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Elegance of the Hedgehog
Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
We are in the center of Paris, in an elegant apartment building inhabited by bourgeois families. Renee, the concierge, is witness to the lavish but vacuous lives of her numerous employers. Outwardly she conforms to every stereotype of the concierge: fat, cantankerous, addicted to television. Yet, unbeknownst to her employers, Renee is a cultured autodidact who adores art, philosophy, music, and Japanese culture. With humor and intelligence she scrutinizes the lives of the building's tenants, who for their part are barely aware of her existence. Then there's Paloma, a twelve-year-old genius. She is the daughter of a tedious parliamentarian, a talented and startlingly lucid child who has decided to end her life on the sixteenth of June, her thirteenth birthday. Until then she will continue behaving as everyone expects her to behave: a mediocre pre-teen high on adolescent subculture, a good but not an outstanding student, an obedient if obstinate daughter. Paloma and Renee hide both their true talents and their finest qualities from a world they suspect cannot or will not appreciate them. They discover their kindred souls when a wealthy Japanese man named Ozu arrives in the building. Only he is able to gain Paloma's trust and to see through Renee's timeworn disguise to the secret that haunts her. This is a moving, funny, triumphant novel that exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous among us."
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Kayla.Adriena
Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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1. Chips & dip, candy, McDonald's, caffeine, anything acidic (massive heartburn), milk chocolate
2. Besides books...this little ceramic bear from Anthropologie plus my Ravenclaw tote bag
3. The tagged book
4. @laurenslibrary @madamereadsalot1 @shellleigh33
#wonderouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for playing 🤗👏🏻📚 4d
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Cinfhen
Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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#AyUpAugust A few titles I read this year that have an #animal in the title 🐒🦐🦈 🐯🦔🐲I think my favorites were the tagged book, Monkey God & Moon Tiger. My least favorite was probably the most popular book, Crawdads🤷🏼‍♀️Special shoutout to @BookaholicNatty & @Simona for each gifting me one of these books ♥️

Cathythoughts Nice cover on Moon Tiger ! I need to read that one 5d
Cinfhen That‘s the edition I read @Cathythoughts and it was gifted to me by the lovely @Simona ❤️definitely read it, beautiful writing 🙌🏻 I think it‘s right in your wheelhouse 😊 5d
squirrelbrain Loved Hedgehog! Sounds like I may need to read Moon Tiger as well! 5d
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gradcat Beautiful post! Such a gaggle of great books here!! ♥️ (edited) 5d
KarenUK Hedgehog is a fave of mine, and I just got Moon Tiger on book depository based on your review! 💕👍😊 5d
Cinfhen I see what you did there @gradcat 😉oh no #Pressure #MoonTiger @KarenUK @squirrelbrain Hope you both enjoy it!!! 5d
BarbaraBB Great post! I loved Moon Tiger, but Hedgehog not that much. And I really enjoyed Crawdads... ☺️😊 (edited) 4d
Cinfhen Seems we‘re out of sync recently @BarbaraBB How‘s your jet lag??? 4d
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen it was the worst (I could read Poisonwood Bible all night) but now I‘m back on track. And in sync with you again, I am looooving 4d
Cinfhen Woohoo on LOVING “Rivers” BooHoo on jet lag😩 Did u end up enjoying Poisonwood Bible???? @BarbaraBB Are u back at work??? That must be hard too!!! 4d
BarbaraBB Yes I did enjoy Poisonwood too! And I am back at work. That‘s hard indeed, especially since it is raining all day too. It‘s weird to think that only a week ago I was sunbathing on Hampton Beach... 4d
gradcat @Cinfhen I‘m very punny, you know. By the way, just wanted to add that the tagged book is one of my all-time favorites—I see I‘m in good company, @BarbaraBB ! 3d
Reviewsbylola I loved Hedgehog!! 1d
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MeatPiie
L'élégance du hérisson | Muriel Barbery
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Good morning! 💛
Coffee and some reading before work 🤗⭐️

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Kayla.Adriena
Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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"When something is bothering me, I seek refuge. No need to travel far; a trip to the realm of literary memory will suffice. For where can one find more noble distinction, more entertaining company, more delightful enchantment than in literature?"

