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KathrynElise

KathrynElise

Joined January 2019

🇦🇺 | Ravenclaw | 🐶🐱🐠 | 📖🍷✈️🌿👩🏼‍🌾
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Cloudstreet by Tim Winton
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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
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Mactrump | Ian Doescher, Jacopo della Quercia
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When you stumble across the perfect birthday gift for your politically-minded, Shakespearean-loving friend 👏🏼👏🏼

Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
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❤️ Sydney, Australia 🇦🇺
🧡 26
💛 I work in sales, selling science equipment 🧪
💚 Single
💙 She/her
💜 A little thing I like to call “my name”.. deep, I know haha 😆

#gettingtoknowyou @JoScho

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1. Haha I‘m living in Australia during a drought - all of my books are desert island choices 😂 🇦🇺 Tagging one of my current reads though ‘cause Hennessy is all about the practical survival tips 😜

2. Bare feet🦶OR ugg boots in winter. NEVER socks 🧦🙅🏼‍♀️

3. Approx. 10,000 - 11,000m (I.e. 35,000 ft. for all of the Americans on here) ✈️

4. Casserole 🤢

5. Nope because Australia is lame and doesn‘t celebrate haha

#friYAYintro

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Settling in to start the next book club read. Love the cover, hoping the story is just as beautiful 💙

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I‘m a little uncertain as to how I feel about Miss Oliphant so far, however she does have one thing completely correct: you can never have too much dog 🐕💗

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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So excited to finally read this.. I have been saving it for months now as a holiday read. But guess what? Bula, Bula! I‘m on holidays, on Fiji time (no hurry, no worry) and I finally get to crack open the pages of this bad boy! 😍📖🌴🌊🍹

Jenken1998 It is excellent!!! 3mo
KathrynElise @Jenken1998 loving it so far! 😊 3mo
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1. So many! Vanilla, lavender, bergamot, coconut, pineapple, the smell of freshly cut grass, books and also the smell of camp fires 🔥

2. Twirls and Pringles 🍫

3. Cats, ravens/crows, crystals, oils, cards 🐈

4. We don‘t really have Halloween here in Australia 😔 But every couple of years I do try to get a few people together for a backyard party with costumes, drinks and a campfire and that‘s pretty fun 👍🏼

#basicwitchswap

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The Farm | Joanne Ramos
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1. Done 👆🏼

2. We don‘t have a long weekend here, but my boring two-day weekend will consist of me running around trying to get things organized before my holiday in a couple of weeks 🏖

3. Ben & Jerry‘s choc-chip cookie dough and cotton candy ice cream flavours🍦

4. Nope. I was forced into piano lessons when I was younger and despised it because I wanted to learn guitar instead 🎸

5. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

#FriyayIntro

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☕️ Tea

📖 Fiction all the way!

✨ Light

🐱🐶 Both, of course!

🔮 I‘ve only just started dabbling in this and so far have been familiarizing myself with my set of Oracle cards, so I‘ll go with Oracle. Hopefully “both” soon though 🙃

📚 Story (with a slight lean towards practice due to the above)

🌱 Plants

➡️ East

#basicwitchswap #thisorthat

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From Here On, Monsters | Elizabeth Bryer
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I almost really loved this book... And then it ended.

This is an entertaining and somewhat gripping tale that leaves the reader desperate for answers they will never receive. By the last page, Bryer has you questioning not only your interpretation of the book; but also whether you read the book correctly to begin with.

A story that will haunt the reader long after the final page has been turned.

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1984 | George Orwell
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“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows”.

Such a brilliant read. I was put off reading this after being forced to read ‘Animal Farm‘ in high school (I‘ve always resented being forced to read books not of my own choosing). Needless to say I‘m happy to have picked this up and forged ahead anyway. It is incredibly powerful, frighteningly insightful and so very relevant to our world today 👁

KathrynElise I also used this for my #popsugar19 ‘common phrase or idiom‘ prompt (I.e. “Big Brother”) 👍🏼 4mo
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From Here On, Monsters | Elizabeth Bryer
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Last night‘s attempt to finish my book before book club today did not go too well.. 🐱

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Say Goodbye | Lisa Gardner
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1. Tagged 📖

2. Telekinesis

3. Aquarius ♒️

4. Early breakfast with @naomi.lee97 🥞 followed by a trip to the crystal store. Then onto my Nana‘s to help with the garden 👩🏼‍🌾 and (hopefully) finishing with a seafood dinner out with my Dad 🦐 Busy Busy (when will I read?? 😱😱)!

