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The Postman Always Rings Twice
The Postman Always Rings Twice | James M. Cain
An amoral young tramp. A beautiful, sullen woman with an inconvenient husband. A problem that has only one grisly solution--a solution that only creates other problems that no one can ever solve. First published in 1934 and banned in Boston for its explosive mixture of violence and eroticism, The Postman Always Rings Twice is a classic of the roman noir. It established James M. Cain as a major novelist with an unsparing vision of America's bleak underside, and was acknowledged by Albert Camus as the model for The Stranger. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Some #litsylove will be on its way tomorrow. 😍🤫


julesG 😘😘 6mo
Moony Oh my godness! 😍😍😍😍😍 6mo
Sarah83 @julesG @Moony 😘😘😘😘 6mo
UwannaPublishme Wow! 💌💌💌 6mo
ju.ca.no ♥️♥️♥️ 6mo
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Published 1934. A young vagrant and the sexy bored wife of a restaurant owner plan to murder her husband. Excellent characters, plot and writing. Cain‘s first book was an instant success and made into a movie. I watched the movie for a #booktomovie challenge. #CenturyofMysteryChallenge too!
Recommended for mystery lovers.

“No one has ever stopped in the middle of one of Cain‘s books.” - Saturday Review

#ThePostmanAlwaysRingsTwice #JamesMCain

Cathythoughts I vaguely remember the movie ... a long time ago 7mo
EadieB @Cathythoughts It is a good one! 7mo
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There will be some parcels on their way tomorrow 😍😉😁
@saresmoore @ju.ca.no @Bambolina_81

ju.ca.no Great🤗 8mo
Sarah83 @ju.ca.no yours is the big one below 😁😁😁 8mo
ju.ca.no @Sarah83 I hope it‘ll arrive quicker this time😁 looking foward! 8mo
saresmoore Yay! So thoughtful of you, Sarah! 8mo
Sarah83 @saresmoore Hope you like what I got you 😍 8mo
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@rubyslippersreads @cobwebmoth I finally made it to order some little parcels at book depository for you two. 😍💕 The parcels should arrive within the next two weeks. 😘 Hope you like what I choose for you. 👍

cobwebmoth You are so kind.❤ Thank you! 12mo
rubyslippersreads You‘re sweet! Thank you so much! 😘 12mo
Sarah83 @cobwebmoth Hope you like everything even if it is without coffee 😑 12mo
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Sarah83 @rubyslippersreads so sorry, that I didn't make it for your birthday 😑 12mo
rubyslippersreads @Sarah83 That‘s ok—it‘ll just make my birthday last longer. 😊 12mo
Sarah83 @rubyslippersreads Hope you like everything 😍 12mo
Sarah83 @cobwebmoth @rubyslippersreads your parcels are on their way 😍 12mo
cobwebmoth Thank you! I'll be stalking the mailbox.🤗❤ 12mo
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The lust story of two really shitty people unfold in the boonies of 1930s California. Frank Chambers and Cora Papadakis are an epic train wreck of a couple. White fragility, fuckboi logic and peak ain't shitness abounds. It's kind of impressive that Cain had me rooting for the demise of his characters so completely.

My creeping need to follow this twisty shitshow of a story to it's end was vexing. But, also, this title is everything.

Bklover 😂😂👍👍Love this review! 12mo
TrishB Great review 😁👍🏻 12mo
saresmoore Haha! Excellent review! 12mo
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Mdargusch Ha! I watched the movie recently and I agree! 12mo
AlaMich Now I want to read this even more!! 😆 12mo
diovival @Mdargusch Which version? Should I watch? Will it have me yelling at the TV? 12mo
diovival @AlaMich Ha! Please report back it you do! 12mo
Mdargusch I‘m guessing it might have the original because it was old and in black and white. 12mo
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"I had dinner with him last night, and he was crowing over me. He was pitying me, the sap. Sackett and I are enemies. We are the friendliest enemies that ever were. He'd sell his soul to the devil to put something over on me, and I'd do the same for him." #frenemies

