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ulyssesartmiller

Joined May 2020

Literature in translation, literature by minority authors, and several-month-long binges of random categories in academic nonfiction
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The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir, Constance Borde, Sheila Malovany-Chevallier
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EEG: A Novel by Daa Drndic
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Colored pencil WIP

ulyssesartmiller You know @Bookwyrm42, it‘s funny dinosaurs keep coming up for you, because I may or may not have a similar obsession... 2y
CrowCAH Wow the detail of your coloring: amazing! 😍 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @ulyssesartmiller Oh with me dinosaurs are ALWAYS coming up. 😅 It‘s definitely a full-blown obsession. Your art is AMAZING!!! ❤️😍🤯❤️ 2y
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ulyssesartmiller @Bookwyrm42 haha awesome! And thanks! I don‘t wanna admit how much time these take though lol 2y
Sace Holy sh*t! Daaaaaamn. 2y
ulyssesartmiller @Sace Thanks!! 😁 2y
ozma.of.oz Wow! That‘s so cool! 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @ulyssesartmiller Well now I‘m curious! 😜😅 2y
ulyssesartmiller @ozma.of.oz Thanks! 2y
ulyssesartmiller @Bookwyrm42 😅 Well over 40 hours for a single piece. 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @ulyssesartmiller Wow! What are the dimensions? It looks huge, but that could be an optical illusion. 😅 2y
ulyssesartmiller @Bookwyrm42 14“x17“! If the needed frame isn't heavy enough to tear nails out of the wall, it's not big enough! 😆 2y
Nute Wow! Amazing even before it‘s complete! 2y
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D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths | Ingri D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

☀️tagged and pictured. One of my hobbies is to do illustrative-type colored pencil art, and this book was a huge reason why I chose to pick that particular hobby up.

☀️ Eh. This is a tough summer.

☀️ EEG and Fracture. That‘s it. I‘ve been making a point of spending as little as possible because my income is unreliable due to quarantine. But both were purchased from the local indie store.

ulyssesartmiller Tagging @Jennifer3 and @Bookwyrm42 if you two feel like playing 😊 2y
Eggs Beautiful ❤️🖤 - love color pencil art 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Jennifer3 I want to play. I need to do some thinking on the children‘s book. 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I‘m currently at work on break, but I‘ll definitely do it when I get home! Love the images from that book! 😍 Would love to see some of your work too! 2y
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EEG: A Novel | Daa Drndic
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#BTBA2020 it‘s the little things 🤣

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As someone with a lot of initiative, it really messes me up when something shitty happens and I can‘t do anything about it. Fortunately, I can always watch Harry Potter and redirect my frustration and rage at Voldemort, and then watch him get his ass handed to him at Hogwarts. Which always makes me feel better.

Tanisha_A Agreed a 100 times. 2y
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The Second Sex | Simone de Beauvoir, Constance Borde, Sheila Malovany-Chevallier
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New in-person buddy read!

ramblingsofareader I‘ve read various extracts of this throughout my degree and have always thought I ought to read the whole thing, definitely interested in hearing your thoughts! 2y
jen_the_scribe Just put this on my TBR list after reading At the Existentialist Café 2y
ulyssesartmiller @ramblingsofareader might take a while, but they‘ll come! 😅 2y
ulyssesartmiller @jen_the_scribe yeah, I should read that one. For better or worse, this is my first serious foray into philosophy. I guess we‘ll see how it goes! 2y
jen_the_scribe @ulyssesartmiller At the Existentialist Café was my first as well, one things for sure, philosophers do not lead dull lives lol 2y
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EEG: A Novel | Daa Drndic
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#BTBA2020 discussion #1: I was curious why the book is called EEG, so I looked up the acronym. The first result was for Electroencephalography, which is an electrode test used on psychology patients to diagnose brain death, among other things (note: Andreas Ban is a retired psychologist). (more in the comments)

