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Ruthiella

Joined February 2018

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Untitled | Anonymous
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1. Serendipity 😍
2. Three is optimal! Favorite series? Maybe Mapp and Lucia?
3. Not a writer. I only write emails and contract drafts for work and blog post and goodreads reviews online.
4. I tag @BookNAround @readordierachel and @Erofan If you are so inclined.

Thanks for the tag @Lcsmcat
#wonderouswednesday

wanderinglynn Great word! ❤️ 1w
Ruthiella @wanderinglynn I‘m loving everyone‘s answers for this one! So many wonderful words! 😀 1w
Lcsmcat Excellent word! 1w
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Eggs Love all your responses 👏🏻🤗💕🥳 1w
readordierachel Serendipity is a wonderful word! 1w
Ruthiella @Lcsmcat Thanks! 😀 1w
Ruthiella @Eggs Thanks 🙏😀 1w
Ruthiella @readordierachel I also love the fact that it is a made up word that entered the lexicon through fiction! 😀 1w
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Thank you @BkClubCare for asking Bybee to pass this on! And just in time for Nonfiction November!🥰❤️🥰❤️

BkClubCare Cool 😎 I am going to print this out and send to Bybee 😁 2w
Ruthiella @BkClubCare Great ! I am also sending her a thank you note. 😍 2w
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Rabbit, Run | John Updike
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Thanks for the tag @Lcsmcat . #NameChallenge Spell your name with book titles. 😀 All the titles shown I have read and liked, though Robinson is not a favorite (I know she is beloved but her genius misses me). I tag @Aimeesue and @Buechersuechtling if either of you are so inclined to play along.

Lcsmcat I need to read the Updike. It‘s on my perpetual TBR. 1mo
Ruthiella @Lcsmcat I read it many years ago in my 20s but I recall it was one of the first times I realized the importance of writing style and my enjoyment of a book. 1mo
Buechersuechtling Oh, cool. Thank you for the tag @Ruthiella ‼️🙂 I will play, I promise – but I need to think about my book titles first. Is it a condition that I need to have read all the books I spell my name with❓ 1mo
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Aimeesue I will play! Now to ponder… this may take me a while. 1mo
Ruthiella @Buechersuechtling You don‘t have to have read the books! I just mentioned it because Linda did. 😀 1mo
Ruthiella @Aimeesue I look forward to seeing what you come up with!😀 1mo
BkClubCare I haven‘t yet read any of these. Tho Rabbit Run is on my classics club 50. I need to move both the Atkinson AND the Robinson up to read soon. “Her genius escapes me”. 😂 3w
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The Word Is Murder | Anthony Horowitz
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Two books from my mother. She liked the Horowitz but DNFed Ohio. We‘ll see what my take is when I get around to them!🤓

readordierachel I'm really curious about Ohio. It sounds good. 1mo
Ruthiella @readordierachel I‘ve heard good things... supposed to be gritty and dark. 1mo
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Slade House | David Mitchell
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FINALLY! I‘ve had this book for four years and have meant to read it every fall season for the past three years 😬. It was great. A good companion to The Bone Clocks but can also stand on its own as a short, creepy read. 😨

BarbaraBB I liked this one better than the bone clocks! 1mo
Ruthiella @BarbaraBB Now I want to go back and reread The Bone Clocks and look for connections! 1mo
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The Prime Minister | Anthony Trollope
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Just finished this the fifth book in Trollope‘s six book Palliser series. It can be read alone but was particularly satisfying since many characters from previous books pop up here and there. Trollope has become one of my go-to comfort reads.

Lcsmcat I love Trollope! 1mo
Ruthiella @Lcsmcat He‘s wonderful! Once I finish the Palliser books I have most of his stand alone novels yet to explore.😍 1mo
Centique I haven‘t read any Trollope yet! I‘m going to have to rectify that 😊 1mo
Ruthiella @Centique Try Rachel Ray for starters. It is a stand alone and short (for Trollope). If you like it there‘s 40+ more books for you to discover. If you don‘t you haven‘t invested too much time.😀 1mo
Centique @Ruthiella I‘ve stacked it! 🤞🤞 1mo
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Dropped off a couple of bags of books at the Goodwill this afternoon! I browsed but was able to resist the temptation of buying any replacements. 😀

Aimeesue That takes nerves of steel! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1mo
Ruthiella @Aimeesue 😂I don‘t know what came over me! 1mo
Aimeesue @Ruthiella Well, enjoy it while it lasts, because we all know how THAT goes when autumn sets in and November gets drizzly, and there's naught to do but read . 1mo
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Super excited to read this novella in the Wayfarer series!😃