5. @naomi.lee97 start posting girlie! 🤗

#friyayintro #happyfriday #wesurvived

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Crossings | Alex Landragin
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This was going to be a photoshoot for ‘Crossings‘ but it quickly turned into a photoshoot for Toulouse instead 🐱

So far though I‘ve read this in the “cover-to-cover” way and loved it ❤️ I think I need to detox for a couple of days but then plan to read it for the second time, this time in the “Baroness Sequence” 📖

BarbaraTheBibliophage Cats like obedient owners! He is very handsome. 😻 4mo
KathrynElise @BarbaraTheBibliophage haha my cats must love me then 😂 But yes, he is very photogenic and he definitely knows it! 📸 4mo
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This was an odd read, but I really enjoyed it. I‘m not usually one for anything focused on modern history, but by blending African-American history with mystical tales of witches and curses, Moore managed to have me hooked from the start. The only thing that I think may have added to the book is more detail on each of the characters - I found I just didn‘t develop any strong attachments to these characters. Overall though, a pretty great read 👍🏼

KathrynElise Also works for the #popsugar2019 prompt: “A book written by an author from Asia, Africa or South America” (Moore was born in Liberia 🇱🇷) 4mo
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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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Quite enjoyed this one. It was a bit of a slow burn but I loved the way everything tied in together towards the end. I found it offered some interesting characters and perspectives; and I really appreciated the attention to detail. Overall a light, mostly-upbeat read that is still a little thought-provoking and gives you a sense of satisfaction when you‘re done 👌🏼🎟

I also used this for my #popsugar2019 “book about a hobby” (I.e. sewing)

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“If she was not a girl or if she was not a woman... She would be king”. - Wayétu Moore, ‘She Would Be King‘

Of all the lines in this wonderful book, this resonated with me the most. ❤️?

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Wednesday's Child | Shane Dunphy
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1. Integrity 💖

2. Bigotry 😡

3. Our neighbor “Aunty” Elizabeth. She lived across the road from my parents before I was born and has always been there for me as a back-up Mum/Aunty/Grandma. Love that woman 💗

4. @wanderinglynn @Megabooks @naomi.lee97 @Amiable @BarbaraTheBibliophage Care to share? 😊

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Love these responses 💗 Thanks for playing 🤗 4mo
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Keen to make a start on this baby and what better way to do that than with a coffee in hand? Yay for Saturday mornings 📖☕️

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Cloud Atlas | David Mitchell
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Love my new (& free!) tote bag, courtesy of my Harry Hartog book club leader 📚💼😍

“A half read book is a half finished love affair” - David Mitchell

IvoryLunatic I love your tagged book. 4mo
KathrynElise @IvoryLunatic I haven‘t actually read it yet, but after this quote I think I‘ll have to! 😊 4mo
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Frankissstein: A Love Story | Jeanette Winterson
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1. A foundation of messy paperwork, paths of biscuit crumbs, rainbow skies, forests of overgrown trees, with dogs and unicorns roaming free for petting purposes 🌴🐶🦄🌈

2. Google maps, Weatherzone and Uber Eats... have to think practically 😉

3. A receipt 💸

4. Picture from the weekend of my sister and I at Pinot and Picasso (I.e. wine and paint) 🍷🎨

5. Hi there @catiewithac @ephemeralwaltz @AJBowers 👋🏼

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Your island 💗👏🏻👏🏻! Sweet photo too🤗 5mo
KathrynElise Haha thanks! 😊 Pretty sure I could move there tomorrow 🏝 @Eggs 5mo
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Frankissstein: A Love Story | Jeanette Winterson
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When you stumble across a Trump joke in your current read 😂🧠

Megabooks 😂😂😂 5mo
wanderinglynn 😂😂😂 5mo
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It's a Punny World! | Marlize Schmidt
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Sneaky Book Depository trying to be all punny 😏

#iseewhatyoudidthere

Megabooks 🤣🤣 5mo
emilyrose_x That is a beautiful bookmark though... 5mo
KathrynElise @emilyrose_x it really is 😍 Although I do miss their “colour-your-own” bookmarks.. they kept me entertained for hours haha 5mo
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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1. Tagged. Probably the only 5 Star book I‘ve read this year..? 📖

2. So I had to google this to know what you were talking about 😂 I have never seen “crunchy” Cheetos, only the puff-stick ones and the balls, and the balls are definitely best! 😋

