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Girl with a Pearl Earring
Girl with a Pearl Earring | Tracy Chevalier
The New York Times bestselling novel by the author of Remarkable Creatures and The Last Runaway Translated into thirty-nine languages and made into an Oscar-nominated film, starring Scarlett Johanson and Colin FirthTracy Chevalier transports readers to a bygone time and place in this richly-imagined portrait of the young woman who inspired one of Vermeer's most celebrated paintings. History and fiction merge seamlessly in this luminous novel about artistic vision and sensual awakening. Girl with a Pearl Earring tells the story of sixteen-year-old Griet, whose life is transformed by her brief encounter with genius . . . even as she herself is immortalized in canvas and oil.
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Cathythoughts
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#MOvember #Masterpiece this one comes to mind .. I did not read , but loved the movie. I then read At The Edge of The Orchard & did not like it. I like this painting

MrsMalaprop Really liked this book when I read it many years ago. 4w
Cinfhen Great choice!! I tried reading tagged book but it wasn‘t grabbing my attention but the painting is wonderful 💛 4w
batsy Nice one! I remember liking the book, but this is yet another one read aaaages ago. Of course the highlight of the movie for me was the two seconds of Cillian Murphy 😂 4w
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Eggs Great book 4w
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen 👍🏻❤️ 4w
Cathythoughts @batsy ❤️one of these years I‘ll bump into Cillian & get that autograph for you 🤞🏻 4w
Cathythoughts @Eggs 👍🏻❤️ 4w
Cathythoughts @MrsMalaprop 👍🏻❤️ 4w
batsy @Cathythoughts 😘😘 4w
Andrew65 I thought about this one too. 4w
Cathythoughts @Andrew65 👍🏻❤️ 4w
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Libby1
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At the Vermeer Centre in Delft a number of contemporary artists have reimagined The Girl with a Pearl Earring.

This portrait, to me, was the most striking. She is instantly recognisable in her look and posture. It‘s as if Vermeer captured something universal.

Apologies for the strange light on the picture. It was truly beautiful.

Hooked_on_books Wow, that‘s so arresting! 2mo
batsy That's stunning. 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Certainly striking! 👍 2mo
LapReader I like the light. 2mo
Come-read-with-me @Libby1 This is simply breathtaking. Thank you for sharing. 2mo
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Libby1
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Hello from #Delft !

This mosaic is in the Market area (Markt) near the Vermeer Centre.

batsy I love that 😍 2mo
Tanisha_A Love it 2mo
mrp27 😍😍😍 2mo
Libby1 @batsy , @Tanisha_A , @mrp27 - you see her all over the place here. Lovely. 2mo
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princesspeanutsmommy
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Current audiobook

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DrawingSustenance
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 2
7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Tag, you're it. 🖐 @quietjenn

Buechersuechtling I only know the film 🎞 but loved it. 😍 3mo
SW-T 😊😊😊 3mo
quietjenn Ok! But I probably won't start until Sunday because I'm traveling to a wedding tomorrow. 3mo
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Used book haul #4

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EmilieGR
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Quiet, small, but a gem

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Bkwrm7
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Book: Girl with a Pearl Earring - set in Holland which is known for its tulips
Movie: My Fair Lady because Eliza sells flowers
Song: Tiptoe Through the Tulips
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 💚🌷💚 8mo
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Nice sale at my local library. Can't wait to dig in.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 9mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖 9mo
Crazeedi Nice book haul! Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 9mo
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xxjenadanxx Score!! Welcome to Litsy! 9mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 9mo
Eggs Nice haul! Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌸 8mo
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tracydishman17
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23/70

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In the first few pages I believe I‘ll already love this book

Buechersuechtling I‘m pretty sure I saw the film years ago – but … Did I ever read the book❓ Hmmm. 🤔 No, I don‘t think so … 1mo
Avidreader25 I loved her Falling Angels even more! 1mo
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euphemy
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Mehso-so

This was just so so for me. I liked the setting but disliked how she kept calling the head of the house 'him' and how every man was always staring at her.

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VictoriaB
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A fictional account of how the painting came about. I was hoping for more historical accuracy, but after a little research I was surprised to find out how very little is known about Vermeer. I enjoyed the glimpse into the daily life of Delft at that time, but I found Griet‘s character to be a little flat. Though I might be the same way if I had as few choices about the direction of my life as she had.

