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DivineDiana
Demon Copperhead: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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Finally reading. It was last year‘s Christmas gift. Current IRL Book Club selection. Combining the audio with the actual book.

merelybookish Good luck! 😀 9mo
DivineDiana @merelybookish Thank you! 🙂 9mo
ItsAnotherJen I really liked this book! 9mo
Cinfhen Hi Diana! I‘ve sent you an email but haven‘t heard back. I‘m thinking of you and hope you‘re feeling better. Sending MUCH LOVE, Cindy 7mo
Cinfhen It‘s me again!! I haven‘t been on Litsy in months but I‘m worried about you and hoping to reach you!! Thinking of you xx 4mo
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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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My first book by #nnediokorafor. The excellent narration on the audio transported me to Oomza Uni along with 16 year old Binti. She was the first human accepted to the prestigious intergalactic university. Brave,strong, determined and proud, but it is her skill as a “master harmonizer” that will save the day. Fast paced. #authoramonth Thank you, @Soubhiville for encouraging me to try a new author to me!

Soubhiville Glad you liked it! 9mo
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What is it like to marry into a 1% family when your upbringing does not come with a trust fund? Sasha is finding out when she becomes a member of the “old money”Stocktons and moves to the Brooklyn Heights Brownstone on Pineapple Street. She doesn‘t always know the rules, but she does want to make it work. Interesting characters who share a love of family.
Written with kindness and humor. Enjoyable read.

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A Man and His Cat 1 | Umi Sakurai
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Thank you to @jdiehr for posting about iyashikei manga,which portrays characters living out peaceful lives in calming environments.Example-this tender story about the shelter cat that no one wanted and the man who was looking for love will warm your heart. The experience of reading it also was new for me. Starting from the Western back of the book and reading from the page on the right to the left side. A must for all the Litsy cat lovers! 😻

jdiehr 😻 I'm so glad you liked it! 9mo
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The Villa: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins
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Dual timelines. 1970‘s and Present Day. Italian Villa with a tragic history. British Rock & Roll. Writing music. Writing books. Best friends. Sisters. Twisted love. Murder. Gothic. Fast paced. A bit confused on ending. Audio. Difficult to turn back the pages. #sunshinenoir #booked2023 #blameitonlitsy

Cinfhen GREAT REVIEW! I felt very similarly and I too listened on audio. Great pick for #SunshineNoir ☀️ 9mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen Thank you! Wishing you a good and sweet year! 🩷 9mo
Cinfhen Awwww, thanks so much😘😘 9mo
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GingerNutz: Memoir of a Model Orangutan | Grace Coddington, Michael Roberts
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The British illustrator,writer,stylist,photographer,art director, Michael Roberts died this past April. I have always wanted these books. Have given as a gift, but time to gift myself! I am a huge fan of Grace Coddington, and after all, it is New York Fashion Week. So… here they are!
#bookmail

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DivineDiana
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New audiobook.

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A Man and His Cat 1 | Umi Sakurai
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I bought this on the First Philly Book Crawl! Thanks to @jdiehr for sharing on Litsy!

jdiehr 😁👏🏻 9mo
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I finished this on the last day of August to complete the #authoramonth2023 challenge.It had been sitting on my bookshelves since 1989. It was a struggle for me,but I was determined to finish it to honor Salman Rushdie,who nearly died for writing this book.At first,I was fascinated with the main characters,Gibreel,the movie star/angel and Saladin of the many voices as they fell from the sky.Then it became very strange.I started to lose my way.

Soubhiville Good job finishing and finally getting it off your TBR! 9mo
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Librarybelle Hooray for a 1988 entry! 9mo
Cinfhen Must feel great to have FINALLY read this book!! Congrats 🎉🙌🏻❣️I started it many years ago but never finished 😛 9mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen It does! A wild ride! It felt like a madcap adventure with serious undertones! 😵‍💫 9mo
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Non fiction that reads like fiction. What a story!
#disaster #bookbinge

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤📚🖤 10mo
Eggs Oh yeah so compelling 🖤🤍🖤 10mo
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The Villa: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins
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New audiobook. #blameitonlitsy

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This is one that I have been wanting to read.
#bookbinge #haironcover

