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Love Story
Love Story | Erich Segal
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The Phenomenal National Bestseller and Enduring Classic He is Oliver Barett IV, a rich jock from a stuffy WASP family on his way to a Harvard degree and a career in law. She is Jenny Cavilleri, a wisecracking working-class beauty studying music at Radcliffe. Opposites in nearly every way, Oliver and Jenny immediately attract, sharing a love that defies everything ... yet will end too soon. Here is a love that will linger in your heart now and forever.
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Eggs
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TheSpineView 💜💜💜 3w
Crazeedi This book was a favorite of mine when it was published! I ❤❤ it 3w
Eggs @TheSpineView @Crazeedi ❤️💜❤️ 3w
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gradcat
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#Movember

(Day 1 - #Cherish)

*Oliver absolutely cherished Jenny in Love Story. Sad book, sad movie. Check out Ryan O‘Neal & Ali MacGraw in “Love Story” (Erich Segal) in 1970 and again in 2016 (bottom left), when they reunited for the play “Love Letters” (A. R. Gurney).
Famous quote from the book: “Love means never having to say you‘re sorry.”

CarolynM Love that recent photo😍 1mo
Cinfhen Such a famous line!!! 1mo
gradcat @CarolynM I know! Isn‘t it fabulous? 1mo
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gradcat @Cinfhen It is, isn‘t it . . . Do you think younger people recognize it . . . Just wondering. 1mo
Cinfhen Nope!!!! 💯 they have NO CLUE 1mo
gradcat @Cinfhen Ah, well . . . the things the young‘uns miss out on . . . . 😂 1mo
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Eggs
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#soulseptember

These four novels typify #tenderromance to me ♥️

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PatriciaU
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I love these custom posters my library‘s Outreach Department is doing with their in-home clients! What were YOU reading in 1969?

LibrarianJen What a fun idea! I should ask my aunt, she would have been 11. 6mo
CarolynM Little Golden Books😂 6mo
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simplysteph
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sunday book 😍

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LibraryCin
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Mehso-so


This was surprisingly short! I thought I‘d seen the movie years ago, but now I‘m not sure; it‘s possible I only saw bits and pieces. I think it would have been nice if things hadn‘t moved so quickly in the story, if the reader had more time to get to know Oliver and Jenny. I thought the end would devastate me, even knowing how it ended, but it didn‘t. It was still a good story, overall, but I guess I just expected a bit more.

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Leftcoastzen
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Happy Valentines Day to all the Littens from this mean little Cupid!

Palimpsest Love this! 10mo
LeahBergen 😆😆😆 10mo
gradcat This is great 👍 10mo
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Gaylagal2
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1. I'm not a romance reader at all, but I did read this in high school. It was great!
2. 02/14
3. Bobby❤️20 years in 2020!
4. Oh happy of course!
5. Wow, tough one. I'll just name the first one that comes to mind: Mikael Blomkvist from Steig Larsson's trilogy. He's a writer/journalist, good looking and a little edgy🤙
#frideas @SailorMoon

SailorMoon Thanks for playing 💕🌙 Love Story is one of my mom's favourites! 10mo
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Eggs
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Lcsmcat
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Not a favorite book, but we all read it in the 70‘s. 🙄 #accept #quotsyjan19 @TK-421

Crazeedi Of course we all read it!😉😄 11mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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I will admit, I've never actually read the book, I've only seen the movie. But does anyone else think "love means never having to say you're sorry" is just about the biggest load of BS you've ever heard?!?! Or is it just me?

