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Enchanted April
Enchanted April | Elizabeth Von Arnim
The charming, slyly comic novel of romantic longing and transformation that inspired the Oscar-nominated film Escaping dreary London for the sunshine of Italy, four very different women take up an offer advertised in the" Times" for a small medieval Italian Castle on the shores of the Mediterranean to be let furnished for the month of April. As each blossoms in the warmth of the Italian spring, quite unexpected changes occur. An immediate bestseller upon its first publication, in 1922, "The Enchanted April" set off a craze for tourism to the Italian Riviera that continues today. Published here to coincide with a contemporary retelling, "Enchanted August "by Brenda Bowen, it s a witty ensemble piece and the perfect romantic rediscovery for fans of Jess Walter s "Beautiful Ruins" and Elizabeth Gilbert s "Eat, Pray, Love "as well as of "Downton Abbey "and the hit movie "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. "For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators."
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vivastory
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I have heard nothing but praise for Von Arnim's novel. I look forward to finally reading it. Hopefully sooner than later. #Enchanted #GratefulHarvest @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Soubhiville Ooo, I love this cover! 2mo
vivastory @Soubhiville It really is lovely. NYRB wins again! 2mo
Kdgordon88 It‘s the April #SundayBuddyRead with @TheBookHippie if you‘re interested in reading along with a group. 2mo
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vivastory @Kdgordon88 I will definitely keep that in mind. Thanks! 2mo
LeahBergen It‘s so good! I hope you enjoy it. 😊 2mo
vivastory @LeahBergen Thanks! I'm trying to remember if anyone in NYRB has nominated it 🤔 2mo
Eggs Beautiful cover🌲🧡🌲 2mo
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Jas16
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So glad that today was the day I took this book off of my shelves. Four strangers split the rent on a house in Italy for the month of April. Their time together heals them all in different ways as they find friendship and love. So lovely and charming.

CarolynM ❤️ The film is lovely too 4mo
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BOOKISH MOVIE 🎥
ModernMrsDarcy Reader‘s Weekend
July 23-25, 2021
#MMDBookClub

CarolynM ❤️ 6mo
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GinaKButler
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I love these Virago Modern Classic editions. Excited to start this one!
#bookspinbingo

BookishMarginalia How pretty! 6mo
Cathythoughts Such a lovely book inside & out 💙 6mo
GinaKButler @Cathythoughts This is definitely a special book! 6mo
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Kdgordon88
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@britt_reads Posted about the classics sale yesterday so of course I had to check it out. Bought 7 books and signed up for the book club subscription since it was on sale as well. I love a good book sale 💜💜💜

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GinaKButler
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My latest new and used book order...I had to wait for a few of them to arrive from the UK. Excited about this #bookstack 📚

CoverToCoverGirl I see a #chunkster or two. 🤓 Nice stack! 7mo
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sisilia
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4⭐️ Four ladies, dissatified with their lives, decided to spend a month in a small medieval Italian castle. They became friends, and found new perspectives of love and life. Funny and light-hearted, I enjoyed this novel so very much. What a perfect escapism!

BarbaraBB Lovely book 🤍 8mo
Cathythoughts Great review! Yes escaping to Italy ❤️ 8mo
LeahBergen A favourite! 😍 8mo
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EvieBee One of my faves! 8mo
sisilia @Cathythoughts It‘s so refreshing. I actually imagined myself in Bali when I was reading it hahahaha... I miss Bali so much 8mo
CarolynM ❤️ 8mo
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Ah, this was lovely and heart warming. Tongue in cheek portrayal of characters and beautiful descriptions of the Italian setting. Just what I needed on a chilly May week!

CarolynM ❤️ 8mo
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rachaich
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Such a brief novel! I started it with little knowledge of the premise, only that it is a travel style story, chosen by a book club.

BarbaraBB It‘s such a fun read! 8mo
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sisilia
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Currently reading. Loving this story- light and funny 😃

BarbaraBB So good!! 8mo
CarolynM ❤️ 8mo
EvieBee One of my favorites! 8mo
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MaureenMc
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I‘ve never felt that I could read this book in any month other than April, and this year was finally the right time. Lovely story of 4 very different English women renting an old castle in Italy. They each go through their own journeys of self-discovery while also drawing closer together. Adored it!

