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I Capture Castle
I Capture Castle | Dodie Smith
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Schlinkles
I Capture Castle | Dodie Smith
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This is my boss‘s favorite book and since I‘m finally reading it, she‘ll finally read The Night Circus. Seems a fair trade.

suvata Love that book so much 4d
Emilymdxn Love this book! 4d
rubyslippersreads Two of my favorite books! 😊 4d
Tamra So much adoration for the book. It should have been the antithesis of a 5 star read for me, but it was a classic in every wonderful sense of the word. 4d
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Tanisha_A
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Lots of castle titles on my list, i especially want to read - 1. I Capture the Castle by Smith 2. We have always lived in the Castle by Jackson 3. The Blue Castle by Montgomery

#CastleontheHill Love this song!
#WanderingJune
@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

📷: Chateau De Chillon, Switzerland, from Euro trip in 2018

Nerdfins I read I Capture the Castle after being drawn by the pretty hardcover I found at Barnes and Noble. Great book! 2mo
CaroPi I really like the Gothic atmosphere of 2mo
batsy All of these castle books are so good! 💜🏰 2mo
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StayCurious Great picture! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So beautiful 💗💗 2mo
readordierachel Lovely picture! I really want to read I Capture the Castle as well! 2mo
KarenUK Read the first two, and LOVED both! 💕 2mo
Tanisha_A @KarenUK I have heard only nice things! Looking forward. 😀 2mo
Tanisha_A Thanks @readordierachel! 😀 @ephemeralwaltz and I plan to do a buddy read of that one. Should we do it in July sometime? 2mo
Tanisha_A @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @StayCurious Thank you! It's beautiful! 2mo
Tanisha_A @batsy Yesss, I need a good read-a-cation. 😆 2mo
Tanisha_A @CaroPi Yep, that's what entices me to it. 😀 2mo
Tanisha_A @Nerdfins Ooh, that's a keeper I think! I am so reading this book soon. 2mo
ephemeralwaltz @Tanisha_A that would be great! Whatever works! Do you feel like joining along @readordierachel ? 2mo
readordierachel @ephemeralwaltz @Tanisha_A Yes! That would be great! 2mo
Tanisha_A @readordierachel Awesome then! Let's start in July 1st week or so, i'll post a schedule for us. 😀 2mo
Tanisha_A @ephemeralwaltz 🖕 Hope that works! 2mo
ephemeralwaltz Thank you yess!!! 1mo
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CarolynM
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BarbaraBB My choice too. Lovely book! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Ah, you have the Folio edition 😍❤️ 2mo
JennyM ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
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batsy Perfect 💜 2mo
gradcat Yaaasss! 👍♥️ 2mo
readordierachel What a lovely illustration! 2mo
CarolynM @Alex100 Because your account is set to private you have to OK me following you. I look forward to seeing your posts🙂 2mo
CarolynM @BarbaraBB @erzascarletbookgasm @JennyM @batsy @gradcat @readordierachel I kind of thought the book is such an obvious response to the prompt that everyone would choose it. That's why I went for a photo of the illustration. 2mo
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monalyisha
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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Met my walking goal for the #bookfitnesschallenge! Today‘s location: Bancroft Tower, built in 1900.

I‘m so happy that my hometown‘s on the upswing. My whole life, everyone‘s given Worcester a lot of guff — but it‘s honestly a beautiful city, full of character & some of the best people I‘ve ever met.

I also ran into the most Massachusetts tree I‘ve ever seen in my life. 🙈🙄😳

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And it looks like you have a lot of lovely places to walk. 👍🏻 2mo
TheSpineView Great way to start! 2mo
Marina_h Well done and nice walk 😊 2mo
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DaveGreen7777 Go, Alyisha, go! You rock! 😀 🏃‍♀️💪 2mo
RachelO Fun photos! 👍 2mo
Laughterhp Great job! What a cool place for walking! 2mo
BookwormAHN It looks lovely there, nice job 👏🏻 2mo
DivineDiana Cheers! Love the photos! 👏🏻🚶‍♀️👍🏻 2mo
nu-bibliophile That's beautiful 2mo
guinsgirlreads So cool! 2mo
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EmilieGR
I CAPTURE THE CASTLE | DOROTHY GLADYS SMITH
Pickpick

