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Alias Grace
Alias Grace: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
In Alias Grace, bestselling author Margaret Atwood has written her most captivating, disturbing, and ultimately satisfying work since The Handmaid's Tale. She takes us back in time and into the life of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the nineteenth century.Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer, Thomas Kinnear, and Nancy Montgomery, his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders.Dr. Simon Jordan, an up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness, is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember. What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories? Is Grace a female fiend? A bloodthirsty femme fatale? Or is she the victim of circumstances?From the Trade Paperback edition.
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CatalinaSimona18
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"So I cannot sit here without thinking of the ladylike bums that have sat on this very settee, all delicate and white, like wobbly soft-boiled eggs".

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OriginalCyn620 Good choice! ❤️⛓ 2d
erzascarletbookgasm 👍 pick. I liked this one. 2d
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SheilaChew
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A quiet morning.

I am enjoying this book! It reminds me of Handmaid‘s Tale, with long descriptions of domestic life. It‘s also very introspective, with dual narrative from Grace Marks and her psychologist, Dr. Jordan. Fascinating since it is based on real events!

britt_brooke Great mug! 3d
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SheilaChew
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Planning my week. How many of these can I read in the next week? #summer #teachersoflitsy

ShyBookOwl I absolutely love Alias Grace! 6d
rather_be_reading pretty tray! 6d
ephemeralwaltz Lovely photo! Alias Grace was one of my favorite reads last summer. 6d
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thewallflower0707
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It always feels good when I finish a book that has been waiting on my TBR, in this case, 11 months. I bought Alias Grace last September in Copenhagen, so this book has already made quite a journey.
Alias Grace is my 2nd Atwood book. I thought Handmaids Tale doesn‘t really deserve all the hype it receives due to current political events. AG is much better written, with a better story.

#AliasGrace #Cover #Holiday #review #MargaretAtwood

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Kaila-ann
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Mehso-so

Ultimately between pan and so-so for me. The writing was clever and I enjoyed the true crime aspect but I felt like parts of it were long and tedious. I wanted to keep reading Grace‘s story but then it would veer off into Dr. Jordan‘s story (which was weird) and less enjoyable. I enjoyed The Handmaid‘s Tale so i will check out more of her work but this was, overall, just meh for me.

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ehewett88
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just finished this book and although it wasn't as gritty and scandalous as I hoped, it was still a good read. very different from the dystopian books of Margaret Attwoods I have read before which I must admit I prefer. but nonetheless she did a good job!

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Simona
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A very atmospheric novel that revolves around the murder and some deeper themes, like gender, class, mental health ... I liked how everything in this novel is up for interpretation, and how the author left the empty space between two different narrators (and dynamic structure) for the reader to decide/ponder for himself about guilt and innocence. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

#AuthorAMonth

Alicepondpoe One of my favorite authors, have you read Oryx and Crake, the MaddAddam trilogy? 3w
Simona @Alicepondpoe Just the Oryx and I didn‘t like it ... dystopia isn‘t my genre 🤷‍♀️ 3w
Alicepondpoe @Simona I understand that, dystopia is kind of an acquired taste I think, like pickles and ice cream lol. I like Margaret Atwood's poetry also. I really like that she is a chameleon and writes a little of everything. 3w
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ShyBookOwl Gah! I loved this, especially on audio!!! 3w
Simona @Alicepondpoe ... poetry also isn‘t for me 🤗 but she is definitely very productive chameleon ... 3w
Simona @ShyBookOwl I‘m sure that such an atmospheric book must be good audiobook. 3w
Tanisha_A I haven't read the book. Love the Netflix mini-series. 3w
Tanisha_A *Loved 3w
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Kaila-ann
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Final check in for #24B4Monday - I just barely made 24 hours before I could no longer keep my eyes open. I finished 2 physical books and an audiobook as well as starting another physical book and audiobook. Very pleased with my progress on my TBR pile this weekend. Thank you for hosting!!

