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Tanisha_A

Joined September 2016

Cheers to the ginormous TBR! 😀 Instagram: paintboxescapades
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Kapo | Aleksander Tisma
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Thank you @BarbaraBB for sending me the book, a beautiful bookmark, and your sweet note! Love, love! 🥰

Cathythoughts So lovely 💫 3mo
batsy So pretty! 3mo
BarbaraBB You‘re very welcome! I have already started reading the one you sent me and enjoying it a lot 🤍🤍 3mo
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Reggie How‘s the married life? 3mo
Tanisha_A @Reggie Reg, hiiiiiiii! Hahahaha, that question is always amusing to me. It is good so far, i think. I am learning how to be in a marriage, it is very new. 😂 3mo
Tanisha_A @Cathythoughts @batsy Yess, so sweet of Barbara! Litsy-ians are the best. 😊 3mo
TrishB Hope you‘re doing ok 😁 miss your posts. 2w
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Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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I had a fantastic time buddy reading this with @ju.ca.no and both of us loved this book to bits. 🌲

Heidi, at an early age, loses both of her parents, and hence, comes to live with her grandfather up on the Alm (Swiss Alps). Her love & curiosity for nature & its wonders will make one want to step outside & admire one‘s surroundings. Heidi‘s time living amongst the lap of nature goes on, until one day she has to get away and live in the city. 👇🏽

Tanisha_A There, she makes new friends, yet pines for her home. The only way she could be cheered up is by reuniting with her home of mountains, goats, fir trees, flowers, and grandfather. Spyri‘s writing is crystal clear and brings out just the right mix of emotions. Highly recommended for children! 4mo
Soubhiville I loved this story as a kid! 4mo
BiblioLitten This was one of the first books I treasure from my childhood. 💙 4mo
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The Summer Book | Tove Jansson
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The gift of a book which makes you move while also bringing a stillness to the rhythm of life, is an excellent gift, no?

I received The Summer Book as a present from the sweetest, @JennyM last year. Thank you, love! 🥰

The writing in here encompasses multiple themes – philosophy, adventure, nature descriptions in their glory as well as chaos, inspirations from Jansson‘s life experiences, humour, mystery, literature and learning. 👇🏽

Tanisha_A Set on the Gulf of Finland, it‘s the story of a blooming relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter. They pass their days on the island talking about life, its constituents – nature and its beings (humans, non-humans), relationships, travel, love, death, afterlife – they fight, and they saunter through the island‘s landscape together and at times on their own. 4mo
Centique I love this book! 4mo
JennyM I‘m so glad you enjoyed it, T. It‘s such a lovely book. Hope you are keeping well. Sending hugs xx😘 4mo
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Tanisha_A @JennyM It‘s one of my favourites of the year! All good here. Hope things are well with you and fam. All the love! 🎈❤️ 4mo
Tanisha_A @Centique It was one of the most satisfying reads. So wholesome! 4mo
Tamra Such a wonderful book to gift! 4mo
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Klara is an Artificial Friend (AF), with exceptional observational qualities & the ability to feel. She meets Josie (or rather gets chosen by Josie), & there begins a tale of friendship, love, humanity, sacrifice, selfishness. I think it was clever of the author to narrate the story from Klara‘s perspective, quite unique – the way she created a character out of the Sun is magnificent. I found the other characters well drawn as well.👇🏽

Tanisha_A In this world, AFs are meant to be a companion to children who are lonely; and help them out with various tasks and errands. It‘s a setting in which there is a distinction between types of children, “lifted” and “unlifted”. I‘d not like to reveal what that exactly means, because it might take the fun out of reading the book. 5mo
Tanisha_A Ishiguro has taken cues from our current world, it‘s scientific and technological advancements, and created an atmosphere which raises a few fundamental questions: What does each individual hold which makes them special? What does it mean to love? 5mo
SamAnne Definitely on my TBR! 5mo
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Cathythoughts Interesting.. I‘ll be reading soon for IRL Bookclub 5mo
Reggie Great review. Nice to see you again. How‘s the married life going? 5mo
Ruthiella I really enjoyed this one! 5mo
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Peril at End House | Agatha Christie
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Narrated by Captain Hastings, Peril at End House is a Poirot mystery set in the fictional town of St Loo located in the south of England. The town is said be based on Torquay in the South Devon region of the UK.

Nick Buckley is the owner of End House, and has faced some life threatening attempts. She refuses to take them seriously until Poirot makes her realise otherwise, and steps in to investigate. Nick‘s friends, family, & acquaintances 👇🏽

Tanisha_A get questioned from time to time and the mystery unfolds with an extraordinary last scene. A satisfying read! 6mo
Centique Lovely to see you here Tanisha! 😍 This one sounds good too. 👍 6mo
kspenmoll This sounds good! Great review! 5mo
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My Family and Other Animals | Gerald Durrell, Jocelyn Potter
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@ju.ca.no & i have been reading children‘s classics together & we have been having so much fun with them. 👯‍♀️

This autobiographical account of Gerry & his family‘s adventures is a complete joyride, a total roller coaster of events. It‘s the first book in a 3 part series.

