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Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany's | Truman Capote
In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a woman whose name has entered the American idiom and whose style is a part of the literary landscape. Holly Golightly knows that nothing bad can ever happen to you at Tiffany's; her poignancy, wit, and navet continue to charm.This volume also includes three of Capote's best-known stories, House of Flowers, A Diamond Guitar, and A Christmas Memory, which the Saturday Review called one of the most moving stories in our language. It is a tale of two innocentsa small boy and the old woman who is his best friendwhose sweetness contains a hard, sharp kernel of truth.
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Bekkers
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Book #16

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CogsOfEncouragement
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Michael C. Hall did a superb reading. I adore Audrey Hepburn. I‘ve seen this movie a couple times and it has been on my tbr for years. Finding this on audible made me finally get to it. Not a happy story, but I cared about the characters and enjoyed the tale.

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MaleficentBookDragon
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I liked it, but did not love it as much as I thought I would. I have never seen the movie so I‘m not comparing it. 🤔
The writing is beautiful, Capote does have a way with words.

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MaleficentBookDragon
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1. Britt Marie Was Here ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

2. Thirteen Reasons Why

3. Literary Fiction? 🤷‍♂️

Thanks for the tag @TheNeverendingTBR

I tag @Avanders @MeganAnn @Mommamanzi
#wonderouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Great choices👏🏻📚🙌🏻 4mo
Avanders Definitely literary fiction 😁 Thanks for the tag… I‘m behind in life, as you can see 😜😘 4mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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“I‘d been to a movie, come home and gone to bed with a (bourbon)nightcap and the newest (Simenon); so much my idea of comfort…”

I love this line. It sounds like a perfect evening though I‘ve never read Simenon (just substitute any of my favorite authors in for him). I do like bourbon 🥃 but you can substitute any cozy /warm cocktail too.

jb72 I love that movie, but I haven‘t read the book yet. 4mo
MaleficentBookDragon @jb72 I‘ve never seen the movie and this book has been sitting on my shelf for years. I wanted a short book and it jumped out at me. I plan to watch the movie after. 4mo
jb72 @MaleficentBookDragon You‘ll have to let me know what you think. Audrey Hepburn is so cool. 4mo
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Leniverse
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'He was a middle-aged child that had never shed its baby fat, though some gifted tailor had almost succeeded in camouflaging his plump and spankable bottom.'

LeahBergen 😆😆 That‘s great. 5mo
Cathythoughts I‘d love to read the book. I Imagine it to be a very different vibe from that in the movie. ( loved the movie too) 4mo
Leniverse @LeahBergen This is a book of great descriptions and ridiculous names. 😄 4mo
Leniverse @Cathythoughts It's been so long since I watched the movie that I don't remember much about it, but I think they got the character of Holly Golightly pretty accurately but changed the story a bit. Def recommend reading! 4mo
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peacegypsy
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This was a charming read. However, I think Holly Golightly will always be Audrey Hepburn for me.

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ju.ca.no
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I finished this one today! I‘ve watched the movie many years ago and don‘t remember it all too well- but it did certainly influence my reading. I kept comparing to what I remembered and always pictured marvellous Audrey Hepburn. While I‘ve enjoyed it, I truely loved the three short stories that came afterwards! They were touching stories with very interesting characters! 4/5⭐️

Trashcanman I just finished this yesterday, did you like Holly Golightly 8mo
ju.ca.no @Trashcanman I did! I thought she was super interesting- she seemed to naive and careless, but a few things she said made me think that she was just pretending and very calculating in her actions. what did you think? 8mo
TiredLibrarian @ju.ca.no Love your reading buddy! 😺 8mo
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ju.ca.no @TiredLibrarian he is a great companion😁 8mo
Trashcanman @ju.ca.no I liked her character too. She had what I believe to be a rather thin veneer of pretentiousness. She had a lot of cracks where I feel, her true self was readily transparent. 8mo
ju.ca.no @Trashcanman yes, very well put! I feel the same way! Especially learning about where she came from and what she ran from made it much clearer. You cannot possibly be this naive, immature and careless with this background! 8mo
KristiAhlers This is one of my favorite books! I even have a first edition. So good 💙 7mo
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IuliaC
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Another beautiful classic I enjoyed over a coffee.
A writer remembers his encounter with his neighbour Holly in an old apartment building in New York. Holly is a very young and unconventional socialite, who seems to live her life without assuming neither responsibilities nor consequences. Her eccentric demeanor both shocks and attracts him and makes us wonder if Holly is leaving a drama or has actually found the recipe for a happy life.