#LoveStory

#ReadingResolutions @Jess7

MaureenMc Agreed! 2y
MiyakoBunny In the movie when she‘s shivering and saying that line I want to throw her into a huge bonfire 🔥😳 and witch cackle the whole time 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥😏 2y
BiblioLitten You're right about that sorry part.😁 2y
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AreeshaBilal I agree! But I guess love means something different to everyone and every couple. 2y
Eggs @MiyakoBunny 🤣😂🤣😂 2y
xicanti I just did a puzzle with this book cover on it, and I scowled at that line SO HARD. 2y
Eggs I think it's just the opposite-Love means being able to say I'm sorry and compromise 2y
merelybookish 🤮🤮 2y
MiyakoBunny @Eggs *High Five* 😂🤣😂🤣 2y
LibraryCin Ive never read it either, but hope to get to it at some point. 2y
Pamwurtzler I had to sneak read it when I was 11. Yes I got caught and got in trouble but it was too late by then. 2y
mrp27 Agreed, total BS. I read the book and for me this is one of those rare instances in which the movie is better than the book. 2y
Skygoddess1 Total BS, but love the book and the movie. Both make me cry every single time. 2y
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Rullin
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Going to start reading it.

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1GirlBoss3
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Love means never having to say you are sorry💖

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio.
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Niks1604
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When you start the day reading this classic!! :)

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Carolyn11215
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1) One of my all time fave love stories, which always makes me sob when I watch the movie based on the book. Reminded because I ran into Ali McGraw in one of our favorite stores in Santa Fe a few weeks ago. She‘s so warm and gracious and amazingly beautiful and does so much for our small city! 2) Oliver and Jenny 3) Peony 4) Dark chocolate and Payday candy bars 5) Definitely red #manicmonday @JoScho

JenlovesJT47 Love Story is great, so fun you got to meet her! 2y
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Swati
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'And then I did what I had never done in his presence, much less in his arms. I cried.'

Read: Aug2017

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bookworm.krizia
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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😢😢😢

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GatheringBooks
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#Rocktober Day 19: #AllYouNeedIsLove in this timeless Love Story.

Cinfhen Nice choice 2y
Reggie Love is never having to say you‘re sorry. 2y
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Viri12
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The teacher made me pick out a book and I picked this one because it's a love story 😂#san_32 @MarinaSantos

Lizeth.hernandez This book looks really interesting 😂 2y
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KVanRead
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This is a sweet, sad, romantic story. Not a lot to it, but well written with charming characters and the author does a great job with the narration. I was shocked to discover we used the same Whitman poem in our wedding vows without ever having read/seen it. #audiobook #BirthdayChallenge #1970

Suelizbeth You have to admit that it‘s pretty sappy, though. 2y
KVanRead @Suelizbeth Oh Yes, definitely. Parts were cringey but it still made me choke up. But I am kind of a sap.😂 2y
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KVanRead
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Next up on #audiobook in my #BirthdayChallenge: #1970. I don‘t agree with the famous quote pictured here, but it is one of those incredibly famous books I‘ve always meant to get to.

Alfoster Yes, so sappy but a tearjerker for sure when it came out!😢 Agree that it's a stupid line; you should always be willing to say you're sorry! 2y
KVanRead @Alfoster Yup, and pretty indispensable in a marriage, IMO 😂 2y
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KellyK
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Hubby went on vacation last week while I had to work... I was surprised by this text Wednesday afternoon. First, I've never known him to seek out a bookstore on his own and second, he always tells me I have too many books. And what makes this even better - he's on Book #2 this summer when typically I can only get him to read one! ❤️❤️❤️

CocoReads Did he go to Boulder bookstore? I went there last summer on vacation and it had me dreaming of living there. 2y
KellyK @CocoReads, yes that's where he was. That is one of my favorite bookstores and I always have to stop whenever I'm in the area. 2y
CocoReads @KellyK I may never make it back there but I loved every moment of my CO trip last year. Except the first hotel my hub tried to make us stay at in Estes. It had bed bugs and serial killers written all over it. Luckily the room tripped my allergies and we found somewhere else to stay. 2y
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LonelyReader
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'Love means never having to say you are sorry'.
Does this line hold true in real life???

BookFreakOut HA! No way. If anything, those are the people it's most important to say it to! 3y
LonelyReader @BookFreakOut My thought exactly! 3y
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EloisaJames
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Have any of you noticed a trend in contemporary romances toward bland happiness? Two gorgeous people meet and have amazing sex. If he was a player, he does a 180. Nothing separates them except for a near death event of some sort. I want passion! Conflict! Humiliation, loss, the sense this relationship matters more than anything else. Did I mention the guy is always rich, an alpha who morphs beta & happily does dishes?