Gerry (Gerald Durrell) & his family – which includes mother, two elder brothers, & an elder sister – leave England‘s windy, grey August & move to sunny Corfu in Greece. 👇🏽

Tanisha_A Here begin the adventures – movement from one villa to the other (strawberry-pink villa to daffodil-yellow villa to snow-white villa) for absolutely ridiculous reasons; meeting many interesting & eccentric locals and enjoying Greek life; inviting friends & organising parties; encountering wonderful sights (phosphorescence), Gerry‘s multiple experiences & incidents with local fauna, 👇🏽 6mo
Tanisha_A (spiders, lizards, snakes, scorpions, magpies, tortoises etc) and his extensive interest in studying them. 6mo
PhyllisH I ❤️the Gerald Durrell books. Have you seen the PBS series? 6mo
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Tanisha_A @PhyllisH We are planning to read the other two as well, at some point. Oh wow! I didn‘t know there was a series on it. I am defo going to check it out. Thankeee! 😊 6mo
LeahBergen I adore this book ❤️❤️ 6mo
PhyllisH @Tanisha_A 👍🏻👍🏻😁 6mo
Tanisha_A @LeahBergen Aw! I can see why! 😊 6mo
hilded Only seen the tv-show, sounds like I should read the books as well 😊 6mo
BiblioLitten One of my favourite books! 😍 5mo
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Lolly Willowes | Sylvia Townsend Warner
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Hi! ❤️ I have been very inactive here, and i missed you all. I finished reading Willowes sometime back, and missed the discussion, yet again. But i went through the comments, which I found to be an interesting exchange of thoughts. Here‘s my review:

Lolly (Laura), an ageing spinster is forced to live with her relations and be part of their domestic lives. The notion that, because a woman is not married, she is not an individual, is sharply,👇🏽

Tanisha_A scornfully portrayed in this feminist novel published in 1926, set in England. The book is divided in two distinct parts – first half depicts Lolly‘s struggles with the boundaries she‘s been put within, while the second half charts out her journey of breaking those shackles, grabbing her freedom, and living a life of will and happiness. It‘s a brilliant text on finding/realising one‘s individuality. 6mo
vivastory Terrific review! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed this one. 6mo
BookishMarginalia Welcome back! 6mo
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LeahBergen Hello! 👋🏻 Lovely review. 6mo
batsy Lovely to see you back and so happy you liked this! 6mo
quietjenn So nice to see you and great thoughts on Lolly! 6mo
Reggie Is it the marital bliss keeping you away? Lol, good to see you again! 6mo
BarbaraBB Happy to see you back! 🤍 6mo
Tanisha_A @vivastory Thankee Scott! It was a bit slow in the beginning, but i am so glad i kept on. I didn‘t fathom that I‘d end up loving it, and that it‘d make me think a lot. Very good selection! 😊 6mo
Tanisha_A @LeahBergen @batsy @quietjenn Hi, hi! ❤️ So happy to be back. And this one turned from a bit boring in the beginning to a fantastic read for me. Yay! 6mo
Tanisha_A @BookishMarginalia @BarbaraBB Hola, ladies! ❤️ Happy to be talking to you all again! 6mo
Tanisha_A @Reggie Hahahaha! You say it the best, Reg! ☺️ 6mo
BiblioLitten Lovely picture! 💕 5mo
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Lolly Willowes | Sylvia Townsend Warner
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I wasn‘t able to participate in the last NYRB discussion, but hoping to make it to this one!

Sylvia about this book: “I felt as though I had tried to make a sword, only to be told what a pretty pattern there was on the blade”, she wrote to a friend.

#nyrbbookclub

vivastory I'll be curious to see your thoughts on this one. I think you'll love it. 7mo
quietjenn What a good quote. Looking forward to hearing what everyone thinks of this! 7mo
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rubyslippersreads I missed the last one too, but I‘ve had this one on my TBR list for years, so I definitely want to join in. 7mo
batsy I got myself that edition too ♥️ 7mo
LeahBergen @batsy I have the NYRB edition but definitely prefer this one! 7mo
Tanisha_A @batsy @LeahBergen Love this cover! 😍 7mo
Tanisha_A @rubyslippersreads I have heard so much about it from people, how they adore it. I am excited! 😃 7mo
Tanisha_A @vivastory @quietjenn Thank you both, for hosting it! Looking forward. 😊 7mo
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Trick Mirror | Jia Tolentino
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Recommended!

“I was learning that in the 21st century it would sometimes be impossible to differentiate between the pretext for an experience, the record of that experience, & the experience itself.”

Jia has written a sharp collection of essays encompassing contemporary problems, attitudes, & behaviours although some have been steeped in society for a long while. These essays are intertwined but very wholesome in their individual messaging 👇🏽

Tanisha_A (and aptly subtitled) ranging on multitude of subjects – how internet and social media has shaped our personhood, creating and controlling a self that is under a veneer of external influences, the changing definitions of an “ideal” woman, heroines from literature and how they taught the value of self and sometimes not, observances on religious and chemical ecstasy, the ultimate consumerism and the culture it has now produced leading to scams etc., 7mo
Tanisha_A sexual assault and how it‘s still perceived, obsession with lavish spending on weddings and how women are put on a pedestal to celebrate it. 7mo
Centique This sounds fascinating! Stacked. How are things with you T? 💕 7mo
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Tanisha_A @Centique Hi Paula! Things are okay so far! We have got our first shot of Covid-19 vaccine. Things have started to open a bit, but long way to go in terms of overall vaccination! Thanks for checking in, love! ❤️ How are you and family doing? 7mo
Centique @Tanisha_A we‘re good thank you. Our vaccine roll out is only just starting (only border staff and health workers done so far). I‘m looking forward to my dad getting his jabs soon I hope. No Covid here at the moment but we all want to get our borders opened again. Hopefully the vaccine program will be robust enough to get us there 🤞🤞 Love & hugs to you 💕 7mo
Tanisha_A @Centique I am glad to hear that the vaccination process has started there! It‘s so important at this point (don‘t see a way out otherwise). All the love to you! ❤️ Keep posting here! 7mo
vivastory What an insightful review! 7mo
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Charlotte's Web | E. B. White
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Read this with @ju.ca.no for our #childrensclassics buddy read and immensely enjoyed it.

