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Andrea313

Andrea313

Joined September 2016

Books. Detroit. Misc. But mostly books.
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Attempting to make my way back to a monthly #PersephonePick with the tagged book. It seems like a good one to draw me back in, hitting a number of topics that I love in Persephone's catalogue - social history, domestic portraits, and London life. Here's to a great read! #CurrentlyReading

LeahBergen I really enjoyed this one! 2d
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Emma | Jane Austen
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"Emma's very good opinion of Frank Churchill was a little shaken the following day, by hearing that he was gone off to London, merely to have his hair cut... There was an air of foppery and nonsense in it which she could not approve." Reading Emma is always a mixed bag for me, as I detest her snobbery and conceit, but you have to hand it to her on this one! Frank Churchill, fuck alllllll the way off; foppery and nonsense indeed. #PemberLittens

BarkingMadRead 💯 emma is definitely a snob, and my least favorite heroine, but i think she means well (edited) 1w
Andrea313 @BarkingMadRead I think she always means well for herself, and learns to mean well for others. 😉 But through so much of the book, damn, I want to throttle her! 1w
BarkingMadRead For sure!! 1w
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This is such a a lovely and interesting biography! Light on the personal details of the life of Frances Hodgson Burnett but heavy on her relationship with the gardens she tended throughout her life, in England, New York, and Bermuda. Naturally it also focuses quite a bit on The Secret Garden and includes three other examples of her "garden writing" that were such a treat to read. Fellow Mary Lennox girls, you should definitely pick this one up!

LeahBergen This sounds lovely! 1w
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It just doesn't get old. It never stops being timeless and iconic. Emma is perhaps sharper, Persuasion more mature, S&S more deeply personal to me...but P&P is the gold standard, the objective best, sparkling, vibrant, emotional, surprising. I just finished it and I already want to read it 50 more times. #PemberLittens

dabbe It's the go-to romantic novel for me, too. ❤️💜🩷 2w
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I liked this one more than I didn't, but in taking aim at "boring" theatre, the author comes off as supercilious, as if his tastes, ideas, and aesthetics are superior to all else. I agree that we need more boldness in theatre, that there need to be new approaches to the development of new plays and the structures of arts institutions, that artists need more freedom to fail- but I also wish we could be more "Yes, and..." in our thinking. ???

Andrea313 YES to the plays that wrestle with form and structure, that interrogate the so-called canon and its usefulness. But YES also to glossy Broadway musicals and regional revivals of The Crucible and the children's theatre that brings up our next generation of audience and practitioners. Please, let's let theatre be expansive and multi-faceted and allow more and more and more ways for us to engage with it. Bonus #TomKitten because he's always lurking! 2w
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2w
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Cleat Cute | Meryl Wilsner
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This breezy, chill sapphic romance is a perfect read if you're looking for something straightforward and low on angst. Our two protagonists are so much fun to spend time with - Phoebe's blunt extrovert tendencies are completely endearing, and I love stoic, no-nonsense Grace. The soccer aspect was very accessible for a total sports outsider like me, and it kept me engaged while also allowing space to just enjoy the characters and the romance.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cute cover 🩷 3w
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Betsy-Tacy | Maud Hart Lovelace
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Listen up, #BetsyTacy fans! The next B-T Convention is coming for us! Mankato 2025, will I see you there? #MaudHartLovelace #BetsyTacyAndTib #BetsyTacyTib #EmilyOfDeepValley #DeepValley

