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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe | Fannie Flagg
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bio_chem06
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I started a random book list for myself, reading the books that inspired the movies I loved as a kid in the 90s. I started with How To Make An American Quilt, then I watched the movie. I have to say, nostalgia isn‘t saving all these titles for me 🤣 But I am still loving this challenge I made for myself. Does anyone have any other 90s book to movie suggestions to follow after this classic?

bio_chem06 @ManyWordsLater Yes! That‘s a great one. I don‘t remember seeing the movie either, so it will be interesting to go into it with no preconceived notions. 15h
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Karisa
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Thanks, @Enchanted_Bibliophile and @Eggs #wonderousWednesday

1. Reading Fried Green Tomatoes as a bit of nostalgia since I loved the movie a million years ago. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ —the racism portrayed (though not supported by the mc‘s) is throwing me for a loop

2. So many! Office of Historical Corrections, Bellweather Rhapsody, and Sorrow and Bliss are the first that come to mind.

3. I‘m grateful for my home and family (esp. on tough days like this one)

Eggs Lovely post 🌸 4mo
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Emilymdxn
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This book was so sweet and genuinely charming. I was worried at the beginning it would be too folksy and try too hard to be wholesome, but in the end it was quiet, good natured, good at being funny and good at being sad. A pretty perfect piece of Americana to read on a cold night in london.

Karisa Have you seen the movie? I remember loving it when I saw it years ago and am wondering how the two compare. 🤔 4mo
Emilymdxn @karisa I haven‘t seen it but id like to now! I don‘t think it‘s as well known in the uk, I don‘t hear people talking about it loads 4mo
Karisa @Emilymdxn I think most people over 40 would get the “Towanda!” reference over in the US (especially women). I think of the movie as a classic. I didn‘t realize it was a book until I saw your post 😂 Now I want to read it! (edited) 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this movie 🎥 🍅 4mo
bthegood Love this story - glad you enjoyed it and I think the movie is good (never as good as the book, but very good) - 4mo
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Jenken1998
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I love the book more than the movie. A quick nostalgic read of an old favorite.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one!! 5mo
DPgirl I loved that movie! Adding this to my wish list. Thankyou 5mo
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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
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This book was a treat. I watched the movie many, many years ago, but as is mostly the case, I enjoyed the book much more

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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
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Asked for some book recommendation in a favourite book group and this author was recommended. I'm really enjoying this book so far.

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Eggs
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KateReadsYA Love this movie. :) 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one!! 7mo
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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I‘m so glad I finally read this! And now I naturally want to see the movie again…. It‘s been awhile. #bookspinbingo #readmyowndamnbooks

TheBookHippie I love them both!! 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 8mo
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MaggieCarr
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EvieBee Wow! 10mo
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JenlovesJT47
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The movie Fried Green Tomatoes has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid. I read the book about 10 years ago and enjoyed it. I wanted to do a reread before I read the sequel that came out recently. I decided to grab the #audiobook and I‘m so glad I did! It really brings the story to life and now I think it‘s better than the movie. I‘ve always felt the movie, while amazing, has the tone of being a bit depressing, although there are lots of ⬇️

JenlovesJT47 Funny moments as well. But the tone of the book is more lighthearted and is actually quite funny, although it still has the major plot points of the movie. I love the small-town vibe and the sense of community in Whistle Stop. I love how accepting everyone is about Ruth and Idgie‘s relationship, and unlike the movie, they are both clearly in love with each other and the town treats them like a married couple raising Ruth‘s son. The movie makes ⬇️ 12mo
JenlovesJT47 It more one-sided on Idgie‘s part. I freaking love Evelyn Couch and her relationship with Ninny Threadgoode. I teared up a few times and didn‘t want this to end. I devoured it in 4 days. The narrator does a great job and I feel like I have a #bookhangover — all this to say if you enjoy the movie you will definitely like this. Highly recommended to historical fiction lovers. 5⭐️ (edited) 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one!! 12mo
Suet624 You‘re making me want to listen to it! 12mo
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Rachiiebookdragon
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A charming story 😊 I recommend the audiobook as only about 2 hours long and the narrator is very good😊 Read for #PopSugarReadingChallenge2021 and #Bookoplathon and #writteninthestarsreadathon 4/5

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britt_brooke
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Page and Palette #bookhaul! I stayed with local authors especially since I‘ve never read - nor seen - Fried Green Tomatoes. The Bragg is a favorite, but another copy couldn‘t hurt! And I‘m not familiar with Sonny Brewer, but looking forward to giving him a try. And of course, I got a new puzzle! 🧩 The boys picked some fun ones, too.