Charlotte‘s Web is a remarkable tale of friendship, loyalty, and kindness. The story begins with a bond developing between a little girl Fern and her pig whom she names Wilbur. After growing up a bit, Wilbur goes to live in a barn, on a farm, with many other animals. The barn is quite an adventure but he longs for a friend.👇🏽

Tanisha_A After all, finding a friend with whom one can share life‘s joys and sorrows is the most satisfying things in the world. Wilbur soon becomes friends with Charlotte, a spider. Their affection for each other grows, but, Wilbur awaits a deadly fate too. Charlotte through her thoughtfulness and skill comes up with a plan to save her best friend‘s life. 7mo
Tamra It‘s a tearful favorite. ❤️ 7mo
batsy I first read it for a children's lit course in uni and my god, I cried so hard... A lovely book ❤️ 7mo
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readordierachel ❤❤ 7mo
JennyM I read this to the kids last year and it was so lovely to share it with them. We all shed a little tear 💙 (edited) 7mo
BiblioLitten ♥️ 7mo
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The Wind in the Willows | Kenneth Grahame
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I adored this story. It‘s a book i would love to re-read, although this time from an edition which has illustrations as gorgeous as @ju.ca.no ‘s copy. It‘s a simple story but one full of many lessons for children & adults alike. Ratty, Mole, Toad, & Badger live in the countryside & go through many moments of adventures & thrill, constituting lessons for life – friendship, forgiveness, love, helpfulness, appreciation for nature & its bounty. 👇🏽

Tanisha_A A book which should be read aloud to children. 8mo
Tanisha_A It was the most fun buddy reading this! @ju.ca.no 💚 8mo
batsy Great review! Happy to hear you liked it ❤️ 8mo
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readingjedi Are those Arthur Rackham illustrations? I love this one too! 8mo
Cathythoughts Lovely review of a lovely book ❤️ 8mo
Tanisha_A @readingjedi Yess! So good! 8mo
ju.ca.no @Tanisha_A that‘s true😁 I‘m looking foward to our next one💙 8mo
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Gift from husband! 🤩

LeahBergen Lovely! 8mo
Cathythoughts Stacked 👍🏻❤️ 8mo
Ruthiella Beautiful edition! 8mo
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BiblioLitten Oh lovely! 8mo
batsy Beautiful ✨ 8mo
DivineDiana A well chosen gift! ❤️ 8mo
UwannaPublishme Great hubby! Great read! 8mo
Alfoster Loved this one too!❤️ 7mo
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The Wind in the Willows | Kenneth Grahame
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Dates for the weekend! 😁
Happy weekend, everyone!

Ruthiella The Wind in the Willows is a lot of fun. 😀 8mo
batsy I love the Wind in the Willows! Hope you're enjoying 🙂 8mo
JennyM Perfect 👌 How are things with you? I‘ve been keeping you in my thoughts. Xx 8mo
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Tanisha_A @Ruthiella @batsy I am wondering why did i wait so long to read it. It's a perfect book, if there is something like that. Loving it. 🙂 8mo
Tanisha_A @JennyM Hi Jen! ❤️ All good so far, just hunkering down. Books are good company in these times, especially. 8mo
ju.ca.no I‘ve just ordered Trick Mirror 😅 8mo
kspenmoll Happy Sunday! 8mo
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Shuggie Bain | Douglas Stuart
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“Shuggie watched her and said under his breath, “Why can‘t I be enough?””

Inspired by Stuart‘s own life experiences, Shuggie Bain is a heartbreaking account of a son reaching out for his mother‘s love, while also struggling with his identity. Heavily succumbed to alcohol and abuse; and living a loveless life, Agnes (mother) reaches at a stage where she is unable to shower any love for her children. 👇🏽

Tanisha_A “She was drinking to forget herself, because she didn‘t know how else to keep out the pain and the loneliness.”

Set in post-industrial Glasgow, early 1980s were some of the toughest years due to factories (coal, steelworks etc.) going out of business, leading to severe unemployment and poverty. Yet again, the language has done a brilliant job of portraying a sense of place and time.
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Tanisha_A Stuart drops you there, with these people, amongst their homes, streets, life struggles. The characters are written sharply showing their ugliness and goodness in their raw forms, yet there is an empathy, subtlety towards their world. It‘s a heart-rendering read making one spew a ton of emotions – anger, frustration, pity, kindness, the need to provide comfort and joy.

A fantastic debut!
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AmyG Great review. This book just broke my heart. 8mo
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vivastory What a thoughtful review! Had I never read it your post would have convinced me 💯 8mo
BarbaraBB Wonderful review. I didn‘t love the book as much as you did but your review almost makes me want to reread it 8mo
Cathythoughts Great review! I agree all the way ❤️ 8mo
Ruthiella This book was tough to read for me...so unrelentingly bleak. But yeah, the author does a great job at dropping the reader in to the story. I‘ll be curious to read about his follow up...and/or future work which is less biographical. 8mo
Suet624 This bookings waiting on my shelf for me to read at a time when I can appreciate bleakness. 7mo
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Ah! What a brilliant thing it is to like reading.

TrishB It certainly is 😁 9mo
JennyM ✨💫✨ 9mo
UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I care about punctuation—a lot, too! 8mo
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Ladies and gentlemen, i am ready.