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Whew, boy. These dirtbags deserve each other. 🤮

Reviewsbylola His books are the best! 13mo
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First line:

"They threw me off the hay truck about noon."

tpixie Lol 13mo
AlaMich That‘s kind of a racy cover, that is! 😉 13mo
diovival @AlaMich I thought the same thing! 13mo
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Look what arrived today 💕💓

A Christmas parcel @IamIamIam and my next #12littens12books @Heideschrampf 💓💕

Thank you 😍

IamIamIam HOLY COW, that was FAST!!!! I wasn't expecting you to get that for at least another week!!! Merry Christmas, my friend!!! 😘🤗😘🤗🎄🎅 1y
Sarah83 @IamIamIam from the US to Germany is mostly pretty fast, the other way round is more difficult. 😮 Merry Christmas to you too 💕💓🎅 1y
Heideschrampf Finally! I was getting worried... 1y
Sarah83 @Heideschrampf I think they had a problem to read the address 🤣 1y
Heideschrampf @Sarah83 pah! It‘s christmas, so i couldn‘t NOT use shiny stuff ;) 1y
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The postman rang twice today. 😊 @ju.ca.no your parcel is finally here. 😍🤩 Looks so gorgeous.
And I got a card ... It's from Denmark, but only my address is written on it. Did you send it @Kalalalatja ?

ju.ca.no Hooray😊 hope you‘ll enjoy the presents😘 1y
Kalalalatja Yep, it‘s from me! I forgot the return address 😅 1y
Kalalalatja You can open it now, it is just a little holiday hello 👋 1y
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Sarah83 @ju.ca.no will tell you as soon as I am allowed to open it. 😊 1y
Sarah83 @Kalalalatja that would be my next question. 😉 1y
ju.ca.no @Sarah83 not even two more weeks till christmas😊 I hope you don‘t own it already😅 1y
Sarah83 @ju.ca.no That's true 😊🤩 if you bought books, it might be possible, but you always find things, I don't know. 💓💕 1y
ju.ca.no @Sarah83 time will tell🙈 1y
Sarah83 @ju.ca.no Everything will be great 😍 1y
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So these two little parcels will be on their way tomorrow. One is heading to @scripturient , these are your last Christmas gifts. Please open the parcel on December 24th. The other one it heading to @ju.ca.no . It's the next #12littens12books book... Unfortunately @Heideschrampf made up so gorgeous stationery, that I couldn't press it into an envelope. 😉 So I put two little surprises into it. You can open it, as soon as it arrives. 😊

ju.ca.no Looking foward to it😍 1y
scripturient 🤗❤️❤️ 1y
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I feel like a little kid on Christmas Eve—I can‘t wait to open it!!
Thank you so, so very much @erinreads (my Secret Stocking Stuffer)
And thank you, @Avanders , once again for putting this together!
Poor mail lady is certainly out late tonight!

erinreads You‘re welcome! I hope you like everything I picked out for you! 🤗 1y
gradcat @erinreads I know I will!! 1y
Soubhiville Yay! 1y
Avanders ❄️💙❄️💙❄️ 1y
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Yay!! Can‘t wait to open my #fallingforfallswap box! My postman walked it to my porch and I was standing there waiting for him. He told me not to open it until tomorrow!
#fffs Thanks @TheWordJar

TheWordJar Fantastic! That‘s a positive point for the USPS—it arrived a day early! I can‘t wait for tomorrow either! 1y
Avanders 🎃🎉🎃🎉🎃 1y
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This short novel was a wild ride. Surprise, there‘s no postman in it at all. But there is a murder, a trial, and an intense romance. Definitely worth a read. #1001books #bookpodcast #murdermysteries

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@Sorceryandswords @BurghBookAddict #achristiesswapisannouced

