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The Sleeping Beauty
The Sleeping Beauty | Elizabeth Taylor
8 posts | 3 read | 14 to read
Vinny Tumulty is a quiet, sensible man. When he goes to stay at a seaside town, his task is to comfort a bereaved friend. Vinny is prepared for a solemn few days of tears and consolation. But on the evening of his arrival, he looks out of the window at the sunset and catches sight of a mysterious, romantic figure.
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Reviewsbylola
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There‘s a lot packed into this short book, but the main thread is an older gentleman, Vinny, who notices a quiet, tormented woman. He instantly sets out to woo her. Throw in a quiet English sea town and some great supporting characters and you have a fun ride. #letyouloveme #anglophileapril

AlaMich It sounds like a lovely story! 7mo
Cinfhen Don‘t think this book is for me 7mo
emilyhaldi Did you picture the setting as Sidmouth like I did?! 7mo
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Mdargusch I‘m sorry you didn‘t like this more. 7mo
Reviewsbylola Well, tbh I had a hard time concentrating. All the drama at the school this week has been absolutely exhausting and I‘ve been riddled with anxiety. @Mdargusch 7mo
Reviewsbylola Yes because I saw your notation in the book. 😆 @emilyhaldi 7mo
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Reviewsbylola
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I decided to read this one for #booked2019 so I borrowed the copy on the left from @emilyhaldi . Unfortunately, she bought it used. Not usually an issue, but in this case it REEKS of cigarette smoke. Luckily I found the copy on the right at @Mdargusch ‘s today so I no longer have to fight the good fight.

I‘m conflicted now though. It‘s not often that I consider throwing out a book but I would feel bad donating this. 😣🤔

Leftcoastzen Someone online said to wrap book in a towel put baking soda and /or old fashioned clay cat litter with the wrapped book in a plastic bag , said it works in a few days.who knows. 7mo
LeahBergen I‘d say toss it in the recycling bin. 😆 7mo
BarbaraBB I‘d give it back to my sister to decide 😂 7mo
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emilyhaldi 🙅🏻‍♀️ 7mo
vivastory I second @BarbaraBB 😂😂 7mo
Kalalalatja Definitely give it back to @emilyhaldi 😂 7mo
batsy @BarbaraBB 😁 7mo
MicheleinPhilly Gross. I‘ve heard that rubbing them down with a fresh Bounce sheet is supposed to work wonders. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 7mo
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emilyhaldi
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This retelling of Sleeping Beauty tells the story of Emily, a quiet beauty living with her sister and niece in a small English seaside town. She has secrets in her past that have led her to a life of solitude and loneliness... until Vinny comes to town and wakes her from her stupor ☺️
#shessocold
#anglophileapril

Reviewsbylola Is this your first Taylor? I haven‘t read her yet but I want to ever since I have seen mom and @leahbergen rave about her. 7mo
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola This is one I haven‘t read (yet!) 😄 7mo
Cinfhen This would have worked for #Booked2019 #FairytaleRetelling 🥰 7mo
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Tanisha_A Sounds something I would love to read. 7mo
Mdargusch I told her that @Cinfhen - I think that‘s why she read it. 7mo
emilyhaldi Yes my first Taylor!! @Reviewsbylola I will definitely be reading morw 7mo
emilyhaldi That‘s exactly why I read it 😉 @Cinfhen 7mo
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emilyhaldi
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House is vacuumed, laundry is underway... Now I'm hustling to get this book finished so that I‘m all caught up for #booked2019!! 😅

Blaire Productive Sunday! Good luck finishing up! 8mo
Reviewsbylola You did it! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 8mo
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emilyhaldi
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LOVING this gem, my first read by Taylor. Unfortunately, I bought a used copy online, and it reeks SO strongly of cigarette smoke that I have to hold it at arms length while I read 🤢 Has anyone else ever run into this issue??

Susanita Apparently there‘s a YouTube video about it. 8mo
Leftcoastzen OMG!That‘s why the old school eBay vendors used to put in listings item comes from a “smoke free home.” 8mo
saresmoore Ew. 8mo
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cobwebmoth I had to return a library book once because of this.😕 8mo
Texreader When she died, her kids (husband included) ditched my mother-in-law‘s whole library because it reeked so of cigarette smoke. Heartbreaking for a huge family of book lovers. 8mo
emilyhaldi @Leftcoastzen makes total sense now! I don't even consider my nose to be that sensitive but this book is BAD. Makes you wonder how much smoking went on in that home 😐 8mo
emilyhaldi @Texreader how awful 😕 you would think more old books would smell bad considering how popular smoking used to be... This is my first time encountering that issue! 8mo
bedandabook This happened to me with a library book recently and was revolting, so I sympathise. 8mo
batsy Ugh, I would find that unbearable. Like you mentioned it's probably more common than we expected but I've never had this issue before, either, and I've bought a lot of used books. 8mo
Tamra Oh ick. Treat yourself to another copy! 8mo
Reviewsbylola Yuck! That would give me a headache. 8mo
LeahBergen Blergh!! 🤢 8mo
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emilyhaldi
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Today's book mail... Inspired by #booked2019 #fairytaleretelling 👸🏻

