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#CityOfDreams
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Three young, idealistic dreamers escape their gray lives to the glitz and glamour of the roaring twenties in Tinseltown. Not read this but sounds befitting for #cityofdreams .
#SeptemberDanes

Kalalalatja Great cover 👌 9mo
Cinfhen Yes!!! Sounds like an excellent choice 9mo
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Billypar
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Grann can turn a decent true story into something you crave like an addictive mystery novel. His chronicle of Percy Fawcett's search for the Amazonian #cityofdreams he referred to as 'Z' is gripping. Incredible how explorers of his time (early 20th century) thrust themselves into the unknown, and all they endured for their quest. I thought Grann's own journey to where Fawcett vanished would be the highlight but nothing beat the main narrative.

Tamra I think about this account often and I find it so dismaying Fawcett died not knowing he had achieved his life‘s ambition. Unrequited passion, in a manner of speaking. It‘s a haunting story. It‘s crazy how many other pre & post explorers have died on the same quest. 9mo
Cinfhen I love your collage 🙌🏻💕and this is one of my favorite NF - I liked it more than 9mo
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Kalalalatja Well, with a review like that, I have to try it! 9mo
Billypar @Tamra It's even more maddening that, if I'm understanding Grann's closing implication correctly, he might have been treading right over where 'Z' once was. 9mo
Billypar @Cinfhen Thanks- what I could find of the Amazon around my apt 😁. For me, it's close in comparing to Killers- I think I enjoyed that one slightly more, but really liked both- little other NF like it. 9mo
Billypar @Kalalalatja Hope you enjoy the journey! 9mo
Tamra @Billypar yes, that‘s what I mean. So sad! 9mo
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emilyhaldi
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Paris certainly was a #cityofdreams during the postwar rebirth, especially among the art community.
#septemberdanes

Cathythoughts ❤️ 9mo
Cinfhen tellement vrai 9mo
Cinfhen I used Google translate so I have no idea if what I typed makes any sense!??? 9mo
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youneverarrived I really want to read this! 9mo
saresmoore Want! 9mo
saresmoore @Cinfhen So true. I think that‘s right! 9mo
Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Nice @saresmoore 🙌🏻🧡 9mo
Kalalalatja Of course I had to google what it means @Cinfhen and it wasn‘t till then I realized @saresmoore‘s comment was the translation 🤦‍♀️ 9mo
emilyhaldi Don‘t worry @Kalalalatja I had to google that too 😉 9mo
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja Didn‘t you learn French in high school? I am not being bitchy here, just curious if it is not a standard course in Danmark. (edited) 9mo
Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB nope, we learn English and German in primary school, and then we can choose either Spanish, French or German in high school. I chose German, but I remember very little of it 😅 9mo
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja Interesting! We learn English, French and German and can add Spanish. I forgot most of French and German as well ☺️ 9mo
Reviewsbylola Goodreads win? 9mo
emilyhaldi @BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja so jealous of your school focus on language!! We didn't start until we were older and only learned Spanish. I am awful at languages though so in highschool I switched to Latin😜 9mo
Mdargusch I love that cover! ❤️ 9mo
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Lizpixie
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#SeptemberDanes #day26 #CityOfDreams My literary Dream City is Tar Valon, the Aes Sedai City In The Wheel Of Time series by Robert Jordan. Built by the Ogier builders & filled with amazing buildings, it‘s an island city with the White Tower at its centre. My IRL Dream City is Edinburgh, Scotland‘s major city. With gorgeous views, medieval castle & centuries of history, it‘s on the top of my list of places to see before I die. Fingers crossed!🤞

