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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine | Gail Honeyman
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Read4life
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Pickpick

I received this book from @Pigpen_Reads for the #LLWBS. It‘s been on my TBR for a long time. I don‘t think I enjoyed it as much as a lot of others did, but it was a good read. I waffled in the beginning of the book not knowing if I liked any of the characters but most of them grew on me. Solid 4⭐️
#BookSpinBingo #MarchMadness #MarvellousMarch #BirthdayPixieReadathon #LitsyLoveReads

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3w
Pigpen_Reads Yay!! 😁 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
RickW Really great book. Nice review 6d
Lizpixie 🙌🎉 5d
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Read4life
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My daughter comes home tonight to start spring break. I‘m not sure how much reading I‘ll get done but I‘m hoping to finish Eleanor Oliphant & get close to finishing The Grapes of Wrath. I‘m keeping up with the Buddy Reads so I‘m good there.
#Whimsicalreadsbookclub #LittensLoveRomance #SUNDAYBUDDYREAD #AuthorAMonth #Bookopoly #MarvellousMarch #MarchMadness

DieAReader 💙Looks great! Enjoy your visit😉💕 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love Eleanor 💛💙 3w
Andrew65 Be good to have your daughter back for a while, can always catch up on your reading later on. 3w
Cuilin Enjoy your daughter‘s visit. Missing both of my girls right now. 3w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“Time only blunts the pain of loss. It doesn‘t erase it.”

💙💛

#MarchMagic
#MCOlderthanyou

MyNamesParadise Omg, love that book so much!! I wish it would be a movie already! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I posted the wrong book!! I‘m losing my mind!! @Eggs 1mo
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Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks What book were you wanting to post? 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs my brain is not functioning today! We went to eat lunch and I got out of the car and kept trying to lock it and it wouldn‘t beep but it was locked! So when we came out and I got in the car it was still running omg!!! 🙈🙊🤣 1mo
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh Lillian of course! 1mo
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh no 🙈 😜 1mo
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Read4life
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@Pigpen_Reads everything is amazing. Thank you so much, Donna. The candle smells great, the alpaca yarn is beautiful (put it back in the bag because the dogs wanted to cuddle it ☺️), I‘m already enjoying the sweets & this book is going right onto my March #BookSpinBingo.

Thanks for organizing this, @Deblovestoread and @Bookgoil 💙

#LLWBS

Bookgoil What a great book choice! Lots of sweet gifts 🎁 🥰 1mo
Deblovestoread Love Eleanor and the yarn looks lovely! 1mo
Pigpen_Reads So glad you like it!! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 💖 1mo
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noseinabookagain
Pickpick

When I first started reading this, I was prepared to rate it three stars believing it to be another mediocre read. However, Eleanor slowly but surely grew on me until I fell in love with her character and story.

Themes such as humour, despair, friendship and loneliness are poignantly well written throughout. A beautifully touching and impressive debut from Honeyman.

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Andrew65
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This was the first book that came to mind with the tag #WorldIntrovertDay

A wonderful book and I wish there was a follow-up as I need to know how Eleanor is doing,

#JanuaryJazz

@Eggs @AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks

RebelReader Eleanor is one of those characters that has stuck with me. I loved the audio! 3mo
Andrew65 @RebelReader I feel exactly the same and I too loved the audio. 3mo
IndoorDame Love her so much! 3mo
Eggs Agreed! She is truly a memorable character 🙌🏻🙌🏻 @Andrew65 @RebelReader @IndoorDame 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 💙💛 3mo
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TheEllieMo
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Probably one of my favourite books ever

#AdventRecommends
@emilyrose_x

TheNeverendingTBR Loved it! 4mo
TalesandTexts Love this book! 4mo
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Brinnyreads

This has been such a beautiful journey. Eleanor grew on me and by the end of the book I wished she was my friend.

bthegood Welcome to Litsy - if you follow @LitsyEvents it will keep you updated on all of the reading groups, challenges, and reading activities occurring on Litsy - 🙂
and this page for information in general - https://sites.google.com/view/litsywelcomewagon/home
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LitsyEvents Thank you for the tag 🙂 4mo
Brinnyreads @bthegood thank you so much for sharing it with me 🥰 I am following the page now and can‘t wait to be more involved !!! 4mo
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ChantalReads
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Mehso-so

I wanted to love this book, but I didn't. At one point, I felt like I was just "getting through it", though it does improve. I can't put my finger on what, exactly, leads to my feelings of apathy? about it, but there are some. That said, I actually didn't see the twist coming (and that's a rarity for me), so I was pleasantly surprised about that.
The book was cute. The characters were realistic. I just didn't really connect.

