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rynae

rynae

Joined April 2016

I live vicariously through my books. @rynaereading on IG.
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The Age of Innocence | Edith Wharton
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But can we talk about how The Age of Innocence is such a subtly amazing book? ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Sense and Sensibilty | Jane Austen
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Pig.

Elisa He is such an a**hole. What a crappy brother. Hardly better than Willoughby if you ask me 😒 6y
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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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Good morning and happy first day of Fall!!!

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The Hero and the Crown | Robin McKinley
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I'm getting nostalgic about my middle school days while reading these books by McKinley. ❤️

rachelm Love the pic! 6y
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It's a scientific fact that coffee tastes better in a bookish mug.

rachelm Love this! 6y
rynae @rachelm Thank you! 6y
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North and South: Easyread Edition | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
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Currently rereading a favorite. I love it so much! I'm torn between savoring it and devouring it. Kind of like a delicious piece of cake. 🍰 😋

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The woman in white | Wilkie COLLINS
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This is one of my favorite Victorian novels. I think Wilkie Collins does not get nearly enough attention! I picked up this biography at the library yesterday; I think it will be interesting to learn more about his life.

forlifesnotaparagraph The Moonstone was my favorite book we read in my Victorian lit class, so I need to get on this one! 7y
rynae @forlifesnotaparagraph I ❤️ The Moonstone, too! It's a great one. You should definitely read this if you liked The Moonstone. 7y
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Bleak House | Charles Dickens
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They did such a great job transferring this gigantic (and amazing) novel to screen. I love this mini series!

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The Hero and the Crown | Robin McKinley
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Library day!

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Arcadia | Tom Stoppard
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Such a great play. Can I be cliche and call it life changing? I read this in my university class on Doubles In Literature. #plays #collegeliterature

Caryl Oh, I love this play! So grateful to the friend who introduced it to me. 7y
rynae @Caryl It's perfect! 7y
Merethebookgal I've heard great things about this play, I need to read it soon! (And lovely pic!) 7y
rynae @Merethebookgal Thank you! And do read the play; you will love it. 7y
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Today's book mail. I will not apologize for my love of all things Star Trek Voyager. 🤓 #bookmail

MrBook Great pic! 7y
rynae @MrBook thanks! 7y
Merethebookgal Never apologize for Star Trek love! 😄 7y
rynae @Merethebookgal 👏🏼🤓 7y
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Erak's Ransom | John Flanagan
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I have been hesitant about this one, because it is a "throwback" book, so it's out of order in the series. I really wish he would have written it before book 5. But I think it will still be a good read. #yalit

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💔💔💔💔 Oh, Will. #victorianmen

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I have to finish this blanket before my friend has her baby, but I want to read so badly! I need to get some audio books so that I can listen and crochet.

BookBabe Gorgeous blanket! 😍👌🏻 7y
rynae @BookBabe Thank you! 7y
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What a blighter....Dorothea is a better person than me. I would have poisoned the guy on the honeymoon.

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Enchantment | Orson Scott Card
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I liked the physicality of this story...it was extremely body-centered and that made the fairytale aspect shine, in my opinion. I do think OSC needs a wider "canvas" than this book allowed. The short length didn't give him room to flesh it out, and some characters and ideas fell flat. 3.5/5 ⭐️

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I never have enough Agatha Christie (or pizza) to satisfy me.

MrBook 😊👍🏻 7y
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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One of my favorite coffee cups. Jane Austen is queen.

