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The Reader
The Reader | Bernhard Schlink
163 posts | 266 read | 3 reading | 76 to read
Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany.When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his loverthen she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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TheDaysGoBy
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#7days7covers #covercrush #day2

Don‘t have time to find someone new to tag right now so if you wanna play, consider yourself tagged. Just post your favorite book covers for 7 days with no explanation

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JenDR
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Read this a few months ago. I am glad I finally got around to it. I was completely absorbed by it.

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Cortg
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All of this!

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MyBookSwapClub
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Mighty #kindle in the crowd :) #SpotAReader

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MyBookSwapClub
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Side by side...reading away :) #SpotAReader

Rachel.Rencher That looks like a peaceful spot! 5mo
MyBookSwapClub Yep! Middle of the city, Brooklyn :) 5mo
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MyBookSwapClub
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Reading away as commuters pass by #SpotAReader

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Bibliophilia
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#OrthodoxEaster 🍷🥂💕

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booklover3258
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I literally read this book in one day. I just wanted to know what happened next. Its a story of a young boy having a relationship with a much older woman and reading to her. Later on he meets her again on trial. I so did not see the ending coming and it was very emotional (i did not cry though). Excellent read.
5 stars

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Librarybelle
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I think it‘s safe to say this one has a little bit of a #MrsRobinson vibe going on between the two main characters... #MarchIntoThe70s

Cinfhen Haven‘t read this one, yet! 7mo
Kaila-ann I just picked this one up at a library book sale. 7mo
Librarybelle @Cinfhen @Kaila-ann It‘s a different type of read, for sure. Not in a bad way, but it‘s different. 7mo
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JazzFeathers
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When did @SerialReader change the grafic so drastically? 😲

batsy Not a fan of these new ones :( 8mo
JazzFeathers @batsy Yeah, l kind of liked the old visuals better too. 8mo
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MyBookSwapClub
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We like to know :D

LA_Mead I‘ll be reading by the Christmas tree for sure tonight! 10mo
Lmstraubie Yes and yes! 10mo
Samplergal Yes. Hubs is watching yet another bowl football game, so I‘m deep into an audiobook! 10mo
Bookladylinda Yes, and Yes! 10mo
velvetelvisreads most def! 10mo
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s_burch7
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I could read this one over and over. Such an interesting character perspective of one of history‘s most troubling times.

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sprainedbrain
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I went in to this book knowing nothing about it, and I was completely blown away. First, by the unexpected and weird eroticism, and then by the dark turn the story took. It‘s difficult, thought provoking, and not at all a comfortable read, but it‘s absolutely gorgeous. Campbell Scott is a fantastic narrator.

I‘m off to find the movie tomorrow!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#1001books

erzascarletbookgasm I‘ll push this further up my TBR for next year 😊 10mo
MrsMalaprop Loved this when I read it years ago ❤️. 10mo
Butterfinger The movie is fantastic, but I love Kate Winslet. I think it was the first time I felt sorry for a Nazi. That was before I found out you became one if you wanted a job and security. 10mo
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sprainedbrain @Butterfinger I love her, too... I have this dumb book-first rule, and I‘ve been waiting a loooong time to watch that movie! 10mo
Reggie I remember reading this and finding it so great until I wanted to punch the author in the face on the second to last page. 10mo
sprainedbrain @Reggie That was rough! I had rewind, listen again, pause, and curse a little. 😕 10mo
Reggie Yeah, I still loved it despite that. 10mo
Jeannineth I love this one too. I have read it twice. It‘s haunting. I own the movie and love it too. 10mo
Tanisha_A Ah! I have seen the movie. Love it 10mo
sprainedbrain @erzascarletbookgasm I hope you love it! 10mo
sprainedbrain @MrsMalaprop @Jeannineth @Tanisha_A I can‘t wait to watch the movie! 10mo
phyhill I watched the movie earlier this year, totally forgetting it was based on a book, and with no idea what it was about. It's so unique and poignant! 10mo
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sweetpealsd
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@EH2018 , thank you for such a wonderful swap package! I will greatly enjoy all of my goodies! I looked forward to diving into the tagged book and movie and the others also! Plus, my favorite candies! Are you tired of getting me yet, lol? Thanks again!💕
#readthemoviesswap @DoonTheGoon thanks for putting this swap together!

