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"You must not be reading enough if you don't know what time the library closes." Anna, _Shadow of a Doubt_ ?
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Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente
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Deathless | Catherynne M. Valente
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Starting this one tonight to stave off my craving for more Katherine Arden's Winternight Trilogy. So far, loving the prose!

merelybookish That's an impressive mug of hot chocolate! 2y
Nat_Reads @merelybookish I like it with some marshmallows 💁🏻 2y
SamHeartCoffee Love the marshmallows! 2y
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parasolofdoom I read by her a couple weeks ago and loved it, looking forward to more Valente 2y
Nat_Reads Thanks, @parasolofdoom ! Stacked! 2y
Kaylamburson Omg that hot chocolate!! 😋yummm!!! 2y
brilliantglow I absolutely loved her Fairyland series. I just bought this one a couple weeks ago and plan to read it this year. 2y
Nat_Reads Thanks @brilliantglow ! Stacked! 2y
TricksyTails Have you received your FeedAReader package? 2y
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Proust is a pretty writer. You could frame images he creates. His characters tend to be snobbish, silly, and overly concerned with the way one wears a waistcoat to dinner (looking at you, Bloch!) The novel(s)

BarbaraBB Great review. It actually makes me want to read a bit more in Sodom and Gomorra! 2y
Nat_Reads @BarbaraBB Thank you! I actually miss that little world. I might pick up Sodom and Gomorra! 2y
BarbaraBB I realize now that it is the fourth book! The third is The Guermantes Way and I read that one too. You said you were a bit scared about it because you know little of French history. That is not necessary I think, it reads the same way as the others. Just read a bit about the Dreyfus affair before you start it. 😘 2y
Nat_Reads @BarbaraBB Thank you!! 2y
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Exchange Place | Ciaran Carson
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For all Littens who love swaps, and for newbies, this is a helpful account to follow for tips and guidelines! The account is @LitsySwaps Please repost!

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A treat from the NYT Book Review.

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The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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Sleepy town with lots of secrets--tales that twist through time...and GHOSTS and MURDER and TWISTS and it was still a bit boring 🤷🏻‍♀️ I read it for a mental break during a heavier read, so it served its purpose.

rmaclean4 Thank you for your honest review. It was very helpful. 2y
Nat_Reads @rmaclean4 👍👍👍 2y
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Reading this for my class! The Cowan philosophy of education is beautiful and inspiring. After nearly a decade of teaching, this class (and the accompanying texts) is uplifting. #teachersoflitsy

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After reading and loving In Search of Lost Time, my husband bought me the next one! My first #chunkster of 2018 and am very much looking forward to it.

readordierachel Gorgeous cover 2y
Nat_Reads @ReadOrDieRachel I know! These new translations have beautiful editions. 2y
batsy Yes, it's so pretty! 2y
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Wellreadhead Sweet! 2y
DivineDiana I must read the first! What a thoughtful husband! 💗 2y
Nat_Reads @DivineDiana He's the best! But Proust is pretty good, too--I just glazed over the political stuff and marinated in the lush descriptions. He's not as difficult as I thought--but I'm probably missing a lot. It's gorgeous, though! Lydia Davis translated the first one and it is much more accessible than others I've tried in the past. 2y
SusanInTiburon Translation makes such a difference! 2y
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Schwalbe loves books. And I enjoy reading essays about books by people who love them like I do. I must say, I enjoyed his other book on books--End of Your Life Book Club--better, but I will read whatever he writes. I just like who he is. Some of the essays made me cry, and some I did not finish. Good book to start off the year--hopeful. He ends by saying that reading should spur further engagement. Stay engaged, Littens! Gift from @CKtheLibrarian