@vivastory @emilyhaldi

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BarbaraBB Yay! Looking forward to your thoughts! 9mo
emilyhaldi Woohoo!!! Can‘t wait to hear how everyone likes it 🤗 9mo
vivastory I can't wait to hear your thoughts! I should receive my copy tomorrow 9mo
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Shuggie Bain | Douglas Stuart
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This book. 💔

ju.ca.no 💙 9mo
Ruthiella Totally 💔. It never stops. 9mo
vivastory Such a wonderful book 9mo
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Skylark | Dezso Kosztolanyi
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What an excellent narrative of life – its joys and suffering. It's set in a (fictional) town called Sárszeg based on Szabadka in Hungary, encompassing a September week of 1899. That's one rich week in literature. More than the plot, i loved the way the author detailed the mundane. He has a knack for writing sharp profile of characters, their reveries, thoughts, & actions. He involves you in their lives – you are not just a spectator anymore, 👇🏽

Tanisha_A but a participant. 9mo
BarbaraBB I‘m almost finished and enjoying it a lot too! 9mo
Tanisha_A The story revolves around a family of father, mother, & their daughter Skylark. Skylark is unattractive & unmarried, which bears heavily on the parents, their social lives & happiness. They love her much but also carry this pain perpetually. A change occurs when Skylark goes away for a week (to the plains for a holiday) – their days of theatre, dining in restaurants, tea parties, gentlemen‘s club come alive; old friendships revive; 👇🏽 9mo
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Tanisha_A tough but real conversations happen. At the end of the week, the daughter returns and they are happy and relieved to have her back, but everyone goes back to hiding the hurt they live through each day. An emotionally evoking read! 9mo
batsy Great review! I should start 😬 9mo
Tanisha_A @batsy Thanks Suba! I think you will like this one. Looking forward to your thoughts. 😊 9mo
Tanisha_A @BarbaraBB It's so good. I am excited to discuss it with our group! 9mo
Cathythoughts Yes ! Great review 👍🏻❤️ 9mo
Leftcoastzen I haven‘t started it either 😬 9mo
youneverarrived You‘ve put it so well 🤍 I really enjoyed it too. 9mo
Liz_M That is a lot of colored flags! I should read this soon, but unfortunately I will probably miss the discussion. 9mo
JennyM Hope you and your family are ok, T. Keeping you in my thoughts as you experience another wave of this heartbreaking virus 😢❤️ 9mo
Tanisha_A @JennyM Hi love! Thanks for checking in. ❤️ We are all well for now, staying at home, taking precautions. It's very scary here currently. How are you and family doing? 9mo
arubabookwoman I'm glad you liked it. The more I think sbout it the more I admire his skill as a writer. Looking forward to the discussion. Stay safe--conditions sound very bad there. (edited) 9mo
KVanRead Excellent review! Just finished and still processing. Such an emotionally tense ending! 9mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A oh that‘s so good to hear you are all ok but heartbreaking the loss you are experiencing. We are all fine here, thanks. Sending love ❤️ 9mo
vivastory What a thoughtful review! I'm glad that this one worked for you. Sorry to hear that things at home are uncertain. Any projection on when you might receive the vaccine? 9mo
Tanisha_A @vivastory Hi Scott! Yeah, it's just so crazy here. I got my first dose today, but overall, there's a massive shortage of resources. I do feel grateful for our little book-club and enjoying reading these NYRB classics. I do want to catch up soon on the ones I missed, Jan through March! 9mo
vivastory I'm so happy to hear that you received your first dose! 🎉👏 It's heartbreaking to see what has been happening there. I hope that you & your loved ones remain safe and healthy! Looking forward to your thoughts on any other NYRB selections. You always have insightful reviews. 9mo
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Skylark | Dezso Kosztolanyi
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“And through the window of an elaborately carved wooden case, the sauntering brass hands of a grandfather clock, which sliced the seemingly endless day into tiny pieces, showed the time: half past twelve.”

Repeat that everyday since almost a year, and it becomes a very resonating sentiment.

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vivastory Are you enjoying the book? 9mo
Tanisha_A @vivastory Yes, a lot. I have read 80 pages so far, and while i love it's quiet pace, i am intrigued to see where it goes. 9mo
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“What do you want from us? The dumb girls are too dumb, the smart girls are too smart, and the average girls are too unexceptional?”

Set in South Korea, this is the story of Kim coursing through different phases – each steeped in gender bias/patriarchy – of her life and how this discrimination affects her mental state. Who are the responsible parties? Not just men and women outside (at jobs, university, civic amenities etc.), but also the 👇🏽

Tanisha_A ones in family. The data in here points to Korean society, albeit the problems are applicable to all women facing anyday or everyday bias based on sex. A very relatable read! 9mo
Reggie I really liked this book. And it just made me sad for women. The part where she calls her dad from the bus because she‘s afraid of that other student on the bus and when the dad gets there he‘s like well you probably provoked it. Ughh. 9mo
Tanisha_A @Reggie And it's scary because it happens for real. :( 9mo
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The Group: A Novel | Mary McCarthy
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Gosh! The last 3 months have flown for me (getting married is a task for sure 🤪), with almost zero reading in it. This book didn't help, either. I did like the themes it portrayed – marriage, career, motherhood, friendship, feminism, New York in 1930s, horrible men (seriously, most were repulsive!) – but it felt unnecessarily long. That said, i liked how Mary made it funny and witty though. I'd say that's the primary reason i stuck to it.