Beautiful book- memorable and enjoyable

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BiblioLitten
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Jane with a touch of Charlotte would be nice. Or as the endearing narrator says, “Fifty per cent each way would be perfect.” 😊💕

#currentlyreading

rretzler I loved that book! 3mo
batsy Yes, that math checks out for me too! 😁💕 3mo
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BiblioLitten
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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Blame.It.On. @batsy 👆🏻💕
#currentread

erzascarletbookgasm I loved this one too! Enjoy. 4mo
batsy Yay! I hope you enjoy 💜 That's a lovely illustration/cover 😍 4mo
LeahBergen So.Good. ❤️❤️ 4mo
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Tanisha_A I still haven't read it. Sitting on my shelf since forever! Enjoy, you! 😃 4mo
BarbaraJean I LOVE this one—enjoy!! And such a gorgeous cover! 4mo
JennyM It‘s a goodie ♥️ 4mo
catebutler One of my all time favourites - enjoy! 4mo
Lcsmcat That‘s a cover I‘ve not seen before. Pretty ! 4mo
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BornReadChicago
I Capture Castle | Dodie Smith
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Mehso-so

I am glad I finally checked it off my list, but I didn‘t love it like I hoped I would. It was a sweet and a lovely little story, but the comparisons to Anne of Green Gables fall FAR short in my opinion. I definitely see the similarities in the protagonists, but the language didn‘t wow me and I maybe laughed aloud once or twice, unlike being inside the head of Ann Shirley. Alas, comparison is the thief of joy and I shouldn‘t have gone in that way..

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Blaire
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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Mehso-so

I feel like a grouch, but Cassandra didn‘t charm me and neither did any of the other characters with the exception of Stephen and miss marcy. Cassandra‘s family lives in a falling apart castle and have no money due to her father‘s writer‘s block. They are hopeful one sister will marry into wealth to rescue them. Some beautiful scenes but overall not for me. #unpopularopinion (pic from our local library where I finished this one up)

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Blaire
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This is a total #blameitonlitsy read. Hadn‘t heard of it before all the litsy love. Embracing my Canadian roots this afternoon and drinking coffee outside because it is sunny and the thermometer is in positive territory. Definitely the only person here that thinks temp in the high 30s Fahrenheit is good outdoor weather. #bookanddrink #bookandeat

Tamra I agree with you the 30s feel great and that is a lovely read! 6mo
Blaire @Tamra ❄️ I love a sunny day with a nice chill in the air. 6mo
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Caroline2
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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Pickpick

It took me a lot longer to read this book than I intended but I‘ve been really ill with a kidney infection! But what a charming read it was! I‘m still not sure about the ending but I really enjoyed spending time with these characters in their castle! #newyearwhodis @Reviewsbylola @monalyisha

catebutler This is one of my all time favourite books! I‘m so happy you read and enjoyed it!! 6mo
BarbaraBB Great cover! 6mo
eraderneely Hopefully you‘re finally on the mend? 6mo
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Cinfhen Oh no!!! Hope you‘re feeling better 6mo
Chrissyreadit Hope you are better! 6mo
kspenmoll Hope you are feeling better !💕 6mo
Crazeedi Glad to hear you are recovering 6mo
dariazeoli Hope you‘re feeling better! 6mo
jmtrivera Oof, feel better soon! 6mo
Caroline2 @catebutler @eraderneely @Cinfhen @Chrissyreadit @kspenmoll @Crazeedi @jmtrivera feeling much better today thanks guys! Thank god for antibiotics eh!!! 😬🤗 💖 6mo
monalyisha Fingers crossed for speedy healing! 🤞🏻 Glad you enjoyed this book — it‘s one of my all-time faves! 6mo
Reviewsbylola I just love your edition so much! Feel better! 6mo
tracey38 Glad to hear you are starting to feel better. Hope it just gets better from here! 6mo
Jas16 Hope you feel better soon 6mo
Caroline2 @monalyisha Thanks! Yes, it is such a charming classic! 6mo
Caroline2 @Reviewsbylola Thanks! It‘s a Vintage Classics edition! 😉 6mo
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Ednonippon
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith

So I started reading this yesterday, and I admit, I did not expectuch. But so far, this is lovely! 😸👸

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ravenlee
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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Oh, Book Outlet, you make me do bad things. Three on the left (one is off the side) are for my daughter, and the rest are for me! At least five are #blameitonLitsy picks.