Andrew65 Fantastic! 🎉🎊🍾🥂🏆👏👏👏🙌 Well Done on your brilliant achievement. 3w
Kaila-ann @Andrew65 thank you! It's the first time I've made it to 24 hours 😁 2w
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IndoorDame
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I may actually reach 24 hours this weekend! Ending day 2 of #24B4Monday with the tagged book. It wasn't part of my original stack for the readathon, but I'm changing it up so hopefully I can finish some of my #authoramonth books before the end of July. This has been on my tbr for YEARS so I'm super excited to finally have read it! Started out seeming really dry, but I totally got sucked into the mystery and drama of it all.

TheReadingMermaid Girl you've got 24 hours in the bag!!! 🤩🤩🤩 3w
jb72 Great job! 😁 3w
Andrew65 A great time, good luck on getting to 24 hours. 👏👏👏 3w
Soubhiville Sweet! I loved the tv adaptation, one of these days I‘ll get to the book! 3w
Soubhiville And your time is great! Congratulations! 3w
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tealwish
Alias Grace/ Alias Grace | Margaret Eleanor Atwood
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I have been in a serious reading slump! So I am going to read the first chapter of each of these books to find a book that hopefully holds my interest. Wish me luck!!

Clwojick Ooooo. Good idea! 3w
jb72 I‘ve heard The Name of the Wind is super good. Sadly I haven‘t read it yet. 3w
rretzler I‘ve read both Fahrenheit 451 and The Bell Jar and they are both all-time favorites. It you‘re looking for something light, though, skip The Bell Jar! 🤣 3w
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tealwish @jb72 I have been saving it because I have heard the same thing! Kinda funny that I wait to read good books for the right timing! 3w
tealwish @rretzler True, I think The Bell Jar will be too heavy for what I need right now. 3w
jb72 @tealwish I‘ve done the same thing. I have several books where I‘m waiting for that right moment. 3w
tealwish @jb72 Sounds good! I hope the right moment comes for you soon! 3w
Andrew65 Loved The Name of the Wind and 11.22.63 3w
Bookish.SAM Great stack! I really enjoyed The Bell Jar and Name of the Wind. Everything else there is on my TBR list. 3w
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SheilaChew
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I have achieved one of my summer goals - to get a membership at the Orange Public Library. This is my fourth library card and it makes me so happy! I wasted no time and checked out these two books, even though I have no shortage of reading material.

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Come-read-with-me
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This was another stunning book by Atwood. Great historical fiction based on actual events about the trial and commitment to an asylum of a young woman accused of murder. The story is related from the perspective of her treating doctor and is beautifully crafted. An excellent read!

Soubhiville Margaret Atwood is our #AuthorAMonth for July! 😊. Glad to hear you enjoyed this. 1mo
Come-read-with-me @Soubhiville Thought it was fantastic! She has such an amazing voice 😀 1mo
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Simona
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My current read is Alias Grace and I want to finish it first, but here it is, my pile of possibilities for #24in48Readathon

julesG Thanks for reminding me of the readathon and putting together a stack of books. 😘 1mo
rmaclean4 So ready for a weekend of reading!! 1mo
writerlibrarian I have Dai Siije's book in my to read French books pile. Hoping to get to it after the Ferrante 1mo
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Simona @julesG You‘re welcome😘 1mo
Simona @rmaclean4 Me too! 1mo
Simona @writerlibrarian This is my plan too, but after Atwood. 1mo
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Ericalambbrown
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I‘m supposed to be packing to fly to New Orleans tomorrow. Notice the empty suitcase. 🤣 Instead I cuddled with Hank the Book Sniffer and finished the last half of this book I couldn‘t put down.

I thought this was a really good fictionalization of an 1840‘s “true crime” story. The author‘s afterward made all the difference in my opinion of this book for me. She clearly delineated what is and is not known and what was straight up conjecture.