TrishB But look at that view 😁 10mo
wanderinglynn Beautiful view! 10mo
readordierachel 😍 10mo
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LeahBergen Lovely photo! 10mo
UwannaPublishme Beautiful photo, and congrats! 🥂💕 10mo
Tanisha_A @UwannaPublishme @TrishB @wanderinglynn @readordierachel @LeahBergen Thanks people! ❤️ This was taken at Maldives, good times. 10mo
Reggie That‘s a beautiful pic! Glad to see you back, Tanisha. 10mo
Tanisha_A @Reggie Hi Reg! Thankeeee 😊 10mo
Centique An amazing shot! That‘s the most beautiful reading view I think I‘ve seen on Litsy 😍 9mo
Tanisha_A @Centique Thanks Paula! It was magnificent. ❤️ 9mo
Suet624 What a beautiful reading spot. 9mo
Rissreads I‘m so late but congratulations on your wedding ♥️ 7mo
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Hi, lovely peeps! I have missed you all. Not been active here, 'cause got married on Feb. 21st (phew, it was a lot of work but fun too), and then we went to Maldives to chill for a bit. It was all great! We have 2 more days of time off left before we resume work. I am SO looking forward to my normal reading time. Hope you all are doing well! ❤️

BookNAround Congratulations! 11mo
AmyG Omg! Congratulations!!!! What wonderful news! 🎉❤️🥂 11mo
Cinfhen UH.MAY.ZING 💗💗💗Congrats 🍾 🎉 💍 11mo
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AmyK1 Congratulations! 11mo
Jas16 Congratulations!🎉🍾🥂❤️ 11mo
batsy Enjoy!! ❤️❤️ It looks so beautiful. 11mo
tessavi Congrats! 11mo
arubabookwoman Congratulations! 11mo
KVanRead Congrats!🎊 11mo
JessClark78 Congratulations! 🎊❤️🥂 11mo
mabell Congratulations! 🍾🎊 11mo
Mavey Congratulations!💗 11mo
JennyM Tanisha! Congratulations. Such lovely news ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
Ruthiella Congratulations! 🥳 🥂 11mo
maich Congratulations🎉🎉💕 11mo
readordierachel How exciting! Congratulations! ❤❤❤ 11mo
Bookzombie Congratulations!!! 11mo
DaveGreen7777 Congratulations! 🍾 11mo
Reggie Congratulations!!! 🎈🎉🍾 11mo
TrishB Cool 🥂🥂 congratulations 🎉 🎉♥️ 11mo
LeahBergen Congratulations and best wishes!! 💖❤️💖❤️ 11mo
Centique I‘m so thrilled for you! Hope it was a wonderful honeymoon. All the best for this next phase of your lives together! 💕 10mo
rohit-sawant Congratulations!🎊 🍾🎊 10mo
vivastory I'm just seeing this, but congrats T!! 10mo
CarolynM I missed this post before ☹️ Congratulations to you both💖🍾🎉 Wishing you every happiness😘😘 10mo
BiblioLitten Congratulations!! 😍🎉🎉💕 10mo
Rissreads How did I miss this! Congratulations 🥳👏🏻🎉 How wonderful! 😘 10mo
Tanisha_A @Rissreads Thanks loveee! 💕 10mo
Nute Wonderful news, Ms. Tanisha. Congratulations!🎊💗 9mo
Tanisha_A @Nute Thank you! ❤️ 9mo
sudi Belated congratulations 🎊💕 9mo
Tanisha_A @sudi Thanks Sudi! 💕 9mo
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Eeee! Thank you @suha_afshan for choosing the book i have always wanted to read. Looking forward to my first Vonnegut. I love the handmade card, and Bournville is one of my favourite chocolates. Happy Valentine's! 💌😊

@candority Thanks for organizing, pal! 💐

#bookcupidswap

candority Slaughterhouse Five is such a good book! I hope you like it 😊 Happy Valentine‘s Day! 💖 11mo
suha_afshan Im glad you liked it☺ 11mo
LeahBergen Slaughterhouse Five is weird and wonderful. 👍🏻 11mo
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vivastory Love that edition! One of my favorite books of all time 11mo
TrishB Hi 🤚🏻 hope you‘re doing ok ❤️ 11mo
BiblioLitten Hey! Just checking in. Hope you are keeping well. 💕 11mo
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Swaps | Sherree DeCovny
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candority Wonderful! 💖 11mo
suha_afshan Yay! 11mo
melissajayne Can I join in please? Nobody sends me ANYTHING!! 10mo
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The Group: A Novel | Mary McCarthy
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Spending Saturday morning reading in the balcony. 🌞🌿

#galentine #bestbuddyread

Tripex Happy reading ✌🏾✌🏾 12mo
Freespirit I have this book on my TBR list.. I shall be interested in your review! 12mo
readordierachel Lovely. Enjoy! 12mo
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Cinfhen Awesome natural sunlight ❤️Happy reading xx 12mo
TrishB Enjoy ♥️ 12mo
batsy Perfect 💚 12mo
UwannaPublishme Perfect sunny spot! 😊👍🏻 11mo
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Below two quotes summarise this gorgeous book for me:

1. “At the fourth flight Lila did something unexpected. She stopped to wait for me, and when I reached her she gave me her hand. This gesture changed everything between us forever.”

It's a story of friendship written with such ferocity (see 2nd quote) that you'll find yourself immersed in the lives of everyone here.

