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#MOvember #catchup
Some books from my stacks featuring an #LaIslaBonita 🏝& an Island in the title. I stuck to the more tropical locations. Some of these I‘ve read, others are still #TBR

Cinfhen Pretty covers and potential prompt idea for #Booked2021 🤔 1mo
BarbaraBB You don‘t even mention your own isla bonita?! 😉🏝 1mo
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Galapagos: A Novel | Kurt Vonnegut
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DAY 9 #LaIslaBonita | ⛰☀️🦎🌊🐢 This counts as a beautiful island. And I like to use Vonnegut any chance I can.


batsy Nice one! Haven't read it but it's on my TBR. 1mo
Cinfhen Nice #Shelfie 1mo
BarbaraBB It‘s your birthday, isn‘t it? Have a happy one and a good year ahead 🎈❤️ 1mo
britt_brooke @batsy It‘s quirky! I keeping meaning to reread it. 1mo
britt_brooke @BarbaraBB Yes - thank you so much! 💚 1mo
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Cloud Atlas | David Mitchell
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#laislabonita #MOvember
Two of the six narratives in Cloud Atlas take place on pretty islands. I'm a fan of The Pacific Journal of Adam Ewing, even though it seems like the least discussed storyline. Even though it's the quietest, Mitchell nails the classic British novel style, and the island has a mysterious quality that is fun to explore.

vivastory Ah, great choice. I didn't even think of this one. I need to read 1mo
Billypar @vivastory Yeah, me too, and just more Mitchell in general: the only other one I've read is Slade House. 1mo
Cinfhen I bailed early on this book with regrets. I think I would have enjoyed more if the timing was different. I read Slade House but wasn‘t such a fan 😞 1mo
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Billypar @Cinfhen I think it's one I would recommend trying again when the time is right. He has a style that carries over to Slade House, but they're such different books that I wouldn't say opinion on one would predict feelings on the other. 1mo
Taylor I read this once hella long ago but I loved it. 1mo
Billypar @Taylor It's definitely one of those books you remember no matter how long ago you've read it- I loved it too. 1mo
Taylor @Billypar I feel like I could read it again and I‘d still like it.... 1mo
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A voyage closed and done | Pauline Maud Matarasso
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Jack and Rose pose with some of my #Titanic books. If only there had been #laislabonita nearby during the sinking. #disasters #keeplitsyactive #movember

LeahBergen I‘ll have to check out that Last Dinner one! 1mo
Cinfhen I really love those funky pop dolls 😍 1mo
ljuliel Thanks ! I thought we‘d get some Titanic books from this question. 1mo
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Cape Breton, part of Nova Scotia, is not typically what comes to mind for #laislabonita, although it is very beautiful in a cold, rocky, rugged, soaring kind of way.
The stories in this collection are set there. MacLeod left as a young man, but Cape Breton haunted his imagination. I'm not a "Caper" but these stories capture life in Atlantic Canada. They amazed me when I read them as an undergrad. I still think about them.
@cinfhen #MOvember

Cinfhen Sounds like a hauntingly beautiful place 1mo
JacqMac I‘m a Caper. I left at 18, but my family is still there. I might have to read this. 1mo
merelybookish @Cinfhen It is! A beautiful place to visit in summer! 😉 1mo
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merelybookish @JacqMac Oh cool! Do you go back to visit ever? And yeah, I'd loved to hear your thoughts! 1mo
JacqMac @merelybookish I go back every year or two to visit family. I miss the ocean the most. 1mo
merelybookish @JacqMac Oh me too! I'm hoping to move back in the next few years. 1mo
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Those Who Are Loved | Victoria Hislop
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#laislabonita #movember
Her books usually have some beautiful islands - though in this one they‘re not used for nice things!

eraderneely Her boobs? 😂 1mo
squirrelbrain I think you *may* have a slight spelling mistake there @TrishB 🤣 1mo
lele1432 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
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AlaMich 😳😂 1mo
Cinfhen Oops!!! XX 😘 1mo
BookNAround 😂🤪😂 1mo
TrishB @eraderneely @squirrelbrain @lele1432 @AlaMich @Cinfhen @BookNAround @writerlibrarian that will teach me to type without my glasses 😂😂 but at least you read it!! 1mo
lele1432 It was too perfect! Especially since the last part said they were not used for nice things! Cracked me up 🤣 1mo
MicheleinPhilly 😂😂😂😂 1mo
AnansiGirl I missed the typo but I‘m cry laughing reading the comments 😂🤣😂 1mo
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Siracusa | Delia Ephron
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I just recommended this book to @AnnieD so it‘s fresh in my mind. I absolutely loved this one. What was meant to be an idyllic vacation to Sicily turned out to be anything but. #laislabonita #MOvember

