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sisilia

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A Private Affair | Beppe Fenoglio
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2⭐️ With the exception of a few, thin NYRBs usually disappoint 😕

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Accurate! 😅

Aims42 🤣🤣🤣 2w
Ruthiella 😂😂😂 2w
Reggie Lololol 2w
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Reminiscences of a Student's Life | Jane Ellen Harrison
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3⭐️ Jane Ellen Harrison was a Hellenist, a famous scholar during her time. What an interesting charater! I would love to have her profession if I could do everything all over again 🤪

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Reminiscences of a Student's Life | Jane Ellen Harrison
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Just started this book this morning, and I like it so far. Harrison‘s funny and witty - she made me smile 😍

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L'Assommoir | Emile Zola
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4⭐️ In this book, Zola chose the themes of poverty, alcoholism, and domestic violence. Zola being Zola, he didn‘t hold back 😭 My heart broke for Gervaise Macquart 💔 and she‘s been haunting me. I can‘t stop thinking about her.

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L'Assommoir | Emile Zola
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I started this book last year but I stopped halfway. I picked it up again recently and I have about 80 pages left. It‘s sooooo sad 😭 I will forever remember Gervaise Macquart 😢

REPollock Haven‘t read this one but I‘ve read a couple other books by him and they were both very sad too. 😢 2w
sisilia @REPollock That‘s the thing with Zola… leaving the readers damaged emotionally 😑 2w
BarbaraBB Hmm. Now I want to read it! What does that say about me?! 2w
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Daisey Zola is an amazing storyteller, but so incredibly frustrating and sad. 2w
Ruthiella OK, you have convinced me to pick my Zola project back up. I‘m reading in the suggested order, the next one will be La Curée. April or May! Watch this space. ? 2w
sisilia @Daisey Indeed! 2w
sisilia @Ruthiella That‘s one of my fav. Crazy Saccard! Go for it, Ruth! I have 7 more left… not sure when I can finish them all 2w
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Bleak-House... | Charles Dickens
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4⭐️ Yay, I finished the book! It took me slightly more than 2 weeks, eventhough the Librivox audio is just around 40 hours 🙊 I wouldn‘t survive this without the audio, really. Story-wise, I was more invested at the start than at the end. I don‘t know, I guess I was expecting more fireworks. I still prefer David Copperfield to this.

Aimeesue Did you listen to the Mil Nicholson version? She‘s BRILLIANT and honestly the only reason I made it all the way through. I got so mad at all the things Dickens put poor Esther through! 😂 1mo
sisilia @Aimeesue Yes! Mil Nicholson the saviour! Haha I know what you mean. I enjoyed the audio more than the story, I think. Her voice for Mr. Smallweed is amazing… such vicious shrill 🥶 1mo
Ruthiella Congratulations on finishing! 👏👏👏 1mo
sisilia @Ruthiella Teehee 😄☺️ Thank you. It was a good read 1mo
BarbaraBB Well done. I liked the audio too. 1mo
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Bleak-House... | Charles Dickens
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💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻
So many characters!!!! 😅

Ruthiella That huge cast and how he juggles them is one of the things I like about Dickens. 1mo
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Bleak-House... | Charles Dickens
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I must thank this lady Mil Nicholson for her brilliant reading of Bleak House. When I was in the first chapter I knew that I wouldn‘t survive reading this book if without the help of an audiobook. I searched online and my local library to find the voice that I like. I‘m lucky to find one https://youtu.be/uXt5OlPkAos?si=cljPizg3PBQE5BvQ Two days in, and I‘m already at 22%. That‘s pretty amazing, thanks to Mil.

