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KVanRead

Joined May 2016

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Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
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Jane Austen's Letters | Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye
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Spotted this lovely print, “Affectionately, Jane” at a gallery in Yountville on the weekend and thought of @CrowCAH @LeahBergen and all the awesome #150PnPCoverParty Littens. It‘s all of Austen‘s works with Sanderson, the novel she was working on at her death, open on the top. It was already a spendy weekend, so I resisted the urge to splurge, but someday, maybe.😌

CrowCAH Sooo beautiful and gorgeous!!!! 😍❤️📚 2y
Moray_Reads Oh, that's lovely 😍 2y
Austen_Nerd It is lovely 😊 2y
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KVanRead @CrowCAH @Moray_Reads Oops, i meant to credit the artist, Gail Chandler. Here‘s the link too https://www.gallery1870.com/products/affectionately-jane 2y
merelybookish So pretty! 2y
rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 2y
Leftcoastzen Love it. 2y
LeahBergen Oh, that‘s lovely! 😍😍 2y
KVanRead @Austen_Nerd @merelybookish @rubyslippersreads @Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen I knew all you Austen fans would love it as much as I did!💕📚 2y
LauraBrook Wow, that‘s beautiful! ❤️ 2y
batsy That's beautiful! 2y
KateFulfordAuthor That is a fabulous piece 2y
LeahBergen I haven‘t seen you on here for a while. I hope you‘re doing well! 😘 2y
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The Quiet American | Graham Greene
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Brilliant. Prescient. Masterful writing. Loved the way the tension and intrigue feel like they‘re on a low simmer throughout. There‘s an effortless, almost invisible complexity to thing and I‘ve been mulling it over the last few days. Like others I found Phuong‘s lack of personhood hard to take but it reveals much about the worldview of these two men and their countries. Some of their best political discussions are conversations about Phuong. 👇

KVanRead I can‘t recommend the audiobook narration by Joseph Porter. His voice is grating and his Americans are hard to take! #LitsyClassics #LetterQ @Sarah83 (edited) 2y
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Brother of Sleep: A Novel | Robert Schneider
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I had no idea what to expect when a friend pressed this on me but it turned out to be unexpectedly captivating. This odd tale of an undiscovered musical genius living a tortured existence in a remote 19th C. German village is a weird mix of the dark and twisty and the darkly comic and is also at times strangely beautiful. Something about the mood (and maybe the weirdness) reminded me of Guy Maddin‘s indie pic The Saddest Music in the World. 💕🎶

KVanRead This cover though...😳 Not the one on my friend‘s copy thank goodness...this is from the Goodreads entry. 2y
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Our Mutual Friend | Charles Dickens
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#WordNerd Word of the Day. I love using the dictionary function in #SerialReader. Wouldn‘t “Sublunaris” make a great title for something? Or band name? 🤓 #vocabulary

LitLogophile Oh I love this new word 2y
KVanRead @LitLogophile Oh yay! Me too👏 2y
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Freaky Friday | Mary Rodgers
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1. Crime and Punishment and The Humans both so different and so good each in their own way and strangely both are about what it means to be human.
2. 3, 2 still with us
3. 🐜
4. Sourdough toast with sugar plum jam. 😋
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks
5. 🖐🏾 @ju.ca.no

SilversReviews Love the ant. 🐜 I had to do it too. 😍 2y
Sharpeipup ✋🏻 2y
monalyisha Sour dough & sugar plum. I like the way that sounds! 2y
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KVanRead @SilversReviews Thx. Couldn‘t resist ☺️ 2y
KVanRead @Sharpeipup Thx!🖐 2y
KVanRead @monalyisha Tastes good too😋 2y
ju.ca.no 👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼😊 2y
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Brideshead Revisited | Evelyn Waugh
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Is it weird that this is a pick for me even though I grew to strongly dislike all the characters and didn‘t really give a hoot what happened to any of them? Why a pick, then? The setting, the mood, the atmosphere...the writing. Waugh‘s rich descriptions (not to mention the lush tones of Jeremy Irons‘ narration —he could read me the phone book!) created a time and place that enthralled me. #LitsyClassics #LetterB @Sarah83

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Jeremy Irons reading Evelyn Waugh - oh my GAAAAHD 😍🤤 2y
sarahbellum I felt very similarly! Didn‘t care at all about the characters, but enjoyed the setting. 2y
Kimberlone I think Waugh is totally conscious of the insufferability of the characters. Doesn‘t detract from the beauty of the writing though 2y
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KVanRead @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I know! And it‘s as good as you think it is!! 2y
KVanRead @sarahbellum Made for a slightly weird experience, but still a pick. 2y
KVanRead @Kimberlone That‘s interesting. Makes sense, but I can‘t imagine investing so much in people I hate! Agree on the beauty of the writing. Unbelievable how good at times. (edited) 2y
Gezemice This is my B for Litsyclassics as well, although I have yet to read it. Great review! 2y
KVanRead @Gezemice Thanks! I‘ll be interested to hear what you think once you get to it. 2y
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The Quiet American | Graham Greene
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Started this #audiobook today for #LitsyClassics #LetterQ Graham Greene is my mom‘s favorite author and so it‘s a goal of mine to try and read more by him. I‘m liking this one so far!