MrBook This is a great cup. Check it out, @BookBabe ! 7y
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Enchantment | Orson Scott Card
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I'm reading by flashlight because it's stormy and we have no power. 🔦

Bkwurm I absolutely love this book. I find myself drawn to re-reading it every couple of years, and it always makes me want to dive into Russian fairy tales. 👍🏼 7y
jmkeene I did the same thing earlier. Finished the book by flashlight! 7y
rynae @Bkwurm It's not at all what I expected, but that isn't a bad thing! It's very good so far. 7y
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Enchantment | Orson Scott Card
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Excited to crack this one open. 👏🏼

QuoteQueen Yay! 7y
kgriffith Nice bookmark :) This is one OSC I haven't read, interested to hear your thoughts as you go along! 7y
rynae @GlitterFemme Thank you! I'll keep you posted. ☺️ 7y
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"And what is a portrait of a woman? Your paintings and Plastik are poor stuff after all. They perturb and dull conceptions instead of raising them. Language is a finer medium."

MrBook In my audio queue. 7y
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So true...I have such a nostalgia for the Arkansas Ozarks where I was born and raised. I have seen many pretty sights while traveling, but none surpass the beauty of those hills in bloom.

jmkeene I grew up in the Springdale/Fayetteville area! How about you? 7y
rynae @jmkeene Same! I was born in Springdale and moved to Huntsville when I was 10. I went to the U of A in Fayetteville. No place like it on earth! 7y
jmkeene @rynae I miss that area so much. I love the Fayetteville vibe. 7y
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(July 4th road trip to STL ??) Poor Dorothea. She actually said, "There would be nothing trivial about our lives. Everyday things with us would mean the greatest things," about her prospective marriage. Nothing like the rude awakening of marriage and the familiarity it brings.

rachelm I'm smack dab in the middle of the terrible reality of their marriage at pg 400. I'm having trouble picking up the book willingly right now! 7y
rynae @rachelm I know exactly what you mean! I don't like how self-righteous and snobbish she can be in the beginning, but she didn't deserve such an unhappy marriage. Casaubon is pretty cringe-worthy. 7y
Caryl I've determinedly avoided Middlemarch, but your posts (and that gorgeous cover) are making it surprisingly tempting... 7y
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rynae @Caryl It's a great book—the best I've read from George Eliot. She takes the banality of life and paints it in rich colors. I couldn't stop thinking about this book for weeks after I finished it. 7y
Caryl @rynae -That does it. I just marked it as "to read." Not sure when I'll get to it, but that's a huge first step for me! ? I already have it on my shelf thanks to a college English lit class. (First book I was assigned as a freshman, and I just couldn't get through it. Still, majored in English!) 7y
rynae @Caryl I also majored in English, and I have many books like that! It doesn't help that in college you were usually expected to read them in a week or so. Some books inevitably got tossed due to time constraints. I took my time reading this one....probably a couple of months at least. 7y
Caryl @rynae - Good to know! I will make sure to give myself time to tackle (savor?) it. 😊 7y
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Pax | Sara Pennypacker
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This book could have been SO good. As it was, it had pages wasted in repetitiveness that could have been used to round out the story a little better. I'm not sorry I read it, but it was somewhat disappointing.

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Pax | Sara Pennypacker
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"We all own a beast called anger."

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Pax | Sara Pennypacker
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Having more trouble reading this than I thought I would. It is really slow going and repetitive. It's just now getting really good, with about 1/4 of the book left.

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"Souls have complexions too: what will suit one will not suit another."

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I'm feeling a rereading of Middlemarch. I have a lot of respect for George Eliot; she lived a unique and somewhat liberated life as a woman in the 19th century, but in her writing she chose to represent the majority of women who did not have the same opportunities.

rachelm Where are you so far? 7y
Bkwurm I love G.E., and Middlemarch is my favorite of her books. You just may inspire me to re-read as well! 7y
rynae @rachelm I just started, so page 1! But I read it through a little over two years ago. 7y
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rynae @Bkwurm She's amazing; I love how she makes every word count. This is definitely my favorite, too. 7y
AmberB I was surprised by how funny/witty the book is at some points. If she were alive today, she'd be the perfect friend to gossip with 7y
marie3blue Might need to pick this up next time I'm in the mood for a classic. Also, love the Penguin Deluxe editions. 7y
rynae @marie3blue It's beautifully written. It's not one you can rush through, though (it wasn't for me, anyway). It's a great slow read. 7y
rynae @AmberB She has a great sense of humor. One of my professors used to say that he had conversations with her...which is super weird, but somehow relatable. 😁 7y
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When you find a typo that should have been caught before it was published. 🙄

