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sunnyaltman

sunnyaltman

Joined November 2016

My parents had to ban me from bookstores.
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Is this account becoming a books and cats account? Extremely likely. Heraclitus is a diva, so he‘s all for it.

Martyn_J_Pass There does seem to be a correlation between books and cats lol 5mo
DebinHawaii Nothing wrong with that! 🐱❤️ 😉#catsoflitsy 5mo
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BookwormM Great name 5mo
Crazeedi The best pose ever!!❤❤ 5mo
sunnyaltman @BookwormM Thank you! 5mo
sunnyaltman @Crazeedi He knows how to show off his good side. (They‘re all his good side.) 5mo
Crazeedi @sunnyaltman 👍😊 4mo
BiblioLitten Gorgeous kitty! 4mo
sunnyaltman @BiblioLitten Thank you!! 4mo
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I might be trapped for the time being, but at least my captor is willing to be used as a bookstand.

Erofan 😻 5mo
wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐱 5mo
UwannaPublishme How‘s this book? It‘s been on my TBR for awhile. 5mo
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sunnyaltman @UwannaPublishme I really liked it! It was a quick, fun read. It was interesting to see how she connects specific books to various times and events throughout her life. 5mo
UwannaPublishme Yay! Thx for the review. I‘ll be moving her up on my list. 😊👍🏻 I‘m a big fan of her podcast. 5mo
rretzler 😻 5mo
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The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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I started this book over a year ago, read 30 pages, and put it down. I picked it back up because I wanted something short, and I can‘t believe I didn‘t love it immediately the first time. Just goes to show how much of a mood reader I am!

rretzler I am too! If I don‘t immediately like something, I put it down and start something else. I finish almost everything...eventually. 5mo
sunnyaltman @rretzler same! Books stay in purgatory on my goodreads currently reading shelf, I can‘t stand to take them off 🤣 5mo
rretzler I managed to clean my currently reading shelf up at the end of last year - by finishing them, but I fear there are now 2 more that seem to be languishing there. 😂 5mo
sunnyaltman @rretzler According to goodreads, I started reading Rules of Civility in April 2013. I don‘t even think I own it any more, but goodness knows I‘m not going to admit defeat by removing it at this point! 5mo
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I‘ve been reading a bunch of comics I‘ve had for far to long during #24in48. This cover is by far my favorite. I‘m so sad that this run only lasted for 8 issues. I love the lighter style, humor, and feminist tone.

readinginthedark I'm sad, too! What a fun series! 9mo
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Helen of Troy | Margaret George
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I stayed up late to finish The Odyssey, so I‘ve had a late start to #24in48 today. I loved this translation, and it was very easy to read despite me never reading poetry. Now off to read some comics!

The tagged book is a retelling of The Iliad and The Odyssey from Helen‘s perspective. @kgriffith I think you‘ll love it!

kgriffith Stacked, thanks so much for the tag! 9mo
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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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I‘m out of town for one night, and I left my book at home! Good thing I knew exactly where the local book store is here. I got Binti and the second Percy Jackson book. Crisis averted!

saresmoore Phew! 😅 9mo
Reviewsbylola Sounds like it worked out perfectly! 9mo
SpeculativeFemale I just finished Binti earlier this week. Really enjoyed it and hope you do, too! 9mo
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sunnyaltman @SpeculativeFemale I just finished it, and it was wonderful! 9mo
Smrloomis I really liked this too! 😁 9mo
Kaylamburson Welcome back to Litsy! 9mo
sunnyaltman @Kaylamburson Thank you! 9mo
TieDyeDude Glad you enjoyed it! The rest of the series is excellent 9mo
RadicalReader @sunnyaltman such a lovely thing when a reader has gotten her resources down to knowing them like the back of their hand especially bookstore and libraries 9mo
LitDrivenGirl This is my stack for next month. I can't wait to read it 😍! 9mo
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Odyssey | Homer
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My cat is named after a Greek philosopher, so it‘s only fitting that Heraclitus felt the need to join me in my read of Emily Wilson‘s translation of The Odyssey. I‘ve fallen off the Litsy train for quite a while, but I want to get back into posting. I think I felt like I needed to post consistently or not at all, so I‘m going to try to be more relaxed about it.

