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Current audiobook. IRL Book Club choice. So happy audio available! Balancing too many actual books right now. #arentweall

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The Met Gala is over, but I can‘t wait to dig into this book about the current Queen of Fashion, Anna Wintour! Hot off the presses, I was so happy that my local Library system had purchased two copies. Lucky me. One was available! #librarylove

Leftcoastzen Nice. I wanna read it myself! 5d
DivineDiana @Leftcoastzen I‘ll let you know what I think! She is fascinating! 5d
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Yesterday, I received a mail delivery that I had not been expecting. What a wonderful surprise to receive this fantastic Mother‘s Day gift from my stepdaughter. Thank you to Amazon Wish List, she always finds the perfect gift! When I thanked her, she asked was I really planning a trip to Bath? My answer was that this just might give me the push that I need! #bookmail #visitbathsoonerorlater

EvieBee Yay! You got your puzzle after all. 1w
DivineDiana @EvieBee I was so happy when I opened that box! ❤️ 1w
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So, I have a male friend who is an avid reader. He likes to share books that he enjoyed with me. But not to be sexist, 😉 the two he just gave me seem to shout testosterone to me! Am I wrong? 🤷🏼‍♀️ Anyway, they are chunksters, and I won‘t attempt to read for some time. 🙂

Kimberlone I loved Fall of Giants when I read it years ago. There is at least one notable female character (and she was my favorite in the book) in that one, so it‘s not just all testosterone. 1w
DivineDiana Thank you @Kimberlone! I just read that it does include a bit about Women‘s Suffrage! If only it wasn‘t 985 pages! 😂 Think I‘ll try a Chapter a Day. 🤔 (edited) 1w
TrishB I really enjoyed Fall of Giants. I don‘t remember being overly offended 😁 1w
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DivineDiana @TrishB Thank you! Will read that one first! 👍🏻 1w
vlwelser I liked Fall of Giants a lot. I just finished the 3rd book in the series. They are all that size. 1w
DivineDiana @vlwelser Glad to know! I am now getting excited about this book! 1w
Ruthiella My mom likes Nelson DeMille. 😃 He‘s not my cup of tea, however. 1w
DivineDiana @Ruthiella I know that he is hugely popular! As I have never read one of his books, I sort of feel an obligation to do so. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1w
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April | Gabrielle Lord
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My April Reading Wrap Up:
Read 10 books.
Mt TBR-4
Female Authors-5
POC Authors-3
Children‘s Book-1
Nonfiction-2

EvieBee What did you think of The Gown? I adored it. 2w
DivineDiana @EvieBee I loved it! It was a pick for my IRL Book Club. I collect fashion books, and I took a few to our meeting that featured Norman Hartnell and Christian Dior designs for a “show and tell”. ❤️ 1w
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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April Results of Book Spin Bingo.
Finished 10 books.
Double Spin ✅
No Bingo yet again!

Thank you @TheAromaofBooks for coordinating this fun challenge. I am going to take a break for May.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Great month!! And BookSpin will be here whenever you decide you want to rejoin!! In the meantime, let me know if you want to be taken off of the tag list 😊 2w
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Wasn‘t expecting such fashion detail! #draculadaily

“The strangest figures we saw were the Slovaks, who were more barbarian than the rest, with their big cow-boy hats, great baggy dirty-white trousers, white linen shirts, and enormous heavy leather belts, nearly a foot wide, all studded over with brass nails. They wore high boots, with their trousers tucked into them, and had long black hair and heavy black moustaches.”

EvieBee I hadn‘t associated Dracula with cowboy hats. 🧐 🤣 2w
DivineDiana @EvieBee Neither did I! 🤷🏼‍♀️🧛🏻‍♂️📚 2w
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A bit behind, but I have started #Pemberlittens selection.

BarkingMadRun Wonderful! 2w
Lindy Lilacs! 💜 2w
julieclair Pretty picture! 2w
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DivineDiana @Lindy They are one of my favorites. Always reminds me of my childhood. 2w
DivineDiana @julieclair Thank you! ❤️ 2w
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I ordered this book after I finished reading The Gown. Wanted to know more about British fashion designer Norman Hartnell. This is an edition from the V&A Museum. It has arrived! #bookmail

Cinfhen Gorgeous photo 🥰and looks like a marvelous book 2w
DivineDiana @Cinfhen Thank you! Looking forward to reading it sometime soon. 😊 1w
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My friend asked me for book recommendations to gift to her relatives who are graduating in a few weeks. One from high school and one from college. I forwarded her an article with suggestions. She was intrigued by this one from the list. So,she downloaded it from Hoopla, and was so impressed that she wanted me to read it too.