RamsFan1963 I had to read Bleak House in college for an English Lit class. I wish audiobooks had been a thing back then, it would have greatly helped me trudge through that chunkster 2mo
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Bleak-House... | Charles Dickens
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Just started this chunkster. I forgot how verbose Dickens is; he wrote one lengthy paragraph about the fog 😑😑😑 Luckily, I found an audiobook on youtube https://youtu.be/uXt5OlPkAos?si=bF0lunVhndkEEWxB Reading/listening combo works best for me

BarbaraBB For me too when it comes to Dickens. I liked this a lot by the way, with that ridiculous lawsuit of Jaundice vs Jaundice 😂 2mo
Ruthiella This is definitely one of my top favorites from Dickens- despite the fog! 😊 2mo
Kimberlone I have slowly been reading this book for 3(!) years 2mo
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dabbe This one was a slow burn for me. But when it got going, I absolutely loved it! This and Great Ex are my top Dickens‘ faves. 💙 2mo
sisilia @BarbaraBB @Ruthiella @dabbe My fav has been David Copperfield so far but I heard that Bleak House is the best of his works (edited) 2mo
sisilia @Kimberlone Wow! 😅 I have some books like that … the audiobook works well for this one 2mo
dabbe @sisilia DC would be my #3, followed by A CHRISTMAS CAROL. 😍 2mo
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A Town Called Solace | Mary Lawson
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4⭐️ Another enjoyable read from Mary Lawson. I like how the three characters are connected, how they are actually reflections of one another. There‘s something about her writing that I really like… simple, engaging, and addictive 😍

BarbaraBB I‘ve only read this one by her and loved it. I will absolutely read more by her. 2mo
Amiable I love Mary Lawson! All of her books are absolute treats. 2mo
Tamra 💙Lawson 2mo
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Told by an Idiot (Revised) | Rose Dame Macaulay
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4⭐️ What a gem of a novel! 😍 Macaulay follows the fortunes of the Garden family and life in England from 1879 to 1923. I like the emphasis that nothing changes in human life. Look at us! Here we are in year 2024 but we behave the same as those before us. It‘s true that history repeats itself.

Tamra Sounds good! 2mo
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Told by an Idiot (Revised) | Rose Dame Macaulay
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I‘m loving this story! My first Rose Macaulay and I think I will be hunting for all her books. Have you read any by her?

Ruthiella I‘ve read one book from her which I liked but didn‘t love 2mo
Leftcoastzen I have some & don‘t think I‘ve read any of them. 2mo
LeahBergen I have a couple of her books on my shelves but haven‘t got to them yet. 2mo
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batsy I apparently have this book stacked. I have this one but I've yet to read it 2mo
sisilia @batsy That‘s in my TBR after I saw it in Read Like the Wind article 😀https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/26/books/read-like-the-wind.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare&sgrp=c-cb 2mo
sisilia @Ruthiella I‘d love to try that 😄 2mo
sisilia @Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen I have two titles and both have been permanent residents of my apartment for years! Glad that I started this one today 😁 2mo
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The movie adaptation 😻 with Audrey Hepburn.
I found the full movie on youtube. Lucky me!

https://youtu.be/yOzGfSFTmuE?si=vKB3pJOJPjayiNvE

Suet624 Thanks for the YouTube link. 2mo
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3⭐️ Ariane is a young girl who‘s had many lovers but eventually finds herself stuck in a relationship with one Grand Prince. I enjoyed the first half of the book where the focus was on Ariane and all the men captured in her web (a new guy introduced in almost every chapter 😂). She‘s quite a character! Unfortunately, I got bored in the second half where the two lovebirds tried so hard fighting their own feelings 😑

LeahBergen That‘s a great cover! 2mo
sisilia @LeahBergen Their new releases are pretty amazing! 2mo
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Still Missing | Beth Richardson Gutcheon
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3⭐️ This novel really invited me to experience the hell parents have to go through when their child disappears without a trace. The story was set in the 80s and the reference to drugs and homophobia feels like a time travel to that era. #persephoneclub

Tamra Agreed, it is a time capsule! 2mo
LeahBergen I really enjoyed the throwback feel to that era. 2mo
Caryl Time travel, indeed! 2mo
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Still Missing | Beth Richardson Gutcheon
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Halfway