DivineDiana And signed!!! 2y
Nat_Reads @DivineDiana I know! He came to speak at her library. I had to work, so she surprised me! 2y
DivineDiana So nice! 2y
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KathyWheeler Books for Living was nice; but I loved The End of Your Life Book Club. I would love hearing him speak. 2y
Nat_Reads @KathyWheeler My feelings exactly! 2y
CKtheLibrarian @KathyWheeler He visited our library this past year. He is an absolute wonderful soul. He asked everyone in the line to meet him what they are reading and what their favorite book is. I wanted to put him in my pocket and keep him forever. 💗 2y
KathyWheeler @CKtheLibrarian He sounds great. I hope he comes down this way soon. 2y
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In Search of Duende | Federico Garcia Lorca
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Lorca is exciting and smart. His essays are like poetry. My two favorites are Deep Song and Theory of Play and Duende. A poem from this book seems appropriate to begin 2018: My love will end, my tears will end, my grief will end, all will end. #firstbook #mountTBR

minkyb I have not read Lorca since college. So glad to read your comments. (edited) 2y
Nat_Reads @minkyb I would like to read more! Putting that on my TBR... 2y
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Last book of 2017: I love Ginsberg! His poems are so pertinent for today--reading these aloud to my husband tonight was invigorating and just fun. A quote I thought Littens would like: "My books piled up before me for my use/waiting in space where I placed them, they/haven't disappeared, time's left its remnants and qual--/ities for me to use--my words piled up, my texts, my/manuscripts, my loves." Purchased at City Lights in San Fran!

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Happy Morning! We are saying farewell to 2017 quietly inside all day, reading and watching Black Mirror. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone is doing today!

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I love Vasya! This book is exciting--monsters, fighting, intrigue and a girl refusing to follow gender roles. I read the whole thing on one sitting because seriously I could not leave Vasya on her own. She is resplendent! Moreover, this world is complex, political, mythical, and personal. Arden has built a universe I want to visit again and again. The writing is beautiful and all the characters and plot lines are fully developed.

lauralovesbooks1 This one is in my vacation reading stack! Glad to hear you enjoyed! 2y
LeeRHarry At the moment I'm reading the Bear and the Nightingale so I'm happy to hear the next one is good too 😊 2y
Nat_Reads @lauralovesbooks1 @LeeRHarry I hope y'all like it! I reread the first one right before reading the second and it held up well to a reread--Arden is so good! Someone suggested the book Deathless as well if we like these. 2y
LeeRHarry @Nat_Reads thanks for the rec! 😊 2y
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Why does Vasya NEVER LISTEN?! I am so frustrated with her: GET OUT of MOSCOW--geez, idiot girl. Loving this one! Meant to hang on to it until Jan 1, but it beckoned.

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March (Trilogy Slipcase Set) | Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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These are by far not the only excellent reads of the year, but they are the tops! Not in any order other than when I read them. March Trilogy definitely number one read this year. Dear Committee Members got cut off here...geez. #17in2017

Dulcinella Oh, I loved the elegance of a hedgehog too:-) 2y
Nat_Reads @Dulcinella A surprise favorite for me! I now want to read everything by her ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Rereading a winter favorite! Cozy cozy cozy not featured: chamomile tea, fuzzy blanket, fuzzy dogs.

OwenBanner Looks great! What genre is that in? 2y
Nat_Reads @OwenBanner I guess it's fantasy? Russian fairy tale (based on). Set in deep winter with snow to the eaves! 2y
OwenBanner Sounds very cozy. I think I‘ve actually read the fairy tale, but in a kids version. What age group would you recommend this one for? 2y
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Nat_Reads @OwenBanner Adult. I mean teens would be fine, but it's not YA. 2y
aprilpohren I want to read this as well. Love the cover! 2y
Nat_Reads @OwenBanner I have not read the original fairy tale! What is it? 2y
Nat_Reads @aprilpohren It's so good! 2y
OwenBanner There is Masha and the Bear, which is about a little girl and a Bear keeps her safe, but I believe I also read one that was more like beauty and the beast, with a grown woman and a bear that was really a man cursed because of poor behavior in the past by a witch 2y
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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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I found it hard to be swept away by this one. I do appreciate Perry's ability to make her characters feel like people, and I came away liking them all--especially the children. There are few dragons to slay, in spite of the title. Instead expect some gorgeous scene setting and an unusual cast of lovely and surprising people. I felt warm and happy reading it due to the language and characters--the plot plods.