Eggs Great choice 👌🏼 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 😍 10mo
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The Chocolate War | Robert Cormier
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Read this a few years ago. Wishing all the Litsy teachers and students a successful year of learning! 📚

#darkacademia #bookbinge

Eggs Great book! 10mo
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I read this book recently for a Book Club. Jane Goodall is remarkable! An inspiration.
#bookbinge #seniorcitizens

Eggs She truly is! 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
Kimzey This was in my neighborhood Little Free Library, so I nabbed it! 10mo
DivineDiana @Kimzey Great find! 👏🏻 10mo
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Thank you so much @Jas16 for not only passing on your book to me, but adding another beautiful book as well! Love the Oscar Wilde card! 💖 #bookmail

Jas16 I hope you enjoy! 10mo
DivineDiana @Jas16 ❤️ 10mo
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Ordinary Grace: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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This book takes place in a small town In Minnesota. It‘s 1961. Nathan Drum, the father in this book is one of my favorite male characters of all time. #bookcrush #bookbinge #smalltownsetting

JenReadsAlot One of my favorite books! 10mo
DivineDiana @JenReadsAlot I feel the same. ❤️ 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m need to read this!! 10mo
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DivineDiana @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I think you will like it! ❤️ 10mo
Bluebird Stacked! 10mo
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Blue Smoke | Nora Roberts
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Unread. Sitting on my bookshelf. This was my mother‘s book. #smokeonthecover #bookbinge

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🖤⚡️ 10mo
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This book was a combination of short stories and two novellas. Spare, beautiful writing that pulls you into the stories. Detailed description of clothing and settings. Endings with a punch. A member of the Harlem Renaissance, Nella Larsen was chosen for the New York Times project Overlooked. Obituaries were written posthumously of historic women who were overlooked. #booked2023 #ashortstorycollection #mttbr

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Fashions of a Decade | Yvonne Connikie
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Brought home another one from my Friends of the Library sorting through donations. #fashion #cantsayno

BkClubCare I‘d wear that. 10mo
DivineDiana @BkClubCare It is quite fab! Particularly with the boots! 💚 10mo
quirkyreader It looks like “contemporary” people dressing up in the clothes of the past. 10mo
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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle | Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp
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This nonfiction book from Barbara Kingsolver will open your eyes to the impact of what you choose to eat. The Kingsolver family moves from Arizona to live on a family farm in Appalachia, and decide to live for a year on locally grown and produced food (with the exception of coffee and chocolate). Daughter Camille,a biology student at Duke, adds sidebars and recipes. Even husband Stephen Hopp adds an occasional sidebar. #bookbinge #includesrecipes

Eggs Brilliant 👏🏻 10mo
DivineDiana @Eggs Yes, Barbara Kingsolver is! 🙂 10mo
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I subscribe to a multitude of book centered newsletters,and as a result I make purchases. When the book arrives, I often have no recollection who or what encouraged me to believe that I must read this book! I need to keep a journal for these mysterious books that float into my life…or not. Here is the latest to arrive. #bookmail

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Demon Copperhead: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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I asked my husband to give me this book for Christmas, and he did. I love Barbara Kingsolver and knew it was going to be a good one! Then it started receiving more and more accolades! Sadly, other books that I chose to read for various book clubs and challenges got in the way. But now, my IRL bookclub chose it for next month‘s selection! So, I am definitely going to read it!

#anticipated5⭐️read #bookbinge

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! 🖤📚 10mo
Eggs 💙🖤❤️ 10mo
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A heartwarming true story about a young African man who wanted an education, and the friendship he developed with an American girl. The friendship began with a school pen pal program and continues today. #bookbinge #immigrantmc

Eggs I loved this book🙌🏻🙌🏻 10mo
DivineDiana @Eggs So did I! ❤️ 10mo
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Susannah Cahalan, a young journalist, thought she was losing her mind and so did the medical community. It took a very special doctor to save her from a mental institution. She suffered from a rare autoimmune disease. Terrifying. Excellent read. #bookbinge #aboutmentalhealth

mcctrish This was amazing 10mo
Eggs I saw a documentary about her - amazing 👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
DivineDiana @mcctrish Agreed! 10mo
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DivineDiana @Eggs I want to watch it! 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I thought I had this stacked! 10mo
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Haute Couture : [exhibition held at] The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, [December 7, 1995 - March 24, 1996] | Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), Richard Harrison Martin, Harold Koda
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Another fab find from the Friends donations. #clothesoncover #bookbinge #fashion