Aimeesue Ooooh! 😍 2mo
Ruthiella @Aimeesue I adore this series!🥰 2mo
Aimeesue @Ruthiella Me, too! Chambers is GOOD. 2mo
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Centique I have it on reserve! Can‘t wait too 🙌🙌 2mo
Ruthiella @Centique I predict it will be as good as her first three. 😀 2mo
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The Neverending Story | Michael Ende, Ralph Manheim
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arlenefinnigan Thanks for playing along! 2mo
Cinfhen Thanks for joining us ❤️ 2mo
Centique My friend who lives down the road has a dog this colour, with a similar face. I‘m always telling her “she‘s not a dog she‘s a luck dragon” 😍 2mo
Ruthiella @Centique That‘s adorable! 🐶❤️ 2mo
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What Alice Forgot | Liane Moriarty
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#Thethingummybob is what one says when one forgets the proper name for something so I‘m gonna link that to the tagged title about a woman with amnesia. I‘ve read two books from Moriarty before- one good one not so good...this one will be the tiebreaker. 🤔 #RedroseSeptember

Cinfhen Good choice 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
arlenefinnigan Nice! 2mo
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The Memory of Running | Ron McLarty
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I kinda hated this book. But I think I am a real outlier in this case. It is kind of a bookish equivalent to Forest Gump which I also hated... I know, what is wrong with me!?!?

An overweight, middle aged sad sack man goes on a tragicomical journey across the country on his bike to find his mentally ill sister and save her. Along the way he has adventures and meets a cast of eccentric characters. #Iran #RedroseSeptember

arlenefinnigan I hate to be pedantic but having a bike on the cover of a book with 'running' in the title doesn't seem right. 2mo
Aimeesue I definitely have to be in the right mood for those sorts of books. I tend to prefer questing cranky old people meeting various characters to sad sack protagonists, though. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 2mo
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan 😂I know, right? 2mo
Ruthiella @Aimeesue I agree this is a book for which the reader has to be in the right mindset to enjoy. I need to read the cranky old person variation and see how I fare!😀 2mo
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#TwoTribes by Frankie goes to Hollywood was about the (futility of) the Cold War. Which makes me think of this amazing nonfiction oral history of the transition from the Soviet Era to the unbridled capitalism of the Wild Wild East. So many stories from real people. It made me think a lot about my own country‘s propaganda and indoctrination. #RedroseSeptember

arlenefinnigan Perfect! 2mo
Cinfhen Beautiful post and you just reminded me how much I‘d like to read this work. 2mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Thanks! It was a bit hard to get into at first-so many voices-but once I got used to the cacophony it was enthralling. 2mo
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Ship of Magic | Robin Hobb
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Excellent entry into the Liveship Traders trilogy, second trilogy in the larger 16 book Realm of the Elderlings series. #sevenseas #RedroseSeptember

arlenefinnigan Good choice! 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m sooo tempted to read this series but serious #PageCountPhobia is holding me back (edited) 2mo
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan Thanks!😀 2mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen 16 books is a SERIOUS commitment! You are not wrong to think twice!😬 2mo
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Not book related but I couldn‘t resist adding it. I used to watch this and American Bandstand as a kid. #groovytrain #RedroseSeptember

arlenefinnigan Excellent! 2mo
BarbaraBB Cool choice! 2mo
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CarolynM Oh goodness! I read so many Thomas stories (and watched so much of the TV show) when my son was little I felt like it was coming out of my ears! 😳😷 It never occurred to me for this prompt, though. 2mo
Ruthiella @CarolynM Sorry for bringing up such painful memories! 😂😂I feel like these last ten or so prompts are super hard for me to relate to a book title. I‘m grabbing at what ever comes to mind. 🤪 (edited) 2mo
arlenefinnigan Hahahaha love it! 2mo
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BarbaraBB My kids loved this! 2mo
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan Thanks 😊 2mo
Ruthiella @BarbaraBB Kids love trains 🚂!😀 2mo
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Anne of Green Gables | L M Montgomery
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There‘s no #remedy for recovering from drinking too much current wine you thought was raspberry cordial except time! #RedroseSeptember

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I don‘t remember too much about this except that it was about twin brothers where one them suffered from schizophrenia and the other brother found himself conflicted about having to be his brother‘s caretaker. It was a compelling story. An Oprah pick too, so have your tissues ready!