2. “What I had tried to do in those months whenever I had to write: 👇🏽

Tanisha_A to free myself from my artificial tones, from sentences that were too rigid; to try for a fluid and engaging style.” 12mo
Crazeedi When I started this book I almost stopped reading, but then I just somehow got interested and read the whole series, shes certainly an author with different writing style, but very intense and good 12mo
Crazeedi Funny thing, I gave this to a good friend (shes 100% Italian), and when she started to read, she called me and said what is this, she was going to stop reading, i convinced her to continue, and she fell in love with it 12mo
Cathythoughts Such a good book 👌🏻 12mo
Ruthiella I loved this quartet! 12mo
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The Great Book Swap | Alan Mitchell
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My #bookcupidswap is going out this weekend! 😀

@candority What a fun swap!🎈

Cathythoughts Enjoy the swap 🥳 12mo
Helen19 Beautiful paper! 12mo
candority Yay! 💖 12mo
JennyM Beautiful paper 📄 ❤️ 12mo
BiblioLitten That wrapping paper😍 12mo
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A Writer's Diary | Virginia Woolf
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UwannaPublishme Love this! 😍🙌🏻 12mo
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
JennyM 🙌 wise words! 12mo
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meghathecloud This post has reassured me about having somewhat vague and abstract resolutions. Thanks for sharing :) 12mo
batsy "To be free & kindly with myself" ? 12mo
readordierachel ❤❤ 12mo
Tanisha_A @readordierachel All the hugs and love! 12mo
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Waiting to Be Read | Jonika Antoinette Haynes
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I guess that's all of us! 🤭

candority 😂 12mo
Mitch 😂 12mo
batsy 🙈 12mo
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monkeygirlsmama hehehe so true! 12mo
LeahBergen So true! 😂 12mo
Cathythoughts Stop 😂 12mo
Centique Oh Lordy - I need to send this to every family member who has ever bought me a book 😂😂 12mo
ju.ca.no 100% 12mo
Suet624 This is so me. 12mo
Rissreads Bahahaha! 🤣♥️ 10mo
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Lost Girls (UK) | Alan Moore, Melinda Gebbie
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Dying! 😂

I hadn't seen this one before, @Reggie !

Reggie Lol 12mo
JennyM 😆😆😆 12mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 12mo
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Cinfhen Awesomeness 12mo
CaroPi I always wanted a t shirt and a puzzle with this! 12mo
julesG @CaroPi It would be great on a t-shirt. It's such a bookish/nerdy meme. 12mo
Cathythoughts 🤦🏼‍♀️😂 12mo
rubyslippersreads Two of my favorite girls. 😊🌈👠 12mo
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😁 Well, that would be nice!

Cathythoughts 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤️ 12mo
Reggie Have you seen that other one where they‘re sitting in some steps and one says,”I‘ve seen some s**t.” It‘s hilarious. 12mo
UwannaPublishme 😂🙌🏻 You‘ll love this @rubyslippersreads ! 12mo
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The Summer Book | Tove Jansson
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Hi, my love @JennyM ! Thanks for thinking of me & sending this beautiful package of love. The Summer Book sounds joyful & just apt for this time of the year. I am super excited about my intro to Australian fiction, & there are plenty to read now ( @Rissreads sent some too). 🥰 Looking forward to discussing them all with you. Litsy has been my happy place since i joined, & as you said it, we have found some wonderful friends here. Happy '21! 😘💙🎈

JennyM I‘m so glad that I was *finally able to send you this package! I think you are really going to love The Summer Book. Enjoy my lovely 😘 12mo
Rissreads Awwww @JennyM you are a good egg! How cool no double ups! Littens are fabulous people! 😍 12mo
batsy How lovely! And The Summer Book is wonderful 💙 12mo
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Crazeedi Littens are the best! 12mo
readordierachel 😍 12mo
Centique Yay! I just read The Summer Book and it was blissful. 💕 12mo
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Just the kind of swap i was looking for! Signed up. Thank you @candority for organizing! ☺️

#bookcupidswap

candority Thank you for sharing! 🥰 13mo
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Cloudstreet | Tim Winton
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Hi, hi! It's here, it's here. Thank you so much for this box of happiness and love, my friend. I am a novice when it comes to #ozfiction, hence, very excited to get to these. And, my winter has become so much more interesting now, because that's a beautiful mug to consume my daily dose(s) of coffee. Love the card and your sweet note - Merry Christmas, and a Happy 2021. 😘❤️🎈

@Rissreads

batsy That mug 😍 13mo
Rissreads I‘m so happy it‘s arrived! Yay! My gift to @reggie also arrived today! They are 3 very different books so it will be interesting to see what you think. Enjoy my friend and happy 2021! ❤️ 13mo
Reggie Hey, if you ever want to buddy read Cloudstreet, let me know! Happy Holidays❤️ 13mo
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Tanisha_A @Reggie Yess! Let's do it! 🤗 13mo
Tanisha_A @Rissreads I wish to start one of them very soon! Also, will keep coming back to you for more #ozfiction recommendations! 🤗❤️ 13mo
Rissreads @Reggie @Tanisha_A A buddy read, that‘s very cool! 13mo
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Best Nest | P D Eastman
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Hi Paula! ❤️ Thanks for tagging me. Been a bit late in sharing this, but still wanted to squeeze it in before the year ends. Here's my #20best2020 (the year when reading kept me the most sane). There are some in here which I will be re-reading for sure.

