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Andrea313

Andrea313

Joined September 2016

Books. Detroit. Misc. But mostly books.
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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I have fallen off the Litsy train lately and need to get back on! Here's hoping my roughly 100th re-read of Red, White, and Royal Blue kickstarts me into action! #currentlyreading

megzlynn I need that shirt! 5d
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I think this is my new religion and I am not sad about it. #LittleShopOfHorrors #seemoretheatre

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Jane, the Fox & Me | Fanny Britt
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Ooof. This was a beautiful gut punch. I remember so clearly those middle school feelings of shame, isolation, inadequacy, and longing; I also turned to Jane Eyre for solace (and to hide). This lovely graphic novel has completely gorgeous illustrations and a painfully real protagonist looking for connection and affirmation. It also has a wonderfully sweet ending, I'm happy to report! #GraphicNovel #InTranslation

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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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Don't all self-respecting professional adults use their lunch hours to go buy books meant for people years younger than they are? Happy release day to these two beauties! #RainbowRowell #RickRiordan #bookhaul

sprainedbrain Yes. Yes they do! 🙌🏻 4w
Andrea313 @sprainedbrain I knew it! 😉❤️ 4w
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It's #BannedBooksWeek! A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo was one of the most challenged books of last year; I thought I'd give it another listen tonight. Do you have a favorite banned or challenged book?

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The Story Girl | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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I am filled with #gratitude for having a day to treat myself. I took myself on a date for tea with the tagged book, and tonight I'll be supporting some local theatre. I love my husband, love my friends, love my job, but I am also so happy to spend time in my own company. #SelfImprovementSept

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Farmer Boy | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Not necessarily my own #FavoriteFood, but my favorite book which features food in a lush, satisfying, and borderline over-the-top way is Farmer Boy. Jia Tolentino knew what she was doing in this old Hairpin essay!
https://www.thehairpin.com/2013/07/every-meal-almanzo-eats-in-laura-ingalls-wild...
#SelfImprovementSept @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚😊 1mo
batsy I love Jia's writing on books and hope that her next book is a collection of literary essays 💜 1mo
LeahBergen My greedy self has always loved Farmer Boy solely for the food. 😆 1mo
Andrea313 @batsy Yes! Take my money, Jia! I would shell out instantly! 🤩 1mo
Andrea313 @LeahBergen It is so alluring! I love Almanzo and think the book is well-written otherwise, but maaaaan, it is also some peak food porn, isn't it? 1mo
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Jane of Lantern Hill | L M Montgomery
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I was away for the week on a much-needed, off-grid vacation, and while I was there, I read Jane of Lantern Hill for the first time. Where has this delightful book been all my life?! Seeing Jane find both herself and, eventually, her family, was so rewarding. L.M. Montgomery, I continue to bow down! #vacationread #lmmontgomery

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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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After one hell of a week, I am engaging in some serious self-care by prepping for the release of Wayward Son in a #FavoriteReadingSpot. I love watching the squirrels and bees and butterflies in my little backyard! #SelfImprovementSept
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

marleed Oh my gosh, I just posted on Fangirl and see your post as my very next feed. I must read Carry On! 1mo
Andrea313 @marleed Fangirl is my absolute favorite Rainbow Rowell and a favorite book full stop! I would be interested to hear your thoughts on Carry On after you read it! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻💗📚 1mo
marleed I‘ll let you know! I‘m so intrigued by this author unknown to me before noticing Litsy love. 1mo
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 1mo
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This weekend, my husband and I are going to #HitTheNorth in celebration of 8 married years! We're going to hike and swim and sit around campfires because hey, life is too short not to #DoWhatYouLove with the one you love. If we come back having enjoyed some fresh air and feeling relaxed, I'll consider this trip a #SweetSuccess! #SelfImprovementSept #SoulSeptember #RedRoseSeptember #MittenLitten