ulyssesartmiller But there's also another definition for the acronym EEG: the “Eastern European Group,“ a UN regional group which includes Croatia, Russia, Latvia, Poland...all countries included in Drndic's/Ban's ruminations of Fascism, economic disparity, genocide, and chess. Seems to me that Drndic is diagnosing a sort of “brain death of government“ or “brain death of society“ within the Eastern European Group through these topics. Do you agree/disagree? Why? 2y
Jennifer3 I completely agree!!! I knew about the EEG because of my job as a social worker and because I have a lot of medical/mental health knowledge as a result. Plus, he seems to talk about how things have changed for that region. I get the feeling there is a mental health component as occasionally there are comments that seemed to be meant for the narrator. The narration seems to be a stream of conscious type writing. 2y
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ulyssesartmiller @Jennifer3 YES. I almost added a second component to this question based exactly on that idea: that perhaps Ban is also suffering from several types of “brain death“ : his suicide attempts despite the fact that living beings tend to fight for their survival; his abhorrence of social norms and social interactions despite humans being social creatures. 2y
Jennifer3 Yes. And I get the impression that he is also near end of life and is looking back contemplating everything he has experienced as he must think he is nearing end of life that isn‘t necessarily a suicide attempts again. 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Agree wholeheartedly with you both! I had no idea what EEG could stand for but had assumed it would sooner or later be revealed in the book. 😅 Ban seems keyed in to all the little tiny deaths that make up life experience. It‘s like he‘s writing a big hate-letter to all the jealousies, squabbles, love affairs, and rivalries that form a breeding ground in the psyche of the human race for the hate that makes government atrocities possible. 2y
ulyssesartmiller @Bookwyrm42 Oooh, I like that. a hate-letter. Actually, it's funny....before her death, Daša Drndić did an interview with the Paris Review, and she's quite scathing in it about people: it's here if you or @Jennifer3 are interested in seeing her perspective: https://bit.ly/3cJ2dZU 2y
Jennifer3 I love that, a hate letter! That makes even more sense about how the book is written. Checking out the link to the author‘s interview now. 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Omg...I love her... I already knew I did, but that interview cinches it. My god, even her interviews are quotable! 😍 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm “Art should shock, hurt, offend, intrigue, be a merciless critic of the merciless times we are not only witnessing but whose victims we have become.” ❤️😍❤️ 2y
Jennifer3 Wow! She is interesting to interview, sometimes I felt like there was an almost lecture in her answers. Fascinating person, too bad she is no longer with us. 2y
ulyssesartmiller @Jennifer3 @Bookwyrm42 right?! “It is not my job to interpret what I write.“ She's so angry people don't think for themselves anymore (including the interviewer LOL), and I think her frustration with the general autopilot comes through in Ban's personality, when he gets sassy about generic well-wishers during holidays or when he sneers at predictable get-togethers by the nouveau riche of his town. 2y
Jennifer3 Yes! Her answers made me feel like I should try harder to think and exercise my brain more. However, I love that she doesn‘t think she should interpret. I have always loved how books bring something different to each of us which is influenced by our experiences, understanding and independent thought. 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Jennifer3 @ulyssesartmiller Lol, yes, she definitely has that, “Do you REALLY need me to explain it?” kind of attitude in the interview. 😅❤️ I love that answer though. I just recently read The Return of Merlin by Deepak Chopra and he has a foreword in the beginning actually explaining to you how you should mentally digest his book. Heaven forbid you take your own interpretation from the story! Brain? What‘s that used for? 🤦‍♀️ 2y
Jennifer3 @Bookwyrm42 @ulyssesartmiller That is disappointing to have instruction from the author. I love the sass of Dasa. I might have to try another of her books after this. 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Jennifer3 Yes! I‘ve added her others to my TBR because I know I won‘t be able to get enough. 😅 2y
ulyssesartmiller @Jennifer3 @Bookwyrm42 yeah, and I also think that interpretation really should be the sole responsibility of the consumer. I tend to believe that art is only half created by its production; the other half is how the consumer interprets/reacts to/experiences the art. 2y
ulyssesartmiller @Jennifer3 @Bookwyrm42 she said her own favorite she wrote was Doppelgänger. That one for sure is on my TBR. 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @ulyssesartmiller @Jennifer3 Agreed, I honestly find it quite odd when people do get overly protective of the interpretation of their art. Just as none of us ever reads the same story despite reading the same book, so to none of us sees the same way when looking at the same painting, sculpture, etc. Art can only be art when there is someone else there to drape their own perspective on it. The more perspectives, the better the art. 🤷‍♀️ 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm There‘s a painting that hung in my city‘s art museum that was both a dragon and a man. At first glance, it was just an abstract painting, but depending on the person, they would suddenly see one of the two pictures. It was incredible listening to my classmates talk about seeing a man when I could CLEARLY see there was a dragon. If we didn‘t know there was not one, but two hidden images by talking to each other, I wouldn‘t remember it so well. 2y
ulyssesartmiller @Bookwyrm42 Who's it by? That sounds interesting! 2y
Jennifer3 @ulyssesartmiller @Bookwyrm42 I love what you said about art and interpretation. 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @ulyssesartmiller Gah, I‘ll have to search for that. 😅 I haven‘t seen it since grade school. Let me see if I can go dig up info on it. 2y
Jennifer3 I would love to see the man/dragon painting. It reminds me of the young woman/old woman picture they use in psychology. 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @ulyssesartmiller @Jennifer3 I‘ll definitely have to get back to you guys. I just scrolled through 45 pages of their contemporary art database online and didn‘t find it yet. They don‘t have images of everything either. I‘ll keep looking and if push comes to shove, I‘ll call/email them and try and describe it like a crazy person. 😅🤣🤣😂 2y
ulyssesartmiller @Bookwyrm42 hahahaha omg such dedication is unnecessary, I promise!! 2y
Jennifer3 @ulyssesartmiller @Bookwyrm42 I agree that level of dedication is not needed! 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Well if I DO run across it, I‘ll remember you guys. 😅👍 2y
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Wolf Hall | Hilary Mantel
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Wolf Hall | Hilary Mantel
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I watched the Wolf Hall miniseries and fell in love with all of it: the superb acting, the superb dialogue, the superb soundtrack and cinematography and (historically accurate!) costumes. I thought this would be a rare occasion where I would like the cinematic version more than the written...but I don't actually think that's the case. Mantel is WITTY. I am perpetually amused, and perpetually in awe of her sharp mind. #aVeryCromwellSummer

