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Avid_Layla

Avid_Layla

Joined October 2016

Reverted Book Worm. Cat Momma. Ravenclaw. goodreads.com/Avid_Layla.
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Does anybody ever suffer from reader's block? Like, there's times when you know you should be reading but you can't just bring yourself to do it?

Tiffanywrites2 Yes, I take a break when the reading isn‘t flowing or the book isn‘t grasping me. I take a minute and refocus on something else. 4y
Avid_Layla @Tiffanywrites2 That's how I am, except it can take me weeks to get back into my reading flow 😩 4y
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Hey Litsy family so glad to be back and posting again!!
I just finished reading "Around the Way Girl" by Taraji. An funny, thought-provoking memoir that gives a glimpse into the life of an actress I've been following since I was a teenager.
I always liked Taraji she's defied so many odds to establish herself as an actress esp being a single black mom from the SE side of DC. This memoir is great for current fans & future fans.

jfalkens Welcome back 😊 5y
Avid_Layla Thank you! Glad to be back 😉 5y
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Pickpick

I had never heard of Kathleen Collins before reading this intriguing collection of short stories. I'm not the biggest fan of short stories, but Collins writes in a way that allows us a full view of her characters, with all of their quirks & nuances.
My favorite story had to be "Dead Memories...Dead Dreams". There's a richness & vibrancy that makes it stand out as an engaging & thought-provoking tale.

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Longbourn | Jo Baker
Mehso-so

Longbourn is an honest retelling of the Pride & Prejudice story. The focus on the lives of the Bennet servants really made this book original. I rooted for Sarah & James' love & I empathized with Sarah's desire to lead a more rewarding life.
Although, it was well written I did find Longbourn to be a bit drawn out & I sometimes struggled to really get into the story. But it's a book I still would recommend

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Mama Day | Gloria Naylor
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Powerful. Magical. Loving.

What more can I say? Mama Day brought me to tears.

ReadingEnvy So good! 6y
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When you're still upset about the election, so you buy some books to cheer you up 😄

#bookstorehaul #librarybooksale

BooksForYears Solid choices all! 📚👏🏼👏🏼 6y
Avid_Layla @BooksForYears Thanks! I can't wait to read them 💃 6y
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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"In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."

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I still have time to post for #nationalcatday right?

#catsoflitsy

Tanzy13 💟🐱 6y
Suzze Oh! What beauties! What are their names so I can add them to my Litsy pet list. 🐈🐈🐈 6y
Suzze The one on the left has a nose marking just like my Tink! 💕💕 6y
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Avid_Layla @Suzze Thank you 😄! The one on the left is FeFe and the other is Mookie. Both of them are girls 6y
BeckyD Beautiful cats 6y
Avid_Layla @Bd200889 Thank you!!! Your cat is lovely as well :) 6y
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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"You mean to frighten me, Mr. Darcy, by coming in all this state to hear me? But I will not be alarmed...There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises with every attempt to intimidate me."

#prideandprejudice #janeausten

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Mookie is dreaming of her own Mr. Darcy 😍💑

#janeausten #prideandprejudice #kitten #catsandbooks

Allkat Lol! 5y
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Jazz | Toni Morrison
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"Nobody gave you to me. Nobody said that's the one for you. I picked you out...Don't ever think I fell over you. I didn't fall in love, I rose in it. I saw you and made up my mind. My mind."

(Painting by Archibald John Motley Jr.)

#tonimorrison #jazz #painting

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Jazz | Toni Morrison
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FeFe enjoys being in the company of a Toni Morrison novel as much as I do

#tonimorrison #jazz #kitten #catsandbooks #firstpost

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