LapReader Cool quilt and author. 1mo
Ericalambbrown @LapReader Thanks! My grandma made it for me when I was little. 💕 1mo
Scochrane26 I love this one & have read it 3 times over the yrs (I think). The tv mini-series they did last yr was really good. 1mo
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Ericalambbrown @Scochrane26 Nice! I waited to watch until I got to read this. The cast is outstanding 😍 1mo
BoleyBooks Safe travels 😊 1mo
LapReader Clever grandma and lucky you xo 1mo
Ericalambbrown @BoleyBooks Thanks! Our daughter is celebrating her 21st birthday. I‘m grateful she invited the oldsters 🤣 1mo
Ericalambbrown @LapReader Indeed! She was and I am 💕 1mo
BoleyBooks @Ericalambbrown My daughter is in New Orleans. So glad Barry wasn‘t as bad as predicted. Enjoy your visit! (edited) 1mo
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DivineDiana
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Grace Marks was convicted of murdering her employer and his pregnant housekeeper in 1843. #LilithJuly #criminal

TrishB I really liked this one 👍🏻 1mo
Cinfhen Hi 👋 can‘t wait to read this one and looking forward to catching up in person ❤️ 1mo
DivineDiana @TrishB I still am uncertain of her part in the crime. 🤔 1mo
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DivineDiana @Cinfhen Looking forward to your visit! ❤️ 1mo
KarenUK Still haven‘t read this one.... but definitely on the #tbr ..... 💕 1mo
DivineDiana @KarenUK It‘s nearly 500 pages,so wait for the right time! 💗 (edited) 1mo
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DivineDiana
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This is an illustration of Grace Marks. In 1843, she, along with a fellow male servant, was charged with murdering her employer and his housekeeper. Grace was only 16 at the time. Margaret Atwood has done a fantastic job of bringing the time and place to life. Well researched. Exquisite writing. Was Grace guilty? You decide. @MinDea @Soubhiville #authoramonth #margaretatwood

Soubhiville I really want to read this too, but it‘s not happening this month. I haven‘t seen this drawing before, cool. 1mo
Kaila-ann I‘ve read Burial Rites which I‘ve heard is (somewhat) similar. I‘ll have to bump this one up. 1mo
batsy I loved this book! 1mo
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DivineDiana
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“Then she lent me her red flannel petticoat until I should get one of mine own, and showed me how to fold and pin the cloths, and said that some called it Eve‘s curse but she thought that was stupid, and the real curse of Eve was having to put up with the nonsense of Adam, who as soon as there was any trouble blamed it all on her.”

Texreader Great quote! 1mo
ValerieAndBooks Such a good book 💖 1mo
Suet624 😂 😂 😂 1mo
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DivineDiana @ValerieAndBooks Only about a third of the way through, and it is starting to pull me in. Good to know! 🙂 1mo
DivineDiana @Suet624 That Adam! 😉 1mo
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DivineDiana
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Soubhiville Yay! I hope you enjoy it! I loved the series (I think on Netflix... not sure.) 2mo
Theaelizabet I liked both book and series. Enjoy! 2mo
DivineDiana Thank you @Soubhiville @Theaelizabet Goal is to read the book first, and then check out the series! 2mo
Bookzombie I haven‘t watched the series yet, but enjoyed the book. Hope you do too! 2mo
DivineDiana @Bookzombie Thank you! 2mo
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Soubhiville
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It‘s almost July!?
Who is joining us for #AuthorAMonth by reading anything by Margaret Atwood? Just use the hashtag and also tag me so I can cheer you on.

Show me your Atwood selection! I plan to read The Heart Goes last, since its been on my TBR longest. I read Cat‘s Eye years ago and liked it a lot.

I‘ve decided I‘ll do a prize box for the participant that reads the most #AuthorAMonth books by Dec 15th!

Soubhiville To choose the prize winner I‘ll be keeping a spreadsheet, so be sure to use the hashtag and tag me so I don‘t miss your posts of completed books! (Entries must be in the month and by the correlating author) 2mo
Soubhiville If you aren‘t tagged here and want to be, let me know so I can add you! 2mo
Soubhiville I recently gave my copy of Handmaid‘s Tale to my sister. I will probably never see it again 🤣 but that‘s ok. 2mo
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Eyelit Thanks for the reminder! 2mo
IndoorDame Thanks for the reminder! Alias Grace had been on my tbr forever but my copy is gone so I have to pick one up soon! 2mo
ValerieAndBooks Ooh! I have several Atwoods, many of them still TBR! I‘m terrible at doing challenges but may just try this! @Soubhiville @mindea 2mo
ValerieAndBooks So yes, tag me 😊 2mo
madamereadsalot1 I'd like to participate! I'll post my Atwood books and do all the tagging when I get home from work later tonight! 2mo
sudi I've had the handmaid's tale on kindle forever. The challenge will give me the chance to finally read it. Excited for this 🙌 2mo
LibrarianRyan Nice 2mo
Bookzombie I‘m in! I only have The Blind Assassin on my shelf to read so will get some more from the library soon. 2mo
DivineDiana Thank you for reminding me! Will dig through my stacks to find my Atwood book! 👍🏻 2mo
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ShyBookOwl
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Grabbed this at a charity garage sale for $5. I've only done it on audio, excited to have it on my shelf now.