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Kristin_Reads
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In an hour-long school pick-up line... might as well read!

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DavidDiamond
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Love the movie, but never read the short story, but now I have. Much more explicit and racy with some problematic language for this day and age. That aside, it's hard not to think of Audrey Hepburn when Holly Golightly is speaking the witty words of Truman Capote. The additional short stories were also very good.

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Dalaine
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I (obviously) watched the movie first and I think I actually like the storyline in the book better. The movie follows the book really well but the movie definitely changed the story and romanticised it. Left some parts out. The book uses some problematic, outdated language but it also has some really cool and unexpected LGBT themes in it. I really enjoyed it.

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Adele4920
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A beautiful short story, read it in one sitting. Holly is a free spirit with witty comments and answers to questions no one asked. I loved the atmosphere in the story, but I was expecting a bit more to happen. Maybe it is one of the stories that truly hits only a few days after finishing it?

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Naya
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11/2021

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Lissy1
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This book was really good and definitely very different to what I expected. Quite a sweet book but also quite deep. I would recommend reading it. Especially if you want a quick read as it‘s just 100 pages. I also read 3 other short stories at the back of the book and they were really good too. A fantastic quick read!
I have this book 4 stars ✨

#bookly #book #books #bookshelf #review #bookreview #newbook #read #reading #finished #finishedbook #a

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Lissy1
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The perfect quick read I needed. Tomorrow is my birthday and so I‘ve finished this just in time to start whatever books I hopefully get for my birthday or I buy whilst shopping tomorrow! I will be 22!
Book review to follow

#bookly #book #books #read #reading #bookshelf #newbook #trumancapote

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I love Capote's short stories in general, reading him it's like listening to someone that is very good at reading out loud, a pleasure doesn't matter what he tells you.

Holly Golightly is such a fun character to read, she really charms you with her craziness.

There are other three stories, all good but specially the last one, A Christmas Memory, an adorable story about the friendship between two cousins, an old woman and a 7 year old kid.

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Tianarose
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I believe it is necessary to listen to the movie soundtrack while reading this. 🎶🎵 moon river.....🎶🎵

Cathythoughts Lovely idea 🎶❤️ 1y
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bibliobard
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I liked this passage.

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Litsi
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Not what I expected.
Better ending than the movie.
No wonder Capote hated the movie; it wasn‘t what he wrote.
While the movie was a different story than what he wrote, I do feel like each stands on its own, with each highlighting the improvements and flaws of each other.
Remake! Remake!

Kjteer I agree. I was surprised that the movie ended differently. Loved the book more! 1y
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TheEllieMo
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“Come and trim my Christmas tree
With some decorations bought at Tiffany's”

Coming at this prompt from an unusual direction 😉

#SantaBaby
#DecemberSong
@Eggs

rubyslippersreads 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
Eggs Well done 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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LeslieO
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#3books Set in NYC

OriginalCyn620 Love it! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💞💞💞 2y
timeisfleeting Thank you @LeslieO for #Septemberswap! I have wanted the book for some time! And the pens & case are perfect! 2y
LeslieO @timeisfleeting So glad you like it! The book is going on my TBR 2y
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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1) No not always (sometimes I don't realize it is a book)
2) I don't know if it is best adaptation but I thought both The Princess Bride and Breakfast at Tiffany's were better as movies.
3) David Copperfield with Dev Patel I am so excited for!

