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The Picture of Dorian Gray (Collins Classics)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Collins Classics) | Oscar Wilde
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whippoorwill815
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This was a gift from my cousins! It‘s a scratch-off poster that has 100 books on it (a mix of classics and some more modern selections as well) and you scratch them off as you read them.

I just got it all scratched off and hung....my total on this list right now is only 24 😱

Tagged book is in progress, it‘s just been on the back burner to prioritize book clubs and such!

LapReader Where did they get it from? 2w
whippoorwill815 @LapReader I‘m not sure, although I know they do have them on Amazon! I got the poster hanger on Amazon as well (it‘s weird dimensions so would be a pain to get a proper frame!) 2w
Powered_By_Plants Oh fab! I bought hubby the film one for Valentine‘s Day ... slowly making our way through them although there are a few strange ones that we keep putting off 😂 5d
whippoorwill815 I came across the film one while looking for a hanger for it on Amazon! They are so much fun! I think I‘ll have your experience with the book version too, but it will certainly help me read some more classics! @Powered_By_Plants 4d
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La_Cori
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'How sad it is! I shall grow old, and horrible, and dreadful. But this picture will remain always young... If it were only the other way!'

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Nothing matters more than beauty and youth to Dorian and Lord Henry, they live their life in the exaltation of art and beauty in all their forms.. but everything they are able to reach is the corruption of everyone around them.

I finished this at the end of Day1 for #24B4Monday, definitely a good start!

JennyM I just read this and was surprised how much I enjoyed it. Glad you also enjoyed it 😊 3w
Andrew65 A great start, well done. 🙌 3w
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Ruthiella The quippiest author ever! (edited) 3w
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La_Cori
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"Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic. Worlds had to be in travail, that the meanest flower might blow."

BarbaraBB Great photo and quote! 3w
La_Cori @BarbaraBB thanks! 3w
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CoffeeNBooks
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OriginalCyn620 I like what you did there! 😝❤️📚 4w
emz711 😍❤❤ 4w
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JennyM
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I went with a bit of pithy, oh-so-English sarcasm for my #publicdomain. And with that I‘m all done for #Booked2019 🤗 (although I‘ll still post my season selections at the end of each quarter throughout the year).

I‘ve so loved this challenge - thanks to you fabulous ladies for hosting it😘😘😘

erzascarletbookgasm Wow! Well done! 👏🎉📚 1mo
KarenUK Well done you! 👍💕😘 1mo
4thhouseontheleft Way to go!! 🎉🎉🎉 1mo
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mreads Congratulations and I might steal this one I didn't have a public domain book figured out yet 1mo
BarbaraBB How fast! Well done 🎈 1mo
Tanisha_A Youuu! Reading machine! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Wowza! Good on you for finishing so quickly! 🎉 📕 🎉 📕 👏 👏 1mo
Kalalalatja You are so fast! Well done 👏👏👏 1mo
BiblioLitten Awesome!! 🎉💕 1mo
Cinfhen I seem to have once again missed a TON of posts!!! Well done 🙌🏻‼️ 1mo
JennyM @Cinfhen never worry, you have had a few other things going on, Cindy 😘 How is hubbie? And you, are you looking after yourself too? 4w
Cinfhen Thanks so much for asking!! Thank God, hubs is doing well. He went into work yesterday and today, so it seems like we are getting back on track😉☺️ 4w
Cinfhen I finished my challenge too!!! I‘m already thinking of prompts for 2020 😂😂😂 4w
JennyM @Cinfhen phew! Glad things are starting to return to normal. It‘s been a bumpy few weeks! And yey for completing the challenge...can‘t wait for next year. It was so much fun, and I read so many great books as a result. Thanks for all you do xx 4w
Cinfhen Thanks 😘😘 it was a rough few weeks but what doesn‘t kill us, makes us stronger 💪🏼💋 4w
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rjsthumbelina
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I started this book quite a while back and realized I had never finished it. So today I sat down and finished it. I am sad that I didn‘t really enjoy it. I wanted to love it, since I really like Wilde as a historical figure. But it falls kind of...flat for me. Kind of man versus self in the most boring way. I mostly don‘t like explorations of vanity. But I did at least like how the story ended.