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Littens, I have turned into a British aunt! I‘m eyeing this tea set now 😝, thanks to Kevin Lee Jacobs‘ youtube channel. I usually use my Japanese teapot and cups, but I think it‘s time to switch 😅

https://youtu.be/8LCHP2pQdv8?si=z_IK45HsPZdXXSB4

LeahBergen It‘s so pretty! 2mo
Leftcoastzen It is beautiful! 2mo
Texreader How pretty!! 2mo
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Ruthiella Nothing wrong with having two teas services! That‘s a beautiful set. 😍 2mo
Hooked_on_books It‘s a lovely table, very inviting. I don‘t blame you! 2mo
Tamra Very pretty! 2mo
Amiable So enticing—I want to sit down there immediately! 2mo
quietlycuriouskate Gorgeous! ❤️ 2mo
kspenmoll Lovely set! I can see why the temptation… 2mo
BarbaraBB That looks fabulous 😍 2mo
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Mary Olivier: A Life | May Sinclair
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4⭐️ Mary is a clever girl starting her way in the world but she also thinks that her mother hates her. While she struggles finding her actual self and her happiness, her dysfunctional family limits her freedom. This autobiographical novel is not for those wanting a cheerful read but it‘s beautifully written. I love how Mary‘s voice matures as she ages.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0YcQ58I3FJ5xaNNCLdZ0Bu?si=jHFAV2aeTWu2zbjRwFOhb...

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Mary Olivier: A Life | May Sinclair
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Otw to my hometown for Chinese New Year celebration 🎉

Ruthiella Happy Lunar New Year! 🐉 2mo
LeahBergen Happy New Year! 🐉 2mo
Tamra Happy New Year! 2mo
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Leftcoastzen Yay! Happy New Year! 2mo
BarbaraBB Happy New year 🎊 2mo
batsy Happy New Year! 🏮🐉 The book sounds lovely. 2mo
sisilia @Ruthiella @LeahBergen @Tamra @Leftcoastzen @BarbaraBB @batsy Thank you 🍊🧧May the Dragon year bring us good reads 📚🐉🐲 2mo
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In today‘s Straits Times 😄

BarbaraBB You‘re becoming famous 😀❤️ 3mo
Ruthiella Awesome! 👏👏👏 3mo
Gissy Great!😃 👌📚❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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LeahBergen I see you! 👏👏👏 3mo
batsy 🤩 3mo
Librarybelle That‘s awesome! 3mo
youneverarrived Brilliant! ♥️ 3mo
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JamieArc @Cupcake12 Another Litten just posted about Silent Book Club, so this article will give you an idea of what it is. @sisilia My SBC meets this week and I always look forward to it! 3mo
monkeygirlsmama I need to see if anything like this exists near me. 3mo
Ruthiella Awesome. Another example of your benevolent dictatorship. 😉 I feel bad for Mr Tahir though. Can you send some silent readers his way? 3mo
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BarbaraBB Very cool Sisilia! We have them in Amsterdam too but I haven‘t registered yet! 3mo
sisilia @Ruthiella Hahahaha😂 I hope we can collaborate with him… (edited) 3mo
sisilia @monkeygirlsmama Check out silentbook.club to see if there is a chapter near you 3mo
sisilia @BarbaraBB I wish I could do silent book club with you and other Littens here 3mo
sisilia @JamieArc It‘s really a cool idea to encourage people to clock in some reading 😄 3mo
CSeydel There are some that meet online also! 3mo
batsy Very cool! 3mo
BarbaraBB That would be so nice! 3mo
dabbe Kudos to your club! We should do a Litsy one online! 🤩 3mo
monkeygirlsmama @sisilia Thanks! Looks like there's one about 25-30 minutes away. Not too bad, but it's downtown and I don't like to go there alone in the evenings, plus the parking sucks. That said I may have to check it out. 3mo
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Jerry Saltz‘ apartment 😍 I want one for myself.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C2h5GOJLqDc/?igsh=cG0wcTFvbHNpNnA1

BethM Not enough shelves 😂 3mo
sisilia @BethM Please go to the instagram link… it‘s amazing 😃 3mo
AmyG Great apartment! Shelves and shelves and shelves. 🙌🏻 3mo
Tamra 😮 Shoes in the house?! 3mo
Ruthiella Fantastic. Life goals! 📚📚📚 3mo
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The opening quote … Hmmmmm I don‘t want to shake with fear 🤪

IuliaC Quite an opening! 😁 3mo
batsy Intriguing quote! Coincidentally I just started a book on John Donne 😁 3mo
sisilia @batsy 🤩 That‘s awesome!!! 3mo
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AmyG I just started this book. 3mo
quietlycuriouskate Well that's quite a challenging perspective! 3mo
sisilia @AmyG 🙌 3mo
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5⭐️ Wow! I‘m glad that I decided to give this book a try. What a captivating story! I love how she uses dual-timeline and that she brings in another individual as a close observer of an intense sibling rivalry. Mary Lawson is a wonderful story-teller I want to read her other books now

