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Girl, Interrupted
Girl, Interrupted | Susanna Kaysen
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In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the next two years in the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous clienteleSylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, James Taylor, and Ray Charlesas for its progressive methods of treating those who could afford its sanctuary. Kaysen's memoir encompasses horror and razor-edged perception while providing vivid portraits of her fellow patients and their keepers. It is a brilliant evocation of a "parallel universe" set within the kaleidoscopically shifting landscape of the late sixties. Girl, Interrupted is a clear-sighted, unflinching document that gives lasting and specific dimension to our definitions of sane and insane, mental illness and recovery.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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NaomiO
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This book really opened my eyes about mental illness and how they connected it to "women". I loved the movie, which made me want to read the book, but now I want to watch the movie because I think now I will have a better understanding of what actually happened.

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NaomiO
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"Light like this does not exist, but we wish it did".

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Ingrid725
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So excited!!!

AkashaVampie The tagged book is great. Have u seen the movie? 3mo
Ingrid725 Yes it‘s one of my favorite movies 3mo
rather_be_reading great picks! 3mo
Ingrid725 Thanks now to figure out which one to read next lol 3mo
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cherinium
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This haunting memoir of mental illness and time spent in a psychiatric hospital kept me riveted and horrified. It hits a bit close to home, as I have a teenage niece struggling with mental illness and suicidal thoughts and actions. My heart just breaks for these young girls caught in the grip of their mental prisons. My only hope is that my niece's treatment is kinder than those of the late 60s shown in this book. #mentalillness #endthestigma 💔

TrishB She sounds like she has some wonderful support ♥️ wishing her well. 4mo
cherinium @TrishB Thanks so much! It's been a rough year or so for the whole family. It means a lot to have support from others. 🌞 4mo
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Insightsintobooks
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LiterRohde
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“Smile and the world smiles with you, cry and you cry alone.”

#AnglophileApril | 16: #Rehab

📷: Made with Typorama

LiterRohde In my experience of addiction and its consequences, this quote rings quite true. (edited) 8mo
Mdargusch So sad. 😢 8mo
Reviewsbylola ♥️♥️♥️ 8mo
Cinfhen Such a sad truth but I feel like the world is becoming a bit more compassionate. 8mo
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LokiDokey
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I'm reading past his bedtime. 😉
#DogsofLitsy #Readingpastmybedtime
Book 31/100 for 2019

Birdsong28 Where did you get that lovely bookmark? 😍😍😍📚📖 9mo
LokiDokey @Birdsong28 on Etsy. The store is called "Magicbookmarks" I have quite a few from them. I really like their bookmarks. Good quality and not expensive. 9mo
Birdsong28 @LokiDokey Thank you. I will check it out. 📚📖 9mo
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LiterRohde
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“Scar tissue has no character. It's not like skin. It doesn't show age or illness or pallor or tan. It has no pores, no hair, no wrinkles. It's like a slip cover. It shields and disguises what's beneath. That's why we grow it; we have something to hide.”

#TimbitTunes | 23: #TheNeedleAndTheDamageDone

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Cinfhen The moment I saw the words “Scar Tissue” I went RHCP 🌶🖤🎶 and I thought about the song & book 9mo
LiterRohde @Cinfhen Excellent song (& group). Haven‘t read the book. I just immediately thought of the pain behind most addiction, whether physical or mental. Then I thought about the scars left by both the pain and the addiction, also both physical (track marks, blade cuts...) and mental (relationships, loneliness, shame...). (edited) 9mo
KatieMiller Love it! 9mo
allureofbeauty When I read this when I was a teenager I quoted this bit too. 9mo
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Kalalalatja
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I‘m giving this a pick, but it was close to being a so-so. I really enjoyed Kaysen‘s thoughts on mental health and illness, diagnosis, and the treatment of persons with mental illness. However, I felt the “story” of Kaysen‘s time in Belmont was too sparse, and the jumps back and forth in time made it hard for me to get really into it.

ephemeralwaltz I felt the same way🤔 10mo
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Kalalalatja
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Home alone tonight, and planning on spending it like this (and maybe mix it up with some RuPaul‘s Drag Race All Stars, if/when I‘m getting tired) 👌

#currentlyreading

Soubhiville I loved that book! 10mo
Emilymdxn One of my faves! Hope you enjoy 10mo
Kalalalatja @Soubhiville @Emilymdxn I did enjoy it, I just wanted something more from it, I think. Although, I can definitely see why it is such a popular book! 10mo
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KristenDuck
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For years, my go-to movie was Girl, Interrupted, and it took me awhile to come across the book to read this version. While respectively acknowledging it is a true story, I must say I liked the movie better (Angelina and Winona at their best.)