LeahBergen I haven‘t seen this cover before! 👍🏻 10mo
JennyM I always wonder who chooses covers like these 😆 10mo
saresmoore Good find! @LeahBergen have you read this one? 10mo
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Weaponxgirl I‘ve not seen this cover before but I remember liking this book. Elizabeth Taylor is a great author 10mo
LeahBergen @saresmoore I haven‘t yet but it‘s coming up on my sequential reading of her novels. This is her sixth and I‘ve read her first three. Next up is 10mo
emilyhaldi I‘m a sucker for these vintage covers... LOVE them 😆 @LeahBergen @JennyM @saresmoore @Weaponxgirl 10mo
Cinfhen Good luck 🍀 10mo
Reviewsbylola That‘s quite the cover! 10mo
Mdargusch Yes! Hope you like it. You could‘ve borrowed mine. 😘 10mo
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Mdargusch
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Sorry, I couldn‘t resist posting my sleeping beauties that keep me company while I read.

I really enjoy the everyday life that Elizabeth Taylor portrays in her books. She takes many characters and many subplots and gives all of them important parts in her books. This retelling of a sleeping beauty whose life is reawakened, is a sweet love story with a scandal and dark secrets behind it.

mrsmarch Do I count 5 furiends? 10mo
JoScho So much sweetness! 10mo
mabell So cozy! ❤️ 10mo
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Mdargusch Yes! @mrsmarch Good eye. Miss Gertie wants to be close to us, but not too close. 🙃 10mo
Mdargusch They are the best reading companions! @JoScho and @mabell 💗 10mo
LibrarianRyan Babies!!! 10mo
BiblioLitten Made my day🤗🥰😘 10mo
Reviewsbylola Darn, I wish I had known about this one earlier! 10mo
Reviewsbylola Sweet Georgia. ❤️❤️ 10mo
LauraBeth This is adorable 😍😍 10mo
readordierachel Awwww 💕 10mo
Reviewsbylola So wait Willa likes the dogs?! 10mo
Mdargusch She tolerates them @Reviewsbylola 🙃 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Aww so sweet ❤️❤️ 10mo
kspenmoll Adorable!!! 10mo
emilyhaldi Oh my gosh these pups 🥰 10mo
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Mdargusch
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Book and matching bath bomb. I‘m getting prepared for #snowaggedon that‘s heading this way. The grocery store was packed with people as if there‘s a blizzard coming tomorrow.

MicheleinPhilly I‘m jealous! We‘re only getting an inch or two. Although that‘s what they said yesterday. Maybe they‘ve changed the forecast. 🤔 10mo
Hestapleton Yup my area is set to get 4-7 inches tomorrow. I‘ve already got my comfy leggings and books picked out! #snowmeggedonreadathon ? 10mo
Ashley_Nicoletto Same here. I can‘t wait to get off work so I can get home and settled in. 10mo
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Hollie We are supposed to get 5-8 inches, but I‘ll recover from snowmagedden next week when my first ever Lush bath bomb order comes in. Enjoy your bath! 🛁 10mo
merelybookish Snowing here already in CO. Schools open but I kept the kids home and am relieved I did! Enjoy your soak! 10mo
emilyhaldi I didn‘t even realize how much it was supposed to snow until I saw your post! Think I‘m going to have to cancel some of my birthday plans 🤔 good thing I love snow! 10mo
IamIamIam Don't forget eggs, bread, milk and toilet paper!!! They're talking about some snow here for Sunday but I'm holding out for flurries or nothing! My head has been throbbing like we're getting a blizzard, though. Stay warm! 🌞☃️ 10mo
Mdargusch Well, when they forecast so much snow, it usually doesn‘t happen. So I‘m hoping for a few inches at least. @MicheleinPhilly @Hestapleton @Ashley_Nicoletto @merelybookish @IamIamIam ⛄️⛄️⛄️ 10mo
Mdargusch Enjoy your lush bath bombs @Hollie but I do not recommend that black one! I had to scrub my tub out afterward. What was I thinking? 🥴 10mo
Mdargusch It snowed about 6” the day you were born @emilyhaldi 🥰 10mo
Hollie @Mdargusch good to know! 10mo
emilyhaldi Really?! Not sure I knew that! No wonder I love snow ❄️💙 10mo
Reviewsbylola Yeah wtf were you thinking with a black bomb?! 😂 10mo
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