MaureenMc I did not know this convention existed. Is it annual?? I am seriously considering trying to make this work. Thanks for posting! 3w
LeahBergen Oh, this would be fun!! 🤩 3w
Andrea313 @MaureenMc It happens every few years- 2009, 2012, and 2018 have been the most recent. There was supposed to be one in 2020, but we all know how that ended. Finally, finally it's coming around again, and I'll be sure to keep posting about it! If you're in Facebook, you can follow "The Betsy-Tacy Convention" for updates. 3w
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Andrea313 @LeahBergen I've been several times, it's always a lot of fun! Tours of Deep Valley sites, sometimes workshops, and speakers have included Meg Cabot, Jia Tolentino, and Laura Lippman. 3w
quietjenn Oh, maybe? Plenty of time to make plans and it would be so fun … 3w
Andrea313 @quietjenn YES, do it! I love that the date is announced so far out, plenty of time to make those plans.... 3w
MaureenMc @Andrea313 I followed them on FB. I mentioned it to my daughter & she is definitely interested! 3w
Andrea313 @MaureenMc Yay! So hope to see you there! 3w
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Enjoying the Sunday Special, aka an hour alone at a cafe with a book and a coffee. I'm loving this one so far (had me teary in the first chapter) and I imagine I'll tear through the rest pretty quickly. Hope everyone out there found a moment of rest today! #CurrentlyReading

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Fleabag: The Scriptures | Phoebe Waller-Bridge
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Been spending the week re-watching this old fave, and rediscovering my deep love for the Hot Priest. Wish we saw more evidence of his bookishness, but I'm gonna take his word for it. 😜 #CurrentlyWatching

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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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S&S is the first Austen book I fell in love with, and the one I've returned to the most throughout my life. My relationship with the characters has changed so much as I've aged, and it makes me deeply appreciate Jane's staggering skill. To see myself in a work at 14, at 26, at 35, and at 40, and to laugh and cringe and think back fondly is such a gift. On top of that, to continually take away new discoveries is a rare thing. #PemberLittens

Texreader I read it for the first time this month. She wrote characters so well. 1mo
Andrea313 @Texreader Some of her most true to life, for my experience! 1mo
dabbe Finishing this baby today! Then, the movie! 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
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Andrea313 @dabbe Yay, enjoy!!! Is this a re-read for you, or a first time through? 1mo
dabbe @Andrea313 First time. And I have no idea why I waited so long! 😍 1mo
Andrea313 @dabbe What a treat to read it for the first time! ❤️ 4w
dabbe @Andrea313 Finished last night and LOVED it. 🤩 The movie will be next. I might have to watch that on my own, though, because my husband will be like 🙄. 4w
Andrea313 @dabbe Ha! You never know, maybe he'd surprise you. Doesn't everyone love Alan Rickman? 😜 4w
dabbe @Andrea313 For different reasons. 🤩😍😂 I've watched clips on YouTube, and #hubbahubba! 🤩 4w
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Smith of Wootton Major | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
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Unfortunately I just don't find much to enjoy in this underwhelming little story, but again, shout out to Pauline Baynes for the most charming illustrations. On the whole, I've enjoyed digging into these Tolkien minor works even if some of the individual stories and poems don't thrill me, and it was lovely spending January in the Professor's weird, whimsical, and singular worlds. #FellowshipOfTolkien

Leftcoastzen Love the cover! 1mo
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Farmer Giles of Ham | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I really enjoyed revisiting this fun short story, and love how it subverts the usual "slaying the dragon" tale. Our hero is not a knight, but a farmer, and the dragon isn't slain, but does return (some of) his treasure. The illustrations in my old late '60s edition were a huge part of the charm; I hope more modern reprints haven't lost them! #FellowshipOfTolkien

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Farmer Giles of Ham | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Farmer Giles does his best impersonation of a knight as he attempts to thwart the dragon, one Chrysophylax Dives. I think at this point we can all agree on three things: one, that Chrysophylax, Greek for "gold guard", is the best-named dragon out there; two, that Pauline Baynes killed it with these illustrations; and three, that Garm is the real hero of this story. "What about dogs?' he asks the dragon. "You've left dogs out again." #Justice4Garm

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Farmer Giles of Ham | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Kicked off the tale of Farmer Giles today. I'm glad to have the chance to go back and re-read the two stories in this collection, as I've only ever read them once. Today I got as far as the business with the giant, and a cliffhanger - there be dragons?! We'll see what the next few days bring! #FellowshipOfTolkien

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Amy Colleen asking the important questions! #PemberLittens #AnneOfGreenGables #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead

