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Sibyx's 2017 Reading Rambles: Spring Equinox to Summer Solstice

This is a continuation of the topic Sibyx's 2017 reading rambles the First.

75 Books Challenge for 2017

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Edited: Mar 20, 7:44pm Top

Triptych! Note that Posey is sitting on a table - her comment: "The cats do it, so I will too!"

Edited: Mar 21, 9:23am Top

Currently Reading:
Nota Bene: I will continue using months for the Round-ups

Currently Reading (still March)

new The Grand Tour Adam O'Fallon Price contemp fic
Flower Net Lisa See hist mys china
Last Act in Palmyra Lindsey Davis hist mys roman era
Murdoch Marathon: ONGOING. (No plans for reading IM at present) IM readers group is HERE
Virago No immediate plans

26. ✔ The Customs of the Kingdoms of India Marco Polo travel, history
27. ♬ Poseidon's Gold Lindsey Davis roman emp. mys
28. ✔Liar's Oath #2 in The Legacy of Gird Elizabeth Moon ***1/2
29. ✔ In the Heart of the Amazon Forest Henry Walter Bates travel, adventure ***1/2
30. ✔Sheepfarmer's Daughter#1 The Deed of Paksenarrion Elizabeth Moon fantasy****
31. ✔ Divided Allegiance #2 in The Deed of Paksenarrion Elizabeth Moon fantasy ****1/2
32. ✔ Oath of Gold#3 Elizabeth Moon fantasy ****1/2
33. new ♬ Lords and Ladies Terry Pratchett fantasy ****
34. ✔ My Struggle: Book 3 Karl Ove Knausgaard contemp fic *****
35. ✔ Me, Myself, and Us Brian R. Little psych. *****
36. ✔ The Dead Ladies Project Jessica Crispin lit essays ****

DNF (did not finish)

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March Reading

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April Reading

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May Reading

Mar 20, 6:23pm Top

You done yet?

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Started in 2017

Continued in 2016
My Struggle NEXT UP: My Struggle: Book 4: Dancing in the Dark Karl Ove Knausgaard
Marcus Didius Falco Lindsey Davis NEXT UP: Last Act in Palmyra #6
Inspector Gamache Louise Penny UP NEXT: A Great Reckoning
Discworld: Witches Terry Pratchett READING: Maskerade

Completed or caught up with or to be continued= TBC) in 2017
Crown of Stars Kate Elliott (7 of 7) COMPLETED
Paksenarrion's World have read five or half. TBC in 2018.

Won't complete
The Nanotech Succession Linda Nagata READING: Deception Well

Mar 20, 6:28pm Top


Mar 20, 6:37pm Top

Now I'm sort of done. So much easier to do this when I'm not also doing the round-up. Now I have to go rustle up a good photo of the gang.

Mar 20, 6:38pm Top

OK, it is safe for me to post then.

Happy Monday, Lucy :)

Mar 20, 6:39pm Top

Thank you Stasia, and likewise. It's so nice to have you here.

Mar 20, 6:41pm Top

>11 sibyx: It is nice to be around these parts again, believe me!

Mar 20, 6:51pm Top

Happy new one, Lucy :)

Mar 20, 8:45pm Top

Fabulous topper, Lucy. Love Posey's comment!

Mar 20, 9:11pm Top

Great pictures of the gang to enliven your new thread, Lucy!

Mar 20, 10:03pm Top

Happy new thread!

Mar 21, 7:56am Top

Happy new thread, Lucy!

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36. memoir, travel ****
The Dead Ladies Project Jessa Crispin

Jessa Crispin, due, no doubt, to a combination of nature and nurture, has always felt alone, has always been the perpetual observer and outsider--even in childhood--to an extreme that evokes a combination of empathy and exasperation in me. A good sort of exasperation, I might swiftly add, because Crispin, while she admits wallowing now and then, the blanket of comfortable misery pulled over her, she also works with unstinting effort to make sense of herself. Of what, to others, appears perverse, but is to her the only path she can take. I have no doubt she repeatedly chooses the most vivid and interesting person in the room to talk to and try to make friends with, only to find out that they are terrible and unloyal and demanding: narcissistic or borderline or just plain bastards. But so interesting!. She'll travel to an exotic new country where she doesn't speak the language only to hole up in her hotel room afraid to go out. If a lover gives her a choice: go on the trip or stay with me, but not both, she'll choose the trip. (I have enough of Crispin in me to empathize, I am sometimes the weirdo in the room, but I have formed roots; I am grounded in a family; I have made different choices and am aware of the limitations and rewards of that choice and to know that with the right partner the choice of connection doesn't have to be as limiting and frightening as Crispin fears.) I learned a lot too. Crispin structures her travels around places where the artists she is drawn to have lived. From Rebecca West to Jean Rhys, William James (not exactly a dead lady, but who's quibbling) to the fey Claude Cahun, (of whom I had never heard) we go from Berlin to St. Petersburg, Belgrade to Jersey Island in search of connection and understanding about them and their obsessions and artworks. She comes to adore some more, to respect others less as she learns more about them. On a lighter note: Her list of what is in her suitcase, that she lugs around for a year and a half, is a miracle of economy and I sat up and took notice, me who can't go anywhere with a number of impulsive last-second things that make the suitcase bulge and threaten to explode and that, in the end, I know I'll never need (and never do). Also, at the back of the book a reading list for each chapter. Excellent! A very good read. ****

Mar 21, 9:56am Top

Happy new one! I love the thread topper photos - Ernie in the box is a hoot!

>18 sibyx: Lucy, what a great review! Thumb from me, and I am adding that one to the list.

Mar 21, 1:31pm Top

Happy New Thread, Lucy. Posey up top is very funny. I imagine she never would've tried that without the cat's example. Everyone looks quite comfy.

Mar 21, 7:13pm Top

Happy new thread thread, Lucy. Posey is demonstrating a real sense of ownership up top. xx

Mar 21, 7:15pm Top

>18 sibyx: I have that one on order and hope to be reading it soon. I hope I enjoy it as much as you did!

Yesterday, 6:42am Top

Love the triptych, I want it framed on my wall!! Happy New Thread and how lovely to see Stasia! :D

Yesterday, 10:40am Top

Hi Lucy: Happy new thread. I love the triptych. The Crispin sounds like one I would like. Another one goes on the list.

Today, 12:40am Top

I saw the title of the last book on your thread Me, Myself and Us and it struck a chord but the book that I read was not the same. I read Me, Myself and Why: Searching for the Science of Self. Ouellette's book on the subject was also very good.

Happy new thread!

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