Freespirit Love the sound of this 9mo
LeahBergen I first read it in April, too, and ADORED it. ❤️❤️ 9mo
MaureenMc @Freespirit @LeahBergen It really was a perfect read this April, when we had snow just a week ago. 😳 9mo
Cathythoughts I read this last summer .. so good 8mo
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merelybookish
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This book was so fun! I loved all the women, the gentle humour, and the celebration of the power of beauty. Meanwhile here are my tulips struggling during this cold, (un)enchanted CO April.

Ruthiella Go tulips 🌷 go! 9mo
merelybookish @Ruthiella 🤞not sure they can handle another snowfall! 9mo
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I really enjoyed this charming book. Set in Italy in spring, it is full of beautiful descriptions and lush atmosphere. The four ladies are interesting and feel like friends. My only complaint is the ending. After so much emphasis being put on the women escaping their day-to-day lives and being independent, it kinda bugged me that it then turned into a ‘men to the rescue‘ ending. Still a wonderful read tho. 👍

IuliaC Lovely bookshelf and good titles 😍 9mo
Caroline2 @IuliaC Thanks. 😁 9mo
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merelybookish
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I'm massively behind on everything in my life but fitting in this delightful audiobook when I can.

Cathythoughts I read this last April 👏🏻💕💕💕 9mo
merelybookish @Cathythoughts It's making me laugh! Mrs Fisher and her "She must be curbed!" ? 9mo
Ruthiella This is a lovely book. Gentle and funny. 9mo
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BiblioLitten I loved this one.💙 9mo
BarbaraBB Hope you are doing well ❤️ 9mo
merelybookish @Ruthiella Perfectly put! 9mo
merelybookish @BiblioLitten It's so enjoyable! 9mo
merelybookish @BarbaraBB Oh thank you! I'm good. I opted for a weekend away with girlfriends and now have so much work to do. But it was worth it! 9mo
BarbaraBB That‘s the best reason to not read 🤍 9mo
LeahBergen Ah, I loved this book. 😊 9mo
CarolynM ❤️ The film is lovely too. 9mo
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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I just want to give Mrs Wilkins and Mrs Arbuthnot Mary Oliver's poem "Wild Geese" and have them repeat the line "You do not have to be good"

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Finished my reread of “The Enchanted April” by Elizabeth Von Arnim, such a delightful book!

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Gissy
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#BookSpin The Satapur Moonstone (book-2 the third one is coming this year). #2021Goals- complete more series

#DoubleSpin The Green Mile (this book is also part of another challenge-yearly buzzwords by #BooksandLala (YouTuber) but using Stephen king books #Bingereader (YouTuber). This is the February book (color in the title)

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks

Ruthiella Books and Lala is delightful! 😃 10mo
TheAromaofBooks WOohoo!! 10mo
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MargaretPinardAuthor
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And my enchanted cat, who likes the blanket in the empty Tupperware.
3.75? It was very delightful in both its luscious prose parts and its cutting humorous observations but it ties up too neatly and not deeply enough for me to feel it to be really Excellent. What do y‘all think?
#beancat #beanreader

Ruthiella I really liked it. I see it as a fairy tale for grownups. It‘s also a good book to read when it‘s cold so the reader can enjoy the sun of Italy in the spring. 😀 10mo
MargaretPinardAuthor @Ruthiella it would appear that I am fairy tale-resistant in the present moment then 😭 ah well, I‘m sure the ease will return! 🥳🥰 10mo
MargaretPinardAuthor Oh and fairy tale for women, I‘d say, not for men! 10mo
CarolynM It's lovely. So is the film🙂 10mo
MargaretPinardAuthor @CarolynM so I hear! Thanks to #marchofthemoderns, I‘ve got this and A Passage To India on my to-watch list! 😊 10mo
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Caroline2
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Ahhhh, my first walk without the kids tagging along for months.....! It was peaceful bliss and spring is in the air. 😃 🌸 🌳 🐣

