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Art Appreciation - Post #1



Fashionable Ladies at the Races (1901) by Louis Emile Anquentin [x*]


(There's no link to the source as of now because The Athenaeum website has been down since yesterday. I will try to remember to edit it in once the site is back up.)

I'm really enjoying seeing all of the adorable animal pictures on my dash each day. They are really bringing happiness and joy to what is a very anxious and scary time.


I've decided that I'm going to do something similar, but with art and paintings instead. I will still post the weekly book-related art posts on the weekend as I have done for the past few years*.


The daily posts will not be reading/book related, but will just be pieces that are favorites of mine.


*I just checked, and I started the weekly art posts in January of 2016! I doesn't seem like that long.


ETA: Might throw some vintage photographs in there as well.

Serena Reading (1785) by George Romney [x]

Reading progress update: I've read 29 out of 374 pages.

Death In Disguise  - Caroline Graham

Reading progress update: I've read 61 out of 339 pages.

Final Girls - Riley Sager

Reading progress update: I've read 100%.

The Hunting Party - Lucy Foley

Reading progress update: I've read 75%.

The Hunting Party - Lucy Foley

Reading progress update: I've read 55%.

The Hunting Party - Lucy Foley

Reading progress update: I've read 25%.

The Hunting Party - Lucy Foley

Took advantage of the scribd offer and am now reading this one.The fourth book I've started. I'm having a hard time settling into anything right now.

Woke up to find that I got my $20 amazon credit from audible for completing their reading challenge. :D


Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 374 pages.

Death In Disguise  - Caroline Graham

Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 339 pages.

Final Girls - Riley Sager

I go in to work tomorrow, and then I will be off for the next two weeks at least. The governor of my state has mandated the closing of all schools statewide starting Tuesday. The earliest I would be able to go back to work--I teach preschool, btw--would be March 30th.

Woman Reading in a Garden (c. 1912) by Richard Edward Miller [x]

Comments on OP, please!

New BookLikes "Admin Issues" Group

Reblogged from Themis-Athena's Garden of Books:

As the "official" BookLikes group has been swamped by unchecked waves of spam, I've decided to create a replacement group for us to address the issues that we'd otherwise post in the "official" group:


BookLikes Admin Issues


Since it's member-managed, it of course won't cause any issues to actually be fixed.  But let's face it, with BL admin AWOL, that's not happening anyway -- and this will at least give us a new place to discuss issues and voice grievances.


Most importantly, being a member-administered group, this will be a group where we will be able to keep out the spammers.


In light of this, it would be helpful if there were several other administrators besides me, so if you're interested, please let me know.


My hope is that we'll eventually be able to dry out the playing field that the spammers have found in the "official" group.  There hardly seems any point for any of us to remain in that group but for the few threads that remain useful to us, and ultimately it makes more sense to me to move those threads to a new group that we ourselves can control and leave the "official" group behind once and for all.  That way, we'd not only remove thread views from the spammers own statistics -- we'd also be spared seeing their threads in our notifications and at the top of our own dashboards.  I don't think this will entirely get rid of the spammers (nor does removing them from our "friends" lists, after all), but at least it will be one more way of making BL at least a bit less welcoming to them.


To get us started, I've replicated the five most important ongoing threads from the "official" group in the new group:


* Questions

* Bug Reports

* Spammer Reports

* Feature Requests

* BL Members' Non-BookLikes Blog URLs


If you want to add any further threads, feel free to do so -- just please keep it to threads that are of interest to the community as a whole.


Happy blogging all and have a great weekend!

The Stranger

The Stranger - Harlan Coben

Not a review, but I just wanted to say that while this was really good, I enjoyed the tv show more. Could just be the Armitage factor, though. ;)


That said, if you've already read the book and are interested in the show, I will say that while there are a lot of similarities, there's also enough differences between the two, that I think you'd enjoy both.