Since my Library system did not have it on audio, she loaned me her IPad. I‘m glad she did! Inspiring. Quick read.

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How Beautiful We Were | Imbolo Mbue
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The land of a fictitious African village is sold to an American oil company by the country‘s corrupt Emperor. The effect of the pipelines and the oil spills in the local river are devastating to the community. The drinking water is causing children to die. Thula who grows up in the village fights back. I am happy that this book was chosen by my IRL Book Club. So much to discuss! We meet this week. #booked2022 #authorborninafrica

Cinfhen Great choice for prompt and bookclub!!!! The audio production for this book was phenomenal 2w
DivineDiana @Cinfhen I was waiting for my audiobook reserve, but unfortunately it did not come in time for Book Club. Looking forward to the discussion. 2w
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A young British woman travels to a country manor for a position as a governess after her father dies. She discovers that within the year, there were five other women who had come before her. What has become of them? Where are the parents? Unlike Boyne‘s other novels, it is Gothic in feel. Excellent in audio! #authoramonth

Cinfhen Totally agree!! Audio was fantastic 💜 2w
batsy Sounds good! 2w
DivineDiana @Cinfhen Thank you for bringing it to my attention! 💖 2w
DivineDiana @batsy It was just what I needed! 💖 2w
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Passed this swing while audio walking, and resisted trespassing on private property to take a ride. Almost finished tagged book. Confident I will be able to add it to April‘s reads! 🙂

eeclayton How inviting! 😍 3w
Nute It would have been hard for me to walk on by as well. 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️ 3w
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Current audiobook. Trying my best to finish at least one book for #authoramonth ! Thank you @Cinfhen for the recommendation! Not like a typical Boyne novel, but I am loving it!

Cinfhen Yay!!! I agree, the audio narration is so good…creepy but not gory or violent!! 3w
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The Gown: A Novel | Jennifer Robson
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This is a photograph of the 1947 wedding gown of Queen Elizabeth.It was hand embroidered with symbolic motifs.This book tell the story of two young women who worked on the embroidery.The design was top secret,and there was a frenzy to discover any information. Behind the scenes look at the world of couture, the healing power of art, and the strength of women‘s friendships. Meticulously researched.
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wen4blu I loved this one! 3w
DivineDiana @wen4blu I ended up ordering a biography of Norman Hartnell! 😂 (edited) 3w
jlhammar Gorgeous! I really enjoyed this book. 3w
DivineDiana @jlhammar As did I! ❤️ 3w
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A friend was raving about a particular episode of Brene Brown‘s podcast. I listened and learned so much that I ordered this book. It is written by the author that was being interviewed. Great advice! Relatable, concise, a game changer for me.

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Purple Hibiscus: A Novel | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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A powerful story of a Nigerian family, culture and religion told through the eyes of a young woman. What an achievement for a first novel! The audio was fantastic! It allowed me to hear the correct pronunciation of Nigerian words. I mostly listened to it, but I also had the book. The audio was Recorded Book Imprint Giot. More in comments. #readingafrica #nigeria
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DivineDiana #booked2022 #blackownedorcentricimprint
Established in 2000, the Griot Audio imprint publishes innovative fiction, romance, mystery, biography, and commentary about social issues. Griot Audio‘s narrators are among the most respected African-American performers active today. Griot Audio takes its name from “griot,” a West African poet and wandering musician credited with keeping oral traditions alive.
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Bookwormjillk @DivineDiana very cool! I loved this book and planned on re-reading it this year for #ReadingAfrica but did not know about Griot Audio. 3w
Librarybelle Oh! Thanks for sharing about the audio! 3w
BarbaraBB Love your review. I just finished it too, mostly on audio but in print too. And you are right about the audio! 3w
DivineDiana @BarbaraBB Thank you! It was nice to have both options to see the proper spelling and to hear the pronunciation. 3w
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Suite Francaise, a Novel | Irne Nmirovsky
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Worked my Friends of the Library shift yesterday. I try so hard NOT to bring home any more books! However, when a fellow Friend tells me that I should read this book, as it is on her top 10 of all time, how can I not say yes to the book?

