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The Song of Achilles
The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is nobody, just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles.Achilles, 'best of all the Greeks', is everything Patroclus is not - strong, beautiful, the child of a goddess - and by all rights their paths should never cross. Yet one day, Achilles takes the shamed prince under his wing and soon their tentative companionship gives way to a steadfast friendship. As they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something far deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother Thetis, a cruel and deathly pale sea goddess with a hatred of mortals.Fate is never far from the heels of Achilles. When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows Achilles into war, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they have learned, everything they hold dear. And that, before he is ready, he will be forced to surrender his friend to the hands of Fate.Profoundly moving and breathtakingly original, this rendering of the epic Trojan War is a dazzling feat of the imagination, a devastating love story, and an almighty battle between gods and kings, peace and glory, immortal fame and the human heart.
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bookandcat
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With the fabulous Madeline Miller (author of Circe and Song of Achilles). I hear she is working on an adaptation of The Tempest next!
#morristownfestivalofbooks #mfob #mfob2019 #bookfestival

BookishMarginalia Cool on both counts! 4d
bookandcat @BookishMarginalia she was a wonderful speaker! 😁 4d
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Birdsong28
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The Song of Achilles is back on #Kindledailydeal UK and Queen Victoria is part of the big non fiction sale on Kindle so go grab yourself a bargain.

@Ms_T @Andrew65 @Cathythoughts @TrishB

Cathythoughts Thankyou!!!! I‘m going to go for Queen Victoria..... the other one isn‘t really for me. Thanks 😘your great for the heads up 👍🏻♥️ 6d
Birdsong28 @Cathythoughts Its ok. I will be getting Victoria as well as I have Achilles already. 😘📚📖 6d
TrishB Thanks! I have both in hard copy and still not read 🤷‍♀️ I also have the Thomas Cromwell one in offer in hard copy too and still not read! What am I actually reading..... 5d
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RachelO Oops! I‘ve just accidentally bought the Lucy Worsley book 😉 5d
Birdsong28 @TrishB You will get round to it eventually....😂 5d
Birdsong28 @RachelO Well you had better read it then 😂📚📖 5d
RachelO @Birdsong28 Oh ‘eck! I‘m in trouble if that‘s how it works 🤣🤣🤣 5d
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Oryx
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What a lovely day for an #audiowalk with miss Daisy

GypsyKat Beautiful picture! I love seeing #DogsOfLitsy ❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 2w
Cathythoughts Oh so beautiful 😍 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Gorgeous picture! 💚 And 🐾 ❤️ 2w
youneverarrived Stunning photo! 2w
LeahBergen 😍😍 2w
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Birdsong28
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Ms_T Ooh, thanks! I really enjoyed Circe so will look in to this 😘 2w
Birdsong28 @Ms_T Its ok. I got this when it was on the boxing day sale so I am glad its been put back on sale. Enjoy 😘📚📖 2w
Andrew65 @Ms_T I was disappointed by Circe. 2w
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Andrew65 @Birdsong28 Thanks for the tag. 2w
Ms_T @Andrew65 Oh no! 😱 I guess that‘s the joy of books, not everything will suit everyone but there‘s always something else out there 😃 2w
Birdsong28 @Ms_T @Andrew65 This supposed to be the better of the two but yes that is what makes this community great we can all understand each other's side and agree that not everyone will like every book. 2w
Andrew65 @Ms_T Definitely, possibly i expected too much of it following the strong positive opinions on it. @Birdsong28 2w
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Jess_Franzino
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Been absent on Litsy for the past week & a half because I‘ve been off at this AMAZING conference on Homer and mythology in Greece, hosted by the amazing Madeline Miller. I am SO blessed to have gotten to know her and have her take interest in my own book (series) that, like “Song of Achilles” & “Circe” is of a genre called “Mythical Realism”. As both a writer & Classicist, I am so honored to know Ms.Miller & have her in my life. She IS a goddess❤️

AmyG Wow! ❤️ 2w
Jess_Franzino @AmyG Madeline is just a truly wonderful person. And so learned! Had a blast discussing classics and writing with her. 2w
Birdsong28 So cool 😘📚📖 2w
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Kpulver
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Good reminder of Achilles in a modern version.