MsMelissa You are in for a treat. Mantel‘s trilogy is amazing! 2y
Catherine_Willoughby I saw the last episode on BBC (years ago). I am sure there was more to it or did I miss something ! Had this book and gave it away without reading 😔 2y
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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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Look what was in the Little Free Library down the street! I‘ve been meaning to read this!

Palimpsest Nice! 2y
Tanisha_A I have it on my Kindle since forever. 🙄 Really want to read it, yet I get distracted. 2y
ulyssesartmiller @Tanisha_A doesn‘t help that it‘s notorious for being a heavier read. But if you ever want to do a buddy read as motivation to get it off the TBR, let me know. 🙂 2y
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SamAnne One of my all time favorite books. The beginning of it can be daunting with all the multiple storylines. But wow, it packs a punch. 2y
Qpri Just started this book last night! Please share your thoughts as you go along :) 2y
ulyssesartmiller @Qpri Will do! :) 2y
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EEG: A Novel | Daa Drndic
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#BTBA2020 preach!

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EEG: A Novel | Daa Drndic
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Daša Drndić, bursting from the page and prodding you and your literary expectations very sharply in the forehead. I already am in love with this book. #BTBA2020

Geenee Daša Drndić... But what does it mean? What language is this? 😕🤷🏽‍♀️ 2y
ulyssesartmiller @Geenee Daša Drndić is the name of the author. She is Croatian. 2y
Geenee Ohhhhh. Thank you 🙏 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Love your description of her writing! Spot on! 😍👍 2y
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Black Lives Matter | Edwards, Sue Bradford
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EEG: A Novel | Daa Drndic
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@Jennifer3 @Bookwyrm42 #BTBA2020 reading schedule! Do we want to do our weekly discussions on Sundays? What times of day work for everyone? I‘m wide open, but also in CST, so as long as it‘s not, you know, 2am my time I‘m good 😂

