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The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray | Oscar Wilde
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Megabooks
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(Non) #agingcharacters #deardecember @Eggs

When I was a kid (like eight or nine), I thought Dorian was the name of the gray paint that was used for the picture. Obviously, I took a lot of art classes! 😳😂

Eggs ❤️❤️ love this story 6d
Megabooks I‘ve never read it! I keep meaning to pull the trigger on the serial reader, but I haven‘t. 6d
Scochrane26 @Megabooks I read this a few years ago, & it‘s one of the few classics I love. It has some great themes. 6d
Megabooks @Scochrane26 I really should use serial reader more. It‘s a great way to read the classics for free. Thanks for letting me know you like it! 5d
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brstaley
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“I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.”

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GypsyKat
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I can‘t resist a good book pun! 😂😂😂 #LitsyHumor

TheBookHippie 🤣🤣 3w
SW-T LOL! 😂 3w
imabusybee 😂 3w
Laura317 Hilarious! 🤣🤣🤣 3w
hes7 😂🤣 I love this! 3w
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GatheringBooks
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Caroline2 😆 4w
Ddzmini 😳🙌🏽 I don‘t agree because after 20 years with my hubby we still love each other so if he was tired when we got married then he‘s comatose now...🤣🤣🤣🤗 4w
GatheringBooks @Ddzmini hahaha very true! i am married for 21 years now too and often feel like we are a newly-married couple! 🤣😂🤣🧚🏼‍♀️💕💕 4w
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Lcsmcat
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Your laugh for the day. @MrBook

Demibom 😂😂😂 1mo
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tdrosebud 😂😂 1mo
MrBook 😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 🐠 1mo
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 4w
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Emjoy21
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Panpan

Interesting concept, but too much philosophizing for my taste. Edgar Allen Poe would have done a fantastic job with the idea though. 😆

cherinium Yeah, I haven't even been able to finish this one. I thought it was a snoozefest. 😴 1mo
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Pam.Kokomo
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For Well-Read Mom bookclub. I think this one will make for an interesting discussion!

CogsOfEncouragement Read this with a friend, and yes it provides wonderful conversation. Enjoy. 2mo
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janeycanuck
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Happy birthday to Oscar Wilde, who wrote a pretty wicked character in Dorian Grey.

#fallisbooked

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ValerieAndBooks
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Happy birthday to Oscar Fingal O‘Flahertie Wills Wilde, born on October 16, 1854. 🍾🥂

Tanisha_A @batsy And it's Wilde's birthday too! 😀 2mo
Demibom Love this book 2mo
ValerieAndBooks October 16th is a good day 😊! @Tanisha_A @batsy 2mo
ValerieAndBooks @Demibom I love it too 💖 2mo
batsy @ValerieAndBooks @Tanisha_A it is indeed 🥰 2mo
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WhatWouldJaneDo
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#Audioknitting while the hubs watches foozeball. Almost done with the first piece of the sweater I'm working on!

Lcsmcat Nice color! 2mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @Lcsmcat thanks! It's called "spotted pink," not really sure about the spotted part... 2mo
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WhatWouldJaneDo

"She tried to found a salon and only succeeded in opening a restaurant."
I feel like this is the Victorian version of calling someone basic. #burn ???

batsy 😂 2mo
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Landslide
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K.Wielechowski
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Mehso-so

Finally finished it, just took me two tries. I liked the story but could‘ve done without the essays on embroidery and gems or the soliloquies on whatever emo thing Dorian or Harry were fixated on at that time.

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TheBookHippie
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#7covers7days

#covercrush

Day 6

My photo of the painting that hangs in the Art Institute of Chicago is on the left.