3. Sunset 🌅

4. Probably a holiday. Or maybe be practical and start Christmas shopping? No, definitely the holiday 💸💸

5. Either year 2 or year 6 - I had the best teachers 👩🏼‍🏫

#friyayintro

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Frankissstein: A Love Story | Jeanette Winterson
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1. Tagged 📖

2. Gin and tonic, with a slice of cucumber and a slice of orange 🍊🍸

3. “With one long, lingering look, he closed the lid” - Kerri Turner‘s ‘The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers‘

#weekendreads

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Frankissstein: A Love Story | Jeanette Winterson
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When the bookmark you‘ve been using just happens to perfectly suit your next read 😍💜

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⭐️⭐️⭐️

Beautifully written, just a little disappointed in the storyline. Going into this, I think I was just hoping for something a little more uplifting, and I didn‘t * really * get what I was looking for.. (I know, I know - a story set against a backdrop of the Russian revolution.. how could I possibly think that would have a happy ending, right?) 🤦🏼‍♀️

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Needed a book set in Winter for my “seasonal” #popsugar read.. Apparently I‘m off to a good start 👍🏼❄️

#popsugar19

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Emily Eternal | M. G. WHEATON
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I really enjoyed this book. It‘s a quick, easy read but it still delivered great story and fairly well-developed characters given the length of the book. I particularly liked the way Emily was written - she may be an A.I. (or an “A.C.” if you ask her) but she still came across as an extremely relatable character and that definitely added to my appreciation of Wheaton‘s work.

Also using this for my #popsugar19 “uni campus” read 👩🏼‍🏫

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Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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“Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at the stars because we are human?” ✨

Completely in love with my new bookmarks from Harry Hartog 😍💜💙

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1. Tagged 📖

2. Not really sure.. In terms of the presence of an LGBT character, probably ‘Priory of the Orange Tree‘.

3. Today just relaxing (hopefully), but I went to a friend‘s kitchen tea yesterday 🥂😊

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Through the Tiger's Eye | Kerrie O'Connor
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#thursdaysurvey ... Better late than never, right? 🤔

1. Yes! Taronga Zoo 🦁🦒🦓

2. Yes, many times over the years for school, etc. as well as for outings with family and friends. Last visit was about 8 years ago now though!

3. I love them all 😍 Favourites would be tigers, seals, dolphins, red pandas and penguins 🐯🐬🐧

4. Yes, swimming with dolphins and smooched by a seal 😘

5. Hi there 👋🏼 @Ericalambbrown @Valia

Ericalambbrown Thanks, for tagging me!!! 😊 6mo
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Happy Friyay! 😊 Long weekend this weekend so pretty keeeen 👌🏼

1. Tagged - ‘To Kill a Mockingbird‘ by Harper Lee. Also probably ‘Hamlet‘ and a few John Marsden books 📚

2. Grey 👚

3. Currently binge watching ‘Game of Thrones‘ - up to season 6, NO SPOILERS PLEEAASSEE 😱

4. Hippogriffs and Dragons 🐉 😍

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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1. Tagged - ‘The Priory of the Orange Tree‘ by Samantha Shannon 🍊

2. ‘Milkman‘ by Anna Burns 🥛

3. I loved POTOT so much that I added Samantha Shannon‘s ‘Bone Season‘ trilogy to my TBR. Keen to get started on those later in the year 👏🏼👏🏼

4. The Popsugar Reading Challenge. A little behind I think, but still recoverable.. 18/50 📚

5. Hi there 👋🏼 @destinykay122 @staceynicole @the_book_hoarder 😊

#thursdaysurvey @laurenslibrary

LaurensLibrary Gah! I just bought Milkman on audio! Nooo. Why didn't you like it? 6mo
KathrynElise @laurenslibrary haha don‘t panic! I really struggled reading the book (mainly because of the style it was written in and the “voice” it was written in). I ended up downloading the audiobook and i enjoyed it far more that way because the narrator is actually Irish... Just made it easier for me to comprehend and relate to that way, when I didn‘t have to “interpret” it in my own head 😊 I didn‘t love the book but can definitely appreciate it! 6mo
BiblioLitten I bailed on The Milkman. I appreciate the writing and the theme but it was becoming a struggle and I wasn‘t enjoying it. Maybe I‘ll pick it up if there‘s a buddy read. 6mo
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KathrynElise @BiblioLitten my experience exactly. I read about 2/3 of it and couldn‘t go any further but wanted to be able to discuss it properly at book club. So I downloaded the audiobook and it was a completely different experience - highly recommend it if you struggled with actually reading it. Wouldn‘t say it was “enjoyable” but I definitely appreciated the story and the writing more 👍🏼 6mo
BiblioLitten Let me try the audio version, even though I‘m still new to them. 😀 6mo
KathrynElise @BiblioLitten let me know how you go - would be good to hear what you think of it 😊 6mo
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The Bridge | Enza Gandolfo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A tragic, beautiful and moving story that, for me at least, hit close to home. Full of hard truths and revelations, this book wrapped itself around my heart and squeezed with all its might ❤️