Samplergal I enjoyed this book as well as the film. 13mo
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Started this on audio but I don't like narrator. It's in 1st person and the audio narrator is using a voice that makes the main character sound younger than she actually is (16), and her voices for the other characters are not very distinct and oddly flat and without expression. Going to have to switch to reading it on my Kindle.

BarbaraJean Ugh, I hate it when it‘s a bad narrator! This is such a good book, too! 14mo
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MaggieCarr
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Girl with a Pearl Earring tells the story of Griet, a 16-year-old Dutch girl, who becomes a maid in the house of the painter Johannes Vermeer. Her calm and perceptive manner not only helps her in her household duties, but also attracts Vermeer's attention. He slowly draws her into the world of his paintings and ultimately has her sit for him as a model.

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Kalalalatja
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Mehso-so

While I enjoyed spending time in the City of Delft, I did not enjoy the company of my travelling buddies much. I found it hard to find positive characteristics, and especially the Vermeer family was a struggle to be with! Would you believe, one of the children even stole my passport, so now I have to stay here till Monday when I can get a new one 🙄

The story could have been great, but Chevalier‘s style is just not for me

#BackpackEurope

hilded Too bad about the passport 😥😂 1y
mabell Dang it! Those scamps! I'm sorry they've delayed your travel plans! 1y
KellyHunsakerReads I hope you can at least enjoy the sights without the rude people in tow! 1y
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Kalalalatja
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#HowDoUWantIt? Lying down or sitting up, fast paced or slow, inside or outside, new or old, I like my books any way I can get them 👌

#HeatofJuly

BarbaraBB Haha, my dirty mind thought: what is she talking about?! 😂😂 1y
Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB HA! I hadn‘t thought of that before 😂😂😂😂 1y
GypsyKat Your shelves are beautiful! 1y
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Kalalalatja
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I have spent the morning cleaning my apartment, and now I‘m so ready for some lunch time reading 👌

This is my book for the Netherlands for #BackpackEurope, and I‘m excited about “visiting” this country through this book!

Libby1 It will make you want to visit Delft. It is one of my favourite places. 💙 1y
Zelma Whatever you‘re eating looks fresh and delicious! 1y
Kalalalatja @Zelma it was great! Just a bowl filled with couscous and baked vegetables. Simple and tasty 👌 @Libby1 I can see why! The City sounds wonderful! 1y
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JessClark78
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Currently reading. Great book so far. Love the writing.

WhiskeyMistress Love this book! 1y
ferskner So much atmosphere! I should reread it. 1y
PenguinInFlight One of my absolute faves! 😍😍 1y
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CatLass007 😻😻😻😻😻 1y
lute I read it a while ago but I remember really liking it! 1y
Cathythoughts I loved the movie ... must read the book 📚👍🏻 1y
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Many years ago, I read & loved ‘The Girl with the Pearl Earring,‘ the hist-fic/novel about the girl in Vermeer‘s arguably most famous painting.

Since then, whenever I‘m in a city that has Vermeer paintings exhibited in their museums/galleries, I make a point of visiting those paintings. The Frick Collection & The Met (Museum on 5th Ave) in NYC see me return year after year to “touch base” & get grounded before the week of insanity that follows!

CherylSwafford This movie is also very good and stars Iris Johansson 👍 2y
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clconn17
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I really enjoyed this. Can‘t wait to watch the movie now! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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TheBookKeepers
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As an art enthusiast myself I wanted more of Vermeer‘s character than what was provided.

I wept for Agnes & that was the deepest emotion the author wrenched from me. Everything else was just so-so. It may be my feministic nature, but I didn‘t understand the allure for Vermeer & couldn‘t understand their sexual tension. The cover on my edition also suggested a much more risqué tale than what I received. A short? & good palette cleanser. 3.5 ⭐️

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TheBookKeepers
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So far this book is a delightful read 💙 a little over half way through! #qotd #thebookkeepers #quotesoflitsy

Louise I loved this book! Couldn't put it down! Ended up reading through the night with a bottle of eye drops beside me! 🤓 2y
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SilversReviews AWESOME read!! 2y
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Coco
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Evening reading 😍. Too chilly to swim but nice enough to enjoy the view! What‘s everyone else currently reading??

