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The English Patient | Michael Ondaatje
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#Aprella #day6 #Doomed The life of the horribly burned patient being looked after by a French Canadian nurse in an Italian villa at the end of WWII is doomed,he‘ll never leave the villa alive.Having amnesia from the crash that will take his life, his memories slowly return as he recounts his doomed love affair with another mans wife, a torrid, passionate love that ends with her dying alone in a desert cave & his current predicament. Love can suck.

Sophoclessweetheart Oh! This sounds so so great. 😍😍 2y
Reviewsbylola I‘m ashamed to say I‘ve never read this but I‘ve been lusting over this edition on Book Depository! 2y
Mdargusch Heartbreaking! 2y
emilyhaldi Wow. Your description has me dying to read this book!! (No pun intended 🙄) 2y
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar | William Shakespeare
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I remember reading this in high school, and ya boy Julius was TOTALLY #doomed and although I love Gretchen Weiner's interpretation of it, I am totally #teamjuliuscaesar #ettubruté #aprella #imlatedonthate

Mdargusch Very good choice. I‘m impressed you read this! 😘 2y
Meredith3 @Mdargusch thank you! It's definitely been awhile! 2y
Reviewsbylola 🤣🤣🤣🤣Brutus is just as cute. 2y
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ephemeralwaltz 😂😂😂👌🏼👌🏼 2y
emilyhaldi 🤣🤣🤣 I can‘t 🤣🤣🤣 great start to my day reading this! 2y
APLitlife Just finished teaching this. 2y
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Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
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Anna and Vronsky, from the moment they first met on the train station, their relationship is #doomed . 💔

Kalalalatja Great pick! 2y
Cathythoughts Excellent pic ❤️❤️🖤 2y
Cinfhen Love this choice and photo 💕💕 2y
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Reviewsbylola I finally read this two years ago. Doomed is definitely appropriate!! 2y
Mdargusch Agreed! 2y
emilyhaldi 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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#Aprella #Doomed I'm really excited that the reboot of the TLC decorating show Trading Spaces airs Saturday night. If you missed its original run (2000-2008) neighbors switched houses & with a designer, re-did one room in the other's house on a budget of $1K. The real fun was in the often REALLY bad results (huge farm murals, a bathroom with hundreds of silk flowers stapled to the walls...) & seeing which couple was most doomed by the designer.😱

