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TheEllieMo

TheEllieMo

Joined March 2018

Hoarder of books; walker; runner; novice aviatrix; occasional cross-stitcher & knitter. Owned by 2 cats
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Andrew65 Currently Reading Roots so this really reasonates! @Ms_T 14h
Ms_T Great quote 👍🏻 10h
TheEllieMo @Andrew65 that one is on my TBR mountain. I remember the TV series from my childhood. 7h
Andrew65 @TheEllieMo It is an excellent read. 6h
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The Great Gatsby | F Scott Fitzgerald
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This isn‘t even funny. To my shame, there are far too many classics I haven‘t read 😩 I need to up my game!

#ClassicYouHaventRead #GratefulReads
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

jb72 I‘ve read five of those. Dracula and Jane Eyre are my favorites. 14h
Andrew65 Only read 3 of these. 13h
OriginalCyn620 I‘ve read 6 of those! 🤗 13h
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Scochrane26 I‘ve read 8 of them but mostly in the last couple of years. I have tried to read more classics in recent years, sometimes I regret that effort, because a lot of them I don‘t like. I try to read a few a year. 12h
TheEllieMo @Scochrane26 I‘m trying to do some catching up now, I‘ve read more classics this year than I have for a long time! 7h
Scochrane26 @TheEllieMo 4/8 of the books I listened to on audio. 7h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I don‘t read many classics 🙈 26m
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God Save Sex Pistols | Jon Savage, Johan Kugelberg, Glenn Terry
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“My love's a revolver
My love's a revolver
Oops I guess I shot ya
My finger's on the trigger
I had a bullet with your name on it
Click, click
I'm a sex pistol”

#Revolver #Movember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Hahaha 🤣🤣🤣🤣👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼💄 21h
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Quichotte | Salman Rushdie
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Rushdie is a very wordy author, but sometimes he can sum up perfectly...

‘“Normal doesn‘t feel so normal to me,” I tell him.
“It‘s normal to feel that way,” he replies‘

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A father sets off on a journey in a snow-covered landscape from Belfast to Sutherland to collect his ailing son from University for Christmas, facing haunting memories en route.

#Snowstorm #NamasteNovember @Eggs

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KathyWheeler So true! 😄 2d
Crazeedi Omg this is truth!!! 1d
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This one isn‘t in the #Litsy database! Some tips on what to look for in old paintings, so that you can appreciate and old #Masterpiece all the more

#Movember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen That‘s cool. Sometimes art is lost on me🤷🏼‍♀️ 1d
TheEllieMo @Cinfhen same here, which is why I bought this! I have a similar one on Modern Art, which I understand even less than the Old Masters! 7h
Cinfhen Don‘t get me started on Modern Art 🤪 7h
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I‘m not really sure what constitutes a “classic” but I‘m going with this one as a #ClassicYouEnjoyed

#GratefulReads @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

TheBookAddict I agree! I think it‘s time for a reread. 🙂👍🏽 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚 2d
Slajaunie Loved this book and it is indeed a classic. It is also a banned book. 2d
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LoverOfLearning This is actually my next to read! I have my old high school copy with all my notes and underlinings 2d
OriginalCyn620 Yes!!! It‘s definitely a classic and a great choice! One of my top 3 favorite books! 2d
Crazeedi Gregory-swoon!!!❤❤ 1d
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Quichotte | Salman Rushdie
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️🤍💙 2d
Eggs Love it 😍🥳🥰 1d
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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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Max Porter performs part of his novel with musical duo Alula Down. The combination of music, vocal and reading make for a #haunting performance that adds new depth to the book.

#NamasteNovember @Eggs

Eggs What fun!! 2d
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Wonders of the Universe | Brian Cox, Andrew Cohen
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Prof Brian Cox has been known to mention, occasionally, that there are billions and billions and billions of stars... Who knows, maybe one of them is a #LuckyStar

#Movember @Cinfhen

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This has #BeenOnYourTBRTooLong; 8 years, in fact. I started reading about 4 years ago, then other stuff got in the way and I have yet to pick it up again. Shapiro neatly dispenses with the contenders for the “who really wrote Shakespeare‘s plays?” question. I really must finish it soon.

#GratefulReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Haha!!! 🙌🏻📚 3d
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 3d
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Les mis?rables | Victor Hugo
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I just couldn‘t resist this Barnes & Nobel binding of Les Miserables. The photo doesn‘t do justice to the gold edging on the pages #BookMail

Caroline2 Ohhhh what a lovely edition! 😍 4d
Rachel.Rencher That's so pretty 😍 4d
readingjedi Wow 😍 4d
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Birdsong28 😍😍😍😍😍😍📚📖 4d
Bklover I have this version! Isn‘t it beautiful?! 4d
TheEllieMo @Bklover isn‘t it just? ❤️❤️❤️ 4d
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#TIL that the Science Museum display on jet engine developments is, to quote this article, “at best... misleading, at worst, deceptive or plain wrong.” The article makes it very clear that Frank Whittle most definitely should be created with the invention. I had no idea some people try to deny it.

#NFNov #MagazineArticle @Clwojick @rsteve388

rsteve388 4 pt 3d
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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#WeeklyForecast
-Murder & Mendelssohn - the 20th (and last!) Phryne Fisher novel
- Quichotte - Salman Rushdie‘s latest Booker nominated epic
- Earthly Delights - first in another Kerry Greenwood series
- The Killing Zone - Non-fiction book about human factor affects on flying

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen This looks very official \ I like it!!! 4d
TheEllieMo @Cinfhen I‘m reading much more than I have done for years, and have physical library books, Libby audiobooks, and ARCs all over the place, along with book club books and my actual book purchases; I decided I needed a way to keep track! 4d
Cinfhen Impressive 🙌🏻💜 4d
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1. I‘m between book, catching up on some subscription magazine, currently Pilot magazine.

2. Both!

3. I started following Elif Shafak and Celeste Ng on Twitter but unfollowed them again. I have too many people on my feed already!!

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Selected Letters | Jane Austen, Vivien Jones
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“Walter Scott has no business to write novels, especially good ones. It is not fair. He has fame and profit enough as a poet, and should not be taking the #bread out of the mouths of other people.”

#QuotsyNov19 @TK-421

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True Blue | Patrick Robinson, Daniel Topolski
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Random things you find when you‘re looking for a suitable response to a photo challenge prompts: mutiny in the Oxford Boat Race team 😱 #TrueBlue

#Movember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Mutiny at Oxford/ sounds fab 4d
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An #UnpopularOpinion, but this was a book for the #ThoughtYouWouldLikeButDidnt category. I read it 7 years ago, and I can barely remember the story, but my Goodreads review says “Mawkish and sentimental. Pretentious lead characters, under-developed support cast.”

#GratefulReads @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Lucy_Anywhere I've never read any of John Green for this reason, although I love his Crash Course videos on Youtube! 4d
OriginalCyn620 Aww, I loved this one! I can see your point, though. 4d
Scochrane26 I love John Green. This one seems to be most people‘s favorite, but I‘ve had several teens who liked Paper Towns best. And I like a couple of his others better. But, some of his early characters are similar, so you prob wouldn‘t like any. Turtles all the Way Down is different than his others. 4d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I dint care for any of his books!!! 4d
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The Wicked Cometh | Laura Carlin
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This gothic tale with a #purplecover has been on my TBR mountain for a while, but I‘m thinking it wood be a good December read.

#NamasteNovember @Eggs

Theeclecticreader This is a beautiful cover! 4d
Eggs 💜💜💜💜 4d
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Always encouraging when you‘re a trainee pilot, having a quick browse through Flight Equipment catalogue, and come across such nerve-settling tomes as this😱 This may well be my next #NFNov read!

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#BookReport managed two more books on top of my forecast
Fragile Things - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ on balance, a good collection of short stories and poems
Negative Gravity ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Excellent biography of a woman who should be lauded more
Inside Out ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Either Moore is still learning about herself or she‘s holding back.
Inside the O‘Briens ⭐️⭐️Important subject handled dully.
Unnatural Habits ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ my favourite Phryne of the series so far

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Cinfhen I was iffy about Moore, so I think I‘ll pass and totally agree about O‘Briens ( was EXPECTING WAYYYYY MORE) 5d
Crazeedi I liked o'Brien's and I loved loved Phryne!! 5d
Daisey Someday I have got to actually read some of the Phryne Fisher books. Great week! 4d
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1 Sindy dolls and accessories

2. I can‘t recall, tbh. Which probably means no.

3. Not really a cartoon, more an animation - Bagpuss. I wanted to say Dangermouse but that didn‘t start til I was 13, so not such much a “kid”!