I had to do some creative shelf work to make these fit (more or less) - at least enough that my husband won‘t notice. Now I just need more time to read!

#bookhaul

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Mommamanzi
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I may have done a bad thing (or 21) on Boxing Day .... thanks #bookoutlet #firstbookhaulof2019

Melissa_J You‘re in good company 😂 6mo
EH2018 Just got mine in too..had to hide em from the bf...was such a good deal tho! 😎 6mo
LibrarianRyan Nice. I missed the sale by two hours. 6mo
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Cailey_Mac Nice haul! No judgment here 😅🙌🏼📚📚📚 6mo
tpixie Great #bookhaul 6mo
Avanders Ooooh 😍😍 6mo
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Ms_T
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Pickpick

This is one of those books that has a wonderful charm about it. It reads very much like a Jane Austen novel but much simpler and concise. There‘s an eccentricity to the characters which is endearing yet never tiresome - Topaz is a particularly colourful character! Top this all off with perfect plummy narration from Jenny Agutter and this book is a winner ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

KarenUK Love this book! The audio sounds great! Could be time for a re-read... 💕 7mo
Ms_T @KarenUK Do it! 7mo
batsy Aah, this book 💜 7mo
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Ms_T @batsy Indeed 😍 7mo
rohit-sawant Great review! 7mo
Ms_T @rohit-sawant Thank you 😊 7mo
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CBee
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Thank you, @rubyslippersreads 🧡❤️🧡❤️ I look forward to reading this! Happy holidays to you 😊
#kindlitsy

Trashcanman What it is!? 7mo
CBee @Trashcanman 🤷‍♀️ 7mo
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Insightsintobooks
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Thank you so much @rubyslippersreads !! I can't wait to read it, it sounds good. I'll return the favor when I can.

#kindlitsy
@kindlitsy

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Insightsintobooks
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I've heard good things about this.

#kindledeal #kindledeals #ebooksale

coffeenebula It‘s wonderful - enjoy! 7mo
Insightsintobooks @coffeenebula I don't have it yet, my book fund for the month is spent, I was thinking others would like to know about it though. 7mo
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Caroline2
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Ekkk! It‘s here @Reviewsbylola so I‘m getting ready for #newyearswhodis in January! 👍🏻

batsy 😍 7mo
Beatlefan129 I‘ve never seen that cover before—it‘s so pretty! 7mo
Reviewsbylola I haven‘t eaither @Beatlefan129 I like it! 7mo
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Reviewsbylola I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. ❤️ 7mo
monalyisha So excited for you! Friends told me to read this for years & when I finally did, I couldn‘t imagine why I‘d put it off for so long! 😍💖🏰 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm That‘s a lovely edition 👍 7mo
Tanisha_A Wow! That edition! 😍 7mo
Caroline2 @Reviewsbylola I‘ve been wanting to read it for ages now so I can‘t wait to get started! 👍🏻 7mo
Caroline2 @monalyisha Oh good to know! 😉 👍🏻 7mo
Caroline2 @batsy @Beatlefan129 @erzascarletbookgasm @Tanisha_A it‘s lovely isn‘t it! eBay - Vintage Classics! 👍🏻 7mo
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Literary_Siren
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Thank you for this book! I‘ve been wanting to read this for forever! I‘ve sent yours to you! #KindLitsy

erinreads Read this for the first time this year and I loved it! 7mo
Joyfulmimi I loved this book 7mo
Moray_Reads Oh, it's wonderful! 7mo
BookishClaire I‘ve been wanting to read this for years too! 7mo
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Tanisha_A
I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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Next in line. The cover has a quote from J.K. Rowling - "This book has one of the most charismatic narrators I've ever met".
I am excited. ?

