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Friendship: Vintage Minis | Rose Tremain
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What is the secret to true friendship? Is it really love’s quieter relation or something stronger and more profound? And where does the line between the two lie? Rose Tremain looks at two unlikely lifelong friendships, which – though tested – prove unbreakable. Thought-provoking and life-affirming, this is at once an examination and a celebration of friendship in all its glorious complexity. Selected from the books Restoration and The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis series: Love by Jeanette Winterson Language by Xiaolu Guo Desire by Haruki Murakami Freedom by Margaret Atwood
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Thank you so much Diane...these bookolates are awesome! When I move I will put them in my books.
You are so sweet. 😘


Crazeedi So glad you like! When are you moving?? 2mo
Crazeedi Don't forget to give me your new address 2mo
AmyG I‘m not moving until the end of the year. I will certainly let you know. 2mo
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Just when I need it the most a gorgeous parcel arrived... 😍😍😍😍 So gorgeous what you put into this parcel @julesG even if I wasn't speechless at all, I would be it right now. Thank you so much. 😍😍😍 #litsylove

julesG Glad it cheered you up at the right moment. 😘 2mo
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Day 16 #SpringIntoReading
I chose @LibrarianJen for my #LoveYourLibrarian prompt. We've been friends for over a decade. She's seen my kiddo grow into a teen and I've seen her become a mom. She's also the reason I'm obsessed with Litsy. 😍
@vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww I love it ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
whatshesreadingnow Aw so sweet! ♥️☺️ 2mo
LibrarianJen Oh my gosh Brooke, I ❤️ you so much! Dev, and Brandon too. I kind of want to screenshot that Bitmoji and frame it, it‘s way cute. Is that sad? 2mo
LokiDokey @LibrarianJen no that's cute. 😀 2mo
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1. Reading and spending time on Litsy and Goodreads. Between work and grad school, no time for anything else!
2. Horror, fantasy, classics.
3. Oliver, our Papillon dog
4. Yes, Litsy list is accurate and unowned
5. Funko pop figures, literary dolls and action figures, literary toys and knick-knacks, book-based games, bookmarks, jigsaw puzzles
6. Just that I love Litsy and don‘t get to spend nearly enough time here!

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Thank you my beautiful friend @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for your 2 notes! 💕

And @JenlovesJT47 and Jace for the adorable Les Chats postcard. 😻


JenlovesJT47 ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
JenlovesJT47 I‘m currently learning French via Duolingo and I‘ve had to type out and say le chat about 500 times already 😅 I thought it was fitting 🐈 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome 🍀💚 3mo
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AmyG @JenlovesJT47 my chat is bottom row, left. Hey...do you recommend Duolingo? I want to learn spanish. 3mo
JenlovesJT47 I love torties! 😻 Yes I would highly recommend it! I‘m currently learning Spanish, French and German with a little of this and that along the way. It‘s pretty awesome! 3mo
AmyG @JenlovesJT47 Thank you. And without my glasses...that‘s a tabby. 🤣 3mo
JenlovesJT47 Lol I can‘t see very well myself! I love all cats 😻 3mo
CoffeeNBooks @JenlovesJT47 I've been using Duolingo to practice French- I love Duolingo! I was practicing Spanish at one point and trying to learn German, but decided to focus just on French. 3mo
JenlovesJT47 @CoffeeNBooks that‘s awesome! I mostly focus on Spanish and alternate French and German, but I already knew a lot of Spanish already. I‘m hoping I‘ll actually meet my goal one of these days of being multilingual! Such an awesome app 🤓 3mo
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1. Reading, traveling, knitting (sometimes!), cooking
2. SFF (but especially urban fantasy), romance (especially historical and paranormal), historical mystery, Austen
3. Nope
4. Pretty much. I may need to clean it up a bit😀
5. Bookmarks, anything Austen, mugs
6. Thanks to @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for organizing!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚💚💚 4mo
robinb OK, you are pretty much my twin with number 2. 🤣👍💕 4mo
ScientistSam @robinb twinsies! No wonder I enjoy your book recommendations 😜 4mo
robinb @ScientistSam Same here! 🤣 Keep ‘em coming! 🙌🏼 4mo
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What a lovely and sweet surprise, Suba!