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️ 10mo
squirrelbrain How nice! ❤️ 10mo
Ruthiella Beautiful photo! 😍 10mo
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JennyM So beautiful. I can imagine how lovely it was x 10mo
Tera66 Oh my gosh. This picture is beautiful. 10mo
Tamra Nice! 10mo
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Blueberry
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I finished The Tsar of Love and Techno. Really great read. This is next up.

vivastory Tsar of Love is on my TBR. Think I'll move it up 11mo
Blueberry @vivastory it's similar in style and locale to The Constellation of Vital Phenomena if I remember correctly. Anthony Marra is such a good writer. 11mo
Cathythoughts What a lovely cover ❤️ 11mo
LeahBergen I loved this book ❤️ 11mo
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"...this was the simple happiness of complete harmony with her surroundings, the happiness that asks for nothing, that just accepts, just breathes, just is."

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sydneyerin
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I was about to read but Terra thinks I should play with her first!

#dogsoflitsy

candority So cute! 12mo
Just_reading Can't say no to those eyes! 💖 12mo
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sydneyerin
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"Why couldn't two unhappy people refresh each other on their way through this dusty business of life by a little talk,—real, natural talk, about what they felt, what they would have liked, what they still tried to hope?"

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sydneyerin
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Stella is keeping me company while read 🥰

#catsoflitsy #vintageclassics

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Jen2
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Lovely!

TheBookHippie The movie is a hoot I love it! 13mo
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BiblioLitten
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“This was the simple happiness of complete harmony with her surroundings, the happiness that asks for nothing, that just accepts, just breathes, just is.” ~EVA
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#currentlyreading #classicschallenge2020

Ruthiella This book is such a lovely story. ❤️ 1y
Read-y_Picker This book has been on my radar forever! Obsessed with all things Italy. I really should make the time. 1y
LeahBergen One of my faves! 💙 1y
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readordierachel Beautiful cover and quote 💜 This one is high on my tbr 1y
Tanisha_A What a cheerful book 1y
batsy Lovely quote. I must read this! 1y
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Tanisha_A
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This is just the reading i needed for my brain & heart during these times. Four English ladies – complete strangers to each other – set off for a medieval castle in Italy to get away from their lives in London and spend the month of April in – as the author says – "the colour, the fragrance, the light, the soft lapping of the sea among little hot rocks". And, what a satisfying read from a literary angle too – well rounded characters, accurate ??

Tanisha_A sense of place and time (set in 1920s), vivid descriptions of nature and locations, messages of love, longing, and finding oneself. 2y
Tanisha_A Additionally, I learned there is something called 'A Collins', which is as quoted in the book, a letter of thanks written by a guest after having received entertainment or hospitality. The name derives from the pompous Mr Collins in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. 😂 Such letters were also known as bread-and-butter-letters. 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Sounds like a lovely read. And so interesting too!👍🏽 2y
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PurpleyPumpkin I haven't read this book, but the title sounded so familiar that I went and checked my TBR. Sure enough, it was there! I will add it to my summer reading list! 😉 2y
meghathecloud “A Collins“! 🤣 2y
batsy All the covers for this book are so pretty ? Lovely review and I'm very amused to learn about "A Collins" ? 2y
BarbaraBB I loved this one too during these crazy times 💚 2y
CarolynM Great review. The film is lovely too. 2y
LeahBergen Yes!!! Wasn‘t this delightful?? 💕💕 2y
Cathythoughts I only read this last week ! So good 2y
Tanisha_A @CarolynM I think that would make a nice weekend watch. Thankee Carol! 💙 2y
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Cathythoughts
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Such a lovely & amusing story ✨✨✨✨✨

batsy This picture cheers me up 🌿💚 2y
erzascarletbookgasm 👍💫💚 2y
Cathythoughts @batsy @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks! I miss this book already. I liked being there ❤️ 2y
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LeahBergen Lovely photo! 😍 2y
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks! Looking forward to her next book already 👍🏻❤️ 2y
Tanisha_A Loveeee this picture 2y
Ruthiella The movie adaptation of this with Miranda Richardson is also really good and quite faithful. 😀 2y
charl08 Beautiful cover! 2y
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella Sounds fab ! I‘ll keep an eye out for it. Thanks 😊 2y
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A Thanks friend X 2y
Cathythoughts @charl08 Isn‘t it just 👍🏻❤️ 2y
CarolynM 😍 2y
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Cathythoughts
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This is a breath of fresh air , I feel light & breezy & amused with the characters. This will have to be for #ArmChairTravel as I feel as if I‘m on holiday myself.... charming book , I‘m laughing away at all the undercurrents ✨✨✨✨✨ brilliant!

