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yougrowgirl The last couple of days have been exhausting. I'll be right here recovering for the day. 2d

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yougrowgirl Karanji: I was going to make these but then I fell asleep on the couch. They're fried dough stuffed with spiced coconut. Definitely gonna try it during the holidays. This recipe is in one of my best #thriftscorebooklist finds of the year: The Food of India (published by Whitecap in 2002) 1w

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yougrowgirl #thriftscorebooklist I don't do needlepoint, but am starting to come around to the idea. My uncertainty is that it is quite controlled and I'm getting intentionally messier with my personal embroidery projects so... it feels counterproductive. 1w
  •   beachlovephotography My mom made several quilts for me using Kaffe Fassett's designs. They are so beautiful: I had to hang them on the walls. I love his use of color. Maybe you could just be inspired by his color combinations and continue with your free flowing embroidery. 1w
  •   ginevramakes It's really worthwhile reading what he writes & looking/thinking about his pictures, even if you don't do needlepoint. 1w
  •   yougrowgirl @beachlovephotography Yeah, these books are filled with photos and images that aren't projects. They're the images that inspired him. So nice to look at regardless. 1w

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yougrowgirl #thriftscorebooklist "Get this into your head: if violence were only a thing of the future, if exploitation and oppression never existed on earth, perhaps displays of nonviolence might relieve the conflict. But if the entire regime, even your nonviolent thoughts, is governed by a thousand-year old oppression, your passiveness serves no other purpose but to put you on the side of the oppressors." 2w
  •   yougrowgirl One of the readings in Irrationality, the first class of my first year of university. It also turned out to be one of my favourites. 2w

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yougrowgirl #thriftscorebooklist (Although "Curious Anarchy" came from a Little Free Library. I was intrigued by the title. 3w
  •   yougrowgirl @momsdialogue I know! Still have 1 1/2 to go so maybe they will pull through. I would have liked to have seen the exhibit. 3w
  •   retrogradetimes Oh wow!! Curious Anarchy's my graduating class's exhibition publication, Gayla! 3w
  •   retrogradetimes The cover image is from a postcard collected by Maia-Mari Sutnik that inspired the publication... 3w
  •   retrogradetimes It's from Loretto Hall Gardens in Victoria, BC. It's referenced on the last page, on the bottom left-hand corner :) 3w
  •   retrogradetimes To be fair, the publication was made for an educational institution: we were expected to educate the public about certain aspects of photography collecting which one may or may not have any theoretical knowledge about. 3w
  •   retrogradetimes Oh Gayla :D it's actually nice to hear what people think! When you're doing this stuff for course credit, you can be so sheltered and you try and manage your instructors' expectations more than anything; in this case the curator of Ryerson Image Centre and the curator of photography at the AGO. 3w
  •   retrogradetimes Gosh, it was such a fun exhibition. Just glad it's over tho! Professional curation can be stressful. 3w

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yougrowgirl On a lighter note #thriftscorebooklist 3w

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yougrowgirl Two excellent books by Canadian writers #thriftscorebooklist 1mon

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yougrowgirl Two photography books that I was happy to find. #thriftscorebooklist 1mon
  •   lisacongdon good ones!!! 1mon
  •   treatwitch Holy cats, your thrifts are book rich 1mon
  •   yougrowgirl @treatwitch I think it's because of the demographic of a nearby neighbourhood: monied intelligentsia. 1mon
  •   treatwitch Ahhh, you find books I'd never get rid of, I need to Susa out such a hood 1mon

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yougrowgirl Bought a copy of Surfacing in celebration of possibly meeting Margaret Atwood this week. #thriftscorebooklist Or not. I'll probably chicken out and just stand there like an idiot. 1mon
  •   kellosaurus One of my favourite books! 1mon
  •   susita001 Loved this book! 1mon
  •   bevpeever Awesome choice! Instagram a pict with her..if you work up the nerve.. Toronto is a small city..maybe she knows who you are..!! 1mon
  •   yougrowgirl @bevpeever I wouldn't ask for a picture. 1mon
  •   cinderellen Lucky you! 1mon

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  •   yaznotthepill I have that Lebanese cookbook and I have only made a few of the recipes and it hasn't disappointed me. 2mon

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yougrowgirl #thriftscorebooklist I should probably just open up a public reading room. 2mon

