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Madame Bovary (Collins Classics)
Madame Bovary (Collins Classics) | Gustave Flaubert
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert
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Bailedbailed

I really enjoyed the first chunk of this, but the further I read, the more I despised the character and couldn‘t get myself to care what happened. I might try it again someday, sometimes timing is everything with books. 🤷‍♀️
This was one of my April #Roll100 picks.

Leftcoastzen There is a newer translation by Lydia Davis I was dying to find , found it , haven‘t read it yet. Not sure if that might make a difference . 3w
DGRachel I read this back in college and if I remember correctly the only reason I finished it was because it was assigned reading! 3w
Cathythoughts I agree this character is not appealing.I‘m half way and will continue eventually, I love the writing. I‘d say I know what‘s going to happen though. 3w
CarolynM I had no sympathy for her either. I read it for my book group, or I think I might have bailed too. 3w
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Cathythoughts
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This weeks #WeeklyForecast

Have a look over the second half of You Made A Fool , for the camp ⛺️.
Continue my reread of The Promice… really enjoying this.
I picked up Nonfiction this week because there‘s talk it might be on the Booker longlist and also is praised by Rachel Cusk and Sarah Waters ♥️
I may have read Madame Bovary years ago 🤔. Anyway, it all feels new and very enjoyable, a feast.

Happy reading everyone 😘
👋🏻 hi Cindy 😘

squirrelbrain Ooh, be interested to hear what you think of Non Fiction. That‘s one of the Booker potentials I couldn‘t get hold of… 1mo
Cinfhen Ohhhhh, nice selections! Beautiful photo 😍 1mo
Cinfhen I‘m loving all the pre Booker buzz 🐝 Cathy & @squirrelbrain 1mo
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TrishB Lovely pic ♥️ 1mo
MaureenMc Lovely photo! 1mo
AnneCecilie I fiction book named Nonfiction sounds interesting. What‘s it about? 1mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain It looks good 🤞🏻I just happened to spot it in Waterstones. (edited) 1mo
Cathythoughts @cinfhen @TrishB @MaureenMc Thanks ❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 1mo
Cathythoughts @AnneCecilie I havnt opened it yet but I think it‘s about relationships with our mothers .. that‘s always an interesting topic ! 1mo
Davisemkors It looks cool, will you m8nd any suggestion 1mo
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K.M.-Forester
Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert
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My fiancé got me this gorgeous copy of Madame Bovary ? and it came with a matching notebook.

LoverOfLearning stunning! 3mo
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Blueberry
Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert
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Currently reading.

MrsMalaprop Loved this book ❤️ 5mo
LindaLappin performance artist Sandra Binion created an intriguing installation, Distillé, based on her girlhood fascination with this book. Quite lovely. some videos are available on her site. https://sandrabinion.com/section/459077-Distill-Videos.html 5mo
Blueberry @LindaLappin wow, interesting work. 5mo
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Ast_Arslan
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Eggs Well done! 6mo
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Kaag
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Pickpick

January reads: I have to pick Madame Bovary with Vilette a close second. Perdido Street Station and The Red Line were good for what they were trying to do. Portrait of the Artist, If on a Winter‘s Night and Snow Crash didn‘t hit the mark for me.

Kaag I thought Villette was superbly crafted. It was very close to being my top pick for the month but Madame Bovary was just so so good and had such memorable moments. 6mo
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Creme_de_la_them
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Mehso-so

Book #2 of the year: “Madame Bovary” by Gustave Flaubert

Flaubert is certainly verbose. I probably would have enjoyed it more if he‘d been a little less florid. It was, like many classics, fine but not extraordinary.

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Bibliobear
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“The one way of tolerating existence is to lose oneself in literature as in a perpetual orgy.”

Remembering Gustave Flaubert on his birthday.

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Ast_Arslan
Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it. Some will be old, some will be new - don't judge me, I have a lot of books.

Day 156th

Join the fun if you want!

#tbrpile

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jpj7474

The type of prose that I had to slowly read & reread to understand what the hell the plot was. Could read multiple chapters & not be able to describe at all what I had just read. I respect that it's a highly regarded classic...that's why I read it...but damn...

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sisilia
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This made me LOL 😂 I love how witty (and sometimes mad!) the writing of this darling sitcom

Lindy 😂 12mo
CoveredInRust Omg i just got the whole series and have been rewatching it! It's so great! 😃😃 12mo
TheSpineView 🤣🤣🤣 12mo
sisilia @CoveredInRust 🙌🏻 I‘m watching Season 5 now. It‘s super entertaining 💕 12mo
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ScoobySnacks3
Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert
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Pickpick

7/100 What a sad, sad story. 5/5

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert
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Book haul today, and I snagged a beautiful cloth bound illustrated folio edition of Madame Bovary! ❤️❤️ Being a book nerd is so much fun!! 😂

wanderinglynn Gorgeous edition! 12mo
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OriginalCyn620
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Bailedbailed

Okay, I just can‘t get into this right now, so I‘m bailing. It may be me and not the book! I do love classics so perhaps sometime later I will try the audio version.