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MariettaSG
Pickpick

Fabulous novel with an adorable yet unreliable narrator who becomes more reliable as the story unfolds. It is the ease with which you can love the narrator Eleanor, he cleverly crafted voice that is so funny that propels you through the novel.

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peanutnine
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#ManicMonday on a Tuesday because long weekends mess up my sense of time 😅
#LetterE @CBee

📚 Eleanor Oliphant, Every Heart a Doorway, Everything I Never Told You
🖊️Amal El-Mohtar - I haven't read many E authors but I loved This is How You Lose the Time War
🎬 Emperor's New Groove, Eat Pray Love, Ever After
🎤 Ed Sheeran, Eric Hutchinson
🎶 Everybody's Lonely by Jukebox the Ghost, Emily by MIKA

CBee I‘ve been eyeing This is How You Lose the Time War, it looks great! 7mo
peanutnine @CBee it's a very unique story, I really enjoyed it! 7mo
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melissajayne
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📚 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, East of Eden
🖋 Richard Paul Evans (I think I have read each and every Christmas book he has written)
📺 ER (1994)
🎥 Emma (1996; the one with Jeremy Northam)
🎤Enya
🎶 Extraordinary Girl by Green Day, Eight Days a Week and Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles.

#manicmonday #lettere

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Cazxxx
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#manicmonday @CBee

📕 Tagged book
✍️ Janet Evanovich
🎥 ET
🎤 Eurythmics
🎶 Every rose has its thorn-Poison

CBee GREAT book ♥️ 7mo
Cazxxx @CBee It was such an unexpected favourite! 7mo
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Rybow
Pickpick

Absolutely amazing book!! Made me laugh, cry, kept me engaged and even had twists! Thoroughly recommend this book with the best quirky character!!

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Eggs
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Pickpick
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Eleanor 💙 8mo
RenePenn Yes I agree! 8mo
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Eggs @RenePenn 💙💙 8mo
kspenmoll Perfect choices! 8mo
Eggs @kspenmoll 💙💛 8mo
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Cazxxx
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#alphabetgame

The tagged book is my pick for the letter E. Such a great story which made me laugh and cry, one of my favourite reads from last year

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melissajayne
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I read this for my library book club a number of years ago and I loved it. Whatever year I read it, it was one of my favourites. I think it was partly because I could identify with Eleanor in some ways, but I could also emphasize with her heart-breaking story. #alphabetgame #lettere

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Eleanor!! 8mo
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Andrew65
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#LetterE #Thealphabetgame

Don‘t think I will be the only one to nominate this book by Gail Honeyman. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is a great book, and could do with a sequel to see how she is doing now!

@AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks @allylu @CBee @TheBookHippie @Pageshifter @cocoReads @Velvetfur

Allylu @Andrew65 That‘s a good one! 8mo
CBee Loved this book ♥️ 8mo
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EverydayImReading
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Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman. An incredible debut novel. Such a lovely strange character. I could not put this down. #alphabetgame

Cathythoughts I loved this one too ❤️ 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm Loved this book too 👍 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one!! 💙 8mo
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BriannaT
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Pickpick

For me, this book went from “oh she‘s quirky and socially awkward” to “oh my gosh what happened?” It‘s a tough book to describe - Eleanor is trying to navigate her social life and plan a future romance, but it‘s her past that needs addressing. As she finds herself making real connections and friendships for the first time at age 30, she has to face the truth in order to move on. While she has a lot of trauma, she is still lovable and relatable.

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mbreichert19
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"In principle and reality, libraries are life-enhancing palaces of wonder."
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Can't wait to dive into this one!

