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EmilyElizabeth

EmilyElizabeth

Joined March 2016

"All the reading she had done had given her a view of life that they had never seen."
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Gone with the Wind | Margareth Mitchell
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I've had this on my shelf for years. One day I'll get to it, but until then it is a beautiful decoration.
#aclassicyouhaventread #seasonsreadings2016

Yournewfriendsams Oh I love this one so much ❤️ it's worth the million pages 3y
Dedebimp I love this book. It has a lot of problems of the time but I still adore it 3y
Dedebimp That cover is lovely! I have a few versions. Do you have the ISBN or publisher? 3y
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Godmotherx5 I bought it ages ago. Getting there is a challenge. However, it's comforting to know it's on the shelf. 3y
Balibee146 This post reminded me I wanted to read this....copy just purchased....sadly not with that lovely cover #blameitonlitsy 3y
Reviewsbylola Truly one of the best books ever! I wish I could read it again for the first time. 3y
EmilyElizabeth @Dedebimp the ISBN is 978-4165-4889-8. 3y
EmilyElizabeth @Yournewfriendsams @Reviewsbylola You guys have given me the push I needed to start this sooner. I think I'll read it over the holidays now 😊I'm excited! 3y
Dedebimp @Reviewsbylola @Emilyelharris it is the book I also wish I could read for the first time 3y
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Pickpick

Trees are so much cooler than I ever imagined. This book was so interesting! The only downside to reading this book was the slight pang of guilt I now feel when I look at my Christmas tree. Sorry Christmas tree.

UwannaPublishme Being a bona fide treehugger, I must read this. 🤗🌲 3y
Lindy I bought this in October... Still haven't read it, but I'm looking forward to doing so. 😊 3y
rachel_mbc This is the surprise hit at our store this year! 3y
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Pickpick

Just finished this (after having just finished Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life!) and I enjoyed it. It's a little fluffy and silly, but fun.

Kathrin I just watched the last episode last night... they better not wait for another 10 years for the next special. They better already work on next year!!! 😱😱 3y
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This is my #wanttoreadinDec pile. It's not very ambitious because December is usually crazy, but some of these have been on my shelf for way too long!
#Seasonsreadings2016

KarenUK Hope you enjoy 'All the Light we cannot see' - I loved it 💕 3y
charl08 Good luck! 3y
Reviewsbylola I need to read All the Light We Cannot See. 3y
irre Just listened to Just Mercy and it was great but heartbreaking. 3y
Jaimelire All the Light We Cannot See is a really amazing read. Enjoy. 3y
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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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So good. Each story and each chapter was so entertaining and funny, but also serious and honest. I especially loved all the stories about/with his mother. I listened to the audiobook and the narration was perfect.

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I pulled this #onewordtitle from my TBR self. I've been looking forward to it since I saw Susan Cain's TED talk.
#photoadaynov16

BeththeBookDragon My MiL saw this somewhere and bought it for me! 3y
MyBookSwapClub Ive heard so much about this book - yet to own and read it. How is it? 3y
EmilyElizabeth @MyBookSwapClub I haven't stated it yet, but I've also heard good things. 3y
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Love this book and it's #orangecover that confuses me every time I pick it up.
#photoadaynov16

Leniverse I have it with a blue cover. And the poor dog is worse than upside down. 3y
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The Reader | Bernhard Schlink
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Of all the books I own #publishedinthe1990s (which isn't really that many) this is my favourite. I read it a few years ago and it stuck with me. I haven't seen the movie adaptation yet, but now that I'm reminded of it maybe I'll get to it this weekend.
#photoadaynov16

Moray_Reads The Reader was published in the 90s?! Wow, it does not seem like that long ago 3y
KarenUK Love this book, and thought they did a pretty good job with the movie 🎥💕 3y
charl08 I thought it was a great film. I didn't get to the book until 2000s though. 3y
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EmilyElizabeth @Moray_Reads Litsy says it was published in 2001, but my book says 1997. Either way, a long time ago! 3y
EmilyElizabeth @KarenUK that's good to hear! I always try to go into movies about books with low expectations, but it's so nice when they get it right. 3y
Jaimelire Good book and movie 3y
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Started this tonight because it was recommended to me by more than one person. It's not something I would normally choose, but it never hurts to try new things! So far so good!

mrsh62010 It's also not my normal choice, but I loved it. Enjoy! 3y
CaroPi I really liked this one. And the movie is a decent adaptation 3y
[DELETED] 206653737 I enjoyed this read even though it's not my typical read. In fact I couldn't put it down. 3y
Linsy I picked this up for a book club and got hooked! It didn't let me put it down. 3y
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Pickpick