Tamra Lots of Lawson love here! ❤️ 3mo
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Excellent Women | Barbara Pym
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I need a good afternoon tea session one of these days 😃 For those in NYC, have you been to Tea & Sympathy? It looks good!!!

https://www.instagram.com/teaandsympathynyc?igsh=MXVlMWk0YTh5MjBtbw==

Ruthiella That looks amazing 🤩 3mo
BarkingMadRead We always go to the Plaza! 3mo
sisilia @BarkingMadRead 😍 The best place! 3mo
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TheBookHippie We do the Russian Tea Room 3mo
sisilia @Ruthiella and makes me hungry 😆 3mo
sisilia @TheBookHippie Added it to my list of places to visit ✅ 3mo
TheBookHippie @sisilia So much history it‘s amazing. 3mo
Liz_M I haven't been to Tea and Sympathy, I think. I have been to Alice's Tea Cup once or twice. 3mo
sisilia @Liz_M Ah yes, I‘ve been to Alice‘s Tea Cup UWS… what a cute place 3mo
Hooked_on_books Looks fancy! 3mo
Leftcoastzen Oh , pretty! 3mo
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Mary Olivier: A Life | May Sinclair
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Planning ahead for my Chinese New Year holiday 😄 I will be visiting my hometown for 18 days in February. First is to decide what books to bring with me 🤪

Tamra So hard and fun at the same time! 3mo
Ruthiella 18 days…are you sure only five books will be enough? 😜 3mo
sisilia @Ruthiella Haha I‘m a slow reader. I‘d be lucky if I could finish all five 😄 3mo
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Spending 1 hour on a treadmill is a chore so I have been listening to podcasts while struggling with my run/walk. And I came across this episode discussing Mary Lawson. Never heard of her, never read her books… but the interview intrigued me and Libby has the tagged book. Hurrah! I started it and kinda like her writing… it‘s engaging, too!
https://open.spotify.com/episode/5zIVqLotaPk38aDqpKaPg6?si=te1orrVXSRy-CdZbTsRv4...

Ruthiella I love that podcast and their interview with Lawson was wonderful. 3mo
sisilia @Ruthiella Indeed! It‘s my go-to podcast, together with Backlisted and Unburried Books 3mo
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Forgot to post this. Books (from my shelves) I read in 2023 🥳 Meanwhile, I bought more than these in 2023 🙈

Ruthiella Beautiful stack! I love the colorful NYRB classics juxtaposed against the dove gray Persephones. 😍 3mo
sisilia @Ruthiella Teeheee 😆 thank you ! 3mo
batsy Such an impressive stack! 3mo
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sisilia @batsy 😘 3mo
Liz_M OOOoooh, I spy The Long Ships, a fast-reading viking adventure story! And @JenniferP recently read and raved about The Seventh Cross. (edited) 3mo
sisilia @Liz_M I loved The Long Ships! Thanks to NYRB for publishing it. Another adventure book that I adore is Arabia Felix. The Seventh Cross was a reread for me in 2023. A brilliant story-telling, and a much better read than Segher‘s other novel Transit 3mo
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The Pumpkin Eater | Penelope Mortimer
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4⭐️ I don‘t hate this book but I don‘t love it, either. The writing is wonderful eventhough the tone and theme is soooo depressing I don‘t know why I chose this to start the new year. She probably wrote this to cope with her mental issues. I‘d love to know if she wrote it to let the world know how bad her husband had been to her.