LoverOfLearning Hope you enjoy it!! I DNFd this. I don't t particularly like books that describe people's everyday lives no matter the overall plot 8mo
LoverOfLearning But let me know your thoughts on it! 8mo
mbreichert19 @LoverOfLearning I definitely DNF this! Totally agree on the book 🤦🏼‍♀️ 7mo
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Pickpick

I loved this book so much! It was unexpectedly filled with themes of trauma, mental health, intimacy, and relationships. I wished we learned more about her mom and sister in the book before the ending- but I see how learning about it at the end was Eleanor gaining closure on what happened. Her and Raymond are too cute. 🥰🥰

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Louise
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Pickpick

My mom and I love this book, so we chose it as book #2 in our #readoutloud project. Everyday, we sit together; and I read aloud for us. It was fun to revisit Eleanor and her journey toward freedom from a traumatic past. Her way of seeing the world is quirky and humorous, even in a story filled with sadness. Eleanor is a survivor who learns to thrive.

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TheIntrovertedDodoBird
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Pickpick

This odd duck pecked herself a home in my heart (not literally - FYI, this book has absolutely nothing to do with ducks 😆). This journey & character metamorphosis will always remain special to me. I became Eleanor's personal cheerleader from the very first page, despite all of her faults, but most importantly because of her quirks & eccentricities & social awkwardness (which we both share). A story with friendship and melancholy at its heart ♡ Xx

Cortg I loved this one! I just read the tagged book and the main character, Molly, reminded me a lot of Eleanor 9mo
TheIntrovertedDodoBird @Cortg Oh, I really must read The Maid now 😍. I've just stacked it! I'll love any character like Eleanor 🥰 Xx 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved Eleanor 💙 9mo
TheIntrovertedDodoBird @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too 🥰. Even now, she feels like a friend to me ❤️ Xx 9mo
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momx3nak
Mehso-so

Many people recommend this book to me.

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Kshakal
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Eggs Perfect 🤩 10mo
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OutsmartYourShelf
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Pickpick

I wasn't sure if I would like this at first, Eleanor is quite an odd character. With her mannerisms, I couldn't help but picture her as a young Miranda Hart. Nothing really earthshattering happens, it's a book about everyday life & about not prejudging the people you may meet. Just one thing though - I really would have liked to know where Eleanor booked for the Christmas party in the end & what her workmates thought! 5🌟

Andrew65 I loved this book. Well done 👏👏👏 10mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Not a mother, but a #lonely character with an awful mother…

#MayMoms

These lilies are from Hannah, William‘s daughter for Mother‘s Day 💗🌸

BiblioLitten Truly awful 😣 11mo
Susanita Those flowers are gorgeous! 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BiblioLitten I could have used some worse words right?! 😡 11mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Susanita thank you so much 🌸 11mo
BiblioLitten @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Absolutely! My heart broke for Eleanor💔 11mo
Eggs Gorgeous flowers 💐 11mo
MyNamesParadise I love that book so much! 10mo
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erickahhh
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Bailedbailed

{Unpopular Opinion}

I did NOT enjoy this book! I know the point is that Eleanor is odd and quirky, I just couldn't get into it. It wasn't interesting enough to keep my attention.

I generally love a quirky/ unrelatable main character, I just found it too difficult to get into her story line. Others love this book, I was just not one of them

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Loved this book and Eleanor, but her mom was #evil!!

#MayMoms

My lilies are coming along!! 🌱 🌼

jlhammar Yes, she was! Good one. 11mo
Eggs Yes!!!!! 11mo
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Conleyheather
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to love this book, and parts of it I did. Yet, Eleanor Oliphant had a very slow start. Once I read a little more than half of the book, I couldn‘t seem to put it down. The book‘s plot and structure are very much like it‘s narrator. Eleanor is unsuspecting and even bland, but once the surface has been scratched another side the Eleanor, and ultimately the novel, is revealed. #reesesbookclub

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audreydmcgee
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Pickpick

I‘ve read a lot of books set in Great Britain lately. Is this a sign? 🤔 Anyway, this was a good one. I saw most the twists coming but found Eleanor is be a fascinating character. I had a few problems with some of the things Eleanor did at the end that didn‘t seem to fit her. I didn‘t want her to change in those ways.