Great memoir about mental illness. I didn't know much about schizophrenia or related illnesses and this gave me a new appreciation and understanding of it. Overall, a very well written and personal story of her life.
#NonfictionNovember

CoffeeBooksRepeat Great picture. 3y
EmilyElizabeth @GeraldineReads thank you! 😊 3y
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Pickpick

This is my favourite cookbook at the moment. All the recipes I've tried so far have been super tasty, especially the cauliflower tacos! May not be for everyone though, as it is both vegan and full of curse words.
#cookbooklove #photoadaynov16

ClairesReads Super keen to get this. Are the recipes easy enough? 3y
EmilyElizabeth @ClairesReads yes, very doable. I'm not a very talented cook and I've been successful. 3y
Cinfhen I ❤️this cookbook and the language is quite colorful...just like the food😁 3y
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ClairesReads @EmilyElizabeth fabulous, I will invest! 3y
EmilyElizabeth @Cinfhen haha that's a perfect description! 3y
Sparkpuppypup I love this cookbook!!!! 3y
Lindy It's a smart approach to vegan cooking: attractive photos of familiar fast food/comfort food, minus the meat, plus lots of encouragement for neophytes in the kitchen. Tolerance to the salty language will vary, but the cover gives a good indication of what to expect. 3y
saresmoore I want that. I'll keep it up high, away from the kids. 3y
Jinjer Curse words I can handle. Vegan, I cannot. #carnivore 1y
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This is the same copy of this book I #readinschool and I guess I was a little hard on it.
#photoadaynov16

JonathanDunne I love this story 3y
Sweettartlaura One of my top 10 - fantastic book😍📚 3y
hwheaties I still have my school copy too! 3y
DeborahSmall My favourite school read !😊We read Death of a Salesman the following year and I hated it. Willy Loman is my most hated fictional character 3y
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Girl on the Train | Paula Hawkins
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Went to Costco for some groceries today and came home with these (and 15 other things that weren't on the list)🙈

TheCanuckReader I swear they pump "spending gas" into Costco. Soooo dangerous :) 3y
OrangeMooseReads The Nazi Officer's Wife is on my list can't wait to hear how it is. 3y
LilMamaMastro Who goes to Costco & sticks to their list?!? I want to meet that unicorn. 😂😂 3y
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Planning to spend the rest of this stormy evening with this book. I'm only a few chapters in and am totally fascinated. The author is so open and straightforward about her early struggles with what she now knows is schizophrenia, it's so compelling!

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The Argonauts | Maggie Nelson
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I have never read anything like it. This book is so many things. I can't say I really loved it, but I found it interesting, intelligent, and sort of beautiful.

The author mentions her previous books a few times and I'm now looking forward to reading them too!

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Mehso-so

Insightful and clever, but just not my style of humor. I did love all the movie and pop-culture references. I didn't love that most of the book is written in the form of letters to other people.

Mimi28 Thanks for the review. I have natural hair too so I can kind of relate to her, but if the writing style is weird I'll skip it. 3y
EmilyElizabeth @Mimi28 I listened to it as an audiobook and I did enjoy it, but not as much as I hoped to based on the almost exclusively positive reviews I've seen here. I might be the weird one. Maybe I didn't find it funny because I can't relate? Hard to tell! The content is great, my struggle was with the delivery. 3y
Mimi28 It's ok 👍😎I think my personality would clash with her too. I'm really quiet and reserved. I wouldn't feel the need to write a book about stuff like this. It could be me too, lol 3y
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Doing it right on #NationalCatDay with Notorious RBG and kitty.

Faibka Beauty! 😻 3y
Eyelit 👍📚🐱💚 3y
Gezemice Cute cat - great book 😍 3y
Bookzombie 💕🐱 3y
Bette ❤️🐱 3y
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The Argonauts | Maggie Nelson
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"There‘s something truly strange about living in a historical moment in which the conservative anxiety and despair about queers bringing down civilization and its institutions (marriage, most notably) is met by the anxiety and despair so many queers feel about the failure or incapacity of queerness to bring down civilization and its institutions."

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Off the Page | Jodi Picoult, Samantha van Leer
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Bailedbailed

In fairness to this book, I had no idea what it was going in, and had I known it was YA fantasy/romance I would adjusted my expectations accordingly. I just saw Jodi Picoult and asked no questions. This is not the usual, dependable Jodi Picoult book I know and love. After 100 pages I honestly didn't care.

