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j9brown

j9brown

Joined June 2018

NYC book nerd 🤓 | Rock music fanatic 🎶 | Plant lady 🌿 🌸 | Disney nut 🐀
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Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
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Who doesn't like to win things? Looks like entries are still open 😊 @revellbooks Congrats on the 100 🎉

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Had to put this one away a couple of times so I wouldn't get too emotional on the train 😖

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A chocolate croissant pretzel, a good book, and nowhere else to be! A pretty perfect Sunday 😊

#LitsyPartyofOne #mrbook1inamillion

Hooked_on_books That pretzel looks amazing! 🤤 5d
LiteraryinLititz I have never seen anything like that and it looks delicious! 5d
Chrissyreadit Oh so yummy looking! 5d
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Daisey What an amazing looking pretzel! 5d
MrBook Oh. My. Goodness!!! 😳🤤🤤🤤😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4d
hes7 Yum! 😋 4d
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Finally ready to settle in and chill for the night!

#LitsyPartyofOne #mrbook1inamillion

Beatlefan129 Tea Forte is so yummy 😋 6d
TheBookHippie Oh I loved that book!!! 6d
j9brown @Beatlefan129 it really is, and the packaging is too cute! 6d
j9brown @TheBookHippie I'm really enjoying it so far, loved June pretty much immediately. 6d
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Pop Tart for breakfast! And if you want to tell me that it's too early for my Christmas mug, well, joke's on you, I use it all year!
#LitsyPartyofOne #mrbook1inamillion
Gonna post more party snacks later but not enough time for the full readathon, sadly.

Tamra This one is a compulsive read! 6d
j9brown @Tamra Ooh, good to know, I only just started it this morning! 😊 6d
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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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A mythical tale of a brutal reality. Heartbreaking and beautifully written.

TheBookAddict Definitely heartbreaking. 💔😢 7d
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Toil and Trouble #5 | Mairghread Scott
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I actually shreiked out loud when I realized this was about the three Macbeth witches (thanks again @Eyelit truly an awesome find! #basicwitchswap ) This was full of dark and creepy magic, tragedy and rivalries, and really spectacular art. Highly recommend!

Eyelit Yay, so glad you liked it! I knew I was taking a chance on a graphic novel cause I didn‘t notice any in your feed, but since it was about Macbeth witches I thought you‘d be into it 😃 1w
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Joined, this sounds really fun, I get very into the holidays! While I may fall behind in the reading categories, I will make up for it with festive recipes - I make a lot of cookies in December 😄
#WinterGames
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StayCurious Yay! Looking forward to seeing your baking prowess! 1w
Clwojick Awesome! Thanks for joining! ♥️ 1w
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Done early! 😄 Don't know why I'm surprised, I have a long-ish commute.
#goodreads

readingjedi Well done. 75 is my goal for the year ... I'll probably make it but it will take me the rest of the year! 2w
jb72 Congratulations 🎊🎈 that‘s awesome! 2w
cleoh Congrats! 🎉🎊🎈 2w
Eyelit Fantastic! 📚🎉 1w
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It was just okay. Didn't dislike it, just never really got sucked in. It took too long for the tension to really ramp up, and then after the big reveal, it felt rushed. 🤷

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This sounds like a really fun one, especially if you've enjoyed the Halloween-y swaps! Visit host @teebe for details

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Early Christmas present for myself! Supposed to be an ornament but it looks better on my bookshelf. This scene has been my dream since I first saw it as a kid, like many of us here, I'm sure 😁

Linsy I love it! 😍😍😍 2w
j9brown @Linsy It's from Hallmark, they've got a lot of really cute ornaments like this 😊 2w
Jee_HookedOnBookz So so so gorgeous! 2w
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#octoberreads #octoberwrapup

I thought this month would be even slower, but I got a few good ones in here!
Favorite: A Conjuring of Light, what a ride this series was!