Tanisha_A Oh what a blissful read. I am reading it right now too, and it does feel like I am there watching them from behind a wall of the castle. 🙃 2y
Tanisha_A Your copy is so beautiful 😍 2y
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A Your Reading it now too !! Imagine that ! It‘s so good isn‘t it 😊 Thanks , it‘s a lovely copy & there‘s a good solid hold to it ✨ 2y
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JennyM It‘s so beautiful 😍 2y
TrishB Gorgeous book ❤️ 2y
Cathythoughts @JennyM 👍🏻❤️ 2y
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks, have you read it ? That‘s your John Lennon book the lamp is resting on , its always nearby XXX 2y
CarolynM The film is lovely too😍 2y
TrishB Cool ♥️ no I‘ve not read, will await your review. 2y
mabell 😍😍😍 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Pretty edition! 💙 I am awaiting for my copy to arrive, but it‘s a different edition. Will show once I got it. So much love on Litsy for this. 💫 2y
batsy Beautiful edition 💙 2y
LeahBergen Ooooh, good! I‘m so glad you are liking it! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Cathythoughts @CarolynM I didn‘t realize there was a film ... that would be fun to see 2y
Cathythoughts @mabell 👍🏻💕💕💕 2y
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy it‘s a grand solid book to hold too 👍🏻💕 (edited) 2y
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I‘m really enjoying it so much 👍🏻❤️ 2y
Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira Thanks for the share; 📚add for me 😊🙏🏻 2y
Cathythoughts @Josee.a.lu.lit.et.lira I hope you like it too 👍🏻❤️ 2y
eraderneely Gorgeous cover 2y
Cathythoughts @eraderneely It is ! And a gorgeous book too 👍🏻❤️ 2y
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Lizpixie
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Thank you so much @BarbaraBB for this surprise in the mail today! I was having a bad pain day so this cheered me up right when I needed it. It‘s a beautiful edition as well, plus those gorgeous book plates! I had a bit of a chuckle about getting the NSW state flower(the waratah)all the way from Amsterdam☺️They‘ll definitely be going in some of my special editions. Thank you again lovely lady😘❤️❤️❤️ #LitsyLove #LittensAreTheBestPeople

BarbaraBB I am happy it reached you. It is a real feel good novel from your TBR that seemed fitting in crazy times, although Australia is doing fine I think. The Ex Libris are part of a bigger set, I kept one of each flower myself and am sending out the rest. I may have gotten them from @CarolynM so they travelled a lot 💚 2y
Cathythoughts What a lovely gift ! Book looks & sounds really good 2y
LeeRHarry What a gorgeous cover! 💕 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm Lovely. 🥰 I love that edition. 2y
TheAromaofBooks I'm voting that ALL books get gorgeous vintage covers like this one!! 2y
LeahBergen I loved this book. ❤️ 2y
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Becker
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Next up, simply because I‘m in the mood for something pretty.🌺

erzascarletbookgasm 😍🌼🌸 2y
KarenUK Read this one earlier this year..... it‘s lovely! 💕... hope you enjoy! 2y
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KarenUK
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#Friyayintro @4thhouseontheleft @howjessreads

1. Just read and LOVED the tagged book!
2. Cadbury mini eggs
3. Tulips 🌷 🌷🌷
4. My book! (The Regrets, which I‘m loving 💛👻)

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KarenUK
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#marchwrapup

Pretty good month considering I‘m still working so not a ton of reading time....

I loved Night Boat to Tangier and Trust Exercise in print, plus a fabulous French cookbook...