The piggy notecards are so cute..perfect, as it‘s the Year of The 🐷! 😁 The bookmark..👍 (reminds me of the song Daydreamer by Adele). The notebooks are great in sizes. Looking forward to read the book, as I‘ve enjoyed THUG and All American Boys. I really appreciate your gifts. Thank you so much, my friend ❤️😘

P.S. Where are all the stickers on Litsy??

TrishB This is a great read 👍🏻 4mo
rohit-sawant This is so wonderful! 4mo
Cathythoughts How very lovely 💕💕💕 4mo
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Cathythoughts And I‘m just noting that your birthday is early April ( I‘m pretty sure) so due to our crazy postal system, I may get ready by early March ( so I‘ll be looking at your TBR 👍🏻😗) 4mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Awww the piggy notecards!! ♥️♥️ 4mo
Kalalalatja 😍😍😍 love it! 4mo
Susanita According to a post on the Facebook group, they‘re aware of the stickers issue. 4mo
batsy I hope you enjoy 😘😘 4mo
LeahBergen Cute pig notes! Download the latest Litsy app update and the stickers will come back. 😀 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm @TrishB I remember I stacked it after your review! 😊 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm @Jee_HookedOnBookz cute piggy notecards bring luck for the new year, apparently! 😆 @LeahBergen @Susanita I‘ve updated the app and the stickers are back! 👍 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm @kalalalatja @rohit-sawant @Cathythoughts certainly brightens up my day! 💛☀️. Cathy, how sweet of you that you remember my birthday! Yes, it‘s early April and I‘m turning the big five O 🙈! (edited) 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm @batsy 😘😘 back at ya! 4mo
BiblioLitten How lovely! 😊🤗 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm 💗 @BiblioLitten Have you settled down in Canada and got your permanent address? Been wanting to write to you. 4mo
BiblioLitten @erzascarletbookgasm I‘m so desperate to write back to all of you! I thought of updating my new address but we might move again (within Ontario) in the next few months. So I thought I‘d update it after April. 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts Just to let you know I‘ve sent you a tiny something for V Day, but like you said, the postal system seems crazy lately...bummer it didn‘t turn up on time for V Day! 4mo
Cathythoughts What 😮♥️Oh Thankyou ! That‘s completely unexpected & so very kind of you ... Thankyou Jessie !! I‘ll let you know as soon as I receive it. You are way too good. I think I‘ll make a move on your birthday present later this week , sinse the post is way too erratic between our countries... Is your TBR up to date ?! Thanks again .. what a lovely surprise ♥️👍🏻 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm It‘s nothing much, Cathy, hope you‘ll get it eventually. Very kind of you to want to get me something for my coming birthday. I‘ll clean up my tbr. Thanks ❤️. @Cathythoughts 4mo
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Make today lovely 😊


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What a lovely surprise.....its supposedly ‘Blue Monday‘ but not in Litsy world! Thank you @BookNAround ...so lovely to hear from you and you know just how much I love mint chocolate! 😘

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I decided to join Library Thing and the #kindlitsy movement today! I can not wait to start sending (and receiving) books. This should be a good way to curb my swap craving!

BookishMarginalia 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 6mo
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Day 20 Friendship

My friend sent this to me yesterday - it's so true!


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Day 20 of the 30 Days of Gratitude photo challenge: friendship. #gratitude30

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I have so many friends that I consider family and am so grateful for this!! #friendship #gratitude30

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I‘m #grateful for the #friendship I have in my life. Having a best friend for 16+ years has been incredible and I can‘t imagine moving through the rest of my life without her


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It‘s @MicheleinPhilly ‘s birthday! She‘ll hate me for saying this but she‘s an amazing person, I‘m glad to call her a genuine friend and we would never have met if it wasn‘t for Litsy. ❤️😘

