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Cat's Eye
Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood
Cats Eyeis the story of Elaine Risley, a controversial painter who returns to Toronto, the city of her youth, for a retrospective of her art. Engulfed by vivid images of the past, she reminisces about a trio of girls who initiated her into the fierce politics of childhood and its secret world of friendship, longing, and betrayal. Elaine must come to terms with her own identity as a daughter, a lover, an artist, and a womanbut above all she must seek release from her haunting memories. Disturbing, hilarious, and compassionate, Cats Eyeis a breathtaking novel of a woman grappling with the tangled knot of her life.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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readordierachel
Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood
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I found this copy of Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood in the horror section at our big library book sale today. I can't decide if this was a mistake or someone's idea of a joke. It's funny either way.

vivastory Make Margaret Atwood fiction again 1w
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 I loved that book, though. 1w
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batsy It is kind of like real-life horror, in a way! 1w
readordierachel @merelybookish @vivastory @GingerAntics @batsy I think someone was having a little fun with that categorization 🙂 1w
GingerAntics Probably, but @batsy has a valid point. lol 1w
batsy @GingerAntics One of the scariest books I've read about power play and bullying/gaslighting dynamics. 7d
GingerAntics @batsy that is very true. On that front, it is truly terrifying. I knew kids like that. I was “friends” with them and god the trauma left over. 7d
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huntersmom1977
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This book reminded me so much of my childhood and what Elaine went through as a kid. My heart broke for Elaine and how she was bullied. I understood. It was like I was almost reading my diary from that time.
But I still loved it!! ☹️💔
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Izai.Amorim This kind of memory is always tough to revisit, no matter how old you get. 3mo
huntersmom1977 @Izai.Amorim Yes it is, but years of therapy has worked lol 😊✌️ 3mo
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huntersmom1977
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PickingBooks
Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood
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“Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.” -Margaret Atwood, Cat‘s Eye

TheKidUpstairs I think every adult feels like that, eh? 4mo
Readingismyescape This is so me. 🙂 4mo
PickingBooks @TheKidUpstairs You are probably right! 4mo
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Soubhiville
Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood
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This is my mostly Fantasy, Sci-fi, and Dystopian shelf. With oversized books at the bottom. #shelves #30JuneBooks @howjessreads

See any of your favorites here?

Poet422 I love the Tad Williams series you have in the bottom left. Great read! 5mo
Nute Yay, The Mists of Avalon! 5mo
GypsyKat Wow, nice!!! 5mo
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emz711 Better make room for the next ones! 5mo
Soubhiville @emz711 yes! I can‘t wait for October! 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Omg your super organized! ❤️ 4mo
Soubhiville @Jee_HookedOnBookz ☺️ I just like to be able to find what I‘m looking for easily. 4mo
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readordierachel
Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood
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I have two copies of Cat's Eye, a hardcover and a paperback. It's a mass market paperback, the first printing in that format, so it's got some mileage on it. My copy is pretty janky: small type, the cover hanging on for dear life, the pages yellowed. I picked it up in a used bookstore some years back. I was about to put it in a stack to give away, no room for duplicates in an already overcrowded bookshelf... But I just realized it's signed! 😯

Aimeesue I help sort books for a church book sale and I almost always check inside older books that look slightly out of place; a lot of times people have kept them because they're signed. Found a copy of Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, illustrated and signed by Edward Gorey. (edited) 6mo
vivastory That's amazing!! 6mo
rohit-sawant How awesome! 6mo
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MicheleinPhilly 😮😮😮 6mo
merelybookish I guess you're keeping the janky paperback! 🙂 6mo
Redwritinghood Oh! That‘s fantastic! A keeper for sure. 6mo
batsy Fab 💜 6mo
mrp27 Oh wow!! 6mo
UwannaPublishme Wow!!! How cool is that! 6mo
Tanisha_A ❤️ 6mo
BiblioLitten A signed copy 😍 6mo
readordierachel @Aimeesue Whoa, great find! I will definitely be paying attention next time I'm scoping used books! 6mo
readordierachel @merelybookish @Redwritinghood Definitely keeping the janky old paperback 😀 6mo
wordzie 😎 6mo
DivineDiana Amazing! 6mo
ephemeralwaltz 😍😍😍 4mo
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TheSpineView
Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood
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#SpringIntoSpring @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

#Cliques

This is the first book that came to mind. The relationship between the four girls was toxic. Fantastic look at bullying among young girls.