Poet X, She must be mad, Turn of the Screw & BFG were all great on Audio....

My favorite read was hands down The Enchanted April.... what a delight! 😍💕

BarbaraBB I was thinking, have you reSd this one. I am sure you‘ll love thy one too, it‘s as heartwarming as The Enchanted April: 2y
KarenUK @BarbaraBB I haven‘t but now I will..... I see a Persephone order in my future! 😉 2y
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KarenUK
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Right book, SO the right time. Written in the 1920‘s, 4 women, perfect strangers, make a wonderful escape to a castle in Portofino, described so beautifully you can almost smell the garden full of flowers. This book is gently funny, so truly joyful, I felt so happy every time I picked it up and got lost in it. It‘s about friendship and empathy, about being gentle with others, sharing joy and magic. This book has definitely won my heart forever....

KarenUK Thank you @BarbaraBB for putting this beauty on my radar.... I‘m in love with it! 😘💕 2y
BarbaraBB I am so glad you loved it too. It really is so uplifting in times like this! 👯‍♀️💕 2y
LeahBergen Isn‘t it wonderful?? 💕💕 2y
CarolynM ❤️😍❤️😍❤️😍 And such a lovely film too. 2y
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KarenUK
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#weeklyforecast

I‘m loving my #nyrb current read, The Enchanted April.... it really is charming....

Next up....
A couple of recent hard covers that have quite a bit of buzz, and both seem to be polarizing readers, so I‘m intrigued!
An audio for #booked2020 #summer #yanovelbyapoc

Cinfhen Not familiar with this one...I‘ll be watching your posts 💛💛💛 2y
squirrelbrain I loved My Dark Vanessa, be good to hear your views! 2y
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Butterfinger
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Such a sweet little story. Four women spend a month at an old castle in Italy. They are able to forget their humdrum British existence and learn to cherish their lives through love.

#PopSugar20 - book set in the 1920s
#ClassicsChallenge2020 @Reviewsbylola
#ReadingEurope2020 - Italy

erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve been wanting to read this! 😊 2y
Butterfinger @erzascarletbookgasm it was a relaxing read. It took me too long to read it because my mind wandered. 2y
Reviewsbylola This one sounds good! 2y
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KarenUK
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#bookreport
Not a bad week, considering I was working all week... Down to 3 days next week so hoping for more reading time! 😊🤞🤞
Completed...
- 2 great audiobooks, both for #booked2020 ... #thinkpink and #gothichorror
- A fun little mystery, nothing special but nicely distracting...

In progress...
- I‘m loving this delightful #NYRB book... thank you @BarbaraBB for recommending! 😘💕

Cinfhen Can‘t believe your store is still open!!!! It‘s 🤯🤯🤯 2y
KarenUK @Cinfhen I know! Not open as such, but doing curbside pickup... and working on projects behind the scenes... we have a skeleton team, just 2 teams of 3 people working every other day... closed on Sundays. Sadly lots of people have been let go... (edited) 2y
Cinfhen That‘s great that you are offering curbside pickup!!!!! And Thank God you still have a job 💚💚💚 2y
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KarenUK
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Starting this lovely #NYRB one next.....

Leftcoastzen Love that cover!❤️ 2y
CarolynM Lovely book❤️ The film is great too. 2y
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Butterfinger
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And there they were, arrived; and it was San Salvatore; and their suitcases were waiting for them; and they had not been murdered.

Reminds me of my first solo trip. I flew to NYC to go to an educational retreat. By myself for the first time in a plane. My plane landed around midnight. I didn't know what to do so I decided to wait till everyone left. A driver came to me and asked if I needed a ride.

Butterfinger Yes. I prayed. Don't let me be killed. It cost close to $100 because it was a luxury car, not just a taxi, but I didn't get hurt. 😁 2y
megnews I‘ve also used the don‘t know what to do so wait til everybody‘s gone trick. 2y
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Butterfinger
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He went on talking, however, while he piled the suitcases up round them, sure that sooner or later, they must understand him, especially as he was careful to talk very loud and illustrate everything he said with the simplest elucidatory gestures, but they both continued only to look at him.

