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I Capture the Castle
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
Now a major motion picture from the Academy Award-winning producer of Shakespeare in LoveI Capture the Castle tells the story of seventeen-year-old Cassandra and her family, who live in not-so-genteel poverty in a ramshackle old English castle. Here she strives, over six turbulent months, to hone her writing skills. She fills three notebooks with sharply funny yet poignant entries. Her journals candidly chronicle the great changes that take place within the castle's walls, and her own first descent into love. By the time she pens her final entry, she has "captured the castle"--and the heart of the reader--in one of literature's most enchanting entertainments.
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monalyisha
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Met my walking goal for the #bookfitnesschallenge! Today‘s location: Bancroft Tower, built in 1900.

I‘m so happy that my hometown‘s on the upswing. My whole life, everyone‘s given Worcester a lot of guff — but it‘s honestly a beautiful city, full of character & some of the best people I‘ve ever met.

I also ran into the most Massachusetts tree I‘ve ever seen in my life. 🙈🙄😳

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And it looks like you have a lot of lovely places to walk. 👍🏻 6d
TheSpineView Great way to start! 6d
Marina_h Well done and nice walk 😊 6d
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DaveGreen7777 Go, Alyisha, go! You rock! 😀 🏃‍♀️💪 6d
RachelO Fun photos! 👍 6d
Laughterhp Great job! What a cool place for walking! 6d
BookwormAHN It looks lovely there, nice job 👏🏻 6d
DivineDiana Cheers! Love the photos! 👏🏻🚶‍♀️👍🏻 6d
nu-bibliophile That's beautiful 6d
guinsgirlreads So cool! 6d
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EmilieGR
I CAPTURE THE CASTLE | DOROTHY GLADYS SMITH
Pickpick

Beautiful book- memorable and enjoyable

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BornReadChicago
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Mehso-so

I am glad I finally checked it off my list, but I didn‘t love it like I hoped I would. It was a sweet and a lovely little story, but the comparisons to Anne of Green Gables fall FAR short in my opinion. I definitely see the similarities in the protagonists, but the language didn‘t wow me and I maybe laughed aloud once or twice, unlike being inside the head of Ann Shirley. Alas, comparison is the thief of joy and I shouldn‘t have gone in that way..

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Blaire
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Mehso-so

I feel like a grouch, but Cassandra didn‘t charm me and neither did any of the other characters with the exception of Stephen and miss marcy. Cassandra‘s family lives in a falling apart castle and have no money due to her father‘s writer‘s block. They are hopeful one sister will marry into wealth to rescue them. Some beautiful scenes but overall not for me. #unpopularopinion (pic from our local library where I finished this one up)

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Blaire
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This is a total #blameitonlitsy read. Hadn‘t heard of it before all the litsy love. Embracing my Canadian roots this afternoon and drinking coffee outside because it is sunny and the thermometer is in positive territory. Definitely the only person here that thinks temp in the high 30s Fahrenheit is good outdoor weather. #bookanddrink #bookandeat

Tamra I agree with you the 30s feel great and that is a lovely read! 4mo
Blaire @Tamra ❄️ I love a sunny day with a nice chill in the air. 4mo
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Caroline2
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It took me a lot longer to read this book than I intended but I‘ve been really ill with a kidney infection! But what a charming read it was! I‘m still not sure about the ending but I really enjoyed spending time with these characters in their castle! #newyearwhodis @Reviewsbylola @monalyisha