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sprainedbrain
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 5

@charl08 would you like to play? 😃

Post one cover you love each day for 7 days, no explanation needed. Tag someone new each day.

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Tamra
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Of course 👍🏾👍🏾. Miller is an amazing writer! She made a love story more than palatable, which for me is a hurdle. 😁

sprainedbrain One of my favorite books. I just loved the narration on the audio! 😍 1mo
Tamra @sprainedbrain yes, it was so good you forget you are listening! 1mo
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Rieltalk
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Wow - where do I even begin?? The purity of the narrator, the innocence of his friendships, the epic, larger-than-life scenes and exploits on the Ancient Greek canvas...glad to see I wasn‘t the only one crying hot, heavy tears by the end. My favorite book of 2019 so far.

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Tamra
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Only on chapter 5 and the quality of her writing is such I‘ve decided I‘ll follow Miller wherever she goes. 😁

Cathythoughts I guess that‘s a yes then 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
Melissa_J I loved this one 🥰 1mo
Laughterhp This book is great! 1mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I love this book. 1mo
emmaturi Fantastic story! 1mo
Scochrane26 I love this book so much. 1mo
jillrhudy Yep, whatever she writes, I'm in! 1mo
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Wildly_Bookish
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My August reads. My favorites were: The Song of Achilles, Daisy Jones and the Six, It Ends With Us, Winter Garden, Verity, Stepsister, Without Merit, and An American Marriage.

I did not like The Graphic Novel of A Wrinkle in Time.

Second Time Around was just blah.

The Guest Book, I DNF.

And Percy Jackson was good, for an 8 year old.

#augustreads #monthlyreads #mbc

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thevictoriousone
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I‘m fine. My heart is broken, but I‘m fine.

This book was lovely. I‘m not super into the Trojan War as a setting or topic, but this was beautifully told, a personal story of Patroclus and Achilles woven into a legend. I‘m super excited to talk about it at Book Club tomorrow!

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Ok, Miller is definitely going onto my must read author list from now on! Not only did I love the story, she manages to write compelling stories about greek myths, but makes them unputdownable with almost lyrical story telling. She made me look at this old story in a completely new way, and made me want to reread the Iliad again, plus this book made me ugly cry like I haven‘t over a book for years. What more could you ask for?

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thank you so much for this great gift @Gezemice 2mo
AlaMich Have you read Circe? If not, it‘s a fabulous book and it‘s really amazing on audio. 2mo
kspenmoll Great review! I loved her book 2mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @AlaMich Yes, I actually read Circe first, I agree it was excellent on audiobook! 2mo
sprainedbrain Yes! She‘s one of my favorites, and this book is one of my top 5 ever. ❤️ 2mo
jillrhudy Exactly. I‘ll read every last word she writes. I‘m all in. 2mo
Angitron Agreed! (...and I cried like a baby too) 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I love this book! 💖 2mo
Gezemice This is such a great book. I knew you would love it! Did you listen? BTW I am re-reading Circe as it is our book club choice. I wanted to read it anyway. I listened first and I want to read now. 2mo
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AthenaWins
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Read it again, I said. It will be fun, I said. It won't make you cry again, I said.

😭💔

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thevictoriousone
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I‘m about 2 hours in, and I‘m really enjoying this book so far. I‘m nervous about the ending though, gotta say. I‘m super excited to hopefully make it to CHB book club this month though!!!

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ManyWordsLater
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Ancient Greek wisdom.