EvieBee I‘ve been meaning to read this for many years! I would have brought it home too, lol! 4w
LeahBergen I loved this book. 👍 4w
DivineDiana @EvieBee So many books to read! Glad to know that I have company! 😅 4w
DivineDiana @LeahBergen I value your opinion. Plan on reading soon. 4w
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Merrick | Anne Rice
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This book has been sitting on my TBR shelves for too long. Plan on reading this year.

#annerice #weremember

Eggs Beautiful photo 🌿💚🍃 4w
KristiAhlers That‘s a stunning cover! 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 🌱 4w
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The Gown: A Novel | Jennifer Robson
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Current audio. Another IRL BookClub read.

BiblioLitten I liked this one. But it‘s a read, enjoy and forget kind 4w
DivineDiana @BiblioLitten I actual can appreciate something not too intense right now! 4w
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Current IRL Book Club read. Looking forward to reading this author again. I did like her book “Behold the Dreamers.”

Lindy Ooooh! You have a treat in store. I loved this. 1mo
DivineDiana @Lindy The story is building and I am enthralled. 1mo
Lindy @DivineDiana I found the collective voice very effective. 1mo
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Sleeping Beauty | Giada Francia, Francesca Rossi
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Thank you @TheBookHippie for your choice! I was sad that my library did not have a copy closer to the original, but the charming illustrations were a beautiful gift! I did not realize that the loving King and Queen had no idea that there was an eighth fairy! They quickly apologized for the oversight, and asked for forgiveness. The fairy said yes, but only if she could offer the child a gift. And so it was.#childrensclassicread2022

TheBookHippie I loved ever version I read. So beautiful !! I just love these every month! 1mo
DivineDiana @TheBookHippie As do I! ❤️ 1mo
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Purple Hibiscus: A Novel | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Current audiobook #readingafrica

Librarybelle I‘ve heard good things about this one! @BarbaraBB - another great selection for Nigeria reading 1mo
BarbaraBB I am reading this one too at the moment for Nigeria! @Librarybelle 1mo
DivineDiana @BarbaraBB It is a very powerful book! I am alternating between the audio and the actual book, which has been on my shelves for a very long time. The audio is well done. It adds to the experience hearing the Ibu language. Looking forward to your review. 1mo
BiblioLitten One of my favourite books! 1mo
DivineDiana @BiblioLitten And to think it was her first book! ❤️ 1mo
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The Chocolate War | Robert Cormier
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The annual Trinity boy‘s prep school fundraiser involves selling chocolates. This year the school‘s secret society,The Vigils, is asked by Brother Leon to make certain it is a success. Sadistic Brother Leon has misappropriated school funds. New student Jerry Renault decides not to participate,and the school is in an uproar. #bullying #facultycorruption #bannedbook
#darkacademia #booked2022

BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds like a good choice for this chocolate-centric time of year! 🍫 🧺 1mo
DivineDiana @BarbaraTheBibliophage I do love chocolates! ❤️ 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @DivineDiana Me too! I always grab up a bunch after Easter and Halloween because of the sales. LOL 1mo
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Cinfhen Nice choice 👍🏽 a classic 1mo
Cathythoughts Oh yum ! 1mo
DivineDiana @Cathythoughts I‘m surprised there are still a few left in the box! 😂 1mo
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Sleeping Beauty | Giada Francia, Francesca Rossi
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This copy of the classic fairytale is from the original by Charles Perrault. Once the magic water is brought from the forest, the Queen follows the fairy‘s instructions and bathed in the water. A lobster appears in the bubbles, a spirit of the forest, and says that her prayers will be answered. She will have a daughter. Very surprised that Disney did not include a talking lobster! #childrensclassicread2022

TheBookHippie What a beautiful illustration!!! 1mo
DivineDiana @TheBookHippie The illustrator is Francesca Rossi. ❤️ 1mo
TheBookHippie @DivineDiana Just lovely. 1mo
britt_brooke 🤩 1mo
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Finally. My books of March!
Women Authors- 5
Poetry- 1
Nonfiction-1
Challenges- #pemberlittens #childrensclassicread2022 #authoramonth #booked2022

