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LiterRohde
The Invisible Man | Herbert George Wells
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“‘Why!‘ said Huxter, suddenly, ‘that's not a man at all. It's just empty clothes. Look! You can see down his collar and the linings of his clothes. I could put my arm -‘

He extended his hand; it seemed to meet something in mid-air, and he drew it back with a sharp exclamation. ‘I wish you'd keep your fingers out of my eye,‘ said the aerial voice.”

#AnglophileApril | 28: #InvisibleTouch

📷: Made with Typorama

Cinfhen Nice, Hugo BOSS!!!! 😜well played🙌🏻 4w
emilyhaldi 😮 4w
Mdargusch Clever! 4w
Reviewsbylola I love all your posts this month. They are so well done. I haven‘t read this book yet! 4w
LiterRohde @Reviewsbylola Thanks. I really like researching and designing them. 4w
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erzascarletbookgasm
To the Lighthouse | Virginia Woolf
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“..To be silent; to be alone. All the being and the doing, expansive, glittering, vocal, evaporated; and one shrunk, with a sense of solemnity, to being oneself, a wedge-shaped core of darkness, something invisible to others.”

Mrs Ramsay sits alone, her solitude allows her to distance herself from the others. She seems to be in a meditative state, hands busy but her mind, as if an #invisibletouch of a hand has swept over her, providing calmness.

Tamra How beautiful. 4w
Reviewsbylola Perfect, and so gorgeous. 4w
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emilyhaldi Obsessed 😍 4w
batsy Love this post 💙 4w
Cinfhen Gorgeous 💜🙌🏻 4w
Cathythoughts Beautiful painting, beautiful words ✨✨✨✨✨ 4w
BiblioLitten Beautiful! 4w
Mdargusch I love everything about this post! 💙💙💙 4w
BarbaraBB Gorgeous post, all of it! 4w
readordierachel Lovely 💕 4w
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Reviewsbylola
Hangsaman | Shirley Jackson
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Shirley Jackson‘s books often have an eerie, creepy quality. The tagged book is based on the real life disappearance of a college coed in the 1940s.

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consonantia I want to read this! The only Jackson I‘ve read is We Have Always Lived in the Castle and it was soooo good and a friend said Hangsaman is even better. 4w
Cinfhen This one sounds good!! 4w
vivastory I enjoyed this one. 4w
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emilyhaldi @consonantia agreed!! I love that one!! 4w
Mdargusch I‘ve been wanting to read that one @consonantia @emilyhaldi 4w
BarbaraBB I didn‘t like this one at all - but I did love We have always lived in the castle 4w
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Mdargusch
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In 1895 Ireland, her family claimed Bridget had been taken away by fairies until her burnt body was found in a shallow grave. Four of her family members were charged with her murder that resulted when they tried to banish the fairies from her.

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Crazeedi This sounds really good!! 4w
emilyhaldi Those crazy fairies!! 🧚🏻‍♂️🧚🏼‍♀️ 4w
Reviewsbylola This is on my TBR but I‘m concerned about the fairies. 4w
Mdargusch The Irish culture just explained away anything that they didn‘t understand by saying that the fairies were responsible. @Reviewsbylola it‘s actually very fascinating and they refused to believe modern day science. It‘s an interesting historical true crime. (edited) 4w
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Billypar
American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis
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I can't think of Genesis, Huey Lewis, or Whitney Houston without one fan coming to mind. In the film, Bateman shares his critical insights on these artists with his soon-to-be victims. But the novel has entire chapters of just his analysis, with no other context. The effect is very different: you get more insight into his psychology and how his 'deep thoughts' on art are entwined with commercial success.

Cinfhen I might have to read this book one day!!!! 4w
Mdargusch This is a good one! 4w
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emilyhaldi This book scared the shit out of me 4w
Billypar @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi I read it over a decade ago, and it remains the most brutal and disturbing thing I've ever read. @Cinfhen be forewarned! 4w
Reviewsbylola Pat Bateman is one of my faves. I will never hear Sussudio without thinking of him. 🙌🏻🙌🏻 4w
Billypar @Reviewsbylola Yup- ditto 'Hip to Be Square' 4w
batsy I'm the same, can't think about their music without thinking about Bateman 😂😭 4w
Billypar @batsy Thankfully it's not every song. In the case of Huey Lewis, 'Power of Love' still belongs to Back to the Future, and several others to long car trips on family vacations growing up (my dad was a big fan 😁) 4w
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gradcat
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#anglophileapril