kgriffith Welcome back! I also have her translation and am looking forward to reading it after @brandybear22 and I finish 9mo
sunnyaltman @kgriffith I‘ve never read the Iliad, so I need to add that to my never ending TBR. I can‘t wait to see what y‘all think of it! 9mo
kgriffith @sunnyaltman I‘ve posted a number of times about it, but I‘m mostly paying attention to the parts that relate to the book that started the whole thing for us, 9mo
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kgriffith @sunnyaltman I recommended SOA to Brandy, and when she found out I‘d never read the source material, she researched translations until she found one she liked for us. On one of our earliest dates, she told me she‘d decided that this was something we‘d do together, that she‘d read it to me. *swoon* 9mo
sunnyaltman @kgriffith That‘s also on my TBR! If you haven‘t read it, let me recommend 9mo
kgriffith @sunnyaltman post about it so I can stack it from your post so you get the litfluence! 9mo
sunnyaltman @kgriffith I‘ll tag you in a post about it tomorrow! 9mo
kgriffith @sunnyaltman perfect! 9mo
sunnyaltman @kgriffith And I just read your comment about how you‘re reading through The Iliad. 😍 9mo
kgriffith @sunnyaltman it‘s super gross and I love it so much 😍 9mo
Weaponxgirl Welcome back! I did the same thing and like you I‘m trying to be chilled about posting. Just what I want when I want and focusing on the great people. 9mo
JPeterson I‘m currently rereading The Iliad, and then plan to reread The Odyssey (different translation, however). It‘s fantastic! @sunnyaltman @kgriffith 9mo
JazzFeathers I read a prose renditi of The Iliade such a long time ago. Really liked it. Always meant to red The Odyssey (everybody l know says it's even better) but somehow, l have to found the time so far. As for Litsy, don't feel pressed. We're here for the fun! 9mo
Cailey_Mac I hear ya! I only post when I want to; if I‘m excited about something, or whatever I‘m reading at the time, but not because I feel I “have” to. I think that‘s the beauty of Litsy🙌🏼 9mo
sunnyaltman @Weaponxgirl I have all these dreams about starting a bookstagram, but then I remember the amount of work involved beyond just reading the books haha. If I post at least once per book I‘m reading, I‘ll be happy! 9mo
sunnyaltman @JazzFeathers I read prose excerpts of The Odyssey in my 9th grade English class, and coming back to the full thing now is super interesting! 9mo
sunnyaltman @JPeterson I love that so many people are reading Greek myths right now! 9mo
sunnyaltman @Cailey_Mac Litsy is so much more welcoming than Instagram when it comes to books! I love that I don‘t have to spend hours taking and editing a photo for a post (although I enjoy doing that as well!). 9mo
Cailey_Mac @sunnyaltman Same here! It seems a lot of people on social media look for a fight or argument, so Litsy is a welcome change for me! (edited) 9mo
readordierachel Welcome back 😊 9mo
brandybear22 @kgriffith what, gross? Just because we know exactly where all the arrows go in and out and whether they are wearing a man plate or not and how it‘s like the shepherd in the fields when the wild boar comes down from the mountain in a fit of rage like thunder? Top notch romance right there... 9mo
brandybear22 How is the translation? Do you recommend? 9mo
kgriffith @brandybear22 I am really into you. 😍 9mo
kspenmoll Welcome back & try & relax about posting. ❤️ 9mo
sunnyaltman @kgriffith @brandybear22 Y‘all are adorable, please continue 😉😍. I‘ve only read the first book so far, but it‘s very readable. The history and translator‘s note at the beginning was really well done. Normally I would skip that, but I‘m glad I didn‘t here. 9mo
brandybear22 @sunnyaltman Excellent! I expect we‘ll want to read it. I mean, once you‘ve covered homer, that‘s pretty much every original storyline. When I was selecting the translation for the Iliad I read a ton about translations and differences,poetry vs prose, or plain language. It was all quite fascinating and I enjoyed the quest to find the right one, and I didn‘t select it because she‘s the first woman to translate. 9mo
Crazeedi I love you kitty's name! And he's beautiful ! 9mo
sunnyaltman @Crazeedi Thank you! He‘s a bit of a diva, but I love him anyway. 9mo
Crazeedi @sunnyaltman they all are!(beautiful and divas,😉😊) 9mo
nudibranch Aagh! Emily Wildon is coming to Madison at the end of February to talk about this translation, and I can't wait!! 9mo
nudibranch *Wilson, typos, ugh 9mo
RadicalReader @sunnyaltman seriously gorgeous name for a cat love it such a beautiful kitty too 9mo
sunnyaltman @RadicalReader He knows how pretty he is, but he appreciates the affirmation regardless 🤣 9mo
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Their Eyes Were Watching God LP | Zora Neale Hurston
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A #floralcover for #riotgrams day 28. I've loved participating in this photo challenge all month, so I thought I would go out with a bang! This is my well worn copy from college, where I had to read it for two classes. It's absolutely magical!

