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shelbyy

shelbyy

Joined August 2016

Book lover/Cat lover/Coffee lover 📖🐾☕️ Canadian 🇨🇦
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Emma by Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch
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Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch
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Morning reading ☕️

Zelma Perfection! 7mo
Nerdfins Pretty mug! 7mo
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Mansfield Park | Jane Austen
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As usual Austen amazes me 💕

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo 💗 7mo
Nute Very pretty photo! 7mo
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Mansfield Park | Jane Austen
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Ozzy being cute 😍

Slajaunie He is cute! 8mo
Tamra 💙 8mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 So cute!! 8mo
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Mansfield Park | Jane Austen
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My reading partner this morning ❤️

Tadams4 Beautiful cat! 8mo
shelbyy @Tadams4 she sure is ☺️ 8mo
AmyG What a pretty girl. 8mo
wanderinglynn What a beauty! ❤️🐱 8mo
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Enjoying this book about female friendships throughout history. I‘ve haven‘t heard of any of these women and they‘re all so inspiring 💜

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@CrowCAH here are some pages of the biography ☺️

CrowCAH Oooh that is a neat way to display her information! 😍 8mo
shelbyy @CrowCAH yeah I really enjoyed it! 8mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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I‘ve been listening to two podcasts lately. They are both amazing! I have caught up at the Victorian Scribblers episodes but they are taking a break until June. And I‘m halfway through the What‘s Her Name episodes. I highly recommend both of these podcasts 🎧

CrowCAH Thanks for sharing! I‘ll have to give a listen. And I brought it up to my younger sister, she‘s into Podcasts about women; she listens to the History Chicks. 8mo
shelbyy @CrowCAH I tried to listen to the History Chicks, but the quality of the recordings isn‘t very good, so I found it hard to listen to. What‘s Her Name is great! They talk about women throughout history who most people haven‘t heard of and their unrecognized accomplishments. I love it! 8mo
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This short biography of Jane Austen is really cool! The graphic form made it fun and easy to read and learn. 💙

CrowCAH So this is told in graphic novel form?! 8mo
shelbyy @CrowCAH No, not like a graphic novel. But it uses bright colours and word bubbles. I‘ll post pictures of some of the pages 8mo
CrowCAH @shelbyy thanks! It will be neat to see! 8mo
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Jane Austen at Home | Lucy Worsley
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My book haul from Chapters yesterday! ❤️

Melli I just placed a hold at my library for how to be a Victorian.. Since I love the Mrs Jeffries series and I like to learn new things about whatever time period Is taking place in my books I figured why not #blameitonlitsy 9mo
shelbyy @Melli I have a great interest in the Victorian period, so I am very excited to read that book! 😁 9mo
Melli I found a great playlist on Spotify for when I‘m reading the mrs Jeffries series actually played it tonight yo get my son to sleep he said mom this is new music.. I like it.. very eerie and ambient 9mo
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shelbyy @Melli what playlist is that? 9mo
shelbyy @Melli that‘s really cool! Thank you, I‘ll have to give it a listen 😁 9mo
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Mansfield Park | Jane Austen
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The best way to start my morning 💛

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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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This was a great reread! As usual with Austen, there are many layers of social and cultural critique underlying this charming story. I can never get enough of Austen. Jack loves her work too 😝

BookBabe Jack is adorbs! 😻 9mo
shelbyy @BookBabe he sure is! ☺️ 9mo
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I found this play to be quite funny. I enjoyed listening to the audiobook very much 🎧

mabell I love this so much! And, I think the Colin Firth movie even improves upon the play 😱😆❤️ 10mo
shelbyy @mabell I‘ll have to check it out! 10mo
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Started listening to this audiobook during my commute to work. It is definitely amusing 🎭

Gezemice My favorite! The funniest thing I have ever read and I do read a lot of humor. 10mo
shelbyy @Gezemice it has made me chuckle a few times already! I am enjoying it so far ☺️ 10mo
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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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I am sick today, so I am curling up with a book and some tea 🤒

Slajaunie Hope you feel better! 📖☕️ You need a snuggle buddy! 🐶🐱 10mo
shelbyy @Slajaunie thank you! I actually have one of my cats curled up by my legs right now ☺️ 10mo
Slajaunie 🐾☺️ 10mo
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irre Feel better 10mo
shelbyy @irre thank you! 10mo
tpixie Get well fast!!! Tea 🍵 honey 🍯 & Vitamin C 🍊!!!! 🧡💛🧡 10mo
shelbyy @tpixie thank you ☺️ 10mo
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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Rereading Northanger Abbey next

Traci1 What a lovely cover. 😍 10mo
shelbyy @Traci1 i have a collection of all her novels by the same publisher. Maybe I will post them all sometime. They are beautiful ☺️ 10mo
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Every time I read Jane Austen, I am in awe of her eloquence and her brilliancy. I loved this book even more the second time around ❤️

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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I love the illustrations in this copy of P&P!

