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Keep hoping for a some kind of #rayoflight for Judy 🕯️🕯️🕯️, but feeling it's unlikely. This book, while I do like it, is el depresso. 😞 #Spinsterlit is more enjoyable when the spinsters are flouting convention not being crushed by it. 😬 You warned me @Suet624
@cinfhen #MOvember
@vivastory @Leftcoastzen #nyrbbookclub

AlaMich Yeah, that‘s kind of why I‘ve held off reading it. It just sounds so bleak. 3w
vivastory I was thinking of starting it tonight, but might wait until tomorrow. Feeling the Sunday night blues, not sure this would be the best thing to read right now 3w
merelybookish @vivastory Not a bad decision, although you could probably read the first 50 pages or so before the bleakness really settles in. 3w
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merelybookish @AlaMich Maybe things look up near the end! 🤞 3w
AlaMich @merelybookish ok, you report back if it does! 😊 3w
Suet624 You‘re exactly right. Spinster lit is a lot more enjoyable when they are quirky and flouting convention. 3w
merelybookish @Suet624 I finished. I guess she tried to rebel? As usual, looking forward to our discussion. 3w
BarbaraBB Great thoughts already! 3w
Cinfhen Beautiful photo but man, even the cover is DEPRESSING!!!!!! 3w
batsy I started off thinking it was charming and perhaps Pym-ish but it is rather bleak. I'm hoping it gets better for her but it sounds like it doesn't. You're right, #spinsterlit is so much better when it's a Lolly Willowes style f-you to society 🙃 3w
Suet624 Not sure that was a rebellion. But your take on it was certainly more optimistic than how I saw it. 3w
merelybookish @BarbaraBB Thanks! Another good book with a complicated character for us to discuss! 3w
merelybookish @Cinfhen You're not wrong. 3w
merelybookish @batsy As always, will look forward to your thoughts! But yeah, this is no quirky FU to the man. But also written by a man. So maybe that's important to keep in mind. 🤔 My guess is most good #spinsterlit is written by women. 3w
merelybookish @Suet624 Yes maybe an optimistic take. It will be interesting to see what others make of it. Do we feel any hope for Judith at the end? 3w
Suet624 @merelybookish I felt a sort of relief. Someone was finally (kind of) taking care of her. (edited) 3w
LeahBergen Poor “old” Judith. And she‘s only in her early 40s, FFS! 😮 3w
merelybookish @LeahBergen I know. ? And "plain as a board" ? not only is she 'old' but she's unattractive too! 3w
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The Book of Essie: A novel | Meghan MacLean Weir
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DAY 24 #RayofLight | I snapped a quick photo during my greenway run this morning - The Book of Essie in my ears - and a ray of sunlight shone through the naked trees.


Crazeedi Perfect!💞 3w
Cinfhen Beautiful photo!!! How‘s the book??? Trite?!? 3w
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britt_brooke @Cinfhen 😆 Yes, pretty much. It‘s not great. Have you read it? I feel like I kept hearing good things, but I‘m underwhelmed. 3w
Cinfhen No, I‘m worried it‘s going to be mediocre at best. 3w
britt_brooke @Cinfhen I‘m about halfway and that‘s accurate. You know me, I‘m stubborn, so I‘ll push through. 3w
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The late Dame Daphne Sheldrick and the volunteer Keepers at The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust have been a #rayoflight to many orphaned elephants. ❤️🐘❤️

#MOvember @Cinfhen

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love this organization! My bf and I foster an elephant (Enkesha, if you follow them on the Gram) and even went to Kenya to visit her. 💖🐘 3w
AnansiGirl @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego you bet I follow them on IG! I haven‘t taken steps to foster yet. I can‘t decide which because they‘re all so cute no matter their age level. I‘d definitely pick a male and female pair whenever I get to that day. ❤️🐘 (edited) 3w
Cinfhen This is so sweet🐘 3w
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#rayoflight #MOvember