#Heaintheavyhesmybrother. #RedroseSeptember

Cinfhen STILL need to read this!!! I loved this book by the author 👉🏽 2mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen I think you‘ll find it a quick read despite its length when you get to it.😀 2mo
arlenefinnigan That sounds tough 😪 2mo
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Amiable Love this book—one of my favorites. I reread it every few years! 2mo
Ruthiella @Amiable I need to reread more often!😀 2mo
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan It was sad but engrossing.😔 2mo
Buechersuechtling I remember to have taken it on a beach holiday with a huge bunch of friends _years_ ago. It was the only book I had taken with me hence I was sure it was thick enough for a week of beach reading. The further I got in the more I thought: “What did you choose there⁉️” because I quickly learned that it‘s no beach read. But I ended up liking it. One of those books you never forget. Even though I don‘t remember the ending … 1mo
Ruthiella @Buechersuechtling it‘s maybe a little heavy in terms of subject matter for a beach read. I do remember it was a page turner for me though.😀 1mo
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“Once you learn to read you will be forever free” - Frederick Douglas

#setyoufree #RedroseSeptember

Cinfhen That‘s beautiful ♥️🙌🏻 2mo
CarolynM Perfect choice👏 2mo
Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
arlenefinnigan Excellent ❤️ 2mo
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Interesting to think what #allaroundtheworld 🌎 meant back in the classical age of Europe and Asia Minor. How small it was and yet how complex and rich. This book was a pre-internet purchase. Back when if you wanted to know anything you likely had to look it up in a book! 📚 #RedroseSeptember

arlenefinnigan Cool picture! 2mo
Crazeedi I would read this for sure 2mo
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan Thanks 😀 2mo
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Ruthiella @Crazeedi It‘s a fun book to flip through from time to time 😀 2mo
Cinfhen So true....pre Internet we learned so differently 🤓 2mo
Crazeedi @Ruthiella yes! @Cinfhen and I'm still a bit old school at times! 2mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Totally! 2mo
Cinfhen I don‘t think my son who‘s 17 has ever opened an encyclopedia- or even seen one 🙄 That might even be true for my 24 year old 😢😢 @Crazeedi @Ruthiella 2mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen I get that! I use Wikipedia CONSTANTLY and I love it. (edited) 2mo
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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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To many Jay Gatsby appears to be living #thelifeofriley - he has everything money can buy. Well almost...this book shows the dark side of the American Dream and launched a million high school term papers. #RedroseSeptember

arlenefinnigan Ooh, good pick! 2mo
Cinfhen Ha!!! Ain‘t that the truth 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻well played 2mo
arlenefinnigan Mad how people had Gatsby themed parties when the recent film came out. Like, did you read the book? 2mo
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Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan I had to read the book in high school and I reread it in my 20s when I was in a situation where very few books were available and it was all I had. No parties for me though I would be curious to see the Baz Luhrman film. I LOVED Strictly Ballroom and Moulin Rouge!😀 2mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Thanks 😊 2mo
Centique @Ruthiella I love Baz Luhrman too! 😍😍 2mo
Ruthiella @Centique His visuals are AWESOME! 🤩 2mo
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The Nix | Nathan Hill
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I enjoyed this satire on academia, publishing, U.S. politics, gaming etc. It is a little overstuffed maybe but ultimately satisfying. The prompt #sitdown made me think of it because the protagonist‘s mother was photographed at a “sit in” in the 70s which has a lot to do with the plot. Convoluted but it‘s the best I can do.😅 #RedroseSeptember

arlenefinnigan I do love a good sit in ✊ 2mo
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan Peace man! ✌️ 2mo
Cinfhen I initially thought of “sit in” too💟☮️💟 I still NEED to read this book. I may try the audio as it was just recommended to me by @Megabooks 2mo
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Megabooks @Cinfhen it is a long audiobook and I‘ve listened to it twice if that lets you know how good it is!! 2mo
Cinfhen The length is what‘s been putting me off @Megabooks 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen Totally worth it. I promise. 2mo
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My cat decided to channel Vanna White for this one. #7days7covers #covercrush

Hey @ctboeheim @rwmg @BarkingMadRun would you like to play by posting a different cover you love for seven days in a row with no explanation? It‘s fun!

Centique Your cat is Gorgeous! 2mo
Ruthiella @Centique Thanks! 😻 2mo
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The Mersey Sound | Roger McGough, Adrian Henri, Brian Patten
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This is the best I can do for the prompt #MerseyParadise #RedroseSeptember .