8little_paws Oh I forgot that artist's name but at one point the art institute of Chicago had a whole exhibit of his stuff. That close up cover is terrifying. 3mo
TheBookHippie @8little_paws they still have 3 of his paintings -but yes I went to the huge exhibit! I love it! 3mo
TheBookHippie @8little_paws Ivan Albright is the artist. 3mo
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Jazinator
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Book #86: The Picture of Dorian Gray is a rather enjoyable book about a man who (unintentionally) sells his soul so that he may remain the Adonis that he is forever. Dorian Gray starts out pretty naive until he is told by a painter that he is the most beautiful person he has ever seen. After the portrait that he paints is complete, Dorian sees it...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2009/07/the-306-greatest-books-86-picture-of.html

#100greatestbooks

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Liz_M
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#7days7covers No explanation. #covercrush

I think all the people I fillow have already been tagged, but I don't think @Graywacke has posted favorite covers yet. 😄

Liz_M Thanks for the tag @Rachel_nyc (and @BarbaraBB). (edited) 3mo
Rachel_nyc Ooh I‘ve never seen this cover of Dorian Gray. I 💗 it! 3mo
Liz_M @Rachel_nyc Penguin Deluxe, designed by Coralie Bickford Smith. Google her. 3mo
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Rachel_nyc @Liz_M I just did and am now following her on IG. What beautiful work she does! 3mo
BarbaraBB 😍😍 3mo
Graywacke Have not. Thinking. And that‘s a beautiful cover. (edited) 3mo
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bookperson
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Mi clásico favorito de todo.?

BarbaraBB Great pic! 3mo
bookperson @BarbaraBB thanks❤️ 3mo
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Wilde was so endlessly quotable! I felt like every page of this book had some zinger that I wanted to jot down. On page one(!), he says “there is no such thing as a moral or immoral book”. On page three, he points out that “there is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about”. I could do it all day! Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/the-picture-of-dorian-gray-oscar-wilde/

Freespirit Wonderful book! 4mo
LapReader My copy has lots of folded pages. I agree @Freespirit 4mo
Scochrane26 One of the few classics I love. Read it a few yrs ago. (edited) 4mo
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ValerieAndBooks One of my favorite books!! 3mo
BooknerdsLife Couldn‘t have agreed with you more! I have so many highlights with my copy! 3mo
keepingupwiththepenguins @BooknerdsLife Right?! I was reaching for my notebook every twenty seconds to scribble something down 😅 3mo
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Millennialsread

Genius lasts longer than beauty

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Soulthirsty63
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4/5

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ehewett88
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new purchase today and i love it!!

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cheyflie101
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really cool concept, kind of ahead of its time tbh???

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MolliesaurusRex
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Mehso-so

Just finished listening to this one. I typically listen to podcasts on the way to work, but thought I‘d give an audiobook that I haven‘t previously read a try. I spaced out at a lot of different points so I missed a good chunk of dialogue and description and whatnot, but I got the basic gist of the story and the main plot points. I like the movie adaptation from a few years ago better.🤷🏻‍♀️ #booked2019 public domain entry, too

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TracyReadsBooks
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This week‘s covers come from the sale shelves. I love these small pocket sized editions which are easy to take along anywhere. That being said, I did somehow manage to resist buying these since I already own multiple copies of each...Do you have a favorite?

I have two more weekends on the excavation and two more sets of covers. Then I‘ll be home and catching up on ALL the reading. Can‘t wait!

keepingupwiththepenguins Oooh I love the cover art for both of these, beautiful!! 4mo
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whippoorwill815
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This was a gift from my cousins! It‘s a scratch-off poster that has 100 books on it (a mix of classics and some more modern selections as well) and you scratch them off as you read them.

I just got it all scratched off and hung....my total on this list right now is only 24 😱

Tagged book is in progress, it‘s just been on the back burner to prioritize book clubs and such!

LapReader Where did they get it from? 5mo
whippoorwill815 @LapReader I‘m not sure, although I know they do have them on Amazon! I got the poster hanger on Amazon as well (it‘s weird dimensions so would be a pain to get a proper frame!) 5mo
Powered_By_Plants Oh fab! I bought hubby the film one for Valentine‘s Day ... slowly making our way through them although there are a few strange ones that we keep putting off 😂 5mo
whippoorwill815 I came across the film one while looking for a hanger for it on Amazon! They are so much fun! I think I‘ll have your experience with the book version too, but it will certainly help me read some more classics! @Powered_By_Plants 5mo
SmartSassery This is epic!! 5mo
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La_Cori
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'How sad it is! I shall grow old, and horrible, and dreadful. But this picture will remain always young... If it were only the other way!'