DoonTheGoon 🎥🎬🍿😀 Yayyy! 11mo
jillannjohn Loved The Reader. Book and movie. 11mo
FantasyChick Sweeney Todd!!!! One of my favorites 11mo
sweetpealsd @jillannjohn @FantasyChick I am looking forward to reading and watching. I‘ve never seen either movie. I‘ve also never read The Reader. 11mo
EH2018 I hope you enjoy!!! 😊 📽🎬📀🍿 11mo
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MyBookSwapClub
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So intensely reading #TheBookCam

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SW-T
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Love my little alien 👽 guy t-shirt 😊”Take me to your reader.”

Happy Hump Day! 👻
Happy Halloween! 🎃

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Jeannineth
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I am rereading this beautifully written piece of historical fiction.

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MyBookSwapClub
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When I'm not taking pics of my fellow readers, I'm reading! What's yours :)

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hoppeduponbooks
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I've just signed up for another @DeweysReadathon . On the 20th October. It is fun! Join in! #readathon 📚😀 http://www.24hourreadathon.com/october-2018-reader-sign-ups/

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Which one is your #MustReadMonday

zzz I still need to read the Little Prince 😊 13mo
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scripturient
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My new reading nook. 😍

Cathythoughts Very cosey 13mo
julesG Lovely! 13mo
LeahBergen It‘s wonderful! 13mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Lovely and cosy! 13mo
Sarah83 So pretty 💖 13mo
Libby1 Ooh! 💙 13mo
zsuzsanna_reads Great colour scheme! 13mo
tammysue Lovely! 😊 13mo
youneverarrived Ohhh it‘s lovely 😍 13mo
rather_be_reading i want one of those carts! 13mo
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Phantasma.Maddie
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Scored all these books for $7 thanks to the local thrift store having a sale. 😍📚📖 Anyone‘s favorites in this pile? I read Beloved and am excited to own it. Shanghai Girls will be a re-read before I read Dreams of Joy, that novel still hasn‘t left my mind. #ThePoisonwoodBible #TheGodOfSmallThings #BridgetJonesDiary #YoungJaneYoung #Beloved #LoveInTheTimeOfCholera #TheReader #TheBadBeginning #EatPrayLove #ShanghaiGirls #CompleteMealCookbook

CoffeeNBooks Great stack of books! 13mo
Phantasma.Maddie @CoffeeNBooks Thank you! Any you have read? (edited) 13mo
CoffeeNBooks @Phantasma.Maddie I've read Beloved, Like Water for Chocolate, The Bad Beginning, and Eat Pray Love. I'm currently reading Love in the Time of Cholera. 13mo
Phantasma.Maddie @CoffeeNBooks oh wow!! We are on the super same page with books then. I read some of Eat, Pray, Love and then it got lost. I really liked Beloved. The rest you listed are the ones I am most excited about. 13mo
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scripturient
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🤣❤️❤️ Truth!

Thousand-Lives Yep! 😂 13mo
LauraBeth 😂😂 13mo
Ddzmini 🤣🤣🤣📖😋 13mo
Craftylikefox Yes!! 🤣 13mo
tracey38 Yep, daily! 13mo
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scripturient
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This was me as a child. 🤣🤣👍🏻❤️

Burghbookaddict I wish someone would ground me to my room now 😫 14mo
Ddzmini 😍😍😍 14mo
Reecaspieces 😍😍👏👏👏 14mo
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heikemarie When I got in trouble I was grounded WITHOUT books 😂 14mo
Cathythoughts 😍 14mo
JillR I remember being told “go to your room!”, then as I went “...and don‘t pick up a book!” 😆 14mo
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Samplergal
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Finally finished this. I started it about four months ago and forgot to finish. I loved it but I wasn‘t ready to let it go. #heartbreaking

BrieT2016 I‘ve been wanting to read this book! 14mo
ItalianBibliotherapy This book is wonderful. I cried so much: beautiful!!! 14mo
Reggie Ughhh, I loved this book, but still wanted to punch the author in the face 2 pages from the end. 14mo
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scripturient
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😍😍😍

Gnora This quote is what made me want to be a librarian! ❤️ 1y
MrBook @Birdsong28 Awww ☺️🤗🤗🤗!!! This is an awesome quote! 14mo
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scripturient
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My little bookworm. 😍 #raisingreaders

Gina Boys and books makes the world a better place! 1y
tammysue 💕☺️ 1y
Sarah83 What did he buy? 😊 1y
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Ubookquitous
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A powerful book that has me asking a million questions about Hannah‘s capacity to understand what happens around her.