@Avanders #fallingforfallswap

Wrapped up and heading to the post office tomorrow. 😊💖📚🔡

Sophoclessweetheart Oh wow!! Exciting! The first box shipped! 2y
Avanders 😲👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 yay!! First #fffs #fallingforfallswap package out!! 🍁🍂 2y
Burghbookaddict 😁❤ 2y
mabell Nice!! You're on top of it! 2y
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So I finished work quite in time and drove directly to the post office... ☺️ So your parcels are all on their ways. 😘




Sophoclessweetheart Thank you. Sweet Sarah! 🖤🖤😘 2y
saresmoore Thanks, friend! 😍 2y
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Bambolina_81 Thank you, book twin! 😘 2y
Moray_Reads How exciting! Thank you 😘 2y
julesG Thanks! 2y
vivastory Thanks, Sarah! 2y
Sarah83 @Sorceryandswords @saresmoore @PickwickPlockPlock @Bambolina_81 @Moray_Reads @julesG @vivastory you're welcome, hope you all like my little parcels. 😍☺️💖😘 2y
PickwickPlockPlock It's here! 😍 Thank you Sarah so much! Silly newbie question: can I post a picture now or would that ruin everybody else's surprise? 2y
Sarah83 @PickwickPlockPlock that was pretty fast. 😍💖 You can post a pic. Everyone got an unique parcel. 😏😘 2y
Sarah83 @Moray_Reads @vivastory my app says, that you weren't at home, when the postman rang. Did he leave a message for you? 2y
vivastory @Sarah83 it is probably being held at the post office. I'm going to check tomorrow morning. 2y
Sarah83 @Moray_Reads @vivastory didn't you receive your parcel? 😱 2y
Moray_Reads Hello! I have a delivery notice so I'll arrange to collect it. Thank you ❤ 2y
Sarah83 @Moray_Reads Sounds great 😍 2y
vivastory I haven't received a delivery notice from the post office. I also checked with my apartment office & it wasn't being held there. I'm not sure where it is... 2y
Sarah83 @vivastory I got a message, that you weren't at home. My app says, that you can get it at your local post office? Is this possible? 2y
vivastory I will check with them Monday. 2y
vivastory I'm sure they have it 2y
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So finally everything is wrapped and my #maylovesclassics parcels will be on their way tomorrow. Look out for them: @PickwickPlockPlock @Moray_Reads @Sorceryandswords @saresmoore @vivastory
Besides my lovely co-host @Bambolina_81 will also receive a little parcel for all her help and support. 💖😍😘

@ValerieAndBooks I also ordered your items. They will be send from bookdepository directly to you. ☺️

Sarah83 @julesG when I am at the post office tomorrow, your surprise will also be on its way. 😏 2y
PickwickPlockPlock Squeeee 💚 2y
Sarah83 @cobwebmoth I didn't forget you. I didn't find any Austrian coffee, so I had think about an alternative. ☺️ I finally found one and now I am waiting for the ordered book to come and after that, your envelope will also be on its way. 😘 2y
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Bambolina_81 Another gift??? You have sent me so much...should this come out of the Christmas budget 🤔😂 2y
cobwebmoth Aw, thank you!❤ Do you drink coffee or tea? 2y
Sophoclessweetheart Aww! Thank you Sarah! I‘ll keep my eye on the post x 2y
Sarah83 @Bambolina_81 no, no. 😏 I love buying things for you and you helped me so much. 😘 2y
Sarah83 @PickwickPlockPlock ☺️ @Sorceryandswords sounds great. Normally it should be at your place and Friday or Saturday. 😍 2y
Sarah83 @cobwebmoth you're welcome. ☺️ I looked for a cute bookmark aswell on Saturday. So I hope you like everything. ☺️ I only drink one cup of coffee in the morning. The rest of the day I drink fruit teas. ☺️ 2y
julesG @Sarah83 You are too generous! 😘😘😘😘 2y
Sarah83 @julesG hope you like it 😏 2y
Sophoclessweetheart Thanks sweet x 2y
ValerieAndBooks Ooh, thank you so much 💖! I‘ll be on the lookout 😊!! 2y
Sarah83 @ValerieAndBooks you're welcome. I don't know, when it will arrive. Hope it will be pretty soon. ☺️ 2y
saresmoore Oh, thank you, Sarah! You are too kind! ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
Sarah83 @saresmoore hope you like the little gifts 😘😍 2y
vivastory You're too generous, Sarah! Thanks so much!! 2y
Sarah83 @vivastory hope you like what I got you. ☺️ 2y
vivastory I'm sure I'll love it! 😊 2y
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Send four envelopes today and received three. Good quote. 😉❣️ Now unwrapping starts... @LeahBergen @DuckOfDoom @julesG

LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Some #litsylove will be on its way tomorrow. The postman left a card for me today, so I will bring these ones to the post office, when I get my parcel. 💖

@BarbaraBB #1001bookswap #stdb2018
@Jess7 #bookmarkandgoodies
@CrowCAH #thereisalwaysmorepemberley
@ju.ca.no #surprisesurprise 😂😂😂

CrowCAH Woohoo awesome!!! The battle is on to see if your book will arrive to me before my Jane Austen Swap parcel or after (the swap box still hasn‘t arrived-trying not to panic lol) 2y
Sarah83 @CrowCAH you don't have me as match. In that case your box would be already at your place. 😉❣️ But I think it will take some time. In Germany is a holiday on Monday, so it will take a bit of time. ✊ 2y
BarbaraBB Yay! 😘 2y
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Sarah83 @BarbaraBB hope it will be at your place on Wednesday. 😉 2y
BarbaraBB Me too 🤞😀💕 2y
Sarah83 @BarbaraBB I put some extras into the parcel aswell. Hope you like them. 💝 2y
BarbaraBB @Sarah83 you‘re too good! I am looking forward to it. Thank you so much! X 2y
Sarah83 @BarbaraBB ❣️💖 thank you 2y
Jess7 Aww thank you!! 🤗🤗🤗 2y
ju.ca.no aah you were faster than me! I have something waiting to be mailed out as well, I will do it next week once I‘m back from France :) 2y
Sarah83 @Jess7 you're welcome 😊 2y
Sarah83 @ju.ca.no it's my turn. 😉 2y
ju.ca.no It arrived today- thank you❤️ I won‘t be home until friday night, I will open it then😍😍 2y
Sarah83 @ju.ca.no Sounds great. Your parcel isn't there @barbarabb 2y
BarbaraBB Not yet! 2y
BarbaraBB 🤞maybe when I come home from work! 2y
Sarah83 @BarbaraBB just wondering, how long it takes. 2y
Sarah83 @BarbaraBB still isn't there? 2y
BarbaraBB @Sarah83 No... but Monday was Pinksteren here, so maybe all mail has been delayed as a result? I am on the lookout, hopefully tomorrow 🙏 2y
Sarah83 @BarbaraBB In Germany aswell.. mhm. As I send it as parcel without tracking I can't see, where it is. Can you remember how long your parcel was on its way? 2y
BarbaraBB Very fast, I think it took three days at the most. It‘ll be here today, I am sure! 2y
Sarah83 @BarbaraBB hope so. 😍 2y
Sarah83 Still not at your place? @CrowCAH @Jess7 2y
Jess7 I haven‘t received anything yet, but I‘m still at work if it was delivered today. 2y
Sarah83 @Jess7 in Germany were several holidays aswell. A parcel to the Netherlands, which normally should be there within two days, needed one week, so I don't get nervous at the moment. 😉 Hope it will arrive soon. 2y
Jess7 Omg! I had no idea you were mailing something from overseas!! I‘ve never mailed anything overseas! 2y
Sarah83 @Jess7 never realised that I write in German sometimes. 😉 Yes I am from Germany and maybe the letter is still at the toll. 2y
CrowCAH @Sarah83 nope, has not arrived. (The Jane Austen Swap package arrived first lol) 2y
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WHAT?!?!?! How have I not read this before now? I wanted a short audiobook for today and I got this friggin bombshell of a book. For some reason I thought this was a steamy romance novel about infidelity, but it's more of a triller about infidelity. If you need a fix of something reminiscent of Gone Girl, then read this. It's a classic for good reason!