4. Any kind of biscuit. Still is😂

5. I used to have school dinners. Wouldn‘t say I enjoyed any of them...

6. Walked.

#YourStory @nu-bibliophile

squirrelbrain Love Bagpuss, old fat furry cat puss! 5d
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I‘m always game for a questionnaire, and here‘s a new one from @Alora

1. I was once on the cover of a magazine; I have two cats; I have a pilot‘s licence.

2. Little Fires Everywhere

3. Yes, I got to a lot of events at Cheltenham Literature Festival each year, and at my local bookstore, and the authors usually do books signings.

4. Too cold - I can layer up or move around to warm up.

#LitsyLearn

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'm gunna guess the lie is the pilot's liscence? 5d
Alora Thank you SO much for reposting!! 💜💜 Are you a pilot?!?! Or is that the lie 😂 5d
TheEllieMo @alora @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego the pilot one is the lie - at the moment. I am learning, though. But haven‘t got as far as my first solo yet, so an actual licence is a long way off! 5d
Alora @TheEllieMo Wow!! That is awesome! Keep it up! 😱😀 ✈️ I went to high school with someone who ended up getting his pilot‘s license. He absolutely loves it!! 5d
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This one tells of the author‘s return to the places she knew as a child, close to the ever-moving #Borderline between Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece.

#Movember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen #stacked sounds so interesting!!!!! 5d
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I‘d have a lot more space if I followed Marie Kondo‘s advice, but I like being surrounded by books!!

(Possibly an alternative view of) #SpaceCase

#NamasteNovember @Eggs

TheLibrarian I really like her method, until it came to books... 5d
Karkar I say all my books spark joy- so I must keep all of them! 5d
SheilaChew I do not like her, mostly because of this. I don‘t care what ANYBODY says - I will hoard piles of books if I want to. And I do. And I like that about me. 5d
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Andrew65 30 books won‘t keep me going very long. @EadieB (edited) 5d
erzascarletbookgasm @TheLibrarian I follow her method for our clothing and other stuff but when it comes to my books, I never listen to her. 5d
Eggs I agree with @erzascarletbookgasm. The whole idea is keeping what sparks joy 📚🥳📚 5d
erzascarletbookgasm @Eggs Exactly! 🙌😊 5d
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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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Having not enjoyed Grief is a Thing With Feathers, and then opening Lanny and being confronted with the above, I put this back down as one I wouldn‘t enjoy. But a couple of people whose opinions I trust said it was good. So I gave it a go.

Best book I‘ve read this year.

#ThoughtYouWouldntLikeButDid
#GratefulReads
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🖤 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh wow!!!! 📚💛 5d
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Thanksgiving | Ellen Cooney
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1. Tagged!

2. I made it to Friday. It‘s not been a great week.

3. Spin class, a soak in the bath, dinner, reading and bed. I know how to live.

4. 1 living (dad‘s brother), 1 deceased (mum‘s brother. Parkinson‘s 😔)

5. 👍🏻

#FriyayIntro @howjessreads

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The Frozen Dead: A Novel | Bernard Minier
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I have no recollection of buying this one, but it‘s on my Kindle.....

#Frozen #Movember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I have NO CLUE as to what‘s buried on my Kindle 😬 5d
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The Well Of Loneliness | Radclyffe Hall
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First published in 1928, the tagged book became the subject of a trial under the Obscene Publications Act 1857, and was banned in the UK because it defended “unnatural practices between women.” The ban was not lifted until 1959, 16 years after the author‘s death.

#BannedBook #GratefulReads
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼📚 6d
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It‘s been a while since I read this, but as I recall, one of the main characters, Melanie, is the girl of the title. I really enjoyed this one, not sure what genre it comes under but I think of it as “intelligent zombie” 🤷‍♀️

#ChildMCs #NamasteNovember @Eggs

Eggs Great choice 👏🏻👏🏻 6d
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Not getting very far on #NFNov so far🙄😂

@Clwojick @rsteve388

rsteve388 Keep it up! Reading to learn is a end goal in it's self! 6d
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I loved this little book, and learned so much from it, not least about how much Beatrice Shilling did to improve the performance of the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine that powered many of the iconic British warplanes. She received an OBE for her work, yet I expect few people outside of a very narrow field of war-plane enthusiasts have even heard of her. This book gives an insight into her character, work and relationships.