TrishB Good one 👍🏻 2mo
Ruthiella @TrishB I suspect you know lots more about the subject than I do! 😀 2mo
Cinfhen Betting MrTrishB owns this one @TrishB 2mo
arlenefinnigan Excellent! 2mo
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Oreo | Fran Ross
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This book was a lot of fun but also pretty crazy. It is based on the myth of Theseus which I actually got it because I had previously read The King Must Die by Mary Renault. I don‘t remember If Oreo actually has a #kinkyafro or not but she might have given the book was first published in 1974 and is contemporary. ☮️

#RedroseSeptember

arlenefinnigan Cool cover! 2mo
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan It‘s groovy! 😀 2mo
batsy This book seems to have great covers in every edition 🙂 2mo
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Cinfhen Awesome cover and graphics 2mo
Ruthiella @batsy Agree! The library copy I read had a really cool textual cover.😀 2mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Thanks 😀 2mo
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Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier, Dame
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#7days7covers #covercrush

Hey @Quirkybookworm @8little_paws @Novelista71 if you‘ve not been tagged yet and are game, will you post a cover each day for seven days with no explanation?

Tanisha_A Love that pattern! 2mo
Cathythoughts Lovely. Is it navy ? .. I got my daughter-in-law this edition in navy ... so nice 2mo
Ruthiella @Tanisha_A it‘s simple yet beautiful! 2mo
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Ruthiella @Cathythoughts Yes it is a blue...darker at the top and gradually more blue blue at the bottom. It‘s a Virago hardcover reprint. 2mo
Cathythoughts Yes that‘s the one I got daughter-in-law ... beautiful 2mo
batsy 😍 2mo
CarolynM Very pretty! 2mo
Ruthiella @batsy 😊 2mo
Ruthiella @CarolynM it‘s tempting to buy DuMaurier‘s other titles in these editions but so far I have remained strong!😀 2mo
thebluestocking I want this edition so bad!! 2mo
Ruthiella @thebluestocking I want you to buy all the Virago hardcover reissues and then take a picture of them for me! 😀 (edited) 2mo
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Any Human Heart | William Boyd
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One of my favorite books of all time which is pretty much a cradle to grave story of a not perfect but nevertheless #wonderfullife of one man throughout the 20th century.

#RedroseSeprember

Cinfhen #Stacked your blurb completely sold me 🙌🏻 2mo
arlenefinnigan Nice! 2mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Great! It was a great book and none of Boyd‘s other titles have quite lived up to it. 2mo
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan Thanks! 😊 2mo
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Possession | A. S. Byatt
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Have you already been tagged @Tamra ? Would you like to post a cover you love each day for seven days with no explanation?

#7days7covers #covercrush

batsy Aaaah! Beautiful book and cover. 2mo
Tamra Thank you! But my books are in boxes. 😫 2mo
Ruthiella @Tamra ahh! Too bad!😢 2mo
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Ruthiella @batsy Thanks! I loved this book and the slightly creepy yet opulent cover belies the content. 2mo
LeahBergen I loved this book. ❤️ 2mo
Ruthiella @LeahBergen ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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Revolutionary Road | Richard Yates
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If anyone had #groundsfordivorce it was April Wheeler IMO. If only she‘d had access to reliable birth control...

#RedRoseSeptember

arlenefinnigan God bless birth control m 2mo
Cinfhen I own this book but haven‘t read it yet 🙄 2mo
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Ruthiella @Cinfhen It‘s a good book but sad! 2mo
Anna40 I loved this book! 2mo
Ruthiella @Anna40 It was very well written I thought. I need to try some of Yate‘s other titles!😀 2mo
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#7days7covers #covercrush

@monalyisha if you haven‘t already been tagged yet would you like to post seven covers you love for seven days in a row with no explanations?

monalyisha I start a new job tomorrow & the Fall semester just kicked into gear for grad school, so I don‘t know that I‘ll have time...but thank you for thinking of me! 2mo
Ruthiella @monalyisha No problem! I understand 😀 2mo
cleoh I‘ve always found these ones interesting! 2mo
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Ruthiella @cleoh The content is light mystery but particularly love the vibrant colors used for each book. 😀 2mo
Centique Oh! Love these! Now I‘m feeling the need to read a Flavia... 2mo
Ruthiella @Centique I‘ve read them all and hope to revisit on audio in future!😀 2mo
batsy I love the series and I love these candy-coloured covers 🍬🍭🍬🍭 2mo
Ruthiella @batsy Agreed! 🍭 🍭🍭😀 2mo
thebluestocking These covers! 😍 I‘ve read the first one, but need to keep going. 2mo
Ruthiella @thebluestocking They are fun but light reads. If you do audio books I recommend those read by Jane Entwistle. 2mo
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Oops! | David Shannon
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Oops! I said I was only going to see if there were any Ishiguro books for sale and leave if none...two books and one DVD later...🙊