LeahBergen Indeed. 👍 1mo
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What's a trip to NYC without a visit or three to the Drama Book Shop?? Excited to get home and dig into these. #NewIn #BookHaul

mom2bugnbee One of our favorite places in the whole wide world! 1mo
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A snowstorm in Detroit knocked out our power, which also means we have no heat. 😳 At times likes these, I know I'm beyond lucky to have a working fireplace and a house full of books. Curling up with a blanket and this comfort read, and hoping we get power back soon! How are my fellow #MittenLittens doing? #CurrentlyReading

Amiable Stay warm! I have a soft spot for Michigan— my oldest son was born in Lansing when I was in grad school at MSU. 2mo
IndoorDame Stay safe and warm! Enjoy your 🔥📚time! 2mo
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It was really fun to revisit this little collection of Tolkien's poems. They're a mixed bag for me, but where he's good, he's really, really good. My own reading buddy #TomKitten kept me company most nights, so here he is, pictured with his namesake. #FellowshipOfTolkien #CatsOfLitsy

Ruthiella 😻😻😻 2mo
ElizaMarie Awe the baby makes a great reading companion! 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🐾😽 2mo
JazzFeathers I've just finished and l appreciated it more than the first time l read it. Which is no surprise, l think 😂 2mo
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Reading "Cat" with my cat! This is a poem Tolkien wrote for his granddaughter, and I can't help but think of all of the other poems about cats that I've loved, from Bukowski to Baudelaire to Atwood. And of course, first in my mind is T.S. Eliot's cat poetry for his godchildren. Anyone out there have a favorite cat poem? #FellowshipOfTolkien #CatsOfLitsy #ColeCat

Leftcoastzen 👏😻 2mo
ElizaMarie Your kitty looks like they were the model for this page :) 2mo
emz711 I bought the ts Eliot cat book for my kids! It's been fun reading. 2mo
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Andrea313 @ElizaMarie Serendipity! The "Every Cat" way of sleeping. ? 2mo
Andrea313 @emz711 It's pure silliness, but I really love it. So glad you've been having fun with it! 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
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The Mewlips is a Tolkien poem I love, a departure from the bright, comic pieces elsewhere in this collection. I love that we get almost no physical description of the Mewlips themselves - we are told they have feet and "feeling" fingers - but the danger and fear are still so strongly communicated. It's just atmosphere and setting, and it's all the better for not knowing who or what exactly lives beyond the "slime", the "rotting river-strand".

JazzFeathers I always think that Tolkien had a gothic vein that occasionally comes to the surface. And he's quite good at it 😜 2mo
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Errantry: A Song | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
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Today's #FellowshipOfTolkien poem selections include one of my very favorites among his work: Errantry. The wordplay is delicious- dexterous and charming, telling a whimsical adventure story in a meter of Tolkien's own invention. I dare you to read it and not want to hear it spoken; the language is its own music. Plus it can be sung to the tune of G&S's "Modern Major-General" and that's always a good thing!

JazzFeathers And did you know that this is probably the first story about Middle-earth? 😁 2mo
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All right, nerds, let's do this!

When I first read LOTR (so many years ago now, good Lord!), I didn't get Tom Bombadil- who was he? Why the heck was this twee little thing intruding on what I thought would be a cool, dark adventure story? I have to say I've never quite warmed to Tom over the years, but here's hoping that this re-read of his adventures shows me something new! #FellowshipOfTolkien #TolkienBirthdayToast

emz711 I love that! 2mo
JazzFeathers Tom Bombadil is really such an elusive character. Took me several reread to become fascinate with him. 2mo
JazzFeathers And what's that book about the Inkling? 🤩 2mo
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Andrea313 @JazzFeathers I've had it several years and am finally getting around to reading it! Find it here: 2mo
JazzFeathers @Andrea313 Is it goo? I'd love to read something about the Inklings. This isn't the one by Carpenter, is it? I do have that one, but I haven't read it yet. 2mo
Andrea313 @JazzFeathers This one is by Phillip and Carol Zeleski. I like it so far! If you've read a lot about the Inklings, it could be redundant info, but so far I'm enjoying it. 2mo
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Anyone else partaking in the #TolkienBirthdayToast? At 9 pm, I'll have the tagged book in one hand and a whisky in the other! #TheProfessor #BooksAndBooze

Daisey I‘ll be starting The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and enjoying a toast! 2mo
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Returning to work after the holidays is a total bummer, but a thoughtful gift from a colleague was an unexpected bright spot! I'm very much looking forward to this one.