#sundayfunday @ozma.of.oz

ozma.of.oz Ah! I forgot about Copperfield and Dev Patel! Thanks for sharing! 2y
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OriginalCyn620
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No one does #glamour quite like Holly Golightly!
#beautifulwords

Leftcoastzen 👏👏👍 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice 💗💗 2y
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OrangeMooseReads
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“I am always drawn to places where I have lived, the houses and their neighbourhoods.”
#firstlinefridays
#classicschallenge2020

(I chose this book because it was short, and I hadn‘t read a classic for this month.) 🤷🏻‍♀️

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runswithscissors007
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Thanks for the tag @NeedsMoreBooks
Number 2 for sure! And I am reading it as each year you choose a different book.... is that cheating?
The tagged would be my first year. I have never been to New York and I have always wanted to go!

NeedsMoreBooks Excellent choice ❤️🧳 2y
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AlaSkaat
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I adore the film and have been wanting to read this for such a long time. I cannot believe how different it is! There is almost nothing of similarity between Movie Holly and Book Holly, other than occasional sentences.
I still have enjoyed the book, learned more of her past and of “Fred”. But if I were to choose, movie all the way!

ravenlee I remember seeing somewhere that Capote wanted Marilyn Monroe for Holly Golightly and it has always made me leery of reading it. Because I just can‘t make that fit in my head, you know? But if that‘s how he envisioned the character I think I‘m better off with the movie. 2y
AlaSkaat @ravenlee Yes! I think Marilyn would suit the character from the book. But the way they made the film, Audrey was the best choice. She would not fit Capote‘s idea of Holly. And Marilyn would not fit Hollywood‘s idea of Holly. 2y
Sparklemn Based on the movie clips I've seen, I thought Holly would be more likable than I found her to be. 2y
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KristiAhlers
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I love Holly Golightly. This is in of my favorite stories! Re-read it today! Great classic.

lynneamch Loved the movie back in the day. Good reminder that I must read the book. 2y
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wanderinglynn
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#literaryflavour

Thanks for the tag @Eggs ☺️

1. Tagged
2. Screwdriver – goes with the obvious breakfast theme, but also because the Screwdriver was Capote‘s drink-of-choice (he simply called it his “orange drink”)
3. I don‘t follow food bloggers, but my favorite booze blog is liquor.com

OnlyYoo I love screwdrivers! Mostly cuz they‘re easy to make 😁 2y
bcncookbookclub Yeah! Nice discovery this cocktail, tomorrow I'll try it on my vermut time! And about book, sure is more soft than In cold blood, isn't it? 2y
wanderinglynn @bcncookbookclub it‘s nothing like In Cold Blood. In Cold Blood is non-fiction. Breakfast is a fiction work about a country girl turned New York café society girl. 2y
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emilycoc
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This one is on my top 5, so you know I would be rating it high!

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emilycoc
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Started my classes this weekend! This is my reward for same. (Note: flight of different ciders and Nina Simone on the record player). #lifeisgood #blurrypics

Leftcoastzen Nina! Flight! Life is good! 2y
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emilycoc
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Spent my long weekend working, so now I'm going to unwind before work tomorrow with a cup of tea (Serenity Now Organic from David's Tea), a bubble bath, and my book! #whatiread #peacefulevenings #serenitynowindeed

LapReader Now I want a bath and a book. 2y
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emilycoc
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It took me much longer to finish Truth Be Told than I wanted it to. There's lots of reasons why that have nothing to do with the book - January was a busy month for me, and I devoted my reading time to my textbook for my course. I decided to make my second book of 2020 a reread. Breakfast at Tiffany's is on my Top 5 list and I haven't read it since I started my declutter mission (so long ago...). Can't wait to pick it up again! #booktwoof2020

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OriginalCyn620
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Holly Golightly is a #charismaticcharacter, though she‘s hiding some pain.
#auldlangreads

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 2y
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sherryvdh
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📚 Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
🎬 Casablanca
🎶 Bubbly by Colbie Caillat
#manicmonday @JoScho

Alora Love that song! I was just listening to it the other day lol 2y
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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I've never seen the movie, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I'm curious to see the film now. This character is not how I envision Audrey Hepburn.