Mtroiano Perfect example! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 6mo
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madamereadsalot1
Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood
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Hannah_11
Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood
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How have I only just found this book!?! Atwood at her best yet again, the story telling is so powerful! Details perfectly how events from childhood can shape the rest of your life. Even if you never realised it. Love love love!! #maragretatwood #catseye

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Tanzy13
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Mtroiano
Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood

“The past isn‘t quaint while you‘re in it. Only at a safe distance, later, when you can see it as decor, not in the shape your life‘s been squeezed into.”

CoffeeNBooks Great book! 8mo
Mtroiano @CoffeeNBooks yeah, it is! 8mo
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Mtroiano
Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood
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It‘s rained for a week straight but we‘ve finally got some sunshine! 🙌🏼

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Mtroiano
Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood
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First page already sucking me in...

CoffeeNBooks I really liked this book! I felt like it was distictly different from the other books of hers I'd read, but still really good. 8mo
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Americanbookdragon
Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood
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Some books demand to be savoured, and this was one such book. It's very well done. It's about how one person can fuck up your entire existence, at least that's my interpretation. At the end, she seems to be able to let go.
This is my first book of the year. How's your weekend so far?

462 pages, normally paced. #MargaretAtwood

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KellyHunsakerReads
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So far I like it, but don‘t love it.

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Americanbookdragon
Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood
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8 hour road trip started! Going to try and do some reading while I'm in the passenger seat. Maybe my library book Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood. #roadtrip #bookdragon

CoffeeK8 I‘m doing an 8 hour drive today too! Safe travels 10mo
Americanbookdragon @CoffeeK8 Cool! Where you headed? 10mo
CoffeeK8 @Americanbookdragon from Rockland County NY to Outside of Cleveland. You? 10mo
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Ruthiella
Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood
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The second Atwood novel I read after The Handmaid‘s Tale blew me away. At times difficult to read because Atwood really gets how children can be cruel. This is the story of an unequal friendship and the toll childhood can take on one‘s later life. The cover made me think of today‘s prompt #walkingintheair
#WinterWonderland

batsy I love this book so much, but it's true—I found it a difficult read, as well, for how it depicts that cruelty. 10mo
CoffeeNBooks I thought this was a really good book- different from some of her other books I've read, but really good! 10mo
Ruthiella @batsy I need to re-read it. I‘m sure it holds up but would be interested in how my now middle aged perspective would influence my reading of it. 10mo
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Ruthiella @CoffeeNBooks I‘ve also read a variety of her titles and am always impressed by her range! 10mo
Cinfhen Hope to read this one in 2019 but I HATE reading about childhood cruelty 😣it wrecks me! 10mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen I know! It‘s hard to take in books. I read this first in my 20s when I was less sensitive to that kind of thing. 10mo
TrishB Have this on my tbr for next year 👍🏻 10mo
Ruthiella @TrishB I hope you like it! 😀 10mo
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batsy
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Atwood writes so brilliantly about the #IllMakeYouSorry element in friendships between girls, especially when the hate is underscored by love 💔 #NoFemmeber