#NFNov #Biography

Eggs How fascinating 🤗 7d
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Thanks for bringing this to my attention! Decided to get on Amazon to buy this for my sister in law - $102! 🤷‍♀️ I‘ll look elsewhere! Crazy, huh?! 6d
TheEllieMo @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled 😮 Sadly I think it may be out of print. 6d
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Mary Shelley‘s book asks the question “what makes us human?” Frankenstein‘s creation is called a monster, and yet is capable of speech, thought, emotion #HumanNature #Movember @Cinfhen

The idea of creating a monster probably counts as #WeirdScience #NamasteNovember @Eggs

Cinfhen Excellent choice!!!! #DoubleDip 🍦🍦 7d
batsy Nice one! 👏🏽 Love this book. 7d
Eggs I love when doubles and triples happen ❤️❤️ 7d
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#TIL that not only is there a Women‘s Engineering Society, but that this year is its centenary. Why is this not better known?

#NFNov @Clwojick @rsteve388

Clwojick 4 pts. 1w
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Wednesday's Child | Amanda Hewett
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1. smidgeon

2. That rather depends on the series and the author. If they still have fresh ideas that bring something new to the series, then keep going. On the other hand, there are some series that shouldn‘t exist at all

3. Well, I write reviews, social media posts and the occasional snotty e-mail, but nothing creative.

4. Hi new followers @BibliOHIOphile @Rachel_Anne789 @sharread @LoverOfLearning

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

DGRachel “the occasional snotty email” 🤣🤣 Those are my favorite to write. 😉 1w
Eggs We need a dose of snotty every now and then... 1w
TheEllieMo @DGRachel @Eggs well, the one I wrote today got me the result I wanted, so I‘m in favour of them!😆 1w
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According to Wikipedia, the inspiration for the saint that Madonna, erm, seeks comfort from in the video for #LikeAPrayer was Martin de Porre, the patron saint of mixed-race people, barbers, innkeepers, public health workers, and all those seeking racial harmony.

#Movember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen 🙏🏼 1w
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The Donor: Quick Reads 2020 | Clare Mackintosh
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It‘s not often I have a chance to #ReadInOneSitting anything but the shortest book, which is why I love the Quick Reads series; the project was close to closing down a couple of years ago due to lack of funding, but JoJo Moyes has stepped in and offered funding for a further three years https://readingagency.org.uk/adults/quick-guides/quick-reads/

#GratefulReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 1w
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The Complete Works of Shakespeare | William Shakespeare
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New-fangled; bedazzled; birth-place; cold-blooded; cold-hearted; brave new world; green-eyed monster; band of brothers; too much of a good thing; the be all and end all; sea change.

These are just a few of the phrases William Shakespeare have to us. I think that puts him up there with the #MenWhoMatter

#NamasteNovember @Eggs

Eggs I agree ☝️ Great choice 👏🏻👏🏻 1w
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1984 | George Orwell
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1984 probably seemed a long way off when this dystopian #Future was envisioned. Now the events in the book sometimes feel like reality.

#Movember @Cinfhen

Scochrane26 It scared me so much when I re-read it a few mths ago. 1w
Cinfhen I should probably reread this book!! But you know, #SoManyBooksSoLittleTime 1w
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I hope to read #AShortStory or two this week from this collection by Neil Gaiman.

#GratefulReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼📚❤️ 1w
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Being English, the next big holiday for me is Christmas, and that always means Bucks Fizz in the morning!

#HolidayTradition #NamasteNovember @Eggs

Mandoul You were lucky getting Bucks Fizz, i always ended up with Advocaat! 😳 1w
Lcsmcat They both sound good to me! @Mandoul (edited) 1w
Eggs I wouldn‘t turn one down!😂😂 1w
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Inside Out | Demi Moore
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I struggled to come up with anything for #GratefulReads yesterday, but today this came to mind. In the book, and musical, Javert is a complex character that I couldn‘t dislike, but Crowe‘s dreadful performance made him a #CharacterYouLoveToHate. Meanwhile, in the book, the Thenadiers are pure evil, but in the musical they are offered up as light relief, #CharactersYouHateToLove

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🖤 1w
DGRachel I completely agree about the Thenardiers! They are completely loathesome in the book, but bawdy, comic relief in the musical. 1w
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I have contemplated reading this one but fear all the #sweets may make it a bit too saccharin for my tastes.

#NamasteNovember @Eggs

Eggs Then you‘d have to visit the dentist 🦷 1w
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