#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Sometimes you just gotta let a book go for a while!!! 1y
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TheBookHippie
Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert
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What better occupation, really, than to spend the evening at the fireside with a book, with the wind beating on the windows and the lamp burning bright...Haven't you ever happened to come across in a book some vague notion that you've had, some obscure idea that returns from afar and that seems to express completely your most subtle feelings?

#bookshelfbook2021 FRANCE

Crazeedi Gorgeous picture, and a gorgeous cover💞 2y
vlwelser I am so glad you're reading that for the first time. It's one of my favorites. ❤❤❤🇫🇷 2y
TheBookHippie @vlwelser I am really enjoying it! 2y
TheBookHippie @Crazeedi I have an old leather one that is pretty to look at but I didn't want to mess it up! I got this one at a book sale and love this cover I also like this translator she does a good job. 2y
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StellaDz
Madame Bovary | Flaubert, Gustave
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Panpan

It‘s sad when you can figure out how this‘ll end because it was apparently the only logical conclusion to a woman committing adultery back in the day. It makes me so angry, because it‘s not the only book that does this. Hated it. All characters EXCEPT Dr. Bovary are unlikeable. Just in general, ugh.

⭐️ to the book
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ to Simon Vance for reading it, because he‘s the only thing that kept me going.

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StellaDz
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I didn‘t know I could let audiobooks pile up, but thanks to Audible, I totally can (and did). As I finish one, I‘m starting another... and this time, I needed some Simon Vance in my life. Love his voice. ❤️

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merelybookish
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Doesn't she LOOK like someone who has mistaken temptation for opportunity? Been years since I read it, but I think Madame Bovary fits this #litfortunecookie.

Fun idea @KVanRead! Thanks for the tag @mklong
Want to play? @MoonWitch94 @GingerAntics @Graywacke @mollyrotondo

KVanRead She does indeed😂 Great choice. Thanks for playing!! 2y
GingerAntics I‘m kind of curious about what‘s happening in this image. What‘s happening below frame?! She seems to be enjoy whatever it is. 🤣😂🤣 2y
mklong Great pick!! 2y
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Ruthiella Perfect pick!😀 2y
MoonWitch94 Thanks for the tag ⭐️🧡📖 2y
LeahBergen She definitely does! 2y
batsy Yes, great pick! Also I love Chabrol and Isabelle Huppert and enjoyed the movie. 2y
Billypar I was totally going to pick this one! 2y
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Mehso-so

Last week I finally finished this book. The plot and characters were really not my cup of tea, but the death scene of Emma was beautifully written. It's a very modern novel, mainly because of the dissatisfaction theme that could still be applied to our modern times. I think it would be an interesting book for a book club ;)

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amber_ldsmom
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OriginalCyn620 📚❤️📚 2y
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PaulAndrus
Madame Bovary | Flaubert, Gustave
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"Have you ever had the experience of finding in a book some vague idea that's already occurred to you, some obscure image that comes back to you from the depths of your mind, or a perfect expression of your most subtle feelings?"
"Yes, that's happened to me," she replied.

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ElectricKatyLand
Panpan

I tried to read this in college and didn't finish. My husband and I listened to the audiobook together this spring in anticipation of seeing a production of Adrienne Kennedy's play. This novel was just as tedious the second time around. I rarely DNF books, and this almost got me there twice. Flaubert is so long winded about nothing in particular, and all the characters are miserable.

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Neesay
Madame Bovary | Flaubert, Gustave

One's duty is to feel what is great, cherish the beautiful, and to not accept the conventions of society with the ignominy that it imposes upon us.