AmyG Happy Birthday! Wishing you a wonderful day. 🎂🎈🎁 8mo
JoScho Happy Birthday @MicheleinPhilly hope your day is amazing 🎂❤️🎂 8mo
saresmoore Hippo birdies two ewes, Michele! You truly are a beautiful, clever, insightful, generous, and delightfully snarky human. 😘♥️🍷🔥 Litsy (and the world) is a better place with you in it. 8mo
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Soubhiville Happy birthday Michelle! I hope it‘s terrific! 8mo
MicheleinPhilly Thanks doll! 😘 8mo
kspenmoll Happy Birthday Michele! Enjoy your day! 🎂❤️🎉 8mo
CarolynM Happy birthday @MicheleinPhilly 🎂🎉🎈💐 Hope you have a lovely day 8mo
Purrfectpages Happy birthday @MicheleinPhilly ! 8mo
DivineDiana Best wishes @MicheleinPhilly for a fantastic year filled with love and books! ❤️🎂📚 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm @MicheleinPhilly Happy birthday! 🎂🎈 8mo
sprainedbrain Awwww. Happy birthday, @MicheleinPhilly ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
julesG Happy Birthday @MicheleinPhilly 🎂🎁🎉🎈💐 8mo
JessClark78 Happy Birthday @MicheleinPhilly 🎊🎂🎉 8mo
Kappadeemom Happy Birthday!! @MicheleinPhilly 8mo
JenReadsAlot Happy birthday @MicheleinPhilly 🎉🎂📚 8mo
batsy Happy birthday @MicheleinPhilly ! 🎂🎉 Hope you have a lovely day and lots of snuggles with Pickles 💜 8mo
Librarybelle Happy Birthday, @MicheleinPhilly ! Hope you have a wonderful day!! ❤️ 8mo
DGRachel Happy Happy Happy Birthday @MicheleinPhilly May you have the bestest day ever! 🎉🎁🎂🎁🎉 8mo
Pamwurtzler Happy birthday @MicheleinPhilly !! 8mo
Bklover Happy Birthday @MicheleinPhilly ! Hope you have a lovely birthday weekend!🎉🎁🎂 8mo
Slajaunie Happy Birthday!🎉🎈🎁📚 @MicheleinPhilly 8mo
BarbaraBB So cool you‘ve become friends thanks to Litsy! Congrats @MicheleinPhilly 💕 8mo
Redwritinghood Happy birthday @MicheleinPhilly ! 🎂🎂🎉🎉 8mo
Litlady Love our Litsy family! All the best and the happiest of birthdays, @MicheleinPhilly‼️ 🤗🎉🎂🎈🍷Hopefully it involves some cozy reading time with Pickles by your side! 📚📚😄🐶🐾 8mo
Dragon 🎂🥂🍾🍰 8mo
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So I am glad to announce the winner of #2000thpostofsarah83 : @umbrellagirl 🤗

Please write me an email with your address at litsysarah83@freenet.de . A book from your tbr list (I hope you updated it) will be on its way. 😊

Thank you to all the others who participated. 😘

ju.ca.no Congratulations @umbrellagirl 😊🎉 9mo
AmyG Congrats🎉🎉🎉 9mo
SilversReviews Congrats!! 9mo
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Bookladylinda Congratulations! 📚📚📚🎊🎊🎉🎉🎊 9mo
Cinfhen Congrats @umbrellagirl 💞💞💞 9mo
Buechersuechtling Congratulations 🎈 to you, @umbrellagirl. 9mo
umbrellagirl Thank you so much!! 9mo
umbrellagirl Email sent 💙 9mo
Sarah83 @umbrellagirl replied and already ordered your book.😊 9mo
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😘 It‘s #2000thpostofsarah83-celebration-time. 🎉
Fascinating that your phone counts your posts. 🎐 Mine does not. 🤷🏽‍♀️

I like 🧡 Litsy because
• it‘s a better means to track the 📚 I (want to) read than starting a blog. It‘s less complicated and more spontaneous
• in here I have never seen a shitstorm
• I get inspired to read books I never would have discovered myself
• I love the vivid exchange about books and the lovely people I me(e)t

Buechersuechtling @Sarah83 Thank you for this giveaway. That‘s such a nice idea/gesture which shows how special Litsy is to you. 🤗 9mo
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Littens in their natural habitat 😍💖

julesG 😍 9mo
zzz 🤗🤗🤗 9mo
DivineDiana What fun! ❤️ 9mo
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Littens in their natural habitat 😍💖

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Just a little reminder. 😊 Who wants to participate, please copy this blurb, tag my and tell me, why you love Litsy. Giveaway ends tomorrow 11.59 pm European time.

