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A Confederacy of Dunces | John Kennedy Toole
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I feel like I post about this book way too often, but seriously, I can't think of a bigger #creep than Igantius J. Reilly, otherwise known to be "huge, obese, fractious, a latter day Gargantua". I just can't. Ignatius is the best, in the most disgusting, creepiest way. ?? #rockinmay

Cinfhen I love the graphics😍ugh, I wish you didn't love this one so much...I have zero interest in reading this book but every time you mention the novel, I feel like maybe I should read it! 6y
Reviewsbylola IT IS SO FUNNY!! Ignatius seriously makes me lol. Would it help if I told you @mdargusch and @emilyhaldi also count it amongst their favorite books of all time?!? 😉 @Cinfhen 6y
Cinfhen Really??? Oh 💩! I feel a new group read along coming on... @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch ??? 6y
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Reviewsbylola 😂😂😂 Even my husband has read it twice! @Cinfhen 6y
Mdargusch I could definitely read this again @Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola and @emilyhaldi. Maybe we can get @HotdogZanzabaar to join. 👍🏼 6y
Bklover @cinfhen I'd love to read this one. Seems to be a favorite of a lot of people. 6y
LeahBergen Yes! It's TBR for me. I'd love a group read. 6y
Reviewsbylola Hahaha let's get thru GWTW first obviously and then I'm totally down for another group read. @Cinfhen @Mdargusch @Bklover @LeahBergen 6y
Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉🎉🎉it's never ending the amount of books I want to read😝 6y
emilyhaldi OMG @Cinfhen you MUST read this book!!!!! This is in my top 3 books of all time and I've read it twice (which I NEVER do)! I dream of someday naming my future child (or dog) Ignatius. Best character of all time. I will spearhead the readalong for this one I love it so much!!!! @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola ❤❤❤❤❤ 6y
Cinfhen Wow! Soooo much Dargusch love for this one! If you lead it, I will read it!!! @emilyhaldi 6y
Cinfhen I remember Steph saying her dad loved this book...true @Mdargusch ?!? Can Mr. D join the read along??? 6y
Reviewsbylola I don't think he's ever read it. I could be wrong though! @Cinfhen 6y
Cinfhen So what's the book you & your dad share a passion for? I remember you posted it once??? 6y
Mdargusch Helter Skelter @Cinfhen @Meredith3 also shares that passion. 😱 6y
Reviewsbylola Lol, yep def Helter Skelter! @Cinfhen 6y
Cinfhen I'm totally thinking of something else...I may need to do some sleuthing and find that post...because I have nothing else to do or think about it 🙄😬 6y
Reviewsbylola It has to be Helter Skelter! Otherwise he only reads authors like John Grisham and James Patterson. Unless you're thinking of the family book club books we made the men read (Unbroken, Lost in Shangri La, and In the Kingdom of Ice). @Cinfhen 6y
Cinfhen Nooo....you tagged it once for one of my challenges! I'm gonna find it!!!! It was back from #LyricalApril I think..... 6y
Reviewsbylola Be True to Your School by Bob Greene? @Cinfhen 6y
Cinfhen Holy f....I just scrolled through 1200 plus posts and that's the one!!!! And it was @emilyhaldi who mentioned you & your dad love this book!!!!! And it wasn't for #LyricalApril 😬😬Thank God you remembered!!!!!! 6y
emilyhaldi Lol 😂😂😂😂 @Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola 6y
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Peace Like a River | Leif Enger
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Loved this #theriver book when it was chosen as the first All Iowa Reads selection back in 2003. I think often of the phrase "escalation of retaliation" and its relevance to this story and sadly to the news most every day. Like Tobias Wolff, Enger helps us live the complexities of life from a young boy's perspective. Reposting this from when I was a new litten with few followers ?#Rockinmay #LyricalApril @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Thanks for reposting! Missed it the first time and definitely something I'd like to read one day 💕 6y
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River Thieves | Michael Crummey
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Someone didn't approve of my taking a picture of my pick for #theriver!

I figured that a Canadian song should pair with a Canadian book. This one is from Michael Crummey, set around the Bay and River of Exploits in Newfoundland. Adventure and intrigue, colonist and aboriginal relations, history and family.

