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The Stranger
The Stranger | Albert Camus
Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd." First published in 1946; now in a new translation by Matthew Ward.
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rretzler
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Interesting and thought-provoking. Meursault‘s elderly mother has died and he feels indifferent to life-her death, his job, his girlfriend... What emotion he has seems to be controlled by his physical needs and discomforts to heat, light, sound, which cause him to kill a man to protect a friend. This is my 1st experience with Camus and I enjoyed it. There is much to reflect on in the absurdity of life and the love of one‘s mother. 4.5/5.0⭐️ #2019

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EmilieGR
The Stranger | Albert Camus
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Fascinating

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Eggs
L'Etranger | A Camus
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chiaroscuro1
Stranger | Albert Camus
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I went to a bookstore that sells secondhand books and I found this gem! 😍😍

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LiterRohde
The Stranger | Albert Camus
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“She was wearing a pair of my pajamas with the sleeves rolled up. When she laughed I wanted her again. A minute later she asked me if I loved her. I told her it didn't mean anything but that I didn't think so. She looked sad. But as we were fixing lunch, and for no apparent reason, she laughed in such a way that I kissed her.”

#AnglophileApril | 18: #LetYouLoveMe

📷: Made with Typorama

Mdargusch Sweet! 1mo
Reviewsbylola I feel like I need to know more now. 1mo
LiterRohde @Reviewsbylola It has been a favorite of mine since high school. But it is a book you either love or hate. 1mo
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ReclusiveHermit
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Ahh camus, he is the kind of guy who after every birthday keeps on thinking how he has came one step closer to death.

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ReclusiveHermit
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Maman died today. Or maybe yesterday, I don‘t know.

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LiterRohde
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”[I]t was better to burn than to disappear.“

#QuotsyFeb19 | 18: #Fade

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LiterRohde
The Stranger | Albert Camus
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“The trigger gave...and there, in that noise, sharp and deafening at the same time, is where it all started. I knew that I had shattered the harmony of the day, the exceptional silence of a beach where I'd been happy. Then I fired four more times at the motionless body...And it was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness.”

#TimbitTunes | 10: #CutsLikeAKnife

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Cinfhen Great quote!! Hated this story in HS but you just repackaged it in a new way🙌🏻 3mo
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PacingTheCage
Stranger | Albert Camus
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So, weird yet, enlightening. Another book from my #unreadshelf

A good short read to get me back into a more "literary" mode.

Louise I would highly recommend this book written from the perspective of the brother of the Arab who is murdered at the beginning of The Stranger. 3mo
PacingTheCage @Louise Thanks for the recommendation. I will check it out. 3mo
Louise I hope you enjoy it! It‘s very well-written. 👌 3mo
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As_An_Adamant
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Camus said he wrote this in “the American style”, meaning I think, short and declarative sentences that tell a grimy and sordid tale. It works. The best of both Hemingway and Kafka—this story might ultimately be a tragedy of toxic masculinity.

As_An_Adamant Thanks! 4mo
RaimeyGallant And welcome to Litsy from me too! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 4mo
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As_An_Adamant @RaimeyGallant thank you for the tips. This app is really interesting, I‘m looking forward to meeting some fellow book-lovers. (edited) 4mo
LiterRohde One of my favorite books since high school. 4mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!!💜💙♥️💕💚 4mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 3mo
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PacingTheCage
The Stranger | Albert Camus
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Just some #sundayreading with my new favorite tumbler from #theintrovertedchickmonthlysubscriptionbox

Underestimate me
That will be fun

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Eggs
L'Etranger | A Camus
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Often portrayed as existentialist or philosophical fiction, Albert Camus' The Stranger debuted in 1942. In college I read it in French.
#stranger #anewchapter @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

RadicalReader @Eggs thought this was Mark Wahlberg. Noticed another egg appreciator on here was wondering if you were related to @Eggbeater (edited) 4mo
vkois88 I've never heard of it... but sounds interesting 4mo
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Parvez
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I wonder if anybody now understands the frustration of the post-war generation in europe - particularly the sense of having lost the moorings of your existence. It is a classic now, but you need a bit of patience and understanding to be in sync with the writing

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Parvez
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Currently reading!!