LeahBergen It‘s soooo good! 7mo
batsy Oooh, enjoy 💛 7mo
Chrissyreadit @Tanisha_A . reordered your books from book depository. Please let me know if they come. @LazyDays book depository is sending replacements for the two that did not arrive. 7mo
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Emilymdxn This was one of my favourite books when I was younger! 7mo
Tamra So absorbing! 7mo
ephemeralwaltz Lovely cover! I have this one on my shelf waiting too! 7mo
Tanisha_A @ephemeralwaltz It is still waiting for me to be read. Have you read it yet? If not, would you like to do a buddy read? 3mo
ephemeralwaltz @Tanisha_A still waiting too! I've been wanting to pick it up recently so a buddy read sounds great to me!!! 3mo
Tanisha_A Great! Let's do it sometime in May, maybe mid-May? 3mo
Tanisha_A @ephemeralwaltz Or even 1st week of May? Whatever suits! 3mo
ephemeralwaltz I think mid-May will work better for me! But we can choose a final date in a couple of weeks if that works :) 3mo
Tanisha_A @ephemeralwaltz Awesome! Mid-May sounds great. And sure! Yay, to capturing the castle. 😀 3mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Pickpick

I know not how to capture in words the beauty of this charming novel. I love the evocative descriptions and most of all, Cassandra‘s voice, which is honest, and funny. I love reading her ponderings as she records everything in her journal. And what an array of quirky characters the household is. I wish I‘ve read this as an adolescent, and I can see why it has an enduring appeal.

erzascarletbookgasm Now to find a pretty edition of this book, which has joined my newly-discovered-favourites.
#neverjudgeabookbyitscover #litsyclassics #i
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BarbaraBB Lol, your cover is horrible indeed 😂 8mo
batsy Yay, so glad you liked it! 💚 And I've never seen this cover 😆 There needs to be many more pretty editions of this classic. 8mo
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Autumnscribe I will have to find a copy of this. I did not know it was a book, I have I my seen the movie 8mo
Kimberlone @batsy this must be the movie tie-in cover 8mo
Ruthiella @batsy I would totally buy a pretty hardcover edition of this book to replace my paperback! Publishers, are you listening? 😀 8mo
Kalalalatja @Ruthiella @batsy there is a really pretty, yellow hardcover edition, which I own. I just can‘t remember the publishers at the moment, and I‘m too lazy to get up and check 😅 8mo
batsy @Kalalalatja @Ruthiella I've seen that one; it's pretty! I just want a whole array of pretty covers to choose from, for such a gem of a book #greedyhands 😆 8mo
LeahBergen @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy @Ruthiella #FolioSociety has a really pretty edition (and you can find reasonably priced secondhand copies of it online 👍🏻). 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm @Kalalalatja I‘ve seen that cover, very pretty indeed. The Folio Society edition is very gorgeous! @LeahBergen but but 💷..price not really reasonable after currency conversion ☹️ 8mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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I know what you mean, Cassandra!

#currentread

TheWordJar Living the book...that‘s exactly how I read! 8mo
DivineDiana @TheWordJar I‘m with you! 🙂 8mo
batsy ❤️ 8mo
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Meglet
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Pickpick

The book club discussion was necessary for me to understand and appreciate some of the characters and to rate this a full pick. Prior to that, I was thoroughly disgusted with the father. The characters were fantastically developed, I LOVED the house (castle), and the comparisons of American and English mannerisms, language, and other quirks were some of my favorite parts. This might be a movie worth seeking out.

Tamra I loved the novel and the movie was ok. 8mo
Meglet @Tamra, so the movie might not be worth seeking out if it proves troublesome? The movie never measures up to the book, does it? 8mo
Tamra @Meglet if you can watch it for free via streaming or library, go for it! I enjoyed the novel better, only because you can only fit so much in. 😏 I watched it streaming - but I can‘t recall the channel - Netflix, Hulu, Amazon. 8mo
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erinreads
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I know there‘s still another full month of reading ahead for me, but I‘ve already started compiling my #18in2018 list! I had a lot of quality 5⭐️ reads this year that I‘m so thankful to have read. I love end of year ‘best of‘ lists and can‘t wait to see everyone‘s at the end of December!