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The Birds | Tarjei Vesaas
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For Mattis, people never see what is important--the flight of a woodcock, the straight wake of a row boat, the joy of being treated like a man. Instead, they only seem to be annoyed, busy, or just too clever. They don't sit on humps or rocks and their hands are never confused. The story of Mattis's summer in a cottage by a lake is fraught with emotion, like a duck swimming--seemingly calm and deliberate, yet a whirlpool of confused fury below.

BarbaraBB One of my favourite books that hardly anyone knows - it seems - so I am glad you liked it too! 2y
Nat_Reads @barbaraBB I stumbled on it at a local indie on the recommends shelf! Such a great find! 2y
Nat_Reads @barbaraBB It seems that very few people on Litsy have read it! 2y
BarbaraBB We should change that 😀! His other book is very good as well. 2y
Nat_Reads @BarbaraBB Stacked! 2y
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The Earthsea Quartet | Ursula K. Le Guin
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Finished up the quartet with the last of the Christmas cookies! I don't want to spoil anything but DRAGONS and GIRLPWRRR (finally). Are there more?

Lindy I think there are two more in the Earthsea Cycle: The Other Wind and 2y
Nat_Reads @lindy Thank you! 2y
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The Island of Books | Dominique Fortier
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This is just beautiful writing. The story is simply told but contains quiet thoughts on dealing with a broken heart, value of art, fear of technology, power, education, losing and finding oneself. Reading the book is a pilgrimage. As Fortier says, the book is not the destination but the midpoint--how does one leave the Island? How does one change their life?

LeeRHarry Ooh stacked! 2y
Nat_Reads @LeeRHarry 👏👏👏👏 2y
batsy I stacked it when you first shared a quote 😊 Sounds lovely. 2y
Nat_Reads @batsy I hope you like it! It is truly lovely. So many quotables and just a beautiful place to visit--I will definitely reread! 2y
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The Island of Books | Dominique Fortier
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Cozy Christmas night. A quote from current read is a gift to you, Littens: "Before houses of stone and wood, we live in cabins of words...we say I love you to feel warm; we say orange and we sniff our fingers; we say it's raining for the pleasure of staying inside, curled up next to the light of the word book."

MamaGina Lovely💕 2y
Texreader 💜💜💜 2y
Nat_Reads @MamaGina @texreader 😀 Happy New Year! 2y
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The Farthest Shore | Ursula K. Le Guin
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Cleaning up my "currently reading" a little this weekend. Not sure I'll accomplish it all by the 31st, but I'm trying? Featured: Earthsea, which I'm loving and wish I'd found sooner in my life (pre-Harry Potter), and Bookstore Candle from a thoughtful colleague, which smells great (mahogany, leather, and coffee) from Frostbeard Studio via etsy or Amazon. And Yogi Lavender tea. #hyyge

vivastory I'd wear a bookstore cologne 😂 2y
Nat_Reads @vivastory And then you would be a weird Pied Piper for Littens 🤣🤣🤣 2y
vivastory Better to a bookstore than off a cliff 2y
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Nat_Reads @vivastory Perfect! 2y
RealBooks4ever @Nat_Reads @vivastory You two are silly! 💜 Happy Holidays to you! 2y
vivastory @RealBooks4ever ☺ Same to you! 2y
Nat_Reads @RealBooks4ever Happy Hols to you 💕🎊 2y
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Funny and educational! Felt like a good read for finals week (does "finals" need an apostrophe?!)

Kimberlone Her videos from the New Yorker are great! I play them for my students sometimes. 2y
Nat_Reads @Kimberlone I will have to watch those--thank you! 2y
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The Young Bride | Alessandro Baricco
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I have no idea what I just read... It's pretty and weird and surprising. Mostly weird. I liked it. It definitely has me thinking and wanting to read more by Baricco. Has anyone else read this or others by this author?