Lcsmcat I‘m reading Stamboul Train right now. It‘s the first novel of his I‘ve read, but I‘ve read a play by him before. What‘s your favorite? 2y
KVanRead @Lcsmcat I‘ve only read three others and one was in high school. So far the one I liked best was 2y
KVanRead @lcmscat although I had some issues with the religious fatalism. Great storytelling and writing, though. I listened to the audiobook narrated by Colin Firth and he does an incredible job. (edited) 2y
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KVanRead My mom‘s other favorites are 2y
Lcsmcat @KVanRead With Colin Firth narrating, how could it not be good! 2y
batsy I didn't expect to like this but I loved it. A sense of fatalism pervades this, too, so politically I don't really agree but his writing is beautiful in an unshowy way. And he can really create mood and atmosphere! 2y
KVanRead @Lcsmcat Exactly 😍 2y
KVanRead @batsy Oh good! That‘s what I‘ve found with him before, and he really pulls you into a story. I‘m already hooked on this one. (edited) 2y
Gezemice I wanted to read something by him, too. A very long ago I read Travels with my Aunt which was fascinating. 2y
KVanRead @Gezemice That one is still TBR for me. I‘m quite liking this one so far. 2y
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Moll Flanders | Daniel Defoe
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I got me another #SerialReader badge, woot woot! The only Defoe I‘ve read was the tagged book in college. Perhaps he‘ll need to be on my #LitsyClassics list next year.

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#150PnPCoverParty Oh how I love #weddings 💕 I haven‘t been to one in forever but my niece is getting married this June and I can‘t wait for her big day!!!! It‘s going to be so much fun, kind of like this amazing posting challenge has been. Thank you so much @CrowCAH and @LeahBergen for hosting. It‘s been so delightful!

LeahBergen I‘m the biggest wedding crier ever. Thanks for playing! 😘 2y
CrowCAH You‘re welcome; glad to have been one of your hosts! 😊 2y
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#150PnPCoverParty Did you know that the Empire in an #EmpireWaist was Napoleon‘s? According to this blog post I found it was “a reflection of the values of the new French state: simple fabrics and lines were far more egalitarian than complex court dress, their unrestrictive shapes were literally liberating, and the overall look was evocative of ancient Athens, where Democracy was born.” (Link in comments.) @CrowCAH @LeahBergen

tournevis This was, of course, an illusion of equally, since Bonaparte's Code Civil from 1804, stripped women of most of the property and legal rights they had enjoyed for three centuries under the Ancien Regime, which were considerable, placing them on par with other European women, in other words, by erasing women's legal personalities to basically nothing. 2y
LeahBergen I always rather liked the idea that this style harkened back to Grecian fashion. 2y
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KVanRead @tournevis Nice! In that case I‘ll keep my corset and my legal rights and they can put there Empire waists you know where!😳 2y
CrowCAH Ow that is sooo interesting; thanks for sharing!!! 2y
KVanRead @CrowCAH You bet!😊 2y
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Pygmalion | George Bernard Shaw
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#150PnPCoverParty #Transformation My favorite musical growing up. Dating myself here but I put grooves in my parents‘ soundtrack record on “I Could Have Danced All Night”. 😂 @CrowCAH @LeahBergen

