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writerlibrarian
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I went with the #closetome literally. This cover is quite a close up still quite lovely. #anglophileapril
@Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi

Reviewsbylola I like that, great choice! 2mo
Mdargusch Nice cover too! 2mo
emilyhaldi Love all of the different takes on this prompt 🤗 2mo
Cinfhen And I noticed “best burgers in LA” 🍔🍟😋 2mo
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LeahBergen
A Game of Hide and Seek | Elizabeth Taylor
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One of my bookcases that‘s #CloseToMe right at this moment. 😄

#AnglophileApril

Mtroiano 😍 2mo
saresmoore Oh. My. Goodness. 2mo
Reviewsbylola Your shelves are my absolute favorite Litsy shelves!! 2mo
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writerlibrarian Well... i'm not at all turning green... nope. 😉😉😉 2mo
JoScho Beautiful 💗 2mo
Leftcoastzen Pretty! 2mo
Mdargusch Wow! I could stare at that for hours! ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
batsy 😍😍 2mo
AlaMich Your shelves are awesome! I get the feeling you are a series completist...😉 2mo
emilyhaldi Uuggghhhh I will never not have major book envy with ANYTHING you post 🤤 2mo
LeslieO So beautiful! I wish I could enlarge it like instagram so I could read all the titles. 2mo
Kalalalatja I can‘t deal 😍😍😍😍 2mo
Tanisha_A WOW 2mo
Cinfhen Looks like an old English library shelf!! Beautiful 2mo
Susannah So purty! 😍 2mo
mabell 😍❤️😍 2mo
Sarah83 Can you take a picture of the vmc's 😍😍😍 2mo
youneverarrived Gorgeous 😍 2mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
LeahBergen @AlaMich Hmm... a wee bit. 😆😆 I‘m not too rabid about it, though. 2mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads Yes, and it‘s all thanks to you! Doesn‘t it look nice with the other old Thirkells? 😄 2mo
LeahBergen @Sarah83 Do you want a photo of just the titles? 2mo
Sarah83 This would be very nice. 😍 I am going to use this for future parcels as an alternative to Folios. 😍 2mo
LeahBergen @Sarah83 Aww, you‘re so sweet! 😘 2mo
Sarah83 😘😘😘😘 These ones I can order at book depository for example 😍 2mo
Melissa_J You know I love your Shellie pics 😍 2mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen 😊 I also like seeing two of my favorites, Tryst and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. (edited) 2mo
LeahBergen @Melissa_J 😘😘 2mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads I blame my purchase of both of these on YOU! I only recently (finally!) found a hardcover of The Ghost and Mrs Muir (I‘ve never even seen the movie). 2mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads Oh, and I had to put it next to Tryst on the shelf because they‘re both recommendations from you. 😆😆 2mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen Read the book first, but you must watch the movie. It‘s wonderful! (edited) 2mo
rohit-sawant Oo, love this! 😍 2mo
BiblioLitten Can‘t even!! 😍😍 2mo
Megabooks 🤩😍🤩😍🤩 1mo
meghan2714 I'm in love with your books and book taste 😍 1mo
LeahBergen @meghan2714 Wow, that was a lot of “likes” from you. 😆 Thank you so much!! 1mo
meghan2714 @LeahBergen 😂 I was looking at all your bookies your welcome. 1mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon I wish I could zoom in and check out your titles! 3w
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AmberWB
Phoebe and Her Unicorn | Dana Simpson
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Reviewsbylola I‘m curious about these books. They look like books my kids will be all over a few years from now! 2mo
AmberWB @Reviewsbylola I am really enjoying it! It is in the same vein as Calvin & Hobbes, which is one of my favorites. 2mo
Mdargusch Definitely a book your girls would like @Reviewsbylola 2mo
emilyhaldi Ofcourse you have a book close by 😉 2mo
AmberWB @emilyhaldi Always!! 😊 2mo
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Melissa_J
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I love English (and British) history, and when I sit and read each evening these are the books closest to me. #CloseToMe

For anyone interested in Edward I, the tagged book is excellent.

#AnglophileApril

Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 total shelf envy! 2mo
Mdargusch Great collection. I spy Georgette Hyer. 🥰 2mo
Melissa_J @Reviewsbylola thanks! I haven‘t read half of them yet though 😂 2mo
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LeahBergen Ha! I did a shelf, too! 👯 2mo
CouronneDhiver 😍😍😍 2mo
Mdargusch 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 2mo
emilyhaldi Oh man 😍 I just screenshotted this photo so I could stalk all of your amazing book choices!! 2mo
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gradcat
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#anglophileapril

(Day 1 - #CloseToMe)

Sorry, I can‘t think of “Close to Me” without immediately thinking of “Close to You” ... and I‘m showing my age again.