MommyOfTwo I love that series too! I need to get the third one yet. 2w
j9brown @MommyOfTwo It's really excellent, best of the three! 2w
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KatieDid927 Mine was even slower, this job sucked up all my mental and emotional energy during one of my fave reading months. I got so little reading done I‘m too embarrassed to post a wrap-up. 2w
j9brown @KatieDid927 You're still going to make your Goodreads goal! That's pretty damn cool! 2w
KatieDid927 @j9brown True dat. 2w
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Loved this series! So fun, so much adventure, so many great characters. I'm sad it's over!

KatieDid927 I just read the first one! Looking forward to the rest. 2w
j9brown @KatieDid927 Yay! The second one is just a little drawn out, but the third one I couldn't put down 😄 2w
Michollio I found out the other day that she's planning a related series called Threads of Power. I don't know any dates or other info, but I'm excited 😁 2w
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Eyelit There‘s a prequel comic book series 😄 2w
j9brown @Michollio Oooooh that's very exciting! 2w
j9brown @Eyelit Getting my wallet out now! 😝 2w
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Ahhh! @Eyelit this is an amazing package, thank you for everything! The pin and the bookmark are super cute, and I can't wait to light the candle tonight. Did I already enjoy a delicious cookie for breakfast? Maybe! 😜
And the perfect pile of books! I've always overlooked comics as a whole but after flipping though a couple of pages, I really can't wait to dive into it! What a cool and interesting pick! Thanks again! ♥️
#basicwitchswap #bws

j9brown And extra thanks to @Meaw_catlady and @sprainedbrain for hosting this excellent swap! 2w
Linsy I loooove Witches of New York! 2w
monalyisha That candle looks AMAZING & I want to eat that trail mix! Happy Halloween @j9brown & @eyelit! 2w
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j9brown @monalyisha happy Halloween to you too! 🎃 2w
Meaw_catlady Ooh great stuff! Happy Halloween!🖤 2w
Eyelit So glad you like! Enjoy the books and happy Halloween! 2w
Bklover I love Pez! 2w
KatieDid927 We both got Witches of New York! How very appropriate! Eeee! 2w
j9brown @KatieDid927 Buddy read time! Lol 2w
j9brown @Bklover I brought it to work to share but so far have kept it all to myself 😝😝😝 2w
j9brown @Eyelit It's all wonderful 🎃 Happy Halloween too! 2w
sprainedbrain What a great swap package! Happy Halloween! 🎃 2w
j9brown @sprainedbrain happy Halloween to you too! 🦇 2w
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Package has arrived! I can't wait to open it, and the stickers are adorable! 🤗
(I've got a name but no Litsy handle, not sure who to thank!)
#basicwitchswap #bws
@Meaw_catlady @sprainedbrain

Eyelit It‘s from me! Sorry, I forgot to put my Litsy handle on the address label 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3w
j9brown @Eyelit Aha, thanks! No worries! Can't wait for the 31st 😄 3w
monalyisha Cute!!! 2w
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Borne: A Novel | Jeff VanderMeer
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So weird! A nightmare dystopia full of monsters, this one definitely isn't for everyone and isn't always an easy read due to the style (which was frustrating at times). There's a terrifying flying bear. There's murderous half-human children. But there's love and heartbreak and the big question, what makes a person a person?
Not sure if I'd recommend it but I'm glad I read it!

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Nothing to See Here | Kevin Wilson
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Weird and heartwarming and delightful. A little silly at times but I really enjoyed it.
#botm

Smrloomis Whoa that cover! 🔥🔥🔥 1mo
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What a wild and intricate plot. I'm not very into the mystery genre but this takes it to a new level. Looking forward to whatever this author does next.

KatieDid927 Oh yay glad you liked it. It's still on my TBR. 1mo
j9brown @KatieDid927 I think you'd enjoy it! Need my copy or already have one? 1mo
KatieDid927 @j9brown I gots one! 1mo
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Fell way behind because of vacation 🎠🎡🎢

Favorite of the month: The Rules of Magic

Feeling like this might be a slow reading month, but as long as I get though one BoTM and one good spooky read, I'll be happy 🙂

#septemberwrapup #septemberreads

Linsy I loved that one too! ✨✨✨ 1mo
LittlePixels You have multiple good ones there! 📚💕 1mo
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A magnificent tale of a brave adventurer.