queerbookreader I LOVE THIS MUSICAL 2y
Caroline2 Oh this was my fav too! I was so shocked when I found out Audrey wasn't doing all the singing! 😱 2y
LeahBergen Sigh. 😍😍😍 2y
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MatchlessMarie @hollynations was just watching this the other day! “Dover! Move ya blooming arse!!!” 😂🐎 2y
mabell Great pick!! Perfect! ❤️👏👏 2y
CrowCAH One of my favorite musicals! The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plains! Or I‘m on the street where you live! 2y
KVanRead @CrowCAH Yes! ...and in Hartford, Harriford and Hampshire, hurricanes hardly ever happen.☺️ (edited) 2y
KVanRead @Caroline2 Audrey was so fantastic, but Julie Andrews singing was simply sublime. 2y
KVanRead @queerbookreader @LeahBergen @mabell They just don‘t make ‘em like this anymore 😌 2y
KVanRead @MatchlessMarie I love Mr. Dolittle so much❤️ 2y
Zelma And the scene from The Birdcage with that song is also fabulous! 😂 2y
Andrew65 I could have danced all night... (edited) 2y
Andrew65 A fabulous musical! 2y
KVanRead @Zelma You know I‘ve actually never seen that. I will have to look for it. 2y
KVanRead @Andrew65 The very best! 2y
Zelma @KVanRead it‘s a ridiculous and fun movie. All of the actors really commit to it, which makes it work. 2y
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mabell 👏😂 2y
CrowCAH This is hilarious! Lol 2y
LeahBergen How saucy! Her knee is showing. 😆 2y
KVanRead @LeahBergen Indeed. Oh my! Très risqué! 2y
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#150PnPCoverParty

Lady Catherine is definitely a snob about #carriages (among other things) and quite fond of her barouche landau.

What kind of car do you think she would drive today?

@CrowCAH @LeahBergen

Lcsmcat A Mercedes. 2y
LeahBergen I agree with @Lcsmcat 😆 2y
CSeydel I‘m picturing a Lincoln Navigator 2y
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KVanRead @CSeydel Ooh...good one! 2y
KVanRead @Lcsmcat @LeahBergen That‘s what I was thinking! 2y
GlassAsDiamonds Surely she‘d be driven in a Rolls Royce? 😊😊😊 2y
KVanRead @GlassAsDiamonds Oh, of course!! Perfect. 2y
CrowCAH A Lamborghini! 2y
GlassAsDiamonds @KVanRead 😊😊😊 2y
KVanRead @CrowCAH omg! I love it!! 2y
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Anne of Green Gables | L M Montgomery
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#150PnPCoverParty I‘ve never had the chance to go on on any Jane Austen #tours — maybe someday. But one of my earliest memories is of touring Green Gables as a little kid and I got to go back when my youngest (pictured here) was 9 and I was reading the whole series aloud to her. As you can see she was quite a fan.💕 @LeahBergen @CrowCAH

LeahBergen Gah! This is the cutest! ❤️❤️❤️ I‘ve done the Green Gables pilgrimage and want to go back. 2y
LauraBeth This is the cutest picture ever! 💕💕 2y
KVanRead @LeahBergen It‘s so lovely there. I want to go back too. 2y
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KVanRead @LauraBeth Thx. I miss those days. Now she‘s a surly teen😂 2y
Dragon Your daughter is a very cute Anne 💚 2y
KVanRead @Dragon Thx! It‘s one of my fondest memories.😊 2y
LauraBeth Oh I know what you mean! I‘d give anything to go back to those younger days! 2y
RealLifeReading What a cutie! 2y
mabell This is the sweetest! She was so cute! ❤️ 2y
Jess7 Awww 2y
SomedayAlmost Sweet! 2y
CrowCAH She‘s adorable! 😍 Such an endearing memory! 2y
KVanRead @RealLifeReading @mabell @Jess7 @SomedayAlmost @CrowCAH Thanks!! Glad I documented the cute, lol! 2y
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Our Mutual Friend | Charles Dickens
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#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

1. It‘s my daughter‘s 17th bday! How‘s this possible?! Where‘d the time go?! 😲
2. 5‘7”
3. Left 🇨🇦 for Cali (the Bay Area) ~12 years ago, but just moved into San Francisco last October.
4. The tagged book plus Brideshead Revisted on audio. Trying to decide which paper book to bring down from Mount TBR next...
5. I don‘t take a lot of selfies but here‘s one my husband took on the ski lift over the holidays.

Bourriquet76 I almost posted a ski selfie too! 2y
KVanRead @Bourriquet76 Lol! I usually let my husband take them because he has very long arms 😂 2y
LeahBergen Ski selfie!! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Zelma Nice! My most recent photo is very similar. 👍 2y
KVanRead @LeahBergen @Zelma I‘m a little undercover, but you see I‘m in my happy place! 🤣⛷ 2y
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David Copperfield | Dickens Charles
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My favorite literary #aunt is the formidable Aunt Betsy Trotwood from David Copperfield. Such a strong and good person to have on your side when battling donkeys or any other variety of asses.😜 #150PnPCoverParty @LeahBergen @CrowCAH

mabell Nice! 😂 2y
CrowCAH The illustration is comical! Lol 2y
LeahBergen Good one!! 😆 2y
KVanRead @mabell @CrowCAH @LeahBergen Thx! She‘s delightfully nutty.😂 2y
saresmoore 😂 2y
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Piano Piano | Deborah Underwood
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Sheet music for #piano playing Jane Austen fans. #150PnPCoverParty @CrowCAH @LeahBergen