Texreader I love the Carpenters 2mo
SW-T 😂 Close to You is a great song! Love The Carpenters 😊 2mo
Reviewsbylola Love it! 2mo
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Mdargusch Good one! 2mo
Pamwurtzler Ha I thought of that too!! 2mo
emilyhaldi 💃🏻🕺🏻 2mo
Cinfhen Ah, this makes me think of my parents (sorry, GradCat) but they LOVED The Carpenters!!!! 2mo
gradcat @Texreader @SW-T @Mdargusch @Pamwurtzler @emilyhaldi Thanks for your comments, peeps! I love, love, love it when you do that!! 💗💕❤️ 2mo
gradcat @Cinfhen As for you, my dear! Alas, I probably am the same age as your parents.... omigod, I could be your mother!! 😱 See, it‘s quite frightening, isn‘t it?!? 😂 2mo
gradcat @Pamwurtzler Oh, gee, Pam...are you an older than dirt Litten like me? 😂😂🤣🤣 2mo
Cinfhen I don‘t think that‘s true @gradcat you are wayyyyyyy cooler than my mom & dad!! I just think u just have sophisticated taste in music 😆I was born in 1966, making me no spring bunny 🥀🐰 2mo
Crazeedi @gradcat when I saw this prompt, this was what i thought of first too!!! Then thought close to me, not you!!! Great minds!! 2mo
emilyhaldi We love seeing your posts ❣️😉 2mo
gradcat @Cinfhen Omigod, woman—I‘m only 8 years older than you...hmmm, maybe I‘m not old enough to be your mom....🤭🤔😂 2mo
gradcat @Crazeedi I think we have a lot in common...yes, & great minds! 😂😂😂 2mo
gradcat @Pamwurtzler Well, yay! I love being in a group that has folks of all ages, and it‘s especially nice to find some folks around my age. 😊❤️😊 2mo
Cinfhen Litsy has the BEST people around, ALL AGES!!! 2mo
gradcat @Cinfhen Of course Litsy has the best people...why, they have you!! ❤️💗💕🥰 2mo
Cinfhen Awwwww 😘😘😘 2mo
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Crazeedi
Untitled | Unknown
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#anglophileapril #closetome
@Cinfhen @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi
I'm not sure how this is done, but this is what I came up with...😊
This song popped into my head...

Reviewsbylola That works! ♥️ 2mo
Mdargusch Ha! Now I will have the ear worm for this song! 👂🏻🐛 2mo
writerlibrarian Totally works 2mo
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Crazeedi @Mdargusch yep me too when I saw the prompt 2mo
Crazeedi @writerlibrarian @Reviewsbylola thanks, I wasnt sure if it had to be a book! 2mo
Reviewsbylola Most people do books but songs work too! It‘s very loose so people post a whole range of things. Today I actually posted my nightstand, although there were books on it. 😆 2mo
emilyhaldi This is a total ear worm!! 🐛 2mo
Crazeedi @Reviewsbylola thank you! 2mo
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Kalalalatja
The Outsider | Stephen King
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What is #CloseToMe at the moment - an unlit candle, a glass of water, and my current read. Exciting stuff 😅

#AnglophileApril #currentlyreading

vivastory Are you liking the book? 2mo
Kalalalatja @vivastory it is really outside my normal reading wheel house, but I think I am? I‘m about 150 pages in, and I‘m interested in seeing where this book takes me, but something about King‘s writing style is making me a bit annoyed 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
Reviewsbylola Minimalist. 2mo
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Kalalalatja @Reviewsbylola or just semi broke 😂 (edited) 2mo
Cinfhen I don‘t have a good track record with King 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen I have only read two of his books, aside from this, and I have enjoyed them, but they didn‘t wow me. I thought this was “just” going to be a mystery, but now there might be something supernatural going on, and I‘m not sure how I feel about that. Or, if I‘m just supposed to think something supernatural is going on, but there will be a logical explanation in the end. I‘m confused... 🙃 2mo
Cinfhen King has a way of doing that 2mo
Mdargusch I‘m like @Cinfhen - I‘m not a King fan. 2mo
emilyhaldi I really want to try more King!! Someday 🖤 2mo
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Leftcoastzen
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#AnglophileApril #CloseToMe I have read some Proulx ,need to read some more .I‘m getting rid of all my books....April Fools!

Cinfhen Hahaha 2mo
Cinfhen I believed you for a hot second 2mo
vivastory 😂 2mo
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Reviewsbylola I am too gullible so I‘m over April Fools. 😆 2mo
RealBooks4ever Omg, my heart stopped for a sec! 😆💜 2mo
emilyhaldi Hehehe 😆 2mo
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fandom_hellspawn99
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#AnglophileApril @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Cinfhen

#CloseToMe makes me think of the part where Simon is outed to the whole school and he feels that intense social claustrophobia because all eyes are on him now

Cinfhen I only saw the movie... which was ADORABLE!! I bawled 🙄 2mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve had my eye on this one! 2mo
Mdargusch Sounds like a good one! 2mo
emilyhaldi 👀👀👀 2mo
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Reviewsbylola
The Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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#closetome is my nightstand. It usually looks like this—stacks and a bin of books, my current read, and some other necessities. Missing is my eye mask (my kids are always grabbing it and losing it) and my kindle.

