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October 7th, 2018 
The year in books from the unique perspective of the booktube ecosystem. This will no doubt be as messy, divergent and far reaching as everyone that's here online sharing their love of reading. Let's do this!

The BooktubeBooker Book Tag for Booktubers

- Favourite Fiction Book of the Year
'Darkmans' a novel by Nicola Barker

- Favourite Non-Fiction Book of the Year
'The Lonely City: Adventures In The Art Of Being Alone' by Olivia Laing

- Favourite Debut Novel of the Year'The Castaway Lounge' a novel by Jon Boilard

- Favourite Poetry/Short Story Collection (which I forgot to do in my video *D'oh! - I voted for Things to Do When You're Goth in the Country BTW)

'The Collected Stories Of Machado De Assis' Translated By Margaret Jull Costa And Robin Patterson

'The Poets Laureate Anthology In Association With The Library Of Congress' Edited and with introduction by Elizabeth Hun Schmidt Foreword by Billy Collins

- Favourite Work in Translation
'Havoc' a novel by Tom Kristensen translated from the Danish by Carl Malmberg

- Favourite Comic/Comic Series/Graphic Novel
I do not read comics or graphic novels

- Favourite Book Cover
'American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic' by Victoria Johnson

- Favourite Author (considering works, social media, interviews, articles)
William T. Vollmann

- Favourite Booktube Video

- Favourite New (to you at least) Booktuber

Sunday reflections on the transitoriness of life

'The Saint's Everlasting Rest' by Richard Baxter

'Doing Nothing: A History Of Loafers, Loungers, Slackers, And Bums In America' by Tom Lutz

He leadeth me, O blessèd thought!
O words with heav’nly comfort fraught!
Whate’er I do, where’er I be
Still ’tis God’s hand that leadeth me.

He leadeth me, He leadeth me,
By His own hand He leadeth me;
His faithful follower I would be,
For by His hand He leadeth me.

Sometimes mid scenes of deepest gloom,
Sometimes where Eden’s bowers bloom,
By waters still, over troubled sea,
Still ’tis His hand that leadeth me.

Lord, I would place my hand in Thine,
Nor ever murmur nor repine;
Content, whatever lot I see,
Since ’tis my God that leadeth me.

And when my task on earth is done,
When by Thy grace the vict’ry’s won,
E’en death’s cold wave I will not flee,
Since God through Jordan leadeth me.

"You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever" Psalm 23:5,6

It is in the death flow 12:43 PM Sunday afternoon. It is a cold gray dreary day. Where is the sunshine?

It has been thus far a normal day for me. I got up this morning around 7 o'clock AM. When I got up Carol was already up sitting in the living room reading her Bible and drinking coffee. She was not in the mood for oatmeal for breakfast and either was I. I got myself a glass of apple cider and messed with our main computer. After messing our main computer I wrote in my paper diary and read 'The Saint's Everlasting Rest' by Richard Baxter. As I was reading Carol left to go downtown to get Sunday newspapers and then go to church.

This morning I also made a video for my Youtube channel and read 'The Saint's Everlasting Rest'. So went by the morning hours. Carol got home from church around Noon and plans to go to Grand Rapids to a funeral visitation.

I do not know what I will do next. I might watch some professional football or pack more used books to take to the Book Nook tomorrow.

Last night I watched college football and read 'Doing Nothing: A History Of Loafers, Loungers, Slackers, And Bums In America' by Tom Lutz. I went to bed early last night. Now it is a new day and a new week, existence keeps speeding by.

I forgot to mentioned we babysat Cora Leigh yesterday during the afternoon hours. She is a cute little baby/granddaughter.

I will close to face what comes next.

Carol & Cora

Cora Leigh
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