However this book was truly an eye-opener for many people about mental illness, and it‘s such a quick read. I would STILL recommend it. Susanna put herself out there, and that must have taken a lot.

CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 10mo
KristenDuck @CrowCAH thanks so much! (edited) 10mo
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karajay
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1. I love horror movies. The original Halloween is one of my top favorites.
2. Girl, Interrupted probably. I love that book and movie!
3. Maybe My Sister's Keeper. I loved both but the movie made changes to the storyline that significantly changed the story for me.
4. Winona Ryder
5. Anything but Megan Abbott, although I do know some great stuff is happening!

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SailorMoon Thanks for playing!!! 🥰🌙 I also loved the movie Girl Interrupted, I just didn't know it was from a book!!! Must be an interesting read! 10mo
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rather_be_reading
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Devoured this book in 1 day!! Super good. Im sure it was a breakthrough in its time about mental illness. Found myself wanting more.

Merchgal One of my favorite movies 11mo
tracydishman17 Great book. 11mo
rather_be_reading @Merchgal ive never seen it! 11mo
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rather_be_reading
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Book 3 of 2019

Qpri Looking forward to hearing what you think of it! I‘m waiting for my library hold to come through 😬 11mo
ElizaMarie I really enjoyed this book. It‘s been years since I‘ve read it but I really did like it 11mo
booklover984 I really enjoyed this book. I feel a reread is in order... 11mo
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rather_be_reading @Qpri pretty good! 11mo
rather_be_reading @ElizaMarie pretty good! 11mo
rather_be_reading @booklover984 i can def see me rereading it later down the road 11mo
noonaReadingAddict Book three already!!! I'm so jealous! 11mo
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youneverarrived
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I first read this years ago after watching the film several times and I remember liking it but thinking the film was so much better. I loved it this time round. Great writing and insights. #mcwithinvisibleillness #booked2018

Cinfhen I totally remember the film. Never read the book. Glad to know it‘s a pick. 13mo
4thhouseontheleft I remember feeling the same way. 13mo
Emilymdxn I love both the film and the book tho I kind of keep them in completely separate parts of my head cause they feel so different 13mo
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monalyisha I *definitely* read this young. Maybe I‘ll reread it sometime, too! 💕 13mo
youneverarrived @monalyisha it‘s a quick read! 13mo
zsuzsanna_reads I still need to read this one or watch the movie! You guys are inspiring me to do it. 12mo
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quirkthenerd
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A hauntingly beautiful perspective into the world of mental illness and hospitalization. A captivating memoir, that was honest and darkly comical. #WorldMentalHealthDay

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Viko
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Was insanity just a matter of dropping the act?

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TrishB
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#misterasylum #octoberxfiles
Most of this book is set in an asylum.

Cathythoughts I remember the movie as good ( I think) never read the book. Good choice 👍🏻❤️ 1y
Cinfhen Same as @Cathythoughts only seen the film... young Angelina Jolie ♥️ 1y
blithebuoyant Ohhhh my god I can never keep up with these photo challenges 😂 do you think anyone would hate me if I did six days worth of photos tonight lmao 1y
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Caroline2 Ohhh good choice! I found this to be one of those rare occasions were the film was better than the book! 😯 1y
Robothugs I haven‘t read the book either 🤔 but I bet it‘s good! @blithebuoyant No one would hate you. If I‘m not hosting I end up doing the same 🤫 participate when you can or want to. That‘s how we feel about it with this photo challenge! (edited) 1y
Reviewsbylola Loved this one, and I thought the movie was fantastic too. 1y
TrishB @Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @Caroline2 @Robothugs @Reviewsbylola I thought book and film were equally good 👍🏻 1y
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rather_be_reading
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Book 41 of 2018: Girl, Interrupted
Book 3 of Secret Circle Book Club