“No man is worth more than another, wherever he is from”

Avidreader25 Love this book! 2mo
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BriannaT
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Congrats to @Megabooks for this awesome milestone! Litsy goals right there! Thanks for doing this #25ETSY giveaway, I wish you even more success 😊

Megabooks Thank you so much!! 😊😊 Good luck! 🍀 2mo
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thevictoriousone
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@everlocalwest I‘m going to try!

everlocalwest All the yes!!! 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @everlocalwest Need to get to this one soon! I loved Circe 2mo
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This book had me falling in love with Achilles and Patroclus both. It's an easy read, and although I already knew the tragedy I would be facing, I had hope. Until the very last page. And even then, I still got the happy ending I craved. I have always viewed Achilles in a negative light, but this book showed me a kind, gentle, and honorable side to the hero. Patroclus was just a name, a filler character with no depth, until I read this book. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Underqueen My all time favourite book! 📖❤️ 2mo
Wildly_Bookish I can 100% see why! Have you read Circe by Madeline Miller? 2mo
CBee Madeline Miller is my girl crush 😍😍 2mo
Wildly_Bookish I feel that. 🤣🤣 2mo
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ManyWordsLater
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#currentlyreading in the park with the smaller of my bookworms.

Glad the kid is asleep because I can‘t put this book down!

Eggs Sweet baby 👶🏼 2mo
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Wildly_Bookish
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Finished that last book and started this one. I hope Madeline Miller has kept it as interesting as I found Circe to be.

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“I will never leave him. It will be this, always, for as long as he will let me.
If I had had words to speak such a thing, I would have. But there were none that seemed big enough for it, to hold that swelling truth.
As if he had heard me, he reached for my hand. I did not need to look; his fingers were etched into my memory, slender and petal-veined, strong and quick and never wrong.
“Patroclus,” he said. He was always better with words than I.”

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Augustdana
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Alright, so I don‘t have any library books on the go. If I don‘t have a time restriction I‘m pretty bad at being disciplined. 🤞🤞have had this one on my TBR for a while.

sprainedbrain One of my top 5 favorite books ever. ❤️ 2mo
Augustdana @sprainedbrain @MellieAntoinette I‘m about 100 pages in and 🥰🥰🥰 it‘s going better than expected! 2mo
ManyWordsLater Loved this so much. 2mo
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sarahgreatlove
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This was a good read but nowhere near as fun as Circe. I‘m definitely into the myth retelling genre now though! This one is about Achilles and Patroclus and the story of Troy. A different perspective than that which has gone before. ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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CBee
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It‘s official, people. I am head over heels in love with Madeline Miller. Song of Achilles was beautiful, unconventional, romantic, bloody, heartbreaking, and full of mythical magic. Saying I loved this book doesn‘t even describe the way I feel. I mean, how do I even read again after this? 😂😂

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jillrhudy
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After Circe, expected to adore it. Adored it. I‘m reading my Litsy stack, so if I‘m leaving only raving reviews, it‘s your fault! Miller makes the Iliad and Greek myths sing and glow and brings familiar characters to arresting life. She brilliantly chooses a less legendary character, Patroclus, for a first-person narrator. He loves Achilles and Achilles loves him. We knew that. But how much? #classics #mythology #trojanwar #readingthestack

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kgriffith
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“And perhaps it is the greater grief, after all, to be left on earth, when another is gone, do you think?”

ablachly UGH. WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME.

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kgriffith @ablachly you love it and you know it. 😭 3mo
ablachly @kgriffith I take this very personally. 3mo
kgriffith @ablachly probably you‘re right to do so. 3mo
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arlenefinnigan
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This is a great book, so beautifully written. A really gripping read. Fully deserves all the plaudits.

sprainedbrain One of my very favorite books. ❤️ 3mo
rretzler I‘ve had this book for ages and somehow have not gotten around to reading it. One of these days 3mo
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Laughterhp
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1. Tagged my first 5⭐️ read of 2019.
2. Puffy, but I‘ll eat crunchy if that‘s all there is.
3. Sunset
4. Probably book a vacation or put it towards materials for a house project
5. 3rd grade. I loved my teacher. She taught us sign language which I still kind of remember.