The.Intentional.Reader That sounds really cool. Looks like it may have a vampire skein running through it. Definitely putting it on my to read list 2y
Nat_Reads @The.Intentional.Reader I felt a vampire vibe, too! And there's this odd intrusion by the author/persona that would just show up... no chapters so it definitely compelled me to just sit and read--I had to know what happened! Repetition is key in this book. It's so STRANGE yet delightful. I loved the writing. 2y
The.Intentional.Reader Now I definitely have to read it!😁 2y
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Nute Yes. I read Silk by this author. It was a while ago. I remember a very slim novel of lovely writing about a silk merchant and an unexpected powerful love affair. I enjoyed it. And now maybe I‘ll explore more of this author as well. (edited) 2y
Nat_Reads @Nute Oh that sounds lovely! Adding it to my list! 2y
Kristelh I read Silk and really liked it. 2y
Nat_Reads @Kristelh That seems to be the consensus! I'll have to add it to my list. 2y
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Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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A mystery, romance, ghost story, love song to Barcelona and to books--two of my favorite things in the world! This novel is rich in entertainment and quotables about reading and the love of books. My second time reading it and I enjoyed it even more this time. A perfect chilly weather read! I love these characters! I can't wait to read the sequel.

ValerieAndBooks I‘ve read this one twice too ❤️! 2y
MicheleinPhilly I may re-read this one. It‘s been years and I still have to read The Angel‘s Game. 2y
Oblomov26 Great read 2y
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American War | Omar El Akkad
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Okay, so this book was my 100th of the year and what a doozy! I originally struggled to read it--I was bored and disconnected, but the story just sucked me in. I feel a little unsettled after reading it. Too much is just too close to reality to say that I enjoyed it, but it does rank at the top of "best books of 2017" for me!

sprainedbrain Congrats, and great review! 👏🏻 2y
Eyelit Excellent! 2y
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bookloo Congrats!!! 🎉 🎉🎉🎉 2y
GypsyKat Congrats! 2y
batsy Yay! Well done 👏👏🎉🎉🎉 2y
DarcysMom Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
Jas16 🙌🏽 2y
Birdsong28 Congrats 🎉🎉📚📖 2y
RealBooks4ever Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
JessClark78 🎊🎉🎊🎉🎊📚 2y
RebelReader Wahoo! 👍👍👍👍 2y
hes7 Yay! 🎉 2y
Sydsavvy You did it! Should I finish my struggle with his book, too??? 2y
Nat_Reads @Sydsavvy I did end up being glad that I read it, but it's not in me to endorse a struggle with a book. The end was so bleak, but it felt true. I appreciated all the things the book made me think about, and the premise is interesting! 2y
rohit-sawant Congrats!! 🎉🎉 2y
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American War | Omar El Akkad
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Slow to get into, but an interesting premise! It was the book nearest my comfy spot on the couch, so it's my morning read. I've heard great things.

Lcsmcat Love the mug! 2y
VinceReads I thought that it was a little slow to get into too, but I ended up loving it. 2y
Spiderfelt This was in my top 5 reads of 2017. 2y
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Suetara I loved this book-one of my favorites of the year. 2y
Nat_Reads @VinceReads @Spiderfelt @suetara Your positive reviews make me excited to keep reading!! 2y
Nat_Reads @Lcsmcat Thank you! Student gift last year--one of my favorites! (Student and mug) 2y
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Giovanni's Room | James Baldwin
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This book is truly heartbreaking. Beautiful and cruel, the relationship of David and Giovanni play out in a caricature of gender roles, drink, Paris, and the depths of humanity's ability to wound. I have only felt this depleted from reading when finishing A Good Life. #notholidayreading

bookloo Ahh! You‘re making me want to pick up my copy now. 😩💞 2y
Nat_Reads @bookloo I basically read it twice because you have to read every sentence over and over they're so beautiful! 2y
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Giovanni's Room | James Baldwin
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I had to put down this beautiful story to go celebrate my dear friend's wedding! Congratulations to @aplunk and her handsome hubby (in a couple of hours!). I am so excited to be a part of your big day! #love Books don't fit in this tiny bag 🙁

monalyisha If the background‘s your dress, it looks fabulous! 💋💁‍♀️🌸 2y
CouronneDhiver Beautiful! 2y
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8leagueboot Real world love stories are the only thing better than the books. Congratulations! 2y
Nat_Reads @monalyisha Thank you!! 2y
kspenmoll Lovely! Congrats on your special day. @aplunk ! 🎉💃🏼🍾🥂 (edited) 2y
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Incarnadine: Poems | Mary Szybist
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A bit of verse with my coffee! Reading after some grading at the coffee shop. Soon I'll be at school meeting my students' grandparents! #teachersoflitsy

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The Buried Giant: A novel | Kazuo Ishiguro
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This book is about the past, memory, vengeance, forgiveness, myth, love... It is simply told and a little strange.