Sorry @Skeebies05 it will be late! In the middle of moving . Trying to read some this morning before the chaos commences ?‍♀️ @shellleigh33 @ruskigurl16

Skeebies05 No worries. Good luck with the move!! 1w
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HardcoverHearts
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Just finished my 1st book for WIT month. This was a remarkable story & the audio was sublime. I don‘t often get on with child voice actors, as the precociousness can be a bit much. But this was just the right level of haughtiness in both character‘s voices. If you like really brilliant, difficult women who go deep into observations of the world/ their lives- this may be a book for you. I love the mix of intellectual discourse & heart!

LiteraryinLititz I love this book! Glad you did too! 2w
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KarenUK
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#AyUpAugust
I think Renee the concierge might be considered a #mardybum ...and she definitely sometimes ‘had a face on her!‘
“On the outside she is covered in quills, a real fortress, but my gut feeling is that on the inside, she has the same simple refinement as the hedgehog: a deceptively indolent little creature, fiercely solitary--and terrible elegant. ”
Love this book so much, but never seen the French movie... I hear it‘s great though 😊👍

Crazeedi I have this on my shelf but haven't read yet 2w
KarenUK One of my top ten all times favorites😍 @crazeedi 2w
Lcsmcat I loved this book! 2w
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squirrelbrain Oh gosh I loved this book! Yes, Renee was a bit of a #mardybum wasn‘t she?! 2w
Soubhiville Oh there‘s a movie!? I must look for it! I adore this book! 2w
cathysaid Yes...this is one of my favorite Europa books. 🥰 2w
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julesG
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Couldn't say it any better.

I was hesitant at first. It reminded me of "The Reader on the 6.23", but it soon changed and became something a lot better.

Read it!

#24in48 @24in48
book 4 ✔️
15.5 hours

Prairiegirl_reading I love the reader on the 6.23 but I couldn‘t get into this one. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
julesG @Prairiegirl_reading We can't all love the same books. 😀 1mo
Chab256 Was just thinking about picking this one off my TBR backlog... 1mo
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Prairiegirl_reading @julesG definitely and if I‘m not into something by 50 pages I usually dnf and move on to something else. Too many books and never enough time! 1mo
julesG @Prairiegirl_reading That's exactly how I do it. 1mo
Readerann Loved this. 1mo
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julesG
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Tiny break to sum up my stats and gush about the "Offtime" app. I recently discovered the app. Depending on your settings, it will only allow you access to your telephone app and mute all other distractions for 90 min.
I thought I might not need this, but it is very helpful, since message alerts can be quite distracting sometimes.

Nearly finished with this book. Thanks for the copy @squirrelbrain.

#24in48 @24in48

Megabooks Love this book! It‘s about time for a reread! 1mo
Hoopiefoot I use a similar app called Forest. A little tree grows when you leave your phone alone for a set amount of time. It really seems to help me 🌳 1mo
julesG @Hoopiefoot That sounds neat. I need to check it out. 1mo
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julesG
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#readathon breakfast - there won't be lunch today.

#24in48 @24in48

My log says 8 hours 23 minutes so far.

🎧

Leniverse Good morning. Lunch here will be reheated pizza from yesterday. Lunch à la readathon. 😆 1mo
julesG @Leniverse I could order pizza, but I'd rather spend money on books. 😁 1mo
Megabooks Enjoy! I‘m eating out of the freezer. 🤣🤣 1mo
julesG @Megabooks So am I. The rolls were in the freezer. 😉 1mo
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julesG
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Love immersion reading. Although, with this #audiobook it's a little frustrating, the text does not always match, especially in dialogue. Probably UK edition vs. US edition.

#24in48 @24in48 #Hour12 #audiobookschallenge

AlaMich Your guard cat preventing anyone from bothering you? 😾 1mo
julesG @AlaMich I wish. She's the one to either occupy my attention or my space/seat. At that moment she was actually just waiting for me to put the phone away and my feet up. 1mo
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julesG
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#BFCR2 #TeamFlow @CocoReads @Reecaspieces @Moony @imabusybee @laurenslibrary @LibrarianJen @britt_brooke @wanderinglynn

Slow week due to one more cold.