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scripturient
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🤣🤣🤣👍🏻

JaneyWaneyB This is so me right now 😂🤣😂🤣 1y
Jenny 😂😂😂 1y
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LibrarianBecky
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Once I cracked this book open I couldn‘t put it down! I can see why I made Oprah‘s bookclub list! Digs into relationships throughout the holocaust.

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 1y
keys_on_fire Welcome to Litsy!! 📚❤️ 1y
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 1y
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 👍📚 1y
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy🌼 1y
Leftcoastzen 🎉Glad you are Litsy. 1y
JoScho Welcome to Litsy! I hope you love it here as much as we do! Happy Reading 💖😊 1y
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scripturient
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❤️❤️❤️❤️

Onioons ❤❤❤ 1y
kezzlou85 Aww so cute. X 1y
Sarah83 I would love to do this 1y
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Karkar I love TeeTurtle shirts ❤️📚❤️ 1y
Sue Thats‘s about my speed! 1y
Cortg super cute! 1y
SaraRosett Now that‘s a sporty I can compete in! 1y
akckitty Oh cute!! :) 1y
tonyahoswalt Love this! 1y
tracey38 Yep, can totally relate to this! 1y
Readingismyescape Adorable and so relatable!! 1y
Serotonin Sounds about right👍 1y
WanderingBookaneer I would change it to reading graphic novels, reading books, and listening to audiobooks! 😂 13mo
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scripturient
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🤣🤣🤣👍🏻❤️

JacqMac 😂 I love reading in the car. No interruptions while I wait. 1y
AmyG Hahaha. My husband always makes me go on errands...and I always hve a book for when I get “left” in the car. 1y
Nute The best time spent waiting is with a book!😆 1y
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Sarah83 The only problem is our weather... It might be too hot 😏 1y
julesG @Sarah83 cooling down here. Only 25°C outside. I might have to get a hoodie. That's 11 degrees colder than yesterday. 1y
Sarah83 @julesG you will laugh, I am still at the festival and it's really getting cold... 😂😂😂 1y
Craftylikefox 😂😂 1y
WanderingBookaneer 😂😂😂 13mo
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C.Perone
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Found somewhere in them inter-webs 😆

Swe_Eva Polygamist for sure. In this specific context, that is! 1y
Cedricsmom Polygamist here! 1y
RamsFan1963 Polygamist reader mostly, with a bit of the Introverted Reader too 1y
C.Perone @Cedricsmom @RamsFan1963 I seem to be alone in my monogamist-ism-ry🙄 (edited) 1y
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Megen
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Mehso-so

This was a very interesting read. Fairly easy and pulled me in from the beginning. However, it took a very unexpected turn. This book shows a different angle on a portion of history that I had never seen or considered. (Trying not to throw out spoilers). I think the translation may make it seem quite flat but i enjoyed this book.

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scripturient
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Bookworm problems: Buying a book for the second time because you don‘t remember owning and reading it. 🙈🤣 My only defense is that I already had the German translation of this particular French book and then picked up the English translation because the story sounded so lovely. It did sound a bit familiar but... 🙈🤣🤣🤣🤣 Oh well, something for a future swap, I guess. 😊❤️

erzascarletbookgasm Just happened to me today! 😂🤦‍♀️ 1y
BethM I think we‘ve all done that! 1y
Liatrek This happen to me a lot until I scanned my whole library into Goodreads 😊now I check there before buying any books. The friends that benefited from my double book buying are sadden by this organization lol 1y
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scripturient @Sarah83 No, it was an older title: Die Sehnsucht des Vorlesers. :) 1y
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It was an easy yet thought provoking read

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LikelyLibrarian
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47 of 52 books. 90% done 👍

wanderinglynn You‘re going to crush this goal! Congrats! 🎉👏🏻🎆🎇 1y
JoScho 🎉💖🎉 1y
BookishMe Woohoo! 1y
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scripturient
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It‘s day three of our little seaside escape and this picture here perfectly shows how I feel about it. The breeze, the smell of the sea, the absolute quiet at night, time to read - I already feel super relaxed. Off to an amusement park today but tonight I‘ll pop open a bottle of cider and aim to finish one of my books. 😊 (I‘ll also post pictures of some of the bookish treasures I‘ve found in our cottage soon.)

