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CateKeesling

CateKeesling

Joined March 2016

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Bought flowers and a fancy cupcake to celebrate my 500th book (since I started tracking what I read)!!!!

Zelma That is a great reason to celebrate! 😆 3y
Megabooks 🍾🍾🥂 3y
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#catesbookstagramchallenge Day Thirty One: Happy National Hot Chocolate Day!!

AmandaL Those cookies look delicious. 3y
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#catesbookstagramchallenge Day Twenty Nine: National Puzzle Day. My current read, puzzling out how Shakespeare became Shakespeare; and my newly begun puzzle, puzzling out why Puffins are so darn cute.

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Franny and Zooey | J.D. Salinger
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#catesbookstagramchallenge Day Twenty Eight: Favorite Fictional Siblings. I love all the stories about the Glass Family, but my favorite is the relationship between Franny and Zooey. Even though they were very different they had deep understanding of each other and what they needed to be okay.

BkClubCare Just read a book that ref'd Franny & Zooey - so GLAD I read it (seems to be one of those books) 3y
emilyhaldi I recently bought an old copy of Franny and Zooey- maybe I'll read that next! 3y
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Don Quixote | Miguel de Cervantes
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#catesbookstagramchallenge Day Twenty Seven: Bookmarks. I love book related ephemera and these are some of my favorite bookmarks from my collection. Caricatures of famous people/authors from Literary Luminaries.

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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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#catesbookstagramchallenge Day Twenty Six: Beautiful Spines. Love this collection by Coralie Bickford Smith. I want them all!!

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#catesbookstagramchallenge Day Twenty Five. Kings & Queens. Sharon Kay Penman wrote a great series of historical fiction novels about my favorite monarchs Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. A fascinating period in history and a fascinating family dynamic!

Andrew65 I love her Welsh Princes Trilogy too. 3y
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#catesbookstagramchallenge Day Twenty Three: National Pie Day. Marionberry for the win!!

Soubhiville Oooooo, yum! 3y
BkClubCare Yay pie!! 3y
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#catesbookstagramchallenge Day Twenty Two: White & Gold.

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#catesbookstagramchallenge Day Twenty One: National Hugging Day. Circle of Friends.

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David Copperfield | Dickens Charles
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#catesbookstagramchallenge Day Twenty: What the Dickens? David Copperfield has long been my favorite Dickens. I admire David's strong affection for and unbreakable loyalty to his friends and chosen family. His goodness in the face of heartbreaking reversals of fortune is something I aspire to.

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Twelfth Night | William Shakespeare
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#catesbookstagramchallenge Day Nineteen: Ship from Different Books. This may sound crazy, but hear me out: I always thought the dazzlingly clever and witty Viola from Twelfth Night merited a bit more than the mopey Duke Orsino. What if she had a partner as verbally gifted as herself, such as Mr. Tilney from Northanger Abbey. Wouldn't they be charming together?!

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Good Poems | Various
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The Good Earth | Pearl S. Bck
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#catesbookstagramchallenge Day Fifteen: National Hat Day.

LauraBeth Oh my gosh - I ❤ your hair! 3y
CateKeesling Awww thanks @LauraBeth !! 3y
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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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#catesbookstagramchallenge Day Fourteen: Time Travel Books. This is my "K" choice for #litsyatoz challenge. I haven't read it yet but it sounds fascinating. A woman keeps getting pulled back in time to save the life of her great grandfather, a white plantation owner who enslaved her ancestors.

BookishMarginalia 👍🏼👏🏼 3y
Leo1733 Loved it! 💙😀 3y
Grrlbrarian Amazing and powerful book! 👊👊👊 3y
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#catesbookstagramchallenge Day Thirteen: Black & White Books.

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A Tale of Two Cities | Charles Dickens
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#catesbookstagramchallenge Day Twelve: Recreate a Book Cover.

Marchpane This turned out great! Awesome 👏👏👏 3y
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Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch
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#catesbookstagramchallenge Day Eleven: Favorite Fictional World. Highbury seems like the perfect little English village. I would love spending my days there visiting for tea and reading the latest novel, and my only worry would be avoiding Miss Bates when she has a letter from Jane Fairfax.

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#catesbookstagramchallenge Day Ten: Book Spine Poetry.

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#catesbookstagramchallenge Day Nine: Book Title that describes your current mood. #whatkindofdayhasitbeen

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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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#catesbookstagramchallenge Day Eight: Pick a Fictional BFF. I think Anne Elliot from Persuasion would make an excellent best friend. She is intelligent, loyal, brave, deeply thoughtful, takes wonderful care of people even when they don't deserve it, keeps a cool head in a crisis, and loves poetry and good conversation.

Louise Great tea cup! 😍 3y
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The Snowman | Jo Nesb
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#catesbookstagramchallenge Day Seven: Build a Book Snowman. It's too cold to go outside!

BookishMarginalia Cuteness! 3y
Zelma I love it! So creative! 👍💕 3y
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Baby it's cold outside! So I'm cuddling up with a good book!

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Congrats to @BookishMarginalia on her BookRiot mention!! That is seriously cool!

BookishMarginalia Yey! Thanks! 👍🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼💜 3y
Sue @CateKeesling @BookishMarginalia Yay, that's awesome!! 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Awesome sauce! 👏👏👏 3y
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Crime and Punishment | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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So glad to hear about the Russian Literature Challenge by http://achaemenids.blogspot.com/2016/12/russian-literature-reading-challenge.htm.... I have had Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamozov in my sights for years!! Will be participating!