Exercise 4/4 (might be 5/4 by the end of the day)
Floors 104/70 (again, there might be more)
Steps 35k/50k (see above)
No sweets Mon-Fri - definitely no sweets on Wednesday and Thursday
Books read in total: 28/15

#KAL #GhostCat

CocoReads Great work! 1mo
CocoReads But not about the cold though—that‘s no fun. 1mo
britt_brooke Pretty awesome week considering the cold. Keep it up!! 💪🏻 1mo
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Leftcoastzen Kitties are little nurses, mine stick close to me when I‘m not feeling well. 1mo
Daisey Great week! 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A fantastic week! 🎉 1mo
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Eggs
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When she was just a girl she expected the world
But it flew away from her reach
So she ran away in her sleep and dreamed of
paradise🎶

Brings to mind the character of 12 yo Paloma Josse who expected more from life than the family into which she was born. She despises their shallow bourgeoisie - she decides she‘ll off herself when she turns 13 #paradise #julycoldplay

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Butterflyamore
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I was so excited when I found this at a library book sale over a year ago! SO EXCITED! It had been a high priority wishlist book.

Now ask me if I‘ve read it yet. 😂

#france #letsflyjuly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Ruthiella I like waiting to see if a wish-list book will come to me by luck via library sale or thrift store! It‘s actually more satisfying than online buying. 😀 1mo
OriginalCyn620 I do the same thing! I get a book I‘m excited about then not read for months and months! 😂 1mo
Butterflyamore @Ruthiella It really is! I am more inclined to get the new wishlist books when someone else buys them as a gift for me, which is also pretty satisfying! Haha 1mo
Butterflyamore @OriginalCyn620 Glad to know I‘m not alone! 1mo
BarbaraJean Same. And with the same book! (And many others...🤦🏻‍♀️) 1mo
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Eggs
Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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jb72 I enjoyed A Boy Called Christmas. 1mo
Eggs Oh yes me too! @jb72 1mo
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BrooklynBookGirl
Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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Sitting in the Charlotte airport, waiting on our flight to Rome. TRYING to read this book that‘s been on my book shelf since 2015. It‘s not so good 😑

LapReader 😭I read it for my book club and loved it. There is a movie too. 2mo
laur89 Parts of it I really enjoyed, but overall it was a bit meh to me (the word choice used was a bit lost on me). Stick around for the end though! 2mo
Hooked_on_books I didn‘t love this one. I found the writing style and characters odd. 2mo
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squirrelbrain
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Thanks for the tag @tournevis ?

1. Renée, the concierge
2. ❤️
3. She‘s intelligent, unassuming and amusing.
4. @TrishB @Caroline2 have you had a go at this one yet?

#whatwouldyoudo

Caroline2 Oh thanks for the tag! I haven‘t read this one yet! 😯 2mo
tournevis My pleasure? 😋 2mo
TrishB I shall do better next time! Spent so long thinking it became too late to post! 2mo
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Eggs
Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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Two #sassymc in this book! Both are intelligent, clever, colorful people who hide behind facades of how they think they ought to be perceived—it‘s less complicated that way
#jazzyjune

rachaich This was a great read. 2mo
Cathythoughts Lovely book 2mo
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julesG
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Swimming pool reading

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RavenLovelyReads
Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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...and speaking of hedgehogs, I found this adorable mug!

wanderinglynn That‘s too cute! 😍 3mo
squirrelbrain Cute! Loved the book too... ❤️ 3mo
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RavenLovelyReads
Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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@ads0123 it‘s on its way! There may be something in there for you too! #grouph #LMPBC

RavenLovelyReads @ads0123 Have you gotten the book yet? Otherwise I have a tracking number :) I hope you love this one- I really enjoyed it! 🤓 (edited) 3mo
ads0123 I got this one!! And thanks so much for the chocolate!! 3mo
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RavenLovelyReads
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Don‘t want to get out of bed this morning 🤓so I‘ll just drink my coffee right here. #LMPBC #GROUPH

TrishB Just brought this today! 3mo
Slajaunie I always drink my coffee in bed. Enjoy!💙 3mo
Blaire Enjoy! I love that book! 3mo
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TrishB
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Today‘s charity shop #bookhaul
Give money to charity and get books in return!
I think Helen is to blame for the tagged one!