Tamra A beauty! 2y
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My Not So Perfect Life | Sophie Kinsella
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I had to wait for a repairman to come fix my ice maker this morning, so for my #takeabookonadate for #riotgrams day 27 I had a lazy date with myself on my couch. There's nothing better than a lazy morning with an extra cup of coffee and extra snuggles with my kitty. (I am actually going on a date tonight, but it's bowling and only our third date, so I thought it might be a bit much to bring a book with me 😂)

JoScho I hope your date is awesome! And lazy mornings are too few and far between here but oh so amazing. 2y
sunnyaltman @JoScho Thank you! I know I'll have fun once I'm there, but I'm having to convince myself not to cancel to stay home and read 2y
SheReadsAndWrites I loved this book! ❤️ 2y
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My #fairytales for #riotgrams day 26 are this wonderful edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. I love that we get things like this from the Harry Potter universe! This was a special edition that came with prints of JK Rowling's doodles of the stories.

TNbookworm Awesome cover! 2y
mrozzz 😲 2y
ladym30 That is gorgeous! 2y
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GripLitGrl Amazing!!!💕💕 2y
kgriffith I have this one too, it‘s the gem of my personal library 😊 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s positively gorgeous! 2y
RadicalReader @sunnyaltman I‘ve been wanting to read it ever since it was mentioned in the Part One and Part 2 films of HP and the Deathly Hallows 9mo
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My first thought for #pannelspicturesillustrations for #riotgrams day 25 was the beautiful Harry Potter editions illustrated by Jim Kay. My favorite parts are the creatures he's brought to life!

rachelsbrittain 😍😍😍😍 2y
RadicalReader @sunnyaltman if you could get an owl as a pet what color would you want it to be and what would you name it? 9mo
sunnyaltman @RadicalReader Such a good question! I would want a snowy owl and would name her Athena. 9mo
RadicalReader @sunnyaltman love the name and the pet you chose. I would love to have a golden colored cat and name her butterbeer because made my own and it was sensationally sweet which cat‘s can be 9mo
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Romeo & Juliet | William Shakespeare
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This edition of Romeo and Juliet is definitely an #oversizedbook! It includes beautiful cut paper artwork throughout. I can't wait to reread this play using this copy! #riotgrams day 24

Moray_Reads That's beautiful! 2y
mariaku21 That's such an interesting copy, can I ask where you purchased it? 2y
sunnyaltman @Moray_Reads It makes me go 😻! 2y
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sunnyaltman @mariaku21 My mom got it from the bargain section at books a million (it was a Valentine's Day gift!). If you search "signature Shakespeare" on amazon it should come up, along with a couple of other plays in the same format. 2y
tif So pretty!! 2y
mariaku21 Gotta get a copy for my baby bro, him being an English prof he'll love it. Thanks @sunnyaltman !! 2y
sunnyaltman @mariaku21 Make sure you borrow it long enough to flip through it, the interior paper cuts are absolutely beautiful! 2y
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For #riotgrams day 23, I give you a humorous #selfimprovement book. This book was published in the 1980s and is now out of print, which makes it one of my favorite things to give as a gift (to the right person of course)! I can almost guarantee they will have never heard of it before, and it's always a huge hit. Funny self help books like this are one of my favorite things to collect.