catebutler This is one of my all time favourite books! I‘m so happy you read and enjoyed it!! 4mo
BarbaraBB Great cover! 4mo
eraderneely Hopefully you‘re finally on the mend? 4mo
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Cinfhen Oh no!!! Hope you‘re feeling better 4mo
Chrissyreadit Hope you are better! 4mo
kspenmoll Hope you are feeling better !💕 4mo
Crazeedi Glad to hear you are recovering 4mo
dariazeoli Hope you‘re feeling better! 4mo
jmtrivera Oof, feel better soon! 4mo
Caroline2 @catebutler @eraderneely @Cinfhen @Chrissyreadit @kspenmoll @Crazeedi @jmtrivera feeling much better today thanks guys! Thank god for antibiotics eh!!! 😬🤗 💖 4mo
monalyisha Fingers crossed for speedy healing! 🤞🏻 Glad you enjoyed this book — it‘s one of my all-time faves! 4mo
Reviewsbylola I just love your edition so much! Feel better! 4mo
tracey38 Glad to hear you are starting to feel better. Hope it just gets better from here! 4mo
Jas16 Hope you feel better soon 4mo
Caroline2 @monalyisha Thanks! Yes, it is such a charming classic! 4mo
Caroline2 @Reviewsbylola Thanks! It‘s a Vintage Classics edition! 😉 4mo
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Ednonippon
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith

So I started reading this yesterday, and I admit, I did not expectuch. But so far, this is lovely! 😸👸

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ravenlee
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Oh, Book Outlet, you make me do bad things. Three on the left (one is off the side) are for my daughter, and the rest are for me! At least five are #blameitonLitsy picks.

I had to do some creative shelf work to make these fit (more or less) - at least enough that my husband won‘t notice. Now I just need more time to read!

#bookhaul

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Mommamanzi
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I may have done a bad thing (or 21) on Boxing Day .... thanks #bookoutlet #firstbookhaulof2019

Melissa_J You‘re in good company 😂 4mo
EH2018 Just got mine in too..had to hide em from the bf...was such a good deal tho! 😎 4mo
LibrarianRyan Nice. I missed the sale by two hours. 4mo
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Cailey_Mac Nice haul! No judgment here 😅🙌🏼📚📚📚 4mo
tpixie Great #bookhaul 4mo
Avanders Ooooh 😍😍 4mo
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Ms_T
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Pickpick

This is one of those books that has a wonderful charm about it. It reads very much like a Jane Austen novel but much simpler and concise. There‘s an eccentricity to the characters which is endearing yet never tiresome - Topaz is a particularly colourful character! Top this all off with perfect plummy narration from Jenny Agutter and this book is a winner ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

KarenUK Love this book! The audio sounds great! Could be time for a re-read... 💕 5mo
Ms_T @KarenUK Do it! 5mo
batsy Aah, this book 💜 5mo
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Ms_T @batsy Indeed 😍 5mo
rohit-sawant Great review! 5mo
Ms_T @rohit-sawant Thank you 😊 5mo
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CBee
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Thank you, @rubyslippersreads 🧡❤️🧡❤️ I look forward to reading this! Happy holidays to you 😊
#kindlitsy

Trashcanman What it is!? 5mo
CBee @Trashcanman 🤷‍♀️ 5mo
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Insightsintobooks
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Thank you so much @rubyslippersreads !! I can't wait to read it, it sounds good. I'll return the favor when I can.

#kindlitsy
@kindlitsy

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Insightsintobooks
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I've heard good things about this.

#kindledeal #kindledeals #ebooksale

coffeenebula It‘s wonderful - enjoy! 5mo
Insightsintobooks @coffeenebula I don't have it yet, my book fund for the month is spent, I was thinking others would like to know about it though. 5mo
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Caroline2
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Ekkk! It‘s here @Reviewsbylola so I‘m getting ready for #newyearswhodis in January! 👍🏻

batsy 😍 5mo
Beatlefan129 I‘ve never seen that cover before—it‘s so pretty! 5mo
Reviewsbylola I haven‘t eaither @Beatlefan129 I like it! 5mo
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Reviewsbylola I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. ❤️ 5mo
monalyisha So excited for you! Friends told me to read this for years & when I finally did, I couldn‘t imagine why I‘d put it off for so long! 😍💖🏰 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm That‘s a lovely edition 👍 5mo
Tanisha_A Wow! That edition! 😍 5mo
Caroline2 @Reviewsbylola I‘ve been wanting to read it for ages now so I can‘t wait to get started! 👍🏻 5mo
Caroline2 @monalyisha Oh good to know! 😉 👍🏻 5mo
Caroline2 @batsy @Beatlefan129 @erzascarletbookgasm @Tanisha_A it‘s lovely isn‘t it! eBay - Vintage Classics! 👍🏻 5mo
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Literary_Siren
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Thank you for this book! I‘ve been wanting to read this for forever! I‘ve sent yours to you! #KindLitsy

erinreads Read this for the first time this year and I loved it! 5mo
Joyfulmimi I loved this book 5mo
Moray_Reads Oh, it's wonderful! 5mo
BookishClaire I‘ve been wanting to read this for years too! 5mo
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Tanisha_A
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Next in line. The cover has a quote from J.K. Rowling - "This book has one of the most charismatic narrators I've ever met".
I am excited. ?

