm, flexible person. Jean-Louis is a vulnerable nerd who is also inflexible and opinionated. How they write and publish together, repeatedly, is beyond me. I don't get it. 2w
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Mothers in Academia | Mari Castaneda, Kirsten Isgro
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I took a huge decision today, with likely repercussions on my career. I have decided to stop trying to make the monograph I've been working on for 10 years work. I've officially stopped working on it. I will be publishing one more article from this research, after which it's shelved for good. It doesn't work. It's dragging me down. I need another monograph to become full professor but it won't be that one. Next project is ago. #academiclife

Tamra It must be a relief to be making a decision on a new direction! 2w
tournevis @Tamra It is, but it's a risk. It takes at least two years to right a book, and before that research. That's at least three years before I can even apply for full professorship. Pushing back everything. 2w
Leftcoastzen Hard decision! Those tomatoes look so yummy! 2w
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Megabooks I‘m glad you‘ve made a positive decision for your career and life! Good luck! 2w
tournevis @Leftcoastzen My husband says they were good (I hhhhaaaate tomatoes). 2w
tournevis @Megabooks Thank you! 2w
Alfoster You know when it‘s the right decision!👏👏👏 2w
SW-T Good luck! 2w
Crazeedi A hard decision to make, 10 years of your work, but sometimes we have to walk away from things we have invested blood, sweat and tears on. Best of luck finding your perfect topic, I'm sure whatever it is you will score and attain your dream! 2w
batsy Tough decision but I hope it brings some peace of mind. All the best for going in a different direction 🍅💪🏽 2w
CarolynM If you know it's not working there's no point throwing good time and effort after bad. I wish you all the best with your new direction😘 2w
DivineDiana Sounds like you are making the right decision for you! 👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻 2w
tournevis @DivineDiana Wish me luck 2w
sudi Leaving behind 10 years of hard work must be tough, but you made a decision that was right for you. I wish you best of luck for your future project and i hope you find the perfect topic.❤ 2w
tournevis @sudi 😘😘😘 2w
DivineDiana @tournevis 🍀 🍀🍀 2w
tournevis @DivineDiana 😘😘😘 2w
Smrloomis 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 This sounds good but tough. 💕💕💕 2w
tournevis @Smrloomis I'm uneasy, but good! 2w
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Hot damn! That was unexpected! 😁 Woot!

RachelO Congratulations! 2w
tournevis @RachelO 😁😘 2w
Megabooks Awesome!! 🍾🥂 2w
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tournevis @Megabooks 😁😘 2w
DivineDiana 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
tournevis @DivineDiana 😘😘😘 2w
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The Revolt of 10-X | Joan Davenport Carris
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs
1️⃣ Tagged. My fave since I was 8. Aged well, even the tech (surprisingly).
2️⃣ Jenny Lawson's Let's Pretend This Never Happened.
3️⃣ It's not really my bag, usually, but I really liked Chesterton's Queer Occupations (I think it's the title in English?!)
4️⃣ Eggs Benedict, but only if the Hollandaise is light. It's supposed to be sauce, not salty custard, you know?
5️⃣ @batsy @Lindy 👋👋👋

Eggs Hah eggs bene!! Agreed on the hollandaise 2w
tournevis @Eggs Right? 2w
AprilMae Jenny Lawson is AMAZEBALLS!!! 2w
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tournevis @AprilMae Absolutely bonkers in all the right ways! 2w
AprilMae @tournevis I got to meet her at a book signing, she is just as wonderful in real life!! 2w
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This sucker isn't going to write itself. #academiclife #amwriting #amteaching

Come-read-with-me @tournevis You‘ve got this!!! 2w
tournevis @Come-read-with-me 😘 😘 😘 2w
julesG 💪 2w
tournevis @julesG 😘😘😘 2w
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Bibliothèque Gabrielle-Roy | Québec, Quebec, Canada (Library)
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1️⃣ 👍
2️⃣ In person, rarely, but I visit my uni Humanities library website to access electronic resources daily. I was on there an hour ago.
3️⃣ All types of electronic materials. Journal articles are the most common.
#getlibrarycarded @nitalibrarian