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peacegypsy
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Pickpick

Finally finished this little delight! What an endearing character, and what a good lesson in using caution when we can choose family instead of merely being assigned them.

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MariettaSG

Lockdown seriously slowed down my reading, I did persist but this book, the voice of Eleanor - so good, so funny is doing the reading live trick for me.

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DcSunshine
Mehso-so

A quick and delicious fiction fix but alas the details of the book faded quickly. It‘s one of those worth reading, you know you read but, but the details are hazy.

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DanaManiac
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Hi LMPBC round #14 group! So sorry for the delay! My husband and I were postponed on a trip abroad and came back to squirrels in the attic and a leaky roof. Yikes! Anyway, here are the four books I‘m choosing from. I‘ll be starting this weekend, so just lmk if you‘re strongly opposed to any or have read any of them. I‘m excited to get back to reading and relaxing!! 📚

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BookishBelle These all sound interesting to me and I haven‘t read any of them. I hope you get plenty of time to relax soon! 13mo
Deblovestoread That sounds awful... hope you had an amazing trip to make it not seem so bad. I've read the top two but can reread as I loved both. 13mo
HeathHof Wow, sorry you had to go through that! I'm good with any of these. 13mo
DanaManiac Okay! I‘m going to go with the tagged one. Happy reading everyone! 13mo
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BiblioLitten
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I can see that the book is quite popular. My friend wanted to do a buddy-read so I‘ll be hobnobbing with Eleanor for a while.
I‘m already cracking up at the bits where she whispers ‘I know where you live‘ to tele-marketeers, and the use of kitchen scales. 😁

#currentlyreading

sprainedbrain Oh how I ❤️ Eleanor! 13mo
BiblioLitten @sprainedbrain I wanted to give her one big hug 💕 13mo
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ATB
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Another 52 degree day in Feb in Michigan. Outside reading is the best.

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ATB
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Who of us hasn‘t either at 13, 23 or 52 had a hopeless crush on a musician only to crash down to earth and realize he would never know you existed. Ironically as much as Eleanor felt like she didn‘t belong this moment absolutely proves she belongs amongst us all. I‘m looking at you Harry Styles!

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ATB
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Reading and Curling… gotta get my last bit of Olympics in before closing ceremonies tomorrow.

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ATB
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Front porch reading on Feb 16 in Michigan!!! Best thing ever!!! I might make it to spring now.

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carolpharmd
Pickpick

~ reminded me of an adult “Wonder” ~ Eleanor is a funny, yet tragic character. Enjoyable & heartwarming read!

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Madison91
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Pickpick

I only read psychological thrillers, but I fell in love with Eleanor oliphant! She even got a few giggles out of me

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LitStephanie
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I am late, and only 20 made the cut for a best of year list, but here are my favorites from 2021. @Graywacke @merelybookish thanks for the prods to do this! #top21of21 #top21in21

merelybookish This is quite an eclectic list! And always happy to see love for Normal People. 🙂 14mo
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Kelican17
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Pickpick

Eleanor made me roll my eyes and shake my head. She made me cringe. She made my heart ache for her.

The world needs more Raymonds.

What an unexpectedly good read.

💚

Cathythoughts Fab book 👍❤️ 1y
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MissLiteraryAli
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There are scars on my heart... I know they're there. I hope some undamaged tissue remains, a patch through which love can come in and flow out. I hope.

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MissLiteraryAli

When the silence and the aloneness press down and around me, crushing me, carving through me like ice, I need to speak aloud sometimes, if only for proof of life.
... if a woman who's wholly alone occasionally talks to a potted plant, is she certifiable? I'm confident that it is perfectly normal to talk to oneself occasionally. It's not as though I'm expecting a reply. I'm fully aware that Polly is a houseplant.

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MissLiteraryAli

I do exist, don't I? It often feels as if I'm not here, that I'm a figment of my own imagination. There are days when I feel so lightly connected to the earth that the threads that tether me to the planet are gossamer thin, spun sugar. A strong gust of wind could dislodge me completely, and I'd lift off and blow away, like one of those seeds in a dandelion clock.