Desha I'm interested in it as well since I love Russian Lit...but I already have so many books to read from the other three challenges I'm doing...I hope I can do it next year! ❤️😍❤️ 3y
CateKeesling @Desha That's the great thing about books. They will always be there whenever you are ready for them! 📚❤ 3y
Desha Very true!! However, I'm at the point in life where I may need to start doing some calculations lol...years possibly left vs. books I already own TBR and books that I really want TBR! 😜😂☺️ I've read Anna Karenina and it's one of my favorites! My #bookworm problem is that I also want to read about the history, the culture, the politics, the language and the geography of any area that I'm interested in!! I was an East Asian Studies major and 3y
Desha French Lit minor at UCSD and I've got an interest in the WHOLE world basically....😂😍❤️📚📚📚 3y
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Happy National Trivia Day!! I am a killer at Trivial Pursuit y'all.

jessberk13 I'm at trivia right now!! I had no idea! 3y
Megabooks I kill it at bar trivia and Jeopardy! 3y
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#catesbookstagramchallenge Day Three: Favorite Shakespeare. My current favorite Shakespeare is As You Like It. The character of Rosalind is so funny, intelligent, and mischievous. One of the things I love best about Shakespeare are his complex female characters. Viola, Beatrice, Cleopatra, Juliet, Katherine, etc., all convince me that Shakespeare must have loved smart women, or at least loved writing them :)

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#catesbookstagramchallenge Day Two: Fave Sci-Fi. This is my current favorite sci-fi for it's strong Firefly vibe, fantastical creatures, and adorable personalities. Couldn't put it down, didn't want it to end!

Lacythebookworm Loved it! And maybe loved the second book even more ❤ 3y
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First book of the year! First book of the #litsyatoz #abecedarian reading challenge! Let's go 2017!

BookishMarginalia Love the pic! 3y
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Fa la la la la la la la death.

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Little Dorrit | Charles Dickens
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I am committing to the #litsyatoz challenge for 2017! #abecedarianTBR. Thanks @BookishMarginalia !!

BookishMarginalia Woohoo! 👏🏼 3y
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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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'Tis the season to read The Secret History.

Yournewfriendsams Awesome picture! 3y
Yournewfriendsams So fitting for the book! 3y
Lakesidemusing Loved this book! 3y
Desha Beautiful pic! ❤️ 3y
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Rainy day read.

Desha Can't wait to read my BOTM copy...it's on my #LitsyAtoZ list! 3y
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I get incredibly excited whenever a new book comes out in this very well-written and extremely charming series that features Jane Austen as a real life sleuth solving crimes in between writing masterpieces. They are all great, but my favorite is probably the second in the series, Jane and the Man of the Cloth. Stephanie Barron does a great job at capturing Jane Austen's voice and the history geek in me loves the historically accurate detail.

kspenmoll Lived my first book- haven't read more yet! Now I must! 📚💚 3y
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One of my favorite books about girls who love books.

DanaKristine This is one of my favourite's too. 3y
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Girl Waits with Gun | Amy Stewart
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boygirlparty I just started this, too! 3y
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Next up.

BookishMarginalia Enjoy! It's so fun! 3y
CaitlinSiem Awesome picture! 3y
Megabooks So great! Just finished it tonight. 3y
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Leviathan | Scott Westerfeld
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Sneaky nighttime reading part deux; Leviathan edition.

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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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Night time reading with The Girls under the covers.

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Twelve Caesars | Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus
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Juicy dish about the private lives of the Caesars. Oh how power corrupts...

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Peter Stuyvesant, historical buzzkill, gets his comeuppance in caption form.

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Dietland | Sarai Walker
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Dietland made me righteously angry while making me love it and marking off a square on my Books On The Nightstand summer book bingo sheet. Such a multi-talented book! #botns #bookbingo

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Really great audio book with an up and coming narrator. I see big things in his future.

Marla This is on my to read list. 4y
TheWellReadOwl ❤️❤️ 4y
Jessisreading I hope hope HOPE he is available to read the sequel. 4y
Sydsavvy Fortune teller! 4y
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Listening to the audiobook and really loving her reading. Great for introverts!

Sue You had me at introverts. :) 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Loved this one! 4y
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Bellwether | Connie Willis
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I love Connie Willis excessively.

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Twelve Years a Slave | Solomon Northup
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Wonderful reading on this audio book by Louis Gossett Jr. Been trying to come up with a compact sentence to describe this story but its scope seems beyond words, or at least beyond my skill with them. Unforgettable.

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Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
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I made poor sleep choices last night. But once I started I didn't want to stop. It was just so good! #thebookwinsagain

Yossarian If you work a normal Monday - Friday, you can always atone for any damage tonight. 4y
CateKeesling @Yossarian Yes! A beautiful book hangover nap is in my future. 4y
Angelala007 I loved it. So so much. 4y
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Excited to start this one, I've heard great things. Mostly from @Liberty!

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The King's General | Daphne Du Maurier
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Re-reading one of my old favorites for book club (Guess who got to pick this time?!). Forgot how much I love the writing and the strong Heroine. Having a great time!

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I am strangely and worryingly drawn to stories about serial killers. And I am probably the last to find out that Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are going to film this story. Must See!! This is a great read/listen so far.

jeff Enjoy - this is a great book! 4y
SGJ They are? Very cool. 4y
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