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A Scatter of Light | Malinda Lo
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Bringing in this new year with a much-anticipated book and my buddy #TomKitten next to me. I loved Melinda Lo's Last Night at the Telegraph Club and this one is a lovely companion novel, unafraid to lean into uncertainty, melancholy, and a little bit of mess as the young characters grapple with identities and relationships changing and growing. I'm a Lo fan for life now; excited to seek out her other titles!

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
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2023: World War III | Carl Berryman
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The number of books I read per year has gone down significantly recently, but I did achieve a goal in 2023: more than 50% were new-to-me titles. As a BIG re-reader, I'm going to count it as a win- and still celebrate that I exceeded 100 books this year. My 4 faves of '23 are pictured here; predictably, two YAs topped the list, but I'm very surprised that the other two took war as a central theme. Here's to all the titles ahead in '24!

LeahBergen I loved Operation Heartbreak! 2mo
Andrea313 @LeahBergen Yes! One of my first reads of the year, and got things off to a great start. For those who care about such things, it was also turned into a musical a few years ago, which had its West End debut this year. Fingers crossed for a Broadway transfer! 🤞 2mo
LeahBergen That sounds wonderful! 2mo
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Both #TomKitten and #ColeCat are doing their best to thwart my year-end reading. Really trying to knock out a few more titles over here, but cats are gonna be cats, eh? #CatsOfLitsy #BlackCats

dabbe 🖤🐾🐾🖤 2mo
Ruthiella 😻😻😻 2mo
Eyelit 😹😻😹 2mo
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IndoorDame 😹😹😻😻 2mo
ElizaMarie They are just the best! 2mo
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Straight up, these three are my favorite versions of A Christmas Carol and I've consumed them all in the last 24 hours. Tim Curry's narration is unbeatable but Hugh Grant has his moments. And for pure, sweet nostalgia (with a dash of childhood terror, because my GOD, I should not have watched a cartoon character descend into a fiery grave at the age of 4!), I'm going for Mickey every time. Do you have a favorite Christmas Carol, fellow Littens?

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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Happy Persuasion Day! Brandon's whole thread on The Letter is a killer, forget Darcy, it's Wentworth FTW! ❤️

Read it here:
https://twitter.com/blgtylr/status/1737504920985612291

Cuilin Absolutely Team Captain Wentworth!! 2mo
batsy Yes! 2mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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I hit the used bookstore lottery today with four incredibly-priced Cranford Collection editions - Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Little Women, and P&P. Heading home to giddily arrange these on my shelf. ❤️

Eyelit So pretty! 🤩 2mo
MaureenMc 😍 2mo
Purpleness Those are beautiful! 2mo
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Beatlefan129 Absolutely gorgeous 💜 2mo
IndoorDame 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩 2mo
Ruthiella Oh my! That is a real find. Lucky you! 😃 2mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
batsy Gorgeous! 😍 2mo
janeycanuck Stunning!! I‘m so jealous. 2mo
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The Novel Cure: An A to Z of Literary Remedies | Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkin
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I love when it's finally time to open up that book that's been sitting on your shelf for years! I don't know how or why the "right" time presents itself, but who am I to question it? Digging into this title with some brandy-spiked eggnog. Bibliotherapy indeed! #CurrentlyReading #BooksAndBooze #bibliotherapy

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 3mo
LeahBergen I‘m so much like that as to which book “falls” off my shelves into my hands. 👍 2mo
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The Victorian Chaise Longue | Marghanita Laski
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I know I should be more responsible but I haven't gotten any Persephone volumes in so long! I cracked and came away with the tagged book, as well as one of their newest, Sofia Petrovna, and Doreen, which has been my next "must buy" for literal years. My goal is to resume a monthly #PersephonePick in 2024; this year I fell off the bandwagon completely, but all my titles are still there waiting for me! Along with a few new ones for good measure.

