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britt_brooke
Infinite Jest | David Foster Wallace
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Two-for-one since I missed yesterday. 😬

DAY 11 #BeautifulStranger | Joelle Van Dyne aka P.G.O.A.T.

DAY 12 #Future | Maybe one day I‘ll read more DFW. I‘m still hungover from this nearly 3 years later. 🤯

#MOvember
@Cinfhen

emilyhaldi Lol I don‘t think I will ever have the strength to attempt DFW 1mo
merelybookish @emilyhaldi Me neither. But always impressed by those who do! 1mo
Tex2Flo I finally gave away my Infinite Jest. Having it on the shelf so long seemed like a “failure to launch” kind of situation. Unneeded negativity. 1mo
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Cinfhen I remember that buddy read!! Was it nearly 3 years ago?!! Was it with @saresmoore @LauraBeth and @LeahBergen ??? 1mo
britt_brooke @emilyhaldi @merelybookish I never would‘ve gotten through it without the buddy read here, but I loved it. It forces you to pay attention to so many details. It changed me as a reader. 1mo
britt_brooke @Tex2Flo No need to have it staring you down! I bet that was freeing. 😆 I need to do that with a few, tbh. 1mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen I was trying to remember who all made it through. I know @LeahBergen did! @JenP was the host but she‘s been missing from Litsy for a bit now. Help, Leah! Who else was in that group?! Why is my memory so bad ... 😩 1mo
LeahBergen @britt_brooke @Cinfhen It‘s still one of my proudest accomplishments. 😆😆 I can‘t remember exactly who read it with us either! @Simona @Hooked_on_books , I think? 🤔 1mo
Cinfhen I miss @JenP 😢😢 1mo
LeahBergen @Cinfhen Me, too! 1mo
Hooked_on_books @LeahBergen Yes, I was in it. And I made it through! I remember @britt_brooke ended up loving it but I did not. 🙃 1mo
britt_brooke @Hooked_on_books I remember that now, Holly! Credit to you for finishing it even though you weren‘t a fan. It was tedious. 1mo
BarbaraBB I remember you all reading this when I just discovered Litsy. I was so impressed. I still am. I think such a buddy read is the only way to get though a book like that! 1mo
Simona Yes, you are right @LeahBergen and despite that at the end I wasn‘t enthusiastic, I still often think, especially about complexity of the structure in that book. 1mo
Hamlet You might try DFW‘s essay collections; they are marvelous and accessible. His piece “The View from Mrs. Thompson‘s” on the 9/11 tragedy is particularly worthwhile. 4w
britt_brooke @Hamlet That‘s a good idea - thanks! 4w
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emilyhaldi
The woman in white | Wilkie COLLINS
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Walter Hartright encounters a #beautifulstranger all in white and his life is forever changed from there ad he unravels the mystery of her past. Gothic horror at its finest 🖤
#movember

batsy Nice one! 1mo
Cinfhen This would work for #Booked2020 #GothicHorror 👻 1mo
Kalalalatja I was so impressed by this! 1mo
Tamra So good! 1mo
Reviewsbylola I need to reread this one. 1mo
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writerlibrarian
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#MOvember #beautifulstranger

Yeine and Nahadoth.

Jemisin's trilogy is amazing.

Cinfhen I still haven‘t gotten to book one, which I own #SoManyBooksSoLittleTime 1mo
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Reviewsbylola
Emily Dickinson: Poems | Emily Dickinson
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Emily was quite the #beautifulstranger. She rarely left her bedroom, much less her house, and often insisted on speaking to visitors through her closed from door. #movember

cathysaid I feel ya, Emily. 💕 1mo
Cinfhen Interesting #LiveAndLearn 1mo
BarbaraBB I didn‘t know! Interesting fact! 1mo
emilyhaldi My kinda gal 1mo
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CrowCAH
Hello! | Janine Amos
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#Movember #BeautifulStranger

Today my older sister, her husband, and my godson Isaac got to meet this beautiful stranger, Amos Matthew, today!