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Palimpsest
The Stranger | Albert Camus
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Read this over the summer, but have been neglectful with reviews. I remember having an intense one sided conversation with my husband about how much I liked this book and why, but feel a true review would have been delivered better then when it was fresh in my mind than now. I read Existentialism is a Humanism first which made me understand the main character better than if I hadn‘t. Glad I read the essay on this book after because of spoilers.

DoonTheGoon There's a certain poignancy about this one that assures it will never quite leave you. I feel very strongly about this book as well. Glad you enjoyed the read. 4mo
Palimpsest @Doonthegoon thanks for your comment. Have you read other books by Camus? I have The Fall in my to read stack, but I‘m always looking for recommendations. Thanks! 4mo
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BookwormKasi
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Camus's idea of the absurd,suicide and existential position is best abstracted in the famed last page passage in this book..Particularly the words..."benign indifference of this universe"...

"It was as if that great rush of anger had washed me clean, emptied me of all hope, and, gazing up at the dark sky spangled with its signs and stars, for the first time, the first, I laid my heart open to thebenign indifference of the universe."

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EadieB
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Day 17 - #adventrecommends

This is a very intriguing book and makes for a lot of reflection when you finish reading it. The beginning is a very easy and interesting read. The last part of the book is very deep and challenging. I would recommend this book to everyone who is interested in a thought-provoking read that will stay with you forever.

Trashcanman It is amazing, I prefer the myth of sisyphus. 5mo
EadieB @Trashcanman thanks! I‘ll check it out! 5mo
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ephemeralwaltz
The Outsider | Albert Camus
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Off to take some books that I'm not particularly fond of to the second-hand bookstore so somebody else can enjoy them! 💙 #buymoresecondhand

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erzascarletbookgasm
The Stranger | Albert Camus
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#litsyclassics
Not exactly #indiansummer but the days were too hot and the heat too much for Mersault to bear..

bookcollecter Love this book! Read it both in English & French. I had the opportunity to see a stage version for one character. It wasn't half bad I gotta tell you 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm @bookcollecter I shall move this further up my TBR pile 🙂 7mo
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KingTheo
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My break time reading

TheBee Love this one! Reread it often! 7mo
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JulietteGF
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It's the first novel by Albert Camus, it is very accessible, it reads fast. It's a very interesting book, great for a book club.

Lcsmcat This was the first Camus I read. 9mo
JulietteGF @Lcsmcat It's my third one I think... But I plan on reading more ;) 9mo
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nadija
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First Albert Camus book and I have to say, his style of writing has my attention piqued. His short and choppy sentences and narrative style leave me wanting to read more. Although at first glance this book just seems like a story about a random french man, it has many underlying meaning, like the absurdity of man, which the main character actually touches on in the end. Would recommend to people who are philosophy lovers!

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉Hope you enjoy it here. And check out @LitsyWelcomeWagon to get more connected--there are links to good tips for navigating Litsy in the profile.👍 9mo
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BarbaraJean
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I‘ve been neglecting the August photo challenges, because I‘m on vacation & away from my shelves. But maybe I can still play catch-up!

This #black & #white copy of The Stranger is on my shelves—my husband brought this one into the marriage & I haven‘t read it yet. Integrating our libraries presented the question: should books he owned that I haven‘t read get added to my TBR? I say no—even the ones I want to eventually read! #readingresolutions

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trioxin_sematary
The Outsider | Albert Camus
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In the tbr jar!

Very short book but sounded interesting to me, I wanna read all the Modern Classics anyway; especially The Great Gatsby. 🤓💓

So many books, so little time. 😏
Especially when yer working 50-60 hrs a week! 😑

Gimme a log cabin with a library and a pallet of chocolate muffins and I'm sorted for life!

