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Tender is the Night
Tender is the Night | F Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in a friend's copy of "Tender is the Night, " "If you liked "The Great Gatsby, " for God's sake read this. "Gatsby" was a tour de force but this is a confession of faith." Set in the South of France in the decade after World War I, "Tender is the Night, " is the story of a brilliant and magnetic psychiatrist named Dick Diver; the bewitching, wealthy, and dangerously unstable mental patient, Nicole, who becomes his wife; and the beautiful, harrowing ten-year pas de deux they act out along the border between sanity and madness.
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CoffeeNBooks
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Saturday morning #coffeeandabook.

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CoffeeNBooks
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My next TBR Jar pick. #TBRJar

ephemeralwaltz LOVE this one! 4d
CoffeeNBooks @ephemeralwaltz I'd forgotten how much I love F. Scott Fitzgerald's writing style! 4d
IvoryLunatic I keep meaning to read this after I read a new release called Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda - it has their letters to each other in it and is so beautiful. 4d
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Cathythoughts We/I are so used to hearing the title of this book. But you know, isn‘t it a beautiful title 4d
CoffeeNBooks @IvoryLunatic I'll have to put that one on my TBR list! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 4d
Scochrane26 It may be just me, but I barely made it through this book. I almost didn‘t finish, if it hadn‘t been a classic, I wouldn‘t have. 4d
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Schlinkles
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Mehso-so

Finally reading this further cements for me that Fitzgerald is just not my jam. I found all these characters rather unlikeable and while it‘s not necessary to like the characters in a book, it certainly makes reading it more pleasurable.

LapReader 😭I love it. 3w
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Schlinkles
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July‘s Tequila Mockingbird book club pick is another classic that I‘ve managed to have never read before now.

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Hestapleton
Tender is the Night | F Scott Fitzgerald
Bailedbailed

Okay so I started this one on audio and I like the story, but I‘m having a hard time focusing. I picked up a paperback copy, but the print is too small to read without my glasses. They broke last night and I can‘t afford new ones until August, so I‘m putting this one down for now!

Smrloomis Sorry your glasses broke! 😢 1mo
Hestapleton @Smrloomis I mean, they‘re like 6-8 years old and needed replaced anyway. I wish they could have held on another month, but it‘s not a surprise. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1mo
Smrloomis @Hestapleton yeah, 6+ years is a good run! Hope you can replace them with a good pair. 1mo
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callielafleur
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Mehso-so

The beginning and the end were good, but the middle was kind of a narrative mush. I stuck with it because I love Fitzgerald's prose, but this took me like 2 months to get through. I probably should have just DNF'd.

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emilyhaldi
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Loving this spring weather 🙌🏻 After some yard work and gardening I can finally enjoy reading on my porch swing! This threeway situation between Nicole & Dick Diver and Rosemary Hoyt has some #taintedlove vibes....
#anglophileapril

Julsmarshall lovely cover! 4mo
Mdargusch Fun! Pretty pansies 💜 4mo
Reviewsbylola I can‘t remember if I‘ve read this one or not but I need to read some more Fitz! 4mo
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Cinfhen Yeah, a three way usually leads to some tainted love 🙄your house looks lovely!!! Love the columns and a porch swing sounds 😇 4mo
emilyhaldi Thanks ☺️😉 @Mdargusch 4mo
rohit-sawant I'm hoping to start with this soon! 3mo
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BestDogDad
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Mehso-so

I thought it was OK. Through the first third of the book I was uninterested but as I pressed on the plot began to darken and motivations of the characters became more evident. And everyone got more drunk and depressed and I became more interested. I didn't quite buy the ending.

Fun facts: I play basketball weekly at the high school F. Scott Fitzgerald attended: St. Paul Academy. Go Spartans!I‘ve spent many a night in F. Scott‘s theater.