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For those who may wonder if I'm in a reading slump. I'm not. I'm in an academic reading overload and will be for a few more weeks still until I settle into a class writing/teaching rhythm. Gah! #academiclife

IamIamIam Good luck!!! 2w
tournevis @IamIamIam 😘😘😘 2w
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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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The official #inktober2019 prompts are out and they look good (shown above). I'm still going to do the more bookish Obscure Words prompts I posted a couple days ago https://www.instagram.com/p/B1qwWfnCdPE/. I translated copied the words in I'll let everything steep for a month. My sketchbook is ready to go; I'll mostly use pen and ink with dabs of watercolour. My hope is to use this to rest my brain as I plow through teaching. #arting

Clare-Dragonfly Will you be posting your drawings here? Or on Instagram? I‘d love to see them! 2w
tournevis @Clare-Dragonfly On IG for sure. I don't know about here. I'll ask closer to the date. The prompts are Obscure words, so somewhat bookish, but not book related. I don't want to spam people's feeds. 2w
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❶ Not really a read so much as the textbook in the class I'm writing. It's ok.
❷ No different than any other weekend.
❸ Death by chocolate!!!
❹ I used to play guitar 100 000 years ago. The recorder does not count, no.
❺ Will do!
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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La Fille du train | Paula Hawkins
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Home. Finally. As washed out as this picture. Good night #littens. I love you.

Bklover We love you too!💜💜💜 3w
julesG 😘 3w
Megabooks Good night. Glad you are home safe! 3w
tournevis @Bklover @julesg @Megabooks Thank you! Good morning! 3w
kspenmoll ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
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La Fille du train | Paula Hawkins
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🔹MA, passed and the candidate knows he is lucky to have passed.
🔹Body, exhausted.
🔹Brain, barely braining.
🔹Train, ONE HOUR LATE!
#academiclife #train #sigh

julesG Oh, busy but successful day. Safe trip home! 3w
tournevis @julesG If my train comes, sure. Still not here! Now 1h40 minutes late. 3w
julesG No! I hope it wasn't too much longer until the train arrived. 3w
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tournevis @julesG The trip back took four hours rather than 1h45. 3w
julesG 😱 So sorry for you. Hope you had enough reading material with you. 3w
tournevis @julesG I wrote classes. 3w
julesG That's what I used to do on my bi-weekly 4 hour commutes. 3w
tournevis @julesG Ish! This semester is twice weekly 1:30 to 1:45 each way. It's fine when all are on time. More than that and I'm floored. 3w
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La Fille du train | Paula Hawkins
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Going to uni, for the dreaded MA defence and hopefully for checking if my machines work in the bigger auditorium I'm assigned. It's been in use every time I was on campus this last six months. I also need to look at the campus bookstore to find where they keep the texts I assigned and look into library reserves. First class on 5 Sept. #academiclife #train

Tamra Wishing you the best! 3w
tournevis @Tamra 😘😘😘 3w
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cherinium What a pretty view! Best of luck to you! 3w
tournevis @Eggs @cherinium Trains are best! 3w
PurpleyPumpkin Good luck!😉 3w
GypsyKat Good luck to you! 3w
julesG All the best! (also, you're not going to Austria to listen to @ju.ca.no defend her thesis, BTW?) 3w
LauraBeth Hope you go and kick ass 3w
tournevis 😘 😘 😘 @purpleypumpkin @gypsycat @LauraBeth

 @julesG 😂 No, the thesis I'm judging is quite bad and on the other side of the Atlantic. @jo.ca.no 's is undoubtedly very good.
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ju.ca.no @tournevis haha luckely my professors thought so as well😁 3w
julesG @ju.ca.no 🎉👏👏🎉🎉🎉 3w
ju.ca.no @julesG thank you😁😁😁 3w
tournevis @ju.ca.no 🎉🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🎉 3w
Suet624 I‘m so impressed. 3w
tournevis @Suet624 Don't be. Did only two of those things. 😘 3w
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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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Any artistic #littens on here thinking of doing #inktober this year? I'm thinking with all the work reading, writing, and teaching I'll be doing I might need a non-verbal outlet to rest my brain. The official prompts come out Sept. 1st, but these ones sounds especially bookish.