GingerAntics Now I feel dumb. I didn‘t know this was a book. 1y
Velvetfur Oohh this was one of my favourite films! I never got round to reading the book though, oops.. 1y
tracey38 I didn't know it was a book either. 1y
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Book_Fairy_Mary This is one of the few instances where I liked the movie better. 1y
rather_be_reading @Velvetfur i love thw movie too 1y
rather_be_reading @Book_Fairy_Mary oh no! i hope i like it 1y
GingerAntics Glad I‘m not the only one who didn‘t know it was a book. The movie was great, though. Is the movie close to the book, or did they take massive liberties? 1y
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McGonagall
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I forgot to post this last week, so here is #letterG 1. Tagged, 2. Lev Grossman, 3. Gnomeo and Juliet, 4. Grapes (preferably frozen) #manicmonday

JoScho Yay for getting all caught up! 💖 1y
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Jeannineth
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Did you ever find two copies of the same book on your TBR? I think it‘s time to read Girl, interrupted!!

rather_be_reading haha all the time!! 1y
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GripLitGrl
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wanderinglynn I liked both the book & the movie. 👍🏻 1y
Amabear Is this a scary book or just a mental illness book? If it‘s not too scary I want to read it! But I don‘t do horror 😂 1y
elizabethlk @Amabear my mum doesn't do horror either and enjoyed both the book and the movie. 1y
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GripLitGrl @Amabear i believe its more autobiographical not horror at all its more like how mental illness was treated in the 60's. Never read the book but enjoyed the movie. 1y
Cinfhen Saw the movie - was very good 💜 but sad 😭 1y
GripLitGrl @elizabethlk I'm gonna have to read this book since i got a couple good book & movie comments. I actually forgot it was a book till i was looking for this movie quote online. 1y
GripLitGrl @Cinfhen yes agree it was sad 1y
Caroline2 I love this movie! I think this may be the rare case of the movie being better than the book! But the book is still very good! 👍🏻 1y
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BritanyA
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⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2: I have such a fascination with mental illness. Loved this movie and didn‘t even realize it was a book, and a nonfiction one at that.

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britt_brooke
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“I wasn‘t convinced I was crazy, though I feared I was. Some people say having any conscious opinion on the matter is a mark of sanity, but I‘m not sure that‘s true.”

Kaysen offers a brief glimpse into her 1960s diagnosis and a 1960s psychiatric hospital. Her writing is impressive and honest. I wish it had been longer, but I also realize it was published 20+ years after the fact, so details might be sparse.

LauraBeth I LOVED this book! 2y
Emilymdxn This is one of my favorite books! 2y
britt_brooke @LauraBeth @Emilymdxn I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was! 2y
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Reviewsbylola Absolutely loved this. 2y
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola I was surprised by how good the writing was. Very good read! 2y
Cathythoughts I remember seeing the movie years ago .. I think it was good ! I cN hardly remember 🤭. 2y
britt_brooke @Cathythoughts I feel the same. I may need to watch it again now! 1y
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britt_brooke
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On being in a psychiatric hospital. #SusannaKaysen

BiblioTori You would really enjoy the book Suicide Notes. It‘s similarly written, but from a male POV. 2y
Bookishthoughts @OnlyMeJustT have you guys watched the movie? I didn't even know there was book....I know shame on me. I really enjoyed the movie. 2y
britt_brooke @OnlyMeJustT Just stacked it - thanks! 2y
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britt_brooke @LazyDays I‘ve seen the movie a couple of times but that was many years ago. At the time I didn‘t know it was a true story and had no clue there was a book. It‘s very good so far. Very short; I‘ll likely finish it tomorrow. 2y
Bookishthoughts @britt_brooke I didn't know that either! Wow I'm definitely going to read it now. 📚 2y
britt_brooke @LazyDays 👍🏻👍🏻 2y
emilyhaldi Why haven't I read this 🤔 2y
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britt_brooke
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In Kentucky visiting my folks for a few days. Starting this one before bed.

The_Real_Nani Wow!! Been years since I‘ve seen that book. 2y
britt_brooke @The_Real_Nani I picked it up recently at my library‘s book sale. 👍🏻 Really good so far. I remember the movie, but only vaguely. I‘ve been curious about the book for a while. 2y
The_Real_Nani I barely remember what it‘s about. I read it when I was going through a Prozac Nation period and reading a lot of similar books. I forgot there was a movie!! Winona Ryder? Or Gwenyth Paltrow? Someone like that, right? (edited) 2y
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britt_brooke @The_Real_Nani Yes, Winona Ryder played Susanna and Angelina Jolie is in it, too (early in her career). 2y
TheBookbabeblog84 This is one of my favorite books ♥️ 2y
Blueberry I'll be in KY in a few weeks also. :) 2y
britt_brooke @TheBookbabeblog84 It‘s very good so far! 2y
britt_brooke @Blueberry Really?? Which part? My hometown is Paducah. 💙 2y
Blueberry Radcliff, outside of Fort Knox. The only Starbucks is on the base 😣 😢. I don't know what will I do for three months. I am going to take of my parents. 2y
britt_brooke @Blueberry Oh no! That‘s a bummer about Starbucks. 😬 Hope it goes well with your parents. 2y
Reviewsbylola I really enjoyed this one. 2y
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BunnieBleaux
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I liked this book! I was super surprised with how short it was!