OriginalCyn620 Enjoy your trip! 2mo
arlenefinnigan Happy anniversary! 2mo
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JamieArc Have a great time from another #mittenlitten! (edited) 2mo
Cinfhen That sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate 🎉 Happy anniversary 🥳and awesome #mashup 👍🏽 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy anniversary!!! 2mo
rubyslippersreads Great #multitasking! Happy anniversary! 2mo
Eggs Happy Anny❤️🥳 1mo
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Come September 17th, I'm gonna get myself #SomethingNew! "Egyptian-American journalist and activist Mona Eltahawy argues that women need to start embodying the traits they‘ve been taught to repress, like being angry, lustful and ambitious. Balancing her personal stories with those of women around the globe, Eltahawy‘s second book is essential." #SelfImprovementSept
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Sounds good! And that cover! 😂 2mo
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Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
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This looks like pure Heaven to me. Who else would choose a bathtub and a good book over just about anything else? #tubthumping #RedRoseSeptember
@Cinfhen @arlenefinnigan

Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola gets my vote!!!!!! 🤣 2mo
arlenefinnigan I can't be doing with baths, it's just stewing in your own filth 😉 2mo
gradcat @arlenefinnigan Omigod—my poor, dearly departed aunt used to constantly say that—you brought back great memories for me! 😉 2mo
Andrea313 @arlenefinnigan Haha, you are not the only person who has said that to me! I get your point, bit will still love a good bath forever. 😂 2mo
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In My Backyard | Valarie Giogas
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Cheating and adding a second post for #flowers, just because mine were a huge summer highlight! I'm generally happy to see summer go and let fall come in, but I had such a lovely time tending the wildflowers I planted this year. They were so bright and colorful and attracted so many bees and butterflies! It was really fun to watch them all every day. #SelfImprovementSept
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!! 🌸🌷🌺🌻🌼 2mo
ladym30 Lovely! 2mo
squirrelbrain I love watching bees and butterflies! 🐝 🦋 2mo
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OriginalCyn620 Pretty! 🌼🌸 2mo
Andrea313 @squirrelbrain Same here! This was the first year I was really intentional about bee-friendly plants and I was surprised by how much fun it was to see them flock daily to the flowers! The butterflies were also an unexpected bonus. 🌺🌸💮🐝🦋 2mo
Nute I love a wild flower garden! Yours is truly lovely! 1mo
Andrea313 @Nute Thank you! 🌺 1mo
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I'm not even a huge Willa Cather fan, but I want each and every one of these beautiful editions. #Flowers #SelfImprovementSept
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks These are pretty 🌼🌷🌺🌸 2mo
OriginalCyn620 Pretty! 🌸🌼 2mo
Tamra Very pretty! 2mo
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Louise They are lovely! I‘m currently reading Cather‘s 2mo
Andrea313 @Louise I haven't read that one yet! Thank you for the recommendation! 2mo
Louise The story centers around a French missionary who brings Catholicism to the Mexicans and Indians in Santa Fe, Taos, and elsewhere in the Southwest in the early days. One really gets a feel for what life was like back then. Great writing. 2mo
Hoopiefoot These are beautiful!! 2mo
Andrea313 @Louise Thanks for the info, you have definitely piqued my interest! 2mo
Lcsmcat Those are beautiful editions! 2mo
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Aside from reading, it's theatre and travel that are constantly vying for my favorite #hobby. I wish I could do more of both, but Broadway ticket prices have gotten out of control over the past decade. That usually means that if I'm trying to plan a big trip, I have to be content with local theatre and national tours for awhile. And hey, those are great, too! #SelfImprovementSept
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Great hobbies! ❤️ 2mo
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Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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"Screw your courage to the sticking place, and we'll not fail." #Stick #QuotsySept19
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gradcat Yaaasss! 🙌 2mo
Andrea313 @gradcat Mary Wollstonecraft FOREVERRRRRR, amirite? 2mo
gradcat You are so, so right! She was way ahead of her time, imho! ♥️ 2mo
Andrea313 @gradcat Absolutely! ♥️ 2mo
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One of my short-term #ReadingGoals is to get through at least 5 books that I've recently bought and have not read yet before I buy any more! I'm starting with the tagged volume, which is mostly a cookbook but includes personal stories and gorgeous photos. You can tell it was a #LabourOfLove for the author. Plus it includes these wonderful endpapers! #MittenLitten #SoulSeptember #SelfImprovementSept
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Eggs Double play👏🏻👏🏻💜 2mo
OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 😊 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! 🙌🏻📚 2mo
lynneamch How have I missed this? All our favorite foods when we go back to visit. 2mo
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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich | Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit?s?yn
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This book was assigned to me at the beginning of my Freshman year of high school, and was a very eye-opening read for me. I've read it a number of times since and may be due to pick it up again soon. #ADayInTheLife #RedRoseSeptember
@Cinfhen @arlenefinnigan