Pnkprinses You have to read the first one...duh 3y
EmilyElizabeth @Pnkprinses the authors intended for it stand alone. 3y
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How to Be a Woman | Caitlin Moran
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I loved this audiobook! Caitlin Moran is hilarious and her perspectives are so entertaining. I genuinely missed having this to listen to on my commutes when it ended!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I loved this one on audiobook too, I have since read her Moranthology and I missed having it on audiobook.... but I could still kind of hear her in my head as a read it. 3y
EmilyElizabeth @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I can see that, her narration is so good it wouldn't be the same without it. I'm excited for Moranthology next! 3y
Balibee146 I always read the cover font as 'How to be Norman' :-) 3y
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Carrie | Stephen King
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My mom gifted me this book when I was 16, and now I'm passing it on to my little sister @Jllo It was also my first horror/scary book!
#GiveaScaryBook #AllHallowsRead

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My #AllHallowsRead TBR stack may not be traditional horror stories, but I'm pretty scared of the things in those books! #ScaryReads

Shemac77 Dallaire! He's an amazing man. 3y
Jono On Killing is life changing. 3y
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On my walk home from the train tonight I took a peek in my local tiny library and found some gems. This book has been on my list for so long, I'm so excited! Now I have to quickly decide which of my books I can part with to leave in its place.
Thank you mystery neighbour, hopefully my contribution will be equally as appreciated 😊

TrishB That's so cool 😀 3y
DebinHawaii Fun! 👍📚 3y
mcctrish I feel strongly that I need to go and straighten these books out 3y
EmilyElizabeth Haha @mcctrish I felt the same way but it was too dark! I needed to use one hand to hold my phone as a flashlight and I wasn't coordinated enough to make it happen. 3y
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How to Be a Woman | Caitlin Moran
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"What is feminism? It's simply the belief that women should be as free as men, however nuts, dim, deluded, badly dressed, fat, receding, lazy, and smug they might be." ??

MyBookLife Yes!! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I loved this book! 3y
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Heartbreaking, frustrating, and disturbing. Missoula tells the stories of women who were first victims of sexual assault and then victims of a broken justice system. I wish it was fiction.

Posemn I stacked this book but it sounds like a tough story. The interesting thing is that I was first drawn to your post because of the beautiful (even inviting) cover pic. 3y
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A few months ago I fell of the face of Litsy, but now I'm back! Looking forward to reading (and writing) my way through this one!

WordWaller This is one of my favorites!! 3y
Librariana Glad you're back! 😊 I've been a little quiet myself because life has been happening, but then again, I'm a rather recent addition to the Litsy community, so just gotta read more (no problem!) and share more 😄❤📚 3y
Wipeoutt31 The audiobook is narrated by King. 3y
EmilyElizabeth Thanks 😊 @librariana ! I'm with you, reading is the easy part, remembering to share it and balancing a social life and social media life is trickier! 3y
EmilyElizabeth @Wipeoutt31 I almost wish I didn't know that because now I'm super tempted to get that too! Haha thanks! I LOVE a good audiobook narrated by the author. 3y
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"And don't you fret yourself about anything—why, if we followed our feelings all the time we'd be like cats chasin' their tails"

Chelsey Great quote and what a sweet lil kitty!! 3y
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Yay for a four day weekend and an exciting stack of books!

thmscmns My Brilliant Friend!!! Loved what I've read if it so far. 3y
OntheShelfBooks Read 5 out of this pile #greattaste 📚✨ 3y
mcctrish Elena Ferrante is on my list, I have been on hold forever at the library but I think I am going to go and buy the first couple as soon as I am done my spooky October reads 3y
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Decided to revisit this old friend before starting Go Set A Watchmen and am so glad I did! I realized there is so much I missed when I read it the first time, it made me want to go back and reread all my favourite books I haven't read since I was a teenager.

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The Price of Salt, or Carol | Patricia Highsmith
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Mehso-so

Meh. A lovely story, but I found it pretty boring overall with a just enough interesting and beautiful details to keep me going. I would have given it a thumbs down if not for the great ending, it really redeemed it for me.

sparklemotion It was pretty much the same for me. 3y
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In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
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Just about finished this book now and, while the story is entertaining, I'm still most enjoying Capote's colourful analogies. "Looked as lonely and inappropriate as a seagull in a wheat field" is just great.

thmscmns I got this in audible for free a few months ago. Need to set some time aside to listen to it. 3y
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In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
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Halfway through and love how full of gems this book is... She seemed "like a peacock trapped in a turkey pen" is one of the best lines I've come across in a while.

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Upsetting and inspiring. I could not put this book down. An optimistic and insightful perspective on an uncomfortable topic.

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