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Mrs_Organized_Chaos
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This sums up my entire evening.

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TheReadingMermaid
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Mehso-so

Ok my opinion of this book is a bit biased & 1 sided simply for the fact that being locked away in a mental institution is my greatest fear. It's literally my idea of hell and damnation. Interesting how the main character is diagnosed with BPD but later equates her actions as nothing more than adolescent behavior. Perhaps this book is less about a character with mental illness and more about a wrongly diagnosed teenaged girl.

Valink From what I understand that's kind of how it was back in the day. People would get put in a Psychiatric Hospital for pretty much any "unacceptable" behavior. It's really quite frightening. Kings Park was a huge hospital by me that has since closed down. A woman who was hospitalized there as a teen went back and made a documentary about it. It's worth watching if you can find it. 2y
Jazruiz.2014 I enjoyed the book. I never thought about it as being from a certain perspective, but I agree. It is based on her perspective more than an entire picture of “mental health.” 2y
Reviewsbylola I loved this book and the movie but its been years. I wonder if I would still feel the same way. 2y
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TheReadingMermaid
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➡️➡️➡️ME!!!🤚⬅️⬅️⬅️ She's talking to me! 🤯🤯🤯
#MindBlown #LifeSkills #LifeGoals

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TheReadingMermaid
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Did great on my first lap. Taking a reading day since tonight is Date Night. Second lap starts... NOW! 📚🤓📚
#25inFive #ReadingChallenge #LitsyReads

Andrew65 A great start, well done! 👏👏👏 2y
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Readergrrl
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Trying to get my work done so that I can read later. No luck with this one!

ju.ca.no Lovely!:) 2y
RadicalReader @Readergrrl such an accurate caption for a book title to describe this picture!!! 😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
wanderinglynn Beautiful cat! And like mine, seems a bit demanding when they decided they want attention. ❤️🐱 2y
TNbookworm 😻😻😺 2y
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m.galehuxley
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1. 24. I‘ll be 25 on the 26th.
2. Only child.
3. Nope!
4. I‘m about 20 pages away from finishing White Rose & Black Dahlia.
5. Too many. Kafka on the Shore and Wonderland are a couple of favorites.
6. 🖤😘
7. Ephemeral
8. I‘m almost a completely different person once I get comfortable around someone.
9. Dogs. 💜 I‘m scared of cats.
10. Coffee and tea.
11. Girl, Interrupted. Not in a dark way though. I just want to read and play.
12. Anyone!

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Feb photo challenge #shelfie #riotgrams

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JoyfulChaos
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This is well written and definitely a good read. My only problem reading this has been how to true to the book the movie was, as I knew the full story and felt a little less invested.

JoyfulChaos @ParkerGray you asked for my thoughts. :) 2y
Velvetfur Hmmm, I should read that book because that's one of my favourite films.... Thanks for the inspiration 😊 2y
ParkerGray Thanks! I'll add it to my list. ☺ 2y
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JoyfulChaos
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Finally able to sit back, with a coffee and good company, to finish my book.
#dogsoflitsy #dogbutt

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slategreyskies
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It‘s been a couple bad mental health days in a row for me. Barely hanging on. Sorry I haven‘t been around much. Hugs and love appreciated. This is a bit of a rough patch mentally.