@Centique

Fun tag, @Cinfhen ! Thankee! 💙

I am tagging anybody who hasn't done it yet and wishes to share their #top20reads of the year.

batsy Oooh. Love this selection 💖 13mo
Cinfhen Nice!!!!!! So happy to see these selections♥️Thanks for sharing 13mo
Cinfhen Olive made my list too!!!! And so did her sequel 13mo
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meghathecloud I read and loved Circe and the Enchanted April this year too. Great list. 13mo
emilyhaldi So many good ones!! I don‘t see this often but I also loved it when I read a couple years ago 💙 13mo
BarbaraBB Such a wonderful collection! 13mo
vivastory Such a fantastic list! So many of my faves of the year were on here, too: Rebecca, Memory Police, Drive Your Plow, Lolita, Dud Avocado. I'm thinking of making Olive Kitteredge my first book of 2021. 13mo
Reggie Circe❤️ one of my new all time favorites since coming back to reading. 13mo
JennyM Awesome collection of books, T. I share a few faves with you 💜 13mo
readordierachel What a fabulous reading year! 13mo
Centique I can‘t believe I missed seeing this until now! Sorry Tanisha! What a brilliant bunch of books. Love in the time of the cholera and I capture the castle are 2 of my all time favourites. I see some more I need to get to - I‘m sure if you loved them, I will too! 13mo
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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Thank you @Blackink_WhitePaper for the yummy chocolate and this book. I have read The Poet X by Acevedo and really looking forward to reading her other works. I love love the bookmark, you are so kind. 🎈❤️

#jolabokaflodswap

@MaleficentBookDragon

Crazeedi Merry Christmas!!❄💗🎁☃️ 13mo
Mitch Yah - happy holidays xxx 13mo
Tanisha_A @Crazeedi Merry Christmas to you too! 😃 13mo
Tanisha_A @Mitch Happy Holidays! 😃 13mo
Blackink_WhitePaper You are welcome dear @Tanisha_A I hope u like this book... happy reading ! 💐 12mo
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Yay! The book and chocolates i sent under the #jolabokaflodswap has made it to my match in the US. Thank you for letting me know! 🙂 @DoctorMirabilis1267

@Blackink_WhitePaper I have recieved the book. Will open it on the designated date. Eeee! 😁

@MaleficentBookDragon

Blackink_WhitePaper 🙌🏻 I hope you like it. Waiting is the hard part right? 13mo
JennyM We can post to India again, T!!! Are you still at the new address? So happy to be able to finally send you some things xx 13mo
Tanisha_A Jen, hiii! 🤗 Yes, new address it is. How are you and fam doing? Love, love! 13mo
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Tanisha_A @JennyM 👆🏽 13mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A good stuff. I‘ll let you know when it‘s in the mail and on it‘s way 😘😘😘 We‘re all good. Kids on countdown to Xmas 🎄 13mo
Tanisha_A @JennyM Hi Jen! Merry, merry Christmas to you and fam. ❤️ 13mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A Merry Christmas my friend. Hope you and the family have had a special time together. Package is on its way to you. Hopefully it‘ll be there soon. Sending much love 😘😘❤️ 13mo
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The New Yorker | Conde Nast
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UwannaPublishme 😂😂😂 14mo
Reggie Lol 14mo
vivastory 😂😂 14mo
BiblioLitten 😄 13mo
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“Adults, waiting for tomorrow, move in a present behind which is yesterday or the day before yesterday or at most last week: they don't want to think about the rest. Children don't know the meaning of yesterday, of the day before yesterday, or even of tomorrow, everything is this, now: the street is this, the doorway is this, the stairs are this, this is Mamma, this is Papa, this is the day, this is night.”

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Claudia Rankine on her ideal reading experience. I still haven't read the books she mentioned. 😶

Claudia Rankine Wishes More Writers Thought About Whiteness https://nyti.ms/39gJhUo

readordierachel Thanks for sharing this! 14mo
charl08 Great quote 😍 14mo
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I have mailed out my #jolabokaflodswap via Book Depository, and will be sending the chocolate separately. The postal situation isn't very good right now, so didn't want to take a chance. 🙂

@MaleficentBookDragon

AlaMich What is that a picture of? 14mo
Tanisha_A @AlaMich It's a bookstore called Blossoms, in Bangalore, India! One of the coolest, i have been to. 14mo
CaroPi That was a very good idea! Postal service is a nightmare this time of the year 14mo
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LeahBergen Oh, I want to browse that shop! 😍 14mo
AlaMich That‘s amazing! 14mo
Tanisha_A @LeahBergen I would love to take you around if you ever visit India! 🤗 14mo
BiblioLitten Omg!! Blossoms🤩😍🤩 13mo
BiblioLitten I have a similar picture of it. 💕 13mo
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LeahBergen 😆😆 1y
UwannaPublishme 😁👍🏻 1y
zezeki This is me since the pandemic started. 😄🙈 1y
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mabell I said this EXACT thing last night! 😭🤣 1y
readordierachel So real 😅😂 1y
KVanRead Frighteningly true!!😣 1y
vivastory So true 1y
Centique The story of my life! 🤪 1y
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Well, the pressure is certainly building up now. My boyfriend gifted all of these. 😁

Lesliereads Good boyfriend!💫 1y
Velvetfur Omg my 3 favourites this year! Great present 😁👍🏻 1y
Reggie Does he ask about them? Is he a reader himself? 1y
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readordierachel Excellent gift! 1y
Tanisha_A @Reggie Hi Reg! Yeah, he is always interested in books/stories i am reading, & keeps asking about the ones i want to read & of course this series came up at the top. There have been times when i have tried my best to narrate a particular book (Rebecca, for e.g.) in short, and he's been a good listener asking questions and what not. And yes, he likes to read too – mostly non-fiction. Although, he's read a few good fiction titles too. 😁 1y
Tanisha_A @Lesliereads @Velvetfur @readordierachel Thankee ladies! I am a lucky gal. Looking forward to get to these. ❤️ 1y
Rissreads Guess what?!?!?!?!?!? Parcels can be sent to India again! Yipeeeee! I shall post your gift tomorrow (better VERY late than never!) 💃 (happy dance!) 1y
Tanisha_A @Rissreads Nerissaaa! Hii! Aw, you are so kind, my friend. I am very excited to receive it. 🌹❤️ *Happy dancing with you* 14mo
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Hopping on this ride!