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Sweet!! 🤘😆🤘 Sunday‘s work perfectly for me, I always have them off work. I‘m pretty open with time too, but I‘m in EST. 😅 2y
Jennifer3 Sundays work for me. I am on Pacific time because it is spring/summer and we don‘t change our clocks in Arizona. 2y
ulyssesartmiller @Jennifer3 @Bookwyrm42 so how about 6pm central on sundays? 2y
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Jennifer3 I‘m jealous! We used to not change, then only a few years ago they put us on the rotation. 🤦‍♀️ @ulyssesartmiller Perfect! 👍 2y
mirnass That translation od EEG has just won the prize for best English translation of a foreign literature. 2y
ulyssesartmiller @mirnass yes!! That‘s why we‘re reading it, actually! 😁 2y
Jennifer3 @Bookwyrm42 @ulyssesartmiller I forgot to reply and say that works for me. How are we planning to do it? I am also trying to figure out what 92 pages is on the Kindle edition! 2y
ulyssesartmiller @Jennifer3 @Bookwyrm42 Cool! I was planning to post a couple questions and tag you both in the post. 2y
Jennifer3 That is perfect! 2y
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The Federalist Papers: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay | Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Ian Shapiro
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You guys, Alexander Hamilton is probably the most brilliant mind I have ever had the pleasure to read. His passion for the subject is obvious, and it‘s no surprise to me that he wrote the bulk of The Federalist Papers. So glad I read this.

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The Federalist Papers: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay | Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Ian Shapiro
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#24b4monday yesterday I got in 4hr26min of reading, which equated to 130 pages of The Federalist Papers. Goal is to finish the book this weekend, and there are about 130 pages left. Let‘s go! @Andrew65 @jb72 @SumisBooks

Andrew65 A great start, well done. 👏👏👏 2y
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EEG: A Novel | Daa Drndic
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#BTBA2020 winner was just announced -- EEG by Daša Drndić! Oh boy you guys...Drndić's writing is gorgeous, but H-E-A-V-Y. Book is 380 pages. Let's sound off in the comments below for who plans to acquire a copy of Celia Hawkesworth's translation from the Croatian...and then shall we sound off again, once we have our copies, so we can have a full month to read it? @bookwyrm42 @sydneyerin @Jennifer3 @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I'm going to pass on this one. It sounds a bit gloomy & meandering for my taste, especially now. If I could get it through a library I'd try it, but mine is still closed for the foreseeable future. Enjoy! 2y
sydneyerin I don't think I'm up for this. It does sound very heavy. Good luck! 😊 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I‘M IN!!! 😍 Ordered it from Amazon, should have it as early as SUNDAY!! 🤘😆🤘 2y
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ulyssesartmiller @Bookwyrm42 so fast!! That‘s awesome! 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @ulyssesartmiller Right?! I had to reread the delivery date because I couldn‘t believe my eyes at first! 🤣😂🤣 2y
Jennifer3 I am in. Let me go order! 2y
Jennifer3 Even though I rather a book, I got the kindle version and am ready to read! 2y
ulyssesartmiller @Jennifer3 @Bookwyrm42 perfect! I have a digital copy as well, so we should be able to stick with reading it for the month of June! Do you ladies want to do weekly discussions or anything? (edited) 2y
Jennifer3 @ulyssesartmiller @Bookwyrm42 I think weekly would be good if you all could do that. And the month of June is perfect. 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Sounds perfect! 😍 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Got my copy today! ❤️🤘😆🤘❤️ 2y
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In the Distance | Hernan Diaz
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Thanks for the tag @Scochrane26! #Favs

1. In the Distance - Hernan Diaz
2. Dracula - Bram Stoker
3. The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy

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runswithscissors007 I love reading these! I forgot about the god of small things. 💗 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Dracula!! ❤️😍❤️ 2y
ulyssesartmiller @runswithscissors007 Yes! I need to read Ministry of Utmost Happiness soon. Whenever my library feels like opening up again! 2y
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ulyssesartmiller @Bookwyrm42 RIGHT?! ☠ I never tire of re-reading it! 2y
Sace Stacking the tagged book! 2y
ulyssesartmiller @Sace Yay! I'll be interested to see what you think of it! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!!! 2y
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Fracture | Andrs Neuman
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The complex relationship between anxiety and peace is a running thread in this novel. It explores what triggers these emotions, particularly regarding memory: the different ways people relate to their memories, and identify with them...or not. Neuman continues to be one of my favorite authors.

