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DebinHawaii
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#MarchIntoOz #PleasureAndPain I've not finished this book. I do agree with keeping only things that 'spark joy' & give me PLEASURE but I find some of her advice & reasoning (like not balling up your socks to give them time to 'rest) & the story of her ripping 'relevant pages' out of 40 books 😱(book killer!), putting the pages into a file & discarding the books very PAINful. Also PAIN-causing--the big red best-seller dot on the cover-hate that! 😤

tpixie I hate those stickers, also! They never come off nicely. 2y
C.Perone Why must covers be abused so?! 🙇‍♀️ 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon Since books spark joy for me, her insistence on ripping out pages and tossing books was a dealbreaker for me. SO painful to imagine doing that🙀 2y
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tpixie @elkeo yes! Bad image! 2y
JacqMac Yeah, I stopped reading when I got to the tossing books part. Too crazy! 2y
LazyOwl I have this book, but I never actually finished it. It was exhausting to read and I felt very one dimensional and geared to a certain type of person leaving the rest of the population out. 2y
ChaitanyaSethi @DebinHawaii This looks interesting. Is it similar to the Danish idea of Hygge? 2y
Lizpixie Are you enjoying my photo challenge so far? It took me ages to narrow down the songs, I have enough left to do the rest of the year! 2y
DebinHawaii @ChaitanyaSethi I've not read the Hygge books and this is more of an organization book--but possibly some of the principles she applies to organizing are similar? 🤔 2y
DebinHawaii @Lizpixie Yes I am! I am learning a lot of new songs & artists. 👍😀And thanks for the gentle reminder of who to tag! 🤣🤣🤣Not sure what I was thinking but I went through & fixed my tags--they are now you! ❤️ 2y
Lizpixie @DebinHawaii sorry if I came across pushy! It might explain why I‘m not getting that many tags coming up in my feed☺️ Have you listened to my Spotify playlist yet? There‘s some amazing Aussie rock. Tomorrows song is my fave of all of them, it‘s Cold Chisel, one of my Top3 Aussie bands of all time, it‘s a less wellknown song that brings back memories of being a teenager in early 80s Sydney, summer heat, cicadas, being stupid with your mates🏄🏼‍♀️ 2y
DebinHawaii @Lizpixie Hah! No, you absolutely did not come across that way! I am glad you said something. I'm not sure where I went wrong but it's fixed now. 🤣I have been listening to the songs I am not familiar with and enjoying them. I will definitely listen to tomorrow's. ❤️ 2y
Lizpixie @DebinHawaii awesome! Doing this challenge has made me completely nostalgic. I found myself crying today while listening to the playlist. Sometimes don‘t you just wish you could be 16 again with all the wisdom you‘ve accumulated? God my life would be so different. Or am I just getting old👵🏻 2y
DebinHawaii @Lizpixie You are not alone! Music, movies, books from my childhood and teenage years always do that to me. We're not getting old--we just have deep, sensitive souls! 😆 2y
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PagesOfKate
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A great excuse to post another Angela Carter book.
#PleasureandPain #MarchintoOz
@Cinfhen @Lizpixie

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️ 2y
Tamra I only have 👀 for Stoner. 💙 2y
batsy 👍🏽 Still on my shelves, unread 😬 2y
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lalatiburona Isn't that cover just Divine?? 2y
Moray_Reads Am I right that your shelves are arranged alphabetically? 2y
PagesOfKate Yep. They're separated out into fiction, non-fiction, plays, poetry, and graphic novels...and stupidly oversized books that won't fit anywhere else! That book doesn't live there but....better lighting! @Moray_Reads 2y
Moray_Reads Mine are organised just by size in an attempt to maximise my minimal space 😬 2y
PagesOfKate I did start off with that system but then the bookshelves started breeding. @Moray_Reads 2y
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emilyhaldi
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My MIL is obsessed with this book and the recipes included. She made this butter almond cake from the book for a dinner tonight and luckily, made an extra for my husband and me 🤤 This story seems to include both #pleasureandpain - as the author recovers from an aneurysm by immersing herself in recipes. Chosen for our March bookclub, I can‘t wait to read it... and eat!!
#marchintooz

Mdargusch Great minds think alike! 2y
Hoopiefoot Ooh, this sounds right up my alley! 2y
mjdowens You had me at almond butter cake 2y
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sammisho @LoverofLit this sounds like something you would like 2y
Reviewsbylola Ask her where the fuck mine is?!? 2y
Meredith3 Yum! 2y
LoverofLit @sammisho it will be perfect for the Book About Food topic on my #popsugar reading challenge too! 2y
DebinHawaii I love this book. I listened to the audio, then chose it for my virtual foodie bookclub a few months later and read the print book. 📚❤️Her tomato soup recipe from it is good too. 😋 2y
Cinfhen I LOVE this book!!! Such an inspiring story❤️and desert looks YUM 2y
batsy @Reviewsbylola 😂😂 2y
BookMaven407 Yummy! I love almond desserts. I'm going to have to get this book. 🙂 2y
emilyhaldi @DebinHawaii @Cinfhen happy to hear you foodies loved this one! My MIL has read it 3 times and preparing for a fourth 😆 I can't wait to try more of the recipes, the cake was 🙌🏻 2y
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Mdargusch
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Stir is a beautifully written memoir about a woman and her recovery from a brain aneurysm and the food that went along with her journey. There are recipes for almost every chapter. Our bookclub chose this book for our next discussion and we will be cooking our potluck food from Fechtor‘s recipes. Yum! #pleasureandpain #marchintooz