CaramelLunacy I really enjoyed Fried Green Tomatoes - both the book and the movie, hope you do too! 1y
AvidReader25 I love that Bragg book and Fried Green Tomatoes is so good too! 1y
britt_brooke @CaramelLunacy Thank you! I‘m excited to experience both. 💚 1y
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britt_brooke @AvidReader25 Been meaning to reread this Bragg, and looking forward to trying Fannie Flagg! 1y
Suet624 I hope you get to watch the movie. It‘s wonderful. 1y
britt_brooke @Suet624 I definitely will! Gotta try to get to the book soon. 1y
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rather_be_reading
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SO GOOD!! I absolutely loved this story about Whistle Stop, Alabama. I enjoyed the different segments like The Weems Weekly and The Whistlestop Cafe, it really made the book go by quickly. Ive wanted to read this for years. I, of course have seen the movie and really liked it but it has been a while.

jennbee If you liked this, you should read The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop! 1y
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PurpleyPumpkin
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These two books were such comforting reads! I loved getting to know everyone in the first book. And it was wonderful to read about old characters and learn about new ones in the second book. A very entertaining series. Both were 4/5⭐️

My thanks to @UwannaPublishme for reminding me that I wanted to read these two. They did not disappoint!💜

UwannaPublishme Yay! So glad Fannie and her quirkiest characters made you smile! 😁🙌🏻🎉 1y
PurpleyPumpkin @UwannaPublishme They definitely did! And the second book provided some really interesting insights. Bud was so charming. 😁 1y
UwannaPublishme Oh, I adored Bud, too. I still feel like he‘s part of my family. 🥰 1y
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Round 2 bc who can ever eat all their chinese food in one sitting

NikkiM5 And it‘s so good that second time around 😋 1y
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Loving this so far

Ruthiella This is a great book. And check out the movie too if you have a chance. Tawanda! 1y
Auntynanny I grew up watching this movie. I just read the book a few years ago and I think I loved it even more than the movie 😊 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Make sure you watch the movie!! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Ruthiella @Auntynanny “TOWANDA!” 🤣🤣🤣 1y
Amoon In my experience reading the book after watching the film is never disappointing while the opposite is often disappointing 1y
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Swim day. Cant go swimming wo a book!

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Book 103

vivastory Love your sign! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one!! 1y
CaffeineAndCandy ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
SW-T Awesome sign! Love it. 🥰 1y
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Ast_Arslan
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it. Some will be old, some will be new - don't judge me, I have a lot of books.

Day 50th

Join the fun if you want!

#tbrpile

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Idgie Threadgoode was definitely #mischievous! I love this book and movie!!

This is my favorite clip!!! Towanda!!!
#MayCharacters

https://youtu.be/lx0z9FjxP-Y

wanderinglynn Love Idgie! 💜 1y
Eggs 💗🥰❤️ 1y
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K.Wielechowski
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As one of my favorite movies, I decided to read the book. It was pretty darn good, too! It had additional stories about Sipsey‘s family and Smokey Lonesome‘s travels. I recommend reading it rather than listening to the audiobook, at least for the first read. There were a lot of characters I couldn‘t keep track of and the dates at the beginning of chapters are very important.

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#OppositeDay Day 11 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheKidUpstairs

I'm going a bit different with this prompt. Idgie is a character who refused to be "put into a box" or labeled by society. She had no desire to be a #Wife to anyone, but she loved those around her with a fierce devotion.

TheKidUpstairs Love it! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this!!!! ❤️ 1y
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One of my all-time favorite books. 😍 I decided to re-read this one before reading her new book.

Reading this book is like taking a trip home. It's comforting and always leaves me feeling happy when I finish it. Idgie will always be a beloved character to me and her relationship with Ruth is a love story that will touch any who read this book.

I can't wait to read the new book about Bud, aka Stump.

rubyslippersreads I reread this before reading the new book too. ❤️ Fannie Flagg! 🍅 2y
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#quotsyJan21 @TK-421
(Catchin' up) Day 11 #Step

“Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you are two steps ahead.”