My boyfriend gifted it to me in June this year, and he‘s been checking on me since then as to when would i pick it up? Love that kind of chivvying. 😊📖

batsy I need to hop on this ride at some point, too! I've been meaning to for awhile 🙈 1y
Cathythoughts This is a brilliant book ✨✨✨✨✨ 1y
TrishB If my kids buy me books they get offended if I don‘t read them straight away! 1y
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Billypar That is a funny thing about gifted books - I worry about people not knowing that I average about 6 months between getting a new book and reading it 🙂 1y
hilded Excellent series, enjoy the ride! :) 1y
JennyM 🤣 The pressure! I‘ve never read any of these - hope you enjoy 😘 1y
readordierachel Lookt forward to your thoughts on it! 1y
Tanisha_A @batsy Yeahhh! That last sentence is a pet. 😁 1y
Tanisha_A @Cathythoughts @hilded Thankee both! I have heard mostly good things about this series. Very excited! 🥳🎈 1y
Tanisha_A @TrishB Hahahaha! I am so j of your reading speed, Trish. 😘 Also, sent you a little something for your birthday. ❤️ 1y
Tanisha_A @Billypar Riiight? I have so many pending titles gifted by friends here on Litsy, and others too. 😶 1y
Tanisha_A @JennyM @readordierachel Hi lovelies! I will post a review as and when i finish reading them. ❤️ 1y
TrishB Aww thank you 😘😘 1y
vivastory Looking forward to your thoughts on this one! I've been meaning to dive in for awhile now 1y
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The Dud Avocado | Elaine Dundy
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“I couldn't stop singing to myself in the taxi–that heavenly tune about taking a chance on love.”

It's 1950s, Sally Jay Gorce in her early 20s travels from America to Paris to live life carefree. Paris at that time is brimming with artists (expatriates or otherwise) of various intellects; culture; and a thrill of experiencing a foreign life. It's a brilliantly vivid portrait of a woman who just wants to have different experiences and is 👇🏽

Tanisha_A simply a curious soul, as she says – “That's my answer to the question what is your strongest emotion, if you ever want to ask me: Curiosity, old bean. Curiosity every time.” 1y
Tanisha_A @TrishB Thanks for the bookmark. It matches this book and edition in every sense. 😘 1y
readordierachel Lovely review, Tanisha! 1y
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vivastory Sally Jay definitely had a curious nature. So glad to hear your thoughts on this one! 1y
LeahBergen Nicely reviewed! 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
TrishB Great review 😁 and love it when book marks match 😘 1y
UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
Tanisha_A @vivastory Thanks for bringing this one to my attention, Scott. I had a gala time reading it. So good and funny! 😁 1y
Tanisha_A @readordierachel @LeahBergen @TrishB @UwannaPublishme Thank you, ladies! ❤️ What a fun book, this one. 1y
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Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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Cathythoughts Yay 😘🥳🥳 1y
BiblioLitten I so want to sign-up! 😃 1y
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I purchased this recently, and have been in awe of the cover and the title. 🍎🌳

@Birdsong28 Thankee for the tag! 😊

I am tagging anyone who wants to show off some of their favourite book covers. 📚

Tanisha_A Thanks @451Degrees ! 😊 This was definitely fun! #fridayfunwith451 1y
Birdsong28 It's lovely 😍 1y
KVanRead I love her and haven‘t read this one ...yet🙂 1y
451Degrees Beautiful cover!! Love how it matches your plants almost🙂 thanks for the tag!💙 1y
kspenmoll Lovely cover & photo! 1y
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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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I have always wanted to own a green Virago Classic, and voila! #usedbooks

readordierachel It's so pretty! 😍 1y
LeahBergen Pretty! 💚💚 1y
Tanisha_A @readordierachel @LeahBergen Looking forward to read it, too. 😁 1y
kspenmoll Lovely!!! 1y
Tanisha_A @kspenmoll Used books are love! 1y
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I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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Hello new favourite read!

You all, this is one of the most beautiful diary/journal entry i have read.

✍️: Fantastic narrator (one of the best I have come across). She is FUNNY (among all the other things)
👨👩🏼: A brilliant cast of characters
🌃 🏞️ 🌄: Lots of great descriptions of architecture, nature, English countryside, weather etc.
🧬: Great observations and experiences about life, its sorrows and joys

I am so glad i read this.

rubyslippersreads One of my very favorites. ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
silentrequiem Such a great book! 1y
batsy What @rubyslippersreads said! The narrator's voice just makes this book ❤️ 1y
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BiblioLitten She‘s a perfect narrator! 💕💕 1y
JennyM It‘s a lovely read❤️ 1y
KVanRead Wow! Love this review. I must read this!! 1y
Tanisha_A @rubyslippersreads @silentrequiem @batsy @BiblioLitten @JennyM I had a gala time reading it. 🏰💙 @KVanRead I think you will like this one. It's perfect for a relaxing weekend. 😍 1y
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