#lyricalapril @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Love your book choice but I'm pretty sure Bruce Springsteen is a good ole Jersey boy 😉😜😂😎 6y
britt_brooke 😆👏🏻 6y
TheKidUpstairs @Cinfhen ha! I was thinking the Joni Mitchell song, didn't even think about Bruce (sorry, Mr. Springsteen) 6y
Cinfhen Haha, I'm sure Bruce is happy to share the spotlight with Joni 😍😍 6y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Gordon Lightfoot! 6y
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The Whale Rider | Witi Ihimaera
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The farthest I've been from home was my post-University trip to Australia and New Zealand. I went with one of my closest friends and we spent three months seeing as much as we could.

#lyricalapril @Cinfhen

Cinfhen So fun!!! Traveling with friends is the best!!! I'd love to go to Australia & New Zealand 😍 6y
JazzFeathers I read The Whale Rider years ago. Loved it 💕💓 6y
TheKidUpstairs @Cinfhen they are amazing countries to visit. I how you get the chance someday! 6y
TheKidUpstairs @JazzFeathers it's still TBR for me. Will get to it someday! 6y
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#RockinMay is a go, and since I fell a little behind on #LyricalApril, I figured I had to start out strong. These books are powerful in their own, special way, and they all deal with immigration in some way or other. 🗺


Cinfhen I appreciate the strong start 😘😘😘 6y
Reviewsbylola That cover of Homegoing is just so gorgeous. 6y
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen I was kinda annoyed by it, when I read it, but the more I think about it, the more I have grown to love it! 👍 6y
Kalalalatja @Reviewsbylola I could look at it all day! 6y
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Sugar: A Novel | Bernice L. McFadden
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#sugar https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=09R8_2nJtjg #lyricalapril

Couldn't find a book with sugar in my library or on Goodreads, so you get a chocolate egg, with a surprise toy inside! 😊

Rachbb3 I love these. I used to live in Germany and we had these all the time. ❤ 6y
josie281 I miss them! 6y
LeahBergen Are they still "illegal" in the US? ? 6y
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booksandsympathy @LeahBergen I don't think they are anymore. I work in a store that sells kinder products, and for years we were told we couldn't sell the eggs. Then we started getting things similar to the kinder ones. Then we got the kinder ones in for Easter. 6y
LeahBergen @booksandsympathy Oh, good! It always made me laugh to think of some nefarious Kinder smuggling ring. 😉 6y
booksandsympathy Lol. That would be amusing. 6y
Cinfhen My US relatives; aka nieces and nephews go CRAZZZZZY for chocolate eggs!!! That's all they want me to bring them, when I come in for visits ❤️❤️❤️ 6y
CrowCAH @Rachbb3 @josie281 I love them, too, and missed them for a time, but now they're back!!! 😊 6y
CrowCAH @LeahBergen @booksandsympathy they were illegal for a time, but like she said for this past Easter my Dad was able to find them in Michigan!!! 6y
CrowCAH @Cinfhen chocolate eggs are sehr gut!!! (German translation: very good) 6y
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The Three Musketeers | Alexandre Dumas
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The #sugar prompt immediately reminded me of a Buzzfeed list that made new covers of classic novels, but replaced part of the title with a candy. Except in this case, in which the title was the same, they just had to change the picture. #LyricalApril

BarbaraTheBibliophage 🤣🤣That's fantastic! 6y
Cinfhen Hilarious 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 6y
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#sugar #lyricalapril this looks like a sweet as sugar teen romance. I just saw the commercial on tv and I've seen the Litsy posts about The Sun is Also a Star so when I saw this movie tie-in edition at Costco...Had to buy it even though the big used booksale is next weekend. 💑

Dragon I think she may have played Rue? @bitterbear (edited) 6y
Cinfhen This book has soooooo much Litsy Love! I generally don't enjoy YA, but certain books I'll try...let me know if it's worth pursuing ~~xx 6y
Dragon Thanks @Cinfhen I'm more than 2/3 of the way through. The story is sweet and predictable so far. 6y
Cinfhen Sweet & predictable is pretty much why I don't enjoy YA, may not be the right book for me 😬thanks for letting me know. Glad you're enjoying 💖 6y
Dragon Thanks @Cinfhen 👍 6y
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Trying to find a book for @Cinfhen for the #sugar prompt to no avail. But... look who I did find! #lyricalapril #umathurman 😂

Cinfhen 😂😂😂OMG! She looks gorgeous ~ thanks for my first morning chuckle 👍🏻 6y
DivineDiana @Cinfhen June 2006 6y
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