Palimpsest Nice review. I absolutely loved Traveller of the Century when I read it a few years back. It has so many elements. Looking forward to this one. 2y
ulyssesartmiller @Palimpsest YES. I own few books, but TotC is one of them! 2y
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Fracture | Andrs Neuman
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Happily planning to spend my “Friday” reading this book. Roughly 150 pages left. goal is to finish it and then take a stab at using @Andrew65 ‘s #24b4Monday challenge to (hopefully) wrap up The Federalist Papers to clear the way for reading #BTBA2020 in June and starting #BigBookSummerReading for...some TBA chunkster. 😅 What do you all have planned?

Andrew65 Good luck, great to have you with us. 😊👍 I‘m still trying to decide what I will be reading. 2y
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#BTBA2020 normally announces the winners with an in-person party for locals only, but thanks to quarantine, they are now doing a zoom party that EVERYONE can attend! They'll be doing live/recorded readings from all the shortlisted works, for anyone interested in getting a better idea of what sort of literature usually makes the BTBA list (BTBA twitter also has summaries of the works, FYI). Sign up is here: https://bit.ly/36AmUG4

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I had to compile a report for work & the pup got antsy so I missed the readings. Oh well! Maybe I'll catch the winners announcement. 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @ulyssesartmiller @Bookwyrm42 @sydneyerin @Jennifer3 I am not a poetry reader so I only looked at the fiction descriptions. The one I'm most interested in is the tagged. Are you pulling for any particular book to win? 2y
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I‘ve added over half of each longlist to my TBR, honestly. 😅 They all sound intriguing, but if I had to choose a winner from the fiction category, I‘d have to choose Stalingrad. 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @Bookwyrm42 It sounded interesting but I saw that it's over 1,000 pages and I just won't do that in June. 🤣 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Fair point! I‘m terrible about not paying attention before buying to how long books are, or if they‘re part of a series, and I definitely pay for it many a time. 😅 2y
sydneyerin @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Several of the options sound good but I think I'm most interested in Territory of Light or Die, My Love. Although Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead sounds good too. Haha I'll probably read all three eventually regardless 😄 2y
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#BTBA2020 needs to be postponed until June, because they‘re now apparently announcing the winner this Friday instead of Wednesday. What does everyone think? What if, after the announcement, we all check in once we have our copies, and start reading at that point? @Bookwyrm42 @sydneyerin @Jennifer3 @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick

Also: we're still happy to have people join! Just let me know in the comments below!

sydneyerin Sounds good to me! 😁 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Works for me! 👍 2y
Jennifer3 Sounds perfect to me!!! 2y
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Fracture | Andrs Neuman
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I mean, are we talking Banksy, or basic tags?

CarolynM 😂 2y
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Will and Testament | Vigdis Hjorth
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Hey everyone! The winners of the Best Translated Book Award 2020 will be announced this Wednesday 5/27. Anyone interested in doing a #buddyread of the winning novel? Use hashtag #BTBA2020 and tag me. If there‘s enough interest, I‘d like to expand this into reading the entire shortlist, which will be announced the same day...but we‘ll see :)

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Ooooh! This sounds fun! I‘ve been needing to expand my boundaries with what I read and this sounds right up my alley! I‘d need time to purchase the book and have it delivered, but I think I‘m game! 2y
ulyssesartmiller @Bookwyrm42 yesss! If we want to just do it for the month of June instead, that‘s cool too! 2y
sydneyerin This sounds great! I've been trying to read more translated fiction so this would be perfect. 2y
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ulyssesartmiller @sydneyerin awesome! Happy to have you join! 2y
Jennifer3 Yes, that would be awesome! 2y
ulyssesartmiller @Jennifer3 welcome aboard! 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick If the book sounds interesting, I might join you. 2y
ulyssesartmiller @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick sounds good! I always love the finalists for the BTBA so I assume the winner is a yearly read for me 🤣 I‘ll tag you when I post the winner so you can decide. 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Sounds good! I am a big mood reader and I've been feeling like I need a few wanderlusty books for June since I've been cooped up. 2y
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Fracture | Andrs Neuman
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The protagonist is determined to think about anything other than the elephant in the room. Absolutely anything. Including pets, which have not once been mentioned previously in this book. 🙄