Booksnchill I remember this vividly from high school! Now that I have dated myself...🤣 2y
Pamwurtzler @Booksnchill You and me both! 😀 2y
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plemmdog I worshipped it in high school, attempting to rise above my rural Southern roots. Birnbach wrote a follow-up called True Prep a few years ago with book cover designer extraordinaire Chip Kidd. 2y
sunnyaltman @plemmdog You just described me in high school, haha. I thought about using True Prep for this! Both the dust jacket and naked hardcover are stunning! 2y
JoyBlue Hahahaha! My sister lived by this book. No joke! 2y
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The Merchant of Death | D.J. MacHale
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#abookthatshouldbeadapted for #riotgrams day 22! I discovered this book at a school book fair in 6th grade and bought the first two. I ended up eagerly awaiting the release of the later books in the series with almost as much anticipation as Harry Potter. I would love to see all the different worlds brought to life on the big screen!

Beachesnbooks Oh I used to love this series! My younger brother and I would both read them when they came out. It was really creative from what I remember with a new world in each book? 2y
sunnyaltman @Beachesnbooks Yes! Their were 10 worlds for the 10 books! 2y
Curiouser_and_curiouser Wow, cool, 10 worlds for 10 books! My 10 year old has one of these books 4mo
sunnyaltman @Curiouser_and_curiouser I started reading them at 11. I hope he enjoys them as much as I did!! 4mo
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I was looking through my childhood bookshelf recently, and this one of many #badcovers stood out to me for #riotgrams day 21. This is such a great book, and it's written by Julie Andrews. But. That cover. I just can't.

idrinkandiknowthings I must have read this 10 times when I was a kid- an all-time favorite 😊 2y
Heideschrampf His glasses and hat! Awesome! 2y
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#riotgrams day 20: all of my #writing is confined to work, and before that law school. The Bluebook is the legal community's citation guide. It is unnecessarily complicated, but I must admit that I kind of enjoy it. It helps that I've basically got it memorized at this point.

Jess7 Haha! That‘s a good one! I My old #bluebook is tabbed and very used. (edited) 2y
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The Red Tent | Anita Diamant
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I hated every assigned read in school purely because I'm stubborn and hate being told what to read. So for #riotgrams day 19, my #favoriteschoolread is a book I got to select myself. I wrote a personal narrative paper as a high school junior using this book for my English class. It was already one of my favorites, and it remains one to this day.

Bourriquet76 One of my top 5 books ever. 2y
Ubookquitous An excellent book! 2y
TrishB Great book 👍🏻 2y
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Reviewsbylola Amazing book!! 2y
Bpsmith6176 Love this book! 2y
kspenmoll Wonderful book! 2y
Sharpeipup Such a great book! 9mo
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Major Crush | Jennifer Echols
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My #music career centered around marching band, so I had to choose this book for #riotgrams day 18. I discovered this book right before I became my high school's drum major, and I read it over and over. I even based my uniform around the main character's!

Reggie What did you play? 2y
sunnyaltman @Reggie I marched piccolo, and I played Oboe in concert band! 2y
Reggie I played trumpet and we did a James Bond themed show one year, it was a lot of fun. 2y
sunnyaltman @Reggie That is such a fun show idea! My favorite show was a West Side Story one! 2y
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#anunreturnedbook for #riotgrams day 17! I've got this checked out from the library, and an unfortunate sticker placement resulted in this photo of the back cover. I think I like it even more than the front! I'm planning on using the #readingwomen prompt of a poetry collection.

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For #riotgrams day 16, I chose the book that contains an important case in #blackhistory. This is the reporter where Brown v. Board of Education is printed. Also, I basically work in a library surrounded by legal reporters, it's pretty magical!

erzascarletbookgasm Nice pic! 2y
sunnyaltman @Blaire Oooo, that looks really great! 2y
rather_be_reading awesome! at my office we still have old books too! 1y
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This isn't an obvious choice as one of my #hotbooks for #riotgrams day 15. But. When I took the dust jacket off this book, my jaw literally dropped. It's stunning! (And I don't even like snakes!) It may be the most attractive book on my shelves.