Suet624 Fantastic books you‘ve read! 1mo
DivineDiana @Suet624 They were! ❤️ 1mo
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The Chocolate War | Robert Cormier
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New audiobook combined with old paperback that is sitting on my shelves unread. #libby #mttbr #booked2022 #darkacademianovel

Alfoster Oooh, I used to teach this book and kids loved it too!❤️👊 1mo
DivineDiana @Alfoster How wonderful! I just discovered that it was a banned book. 1mo
Alfoster @DivineDiana What?? It‘s been so long! Why was it banned? I don‘t remember anything that controversial…😱 1mo
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DivineDiana @Alfoster “excessive violence, sexual content and profanity” 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1mo
Alfoster @DivineDiana OMG! Now I‘ll have to re-read and see. I‘m shocked though! 1mo
DivineDiana It‘s mild so far. Cruelty/ violence from Brother Leon. I can definitely see that this would make for great discussion with teens. (edited) 1mo
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Next Year in Havana | Chanel Cleeton
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Dual timelines/ Havana,1958 and Miami, 2017. The story of the prominent Perez Family,sugar company owners.Elisa, one of the debutante daughters,falls in love with a rebel in Castro‘s Army.When the President flees the country, so must the family,to start a new life in Miami. When Elisa dies,her granddaughter returns to Cuba with her ashes. Incite from the Cuban perspective about what happened in the past and currently. #foodandlit #cuba
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Texreader Excellent review 1mo
DivineDiana @Texreader Thank you, Karen! 🙂 (edited) 1mo
Catsandbooks This is on my TBR! 1mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Here is my completed Bingo Card for March. No Bingo, but I did complete my #doublespin !
So close. #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic month!! 1mo
DivineDiana @TheAromaofBooks Thank you for coordinating such a fun challenge! ❤️ 1mo
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The Violin Conspiracy | Brendan Slocumb
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Ray dreams of becoming a classical violinist. His family would prefer that he work in a hospital cafeteria. Only his beloved grandmother believes in him,and gives him the battered violin that had been stored in the attic of her home. Ray‘s love of the violin takes him to the highest echelons of classical music, but not without struggles,betrayal,and racism.This book was a thrilling page turner! Written by a man who is a Black classical violinist.

DivineDiana Photo of two- time Emmy Award winning violinist Damien Escobar. (edited) 1mo
Cinfhen I JUST started this book!! I‘m already loving it 🎻 1mo
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DivineDiana @Cinfhen Are you listening to the audio? I believe it includes music. 1mo
batsy This sounds good! 1mo
DivineDiana @batsy It was fascinating to have a glimpse into the world of classical music competition! 1mo
Cinfhen Yes!! Audio with musical accompaniment 1mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen I loved the actual book, but the addition of the music must take it to another level! 1mo
Cinfhen It‘s wonderful 🥰 1mo
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Next Year in Havana | Chanel Cleeton
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Current audiobook. #foodandlit #cuba

Texreader Looking forward to your review! 1mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Here is my #bookspinbingo list for April! Maybe a Bingo this month?!?

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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The Henna Artist | Alka Joshi
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I found this book fascinating! My lovely ESL student is a henna artist, and we often discuss her art. She started a small henna business. Reading this book gave me an understanding of the cultural significance and intricacies of the Art. The main character,Lakshmi,is a strong woman who struggles to be independent and care for her younger sister. Life in 1950‘s Jaipur comes alive in this book! #booked2022 #includesarecipe

BarbaraTheBibliophage I liked this one also. Haven‘t read the second book yet, though. 1mo
DivineDiana @BarbaraTheBibliophage My student is still reading this one, and then we will discuss. We are planning to continue with the next one! 1mo
Cinfhen I LOVED this book too!! But I couldn‘t get into the sequel 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1mo
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Cinfhen So cool about your ESL student!! I‘d love to do a henna design next time I‘m in Philly 😍💕 1mo
BookBabe Pretty design in the picture! 1mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen That can be arranged! ❤️ 1mo
DivineDiana @BookBabe The designs have so much meaning, and can be very intricate. ❤️ 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @DivineDiana Litsy Henna Meetup!! I‘m in! 1mo
Cinfhen That would be AWESOME @BarbaraTheBibliophage @DivineDiana 🥳 1mo
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The Violin Conspiracy | Brendan Slocumb
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Starting new ebook loan. #libby #booked2022
#newin2022