DebinHawaii P.S. It's book-related because they had books like the one tagged based on the series and I was doomed to own a couple of them back in the day! 🤣 2y
Reviewsbylola It was an awesome series! I watched it a lot! 2y
Jokila I watched a ton of it! 🙋🏻‍♀️ I even tried doing “funky” orange wallpaper on my own because of that show lol 2y
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shanebeth I liked the episodes when people got upset best! 😂 2y
hyperashley I am so excited for this reboot! 2y
Drnkpnkprincess Bahahahaha yes! I‘m so excited. Looking back thru the episodes, between the clothing/hairstyles/design ideas, everything screams early 2000s 😂😂😂 “this is what the world looked like when you were born” all parents to teenagers 2y
ejxjdjjx Me too! I was excited - and surprised - to see that they were able to bring back almost all of the original cast. I'll be taking a break from #25INFIVE to enjoy it tomorrow night.📺🏡 2y
Notafraidofwords I know it‘s mean but I loved when one of them cried lol 2y
swishandflick My mom and I used to watch this ALL the time! Always cracked me up that every time someone said "definitely don't get rid of my ceiling fan" it was always the first thing to go ? 2y
Mdargusch I just watched a rerun and the people were so upset with their rooms. It‘s such great tv! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage We watched a ton of this also! Thanks for the reminder about the reboot. 👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉 2y
Susanita Hildy and the straw on the wall! 2y
DebinHawaii @Reviewsbylola @Jokila @shanebeth @hyperashley @Drnkpnkprincess @Carie73 @Notafraidofwords @swishandflick @Mdargusch @BarbaraTheBibliophage I love that so many Littens love this show too. And especially love that I'm not the only one who loved the disasters & upset people the best! 🤣😈🤣 2y
DebinHawaii @Susanita Yes! She was the flower stapler too!!! 🤣🤣🤣🌸🌼🌸🌼🌸🌼 2y
ejxjdjjx I hope Hildy is on the first episode! Wouldn't it be hilarious if she has done a complete 180 and now paints everything in neutrals?!😂 2y
LeahBergen Did you ever see the one where they glued all that hay to the walls??? Oh.My.God. 2y
emilyhaldi Lolol @swishandflick re: ceiling fans 🤣 This show was such an entertaining disaster!! @DebinHawaii I‘m so excited to watch it again!! 2y
emilyhaldi OMG @LeahBergen dying!!!! Why would that ever be ok?!?! I pray that it‘s still as disastrous as it used to be 🙏🏻 2y
DebinHawaii @Carie73 That would be pretty funny! 🤣🤣🤣 2y
DebinHawaii @LeahBergen @emilyhaldi Yes! The hay on the walls. Hilly loved to glue things on walls. I hear they upped the budget to 2K per room for inflation but I hope they keep the 'disaster factor!' 🤣🤣🤣 2y
Arcana 🎉🎉🎉👏👏👏❤️❤️❤️ 2y
dsfisher Stapling flowers to the bathroom wall, Moss to a bedroom wall. Insanity at its best. Like watching a train wreck. 2y
DebinHawaii @Arcana 🤣🎉❤️ 2y
DebinHawaii @dsfisher Oh yes! I almost forgot the moss! 😱I may have to try to squeeze in some of the old recipes they are showing before tomorrow night. 🤣 2y
lovelyn I loved that show. Can't wait to see the reboot. 2y
Cinfhen I never watched this show but it sounds bonkers!!! 2y
bookandcat This show used to give me SO MUCH ANXIETY. 2y
dariazeoli I am so glad you all are fans! 👍🏻👊🏻 2y
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Those of you who are aware of my fascination with mountaineering disasters probably thought my pic for #doomed would feature a book about Mt Everest. But I‘m going with the sinking of the Lusitania instead. Dead Wake is an excellent and educational read. #Aprella

emilyhaldi Ha, way to switch it up! This is a great book 👍🏻👍🏻 2y
Cinfhen HA! Nice choice! Another one from my never ending TBR 2y
Reviewsbylola So fascinating! And I was shocked at how little Lusitania is talked about. It‘s pretty much unknown. 2y
Mdargusch Great choice! I loved this book! 2y
LeahBergen It‘s so good. 2y
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Lake Silence | Anne Bishop
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#ItsFriday (and my birthday!!), so I treated myself to the day off and the latest Anne Bishop book!! It‘s sort of a bittersweet gift because now I‘m #doomed to the #suspense of awaiting her next book! Though this is a shift in the series to new characters, it‘s easy to start quickly enjoying her engaging writing!! #HappinessIsResistance #ReadingResolutions #Aprella

Aims42 Happy Birthday!!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
RachelO Happy Birthday! 🎉📚🍰🎉 2y
writerlibrarian Happy 🎂 to you 💐💐💐 2y
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C.Perone Happy Birthday! 🎉 2y
Reviewsbylola Omg happy birthday!!! Being doomed on your birthday is bittersweet. 😂 2y
JoScho Happy Birthday 🎈🎁🎂 2y
Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎂🎈🎉🎁🎊 2y
TorieStorieS Thank you so much for all of the birthday wishes, @Aims42, @RachelO, @writerlibrarian, @C.Perone, @Reviewsbylola, @JoScho, @Ddzmini!! 2y
emilyhaldi Awesome, happy birthday!!! 🎉🎉 #treatyoself 2y
Jess7 Happy birthday!!! 2y
BlameJennyJane Happy Birthday! 2y
Mdargusch Happy Birthday! 🎂🎂🎂 2y
TorieStorieS Thank you!!! So much birthday love on Litsy!! Thank you, @emilyhaldi, @Jess7, @BlameJennyJane, @Mdargusch !! ☺️ 2y
Jas16 Happy Birthday 🎂🎈🎉🎁 2y
TorieStorieS Thanks, @Jas16 !! 2y
TricksyTails Happy Birthday!🎁🎂🎉 2y
Cinfhen Happy bday( a bit belated) hope it was wonderful 💓💓💓💓💓 2y
TorieStorieS Thank you both- @TricksyTails and @Cinfhen for the birthday wishes!! It was a lovely day and because I didn‘t get to see all of my family, the celebration continues over the weekend!! 😁 2y
DivineDiana Wishing you a fabulous year filled with good books and loads of fun! 2y
TorieStorieS Thanks so much, @DivineDiana !! I‘m actually thoroughly enjoying a birthday book present to me from me- the latest John Connolly! 👏👏👏 2y
DivineDiana The best birthday gifts! 🎁 📚❤️ 2y
TorieStorieS @DivineDiana Indeed!!! 😊💕😊 2y
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Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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“I could not kill her, of course, as some have thought. You see, I loved her. It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.” #doomed #aprella