LeahBergen It‘s soooo good! 5mo
batsy Oooh, enjoy 💛 5mo
Chrissyreadit @Tanisha_A . reordered your books from book depository. Please let me know if they come. @LazyDays book depository is sending replacements for the two that did not arrive. 5mo
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Emilymdxn This was one of my favourite books when I was younger! 5mo
Tamra So absorbing! 5mo
ephemeralwaltz Lovely cover! I have this one on my shelf waiting too! 5mo
Tanisha_A @ephemeralwaltz It is still waiting for me to be read. Have you read it yet? If not, would you like to do a buddy read? 1mo
ephemeralwaltz @Tanisha_A still waiting too! I've been wanting to pick it up recently so a buddy read sounds great to me!!! 1mo
Tanisha_A Great! Let's do it sometime in May, maybe mid-May? 1mo
Tanisha_A @ephemeralwaltz Or even 1st week of May? Whatever suits! 1mo
ephemeralwaltz I think mid-May will work better for me! But we can choose a final date in a couple of weeks if that works :) 1mo
Tanisha_A @ephemeralwaltz Awesome! Mid-May sounds great. And sure! Yay, to capturing the castle. 😀 1mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Pickpick

I know not how to capture in words the beauty of this charming novel. I love the evocative descriptions and most of all, Cassandra‘s voice, which is honest, and funny. I love reading her ponderings as she records everything in her journal. And what an array of quirky characters the household is. I wish I‘ve read this as an adolescent, and I can see why it has an enduring appeal.

erzascarletbookgasm Now to find a pretty edition of this book, which has joined my newly-discovered-favourites.
#neverjudgeabookbyitscover #litsyclassics #i
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BarbaraBB Lol, your cover is horrible indeed 😂 6mo
batsy Yay, so glad you liked it! 💚 And I've never seen this cover 😆 There needs to be many more pretty editions of this classic. 6mo
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Autumnscribe I will have to find a copy of this. I did not know it was a book, I have I my seen the movie 6mo
Kimberlone @batsy this must be the movie tie-in cover 6mo
Ruthiella @batsy I would totally buy a pretty hardcover edition of this book to replace my paperback! Publishers, are you listening? 😀 6mo
Kalalalatja @Ruthiella @batsy there is a really pretty, yellow hardcover edition, which I own. I just can‘t remember the publishers at the moment, and I‘m too lazy to get up and check 😅 6mo
batsy @Kalalalatja @Ruthiella I've seen that one; it's pretty! I just want a whole array of pretty covers to choose from, for such a gem of a book #greedyhands 😆 6mo
LeahBergen @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy @Ruthiella #FolioSociety has a really pretty edition (and you can find reasonably priced secondhand copies of it online 👍🏻). 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm @Kalalalatja I‘ve seen that cover, very pretty indeed. The Folio Society edition is very gorgeous! @LeahBergen but but 💷..price not really reasonable after currency conversion ☹️ 6mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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I know what you mean, Cassandra!

#currentread

TheWordJar Living the book...that‘s exactly how I read! 6mo
DivineDiana @TheWordJar I‘m with you! 🙂 6mo
batsy ❤️ 6mo
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Meglet
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Pickpick

The book club discussion was necessary for me to understand and appreciate some of the characters and to rate this a full pick. Prior to that, I was thoroughly disgusted with the father. The characters were fantastically developed, I LOVED the house (castle), and the comparisons of American and English mannerisms, language, and other quirks were some of my favorite parts. This might be a movie worth seeking out.