OnlyYoo Lol when I saw inktober I totally thought it was a tattoo thing! I still don‘t know what jnktober is but it sounds super cool 3w
pilardib I'm not a very artistic person 😅 but this sounds fun! Maybe I'll give it a try 3w
Crazeedi So this goes live in October? Not sure how this works, guess I'll observe 3w
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tournevis @OnlyYoo Tats! I'm sure someone does it that way! @pilardib @Crazeedi You can learn more here: https://inktober.com/ 31 prompts for 31 days where you draw/doodle/sketch in ink. That's it! 3w
Crazeedi @tournevis thank you so much!!! 3w
audraelizabeth I signed up. Ill probably pencil then ink over it. 3w
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Thank you @Megabooks for the tag! 😘
1️⃣ I just officially gave up on tagged.
2️⃣ Nick Bantock's The Forgetting Room or Thomas Wharton's The Logogryph.
3️⃣ I don't keep count.
4️⃣ In keep my fiction and non-fiction as separate as possible on here. Also, Ive been working on writing classes, so there are too many to list.
5️⃣ 👍👍 @gissy @LauraBeth @youneverarrived @AnneCecilie @Redwritinghood 👋👋
@eggs #wondrouswednesday

Megabooks I don‘t keep an exact count of my TBR either! 3w
tournevis @Megabooks It would only be depressing. 3w
Eggs Thanks for playing ❤️📚❤️ 3w
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tournevis @Eggs 😘😘😘 3w
LauraBeth The older I get, the more I think about all of the unread books on my TBR! 3w
tournevis @LauraBeth I feel like that too, but I'm more worried about dying without finishing any of my projects. 3w
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Honestly, this thesis! Ths candidate's shallow understanding grates, and their unsophisticated word choice is becoming an issue. He just called a character stupid. Ouf. Defence Thursday. #academiclife

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9 quizzes done out of 12. Am now brain dead. Will now go watch some Star Trek TOS and veg. #academiclife

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The Silent City | Elisabeth Vonarburg
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1️⃣ ☝️
2️⃣ Teleportation
3️⃣ Apparently Gemini
4️⃣ Sewing, cooking, groceries.
5️⃣ 👍
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Not reading. Today: quizzes. Ugh.

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Centering Anishinaabeg Studies: Understanding the World through Stories | Jill Doerfler, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark
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I'm not reading. Or rather, I'm reading eight books at a time, cross-referencing info to write into this course. Tracking down the correct transliteration for the many Anishinaabowin names for the St. Lawrence River, because there are many peoples who speak a dialect of Anishinaabowin. Many peoples. And I do not speak Anishinaabowin. I know like five words.

Leftcoastzen You‘ve got a lot going on! 4w
Crazeedi Wow your head must be spinning, here's to you for your determination and grit!! 4w
tournevis @Leftcoastzen @Crazeedi Thank you! Did you know that the Innu word for the place commonly known as Québec is apparently also the same word for rabbit? I'm confused. 4w
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Crazeedi @tournevis omg how do you keep things coherent??? Good luck!! 4w
tournevis @Crazeedi 🤷🤷🤷 4w
cobwebmoth Sending positive thoughts! 4w
JacqMac My head hurts for you. Good luck! 4w
sudi you have so much going on, don't worry i'll panic a little for you 😱 4w
tournevis @sudi It's actually not as bad this year as in previous, would you believe it? 😘 4w
sudi @tournevis how bad was it in the previous year ? 4w
tournevis @sudi I only have one new course to write. One year, I had three new courses. 4w
sudi Wow @tournevis, you deserve a salute 👏👏👏 4w
tournevis @sudi 😘😘😘 4w
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Taking a break from the not-very-good thesis on solarpunk and looking at pics of my son. *breath* #academiclife