On a side note, this is also probably the best Australian novel I‘ve read to date 👏🏼🇦🇺

#popsugar19 - a novel based on a #truestory

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Emily Eternal | M. G. WHEATON
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Attending a book club that is held in a book store is, as it turns out, extremely dangerous. 📚💸💸

#bookclub #harryhartog #bookstore

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The Bridge | Enza Gandolfo
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1. Tagged 🌉

2. “The factories rang their end-of-shift sirens, and herds of workers dashed through cyclone-wire gates towards their cars and bikes, or the narrow footpaths that lead to railway stations and bus stops”. 🚃

3. “In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you”. - Mortimer J Adler

#weekendreads 📖📖📖

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 4.5

When I started this I was looking for an epic fantasy, and I got what I wanted.

This book is a bit of a chunkster, but I honestly would have been happy if it was triple the size as I just didn‘t want this tale to end. It‘s a beautiful and detailed fantasy full of powerful characters and themes; and Shannon did an excellent job of delivering a tale of such grand proportions so completely and in so few pages.

#popsugar19 - cloister

GondorGirl Is this a standalone? 8mo
KathrynElise @GondorGirl as far as I‘m aware, yes. Reading the ending I couldn‘t see this linking to a sequel, and I haven‘t heard anything to the contrary 👍🏼 8mo
GondorGirl @KathrynElise Yay! I wanted to read it, but I'm leery of starting too many more series. 8mo
KathrynElise @GondorGirl haha I hear you! So many series on my TBR list but I‘m already struggling to fit in my popsugar challenge and book club reads, so I‘m experiencing commitment issues when it comes to series 😜 This one is fine though and pretty easy to read so didn‘t take too long given the size of it! 😊 8mo
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1️⃣ Probably ‘Magic Mountain‘, ‘Madeline‘, ‘Sesame Street‘, ‘Barney‘... Too many! 🦁🐥🦖

2️⃣ Traveling, getting a tattoo ✈️

3️⃣ At the moment, I either pick something from my popsugar list or read my book club read.. no time for anything else! 📚

4️⃣ ‘A Man Called Ove‘. I really thought it would be overrated but I absolutely loved it.

5️⃣ What‘s your favourite “self-care” act / routine? Answer below ⬇️

#FriyayIntro

KathrynElise A good book, a warm blanket and a strong drink (be it tea, wine, or otherwise). Preferably followed by sleep 😴 ☕️ 🍷 📖 8mo
AsYouWish Doing my nails. 8mo
CouronneDhiver Daily after work soak in the bathtub... paint my toenails... glass of wine. 8mo
paulfrankspencer Unplug. Spend time without distraction. 8mo
xxjenadanxx I love a good foot soak with lavender Epsom salts and a Netflix binge, ideally something British or Canadian. Or zombies. 8mo
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The Light Between Oceans | M. L. Stedman
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This book is all about forgiving past mistakes and trying to move on. Very fitting for #forgive . 💙✨

#SpringIntoReading

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice 💙 8mo
Andrew65 Love this 😍 8mo
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New Moon | Stephenie Meyer
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“Never ever have I ever felt so low
When you gonna take me out of this black hole?
Never ever have I ever felt so sad
The way I'm feeling yeah, you got me feeling really
bad”

Reminds me of Bella‘s depressive episode in New Moon after Edward leaves her 😂🧛🏻‍♂️

#AnglophileApril #NeverEver

Mdargusch The book cover seems to match the lyrics too. 🌹 8mo
Reviewsbylola I tried to read this series but lost interest after the second book. 8mo
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Warm Bodies: A Novel | Isaac Marion
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It‘s been a looong day for what was supposed to be a ‘holy‘ Thursday (jk, nothing is sacred in sales 🙄). So it‘s currently 3am and I‘m cheating and killing 2 prompts with 1 post! 😜