Cinfhen This title made me think about the book with the gorilla on the cover / I‘m blaming it on my jet lag 2mo
Andrea313 @Cinfhen Ha! Pretty different reads, but now I might have to read them as companion pieces and see what I discover! 😉 2mo
Cinfhen Ya never know what works 😊😂 2mo
arlenefinnigan This seems pretty tough for high school reading! 2mo
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Little House in the Big Woods | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Just the quintessential image and book when talking about a #cabin. #LetsTravelAugust #LittleHouse #LauraIngallsWilder
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
OriginalCyn620 Nice! 😊🌳 2mo
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1. Current-ish- my plan is to start the tagged read tomorrow.
2. Sleeping in, reading, dreaming of the northern Michigan getway I'm taking in just one short week!
3. Chocolate, always and forever.
4. I played piano for ten years of my childhood, and I've still got a little of it in me.
5. Done and done! 👍
#FriYayIntro @howjessreads

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Sense and Sensibilty | Jane Austen
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I have really come to love Rosamund Pike's readings of these two wonderful books! I'd love to hear her take on Persuasion next; what about you? #AustenInAugust2019 #AudioAusten
@Crinoline_Laphroaig

Crinoline_Laphroaig @Andrea313 Yes! I have both of hers. I would love to see her do all the Austen. 2mo
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The Skylarks' War | Hilary McKay
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Closing out an extended weekend the best way I know how- historical fiction, honey lavender ale, and a Great Lake. #puremichigan #mittenlitten #booksandbooze

LeahBergen How are you liking this one? I‘ve had it “stacked” for a while. 2mo
Andrea313 @LeahBergen I'm only about halfway through, but so far I'm really enjoying it! I have a soft spot for Hilary McKay- one of my forever favorites is a book of hers: 2mo
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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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One review compared this book to Mrs. Dalloway. Another said it is a "grim post-capitalist reverie". Still another called it a love story. A deep look into alienation. A meditation on conformity. The main character has been called the "anti-Bartleby", described as a sociopath, and likened to Amélie. This is all correct. This book is fascinating and un-put-downable. You can read it in an afternoon and I highly recommend doing just that.

BarbaraBB Excellent review! 2mo
CouronneDhiver Yes!!!!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 2mo
batsy Agree with @BarbaraBB ! Love how you describe this. 2mo
Andrea313 @batsy @BarbaraBB I'm so glad I piqued your interest! I haven't read a book quite like this one; it gives the reader so much to think about. 2mo
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We're still debating about exactly where we'll land, but come our September anniversary, my husband and I are planning to be #lakeside with a stack of books! #MittenLitten #GreatLakesGreatTimes #LetsTravelAugust
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620
📷: PureMichigan on Instagram

marleed Oh beautiful! Enjoy the search! 2mo
OriginalCyn620 Pretty pic! Happy early anniversary! 😊 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds awesome!! 2mo
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Jane Austen's England | Maggie Lane
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I have utterly failed at #AustenInAugust2019 but I'm attempting a comeback with yesterday's prompt! I absolutely need to gather my best friends together for tea and a few rounds of this board game. Who's in? #MissAustenEntertains
@Crinoline_Laphroaig
📷: Amazon

Crinoline_Laphroaig Oooh! That looks so fun! 2mo
Eyelit I have that game, too! I have yet to play is it as all my friends think you have to be a hardcore Janeite to play (even though I‘ve told them otherwise) 🤣 someday!!! 2mo
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New #BookMail! I bought and read the (then) entirety of Bryson's work on a trip to the UK about fifteen years ago, and now every time I read one of his books, it's like taking the trip over again.

