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sarahnicoloff

sarahnicoloff

Joined September 2016

Love to read the classics, Agatha Christie, and biographies on classic film stars. https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/70627608-sarah-nicoloff
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Tutankhamen: Life and Death of a Pharaoh by Christiane Desroches-Noblecourt
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Rock Hudson: His Story | Sara Davidson, Rock Hudson

I'm a night person. When I'm not working, I never want to go to sleep. I'd much rather stay up and talk or read and play music. Music is real important in my life, like air. I need it to breathe. I like being surrounded by music all the time, and I like all kinds.

- Rock Hudson

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#creepychristmas @teebe

1. Mystery, whodunits etc..
2. Scream, The Shining, Psycho, Halloween, The Others.
3. I don't read many horrors but some of the stories in the tagged book creeped me out.
4. I've seen the first two seasons of Penny Dreadful and AHS. I did use to watch Supernatural when it first started but then it got too scary for me. (If you have any recommendations let me know).
5. No gore.
6. Who is your favourite horror character?

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The High Window | Raymond Chandler

The trees down below cast heavy shadows under the moon. In the middle of the garden there was a sort of garden within a garden. I caught the glint of an ornamental pool. A lawn swing beside it. Somebody was lying in the lawn swing and a cigarette-tip glowed as I looked down.

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The High Window | Raymond Chandler

He smiled again. A brilliant warm smile, like the kiss of death.

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The High Window | Raymond Chandler

So we were there silent, both of us, miles apart maybe, each one holding a telephone and breathing and listening and hearing nothing, not even the breathing.

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The High Window | Raymond Chandler

Beyond the closed window the neon lights glowed. The dead air didn't move. Outside the corridor was still. The bell rang in darkness, steady and strong.

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Valley of the Dolls | Jacqueline Susann

No one should give up a dream without giving it a chance to come true.

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Published in 1955, Blond Venus: A Life of Marlene Dietrich looks at the stars life, told to the author from Marlene's friends, family and colleagues. This book was a quick read with only 159 pages. ⭐⭐⭐ and a half stars.

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Gerda, do you remember me? I'm still continuing my theatrical career, but without hope of getting much further in it, without hope of ever becoming a good actress. I might as well try to reach the moon.

- Marlene Dietrich in a letter to her friend Gerda Huber.

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Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
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A wonderful written dark and poignant book about creation, humanity and life. ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐

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Frankenstein | Mary Shelley

Beware, for I am fearless and therefore powerful.

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Curtain | Agatha Christie
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That big twist at the end. Still can't get over it! ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Libby1 I KNOW! I loved it. 😊 1mo
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This book looks at photographs of Marilyn taken by Earl Leaf from the beginning of her stardom to her untimely end. Each of the photographs show Marilyn at a different period in her life, from a young beautiful women in 1950, on the verge of stardom to 1953, the year that confirmed Marilyn as a star, to 1962, the year that it all went down hill for her. This book did an excellent job of capturing Marilyn, and the photos are just stunning. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Marilyn Monroe. She first stepped before the cameras half a century ago and died more than thirty years ago, but we keep her close, we invoke her presence, we haven't let her go, and we won't let her rest. Because she doesn't let us rest. We keep thinking about her, writing and reading about her, as though somehow if we could understand her we might understand ourselves.

sarahnicoloff Note: This book was published in 1997. As of now it's been fifty-seven years since Marilyn died. 1mo
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Shadow of Night | Deborah E. Harkness
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Shadow of Night, did not demand my attention as A Discovery of Witches did. To me it felt like the book dragged on too much, which made it sometimes had to keep my concentration. There were just too many characters to keep track of. A few that was unnecessary. I did feel the Elizabethan setting of the book was done very well, and I did get hooked in the book near the end. Overall the book was good, but not great as the first. ⭐⭐⭐

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Shadow of Night | Deborah E. Harkness

'So even if I see a monster in my dreams, it cannot reach me?'

Matthew nodded. 'But I will tell you a secret. A dream is a nightmare reverse. If you dream of someone you love, that person will seem closer, even if far away.'

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Nureyev: An Autobiography with pictures | Alexander Bland, Rudolf Nureyev
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Came back with these from another book sale.

- A Nervous Breakdown by Anton Chekhov
- Granite and Rainbow: The Hidden Life of Virginia Woolf by Mitchell Leaska
- Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie
- The Great Garbo by Robert Payne
- Olivier by Terry Coleman
- The Real Life of Laurence Olivier by Roger Lewis
- Marlene Dietrich by Maria Riva
- Nureyev: An Autobiography with pictures by Rudolf Nureyev

Sace 😍 2mo
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies | Jane Austen, Seth Grahame-Smith
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Recent book haul!

- The Moor by Laurie R. King
- Charlie's Angels: Angels On A String by Max Franklin
- Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
- Howards End by E.M. Forster
- Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
- Pride And Prejudice And Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
- Mandela's Way by Richard Stengel
- The Loving Cup by Winston Graham
- Rebecca's Tale by Sally Bauman
- Dan Carter: My Story
- Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
- Rock Hudson: His Story

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Richie McCaw: The Open Side | Richie McCaw, Greg McGee
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As I'm in full Rugby World Cup mode, I decided to re-read former All Black great Richie McCaw's autobiography for the second time. This book is a 5-star read for me, as I'm a big All Black supporter and rugby fan. I've got my fingers crossed that my national team will win the cup for the fourth time.