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I am a fan of Lisa See. Read many of her books, and was privileged to attend an in person author event. She signed this book,and I told her about Litsy! This one was another beautifully written story of women in 19th century China. Women were told to “obey, obey”, be it parents,husband or mother in law. The friendship between Snow Flower and Lily was complicated and filled with love. The concept of laotungs (old sames)was new to me. #authoramonth

Soubhiville Lovely photo! 2mo
DivineDiana @Soubhiville Thank you! I am enjoying this challenge! 2mo
Cinfhen Beautiful photo and lovely choice! I loved the book I read this month 2mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen Thank you! The Tea Girl book is on my shelves! Lisa See was discussing it when I went to see her at Main Point Books. Looking forward to reading it! 😘 1mo
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Empire Girls | Suzanne Hayes, Loretta Nyhan
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A few years ago on Indie Bookstore Day, I chose this ARC as my gift for making a purchase. Finally pulled it off the shelf for #booked2022 #aboutsisters When Rose and Ivy‘s father dies, the sisters travel from Albany to NYC to search for their mysterious brother. A Speakeasy, bobbed hair, anarchists and flappers. Love a NYC setting. Quick easy read. A few tears. If you love the Roaring 20‘s, this one‘s for you.
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Cinfhen Great cover!!! 2mo
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A book for lovers of books. A.J. owns Island Books on Alice Island that he opened with his wife. He no longer is the man that he was. When an unexpected delivery arrives at the store one night, A.J. has an opportunity to begin again. Many, many book references throughout! Sympathetic characters. And a rare Edgar Allen Poe book! Store‘s slogan: No man is an island; every book is a world”
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rmaclean4 Read this some years ago and still remember it clearly. Lovely book. 2mo
DivineDiana @rmaclean4 It has been on my shelves for a long time! Glad I finally did read it. ❤️ 2mo
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Crazy Brave | Joy Harjo
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Last night, I attended a reading and discussion with Joy Harjo, the United States Poet Laureate, and the first Native American Poet Laureate. She is a woman of many talents: writer, playwright, musician. Joy played a few hypnotic songs on a flute, shared some howling during a story, and told us a real life ghost story. I look forward to reading her poetry and her other books. #nativeamerican

KatieDid927 Oh amazing, I love her! 2mo
DivineDiana @KatieDid927 She is an inspiring woman! ❤️ 2mo
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Finally have time to read an #authoramonth #lisasee selection!

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This book has been on my shelves for a very long time. Started the audio on Hoopla. Taking an alternate path to reading my collection. 🙂

Fortifiedbybooks I do the same thing, especially when life is getting in the way of me reading my physical books 2mo
DivineDiana @Fortifiedbybooks Yes! Although I much prefer to read the actual book, this will help me to decrease my overwhelming stacks! A compromise. ❤️ 2mo
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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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Dear #pemberlittens, I finished reading the previous selection! Now, I will look back and read everyone‘s comments. My favorite character was Elinor Dashwood. She exemplified strength, loyalty, kindness and grace. The writing was exquisite, as I fully expected. However, the constant evaluations of a woman‘s beauty as her ticket to a good match irritated my enjoyment of the story. I was so tired of the tributes to Marianne‘s beauty.

StaceGhost I loved Elinor! She‘s one of my daughter‘s literary namesakes. Also, I love what you said about women‘s looks being used as currency. I feel like Austen was definitely making ✨A Statement✨ It‘s almost as if she‘s saying a little less beauty would make it easier for women to be happier because then they wouldn‘t be as idealized. Same thing with Kitty in AK— let women be beautiful and happy! And don‘t make a big to do about it lol (edited) 2mo
sprainedbrain I‘m so glad you loved it! I also love Elinor ❤️ 2mo
DivineDiana @StaceGhost Love that your daughter has Elinor as a literary namesake! Curious about the others? I do have a deep respect for Jane Austen, and agree with your comments wholeheartedly! Thank you. ❤️ 2mo
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Graywacke That was such great movie version 2mo
DivineDiana @Graywacke It was! I think it‘s time to revisit it! 2mo
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Now We Are Six | A. A. Milne
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A lovely book of poetry featuring Christopher Robin and sometimes, Pooh appears as well. We meet Christopher‘s friends both human and otherwise. Included are the original illustrations by Ernest H. Shepherd which are delightful! As @TheBookHippie has recommended, it is a wonderful way to start the day with a cup of coffee or a sip of tea! #childrensclassicread2022 Thank you for another choice that brings a peaceful feeling to my soul.