(Day 28 - #InvisibleTouch)

*I can only call this a stretch, but it‘s exactly where my mind went with the prompt. Some (suspend disbelief?) “invisible touches” in this novel:
~Rosanna Spearman, who manages to remove an article of clothing without the wearer, Franklin Blake, knowing it;
~Mr Candy, the doctor who secretly administers laudanum to Franklin;
~Franklin, who stole the Moonstone diamond, unbeknownst to himself.
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Cinfhen Plenty of eye rolls 😜🙄well done!!!!! 4w
Mdargusch I need to get to Woman in White. It‘s been on my TBR for a few years. 😬 4w
emilyhaldi Works for me!! Woman in White could certainly work for this prompt too 4w
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Reviewsbylola I‘ve got this on my TBR. 4w
gradcat @emilyhaldi I agree...I had a hard time picking between the two books. 4w
gradcat @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch I love these books...I hope you like them! 4w
gradcat @Cinfhen Eye rolls, eh...I wonder what that means...🤔 4w
Cinfhen Your examples were on point but the examples as a reader would cause me eye rolls a plenty!!! I don‘t like suspension of belief as a plot device 4w
gradcat @Cinfhen Oh, yes...you‘re right... I‘m not a big buyer of suspension of (dis)belief either—I agree with you! 4w
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TrishB
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Brought a couple of weeks ago and haven‘t got to it yet!

Cinfhen Looks interesting 🤓 1mo
Mdargusch Good one! 4w
emilyhaldi 🧐 4w
Reviewsbylola This sounds like a very informative read. 4w
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emilyhaldi
The Gene: An Intimate History | Siddhartha Mukherjee
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Genes might be invisible to the naked eye, but have the ultimate influence on our existence 🧬 I would never normally pick this book up on my own but after seeing so many rave reviews I figured I would give it a shot!...someday.
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Mdargusch Clever thinking. 😘 4w
vivastory Well-played! 4w
Reviewsbylola You‘ll never read it but it‘s pretty. 😆 4w
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emilyhaldi Is it wrong that your comment motivates me to move this up to #2 spot on my tbr? 😜 @Reviewsbylola 4w
Reviewsbylola I was wondering if it would motivate you. 😆 4w
sisilia I have this, too... unread yet 1w
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vivastory
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A missing wife, an unrequited love, a forbidden romance, & youthful infatuation with doomed neighbors. All four are fantastic reads & all four have #InvisibleTouch #AnglophileApril
@Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Ha!!! I couldn‘t think of one and you thought of 4 😛🙌🏻 1mo
Mdargusch Nice! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4w
emilyhaldi I just finished reading this tagged book today and Patti Smith spends a chapter praising Murakami and specifically the book you tagged!!! I have never read any of his books but tbh Wind Up Bird sounds a little too magical for my taste 🤔✨ 4w
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vivastory @emilyhaldi I've been meaning to read Smith's book forever, I'm even more intrigued knowing that she talks about Murakami. I loved Wind-up etc., but I think I might like Kafka on the Shore a bit more. They're both big time commitments, so I'd recommend sampling a few pieces from the following short story collection. They're a good representation of his novels 4w
emilyhaldi Thanks for the tip!!! I will start there 😁 4w
Reviewsbylola TVS is one of my favorite movies. I loved the book too! 4w
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rohit-sawant
Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters | Paul Tremblay, Joe R. Lansdale, Christopher Golden, Clive Barker, John Langan
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"Even with my scales glimmering moonlight and water seeping from my algae, I had a talent for invisibility, for sudden disappearance, the way blue butterflies in the canopy vanished when entering shade."

#InvisibleTouch reminded me of "The Creature from the Black Lagoon" by Jim Shepard from the creature‘s POV featured in the tagged anthology.
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@Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch

rohit-sawant On a side note, the book has some great stories by a lot of my favorite writers, but the one that has stayed with me is "The Third Bear" by Jeff VanderMeer. 1mo
Reviewsbylola This sounds good. I‘ve never read Vandermeer but my husband has. 1mo
Mdargusch Lovely quote. 4w
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vivastory Have you read any other Vandermeer? 4w
emilyhaldi 🖤🖤🖤🖤 4w
rohit-sawant @vivastory Only few of his short stories. Have yet to read his novels. Really looking forward to Annihilation! 4w
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