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The Nest | Jon Klassen, Kenneth Oppel
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Picnic at Hanging Rock | Joan Lindsay
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A group of students from a private girls‘ school near Melbourne have a picnic near Hanging Rock. A few go to explore the rocks on their own. Three of the girls and one of their teachers go #missing in unusual circumstances. A fascinating story.
#ayupaugust

Moray_Reads LOVED this one 4mo
Cinfhen Own it but haven‘t read it yet 😜#StoryOfMyLife 4mo
squirrelbrain Great pick - added to the stack! 4mo
Cathythoughts I have this & must read soon 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
gradcat Loved both the book and the movie...and the TV series. No, kidding—I didn‘t watch the TV series! ♥️😂 4mo
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Joanne1
Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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I think just about everybody has read this one except me but I finally started it on audio this afternoon. I was worried the narrator was going to annoy me, but I pretty quickly got used to her voice and am completely engrossed in the story so far.

Freespirit I haven‘t read it yet. Hope to...one day!! 6mo
Lindy Add me to the Not Read It list. 6mo
DivineDiana Discussing at Book Club this week! 6mo
MicheleinPhilly I haven‘t read it yet either. But I have it. #storyofmylife 6mo
Joanne1 @Freespirit @Lindy glad I‘m not the only one to have overlooked this one... until now. @MicheleinPhilly mine too! @DivineDiana I‘d love to hear what you‘re book club thought of it. I couldn‘t get out of the car this morning I was so engrossed in it. 6mo
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Awk_Word_Smith
Coffee with Oscar Wilde | Merlin Holland
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#StoryOfMyLife

📸 :: Death Wish Coffee Co.

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LeahBergen
Shirley | Charlotte Bront
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Count me in! 😆😆

They sure don‘t title chapters like they used to, do they?

#ShirlitesUnite

batsy Right? ? I also liked a previous one: "Shirley Seeks to be Saved by Works". #metooShirley 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm I wish I‘m reading a physical copy, I‘m missing all these! 10mo
saresmoore The chapter titles really are exceptional. @batsy #storyofmylife 10mo
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merelybookish I loved this! And really, feel a little squee inside every time I'm addressed as Reader. 10mo
merelybookish I'm now on "To-morrow" which is a little less inspired. ? 10mo
Blaire Love this!! @merelybookish yes, I love being directly spoken to. For some reason the modern equivalent I think of is Zach in saved by the bell stepping out to talk to the audience. 😂 10mo
Mitch Loving the bookmark.... I‘ll be there on Monday! 10mo
LeahBergen @Mitch You lucky duck!! 🦆 10mo
Reviewsbylola Love that! 10mo
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batsy
Boxers | Gene Luen Yang, Lark Pien
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I have this, but (and you know what's coming next) I still haven't read it. 😂

#TheBoxer #WinterWonderland @TrishB @Cinfhen

Cathythoughts I knew what was coming next .,... 😂😂😱. Nice cover 👍🏻 12mo
TrishB We actually did this movement in history in school - which is a surprise as nearly everything was Anglo based!! 12mo
BarbaraBB 😂😂 12mo
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Centique 😂😂😂 oh man, I love that we all totally guessed this. #bookwormproblems #foundourtribe 12mo
Tanisha_A #DrowinginTBR. Also, I am interested to know what the boy bear is saying to the girl bear? 12mo
batsy @TrishB I've only heard about it, but know nothing! It sounds super fascinating. 12mo
batsy @Tanisha_A Those four words every girl bear wants to hear: "Any book you want" ? 12mo
Ms_T 😂 12mo
Aimeesue Saw a talk by Yang at the National Book Festival a couple years ago - such a fascinating, enthusiastic guy! His mission in life seems to be to get kids interested in reading. ❤️ 12mo
Lindy It‘s a wonderful book. Do you have the companion book that looks at the rebellion from a different viewpoint? 12mo
batsy @Aimeesue That's great! I'm even more excited about this :) 12mo
batsy @Lindy Yes, I have that one too :) 12mo
Lindy @batsy I put off reading them for too long simply because of the frowns on the covers. They are such a delight! Nuanced historical fiction. 12mo
batsy @Lindy I know, from the covers I thought it wouldn't be my thing 🙂 But positive reviews on Litsy convinced me, so I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it! 12mo
Lindy @batsy Another great thing about these is that they are engaging re-reads, so you get a lot of reading value out of them. 12mo
batsy @Lindy 👍🏽 I don't own many graphic novels, but the ones I tend to buy tend to be nonfiction. So much interesting work. 12mo
Suet624 I learned a lot from this book. 12mo
batsy @Suet624 I'm glad to hear that! 12mo
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Here‘s another library book I haven‘t had time to read lol #storyofmylife #librarybooks #bookphoto

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JennyM
Brideshead Revisited | Evelyn Waugh
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#NovFemmeber #BurningBride

Character, class and ambition are astutely portrayed by the brilliant Waugh in this classic.