TNbookworm I don't like snakes either but this is gorgeous💚 2y
britt_brooke Beautiful! 2y
dsfisher Wow, stunning 2y
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thecurlybookworm I'm terrified of snakes & this gave me a mini heart attack 😂 But a very pretty scary snake! 2y
diovival That's a beauty! 2y
sunnyaltman @TNbookworm I know right?! 💙 2y
sunnyaltman @britt_brooke Such an unexpectedly beautiful surprise! 2y
sunnyaltman @dsfisher It's such an unexpected treat! 2y
sunnyaltman @diovival It really is! 2y
RachLovesTV I'm in the same boat as @thecurlybookworm 🙈🙈🙈 But it is very beautiful! I appreciate when they put so much detail into the design. 2y
sunnyaltman @RachLovesTV 🙈is what I would have expected my reaction to be too! 2y
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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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I took the #hearts prompt for #riotgrams day 14 literally. I got this book in a swap with fellow @bookriot insider @Shaunesay. I can't wait to finally get it off my TBR! Happy Valentine's Day 💘

SkeletonKey It‘s a good book but definitely read the second one as well, because that one is amazing!! Hope you enjoy 💜 2y
RadicalReader @sunnyaltman I highly and strongly recommend you check out the wonderful riveting gripping book with chapters which will happily catapult you from one to the next in the iconic incredible novel 9mo
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Borne: A Novel | Jeff VanderMeer
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Some #pinkredandwhite for #riotgrams day 13! This copy of Borne is signed from an event with the author at my hometown's local bookstore! I'm excited to finally pick this books up!

CarolynM Lovely 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Great pic! 2y
sunnyaltman Thank you so much @erzascarletbookgasm and @CarolynM 💖 2y
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One of my all time #favoriteleadingladies for #riotgrams day 12 is Diana from the All Souls Trilogy. She is spunky, smart, strong, and independent, but she lets her guard down enough to let her true love into her life. Oh, and she's a witch. What more could I ask for!

CarolynM Great choice. I love that series. 2y
Maria514626 Oooh. One of my friends loves these types of books. I shall pass the word. Sounds good for me too! 2y
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I had trouble finding a book with #punctuation for #riotgrams day 11. I've never really understood why the ampersand became a popular home decor element, but I have to admit it is a pleasing shape!

MelissaS I love the ampersand! It has a cool name, too 2y
Mallorybayers Ooh but have you read this book yet? I was thinking about using it for a reading challenge prompt! 2y
sunnyaltman @Mallorybayers I have read it, it's a great little book! What prompt are you thinking of using it for? 2y
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The Duke of Bannerman Prep | Katie A. Nelson
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A #bookandabeverage for #riotgrams day 10! I've finally found a local coffee shop near me, and my coffee life has improved dramatically. The beautiful cover on this book caught my eye in the bookstore, and the premise kept my attention. I'm a sucker for any book set at a prep school!

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The Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman
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For a #belovedseries for #riotgrams day 9, I was going to choose Harry Potter. Most of those books are at my parents house though, and I wanted to highlight another series I love! This is the one book series where I preorder new installments. It's got a spunky female lead, dragons, and a magical library. What more could you want?!

makaylabw I love this series!! 💕 2y
sunnyaltman @makaylabw I've got the new one ready to read once I finish my stack of library books. I can't wait! 2y
smilingshelves I'm reading The Burning Page right now! Such a good series! 2y
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My first ever attempt at #spinepoetry for #riotgrams day 8!

How To Be A Lady
Acceptance
Small Admissions
Decorum

Women & Power
Authority
Fates and Furies
Nasty Women
I Capture The Castle

Plenty Ladylike

knittedgnome Love this! 2y
thebluestocking Nice! ❤️ 2y
readordierachel Love it! 2y
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Beachesnbooks Oo I like this one!! 2y
Cinfhen Fabulous 🙌🏻❣️ 2y
Reggie Woohoo!!! Nice!! 2y
youneverarrived Love it!! 2y
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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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#riotgrams day 7 asks us to feature #blackwriters. I haven't read any of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's fiction, but I plan to read Americana this year as a book of colonial or postcolonial literature for the #readharder challenge.

bookloo The hype is real about Americanah. It‘s perfect. ♥️ 2y
Samplergal Loved it. I still want to read americanah. So little time. 2y
rmaclean4 My favorite of hers is Half of a Yellow Sun. Such a great writer! 2y
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Complete Stories | Flannery O'Connor
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#riotgrams day 6! I don't read many #shortstories, but I make an exception for Flannery O'Connor. She's one of my all time favorite authors!