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A quiet period between Christmas and Chinese New Year 😀

Liz_M I love the painting! Who is the artist? 3mo
sisilia @Liz_M I have no idea 🙈 Grabbed this from Pinterest 3mo
Gissy Beautiful painting 😍👌 3mo
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The Pumpkin Eater | Penelope Mortimer
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Starting this novel today… first title in 2024 for NYRB Classics Reading Society 🥳 I didn‘t expect this IRL bookclub to last so long (since Sep 2018). To make things easier, I rule it with dictatorship and choose all the titles 🙊

Ruthiella As long as you use your power for good and not for evil! 😂 3mo
batsy @Ruthiella @sisilia Dictatorship of the bookerati might be the only dictatorship that works... 🤔😂 3mo
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sisilia @Ruthiella @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy Hahaha yeah it just makes things easier… less drama for everyone 😅 3mo
BarbaraBB Haha you obviously have good taste, noticing that you‘ve been going strong for so many years! 3mo
MicheleinPhilly This post made me LOL. And it‘s a great book! 3mo
sisilia @BarbaraBB You are so kind 🥰 Mount TBR stands unconquered 😅 3mo
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Excellent Women | Barbara Pym
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4⭐️ Cozy spinster lit, best read on a rainy day 😃 Don‘t forget a large pot of tea with cakes etc because tea is mentioned zillion times in this book and it will make you crave for it. I didn‘t have any cake but leftover Lebkuchen worked. I like this better than her first book Some Tame Gazelle.

youneverarrived Love the cover 😍 4mo
batsy Excellent book 🙂 and hooray for #spinsterlit 4mo
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Ruthiella I also liked this more than Some Tame Gazelle, which was the first title I read from Pym. I thank my lucky stars that I read on, because I‘ve become quite a Pym fanatic. ❤️ 4mo
Liz_M This was my first Pym and it was lovely! 4mo
sisilia @youneverarrived My fav cover for this book 😍 3mo
sisilia @batsy 😆 Love spinsterlit… looking fwd to more 3mo
sisilia @Ruthiella Ooohhh which is your fav so far? 3mo
sisilia @Liz_M Such a comfort read 3mo
Ruthiella Excellent Women is still my favorite, but read on! I haven‘t read one I didn‘t like yet. And I need to re-read Some Tame Gazelle now that I get Pym‘s style and humor. 3mo
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So I went back for the new year celebration and reunited with Melon 🍈 I bribed her with toys and it worked 😆

BarbaraBB So cute 🥰 4mo
Ruthiella ❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️ All is forgiven! 😆 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm Adorable 🐶 4mo
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batsy The benevolent and regal Melon looks very forgiving 😆😍 4mo
TheSpineView Cuteness!💜🐾💜 4mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 4mo
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Excellent Women | Barbara Pym
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Current stack

CarolynM The Mortimer and the Pym are both great. Enjoy! 4mo
sisilia @CarolynM i‘m halfway the Pym and loving it… Mildred Lathburry is an interesting character 😃 4mo
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Wishing you stacks of Christmas joy🎄

AmyG Merry Christmas 🎄 4mo
Bookzombie Merry Christmas!🎄 4mo
BarbaraBB Merry Christmas 🤍 4mo
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Ruthiella Merry Christmas to you and yippie ki-yay! 🎄 4mo
Leftcoastzen 😄👏👏👏👏🎄Merry Christmas! 4mo
LeahBergen Merry Christmas! ❤️❤️ 4mo
batsy Merry Christmas to you! 🎄 4mo
quietlycuriouskate Merry Christmas! 🎄📚 4mo
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The Greengage Summer | Rumer Godden
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3⭐️ This is not as a simple coming-of-age story as I expected. Growing up is not a simple process, especially if it‘s in Les Oeillets, with chatacters like Elliot, Zizi, etc. I would‘ve enjoyed it more if there were not too many French sentences.

Ruthiella This is on my list since so many other Littens have enjoyed it. 4mo
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The Greengage Summer | Rumer Godden
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Almost Christmas

mariaku21 What a cute tote bag! 4mo
batsy Love this book! And Snoopy 😍 4mo
LeahBergen A wonderful book! 4mo
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erzascarletbookgasm I haven‘t read the book, but I love Snoopy and the drink! 4mo
sisilia @mariaku21 @batsy @erzascarletbookgasm I have too many of Snoopy stuff 🙈 4mo
sisilia @batsy @LeahBergen It‘s been a fun read so far. Have you read Black Narcissus? I was supposed to read it in October for a local bookclub but bought this instead 4mo
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Pilgrim Hawk: A Love Story | Glenway Wescott
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4⭐️ I reread this with my IRL bookclub and I loved it the same. My favorite character is Mrs. Cullen 😍 I can see myself in her 🤭 but not with a hawk. A raven is more likely 🐦‍⬛