@Billypar @Cinfhen

JennyM I‘ve not read this one. Sounds good 11mo
batsy @JennyM It's one of my favourites by her :) 11mo
Cinfhen I‘m intrigued #stacked 11mo
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Cinfhen It‘s already stacked 🙄 11mo
batsy @Cinfhen ? Littens be like, "I'll stack it again and again" ?? 11mo
Cinfhen Hahahahaha #Truth 11mo
zsuzsanna_reads Good choice! 11mo
CoffeeNBooks Great book! 11mo
TrishB This sounds great and I wonder why I haven‘t read. 11mo
youneverarrived Great choice. I read this years ago but it still sticks in my head. 11mo
GingerAntics Loved this book. For the first time ever I understood why I don't really have friends. (edited) 11mo
batsy @zsuzsanna_reads @CoffeeAndABook @youneverarrived Thanks; her writing in this is amazing ❤️ 11mo
batsy @TrishB I hope you give it a try; it's a bit grim but so good. 11mo
batsy @GingerAntics She really digs deep in this one, doesn't she. How people can hurt each other, heartbreaking. 11mo
GingerAntics @batsy she really does. 11mo
Billypar One of my favorite Atwood's too! @Cinfhen Lol- that means it's time 😂 11mo
BookwormM Love this book 📚 11mo
LeahBergen @batsy @Billypar One of my favourite Atwoods, too! 11mo
JennyM @batsy with such endorsement from littens, how can I not stack! 😆 11mo
batsy @JennyM Littens have done their job! 😁 11mo
rubyslippersreads All these Litten raves mean I must stack! 😄 11mo
GatheringBooks oh this was the very first atwood novel i read, and was hooked ever since! 11mo
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Lcsmcat
Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood
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For #FeministFriday, my Atwood shelf. (Handmaid‘s Tale is on loan to a friend.) #readingresolutions @Jess7

Jess7 Love it! 13mo
Lcsmcat @Curiouser_and_curiouser And I‘ve added more since then. ☺️ 4mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Lcsmcat A wonderful collection 😍 4mo
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Kamisha
Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood
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Diving into another Atwood! #currentlyreading

TheKidUpstairs Loved this one! 13mo
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Lcsmcat
Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood
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A favorite set in #Canada by a favorite Canadian author. #augustisatrip @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 14mo
vkois88 👍👍👍 14mo
LeahBergen A great book! 14mo
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Purrsistently
Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood
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Lcsmcat
Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood
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A favorite book with a #green cover. #readingresolutions @Jess7

JazzFeathers And what a cover! 1y
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ghostslovingghosts
Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood
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My next read! I‘ve heard good things about Margaret Atwood‘s work, but this will be the first thing of hers that I‘ve read.

CoffeeNBooks I've read several of her books. This one is a little different from some of her others, but it's really good. I really liked it! Welcome to Litsy! 🎉 1y
ghostslovingghosts @CoffeeNBooks I ended up really liking this one, for me it was reminiscent of The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls 1y
CoffeeNBooks @ghostslovingghosts I'm glad you liked it! I love Margaret Atwood. I've never read The Glass Castle. 1y
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ghostslovingghosts @CoffeeNBooks I read it a long time ago, but I throughly enjoyed it 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 👍📚 1y
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy🌼 1y
JoScho Welcome to Litsy! I hope you love it here as much as we do! Happy Reading 💖😊 1y
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TheKidUpstairs
Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood
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#ManicMonday C is for Cookie @JoScho

Book - Cat's Eye, Circe, A Christmas Carol
Author - Celeste Ng, Peter Carey
Movie/TV - Clueless, Casablanca
Food - Cheese, Carbonara, Cheesecake

JoScho Clueless 🙌🏼💛 1y
MicrobeMom Love clueless!‘ 1y
DebbieGrillo Great food choices. And Celeste Ng 💜 1y
JoScho That‘s good enough for me! 1y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Oryx
Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood
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Thank you for the lovely postcard Jenny @jenniferw88 - it goes well with my book today. Got back really late last night from a tiring work trip, so it was a nice surprise to wake up to. 😁 #jbuk