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Dominyka
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Interesting characters, ingaging storyline and deep meaning

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Cityofamber
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Such a great book 😊

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Lcsmcat
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“He wanted to be where no one would know who he was. He wanted to escape from himself.” #fugitive #quotsymay19 @TK-421

jewright Love this book! 2mo
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VioletMoonBooks
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The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden, there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac, or the more delicate perfume of the pink-flowering thorn. 🌹🎨
#ThePictureOfDorianGray #OscarWilde #firstline #openingline #funko #funkopop #popvinyl #Tigger #FreddyFunko #book #books #bookyourself #bookunion #bookutopia #Classics #Fiction #Horror #Fantasy 💕💕💕

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La_Cori
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This is one of my oldest book in my TBR shelf.. I think it's time for me to read it! 📚🤓

PurpleyPumpkin I really enjoyed this book when I read it many moons ago. Maybe it‘s time for a reread!😉 2mo
ElaineHowlin Its a great story i hope you enjoy it 2mo
La_Cori @PurpleyPumpkin @ElaineHowlin 👍👍 so far so good.. 2mo
Buechersuechtling Back in school I saw it as an theatre play. I don‘t know why during the last few months I often thought of reading it as a book. Until now I never did. Maybe I will do when I can get a hold on a copy during my next bookshop visit – wheneverwhenever this may be. 4w
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rohit-sawant
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“Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.”
#LustForLife
#MayMovieMagic
@Cinfhen
Art via https://pin.it/fbwwbavielab6j

Cinfhen It‘s on that list of mine #SoManyBooksSoLittleTime 2mo
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marleed
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Will you still love me
When I'm no longer young and beautiful?

Litsy Challenge Day 4: #MayMovieMagic #YoungAndBeautiful
#BookToMovie
@cinfhen @rohit-sawant

Cinfhen Yay!! So glad you joined in!! 2mo
KristenDuck Never saw this movie but I loved the book 2mo
marleed The movie version I saw was many moons ago as a kid. I was afraid of massive old portraits for years after! 2mo
rohit-sawant Great pick! 👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
marleed @rohit-sawant Thanks! This book came immediately to mind when I pondered those lyrics. I couldn‘t apply it to anything else until I posted about Dorian. Having done that I realized even my current read fit the day‘s challenge! 2mo
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OriginalCyn620
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This is one of my fave books, and as far as #shallow characters go, Dorian has to be at the top of the list. #amonthofsongs

tammy_sue Lovely photo 🌸 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo 💗😘 2mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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“It is only shallow people who require years to get rid of an emotion. A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure. I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”

This is the early stages where Dorian has started to change under Lord Henry's influences..

#AMonthOfSongs #Shallow

rohit-sawant Great post! 🖤 2mo
OriginalCyn620 I love this book! And Dorian is definitely shallow. Nice choice! 👌🏻 2mo
GripLitGrl 👏👏great choice! Great book❤ 2mo
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“I am jealous of everything whose beauty does not die. I am jealous of the portrait you have painted of me. Every moment that passes takes something from me and gives something to it. Oh, if it were only the other way! If the picture could change, and I could be always what I am now! It will mock me some day - mock me horribly!”

#AnglophileApril | 23: #SupermassiveBlackHole

📷: Made with Typorama

Cinfhen 🖤🖤🖤 3mo
Mdargusch Nice! 🌑🖤🌑 3mo
Reviewsbylola I freakin love that! 3mo
emilyhaldi Great book!!! 3mo
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London_St_J
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Dissertation and pleasure

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GretchenMaune
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“Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope.” ~ Oscar Wilde. This is one of my favorite books of all time, not only for the plot and the meaning, but also for the beautiful writing that is a joy to read. #oscarwilde #doriangray #tea

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more!#LitsyWelcomeWagon 3mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 3mo
GretchenMaune @LitsyWelcomeWagon Thank you so much! 3mo
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GretchenMaune @RaimeyGallant Thank you! 🥰 3mo
CoffeeNBooks One of my favorite books! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 3mo
GretchenMaune @CoffeeNBooks Thank you!!!! 😊 3mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 3mo
GretchenMaune @rather_be_reading Thank you so much! 🥰 3mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 3mo
GretchenMaune @Eggs Thank you! 3mo
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HOTPock3tt
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#StackAttack2019 This was THAT book for me. I‘ve wanted to read it since I was 14 years old.... it absolutely did not disappoint. Brilliantly written, with a unique story. Gotta admit I love reading about dandy‘s. ☺️ and love the banter in this book plus the surprise ending.
Trigger warnings:
1) Misogyny
2) Racially biased descriptions (not as much as the misogyny but still there)