MatchlessMarie I have a theory that if you read the book first you will hate the movie and vice versa 😂 (I read the book for the first time 2 years ago shortly before seeing the movie.) 2y
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CoffeeNBooks
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#HollyJollyReading #Holly Golightly, an eccentric socialite, is the focus of this story.
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Excellent choice! ❤️ 2y
OrangeMooseReads I think this is one of my only “I like the movie more than the book”. The book is well written, but I love the movie. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome choice ❤️❤️ 2y
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Leftcoastzen
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From the paperback stash for @OriginalCyn620 who collects Audrey ! I love the book , the movie ,and this old penguin with the movie cover.

merelybookish The movie cover definitely works for this one! 2y
OriginalCyn620 Love it! I have an edition of Breakfast at Tiffany‘s but it‘s the UK cover, which is cute, but Audrey isn‘t on it! 2y
batsy When they did movie tie-in covers right 😍 2y
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Palimpsest ❤️ 2y
LeahBergen This is fab! 2y
youneverarrived 😍😍 2y
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BeansPage
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@UnidragonFrag good morning!!! LOL

1pt for #TeamStoker
#Scarathlon

JazzFeathers 😂👏👏👏 3y
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mikagatsby
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Rating: 4.5/5 stars.

If like me, you love the film, then I suggest you grab a copy of this book and read it. It is heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time.

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OriginalCyn620
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#7days7covers #day1 #covercrush

Not sure who to tag, so if you want to play, consider yourself tagged!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 3y
Cinfhen Love this cover 😍 3y
wanderinglynn That‘s an awesome cover. My copy is just plain. 3y
Leftcoastzen Cute cover. 3y
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squirrelbrain
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#7days7covers Day 5

#covercrush

Are you taking part yet @Jemmygem ? Simply post a gorgeous cover each day for 7 days, no explanations needed. Try and tag another Litten each day....

KarenUK Lovely! 💕 3y
Jemmygem @squirrelbrain no I haven‘t thanks will start my day one. Lol have to think what I‘m going to choose 3y
sudi 💜 3y
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gradcat NICE “Breakfast at Tiffany‘s” cover...I haven‘t seen that one! ♥️ 3y
squirrelbrain Thanks @gradcat - it came in a set of 10 books, which also included the Mockingbird cover I posted yesterday.... 3y
gradcat They‘re really cool...these are also Penguins, I see.... 🐧 ♥️ 3y
squirrelbrain They are @gradcat - I‘ve had them forever so can‘t remember when / where I bought them. I may just post a picture of all 10 in the next few days, they‘re all quite unusual... 3y
gradcat I would love to see them. Your particular collection of books, the Penguins, well, I find them all quite lovely. I even like the spines of them displayed on your shelf. I do wish I‘d had the presence of mind to collect books in the manner that you do. I think it‘s so nice to have certain favorite things to collect, and fun! And then your friends & relatives know exactly what to get for you as gifts! 😂 ♥️ 📚 Bonus! (edited) 3y
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CafeMom
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Having just finished the book I wanted to watch the movie again. This classic has really stood the test of time. Audrey Hepburn made a very polished Holly Golightly. The movie made a few changes and Hollywoodized the ending but overall a good interpretation of the book. The anniversary copy that I had included some entertaining behind the scenes segments. I am now inspired to watch some more Audrey Hepburn movies.

Liatrek Love Audrey ❤️ I highly recommend Roman Holiday, Sabrina and Charade 😊 3y
CafeMom @Liatrek thanks for the movie recommendations. 3y
ValerieAndBooks I watched this soon after reading the book years ago , and really liked the movie even if Mickey Rooney‘s portrayal was cringeworthy! 3y
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