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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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Tanisha_A
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Thanks for tagging me, @sudi! 🥰
1. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (it's super on my list and yet 😶)
2. Harry Potter series, Pride and Prejudice
3. I don't have a concrete number but gosh, so many!
4. Scenes from a Writer's Life, by Ruskin Bond. Very good!
5. Anyone who hasn't participated yet! 👋

#wondrouswednesday @eggs

LeahBergen Aww. I Capture the Castle is a delight. I hope you enjoy it! 3w
sudi It's quite embarrassing but i've never read Ruskin Bond 🙈, i used to love reading his column in Times but never got a chance to read the books. But i'll definitely try reading it in the future 😊 3w
Eggs Thanks for joining in 🌺🌺 3w
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Tanisha_A @LeahBergen Yess. I want to get to it asap (like every other book I want to read). 💙 3w
Tanisha_A @sudi No time is late to start a new author (I think we'll have to make peace here, the TBR 🤯). You have a bunch of stories to enjoy ahead. 💚 3w
Tanisha_A @Eggs Thank you for creating these fun questions. After this, i should definitely pick up 'I Capture the Castle'. 😊 3w
Eggs 💗🥰💗 2w
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erzascarletbookgasm
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“When I read a book, I put in all the #imagination I can, so that it is almost like writing the book as well as reading it - or rather, it is like living it. It makes reading so much more exciting, but I don't suppose many people try to do it..”

I loved this book!

#LetsTravelAugust

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚😊 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I do that!!! 💕💕 1mo
Sapphire Love that Painting 1mo
Cathythoughts Love the painting too ♥️ 1mo
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Balibee146
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Bailed on this a couple of years ago when I tried to read it during a bad mood spell.... Here's hoping its a better fit this time.....
#currentlyreading

BookwormM Hope you enjoy it this time it is one of my favourites 2mo
emilyhaldi Love this book 💙 2mo
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Schlinkles
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This is my boss‘s favorite book and since I‘m finally reading it, she‘ll finally read The Night Circus. Seems a fair trade.

suvata Love that book so much 2mo
Emilymdxn Love this book! 2mo
rubyslippersreads Two of my favorite books! 😊 2mo
Tamra So much adoration for the book. It should have been the antithesis of a 5 star read for me, but it was a classic in every wonderful sense of the word. 2mo
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Tanisha_A
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Lots of castle titles on my list, i especially want to read - 1. I Capture the Castle by Smith 2. We have always lived in the Castle by Jackson 3. The Blue Castle by Montgomery

#CastleontheHill Love this song!
#WanderingJune
@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

