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Goldfinch
Goldfinch | Donna Tartt
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE ""The Goldfinch" is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."--Stephen King, "The New York Times Book Review" Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art. As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love--and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle. The Goldfinch is a mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.
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eris404

Listening to the audiobook and just wanted to say David Pittu is a wonderful reader/performer.

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Sara_Planz
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Sometimes you hit the honey pot when you are going through your bargain stacks at the store.

Oblomov26 Great book 1d
britt_brooke Woah! Loved this one. 1d
Oryx Nice find. 1d
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Quevedoes
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We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others, that in the end, we become disguised to ourselves.
-François de la Rochefoucauld

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jewright
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I loved this book. It‘s completely haunting. The literary references are fascinating, and the description is beautiful.

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Erofan
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? " Maybe the one had to be lost for the others to be found? " ?

#currentlyreading #goldfinch

BooknerdsLife Happy reading 🙌🏼💕 I want to read this before watching the movie 🤗 1w
Erofan @BooknerdsLife Me too! But this book is so big! 😲 7d
BooknerdsLife @Erofan IKR! That‘s whatS been putting me off in the first place all these years 😆🙌🏼 it‘s quite intimidating 5d
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Blueberry37
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I am currently reading the goldfinch and so far I think that it isn‘t that interesting in the beginning but then later on it gets interesting. I am still towards the beginning so I will make another review when I actually finish it.

Crazeedi I couldn't finish this 1w
CactiCake I'm reading this book too, but it's taking me forever to read. Some parts are slow but it's also interesting. And welcome to Litsy! 1w
RaimeyGallant I actually never finished this one. Whoops! 5d
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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyJune19 Day 17: #Pattern
Who else is as excited as I am about the film adaptation of this chunkster? It seems very promising. I recall reading this for several months - finished a few YA, graphic novels, full novels to serve as palate cleanser while reading it to this heavy going tale.

CaroPi I am scare about the movie. Not sure if it can make justice to a 760 pages book 1w
gradcat Me! Me! Me! (Hand raised in the air) 😂 1w
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mc916
Goldfinch | Donna Tartt

Re-reading this gem before the film comes out and getting sucked in all over again! I hate that i have yo put it down and go to bed to make it to the gym tomorrow. Ahhhhh...the struggle!!

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HardcoverHearts
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In anticipation of the movie release, I‘m teaming up with a fantastic BookTuber, Juan, of Just Juan Reader to host a read along for the book, starting August 1st. Details are on my channel and his.

Theaelizabet I‘ve already read it, but will love hearing/reading comments! 2w
HardcoverHearts Juan and I have also already read it but the idea of reading it again before the movie sounded too fun. 😉 2w
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plathcamusdostoyevskyjagger
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Absolutely incredible.

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LiterRohde
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“[T]he reason I‘d liked Boris and felt happy around him from almost the moment I‘d met him was that he was never afraid. You didn‘t meet many people who moved freely through the world with such a vigorous contempt for it and at the same time such oddball and unthwartable faith in what, in childhood, he had liked to call ‘the Planet of Earth‘.”

#WanderingJune | 12: #Russians

📷: Made with Typorama

Bklover Loved this book! 2w
BarbaraBB I don‘t remember him ☺️. He seems cool though 😉 2w
Cinfhen Great description of Boris!! Such a strong character. And it‘s sort of my “impression” of a Russian mafia guy. 2w
CafeMom Loved this book. Now there is a movie coming out. 2w
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GypsyKat
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I‘m going to have to move a couple of these up on my TBR list. 📖🎬🍿 #Adaptations

https://bookstr.com/list/5-book-to-movie-adaptions-we-cant-wait-for/

LibrarianRyan I'm dying to see Artemis Fowl, but also apprehensive. they bundle two books together, and they have moved it 3 times, which is normally indicative of reshoots. 2w
GypsyKat @LibrarianRyan I‘ve still never read those books. 🙈 2w
LibrarianRyan @GypsyKat You should they are sooooo goooooooddddd. Quick reads. I have read all but the last two (i started a reread and didn't get vary far). Plus a new spin off series is coming. 2w
BooknerdsLife The Goldfinch (still need to read it) & Rivers of London (which I love) 2w
BooknerdsLife @LibrarianRyan Same! I have yet to read the books but my daughter did and totally loved the books🤗 2w
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Mtroiano
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Started this one this morning and I‘m already totally sucked in. #currentlyreading