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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A great read on a Friday night ❤️🧡💛

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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I haven‘t been on Litsy in forever! I guess I got caught up in a lot that has been going on. I got a new job in October, and then my family and I went to Disney World! Then it was Christmas and now I‘m getting ready to move to a new house! It‘s been a crazy few months, but it has been a lot of fun. I finished rereading Sense and Sensibility a while ago and loved it even more than the first time I read it. And now I am rereading P&P! ❤️

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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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Decided to reread Jane Austen‘s novels! Starting with Sense and Sensibility 💜✨

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Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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I loved this book. I am obsessed with anything to do with the Victorian era, so this was perfect for me. I enjoyed Goodwin‘s take on Queen Victoria, although I fond her portrayal of Victoria to be too childish than she may have actually been. I would‘ve liked to have more focus on political matters, but the romances were entertaining. Now I can‘t wait to read more about her. Overall, I found myself caught up in the story‘s charm 👑✨

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Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Coffee, cherry pie, and a book on this cool fall day 🍂☕️🥧📖🍁

GypsyKat Lovely 💕🍂☕️🍁📖 1y
Velvetfur That's a really pretty picture 😊 1y
CouronneDhiver Cherry pie 🍒🍒🍒 1y
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Madame Bovary (1857) | Gustave Flaubert
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There are many things that I could say about this book. Emma infuriated and annoyed me, but she was also fascinating to me. There are many layers to this story. Along with the social, political, and sexual elements, Flaubert‘s satirical portrayal of the upper class is thought-provoking in several ways. Overall, this was quite a captivating book.

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Madame Bovary (1857) | Gustave Flaubert
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Some nice editions of Madame Bovary, Oliver Twist and Tess of the D‘urbervilles ❤️

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The School for Scandal: A Comedy | Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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I grabbed this book because it looks old and it‘s pretty book. It‘s called The School for Scandal and after doing some research it seems that this is a copy from 1899! I bought it for $4 today 😮😍

Reviewsbylola Wow, what a cool find! 1y
AmyG Wow 1y
aprilpohren That is awesome!! I would be completely squealing in delight! 1y
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TheBookKeepers What?! That‘s rad!! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️ 1y
Velvetfur Wow, that's fantastic! And what a gorgeous book too 😀 1y
Lel2403 Beautiful book 1y
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Here is an inside shot of the massive edition of Pride and Prejudice ☺️

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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This massive edition of Pride and Prejudice is so cool! I feel very lucky to have found this gem 😍

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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My purchases from my local book sale today! 24 books for $64. I found a couple of older books, as well as some Jane Austen and Brontë sister copies to add to my collection ?

Reviewsbylola That‘s an impressive haul! 1y
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Madame Bovary (1857) | Gustave Flaubert
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I have been sick the past few days. The last two days I had a headache that wouldn‘t go away so I wasn‘t in the mood to read. Today my headache is gone, so now I am getting cozy with my book and some tea 🤒☕️

Alfoster Virtual hugs coming your way❤️! 1y
shelbyy @Alfoster thank you! ☺️ 1y
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Madame Bovary (1857) | Gustave Flaubert
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“And, indeed, what is better than to sit by one‘s fireside in the evening with a book, while the wind beats against the window and the lamp is burning?” 🧡

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Madame Bovary (1857) | Gustave Flaubert
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My favourite time of year 🍂🍁🍃🧡💛❤️💚

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Madame Bovary (1857) | Gustave Flaubert
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I think my bookmark suits this book pretty well. On to part 2! 🌸

tammysue Pretty 💕 1y
Velvetfur I love that beautiful bookmark! 1y
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Got these bags on sale for $3 each tonight! I love Indigo! ☺️

Nute I don‘t know what Indigo is, but I have a feeling that I could love it as well.😜 1y
shelbyy @Nute it is a Canadian bookstore. It‘s like the Canadian version of Barnes & Noble 😁 1y
Nute Thanks for the info...if I‘m ever in Canada, Indigo will be on the list for bookstores. I love all three bags. We can never have enough tote bags for books.😃 1y
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shelbyy @Nute yes, I definitely would recommend it! 😁 1y
TheQuietQuill 😍😍😍 What an awesome deal!! 1y
TrishB They‘re great 👍🏻 1y
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As someone who recently graduated from University, it was nice to read something that is meant to be inspiring or, at least, reassuring. Lately, I have been experiencing concern about my current job situation and future prospects. Although I don‘t feel like going out and conquering the world after reading this book, I did feel comforted by her experiences and motivational perspective.

Basically, I just love Lauren graham and anything she does 💕

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Starting this one tonight. Will probably finish it in one sitting because it is a very short book. I hope it lives up to my expectations! 🌸🌻

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Wow. I‘ll admit that the first bit didn‘t catch my attention that much, but as the story progressed I became more and more intrigued. I find the ending to be genius. Atwood‘s mind is incredible.