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool cover 🖤 10mo
DivineDiana @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I think so too! ❤️ 10mo
Eggs Beautiful ❤️👗🩵 10mo
DivineDiana @Eggs 💖 10mo
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The Sparrow: A Novel | Mary Doria Russell
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A few years ago, I participated in a Litsy group that shared books with each other. A group notebook was sent with the book, and each person wrote their review. It was lots of fun. This was one of the books. I had never heard of it. It was amazing!
#bookbinge #nonhumanprotag

Tamra I love this book! 10mo
Eggs How nice! Great choice! 10mo
quietlycuriouskate Love this book! I still think about it often (I think it's three years since I read it.) 10mo
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DivineDiana @Tamra ❤️ 10mo
DivineDiana @Eggs Thank you. ❤️ 10mo
DivineDiana @quietlycuriouskate As do I and I must have read it more than three years ago. 10mo
BkClubCare Powerful book. I am reading The Book of Strange New Things (also religion on alien planet) and keep thinking about Sparrow. And how weird that I have yet to read anything else by Sparrow's author. 10mo
DivineDiana @BkClubCare It is definitely a book that stays with you! There are just SO many books to read! Will look for your review of 10mo
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I am a fan of old Hollywood musicals, particularly those with Fed Astaire. This new book about his sister who also is a dancer has peaked my interest.
#bookbinge #dancing

Eggs This looks so good-want to try this! 10mo
DivineDiana @eggs 👏🏻📚💃 10mo
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Yves Saint Laurent: The Scandal Collection, 1971 | Olivier Saillard, Dominique Veillon
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Whenever I am working on preparing for the Friends of the Library book sale, I tell myself DO NOT buy any more books! And then… I do! Came home with this yesterday. I didn‘t even realize that it was written in French. Now, I can practice the language too! #WinWin #fashion

Leftcoastzen That‘s a great find 10mo
DivineDiana @Leftcoastzen I thought so! 🙂 10mo
Soubhiville Cool! I‘d love to flip through that. 10mo
DivineDiana @Soubhiville It‘s a beauty! 10mo
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The Runaway Jury | John Grisham
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Many years ago, I discovered John Grisham and was enthralled with his fast paced courtroom stories. Not sure if I read this one or not. 🤔
#bookbinge #courtroomsetting

Prairiegirl_reading I have enjoyed quite a few and I definitely have a hard time remembering which ones I have read. 10mo
dabbe The movie was excellent, too. 🤗 10mo
DivineDiana @Prairiegirl_reading It was before I started cataloguing and counting! 🙂 10mo
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DivineDiana @dabbe Good to know! I haven‘t seen it. 👍🏻 10mo
Prairiegirl_reading @DivineDiana definitely! Lol! 10mo
marleed Haha. Several years ago my sisters all met for a reunion. In our many conversations I mentioned I liked John Grisham legal thrillers. One sister asked, which ones? Uhhh, I couldn‘t distinguish a single book from the canon. So now I‘m 4 years into reading or rereading all his works. And,btw, I still can‘t distinguish those thrillers! 10mo
DivineDiana @marleed That‘s so funny! And perfectly understandable. But they are fun to read! 🙂 10mo
marleed @DivineDiana it really is fun, and to top it off, I‘ve thrifted, one by one his entire collection in about 3 years. So now when a new book comes out, I can‘t just get it, I have to wait until it shows up in thrift shops. The only paperback is A Time to Kill - I‘ve yet to find a thrifted hardback of that one! 10mo
Eggs LOVE courtroom drama 10mo
DivineDiana @marleed I love your collection ! Since I am working with used book donations at the library, I will keep an eye out for it! 10mo
marleed @DivineDiana oh my goodness, thank you - what a hoot if you come across a hardback! Oh I just saw JG‘s next release in Oct is the sequel to the Firm. I kind of love that he‘ll revisit a story even if he‘s written 20 some books in between! 10mo
DivineDiana I had not heard about the sequel to The Firm! Fingers crossed for A Time to Kill! 🙂 10mo
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This is such a good book!