I can‘t wait to meet him myself! 🥰

DGRachel Congratulations! 1mo
Amiable Congratulations! I love the name! 1mo
Reviewsbylola Congrats. I love the name Amos! 1mo
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Sace Congratulations! 1mo
BookwormAHN Congratulations 💙 1mo
Chrissyreadit Congrats! 1mo
Wife How wonderful! I think I remember you announcing your godson‘s birth on Litsy too! 💙💙💙 1mo
CrowCAH @Wife yup, I did; almost two years ago! 😊 1mo
Cinfhen Awwww, he‘s beautiful 💙congratulations 🍼looks like he‘s a big hearty baby xx so cute 1mo
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TrishB
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#beautifulstranger #movember
Quite a few on my kindle with beautiful in the title. Only these two with stranger. Not yet read either of them 😁

Cinfhen Gotta love that search feature on Kindle & GoodReads 💕 1mo
charl08 Not read it either. Must read it! 1mo
TrishB @charl08 I‘m train travelling end of next week if that suits you for our buddy read? I try to save kindle reads for travelling. 1mo
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TrishB @Cinfhen especially for tired people who‘ve had long days ♥️ 1mo
charl08 Sounds good! 1mo
Velvetfur Oohh, Stuart Hall was mentioned several times in that book I read recently, 'Homecoming', about the Windrush generation. 😊 1mo
batsy I'd love to read the Stuart Hall book, as well! He was amazing 💜 1mo
TrishB @charl08 👍🏻 cool I‘ll start on or about 22 Nov 😁 as in train to London then. 1mo
TrishB @Velvetfur @batsy looking forward to getting to it even more now! 1mo
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TheEllieMo
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As Ted Severson gets talking to a woman in a Heathrow bar he sees no harm in confessing his secrets to this #beautifulstranger, but by the time they land in Boston a murderous plan is formed.

#Movember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Great pick 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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Kalalalatja
Lily and Dunkin | Donna Gephart
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When Dunkin sees a #beautifulstranger in the form of a blond girl, in a red dress, with eyes as blue as forest lakes, he becomes instantly interested in learning more about her. But the next time he meets the girl, she is wearing boy‘s clothes and says her name is Tim. Which is the name Lily was given at birth, but not the name of her real self.

And so begins the story of Lily and Dunkin, which is shaping up to be just wonderful ❤️

#MOvember

JennyM This sounds a great read! 1mo
Kalalalatja @JennyM I‘m using it as my #diversemiddlegrade book for #Booked2019, and it is really great so far. I got through half of it on audio during my commute today 👌 1mo
Cinfhen Lovely MG choice 💕 1mo
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merelybookish
The Accidental | Ali Smith
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Another collage of covers for the novel that made me fall in love with Ali Smith. A family of four is on vacation when the #beautifulstranger Amber shows up. Who she is, no one knows but her brief stay has immense impact on each member of the family.
Love, love, love this book! It's bizarre and brilliant and the language is so vivid, it crackles!
@Cinfhen #MOvember

Cinfhen Ohhh!! What a great blurb. I don‘t have the best track record with Ms. Smith but I‘m very tempted to try this book!!! 1mo
MayJasper I need to try an Ali Smith 1mo
AnneCecilie This is still on my tbr. Maybe next year? 1mo
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emilyhaldi Oh man I need to get my hands on this one!! I ❤️ Ali Smith 1mo
merelybookish @Cinfhen I would love you to try it. But it is strange... 1mo
Cinfhen I‘ll watch for a used copy or a library loan. It‘s worth a try 1mo
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AnansiGirl
Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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Strange, wealthy women who call each other “Bunny” invite outsider Samantha Mackey into their clique.

#beautifulstranger #MOvember @Cinfhen

⚠️ Disturbing scenes of harming rabbits occur.

Cinfhen I heard about this book!! It‘s meant to be dark & disturbing 😳 1mo
Emilymdxn I found this very odd but it was one of the best books I read this year I think! 1mo
AnansiGirl @Cinfhen oh it lives up to the dark & disturbing reputation! 😧 1mo
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AnansiGirl @Emilymdxn trippiest book I‘ve read this year. I don‘t think another is going to outrank it before 2019 ends. 1mo
Sace Thanks for the warning. I'll be taking this off the TBR. 1mo
AnansiGirl @Sace the book should have a warning but I‘m not seeing it on the blogs or goodreads reviews. It‘s bananas as is without that scene. 1mo
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