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Atonement | Ian McEwan
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A beautiful written and thought provoking story. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Atonement | Ian McEwan

From this new and intimate perspective, she learned a simple, obvious thing she had always known, and everyone knew: that a person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn, not easily mended.

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Atonement | Ian McEwan

She was the sort of girl who lived in her thoughts.

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Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch

I have none of the usual inducements of a woman to marry. Were I to fall in love, indeed, it would be a different thing; but I never have been in love; it is not my way, or my nature; and I do not think I ever shall.

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Atonement | Ian McEwan
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Current reads!

Lcsmcat Both excellent choices. 2mo
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Atonement | Ian McEwan

It wasn't only wickedness and scheming that made people unhappy, it was confusion and misunderstanding; above all, it was the failure to grasp the simple truth that other people are as real as you.

Lcsmcat So many good sentences in this book! 3mo
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Atonement | Ian McEwan

He stood there dumbly as she walked away from him, barefoot across the lawn, and he watched her darkened hair swing heavily across her shoulders, drenching her blouse.

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Atonement | Ian McEwan

Her movements were savage, and she would not meet his eye.

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Atonement | Ian McEwan

She held her breath, and sank, leaving her hair fanned out across the surface. Drowning herself would be his punishment.

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A Discovery of Witches | Deborah E. Harkness
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I could get lost in this world forever; Witches, Vampires and magic with a love story to die for, what's not to love. I am looking forward to the rest of the trilogy. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

eri.reads I agree!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3mo
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One can't go back. That's the one thing one can't do - go back.

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A Discovery of Witches | Deborah E. Harkness
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Decided to finally read the book after seeing the first season of #ADiscoveryofWitches last year and loved it. Can't wait for the second season, and i'm loving the book.

rachaich I loved this. But coujdnt get into the TV series :( 3mo
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Golden leaves tinged with red and brown, the soft moist smell of autumn - the road down through the woods - the wood fires.

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Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov

It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.

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Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov

At 3 a.m. I swallowed a sleeping pill, and presently, a dream that was not a sequel but a parody revealed to me, with a kind of meaningful clarity, the lake i had never yet visited: it was glazed over with a sheet of emerald ice, and a pockmarked Eskimo was trying in vain to break it with a pickaxe, although imported mimosas and oleanders flowered on its gravelly banks.

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Have His Carcase | Dorothy L. Sayers

I have lived for my emotions. I can't help it. I suppose i am made that way.

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Olivier: In Celebration | Garry O'Connor
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Olivier: In Celebration is a book celebrating the life and career of one of Britain's greatest actors Laurence Olivier. Edited by Garry O'Connor and featuring contributions from actors, friends, playwrights and directors. Each person who contributes gives a small essay and insight into how the man works, be it as actor or director. This is not a detailed account of Olivier, it is more about others opinions on him and his performances. ⭐⭐⭐

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Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov

Lolita, Light of my fire, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul.

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Eurydice followed Orpheus up through the dark passage, guided by the sounds of his lyre, and it was only when he reached the sunlight again that he turned to see whether she were still behind him, and so lost her for ever.

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She takes the air accompanied by doves and sparrows.

(The Birth of Aphrodite)

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Aphrodite, Goddess of Desire, rose naked from the foam of the sea and, riding on a scallop shell, stepped ashore first on the island of Cythera; but finding this only a small island, passed on to the Peloponnese, and eventually took up residence at Paphos, in Cyprus, still the principal seat of her worship. Grass and flowers sprang from the soil wherever she trod.

(The Birth of Aphrodite)

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The Editor | Steven Rowley
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I only picked this book up because I was interested in the premise of a novelist who discovers that his editor is none other than Jackie Kennedy Onassis. The book started ok but got boring midway and drag on. I did like some of dialogue between Jackie and James, though sometimes it did make me cringe. The length of book felt too long, than what it should of been. The Editor is readable but forgettable. ⭐⭐⭐

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The Wayward Bus | John Steinbeck

She had a dreadful sense of loneliness and weariness.

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Though I did find out who the killer was earlier in the book, I still found the book interesting and enjoyable. Miss Christie never disappoints! ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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The Wayward Bus | John Steinbeck

She wanted to meet new and strange people and through such contacts to become new and strange herself.

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The Wayward Bus | John Steinbeck

Her body and her mind were sluggish and lazy, and deep down she fought a tired envy of the people who, so she thought, experienced good things while she went through life a gray cloud in a gray room.

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The Editor | Steven Rowley

I have the urge to cry because it's clear to me now that the most beautiful things in life are also the most fragile.

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A lot of people take drugs to mask their inner unhappiness and turmoil, don't they? And Brian was one of them. Yes, Mick and Keith did make it worst. They just treated him like he didn't exist.

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'I don't know whether you realize it, Miss Marple,' said Giles, 'but what it amounts to is, that we've got a first-class murder mystery on our hands. Actually on our very doorstep-or more accurately in our front hall.'

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The Big Sleep | Raymond Chandler

I don't mind if you don't like my manners. They're pretty bad. I grieve over them during the long winter evenings.

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Grace | Robert Lacey

Grace Kelly was hardly a role model for the bra burners of a later generation, but she represented as much liberation as the decade of Pollyanna could take. Even the swinging sixties had its problems with Jane Fonda.