squirrelbrain Always #blamethesquirrel when it comes to hedgehog books! 🐿 🦔 🐿🦔 I may go for a walk to my charity shops this afternoon, if I can dodge the showers.... 3mo
KarenUK The hedgehog is one of my favorites💕.... hope you enjoy it😊 3mo
Soubhiville The hedgehog is so good! 3mo
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TrishB @squirrelbrain just sunny here 👍🏻 3mo
TrishB @KarenUK @Soubhiville cool recommendations 👍🏻 3mo
Simona I very liked both of them❣️ 3mo
BooknerdsLife Love book hunting at charity shops! 🤗📚💖👍🏼 3mo
BooknerdsLife @squirrelbrain that‘s a great idea!! I should walk to my charity shop more often too! 😱📚📚🙌🏼😍 3mo
squirrelbrain @BooknerdsLife @TrishB well I went to the charity shops (there‘s two within 15 minutes walk) but they didn‘t have anything exciting - just got one book for my Mum. (Like I needed any more books anyway!🤪) 3mo
TrishB @Simona thanks - good to know 👍🏻 3mo
TrishB @BooknerdsLife me too 💜 3mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain aww that‘s a bit of a shame! I could have brought another three but didn‘t! 3mo
Leftcoastzen Gotta get to Hedgehog, so many good reviews! 3mo
TrishB @Leftcoastzen it definitely has! 3mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts it has a lot of love 💕 3mo
BooknerdsLife @squirrelbrain Hahaaa what are you saying? Of course we need more & more books 😂😂😂 but so nice you found one for your mom. And that‘s great your charity shop is so close by , the one near me is at least 45mins walk but hey now I have a purpose to do the walking 😆👍🏼 3mo
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julesG
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Thank you, Helen! @squirrelbrain

It's arrived safely. I'm thinking about making it my reading material for when I'm on my "hedgehog mat" (acupuncture mat).

#LitsyReadingRetreat still busting my TBR ?

squirrelbrain Yay! Glad it arrived. I shall think of you, elegantly arranged on your hedgehog mat...! 4mo
julesG @squirrelbrain 😂😂😂 I'll reserve a few choice words for when I lie down. Just for you. 😁😉 4mo
julesG @squirrelbrain Enjoy your camping trip and soak up some sun. 4mo
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squirrelbrain I‘m sure they‘ll be very special words @julesG 🤣🤣 4mo
LeslieO That's a way better cover than the edition I have. 4mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful book ! The Hedgehog Mat..... love it, 👍🏻✨ 4mo
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squirrelbrain
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Pickpick

What a beautiful book, although very sad. I‘m trying not to cry in Gladstone‘s Library.... but I‘m sure fellow Littens would understand!

The book has an unusual structure, with the MC‘s viewpoint interspersed with diary entries from another character, which is really effective.

I‘ve been so lucky with the books I chose to read during this #readingretreat - I‘ve loved all 3. ❤️

TrishB Stacked 👍🏻 4mo
Lcsmcat I loved this book! And that‘s a beautiful cover, and one I hadn‘t seen before. 4mo
Blaire Loved this one as well! 4mo
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tpixie Great book! What a fun weekend! 4mo
Cathythoughts Oh that‘s great you loved your books ... I think Hedgehog is special ♥️♥️😘 4mo
cathysaid This was my first Europa and made me fall in love with the imprint. That‘s a cover I‘ve never seen! 4mo
squirrelbrain I love this cover @cathysaid ! 4mo
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Amabear
Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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I have a new reading corner and it‘s lovely 😊

Slajaunie Looks cozy! 5mo
candority I love how bright it is! The doggo is a nice touch as well 😍 5mo
Amabear @candority lol! Her and my son fight over who gets to sit in the window now 😂 thank you! 5mo
candority That‘s adorable! 5mo
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Eggs
Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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💜 tagged 🦔
💜 every morning 🛏
💜 78 F ☀️
💜 pancake sandwich: eggs sunny side up and bacon strips sandwiched between two pancakes topped with hot buttered honey 🥞 🍳 🥓 🍯
💜 @TheNerdyProfessor @LiviaLauren @hannahx @niftytiffd
#friyayintro @howjessreads

Cathythoughts Loved tagged book too ♥️👍🏻 5mo
flying_monkeys Now I want pancakes 😋 5mo
Canndor That sandwich sounds really good 5mo
Eggs @Cathythoughts It‘s one of a kind💗💗 5mo
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YasmiNova
Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
Pickpick

French critical thinking & skepticism at its finest, studded with cultural winks and nudges. Funny & profound, poised & radical, an observation & rejection of human nature and its stereotypes. Its two narrators, female and highly intelligent, are pushed by society to the bottom of the influence hierarchy because one is a child, the other a concierge, but both somehow prevail. It mocks the taming of the shrew with all the elegance of the hedgehog.

