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Zorro
Zorro: A Novel | Isabel Allende
A child of two worlds -- the son of an aristocratic Spanish military man turned landowner and a Shoshone warrior woman -- young Diego de la Vega cannot silently bear the brutal injustices visited upon the helpless in late-eighteenth-century California. And so a great hero is born -- skilled in athleticism and dazzling swordplay, his persona formed between the Old World and the New -- the legend known as Zorro.
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EadieB
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CrowCAH What‘s your email? I can send you the movies/TV photo I put together for the song titles. 2mo
EadieB @CrowCAH Ok eadieburke@comcast.net 2mo
Cinfhen Antonio Banderas was 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 2mo
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Sace
Zorro: A Novel | Isabel Allende
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My feline companion is the perfect bookrest.

#catsoflitsy

Leftcoastzen 😻📚 2mo
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Sace
Zorro: A Novel | Isabel Allende
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While my school year started out OK, the same frustrations are surfacing again. I'm in a crappy mental place and I can't shake my negative attitude. I have a long weekend, so I'm going to try and get lost in one of the many books I've started and never finished.

DGRachel Good luck!🍀 2mo
Sace @DGRachel thank you 😊 2mo
Slajaunie Teaching is a very difficult and stressful job. Make sure you take time for yourself. Self care is crucial! 2mo
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EmilieGR
Zorro: A Novel | Isabel Allende
Mehso-so

Forgettable

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jmtrivera
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Mehso-so

There's a flow to the writing that makes the pages fly. It's lovely. Less lovely was the feeling that very little happened in 600+ pages. Much of the plot itself dragged, and the background info slowed the pace too much. I did appreciate the foundation this built for the Zorro legend, and all the action-packed swashbuckling parts. I wished we'd spent more time with Isabel, and I think a sequel would be fun. I wouldn't revisit this one though.

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Ericalambbrown
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📚Zorro
🖊 Zadie Smith (I‘m ashamed I‘ve not read anyone with a last name starting with Z that I can recall)
🎥 Zoolander
🍽 Zucchini

#ManicMonday #letterZ

RadicalReader @Ericalambbrown I love Zoolander anything with Ben Stiller is hilarious!! My favorites are Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers and Little Fockers 11mo
JoScho 😊🖤 11mo
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jmtrivera
Zorro: A Novel | Isabel Allende
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📚 Zorro (Thank goodness I just completed Litsy A-Z!)
✒ Zusak
🎬 Zoolander?
🍽 Zucchini and zucchini bread

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 11mo
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jmtrivera
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Finished Z of #LitsyAtoZ but I still have 4 letters left and only 2 weeks... plus book club books to read! Can I make it? 😓

gradcat I‘m crossing my fingers for you 🤞🏼🍀😊 12mo
jmtrivera @gradcat Thanks! 12mo
Megabooks Good luck! 🍀 12mo
jmtrivera @Megabooks Thank you! 12mo
Merethebookgal You can do it! And you still have the Readathon to help! 12mo
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jmtrivera
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"Naturally, every idealist attracts enemies, but we prefer to count our friends, who are much greater in number."

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Blooferlady
Zorro: A Novel | Isabel Allende

Many innocents die in a war.

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Blooferlady
Zorro: A Novel | Isabel Allende

I have never understood all the fuss about male honor. You have to be slow in the head to risk your life over a trifle.

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Blooferlady
Zorro: A Novel | Isabel Allende

...any information, even the most trivial, could at some point be useful.

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Blooferlady
Zorro: A Novel | Isabel Allende

He began to practice his skill at reading people‘s actions, and in that way discovered that words do not always correspond to intentions. He realized that bullies are generally easy to cow, that the loudest are the least sincere, that arrogance is a quality of the ignorant, and that flatterers tend to be vicious. #zorro #isabelallende

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Chelleo
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@Louise Your package arrived today and I‘m loving everything in it! The library themed wrapping paper is gorgeous! I hated to unwrap it! Can‘t wait to read Zorro (although I‘m woefully behind reading any of my print books 😞). And the bookmark is extra special because I just so happen to own the artwork which is one of my favorite pieces! I love the diversity and sisterhood that the art represents! Many thanks!! 💞💞💞

Louise So glad you like your gifts, Michelle! What an amazing coincidence about the bookmark and your artwork! I love that image for the same reasons you mentioned and must confess I also ordered one of the bookmarks for myself! 😊 I hope you will enjoy Zorro. I read it a few years ago and loved it. 💕 2y
Tamra I have that bookmark and love it! 2y
Amor4Libros Isabel Allende is one of my faves! 😍 2y
erzascarletbookgasm I like that bookmark too! ❤️ 2y
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Daisey
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Thanks so much @Lcsmcat for the book! It arrived today, and I‘m looking forward to reading it!