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 4w
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This thesis is frustrating. Let's just say that he's not exactly making strong points. Also, of you are going to bitch on how people define progress, perhaps you should define what you mean by progess. Just saying. #academiclife

Lynnsoprano I‘m glad to see someone who uses as much red ink as my hubby😂 4w
tournevis @Lynnsoprano Only for grads. I find red makes undergrads cry 4w
Lynnsoprano @tournevis 🤣 Since hubby‘s retired, he‘s only doing peer review for journals. Unfortunately, a lot of what he reviews are papers by non-native English speakers, and he says he can‘t sort out what they‘re trying to say at times. It may be good science, but it has to be understood. 4w
tournevis @Lynnsoprano I get that😁, but to be fair, a large number of English-language papers from actual native Anglophones don't make much sense either. I regularly have to look for the verb. 4w
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On the train going to uni for the first time this semester. Reading an MA thesis on solarpunk, featuring tagged. It's good so far, but the candidate has yet to even write the word "cli-fi", which is an essential piece of context. Their comparison to cyberpunk is right on, but incomplete. Oh well. #trainlife #academiclife

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Writing Life | Annie Dillard
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1️⃣ I got results in English, but not in French.
2️⃣ "Underlined or Italicized"
3️⃣ Yes. I have, am and will be writing books.
4️⃣ Non-fiction, for my job. Fiction, because who else is going to write it?
@DebbieGrillo @MinDea #humpdaypost

Caroline2 My book is called “a little too much for the boys but they don‘t want us in their lives” 😂 sounds about right! 😬 4w
tournevis @Caroline2 😁😁😁 4w
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Macular Degeneration (Rev) | Lylas G Mogk, Marja Mogk
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A reader's nightmare, though for me not a surprise. My blind eye is getting blinder, the entire lens has gotten milky in the last two weeks, on top of my cataract that's getting even denser than before. It's obscuring my barely functioning nerve and stretched retina. So, yeah, blinder. The other eye is myopic but fine. #medical

cobwebmoth I'm sorry. That really sucks. *hugs* 1mo
kspenmoll So so sorry. Awful for you. ❤️❤️ 1mo
wanderinglynn Oh my. I‘m so sorry to hear that. That sucks. 💜 {hugs} 1mo
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squirrelbrain Very sorry to hear that 😒 1mo
Meaw_catlady I‘m sorry! Sending healing energy your way 🤗 1mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook Oh gosh, sorry! That's awful 1mo
tournevis @cobwebmoth @kspenmoll @wanderinglynn @squirrelbrain @Meaw_catlady @MommyWantsToReadHerBook Thank you my friends. It's not as if I didn't know. I've known all my life it would get blinder than it was from birth, but it sucks. I'm still sighted, but I have to make sure not to tire the other one then more now than ever before. 1mo
LibrarianJen 😓 sorry to hear this. 1mo
Lcsmcat I‘m so sorry! Is there any treatment? 1mo
rabbitprincess Oh no! That really sucks. 1mo
Megabooks I‘m so sorry! 1mo
tournevis @LibrarianJen @rabbitprincess @Megabooks Thank you. It's ok. @Lcsmcat No, this eye was malformed in the womb. It cannot get better. Were I to get the cataract removed, the risk of retina detached would be garantied. So no. 1mo
Lcsmcat @tournevis As my father-in-law would say “Well shit.” I‘m sorry. 1mo
Erofan 😢☹️ 1mo
SW-T 😢😢😢 4w
LA_Mead Oh no! I hope everything turns out ok... 4w
tournevis @Erofan @SW-T @LA_Mead Nothing's happening that wasn't foretold, sadly. 4w
Gissy I hope everything goes well! ❤️ 4w
batsy I'm sorry to hear this ❤️❤️ 4w
tournevis @Gissy @batsy It will be fine. 😘 4w
CarolynM My grandfather used to say it's no fun getting old and I'm just starting to see how right he was. Physical deterioration may be something we have to live with, but boy oh boy, it's annoying! More audio books for you, I think😘 4w
tournevis @CarolynM Gonna have to learn not to fall asleep listening to them... 🤷 4w
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Mothers in Academia | Mari Castaneda, Kirsten Isgro
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No reading, and very little @Litsy, no writing fiction this week. And probably the next. I have 19 classes to write. Three done. It's very slow going. Watching art vids to clear my mind in between. Blargh.