📷: Chateau De Chillon, Switzerland, from Euro trip in 2018

Nerdfins I read I Capture the Castle after being drawn by the pretty hardcover I found at Barnes and Noble. Great book! 3mo
CaroPi I really like the Gothic atmosphere of 3mo
batsy All of these castle books are so good! 💜🏰 3mo
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StayCurious Great picture! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So beautiful 💗💗 3mo
readordierachel Lovely picture! I really want to read I Capture the Castle as well! 3mo
KarenUK Read the first two, and LOVED both! 💕 3mo
Tanisha_A @KarenUK I have heard only nice things! Looking forward. 😀 3mo
Tanisha_A Thanks @readordierachel! 😀 @ephemeralwaltz and I plan to do a buddy read of that one. Should we do it in July sometime? 3mo
Tanisha_A @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @StayCurious Thank you! It's beautiful! 3mo
Tanisha_A @batsy Yesss, I need a good read-a-cation. 😆 3mo
Tanisha_A @CaroPi Yep, that's what entices me to it. 😀 3mo
Tanisha_A @Nerdfins Ooh, that's a keeper I think! I am so reading this book soon. 3mo
ephemeralwaltz @Tanisha_A that would be great! Whatever works! Do you feel like joining along @readordierachel ? 3mo
readordierachel @ephemeralwaltz @Tanisha_A Yes! That would be great! 3mo
Tanisha_A @readordierachel Awesome then! Let's start in July 1st week or so, i'll post a schedule for us. 😀 3mo
Tanisha_A @ephemeralwaltz 🖕 Hope that works! 3mo
ephemeralwaltz Thank you yess!!! 3mo
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CarolynM
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BarbaraBB My choice too. Lovely book! 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Ah, you have the Folio edition 😍❤️ 3mo
JennyM ♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
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batsy Perfect 💜 3mo
gradcat Yaaasss! 👍♥️ 3mo
readordierachel What a lovely illustration! 3mo
CarolynM @Alex100 Because your account is set to private you have to OK me following you. I look forward to seeing your posts🙂 3mo
CarolynM @BarbaraBB @erzascarletbookgasm @JennyM @batsy @gradcat @readordierachel I kind of thought the book is such an obvious response to the prompt that everyone would choose it. That's why I went for a photo of the illustration. 3mo
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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. 👍🏻 4mo
TheSpineView Great way to start! 4mo
Marina_h Well done and nice walk 😊 4mo
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DaveGreen7777 Go, Alyisha, go! You rock! 😀 🏃‍♀️💪 4mo
RachelO Fun photos! 👍 4mo
Laughterhp Great job! What a cool place for walking! 4mo
BookwormAHN It looks lovely there, nice job 👏🏻 4mo
DivineDiana Cheers! Love the photos! 👏🏻🚶‍♀️👍🏻 4mo
nu-bibliophile That's beautiful 4mo
guinsgirlreads So cool! 4mo
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EmilieGR
I CAPTURE THE CASTLE | DOROTHY GLADYS SMITH
Pickpick

Beautiful book- memorable and enjoyable

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BiblioLitten
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Jane with a touch of Charlotte would be nice. Or as the endearing narrator says, “Fifty per cent each way would be perfect.” 😊💕

#currentlyreading

rretzler I loved that book! 5mo
batsy Yes, that math checks out for me too! 😁💕 5mo
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BiblioLitten
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Blame.It.On. @batsy 👆🏻💕
#currentread

erzascarletbookgasm I loved this one too! Enjoy. 5mo
batsy Yay! I hope you enjoy 💜 That's a lovely illustration/cover 😍 5mo
LeahBergen So.Good. ❤️❤️ 5mo
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Tanisha_A I still haven't read it. Sitting on my shelf since forever! Enjoy, you! 😃 5mo
BarbaraJean I LOVE this one—enjoy!! And such a gorgeous cover! 5mo
JennyM It‘s a goodie ♥️ 5mo
catebutler One of my all time favourites - enjoy! 5mo
Lcsmcat That‘s a cover I‘ve not seen before. Pretty ! 5mo
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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! 8mo
Blaire @Tamra ❄️ I love a sunny day with a nice chill in the air. 8mo
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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!! 8mo
BarbaraBB Great cover! 8mo
eraderneely Hopefully you‘re finally on the mend? 8mo
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Cinfhen Oh no!!! Hope you‘re feeling better 8mo
Chrissyreadit Hope you are better! 8mo
kspenmoll Hope you are feeling better !💕 8mo
Crazeedi Glad to hear you are recovering 8mo
dariazeoli Hope you‘re feeling better! 8mo
jmtrivera Oof, feel better soon! 8mo
Caroline2 @catebutler @eraderneely @Cinfhen @Chrissyreadit @kspenmoll @Crazeedi @jmtrivera feeling much better today thanks guys! Thank god for antibiotics eh!!! 😬🤗 💖 8mo
monalyisha Fingers crossed for speedy healing! 🤞🏻 Glad you enjoyed this book — it‘s one of my all-time faves! 8mo
Reviewsbylola I just love your edition so much! Feel better! 8mo
tracey38 Glad to hear you are starting to feel better. Hope it just gets better from here! 8mo
Jas16 Hope you feel better soon 8mo
Caroline2 @monalyisha Thanks! Yes, it is such a charming classic! 8mo
Caroline2 @Reviewsbylola Thanks! It‘s a Vintage Classics edition! 😉 8mo
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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 😂 8mo
EH2018 Just got mine in too..had to hide em from the bf...was such a good deal tho! 😎 8mo
LibrarianRyan Nice. I missed the sale by two hours. 8mo
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Cailey_Mac Nice haul! No judgment here 😅🙌🏼📚📚📚 8mo
tpixie Great #bookhaul 8mo
Avanders Ooooh 😍😍 8mo
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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... 💕 9mo
Ms_T @KarenUK Do it! 9mo
batsy Aah, this book 💜 9mo
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Ms_T @batsy Indeed 😍 9mo
rohit-sawant Great review! 9mo
Ms_T @rohit-sawant Thank you 😊 9mo
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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!? 9mo
CBee @Trashcanman 🤷‍♀️ 9mo
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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! 9mo
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. 9mo
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Caroline2
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Ekkk! It‘s here @Reviewsbylola so I‘m getting ready for #newyearswhodis in January! 👍🏻