Sydsavvy I want you to see my book review on it on Goodreads! 🍷 (that's my chalice lol). 2y
Nat_Reads @Sydsavvy What's your email? I can't find you on Goodreads... 2y
Sydsavvy Sydney Young - sydney@youngtitle.com -I 💭 think? 2y
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Anne Brontë gives us a heroine a bit self righteous and completely lovely. She handles adversity with such spirit and patience! Anne writes of a reality tinged with cruelty undercut by a few good people. The hero is so like my husband: dog loving, reading, woods-walking, quiet, steady. Recommended for those who like Jane Austen's novels (more novel of manners than Gothic/Romantic).

TheWordJar That cover! 😍 2y
rubyslippersreads Lovely cover! I'm thinking of reading this for the #litsyclassics challenge. 2y
ferskner I really need to reread this. I hated it when I was 17 but I suspect I'd appreciate it more now. 2y
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Nat_Reads @thewordjar And it's an even better cover once you've read it! 2y
Nat_Reads @rubyslippersreads I thoroughly enjoyed it! I want to read her other one, too. 2y
Nat_Reads @ferskner this was my first time. I'm not sure what 17-yr-old me would think... probably boring 🤣 I like it a lot, now though! 2y
LeahBergen I‘m an Anne Bronte fan. ❤️❤️ 2y
Nat_Reads @leahbergen I am too, now! Have you read the other one--Tenant at .. Hall? 2y
LeahBergen @Nat_Reads Yes and I liked it even more than this one. 👍🏻 Oh, and I bought another book (still TBR) that you might find interesting, too ... 2y
HannaPolkadots I went to a lecture recently where the professor praised Anne as the most daring of the Brontë sisters, especially in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. I'm not gonna spoil anything here, but it made me go home and reread it, and I will choose this instead of Jane Eyre/Wuthering Heights next time I teach the Brontës in my own Eng lit class. 2y
Nat_Reads @HannaPolkadots How exciting! Looks like I'll be moving that one up my list! Once I read it, I'll tag you! 2y
Nat_Reads @LeahBergen I'll have to get it!! Thank you! 2y
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Students are writing/reading barbaric yawps today to read at the culmination of our hike (Transcendentalism, baby)! In solidarity I am joining in: both in the poem writing...and the procrastination. #teachersoflitsy

monalyisha 😍😍😍 2y
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Francie Nolan was one of my best friends when I was little. She seemed to understand me, and our mothers are so alike! I find that as an adult, I love her even more and enjoyed this reread quite a bit. I once wrote a poem about this book when I was in high school and dreamed of moving to Brooklyn...

Kmmsellers Love Love Love this book! 2y
goodbyefrancie A lifetime favorite for me, and the source of my #litsy name! 2y
Nat_Reads @goodbyefrancie ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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minkyb Sweet review! 2y
rubyslippersreads One of my favorite books and dearest book friends. 😊 2y
Nat_Reads @minkyb Thank you! @rubyslippersreads Mine, too! It's so nice to meet people who love the same books! Why is that?! 2y
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Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Thank you @Captivatedbybooks Everything is so cute and FUN! I'm excited to read your favorite King and have been meaning to read The Nightingale forever. You are so thoughtful! And look, the mug did not break (yay)! I love it! @MaleficentBookDragon #allhallowsbookexchange

Captivatedbybooks YAY!!!! Im glad you got the Halloween tree in time too!!! I wanted to put everything in the bag but wouldnt have fit lol 2y
Nat_Reads Everything is perfect!! You are so lovely. I hope you also received a fun box--you are a rockin' match! @Captivatedbybooks 2y
cathysaid ❤️ The Nightingale ! 2y
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Re-read of this one. A difficult, emotional true story about one man's will to freedom in spite of his (our) nation. Douglass' story serves as a lesson in history, rhetoric, and humanity.