Tamra Yay!! So fun! 3mo
LeahBergen What a lovely Persephone haul! 3mo
Ruthiella But you bought three, which means you saved money, which is totally responsible. 👍 3mo
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Andrea313 @Ruthiella You get it. 3mo
BarbaraBB They are gorgeous 🩷 3mo
jlhammar Beautiful! I want to read them all. I just placed a Persephone order myself. 3mo
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Finnegans Wake | James Joyce
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This story popping up in my feed today was a delight. I especially love the no-nonsense group leader insisting, "It wasn‘t like I saw God. It wasn‘t a big deal.” ?

Read all about it:
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/finnegans-wake-james-joyce-book-club-2...

LeahBergen That sounds excruciating 😂 3mo
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Pure Colour | Sheila Heti
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I loved this book- abstract, surreal, and philosophical. The people in Heti's world fit into one of three categories: birds, who "consider the world as if from a distance”; fish, “concerned with fairness and justice here on earth”; and bears who “are deeply consumed with their own.” How does Mira, a bird, navigate life with her fish lover and bear father? How do we live life alongside the ones we love dearly who never quite see it like we do? ?

Andrea313 I can see how it might feel meandering or pretentious- my favorite review of this on Goodreads gives it one star and has the reader fuming, to my delight, "every day y‘all wake up and let freud and jung win!!! i won‘t tolerate it!!" - but I am 100% here for the weirdo musings and the interlude where Mira turns into a leaf (yup). 3mo
LeahBergen Great photo! 👍 3mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I loved this book too! I actually find it very earnest, which to me is the opposite of pretentious. 3mo
Andrea313 @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I felt the same way about how earnest it felt! 💚 3mo
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How To READ MORE | Martin Udogie
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I'm in this photo and I don't like it. #ReadingProblems

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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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Comfort re-reading of the best kind! I so empathize with Cath's awkward entry into university, as an 18 year-old who also preferred to stay in fictional worlds as much as possible and struggled in my first year to make real connections. I read this now with nostalgia, and also with admiration for how Rowell writes the relationships between Cath and her parents, each difficult in its own heartbreaking way. Is this book a favorite for anyone else?

Booksblanketsandahotbeverage Me 🙋‍♀️ I have too many editions of this book including the new 10th anniversary one.. and the Carry On trilogy too 3mo
Andrea313 @Booksblanketsandahotbeverage AHHHH, I've made myself hold off on buying the 10th anniversary edition but I really want it. What do you think of the bonus content? I've read the Carry On trilogy and I like it well enough, but I've LOVED the glimpses and mentions we've seen of Cath and Levi in Landline and If the Fates Allow. 3mo
Booksblanketsandahotbeverage I bought it and it went right on my shelf, so I can‘t say.. 3mo
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I finally succumbed to reading this collection, with its title that launched a million derivatives. I can't deny that the writing is beautiful - spare and evocative and singular - but DAMN, the misogyny! The experience was a wild ride between appreciating the deliberate, finely-tuned emotional subtext one minute and then being like, "fucking YIKES" the next. Carver paints his pictures really, really well...I just hate what he's showing me.

ravenlee Fantastic review. 3mo
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A Reader on Reading | Alberto Manguel
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The Winter edition of my favorite magazine arriving on Christmas Decoration Day feels SO perfect. Looking forward to putting my feet up with this tonight! #OhReader #ReadingAboutReading

jlhammar Just got my copy the other day! Such a fun magazine. 3mo
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This Time Next Year | Sophie Cousens
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A friend recommended this to me, describing it as a throwback to early 2000s-style British "chick lit", which I devoured at the time. (My kingdom for another Liz Young book!) She was right on- this is such a sweet love story with a charming main character, a great supporting ensemble, and a London setting that had me yearning for Primrose Hill and the Hampstead ponds. Just the right thing to read over several indulgent nights in by the fireplace.