KarenUK I‘ve been doing the same thing! 👍💕 8mo
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Balibee146
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I already own the unread book but the sample sounds great.... Love the soothing tones of Jenny Agutter. #audible #purchased #blameitonLitsy #£1.99

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Ms_T
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There‘s a lot of Litsy love for today‘s #Audible Daily Deal so I‘m treating myself. #Purchased

Birdsong28 Thanks for the tag😘 I think I might be tempted myself! 📚📖 8mo
Ms_T @Birdsong28 Yay! 8mo
britt_brooke It‘s a delightful read! 8mo
Ms_T @britt_brooke Can‘t wait! 8mo
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Reviewsbylola
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Pickpick

Cassandra Mortmain is such a vivid #creator—it made this story a joy to read. Living in a crumbling castle in 1934, 17 year old Cassandra keeps a journal as she tries to wrestle with upheaval in her family. Excellently written and I believe it will lead to a great discussion at our book club Thursday night!

#nofemmeber

Cinfhen Nice pick for prompt and family book club 😊 8mo
Melissa_J Such a pretty edition! 8mo
Billypar Great pick, and I love that you have a family book club! I find the idea of a single book that all of my family would finish, let alone enjoy, somewhat unlikely 😁 8mo
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batsy Fabulous pick. Cassandra 💛 8mo
Emilymdxn One of my fave books ever! 8mo
LeahBergen 😍😍 8mo
Centique So glad you liked it! I‘m such a fan since reading it a few months ago 😍 8mo
Cinfhen How did book club go??? Was it a hit??? 8mo
Reviewsbylola We had to cancel due to weather. 😖 @Cinfhen 8mo
Cinfhen Bummer!!! 8mo
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Reviewsbylola
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I just spent an hour in the bath and now I‘m hopping into bed with my book and some macaroons. A great end to a great Saturday. ??

I‘ll be dead honest though, as great as this book is, it‘s really difficult for me to not get #lost into the rabbit hole of drama going on between Larissa and Colt from 90 Day Fiancé rn. ??

#nofemmeber

JennyM Hope they were yummy 😋 8mo
Billypar Those look delicious! 🤤 Oh, and the book....another classic I need to read. 8mo
Cinfhen I think I just found my new binge watch 😁 sounds like crazy train & I love reality tv! 8mo
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Cinfhen Pretty photo💕 8mo
Kalalalatja I know the feeling, sometimes reality tv is just what you need 😉 8mo
mklong Haha! Glad I‘m not alone. 90 Day Fiancé is my most embarrassing guilty pleasure! 8mo
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emilyhaldi
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"Ah, but you're the insidious type - Jane Eyre with a touch of Becky Sharp. A thoroughly dangerous girl."

As a huge fan of Becky, I consider this to be an absolute compliment!

rubyslippersreads I‘m a Becky fan too! Have you read 8mo
emilyhaldi No I haven't heard of it!! @rubyslippersreads did you enjoy? Litsy rating is pretty bad but I'm stacking it anyways! 8mo
rubyslippersreads @emilyhaldi I haven‘t read it yet, but want to give it a try. 8mo
Moray_Reads I LOVE I Capture the Castle 8mo
Reviewsbylola Jumping in now! 🙈 8mo
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Mdargusch
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I‘m enjoying a little diner action on my way to vote.