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RatherTooFondofBooks
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I‘ve started reading #TheGoldfinch by Donna Tartt as part of my summer reading challenge and I‘m loving it so far. #amreading #summerreading

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Heystad
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Although The Goldfinch was a very slow read for me, I‘m extremely satisfied with the entirety of the story. If you asked me what I thought as I was reading, I would have no answer for you. I truly developed a love for this book during its final pages. Tartt posed many heavy questions for the reader and I have no doubt I‘ll be thinking about them for a long time. Also, bring tissues to the upcoming movie!

natalieebloom Yay you finished it!! 3w
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sisilia
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😱 I can‘t wait!!! I hope it doesn‘t disappoint 🤞🏻

MrsMalaprop What? A movie? @Rissreads 4w
sisilia @MrsMalaprop @Rissreads Yes, Nicole Kidman‘s in it, too 4w
Rissreads @MrsMalaprop @sisilia yes it also has another Australian actress in it Ashleigh Cummings. I want to re read the book again before I see the movie, seeing as it‘s one of my favourites. I hope they don‘t destroy it! 4w
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Rissreads @MrsMalaprop I think we should go see it together Gold class 😊⭐️💛 4w
MrsMalaprop @Rissreads I‘m in 👍. 4w
REPollock I loved it. It meanders, but you don‘t read Donna Tartt for a concise sharp short prose. I hope you enjoy it! 4w
Suet624 I can‘t wait either. And I really like Ansel Elgort. 4w
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BooksForEmpathy
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Ahhh! Did anyone else know about this!? How did I not!?

One of my all-time favorites coming to the big screen in September. I cannot wait!

glitterkitty459 I'm excited!! 😁 4w
Zelma Interesting cast! 4w
Kalalalatja I‘m beyond excited! 4w
QuintusMarcus It better be good, it was a fantastic novel. Being released in September is a bad sign - that month is usually a dump for movies that the studio didn't think quite worked. 4w
readordierachel I guess it's time to pull this one off the shelf! 4w
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LauraJ
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This looks promising!

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BookaholicNatty
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I just found out that The Goldfinch is coming out as a movie in September!!! Yay!!! I love when books get made into movies. I hope the movie will be just as good as the book. What movie/ tv series adaptions of a book are some of your favorites? I must say I love Outlander!

bookseller_cate I still need to catch up on the second season, but I loved The Handmaid‘s Tale, both book and show. 4w
Moony Mhhh that I have to read it soon.... 4w
Tashreads I loved The Goldfinch- this trailer looks amazing. So excited 😆 4w
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I just watched the trailer today! Smitten! Also excited about the adaptation for French Exit. 4w
taraWritesSci Oh that cast looks so good, too. 4w
Kimberlone Can‘t wait for this movie to come out but I really wish it had been adapted into a miniseries instead! I know there‘s a lot of things that are going to have to get cut out :( 4w
VioletBramble The trailer looks amazing. 4w
Victoriahoperose So excited!! Looks so good! 4w
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WanderingBookaneer
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MelissaSue81 Did you see the trailer? It looks good, but I agree, it‘s SO much for one movie. 1mo
cathipink Agreed. This is one of my favorites, I'm a little nervous after seeing all of the spoilers in the trailer 😶 1mo
TheLudicReader My son and I are huge fans...and we‘re both excited and trepidatious. What if they screw it up? They‘re probably gonna screw it up! Ahhhhh. 1mo
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Pickpick

Wow. This one. I suspect I‘ll have a book hangover from this for a while. I thought this book was extraordinary. I‘m rather at a loss for words after devouring it so quickly. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