Centique That‘s so cool to hang out at his high school - wow! 😍 4mo
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Rachbb3
Tender Is the Night (Special) | F Scott Fitzgerald
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Library book sale! 😍

#bookhaul

Bklover Good stuff!!!👍👍👍 4mo
merelybookish Nice!! 4mo
CarolynM Elizabeth Peters❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
wordzie 😎😍 4mo
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24in48
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New challenge up on the site! Tell us your favorite series for a chance to win. And don‘t forget to check past posts to see if your name was listed. Happy readathoning! #24in48

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GregZimmerman
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“Well, how can one tell what‘s eccentric and what‘s crazy?”

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toofondofbooks
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jenniferw88
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@IamIamIam I see your American Psycho in Humour and Entertainment and raise you Tender is the Night in Crime, Thriller and Mystery!

IamIamIam 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 That's great!!!! 10mo
Reviewsbylola Definitely an interesting classification 🤔 10mo
britt_brooke 😆 10mo
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twohectobooks
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Panpan

Yet another #modernlibrarytop100 book that seemed a whole lot longer than it actually is. This book about a married couple and their various issues and infidelities felt so pointless and mostly lacked any kind of energy. There were very brief flares of beauty and insight but I was too bored to give them much notice. I really hope that Gatsby is better than this!

Notafraidofwords I‘m starting to think that is his only good book was Gatsby although I did enjoy the ending of the beautiful and the damned. 10mo
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twohectobooks
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Very glad that “Baby” seems to have fallen out of favour as a nickname for adult women.

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twohectobooks
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Once I knew a man who fell in love with his nurse—

Is this Fitzgerald throwing shade at Hemingway?! #modernlibrarytop100

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trioxin_sematary
Tender is the Night | F Scott Fitzgerald
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Another Fitzgerald, and the one he considered to be his greatest work! ✒🧐

Both picked up for £1! 🐒

Emilymdxn I love this one! 11mo
MStew 😍😍😍 11mo
CoffeeNBooks I have that on my TBR stack! 11mo
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Augustdana I really liked this one 11mo
MStew I wanna read this 11mo
JennyM My very fave 11mo
introvertedbooks Love that cover! 11mo
Cathythoughts Great bargain.. gorgeous book 11mo
trioxin_sematary @JennyM Yes!! 😃👌 11mo
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Purrsistently
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“It was only a sunny little smile, and little it cost in the giving but like the morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”

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twohectobooks
Tender is the Night | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Next up for #modernlibrarytop100 is a library book that smells like it‘s been doused in perfume. This could be an interesting reading experience.

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Tashreads
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Just in: Fitzgerald Penguin Classics 😍😍😍

thereadingowlvina Pretty pic! 🤗 11mo
Bookcation74 Awesome picture! 11mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Fab pic! 👌🏼 11mo
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JennyM Ah sooo beautiful. Tender is the night is one of my favourite books of all time. 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely editions and I love this pic! 👍 11mo
saresmoore I love these editions. 11mo
LauraWeasley Oh, I love these editions and I really want them on my shelf but I haven't read any of Fitzgerald's books yet so I'm kind of hesitant... Beautiful picture! 11mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#poetrymatters #smile
Not a poem but it‘s poetic and beautiful. 💛

Cathythoughts ❤️ 12mo
Tanisha_A Love it! 12mo
batsy Ooh, well played 👍🏽 12mo
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laurenbescoby 😍 this is lovely! 12mo
LazyDays 💙👏 12mo
tammysue ❤️ 12mo
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JennyM
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15 | #HeatOfJuly #CrazyInLove

Fitzgerald used real letters his wife, Zelda, wrote during her breakdown in his fictionalised bestseller. Can‘t say I would have appreciated that if I were Zelda but the book is so good - my all time favourite and annual re-read.

Can‘t seem to tag you Cindy and Barbara.

LapReader I have a soft spot for both of them. 12mo
JennyM @LapReader me too. I‘m fascinated with this era - Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Wharton, Pound. 12mo
TrishB Tagging isn‘t working for a lot of people (me included!) Great pick 👍🏻 12mo
Cathythoughts I havnt read this in many years. Must reread 12mo
BarbaraBB Really? I still need to read it, I do have a copy. 😘 12mo
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SLSbooks
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Pickpick

This one I will have to read again. Initially confusing, then compelling, then finally revealing. Anyone who is interested in Fitzgerald‘s complicated life will see it on display here. Was going to give it a so-so, but can‘t do it to him.