CathyJ Have you watched the show? It's pretty good too. 1y
shelbyy @CathyJ I plan on watching it with my boyfriend soon! Although, I‘m curious as to how they made it into a tv series when it‘s just one book. I guess I‘ll find out! 1y
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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☕️📚

AmyG I have that mug. ❤️ 1y
shelbyy @AmyG it‘s a cute mug ☺️ 1y
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My friend gave me a Indigo gift card for cat sitting and I think I put it to good use ☺️

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Madame Bovery | Gustave Fleubert
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I just can‘t resist Indigo‘s classics collection 💙💛💜

eraderneely Those are beautiful! 1y
shelbyy @eraderneely I think so too! ☺️ 1y
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My funko pop! ☺️

MicrobeMom Cute!!! 1y
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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My next read 🖤

HotMessJess Read it cover to cover! I almost didn‘t! 1y
shelbyy @HotMessJess does it slow down in the middle or something? 1y
HotMessJess No no! I just thought it was over and it wasn‘t over! :) 1y
HotMessJess My husband had to correct me (he read it before me) so I could figure it out!! :D 1y
shelbyy @HotMessJess oh I see! Thank you for telling me ☺️ 1y
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I enjoyed the first half and the ending of this book. I found the first half to be intriguing and inspiring. I didn‘t really care for the plot twist, although it was definitely unexpected. I feel as though it wasn‘t the right path the story should‘ve taken. However, the ending made up for it. I didn‘t know that the author had based the story on her own ancestors until I finished the book, but it definitely made the story more meaningful to me.

BookBabe Lovely photo! I didn‘t enjoy the book as much. The writing left something to be desired for me. Glad you liked it, though! 1y
shelbyy @BookBabe I found that the writing style didn‘t really fit the time period that it was set in. For the most part I liked the story and the characters, but some things bothered me. Perhaps I should‘ve have reviewed this as a so-so instead of a pick haha 1y
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A book and a bath kinda night 🕯🛁

Linear 😰😮😱 1y
shelbyy @Linear I don‘t understand 1y
Linear @shelbyy lol its nervousness from the water. My clumbsy butt would have dropped the camera and then the book while taking this picture. 1y
Linear @shelbyy to add to that, i would have somehow set the book on fire with the camra first. And then dropped it in the water. 🤣 1y
shelbyy @Linear ohhh haha I did feel nervous taking the picture, I‘ll admit 😂 1y
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Haven‘t read this yet, but it is on my tbr list!

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/which-great-american-read-are-you/

DHill I‘m The Handmaid‘s Tale too! 1y
shelbyy @DHill ☺️ 1y
Megara I got the same! 1y
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Untitled | To Be Announced
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🧡 I like to finish the chapter. I feel weird leaving on a random page.
🧡 I will read any time of day!
🧡 I prefer to have quiet when I read. But I have gotten better at drowning out other sounds. It helps if the story is enthralling!

#whenyouread

SilversReviews Thanks for playing. I like to finish the chapter too. 1y
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Beautiful evening outside for reading ☀️🌿

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Villette | Charlotte Bront
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My book haul today! 3 for $10! I love Indigo because they always have copies of the classics for soooo cheap! 💙

BookishMarginalia Pretty editions! 1y
AlaMich Those are so nice! Barnes and Noble has their own imprint of classics but they are UG-LY!!! 1y
shelbyy @AlaMich oh really? These editions from Indigo are all really nice. I have several copies because they almost always have a 3 for $10 sale! ☺️ 1y
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AlaMich Canada always has the best stuff! 😊I should add that I live in the US...no Indigo for me 🙁 (edited) 1y
shelbyy @AlaMich haha I must agree with you on that 😝 1y
shelbyy @AlaMich unless you visit Canada sometime. I‘d like to go to a Barnes and Noble sometime 1y
Amabear I love that cover of Villette!!! 1y
shelbyy @Amabear it‘s beautiful, isn‘t it? 1y
Reviewsbylola And those are great covers. I totally agree with @alamich about the heinous B&N covers. 1y
AlaMich @Reviewsbylola Right? Inexpensive doesn‘t have to equal hideous! (edited) 1y
CindyE09 I loved and highly recommend 1y
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My Friday night 🤓

I am enjoying this book so far ✒️🎨🎻

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Starting this one next. Has anyone read it? 😁

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Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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Mehso-so

There were parts of this book that I enjoyed and other parts that I didn‘t like or that I felt dragged on. There is much I could say about this book, but for one thing I felt it to be quite an odd and unique story. It definitely stands out. But I didn‘t like the twist in the story regarding Pip‘s benefactor. I was also aggravated with Pip‘s decisions a lot of the time. However, I did enjoy the last couple chapters, and Pip‘s change in character.

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