Tamra I loved the novel and the movie was ok. 6mo
Meglet @Tamra, so the movie might not be worth seeking out if it proves troublesome? The movie never measures up to the book, does it? 6mo
Tamra @Meglet if you can watch it for free via streaming or library, go for it! I enjoyed the novel better, only because you can only fit so much in. 😏 I watched it streaming - but I can‘t recall the channel - Netflix, Hulu, Amazon. 6mo
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erinreads
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I know there‘s still another full month of reading ahead for me, but I‘ve already started compiling my #18in2018 list! I had a lot of quality 5⭐️ reads this year that I‘m so thankful to have read. I love end of year ‘best of‘ lists and can‘t wait to see everyone‘s at the end of December!

KarenUK I‘ve been doing the same thing! 👍💕 6mo
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Balibee146
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I already own the unread book but the sample sounds great.... Love the soothing tones of Jenny Agutter. #audible #purchased #blameitonLitsy #£1.99

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Ms_T
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There‘s a lot of Litsy love for today‘s #Audible Daily Deal so I‘m treating myself. #Purchased

Birdsong28 Thanks for the tag😘 I think I might be tempted myself! 📚📖 6mo
Ms_T @Birdsong28 Yay! 6mo
britt_brooke It‘s a delightful read! 6mo
Ms_T @britt_brooke Can‘t wait! 6mo
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Reviewsbylola
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Pickpick

Cassandra Mortmain is such a vivid #creator—it made this story a joy to read. Living in a crumbling castle in 1934, 17 year old Cassandra keeps a journal as she tries to wrestle with upheaval in her family. Excellently written and I believe it will lead to a great discussion at our book club Thursday night!

#nofemmeber

Cinfhen Nice pick for prompt and family book club 😊 6mo
Melissa_J Such a pretty edition! 6mo
Billypar Great pick, and I love that you have a family book club! I find the idea of a single book that all of my family would finish, let alone enjoy, somewhat unlikely 😁 6mo
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batsy Fabulous pick. Cassandra 💛 6mo
Emilymdxn One of my fave books ever! 6mo
LeahBergen 😍😍 6mo
Centique So glad you liked it! I‘m such a fan since reading it a few months ago 😍 6mo
Cinfhen How did book club go??? Was it a hit??? 6mo
Reviewsbylola We had to cancel due to weather. 😖 @Cinfhen 6mo
Cinfhen Bummer!!! 6mo
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Reviewsbylola
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I just spent an hour in the bath and now I‘m hopping into bed with my book and some macaroons. A great end to a great Saturday. ??

I‘ll be dead honest though, as great as this book is, it‘s really difficult for me to not get #lost into the rabbit hole of drama going on between Larissa and Colt from 90 Day Fiancé rn. ??

#nofemmeber

JennyM Hope they were yummy 😋 6mo
Billypar Those look delicious! 🤤 Oh, and the book....another classic I need to read. 6mo
Cinfhen I think I just found my new binge watch 😁 sounds like crazy train & I love reality tv! 6mo
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Cinfhen Pretty photo💕 6mo
Kalalalatja I know the feeling, sometimes reality tv is just what you need 😉 6mo
mklong Haha! Glad I‘m not alone. 90 Day Fiancé is my most embarrassing guilty pleasure! 6mo
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emilyhaldi
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"Ah, but you're the insidious type - Jane Eyre with a touch of Becky Sharp. A thoroughly dangerous girl."

As a huge fan of Becky, I consider this to be an absolute compliment!

rubyslippersreads I‘m a Becky fan too! Have you read 6mo
emilyhaldi No I haven't heard of it!! @rubyslippersreads did you enjoy? Litsy rating is pretty bad but I'm stacking it anyways! 6mo
rubyslippersreads @emilyhaldi I haven‘t read it yet, but want to give it a try. 6mo
Moray_Reads I LOVE I Capture the Castle 6mo
Reviewsbylola Jumping in now! 🙈 6mo
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Mdargusch
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I‘m enjoying a little diner action on my way to vote.