LitLogophile Yes. Agreed. Absolutely. I loved it so much. 1mo
RatherTooFondofBooks I‘m hoping to start reading this at the weekend. I‘m glad you loved it so much. 4w
Ericalambbrown @RatherTooFondofBooks I sure hope you enjoy it 😊 2w
RatherTooFondofBooks I completely and utterly adored it! I finished it a couple of days ago and I keep thinking about it. 😊 2w
Ericalambbrown @RatherTooFondofBooks I‘m so glad! This one really stayed with me, too. 2w
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RatherTooFondofBooks
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On my blog (link in bio) today I‘ve posted about my 20 Books of Summer 2019 challenge. Here is the stack of books I‘ve chosen! I will be reading other books as well (on kindle and audio) but I want to make an effort to read some physical books! Have you read any of these? Where do you recommend that I start? #SummerReading #TBR

Gnora My mom and I listened to In the Unlikely Event together. That was an experience I will never forget. Fantastic book. 1mo
jb72 I‘ve not read any of those. Cool challenge though. I‘ve read two Rooney short stories. One I liked okay and one I didn‘t. 1mo
Ericalambbrown I just finished The Goldfinch today. I adored it and it‘s going to stick with me for a long time. 💕 1mo
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RatherTooFondofBooks @Gnora That sounds like a lovely way to share a novel. I might look out for the audio book so I can listen and read. I‘m really looking forward to finally reading this, it‘s been on my bookcase for a while now. 4w
RatherTooFondofBooks @jb72 Thank you. I read Conversations with Friends recently and didn‘t enjoy it all that much but I did love Rooney‘s writing style so wanted to give Normal People a go. I‘m hoping I‘ll like it more. 4w
RatherTooFondofBooks @Ericalambbrown I‘m a big fan of Donna Tartt so I‘ve been really keen to get to The Goldfinch, it feels like it‘ll be a real treat. I‘m glad you enjoyed it so much. 4w
ShyBookOwl Nice stack! I can't plan ahead like that. I'm such a mood reader! 4w
RatherTooFondofBooks @ShyBookOwl Thank you. I‘m a mood reader too so sticking to this TBR will be a challenge. I‘m hoping I‘ll manage it as I‘m keen to read all of these books. 4w
Megabooks Great choices! I have tried three times to finish The Goldfinch. The prose is beautiful, but I couldn‘t lock into the plot correctly. Judy Blume books are always good for summer! 4w
RatherTooFondofBooks @Megabooks Thank you! That‘s a shame about The Goldfinch. I‘m excited to read the Judy Blume - I feel sure this is going to be a great read! 😊 4w
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edennugget
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Blueberry and vanilla ricecakes topped with peanut butter and banana! Strawberries on the side for colour 😉

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PurpleyPumpkin
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Pickpick

This was a beautifully written book. But the ruminations and navel-gazing of the MC, Theo, got to be a bit much sometimes. I think some additional editing was in order. Still, it was well worth reading and I quite enjoyed the audiobook. 3/5⭐️

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jenniferw88
Goldfinch | Donna Tartt
Bailedbailed

Bailing for now but may come back to it later in the year.

PurpleyPumpkin I've been listening to this audiobook for months! I have just under two hours left and I'm determined to finish it. The writing is fantastic, but sometimes the lengthy descriptive passages make my mind wander. Oops!😬 1mo
ShelleyBooksie I struggled with this book as well and have not finished it. The characters are interesting but all the detail Boggs the book down. 1mo
TheLibrarian I was not a fan of this book and struggled to read it. 1mo
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KathyWheeler I could not understand why this won the Pulitzer; I was extremely bored through large parts of it. 1mo
mjdowens This is probably the only book I physically ever tossed across the room and could have cared less😂😂. Total DNF at over halfway. I am still made 5 years later 1mo
sprainedbrain I was not a fan... but I LOVED The Secret History! 😃 1mo
VictoriaB I persevered. I thought the beginning and ending were fantastic. A huge portion of the middle should have been tossed as it dragged on and on and on...... 1mo
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LiterRohde
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“If a painting really works down in your heart and changes the way you see, and think, and feel, you don't think, 'oh, I love this because it's universal.‘ A really great painting is fluid enough to work its way into the mind and heart through all kinds of different angles, in ways that are unique and very particular. I was painted for you.”