Donna_sBookMinute @rynae I've read that books with typos are supposed to be worth something. Anybody else know anything about that? It's been a while since I read it. It may be a discontinued practice. 7y
QuoteQueen I always find this annoying and laughable, especially when it's a later edition of a text book. 7y
rynae @Donna_sBookMinute I'm not sure! Unfortunately this is a library book, so they own the golden ticket if that's true. 😁 7y
rynae @VeteransWife512 It really bothers me. Especially when a simple word processing spell check would have caught it. 7y
Donna_sBookMinute I agree that it's annoying. I found an error in a description and emailed the editor so they could correct it before the next printing. Haven't received an acknowledgement. I guess they'll fix it. 7y
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Woke up late and I'm not ashamed. Saturday reading is seriously the best.

BookFreakOut Love that series! One of the few I've kept up with over the course of so many books, I started when Burning Bridge was new. 7y
rynae @BookFreakOut They are so good! They just give me warm fuzzies. 7y
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Ooooh a serial killer is taunting Poirot. What a foolish serial killer.

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The Battle for Skandia | John Flanagan
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These books will not necessarily blow your mind, but they are cozy, feel-good little reads. Would recommend.

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Burning Bridge | John Flanagan
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Every time someone in a book drinks coffee, I get an almost desperate hankering for it. ☕️

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This started out kind of "meh," but I think it was because there wasn't enough Miss Marple to begin with. It ended up being really good. She's a cute old lady with a brain like a steel trap.

Chelsey I love Miss Marple! 7y
rynae @Chelsey She's the best! I love unlikely heroes. 👵🏽 7y
cottagelantern I haven't read any Miss Marple stories, but this title is so intriguing that I think I'll pick it up the next time I'm at the bookstore! 📚 7y
rynae @short_soprano It was my first. I have read a lot of Poirot, so I decided to give her a go. I liked it! I would like to read one that she features in a bit more. 7y
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Decided to get some books from the library because I'm broke from buying too many books. 💸 The library really is the greatest thing.

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Sometimes you just have to read some YA.

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Three Act Tragedy | Agatha Christie
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I love these little moments in Christie's novels.

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Three Act Tragedy | Agatha Christie
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This explains a lot about some people I know.

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Treasure Island | Robert Louis Stevenson
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This was a fun little swashbuckling tale.

BestOfFates Oooh, I love that series of book bindings! 7y
rynae @BestOfFates Me, too! I want them all. My bank account says no. 7y
BestOfFates I once found a few at Costco & that was a very good day! 7y
elkeOriginal The Word Cloud Classics are such fun and make me want to reread a classic every time I see one! 7y
rynae @elkeo I agree! 7y
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Children of the Mind | Orson Scott Card
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Mehso-so

This book, while good, wasn't quite on par with the first three books in the series.
This line was strikingly beautiful, though.

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Treasure Island | Robert Louis Stevenson
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Doing some outdoor reading. I bought this book in Pirate's Alley in NOLA, and it doesn't get more perfect than that.

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Brave New World | Aldous Huxley
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One really can't say enough about Brave New World. It is just too truthful to be beautiful.

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Anne of Green Gables | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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There's always room on my shelf for an old book with a new cover.

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I'm enjoying my day off by starting a new Christie novel in the fresh air.

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Agatha Christie had a wonderful understanding of the human condition. Even the perpetrators in her novels are more than their act of murder...they are humans even as they act inhumanely. It makes her stories surprisingly complex and meaningful.

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I love to eat while I read. 🙌🏼 I'm continuing my streak of Agatha Christie books with Death on the Nile. I only wish I had kept this one for my cruise in September.

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Currently reading ❤️

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