#involvesanimals #bookbinge

AvidReader25 I loved this one! 10mo
DivineDiana @AvidReader25 Agree! ❤️ 10mo
Eggs Great photo 🐙 10mo
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IamIamIam I loved this book!!!! Have you also read 10mo
TheBookHippie I agree I loved it. 10mo
Julsmarshall I loved it! And those 2 books paired together? Magic! 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks good! 10mo
DivineDiana @IamIamIam Not yet! It‘s on my list! My IRL book club almost picked it, and I would have loved that! But we had already read this one, and the group wasn‘t ready for another octopus book. 10mo
DivineDiana @Julsmarshall Hope I get to read it sooner rather than later. 🤞🏻 10mo
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I found this book about a death doula touching. #bookbinge #involvesfuneral

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one!! 10mo
Eggs Great choice🌺🌸 10mo
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Heartburn | Nora Ephron
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A vintage copy of a classic divorce memoir. I have read other books by Nora Ephron but not this one. My other choices for this prompt were already taken, so I stretched my mind a bit. #bookbinge #involvesdivorce

Eggs Listened to the audio and watched film🩷🩷 10mo
DivineDiana @Eggs What did you think? 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 📚 10mo
Eggs Love Nora‘s writing but hated the husband played by Nicholson- so narcissistic 😡 @DivineDiana 10mo
DivineDiana @Eggs Thank you! 10mo
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Current audio combined with the actual book. #authoramonth #salmanrushdie

JenReadsAlot I just started this yesterday! 10mo
DivineDiana @JenReadsAlot We‘ll have to compare notes! 🙂 10mo
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The Gown: A Novel | Jennifer Robson
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I enjoyed this book about two young women employed at Norman Hartnell‘s couture salon in London. They are working on the intricate embroidery for the future Queen Elizabeth‘s wedding gown. #involveswedding #bookbinge

Eggs Oh I loved this book🩷💍💒 10mo
DivineDiana @Eggs 💖 10mo
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Recently read for #booked2023 prompt. First in a series. Great on audio!
#bookbinge #involvesdragons

Eggs Great cover 👍🏼🐉💚 10mo
DivineDiana @Eggs Lady Trent was an artist and she sketched the dinosaurs. (edited) 10mo
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I loved this book! Although I have admired the famous naturalist,Jane Goodall for many years,this is the first book of hers that I have read.It is written mostly in an interview format.Douglas Abrams meets Jane at locations around the world, until Covid and then they meet on Zoom. Jane shares many positive stories to encourage the reader to believe we all can make a difference. I did a combo read/listen. Great photos and the power of her voice.

DivineDiana Photograph of Jane taken in Gombe, Tanzania with baby chimp, Flint. 10mo
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Conviction | Denise Mina
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#AuthorShrsYrInitials #BookBinge

Glad the images have returned! 👏🏻

Eggs Awesome 🤩 👏🏻 10mo
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Loved this book! Entertaining with serious feminist undertones. #schoolsubjectintitle #bookbinge

Eggs Perfect!!! 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one ✏️ 🧡 10mo
DivineDiana @Eggs ❤️ 10mo
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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This was a One Book One Philadelphia selection.

#debutbyindigenousauthor #bookbinge

Eggs Perfect 🤩 👍🏼 (edited) 10mo
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Zombie | Joyce Carol Oates
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While I enjoy a thriller, classic horror and “scary” books, I refuse to read a book that is filled with graphic and intense violence and physical abuse.
This story of a serial killer is the one and only book that I deliberately decided not to finish.