LeahBergen That‘s cool (too bad I‘m not “accomplished” in that area 😆). 2y
KVanRead @LeahBergen Haha. Me neither 😂 2y
CrowCAH That is soo neat!!! 2y
KVanRead @CrowCAH It is! I wish I played 🎹 2y
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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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I know I‘m in the minority by miles but I had to bail on this one. I loved the start but by the time Harper got to the camp (less than 150 pgs in) I just wasn‘t feeling it anymore and with about 600 pgs still to go I thought it better to do a runner.😬 If it had been shorter I probably would have kept going but for once i didn‘t give in to the sunk cost fallacy, so yay me!🤣

RealBooks4ever Good for you! 🎉 I fully support your decision! 2y
KVanRead @RealBooks4ever Thank you!😊 2y
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Brideshead Revisited | Evelyn Waugh
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Continuing with another #audiobook for #LitsyClassics #LetterB. Couldn‘t get this on Overdrive but decided it was worth the Audible credit to have Jeremy Irons read it to me 😍 Definitely going to have to rewatch the series when I‘m done. @Sarah83

Reviewsbylola I enjoyed this one. Great cover. 2y
KVanRead @Reviewsbylola Glad to hear it! And yes it‘s so pretty 💕 2y
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Crime and Punishment | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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#LitsyClassics #LetterC Wow. What a book. A little hard to get into at first but then I became so engrossed in the fate of Rodya and the other characters I never wanted to press pause and was so sad to leave them at the end. Part serious philosophical meditation, part crime fiction, thriller, high drama and even quite (darkly) funny. Masterful writing that challenges you to think but also puts you on the edge of your seat! @Sarah83

KVanRead And the #audiobook narrator Anthony Heald was quite good. It was really helpful to hear the pronunciation of all the names. 2y
KVanRead And I also got it on @SerialReader so I could review each passage for bits I missed while listening. It was a good combo! 2y
Creadnorthey Whoa- saving for my moments before dying... 2y
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Faibka Yes!!! My favorite book of all time, congrats! 2y
KVanRead @Creadnorthey Be sure you save enough. It will take quite a few of your moments but totally worth it. 😊 2y
KVanRead @Faibka Thanks! And I can see why it‘s your favorite. So good. 2y
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LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
CrowCAH A wonderful quote; love it!!! 2y
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#150PnPCoverParty #letters THE letter from Persuasion and the cover illustration for Lady Susan, a novel entirely in letters. @LeahBergen @CrowCAH

LeahBergen “Placed it before Anne”. 😬 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
KVanRead @LeahBergen Such a great moment.💕 2y
CrowCAH Wonderful! 2y
Austen_Nerd ❤️I can hear that letter to Anne. awe ❤️😍❤️ 2y
KVanRead @Austen_Nerd It‘s the heart piercingest best☺️ 2y
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Now that‘s one #prejudice I can get behind. 😂 #150PnPCoverParty @CrowCAH @LeahBergen

vivastory Amen! 2y
CrowCAH I agree! 2y
LeahBergen Me, too! 👍🏻 2y
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Because a girl has her #pride, dude. I mean seriously, what were you thinking?! 😂 #150PnPCoverParty @CrowCAH @LeahBergen

batsy Exactly! 2y
LeahBergen It‘s so rude. 😂😂 2y
KVanRead @batsy @LeahBergen But I love ‘im anyway. Sigh. 😂 2y
CrowCAH Seriously?! Lol 2y
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#150PnPCoverParty While nothing beats Darcy‘s #proposals IMHO, (😛) one of the most satisfying I‘ve recently read is in Agnes Grey. The surf crashing against the bluffs, alone at sunset, a perfect match, what‘s not to like? I also love this cover I came across online and need to track it down now! @CrowCAH @LeahBergen