The winner will be chosen on October 7th. 💖

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Congrats on your milestone @Sarah83 !!🎊🎉🍾

I love Litsy, because it has finally given me a place where I‘m not the weird one, with the weird reading habits. I‘m actually kinda normal here😜
And I love how easy it is to go beyond the superficial contacts of most SoMe and meet cool people and do cool bookish stuff together🤩😍🤩


Booksnchill All Hail the bookish!!📚🤪⭐️ 9mo
wanderinglynn 🙌🏻 Yes! No one stares at you for getting excited about all the books and bookish things. 9mo
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Congratulations @Sarah83 🎉

I love this little community. So pleased to have found so many kindred spirits. Cheers to the next 2000 posts!

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Congratulations for the amazing @Sarah83 for her 2000st post here on Litsy! 🎉

She is doing a giveaway for this cause! #2000thpostofSarah83

I love Litsy because of the community and because I finally have a place to share my love for reading! Everyone here is so lovely, caring, sweet and helpful, everyone is accepted and it is just a safe place for every one! I never thought social Media could be like this! Plus: tons of book recommendations😍

SilversReviews I totally agree about everyone being accepted. I know I won‘t be criticized....LOVE it here. So happy I found Litsy, and it was by accident. (edited) 9mo
ju.ca.no @SilversReviews me too😍 so glad I found this place and all this amazing people💜 9mo
SilversReviews @ju.ca.no ❤️ ♥️ ❤️ ♥️ 9mo
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So finally this is my 2000th post here at Litsy. I am so happy that I found this gorgeous community and I also found some new friends. 💖 Since I am an introvert person this is really special for me. 🤗

In honour of the this I will do a little giveaway. copy this blurb, tag me and tell me, why you love Litsy. Please use #2000thpostofsarah83 I will choose a book of your tbr and send it to you. On October 7th I will choose the winner. 💖

WorldsOkayestStepMom Just curious, how do you find your total number of posts you've made? 9mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder 😂☝️Lol I had the same question! 9mo
ephemeralwaltz Same question 😂 congrats on the big number!! 9mo
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mabell Congrats! 🎉🎉 9mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 👏🏻🎉🙌🏻 9mo
saresmoore Wonderful! You are so generous, Sarah! 9mo
Sarah83 @WorldsOkayestStepMom @RestlessFickleBookHoarder @ephemeralwaltz my mobile phone downloads every picture which I load up here in a special folder. 🤗 9mo
ephemeralwaltz @Sarah83 ooooh that happens to me too but I always delete them because I'm low on phone storage 😂😂 that's awesome! 9mo
Sarah83 @ephemeralwaltz I use an extra memory card for that 🤗 9mo
Kalalalatja Congratulations Sarah! 🎉🎉🎉 9mo
Judybskt Awesome!! ❤️🎉❤️🎉 9mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈 9mo
Bklover Congratulations! Now I want to count my posts!!😉😂 9mo
scripturient Congratulations!!!! 😘 9mo
pppooraikul Congratulations!!! 🎉🎉🎉 9mo
LeahBergen Yay!! 🎉🎉 9mo
zzz Awesome!🌼🤘🏼 9mo
tina_b.ooks Happy 2000th post! 🌷🌼🌻 9mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook Congratulations on your milestone! 🎉👏 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm Congrats on the incredible number! 9mo
UwannaPublishme Wow! Way to go! 👏🏻👏🏻🍾🍾🎉🎉 9mo
AmyG Congrats on your milestone! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 9mo
whatshesreadingnow Congratulations Sarah! 🎉🎉🎉 9mo
Clwojick Woohoo! Congratulations! ♥️ 9mo
ju.ca.no Wow, amazing!! Congratulations🤗🎉 9mo
jmofo Hey Sarah, I‘m glad you‘re here. I‘m glad you were my first swap recipient! 9mo
Gissy Congratulations!!! 👏👏👏👏 9mo
Sarah83 @jmofo aw. Thank you. 😍 9mo
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What a fantastic day with the incredibly wonderful @Cinfhen and a fantastic group of Littens celebrating our love of reading! 💗📚😘 #whatarethosecrazyflyingstrandsonourheads #theanswerisblowinginthewind #phillymeetup2

