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Olivetoread

Olivetoread

Joined June 2016

The classics are called classics for a reason and need to be read!
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The Stranger | Albert Camus
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I recently read this book and it really made me think. It was a quick and easy read despite its thought provoking topics addressed. I want to get to the deep meaning of the book so I have decided to read it in the original French. Definitely one of my new top favorites to read when I need something on a rainy day!

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Moby Dick: bl velryba | Melville Herman
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“As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.” Herman Melville, Moby-Dick

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“I‘d rather you shot at tin cans in the back yard, but I know you‘ll go after birds. Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it‘s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

“This was the only time I got ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something...”
-Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird

Samplergal ❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
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I visited Athens this summer crossing one more thing off my bucket list! It has always been my dream to visit the Parthenon 🏛 and it still feels like it was a dream. My favorite books have something to do with the ancient gods and this visit was truly amazing to experience in real life! I was just going back through my pictures and found this one🇬🇷❤️🏛

readingjedi I have spent a lot of time on the islands but as yet have never visited the mainland. I can't wait to see Athens! 13mo
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Beautiful Day today. Put a hold on my books for a gorgeous bike ride. 🚵🏼‍♀️ Enjoying the weather while it is here.

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Counting by 7's | Holly Goldberg Sloan
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Some art I found that reminded me of one of my favorite feel good books.🐟

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes | Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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I had to pick some of my favorite books to fill my shelf. All other books were put in storage. It was a sad day.😞

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The Death Cure | James Dashner
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I am so excited for the movie release! The maze runner movies did not exactly follow the books but it was pretty accurate compared to movies that did worse. Can't wait to see it! Has anyone yet?📽

Alittlebookworm I saw it the first day it came out in the cinema. I loved it soooo much!!! I can‘t wait for it to come out on DVD so i can see it as many times as possible!! ❤️ 2y
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Got this for Christmas from family in Oregon. The team had a pretty poor playing season but I still LOVE the Ducks and hope they do better next year! I can't wait to read about my team.

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The Time Machine | H.g.wells
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My brother's new book. Personally, I think he has good taste in his book(s). I will read these classic Sifi novels after him!

SavyGrace I've been wanting to read h.g. Wells! I've heard such good things about him! Hopefully soon. . . If I ever get caught up with my TBR 😂 2y
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I am going to read this for a book without a movie read challenge. This doesn't have a movie right😬

nicole_in_neverland It's such a good book! 2y
Cortg Enjoy! I really liked this one and I'm pretty sure there is no movie. 2y
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I love how Rick Riordan combined his series together and this makes me really happy! He made everything make a little more sense. I love this new series! Some points are a little iffy, but I like the Norse gods portrayed in this.

bridgetann I'm so far behind. 2y
nicole_in_neverland I love this series! 2y
Olivetoread @bridgetann It is never too late to catch up! 2y
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bridgetann @PercyJacksonLover54 true. Plus, I got laid off today out of the blue. So I have some time. 2y
Heretherebedragons On an unrelated note: Is it just me, or does the boy on the cover bear more than a passing likeness to Kurt Cobain (from Nirvana)? 2y
Olivetoread @Heretherebedragons Funny you should say that... 2y
Skyfullofzoes 😂😂 they actually talk about it in the second book. So yeah @Heretherebedragons 2y
BellaJourney I love the Percy Jackson series! I was introduced to them by my cousin her name was Olivia to! Hahahah😝 2y
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Bad Girls Don't Die | Katie Alender
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This book was suggested to me and so I read it. However, it wasn't my favorite and I was confused on this suggested topic. I wouldn't read it again but I enjoyed some parts of the book.

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Thomas Jefferson | Christopher Hitchens
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Before Independence Day ends, I have to say, " Happy Birthday America!" A thank you to all the wonderful people that founded the country like Thomas Jefferson! Just reading biographies on these people before bed.

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Untitled | Unknown
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"Idiot: ( s. Dimus Witus ) A feeble minded person who hasn't the good sense that God Gave Broccoli."- Ben Goode This book is mean but a needed pamphlet for the holiday! I must keep my sanity by finding a quiet place to read and get away from the idiots in my life.

Laura317 Yep. It's hard to fly when you're surrounded by turkeys. 2y
chapter_fifty2017 One must hav an escape !!! 😆 2y
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Starting this book today! Can't wait to read it! I have heard great things about this book! RIP Harper Lee

[DELETED] 206653737 I had a hard time with this one but loved TKAMB. Hope you enjoy though. 2y
Skyfullofzoes I started but put it down for another book. Tell me how it is 2y
Olivetoread I will! 2y
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arelireads I hate Atticus in this one. 😑😑 2y
arelireads But Scout will always be loved. Hehe. 💓 2y
Transientdrifter Reader beware, this book does not hold a candle to the original, and the more I have contemplated it, the more I believe it was not Harper Lee's creation, but a modern construct designed to stir up political race issues. It lacks all the care and depth of character that went into TKAM, and left me feeling so let down. 2y
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I have started to read Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne and I love it! This image is a picture from underneath a Seattle sidewalk! If you have ever seen the purple glass, this is an under view of it! I went on the Seattle Underground Tour and felt like I was going to the center of the city! I felt a connection here.