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More Disney storybook magic!
#waltdisneyworld #disney #magickingdom

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Don Quixote: World Classics | Miguel Cervantes
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Saying hello to Don Quixote and Sancho Panza on the It's A Small World Ride! Or, nerdspotting, as I now like to call it when I find bookish references out in the world 🤓
#disney #waltdisneyworld #magickingdom

KatieDid927 😍 2mo
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Golden State | Ben Winters
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The premise and setting were cool but the plot itself had a few too many cliches and the main character was kinda inconsistent.

cathipink This book totally bummed me out because I was right there with it for 2/3 of the book.... and then it went completely off the rails for the last 30 pages. Lots of cool ideas though, and I loved the genre mashup. 2mo
j9brown @cathipink Yeah, it had a lot of potential, but it really did a faceplant at the end there. 2mo
KatieDid927 Agreed. 2w
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This Census-Taker | China Miville
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#7days7covers #covercrush
Day 5 or something, I stopped and lost track and started again 🤷

j9brown Nope, day 7! All done! I am too much of a doofus for a challenge that lasts more than three days 😝 2mo
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Vita Nostra | Sergey Dyachenko, Marina Dyachenko
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#7Days7Covers #covercrush

This one holds a spot of honor on my bookshelf (just means it faces out)

Thanks for the tags @JulietBooks @CareBear 😄

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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What the hell just happened? I finished this book in a day and a half! It was a blast. Clever and trippy.
I didn't quite get the emotional impact that I think the author was going for. Maybe I read it too fast, or maybe it was too fast-paced (I felt like I was reading a movie for like, three quarters of it). But I had a great time overall 😆

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Stephen Florida | Gabe Habash
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#7Days7Covers #covercrush Day 3, I think.

Ruthiella Oh yeah... I read a library copy of this one but the cover is remarkable! 2mo
j9brown @Ruthiella It was an impulse buy for me because of the cover, it just calls for a second look! 2mo
sudi This one is a great pick 😍 2mo
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This was like watching a parade of entertainingly terrible people. Maybe "terrible" is a little strong. Endearingly unsympathetic might be better. It was also humorous at times, and really painted a beautiful picture of Savannah. Hard to believe it's nonfiction!

Balibee146 'endearingly unsympathetic'...😁👍... Tucking this phrase away. Great review 👌 4w
j9brown @Balibee146 Haha, thanks! 😄 4w
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A Memory of Light | Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
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#7Days7Covers #covercrush Day 3
❤️❤️❤️

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Borne: A Novel | Jeff VanderMeer
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Book_ish Beautiful ❤️ 2mo
GatheringBooks this is gorgeous, indeed! 2mo
Addison_Reads Love this cover! 💚 2mo
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#7days7covers #covercrush

Thanks @Eyelit for the tag! Who hasn't joined in yet? @KatieDid927 you? Post 7 covers you love over 7 days, no explanation needed.

Counting this also as:
#SelfImprovementSept | Day 12: #GoodHabits
Participating on Litsy! I find some really great New reads and chat with some wonderful fellow bookworms. I'd call it a Great habit to have!

Eyelit I used to have this edition! I gave it to my niece a few years ago (cause I had to share the love) ❤️ 2mo
KatieDid927 I do not have the energy to remember to do these photo challenge thingies. Thanks though! 2mo
j9brown @Eyelit Oh nice! I think I got this copy from a great-aunt, actually. And I've got a goddaughter who may like it when she's older 😊 Gotta keep the book love going around! 2mo
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"There's been a murder in Savannah!"

Currently reading Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil; the murder just happened and this is all I can think of ????