#QuotsyMay19 | 18: #Museum

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Cathythoughts Lovely quote. Must try this book again sometime ♥️👍🏻 1mo
CafeMom I loved this book. I was in the Netherlands last year but some how forgot to go and see this painting. 1mo
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Oliveldn
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‪These words from #DonnaTartt stir me to write each time I read them. #Writing #WritingCommunity #Quote #literaryfiction

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Quevedoes
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“Over and over, I kept thinking I‘ve got to go home and then, for the millionth time, I can‘t.”

RaimeyGallant Nice quote! 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 2mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🎈 2mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 2mo
lover.of.the.classics Welcome to the Litsy Family!!! 2mo
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EmilieGR
Pickpick

really Good up until the last 100 pages or so when it turned into a crime thriller

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Nerdy_Bookworm

Ugh!!!!!! Larry and Xandra are trashier than I originally thought! I just wanna throttle them! Poor Theo!!!! 😭😭😭

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Nerdy_Bookworm

I can't stand Theo's dad and "stepmother!" They're trash!!!

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Nerdy_Bookworm
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Despite the negative Goodread reviews, I'm absolutely LOVING this book! I went in not expecting much, and was given a wonderful surprise of a well written and gripping novel! Spending my day enjoying this wonderful novel!

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Nerdy_Bookworm

I wasn't expecting much from this book, but as of right now, I'm thoroughly enjoying it! Hopefully I enjoy it up to the finish! 😊

readordierachel Awesome! 2mo
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Nerdy_Bookworm
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Starting this up! Anyone else read this yet?

Megabooks It‘s perpetually on my TBR! 2mo
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Rhmodica
Mehso-so

couldn‘t put it down for the first half but the story slowed down to a crawl, almost bailed it glad I didn‘t. Loved how the story came full circle. Took me a long time to read even though I read the first half in a week

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johnnywfowler
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I am seventy percent through the book now. Boris has reappeared, and all of a sudden the story progresses at speeds it hasn‘t for the entire duration up to this point.

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Tashaxlynn
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Mehso-so

I am so incredibly conflicted by this novel! It took me a year to get through all of it, many times abandoning it. It is beautifully written and there portions of it that keep you turning the page, but then there are incredibly dense and slow moments as well. It was a long, long listen and sometimes it just felt like it was never going to end. But overall, I liked the storyline and how the story ended. I‘m just not sure I would recommend it.

LiteraryinLititz Thanks for that helpful review. Congrats on finishing it! 2mo
hilded It‘s on my list this year, hope I‘ll enjoy it. I loved ‘The Secret History‘, but I understand they are very different. 2mo
suzie.reads I really struggled with this one it bored me by the end 😒 2mo
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Tashaxlynn @LiteraryinLititz haha, thanks! When I heard it was going to be a movie I decided I needed to finish it so I could compare the book to how they decide to do the movie 2mo
Tashaxlynn @hilded a lot of the reviews I read on Good Reads said the same thing. She‘s a beautiful writer, I would definitely try another book of hers. 2mo
Tashaxlynn @suzie.reads exactly why it took so long to read. I kept stopping because I was bored 2mo
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Tashaxlynn
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“Isn‘t everything worthwhile a gamble?”

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jenniferw88
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1. Tagged & If I Die Before I Wake by Emily Koch
2. 😂
3. ✔🐓❤

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

j.rye I absolutely adore that a chicken is in your top three emojis. 2mo
Jazzyheather Wives of war. 😀 2mo
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swishandflick
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Pickpick

I'm feeling so accomplished right now! This book has been sitting on my shelf for years, but it jumped out at me the other day so I've FINALLY knocked it off my TBR 👏🏽

The prose is every bit as beautiful as you've heard, though I won't lie, around the 80% mark was a bit of a slog for me plot-wise. Overall can't be anything but a pick - Tartt is a wonderfully gifted writer!