TheBookHippie It was wonderful 🐻💙 2mo
Graywacke I have such a great memory of reading this with my son when he was about this age. 2mo
DivineDiana @Graywacke How wonderful to have shared this with your son! ❤️ 2mo
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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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A painting of a woman standing on a balcony looking at a bridge plays a prominent part in this book. Although the story is far fetched, I did like how all the characters lives are connected in a satisfying ending. I have read a few of the author‘s other books, and this is consistent with his belief that there is good in all people. Short, quick moving chapters. Quirky characters. Ultimately, a love story.
Artist- James Augustine

Gissy Lovely portrait!❤️ 2mo
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DivineDiana @Gissy ❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts Love the painting ❤️ 2mo
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The Henna Artist | Alka Joshi
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I am an ESL tutor for a lovely Indian woman who also is a henna artist! As part of our lessons, we read and discuss books. In the past, I have chosen middle grade chapter books. When I saw this book, I asked her if she wanted the challenge to leap to an adult book. The answer was a resounding yes! She is loving it!

Kimzey What a happy pursuit! I hope you both enjoy it. Keep us posted. 2mo
DivineDiana @Kimzey My student is loving it! She can relate to the characters, and told me that once she finishes, she wants to read again! There is a section in the back of the book that explains Hindi terms, but she is enjoying teaching me about customs and geography. Win-Win. I will! ❤️ 2mo
BiblioLitten How lovely 🥰 2mo
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I am a huge fan of Amor Towles, and eagerly awaited the reading of his latest novel. The story of a road trip of two brothers from Nebraska traveling the Lincoln Highway to find their mother in California. It was a journey fraught with adventure, danger and an abundance of surprises. Sympathetic characters. Beautiful writing as expected. The story moved along, but I do wish that it had some editing and a resolved ending.

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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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IRL Book Club pick for March.

BiblioLitten I loved the limited series based on this book. 2mo
DivineDiana @BiblioLitten Good to know! I will watch soon! 2mo
Ddzmini This was my ne of my favorite from this author 🥰📖 2mo
DivineDiana I have read a few of his books. That‘s a great recommendation! 😀 2mo
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An Old-fashioned Girl | Louisa May Alcott
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Once again, thank you @TheBookHippie for choosing a delightful book! There is something soothing about reading this story of kindhearted, unspoiled, Polly who visits a friend in the city, and is exposed to a different life.
I loved the quote, “When you feel out of sorts, try to make someone else happy. You will soon be so yourself. “ Polly‘s Mother
#childrensclassicread2022

TheBookHippie It was a wonderful read. ♥️ 2mo
batsy Lovely review! It was a very soothing read. 2mo
DivineDiana Thank you, @batsy! I am so enjoying the children‘s classic books! 2mo
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Letter To My Daughter | Maya Angelou
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I listened to the beautiful voice of Maya Angelou read these two books for the February #authoramonth challenge. Thank you @Soubhiville for bringing me such joy!

Soubhiville Isn‘t she wonderful? 💕 2mo
DivineDiana @Soubhiville I had read two of her books, but this was an elevated experience, hearing her voice. Yes, she was a most phenomenal woman! 💕 2mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Here‘s my #BookSpinBingo list for March. Now, I just need to transfer to my Bingo Board!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Life with Picasso | Franoise Gilot, Carlton Lake
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This book has been on my Amazon wish list ever since I watched the TV Genius Series about Pablo Picasso starring Antonio Banderas.

While sorting books for my local Library‘s book sale, it showed up! So... although, I am strongly resisting purchasing any more books,until I read and release many more of the books I own, it came home with me! Now when I actually read it, is another thing. 🤷🏼‍♀️