LauraBeth This looks like a very restrained haul! Congratulations! 👏👏 2mo
Ruthiella @LauraBeth Thanks! It could have been worse! 😉 2mo
Aimeesue If there are no Ishiguro books on offer, you have to console yourself somehow! I mean, that's a terrible state of affairs. 2mo
Ruthiella @Aimeesue Absolutely! The disappointment at not finding A Pale View of Hills left a hole that needed to be filled !🤪 2mo
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Green Dolphin Street | Elizabeth Goudge
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I didn‘t love this brick of a book as much as I might have at some other point in my reading life. Romantic historical fiction isn‘t quite my jam at the moment. But it does feature a #bizarrelovetriangle! 😀

#RedroseSeptember

arlenefinnigan Good choice! 2mo
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan Thanks!😊 2mo
Buechersuechtling Yeah, sometimes it‘s weird how one wonders how a book found its way on one‘s sub – even though week, months, years ago one felt a strong desire of taking it home and reading it. Strange, how one‘s own personality and preferences changes mostly unnoticed with the passage of time. 1mo
Ruthiella @Buechersuechtling I do believe that some books and authors need to be read at the right time in one‘s reading life. This makes rereading precarious from time to time too!😀 1mo
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Wizard of the Crow | Ngugi wa Thiong'o
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#7days7covers #covercrush

@cleoh If you‘ve not been tagged already would you like to post a cover you love each day for seven days with no explanation?

vivastory LOVE Mendelsund's designs 2mo
Ruthiella @vivastory I had to google him. I‘m familiar with a lot of his work it turns out! 2mo
vivastory This is a great collection of his design work 2mo
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vivastory & this is one of my favorite books about books 2mo
Cathythoughts Great 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
Ruthiella @Cathythoughts Thanks!😊 2mo
cleoh @Ruthiella so in! Thanks for the tag 💕 2mo
thebluestocking Love this!! And also, I‘ve been sailing at the no explanation thing. 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
ljuliel Thanks for the tag 🙂. I‘ll see what I can find. 2mo
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I‘ve not read this but I did see most of the movie with Tom Cruise. An invasion of Earth by extraterrestrials 👽 would cause a #panic as depicted in the film and (probably) book!

#RedroseSeptember

arlenefinnigan The Jeff Wayne soundtrack is brilliant. 2mo
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan I‘ll have to check that out! I only half watched the film on TV at the time. 2mo
Novelista71 The book is very different from the film, for a start it happens in suburban England but also there are a lot of good ideas in it. Having watched the film I think you‘ll love the book... 2mo
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Ruthiella @Novelista71 I would like to give it a whirl one of these days ! I‘ve only read The Invisible Man from Wells so far. 😀 2mo
rwmg Don't forget the rock musical 😁 2mo
Ruthiella @rwmg Oh I see that‘s what Arlene references in her comment! John Williams (of course) scored the Spielberg film! 😀 2mo
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The Sisters Brothers | Patrick DeWitt
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#7days7covers #covercrush

If you haven‘t already been tagged yet @ljuliel would you like to play and post a cover you love each day for seven days with no explanation?

LeahBergen I love this cover, too. 👍🏻 2mo
batsy So cool 👌🏽 2mo
Ruthiella @LeahBergen I know. I hope the designer won an award or something!😀 2mo
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Ruthiella @batsy Totally! 😎 2mo
madamereadsalot1 This is one of my absolute favorite covers too! 2mo
Ruthiella @madamereadsalot1 Me too! 😀 2mo
madamereadsalot1 It's such a great book. I think it doesn't get enough attention and affection! 2mo
sudi This one looks so cool 😎 2mo
Ruthiella @sudi Thanks! It was also kind of a fun read if one can say that about a book where the main characters are contract killers!😀😨😍 2mo
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Our Tragic Universe | Scarlett Thomas
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#7days7covers #covercrush

@cathipink Will you post a cover you love each day for seven days without explanation?