AlaMich I haven‘t read Postman but Mildred Pierce was very good too. 2y
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This classic hard-boiled crime novel still holds up pretty well today. There's no real mystery to it, except to wonder how and when the protagonists will be brought to justice, but the prose (more reminiscent of Hemingway than Chandler) crackles and the story canters along with never a wasted word.

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#BOTM came finally!

Lovesbooks87 Both were really good reads! Enjoy! 2y
The_Heeler_Booklife Other People‘s Houses is so cute. 2y
Samplergal @allthingskayla I need cute. I‘ve had some hard reads recently. 2y
PictureandBook Half way through other people‘s houses 2y
Laalaleighh Other peoples houses has the funniest tantrum scene I‘ve ever seen. I was choking crying laughing 2y
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Read in 2 sittings, could've done it in 1. Fast paced, quick read, packs a lot of punches (😂😂see what I did there?) with a twist you don't necessarily see coming. Gives you a lot to ponder.

Reviewsbylola I love James Cain. Still need to read this one. 2y
Andrea4 @Reviewsbylola I recommend. Think I'll grab a few more of his 2y
Reviewsbylola I loved Mildred Pierce and Double Indemnity! 2y
Andrea4 @Reviewsbylola thanks for the suggestions! 2y
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Another bookish mail. 😍😍😍 #foliofreaks #surprisemail @CrowCAH

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#bell #thisremindsmeof this crime/thriller novel.

JoeStalksBeck Good one! 2y
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My #24in48 stack. I‘m hoping to wrap up this week‘s #luminariesbuddyread by tomorrow and then I‘m excited to dive into this stack!

readordierachel Loved Euphoria 💙 2y
Jess_Read_This The War Bride‘s Scrapbook looks super good! I can‘t wait for your review on it! 2y
emilyhaldi That‘s quite the stack!! James Cain readathon 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Reviewsbylola 😂😂😂 ikr @emilyhaldi 2y
Mdargusch Fun! 2y
Cinfhen Which book is most calling to you?? 2y
Reviewsbylola I‘m 2/3 thru Land of Enchantments after starting it this am. Really enjoying it. Thinking of going for Loos or Cain next. @Cinfhen 2y
Cinfhen Great! Have you seen either movie?!? 2y
Cinfhen Me, neither....curious to hear how you enjoy the books....#BooksAreAlwaysBetter 2y
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When you come home after a stressful day and find gorgeous bookmail in front of your door. 😍💞

@julesG thank you for the cute tote. I will take it for my bookmarket shopping. 💞😍

Now I have to work at home for some time and after that I will open these gorgeous parcels. 📚💟💞

Bambolina_81 Wow! Wow! Wow! 2y
Sarah83 @Bambolina_81 I told you, I ordered your birthday gifts. 😂😂😂 2y
Bambolina_81 @Sarah83 Better order that Amazon truck!!! 2y
Sarah83 @Bambolina_81 😂😂😂😂 no. Everything is fine. 2y
julesG That was quick. 2y
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I had such a bad day at work today. 😪

But when I came home, these parcels where waiting for me. 😍


vivastory They're so big! 🤗☺ 2y
Sarah83 @vivastory I ordered a bit. 🤗 2y
Tamra Yea!! 2y
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BarbaraBB They look huge!! Can‘t wait to see what‘s inside! 2y
Kalalalatja Glad your folio mail could help a bit with your bad day! Can‘t wait to see what‘s inside 😍 2y
Sarah83 @Kalalalatja yeah. This was really great. 🤗 I have already posted my beauties. Meanwhile your parcel is on its way too. 😉 2y
Moray_Reads Sorry for your bad day but what better cute than beautiful books? 2y
LeahBergen 😍😍😍 2y
emilyhaldi 🙌🏻 hope tomorrow is better ❤️ 2y
Sarah83 @Moray_Reads @emilyhaldi Thank you. Tomorrow is also the last day before the weekend, so I hope next week, it will get better. 💟 2y
Kalalalatja How lovely, thank you ☺️ I finally ordered my folio books too! 2y
Sarah83 @Kalalalatja hope you like, what I got you. 😊 2y
Sarah83 @Kalalalatja what did you order? 2y
Mdargusch Exciting! 2y
rubyslippersreads Books make everything better. 😊 2y
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My aunt still gets a newspaper. I spotted this gem. Enjoy! 📰