#LetYouLoveMe reminds me of this book as Julie lets R try to love her despite the unfortunate circumstances they both face. By the end of the novel they also #fall in love with each other as fate (or Marion) would have it. 🧟‍♂️

#AnglophileApril #SpringIntoReading

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 8mo
Mdargusch Well done! I‘m all for killing two birds with one stone! 8mo
vkois88 I need to read this... I actually loved the movie. It was pretty funny 8mo
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KathrynElise @vkois88 oh the book was fantastic - I much prefer it to the movie! Although they did do a pretty good job with the movie all things considered 😊 8mo
Reviewsbylola #2for1 🙌🏻🙌🏻 8mo
emilyhaldi Love a good cheat post 😉😉 8mo
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A Company of Swans | Eva Ibbotson
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#CarelessWhisper makes me think of dancing, and this is one of the most memorable books I‘ve read that featured dancing. It‘s an odd book but I quite enjoyed it at the time, and for some reason it has stuck with me ever since 💃🏽

#AnglophileApril

Reviewsbylola I like the connection! 8mo
Mdargusch Nice! 💙 8mo
emilyhaldi 💃🏻 8mo
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“Spira, spera” (breathe, hope) ❤️

The North Rose window of Notre-Dame de Paris.

#SpringIntoReading #Church

(Unsure of the original owner of this gorgeous picture, sorry)

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💔💔 8mo
vkois88 So gorgeous. I'm glad they remain intact 8mo
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Shout out to this guy for:

A) Not thinking Belle was completely crazy 😝

B) Encouraging her love of reading in a time when reading and an education weren‘t high on the list of “acceptable” priorities for women 🤓 and

C) Giving Belle a book just because she said it was her favourite 📚

Such an awesome (and completely underrated) character! Gotta #LoveYourLibrarian 💖

#SpringIntoReading

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗💗💗💗 8mo
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“I have lost control over everything, even the places in my head”.

This girl was in serious need of some #rehab 🍸

#AnglophileApril

Mdargusch Perfect choice! She was definitely on the edge. 8mo
Reviewsbylola For sure!!! 8mo
emilyhaldi Truth!! 8mo
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Beautiful lyrics that we all can or will relate to at some point in our lives 💜💔

#AnglophileApril #FixYou

Cinfhen 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 8mo
Reviewsbylola ♥️♥️♥️ 8mo
Mdargusch 💙💙💙 8mo
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MoonWitch94 One of my favorite Coldplay songs. 💘 8mo
emilyhaldi So pretty 💔 8mo
KathrynElise @MoonWitch94 it‘s really beautiful! I‘ve honestly never really listed to Coldplay (other than what comes on the radio) but I really loved this song 💕 8mo
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Who else but the infamous #moneylender Ebenezer Scrooge? 🤑

#SpringIntoReading #Dickens

emmalouise1 These covers are stunning 😍😍 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice and beautiful cover!! 8mo
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Winter | Marissa Meyer
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I was trying to think of the last time a character really amused me, and I think the winner is Iko from the Lunar Chronicles. She‘s so fantastically sassy and adorable - I absolutely love her and some of her lines had me laughing out loud to myself. She‘s just so fabulous, and even better yet: she knows it 💁🏼‍♀️👸🏼

#SpringIntoReading #Laugh

vkois88 These books were hit or miss with me, but I definitely agree with you. Her personality was fantastic! 8mo
KathrynElise @vkois88 I know what you mean! I wasn‘t sure about them at first but I figured I really just wanted an easy read that wasn‘t too intense so just ran with it and enjoyed it for the most part. 🙃 Iko definitely made the series though 😂 8mo
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Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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Finally making a start on this for the #popsugar19 challenge and have my little buddy snuggled up with me. He can barely keep his eyes open at the moment... after all, it‘s a #HardDaysNight running rampant through the house at 2am 😒🐱

#AnglophileApril

Mdargusch Haha! Why can‘t they sleep at night? 😳 8mo
Cinfhen Cuties 8mo
Reviewsbylola What a trouble maker! 🥰 8mo
emilyhaldi Ha, I can relate!! My little kitten Winky is a terror at 3am 😼 8mo
KathrynElise @Mdargusch life would just be too simple 😆 haha @emilyhaldi glad to know it‘s universal 😉😺 8mo
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