#classic
#book

TheWordJar I‘ll take a beach hut and some lemon poppyseed muffins! (The books will magically be protected from the water and humidity.) 9mo
JacqMac Blueberry muffins and it sounds great! 9mo
meghan2714 Aren't u forgetting something?😟 9mo
Dogearedcopy Dude! 🤦🏻‍♀️ (edited) 9mo
trioxin_sematary @meghan2714 you being there is standard! 😘💕 9mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Still on my uncontrollable TBR piles, but hope to pick it up this year. Something happened on the #beach it seems.
#AugustIsATrip

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks My shelves are the same!! 😫 9mo
vkois88 Me three! I have my shelves full, stacks in front of my shelves, and a couple of bags full of books 😯 9mo
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Farzad_Poodineh
The Stranger | Albert Camus
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1. 101 Dalmatians (1961 version) (I'm not old 😅 I'm just 25)
2. French fries
3. Old school horror death metal (Necrophagia band)
4. Done
5. I'll do it

#FRIYAYINTRO
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julesG I'm amazed at the leap from 101 Dalmatians to Death Metal. 😁 9mo
Farzad_Poodineh @julesG Yes 😂😂 time changes people. 9mo
MatchlessMarie @julesG 😂🤘 9mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Vedrana wonderful book 📚 10mo
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nycbookboi
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Do you ever just fall irrationally in love with certain characters? I do. Plus, it‘s often not even the right character I should be in love with (what can I say? I always love the villain).

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teainthelibrary
The Outsider | Albert Camus
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Vacation reads, pt. 2 📚🤙🏼☀️

teainthelibrary Plot twist: I‘ve unknowingly already read this as it‘s published under a different title in the US, The Stranger 😂 11mo
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TheresaGivan
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This is my early morning read before going into work. And I have to say it‘s a rough read. The narrative is so stark. To the character death and sex and life all is the same thing and I‘m unsure if I can handle it. #classics #thestranger #frenchliterature

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LiterRohde
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My senior English teacher at West Bend East saw my love of literature and encouraged me to share it through teaching. I had never considered teaching to that point as I‘m a hardcore introvert. She even invited me back to teach a unit on the tagged book because she liked how I wrote about and discussed it. It‘s one of those books that you love or hate. I think about it and her class to this day.

#ReadingResolutions | 29: #East

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Alfoster Very cool👏👏👏👏👏! 12mo
BookaholicNatty @LiterRohde pretty sure the box I got today came from you!!!! #helpinghearts ❤️haven‘t opened it yet! I got to get caught up on all the boxes and books after my exam tomorrow! 12mo
BookaholicNatty Thank you thank you thank you! 12mo
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BookaholicNatty I‘ll have to check this book out! 12mo
LiterRohde @BookaholicNatty Wow. Two days earlier than promised. You‘ll have to let me know if they survived the trip. Have fun with your exam! 😏 12mo
LiterRohde @BookaholicNatty Be warned The Stranger contains absurdist and existential philosophy themes. Hence why people love it or hate it. Or maybe a third option - WTF. (edited) 12mo
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Lcsmcat
L'Etranger | Albert Camus
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This #novella was one of the first I read in French that wasn‘t for a class. #oldcoolbooks @Linsy

MayJasper That's great. Good for you 😊 12mo
Louise And what a choice! 12mo
Linsy Impressive! I haven‘t made it fully through a book in French yet, although I‘ve started Le Petite Prince and Harry Potter et L‘école des Sorciers. (edited) 12mo
Lcsmcat @Linsy I found Harry Potter in French more difficult than Camus. Rowling uses such clever word play that it requires a huge vocabulary to get all her references. 12mo
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LiterRohde
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“Today, Maman died.”

This first line has stuck with me since I read it as a senior in HS. It may not seem like an appropriate quote for Mother‘s Day, but to me it shows how even Meursault is influenced by his relationship with his mother. He is thrown out of the present and violently confronts his future.