Lcsmcat I‘m glad it arrived safely. 2y
Louise This is a really fun book! 2y
Liz_M I agree it's fun. And I love the cover! 2y
Daisey @Lcsmcat @louise @Liz_M Glad to hear it! It‘s been on my to find TBR for a while. 2y
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DGRachel
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Isabel Allende was born in Peru and raised in Chile. This book is #TBR, picked for a couple of reading challenges.

#southamericanwriters. #fallintobooks

CocoReads I enjoyed this one much more than House of the Spirits. 2y
DGRachel @CocoReads I haven't read anything by her. I needed a "starts with Z" for a couple of challenges and thought this had potential. ? 2y
CocoReads I hope you enjoy it! 2y
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ScorpioBookDreams
Zorro: A Novel | Isabel Allende
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#bookmail for one of my reading challenges.

Sace I've had that on my TBR list forever. 2y
ScorpioBookDreams @RestlessFickleBookSlut I bought it specifically for a reading challenge so should get it read next month. I'll let you know how good it is 💕 2y
Sace @ScorpioBookDreams she's a great author. I can't wait for your review. 2y
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MariaCristina Was assigned this book in a Lat Am Lit course. I remember liking it! 2y
ReadingGrrl I love Allende! 2y
DeborahSmall I love Allende, such a beautiful author ❤️ 2y
ScorpioBookDreams @DeborahSmall I've got The House of Spirits on my TBR for one of the reading challenges xx 2y
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carrceli
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Thank you! Thank you @Louise for my #summersantagoespostal box. It is amazing. I love everyone of the books. I can't wait to start them. You are right about Zorro and The scarf is so soft.

Thanks for organizing @BookishMarginalia

Louise I'm so glad you like your gifts, @carrceli! From the photo, it looks like the chocolate survived the heat wave-- whew! Enjoy! 💕 2y
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Lcsmcat
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#Shelfi of one of my bookshelves. Zorro is on top of the stack to the left. #readingwomenmonth @thereadingwomen

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DGRachel
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Last photo challenge post for the night. #booksintranslation #readingwomenmonth

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Lcsmcat
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Mehso-so

I didn't like this as much as other Allende novels I have read. It was very slow to get going and treated the characters more superficially than I would like. It felt like someone's description of a plot rather than a fleshed out novel. It got better in the later sections, and I kept reading because of #LitsyAtoZ, so hat makes it closer to a pick, but still a so-so. #letterZ @BookishMarginalia

AJBowers I just got this one at a book sale! 3y
maich It's on my #tbr. 3y
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Lcsmcat
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"Bernardo asked the grandmother with gestures how it could be that the most beautiful girl in the universe would love him, that he was a flea, and she answered that she didn't know, that women were strange that way." #LitsyAtoZ #letterZ @BookishMarginalia

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Lcsmcat
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tpixie Great Z pick! 3y
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Ubookquitous
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An awesome retelling of the legendary #masked hero by Isabel Allende. #aprilbookshowers

@RealLifeReading

JazzFeathers How is this story? I'm quite intrigued by the idea, but l've heard contrasting opinions about it 3y
Ubookquitous @JazzFeathers Allende spends a significant part of the story on Zorro's background and the novel is more political than typical adventure stories. There is depth to the characters and a great sense of why this hero arose. 3y
JazzFeathers @Ubookquitous l might try it, after all. I've never read Allende 3y
Ubookquitous @JazzFeathers she writes a wide range of genre's but definitely leans towards exploring the impact of family and society on the characters 3y
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BookishTrish
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When you'd REALLY like to start a new book, you're youngest will almost certainly plead for a board game. #bookmomproblems #andtimereallydoesgotoofast

britt_brooke 😁💙 3y
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DGRachel
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So, I didn't lose my job today (yay!), but found out my boss was let go, he didn't leave by choice, so fear of the pink slip is real. Fortunately, I had a little #bookmail waiting for me when I got home - my #letterZ for #litsyatoz. I really need to stick to a book buying ban for a bit, though. Just in case...😱