Thank you for the tag @CarolynM

batsy Nice pick! I really enjoyed this book 🖤 (as I have most of hers that I've read) 2mo
Ruthiella @batsy I love her. There‘s something about the way she thinks that appeals to me. I still need to read her newer stuff however. 🖤 2mo
cathipink Thank you for tagging me! About to post 🙂🙂 2mo
sudi 😍 2mo
Ruthiella @sudi 😊 2mo
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There are lots of books about growing up poor where #moneystootighttomention . This is the first one that came to mind. A classic!
#RedroseSeptember

Cinfhen Fantastic pick, I nearly choose 2mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Angela‘s Ashes would be another good one. I find it interesting that most Littens have so far picked nonfiction titles.🤔 (edited) 2mo
SitsWithaBook My all time favorite book. 2mo
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Ruthiella @SitsWithaBook It‘s a classic for a reason! 😀 2mo
Cinfhen Hmmmmm, that is an interesting observation @Ruthiella 2mo
arlenefinnigan Looking forward to getting around to this at some point! 2mo
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan Hope you like it when you get to it!😀 2mo
Centique I love this book and I think this cover is perfect! 😍 2mo
Ruthiella @Centique It‘s not the cover of the edition I actually read but I chose it because I liked it better!😀 2mo
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Space Cadet | Robert A. Heinlein
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#Saturn5 is a kind of rocket 🚀 so I went with the cover of this early Heinlein novel that I‘ve not read for this #RedroseSeptember prompt. Heinlein is sort of hit and miss for me so I may never read this title! 👽

arlenefinnigan Perfect 👌 2mo
Cinfhen Not familiar with this book or author but I seem to recall a movie by that name!! 2mo
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan Thanks 😀! 2mo
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Ruthiella @Cinfhen Heinlein is probably most famous for his sci-fi novels Starship Troopers or Stranger in a Strange Land. 👽 2mo
Cinfhen Starship troopers is definitely a film!!!! 2mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Yes, it was a movie. I liked it even though it was a little goofy and OTT. Plus it had Neil Patrick Harris in it! 😃 2mo
ljuliel I like the title of this. I have an X Brother in Law who called me a Space Cadet. 😁 I found it quite a compliment ,in an odd sort of way. 2mo
Ruthiella @ljuliel I think it can be a endearing nickname!😀 2mo
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#withmylittlestickofblackpoolrock was the most difficult prompt! Since Blackpool is a coastal resort town my mind did go to the first Persephone I read which was the tagged book about a family holiday to Bognor in the 1920s. This is a lovely, gentle and melancholic story about a happy family who know this will be the last summer together as the children are now reaching adulthood. Highly recommended!😍

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arlenefinnigan Lovely! 2mo
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan Thank you 😊 2mo
Cinfhen I love the graphics xx such a fantastic image 2mo
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Ruthiella @Cinfhen Thanks! 😊 2mo
rubyslippersreads Adorable photo! 2mo
Ruthiella @rubyslippersreads Many Thanks! 2mo
LeahBergen I loved this book! ❤️ 2mo
Ruthiella @LeahBergen I figured you‘d loved it since it is a Persephone title!😍 2mo
Centique Oh man, an English seaside resort in the 20s - I‘m in! 2mo
Ruthiella @Centique It‘s a very sweet book-no drama, just a family‘s realization that it‘s their last summer as such. 😍 2mo
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Eggs 💗💗💗💗 2mo
arlenefinnigan Every child should read this. Such an important book. 2mo
Cinfhen I recently reread this diary , coincidentally on what would have been Anne Frank‘s 90th birthday. It was very moving to see how innocent and childlike she was in so many ways despite her circumstances. 2mo
Centique Thank you for the reminder! I must reread this soon. I read it for the first time at about 10 yo and it was so impactful. I read a piece of it in a school oral competition that year too, wanted everyone to be as affected. 💔 2mo
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Wolf Hall | Hilary Mantel
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One of the best fictional takes I have read based on real #History! I love Mantel‘s style. It takes getting used to, however.

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Cinfhen This has been on my TBR for ages #MaybeOneDay #PageCountPhobia 2mo
arlenefinnigan Not my kind of thing but I got it for my mum and she loved it. 2mo
Aimeesue So very, very good! 2mo
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batsy It's pretty brilliant ❤️ 2mo
LeahBergen I‘m so excited for the third! 👏🏻 2mo
Ruthiella @LeahBergen I know! Me too. 😃 2mo
Ruthiella @batsy Totally! She has become one of my favorite authors! 😀 2mo
Ruthiella @Aimeesue It was excellent, right? I even developed a literary crush on Cromwell!😍 2mo
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan That‘s great you know your mom‘s taste! I am always tickled when I recommend a book and get it right! 😀 2mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Ha ha. Embrace the chunkster! I find there is something very satisfying about spending a long time in one fictional world personally. 😀 2mo
CarolynM I loved it too. 2mo
Ruthiella @CarolynM Yay 😃! Another fan! 2mo
Centique @Ruthiella @LeahBergen me three! God I loved this book. I can‘t even explain it‘s draw for me - it‘s one of the very few books I just wanted to turn to the front and start it all over again. 2mo
Ruthiella @Centique Mantel has a way of placing the reader inside the action of the book. I really felt I was THERE! 😀 2mo
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I‘ve not read it yet (nor seen the movie) but this is the only book I could think of which is at least tangentially about #mathematics. 😬