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Rereading a childhood favorite this weekend. I love Francie so much! And this edition was too pretty to abandon it.

rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ this book! I don't know how many times I've read it. 😊 2y
Nat_Reads @rubyslippersreads The scene in book one where Francie prepares her reading nook 💕 2y
Tamra 👌🏾 that‘s a lovely cover! 2y
Nat_Reads @tamra I thought so, too! I loaned out my beloved copy a few years ago and never got it back. Felt the urge to drink hot things Francie this weekend! 2y
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Freakish and loving story about monsters--inside and out. The suspense and secrets ratchet up the tension into a HUGE cliffhanger--cannot wait for Book 2! #screamathon

Spiderfelt Gah! The cliffhanger killled me! I couldn't believe it ended like that. But I loved the ride along the way. The various drawing styles amazed me. Ferris is so talented. 2y
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Four pages in and I am hooked! Thank you to @Sydsavvy for this one--it wasn't even on my radar! Captain Kidd is as weighed down by the news as I am these days. He and I are going to be great friends.

CocoReads That was such a good book! 2y
Melissa_J I love your leggings! 2y
Nat_Reads @CocoReads I'm only hearing great things! And there's a map 🗺. I love maps in books. 2y
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Nat_Reads @Melissa_J Thank you!! 2y
valeriegeary What a floof monster! 🐶 2y
Nat_Reads @valeriegeary LOL!! She's definitely a snuggle-fluff 🤣🤣🤣 2y
Christy2318 Leggings on point 2y
Nat_Reads @Christy2318 😀👍👍 2y
Nebklvr This book is so fun 2y
Sydsavvy Oh stars, you will ❤️❤️❤️❣️😎🙌🏻👯‍♂️Book twin!!! 2y
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Walden and Civil Disobedience | Henry David Thoreau
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Feeling autumnal today 🍃 Fuzzy red boots, London fog latte, elbow patches on my sweater and the best: my good friend Thoreau! All I need is a real walk in the woods .

batsy Those boots 👌 2y
Nat_Reads @batsy 😍🎈Thanks! 2y
Dragon Now I want a London Fog ! Starbucks here I come 😀 2y
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mrp27 Perfect! 🍁🍂 2y
RealBooks4ever @Nat_Reads What is a London Fog? I rarely go to Starbucks so I'm out of the loop! 😆 2y
Nat_Reads @RealBooks4ever It's Earl Grey tea, steamed milk and vanilla!!! 2y
Nat_Reads @dragon I hope you got one!! 2y
Dragon Thanks @Nat_Reads sadly I didn‘t have the chance today but there‘s always tomorrow 🤞 2y
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A Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K. Le Guin
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Cloudy, cool, Sunday morning ☕️ 📚 📖

2BR02B Nice photo! Somehow cozy and a little gloomy at the same time. 2y
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The Earthsea Quartet | Ursula K. Le Guin
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BOOKMAIL! I'm so excited to read these. I'm starting over with the first book (only one I've read so far). I'm learning to love Ursula Le Guin. Unfortunately, I have to leave my cozy nest soon to participate in school event. The introvert cringes and the hedonist sighs: why me?!

vivastory Isn't this just the loveliest edition? 2y
Nat_Reads @vivastory Yes! I love it! I just read the first one a few months ago, and am rereading it now and still loving it as much! 2y
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I stumbled upon Terry Tempest Williams and now I am deliberately marching through her work. Everything is good here: intent, prose, poetry, science. She makes such surprising yet clear connections between her personal journey and the natural environment. She makes me weep. I loved this one as much as When Women Were Birds. If you like Mary Oliver, pretty words, Birds, or your mom, read this.

merelybookish Sold! 2y
Nat_Reads @BarbaraTheBibliophage I loved it so much. I cannot wait to get ahold of all the rest of hers! 2y
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Felicity: Poems | Mary Oliver
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I LOVE MARY OLIVER! Thank you @Cca0601 for pulling me this way in the bookstore. I look forward to many a morning's reread of these poems. Also, isn't it something happy to hold a slim volume of poetry and know you're about to read it? I love how it feels in the hands.