#friyayintro

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Moll
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FINALLY finished the first book I've read since finals and it may have taken me 20 years but I really liked it! Unlike anything I've read before and not something I'd usually pick up...but well worth the read💖 Thanks @Emilymdxn !💖💖💖

Emilymdxn SO glad you liked it! 3mo
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In the darkness, two shadows, reaching through the hopeless heavy dusk. Their hands meet and light spills in a flood like a hundred golden urns pouring out of the sun. - M. Miller

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon
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RaimeyGallant Welcome! 3mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 📚🤗👏🏻 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💗📖💗 3mo
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nordicscarab
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Emotional and gripping, i couldn't put it down!

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rkeo
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This was a beautiful love story between Achilles and the exiled prince, Patroclus; a love story that did an excellent job painting the multi-layered human side of the demi-God Achilles. We see him through Patroclus' eyes for all he was: complicated and flawed, and worthy and capable of the greatest love. Regardless of how many times you've read Homer's original, you'll be pleasantly surprised, and emotionally destroyed, by this rendition.

kaysworld1 This book is sensational x 3mo
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Gdsjenny
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I enjoyed this. I didn‘t think I would get wrapped up in the love story, but I totally did.

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my.books.in.squares
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Starting this one tonight, I've heard good things! 🙂

brandybear22 It‘s really quite lovely 3mo
Scochrane26 I loved this one! 3mo
HippieChickHomeschool One of my favorites! 3mo
sprainedbrain One of my very favorite books ever. 😍 3mo
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AmyG
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Found at our library book sale! 🙌🏻

wanderinglynn Don‘t you love when you randomly find signed copies? ❤️ 3mo
AmyG @wanderinglynn Such joy! 3mo
DivineDiana So nice! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 3mo
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Tanisha_A Gooooooooood! 3mo
HardcoverHearts Score!! 3mo
CoverToCoverGirl Lucky!! 😍 3mo
UwannaPublishme How cool! 🙌🏻 3mo
Suet624 You are finding amazing things at that sale!!! 3mo
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Laughterhp
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Saw everyone posting their #Top6Reads so far for the year and decided to join in! This was so hard to narrow down to 6!

I guess that‘s a good thing and means I‘ve read a lot of good books this year so far!

Cinfhen Yay!! Glad you posted and shared!! Song of Achilles made my top 5 last year!!! Such a GREAT book!!! 3mo
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Abby2
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Really great read, the writing is magical. The story is filled out and made new. I loved it.

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BiblioLitten
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Eating that is probably not a good idea at 1am but I have had a crappy day, and I can‘t sleep, so...
Also, this book is reminding me of how much I used to love Greek literature. I hope to reread The Iliad someday. #currentread

cobwebmoth I hope tomorrow is a better day for you.❤ 4mo
BiblioLitten @cobwebmoth Thank you. 💕 4mo
JennyM Take care lovely. 😘 4mo
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batsy Hope it does the trick and you have a better day tomorrow ❤️ 4mo
sudi Hope tomorrow is better 😊💕💕💕 4mo
Tanisha_A Hope it gets better soon! ❤️ 4mo
BiblioLitten @JennyM @batsy @sudi @Tanisha_A @readordierachel Thank you my lovely friends. ♥️😘 4mo
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Vulpixen
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I‘ve always been a fan of world mythologies, so I may be biased, but this was so good. I had always been told the story as though Patroclus and Achilles were cousins who loved each other “like brothers”, but this is a much more true and convincing narrative of their relationship. A perfect book for Pride 🌈

lorannen One of my favorites! It's one of those that I wish I could go back and read for the first time all over again. If you haven't picked it up yet, I highly recommend Miller's second novel, Circe. 4mo
Vulpixen @lorannen yes it was great! I do intend to pick up Circe in the near future :) 4mo
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Stacypatrice
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MONDAY GOALS (no pupper but I‘ll make due with all the fur left over from dog sitting Dimples 🐶)📚☕️