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Rbabyblue
Madame Bovary | Flaubert, Gustave
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Book 7 of the Popsugar Reading Challenge (a book with a pink cover)

We had to read this book for my French lit class in high school, but I was more interested by YA dystopian books as a teen so I had just skimmed through it and don‘t remember much about it.
It was convenient to find a free version on the apple bookstore with a pink cover!
And naturally, I‘ll have to read it in French to preserve authenticity.
#popsugarreadingchallenge

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amber_ldsmom
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gradcat Beautiful! Flaubert is a heavenly writer, isn‘t he? ♥️♥️♥️ 3y
amber_ldsmom @gradcat Yes! I named my first daughter Emma. ❤️ 3y
gradcat @amber_ldsmom Wow! That‘s really a nice name anyway, but to do it after Bovary is so cool! ♥️ 3y
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amber_ldsmom @gradcat ❤️ A lot of people don‘t understand why because she was so awful, but I just love the romance of her. She‘s truly a unique and beautifully written character. 3y
gradcat @amber_ldsmom I get it, because yes, the romance, but yes, the romance that just IS when reading Flaubert‘s words—difficult to resist falling in love with his words! ♥️ 3y
amber_ldsmom @gradcat ❤️ I feel that way about Ray Bradbury, too. His writing is like poetry. 3y
gradcat @amber_ldsmom I think I‘m inclined to agree, but it‘s been a VERY long time since I‘ve read Bradbury—but I will say this: I read lots more of his books than Stephen King‘s. 3y
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GoneFishing
Madame Bovary | Flaubert, Gustave

What better occupation, really, than to spend the evening at the fireside with a book, with the wind beating on the windows and the lamp burning bright...Haven't you ever happened to come across in a book some vague notion that you've had, some obscure idea that returns from afar and that seems to express completely your most subtle feelings?

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GoneFishing
Madame Bovary | Flaubert, Gustave

At the bottom of her heart, however, she was waiting for something to happen. Like shipwrecked sailors, she turned despairing eyes upon the solitude of her life, seeking afar off some white sail in the mists of the horizon. She did not know what this chance would be, what wind would bring it her, towards what shore it would drive her, if it would be a shallop or a three-decker, laden with anguish or full of bliss to the portholes.

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Michellesibs
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Mehso-so

This book! I'm so split on what I think.
See my full review here:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2959628531

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Booklover2
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Mehso-so

Meh! I typically love classics but not this one! What a vapid twit! No depth whatsoever, selfish with a head full of air.
Oh yes, writing was nice.

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Blaire
Madame Bovary | Flaubert, Gustave
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#7days7covers #covercrush pick a book a day and post the cover no explanation. Tag a kitten each day. Thanks for the tag @merelybookish @rubyslippersreads if you haven‘t been tagged yet - want to join in?

LeahBergen Pretty! 3y
Cathythoughts Sooo lovely 3y
Blaire @Cathythoughts @leahbergen thanks! Found these editions at Faulkner books on my list Nola visit. 3y
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Brie
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Pickpick

Emma is a very complex, tragic, and at times frustrating character but I‘m glad I finally read this classic of realism. I really enjoyed the translation.

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Dragon
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#wondrousWednesday 1. The tagged book 2. A Discovery of Witches ( the whole trilogy) 3. It‘s too massive to count 4. Just posted a review of Hitching A Ride With Buddha ( so-so) . Tagging @rabbitprincess @Loric @LauraBeth if it‘s not too late in the day. Thanks @Eggs for the tag

Eggs You‘re welcome! Thanks for playing 🌺🌺 3y
Loric @Dragon I‘m not sure where to play. Do I just comment here? 3y
Dragon Thanks @Loric sorry it‘s taken me so long to answer you. I‘ve been absent from Litsy. For these kind of tags the tagged Litten copys the photo and makes their own entry. Usually tagging the Littens who initiated the play. 👍😀🐉 3y
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BritanyA
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Panpan

⭐️⭐️: This book!! While it may have been groundbreaking in its time, it has not held up well. What was the point?

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Eleonorasim
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“L‘amore, pensava, doveva sopravvenire all‘improvviso, con gran lampi e folgorazioni: -uragano dei cieli che cade sulla vita, la sconvolge, strappa via le volontà come foglie e trascina nell‘abisso l‘intiero cuore. Non sapeva che, sulle terrazze delle case, la pioggia forma dei laghi allorché le grondaie sono ostruite, e sarebbe rimasta cosí, in piena sicurezza, quando ad un tratto scoperse una crepa nel muro.”

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erzascarletbookgasm
Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert
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Emma. Born with wild longings. Bored with the provincial life when she married the good (dull) country doctor, she pursues scandalous affairs. Wish I could tell poor Charles Bovary #dontmarryher but too late, the lives of everyone around her are endangered.

