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Elfylucille

Elfylucille

Joined August 2018

I‘m drowning in books.
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American Gods by Neil Gaiman
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This one took me forever to read, but man, it was so worth the time investment. Just a really incredible story about two cousins who get famous in the comic book industry during the Golden Age, but it‘s also so much more than that.

Hopefully I can get back on track with life now. (Also major apologies to @Mynameisacolour for taking forever to write you back. I promise I haven‘t forgotten you!!)

Mynameisacolour @Elfylucille it's all good! Happy Easter. 🐣 9mo
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Pretty fun reading a true crime book set in the area where you‘re living! I interviewed Ron Franscell last week and he‘s always a delight to talk to. Really bananas, yet quick, read.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Really enjoyed this one. I liked the style of its writing, with it being told as an oral history of the band. I love Jenkins Reid‘s imagery. This was a super fast, fun read and a nice palette cleanser after Lonesome Dove.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid

It‘s like some of us are chasing after our nightmares the way other people chase dreams.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid

I used to care when men called me difficult. I really did. Then I stopped. This way is better.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid

I think you have to have faith in people before they earn it. Otherwise it‘s not faith, right?

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid

I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else‘s muse.
I am not a muse.
I am the somebody.
End of fucking story.

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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry

I finished Lonesome Dove tonight after a month of reading and I feel like I climbed Mount Everest

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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry

Do your best, if you happen to love a fool. You‘ll have my sympathy. Some folks will preach that it‘s a woman‘s duty never to quit, once you make a bond with a man. I say that‘s folly. A bond has to work two ways. If a man don‘t hold up his end, there comes a time to quit.

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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry

I doubt it matters where you die, but it matters where you live.

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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry

If you want one thing too much it‘s likely to be a disappointment. The healthy way is to learn to like the everyday things

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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry

I‘d risk a few nags for the opportunity of shooting at an educated man for a change.

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Memoirs of a Geisha | Arthur Golden

Dreams can be such dangerous things: they smolder on like a fire does, and sometimes consume us completely

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Memoirs of a Geisha | Arthur Golden

We lead our lives like water flowing down a hill, going more or less in one direction until we splash into something that forces us to find a new course.

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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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I can‘t decide what to read next. 😫

SassyBookworm Columbine was such an eye opening book! I was humbled but enjoyed it. It was very well researched and respectfully presented. 12mo
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Was starting my book club pick and found this on the inside!

JLaurenceCohen It's a beautiful book 13mo
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It was comforting to know that nothing stayed the same for too long, that each day was a new opportunity for reinvention. A person could be transformed by a fresh wardrobe or a different nickname

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This was what could happen in a city like this. A woman could come from nowhere and become a new person. A woman could be arranged like a bouquet of fake flowers, bent this way and that, scrutinized from a distance, rearranged.

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American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis
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At times, this book was incredibly difficult to stomach. And yet, I kept reading. Something about it was really compelling. I‘m surprised at how much I liked it by the end. It‘s much more intense and violent and disturbing than the movie though.

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Trying to get out of my book slump with this title I‘ve had on my bookshelf for more than a year.

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Untitled | Unknown

I‘ve been in a book slump for the last two weeks and I HATE it. 😫

Libby1 ☹️ 13mo
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'Salem's Lot | Stephen King

I am not the serpent, but the father of serpents.

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Started this last night and am honestly surprised how quickly I got sucked into it.

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It took me forever and a day to read, but I‘m finally done with Gone With the Wind! What a fantastic, sweeping epic. Loved it.

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As God is my witness, as God is my witness, the Yankees aren‘t going to lick me. I‘m going to live through this, and when it‘s over, I‘m never going to be hungry again. No, nor any of my folks. If I have to steal or kill - as God is my witness, I‘m never going to be hungry again.

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Untitled | Unknown

How does one get in on #litsypenpal? Cause it seems really neat and I wanna bond over books!