Demanda Im sorry about your job stress! Right there with you buddy! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Hoping some reading will give you a happy place tonight. 💕 3y
moranadatter I'm glad you didn't lose your job. Seconding what others have already said. Thank goodness for libraries! 💜 3y
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Jess_Read_This Wow... what a day you had. I hope your evening is relaxing and hoping everything works out in the future! 3y
CocoReads I hope it all works out for you. That fear of the pink slip is always stressful. 3y
Suet624 Oh crap. That stinks. I'll be rooting for you from afar. 3y
Andrew65 Hang in there! 😊 3y
Zelma Yikes, that is super stressful! Glad you got a reprieve today. (That really sucks for your boss) 3y
Bookzombie So happy you didn't lose your job. I know that fear is awful. Sending positive and happy thoughts your way. 💛 3y
DGRachel @Demanda @BarbaraTheBibliophage @moranadatter @Jess_Read_This @CocoReads @Suet624 @Andrew65 @Zelma @Bookzombie Thank you all so much for the kind words and support. I'm in tears. You're the best! 💖💖 3y
DebinHawaii Sorry about your boss and hang in there. Job stress is the worst. Hopefully you can unwind a bit tonight. Sending hugs and positive thoughts to you. 💜💜💜 3y
DGRachel @DebinHawaii Thank you so much. 😘 3y
tjwill Oh no! Sorry about your job stress! 3y
Heretherebedragons I'm sorry about your job stress, and for having to say goodbye to your boss. Hope things get less stressful soon! 3y
EllieDottie I'm so sorry for your stress. Still sending positive thoughts your way. I really liked this book and I hope the stories help you with your stress! 3y
Sue 💜💚💜 3y
DGRachel @tjwill @Heretherebedragons @EllieDottie @Sue Thank you all so much for your kindness. 💖💖 Litsy really does have the best people! 3y
Bklover Hope things work out for you! 🌺💐🌺💐🌸🌼 3y
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sammisho
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RealLifeReading I've read quite a few of her books but not this one. Is it good? 3y
sammisho @RealLifeReading It is still on my TBR stack! 3y
LindsayReads @RealLifeReading @sammisho This is actually the only Allende I've read so far, and I found it so much fun! 3y
sammisho @LindsayReads Good to hear! I am going to use it for #litsyAtoZ 3y
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BiblioNyan
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Another diverse book haul!! Got some Egyptian, Chilean, Vietnamese, Iranian, & Indian literatures!!

#zorro #monkeybridge #thesaffronkitchen #oleandergirl #theharafish #bookhaul #diversebooks #diversereads

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JDHawkins
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Whoops! Playing catchup again! #xyzbooks #seasonsreadings2016

@RealLifeReading

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SuperPunkNinja
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I searched all my shelves but could not find a single book starting with X. I guess I'd better go buy one!
#titlesstartingwithxyz #seasonsreadings2016

Daisydo I don't have an x either. It's a problem. 3y
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readinginthedark
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Bailedbailed

This was one of my #wanttoreadindec books, but I listened to the first CD, and I'm so bored! I don't know if it's the book or just my expectations, but I wanted this to be exciting, and so far I'm getting boring failing marriage and soldier in retirement sprinkled with a few interesting historical and cultural references. Maybe I'll come back to it later sometime. I also plan on finishing Neverwhere! #seasonsreadings2016

BethFishReads A couple of friends of mine said same thing so I didn't bother trying 3y
Shmemilina Oh no I just bought this at a book sale! 3y
readinginthedark @BethFishReads Yeah, none of my friends have read it, and it had mixed reviews. But I guess I was hoping it would move a little faster. 3y
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readinginthedark @Shmemilina I know! I was excited about it, but it was just moving to slowly for me. It might be better after Diego grows up; I didn't get very far. 3y
Shmemilina I tend to really enjoy Isabel Allende too, and I loved the movie... Oh well, I guess it'll just go towards the bottom of my VERY extensive tbr pile lol! 3y
readinginthedark @Shmemilina I love the movie, too! Haven't ever read Allende before; which is your favorite? 3y
MariaCristina I remember reading this in a Latin American and Spanish Literature course, and writing a paper on the War of the Spanish Succession. I think I liked it okay? Now I want to revisit... 3y
Shmemilina My favorite is Ines of My Soul; it was an option for 9th grade pre-AP world history summer reading. It was a super interesting and empowering story of a woman in early colonial South America. @readinginthedark 3y
readinginthedark @Shmemilina Fascinating! Maybe I'll give that one a try instead. 3y
readinginthedark @MariaCristina That sounds like an awesome class! I'd be interested to hear what you think re-reading it! 3y
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Martta
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It's been years since I read this but I remember that this was good.

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Dragon
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A few #diversereads from my ever expanding tbr list 🐉#booktober

Anitta @Dragon I love Norvegian Wood! 3y
Dedebimp Been meaning to read Norwegian Wood for a while 3y
Dragon Glad to hear you liked it @Anitta , I picked it up after I read IQ84 knowing nothing about it 3y
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Dragon @Dedebimp I've had it for a few months but I have to be "in the right mood" to read each book 3y
KikiLovesBooks I never read just one book either! ❤️ 3y
Dragon I have to agree with that @KikiLovesBooks I always have a few on the go 📚 3y
Bambolina_81 I love Norwegian Wood and Mountains...You're in for such a treat 😁 3y
Dragon Thanks @Bambolina_81 my tbr list is really growing thanks to Litsy 👍 3y
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