#ayupaugust

(Still from the 1991 movie adaptation starring Isabelle Huppert as Emma Bovary)

squirrelbrain Good one! 👍😁 3y
Cinfhen #MaybeOneDay I‘d love to read this novel 3y
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Emilymdxn
Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert
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Pickpick

I have such a blind spot when it comes to trench literature so I‘m really glad I fitted this one in! It was amazing! I wasn‘t prepared for how psychologically real Emma was, I felt like I knew her more than I‘ve pretty much ever known a fictional character. Such beautiful language, and very well read. This is like the absolute best of C19 fiction up there with the Brontes and the best Hardy

KathyWheeler I loved this book when I finally read it a few years ago. 3y
Henrik_Madsen Great review and I agree. It‘s a brilliant portrait. 3y
BarbaraBB I loved this one when I read it in high school. 3y
Emilymdxn @kathywheeler @Henrik_Madsen @barbarabb I think I‘m quite late to the party on loving this one I‘m glad I got to it! 3y
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CarolynM
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Some classic literature from #France for Bastille Day. And I think Emma Bovary qualifies as a #Lovefool.
#LetsTravelJuly #LilithJuly

Cinfhen I haven‘t read this book 🙈Another Classic I‘m “afraid” of 3y
Centique We went to a Bastille Day dinner party last night! Homemade pate, French onion soup, potatoes dauphinois - lots of French wine and cheese. 😍 I‘m still recovering from overindulging! (And I haven‘t read this book yet but I will) 3y
KarenUK On my #tbr forever...... one day! 💕 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🇫🇷 3y
OriginalCyn620 I need to read this one! 🇫🇷 3y
Henrik_Madsen @Cinfhen I loved it - seeing how Emma was caught up in romantic literature was interesting and her life sad - and I don‘t think it‘s that hard to read. 3y
CarolynM @Cinfhen @KarenUK @OriginalCyn620 @Henrik_Madsen It's not hard to read but I found Emma very frustrating indeed🙄😁 3y
CarolynM @Centique That sounds wonderful - so many good things😋 3y
MrsMalaprop I finally read this a few years ago. Loved it ❤️. 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Great pick! 3y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Emma Bovary had a great desire for a more sophisticated and passionate life, often falling into boredom. She was unsatisfied with her dull marriage and life in the country. She was just waiting and hoping something exciting to happen to her and save her from her mundane life.

#MayMovieMagic #SaveMe

Cinfhen I should probably read this #MaybeOneDay #SoManyBooksSoLittleTime 3y
rohit-sawant Nice pick! Echoing @Cinfhen 3y
Jones9823 One great book !..The most tragic ending of all ! 3y
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sprainedbrain
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Mehso-so

I decided just to read ahead and finish my Serial read for this month today... mainly because I wanted it to be over.

Really excellent writing, I can appreciate the commentary on provincial life in France at this time, and I can absolutely see why it was so scandalous at the time it was first published.

Even so, I was mostly bored or irritated with Emma and her complete disregard for everything but her own desires. 🤷🏻‍♀️

⭐️⭐️1/2

#1001books

CarolynM You've summed up my feelings about this nicely🙂 3y
RebL Ha! My line is that Madame Bovary gives me ennui, but I just may tell people I just wanted it to be Madame B-OVER-y. (edited) 3y
Henrik_Madsen I loved Madame Bovary when I read it. Emma is obviously an annoying person, but she is also a victim of her circumstances, partly ruined by reading too many romances. Your experience was different - on to the next one! 3y
DGRachel I had to read this in college and just remember detesting it. Good for you in powering through and finishing. 😊 3y
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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyMar19 Day 7: A #book is my most favourite thing ever.

NenaB Pure bliss! 3y
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Eggs
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#infatuation #literarylove @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88
Flaubert's impassioned and infatuated Madame Bovary created quite a scandal in its time.

vkois88 🖒🖒🖒 3y
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SailorMoon
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#LiteraryLove

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@vkois88

Day 7: Roses

The first rose I could think of was the one on the cover of this book that I remember loving when I read it in high school.
Emma Bovary is a character as complex as a rose: a delicate and beautiful flower with so many thorns that represent to me both strenght and fragility.
A wonderful reading.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!! 🌹🌹 4y
vkois88 Beautiful cover 4y
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jy0tiar0ra
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“Has it ever happened to you,” Leon went on, “to come across some vague idea of one‘s own in a book, some dim image that comes back to you from afar, and as the completest expression of your own slightest sentiment?”

Ericalambbrown Welcome to Litsy! Enjoy! 📚❤️😊 4y
DivineDiana Glad you joined us! 🙂 4y
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jy0tiar0ra @DivineDiana thanks. 😊 4y
BookNerd9906 Welcome! 🥰 4y
RadicalReader @jy0tiar0ra Thanks for joining Litsy hope you have a great time here. You will never run out of things to read with all the recommendations you‘ll discover here. Be sure to check out this amazing riveting gripping and catapult chapter novel 4y
jy0tiar0ra @RadicalReader sure, thanks! 4y
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