#TheOffice

Tamra Haha! I have intended to read this one for such a long time and never get to it. I don‘t know why..... 2mo
DrawingSustenance That was a stupid yet funny episode.🤣 2mo
j9brown @Tamra It has so many crazy interesting characters, at least the first half so far has been like doing some really good people-watching. It's a slow read though, I wouldn't recommend picking it up until you're really in the mood. 2mo
Tamra @j9brown I put the audio on hold! I am tempted to watch the movie. 2mo
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#SelfImprovementSept | Day 11: #BucketList

Going on a Serengeti safari has had the main spot on my bucket list for a long long time. Next year may be the year if all goes well (but I've been saying that for years!)

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Caption this 🤣

Tamra WTF? 😂😂😂 2mo
Libby1 Methinks I spy a typo! 2mo
Eyelit I have how many pages of this left to read?!? 2mo
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CrowCAH Oh the vapors! 2mo
Soubhiville Enough with the mansplaining! 2mo
MeganAnn She put that where?!?! 😂 (edited) 2mo
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#SelfImprovementSept | Day 9 #Laugh

Calvin and Hobbes never fails to get a giggle out of me 😆

SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime i will forever love Calvin & Hobbes 👱‍♂️🐯💚 2mo
Ddzmini 🙌🏽🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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#SelfImprovementSept | Day 8: #SelfCareSunday

Retail therapy - new book, new plant, new me! For a minute or two, as least 😝

SW-T 😊😊😊 2mo
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#SelfImprovementSept | Day 7: #FavoriteReadingSpot

Did I pick my apartment based on having a good spot for a reading nook? Maybe! I do most of my reading on the train and in front of the TV, but still. This is the best spot, even if I don't use it often.

JHSiess Cozy! 2mo
KatieDid927 😍 2mo
cathipink Love your rug 🙂🙂 2mo
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Ddzmini 🥰🥰🥰📖😋 2mo
CouronneDhiver Looks awesome 👏🏽 2mo
Ruthiella Sweet! 😍 2mo
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Tough to read at times and tougher to put down. Important and timely but also full of heart. A must read for young people, this should be in every high school library if it isn't already.

TheBookKeepers Agreed!!! 2mo
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#SelfImprovementSept | Day 6: #SelfHelpBook

Probably the only self-help type book I've ever read, and only because I worked on a Dan Harris show for a while and several copies were floating around the office.
It was okay. Ultimately I don't think meditation is for me, but I'll come back to this book first if I ever do decide to try it. But I do know I'll never be interested in a retreat, it sounded miserable!

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#SelfImprovementSept | Day 5: #WhatYouLove

I love living in NYC 🌁 I don't have to drive, every band I want to hear comes here, we've got Broadway and The Strand and Central Park and all the food. Somes it's tough and frustrating and smelly. But overall I feel pretty damn lucky to be here. I took this pic from a boat on a beautiful summer night while dancing to my favorite cover band (The Nerds!) What could be better? ❤️🌃 #nyc

Nute I would count myself lucky to live in NYC as well...just to be exposed to so much “living” every day. Wow! 1mo
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#SelfImprovementSept | Day 4: #SomethingNew

New books this month that I am excited about, but who knows when I'll get around to them 😖

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The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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I sat on this loaner for over a year, thinking I wouldn't be into it, while poor @KatieDid927 wondered if she'd every see her beloved book again. 😝
What was I thinking? It was absolutely enchanting. I just loved it. I should have read it as soon as it was in my hands.
I've got to get to the other one soon. This was really great. So magical. ✨

RvnclawWhovian I LOVED this book! Made me cry at the end 2mo
KatieDid927 Yaaaay! Glad you liked it!! 2mo
j9brown @RvnclawWhovian Oh yeah, there were a couple parts that made me really sad. It was really melancholy overall, really. Such good writing. 2mo
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j9brown @KatieDid927 I should never not listen to you, I legit thought I wouldn't be into it 😝😂 Silly me! 2mo
KatieDid927 @j9brown It was why I lent it! Is good! I even want to read again. 2mo
j9brown @KatieDid927 We'll have to brunch soon then 😊 2mo
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#SelfImprovementSept | Day 3: #Flowers

The African violets hanging out on my windowsill. Such a fussy little plant, caring for it may as well count as a #Hobby as well 😝