LeahBergen I love that last line! 😂 3y
julesG @LeahBergen Agree! And yes, Eloisa, I've noticed exactly what you've described. You've used better words, though. 3y
EchoLogical 😂😂😂 3y
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LauraBeth That's why you're a great romance writer! 3y
sprainedbrain Thank goodness for writers like you! 😃 3y
tracyrowanreads OMG rich alpha men... So tired of that. 3y
EloisaJames @sprainedbrain aww😘😘😘 3y
LibrarianJen Yes!!!! 3y
moranadatter So the guy is a unicorn? 3y
EloisaJames @moranadatter ha! Yes. If unicorns are easily corralled! 3y
ApoptyGina69 I watched the movie a few years ago and, for having been so popular in its day, it was boring and so dated. I have t read the book, but sounds like I don't need to rush to. 3y
SheReadsAndWrites I can't decide whether to stand up and cheer or start crying. I think I'll do both. I have felt this way for a while now and have kept my thoughts to myself. Thank YOU for saying it! I read a book recently that had the most romantic scene with a couple laying on the hood of a car, talking as they watched planes fly over. That scene was 3 paragraphs & led to a 4 page sex scene. I wanted the car hood back... it's why I love historical romance.... (edited) 3y
SheReadsAndWrites SO MUCH great sexual tension in the flirting and brushing of hands and the romance is off the charts because of the depth of character and relationship. 3y
SheReadsAndWrites Sorry - soapbox moment 😬 Bottom line - I AGREE!! 🙌🏼 3y
SheReadsAndWrites I would also like to admit, if I may, I struggle with the whole "every hot guy is an alpha" thing. I don't find that to be true. And I'm not a huge fan of the word alpha. There. I said it... 3y
EloisaJames @SheWritesRomance you go!! I agree with your soapbox!! 3y
SheReadsAndWrites Thank you ☺️ 3y
robinb #SheWritesRomance Did you want to share the name of the book with the great car hood moment? Might want to check that one out! 😉 3y
GabrielleDubois I don't know this book, so I can't judge it. But what has to be light in a romance is the reading, not the writing. 3y
GabrielleDubois Thank you! 3y
JuliaQuinn I can't even think about this one without remembering my days in the Crimson Key Society, yelling, "She dies!" 3y
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azulaco
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My #birthdaychallenge starts in 1970, so I really think I'm going to have to read Love Story. How can I not? The book that launched a thousand Jennifers!

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mona91
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Even though "Love Story" the movie is one of my all time favorite movies I didn't know it is a book. Just few days ago I discovered it and I was so happy so I started it immediately and I wasn't disappointed. It is a nice cute short story I enjoyed reading it so much.

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MMFinck
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Somehow I had never read this. ❤ I didn't cry as everyone says you will, but I'm not a big crier. I did fall in love with all four major characters. Brief and beautiful. All stars.

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clutteredbooks
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What color is your love?
Shades of grey, ruby red, bitter greens, shades of earth---
😉

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LitHousewife
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My parents initially planned on naming me Lisa. However, fearing that name would be too popular, my mom was on the lookout for other girl names (had I been a boy I would have been named Robert after my dad). They went to see Love Story at the theater before I was born and as a result, I'm Jennifer, a name so popular in my age group that it left Lisa in the dust. 😂😂😂