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Exterminate1977
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4/5 I really enjoyed this book

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Qpri
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I got this classic from Project Gutenberg on a whim, and it turned out to be an easy read! Really enjoyed the constant sparring between idealism and cynicism.
(Pic: To avoid any dangerous soul-swapping, just an empty frame 😛)

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LaraReads
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When you need to finish your online training before your upcoming CPR class, but you have JUST ONE MORE #booked2019 winter book to finish. There‘s no teacher here to scold me for not paying attention, so... 🤷🏻‍♀️

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BooknerdsLife
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#Celtic & #Legend #LiteraryLuck @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Sorry I‘m always late on this😅 Here are some of my favourite authors : Oscar Wilde & Bram Stoker! And my daughter highly recommends Derek Landy whom we have met a few times here in Sydney,Australia and love his talks about his books and writings! Check out these books if you haven‘t yet. #Dracula #favouriteBook #booknerd #bibliophile #readinglife

BooknerdsLife Check this out if you want some darker magic, witty fantasy read (YA) or maybe middle school? 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚💚💚 4mo
vkois88 This is a great photo! 4mo
BooknerdsLife @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you so much! 😘💜 4mo
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Becca95
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Does anyone ever turn to a book when you‘re feeling stressed/anxious? I try to use reading as a way to help me calm down in certain situations. Immersing myself in someone else‘s story has always been my happy place ✨

Cathythoughts Absolutely agree ... 👍🏻♥️ that‘s one good thing about reading ...and there are many more .. it‘s a Win - Win 😍 (edited) 4mo
TrishB Always ❤️ 4mo
Caroline2 Yep! Works for me! 👍🏻 4mo
Lcsmcat Me too 🙋🏻‍♀️ 4mo
Mdargusch Absolutely! 👍🏼 4mo
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aliannedonnelly
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The first classic I bailed on this year and it's for a pet peeve of mine that I just couldn't overlook. I could get behind the characters and the plot, but the writing itself frustrated me to no end. Literally every time someone spoke, they said the listener's name, even if no one else was in the room. If I could edit those names out of the dialogues somehow, I would go back and finish the book. As it is, I can't take it.

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BiblioLitten
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London is a dream destination, and these are two of my favourite books set in it.
#marchintothe70s #londoncalling #classics #wishlist

Cinfhen Gotta love the classics 4mo
batsy That cover of Mrs Dalloway 😍 4mo
Tanisha_A @batsy Yess 😍! 4mo
readordierachel Echoing @batsy and @Tanisha_A That Mrs Dalloway is just gorgeous! 4mo
BiblioLitten @readordierachel This was also my profile pic for a long time. I never knew it was a book cover. I love it too! @batsy @Tanisha_A 4mo
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Becca95
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Started this one today! Loving the cover 💖
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#oscarwilde #thepictureofdoriangray

Buechersuechtling I never read this but I remember that I attended an English speaking theatrical performance back at school when I was in 9th or 10th grade and I really loved it. So maybe this is one of the classics that‘s worth giving it a reading try. 4mo
Becca95 @Buechersuechtling Yes, 100% give it a read! I‘m halfway through and loving it 🌟🌟 4mo
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Kalalalatja
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Dorian Gray, #youresovain you probably think this post is about you. And, granted, it is. But some humility would suit you 💁‍♂️

#MarchIntoThe70s

jhod 😂 5mo
Libby1 😃 5mo
Lizpixie Nice choice👍 5mo
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julesG 😂😂 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great pick! 5mo
Cinfhen Planning on reading this book, later this year for #publicDomain #Booked2019 🤞🏼🤞🏼 5mo
Billypar Love the cover of this edition- extra creepy! 5mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen I really enjoyed it, and it is short, too! 🙌 @Billypar it came up on Google, and I couldn‘t resist 😄 4mo
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baberj

Reading Irish authors for March book club.

hwestfall I think I am going to read Oscar Wilder too! I haven't read anything of his. 5mo
baberj @hwestfall I haven't either 5mo
hwestfall Okay, I almost want to delete my comment because of my phone's autocorrect. It's Wilde not Wilder 🙄 5mo
baberj I didn't even notice 5mo
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Naya
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Amazing book.