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Cinfhen Great choice 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼I heard the book was dry but the movie was phenomenal!! Watch it 🍿 2mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Yes ma‘am! 😀 2mo
Cinfhen Ha!! You‘ll thank me later 😉 2mo
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squirrelbrain Yes, I agree @Cinfhen - the book was rather dry. (Haven‘t seen the movie!) 2mo
arlenefinnigan Deffo want to read and watch #stacked 2mo
Ruthiella @squirrelbrain Thanks for the heads up!😀 2mo
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan I‘d not heard of the book till the movie came out. 2mo
Buechersuechtling @Ruthiella Yeah, me neither. But hugely loved the film. And now I am a bit reluctant to read the book because I fear being disappointed because of my own expectations. ☹️ Ha‼️ Just read @Cinfhen and @squirrelbrain ‘s comments – so it seems a good thing to have skipped the book. 😇🙌🏼 (edited) 1mo
Cinfhen I bailed on the book early on @Buechersuechtling 1mo
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Amy's People | Amy Malbeuf
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The prompt #chippytea makes me think of one of my favorite Booktubers Amy at From the Dusty Bookshelf,whose nickname from another booktuber (Erica at The Perks of Books) is “Chippy Cup”. What I love about Amy is she reads way outside the mainstream. From deep dives into Simone de Beauvoir‘s complete works to Lesbian pulp fiction...she marches to the beat of her own drummer! Totally unpretentious, she is a joy to listen to.

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HardcoverHearts She is great! Good choice. 2mo
Ruthiella @HardcoverHearts Thanks! I love how deep and broad her reading interests go! 2mo
thebluestocking Thanks for the recommendation. I‘m always looking for booktubers who do more than read YA. 2mo
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Cinfhen Thanks for sharing a BookTuber!! That‘s a great idea 💡 we should highlight more BookTubers on Litsy!!! 2mo
Ruthiella @thebluestocking OMG I will send you a list via goodreads. There are lots of lit-fic booktubers. 2mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen We actually have a few Littens who are already booktubers like Butterflyamore and HardcoverHearts😍 (edited) 2mo
Cinfhen And @shawnmooney who goes by Shawn the Book Maniac 💕💕💕💕 2mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Oh yes! I forgot about Shawn! He is not my friend in Litsy but I do watch his vlogs. 😀 2mo
thebluestocking @Ruthiella Thank you! I follow a few, but “need” more!! 💙 2mo
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The Call of the Wild | Jack London
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Novella told from the perspective of Buck, a family dog who is dog napped and forced to #hitthenorth as a sled dog in the Yukon Territory at the turn of the 20th century. I think London anthropomorphized Buck‘s motivation too much at times but it was otherwise a pretty compelling adventure that doesn‘t shy away from the brutality of the era.

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arlenefinnigan Sounds good. Cool cover. 3mo
Cinfhen Very atmospheric!!! An assigned book both my boys enjoyed 🤓 3mo
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan I think the illustration is a woodcut. There‘s something lovely but old fashioned about it. 😀 (edited) 3mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen I can see how it would be assigned in school. Particularly the length is good. 😀 3mo
Cinfhen That was definitely a plus for them 😂 3mo
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Brave New World | Aldous Huxley
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Huxley shows a future where almost everyone is content and #EverybodysHappyNowadays with their lives due to eugenics and recreational drugs. Not all that impossible for a possible trajectory of humankind if we‘re not careful IMO.😱