hjreviews Totally watched the Netflix series without knowing it was based on a book. Whelp, if my TBR pile wasn‘t big enough 😂 2mo
ShyBookOwl @hjreviews lol aww. I did like the series but preferred the book. 2mo
StayCurious Did you know Margaret Atwood is coming for a talk in Ottawa this fall? 2mo
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ShyBookOwl @StayCurious I did not! Where? 2mo
BooknerdsLife What a great found!! 🙌🏼💙 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I enjoyed that book! 2mo
ShyBookOwl @BooknerdsLife yes! Came across the garage sale totally by chance while driving through a neighbourhood I had never been in before 😊 2mo
BooknerdsLife @ShyBookOwl wow! How lucky! As if it‘s meant to be 😃 This one has been on my TBR too. Hope you enjoy it! 2mo
ShyBookOwl @BooknerdsLife 👍🏼 it's one of my favourite audiobooks! 2mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser Wow, lucky you! I'm listening to the audiobook atm 2mo
ShyBookOwl @Curiouser_and_curiouser I hope you enjoy it! It was my second ever audiobook abd I loved it. 2mo
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BiblioLitten
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♥️The first three are my absolute favourites!
🌊An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim
📚Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy- a chunkster that graces my shelf.
#alphabetbookishquiz

CouronneDhiver An Ocean of Minutes was surprising - highly recommend! 2mo
BiblioLitten @CouronneDhiver I think I stacked it after reading your post. 😊 2mo
RealLifeReading I‘ve got Ocean on my TBR 2mo
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rretzler Christie has been one of my favorite authors since i started reading her books 45+ years ago! 2mo
BiblioLitten @rretzler This was the first book I read by her, and it was so good. I knew she would become a favourite. 2mo
rretzler One of my favorites as well. 2mo
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natsteph
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Started reading Alias Grace on the way to Austria. So far so good, but I was distracted by the gorgeous views.

Chelleo Beautiful! Welcome to Litsy! 2mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 2mo
Geeklet Welcome to Litsy! 2mo
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🎉 2mo
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 2mo
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natsteph
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“Grace Marks (c. July 1828 – after c. 1873) was an Irish-Canadian maid who was involved in the 1843 murder of her Richmond Hill, Ontario, employer Thomas Kinnear and his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery. Her conviction for the murder of Kinnear was controversial, and sparked much debate about whether Marks was actually instrumental in the murder, or merely an unwitting accessory.”

So excited to start reading Alias Grace!

RaimeyGallant There's a tv series too! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗👏🏻 2mo
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tessavi
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Grabbed these books during the Audible 2-for-1 sale 😁
#audiblesale #audible

BookHoarder32 I really need to get back to the Lockwood & Co series 3mo
tessavi @BookHoarder32 This is #5 and I haven't read #4 yet. 3mo
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Texreader
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Ok I bought this one on sale today! @GingerAntics @LeahBergen @MaureenMc @Lcsmcat

Lcsmcat You won‘t be sorry! 3mo
Kaye It‘s a really good book and even better because it‘s based on a true story. Enjoy. 3mo
GingerAntics So did I. This has been on my wishlist for a while. Love that it went on sale when I had the $3 to buy it. @Kaye I had no idea this was based on a true story. I greatly enjoyed the Netflix series. (edited) 3mo
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Dragon A good read 👍 3mo
Kaye Yes it was based on an Irish servant girl named Grace Marks. I wouldn‘t look it up til you‘re done with the book or it might ruin the story for you... 3mo
TracyReadsBooks A great read and the Netflix series was really good too! 3mo
MaureenMc Excellent! 3mo
Tamra It‘s a great read! 3mo
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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Texreader
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Kindle version on sale today! Should I get it?