monalyisha LOVE this collection! 2y
Nat_Reads @monalyisha Me too 😌 I've sat here and read them once to myself, once to my husband and then a quiet reread. 2y
monalyisha I love "Roses." How sweet would it be to name a daughter Busy Rose? ?? 2y
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Nat_Reads @monalyisha So sweet!! I cried at the cricket poem. That excellent cricket 😭 2y
DivineDiana I am falling in love with Mary Oliver. 💗 2y
Nat_Reads @DivineDiana What is your favorite of hers so far? 2y
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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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Loved it. Moved by it. Swept away by it. It's strange, especially at first, but then the voices merge and the story of a man a boy a nation converge like a ghost inhabiting a body--quietly becoming a chorus of pain and hope. This novel was perfect for me, especially in this year. I didn't think I'd finish it but then sat down to read a little more, and here I am up past my bedtime feeling all the feelings. Saunders, you magical word beast, you!

minkyb Great review! 2y
Nat_Reads @minkyb Thank you! Have you read it? 2y
minkyb Not yet. But I will. Library holds keep interfering. @Nat_Reads 2y
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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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Starting this beautiful ghost story. I've been waiting until October to read it. I know it isn't scary, but it feels appropriate. #screamathon

RealBooks4ever Lots and lots of ghosts! Hope you like it! The Littens seem divided on this one but I found it wonderful on audiobook! 💜 2y
Nat_Reads @RealBooks4ever Thank you! I am lost but the prose is poetic so I'm just along for the ride, hoping something will coalesce soon... 2y
CKtheLibrarian @RealBooks4ever I tried the audio and couldn‘t last more than an hour. I had no clue what was going on. A sentence and then a change in narrator. So confusing I stopped. And I was so looking forward to it! :(. @Nat_Reads let me know if I should try the printed book instead. 2y
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Morning coffee at the duck 🦆 pond with this beautiful book, my dogs, and my husband! Perfect start to the day.

Colleenma Reading the info on this book. I am intrigued. Thank you for sharing 2y
Nat_Reads @Colleenma I hope you like it! I recently read When Women Were Birds by the same author and now I want to read all her books! 2y
Sydsavvy Very cool. And she's got the background for it! 2y
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Books and Brunch! I really love Book Match, the new-in-print book advice column. I added three books from it to my TBR. Happy weekend, Littens!

Bookzombie That looks like Torchy's. I think I know where I'm going for lunch if it's not too crowded. 🌮🧀 2y
Nat_Reads @bookzombie It is Torchy's! Can't pass up $3 bloody Mary's! 2y
CatLass007 I really miss NYC! Used to live in Hell‘s Kitchen. And I miss the Sunday New York Times. 2y
vivastory Can I have some? Please? 😉🌮 2y
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It. Movie Tie-In | Stephen King
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A lot of book 📚 I like these characters and the slow burn of suspense but this clown is just annoying me now with his evil. Come on, Big Bill-end him! Then write a book about it. Do you think this really happened to Stephen King and that's why he's a successful novelist now, hmmm? Literally all I can think about... on to THE APOCALYPTIC ROCKFIGHT! #screamathon

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#pagehabit is doing an AMAZING giveaway!! We might as well all try for it! This is a great organization that gives back. Sign up here: http://vy.tc/dyhA054

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It. Movie Tie-In | Stephen King
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Sunday mornings. Post donuts and paper. Prechores. Batman cartoons for the husband and October's first scary story for me! @Cinfhen Thought you'd appreciate the Bowie mug!

Cinfhen Love it 😍 it's fab @TrishB 2y
Cinfhen Thanks for tagging me 😘 2y
ScrappyMags I just reread IT. Still hate clowns and sewer grates! 🤡 2y
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Nat_Reads @Cinfhen 🙂😘 2y
Nat_Reads @ScrappyMags I'm only through Part 1 and am HOOKED -- thinking it's about to get a lot scarier! 2y
TrishB Cool mug and great book 👍 @Cinfhen 2y
Nat_Reads @TrishB 😍❤️🎈👏 2y
Kalalalatja Looks like a perfect morning! 2y
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