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Billypar
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Decided to go literal with today's prompt and reference the ghostly #LadyMadonna manifestation that guides the protagonist from certain death in one of my favorite Atwood novels. My copy of this must have crept away like a nun, so this image is courtesy of audible.com #HeyJune @GypsyKat @Cinfhen

GypsyKat Looks interesting! 1y
LeahBergen I loved this one, too. 1y
Cinfhen Definitely want to read this one!! 1y
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alisonrose
Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood
Mehso-so

I‘m in a pretty shitty emotional state right now because I just got fired (for the first time ever in my life and I‘m almost 38) two days ago so ... I have no real thoughts to put together coherently about this book. The writing is sharp, as Atwood always is, and I like the examination of toxic female friendships. But it was hard for me to get into something that just made me more depressed than I already am 😞 3/5 ⭐️

LiteraryinLititz I‘m so sorry that happened to you. Of course it would be hard to focus on reading with that going on. Hoping good opportunities come your way soon. 💜 1y
Blueberry That totally sucks. I'm sorry that happened. 1y
britt_brooke Oh no, I‘m sorry to hear that. Hugs! 1y
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BookishTrish That sucks. I‘m sorry you‘re going through a tough time 1y
TrishB Sorry 😔 sending hugs 1y
tracyrowanreads 😢😞😦 Sorry. 1y
saresmoore Ugh, so sorry to hear that. Prayers for direction and lots of good fortune. 1y
alisonrose @saresmoore thank you 💗 1y
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alisonrose
Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood

There are days when I can hardly make it out of bed. I find it an effort to speak. I measure progress in steps, the next one and the next one, as far as the bathroom. The steps are major accomplishments. I focus on taking the cap off the toothpaste, getting the brush up to my mouth. I have difficulty lifting my arm to do even that. I feel I am without worth, that nothing I can do is of any value, least of all to myself.

Lindy 😢 1y
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alisonrose
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I accidentally closed the book and opened it to this page near the beginning and saw my fucking name LOL. (It‘s not me, obvs, but still! Congrats to this lady‘s parents for spelling her name the right way 😜)

CouronneDhiver Cool 😎 1y
MrBook Oh, but it is you.... 😆🙌🏻 1y
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alisonrose
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Of all of Margaret Atwood‘s 274 books (give or take a few) I feel like this is among those I‘ve heard the least about on Booktube, Litsy, etc. Hope that‘s not a bad sign, LOL #nowreading

OSChamberlain Omg I had to look up how many books she‘s written to see if you were serious 😂 1y
alisonrose @OSChamberlain haha I may have slightly exaggerated 1y
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Saari84
Katzenauge | Margaret Atwood
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Ach, bei diesem Wetter draußen lesen ist doch mehr als toll oder??
Endlich bin ich bei "Katzenauge" weitergekommen, nun bin ich auch endlich richtig in der Geschichte drin und gewillt weiterzulesen ?
Wo lest ihr derzeit am liebsten?
Habt einen schönen Abend!

Moony Ich war auch kurz davor noch draußen zu lesen, aber dann habe ich lieber gekocht und später auf der Couch gelesen. Nun noch ein Kapitel im Bett. 1y
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Saari84
Katzenauge | Margaret Atwood
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So ist es doch herrlich! Noch ist es nicht zu warm, da lese ich gerne in der sonne!
Im Sommer ist es mir viel zu heiß und ich bleib meistens einfach nur Zuhause liegen 😅
Katzenauge gefällt mir gut bisher, ich mag solche rückblickende Geschichten sehr und verspüre auch immer eine große Sehnsucht an die eigene Kindheit...
Habt noch einen schönen Abend!

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Saari84
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Bis gerade eben saß ich im Garten und habe "ich bin die Nacht" zu Ende gelesen. Mir würde es aber zu kühl, also erst Mal Kaffee und dann in den nächsten Atwood reinlesen ?❤️
Habt noch einen feinen Sonntag! ?☕❤️
#book #buecherwurm #buch #buchliebe #lesen #coffeeandbooks #bookish #bookstagram #kaffee #ilovetoread #bookaholic #booklove

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AF_AF
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Reminds me of Wrinkle in Time.

