noellemitchell, to books avatar

I got so involved with organizing my TBR list I didn't get any reading done 🤣 :blobcatnervous: :blobshrug:

Sheril, to books avatar

Once again, I’m in need of a new book to get lost in & would love recommendations 📚

Some of my favorite genres include science fiction, historical fiction & satire. What are you reading?

noellemitchell, to books avatar

I've been sorting my TBR list today. Shocking I know. 😂📚😅 Still a lot of books on it. 😆

#books #reading #bookstodon

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“From my childhood I have been,’ said I, ‘the object of the untiring goodness of the best of human beings; to whom I am so bound by every tie of attachment, gratitude, and love, that nothing I could do in the compass of a life could express the feelings of a single day.”

Excerpt From
Bleak House
Charles Dickens

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Joe Haldeman (1943-) was born on this day. Bibliography:

L, Dorian Vallejo, 1991; R, Jim Burns, 1988


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Lin Carter (1930-1988) was born on this day. Bibliography:

L, Vincent Di Fate, 1975; R, Frank Frazetta, 1967


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Artist Nodel (1922-2000) was born on this day. List of covers:

L, 1964; R, 1973


noellemitchell, to 13thFloor avatar

In the mood for some fiction. Nonfiction has been too depressing lately for me to read. There's enough depressing things going on in the world right now, I don't need to add to it by reading about history and politics. 😆

#fiction #nonfiction #books #reading #bookstodon #history #politics

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I’m going up to bed to read and meditate. Before I do, here are my

  1. My daughter is enthusiastic about the plans I’ve made when she visits next weekend
  2. Wild roses and strawberries
  3. I enjoyed finishing Dominoes by Phoebe Mcintosh
jackhutton, to books avatar

"About his large bright eyes that used to be so merry, there was a wanness and a restlessness that changed them altogether. I cannot use the expression that he looked old. There is a ruin of youth which is not like age; and into such a ruin, Richard’s youth and youthful beauty had all fallen away.”

Excerpt From
Bleak House
Charles Dickens

jackhutton, to books avatar

“I passed on to the gate, and stooped down. I lifted the heavy head, put the long dank hair aside, and turned the face. And it was my mother, cold and dead.”

Excerpt From
Bleak House
Charles Dickens

The Morning Phiz (Hablot K. Browne) August 1853 Dark Plate Etching (ch. 59, "Esther's Narrative") of Dickens's Bleak House, Part 18. Scanned image by George P. Landow;

Characters are dropping like flies now..


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8 changes that were made to a classic Richard Scarry book to keep up with the times. Progress!

#books #thetimes

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in 1790.

John Barry's Philadelphia Spelling Book Arranged Upon a Plan Entirely New becomes the first American book copyrighted.

John Barry was a schoolmaster of the Free School of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Philadelphia. While no complete copy of the book exists today, the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress has the printed title page and two pages of text that Barry originally deposited.

dukepaaron, (edited ) to queer avatar

"When it comes to #queer kid’s #books, though, I’m always happy for an opportunity to buy and read more of these essential stories. When those stories are #Jewish? Even better."

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Austro-Bohemian noblewoman, pacifist and novelist Bertha, baroness von Suttner was born #OTD in 1843.

Bertha's most famous work, "Die Waffen nieder!", was published in 1889. The novel depicted the horrors of war through the eyes of its protagonist, Martha von Tilling. Bertha's correspondence with Alfred Nobel influenced his decision to establish the Nobel Peace Prize. She is often credited with inspiring him to include a peace prize in his will.

#books #literature

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"Remember, to the last, that while there is life there is hope."

English novelist and social critic Charles Dickens died #OTD in 1870.

Dickens edited a weekly journal for 20 years; wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and nonfiction articles; lectured and performed readings extensively; was an indefatigable letter writer; and campaigned vigorously for children's rights, education, and other social reforms.

Charles Dickens at PG:

#books #literature

mrundkvist, to books avatar

Adams' 1992 novel "Mostly Harmless" for the first time. I was absolutely crazy about the first two Hitch-hiker just seven years earlier. Why didn't I care about this one? Think it was because I was disappointed with the third and fourth ones. And this one got bad reviews.

golgaloth, to queer avatar

Cruel Provocations, half-fey hunters protecting a rural utopia from the mechanised war-machines of the towns, including the terrifying new walkers, each armed with a six-barrelled canon capable of terrifying carnage.

In celebration of #Pride #PrideMonth, you'll find the central relationship is FF, and there's a badass female revenge plotline.

#books #AmReading #Fantasy #LightningPunk

noellemitchell, to history avatar

Why do people publish so many #history #books?? :blobcatscared:

I can't keep up with adding all of them to my TBR list :blobcatsweat:

#bookstodon #reading

jackhutton, to books avatar

“Der Tod und das Mädchen” (“Death and the Maiden”), etching 1510 by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) Collection the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Schubert’s ‘Death and the Maiden’ quartet dated 1826, was inspired by the Dürer etching and Matthias Claudius's poem "Der Tod und das Madchen"

#dickens #bleakhouse #charlesdickens #books #death #dürer #albrechtDürer #deathandthemaiden #derTodunddasMädchen #shubert #MatthiasClaudius

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British mathematician Charlotte Scott was born in 1858.

Her research focused on algebraic geometry, a field dealing with solutions to systems of polynomial equations. Notable works include her paper on binary forms and her research on the properties of algebraic curves. She co-authored "An Introductory Account of Certain Modern Ideas and Methods in Plane Analytical Geometry," which became a widely used textbook. She was awarded an honorary degree by the UPenn in 1906.

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An unexpected citation from found in "Agatha Christie, A Biography" by Janet Morgan

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"The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is Reason."
The Age of Reason (1794)

Thomas Paine died in 1809.

He had a great influence on the thoughts and ideas which led to the American Revolution and the United States Declaration of Independence. He wrote three of the most influential and controversial works of the 18th Century: Common Sense, Rights of Man, and The Age of Reason.

Books by Thomas Paine at PG:

Title page from the first English edition of Part I Paine, Thomas. The Age of Reason. Eighteenth Century Collections Online.

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