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I think my Christmas present from my husband may have just arrived! How on earth am I going to ignore this package until Christmas Day?! I‘m desperate to know what he‘s bought me (I do love a surprise though!!). Even the box it has come in is a bit Special!!

TrishB Lovely ❤️ and the anticipation!! 2y
Clare_Riley He‘s a good egg 😉 2y
Ms_T Ooh! 2y
charl08 What was in this mysterious parcel? 2y
Clare_Riley Dune by Frank Herbert and The Foundation trilogy (well, the first 3 in the series) by Isaac Asimov. He done good!!! 2y
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Hopefully he makes some kind of effort to hide large packages too.

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I know this is a horrible picture,but I wanted to let my booktote swap fairy know that I received my package. I'm so glad I will be gone for a week because the anticipation is killing me especially since it's my first swap.
@ReadingRover The postman told me you should receive yours by Monday. Hope you love what I chose for you. It was so fun shopping for you!

hermyknee So glad it got there! 2y
ReadingRover Yay! I‘m excited!!! 2y
ReadingRover Got mine!!! It‘s giant!!! (edited) 2y
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There was the cat, laying on its back with all four feet in the air. "Ain't that a shame. Killed her deader than hell."

Shown here resident cat, Arbuckle, protesting such callous disregard for feline life. #catsoflitsy

Bookzombie 💕🐱 2y
Libby1 😻 Arbuckle is right! 2y
MrBook #Arbuckle!!! 😻😻😻 2y
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So @Jess_Read_This just nominated me for my #FiveStarPredictions (first nomination😄 thanks!!)
So here they are; admittedly, Rat Queens vol 2&3 may be cheating as far as predictions go because I 💙💜💚💛❤ vol 1 so much but oh well!!!
I also narrowed this list down by books on my current TBR as well as ones I own.

Jess_Read_This Yay!!! Looks like you have an interesting group of five star reads! I haven't read Neil Gaiman yet. I need to fix that asap! 2y
Jess_Read_This Oh! And Something Wicked This Way Comes is my poetry/book club's October Halloween read! 🖤🎃🖤 2y
Andrea4 @Jess_Read_This I actually haven't read that much Neil Gaiman but I feel like I will love Stardust. And yes, I'm planning to read Something Wicked This Way Comes in Oct too! I have a whole host of creepy stories for Oct- yay!🎃🎃👻👻 2y
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This is a terrific heart wrenching thriller with twist and turns navigating the good and (mostly) evil of love and the human heart.

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My July #FairyLoot box is finally here and I love it. The book looks ❤️❤️❤️. No spoilers though. But if you're contemplating getting their boxes, I highly recommend them. 😊

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Book 1 for #24in48. Fast-paced, violent and steamy. This classic crime novel (novella?) is worth reading. I'm definitely going to look for more of Cain's work. #banned #readharderchallenge

rubyslippersreads ❤️ your 🐱 bookmark! 3y
[DELETED] 3803335244 That mug! I'm a Disney Lover! 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess Love the mug and bookmark! I am a Disney nerd too! 3y
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Bookzombie @rubyslippersreads Thanks everyone! The bookmark was part of my #summersantagoespostal from @bookgoil 😁 The mug I have had for years. Love Eeyore. 3y
rubyslippersreads @bookgoil Will you share where you got this adorable kitten bookmark? 😺 3y
Bookgoil @rubyslippersreads I bought it at Half Price Books - they also have stationary card sets with that image 3y
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Some of the snacks I purchased for the #readathon. I have had a lot of grapes. 🍇 I want to stay up but I think sleep is going to win this battle. #24in48