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Wilkie
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The beautiful back cover of my new/old copy of Tender is the Night. They don‘t make them like this any more! #ififell #heyjune

umbrellagirl And only .35 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa No they don‘t! That‘s gorgeous! 13mo
Cinfhen Amazing 13mo
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GypsyKat I‘m loving seeing your collection of old paperbacks! 😍 13mo
Wilkie @gypsykat 21 vintage books arrived in the post today....I have a problem☺️ 13mo
Wilkie @umbrellagirl We need to build a time machine! 13mo
youneverarrived 😍😍 13mo
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Wilkie
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A suggestion to all psychiatrists out there...do your best not to fall in love and marry your patient. #ifIFell #heyjune

blithebuoyant Is very bad idea. Very bad. XD 13mo
Cinfhen Thirty Five cents!!!! 13mo
GypsyKat Haha! For sure! 😂 13mo
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jenniferw88
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Eggs My favorite flower 13mo
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OhMeaghan
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Pickpick

This book is killing me. It‘s so good.

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OhMeaghan
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Well, you never knew exactly how much space you occupied in people‘s lives.

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OhMeaghan
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An overwhelming desire to help, or to be admired, came over him.

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ChloeTallis
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#7favesin7days 1/7*

*post a book you love each day for 7 days, without review or comment, with the hashtag #7favesin7days in your post so we can keep it going!

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Emilymdxn
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this! If I‘m honest I didn‘t enjoy it as much as The Great Gatsby or The Beautiful and the Damned, maybe cause I read those when I was younger. I appreciated that this book seemed more reserved somehow, it had a slower, withdrawn kind of melancholy. I definitely want to read more Fitzgerald.

ephemeralwaltz I loved this one and Gatsby not as much! I‘m looking forward to the Beautiful and The Damned 1y
RaimeyGallant Nice review. 1y
Emilymdxn @ephemeralwaltz I really recommend the beautiful and the damned I loved it! 1y
Emilymdxn @RaimeyGallant thanks! 💖 1y
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Emilymdxn
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#25infive day four update! Such a busy day today - 2.5 hours in traffic, 1 hour shopping for clothes to wear to work, 1 hour tutoring, 1.5 hour on job applications and 4.5 precious hours reading! I split my time between listening to the tagged book and reading Flights on my kindle. That‘s 20 hours in all now, really hoping I manage the last five tomorrow!

Andrew65 Brilliant, especially with everything else going on! 1y
Emilymdxn @Andrew65 thanks!! I really need it to keep me sane with all the work stuff... 1y
Andrew65 @Emilymdxn Reading is my sanity amongst work stress too. 1y
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Emilymdxn
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‘Sometimes it is harder to deprive yourself of a pain than of a pleasure.‘

Oh Fitzgerald how do you do this to me.

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Purrsistently
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Clare-Dragonfly Beautiful ink! 1y
Purrsistently Thanks! 1y
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bookvixen
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Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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JenniferJarrell
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Library book sale day. #bookhaul

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allisoncalifornia
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Pickpick

Amazing writing but mixed reviews about the plot

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ju.ca.no
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2BR02B I covet these editions. 💖 1y
Cathythoughts 💫💫💫💫💫 1y
TrishB My daughter is collecting these- she has the bottom two so far! (edited) 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love these!!! Where do you find them? ☺️ 1y
youneverarrived Gorgeous 😍😍 1y
2BR02B @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks they're on Amazon. Search for "F. Scott Fitzgerald Penguin modern classics." 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @2BR02B thank you!!! 💗 1y
ju.ca.no @TrishB ooh how pretty!! 1y
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smilingshelves
Tender is the Night | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Well, that's about the weirdest typo ever.