RachelO That cover's wonderful! Wonder why I've never read this. 2y
readordierachel Fabulous cover! 2y
rubyslippersreads What @RachelO said! 😊 2y
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vivjm Gorgeous cover! I really liked The Tenant of Wildfell Hall...must get to this soon 2y
batsy I'm reading it now and almost towards the end... Looking forward to this scene ☺️ I agree, this cover is lovely! 2y
LeahBergen This is the Vintage cover (I recently bought this edition as a gift). I liked that his dog even makes an appearance on this cover! ❤️ 2y
Tamra Wow, that cover!! 2y
umbrellagirl This cover is outstanding! 2y
CrowCAH I‘ve read this so long ago, don‘t remember the details, but the proposal sounds romantic! 2y
KVanRead @CrowCAH It is very satisfying 💕 2y
KVanRead @LeahBergen ❤️ the dog! 🐶 2y
KVanRead @LeahBergen and thanks for the edition info! 2y
KVanRead @RachelO @rubyslippersreads It‘s quite an enjoyable and quick read. 2y
KVanRead @ReadOrDieRachel @Tamra @umbrellagirl Yes, I‘m totally in love with it! 2y
KVanRead @vivjm The Tenant is still TBR for me. Hope to get to it one of these days! 2y
KVanRead @batsy Oops! Hope this wasn‘t a spoiler! I tried not to say who‘s involved 😬 2y
Vbrrgirl Almost finished with this book and I‘ve really enjoyed it! 2y
batsy Not at all! And honestly with the classics, so much of the plot is known and the best ones can hardly be spoiled 😊 Just finished it... I'm happy for Agnes 💕 2y
KVanRead @batsy Oh good! Yes, I think dear Agnes did very well 💕 2y
KVanRead @Vbrrgirl Yes I was quite glad to have finally read it! 2y
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Tgif | Gerry Marcotte
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#friyayintro @jesshowbooks
1. Always have 1 audio, 1 print, and 1 Serial Reader on the go.
2. 9 👠
3. Nuts
4. Gilmore Girls with my girls, Mary Tyler Moore with my mom/sisters
5. Tagging @Zelma @cocomass ICYMI ☺️

HeatherBookNerd @SerialReader 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 2y
KVanRead @HeatherBookNerd Oops Yes, Thanks for adding the tag😊 2y
SilversReviews Wow on your books....I can only read one at a time. 2y
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KVanRead @SilversReviews It probably takes me longer to finish them but I like always having something to read wherever I am. 2y
Andrew65 Gilmore Girls ❤️ 2y
KVanRead @Andrew65 Yup. Always. 2y
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#150PnPCoverParty catch up post. And another reason why we #love you Jane.💕

LeahBergen Yes! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
LeahBergen Tagging @CrowCAH (so she sees it for the participation prize!) 2y
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CrowCAH Beautiful love the quote! 2y
CrowCAH @LeahBergen thanks; yes, I would have missed it 😬 2y
KVanRead @CrowCAH @LeahBergen Oh man forgot the tags on this one too! Oops!!! Too much multitasking lol 2y
CrowCAH @KVanRead no worries! 2y
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#150PnPCoverParty catch up post for #militia Wickham and Wentworth. The military is about the only thing they have in common.

LeahBergen True! 2y
KVanRead @LeahBergen They truly couldn‘t be further apart. 2y
CrowCAH They can preach to me! 😉 @KVanRead don‘t forget to tag me. 2y
KVanRead @CrowCAH Oops looks like I forgot to tag everyone on this post 😳 2y
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rubyslippersreads Oh, the horror! 😂 2y
Zelma Seriously debating getting this one. 2y
CrowCAH Yes, run fast and far! 2y
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Christine11 😂🤣 2y
RachelO 😂😂😂Love this! 2y
TheWordJar 😂🤣😂 2y
KVanRead @rubyslippersreads @Zelma @CrowCAH @Christine11 @RachelO @TheWordJar I bet I could get into serious good shape if I could just keep this mantra in mind.😂😂😂 (edited) 2y
Austen_Nerd 😂 lol 😂 2y
LeahBergen This is such a great shirt. 😂 @LauraBeth - you might need this! 2y
LauraBeth 😂😂 @LeahBergen well now I have to buy that! 2y
KVanRead @LeahBergen @LauraBeth It‘s very tempting!! 2y
KVanRead @Austen_Nerd @ReadOrDieRachel @LauraBeth I would love to wear this to the gym and see who gets it. I bet we‘d soon be friends 😂 2y
Austen_Nerd @KVanRead True, lol 2y
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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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Bravo @BarbaraTheBibliophage who correctly guessed the identity of my blind date book giveaway from the Burlingame Library!! And it‘s perfect to read on a cold night while I wait for my daughter to finish choir practice.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Hope you enjoy it! ❤️🔥❤️🔥 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto Ohhh good one too! I loved this! 2y
KVanRead @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Ashley_Nicoletto Started it last night and it‘s good so far! Love the references to P.L. Travers and Bradbury. 2y
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Talk about a Happy Valentines Day! Just happened upon a kiosk on the street from the Burlingame Public Library giving away wrapped books for a Valentines Blind Date with a book! I picked the one pictured with this clue: “A new plague causes people to burst into flame” Can anyone guess what I got?! #librarylove

Eyelit That‘s so cool! 2y
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This is so, so true. And so, so hard to do.