nosferatoos 😲this cover is beautiful and perfect 2y
sunnyaltman @nosferatoos I recently read her book of essays, Mysteries and Manners, and learned she raised peacocks! It makes me love her even more! 2y
RadicalReader @sunnyaltman seriously beautifully perfect peacock feather 9mo
sunnyaltman @RadicalReader 🤫 Don‘t tell anyone, but it‘s a fake feather from party city I‘ve had for 10 years. I use it as part of a flapper costume! 9mo
RadicalReader @sunnyaltman holy cow my mind is honestly shook 9mo
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The Heir and the Spare | Emily Albright
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A bit of #royalty for #riotgrams day 5! I love following the various royal families still in existence today, and this year is going to be a big one! Two British royal weddings, a British royal baby, and a Swedish royal baby, just to start. I'll just be over here wearing my imaginary tiara 👸🏻

QueenJen Never leave home without the imaginary tiara!! 😉🥃 2y
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The Midnight Queen | Sylvia Izzo Hunter
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Some #purple books for #riotgrams day 4! I'm using this photo challenge as a way to experiment with book photography. I'm heavily considering starting a bookstagram account, but I'm nervous about whether I can do it. Litsy is so much more welcoming and less intimidating! I'll see how I feel about it after this month.

smilingshelves I loved The Midnight Queen, and the cover is so pretty (as is your picture)! ☺ 2y
sunnyaltman @smilingshelves Thank you so much! I haven't read it yet, but it's very high up on my TBR! 2y
JazzFeathers Well, l like your photo. Sure, lntagram is very competitive, but we learn by doing, so l think your idea to experiment here is good 😊 2y
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vkois88 That cover! 😍 I say go for a bookstagram. You're always your own worst critic. There is ALWAYS a market for different things, and I'm sure most people will love your photos. This one has you off to a great start. You have a good eye, and based on other pics on your page... the creativity is obviously there as well 2y
sunnyaltman @vkois88 You are too sweet! I'm really leaning towards starting one! Now just to pick a name 🤔 2y
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The Gallery | Laura Marx Fitzgerald
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A stack of #nakedhardcovers for #riotgrams day 3. I enjoyed this challenge much more than I expected! I went through all the hardcovers on my shelves and found some unexpectedly beautiful ones! I had a hard time narrowing down what I wanted to use but ultimately decided on this stack because I love the colors!

YouReadMyEyes I love all the colors too! 2y
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Black Beauty | Anna Sewell
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My #currentread for #riotgrams day 2! Can we talk about this cover? It's part of the Penguin Threads collection. It's embossed, so the i age actually feels like it's embroidered. I'm collecting all the books in this line!

DGRachel Curse Penguin and their awesome covers!!! 💸💸💸💸💸 2y
daniwithtea So gorgeous! 2y
tif I'm not sure how I feel about that cover. It's a little bit terrifying 😲 2y
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sunnyaltman @tif It's definitely not my favorite in this series, but I love that they had people actually embroider covers for them! 2y
tif @sunnyaltman oh for sure! The concept is awesome! But like, his foot has fallen off! Black beauty was always a bit terrifying though. I remember reading it as a kid and being a bit freaked out. 2y
sunnyaltman @tif it's my first time reading it. I for sure would have been freaked out by parts of it had I read it as a child! 2y
DivineDiana Embroidered books! Beautiful! I must add to my collection! 2y
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Alligators All Around | Maurice Sendak
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It's day 1 of the @bookriot #riotgrams challenge, and here's my #shelfie! These are two of the YA shelves on my unread bookcase. I'm slowly accumulating IKEA Billy bookshelves to create faux built ins along the back wall of my home office.

vkois88 Super jealous. I want billy bookcases SO bad. Just... life keeps getting in the way 😑 2y
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Pygmalion | George Bernard Shaw
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I adore My Fair Lady but had never read the source material. I found this little 1950s penguin edition of Pygmalion at a charity book sale for $1 (double the original list price!). It was such a fun read. Eliza is spunky and holds her own, a refreshing change from contemporaries of this play.

rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 2y
CherryPie What a score. Love that cover. 💞💐 2y
vlwelser I love it when people actually read plays. This is one of my favorites. 2y
sunnyaltman @vlwelser I was a theater minor in college, and I love reading plays. It's a nice break from my typical reads! 2y
vlwelser @sunnyaltman That's so awesome. I was a French double major so plays were a big part of my education also. 2y
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This is my first #libraryhaul in years! I'm starting Fun Home tonight for one of my reading challenges, and I can't wait to get to the others too!