batsy 😍 9mo
Beatlefan129 I‘ve never seen that cover before—it‘s so pretty! 9mo
Reviewsbylola I haven‘t eaither @Beatlefan129 I like it! 9mo
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Reviewsbylola I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. ❤️ 9mo
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! 😍💖🏰 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm That‘s a lovely edition 👍 9mo
Tanisha_A Wow! That edition! 😍 9mo
Caroline2 @Reviewsbylola I‘ve been wanting to read it for ages now so I can‘t wait to get started! 👍🏻 9mo
Caroline2 @monalyisha Oh good to know! 😉 👍🏻 9mo
Caroline2 @batsy @Beatlefan129 @erzascarletbookgasm @Tanisha_A it‘s lovely isn‘t it! eBay - Vintage Classics! 👍🏻 9mo
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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! 9mo
Joyfulmimi I loved this book 9mo
Moray_Reads Oh, it's wonderful! 9mo
BookishClaire I‘ve been wanting to read this for years too! 9mo
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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! 9mo
batsy Oooh, enjoy 💛 9mo
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. 9mo
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Emilymdxn This was one of my favourite books when I was younger! 9mo
Tamra So absorbing! 9mo
ephemeralwaltz Lovely cover! I have this one on my shelf waiting too! 9mo
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? 5mo
ephemeralwaltz @Tanisha_A still waiting too! I've been wanting to pick it up recently so a buddy read sounds great to me!!! 5mo
Tanisha_A Great! Let's do it sometime in May, maybe mid-May? 5mo
Tanisha_A @ephemeralwaltz Or even 1st week of May? Whatever suits! 5mo
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 :) 5mo
Tanisha_A @ephemeralwaltz Awesome! Mid-May sounds great. And sure! Yay, to capturing the castle. 😀 5mo
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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 😂 9mo
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. 9mo
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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 9mo
Kimberlone @batsy this must be the movie tie-in cover 9mo
Ruthiella @batsy I would totally buy a pretty hardcover edition of this book to replace my paperback! Publishers, are you listening? 😀 9mo
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 😅 9mo
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 😆 9mo
LeahBergen @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy @Ruthiella #FolioSociety has a really pretty edition (and you can find reasonably priced secondhand copies of it online 👍🏻). 9mo
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 ☹️ 9mo
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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! 10mo
DivineDiana @TheWordJar I‘m with you! 🙂 10mo
batsy ❤️ 10mo
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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. 10mo
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? 10mo
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. 10mo
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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! 👍💕 10mo
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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! 📚📖 10mo
Ms_T @Birdsong28 Yay! 10mo
britt_brooke It‘s a delightful read! 10mo
Ms_T @britt_brooke Can‘t wait! 10mo
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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 😊 10mo
Melissa_J Such a pretty edition! 10mo
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 😁 10mo
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batsy Fabulous pick. Cassandra 💛 10mo
Emilymdxn One of my fave books ever! 10mo
LeahBergen 😍😍 10mo
Centique So glad you liked it! I‘m such a fan since reading it a few months ago 😍 10mo
Cinfhen How did book club go??? Was it a hit??? 10mo
Reviewsbylola We had to cancel due to weather. 😖 @Cinfhen 10mo
Cinfhen Bummer!!! 10mo
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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 😋 10mo
Billypar Those look delicious! 🤤 Oh, and the book....another classic I need to read. 10mo
Cinfhen I think I just found my new binge watch 😁 sounds like crazy train & I love reality tv! 10mo
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Cinfhen Pretty photo💕 10mo