#QuotsyMay18 | 13: #Mother

#ReadingResolutions | 13: #Mothers

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Vbrrgirl
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Well I didn‘t get through #4in48 but I did get through The Stranger and Train Dreams. Both books were odd. I have learned that I need to choose lighter reads for these challenges. @Syndelle777

TheReadingMermaid You pushed yourself & that was awesome! Great job!🤘🏻👏🏻😁 12mo
Vbrrgirl @Syndelle777 I enjoyed being amongst my books all weekend. Thanks for the challenge. Put 2 books in my bag for the workweek 12mo
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LiterRohde
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@ManyWordsLater Since I can‘t post pictures in my comments, and I‘d like to keep the original photo I posted as artistic interpretation of the quote, here is context for the quote I posted.

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LiterRohde
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...”it was better to burn than to disappear. “

ManyWordsLater Isn‘t that Kurt Cobain? 13mo
LiterRohde @ManyWordsLater “It‘s better to burn out than to fade away.” That‘s a line from a Neil Young song that Kurt Cobain used in his suicide letter. 13mo
ManyWordsLater Then it seems like Mr. Young paraphrased Mr. Camus. ;) 13mo
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MahsaMani
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I can admit if I had to answer the question "who is your favorite writer?" I would have to say Albert Camus.
He blows my head! I love this book. It's about a man who committed murder.

#the_stranger

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loleebs
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Read in high school for IB lit and French.

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Purpleness
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If something is going to happen to me, I want to be there. #randombookquotes @MelAnn #PassportLitsy #Algeria

MelAnn Love it!!! 1y
CherryPie Good one! 1y
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Ald
The Stranger | Albert Camus
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The most monumentally boring book I have ever read. Perhaps my brain hasn‘t evolved enough to appreciate this “classic.” Don‘t waste your time.

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Christine11
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Congratulations on your milestone and thank you for doing a giveaway!! 🍾🥂💐
One of my favourite literary loners is Meursault from The Outsider by Albert Camus which I read in French in my last year of high school! It‘s a pretty weird book but I really like it ! 💜
#OneIsTheLoneliest#

Elle_Skeldon I actually picked this up at a second hand book sale recently just because it seemed so odd. The English version is "The Stranger" and now I will bump it up my TBR list! Thanks for entering!!??? 1y
Christine11 @Elle_Skeldon It‘s definitely odd ! But it‘s very good and I hope you really like it when you get to it ! 😊 1y
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Bambolina_81
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I really enjoyed this story of an awkward, painfully honest man who happened to commit a very meaningless and pointless murder. You can't help but dislike the MC but I liked the simplicity of the sentences which is probably down to the translation too. This edition has some crazy weird illustrations too that added to the discomfort of Camus story.

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Bambolina_81
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Today's reading begins with my new Folio Society edition of The Outsider. I thought it needed a little colour so chose my Oz bookmark to brighten things up!

#foliosociety #lovefoliosociety #foliomad

Nikki15 Cute bookmark! 1y
Kshakal I love that bookmark!! 1y
rubyslippersreads Adorable bookmark! ❤️🌈 1y
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rachelk
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This short novel by Nobel Prize winner Albert Camus has appeared on many noteworthy ‘must read‘ lists (including that of David Bowie) and for that alone I‘d recommend it. The story centers on an indifferent and disconnected twenty-something and his increasingly difficult circumstances. It‘s profound, yet I couldn‘t help but think of monosyllabic ‘Chad the pool boy‘ character on SNL shrugging an ‘Okay‘ to everything. #thestranger #existentialism

RaimeyGallant Nice review! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you're interested. :) 1y
rachelk Thank you so much @RaimeyGallant Your tips are beyond appreciated! 1y
RaimeyGallant Oh good. I'm happy you find them useful. I look forward to your reviews! 1y
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MallloCup
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“And it was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness.”
-what a beautiful, sad line.

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MallloCup
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This year I️ choose happiness... and more books! David Bowie reading list challenge here I️ come! #bowiereadinglistchallenge

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erzascarletbookgasm
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Tanisha_A 💚 for this! 1y
mjdowens This one so gets written down in my book. Love it! 1y
Cathythoughts ✨✨✨ 1y
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