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DebbieVincent
Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood
Mehso-so

A bit depressing really. The impact of childhood bullying.
#catseye
#margaretatwood

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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#bestiebookclub @Bessiecat

Just finished my Book club book for Feb, I'm a little behind. My Bestie chose this book a) because we love Atwood, and b) because she heard it's like Mean Girls but for adults. It is similar to Mean Girls but only in regards to the bullying.

It's about a woman who returns to her home town, and who has to come to terms with events of her childhood.

I liked it. Not necessarily profound, for me. But relatable.

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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"everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise."

I'm in my 30's and this line speaks to me. ?

jhod Yep 2y
Quasifesto The open secret is that it speaks to everyone. Nothing is more frightening than an adult that believes their own bullshit. 2y
BeckyK Completely agree! 2y
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Dana1084 I can totally relate! 2y
Betty What frightened me when I taught high school was students who said "When I'm 18, I can do anything I want." The principal would say back: "I'm 50 and I can't do what I want" @Quasifesto 2y
JoScho I agree. There are times I feel like I need a real grown up to handle a situation. 2y
tif Growing up is a con. I always recommend against it. 2y
AmberWB I‘m mid-40s and it speaks to me as well! 2y
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Ubookquitous
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1. It took a bit into it, but I love Susan Barker's The Incarnations
2. The Women in the Castle
3. Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood - I read The Handmaid's Tale first but on reading Cat's Eye I knew I wanted to read all of Atwood.
3. Fifty Shades...
@Tove_Reads

Tove_Reads Haha, Atwood is number 4 for me. 2y
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AshleyHoss820
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Day 11: #Eyes (I‘m a bit behind! I got LAID OUT with some bug this weekend! 😷)

I‘ve only read one Atwood (so far) and I keep eyeballing this one as it sits, waiting, in one of my 1,001ers bookcase...👁👁👁👁
#150PnPCoverParty

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego My book club is reading this this month. I haven't started yet, but my friend picked it because it's supposed to be somewhat similar to Mean Girls. 😄 2y
AshleyHoss820 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Really!? Well, then, I‘m in! 😄😄😄 2y
CrowCAH Love the double meaning of eyes you interpreted for this challenge! 2y
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AshleyHoss820 @CrowCAH Thanks!! 😄 2y
BookwormM I loved this one 2y
LeahBergen It‘s great. ❤️ 2y
AshleyHoss820 @BookwormM Yay!! I liked Alias Grace, so I‘m hoping that trend continues! @LeahBergen Thank you!! 2y
vivastory I like the idea of making a special section on my bookcases for 1,001 books. I sense a reorganization in my near future 😂 2y
AshleyHoss820 @vivastory 😂😂😂 Well, they‘re slowly but surely engulfing my bookshelves, so I figured I would separate them! 😄 2y
vivastory How many do you think you own? 2y
AshleyHoss820 @vivastory I‘m over 300 right now but my birthday‘s in May, so I‘ll be adding more! 😄 Gosh, I just realized that‘s not even a dent, if the Complete List is 1,305 (according to the app)...😳😳 2y
vivastory 300? I'm impressed! I'm not really sure how many I have. I think maybe 150 or so... I wonder when they will be releasing a new edition. 2y
AshleyHoss820 @vivastory Haha! Thanks! As a usual bookworm, I wish it were more! 😂 150 is a good number! I‘ve become a bit obsessed...I wonder the same thing too! 🤔 2y
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood
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Probably cheating a bit, but when I saw the prompt for today was #glass, all I could find myself thinking about was this pile of cats eye marbles an aunt gave me years ago. #readingresolutions @Jess7

Joanne1 Great book even if it is cheating... which I'm not saying it is. 2y
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perfectlywinged
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Three chapters in and I am already totally hooked and spellbound.

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