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Alice in Wonderland | Lewis Carroll
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Starting my #BookSpin {{ #19-audio}}}
It‘s my final book for #Classics2020
I2 books/ 12 months
Scarlett Johansson has a gorgeous voice 🎧💗🙌🏻🐰⏰

TheAromaofBooks LOL I literally had someone else tag me in a review of this same audiobook this morning!! She loved it so hopefully you do as well!! 😂 2y
Cinfhen It‘s DELIGHTFUL and Scarlet Johansson is AMAZING @TheAromaofBooks and it‘s under 3 hours 😜😜 (edited) 2y
Reviewsbylola I read this one in print years ago and wasn‘t that impressed. It‘s a weird book. 😂 I bet the audio is cool tho! 2y
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Revolutionary Road | Richard Yates
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Somehow this novel still seems very relevant 50+ years after its first publication. I believe that speaks to the truth of the story & writing. Told through a male perspective, we get a glimpse of a 1950‘s marriage that is fracturing. Behind the beautiful suburban facades of pastel homes live ugly secrets. I really enjoyed both print and audio. #Classics2020 #BookClubWorthy

Megabooks I think I‘ve decided to do the single best book of nonfiction and fiction of each month, but I still have to get my sh!t together! 2y
Cinfhen Oh wow!! That seems like a lot of work to sort through @Megabooks but I‘m sure the final list will be fabulous 💖💖💖 2y
Megabooks Just posted, and yes because I‘m at 330+ books and counting!! 2y
Reviewsbylola I read this one years ago and remember liking it. 2y
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The Age of Innocence | Edith Wharton
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I finally got to one of the rereads I‘ve been planning for #classics2020. This one got pushed to the front because I figured it was a good fit for #eccentricMC for #booked2020

I didn‘t love this one as much as the first time I read it but it‘s still my favorite Wharton. I felt like this time I appreciated Ellen Olenska more, and that ending—idk why but it just gets me every time!

TrishB That‘s a lovely copy ❤️ 2y
Reviewsbylola I love word clouds! Reasonably priced, soft covers, and beautiful endpapers. @TrishB 2y
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Rodham | Curtis Sittenfeld
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It‘s a postal miracle!!!! This book showed up today, even though it was shipped May 12. Super excited 🥳

Megabooks Enjoy!!! 💖💖 2y
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 not read yet but certainly on future lists! 2y
AmyG Enjoy! Good book. 2y
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Prairiegirl_reading Holy 🤬!!! I would have lost my mind to wait that long! 2y
Cinfhen TBH #BookDepository credited me on July 15 when the book still hadn‘t shown up @Prairiegirl_reading so I was shocked and pleasantly surprised 2y
Cinfhen I know this book has mixed reviews but I‘m looking forward to reading it @Megabooks @TrishB @AmyG 2y
Prairiegirl_reading @Cinfhen nice!! I‘m one of those people who orders books on-line and then compulsively checks my account to see where my books are! Lol! 2y
AmyG Fyi- I found the second half to be much better than the first. So if you are discouraged- keep reading. 2y
Cinfhen Good to know/ thanks @AmyG 💗 2y
Cinfhen Because of corona I‘ve been extra patient @Prairiegirl_reading but after 8 weeks I had given up 😬 2y
Reviewsbylola I bought a copy last month but predictably it‘s still unread. 😂 2y
Cinfhen Maybe we can BuddyRead in August @Reviewsbylola ?!?!!!! 2y
sprainedbrain Postal miracle. 🤣 2y
Reviewsbylola Definitely!! @Cinfhen 2y
Cinfhen I think I might be ready to start this book today/ tomorrow @Reviewsbylola are u cool with that??? 2y
Reviewsbylola Yes that‘s fine. I literally just started The Age of Innocence for #classics2020 #booked2020 #eccentricMC but I‘ll put it aside for now! 2y
Cinfhen Yay!!!! Looking forward 🤗🤗🤗 @Reviewsbylola 2y
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Stoner | John Williams
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I‘m a day late for #bookreport

I decided to do a roundup for the first half of 2020. What a wild ride its been.

I hit 50% of my Goodreads goal yesterday, so a few days later than I would have liked, but such is life.

I‘m over halfway through my goal of 24 classics this year. I‘ve read 12 on my own and an additional 3 with my kids, for a total of 15 classics. #classics2020. I‘m listing my top three classics I‘ve read in 2020 above.

britt_brooke 👏🏻 I was planning on one classic per month, but have fallen behind. 😩 I need to get to Stoner finally. 2y
Reviewsbylola To be fair, many of my choices have been made for me—I haven‘t gotten to many of the classics I actually intended to read for the challenge. Rereads of Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy, and quite a few others. @britt_brooke 2y
Cinfhen Wait.... Stoner is a classic???? Oh yay!!! I read that book in May or June and I read BFG is that a classic??? Because then I‘m back on track 😁 2y
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Cinfhen Stoner was EXCELLENT @britt_brooke 2y
Cinfhen Congrats on reaching 100 🎉🥳🎉🥳🎉🥳🎉that‘s fabulous 2y
Cinfhen I should do a breakdown of my book tally....I probably have more audiobooks than physical books 2y
Reviewsbylola I mean, it can be a classic if you want. I agree, it feels iffy to count it but oh well! @Cinfhen 2y
Reviewsbylola The Roald Dahl book The BFG is def a classic! @Cinfhen 2y
Cinfhen Thanks, Steph ....I‘ll count it ...it WILL be a classic and it feels like a classic and the cover looks like a classic 🤓#IfADuckWaddles 😉 (edited) 2y
LeahBergen I‘ve had A Lady of Quality sitting on my shelves for ages. I should get to it! 2y
BarbaraBB Wow, great job! And Stoner is so good! 2y
britt_brooke @Cinfhen So good to hear! Moving it up in the ol‘ TBR. 2y
Reviewsbylola She‘s one of my favorite authors! @LeahBergen 2y
Reviewsbylola We‘re going to go with it. 😂 @Cinfhen 2y
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Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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I loved this audio narration. Jeremy Irons was perfect. Such beautiful writing for such a horrible story. I found myself comparing him to Hannibal Lector. While my attention waned at the end overall a great novel. I understand why it's a classic. #classics #classics2020

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Les mis?rables | Victor Hugo
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Alice looks how I feel after finally finishing this book! I have to say, I didn't love it. While I enjoyed some of the character story lines I found most of the writing tedious and slightly rambling. I can appreciate it as a classic but not one of my favourites. #classics2020 #catsoflitsy #lesmiserables #readlesmis2020