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text 2019-08-24 23:58
Reading progress update: I've read 80 out of 348 pages.
Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel García Márquez,Edith Grossman

Whenever I read another of his books, It's like I rediscover the weird ways he he uses words and how damn good the writing paints things in your head. I don't know how well that's is captured in translation though. Like:

 

.... la ayudó a acostarse en una cama de sábanos tersas y almohadas de plumas que le infundieron de pronto el pánico instantáneo de la felicidad.

 

... porque su pretendida era la más preciada de una familia típica de la región: una cábila intrincada de mujeres bravas y hombres de corazón tierno y gatillo fácil, perturbados hasta la demencia por el sentido del honor.

 

Which are two bits from the same page.

 

Also, I love how the daily made grandiose resonates with our family legacy stories. I mean, the little tortures that culminate in an absent bar of soap that almost terminates a marriage of 30 years? A man holding a torch for 50? Dying for a parrot? Keeping an affair secret for decades just because? It hits something close to funny, like there is an implausible and grotesque air to them, but in the end you laugh because goodness, did the elders of your family have stories to share in lazy afternoons.

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text 2019-08-24 03:17
Halloween Bingo 2019 Booklikes Players!

Programming note: Thank you all for being patient with me! I have been busy with work and other things and it's nice to come back and see everyone so excited about Bingo. Don't forget to follow Moonlight and I so that you can see the daily bingo posts! Also don't forget to follow each other!

 

-Blue

 

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1. Locus Amoenus: All By My Shelf

2. Themis-Athena's Garden of Books

3. A Man With An Agenda

4. Mike Finn

5. LEAH'S BOOKISH OBSESSION

6. Lora's Rants and Reviews

7. Chris' Fish Place

8. Moonlight Reader

9. Obsidian Blue

10. Char's Horror Corner

11. Linda Hilton

12. Books, hockey, and a bucketful of snark

13. LILLELARA

14. BrokenTune

15. Jennifer's Books

16. Darth Pedant

17. The better to see you, my dear

18. Ani's Book Abysss

19. TEASTITCHREAD

20. Emerjas

21. isanythingopen

22. Carmilla Reads

23. Rachel's books

24. XOX

25. Murder by Death

26. Familiar Diversions

27. Portable Magic

28. 100 Pages A Day...Stephanie's Book Reviews

29. Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!

30. Hol

31. Wanda's Book Reviews

32. Bark at the Ghouls

33. Blood Rose Books

34. Spooky's Maze of Books

35.  Kell's Reading Realm

 

Links to previous participants:

 

Halloween Bingo 2018 Booklikes Players

 

Halloween Book Bingo 2017! Follow Booklikers

 

 

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text 2019-08-23 18:10
Halloween Bingo: I think I found the book for my Shifters square
The Wolf's Hour - Robert R. McCammon

I was going to read Fool Moon by Butcher, but it's the second in a series and I don't have time to read the first one before Bingo time (though I really do want to read that series soon!).

 

So I went looking through Goodreads Listopia, and it was hard to find something that was not part of a series. Apparently, standalone books are hard to find these days!

 

This one looks great, though. It's the first in a series, which I can live with, and is not the typical paranormal romance (I do like that genre, but there's a lot of saturation in that field and I wanted something different).

 

Lastly, I see a couple of friends here have read and liked it, which is a great reason to pick it up.

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photo 2019-08-23 10:23
Book list for Halloween Bingo

I've chosen 14 books for far. I'm not sure I can read any more in two months, especially as my degree starts in October. You can see my choices on my blog.

 

My called and read graphic for the Bingo card.

Two for one

 

 

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text 2019-08-22 20:04
A few more quilt pictures

I was waiting until Char got her hands on it to post any pictures. Here's a few more!

 

 

It's about 60 by 60 inches, give or take.

 

 

It's backed in a soft and cozy black & white flannel plaid. I machine quilted it with black thread.

 

 

My helper, Jonesy, gave his full approval! He especially admired the print with the black cats in orange party hats. The prints are mostly black, white, gray and orange, with pops of purple and green. And, Char, I don't know if you've noticed, yet - but one of the text prints was designed on Spoonflower, and is printed with last year's Halloween bingo categories! ;)

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