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Mtompkins

Joined May 2016

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me. • Charlotte Bronte
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Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
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Wow. Blown away. Such a twist at the end. I thought I had it figured out, but it got me! Perfect first book of the year.

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Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
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New Year‘s Eve reading! Going to be reading all day. 📖🥳

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London | Edward Rutherfurd
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Summer reading ☀️

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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Thoroughly enjoying this.

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London only stimulates, it cannot sustain.

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My sister found this for me at a used book sale. $1, people! Such a fun book to peruse.

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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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The air was sweet and clear: it went in like good wine.

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Something Borrowed | Emily Giffin
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I LOVED this book! The movie is one of my favorites and, of course, the book was even better. I wanted to go right back to the beginning and start it again.

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My Family and Other Animals | Gerald Durrell, Jocelyn Potter
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This book was hilarious! I loved the author‘s style of writing. You can tell how much his family meant to him and how close they all were. I love when memoirs portray that love of family and people, and also the humor of everyday life events.

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I‘ve been watching the TNT show (very sad, very intriguing), so I decided I must read the book as well.

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My Family and Other Animals | Gerald Durrell, Jocelyn Potter
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Started this cute little guy today.

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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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Night shift reading! 🌙 📖

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Went shopping for used books today, and this was my favorite find. This book was recommend to me years ago, and since then I‘ve been keeping my eye out for it. I was so excited when I randomly came upon it! 😍

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I ate up this book! Book #1 for the year complete. ✔️

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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Beginning my yearly reading! It wouldn‘t be Christmas without it. 🎄

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I already love this.

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I have a whole week off from work, so I'm gonna read, read, read!

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When in doubt, go to the library.

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It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.

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True love is the best thing in the world, except for cough drops. Everybody knows that.

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So thankful for a lazy Saturday.

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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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Have a three day weekend, so decided to begin re-reading this favorite. Love, love, love!

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This was such a charming little book! Now I want to travel to Guernsey.

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Men are more interesting in books than they are in real life.

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Alias Grace: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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When you are in the middle of a story it isn't a story at all, but only a confusion; a dark roaring, a blindness, a wreckage of shattered glass and splintered wood; like a house in a whirlwind, or else a boat crushed by the icebergs or swept over the rapids, and all aboard powerless to stop it. It's only afterwards that it becomes anything like a story at all. When you are telling it, to yourself or to someone else.

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Tender is the Night | F Scott Fitzgerald
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When she saw him face to face their eyes met and brushed like birds' wings.

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Tender is the Night | F Scott Fitzgerald
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He seemed kind and charming--his voice promised that he would take care of her, and that a little later he would open up new worlds to her, unroll an endless succession of magnificent possibilities.

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January: Book Written By A Celebrity

Well, this one made me cry. So beautiful.

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This book was hilarious! I have seen the movie, but it's been forever. I look forward to watching it again so I can compare.

RadicalReader @Mtompkins still stuck on the iconic water tower scene with Arnie and Gilbert 😂😂 2y
Mtompkins @RadicalReader 😂😂 So hilarious! 2y
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Book one of my new year reading challenge is complete! This book was amazing. I would recommend it to anyone.

Soubhiville Yay!!! 3y
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This book makes my little English nerd heart so happy.

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Lady Chatterley's Lover | D. H. Lawrence
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And here lies the vast importance of the novel, properly handled. It can inform and lead into new places the flow of our sympathetic consciousness, and it can lead our sympathy away in recoil from things gone dead. Therefore, the novel, properly handled, can reveal the most secret places of life.

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Lady Chatterley's Lover | D. H. Lawrence

Civilised society is insane.

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Lady Chatterley's Lover | D. H. Lawrence
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The world is supposed to be full of possibilities, but they narrow down to pretty few in most personal experience. There's lots of good fish in the sea...maybe...but the vast masses seem to be mackerel or herring, and if you're not mackerel or herring, you are likely to find very few good fish in the sea.

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A Streetcar Named Desire | Tennessee Williams

"I can't stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can a rude remark or a vulgar action. "

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This book was so, so sad. But so, so good.

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Paris is a magnificent and charming spectacle.

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Love is like a tree; it sprouts forth of itself, sends its roots out deeply through our whole being, and often continues to flourish greenly over a heart in ruins.

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"We gypsies need only air and love."

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"Do you know what friendship is?" he asked.
"Yes," replied the gypsy; "it is to be brother and sister; two souls which touch without mingling, two fingers on one hand."
"And love?" pursued Gringoire.
"Oh! love!" said she, and her voice trembled, and her eyes beamed. "That is to be two and to be but one. A man and a woman mingled into one one angel. It is heaven."

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Edenbrooke | Julianne Donaldson
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Perfect rainy evening. 🍂

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*Sigh* Will I ever finish this?

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Music spirals out of the radios, and it is splendid to drowse on the davenport, to be warm and fed, to feel the sentences hoist her up and carry her somewhere else.

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A Study in Scarlet | Arthur Conan Doyle
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Weekend reading. ❤️

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My friend recommended this book to me. I'm a huge Leonardo DiCaprio fan, so of course I've seen the movie. I had no idea it was a book though!

RadicalReader @Mtompkins I‘m a sucker for the young Johnny Depp as Gilbert Grape 2y
Mtompkins @RadicalReader Same here! He was perfect. 2y
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Finally getting around to reading this. It's been on my reading list for years.

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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This book sucks you right in. Very enchanting.

AnnieReads I loved this book! 4y
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Some parts were slow, but overall, very good. I imagine it was quite radical back in the day.

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O, what an untold world there is in one human heart!

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies | Jane Austen, Seth Grahame-Smith
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Quite clever.