Cinfhen Another book I‘ve been meaning to read #StoryOfMyLife 13mo
RadicalReader @JennyM adore doesn‘t even begin to describe how delighted I am by the library and even more so of being able to rent movies and ones that have shortly came out on dvd without having to pay for them and getting to enjoy the movies you wanted to see in theaters but from the comfort of your own home by simply putting yourself on the hold list when it comes out so you‘re not waiting for months. 13mo
Cathythoughts I think there is a buddy read of this soon. I saw the tv series... brilliant! Really want to read the book ... 👍🏻❤️ 13mo
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erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts dear friend, yes, thanks for the reminder! 👍 Let‘s read it this month! I‘ll post about this soon. 13mo
JennyM @Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm enjoy. I really enjoyed it, and it started a bit of a jaunt into books from writers in Waugh‘s circle - Hemingway, Fitzgerald. I find it a fascinating era. 13mo
Billypar Nice one! 👰 13mo
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#tradingday I read an Amado years ago , forget which one. Want to read more international authors , Amado is from Brazil.I remember liking these Avon covers too.My local used store took about half a bankers box full , but then when I found out they had a buy 3 get the 4th free, went to take another look.Found the lovely Hopkins and (yippee!) a Virago!

jveezer Gabriela is so good. So good. Definitely on my reread list. 1y
Leftcoastzen @jveezer Thanks! Good to know .😃 1y
RadicalReader @Leftcoastzen I love your bio and your username both tremendously terrific 1y
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Leftcoastzen @RadicalReader your username awesome as well! 1y
RadicalReader @Leftcoastzen thanks so much I can‘t express how radical and rejuvenated one feels when they have discovered the joys of reading then digesting books while diligently reading 1y
Leftcoastzen @RadicalReader Yep, Love Litsy to see what everyone else is reading, found books I might have missed otherwise. 1y
batsy I have Amado's Gabriela but haven't read it yet... #storyofmylife 1y
arubabookwoman I loved Gabriela too. I‘be also read a couple of other Amado‘s and have a further few on my TBR shelf. Also have The Orchid House on the TBR shelf. 1y
Leftcoastzen @batsy 😆sometimes I feel like saying I have Everything but I haven‘t read it yet. 1y
Leftcoastzen @arubabookwoman Good to know !Feeling like my TBR is way beyond my life span at this point funny/not funny. 1y
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Villette | Charlotte Bront
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“Inadventurous, unstirred by impulses of practical ambition, I was capable of sitting twenty years teaching infants the hornbook, turning silk dresses, and making children‘s frocks. Not that true contentment dignified this infatuated resignation: my work had neither charm for my taste, nor hold on my interest; but it seemed to me a great thing to be without heavy anxiety, and relieved from intimate trial; the negation of severe suffering was...”

saresmoore “...the nearest approach to happiness I expected to know. Besides, I seemed to hold two lives—the life of thought, and that of reality; and, provided the former was nourished with a sufficiency of the strange necromantic joys of fancy, the privileges of the latter might remain limited to daily bread, hourly work, and a roof of shelter.” #storyofmylife 1y
Moray_Reads ❤️❤️❤️ This is so true, so often and I don't think it had to be a bag thing. Why have one life when you can have two that sustain eachother? 1y
readordierachel It's been a good long while since I read this and I don't think I gave it the attention/brain space it deserved. You're making me want to pick it up again. 1y
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saresmoore @Moray_Reads I couldn‘t agree more. I relate very much to Lucy, so far. 1y
saresmoore @readordierachel It‘s rich AND readable! I‘m really enjoying it. 1y
Aimeesue It's got ghost nuns. What else would you need to know? 👻 1y
emilyhaldi Well said 💙 1y
vivastory "... the strange necromantic joys of fancy..." Holy hell! What a fantastic quote! 1y
saresmoore @vivastory Isn‘t it? I read it about twenty times just to savor it. I‘m surprised by how wonderfully gothic this feels, too. 1y
vivastory Might have to read it this month. It'll make for a good change after House of Leaves 1y
saresmoore @vivastory It absolutely will. Though, it might take a while just to recover from HOL if you go in as deep as I did. There is a mention of a corridor in Villette, so look out for that. 👀😱😬 1y
Notafraidofwords She makes such good points about work. I‘m tired of living in a world that keeps telling me that I‘m supposed to love my job. No, I‘m supposed to do my job well and with integrity which I do. Stop telling me what I‘m supposed to love society because it‘s always two things : men and work. What the hell is that ? 1y
Suet624 Infatuated resignation. 1y
batsy "strange necromantic joys of fancy" is my favourite part, too. There is that mystical aspect to her writing that haunts her words & gives her work that transcendent quality. 1y
saresmoore Amen, sister. I believe that concept works for my type of “job”, too—the unpaid work of mothers and women that‘s not even acknowledged as valid within capitalism! I‘m not ready to wrap my self-worth up in society‘s standards, so I need a different mindset in order to survive. I feel like that‘s exactly what Brontë is talking about in Villette. I can see why you loved it so much! 1y
saresmoore @batsy Yes! I‘m feeling that and loving it. It‘s so subtle, but still pleasantly haunting. @Suet624 So many delicious turns of phrase in this. 1y
Moray_Reads @saresmoore I love Villette. I'm surprised it's not better known 1y
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