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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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I‘m so behind (work is insane) so I‘m doing a #quadrupledip to get mostly caught up from the week.
In this Pride and Prejudice retelling, Zuri has a #KinkyAfro & her Bushwick, Brooklyn neighborhood is her #MerseyParadise a place she loves. She & her sister Janae #SitDown on the roof of their building & watch what‘s going on. Zuri has an immediate dislike of Darius Darcy, living #TheLifeOfRiley in his family‘s mini-mansion.🎤😉

arlenefinnigan Wow. A quadruple link is some going! Excellent work. 3y
Cinfhen Well played 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼and I‘m kind of keen to read this particular retelling 3y
Cinfhen Hope you have a quieter week 💜 3y
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#RedRoseSeptember #TheLifeOfRiley #PiratesLife

To live the life of a pirate! 🏴‍☠️☠️⚔️⚓️ Even one named Riley lol

arlenefinnigan Arrrr! 3y
Cinfhen Nice one, matey 🏴‍☠️ 3y
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The life of Riley | Anthony Cronin
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Better known as a poet, Cronin wrote two novels, of which the first was #TheLifeOfRiley, an insight into the preoccupations and habits of his peers in Dublin and London, containing “some of the sharpest and most entertaining critiques of literary pretensions”.

@arlenefinnigan @Cinfhen

arlenefinnigan Perfect! 3y
Cinfhen There you go...once again hitting the nail on the head 📌🔨perfect 3y
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Underworld: A Novel | Don DeLillo
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(Day 20 - #TheLifeOfRiley)

*This is convoluted thinking for sure, but here goes: In the opening scene of the book, we‘re at the Polo Grounds, along with J. Edgar Hoover, Frank Sinatra, Toots Shor & Jackie Gleason. The game is NY Giants vs. Brooklyn Dodgers. Bobby Thomson hits a 3-run homer against Ralph Branca, thus securing the pennant for the Giants. This hit is known as “The Shot Heard ‘Round the World”—historical moment ⬇️

gradcat ⬆️ (Cont.) indeed for baseball. Now, here‘s the convolution: Jackie Gleason played the part of Riley in the TV show “The Life of Riley” for one season from 1949-1950 (and on the radio show in 1949). Get it? Too much? I know. Okay, bonus: Lenny Bruce also has a cameo role in this book, which in my opinion, is DeLillo‘s best. ⚾️ ♥️ (edited) 3y
Leftcoastzen I like him too. I know why some don‘t, he‘s a bit complicated.😂 3y
arlenefinnigan Nice! Would also work for tomorrow's prompt 😉 3y
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gradcat @Leftcoastzen I believe I‘ve read almost all of his books, and I can honestly say I love his writing. “Underworld” was really long AND really confusing, as you say, but I still love it. I have not read his last one, though... 3y
Ruthiella Makes sense! It‘s like seven degrees of Jackie Gleason! 😀 3y
gradcat @arlenefinnigan Oh, I see that now...and it probably would‘ve been better for that one. As it is, this post is like “three degrees of separation” re the prompt! 😂 3y
gradcat @Ruthiella Omigod! Your post came up at exactly the same time as my response to @arlenefinnigan ... we must think a lot alike—poor you! Just kidding! ♥️♥️♥️ 3y
Ruthiella 😀 3y
Cinfhen Your mind is a beautiful thing 😘😘 3y
gradcat @Cinfhen Thanks Cindy—you‘re a doll! ♥️ 3y
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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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I think someone‘s already posted this one, but hey ho! 😁


Cinfhen Hey Ho indeed!!!! 3y
arlenefinnigan 😂 👍 3y
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#TheLifeOfRiley #RedRoseSeptember

Gratuitous picture of the young Sam Neill. Swoon. 😍

Cinfhen Swooning 3y
Ruthiella Ooh! Good one! 3y
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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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#TheLifeOfRiley Sager is busy writing thrilling books.
@arlenefinnigan @Cinfhen

Ruthiella Ha! I thought about using him but I‘ve never read any of his books! 😀 (edited) 3y
arlenefinnigan Good choice! 3y
Cinfhen Nice one🙌🏻and I keep forgetting author is a HIM 3y
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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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To many Jay Gatsby appears to be living #thelifeofriley - he has everything money can buy. Well almost...this book shows the dark side of the American Dream and launched a million high school term papers. #RedroseSeptember

arlenefinnigan Ooh, good pick! 3y
Cinfhen Ha!!! Ain‘t that the truth 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻well played 3y
arlenefinnigan Mad how people had Gatsby themed parties when the recent film came out. Like, did you read the book? 3y
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Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan I had to read the book in high school and I reread it in my 20s when I was in a situation where very few books were available and it was all I had. No parties for me though I would be curious to see the Baz Luhrman film. I LOVED Strictly Ballroom and Moulin Rouge!😀 3y
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Thanks 😊 3y
Centique @Ruthiella I love Baz Luhrman too! 😍😍 3y
Ruthiella @Centique His visuals are AWESOME! 🤩 3y
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#RedRoseSeptember Michael Gill ( author ) was living #TheLifeOfRiley , a child of privilege and wealth until a series of mistakes, poor decisions and misfortune found him alone and destitute. And then, a chance meeting inside a Starbucks led him to an opportunity he never imagined. Still on my virtual #TBR 🙈

Leftcoastzen It‘s actually very good. 3y
arlenefinnigan Interesting! 3y
Cinfhen I kind of “like” the reverse rags to riches stories @Leftcoastzen @arlenefinnigan 3y
Centique Riches to rags sounds like an interesting change to me too! 3y
Bookgirl I‘ve read this. It was interesting! 3y
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