Lcsmcat Yes! It‘s worth so much more than that!!! 3mo
GingerAntics YES!!! 3mo
LeahBergen Yes! It‘s so good. 👍🏻 3mo
Kaye Excellent book. 3mo
MaureenMc 👍 3mo
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Becker
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Book Club title for May which will be our last meeting until the fall. We are going out with a bang 💥

ShyBookOwl Love this book! 4mo
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Birdsong28
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Cathythoughts I read this one ... very good ♥️👍🏻Thankyou for the tag 😘 4mo
Andrew65 Thanks for the tag. 👍 This is one I need to read! 4mo
ShyBookOwl I adored this on audio! 4mo
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Ms_T Seriously considering this one. Thanks for the tag 😘 4mo
Birdsong28 @Ms_T It's ok. I am, as I have heard lots about this one and it is a good price as it should be nearly £30!!! I will see how the narrator is ok as I always check, they make or break a story. 😘📚📖 4mo
Birdsong28 @ShyBookOwl Good to know 😘📚📖 4mo
Birdsong28 @Andrew65 It's ok I wouldn't want you to miss out on a good deal😁📚📖 4mo
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Ms.Story
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I decided to give this book a go after binging on the Netflix series. It took me ages to read it, but I genuinely thought Atwood's writing was beautiful and insightful. There were times I just didn't feel as if the story was moving along...the quilt/patchwork motif is certainly intriguing.

Tamra I loved it too and long overdue for a reread. 4mo
amok I read this one a decade (or even two?) ago. Loved it!!! One of the few books I've ever read twice. 1mo
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Fed
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‘Like a plate that‘s been broken‘ #aliasgrace

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HardcoverHearts
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This Marie Kondo method is working in my favor! I dropped off bags of clothing only to realize that I bet people are dumping books. So I walk into the Goodwill and found 3 books in great shape for $.99 and I grabbed them. 😂

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great exchange to me! 🎉 5mo
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Julsmarshall
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“It is better to be a murderess than to be murdered.” Diving into this Netflix adaptation of the Margaret Atwood novel.

TheKidUpstairs I thought they did a great job on this adaptation! 6mo
OriginalCyn620 I liked the Netflix adaptation too! 6mo
riversong153 I really enjoyed this! 6mo
Tanisha_A It's a good one. Haven't read the book yet. 6mo
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TheBookAddict
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When your dog likes ice all you can do is let him bring home a huge icicle. He said it followed him home 😆...

Finished another volume of Library Wars. Now onto Alias Grace for a bit. I‘m at 10 hours and 24 minutes for this #24B4Monday #readathon. I won‘t be getting to 24 hours, but I‘ve gotten quite a bit of reading done.

#LitsyLovesLibraries #dogsoflitsy #MomoToles #TolesBrats

Andrew65 That‘s a great total. 🙌 At least ice is better than some other things they might bring in! 😱 7mo
TheReadingMermaid That's okay sweetie I think you're doing great! Double digits is amazing for one weekend of reading 👍🏻😃👍🏻 7mo
TheBookAddict @Andrew65 thanks. 😆true, I‘m ok with ice. @TheReadingMermaid thanks! You‘re right, it‘s more reading than I usually get. 🙂 7mo
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TheBookAddict
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☃️ Alias Grace, Library Wars: Love & War Vols. 4-7, Saga Vol. 2, and Bird Box

☃️ Hot Cocoa with marshmallows and whipped cream

☃️ Coke

#WeekendReads

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in ☕😊 7mo
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TheBookAddict
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“If you have a need and they find it out, they will use it against you. The best way is to stop from wanting anything.”