megt Sending love and hugs! 💕 2y
RebelReader Hugs! ❤️ 2y
Libby1 🌈🕊❤️ It will get better. Promise. 2y
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tournevis All the hugs! 2y
aprilpohren Stay strong! Remember that you are never alone, you are loved and you are amazing! Sending tons of hugs and love! 💖 2y
callielafleur ❤️💜❤️ sending hugs and warm thoughts your way 2y
Bklover Hang in there. So sorry you‘re going through a rough patch. Sending you love and hugs💙💙💙 2y
suvata Sending ♥️ (edited) 2y
4thhouseontheleft Hugs!! you are not alone. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help. 2y
R.Lyn-Romance-Reads Hugs. I hope you feel better soon. 2y
Jas16 Sending lots of love 💙💙💙 2y
Mommamanzi Sending you love! 2y
Bibliogeekery Sending care and hugs! 💕😘 2y
DivineDiana Feel better! 💗 2y
AmyG Sending a hug and hopes that you feel better, soon. We are here if you need us. 2y
DarcysMom **hugs** You can always email me if you want to talk. 💕💕 2y
ElishaLovesBooks Sending positive thoughts and hugs!🤗💕💕 We‘re here for you! 2y
josie281 Sending you virtual pillows and a blanket fort to hide in!! 2y
CareBear sending lots of love and support. We are always here if you need us. 💜 2y
kamoorephoto I‘ll be sending you a little something something soon 💓💓💓💓 2y
IamIamIam Lots of hugs to you!!! 🤗🤗🤗 2y
PenguinInFlight Sending lots of love and hugs! 💜💜💜 You have a lot of people that care, and we‘re here if you need us! 2y
SassyBookworm Love & hugs & warm thoughts sent your way!! ❤️💗 2y
DeeLew Love and hugs!! 💓💓 2y
cobwebmoth Huge hugs to you! 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai Every good vibe I have is being sent your way right now! Sorry if they're cold. I'm from Canada. 🙃 Hang in there, k. I hope things get better for ya. 2y
mabell So sorry it's a rough time 😢 I'm available anytime if you'd like to chat with a litsy friend. ❤️( purple_3 at yahoo dot com ) 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so sorry 💗💗 love and hugs to you!!! 2y
AJBowers ❤❤❤ 2y
Dragon Virtual hugs 🤗! Positive energy heading your way 💕🦄🌈 2y
erinreads 💕💕💕 Hope you feel better soon! 2y
ReadingRover I‘m sorry to hear that. For me the winter can make my depression worse. I hope things get better for you soon. Us Littens are behind you so you‘re not alone! (Now is when I really want to add a pic of Ludo and everyone from Labyrinth saying “Should you need us”.) 2y
cariashley Hugs. Hang in there. 💛 2y
LeahBergen Hugs! ❤️❤️ 2y
TNbookworm Sending you lots of positive thoughts, hope this helps❤ 2y
Tamra 💜 We‘re here! 2y
jfalkens Hugs xxxxxxxxxx 2y
RealBooks4ever 💜 **warm hugs** 2y
mrozzz Hang in there. Do what you need to. Be selfish 💗💗💗💗 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Hope things get better soon. Hugs and 💗 2y
Cinfhen Sending hugs & warm wishes 💜💜💜 2y
mrp27 Hugs. 💕💕💕 2y
VinceReads Hugs! Hope you feel better soon! 2y
Bookzombie Sending hugs. 💗💗💗 2y
Eggs 😘💕❤️💜😥👋🏻❤️💕 2y
Kalalalatja Sending lots of hugs and thoughts ❤️❤️ 2y
shadowspeak17 ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
ju.ca.no I hope you feel better soon! Hang in there! Sending love and hugs your way💚💛🧡 2y
youneverarrived Sending lots of love ❤️💜💙 2y
BookishTrish ❤️💚💙💛💚💜🖤 Hugs 2y
CoffeeK8 Hugs and thoughts! 💕 2y
OrangeMooseReads ❤️ and a hug if you want it. 2y
GinEyre22 Hope you're feeling better! ❤️ 2y
Yellowpigeon Sending caring vibes your way 💛 2y
readordierachel 💙💙💙 2y
minkyb Sending hugs!!! 2y
TricksyTails Thinking of you and sending great big hugs! 💜💙💛💚 2y
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JoyfulChaos
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I was referred to this cosy corner by @elizabethlk I am not always an avid reader, but I am trying to get back into the habit of it. So it's time for a little reading before bed... This has been on my to read list forever.

ParkerGray I've been thinking about reading this for a long time as well but always held back for some reason. I'd love to hear your thoughts when you're done so I can finally make up my mind! ☺😃 2y
JoyfulChaos Well, I read for about a half hour and I am nearly halfway through. It's a very easy read. The best assessment I could give at this point, is the movie was very true to the book. 2y
elizabethlk Welcome to Litsy! #litsywelcomewagon 2y
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CarolynM Welcome to Litsy! Hope you enjoy it here. I'm following you. 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks Welcome to Litsy! 2y
HelloImJez Welcome to Litsy! 💕 2y
cobwebmoth Welcome to Litsy!🎉 2y
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TheAnitaAlvarez
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This exploration of the mental health situation in the 1960s through the experiences of Susanna Kaysen in a psychiatric hospital is really interesting and raises a lot of questions regarding the relationships between gender and mental health in young women.