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Fracture | Andrs Neuman
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I understand that labels create awareness, and that awareness is oftentimes in short supply. But what I love about literature (vs. mainstream fiction) is that labels are usually absent, which allows truths and perspectives to be FELT. Don‘t tell me my POV character is neurodiverse. That creates a sense of him being “other” and puts him at a safe emotional distance. Let me grasp who he is without labels, so I can instead see how much we are alike.

Severnmeadows A beautiful paragraph, pondering on beauty and impermanence. I really want to read the book. 2y
ulyssesartmiller @Severnmeadows you should. Such musings are a staple of Neuman‘s writing. 2y
Reggie Nice post! 2y
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The Federalist Papers: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay | Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Ian Shapiro
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Not gonna lie, I am glad to see Madison‘s name heading the next batch of papers. Hamilton is brilliant, but after reading 150 pages of him lambasting Constitution critics as period-equivalent varieties of “f***ing idiots”, JM‘s more mild opinion of his fellow countrymen will be a welcome reprieve.

tournevis Oh, man! Brings back uni comprehensive exams trauma like you wouldn't believe! 2y
ulyssesartmiller @tournevis Oh no! Next time I'll mark it as a “trigger warning“! 2y
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Fracture | Andrs Neuman
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“The afternoon appears calm, and yet time is waiting to pounce.“ @ShyBookOwl #FirstLineFridays
By the way, is there some account or calendar I can watch that lists all the upcoming buddy reads and reading challenges on Litsy? I just found out that regardless of government decisions, I'm going to continue to be out of work for at least another month...which leaves plenty of time for reading.

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm That‘s a good question! I‘ve just been typing in hashtags like “#litsygames” in the search and perusing what comes up, but if there‘s a list somewhere, that would be great! I‘ll be spying on this post to see if anyone has a solution. 😅😜 2y
ulyssesartmiller @Bookwyrm42 if a solid answer comes in, I‘ll tag you in a comment! 2y
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shortsarahrose @LitsyHappenings is a good one to follow for, well, what‘s happening on Litsy 2y
shortsarahrose Though it looks like they haven‘t posted in several months... 2y
MittenGirlPeach I looked for the same thing when I joined in March, but I really haven‘t found it. The Litsyhappenings hasn‘t been updated recently. Once I followed enough people I just nosed around their feeds to see what they were playing/hosting and have gone from there. The #readyoursign is the first big themed readathon for me. I know there are some that have been going on all year. Next year! 😉🧡 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @ulyssesartmiller @Bookwyrm42 Are you looking for particular type of challenge or game? Simple tags are #readathon and #buddyread but most have more specific names. A few off my head are #bookspin which starts up a new month on June 2. #BOTMBuddyRead starts a new book in June. There's #readwithmrbook #authoramonth and some getting to know you games & daily picture/quote challenges like #ManicMonday #WondrousWednesday 2y
ulyssesartmiller @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick this is great, thank you! I couldn‘t find what I wanted so I just made up my own buddy read for June haha. But these hashtags will now be a regular search for me! 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @ulyssesartmiller @Bookwyrm42 Yay! I'm so glad that helped. Starting your own is a great way to make new friends. Also, five days ago user @monalyisha asked users for their top 5 Littens to follow. These are active accounts who usually lead some sort of recurring events, so if you're looking for more people to follow, those are a great start. Click the profiles, look at what they post, and if you're interested, give them a follow! 2y
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Fracture | Andrs Neuman
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Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone! And happy Friday! This just came in today from indiebound.org — so stoked to have the Memorial Day weekend to read it!

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The Federalist Papers: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay | Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Ian Shapiro
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Figured a good introductory post should include what I‘m currently reading. Started this one a few weeks ago. Not a quick read, but a very, very interesting one.

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