I love this book! I can‘t wait to pick it up and read it every chance I get. I‘ve decided I just love English writing in the early 1900‘s.

batsy One of my favourites ever 💛 6mo
rubyslippersreads @batsy One of my favorites too. 😊 6mo
Mdargusch I think it will be on of my favorites too @batsy and @rubyslippersreads ❤️🏰❤️ 6mo
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Reviewsbylola Hurry and finish so I can borrow. 😆 6mo
Mdargusch I‘m planning to finish today and give it to you tomorrow. 😁 @Reviewsbylola 6mo
LeahBergen @batsy @rubyslippersreads Me three! This is the book I‘ve bought the most copies of for gift-giving over the years. 6mo
emilyhaldi Loving this book. And wow! @batsy @LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads such amazing endorsements!! ❤️ 6mo
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emilyhaldi
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Life has distracted me from reading lately but for good reason... We finally bought a house! 🤗 But it needs some work, so paint colors and light fixtures take up most of me brain space at the moment 🤪 Going to try and get started on this month's book club read while I wait for my test paint swatches to dry 🎨❣️🏡

Megabooks Yay for y‘all! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😁😁 7mo
Jess Congrats on the new place! 7mo
MicheleinPhilly Congratulations! 7mo
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GripLitGrl Congratulations!!💖💖 7mo
DHill Congratulations! 7mo
cocomass Congrats! 🎉 🏡 🥂 7mo
JennyM Congrats. Awesome news! 7mo
C.Perone Congratulations!! When will the library be finished? 😁 7mo
Nerdfins Congrats! 7mo
saresmoore Yayayayayayay!!! Congratulations! Now show me paint swatches! Also, where are you sourcing your light fixtures?? 😅🥂🙌 7mo
rohit-sawant Congratulations! 🎉🎉 7mo
TrishB Congrats 🎉🎉 best wishes in your new home . 7mo
LeahBergen That‘s fantastic news!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Congratulations! 😘 7mo
Sarah83 Congrats 💖😊 7mo
Kalalalatja Congratulations! Have fun decorating your new home 👏👏 7mo
Aimeesue Congratulations!👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 7mo
TheLibrarian Congrats on the house!! 7mo
gradcat That‘s huge & no wonder you haven‘t had much time for reading! 7mo
Jas16 Congratulations!! 6mo
Pamwurtzler Congratulations!!! 6mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 6mo
CarolynM Congratulations! 6mo
Lcsmcat Congratulations, and may your home be happier than the Mortmain‘s! 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Congrats and best wishes in your new place. 6mo
batsy Congrats on the new place! 🏠 6mo
mrp27 Congrats! 6mo
emilyhaldi @C.Perone one of my concerns is where I am going to store my book collection 😅 working on some built-in bookshelves for the living room! 📚📚📚📚 6mo
emilyhaldi @saresmoore I recently discovered this little husband-and-wife-owned shop online https://pepe-carols.myshopify.com They have amazing light fixtures made in Hudson, NY. I might just choose one for every room 😍😍😍 let me know if you have any good sources as well!!! 6mo
emilyhaldi @Lcsmcat LOL!!! 6mo
saresmoore I love everything they have! 😍 I‘ve been eyeing the West Elm collection, which is eerily similar to what you found, but not nearly as special. I‘ll be starting more intensive research soon and let you know if I come across anything else. 6mo
BarbaraBB That is good news! Congratulations & enjoy! 😘 6mo
C.Perone @emilyhaldi Beautiful, love built-ins! 6mo
Reviewsbylola I can‘t wait to see the new paint neighbor!! 6mo
auntie_jenn congrats! welcome home 🏡 ❤️🏡 6mo
britt_brooke Such happy news - congratulations! 6mo
emilyhaldi Thank you!!! 😘😘 @britt_brooke 6mo
ValerieAndBooks Ooh, congrats!! 6mo
vivastory Great news. Congratulations! 6mo
UwannaPublishme Enjoy your new home! 🎉🍾 6mo
DivineDiana Cheers to your new abode! 👏🏻🎉👏🏻 6mo
IamIamIam Congrats to you!!! 6mo
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Lorinda45
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Ready to dive in!