Lady_Tigana_20 If it‘s fussy and in my care, it would be dead by now, sadly. I had a plant someone told me was hard to kill. It died. 😞 2mo
j9brown @Lady_Tigana_20 Doh! 😖 Sometimes it seems random with plants, I can keep this guy growing and blooming, but every herb I've ever bought has died very quickly. Even mint, and that's supposed to be the easiest! 2mo
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The Cookie Bible | Editors of Publication International
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#SelfImprovementSept | Day 2: #Hobby

I bake cookies! Not so much in the summer, I don't want to turn the oven on in this heat. But man, when Christmas rolls around, get ready!

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#SelfImprovementSept | Day 1: #ReadingGoals

I'm not good at planning a reading list more than a book ahead at a time (sometimes not even that much) but I definitely want to read this one this month. Sometimes I have to push myself to set aside the dragons and spaceships for something literary, but I'm always very glad when I do!

Suelizbeth I am not enjoying this book as much as The Secret History, so I've set it aside, for now. I will get back to it eventually, but there are other books that I really want to read, and this is not one of them, at present. 2mo
j9brown @Suelizbeth We're all too short on free time to stick with a book we're not enjoying! I haven't read the Secret History so I'm not sure what to expect. Maybe I'm just getting sucked into the hype around the movie 🤷‍♀️😁 2mo
Mindyrecycles I loved Secret History and only liked Goldfinch. 2mo
cathipink Can't wait to hear what you think 🙂 I'm so excited/nervous for the movie. 2mo
j9brown @cathipink The book is almost always better! The trailer does look really good, though. 2mo
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9 books again. Was a little bored at work this month 😝
Favorite: The Remains of the Day
Other five-star reads: Record of a Space born Few
#augustreads #augustwrapup

KatieDid927 Pretty month! 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin Well done on a great reading month!👍🏽 2mo
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#bookhaul from that B&N sale! Ugh! I didn't need more right now, I've got so many books I'm dying to read as it is 😖

stephothebesto I'm looking forward to your review of Sarah Gailey's new one! I'm wondering if it's worth picking up. 3mo
j9brown @stephothebesto It sure sounds like a good time! Will post for sure 😊 3mo
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The Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro
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Wow. This book's got *layers*. It's very worthwhile to push through the initial slog of Steven's musings about what makes a great butler (and it's actually all necessary to understanding him later). You get to know him by what he doesn't say as much as anything else. Really masterful writing. Plus I've got a soft spot for some stuffy style British prose. I just loved it.
I kind of want to just turn around and read it again.

Cortg We read this a few years back for my book club! It was great. I need to read his other books! 3mo
j9brown @Cortg I've read The Buried Giant and definitely recommend it. Now I want to pick up all the others 😊 3mo
Tamra 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 Now you need to watch the movie with Hopkins and Thompson! It‘s in my top 5. 😁 It‘s one of those times the film does justice. The nonverbal acting is phenomenal. (edited) 3mo
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Cortg @Tamra OMG! I watched the movie after I read it and Christopher Reeve is in it! ❤️ 3mo
j9brown @Tamra Oooh, with a cast like that, it sounds like a must-see! 😀 3mo
Tamra @Cortg it‘s just sooooo good! 3mo
Tamra @j9brown it really is worthwhile! Those two are favorite actors and you just won‘t believe their on screen chemistry. 3mo
Cathythoughts Loved the movie ♥️ 3mo
Oblomov26 One of my favourite books 2mo
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#basicwitchswap @Meaw_catlady @sprainedbrain

🧙‍♀️Coffee for waking up, tea for just enjoying
🧙‍♀️ Either, though I definitely read more fiction
🧙‍♀️ Dark
🧙‍♀️ Dogs, but I have no pets right now 😞
🧙‍♀️ Oracle sounds interesting
🧙‍♀️ Story
🧙‍♀️ Plants
🧙‍♀️ East, east coast for life! (& because I don't actually know how to answer this, lol)

Meaw_catlady 🖤🖤🖤 3mo
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