Cinfhen Hoping ALL your dreams come true 😘 9mo
Kalalalatja Edinburgh is wonderful and magical! 9mo
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GripLitGrl
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Cinfhen Truth!!! And maybe, Vegas ?!?!?? 9mo
GripLitGrl @Cinfhen 😁😁YES! 9mo
Kalalalatja I love New York! ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
GripLitGrl @Kalalalatja 🙌💗👍 9mo
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CarolynM
In Bruges: A Screenplay | Martin McDonagh
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Cinfhen Stunning!!!!!! 9mo
Cathythoughts Oh my god !! So beautiful! Great shot 👍🏻💫 9mo
whatshesreadingnow It‘s beautiful !! 💗 9mo
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youneverarrived It‘s a gorgeous city. Lovely photo ❤️ 9mo
Amiable I loved Bruges. It's like something out of a fairy tale. 😍 9mo
Kalalalatja Definitely on my list of must-visit! 😍 9mo
CarolynM @Cinfhen It really is stunning, by day and by night. 9mo
CarolynM @LeahBergen I'm loving it too, I'll be thinking about it for a long time. 9mo
CarolynM @Cathythoughts Thank you, we're going a bit nuts with the photos, but just about everywhere you look there's another lovely view to capture. 9mo
CarolynM @whatshesreadingnow It really is a beautiful place 9mo
CarolynM @youneverarrived Thank you. It would be hard to take a bad photo here, I think. 9mo
CarolynM @Amiable Yes, that's a great way to describe it. 9mo
CarolynM @Kalalalatja Make sure you stay a couple of days when you visit, it's so lovely first thing in the morning, as well as at night, when there are far less people about. 9mo
BarbaraBB Great pic. I especially remember the Eiermarkt there. Are you travelling through Belgium? 9mo
CarolynM @BarbaraBB Thank you. Yes, we were in Brussels for a few days, then here, off to Ghent today, then a few days in Antwerp before flying home on Tuesday. 9mo
BarbaraBB You‘ll love Gent! I was in Antwerp last weekend. A shopping and eating paradise. If you want coffee and a book you must visit https://buchbar.be/ 😘 9mo
CarolynM @BarbaraBB Had a great day walking around Ghent today (beautiful weather) - the historical part of the city is pretty amazing and what a view from the belfry! Thanks for the Antwerp tip, I think we'll definitely look for that one 🙂 9mo
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GatheringBooks
The Land of Neverbelieve | Norman Messenger
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#SeptemberDanes Day 26: Messenger‘s Land of Neverbelieve is a veritable #CityOfDreams, indeed. This is a gypsy-faery island carved after my own whimsical spirit! The book is divided into 12 parts (or XII plates as Messenger would like to call them) – marked quite nicely here in this greenish hue of a map. Each full-page spread also has little side-folds that open into more exquisite discoveries. My full review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-b1T

Kalalalatja Lovely! 9mo
CoffeeCatsBooks It looks so cool! 9mo
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TorieStorieS
Grim Lovelies | Megan Shepherd
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I absolutely LOVED this book!! It kicks off a new YA Fantasy set in the #CityOfDreams (#Paris naturally!). Its narrator is a beastie- an animal changed by a witch into a human servant. But Anouk is more than a maid and this fast-paced adventure takes her and her fellow beasties all over the city - encountering other witches and #Goblins too! Such fun!!! #SeptemberDanes #NewHogwartsAdventure

Kalalalatja Sounds like a lot of fun! 9mo
Cinfhen Nice pick for today ❤️and #Paris 🙌🏻 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice 👍🏻 9mo
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TorieStorieS @Kalalalatja Such fun!!! I definitely recommend it!!! 9mo
TorieStorieS @Cinfhen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love it when the book I just finish works for the fun challenges!!! Thanks for always having these!! I add them to my calendar each month!! 😊 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TorieStorieS thanks for participating!!! 🙌🏻👍🏻💗 9mo
vkois88 Sounds so good! Want! 9mo
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Reviewsbylola
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9/11 in the #cityofdreams

We have premonitions, spirits, mediums, signs. This was a mixed bag for me. I loved the stories about premonitions, psychics and mediums, and talk of the afterlife. I went in thinking it was a bunch of malarkey but the stories were genuine and definitely made me reevaluate my spirituality, not a small undertaking.

There were also a lot of stories about butterflies, rainbows, etc. that were redundant and reaching.

emilyhaldi 🤔 (edited) 9mo
Mdargusch Sounds like it wasn‘t your favorite on the subject. 9mo
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Reviewsbylola I gave it a pick because I thought 2/3 of it was great. And any book that can make me reconsider what I thought were strong held beliefs is pretty powerful. @Mdargusch 9mo
Kalalalatja That sounds like quite a book! I‘m normally not very spiritual, but lately I have been challenged in my beliefs. I‘m still not sure I believe in it, but I respect other‘s beliefs about spirituality 9mo
Cinfhen Ooooh, I didn‘t see that it‘s a 9/11 tie-in. I 💯believe in signs, premonitions, afterlife, mediums and all that spiritual stuff @Kalalalatja @Reviewsbylola 9mo
Reviewsbylola I am a 9/11 fanatic. I tried my best to go into this with an open mind and I think I succeeded because I am definitely more of a believer after reading this. @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja (edited) 9mo
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Librarybelle
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When I think Beverly Hills, I think of actors and actresses and Hollywood, which many consider to be the #CityOfDreams . I picked this up during my latest Book Outlet haul and was the first to catalog it in LibraryThing. Fairly newish (early 2018 publication), this book discusses the separation of Beverly Hills from LA. It also looks at one of the first times celebrities embraced a cause and campaigned for it. Looks good! #SeptemberDanes

Kalalalatja Sounds interesting! 👍 9mo
whatshesreadingnow Ooh yes it does! 9mo
Cinfhen Does look good!! 9mo
ferskner Oooooooo! One of my favorite classes in college was called L.A. and Cultural Theory, and it was insanely interesting how this giant city exists basically just because of the film industry (at least at first). This looks like an awesome addition to my textbooks! 9mo
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