Reviewsbylola I‘m waiting a week or two before I start! Beginning Bird Box tonight! (edited) 7mo
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Lorinda45
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LaLecture
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Pickpick

When I posted so many quotes from this book you probably already guessed it: I really liked it ❤️. It‘s a sweet, yet never cheesy and also quite dramatic story with such a likeable, authentic and witty teenage protagonist. The focus is more on the characters, their development and relationships than on action and plot but I really enjoyed that as Cassandra, her family and the other characters are interesting and you wish them the very best.

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LaLecture
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Perhaps watching someone you love suffer can teach you even more than suffering yourself can.

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LaLecture
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The thought came to me that perhaps it is the loving that counts, not the being loved in return - that perhaps true loving can never know anything but happiness. For a moment I felt that I had discovered a great truth.

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LaLecture
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“Here are your herbs by moonlight,” said Simon, “and did you notice how carefully I put my aitch in it?”

He says that after Cassandra mocked him for his American pronunciation of the word “herb” which she thinks is funny as he doesn‘t usually pronounce the h. I had to read “aitch” several times until I got he was talking about the letter h 😂.

Btw, why is it “pronOUnce” but “pronUnciation” instead of “pronounciation”?

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LaLecture
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”[...] Rose won‘t be wanting things to happen. She will want things to stay just as they are. She will never have the fun of hoping something wonderful and exciting may be just around the corner. [...] When I imagine changing places with her I get the feeling I do when finishing a novel with a brick-wall happy ending. I mean the kind of ending when you never think any more about the characters.”

I like the term “brick wall happy ending” 😄

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toofondofbooks
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RaimeyGallant Lovely. 7mo
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ashley_liz
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Day 6: #Orange

This cover looked pretty orange to me! I went hunting through my library for a orange cover!

#BlackCatChallenge @Clwojick

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LaLecture
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“Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.”

It‘s funny how long I‘ve known this quite, not knowing it was taken out of a book. I also didn‘t know that Dodie Smith wrote “101 Dalmatians” or even that “101 Dalmatians” was a book 😂.

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Mamashep
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Book - I Capture The Castle
Author - Christopher Isherwood
Movie or TV Show - I, Tonya
Food - Irish soda bread
#manicmonday #letteri

Megabooks I love I, Tonya too! 8mo
JoScho 💛💛💛 8mo
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overtheedge
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Mehso-so

The passion and candor of Cassandra's journal shares much insight into the twists and turns and ironies of her life, and the depth of her emotions and desires.
I would recommend this for the characters and narration, but I did not love this.

Jenny I really enjoyed this one but I didn‘t like how it ended. 8mo
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MirrorMask
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1. I Capture the Castle
2. Issa Rae
3. I Capture the Castle
4. Ice cream

#ManicMonday @JoScho #LetterI

JoScho 💛💛💛 8mo
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Moray_Reads
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1. I Capture the Castle
2. Irene Nemirovsky
3. (The) IT Crowd
4. Indian food (such a cheat, I can't think of anything else!)
#manicmonday #letteri @JoScho

JoScho I love Italian food! 😉 8mo
saresmoore Yeah, number 4 is a bit of a damp squid. 😏 8mo
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overtheedge
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I've looked forward to reading this for awhile. Finally going to do it.....

LRSmith One of the best first paragraphs ever. 9mo
overtheedge I agree!! 8mo
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tomcat
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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The best part about this book is the language. The use of English is visceral, tactile, and flat out gorgeous.
I'll be sharing this book with my neices.

meghan2714 This is beautiful, i need to find this 9mo
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AmyStewart
I Capture Castle | Dodie Smith
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Do you want to read a novel about two sisters living in a mouldering English castle under difficult circumstances, one of whom is a writer? Do you want to read a book that makes you feel the way you felt when you read books like The Secret Garden, only now you‘re an adult and it needs to hold up for adults? Then this is your next book. It‘s so damn good. I‘m moving on to her other novels NOW. (She also wrote 101 Dalmatians).