Kalalalatja I know the feeling, sometimes reality tv is just what you need 😉 10mo
mklong Haha! Glad I‘m not alone. 90 Day Fiancé is my most embarrassing guilty pleasure! 10mo
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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 10mo
emilyhaldi No I haven't heard of it!! @rubyslippersreads did you enjoy? Litsy rating is pretty bad but I'm stacking it anyways! 10mo
rubyslippersreads @emilyhaldi I haven‘t read it yet, but want to give it a try. 10mo
Moray_Reads I LOVE I Capture the Castle 10mo
Reviewsbylola Jumping in now! 🙈 10mo
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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 💛 10mo
rubyslippersreads @batsy One of my favorites too. 😊 10mo
Mdargusch I think it will be on of my favorites too @batsy and @rubyslippersreads ❤️🏰❤️ 10mo
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Reviewsbylola Hurry and finish so I can borrow. 😆 10mo
Mdargusch I‘m planning to finish today and give it to you tomorrow. 😁 @Reviewsbylola 10mo
LeahBergen @batsy @rubyslippersreads Me three! This is the book I‘ve bought the most copies of for gift-giving over the years. 10mo
emilyhaldi Loving this book. And wow! @batsy @LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads such amazing endorsements!! ❤️ 10mo
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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! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😁😁 10mo
Jess Congrats on the new place! 10mo
MicheleinPhilly Congratulations! 10mo
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GripLitGrl Congratulations!!💖💖 10mo
DHill Congratulations! 10mo
cocomass Congrats! 🎉 🏡 🥂 10mo
JennyM Congrats. Awesome news! 10mo
C.Perone Congratulations!! When will the library be finished? 😁 10mo
Nerdfins Congrats! 10mo
saresmoore Yayayayayayay!!! Congratulations! Now show me paint swatches! Also, where are you sourcing your light fixtures?? 😅🥂🙌 10mo
rohit-sawant Congratulations! 🎉🎉 10mo
TrishB Congrats 🎉🎉 best wishes in your new home . 10mo
LeahBergen That‘s fantastic news!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Congratulations! 😘 10mo
Sarah83 Congrats 💖😊 10mo
Kalalalatja Congratulations! Have fun decorating your new home 👏👏 10mo
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TheLibrarian Congrats on the house!! 10mo
gradcat That‘s huge & no wonder you haven‘t had much time for reading! 10mo
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Lcsmcat Congratulations, and may your home be happier than the Mortmain‘s! 10mo
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batsy Congrats on the new place! 🏠 10mo
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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! 📚📚📚📚 10mo
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!!! 10mo
emilyhaldi @Lcsmcat LOL!!! 10mo
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. 10mo
BarbaraBB That is good news! Congratulations & enjoy! 😘 10mo
C.Perone @emilyhaldi Beautiful, love built-ins! 10mo
Reviewsbylola I can‘t wait to see the new paint neighbor!! 10mo
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Lorinda45
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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Ready to dive in!

Reviewsbylola I‘m waiting a week or two before I start! Beginning Bird Box tonight! (edited) 11mo
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Lorinda45
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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LaLecture
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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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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“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. 11mo
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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
I Capture Castle | Dodie Smith
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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! 12mo
JoScho 💛💛💛 12mo
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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. 12mo
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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 💛💛💛 12mo
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