tpixie I've been to Seattle many times would've never gone underground that sounds like a great experience 2y
Bostonmomx2 I've done that tour, it was really cool. 2y
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I am completely addicted to this thrilling series and I have read every one! I have also listened to them many times to make sure I didn't miss a second! I love this so much and although I wish it was a movie, the motion pictures would ruin the wonderful story! I suggest you read this if you enjoy to read! If not, that is a very, very sad fact and you are a sad person.

tpixie Ha!! 2y
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"You'd still go, you're a hero"-Taylor Ridley

Olivetoread P.S. This is a pick taken from the top of a storm, the lightning is striking below me... 2y
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New book for the summer by Rick Riordan! I am really happy how this book went and I need more Apollo's bad poetry!

NovelGirl82 This one is coming up soon for me! I got it on release day, bug haven't gotten to it yet. 2y
Olivetoread @NovelGirl82 I also got this on release day and enjoyed it very much! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Happy reading! 😁📚 2y
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A Midsummer-night's Dream | William Shakespeare
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I did a play on this and now have a donkey mask from amazon. Although some parts were a waste, I loved this play very much! I played Peter Quince. I hope if anyone else takes the time to read this( or listen to the audiobook) you love it as much as I did!❤️📚

librarynthine We did this play too! But I was only a background character with no speaking lines 😂 One of my faves :) 2y
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I have not read this book in years! It is one of my personal favorites! I am currently trying to get my brother to read it instead of books with baseball. He is too old for those!

Peaceful_Reader This IS a great book. Thanks for the reminder. 2y
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Moby Dick | Herman Melville
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Finally tackling this classic! Very good so far, but I am a sucker for classic literature. I hope it turns out good! Although it has an interesting name and I have not finished it, I would recommend Moby Dick to any reader with time to sit down and enjoy this good book!🐳

TbrandBeyond I've always been intimidated by this one 😆Beautiful edition though !! 3y
TitleSpines I just brought a copy 2y
Olivetoread @TitleSpines Awesome! This is definitely a book to have to complete a shelf! 2y
bookcollecter I have this very edition! 13mo
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Hay! Who ever knew Mother Nature could be so evil. Why when this Hay is so beautiful?

Skyfullofzoes 😂😂 I love how the book is basically trying to make their grandmother go back to sleep 2y
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How dare Rick Riordan write this book with this ending!😡All the good I can say is that Tyson would buy this book because of the ponies!🐴

TaylorMay 😂 3y
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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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"May god preserve my memory"-Edmond Dantes. The quote of a man who only wanted not to go mad and lose his memory.

MyBookBath I'm planning on reading this for the first time some time soon. 2y
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Treasure Island | Robert Louis Stevenson
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I found the treasure map! Stole it from Billy bones. Time for an adventure!

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Treasure Island | Robert Louis Stevenson
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I am making this my year of reading famous classics

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I have to say, my favorite series EVER!!💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙(only true fans could understand the blue hearts)

Malisa Same!!! And I always try to eat blue stuff whenever I can 😉 3y
Olivetoread Me too! 3y
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House of Hades | Rick Riordan
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Malisa Yusss love this book!!! 3y
Olivetoread I have to agree! This is just my favorite! 3y
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This was my favorite book that I read this year! I am going to miss 2016! This is one of the greatest classics I have ever read and Jules Vern makes the book come alive. I love it and was sad when it ended! ❤️📖📚Happy New Year!

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Traveling to Thailand! Only in 21 hours🕝🕠🕑🇨🇷

EloisaJames I'm so envious! 3y
TrishB Went in October, but for work, lovely place! 3y
Megabooks Have fun! 3y
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Who was George Washington? | Roberta Edwards
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I was so proud to take this picture in person!

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The patriots throughout time are all the same. They are loyal to their country through all circumstances. This makes a true patriot! I love America and so do the patriots! America is the country that our veterans fight for and even though it was Veterans day yesterday, we should think of these men and women all the time!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

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Just reading the last one. Love this series!😍📚

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I was looking through old books and found this. It was my little brother's favorite when he was little!😜

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Pickpick

I loved this book! I couldn't put it down for two days but sadly the book had to come to an end.

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Pickpick

I loved this book! I couldn't put it down for two days but sadly the book had to come to an end.

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Uglies | Scott Westerfeld
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Skyfullofzoes I love this series so much 2y
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Michael Vey 6: Fall of Hades | Richard Paul Evans
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Best book ever! Richard Paul Evans needs to write the next one sooner!😁

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Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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This reminds me of a room from the time little women was placed.

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"The year 1866 is one no one will soon forget." -Jules Verne

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Pickpick

Amazing book!! Love it! I learned so much from an amazing author.