Megabooks I always meant to read this. Thanks for reminding me! 1mo
Cinfhen Loved this one too!! And it‘s a little deeper than I anticipated. I can‘t believe you missed this #BOTM @Megabooks 1mo
L_auren @Cinfhen @Megabooks I Endorse x3!! 1mo
emilyhaldi I loved this too!!!! 4w
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The Summer Book | Tove Jansson, Thomas Teal, Kathryn Davis
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This book is composed of brief, individual, quiet moments between 6 year old Sophie and her crabby grandmother spending their summer on an island off the coast of Finland. I found it a bit slow to get into but ultimately sweet and sentimental 💕
#laislabonita #movember

Ps. Am I alone in this being one of my all time favorite Madonna songs?! ❤️🏝

Reviewsbylola I don‘t even remember this Madonna song. 😬 But I do remember when you and I used to watch our Madonna videotape that Papa Don‘t Preach was my favorite. 😆 1mo
Cinfhen Papa Don‘t Preach is one of my favorite Madonna videos @Reviewsbylola but this song ranks amongst my faves!!!! 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @Reviewsbylola How do you not remember that song???? 1mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MicheleinPhilly I was wondering the same!!!! 1mo
BarbaraBB Yes you are alone in that 😂. This song is such an earworm. Give me Frozen or anything of that Ray Of Light album over La Isla Bonita 🎶 (edited) 1mo
batsy @MicheleinPhilly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'm also wondering the same! 😆 @emilyhaldi One of my Madonna faves for sure 💕 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww Stephanie we are picking on you!! 💞💞 @Reviewsbylola 1mo
emilyhaldi Pick on her all you want!!! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it‘s actually blowing my mind that she doesn‘t remember this song bc it was on our vhs of Madonna music videos that we watched as little girls on repeat 😆 @MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen @batsy it‘s a fabulous music video too 🤩 1mo
emilyhaldi Ahem @Reviewsbylola 👆🏻 1mo
emilyhaldi @BarbaraBB you‘re nuts!!! I will always vote vintage Madonna over anything Ray of Light any day 🤗 1mo
Cinfhen Off topic but is anyone else obsessed with Kanye‘s Jesus is King / Sunday Service @BarbaraBB @Reviewsbylola @MicheleinPhilly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @batsy Emily??? 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen I despise Kanye West. 1mo
Cinfhen He‘s certifiable @MicheleinPhilly but he‘s so entertaining and I‘m just drawn into his looney orbit. I‘m not sure what he‘s actually experiencing right now but I‘m liking the whole gospel choir 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen I‘ve always found him to be a megalomaniacal jackass that could use a heaping helping of humble pie. 1mo
BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi I DID love Like a Virgin and her hair in the video 😂😂. Also I am with @MicheleinPhilly regarding Kanye West. But that has more to do with his personality than his music I admit! @Cinfhen 1mo
emilyhaldi @Cinfhen funny enough, my husband was in LA last weekend with a Kanye-obsessed friend who convinced him to attend the Sunday service... he found it interesting that they sang a lot of his older songs that even sans expletives are not completely innocent 😆 he thought the whole thing was completely bizarre. 1mo
Cinfhen My son was at Coachella and attended Kanye‘s Sunday Service ~ he said it was not a very church like experience but Kanye like Madonna is an entertainer and constantly reinventing himself. Humility is definitely not in his vocabulary @MicheleinPhilly but as a performer I give him credit @BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi 1mo
emilyhaldi I agree @Cinfhen in fact I think he may be some sort of genius, and perhaps incapable of too much humility at this point. But I respect the hustle!! 1mo
BarbaraBB You‘re right about that @Cinfhen , I agree! 1mo
Reviewsbylola Ok so I just watched the video. I def remember it, just didn‘t connect the song title. Y‘all can put down your pitchforks. 🤣🤣 @cinfhen @MicheleinPhilly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @batsy 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Reviewsbylola 🤣🤣🤣 you know we love you!!!! 😉💗 1mo
emilyhaldi Thank god 😜 @Reviewsbylola 1mo
Cinfhen Hahaha 1mo
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🎶I want to be where the sun warms the sky
When it's time for siesta you can watch them go by
Beautiful faces, no cares in this world
Where a girl loves a boy, and a boy loves a girl🎶

Though this is not #laislabonita per se, this is a beautiful island with great memories: Negril, Jamaica with its crystal clear bays


ChasingOm I‘m going to Montego Bay Jamaica the first week of December! 😍 1mo
Eggs Oh how fun! Your first time? The beach 🏖 and water 🌊 is so lovely @ChasingOm (edited) 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💙💙💙 1mo
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes the water is blue and pristine 1mo
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The Old Man and the Sea | Ernest Ernest Hemingway
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#MOvember #LaIslaBonita this is as close as I can get ... every beautiful island is surrounded by the sea 💙

Cinfhen Lovely cover - great pick 💚 1mo
DGRachel I love that cover! 1mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @DGRachel thanks! It‘s a lovely cover 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
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