jhod 🤔 2y
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Sarah83
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Andrea313
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Jas16
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I have enjoyed having this song stuck in my head all day (guessing my coworkers did not enjoy listening to me hum all day as much) so I wish I were more inspired. Sadly all I have is a picture of four books with the word night in the title. I did accidentally use my Book Depository coupon to order a new copy of the tagged book today and perhaps another book or two. Whoops. #becausethenight #rocktober

Cinfhen Works for me!!! 2y
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rach_simone
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An interesting cover I've never seen before! #Garish #UncannyOctober

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Lcsmcat
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Pickpick

I nearly got this into my September stats! It's a beautifully written book, deserving of its reputation. It is sad in a bleak way; the sadness of people who don't even know why they are sad, and think that one more dazzling party, one more trip to someplace fashionable, will make them happy. It also begins to explore mental illness and its effect on the family of the one who is ill, but in a careful, tentative way. Perhaps a bit autobiographical?

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Lcsmcat
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"Either you think - or else others have to think for you and take power from you" #fitzgerald

keithmalek This is now one of my new favorite quotations. 2y
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Lcsmcat
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Taking advantage of a trip to pay a client's out of county court costs to eat lunch outside. #carpediem #fallintobooks @RealLifeReading

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Lcsmcat
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Who knew that we have Fitzgerald to blame for "Brangelina" et. al.?

rubyslippersreads 😂😂😂 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes Hahahaaaaaa 2y
batsy Oh my gosh 😂 2y
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Brie
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I don't have this gorgeous set of F. Scott Fitzgerald's books, but I wish I did. #goldandsilver #fallintobooks

britt_brooke 😍 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag It's just a couple of clicks away 😈 2y
Brie @thegirlwiththelibrarybag Haha, all of you guys are such bad influences! 2y
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vivastory I'd never seen these, so amazing 2y
Brie @vivastory Yes, they're beautiful. I think they were released a few years ago. 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Brie, thank you! ☺️✨ 2y
mauveandrosysky I need this. 2y
DivineDiana Stunning! 📚 2y
larah17 Ohhhh wow 😍 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So beautiful!! 2y
Caroline2 😮 beautiful!!! 2y
Cinfhen They are gorgeous @Kalalalatja I think they're calling you!!!! 2y
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen gaaaaah 🤤😱 they are so lovely! I'm just not much of a Fitzgerald-person, which have kept me from buying them before. But they would look very pretty on my shelves 😄😍 2y
La_Cori wow.. they are so beautiful!! 😍 2y
Avanders 💖 ... so, does anyone know where I could find such books? 😬 NM - found 'em... (edited) 2y
Hollie These are lovely! 2y
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Lcsmcat
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There's so much I need to be doing right now, from preparing for Irma to boxing up clothes to return. But the cat wants me to sit here and read. Cat wins. 🤷🏻‍♀️😻#Balthazar #littenkitten #catsoflitsy

Ms_T 😻❤️😻 2y
LauraBrook Cats always win. 😽😽😽 2y
erinreads So sweet! 😻 2y
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Lcsmcat
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"Her immature mind made no speculations upon the nature of their relation to each other, she was only concerned with their attitude toward herself—but she perceived the web of some pleasant interrelation, which she expressed with the thought that they seemed to have a very good time." #followattack @RaimeyGallant
I nominate @sacrilecious @CrazyBookLady @SealedWithInk @sarahnicoloff @forrestlaur @Georgette73 @Hokey @Lyn-Mara & @myreadingcorner

LauraBrook Thank you - I'm now following all of these ladies! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Got them all! 2y
Hokey Following all!!! 😊 2y
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RaimeyGallant Yep, I'm following all of them. :) 2y
sacrilecious Stuff like this is why Litsy is the best! 💗 2y
sarahnicoloff Thank you - now following all! 2y
SealedWithInk I know it's a bit late but thank you for the tag. I now have a lovely bunch of followers, who I shall all follow back 😇 2y
Lyn-Mara Thank you! 2y
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