Cinfhen Read this book earlier this year... so good! Really unexpected 5mo
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Amabear
Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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My son has been practicing taking photos of my with my iPhone (he‘s 3) and I found this gem in my camera roll 😂 pregnant, cooking, and reading in my kitchen by my plants while my bacon crackled. This pretty much sums me up in this season of life.

wanderinglynn That actually is a pretty good photo composition especially considering he‘s only 3. 👍🏻 And congrats on your forthcoming blessing! 🎊 5mo
Britt_Bratt That‘s an awesome photo. Hope you paid him with lots of bacon. 🥓🥓🥓 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
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JennyM ❤️ 5mo
CouronneDhiver Lovely 💕 5mo
Amabear @wanderinglynn thank you! Yes he‘s getting good! 5mo
Amabear @Britt_Bratt he doesn‘t like bacon but it‘s all I‘m craving so 🤷🏻‍♀️ more for me lol! 5mo
CarolynM Beautiful! Take care of yourself❤️ 5mo
mariaku21 I love the random pics kids take. I remember my nephew at that age and have so many of his surprising selfies on my phone from that age 5mo
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laur89
Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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Mehso-so

Very quotable book but some of it felt lost in translation. Liked it but didn‘t love it; some parts felt unfriendly/boring, but the main characters were easy to enjoy. Would definitely need to be in the right mood & mindset to reread this.

Pictured: one my fav pages & my hedgehog coffee mug to fit the theme 🦔

Stacypatrice I‘m in love with your mug 😊 6mo
laur89 @Stacypatrice Thanks!! 💕 6mo
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laur89
Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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Hazelnut hot cocoa, a book, & a comfy blanket. ~

#SaturdaysAreForTheBooks

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Eggs
Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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Repost with your answers❣️#wondrouswednesday @Eggs
1. Library
2. Payday$$
3. Tagged
4. Underrated: Orbiting Jupiter
5. @rheareads @wordzie @Machinist @PJ-Coleman

ravenlee Orbiting Jupiter is definitely underrated! 6mo
Eggs @ravenlee Thanks❣️ 6mo
dragondrool Orbiting Jupiter is pretty great. 6mo
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YasmiNova
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"As always, I am saved by the inability of living creatures to believe anything that might cause the walls of their little mental assumptions to crumble."

Barely started and I'm loving this book already...

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bpawson
Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery

I started reading a book. I gave up on it! Dull dull dull.
Sorry if you loved it, felt reader unfriendly in my tired brain.

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laur89
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Breezy, cool day... wonderful for reading outside while at work! #teachersoflitsy 👩🏻‍🏫

Sort of 80/20 on whether or not I like this book... some of Renee‘s chapters make my head hurt. I‘ve definitely googled the definitions of at least 5 words. 😂🧠💥

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laur89
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My middle name is Renee, so I‘m already liking the sound of this one. 🙃

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Eggs
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1️⃣ Muriel Barbery
2️⃣ Kristin Hannah
3️⃣ Ruta Sepetys
4️⃣ Lucy Maud Montgomery
5️⃣ Jill Santopolo
@britt_brooke

Readergrrl Hedgehog is one of my all time favorite novels! 6mo
britt_brooke Well done! 6mo
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Eggs
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#50kbookrecgiveaway @Laughterhp
I tagged my favorite-this is unlike anything you've ever read!! The writing is exquisite and the characters are indescribably rich!
Congratulations on your milestone and thanks for this opportunity ❣️❣️

KatieDid927 I love that book! 6mo
Eggs @KatieDid927 Yay 😊 6mo
Laughterhp Thanks for entering! This book sounds really good!! 6mo
SailorMoon I also loved this book!!! 6mo
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SailorMoon
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Pickpick

I'm really torn about this book because I loved it. I really did.
It's full of philosophy, introspection and sharp analysis of the everyday world of two people who live in the same building.
I must admit though (and this is what torns me) that the way the twelve-year-old character speaks is absolutely unusual and unnatural for a girl her age. That said, I would read it all over again in a heartbeat!
🌙

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YasmiNova
Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery

This book came out when I was still living in Paris.
I remember all the hype around it, yet it has since remained on my to-read list. Time to do something about it! I am sure it will stir up memories of this very #happyplace
#Booked2019 @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen I recently read this book after putting it off for so long....I loved it!!! Hope you will too❣️ 7mo
YasmiNova I hope so too @Cinfhen ! The start is certainly very promising... 7mo
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BethM
Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery

Struggling. Women should never hide their intelligence. I got a lot of shit for being a smart kid, so I know it's touchy for me. Ultimately, I may just not be in the right mood for this as it isn't a "happy" book.