#RoryGilmoresReadingChallenge

Godmotherx5 I just read about this on The Guardian today. Sounds like a good read. 2y
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TrishB
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#misterasylum #tuneintonovember
@Cinfhen @Robothugs
Lot of time spent in an asylum in this one.

Robothugs Good choice! 2y
kamoorephoto That‘s a good one!!! 2y
Centique Winona‘s eyes! 😍 2y
Cinfhen Only saw the movie....oh this would work for #PoP18 ❣️❣️❣️ 2y
youneverarrived Good choice! I like the book but it‘s one of them rare times I like the film more. 2y
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Anneblythe
Girl, Interrupted | Susanna Kaysen
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Sometimes my PMS just sets my mood for some Sylvia Plath / Girl, Interrupted type of books. 😫

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This popped into my head for the #lithium prompt...I have not read the book, but I did see the movie (parts of the movie were filmed in one of the towns in my area). #rocktober

mcipher It's really good! I went through a phase where I read this, The Bell Jar, Prozac Nation, etc. If you like that genre you'll love this. 👍 2y
Librarybelle Thanks, @mcipher ! I may actually have a copy of this somewhere... 2y
Cinfhen I've only seen the movie too but I hear the book is very powerful 😥 2y
Librarybelle I've heard that too, @Cinfhen ...tissues at the ready for this one 2y
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WarpedSweetness
Girl, Interrupted | Susanna Kaysen
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Day 4 of #awesomeautumnbooks by @Jess7 is #ManicMonday

Maybe because I have the disorder, but when I hear the word "manic" I always think of bipolar disorder. These are some of the books on my Goodreads TBR about Bipolar that I've been afraid to read. They fit the bill of manic perfectly.

Reviewsbylola Girl, Interrupted is really good. 2y
mrsamandahood I have An Unquiet Mind. I've been trying to read it for 2.5 years. It's really difficult to read. It kind of adds to the guilt of being Bipolar and how it affects our relationships. 2y
tricours I really liked An unquiet mind! 2y
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WarpedSweetness @Reviewsbylola @tricours @mrsamandahood I've seen the movie of Girl, Interrupted and I really enjoyed it. But with all of these types of books I find them difficult to read because they can trigger past events, bad memories, etc. And I'm afraid of that. 2y
Reviewsbylola I can definitely see why that would be a concern. I saw the movie before I read the book and that definitely helped me visualize it. Plus, if it helps, the movie is very true to the book. 2y
WarpedSweetness @Reviewsbylola I've heard the movie is very true to the book. I handled the movie okay, but that was before I was diagnosed. It sucks that I have to be careful of triggers. It makes me so angry sometimes, especially when it comes to books I wanna read. 2y
Jess7 Just saw this post - my tag is #AwesomeAutumnBooks - but you were super close! Thanks for participating! Hope you keep going! Lots of fun prompts this month! 2y
WarpedSweetness @Jess7 Whoops sorry about that! Thanks for catching it! I fixed it. 2y
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Maddin
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Trying my hand at accessorizing my pictures lol

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Maddin
Girl, Interrupted | Susanna Kaysen

"Crazy isn't being broken or
swallowing a dark secret.
It's you or me Amplified"-Girl, Interrupted
#WEEKENDGIVEAWAY
I'm a mood reader so this is another one of my weekend reads ☺️ ? ☕️ ?

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Girl, Interrupted | Susanna Kaysen
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paradise_found92
Girl, Interrupted | Susanna Kaysen
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1.) Home
2.) Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel
3.) Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
4.) Harry Potter series
5.) Atonement by Ian McEwan
6.) Newest Firefly trade comic from Dark Horse
#letstalkaboutbooksbaby

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Just got this one for #amazonkindle. I just finished Prozac Nation yesterday. So far I'm finding that this book holds me at a much safer distance than Prozac Nation-- I find Kaysen's narrative approach to be much more voyeuristic than Wurtzel's. This makes it easier for me to read, but I feel generally less engaged with the main character. Still definitely worth a read though! #autobiography #womenslit #nonfiction

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