Suet624 I absolutely loved the ending. 2mo
cmarie Surprised I've never heard of this, will definitely be giving it a nose! Even if the front cover made my heart stop for a second 😅 2mo
Soubhiville I loved this too! 2mo
diananissan3 It‘s been on my TBR forever too. One day! 2mo
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A woman is being described here - "...her freckles covered with makeup, her hair pulled back in a ponytail at the nape of her neck like some nobleman in The Tale of Genji..". ?

I have seen those pictures credits to you all reading #Genji sometime back! @Lindy @batsy @Daisey ?

Lindy Ha! I‘m sure that reference to The Tale of Genji went over my head when I read The Goldfinch. 3mo
batsy Yes! What @Lindy said. I'm pretty sure it went over mine when I read it 😂 3mo
CaroPi I am also reading at the moment. Hopefully I will finish tomorrow. Do you know that the movie is coming in November? 3mo
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Tanisha_A @CaroPi Yes! I am so glad i picked it up now. How are you liking it? 3mo
CaroPi @Tanisha_A a lot! I think I finish tonight. It makes me want to do some courses in history of art 3mo
Tanisha_A @CaroPi I have read only 70ish pages so far, and i am awed by the writing, the art analysis! Makes me want to enroll in one too. Also, I like to paint at times, and I just cannot get The Goldfinch out of my head. You think we can find some courses to take online? 3mo
CaroPi @Tanisha_A actually yes. Moma offer some free online. I started one in January but unfortunately got too busy. I will see if after may I can do one. At the moment I have family visiting 3mo
Tanisha_A @CaroPi Thank you for telling me. I'll see if I could take something up in December, that's when we have some days off from work too. 3mo
Taylor This book is one of my favorite modern novels! 3mo
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Quevedoes
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Like Theo Decker thinks about his mother and longs for her, today I woke up thinking about mine. Can‘t wait to see her again!

CoffeeAndABook Welcome to Litsy 🎉 I‘m sure you‘ll like it here ☀️ Looks like we‘re reading the same book! Have the best time with your mom 💫 3mo
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I did the unthinkable today and I DNF The Goldfinch. I honestly have been in a book rut since starting it. So I put it aside till I can get into the headspace for it, whatever that means. Anyone got some insights? Comments?

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Tanisha_A
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After lounging on my shelf for years (i think about 4/5 😶), it's time it gets its beautiful bum off it. I am exhilarated right now.

And one can eat grapes in a cup, right?!

rretzler Sounds like a plan to me! I‘ve also been meaning to read this book for some years. 3mo
Julsmarshall Same! Except mine is in my kindle app . . . 3mo
batsy Mmmm grapes 🍇 3mo
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BiblioLitten I was reading, and having grapes this morning too!! 👯‍♀️🍇 3mo
JennyM I now have beautiful hand and nails envy! Enjoy my lovely xxx 3mo
Tanisha_A @JennyM Eehee, sweetie! ❤️ 3mo
Tanisha_A @BiblioLitten @batsy Best fruit when it comes to the effort or rather not required in eating it. 😀 3mo
Tanisha_A @Julsmarshall Ooh! I think that's easier logistically with this one. 😀 3mo
Tanisha_A @rretzler I am really liking it so far. 😀 3mo
rretzler @Tanisha_A Good to hear! @Julsmarshall Same, most of what I read is Kindle. It‘s like carrying a library with me everywhere I go! 3mo
BiblioLitten Oh you bet! 😁 #lazyladiesoflitsy 3mo
Tanisha_A @BiblioLitten Hahahah, I like that hashtag. 😂 3mo
RadicalReader @Tanisha_A I love grapes especially green grapes I‘ve also enjoyed them frozen so delicious 2mo
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Butterfinger
Goldfinch | Donna Tartt

I read it in February, but I didn't include it in my challenges.
#PopSugar2019 (becoming a movie)
#Booked2019 (book to movie) @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft
#Chunksters (p771)

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Tashaxlynn
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I think it‘s about time that I finally finish this book! Everyone raves about it! 📚