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My Antonia (Green) | Willa Cather
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I am trying REALLY hard not to order these today. But look how gorgeous they are! Wouldn't these make one heck of a #bookhaul?! #GodGrantMeStrength

batsy Gorgeous! 2mo
wanderinglynn Lovely covers! 2mo
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Jo's Boys | Louisa May Alcott
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Because it's been awhile. #currentlyreading #LouisaMayAlcott

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Four Cousins (Classic Reprint) | Dikken Zwilgmeyer
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I wandered into a used bookstore earlier today and this caught my eye. A short ways into it, and I think it's delightful!

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Looking forward to a trip to #NewYork with my mom! Hadestown and Fidler Afn Dakh are definitely happening- and both have great literary source material to dig into before we go. #LetsTravelAugust #seemoretheatre
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 ❤️🗽😊 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Have fun!!!! 🎉🎊🎉🎊 3mo
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Joining in for #AustenInAugust2019! Thanks for leading, @Crinoline_Laphroaig. Here's a Jane-related title on my #TBR; has anyone read this?
📷: The Literate Quilter

Crinoline_Laphroaig I've not read. Excited to hear your thoughts. 3mo
sprainedbrain This sounds interesting! Stacking. 3mo
Daisey I‘ve read part of this book, the chapters about the Austen books I‘ve already read. I thought it was really interesting, although I‘m not sure I agree with all of the author‘s thoughts. I specifically appreciated Sense & Sensibility on a second read with the discussion in this book as well. 3mo
Andrea313 @Daisey Thanks for your thoughts! I'm definitely looking forward to reading this. 3mo
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In the most "me" move ever, I came home last Friday after an opening night performance and after-party, slightly drunk and absolutely fizzing with adrenaline, and apparently placed an order on Book Depository that I just now remembered when they sent me this e-mail. Seems a little too on the nose, even for me. #booksandbooze

TrishB Lol 😂that‘s my speciality! I get up the next morning and check emails with one eye! Oh well 💕 3mo
Andrea313 @TrishB I had a feeling I wasn't the only one! Good times. 😂♥️ 3mo
TrishB I‘ve also done it several times with concert tickets.... 3mo
Andrea313 @TrishB Oooh, fun!!! 3mo
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NON-BOOK-RELATED! Last night I got to spend an evening with some of the most badass ladies around- including my congresswoman Rashida Tlaib- in support of Freedom House Detroit, which provides a temporary home for those fleeing persecution, and is the only organization in the US to provide free, comprehensive services to asylum seekers. Learn more here; if you are so moved, every gift does so much to help:

https://www.freedomhousedetroit.org/

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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Can't stop, won't stop with this book! I love this part so much. #SuperSix #currentlyreading

Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 3mo
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The Elite | Kiera Cass
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Taking it easy tonight in more ways than one. Light drink, light read, just relaxing my brain. #booksandbooze #currentlyreading

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Pride and Prejudice | Austen Jane
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Obvious State recently posted a throwback to their Subtext collection and I flipped my lid and bought them immediately. I will be framing these and placing them casually throughout my house, sorry not sorry. #hilarious #QuotsyJuly19
@TK-421

Eyelit That is the best!!! 3mo
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The Secret Garden 100th Anniversary | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Is anyone else super into the musical version of The Secret Garden? I love this moment on stage, when Mary finds the #key. #QuotsyJuly19
@TK-421