#leastfavegenre #bookbinge

Eggs I understand that… 10mo
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I am a fan of the fashion celebrity Eva Chen. When she wrote this debut children‘s book, I had to have a signed copy! Ordered from the New York bookstore in her neighborhood where she would stop by and sign copies. #stripesoncover #bookbinge #fashion

Eggs How fun!! 10mo
DivineDiana @Eggs It is a fun read! 💖 10mo
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The City We Became | N.K. Jemisin
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My first N.K.Jemisin read.The #booked2023 #afrofuturism prompt pushed me to read this signed book that has been languishing on my shelf since I ordered it for the author‘s talk. New York City is under siege by an invader with tentacles from another universe. The avatars of the various boroughs come together to save the city, as soon as they realize who they are, find each other and make a plan.The audio was excellent. A wild ride. Image- deathogs

Cinfhen Yay!!!! I love the graphics you found!!! I still have this prompt to go 😅 10mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen I was happy that I found a book that I owned for this prompt! Don‘t think this one would appeal to you. Felt YA. 😘 10mo
Cinfhen Yeah, I tried the audio when it first came out and it wasn‘t for me - 10mo
Lauredhel @DivineDiana Oh that's really interesting - this didn't ping at all YA-ish for me. The main characters are all adults, and many teens I would think would be unfamiliar with Lovecraft. 10mo
DivineDiana @Lauredhel Good points! Thank you. 10mo
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All in One Basket: A Memoir | Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire
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While browsing at the Friends of the Library‘s book sale in July, I found this book. While I still haven‘t read any of the books that I already own about the fabulous Mitford Sisters,I felt an impulse to read it one day! #bookbinge #impulseread #tbr #coverlove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Excellent!! I have so many impulse buys! 😂 10mo
DivineDiana You understand!!! ❤️ 10mo
Eggs I too am an impulsive gatherer, swayed by covers and titles 🤷‍♀️ 10mo
DivineDiana @Eggs Kindred Spirits! ❤️ 10mo
tpixie Great cover!! Book sounds intriguing! Such an interesting family! 10mo
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Before BookTok and authors interviews on Zoom, there was the 2008 groundbreaking Web interview of Eckard Tolle by Oprah to discuss A New Earth for her Book Club. I was teaching Marketing at the time, and encouraged my students to turn on their computers that night to watch. Much to everyone‘s surprise the sheer volume of viewers who wanted to witness this new experience broke the Internet!The power of a book! And #Oprah! #spirituality #bookbinge

Eggs My choice too! Great minds… 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚👌🏻📚 10mo
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vivastory I was completely unaware of this. Very interesting! 10mo
DivineDiana @vivastory It was an experience I will never forget. I think an email was sent to everyone and the interview took place the following night. No one saw the global response that this event would become. 🌎🌍🌏 10mo
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In 2019, I had tickets for Debbie Harry‘s author talk in Philadelphia. So excited, until she canceled. The book is sitting on my TBR shelves.

#celebmemoir #bookbinge

fredamans I loved this book. Stop leaving it sitting on your shelf and read it. You learn a few cool things about her, one specifically jaw dropping thing... so READ it. 10mo
Eggs Sounds good👍🏼 10mo
DivineDiana @fredamans Thank you for the encouragement! Moving it up on the list! ❤️ 10mo
fredamans @DivineDiana I look forward to your thoughts! 💗 10mo
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In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
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I believe this is the first #truecrime book that I ever read. I will never forget it.

#bookbinge

TheBookgeekFrau Me too! I was about 13. I followed it up with Helter Skelter and the two books are forever tied together in my mind. 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚👌🏻👍🏻 11mo
Eggs I just can‘t - creeped out!!😳😱 11mo
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DivineDiana @thebookgeekfrau The closest I got to Helter Skelter was listening to the Beatles song! 😂 10mo
DivineDiana @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you! ❤️ 10mo
DivineDiana @Eggs I was braver back then! 🙂 10mo
TheBookgeekFrau @DivineDiana Can't say I blame you! 😂 10mo
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The City We Became | N.K. Jemisin
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My new audio/physical book combo. So far, it is a wild ride! Such fun!

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Ugly Love: A Novel | Colleen Hoover
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I read this book because my 14 yr old niece was reading,and we discuss books. It was a fast paced read, and I can understand why she is so popular. Miles is a pilot with a traumatic past who begins a relationship with a nurse who is the sister of his friend. The relationship is only for sex, and it doesn‘t work. While I feel sorry for “the boy”,his treatment of Tate although reprehensible is romanticized.And a young girl would sadly think it‘s ok.

DivineDiana Poster designed by Yasmine. 11mo
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Current read.

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I find it extremely difficult to resist Book Clubs. Added another one. 😂

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