IuliaC Very good one 😁 2y
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JoyBlue
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It was a little weird reading this out of order (*after* The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop, which I enjoyed marginally more). Flagg spins a good yarn. [Flagg didn't narrate the edition I read, which was disappointing—She's phenomenal!]

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HeatherBookNerd
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Loved it. Charming, funny, engaging. Not too emotionally taxing. It was a perfect election week read.

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snowpaws94
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I went back to this book after reading it and enjoying in college. Still amazing. Interesting to reread though now that I'm older and remember which things I focused on the first time I read. #fannyflag #mystery #lgbtq #feminist

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thevictoriousone
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I read this one for book club at Cavalier House Books. I wasn‘t sure how or if I‘d like it, but it turned out to be exactly what I needed. The entire book feels just like some old southern lady telling you a story about back in the day, and that‘s basically what most of the book is. It felt like hope and life all wrapped up together, and I really quite loved it. I can‘t wait for book club!

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Addison_Reads
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#3Books that left me with a book hangover. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

I'd give anything to experience each of these books all over again for the first time. Each fulfilled a different part of the reader in me, but each kept a piece of me with them too the second I read the last page and closed the cover.

OriginalCyn620 📚👍🏻📚 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks “Towanda!” 2y
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UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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aperfectmjk
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5 stars all the way. I loved this! This took me right back to so many conversations with my grandmother. Lord I miss that woman. I couldn't help but laugh at this one!

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I love those warmhearted books that remind me of people I love. 2y
juliekay One of my all time favorites. Have you listened to Cold Sassy Tree ? You‘d probably like it if you liked this so much. 2y
aperfectmjk @MissinginAction I have not, I'll have to check it out. Thanks 😊 2y
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I may or may not have spit my drink out. 🤭🤣😂😁

Somehow even funnier listening along on audio.

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aperfectmjk
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32 years since this was published and still women continue to be disrespected and undervalued. 😠

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aperfectmjk
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So I landed on another Digital Library Read when I used the Spin The Wheel app, still no holds available, so I went with this one. It's been a long time coming.

#bookspinbingo

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️The movie is one of my all time favorites, and I am so glad I got around to reading the book. I feel like the characters are my family members. I love how the book is written with news articles and with Mrs. Threadgoode felling Evelyn stories. Such a great book!!! I do not usually read a book more than once, but this book may be the exception.

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Fried Green Tomatos

This title has floated around me for a lifetime, so when tasked to read a book published the year (1987) I was born FGTatWSC was an easy choice. I had no idea what I had been missing. I loved the way this story and the diverse cast of characters inside came together in snippets and memories. Sigh. I was sad to finish it, but my heart is full.

Chelsea.Poole I love the movie but have never read the book. Maybe I should! I was also born in 87. ☺️ 2y
BookDragonNotWorm I love both the book and the movie, but consider them two different entities - they're both do perfect it's not fair to compare them! 2y
Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira Booth book and movie have special places in my heart. Idgy 🥰 2y
Blueberry 💛❤💙 2y
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Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira
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Thanks for the tag @squirrelbrain , I like this 2 question only game 😁

1. Idgie, from tag book.
2. My son is named after the nickname of a character, from a book I read when I was 18, about a local dynasty.

@Yoricke_SouthAfrica would you would like to play?
#Two4Tuesday

squirrelbrain Idgie- I love that! ❤️ 2y
Yoricke_SouthAfrica Great game 😊. Thanks for the tag 2y
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Nute I would definitely gladly be called Idgie! 2y
TheSpineView Glad you enjoy! Thanks for playing! 😀 2y
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HeathHof
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Finally home after a fun filled week up north and found my cactus are blooming! I didn't get much reading in while away but did manage to get a decent start on this one on the way home. 💛ing it already!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one and you HAVE to watch the movie!! 2y
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marleed
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n April, I stacked this classic to read as a nod to June‘s Pride month. You guys, I wept. Wept, having no idea last month how deep we would be compelled to go in support of Black Lives Matter. The vernacular in this book, even with the best of 1980‘s intentions, is hard to read. today. It confirms I must evolve, no revolutionize, from ‘not racist‘ to anti racist.