😂

BarbaraBB Loved this book! 2y
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Butterfinger
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

1. It's complicated. I'm reading more, but focusing less.

2. YA fantasy.

JaclynW I'm struggling with focus too.😔 2y
TheSpineView I think a lot of people are having trouble with focusing. Hang in there!😊 2y
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Butterfinger
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Why couldn't two unhappy people refresh each other on their way through this dusty business of life by a little talk - a real, natural talk, about what they felt, what they would have liked, what they still tried to hope.

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Butterfinger
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Have a sick cluster headache, but here is my reading selfie with Princess at her favorite spot. RIGHT BY MY FACE!! I received her when my precious Nanny died last November. Knowing how much Nanny loved this cat makes me so happy!♥️♥️

#InteractionIsolation #keepLitsyPositive @TheKidUpstairs @LoverOfLearning

This is our Spring Break so I have been lenient on the girls and their schooling.

#catsoflitsy

Mtroiano 😻 2y
Butterfinger @Mtroiano do you have any pets? Hope your little ones are doing well. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you feel better soon! I also have a migraine from stress...? 2y
Mtroiano I have a cat and a dog. They‘re both about 14 years old and great with kids 2y
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BarbaraBB
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#BookReport 11/20

Not my best week but I did manage to read three books. I only loved one, the tagged one. The other two are probably the worst I‘ve read recently to be honest.

Cinfhen Sorry you had a bleh reading week xx 2y
TrishB Hopefully next week will be better ❤️ 2y
squirrelbrain Oh dear, hope next week is better.... 2y
Megabooks Two sucky books...I‘m sorry! 2y
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BarbaraBB
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This is a lovely read about four English women who share a medieval castle in #Italy for a month. They don‘t know each other at first but during the month they become close and as a reader it‘s a joy to be there for the ride. All four characters are great and unique and their conversations made me often laugh out loud. Last but not least, there is romance ❤️.
A real feel good book!

#ReadingEurope2020 🇮🇹 #classicschallenge2020 #NYRB

TheLudicReader You had me at Italy. 2y
veritysalter I read this last year, it‘s a slow and beautiful story, evoking the sunshine and relaxed ambiance of the Mediterranean coast. 2y
KarenUK Sold! Sounds lovely.... stacked! 👍📚 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm Yes, I heard it‘s lovely! One of @LeahBergen ‘s favourites if I remember correctly. Already got this stacked. 👍 2y
Reviewsbylola This sounds fun! 2y
BarbaraBB @Reviewsbylola @KarenUK @erzascarletbookgasm I‘m almost sure you three will love it! 2y
Librarybelle I see I already have this stacked, but your review makes me want to move this up my list even quicker! 2y
kspenmoll Your review makes me want to this! Love the cover as well! 2y
CarolynM A lovely book and a great film too❤️ 2y
LeahBergen @erzascarletbookgasm Yes! I loved it. 😄 2y
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Booksbymybed
The Enchanted April | Elisabeth Von Arnim
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Another Folio Society find!

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erzascarletbookgasm
The Enchanted April | Elizabeth Von Arnim
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‘A gentle and romantic comedy of manners set against the backdrop of a country still reeling from WW1.‘ Four frustrated Hampstead women set off on a #holiday, a journey of self-discovery to Italy. ‘Together under the Mediterranean sun, the women clash and then begin to bond and bloom, until men once again upset the balance.‘ The novel has been adapted to various films and Broadway.
I have stacked that pretty edition. 💙
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Kalalalatja I love that Virago edition 👌 2y
batsy It sounds like a lovely read! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm @batsy I think you‘ll like it..the strong female characters 👍 2y
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LeahBergen I loved this book. 💕 2y
CarolynM Fabulous book, fabulous film😍 2y
Nute I really liked this book and the 1992 movie adaptation starring Miranda Richardson and Josie Lawrence. 2y
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veritysalter
The Enchanted April | Elizabeth Von Arnim
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Pickpick

“Those who appreciate wisteria and sunshine” so reads the newspaper advertisement that begins this 1920s story of friendship and love. A little misunderstanding, a little farce and the beautiful background of a Medieval Italian castle.