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This has been on my TBR for literal years. I am 100% in love with the Great Lakes, and so thankful to be a #MittenLitten. In September, my husband and I are heading to MI's Bois Blanc Island for an off-grid getaway, and I think this may have to be my read! What could be better than reading this on a Great Lakes island?! #LetsTravelJuly
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 💙🌊 3mo
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Les Miserables: Cameron Mackintosh Presents Boublil and Schonberg's | Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schnberg, Herbert Kretzmer
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Hamlet (Revised) | William Shakespeare
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Not much reading happened today, but I did spend several much-needed hours bingeing my favorite TV show of all time. #CheerUpHamlet #SlingsAndArrows #Shakespeare

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When your dress matches your book. #currentlyreading #louisamayalcott

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I planted a wildflower #garden this year, and it's just beginning to bloom. Every day I wake up to a new splash of color and I just love it! #LetsTravelJuly
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Pretty! 😊🌼💚 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🌼🌺🌸 3mo
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"Mr. Sondheim! Look, I made a hat! Where there never was a hat! It's a Latin hat, at that!"

Who didn't love Lin's shout-out to Sondheim when he won his first Tony in '08? Check out the speech if you haven't, and don't miss the tagged book of Sondheim's lyrics, complete with comments, notes, and anecdotes. It's a must-have for musical theatre fans! #TheHat #LilithJuly #LinManuelMiranda #seemoretheatre
@Cinfhen @KarenUK

KarenUK Thanks for sharing this book.... I would love this! Stacked! 📚 (edited) 3mo
Andrea313 @KarenUK I'm so glad! It really is a wonderful collection. Enjoy! ❤️ 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks True!!! ❤️ 3mo
OriginalCyn620 So true! Love this! 💙 3mo
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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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Such a fun throwback! Thanks, @nu-bibliophile! #YourStory
1. Favorite book was The Bell Jar. Oh, how deeply I felt it in my tortured teenage soul. (Can't you just tell from the photo how dark and serious I was?)
2. I listened exclusively to showtunes, and was mad for the '98 Cabaret revival, RENT, Ragtime.
3. Coronet braids with the dorkiest bangs ever, omg.
4. I lived in jeans, T-shirts, and Converse.
5. My backpack was full of books, of course!

nu-bibliophile Converse rocks...I still wear them till today 👍 3mo
Andrea313 @nu-bibliophile Same! I never really grow out of them; even wore them for my wedding. 3mo
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Blithe Spirit | Noel Coward
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Breaking Dawn | Stephenie Meyer
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This was, to my chagrin, the first thing I thought of for #psyche. Of all of the cringe-worthy lines in the Twilight series, this has to be my least favorite, and of course, it has seared itself into my memory. "Collective vampire psyche." Collective. Vampire. Psyche. COLLECTIVE VAMPIRE PSYCHE. Why, Stephanie Meyer?!
Are there any lines in books that stand out to you for the wrong reasons?
#LetsTravelJuly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Let me think 🤔 I‘ve tried to erase this from my brain lol!! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks “I want you, and I want you forever. One lifetime is simply not enough for me.” 🙄🙄🙄 just blah!!!! 🤣🤣🤣 (edited) 3mo
Andrea313 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hahaha! So much blah! (But who am I kidding, I re-read this whole guilty pleasure series every few years.) 3mo
OriginalCyn620 🖤🖤🖤 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrea313 I‘ll watch it if it‘s on lol 😆 3mo
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I really want to start watching The Last Czars on Netflix, but I also really want to finish reading this first! Agonizing decisions! 😉 #currentlyreading #netflix #thelastczars

Julsmarshall I‘m watching #thelastczars It is so good! 3mo
Andrea313 @Julsmarshall I broke down and watched it before I finished reading. Loved every bit of it! 3mo
Lauraandherbooks I‘m watching the first episode right now!! 3mo
Andrea313 @Lauraandherbooks I hope you love it! I sure did. 3mo
Lauraandherbooks @andrra313 I look forward to reading it !! 3mo
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