Reviewsbylola This is just such a different book. The writing is everything. ♥️ 2y
ephemeralwaltz One of my favorites! 2y
emilyhaldi I think I need to reread this 🖤 2y
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Mdargusch I need to reread it too. 2y
BarbaraBB Great choice! 2y
Cinfhen Wow !!! So good... can‘t wait to finally read this book.... @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch I smell a buddy read brewing (edited) 2y
Mdargusch Oh maybe @Cinfhen You definitely need to pick a book for us to read. It‘s your turn! 2y
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All the Rivers | Dorit Rabinyan
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#Aprella Talk about #doomed relationships...Hilmi is a Palestinian man, Liat is an Israeli woman both are studying in NYC...a chance meeting sparks some serious flames but can a relationship endure when your people are at war?!? A very moving and heartbreaking novel...

BarbaraBB Still on my TBR this one. But I will definitely read it one day. It seems like just the book for me! 2y
Reviewsbylola This sounds so intense. 2y
emilyhaldi Ooohhh sounds like a modern day Middle Eastern Romeo & Juliet 💔 2y
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TrishB I read this on way home from holidays last year - it was you and @Reggie that put it on my tbr 😁 2y
Christine11 It sounds good! Stacked 😊💕 2y
Cinfhen That‘s a perfect description @emilyhaldi ❤️hope u both get to this one @BarbaraBB @christine11 Did you ever read the book @shawnmooney ??? 2y
shawnmooney @Cinfhen Not yet! Hope to one of these days! 😍😍❤️❤️ 2y
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Doomed | Chuck Palahniuk
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The first one was damn good, so maybe the sequel was always #doomed to be a failure.
#aprella @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Cinfhen

Reviewsbylola Wow, I had no idea there even was a sequel!! 2y
emilyhaldi I hate it when the sequels don‘t live up to the original! 👎🏻👎🏻 2y
Cinfhen I‘ve rarely read a good sequel 🙄 2y
PagesOfKate Trust me @Reviewsbylola this is one of those sequels that seems less about plot and more about the author making some $$$ - not worth the effort. 2y
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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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Saeed and Nadia are #doomed in their home town, so they decide to escape to what might be, hopefully, some place better 🤞


HardcoverHearts I‘m going to see him speak tonight and I am so excited! 2y
emilyhaldi Beautiful picture, as always ❤️ 2y
charl08 Love the mat in the background... and great book. 2y
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Cinfhen That sounds awesome @HardcoverHearts I‘m curious to hear more about his background and great pick @Kalalalatja still a favorite from last year ❤️ 2y
Reviewsbylola Fantastic picture. I wanted to love this book but didn‘t. 😣 2y
Mdargusch Good one! 2y
Kalalalatja @HardcoverHearts I‘m a bit jealous! Hope you had a great time 👏 @emilyhaldi ❤️❤️ @charl08 it is actually a pouff, but it makes a great background for photos 👌 @Cinfhen it was really a great read! @Reviewsbylola bummer! 👎 @Mdargusch ☺️☺️ 2y
HardcoverHearts @Kalalalatja - the conversation was even more dynamic and thoughtful than I expected. If you get a chance to hear him talk about the book, please grab it. It enriched my understanding significantly. I already really liked it but now I also admire the work. I hope you end up enjoying it as well! 2y
HardcoverHearts @Cinfhen See my reply above^^. It was a very thought provoking evening! 2y
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