I love this book! I can‘t wait to pick it up and read it every chance I get. I‘ve decided I just love English writing in the early 1900‘s.

batsy One of my favourites ever 💛 8mo
rubyslippersreads @batsy One of my favorites too. 😊 8mo
Mdargusch I think it will be on of my favorites too @batsy and @rubyslippersreads ❤️🏰❤️ 8mo
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Reviewsbylola Hurry and finish so I can borrow. 😆 8mo
Mdargusch I‘m planning to finish today and give it to you tomorrow. 😁 @Reviewsbylola 8mo
LeahBergen @batsy @rubyslippersreads Me three! This is the book I‘ve bought the most copies of for gift-giving over the years. 8mo
emilyhaldi Loving this book. And wow! @batsy @LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads such amazing endorsements!! ❤️ 8mo
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emilyhaldi
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Life has distracted me from reading lately but for good reason... We finally bought a house! 🤗 But it needs some work, so paint colors and light fixtures take up most of me brain space at the moment 🤪 Going to try and get started on this month's book club read while I wait for my test paint swatches to dry 🎨❣️🏡

Megabooks Yay for y‘all! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😁😁 8mo
Jess Congrats on the new place! 8mo
MicheleinPhilly Congratulations! 8mo
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GripLitGrl Congratulations!!💖💖 8mo
DHill Congratulations! 8mo
cocomass Congrats! 🎉 🏡 🥂 8mo
JennyM Congrats. Awesome news! 8mo
C.Perone Congratulations!! When will the library be finished? 😁 8mo
Nerdfins Congrats! 8mo
saresmoore Yayayayayayay!!! Congratulations! Now show me paint swatches! Also, where are you sourcing your light fixtures?? 😅🥂🙌 8mo
rohit-sawant Congratulations! 🎉🎉 8mo
TrishB Congrats 🎉🎉 best wishes in your new home . 8mo
LeahBergen That‘s fantastic news!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Congratulations! 😘 8mo
Sarah83 Congrats 💖😊 8mo
Kalalalatja Congratulations! Have fun decorating your new home 👏👏 8mo
Aimeesue Congratulations!👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 8mo
TheLibrarian Congrats on the house!! 8mo
gradcat That‘s huge & no wonder you haven‘t had much time for reading! 8mo
Jas16 Congratulations!! 8mo
Pamwurtzler Congratulations!!! 8mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 8mo
CarolynM Congratulations! 8mo
Lcsmcat Congratulations, and may your home be happier than the Mortmain‘s! 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm Congrats and best wishes in your new place. 8mo
batsy Congrats on the new place! 🏠 8mo
mrp27 Congrats! 8mo
emilyhaldi @C.Perone one of my concerns is where I am going to store my book collection 😅 working on some built-in bookshelves for the living room! 📚📚📚📚 8mo
emilyhaldi @saresmoore I recently discovered this little husband-and-wife-owned shop online https://pepe-carols.myshopify.com They have amazing light fixtures made in Hudson, NY. I might just choose one for every room 😍😍😍 let me know if you have any good sources as well!!! 8mo
emilyhaldi @Lcsmcat LOL!!! 8mo
saresmoore I love everything they have! 😍 I‘ve been eyeing the West Elm collection, which is eerily similar to what you found, but not nearly as special. I‘ll be starting more intensive research soon and let you know if I come across anything else. 8mo
BarbaraBB That is good news! Congratulations & enjoy! 😘 8mo
C.Perone @emilyhaldi Beautiful, love built-ins! 8mo
Reviewsbylola I can‘t wait to see the new paint neighbor!! 8mo
auntie_jenn congrats! welcome home 🏡 ❤️🏡 8mo
britt_brooke Such happy news - congratulations! 8mo
emilyhaldi Thank you!!! 😘😘 @britt_brooke 8mo
ValerieAndBooks Ooh, congrats!! 8mo
vivastory Great news. Congratulations! 8mo
UwannaPublishme Enjoy your new home! 🎉🍾 8mo
DivineDiana Cheers to your new abode! 👏🏻🎉👏🏻 8mo
IamIamIam Congrats to you!!! 8mo
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Lorinda45
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Ready to dive in!

Reviewsbylola I‘m waiting a week or two before I start! Beginning Bird Box tonight! (edited) 9mo
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Lorinda45
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LaLecture
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Pickpick

When I posted so many quotes from this book you probably already guessed it: I really liked it ❤️. It‘s a sweet, yet never cheesy and also quite dramatic story with such a likeable, authentic and witty teenage protagonist. The focus is more on the characters, their development and relationships than on action and plot but I really enjoyed that as Cassandra, her family and the other characters are interesting and you wish them the very best.