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Nothing matters more than beauty and youth to Dorian and Lord Henry, they live their life in the exaltation of art and beauty in all their forms.. but everything they are able to reach is the corruption of everyone around them.

I finished this at the end of Day1 for #24B4Monday, definitely a good start!

JennyM I just read this and was surprised how much I enjoyed it. Glad you also enjoyed it 😊 6mo
Andrew65 A great start, well done. 🙌 6mo
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Ruthiella The quippiest author ever! (edited) 6mo
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La_Cori
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"Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic. Worlds had to be in travail, that the meanest flower might blow."

BarbaraBB Great photo and quote! 6mo
La_Cori @BarbaraBB thanks! 6mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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OriginalCyn620 I like what you did there! 😝❤️📚 6mo
emz711 😍❤❤ 6mo
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JennyM
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I went with a bit of pithy, oh-so-English sarcasm for my #publicdomain. And with that I‘m all done for #Booked2019 🤗 (although I‘ll still post my season selections at the end of each quarter throughout the year).

I‘ve so loved this challenge - thanks to you fabulous ladies for hosting it😘😘😘

erzascarletbookgasm Wow! Well done! 👏🎉📚 6mo
KarenUK Well done you! 👍💕😘 6mo
4thhouseontheleft Way to go!! 🎉🎉🎉 6mo
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mreads Congratulations and I might steal this one I didn't have a public domain book figured out yet 6mo
BarbaraBB How fast! Well done 🎈 6mo
Tanisha_A Youuu! Reading machine! 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Wowza! Good on you for finishing so quickly! 🎉 📕 🎉 📕 👏 👏 6mo
Kalalalatja You are so fast! Well done 👏👏👏 6mo
BiblioLitten Awesome!! 🎉💕 6mo
Cinfhen I seem to have once again missed a TON of posts!!! Well done 🙌🏻‼️ 6mo
JennyM @Cinfhen never worry, you have had a few other things going on, Cindy 😘 How is hubbie? And you, are you looking after yourself too? 6mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much for asking!! Thank God, hubs is doing well. He went into work yesterday and today, so it seems like we are getting back on track😉☺️ 6mo
Cinfhen I finished my challenge too!!! I‘m already thinking of prompts for 2020 😂😂😂 6mo
JennyM @Cinfhen phew! Glad things are starting to return to normal. It‘s been a bumpy few weeks! And yey for completing the challenge...can‘t wait for next year. It was so much fun, and I read so many great books as a result. Thanks for all you do xx 6mo
Cinfhen Thanks 😘😘 it was a rough few weeks but what doesn‘t kill us, makes us stronger 💪🏼💋 6mo
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rjsthumbelina
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Mehso-so

I started this book quite a while back and realized I had never finished it. So today I sat down and finished it. I am sad that I didn‘t really enjoy it. I wanted to love it, since I really like Wilde as a historical figure. But it falls kind of...flat for me. Kind of man versus self in the most boring way. I mostly don‘t like explorations of vanity. But I did at least like how the story ended.

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Dominyka
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Interesting characters, ingaging storyline and deep meaning

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Cityofamber
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Such a great book 😊

SmartSassery This edition is beautiful! 5mo
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Lcsmcat
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“He wanted to be where no one would know who he was. He wanted to escape from himself.” #fugitive #quotsymay19 @TK-421

jewright Love this book! 7mo
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VioletMoonBooks
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The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden, there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac, or the more delicate perfume of the pink-flowering thorn. 🌹🎨
#ThePictureOfDorianGray #OscarWilde #firstline #openingline #funko #funkopop #popvinyl #Tigger #FreddyFunko #book #books #bookyourself #bookunion #bookutopia #Classics #Fiction #Horror #Fantasy 💕💕💕