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“Imagine! Being not only mortal but also forced to take some of that precious and limited time and read.” ...um, it‘s only one of the best things to do with our limited time.

“By then time they have Read enough books to actually reach a state of knowledge where they can do anything with it, they are dead.” ...my actual worst nightmare.😂😂😂

Christine11 I really liked this book ! 😊 2y
KVanRead @Christine11 I enjoyed it so much! 2y
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I absolutely loved this! At first I thought the device of using the alien‘s POV to reveal our human foibles might be too gimmicky and cute but it was not. I found it very sincere and thoughtful and honest and beautiful...oh and funny. Laugh out loud funny! Highly recommend. Thanks @Bookzombie for such a wonderful gift. #MountTBR number 3 so far this year.

mauveandrosysky Oooh! This looks interesting. 2y
KVanRead @mauveandrosysky It‘s soooo good! I want everyone to read it now. 2y
Dragon I bought the ebook awhile ago. I‘m going to move it up my tbr. 2y
Bookzombie Yay! Now I need to get around to this one. 🙂 2y
KVanRead @Bookzombie @Dragon Highly recommend! (edited) 2y
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#150PnPCoverParty #laugh pt.2...couldn‘t resist sharing this one as well 😂😂😂
@LeahBergen @CrowCAH

Austen_Nerd 😂😂😂😂😂😂❤️😍😍😍 2y
LeahBergen Yes!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
KVanRead @Austen_Nerd @LeahBergen Thought you two would appreciate this😂 2y
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Librarybelle I love this! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
CrowCAH Thanks @KVanRead these are definitely things to avoid when talking Pride and Prejudice with me! 😉 2y
Austen_Nerd @KVanRead thank you, it dearly makes me 😂 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Yes! And I see number 2 so often! 😱 2y
batsy Sometimes I type it as "Bennett" and spend the day hating myself ? 2y
Zelma 😂😂😂👏 2y
Moray_Reads Autocorrect hates Bennet and I hate autocorrect 2y
KVanRead @Moray_Reads 😂 Well said 👏 2y
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#150PnPCoverParty A little Austenite humor that I hope will make you #laugh. 😂 @CrowCAH @LeahBergen

cobwebmoth 😁 2y
LeahBergen I love the bottom one. 😆 2y
KVanRead @LeahBergen Me too!☺️ 2y
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CrowCAH Lol all three so true for me! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Ha! The middle one! 😄 2y
KVanRead @CrowCAH Of course! And me too😂🤣😆 2y
Zelma Agreed. The bottom one is great! 😆 2y
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CrowCAH Very true. In the silence one can observe. 2y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
KVanRead @CrowCAH Well said. 2y
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#150PnPCoverParty catch up post for #bookreading: an illustration of a circulating library in Austen‘s day. These were private for profit libraries you paid a subscription for but considering books were a lot more expensive it was probably worth it! @CrowCAH @LeahBergen

kspenmoll Very nice! 2y
saresmoore I would gladly run one of these. 😉 2y
LeahBergen So cool. 2y
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Austen_Nerd lovely 2y
KVanRead @saresmoore And I would gladly be one of your customers 😊 2y
CrowCAH There‘s always money for books! 😊 2y
KVanRead @CrowCAH Very true😂 2y
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#150PnPCoverParty #walking I love all the walking scenes in PnP and Austen generally. I‘m a big walker and fan of the outdoors, but ironically this one is one of my favorites. The idea of taking an indoor stroll about the room (and having rooms spacious enough to accommodate it) absolutely delights me.☺️ @CrowCAH @LeahBergen

Zelma I always found the idea of taking so turn around the room so odd, and even odder seeing it in the movies. 2y
LeahBergen 😂😂 Great minds, right? 2y
KVanRead @LeahBergen Why thank you ☺️ 2y
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KVanRead @Zelma I know. It‘s so weird. I think that‘s why it tickles me. It‘s one of those things I‘ve always wanted to have occasion to say.😂 2y
Christine11 I love this bit too ! I love the idea of just standing up in a living room and telling everyone that I simply must take a turn around the room 🤣😂 2y
Clare-Dragonfly What a beautiful illustration! Is this from an edition of the book? 2y
CrowCAH That‘s a beautiful illustration! 2y
Austen_Nerd It is a lovely illustration!! 2y
KVanRead @Christine11 Exactly!!! 2y
KVanRead @Clare-Dragonfly @CrowCAH @Austen_Nerd It is lovely but I don‘t know where it‘s from. It came up in a Google image search. 2y
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🎶 Sisters, sisters, there were never such devoted sisters...🎶 ...okay wrong #sisters and wrong season, but it certainly would apply to Jane and Elizabeth. #150PnPCoverParty @LeahBergen @CrowCAH