Marilyncjackson I just asked if anyone wanted to be my pen pal. And I got a good response. So far I have received one letter 😊 1y
Mynameisacolour I am wondering the same thing. Scrolling through the #litsypenpal tag. I'll be your pen pal if you havn't found one already. 14mo
Elfylucille @Mynameisacolour I‘d love that!! 14mo
Mynameisacolour @Elfylucille Fantastic!! My email is heathergray903@yahoo.com if you want to exchange addresses. 📫✉😊 14mo
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The war didn‘t seem to be a holy affair, but a nuisance that killed men senselessly and cost money and made luxuries hard to get.

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I have to start another 1,000-page book very soon for my book club, but why not take on this epic, too?

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The Hours: A Novel | Michael Cunningham

I love the movie, but we‘ll see how much I like the book.

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Blonde: A Novel | Joyce Carol Oates
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I guess I never believed that I deserved to live. The way other people do. I needed to justify my life every hour. I needed your permission.

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The Nix | Nathan Hill

Sometimes we‘re so wrapped up in our own story that we don‘t see how we‘re supporting characters in someone else‘s.

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The Nix | Nathan Hill
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Every life has a moment like this, a trauma that breaks you into brand-new pieces.

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover

It‘s strange how you give the people you love so much power over you.

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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I have to be honest: I really wasn‘t interested in reading this book when I first started it. But now, I‘m thinking it might be one of the best I‘ve read this year so far. I‘m just over halfway done and I‘m really loving it.

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American Pastoral | Philip Roth

What are you? Do you know? What you are is you‘re always trying to smooth everything over. What you are is always trying to be moderate. What you are is never telling the truth if you think it‘s going to hurt somebody‘s feelings. What you are is you‘re always compromising. What you are is complacent. What you are is always trying to find the bright side of things. The one with the manners.

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American Pastoral | Philip Roth
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He saw that everything you say says either more than you wanted it to say or less than you wanted it to say; and everything you do does either more than you wanted it to do or less than you wanted it to do. What you said and did made a difference, all right, but not the difference you intended.

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Everyone is scared of dying, but having it held over you like some unflinching shadow, a darkness neither growing nor receding, always there, that was enough to drive a man mad.

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The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver

The death of something living is the price of our own survival, and we pay it again and again. We have no choice. It is the one solemn promise every life on earth is born and bound to keep.

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The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver

Oh, mercy. If it catches you in the wrong frame of mind, the King James Bible can make you want to drink poison in no uncertain terms. 😂😂

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Sometimes you need a salacious story to dive into.

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The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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About 100 pages in and loving it! Such a beautifully written story of a family in the Congo in the 1960s.

kristincatastrophic Such a good book. It was one of the first "grown up" books I ever read back as a teenager and I still remember so well I recently bought a copy for my collection. 1y
Elfylucille I‘m on book two and I love it so far! 1y
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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My friend had been prodding me for probably a year to read the first book in the series. I kept putting it off, because it really didn‘t seem like my sort of read.

Flash forward to this summer, where I‘ve been reading A TON of Asian literature and I continued to put this off. I was only about 15 percent done when I saw the movie. But I really enjoyed this. It‘s a lot of fun and the characters are well-developed.

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Saw the movie on Friday! I‘m only like a quarter of the way done, but this is a really fun story.

RaimeyGallant I didn't know there was a movie! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
Elfylucille @RaimeyGallant Yes! And the movie is honestly super sweet! Thanks for the welcome wagon! ♥️ 1y
RaimeyGallant Good to know! 1y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻🌸 1y
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I didn‘t know what to expect when starting this book, but it‘s honestly SO enjoyable. Bourdain has a talent for writing, and I can just hear him in my head while reading this. We lost a good one this year. #kitchenconfidential #anthonybourdain

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
Nute Welcome to Litsy! I know that you will enjoy yourself here and make many friends. It‘s a fun and warm community. Looking forward to getting to know you.🙂 1y
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