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March: Book One | Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell, John Lewis
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I am lucky to have a signed box set from one of my personal heroes, Congressman John Lewis. March Vol. 1 is absolutely breathtaking. I love that the graphic format will bring his story to a new generation, just as Congressman Lewis was inspired by a comic in his early days as an activist.

AmyG Nice! 2y
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When Dimple Met Rishi | Sandhya Menon
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Off to a late start today, but I've got my iced coffee and am ready to start When Dimple Met Rishi! #24in48

BookishMe This was such a Fun Breezy read! 2y
vkois88 Did you like it? It keeps popping up on my feed, and I keep putting it in my cart on Book Outlet but taking it out bc I'm not sure. 2y
sunnyaltman @vkois88 I really liked it! It's very fluffy, and I mean that in the best way possible. Sometimes I just want to read some fluff! 2y
vkois88 Fluff is always good! Lol... thanks for letting me know your opinion ❤ 2y
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Inferno: A Novel | Dan Brown
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My #24in48 partner is asleep on the job.
#catsoflitsy

alisahar Precious😸 2y
Maria514626 That face! ❤️ 2y
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻Sleeping is a cat's job. 😹 (edited) 2y
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This book was meh for me. Flannery O'Connor is one of my favorite authors, so learning more about her writing process was interesting. That being said, I disagreed with a lot of things, especially the dismissive tone that often popped up. I'm glad I read this book though, and I'm in love with that cover!

EllieDottie I love the watercolor on this cover!! 2y
sunnyaltman @EllieDottie I agree, it is stunning! 2y
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The Lost Plot | Genevieve Cogman
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#friyayintro @jesshowbooks 1. The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman 2. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 3. Vodka 4. Not a deal breaker as long as he respects the fact that I am a reader 5. 👍

Chasing_Pages My husband isn‘t really a reader but he loves video games so we sit together and I read while he plays. It works for us! We both respect each other‘s likes. 2y
sunnyaltman @Chasing-Pages Yep, that sounds like my ideal! I'm happy to sit in the same room with someone while we both enjoy doing our own things. 2y
Chasing_Pages Here‘s to finding that someone 🥂 2y
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Genuine Fraud | E. Lockhart
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I struggled to decide if this book was a pick or a so-so. I needed to find out what would happen next, but I also kept asking myself if I was actually enjoying it while I was reading. I'm still not sure of my answer, but it was certainly a book that grabbed and kept my attention.

Bklover Welcome to Litsy! 2y
sunnyaltman @Bklover Thank you so much! 2y
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Howl's Moving Castle | Diana Wynne Jones
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How did I never read Howl's Moving Castle when I was younger?! A swap partner picked this for me, and OMG I'm in love with it. I finished it in two days, and I can already tell it will be a book I read again!

everlocalwest The Ghibli film brought me to this book and while they are very different I absolutely love them both! I've never gotten around to the other two in the series though. 2y
sunnyaltman @everlocalwest I haven't seen the film version yet, but I'm going to fix that ASAP! 2y
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A belated holiday stack! I can't wait to dive in to these great books! #hanukkah #christmas #bookhaul

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The Haunted Bookshop | Christopher Morley
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I'm getting a head start on one of my New Year's resolutions to actually post on Litsy! A coworker who used to own a bookstore brought this to me to read today. Let's see if his recommendation holds up!

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
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RaimeyGallant I have a link to a blog post I wrote with some other peeps on here with a bunch of Litsy tips, but someone yesterday told me I was being spammy. If you want it, let me know. :) 2y
sunnyaltman I would love the link @RaimeyGallant! (edited) 2y
BookishMe I LOVE the other book 2y
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