raeintheworld Yes times one million! I love this book. 9mo
TheWordJar Sold! And stacked! 9mo
whatshesreadingnow Looking forward to this! 9mo
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erzascarletbookgasm I‘m looking forward to this too, my choice for Litsy Classics Challenge:) 9mo
Regi_C Adding to my stack! 9mo
SMayWrites Your review entices me! Adding it to my reading list! 9mo
MelissaSewell Just placed a hold for the audio version via my Libby by Overdrive app. Thanks! 9mo
tpixie Sounds great! 8mo
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monalyisha
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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#manicmonday
#letterD

Author: Dodie Smith
Book: Diviners, The
Movie: Dirty Dancing
Food: Dates (stuffed)

Blaire 👌💕. I went with dirty dancing and dates as well. My late night snack is medjool dates stuffed with almond butter and fancy salt. 9mo
JoScho I carried the watermelon 🍉 Thanks for playing ❤️ 9mo
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KarenUK
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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#abbainaugust
I think all of these fictional characters would be #oneofus Littens 😊👍
(Lizzy Bennett, Rory Gilmore, Cassandra Mortmain & Hermione Grainger)

merelybookish Nice! 10mo
BarbaraBB Great choice! 10mo
Mdargusch Perfect! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 10mo
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Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 10mo
Cathythoughts Brilliant take on this prompt 👍🏻❤️❤️ 10mo
emilyhaldi I love your thinking 😁 10mo
MeganAnn ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
Cinfhen Love this collage 😍 10mo
saresmoore Perfect! 10mo
Meredith3 Hell yeah Hermione! 9mo
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MeganAnn
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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Finished this beauty earlier today. I loved Cassandra and the castle and the entire host of charming, charismatic characters. If I had read this as a teen, it would have been a lifetime favorite... Now it‘s a favorite I wish I had read earlier. ❤️

Thanks to @monalyisha for including it on your #freakyfriday list, even though I didn‘t get to it then. I may not have picked it up otherwise. 😘

#makemereadit Book 2 finished

monalyisha I‘m so happy you loved it! And gosh, that edition is pretty. 😍 10mo
Tamra It‘s a classic! Perfect on your quilt. ☺️ 10mo
MeganAnn @monalyisha isn't it lovely?! I knew as soon as I saw it that was the edition I needed on my shelf. I have a weakness for beautiful covers 😍🙈 10mo
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erinreads I have this edition too! It‘s so pretty! And I just read this for the first time this year and looooved it. Wish I had read it as a teenager too! 10mo
KristinaRay I tried reading it over 10 years ago and couldn‘t get into it. I wonder if I should try again. 10mo
MeganAnn @Tamra thanks! My grandmother made me this quilt ❤️ 10mo
MeganAnn @erinreads glad I'm not the only one!! I missed out on so many classics as a child. 10mo
MeganAnn @KristinaRay it took me a few chapters to really get into it, but once I did, I fell in love with Cassandra. Perhaps it was the wrong time? 10mo
Daisey I need to move this book up on my to read list, and the quilt is beautiful. I have some of that same blue daisy material in use around my house. 10mo
Literary_Siren Have you seen the movie? I loved it. But I confess I haven‘t read the book yet. It‘s on my TBR. 10mo
MeganAnn @Daisey thank you! My grandmother made it knowing I love daisies ❤️ 10mo
MeganAnn @Literary_Siren I have not seen the movie. I‘ll have to look for it. Do you know if it‘s on Netflix or Amazon Prime by chance? 10mo
Literary_Siren It‘s on Amazon Prime. And on HBO. 10mo
MeganAnn @Literary_Siren wonderful! Thank you! ❤️ 10mo
monalyisha @MeganAnn I‘ll be interested to see what you think about the movie. I truly hated it. 😅 9mo
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MeganAnn
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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#makemereadit update: even after the tiebreaker post, these two books came out with an even number of votes! 🤔

So, I decided to read them simultaneously until one grabbed my attention enough to finish. They‘ve both been great so far and I‘ll probably finish both books by the end of the day. Right now, I‘m swept up in the end of Cassandra‘s story in “I Capture the Castle” ❤️