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Joined December 2019

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Pickpick

The Dressmaker‘s Doll was creepy as heck. 😱

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The Forgotten Garden | Kate Morton
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Haunting and engrossing. Loved it.

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Mehso-so

This started out strong for me then after awhile I got mired down in all the details, it took some time for me to finish it. Still though, it‘s a fascinating story.

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Midnight in Austenland | Shannon Hale
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Some #bookmail inspired by #Pemberlittens 😃

Sace 😍 2y
sprainedbrain So much lovely in this photo! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Sense and Sensibilty | Jane Austen
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My copy that I‘m reading from. I chose this one because it‘s easily replaceable and because I decided to annotate while I read. Since I just read this in January I wanted to do something different and interact with the book more. As you can I see I started already. 😊#Pemberlittens

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The Body in the Library | Agatha Christie
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I thought I had this one in the bag. 😂 I was way off. Miss Marple is too smart for me. ☺️

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We Were the Lucky Ones | Georgia Hunter
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Grab your tissues. 😢 A story of a family trying to survive Hitler‘s atrocities. So good.

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The Masterpiece | Francine Rivers
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Francine Rivers is amazing. I always enjoy her books.

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N Or M? | Agatha Christie
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Slogging along in my reading slump, of all times to have one! Ugh. Yet I finished another book and it was a good one. I wish Christie had written more Tommy and Tuppence novels. ❤️

katy4peas Me too! 2y
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Pickpick

This was way better than the Sleeping Beauty one. It was a bit long but entertaining.

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Emma | Jane Austen
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I loved rereading Emma! I need to see the new movie. 😊 #classicschallenge2020

Reviewsbylola Love Emma! It definitely isn‘t one of Austen‘s most beloved books, in my experience, but it‘s one of my favorites of hers! 2y
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Pickpick

Continuing on in the series.

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This is my first time reading The Chronicles of Narnia. So far so good. 💚

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Evil Under the Sun | Agatha Christie
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I‘ve been in such a slump! 😫 I finally finished this book. You know you‘re in a slump when it takes a week to finish a great Poirot mystery.

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Mehso-so

It had me hooked for the first half and started losing me with all the politics. Although the politics was an integral part of the story I felt like it overshadowed the characters if that makes sense. I ended up skimming about a forth of it. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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Spooky and completely engaging. This is the second book I‘ve read from this author and I‘m looking forward to the next.

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Finding Dorothy: A Novel | Elizabeth Letts
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❤️❤️❤️❤️ This book makes me want to go and read all the Oz books. Reading them now after I know the backstory and more about the author and his extraordinary wife would make it so much sweeter.

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The Mountain Between Us | Charles Martin
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I call this the book candy #libraryhaul

TK421 The Starless Sea is so good! 3y
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Bethlehem | Karen Kelly
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A slow burn and beautifully written. The story chronicles two families and their children through love, loss, and deception. I enjoyed it very much.

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One, Two, Buckle My Shoe | Agatha Christie
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Poirot must solve the case of the murdered dentist, but there‘s so much more to the case than meets the eye. I really enjoyed this one.

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Mansfield Park | Jane Austen
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This is the third time I‘ve read Mansfield Park and with each reading I like it more and more. I still have the love/hate relationship with Fanny Price however. 😂😬 #classicschallenge2020

Reviewsbylola This is my favorite Austen. I need to read it again. I adore this cover! 3y
Biblionut @Reviewsbylola Yes! I loved it this time around, it could be up there for me too. 3y
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As I‘m reading I‘m asking myself did people really speak this way or is this just Hemingway darling? Still the story kept me reading and broke my heart in the end. #classicschallenge2020

Reviewsbylola I‘ve never been a Hemingway fan. I need to try him again. 3y
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Panpan

I hate to have to pan this but I just didn‘t see the point to it. It drops you in at a certain point in a narrative with no backstory and seemed to me to be plotless. If I did not have any kind of knowledge already about Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday I would have bailed. 🙁

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Pickpick

This is the kind of book where you feel like you‘re right there with Scout and Jem, whether it‘s harassing the Radley‘s, playing with Dill, or watching Tom Robinson‘s trial from the balcony. This truly is a masterpiece that will stay with you forever. #Classicschallenge2020 #GAR

Reviewsbylola I bought this one a few months ago to hopefully reread soon. 3y
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Cape Refuge | Terri Blackstock
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I just finished the first book Cape Refuge. It took me awhile to get into the book but once I did I couldn‘t put it down. I‘ve heard many good things about this Christian author and she didn‘t disappoint. I will be reading on in the series.

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Pickpick

Another great Poirot mystery. ❤️

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Psych: Mind Over Magic | William Rabkin
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I‘d say between a pick and so-so, but I needed a palette cleanser after the heavy book I read before this.

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Pickpick

Once I picked this book up, I couldn‘t put it down. My stomach is sick, my nerves are rattled and I‘m going to be thinking of this for awhile. It‘s hard to believe that an organization like the Tennessee Children‘s Home Society not only existed but existed for so long. The devastation that the families who had children taken from them I cannot even imagine. This is an excellent fictional account of a horrible reality for some of these families.

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Perfection ❤️ #classicschallenge2020

Linsy 🙌 3y
Reviewsbylola I love this one so much. ❤️ 3y
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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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Pickpick

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! 3y
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! 💛 3y
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What We See When We Read | Peter Mendelsund
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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. 3y
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. 3y
emtobiasz There are some of my complicated thoughts on a complicated idea 😏 3y
Biblionut @emtobiasz 👍🏻 3y
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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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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. 3y
Reviewsbylola Oh good, you‘ve given me hope! 3y
Linsy This is my favorite Austen, although I understand why others don't share my opinion. It's a more difficult read than P&P or Persuasion. I just connected with the characters so strongly when I first got into Austen. I love this story so much!!! 3y
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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 😍😍😍 3y
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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! 3y
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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 3y
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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. 3y
Biblionut @Reviewsbylola It‘s not my favorite either, I‘m hoping to enjoy it more this time. 3y
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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. 3y
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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 3y
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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!👋 3y
Biblionut @Leftcoastzen Thank you! 😊 3y
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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