Cathythoughts Sounds idyllic 💫💕💕 1y
JHSiess That's what I do on Maui . . . relax, read, savor the sea air. 🌴 Enjoy! 1y
ruskigurl16 Sounds heavenly. ❤️❤️ 1y
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Pogue
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I had never heard of this story before and thinking about it. It was a sad story, not what happened to Hanna, but what she did to Michael, and how it effected his life. @JanJan thank you for picking this for me!

JanJan You‘re welcome! Also, I got your thank you card not too long ago because we had moved and picked up some mail from our old house, but I forgot to post about it 😐. Anyway, it was such a nice surprise! Thank you! 1y
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scripturient
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Truth! ❤️❤️❤️

Rachellynnwright ❤️ this! 1y
Cathythoughts Thank god for that 👍🏻❤️ 1y
DimeryRene Ahhhhh. How sweet. Thank you! 1y
GatheringBooks i love this! 1y
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Wannabe_Quijote
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SassyBookworm Beautiful view! 😍 1y
mariaku21 That's an amazing view to look at while reading. 1y
rather_be_reading beautiful view! 14mo
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Wannabe_Quijote
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rather_be_reading cute coaster! 1y
Wannabe_Quijote Thanks, @rather_be_reading ! They come from a women‘s weaving collective in Guatemala that I work with. You can get some here: https://store.amigosdesantacruz.org/ 😊 (edited) 1y
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scripturient
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😂😂😂😂👍🏻

Cathythoughts I love it 👍🏻❤️ 1y
Ddzmini 🤣🤣🤣 1y
Tove_Reads Me too! 1y
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monogamist_reader I love it!! 1y
Bookishthoughts 😄💗 1y
RidgewayGirl Those are the best nights! 1y
cathysaid 😂😂😂 This is so me. 1y
Cortg Nice! 1y
JHSiess Esp. on Friday nights! 1y
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Kaye
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Interesting article on some of the President‘s reading habits. Teddy Roosevelt read a book a day. The part about Buchanan and his reading candle was funny. Neat stuff ! I like hearing what the presidents like to read.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2018/01/09/trump-isnt-big-on-r...

Ruthiella Love the graphics here! 1y
PacingTheCage I also like knowing what presidents read. 1y
SledgeReader @Kaye Thanks for sharing the link to this article. Our adult services team writes trivia questions for a local brewery. AND they make a nice donation to the library for our efforts! This is the kind of neat info we like to include! 😀 1y
Kaye Glad to hear it @SledgeReader I‘m all the time looking for odd bits online about books and reading. Never know what gems you might find. 😊 1y
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GatheringBooks
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#GetMovin Day 29: #Roses bloom when one reads - haha. I thought this poster with the 🌹 will be perfect for today‘s prompt. Found this shared on FB and thought I better repost here, although I know I am preaching to the converted. Tagged book is one of my most unforgettable reads - first book I have ever reviewed in our new blog eight years ago. Haven‘t seen the film adaptation yet, although I heard it‘s good and does justice to the novel.

CoffeeK8 This is beautiful! Where did you find this, I‘d love to get a print? 1y
merelybookish Love it! 1y
GatheringBooks @CoffeeK8 it was one of those things being shared on FB - not sure anymore what the original source is. 😍 1y
GatheringBooks @merelybookish 😍🤗🌹🧚🏼‍♀️ 1y
Cinfhen Perfect 🌹💟 1y
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scripturient
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Found this yesterday. It‘s my new phone screensaver. 😍

julesG 😍 1y
Kdgordon88 💕 1y
SassyBookworm Love this 😍 1y
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Cinfhen Lovely 1y
Ms_T Ooh! 1y
zezeki Lovely 😍 1y
Sarah83 Can you send it to me? 😁😊 1y
Leo1733 Ohh, it might be my next wallpaper too! 1y
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scripturient
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❤️❤️❤️

Cathythoughts ❤️👍🏻 1y
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MyBookSwapClub
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scripturient
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Me on this sunny morning. 😊

Cathythoughts Gorgeous 💕 1y
ladym30 Love this! 1y
DimeryRene Meeeeeep!! Cute. 💜💜 1y
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