AshleyHoss820 Is this from White Christmas? I know I‘ve seen this, I just can‘t remember if I‘m thinking of the right movie! 2y
queerbookreader I LOVE THIS FILM 2y
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AshleyHoss820 @queerbookreader Oh, good!! I was worried that my memory was getting jumbled! The guys lip syncing to this gets me every time! (edited) 2y
queerbookreader @AshleyHoss820 I love Rosemary Clooney 😭😭 2y
KVanRead @queerbookreader @AshleyHoss820 Yes, It‘s a classic! And my sisters even used to perform this for my mom 😂 2y
AshleyHoss820 @queerbookreader Well, what‘s not to love!? @KVanRead oh my gosh, how fun!! I‘m a sucker for a classic! 2y
DeleteAcct 💖 2y
ReadingSusan @KVanRead omg I love this! My sisters and I have done that as well! 2y
SpeculativeFemale My favorite classic Christmas movie! ❤💚❤💚 2y
Dragon Love 💕 this movie!!! 2y
CrowCAH OMG love it!!! I‘m surprised your the first person to break out in song! 2y
KVanRead @ReadingSusan Love that! It is a pretty irresistible number 😍 2y
KVanRead @Rachbb3 @SpeculativeFemale @Dragon It‘s such a lot of fun! 2y
KVanRead @CrowCAH It popped right into my head 🤩 2y
Zelma So good! I missed this one over Christmas this year. ☹️ 2y
LeahBergen Love it! 😍 2y
hes7 Now the song is in my head! 😂😂 I love that movie. ❤️ 2y
rabbitprincess A++ reference. My favourite Christmas movie (apart from How the Grinch Stole Christmas). 2y
KVanRead @hes7 Oops 😬 2y
KVanRead @Zelma You‘ll enjoy it even more next year! 🤶 2y
KVanRead @LeahBergen @rabbitprincess @zelma Why wait for Christmas?! I may just have to watch this weekend, lol! 2y
Zelma @KVanRead good point. We once watched National Lampoon Christmas Vacation on July 4th as part of a Natl Lampoon marathon. Maybe I‘ll add White Christmas to our Veteran‘s Day viewing. (edited) 2y
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#150PnPCoverParty Forgive my #sniffles...I always cry at weddings. 😪 @LeahBergen @CrowCAH

ReadingSusan ❤️❤️ 2y
KVanRead @ReadingSusan They are so lovely 💕 2y
CrowCAH Aww, I sometimes do too! 😢 2y
LeahBergen I‘m the biggest wedding crier. 😆 2y
KVanRead @CrowCAH @LeahBergen Pass the tissues...😂 2y
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#150PnPCoverParty #FirstImpressions can be so misleading. Elizabeth is sure that Darcy‘s the bad boy when all along it‘s a certain officer who‘s up to no good.☺️ @CrowCAH @LeahBergen

rubyslippersreads 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
LeahBergen Perfectly played! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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CrowCAH Very true! There are several instances in different characters that make “first impressions” on others. Some are correct and others turn out to be wrong. 2y
Zelma That is awesome! 😆👍 2y
KVanRead @CrowCAH Indeed. Love that about it. 2y
KVanRead @Zelma Thx!😚 2y
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Fledgling: A Novel | Octavia E. Butler
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Mehso-so

I was really excited for this as I loved Kindred soooo much, but it didn‘t quite do it for me. Some thrilling moments and an interesting examination of racism, and miscegenation among other things, but the pacing was very uneven due to all the exposition and character set up. The next book in the series might have been much better if Butler hadn‘t sadly died 😢 This makes two books down from #MountTBR this year. Too bad I also bought two books 😳

GlassAsDiamonds Love that mug!!! (And I‘m also zeroing our my TBR progress by buying more books!! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️). Bookworm problems??? 😊😊😊 2y
KVanRead @GlassAsDiamonds Thanks. I got it in a Strand Book Hook Up box. And yes, the bookworm struggle is real!😂 2y
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Bingley doesn‘t succeed in getting Darcy to dance at the first of the #balls, but he certainly gives him a great opportunity to wound Elizabeth‘s pride and show off his prejudice. #150PnPCoverParty @LeahBergen @CrowCAH