minkyb Love this picture! Enjoy. 2y
mommyincolor Currently reading My Soul To Keep by Ta 2y
mommyincolor *Tananarive Due 2y
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AmyG That looks just lovely. For some reason I am freezing...so sitting here with tea, a book and a blanket. 2y
Rcoco Love this book! 2y
Maria514626 And here I was feeling smug because I got the mail without a coat. 😁 Enchanted by, and laughing my way through 2y
Reviewsbylola Loved this book! I‘m reading 2y
Pamwurtzler Love the view! I‘ve finished both my books & need to pick a new one! 2y
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TheBookKeepers
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May we all grow more fierce with age 💪 #quotesoflitsy #thebookkeepers

readordierachel That's a great line. 2y
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TheBookKeepers
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DHill 😻 2y
wanderinglynn So sweet! 👁❤️🐱! 2y
SunsetConductor So cute! 2y
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TheBookKeepers
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britt_brooke Nice haul! 2y
Dr.Who_number10 OH THOSE ARE SOME GOOD BOOKS😆 2y
jillannjohn I agree! Good stuff! 2y
Tamra Woot! 2y
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Raminga
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Mehso-so

Un quadro in una chiesa è come una candela in una stanza buia, serve a vedere meglio. È il ponte tra noi e Dio. Ma non è una candela protestante o cattolica. È una candela e basta.

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bookworm.krizia
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Thank you @DGRachel for this awesome #ShareTheLitsyLove

I love historical fiction especially asian historical fiction! 😀

DGRachel I love historical fiction, too. 😍 2y
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bookworm.krizia
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Pickpick

❤️❤️

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Andrew65
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Loved this book based on the painting by the same name created by Johannes Vermeer. Can never go wrong with a Tracy Chevalier book. #🎨 #Emojinov

Mommamanzi Loved it as well. I have The Lady and the Unicorn that I was to read next! 2y
Andrew65 @Mommamanzi I want to read that to. I really enjoyed 2y
Blaire This is one of those books where I️ remember exactly where I️ was when I️ read it - floor of my first apartment in dc on a mattress on the floor waiting for ikea furniture to be delivered. Read it in one sitting. Totally engrossing. 2y
Andrew65 @Blaire I agree, A very memorable book, and a great memory for you to have. Not many books that take you to the Netherlands/Holland either. I read Remarkable Creatures similarly in one sitting on a VERY rainy day in a caravan overlooking Dunnet Bay in Northern Scotland. 2y
JulieAnn This was a wonderful book! The Lady and the Unicorn and Virgin Blue are also amazing. Her others are great as well but I really really enjoyed these three. 2y
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annachan
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This exceeded my expectations. I loved it, devoured it in a day. You know you have read a good one when not only the plot captivates you, but also the characters and setting. I never would have imagined Holland in the 1600s to be interesting.

The author skillfully weaved a backstory leading to the expression of the girl with the pearl earring. Though it is a work of fiction, I will be reminded of her story whenever I see the painting. It is her.

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annachan
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Please let this be good.

#vermeer #painting #art

Updrifting Beautiful read. 2y
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MooseGurl
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"It seemed to me that the baker had an honest response to the painting. Van Ruijven tried too hard when he looked at paintings, with his honeyed words and studied expressions. He was too aware of having an audience to perform for, whereas the baker merely said what he thought."

Loved reading this one during my trip to Amsterdam.

@Liberty #GIVEAWAYHISTORICAL

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Decayy
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August and September reading wrap up:

Mockingjay
Absolute Sandman vol. 4
Parable of the Sower
The Robbers
Paris Spleen
Hellraiser vol 1
Vol 2
Vol 3
Vol 4
Vol 5
Linda Goodman's Sun Signs
Lord of the Flies
The Art of Love
After the Welfare State
Paris Talks
Parable of the Talents
Little prince
War of the Worlds
Clan of the Cave Bear
Blood of Flowers
On the Road
She‘s Not There

(October 3rd, 2016)

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MsLeah8417
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Chevalier is a gifted writer. Her prose draws you into every room and along for every chilly walk out of doors. This is a wonderful read.

