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Biblionut

Joined December 2019

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Cape Refuge by Terri Blackstock
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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
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Pickpick

This is a pick and it had a good ending, however I got a little bored in the middle and was hoping that it would pick up. It did slightly. 😆

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I read The Bear and the Nightingale a while back and wanted to finish the series. I wasn‘t sure if I could get right back into it with it being so long but this book drew me back in with it‘s beautiful characters, atmospheric setting, and page turning plot. I‘m not waiting to read book 3. ☺️

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Up next for #classicschallenge2020 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Reviewsbylola I reread this last month and I think I liked it even more the second time around, if that‘s possible! 1w
Linsy That was my first copy of P&P! A church leader gave it to me as a teenager and started me on Austen. I still have it, but it no longer has this beautiful cover! 💛 5d
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What We See When We Read | Peter Mendelsund
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Mehso-so

A book on how we visualize characters and settings when we read. I have to admit that I got a little bored in the middle, thankfully it went by quickly because there are many illustrations. I think I would rather just read than ponder on all the whys and hows.

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What We See When We Read | Peter Mendelsund
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Do you agree?

emtobiasz It‘s an interesting question, but I don‘t know how we would ever hope to study that visualization abilities of the past versus the present. I do know there are studies of how children‘s imaginations work exposed to different kinds of media and toys that suggest that kids are more creative with more open ended toys— blocks have more possibilities than movie tie-in action figures, say, which kids tend to use to reenact the movie. 2w
emtobiasz But people can be incredibly creative within the parameters of known stories and visuals, too. Think of the vast array of fan fiction, for example! I worry about romanticizing the past too much as “a simpler time”, or assuming that kids today can give us an insight in past humans. 2w
emtobiasz There are some of my complicated thoughts on a complicated idea 😏 2w
Biblionut @emtobiasz 👍🏻 2w
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Murder is Easy | Agatha Christie
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A retired cop on his way to London meets a little old lady on the train and she tells him of suspected multiple murders going on in her village. When she is murdered on her way to Scotland Yard he finds himself in her old village looking for a killer. Although I guessed the murderer and the motive this was still an enjoyable read. 😊

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Sense and Sensibilty | Jane Austen
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Pickpick

Not having read this for many years and it not being my favorite Austen (it still isn‘t) this reread has made me appreciate it and it‘s characters more. I enjoyed it. 😊 #classicschallenge2020

Daisey This is not one of my favorites either, but I did appreciate it so much more the second time. 2w
Reviewsbylola Oh good, you‘ve given me hope! 2w
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Sense and Sensibilty | Jane Austen
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And just like that Marianne is back in my good graces. 👍🏻 #classicschallenge2020

Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 2w
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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austin
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It‘s funny how in time (let‘s face it, age) my opinions on characters change. Elinor used to annoy me and now I love Elinor and Marianne annoys me. 😂 #classicschallenge2020

Reviewsbylola That bookmark! 3w
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Pickpick

Wow. So good. It took me a day and a half, I couldn‘t put it down.

Cathythoughts It‘s a great read , I agree. I loved the nature in it 3w
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A fictionalized account of Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli‘s fashion feud in the 30‘s told by a young American art teacher who befriended them both. The story brought Paris to life at that time with insights into these remarkable women.

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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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For the #classicschallenge2020 I‘m starting January with Sense and Sensibility and The Count of Monte Cristo. I‘ll be working on Monte Cristo for awhile because it‘s an absolute monster. I think I‘m going to read all of the Jane Austen books this year. @Reviewsbylola

Reviewsbylola That‘s a beautiful cover of S&S. It‘s the only one of Austen‘s books that I didn‘t love so I hope a reread makes me appreciate it more. 4w
Biblionut @Reviewsbylola It‘s not my favorite either, I‘m hoping to enjoy it more this time. 4w
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It‘s been 365 days. Lol. Actually 364 because I went ahead and finished up a day early. ❤️

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Melmoth | Sarah Perry
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Mehso-so

Beautiful writing but slow. I felt this way about The Essex Serpent as well. Melmoth is a doomed woman that wanders the earth witnessing terrible deeds done by people and then preys on their guilt and despair to join her as a companion.

BookNAround I didn‘t love this one either. 1mo
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The Invited: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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I‘m so relieved! This is a favorite author of mine but her last book was terrible. This one is a huge comeback for me. This is a good old fashioned spooky ghost tale with great characters. 👍🏻

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A mini #bookhaul I had to use up my Barnes and Noble coupons. 👍🏻

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A Redbird Christmas | Fannie Flagg
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A charming story of a man named Oswald T. Campbell who was given a terrible prognosis and had to move to a warmer climate for his health. An alcoholic and orphan, he never really learned to love and live until he meets the people of Lost River. 😍

Blueberry 1mo
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The Invited: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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It‘s been a lovely bookish morning today. The top photo is my library haul and the bottom is my local used bookstore haul. ❤️ #bookhaul #libraryhaul

Leftcoastzen Welcome to Litsy!👋 1mo
Biblionut @Leftcoastzen Thank you! 😊 1mo
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Caraval 3. Finale | Stephanie Garber
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A decent ending to the trilogy, however I liked the second book best of the three. That usually doesn‘t happen very often.

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Finale (Caraval, #3) | Stephanie Garber
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It‘s a good Monday.

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Save Me the Waltz: A Novel | Zelda Fitzgerald
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My Zelda Fitzgerald bullet journal. I‘m going to use this for my 2020 reading stats. ❤️ #bujo #bulletjournal

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Legendary | Stephanie Garber
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It‘s always a relief to meet the Goodreads challenge. #Goodreads

CrowCAH Congrats! 🎉 1mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 1mo
DGRachel It‘s a very good feeling. Congrats and Welcome to Litsy! 1mo
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Biblionut @DGRachel Thank you! 1mo
sprainedbrain Congratulations! I‘m almost there myself and it does feel good! 🥳🥳🥳 1mo
robinb Welcome to Litsy Land! 😊 1mo
Andrew65 Welcome to Litsy 🤗, and congratulations! 🎯👏 1mo
Lynnsoprano Welcome to our Litsy family 🤗 1mo
Biblionut @Lynnsoprano Thank you! 😃 1mo
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