LeahBergen Nicely done! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
CrowCAH Well done! 😊 2y
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#150PnPCoverParty When it comes to #neighbors in Austen, I always think of Emma. She has the most fun with hers.😊 @CrowCAH @LeahBergen

LeahBergen She certainly does! 2y
KVanRead @LeahBergen Poor Elton 😂 2y
CrowCAH Emma does have some laughs at the expense of her neighbors, but she also learns great lessons through them. 2y
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KVanRead @CrowCAH Very true! 2y
batsy Yes! The orange Penguin Deluxe cover kind of illustrates that beautifully (her life is other people :) 2y
KVanRead @batsy I will have to look up that edition! 2y
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Christine | Stephen King
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My name is Kristine. I was nameless for a month as I‘m kid # 7 and no one could agree. Then my mom spelled it Christine on the birth certificate, but changed her mind to Kristine shortly afterwards and I‘ve been spelling it that way my whole life. The family all call me Krissy.

#LitsyHandle is KVanRead. One of my nicknames is KVanD, so it makes sense to me 😁

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Chelleo A whole month? Wow. Cool story! 2y
KVanRead @Chelleo I know right?😂 But I love my kooky family anyway ☺️ 2y
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#150PnPCoverParty My favorite thing about the #Regency is the regency waistline. I would love for it to make a comeback 😊 @LeahBergen @CrowCAH

LeahBergen Oh, me too! It hides so many flaws. 😂 2y
rubyslippersreads Adorable picture! And I agree with you and @LeahBergen on the fashion tip. 😊 2y
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emilyhaldi Ha! 👌🏻 2y
Soubhiville I wear empire waisted dresses all the time! That‘s my favorite cut! 2y
CrowCAH The empire waist does have its positives, but I don‘t think I‘d want to wear it all the time. Lol 2y
Leniverse What waistline? It makes a woman look like she's head, bosom, and maybe a pair of shoes. 😂 2y
KVanRead @CrowCAH Not all the time but strategically —like at buffet dinners, lol. 2y
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#150PnPCoverParty #Estates Not my favorite P.D. James, but I did love getting to spend more time at Pemberley. @LeahBergen @CrowCAH

LeahBergen Exactly, but still a fun read. 👍🏻 2y
CrowCAH It was my first PD James and I have to agree, spending time at Pemberley with my favs was worth the murder! 2y
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readinginthedark I‘ve never read anything else by P.D. James. I feel like I would have liked this one more if I were actually spending time with Elizabeth and Darcy, but she didn‘t reflect the original characters in my opinion. She writes well, and it was okay. This was kind of a bummer comment—sorry! 2y
KVanRead @CrowCAH Yes, definitely the best part. 2y
KVanRead @readinginthedark Oh I totally agree. She is a master of crime and police procedural but I‘m not sure the style of those fit very well with PnP. Though I enjoy thinking that she must also be an Austen fan.😊 2y
KVanRead @CrowCAH @readinginthedark I quite like her Adam Dalgliesh series... two I found particularly good are👇 (edited) 2y
readinginthedark Oh, totally! I read an interview with her a while back, and she was saying that the reason she wrote this was because of how much she loves Austen, which is cool. 2y
CrowCAH @KVanRead thanks for letting me know; I‘ll keep them in mind! 2y
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Just discovered #150PnPCoverParty and jumping on the bandwagon or should I say barouche landau?☺️ For #money my first thought was the incredible $5 (and that was $CDN🇨🇦😂) deal I got on this 1981 illustrated complete works. @LeahBergen @CrowCAH

tournevis Is it telling that I saw PnP and did not think Pride and Prejudice but rather Print and Play? 2y
LeahBergen So, like .75 cents American?? 😂 2y
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KVanRead @LeahBergen Ha! About that😂 2y
Linsy Amazing!! 😍 2y
CrowCAH Beautiful edition! 😍 2y
KVanRead @Linsey @CrowCAH Thank you for the 📚❤️!! 2y
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Haven‘t been posting or reading much. But this is why and I‘m okay with that.😎🏝 #beachread

LeahBergen Nice! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Simona Enjoy😘 2y
Bookzombie Looks fun!! 2y
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JanuarieTimewalker13 One of my fave books of all time!! 2y
KVanRead @JanuarieTimewalker13 I only managed a few pages as my trip was pretty go go go but looking forward to reading more now that I‘m home 😊 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh, that‘s good!! You had a good time!! It looked like a lovely place!! 2y
KVanRead @JanuarieTimewalker13 I was in Cozumel with 5 friends for our 50ths and it was fantastic except for very little reading time. 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh wow!!!! That sounds like a blast!!! I‘m glad you had fun!!! Memories are made of this, as Dean Martin would say!! 2y
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