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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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This is clever. Plus MA with a flamethrower? Yes 👍

Karisa 😂💗💗💗 11h
Aims42 I got chills watching the video!!! Loved it!!! 11h
squirrelbrain Love this! ❤️ 10h
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Jane of Lantern Hill | L M Montgomery
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repost for @BarbaraJean:

Just a little reminder: the #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead discussion for Jane of Lantern Hill will be this coming Saturday, May 28th. I‘ll plan to post questions mid-morning Pacific time—feel free to jump in when you are able! Then our book for June will be Magic for Marigold (another Montgomery I haven‘t yet read!)

original post: https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2413500

Jane of Lantern Hill | L M Montgomery
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Just a little reminder: the #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead discussion for Jane of Lantern Hill will be this coming Saturday, May 28th. I‘ll plan to post questions mid-morning Pacific time—feel free to jump in when you are able! Then our book for June will be Magic for Marigold (another Montgomery I haven‘t yet read!)

Basic Black with Pearls | Helen Weinzweig
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It‘s time to start this month‘s #NYRBBookClub!


vivastory 🍷📚 Enjoy 1d
Suet624 I started it yesterday. I'm dying to talk to someone about a seemingly random event that takes place in the early part of the book! :) 24h
batsy I hope you enjoy! I've yet to start 😅 I'm hoping to this week or next, since we have a little bit more time and because Camp Litsy is also starting 😆 15h
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Basic Black with Pearls | Helen Weinzweig
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“Lola” is living her best life. Having left a husband and two children, she travels the world directed by coded messages interpreted from magazines for assignations with her spy lover. But does she?

As she waits, she reminisces about past meetings and her past life. The narrative is fully interior and dreamy, with a nebulous timeline and hints that not is all as it might seem and the narrator might be even wholly unreliable. Quite fascinating.

Liz_M Digression: The most unreliable omission for me is where does the money coming from to pay for all this travel? 2d
kspenmoll Sounds intriguing! 2d
BarbaraBB I was wondering too about the money! 1d
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The Stone Angel | Margaret Laurence
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Had a night away in a lodge with my husband as a birthday treat and finished this wonderful book.
This is the best book I‘ve read this year 🙌😍 It was one of those experiences where I‘m aware of loving the way Laurence writes even while I‘m reading it. Astonishing too to feel I was the protagonist Hagar, I shared her regrets and weaknesses, when we‘re truly so different. Laurence almost performs magic to put you inside Hagar‘s head. 🔽

Centique Such an incredible look at approaching death as one become frail. Laurence is so realistic and must have life experience of this I think to get it so right. 2d
Centique It‘s nice to have read this just after Eudora Honeysett because Eudora gave me enough optimism that this didn‘t feel bleak. 2d
Centique I seem to be having an unofficial and coincidental theme of #readingoctagenarians and I‘m loving it. Yay for POVs from the elderly 🙌🙌 2d
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vivastory I'm so thrilled that you loved this one so much! This made me fall in love with Laurence's books last year. If you haven't read the rest of the Manawaka series, I *highly* recommend them!! 2d
Centique Also kudos to all the Littens who read this as a buddy read and were much more eloquent about it! @CarolynM @squirrelbrain @merelybookish 2d
Centique @vivastory I am definitely going to read the rest! What an absolute talent she had 😍 2d
BarbaraBB A wonderful read indeed. And so is your getaway 😍 2d
Cathythoughts Beautiful review, Paula. I‘m happy to say I have this book , I‘m looking forward to reading it soon. ❤️ 2d
LeahBergen Eee!! 👏👏👏 I‘m so glad you loved this one; I‘ve been pushing it on people for ages. 😆😆 2d
Cinfhen Looks like a marvelous getaway and book sounds fabulous 💕 2d
squirrelbrain Looks like a lovely break! I‘ve just started Eudora on audio, after Cindy‘s recommendation! @Cinfhen 2d
rockpools Wow! 2d
Cinfhen I‘m happy you‘re listening to Eudora @squirrelbrain it‘s heartwarming 🥰 2d
batsy I need to read this! I read all of her others books thanks to a Litsy buddy read. I'm all onboard with #readingoctogenarians and it kinda dovetails with #spinsterlit in a way. 2d
merelybookish It makes me so happy when people fall in love with Margaret Laurence! She really is special and this isn't even my favorite by her! 2d
Megabooks Excited that you got to get away. This was on @vivastory ‘s #NYWD list, and I got a copy earlier this month. Excited to read it! 2d
vivastory @merelybookish I vacillate between a couple of favorites, depending on my mood 1d
vivastory @Megabooks I'm looking forward to your thoughts on it. Her name popped up during a NYRB discussion, thanks to @leahbergen & after the Stone Angel there was no looking back 1d
vivastory @batsy Have you read Anita Brookner? I have been meaning to for eons & I know she is a #spinsterlit saint 1d
batsy @vivastory She is, isn't she 😆 I've only read her first one A Start in Life and I loved it. I plan to go down the list in publication order. Was actually thinking of having a Brookner year in 2022 but I'm already behind, so maybe next year 🙈 1d
vivastory @batsy It's so funny you mention that one. I added it to my TBR over the weekend after watching a 5 Best English Novels video w/ 2 of my favorite people on BookTube. A Brookner year sounds delightful! I can see her being one of those authors that I want to read everything they wrote 💙 1d
batsy @vivastory I feel the same! Just the reviews of her work plus a few interviews I've read suggests that she might become a favourite. 1d
Centique @batsy @vivastory putting my hand up for any Brookner group reads. She‘s so insightful too ✋😘 22h
TrishB Lovely review and I read this from a copy sent to me by @LeahBergen because she‘s obviously on commission 😁😁 it‘s a great read. 13h
LeahBergen @TrishB 😆😆 8h
Centique @TrishB @LeahBergen she should be on commission! 😂😂 (in the best way 😍) 6h
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Jane of Lantern Hill | L M Montgomery
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Finish the tagged #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead