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VioletMoonBooks
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La_Cori
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This is one of my oldest book in my TBR shelf.. I think it's time for me to read it! 📚🤓

PurpleyPumpkin I really enjoyed this book when I read it many moons ago. Maybe it‘s time for a reread!😉 7mo
ElaineHowlin Its a great story i hope you enjoy it 7mo
La_Cori @PurpleyPumpkin @ElaineHowlin 👍👍 so far so good.. 7mo
Buechersuechtling Back in school I saw it as an theatre play. I don‘t know why during the last few months I often thought of reading it as a book. Until now I never did. Maybe I will do when I can get a hold on a copy during my next bookshop visit – wheneverwhenever this may be. 6mo
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rohit-sawant
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“Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.”
#LustForLife
#MayMovieMagic
@Cinfhen
Art via https://pin.it/fbwwbavielab6j

Cinfhen It‘s on that list of mine #SoManyBooksSoLittleTime 7mo
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marleed
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Will you still love me
When I'm no longer young and beautiful?

Litsy Challenge Day 4: #MayMovieMagic #YoungAndBeautiful
#BookToMovie
@cinfhen @rohit-sawant

Cinfhen Yay!! So glad you joined in!! 7mo
KristenDuck Never saw this movie but I loved the book 7mo
marleed The movie version I saw was many moons ago as a kid. I was afraid of massive old portraits for years after! 7mo
rohit-sawant Great pick! 👏🏼👏🏼 7mo
marleed @rohit-sawant Thanks! This book came immediately to mind when I pondered those lyrics. I couldn‘t apply it to anything else until I posted about Dorian. Having done that I realized even my current read fit the day‘s challenge! 7mo
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OriginalCyn620
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This is one of my fave books, and as far as #shallow characters go, Dorian has to be at the top of the list. #amonthofsongs

tammysue Lovely photo 🌸 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo 💗😘 7mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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“It is only shallow people who require years to get rid of an emotion. A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure. I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”

This is the early stages where Dorian has started to change under Lord Henry's influences..

#AMonthOfSongs #Shallow

rohit-sawant Great post! 🖤 7mo
OriginalCyn620 I love this book! And Dorian is definitely shallow. Nice choice! 👌🏻 7mo
GripLitGrl 👏👏great choice! Great book❤ 7mo
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LiterRohde
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“I am jealous of everything whose beauty does not die. I am jealous of the portrait you have painted of me. Every moment that passes takes something from me and gives something to it. Oh, if it were only the other way! If the picture could change, and I could be always what I am now! It will mock me some day - mock me horribly!”

#AnglophileApril | 23: #SupermassiveBlackHole

📷: Made with Typorama

Cinfhen 🖤🖤🖤 8mo
Mdargusch Nice! 🌑🖤🌑 8mo
Reviewsbylola I freakin love that! 8mo
emilyhaldi Great book!!! 8mo
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London_St_J
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Dissertation and pleasure

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Rhelia
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“Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope.” ~ Oscar Wilde. This is one of my favorite books of all time, not only for the plot and the meaning, but also for the beautiful writing that is a joy to read. #oscarwilde #doriangray #tea

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more!#LitsyWelcomeWagon 8mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 8mo
Rhelia @LitsyWelcomeWagon Thank you so much! 8mo
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Rhelia @RaimeyGallant Thank you! 🥰 8mo
CoffeeNBooks One of my favorite books! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 8mo
Rhelia @CoffeeNBooks Thank you!!!! 😊 8mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 8mo
Rhelia @rather_be_reading Thank you so much! 🥰 8mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 8mo
Rhelia @Eggs Thank you! 8mo
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HOTPock3tt
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#StackAttack2019 This was THAT book for me. I‘ve wanted to read it since I was 14 years old.... it absolutely did not disappoint. Brilliantly written, with a unique story. Gotta admit I love reading about dandy‘s. ☺️ and love the banter in this book plus the surprise ending.
Trigger warnings:
1) Misogyny
2) Racially biased descriptions (not as much as the misogyny but still there)

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Exterminate1977
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4/5 I really enjoyed this book

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