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Astrix - Le Papyrus de Csar - n36 | Ren Goscinny, Albert Uderzo, Jean-Yves Ferri, Didier Conrad
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My son loved it! It is very funny, and only moderately punny. He've heard him laugh reading it every evening since we bought it.

GrilledCheeseSamurai I used to adore these as a kid! Makes me wanna revisit! ❤️ 1mo
IamIamIam Oh my goodness!!! We used to translate Asterix in my high school French class!!!! Glad your son liked it!! 1mo
tournevis @GrilledCheeseSamurai @IamIamIam We have all of the Uderzo and Goscinny run, most of the Goscinny alone run, and this is our first by the new team. He loved it. 1mo
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Roughing It in the Bush | Susanna Moodie
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I'm back from vacation, and directly into an overflowing inbox and several fires to extinguish presto. I have not been reading anything at all.

Among the messages was a request to apply to the position of Dean in a small Canadian uni, one with moxie and spunk, in one of the Prairie provinces. Yeah, no. Never. Not over my dead body, not for the position, not for moving even farther west. Nope! I like that uni. I wish it the best, but NOPE!

Come-read-with-me @tournevis congratulations! My husband just became a Dean at a uni in SoCal. Moving to the prairies would be hard. I grew up in Saskatchewan and the winters can be brutal! Still, it‘s nice to be given the offer! 1mo
tournevis @Come-read-with-me I do think it's a spray offer though. I'm one of many! 1mo
Come-read-with-me @tournevis Don‘t be modest. You‘re still in the spray- that‘s IMPRESSIVE!!! 1mo
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tournevis @Come-read-with-me Thank you. ☺️ 1mo
twohectobooks I love your choice of title for this post and can‘t help wondering which university! I dearly love the prairies but I don‘t blame anyone who doesn‘t want to settle here. 1mo
tournevis @twohectobooks I already live 6h away from my family, I'm not moving farther away. 1mo
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NB fauna. #vacationlamd

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Librairie Pélagie | Shippagan, New Brunswick, Canada (Bookstore)
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Obligatory jelly fish picture. #vacationland

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Rained out morning. #vacationland #sologaming

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New English 900 | Edwin T. Collier
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Thank you @ReadingMermaid for this. I can not believe I got this right. Then again, I learned English with grammar books, including tagged. Who knows? @LibrarianRyan thinks it's rigged.

http://www.surveee.org/advgra.html

LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 1mo
4thhouseontheleft Also 25/25! 1mo
AmyG Whoa, me too. I am shocked. 1mo
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HufflepuffGirl90 I‘m so amazed that i got 25/25 too!! 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @tournevis Yep. I took it again, purposely getting a bunch wrong, and it still gave me a perfect score. 😂Looks like I succumbed to another data mining quiz. 1mo
HufflepuffGirl90 @tournevis dang, I knew my grammar wasn‘t that good! Lol all the “who vs whom”s always mess me up! 🤷🏻‍♀️😅 1mo
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