BarbaraTheBibliophage What a beautiful pair!! ♥️ 12mo
Reggie Awww, you gals look great. Glad you had a good time. 12mo
Dana1084 Lovely picture!! 🤗 12mo
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Tanisha_A Nice photograph! 😀👌 12mo
Kalalalatja Great photo! 💕 12mo
youneverarrived Lovely photo ❤️ 12mo
Cinfhen This photo is hilarious 😁😁ALWAYS have a blast hanging out with you, Diana 💗💗💗have fun today...can‘t wait to hear all about it 12mo
ValerieAndBooks Wonderful picture of you both @DivineDiana and @Cinfhen 💖💖💖. Great seeing you both yesterday 💖 12mo
Cinfhen So glad to see u @ValerieAndBooks ❤️ 12mo
LeahBergen Love! 💕💕💕 12mo
DivineDiana @ValerieAndBooks Yes! So good to see you! I saw the David Bowie Exhibit yesterday and was motivated to try harder on reading his Book Club choices!!! How are you doing with that challenge? 12mo
DivineDiana @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you! We missed you!!! Hope you are doing better! ❤️ 12mo
DivineDiana @Reggie Aww! Thank you! Wish you could have been there! ❤️ 12mo
DivineDiana @Dana1084 @Tanisha_A @Kalalalatja @youneverarrived @LeahBergen Thank you so much! We need a National Convention! And then... International!!! 12mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen I know it‘s a funny one, but I‘m glad you encouraged me to take it! 💗 12mo
ValerieAndBooks @DivineDiana I‘m afraid I‘m doing terrible with it 😢! Bailed on three of the books! I don‘t even know what the last couple choices have been. Did Hawksmoor ever become available from your library? That was one of my bails 😒 12mo
DivineDiana @valerieandbooks Unbelievable but true, I am still waiting for my reserve!!! 😮 12mo
ValerieAndBooks Wow! 🤯!! But I wouldn‘t consider it a good “light” summer read anyway. Maybe it‘ll be ready for you just in time for Halloween. 12mo
DivineDiana @ValerieAndBooks 👍🏻📚😂 12mo
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I found @Dana1084 at the #PhillyMeetUp I am so glad we got to meet today! She is the sweetest ever! I am going to have to come back in the city just to have lunch with her one day soon!!! @LitLogophile And @Mrs_Organized_Chaos we missed you two!!! You were in the midst of our conversations!!! #GroupI #LMPBC

LitLogophile Awww so jealous!! 12mo
corycatelyn Fun! 🤗 12mo
BookaholicNatty @corycatelyn your next!!!! ❤️😘 12mo
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corycatelyn Can't wait! 😘 12mo
Dana1084 @ValerieAndBooks it was nice meeting you too! 😊 12mo
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A great big shoutout to @AndreaReads who‘s celebrating her 2 Year Litsyversary 🎉🎉🎉 In true Litsy spirit she‘s hosting a #giveaway to mark the occasion 💝📚😊
My favorite thing about Litsy is all the friendships I made❣️❣️❣️I know it‘s sounds cliche, but I‘ve been so blessed to have found people across the globe who really mean so much to me. I‘m forever grateful to Litsy and all the wonderful people who bring me so much daily joy😘😘

AndreaReads That is the BEST thing about Litsy!!! Thank you so much for playing along!!! 13mo
Kalalalatja And we are grateful for you! 💕 13mo
Centique Amen to that 😍😘 13mo
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Cinfhen Thanks so much @Centique @Kalalalatja and thanks for hosting the giveaway @AndreaReads 💟💟💟 13mo
mrozzz 🙌🏻💗 13mo
TrishB Totally agree 💕 13mo
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