Hopefully finish Havanna Taxi and the butterfly book

Finish Remote Sympathy.

Read Galatea (on Libby), The Emperor‘s Babe and start on Checkout 19.

Cinfhen Good luck this week 💚 3d
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Basic Black with Pearls | Helen Weinzweig
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Today was all about avoiding the heat, delving into the current #nybrbookclub selection, and bonding with one of our new cats. 🐈‍⬛

vivastory Sounds like a wonderful day! 3d
BarbaraBB How are you enjoying the book? 3d
Ruthiella 😻😻😻 3d
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Caroline2 Ahhhh! Such a cute cat!!! 😍 3d
batsy Awww 🐈 3d
LeahBergen You have new cats??? 🥰🥰 3d
mabell Oh how sweet 💕 3d
MaureenMc 💕💕 2d
Tamra Cutie! 😻 2d
Billypar Congrats on the new cat! And you pretty much spelled out my plans for today 😸📚 2d
quietjenn @vivastory it was really quite lovely 😊 2d
quietjenn @BarbaraBB I liked it, but I'm glad that I read it a bit earlier than I usually do, so I'll have time to ruminate on it before our discussion. 2d
quietjenn @LeahBergen yes, our sweet senior kitty passed away earlier this spring, so we've been feeling a bit lonely. Took a trip to the shelter and ended up adopting two! 2d
quietjenn @Billypar Thanks! I hope you enjoy your day (and the book). 2d
BarbaraBB The more I think about it the more I like it! 2d
merelybookish New kitties are so fun! Sometime like having miniature horses galloping about. 😁 2d
Suet624 Aww, I want a kitty. 2d
rubyslippersreads @merelybookish My downstairs neighbor says she can hear my cats galloping through the house. 😹 Congratulations on the new kitties @quietjenn 😻 23h
merelybookish @rubyslippersreads Oh good. After I wrote that I thought @quietjenn would think I was so weird. But they really do sound like little 🐎🐎 😹 23h
quietjenn @merelybookish haha, nothing to worry about. We often hear the upstairs cats and this one I think is little but dart-y, so I can totally see it! @rubyslippersreads thank you! They are super fun. 22h
quietjenn @Suet624 I do recommend the experience 🙂 22h
rubyslippersreads @Suet624 I second the recommendation from @quietjenn 😸 8h
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Jane of Lantern Hill | L M Montgomery
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This is another L.M. Montgomery book I don‘t remember ever reading before, and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it today. Yes, it was a bit predictable and the quick resolution at the end was a bit unsatisfactory, but it also included the humor, variety of characters, and descriptions of nature that I love about Montgomery‘s writing.

#KindredSpiritsBuddyRead #audiobook