emilyhaldi So funny we both chose this today!! 🤗 2y
Suet624 Funny seeing you both recommend it today. 2y
Reviewsbylola Oh damn, I‘m supposed to bring something to book club!? 2y
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Meredith3 I‘m excited about the potluck! 2y
Mdargusch We had no idea @Suet624 😂 2y
Mdargusch You have weeks until that happens @Reviewsbylola 2y
Cinfhen Obsessed with this story!!! 2y
Meredith3 Got this tonight and read about two pages and now I am SO FREAKED out about ever running on my treadmill again 😰 2y
Mdargusch I know! It‘s so freaky @Meredith3 2y
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rubyslippersreads
The Shape of Water | Guillermo Del Toro, Daniel Kraus
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Excited this DVD arrived ahead of schedule! Looking forward to a story some might consider #scandaloussaturday, with #pleasureandpain, #passion, and #green everywhere. 💚 Maybe not the #bestmancharacter, but the best fish-man character since the Creature From the Black Lagoon. 😄 Hope he won't be looked at under the #🔬! 😱

#marchintooz #marchinbooks #emojimadness #magicalmarch #readingresolutions #happinessisresistance #multitasking

MiyakoBunny 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 2y
Cathythoughts Creative & brilliant post. I love it ❤️ 2y
tammysue Great post + movie! Enjoy!! 2y
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Librariana This was a phenomenally bizarre and beautiful movie. I l💚ved it! Guillermo del Toro was quite deserving of the win. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Good job!!! 💚🙌🏻👍🏻👏🏻☺️ 2y
TricksyTails 😍💚😍💚😍💚😍 This photo!! ALL THE FEELS!! 2y
Eyelit Awesomeness!!! 2y
Reviewsbylola Very cool pic. 2y
vkois88 This is an amazing post!! Unique. I love it! 2y
Cinfhen Awesome pic 2y
rohit-sawant Fantastic pic! 💚 2y
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Reviewsbylola
Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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I‘m only three chapters in to my #LMPBC but I can tell there‘s a lot of #pleasureandpain. And I absolutely love it. But Bert is a total ass. Just sayin. #marchintooz

Mdargusch That is a crazy cover! 2y
Reviewsbylola It‘s the UK cover. @Mdargusch (edited) 2y
Reggie Yeah, he kind stays that way. 2y
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Reviewsbylola Ugh I assumed so but I was hoping he would redeem himself. 🤣🤣🤣 @Reggie 2y
emilyhaldi Kind of digging this cover. Hope you love this one!! 2y
britt_brooke I have this (signed from Parnassus 🤗) but haven‘t read it yet. I like this cover! I‘m scared to try Patchett again after disliking Bel Canto so much. 2y
Pamwurtzler @britt_brooke I ended up liking this but it took a while for me to get into it. Stick with it if you start it! 2y
britt_brooke @Pamwurtzler Thanks for the heads up! 2y
CarolynM Loved this one 2y
Hazel0303 I liked this one too, but agree it took me a while to settle in. My favorite family drama is the trilogy by Jane Smiley - first book was called Some Luck. Highly recommend! 2y
Reviewsbylola I actually have Some Luck! I have heard great things but you know how it is. You buy a book with the best of intentions and then it languishes unread. 😂 But I really want to get to it! @Hazel0303 2y
Hazel0303 Yes! I do! Plus, it‘s a trilogy so it‘s a long commitment, but it‘s so worth it! 2y
Cinfhen Oh yay!!!! You‘re finally reading this book 🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊 2y
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MatchlessMarie
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TrishB
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#pleasureandpain #marchintooz
#bestmancharacter #marchintobooks
I had the pleasure of reading all 9 books in The Fitz and the Fool story and the pain of the ending in this one!! No spoilers - a fitting ending too.
Also Fitz is a brilliant best man character 😁

briski Oh man, I will be reading the the last 3 at some point this year. I don't think my heart is ready! 2y
TrishB @briski I read the last few chapters in this one through a haze of tears. 2y
Melissa_J 👍🏻😊 2y
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Wilkie
Alice in Wonderland | Lewis Carroll
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Girl Hallucinates after trying magic mushrooms #pleasureandpain #marchintooz

Soubhiville 😂🤣😂🤣 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Have you made one with Fifty Shades and I‘ve missed it?!?! 🤮 2y
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Lizpixie 😂🍄😂🍄 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks And Twilight!! 🤣🤣 2y
MayJasper True 2y
Wilkie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks not yet....I will tag you if I do. Thanks for the suggestion😁 2y
Cinfhen 👍🏻 2y
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Cathythoughts
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#MarchIntoOz #PleasureAndPain I found inspiration for this prompt in the local bookshop again.
Marilyn Monroe She gave so many much pleasure & was in so much pain herself. ❤️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice!!! Love her!! ❤️❤️ 2y
TrishB Great pick 🧡 2y
youneverarrived Love her 💗 2y
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Cathythoughts @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TrishB @youneverarrived I love her too 🧡💕❤️❤️ She was really something 💔 (edited) 2y
rohit-sawant 💖💔💖 2y
CarolynM ❤️ 2y
Cathythoughts @rohit-sawant @CarolynM ❤️💖💔💖 2y
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