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veehabib
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"People aim for the stars, and they end up like goldfish in a bowl. I wonder if it wouldn't be simpler just to teach children right from the start that life is absurd."

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Eggs
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✅ Winter Garden, The Running Dream, Elegance of the Hedgehog
😒 Monkey Island
📖 146,352 pages, 710 bks
👎🏼 1
📚 no goal yet
#2018wrapup @IheartYA

IheartYA Holy smokes to #3!!!!! 8mo
Eggs @IheartYA 😂🤗 please don't smoke 💨 over this!😂! But thanks, I'm a fast reader and read 1-2 books/day 8mo
SaturnDoo ❤❤❤ WTG!!! You did AWESOME 🤗 8mo
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Eggs
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Winter Garden, Elegance of the hedgehog, and many little-known and underrated YAs. 🤗🤗 #favoritebook2018 @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Oooo 😗 I'll have to check it out! 8mo
SilversReviews I can‘t pick just one...I chose 18. 😊 I posted it on here, but here is the link from my blog: https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2018/12/favorites-of-2018.html (edited) 8mo
Eggs @TheReadingMermaid You're a discerning reader and I think you should check it out !!! It's like nothing I've ever read before and I've read a lot of books...😘 8mo
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TheReadingMermaid Noted! Thank you so much sweetheart 🤗💕 8mo
Eggs @TheReadingMermaid My pleasure ❣️ 8mo
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Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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This book surprised us by being meaningful, quotable, and a tear jerker. What a great read. Give it a listen where ever you find your podcasts. #1001books #soundcloud #applepodcasts #googleplay

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Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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Highly recommending!!

Leftcoastzen You are psychic! This has been on my TBR for a long time! 8mo
BarbaraJean @Leftcoastzen This has been on my TBR for a while, too! 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf!! 8mo
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Maria514626 It‘s so good! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
Mollyanna Loved this book. Such great characters! 8mo
C.Perone Loved this book💞❤️ 8mo
KatieDid927 Love this one. 8mo
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Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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It is crazy how people think that though they understand nature they can live without it. People are so arrogant, thinking they can coerce nature, escape their destiny of little biological things..and yet they remain so blind to the cruelty of their own way of living, loving, reproducing and making war on their fellow human beings..

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 8mo
cathysaid This was my first Europa edition and the start of a delightful addiction! 8mo
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#whatdidsantabringyou @TheReadingMermaid
Bookstore gift cards ♥️ Continued good health 💖 Books from friends 💚 @JoScho @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

TheReadingMermaid 💖 Love it 💕 8mo
JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
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Thanks so much, Gloria! So kind of you to gift me one of your favorites. ❤️ Really looking forward to reading this. Happy Holidays!! 🎄 @BookishMarginalia

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BookishMarginalia My pleasure! 8mo
Louise Such a quirky and beautiful book! 8mo
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Kitty_Rochsmith I adored it! Hope you will too 8mo
britt_brooke @Louise @Kitty_Rochsmith I‘ve always heard such praise for it, so I‘m really looking forward to it! 8mo
Reviewsbylola Another favorite of mine! 8mo
violabrain I loved this book! 8mo
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Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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#bookandblankie #seasonsreadings @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love my new books Misty ❣️ Love being surrounded by books and cozy blankets ☺️

Francesca8 I loved Behind closed doors, a good thriller 😊 8mo
rmaclean4 Elegance of the Hedgehog is a favorite of mine! It was a slow start but is one of the best novels I have ever read. 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you haven‘t read them yet!! ❤️❤️❤️😘😘😘 Merry Christmas my sweet friend!! 8mo
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I haven't!!!! Now I WILL❣️❣️❣️ Again thank you so much for your thoughtfulness today and always, my bookish bestie 💋💋 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs yay!!! I loved Winter Garden!! And thank you too!! Much love to you my bestie 😘❤️ 8mo
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