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Beautiful book and the movie was lovely, too, like watching a painting in motion. Also Colin Firth. 😍 #jewels #splashintosummerreads

mom2bugnbee HOW DID I NOT KNOW THAT COLIN FIRTH WAS IN THIS MOVIE?!? Mercy. I loved the book. Now will definitely see the film! 2y
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Eggs
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The 2003 film with Scarlet Johansson and Colin Firth was based on this book

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Matilda
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??? definitely one of the "book better than film" and the ebook is only $1.99 amazon/b&n.

Valeka Thank you for posting this! I just bought it! 😃 3y
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M4ryluvs2read
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Work or reading...reading or work

KerryPostle She has a great website with a page or two dedicated to this novel. You can see the paintings that she mentions there. Really helpful. 2y
Mommamanzi I'll have to check the website out. Thank you! 2y
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M4ryluvs2read
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Totally forgot that her sister died 😢😢

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Centique
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#whatawaytolive #blackpearl

This book leapt to mind for this prompt! I loved it and heartily recommend this and the movie too. It's fictional, inspired by the Vermeer painting, telling a story of a servant girl who becomes Vermeer's model for this portrait. The girls background and her life as a servant is beautifully told; you really feel you're in 17th century Holland and in the shoes of this pretty, vulnerable girl.

JulieAnn This was such a beautiful book. I love her books. This one, The Lady and the Unicorn, and The Virgin Blue are my favorites. She is amazing in her historical detail. 3y
CrowCAH The "light side" of the Black Pearl is the Pearl aspect. Cpt Jack refers to his ship as the Pearl, he's on the good side! ? 3y
Centique @julieann I "think" I've read Virgin Blue. May have to get it out and reread to be sure. I definitely need to read more Tracy Chevalier though! Thanks for the reccs ? 3y
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Centique @CrowCAH you are always so knowledgeable! I'm glad Capt Jack had his heart set on the light side 👼☠️ 3y
Elisa I agree, this was a good book. 👍🏼 How incredible, creating a whole story around a character in a painting! Just remarkable. 3y
Centique @Elisa I agree! She's a talented author. The movie is good too - the cinematography is beautiful; somehow the light and colours are like Vermeer's paintings IMO. 3y
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M4ryluvs2read
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Revisiting this book I loved in high school, let's see how much I remember

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autumnprivett
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I love library book sales. Not only do I get bags of books for under $20, but I also get to support literacy in my community. Win-win.

Alytrue Great haul! 3y
Theresa So pretty! ❤ 3y
Lcsmcat The Namesake is amazing. 3y
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BibliophileMomma Just finished Burial Rites last week. So good. 3y
goodbyefrancie I love Sue Monk Kidd, but The Mermaid Chair was a DNF for me. I still have it in my #littlefreelibrary stash and keep thinking I should give it another try. 3y
autumnprivett @goodbyefrancie I liked the Secret Life of Bees, but gave been hesitant to pick up her other books. Mermaid Chair was $1, so I thought why not? 3y
Gina I love supporting my library this way. It's like a win, win! 3y
tpixie Great #bookhaul congrats 🎉 3y
DebinHawaii Great haul! 📚👍 3y
LeeRHarry Excellent haul! 3y
TheLushWife I love the Flavia series! I'm listening to this one on audio right now! 3y
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hlgreenfield
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Got some decent reading time this morning! About 100 pages left to go. I'm really enjoying the story so far!

8leagueboot This book FELT like the painting to me. I don't know how to describe why. I'm curious to see if you have the same sensation when you're reading it. 3y
8leagueboot Oh! Also! If you like this, I can't recommend The Girl in Hyacinth Blue enough! 3y
hlgreenfield @8leagueboot I literally just finished this book about 5min ago and I absolutely understand what you mean! I wouldn't have thought to describe it that way, but after reading your description that is exactly what the book feels like! I find the painting really captivating (really hope I get to see it live some day)! Terrific read! 3y
hlgreenfield @8leagueboot thanks for the recommendation! Never heard of it, but I loved this book so I'll definitely check it out. Added it to my goodreads already! 3y
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hlgreenfield
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Starting new read now. Been meaning to read this one for ages so I figured I might as well read it now!

britt_brooke It's very good! 3y
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