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This Time Next Year | Sophie Cousens
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Over the past 5 months, I've been so grateful for the chance to reclaim my weekends. Coming off a job where overwork was the norm, it's been incredible to regularly have the entire weekend off - it's such a simple thing but I'm so appreciative. The best Sundays lately have been the ones spent passing time at a gorgeous cafe near my house, always with a book. Today's treats pictured here in all their restorative glory! #CurrentlyReading

LeahBergen That looks delicious! 3mo
Tamra You deserve down time! 3mo
ravenlee Hooray for genuine self-care! 3mo
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Like so many, I was eager to read this after devouring the author's gorgeous "Wintering" but it just didn't hit me the same way. It felt really meandering, and though there are a few lovely passages, the whole never quite managed to coalesce. Still, the good moments really did stick with me, and it added to my enjoyment of an indulgent, solo getaway weekend. If May were to write another in this same vein, I'm sure I'd give it a try!

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Nigeria Jones, daughter of a Black separatist leader, has been raised to be a Warrior Princess for her father's Movement to "divest, decolonize, and indigenize". But after learning that her mother wants her to attend an elite, predominantly white school, Nigeria has to decide whether or not to break from her community. The writing here is absolutely gorgeous as Nigeria wrestles with what she wants her future to be. Highly, highly recommend.

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Living for these weekends! It's a perfect rainy October day outside and lovely, warm, and cozy in my go-to cafe. And as usual, Ibi Zoboi is knocking it out of the park. #CurrentlyReading

nanuska_153 That cover is amazing 5mo
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The Burnout: A Novel | Sophie Kinsella
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Savoring the last of this fun new read (and combatting my own burnout) with a lunch hour visit to this gorgeous pocket park. 😍 Working from a new place today and discovering it has a few, lovely perks. #CurrentlyReading

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The Burnout: A Novel | Sophie Kinsella
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I'm only halfway through but am really loving this one so far. There's a certain wackiness in Kinsella's stories that doesn't always land for me, but coming off a job where I experienced *intense* burnout, I'm feeling our MC in my very soul. I'm a few months into a new gig that feels more balanced at this point, but there's still a deep part of me that needs to go stare at the sea for three weeks as Sasha and Finn do. I'm sure many can relate!

AardvarkBookClub 💛💛💛 5mo
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King Lear | William Shakespeare
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I'm unbelievably excited to be seeing one of my all-time favorite actors, Paul Gross, in King Lear today at the Stratford Festival. I'd been saving his episodes on the Outrageous Fortune podcast for the drive up, and I'm so glad I did. Listening to him talk about the play, and the struggles and rewards of making art more generally, was the perfect teaser for the performance and made me unexpectedly emotional more than once. #SeeMoreTheatre

quietjenn Ah, how cool! Have an amazing time! 5mo
Ruthiella Awesome! 5mo
Booksblanketsandahotbeverage This sounds like it was amazing! 3mo
Andrea313 @Booksblanketsandahotbeverage It absolutely was! I was surprised that he found so much comedy in Lear; a very different take than what I'm used to, but no less affecting. 3mo
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I love having a rare day all for myself- a bookstore visit and rose hot cocoa afterward at my favorite cafe. #CurrentlyReading

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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And my scream-laugh could be heard from outer space. #JaneEyre

OriginalCyn620 🤣🤣🤣 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😂😂😂 5mo
batsy Same 😂😂 5mo
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The author's personal narrative here is not always overly compelling, but the account of the work undertaken is phenomenal. Theatre of War makes an ancient tradition alive and present on military bases, in hospice centers, carceral institutions, homeless shelters, mental health facilities and more, doing exactly what theatre, at it's best, is meant to do- challenge, inspire, heal, create community, and bring us into dialogue and reflection.

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Mehso-so

This was a mixed bag for me: when a one-night experiment between Ben and his bff Maxie yields a surprise result, Ben decides he wants to raise their baby. I appreciate the author flipping the script on teen pregnancy but this book absolutely stressed me TF out! My geriatric ass felt so deeply for poor Ben's mom doing the most to make her sweet but naive son understand the gravity of his choice. Glad I read it, but this one is firmly for the Youth.

LiteraryinLawrence Ha, sounds like this one would drive me nuts. Thanks for the heads up! 6mo
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