Leftcoastzen Great read 4mo
batsy Love this book! 4mo
sisilia I read this 3 years ago with #nyrbbookclub … Glad to reread it this year. It‘s much better than his other book Apartment in Athen @Leftcoastzen @batsy 4mo
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L'Assommoir | Emile Zola
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There‘s a chapter where Zola brought the reader to the Louvre. I enjoyed the mini tour so much I spent a lot of time googling the mentioned artworks

Dilara That's fantastic ! 5mo
IuliaC That's a great collage! 5mo
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Unforgiving Years | Victor Serge
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4⭐️ My first Victor Serge and I loved it! This is also my first spy thriller. My fav part is when he told the story about Germany‘s side after losing the WWII, which I‘ve never found in the books I‘ve read so far. I guess I need to read #PersephoneClub book (On the Other Side) to understand more.

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Unforgiving Years | Victor Serge
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Caroline2 ❤️ 🥰 6mo
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The Birthday Triplets | Kelly Tooman
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Thank you for the birthday wishes @robinb @squirrelbrain @CarolynM @julesG @JessClark78 @Librarybelle @Jas16 @Bookzombie @Chelleo 😘 Here‘s a photo of the hotel that Spirited Away movie is based on. It‘s at Shima Onsen, Gunma prefecture, Japan. I‘m here for the autumn break 🤓 and also birthday celebration 😀

Chrissyreadit Happy Birthday 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 6mo
AmyG Happy Birthday 🎈🎂🎁 6mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! ❤️📚❤️📚 6mo
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Librarybelle So gorgeous! 6mo
Gissy Happy Belated Birthday 🎂 🥳 🎉 6mo
Amiable Happiest of birthdays to you! 🎊🎂🎉 6mo
Ruthiella Happy belated birthday! 🥳🥳🥳 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy birthday 🎊🎈🎂🎉🎁 6mo
quietjenn How awesome! Enjoy and happy birthday! 💜 6mo
julesG Enjoy your holiday! 6mo
squirrelbrain Wow, beautiful! ❤️ 6mo
youneverarrived Amazing 🤩 Happy Birthday 🥳 6mo
BarbaraBB That looks amazing. What a perfect place to spend your birthday! Make the most of it 😘🥰 6mo
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Unforgiving Years | Victor Serge
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St. Marc Cafe at Jimbocho, Tokyo. Trying to finish this book for this Sunday‘s bookclub meeting 😅

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The Greengage Summer | Rumer Godden
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Restless mind! I keep switching books 😓

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Saw this on Instagram, and it got me thinking…. Why can‘t give Zola less than 4⭐️? I love Zola but I hated this book (It was 1⭐️ for me).

julesG Don't understand that either. 6mo
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Unforgiving Years | Victor Serge
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Sunday morning with this book… Heavy!!! 😆

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According to Mark | Penelope Lively
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4⭐️ I usually dislike a novel with infidelity, but I tolerated this one so much even though the affair is rather annoying. And then I realized that I can only tolerate Penelope Lively for such theme because she‘s so good in applying all the fine nuances. Moon Tiger is a love story (another theme I don‘t fancy) but it‘s one of my favs. I‘d read anything written by her, really!

Ruthiella I really liked this one too! 6mo
sisilia @Ruthiella I‘m thinking about which Lively‘s book to read next 😁 6mo
Ruthiella I know! So many to choose from. For me it‘ll probably be this one, only because I own a copy (edited) 6mo
sisilia @Ruthiella This looks good! I‘d probably go with 6mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Happy Sunday!
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Ruthiella Lovely! 😍 6mo
Simona Happy Sunday to you too 😀 6mo
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The Alexandria Quartet | Lawrence Durrell
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Lawrence Durrell reminds me of my uni classmate Peter. We were assigned to partner in a group assignment, and he‘s very controlling. While reviewing our work, he read my part of the essay and looked very annoyed. “Come on, Sisilia. You can‘t use “to solve the problem” for such serious paper. Change it to… *thinking for a few minutes*… “to decipher the enigma”. You need to work on your writing skill!” 🤪

Billypar I always like to highlight my enigma-deciphering skills on my resume 😆 7mo
sisilia @Billypar 😂😅 7mo
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