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LaLecture
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Perhaps watching someone you love suffer can teach you even more than suffering yourself can.

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The thought came to me that perhaps it is the loving that counts, not the being loved in return - that perhaps true loving can never know anything but happiness. For a moment I felt that I had discovered a great truth.

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“Here are your herbs by moonlight,” said Simon, “and did you notice how carefully I put my aitch in it?”

He says that after Cassandra mocked him for his American pronunciation of the word “herb” which she thinks is funny as he doesn‘t usually pronounce the h. I had to read “aitch” several times until I got he was talking about the letter h 😂.

Btw, why is it “pronOUnce” but “pronUnciation” instead of “pronounciation”?

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”[...] Rose won‘t be wanting things to happen. She will want things to stay just as they are. She will never have the fun of hoping something wonderful and exciting may be just around the corner. [...] When I imagine changing places with her I get the feeling I do when finishing a novel with a brick-wall happy ending. I mean the kind of ending when you never think any more about the characters.”

I like the term “brick wall happy ending” 😄

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toofondofbooks
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RaimeyGallant Lovely. 9mo
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ashley_liz
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Day 6: #Orange

This cover looked pretty orange to me! I went hunting through my library for a orange cover!

#BlackCatChallenge @Clwojick

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LaLecture
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“Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.”

It‘s funny how long I‘ve known this quite, not knowing it was taken out of a book. I also didn‘t know that Dodie Smith wrote “101 Dalmatians” or even that “101 Dalmatians” was a book 😂.

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Mamashep
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Book - I Capture The Castle
Author - Christopher Isherwood
Movie or TV Show - I, Tonya
Food - Irish soda bread
#manicmonday #letteri

Megabooks I love I, Tonya too! 10mo
JoScho 💛💛💛 10mo
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overtheedge
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Mehso-so

The passion and candor of Cassandra's journal shares much insight into the twists and turns and ironies of her life, and the depth of her emotions and desires.
I would recommend this for the characters and narration, but I did not love this.

Jenny I really enjoyed this one but I didn‘t like how it ended. 10mo
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MirrorMask
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1. I Capture the Castle
2. Issa Rae
3. I Capture the Castle
4. Ice cream

#ManicMonday @JoScho #LetterI

JoScho 💛💛💛 10mo
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Moray_Reads
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1. I Capture the Castle
2. Irene Nemirovsky
3. (The) IT Crowd
4. Indian food (such a cheat, I can't think of anything else!)
#manicmonday #letteri @JoScho

JoScho I love Italian food! 😉 10mo
saresmoore Yeah, number 4 is a bit of a damp squid. 😏 10mo
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overtheedge
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I've looked forward to reading this for awhile. Finally going to do it.....

LRSmith One of the best first paragraphs ever. 11mo
overtheedge I agree!! 10mo
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Pickpick

The best part about this book is the language. The use of English is visceral, tactile, and flat out gorgeous.
I'll be sharing this book with my neices.

MStew This is beautiful, i need to find this 11mo
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AmyStewart
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Do you want to read a novel about two sisters living in a mouldering English castle under difficult circumstances, one of whom is a writer? Do you want to read a book that makes you feel the way you felt when you read books like The Secret Garden, only now you‘re an adult and it needs to hold up for adults? Then this is your next book. It‘s so damn good. I‘m moving on to her other novels NOW. (She also wrote 101 Dalmatians).

raeintheworld Yes times one million! I love this book. 11mo
TheWordJar Sold! And stacked! 11mo
tammysue Looking forward to this! 11mo
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erzascarletbookgasm I‘m looking forward to this too, my choice for Litsy Classics Challenge:) 11mo
Regi_C Adding to my stack! 11mo
SMayWrites Your review entices me! Adding it to my reading list! 11mo
MelissaSewell Just placed a hold for the audio version via my Libby by Overdrive app. Thanks! 11mo
tpixie Sounds great! 10mo
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