#LitsyAtoZ #LitsyAtoZ2019 #AbecedarianTBR #MountTBR #A #LetterA #readingchallenge

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TheBookAddict
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Lcsmcat
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“They had it coming (they had it coming)
They had it coming (they had it coming)
They had it coming all along (they took a flower in its prime)
I didn't do it (and then they used it)
But if I'd done it
How could you tell me
That I was wrong?”
I think that applies to Grace.
#cellblocktango #musicalnewyear @Cinfhen @vivastory

merelybookish Good one! 7mo
LauraBeth I still need to read this one! @tpixie @Lcsmcat 7mo
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vivastory One of my favorite Atwoods 7mo
LeahBergen Good one! 👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
readordierachel Perfect! Fantastic book. 7mo
Cinfhen Can‘t wait to read this...not sure why I haven‘t read it yet....buddy read @LauraBeth ????🙏🏻 7mo
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TheBookAddict
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Hello all, just a reminder to join the #LitsyAtoZ2019 #readingchallenge. Remember to follow @BookishMarginalia for updates. Here‘s the link to the google doc: https://goo.gl/forms/Efm31YOt8hnXjcm42

I‘ll be starting the challenge with the tagged book. 😃📚💕

#AbecedarianTBR

Lcsmcat A great book to start with! 8mo
BookishMarginalia Yey! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 8mo
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TheBookAddict
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Here‘s my intended #LitsyAtoZ2019 #TBR. I‘ll probably start with the tagged book. I have nothing for #X, again. So I may have to waive the “in my TBR” criterion for that one. #abecedarianTBR2019 @BookishMarginalia

rekahlee I read “X” by Sue Grafton for a similar challenge. It‘s definitely not an easy letter 8mo
LauraJ Great idea to use books you already own. 8mo
Hestapleton I‘m using the tagged book for my X! 8mo
TheBookAddict @rekahlee thanks for the suggestion, but I just finished reading that same book for this year‘s Litsy A to Z challenge😆. @LauraJ yes, I‘m trying to be better about reading books I already own. Let‘s hope I don‘t stray from the path along the way.🤞🏽 @Hestapleton thanks for the suggestion. I have not read that one yet, so I‘ll be looking for it. 🙂 8mo
BookishMarginalia 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 8mo
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RandiClarke1992
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I have a bad habit of reading more than one book at a time lol. That being said, I'm a huge fan of reading books set in my country!

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Pemberley
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Thoughts on Alias Grace? No spoilers; just a general opinion! Starting it today. Margaret Atwood is amazing but always leaves me a little unsettled... which I‘m sure is her goal.

Kaye I really liked this book , probably because it‘s based on a true story. Excellent in my opinion. 8mo
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PickingBooks
Alias Grace | Margaret Eleanor Atwood
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Mehso-so

I love Margaret Atwood, and Alias Grace was interesting, but Atwood‘s writing style is so different in Alias Grace than in her other work. Still a good book, but a little slow. I did love decoding all the hidden meaning in the book though. Read more on https://pickingbooks.com/blog/aliasgrace.

tammysue Great review! :) 8mo
ephemeralwaltz Great review!! It's interesting how she made the switch to 19th century language. I haven't read any of her other work yet but I can understand that this might be a slower read. 8mo
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PickingBooks @ephemeralwaltz Thank you! You should check out her work! I LOVED Cat‘s Eye and Then Handmaid‘s Tale. 8mo
Mcoun This was actually the first Margaret Atwood book that I read and I loved it. It inspired me to get back into quilting! I agree that it is very different from her others. 8mo
ephemeralwaltz @PickingBooks YES! Cat's Eye is next on my radar!😍 I'm really interested in it. 8mo
PickingBooks @Mcoun I love it when books remind you of something you used to enjoy!! 8mo
PickingBooks @ephemeralwaltz Yay! I read it at the same time as Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, which was interesting because the narrators told similar, or rather complementary, stories even though they were from different generations. 8mo
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Silvertongue
Alias Grace: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Absolutely lovely. I love how many questions are left unanswered, but how perfect an ending it was. The Netflix adaptation was quite good too!

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Purrsistently
Alias Grace: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Heartbroken today by cruelty done to a good friend far away. Sometimes men are like giant evil toddlers. I hope he‘s haunted by what he‘s done forever but I know he won‘t ever have to worry about it. He‘ll go his merry way while hers lies in ashes. I can‘t stop crying.