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arlenefinnigan I love this book. 3mo
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan Me too! It‘s due for a reread! 3mo
Cinfhen It‘s one of those books I‘ve been meaning to read 🙈 3mo
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Ruthiella @Cinfhen I hear ya! We all have a list/pile of ‘em! 🐵 3mo
Centique This is one of my all time faves. 😍 It was probably the first book I read as a teen that made me question the way society around me works. 3mo
Ruthiella @Centique Me too! Particularly as the world depicted isn‘t horrible in the way say 1984 is. Going to the movies all the time, having great sex and taking feel good drugs with no side effects ...full employment and no class or racial issues... 3mo
Centique @Ruthiella the opiates of the masses right? 😉 I still haven‘t read 1984 - it‘s on my list for next year! 3mo
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While I recall the Chumbawamba song I had to look up the meaning of #tubthumping . Urban dictionary says it is what the Irish did as part of their revolt under English rule...so free association brings me to this nonfiction title about Northern Ireland that I want to read...maybe for Nonfiction November?🤔
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arlenefinnigan Got this lined up on audio. Sounds like it's gonna be a tough, but important, read. 3mo
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan Yup! I will have to prepare mentally before tackling. 3mo
Cinfhen I was just thinking I‘d like to try this book on audio 3mo
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Ruthiella My library only has the hard copy but that‘s OK! I listen to so many podcasts, I often have trouble squeezing audio books in. 3mo
gradcat @Ruthiella I read this book very recently...it‘s really, really interesting, & a great primer for the “Troubles” In Ireland, if you‘re not up on the history. ♥️ 3mo
Ruthiella @gradcat Good to hear! I am hoping to learn a lot. It feels like it will be a good nonfiction complement to Milkman by Anna Burns. 3mo
gradcat I really think I have to read that one as well.... 3mo
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Fool's Fate | Robin Hobb
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I‘ve quite a way to go before I get to this book in the Realm of the Elderlings series. Only time will tell if he is a #poormisguidedfool or not. 🤨

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arlenefinnigan Good pick! 3mo
Cinfhen Lots of #LitsyLove for this series!!!! 3mo
Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan Thanks! 🙏😀 3mo
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Ruthiella @Cinfhen On Booktube too which is where I first heard about it.😀 3mo
TrishB I did The Fool too 👍🏻 3mo
Ruthiella @TrishB Great minds think alike!🤪 3mo
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A short, powerful and oddly hopeful book about one man‘s day of survival in a Soviet gulag. Highly recommend!

rubyslippersreads ❤️💚 Gumby and Pokey! 3mo
Ruthiella @rubyslippersreads Turns out they are both big readers! 🤪 3mo
arlenefinnigan Excellent! 3mo
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Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan Thanks! 😀 3mo
Cinfhen Love the photo and extra 💕for Gumby 3mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Thank you 😊 3mo
Blaire Great book! 3mo
Ruthiella @Blaire It is! The Cancer Ward by Solzhenitsyn is also good! 😀 3mo
gradcat Great book!! 👍 3mo
Ruthiella @gradcat It really was! I was surprised given the subject matter. 😀 3mo
gradcat I know, but he‘s such a good writer that no matter the material, the books soar...I love his books. 3mo
Ruthiella @gradcat What would you recommend I read next from him? 😀 3mo
gradcat Well, I read “The Gulag Archipelago” first. But it‘s long (3 vols.), arduous, and deep (as it‘s nonfiction, you can easily understand why), but I think my favorite novel is probably 3mo
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My sister just gave me this book all about the TV show Friends 📺. Yes, the last season maybe should‘ve not happened but in general I loved the series and I love books like this😍. She also got me this thing to put on your thumb to help hold a book open. Pretty neat.

Lindy That is a neat tool. How do you like it? 3mo
Ruthiella @Lindy It works well. But I have to remember to find it to use it! Like my reading glasses, it would be best if I had three or four scattered around the house for optimal access! (edited) 3mo
Lindy @Ruthiella Ha! I know what you are talking about. 😉 3mo
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The Seven Sisters | Margaret Drabble
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#friyayintro @howjessreads

Thank you for the tag @Klou 🥰

1. I really enjoyed the tagged book- my first Margaret Drabble title.
2. I would love to be able to stop time...it would help me catch up on my reading 🤣.
3. Virgo ♍️
4. Only real plan after walking the dogs is sitting down to read! 📚
5. I tag Leah and Rachel below if they‘ve not done this already. 🤩

readordierachel I would totally want your superpower 😃😆 3mo
LeahBergen @readordierachel Me, too! 😆 Thanks for the tag, @Ruthiella ! 😘 3mo
merelybookish I love Margaret Drabble, although I haven't read this one! 3mo
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Ruthiella @readordierachel lt would come in handy for sure! 😀 3mo
Ruthiella @LeahBergen You‘re welcome 😊 3mo
Ruthiella @merelybookish This was my first from Drabble and I really looking forward to checking out her other books! 😀 3mo
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I just picked this up from the library and read the first chapter. Don‘t know if I‘ll like it yet but I can already tell it will be a quick read. I admit FOMO is making me read it! 😁

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