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KristenDuck
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Be careful what you wish for might be an old saying, but old sayings stick around for a reason, don‘t they?

Dorian Gray is saddened when his portrait is painted and he realizes he will never again be this young or handsome. He then wishes to remain young forever. Now, every time he sins, that once beautiful portrait seems to be gaining an unbecoming mark.

Oscar Wilde‘s writing style is nothing short of breathtaking, and I enjoyed every page.

CoffeeNBooks This is one of my favorite books! I love Oscar Wilde! 5mo
KristenDuck @CoffeeNBooks I was blown away by this book. I couldn‘t believe I hadn‘t even heard of it until I was thirty!! 5mo
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Soulthisty63
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I'm trying to read more classics and I'm happy I read this. So well written and searches the effects of the human soul and vanity.

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abbielistenstobooks
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Interesting to assess how far I've come on this list this year! Let's start with this one, which was a book club pick. #PBNread2019

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abbielistenstobooks
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Okay... working on #PBNread2019... Here's an unaltered pic for anyone who wants to play along!

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Laurenwedge
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Lets be clear when I say that I hate being forced to read. With a fiery passion. So as you can imagine, when I actually read a book I am forced to read, and end up actually LIKING IT, it must be good. The Picture of Dorian Gray was quite possibly one of the best books I‘ve ever read, if not THE best. The plot was engaging, the characters were interesting, it was witty, and there seemed to be... *read full review on my goodreads*

CoffeeNBooks Another favorite. I love Oscar Wilde! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon #LitsyWelcomeWagon 6mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!📚📖💜💛💙 6mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 5mo
Slajaunie Welcome to Litsy!📖📚💚 5mo
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#reflection #anewchapter @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
"Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic."

Jee_HookedOnBookz What a beautiful illustration! 6mo
abbielistenstobooks There are so many gorgeously rich sentences in that book! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 6mo
CoffeeNBooks Great picture! This is one of my favorite books! I've read it several times. 6mo
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CorLie
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This wasn't the book that I was expecting. I'd heard so much about this book, even used it as a metaphor, but never actually read it. It's much more complex and deeper than I'd anticipated. (After all, "The Importance of Being Earnest" it's just a beautiful piece of fluff).
I'm not entirely sure what I feel. The book is brilliant and the prose is lovely. I'll want to read it again some year.

#PenguinClassicReadingChallenge2019

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CorLie
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Quote taken wildly out of context, but it's still a good line.

greenhairdontcare Welcome to Litsy! 💚 6mo
TheSpineView Welcome to Litsy! 6mo
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!! 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 6mo
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“One could never pay too high a price for any sensation.”

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This is the first book I read this year and I absolutely loved it. When I picked the book I thought that I'll end up loving Dorain Gray but that was completely false. I feel that every wrong he does is shown on the painting, kind of like, how we all tend to ignore whatever bad we do and try to justify our actions as something external of us. However, we eventually have to face the reality. Picture from my IG.

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This a podcast usually has me cracking up. They're both very funny people. They go over books and authors that were usually required reading in school or just classics in general. It's a podcast I enjoy, so I think maybe others here will enjoy it as well.

Clare-Dragonfly Sounds worth checking out! 6mo
mcctrish This sounds fantastic 6mo
tpixie That does sound like a fun podcast I‘ll have to check it out! Thanks! 6mo
Nute I love when lit folks can be funny. I‘m checking this out! 6mo
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Hollyreynolds0
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Breathtakingly beautiful writing. I was floored from the language and fluidity of the words. Was expecting something completely different and was pleasantly surprised! I ended up really loving this book. It examines moral corruption and the effect of evil on ones sanity. Really excellent and I can see why it continues to be glorified today.

RaimeyGallant Nice review. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 6mo
Hollyreynolds0 @RaimeyGallant thank you so much! I really appreciate the welcome! 6mo
RaimeyGallant My pleasure. :) 6mo
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy. 🤗📚 6mo
PurpleyPumpkin This is one of my favourite books!🙌🏽 4mo
Hollyreynolds0 @PurpleyPumpkin It‘s in the top 5 for me! I was completely blown away by it! 4mo
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