Tanisha_A Wish your friend and you all the peace. 9mo
Purrsistently @Tanisha_A thank you. She is such a sweet and wonderful person I can‘t fathom how men are so awful to her. She has a good job and doesn‘t have any need of their money, she isn‘t controlling or bossy, she is kind and creative, fun, a great cook and housekeeper,honest and loyal as hell- I don‘t understand. 💔 Even I really thought this guy was different, better. 9mo
Velvetfur Oh gosh I am so sorry to hear of this, and so angry for your friend. I hate men like this because they are such a small percent but they just ruin everything for everyone, they even tarnish good men by association. Do you think it would help to put your friend in touch with me, just so I can offer support and caring thoughts...? 9mo
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Clare-Dragonfly That‘s awful. I‘m so sorry for your friend. 😞 It just goes to show you can be close to perfect and still not good enough for some men! 9mo
Purrsistently @Velvetfur ❤️❤️ I don‘t think so at this point but that is kind, thank you.💕 9mo
Purrsistently @Clare-Dragonfly yepp😢 9mo
Velvetfur @Purrsistently Yeah I did think it might sound a bit weird, but in the meantime she is in my thoughts x 9mo
DivineDiana Sending love to you and your friend. 💗💗 9mo
Purrsistently @Velvetfur ❤️❤️thank you, I just thought it was sweet. 9mo
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MinDea
Alias Grace | Margaret Eleanor Atwood
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Wow! Thank you so much @EadieB! Your generosity is amazing. I can't believe you sent me all these books! Thank you 🤗. I am so excited!!!! 💙💙
#BookMail #LittensAreTheBest

gradcat I loved Disgrace...one of my all-time favorites...have fun reading! 9mo
Andrew65 Simon Toyne! ❤️❤️❤️ @EadieB (edited) 9mo
Erofan Oh! 👍 Terror is the great book! And M.Atwood 😍 9mo
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MStew 😍 9mo
EadieB @MinDea You‘re welcome! Enjoy! 9mo
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Emilymdxn
Alias Grace: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Breathtaking! I don‘t think it‘s quite dethroned the Blind Assassin as my fave Atwood but nearly. I don‘t often love historical fiction but I loved this. I loved the characters, the change of perspective, and the amazing, dreamy, unsettling prose. Can‘t think of a single complaint about it. #1001books

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Emilymdxn
Alias Grace: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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On to another #1001books book! I love Margaret Atwood and I‘ve been really looking forward to this

Tanisha_A I have seen the show. Brilliant! Have to get to the book sometime. 10mo
Emilymdxn @Tanisha_A I kept meaning to watch the show but never got round to it! I heard it was really good 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Oh wow! Sounds like a book I must not miss!! Adding this! Oh my TBR!!!! I'm so sorrrryyyyy 😭😭😭 10mo
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JenniferP This might be my favorite Atwood - curious to see what you think! 10mo
Emilymdxn @Jee_HookedOnBookz it‘s a great read so far! 10mo
Emilymdxn @JenniferP it‘d be hard to dethrone the blind assassin but it‘s very good! 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Emilymdxn can't wait to read your full review! 10mo
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TheCuriousHousecat
Alias Grace | Margaret Eleanor Atwood
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Excellent listen. I‘m keen to try more of her books now. I was a tad wary I must admit after reading ‘the handmaids tale‘ twice and not really liking it but this was brilliant. Now I can see her narrative much clearer, that being the plight of woman through history. Oppression seems to be a theme. Anyway it‘s a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️from me. #aussiereader

Penny_LiteraryHoarders I miss the Atwood that wrote beautiful historical fiction like this. It's mostly be dystopia for ages now. 😟 But others like this one would be The Robber Bride and The Blind Assassin. 10mo
TheCuriousHousecat @Penny_LiteraryHoarders thanks for letting me know about the two historical fiction books of Atwood‘s. I haven‘t read much of hers but I wasn‘t keen on The Handmaids Tale which is the dystopia genre. I‘ll keep these others in mind. 9mo
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