Jinjer Thanks for adding several things to my Walmart list😡pretzel chips, dip, Doritos... 3y
Bookzombie @Jinjer Sorry! 🙂 The pretzel chips are one of my favorites. 3y
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#jubilantjuly Day 1 I'm going TBRless this summer trying to read books I own (except for audio), but these are my most anticipated reads for July. I already started Alias Grace, but haven't got far due to a summer cold. #julymostanticipated

Caroline2 Ohhhhh Alias Grace is on my TBR list for July too!! 👍🏻 3y
Bookworm-Bobbie I loved Alias Grace. There's a TV series based on the book too, although not sure when it's being aired. 3y
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A #bookmailhorror today! I opened a book package, and it was FILLED with larvae and hatched ants!!! I dropped the whole thing in shock and then raced it out the door! 😳😳😳😱😱😱 All creatures deserve their place in the ecosystem, but not in my #bookmail! The image shows only a FEW of them!

Sue Oh, that's nasty! 3y
Leniverse 😱🤢😬 3y
DGRachel 😱😱 3y
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LectricSheep What?!?! That's insane!! 3y
Kristy_K That is so gross! 3y
vivastory I have ordered a lot, i mean A LOT of books & that's never happened. Gross. Sorry you have to deal with that. 3y
Hoopiefoot Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! 3y
tpixie 😱😩😫😳😰 3y
Louise My skin is still crawling! It was such a shock! 3y
ScientistSam Ugh! 3y
Soubhiville Wow, I wonder how that happened? Are your books ok? 3y
LeahBergen Aaaaahhh!!! Where was it ordered from?? 3y
cajunsyd Yikes!! 3y
merelybookish Oh my! 😲 3y
Louise @LeahBergen It was from an alternate seller on Amazon. @Soubhiville The book, thankfully, was wrapped in plastic. I had to wipe off the larvae to get it out of the plastic, but the book is okay. Ugh! I keep feeling like something is crawling on me! 3y
Louise UPDATE: I have just discovered that ant larvae are a delicacy in Central Mexico, like "insect caviar"! They fry them in butter! Apparently, the Aztecs enjoyed them too. Not my kind of gourmet, but to each his/her own! ? 3y
LauraBrook Ugh, super gross! I'd have to take a few showers to start feeling less creepy crawly again. 3y
CherylDeFranceschi UGH. How terrible! Sorry! 3y
diovival 😨 3y
Louise @LauraBrook I know what you mean! My skin still hasn't calmed down! I keep swatting at ghost ants and washing my hands! 3y
Louise Out in Nature, I find ants absolutely amazing! Just not crawling all over my bookmail! 3y
Dragon Yikes! Glad the book was wrapped in plastic. 3y
Sace 😨 3y
bitterbear Wow... 😵😵😵 3y
brilliantglow Omg! That is horrible😣 3y
Lwiesman I hope you put that on their review on Amazon. I wouldn't want to order from them. 3y
JoRead Gourmet or not, they definitely do not belong in bookmail! Sorry they ruined the moment for you 😔😔 3y
OrangeMooseReads EEWWWW EEEWWWW EEWWWW! I'm sorry that happened to you especially in bookmail. 3y
Louise @Lwiesman I have contacted the seller to let them know. I'll give them a chance to respond before posting feedback on Amazon. They look like a scholarly used bookshop in Harrisburg, PA, and have 98% positive feedback thus far. I'm guessing they'll be horrified to hear this happened. I wouldn't want to wreck their feedback record if it's just one unfortunate incident. (edited) 3y
Clare-Dragonfly Ewwwww! That's horrible! I would probably have cried. I'm glad to see from your next post that the book was fine! 3y
Louise Thank you for your commiserations, everyone! When I went outside later to check on the box, the ants had all gone away and taken their larvae with them! I guess this means a new ant colony will start up in the woods outside. I wonder if they are also recovering from shock at the sight of ME! 😂🐜🐜🐜@Sue @Leniverse @DGRachel @LectricSheep @Kristy_K @vivastory @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Hoopiefoot @tpixie @ScientistSam @Soubhiville @LeahBergen @cajunsyd 3y
Serotonin Memories. I once had a patient drop off his inhaler boxes for refills at the pharmacy...only to discover and witness little cockroaches crawl out 😆😆😆 3y
Louise @Serotonin OMG! I sense there is more to this story!!! 😳😂😳😂 3y
minkyb ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️ 3y
Louise @minkyb No kidding! 🐜🐜🐜 3y
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#characters2017 Day 9 I couldn't confirm that Cora Papadakis (Lana Turner) is blonde in the book since I just added it to my TBR. #didntknowitwasabook #blondebombshell