I still need to read Ray Bradbury one of these days. I keep seeing all these glowing Litsy posts about his work, and it's the time of year to reading resolutions for 2020, so I'm going to make this my first. #readingresolutions @Cinfhen

BarbaraBB Haha! Good one! 3w
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The Water Dancer: A Novel | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Typically, any mention of magical realism or supernatural phenomena will make me steer clear of a book. But I took a chance on this one for #booked2019 #POCMCparanormal and I‘m so glad I did! The paranormal #rayoflight is so lightly laced through this story that it almost seems a figment of the characters‘ imagination- part of their hope that must be kept alive in order to get through the horrors of slavery.

MicheleinPhilly Glad to hear it! I feel the same way about paranormal so have been avoiding this prompt but I‘m looking forward to this. 3w
BarbaraBB I feel that way about paranormal as well as slavery I must admit. That‘s why I have been avoiding it. But your review gives me hope! 3w
EmilyM Loved this book! 3w
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Glad it helped you check off a prompt more painlessly than anticipated! This one‘s inching to the top of my 2019 favorites list. 3w
Cinfhen I couldn‘t get into this book. I think it was wrong timing. Maybe I‘ll try again. Glad it worked for you 3w
emilyhaldi So funny @Cinfhen I really thought this would be a good one for you!! I just can‘t ever predict you 😉 3w
Cinfhen Hahaha!! That‘s funny. My reading tastes are always evolving and changing. I seem to really be gravitating towards nonfiction these days. 3w
Reviewsbylola Still pretty sure I would hate this. 3w
Mdargusch I‘m with you @Reviewsbylola 2w
Suet624 I agree with you. That particular device worked for me in this book. 6d
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Dr. Van Helsing praising Mina for her meticulous transcribing of Lucy‘s diary entries, which enables the good doctor investigates the mysterious ‘illness‘ of Lucy. Mina is like a #rayoflight in darkness.


Cinfhen Ahhh, I remember hearing that phrase 👍🏽well done 💕 3w
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Jane Austen at Home | Lucy Worsley
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The lovely Worsley shines a #RayOfLight on Jane Austen in this recent-ish Austen biography. I love Worsley‘s writing style, a very conversational narrative with humor mixed in. #Movember

Cinfhen Love the cover 💕 3w
kspenmoll Sounds good. Agree with @Cinfhen , the cover is lovely. 3w
Moonprismpower I feel like Jane Austen is really in right now especially with the new Emma coming out which I must see. But I‘ve also wanted to start a reading binge of her works, if I can find the time! 3w
LeahBergen This was really well done. 👍🏻 3w
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The Light of Paris | Eleanor Brown
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A Ray of Light | Walter Wick
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Cathythoughts Perfect 👌 3w
Cinfhen Love the prism 🌈🌈🌈 3w
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Best I can come up with today. #rayoflight #MOvember @Cinfhen

In other news, Jenny's through to the final!!!

Cinfhen WooHoo🖤🎶 3w
Cinfhen Who else went through 3w
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen Megan, V5, Max & Harvey, Jenny are all in the final! 3w
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Velvetfur Whatever final this is, I congratulate you! 😊 3w
jenniferw88 @Velvetfur haha, not me I'm afraid! Jenny Ryan (off The Chase) has got through to the final of X Factor Celebrity! 😂🤗🤗🤗 3w
Velvetfur @jenniferw88 Oohhh okay! 😂 I don't watch programmes like that so that's why I didn't understand, lolz! 3w
jenniferw88 @Velvetfur it's ok, i probably should have clarified it! 😂😂😂 3w
Cinfhen You predicted Megan...I don‘t care for her 😬 3w
Velvetfur @jenniferw88 Hehehe! No harm done, I've learned something! 😂😂 3w
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen Megan is favourite to win. She is writing/singing her own songs so won't be surprised if she does win, although I will be very upset for Jenny. 3w
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