#anglophileapril

Cinfhen I don‘t remember Grapes being such a chunkster 😳😱 2mo
Reviewsbylola It is. 530 pages. I really like it though so it‘s flying by. Should be finishing it tonight! @Cinfhen 2mo
Cinfhen Did u choose it for fun??? Im not sure I could read it again?? I found it SOOOOO DEPRESSING 2mo
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Cinfhen But then again, I was 19 2mo
Reviewsbylola It is unbelievably depressing. How do they have any kind of hope? I‘d be more like the pregnant sister who is always moping and sorry for herself. 😆 @Cinfhen 2mo
Reviewsbylola And yes, chose it for fun! @Cinfhen 2mo
EadieB @Reviewsbylola I like Steinbeck. East of Eden was a good book. I also read Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men. I went to the Steinbeck Museum in CA when my husband won a trip to Pebble Beach. He hit a hole in one at a golf course nearby and the trip was the prize. He played 3 courses and I went sightseeing! Great fun! @Cinfhen (edited) 2mo
Cinfhen Cool!! How fun @eadieb 2mo
Centique @EadieB I love East of Eden. Grapes is so good but yup, so hard on the heart I reckon @Cinfhen And I went to that museum last year when I visited the US 😍 2mo
EadieB @Centique Very cool! Did you see the Mexican workers in the fields on the way to the museum? It reminded me of what he wrote in his books about them. @cinfhen @Reviewsbylola 2mo
Reviewsbylola East of Eden and MoM are two favorites of mine. @EadieB @Centique I didn‘t realize there was a museum! 2mo
Cinfhen I‘d be curious to read EoE @Centique @EadieB @Reviewsbylola assuming it‘s no chunkster!!!! 2mo
EadieB @Cinfhen it is a bit of a chunkster but it is such a good story! Also a great movie! (edited) 2mo
Centique @Cinfhen totally a chunkster 😂😂😂 2mo
Centique @EadieB we drove up from LA and although I didn‘t see workers I saw lots of farms and oil fields which set the scene for sure. 2mo
Cinfhen That‘s probably why I haven‘t read it... maybe I‘ll suggest it to my bookclub for our big summer read @Centique @EadieB 2mo
EadieB @Reviewsbylola Checkout Steinbeck.org 2mo
EadieB @Centique I bet you went through Gilroy where all the garlic is grown. You couldn‘t miss the smell of Garlic. 2mo
Centique @EadieB oh yes we did! 😄 because we went to San Jose too. (edited) 2mo
BiblioLitten Interesting cover. 💕 2mo
Mdargusch I love your bin of books. 😁 2mo
Reviewsbylola The bin has been there for a year now but brian finally noticed it the other day and asked when I bought it. 😆 @Mdargusch 2mo
Mdargusch Ha! Sounds like something your dad would say. 2mo
emilyhaldi EoE sounds like another buddy read 🤗🤗🤗 @Cinfhen it‘s been staring at me from my shelf for way too long! 2mo
emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola what‘s with the janky sock?? 2mo
Cinfhen Ooooooohhhhh, let‘s do it @emilyhaldi bc IRL bookclub shot me down. They all read it already but not interested in a reread. 2mo
emilyhaldi @Cinfhen yesss, this will totally motivate me to finally pick it up 🙃 my buddy read schedule is wide open (yours maybe not so much??) So you just tell me when! 2mo
Cinfhen I need to pick up the book and it‘s a chunky but I‘d be up for reading it over the summer @emilyhaldi what do u think?? Would summer work??? 2mo
Reviewsbylola I like to keep warm socks nearby in case my feet get cold in the night. 😆 @emilyhaldi I‘m keeping it real here. 2mo
Reviewsbylola I‘d be in, I want to reread it! @Cinfhen @emilyhaldi 2mo
Cinfhen How about you @Mdargusch summer read of East of Eden???? 2mo
Mdargusch Sure! I love buddy reads to get me through the chunksters. Otherwise I don‘t have the motivation to read them. @Cinfhen @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola I actually read this about 10 years ago with my IRL book club but I forget it 🤪 (edited) 2mo
Cinfhen Yay!!! Another Dargusch Family buddy read!!!! Let‘s hope I don‘t bail, so far my track record sucks @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola 😂 2mo
emilyhaldi Summer read it is!! @Cinfhen ☀️ 2mo
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