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻🤓 I didn't know it was a book either. 3y
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It's here! It's here! Oh my god it's here! My first ever #FolioSociety #BookMail!! Prepare yourselves for multiple gushing posts... But first, please allow me several minutes to dance round the room singing "IT'S HEEEEERE!!!" ?????

P.S. @elkeo My bank balance blames you and all your beautiful posts about Folio books ?. But my bookish heart thanks you!!!

Cinfhen Very exciting 💕💕 3y
Jess_Read_This 💕📚💕😍Lovely buys! 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon Bwah-hahahaha! Welcome to the pitfalls and joys of being a #FolioFreak! 3y
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SharonGoforth Awesome!!🎉🎉 3y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
LauraAndTaraAndBooks @Cinfhen @Jess_Read_This @elkeo @SharonGoforth @LeahBergen I love all you Littens, my friends came round this evening and looked at me like I was a lunatic for my excitement and joy over three books. I truly appreciate you all enabling and encouraging of my addiction! 😂 3y
SharonGoforth Always happy to enable! 😉 3y
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Well, look what arrived, @LectricSheep ! Only 4 days 'til I get to see what's inside!!! Oh, I hope it's books...fingers crossed! #secretsantagoespostal #wintersolsticebookexchange

Texreader Yes I'm hoping my #secretsantagoespostal got me books too!! 📚❤️😂 3y
LectricSheep Hooray!!! 🎉 I'm glad it made it. 3y
Betty That's a Big Box looks like it is six books high (edited) 3y
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My postman did NOT have to ring. He was getting out of his car with this package from @Annl when I got home from the post office where I mailed off my #SecretSantaGoesPostal Thanks! 9 days to go!

Suzze I'm waiting for mine. I'm not good at waiting. 3y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Annl Wow, that was fast! 😀🌲 3y
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Annl The gifts are wrapped so you can take them out of the box! 3y
Betty @annl Goodie! Beautifully wrapped and under the tree 3y
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
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The first book I read from modern library's hundred best books.

#ThePostmanAlwaysRingsTwice #JamesCain #Classics #Literature

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Always excited to find an old copy of a classic novel-scored this one at a used bookstore in North Stockbridge in the Berkshires. Plus the Lana Turner movie is one of the all-time great noir films.

squarepeginroundhole Love the book! 4y
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Reorganizing my leather bound books. Here are just a few of them 😍

Alpha Love this! There's something about leather bound that makes the book authoritative no matter what it is 4y
DitrieMarieBowie Gorgeous! 4y
Jamesmelvinmitchell That picture make my heart flutter. 😄 4y
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Sparkpuppypup So pretty! 4y
Donna_sBookMinute Beauuutiful! Do you actually read them? I don't have near as many; but they're "for show." I'll take them Dow and get the feel of them. Then I'll read paperback editions. ? 4y
OSChamberlain @Donna's Book Minute oh I do. I love reading hardback and I hardly ever pick up a paperback. Big leather bound books feel so good in my hands. I love to read them! But I'm very careful with them too 4y
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