#read #rest #recharge #repeat

AmyG Sounds wonderful! 4mo
UnidragonFrag Sounds great! I'm jealous! 4mo
PickingBooks So true! I love people but I also need to recharge on my own. 4mo
DGRachel This was totally me yesterday. Usually Bailey hangs out in the living room during the day, but yesterday she curled up on my bed while I read during the afternoon. ❤️ 4mo
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BooknerdsLife
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This is harder than I thought😅! But think I'm almost caught up now 😌
Here are some #BlueBooks for #30JuneBooks Some of them are my favorites and some are in my #TBR pile in my room. But none of them has an #UglyCover I'm afraid 😅
Do you see any of your favorite book? Or any on your next TBR too?
#Classics #JaneAusten #StephenKing #Shadowhunter #JaneEyre
#booknerd #bibliophile #readinglife #bookwormsproblem

TrishB Lovely pic 😁 4mo
Cathythoughts A lot of beautiful blues you have 💙 4mo
BooknerdsLife @TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts Thank you so much 🙌🏼💙🥰 (edited) 4mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz I love your layout! Beautiful! 4mo
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Stacypatrice
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“Dimples - be pretty with the new book I‘m starting.”

#attitude #sassypants #dogsoflitsy

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
TheSpineView 💜🐾 4mo
batsy 😍 4mo
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Eyelit Omg that‘s the cutest! 😂💙 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm 😄😙💗 4mo
ladym30 So adorable❤️❤️! 4mo
Hufflepuffle Such a cutie!!! 4mo
LeahBergen 😂😂😂 4mo
TheBookKeepers Hahah too cute!! I loved this book!! Enjoy! 4mo
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BriannaT
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After Circe, I had high expectations for this one - they were met! When I read bits of the Iliad for school, I was taught that Patroclus was Achilles‘ cousin and they loved “like brothers.” Even though it‘s fiction, that little change made through prejudice suppresses more than just the characters. This book reminds the reader what the relationship truly was, and it stands as a testament that all love is beautiful.

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4thhouseontheleft
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Wow!! Thank you @ruskigurl16 for an incredible #mysterymessageswap gift! I‘m so excited about the books, and love the postcards from Russia! And holy stickers! You really filled the journal (which is so cute - did you know I 💜 sloths?) with so many things! Thank you for everything!!

gradcat I love that bracelet! ♥️ 4mo
ruskigurl16 I am so glad that you loved everything!! ❤️😍 4mo
4thhouseontheleft @ruskigurl16 I 💜💜 everything!! Since I brought the box with me in vacay, I plan on using the tea immediately! You put together an amazing package and I am so grateful! 4mo
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tpixie @4thhouseontheleft @ruskigurl16 lovely bookish treats!! ♥️🥳📚 4mo
ruskigurl16 @4thhouseontheleft yay!! This makes me really, really happy to hear. I had a fabulous time putting it together. The chocolate is local from PA, BTW. So you got both sides of me and themed on travel, which (as you are on vacation) I thought was appropriate. 😊 4mo
4thhouseontheleft @ruskigurl16 I grew up on Gertrude Hawk chocolates, so it was a pleasant surprise! I‘m originally from PA. 😃 4mo
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Moll
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'Her hair was as sleek as it always was, and her dress as beautiful, but there was something about her that seemed wild, as if an invisible wind whipped around her'.

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Moll
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'Her face was like quicksilver, always racing to something new'.

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Moll
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'Her voice was bright and almost childishly loud, startling after the dullness of the hall. She had a tipped-up nose, and a sharp face, like a fox. She was pretty, and knew it'.

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arlenefinnigan
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#ReadHarder challenge 13: a book of mythology

sprainedbrain One of my very favorite books! 😍 4mo
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