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yougrowgirl The other day the poem, Daddy (from this book) popped into my head. I had to memorize it for a poetry assignment in high school. It's amazing how much I can still recall. 2mon
  •   yougrowgirl It's funny - I loved this book of poems when I was a teen, but reading it now at 41 years old, my reaction is, Meh. Though I still like Daddy because it has a satisfying rhythm. 2mon
  •   meganborg That's exactly how I feel about Sylvia Plath now. In high school it seemed so profound but now it's just whatever. 2mon
  •   mikavee Sylvia Plath's reading of "Daddy" http://youtu.be/6hHjctqSBwM I listen to it every so often. 2mon
  •   mietlebeetle I feel that same way about all the beat poets. It was important and ground breaking stuff to me as a teen. Good nostalgia every now and then, tho 2mon

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yougrowgirl #thriftscorebooklist Includes a garden book by local writer, Marjorie Harris. 2mon
  •   cali_farmer Joan Didion! 2mon
  •   whalephant That teeny tiny clematis (at least that is what it looks like) is amazing! 2mon

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yougrowgirl #thriftscorebooklist "I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain." 2mon
  •   obstinateaudience I was so frightened and at the mercy of so many conundrums it was inevitable that summer that someone would take me over 2mon
  •   baydirt So good. 2mon
  •   kldriscoll I'm intrigued. 2mon

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yougrowgirl #thriftscorebooklist Was excited to find this book by Edwidge Danticat that I have not read; a memoir by my friend's mom; and Michael Pollan 2mon
  •   blvdve Isabel! I love that book - I would, anyway, granted, but I have had to find a sense of home often during my adult life (with varying success) and it read familiar. You find the best stuff! 2mon
  •   yougrowgirl @blvdve I read a little while drinking my coffee and it's great. Abbey did not tell me! Probably good because I would have bored her with questions. 2mon
  •   blvdve Isabel is a brilliant writer. You'd appreciate "The Elizabeth Stories", too, I think, but I loved the intertwining truth and fiction in "Belonging". 2mon
  •   uharvest Enjoyed Belonging 2mon

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yougrowgirl #thriftscorebooklist was all about graphic novels. I think we have the Chester Brown and some of the original Maus but I bought just in case cause they were cheap and I wasn't sure. 3mon

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yougrowgirl #thriftscorebooklist I bought "I Knew a Phoenix" last week and just started reading it. I loved her "Journal of a Solitude." Not sure yet about these two. 3mon
  •   yougrowgirl I believe I had ice cream at Jeni's in Columbus Ohio when I was there speaking on a panel at the Flower Convention about a million years ago. 3mon
  •   evangeline_mahler I really like Jeni's ice cream recipes since they don't call for eggs. 3mon
  •   yougrowgirl @evangeline_mahler I don't like the use of corn syrup. I'm fine with eggs. I make my ice creams like gelato... as a custard but with more milk, less cream. 3mon
  •   evangeline_mahler I use agave syrup instead of corn syrup and the recipes still turn out good. 3mon
  •   jingerness YAY! Jeni's!!! 3mon
  •   tomatoenvy I lived in Columbus for a few years and Jeni's is huge there. Now I can buy it at Whole Foods for almost NINE DOLLARS a pint!! I think not... 3mon

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yougrowgirl Davin pushed me to read this book, said I'd like it. And I did. I thought it was great and loved his use of a first person stream of consciousness style as told by a 14 year old boy. #thriftscorebooklist 3mon
  •   mylusciousbackyard This is one of my favorite books! The character Bone stays with me. I have a thing for books told by kids and teenagers. 3mon
  •   yougrowgirl @mylusciousbackyard Me too. Have you read "Lullabies for Little Criminals" by Heather O'Neil or Lynda Barry's "Cruddy"? 3mon
  •   mylusciousbackyard Love Cruddy and Lynda Barry. Haven't read Lullabies yet! Have you read Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close? Another of my favorites. 3mon
  •   yougrowgirl @mylusciousbackyard I haven't. I have to admit that I saw the movie somewhere (maybe a plane) and couldn't get into it so that probably tainted the book for me. 3mon
  •   heather.english Paddy Clarke ha ha ha and The Jade Peony @mylusciousbackyard ? 3mon
  •   heather.english Oh and Black Swan Green too! 3mon
  •   mylusciousbackyard Yeah I heard the movie was bad. Of course since I love the book so much I haven't wanted to see it. 3mon
  •   mylusciousbackyard @heather.english Thanks for the suggestions! I own Black Swan but haven't read it yet, Paddy Clarke is on my list and I don't know Jade Peony but taking note! 3mon

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