#samename #riotgram

callunakeep LMAO! My mother named me Heather because she didn't like shortened forms of names (Bob for Robert or Christy for Christine) and Heather had no short form...my 8 aunts and uncles foiled her evil plan though and dubbed me "Hez" and still call me "Hez" 46 years later! ?? (edited) 3y
ValerieAndBooks Have you seen this time-lapse map of most popular girl baby names over the years? Yes, Jennifer held that top spot longer than Lisa 😊. https://www.google.com/amp/jezebel.com/map-sixty-years-of-the-most-popular-names... 3y
Peddler410 I don't remember the movie, but I'm named Jennifer because of an actress with an O' name. My parents liked how Jennifer worked with -- I think it was O'Conner .... I was O'Dowd 3y
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LitHousewife @callunakeep LOL! That is fantastic! I like both Heather and Hez! 😂 3y
LitHousewife @ValerieAndBooks That is a great time lapse map. It was Jennifer, Jennifer everywhere for almost 10 years. 😂 3y
LitHousewife @Peddler410 I wonder if it's Jennifer O'Neill? If you're a 70s baby like me, she was really popular then. 3y
Peddler410 @LitHousewife that's the one! 3y
Reviewsbylola 😂😂 I feel your pain. Stephanie turned out to be pretty popular in the 80s when I was born. 3y
auntie_jenn my mother swears she didn't know of any Jennifers when she named me in 1970....really? 3y
NovelGirl82 Yep- Tiffany right here! ✋I was actually named after the jewelry store (my daddy was a jeweler), but according to my mom it was not a very popular name when they decided on it. It became very popular! 3y
MeganAnn 😂😂 My mom swears she didn't know any Megans when she named me in the mid-80s either. But every job I've ever had except for my current one has had at least one other Megan working there at some point. I have two very good friends named Megan, plus two different former college roommates, and a number of acquaintances. When we were looking for names for our son, Axton, I immediately ruled out anything that was even a little popular. 3y
LitHousewife @Reviewsbylola When I was little, Stephanie was one of the names I had picked out for a daughter. Definitely a name of the 80s. 😍 3y
LitHousewife @auntie_jenn Did she live in a bubble??? LOL! 😂😂😂 3y
LitHousewife @NovelGirl82 Your mom may be right. I think there must be a collective unconscious when it comes to baby names. I didn't want my daughter to be another "Jennifer." My husband and I picked Emma, an old fashioned name. No problem, right? Wrong. Thanks a lot Friends for naming the one baby on your show Emma. #youcantwin 3y
LitHousewife @MeganAnn I like the name Megan, too. 🤗 We tried that by picking Emma, but then Friends happened. Sigh. I'm surprised, just because you came up with the name Axton, that there hasn't been more. It's very cute, yet rugged name. 😍 3y
MeganAnn @LitHousewife aww thanks! There are plenty of kids named Rylan, Peyton, Cason, Mason, Keaton and any other 'on name you can think of in his school so I guess we still followed the trend 😳 but we've yet to hear of another Axton. It fits him so well too. 3y
NovelGirl82 @LitHousewife I think mine became popular thanks to the singer. I don't know. My best friend of 20 years is Tiffany, too, and we had another one in our graduating class of 325. 😂😂 3y
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clutteredbooks
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It's short, sweet, a bit sappy but still a good read. I disagree, however, with "Love means never having to say you're sorry." For me love encompasses forgiveness & humility and that means you are ready to say sorry when you have done wrong. When the role is reversed & they're the one asking forgiveness from you, you accept it because love keeps no record of wrongs. But I guess we all have different perspectives on love :)
What do you think?

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Imagineannie
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All ready to head west tomorrow! #cupidgoespostal

Captivatedbybooks LOL what's west to you?? Im in philly most likely its not for me lol 3y
Imagineannie @Captivatedbybooks you're east of me. :-) 3y
Reviewsbylola 💘💘💘 3y
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TheIndianBookworm
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Love means never ever having to say sorry...
#bookworm #lovestory #erichsegal #bibliophilicme

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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#FunFridayPhoto Here's a classic set at Ivy League colleges. Life, death, and a generation of lovers with quite a lot to live up to.

katedensen I'm familiar with the film, but honestly didn't know it was based on a book! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @katedfisher Oh the things you learn on Litsy! 😀 3y
Dragon Kleenex required with this one 3y
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LeahBergen Teen read for me! 😩 3y
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Chery
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Love means never having to say you're sorry