June #DoubleSpin

marleed I ended up in two grocery stores this week and neither had a single green tomato. @TexReader, next time you are in the produce section at Central Market on Broadway, please think of me :) 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
inthegreensandblues I bought this book recently, have never read it but loved the movie. Also am very much in empathy with your thoughts on the last few weeks. Shit has got to change. And that includes me. 2y
marleed @inthegreensandblues As I was reading (while also listening to the audiobook) I was stuck by the language and how it was acceptable because, after all, those retelling the events were ‘not racist‘. That is no longer good enough, we must be anti racist. And wondered had I read it a month ago would I have wept for the same reason. I hope so. 2y
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melissajayne
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4⭐️ A very delightful book. As much as I don‘t like different perspectives, this book definitely benefits from the different perspectives. I have seen the movie many times and it‘s very different from the movie, but has the same spirit. #ebook #fiction #2020 #historicalfiction #lgbt

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...the secret‘s in the sauce.

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Smarkies
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I listened to this on audiobook and loved the narrator's voice. The story itself is about friendship - in its many shapes and forms. A nice comforting read that I needed.

marleed This is on my June BookSpin stack. I‘m so excited! 2y
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LOTS of notes for my blog review, which I'll link here once it's live. This book was pretty good - there's a ton of recipes in the back!

Reecaspieces I enjoyed this book! 2y
magyklyXdelish the movie is one of my faves. im looking forward to reading the book at some point
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night_shift @magyklyXdelish I liked the movie too! I watched it so long ago and wanted to rewatch after this but couldn't find it on any of the services I have 😔 2y
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night_shift @Reecaspieces it was such an easy read! 2y
Reecaspieces @UnidragonFrag all her books are good! 2y
night_shift @Reecaspieces there's only one other listed in the copy I have, I'll have to look into it! 2y
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🦊I‘ve read this book almost every year since I was 8 years old.
🦊Joseph Fink (creator of Welcome to Night Vale)
🦊Fried Green Tomatoes (one of the few instances where the movie is just as stellar as the book.)
🦊When I was younger, I had a huge thing for boy bands and Five was no exception.
🦊Fallin‘- Alicia Keys (one of my generations great songwriters)
#ManicMonday #LetterF

KarouBlue I remember Five! A blast from the past! 2y
JoScho 💙💙💙 2y
AshleyHoss820 @MellieAntoinette They were all I could think about for this prompt! 😂😄 2y
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Blueberry
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1. Fahrenheit 451
2. F. Scott Fitzgerald
3. Fried Green Tomatoes
4. Florence and the Machine
5. Forever Young

#LetterF #ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho 💙💙💙 2y
Catsandbooks Love Florence and the machine!! 💖 2y
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wanderinglynn
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#manicMonday #letterF

📚 Fried Green Tomatoes by:
🖋 Fannie Flagg
🎥 Fantasia
🎤 Foo Fighters, who sing:
🎶 February Stars

Libby1 In the UK a remake of Times Like These just hit number 1 in the charts. It‘s so so good. 2y
wanderinglynn @Libby1 👍🏻 Love the Foo Fighters 2y
JoScho Thanks for playing Lynn 💙🤗 2y
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Blueberry Such a good book 😀 2y
Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira @Blueberry, yes! I also really enjoyed the movie. The acting was spot on. I miss Mary Stuart Masterson. 2y
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Branwen
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Roxas is loving this book (and my lap!) too! 😁😸📚💕 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #roxas

Leftcoastzen 😻 3y
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Branwen
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First day of the new year, first day of the new decade! 🎊🎉 Starting my book challenges and super excited about it! Lined up I've got two Alabama books for Read Across America, Persuasion as my classic book for this month, and I also decided to reread the Wheel of Time series! 😍📚💕 Plus my main goal for the year is to finish the novel I'm writing. It's my dream to complete and publish it! 🙏

#readtheusa2020 #classicschallenge2020 #wotreread

Reviewsbylola I need to reread Persuasion too! It‘s one of four of her major novels that I need to reread (along with S&S, Mansfield Park, and Emma.) I doubt I‘ll get to all 4 in 2020 though. I figure I need to pace myself. 😅 3y
Branwen @Reviewsbylola I'm thinking of rereading other Austen books this year too! Which one are you most looking forward to? 3y
Reviewsbylola Mansfield Park is my favorite, but probably S&S because it‘s the only one I didn‘t love. I‘m hoping that I‘ll appreciate it more the second time around. 3y
DaveGreen7777 Wishing you all the best with your writing, Becky! What I‘ve read of your WIP has been brilliant so far! 😺 3y
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