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Faibka

Faibka

Joined May 2016

Can't be left unsupervised in a bookstore
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“Horror might be scary, but it‘s also a fascinating genre that stimulates curiosity in the unknown. I hope to keep drawing scary and entertaining manga for as long as I can. And if my cats give me funny ideas, maybe there‘s a chance I‘ll draw more cat manga” 😺

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The Long Goodbye | Raymond Chandler
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“I got up on my feet and it took character. It took will power. It took a lot out of me, and there wasn‘t as much to spare as there once had been. The hard heavy years had worked me over”

I know the feeling almost every morning 😩

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The Long Goodbye | Raymond Chandler
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“Goodbye, Linda. I hope you find what you want.”
“Goodbye,” she said coldly. “I always find what I want. But when I find it, I don‘t want it anymore.”

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Ulysses | James Joyce
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“Hold to the now, the here, through which all future plunges to the past”
So very happy to see several people reading one of my favorite books! Perhaps it‘s time for a reread 🙂
@Daisey @tpixie thank you for letting me know about the SandCo read along!

tpixie Yes!!! 7mo
Daisey Yes! It would be great if you would join in for a reread. I‘m enjoying it much more than expected! 7mo
Faibka @Daisey I‘m so happy to hear that! 7mo
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120 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature | Nicholas J Karolides, Margaret Bald, Dawn B Sova
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I got a blind date with a couple of books! Which are your favorite #bannedbooks ?

Tamra Definitely the plague! 😬 12mo
GingerAntics Oh, that‘s a tough one… probably Gaiman, though. 12mo
tpixie What did they turn out to be??? 3mo
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Blind Date: Sex and Philosophy | Anne Dufourmantelle
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Another successful blind date! Though it wasn‘t that much of a mystery given the description. Got Four plays by Aristophanes!

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Blind Date: Sex and Philosophy | Anne Dufourmantelle
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Went to Barnes & Noble and was pleasantly surprised by a display of “blind date with a book” so I just couldn‘t resist. Wasn‘t disappointed, I got Solaris by Stanislaw Lem. This is such a fun idea!

GypsyKat Awe love that! 1y
Faibka @GypsyKat yes! It‘s a really cool idea, I was actually excited to see what book I was going to get, first time I‘ve ever bought an unknown book 1y
GypsyKat @Faibka I‘ve never done that but I definitely would! So much fun! 1y
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Two weeks ago I lost my reading buddy and best friend. Brian was a sweet gentle loving kitty and I still can‘t believe he‘s gone. I will forever treasure all the moments we shared and reading time will never be the same without him on my lap purring softly. Feeling a bit lost, I miss my sweet boy so much. It takes courage to love, knowing that some day you will lose it... love you always sweet angel 💕

CoffeeAndABook That is heartbreaking. So sorry you‘ve lost your beautiful reading companion 💔😢 1y
Merethebookgal I‘m so very sorry for your loss 😔 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I am so sorry for your loss. 1y
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rubyslippersreads I‘m so sorry. Sending hugs. 😿❤️ 1y
Simona So sorry ... 💔 1y
AmyG I am so sorry for your loss. He was a beautiful cat. We lost our Hilly over a year ago and it still hurts. 1y
batsy I am so sorry... Sending lots of ❤️ 1y
Faibka @CoffeeAndABook @Merethebookgal @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @rubyslippersreads @Simona @batsy @AmyG thank you all for your kind words I truly appreciate it ❤️🙏 I‘ve crying all morning and never thought I would experience this kind of pain. @AmyG I‘m so sorry to hear about Hilly, it hurts because we still love them so much 💕 hugs 1y
Tamra Hugs to you. It‘s hard to say goodbye. 1y
Anna40 So sorry your cat is gone. ❤ 1y
SamAnne So sorry. 1y
Chrissyreadit I‘m so sorry. You share a beautiful tribute to his sweetness. 1y
Adventures-of-a-French-Reader Sorry about your cat 💔 1y
rabbitprincess I‘m so sorry about your beautiful boy ♥️♥️ 1y
Smrloomis Sorry to hear about your kitty ❤️ 1y
Faibka @Tamra thank you 💕 yes it is.. sorry for the late reply, I couldn‘t even look at Litsy and the photo of my boy, miss him so much 1y
Faibka @Anna40 thank you Anna, I‘m sorry I took so long to reply hadn‘t even opened Litsy, he was my reading companion, I can‘t seem to pick a book now, miss him on my lap :( 1y
Faibka @SamAnne thank you 💕 appreciate it, it‘s been a difficult couple of months without him. Still hurts 1y
Faibka @Bookish.juju thank you Juliette 💕 sorry I‘m just replying, I just couldn‘t open Litsy, haven‘t been able to concentrate on any book, miss my boy 😿 1y
Tamra @Faibka I get it. 💜 1y
Faibka @Chrissyreadit thank you 💕 he was the sweetest of kitties, a wonderful companion, it‘s been hard and I miss him every day... 1y
Faibka @rabbitprincess thank you for kind words 💕 and sorry for taking so long to reply, I‘ve been broken hearted and self-isolating 1y
Faibka @Smrloomis thank you 💕 I appreciate it. I miss him so much! Reading time will never be the same.. 1y
Faibka @Tamra 💕 I just looked at this today and again I‘m a river of tears. 1y
Anna40 So sorry! Sending hugs 💙💚💛❤ 1y
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Much ADO about Nothing | William Shakespeare
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I‘ve always wondered what Beatrice meant, if she just meant that she was disdainful of romantic love in general as she did also say she wouldn‘t run mad with love “till a hot January”. I also tend to think that perhaps hearing pretty words with no action to back them up is as useful and meaningful as some other odd noise. What do you think?
@GingerAntics any thoughts? :)

GingerAntics I‘m with her on this. Put up or shut up, I say. It may be a disdain of romantic love, but I lean more toward the empty words with no action to back it up, it might as well be my dog barking or any other random sound. 2y
Faibka @GingerAntics yes, definitely my thinking, glad we‘re on the same page ;) just like that nice little poem that Hamlet wrote to Ophelia and yet his erratic behavior propelled her into madness, so much for pretty words! Lol 2y
GingerAntics @Faibka 🤣😂🤣 I do have a theory on Hamlet (several, in fact), but yeah, they ended up being empty words, possibly for her protection, but that backfired very badly, obviously. 2y
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Faibka @GingerAntics well, considering pretty much everything else he conjured up ended badly 🤦🏻‍♀️ Lol I blame his father‘s ghost (or his own hallucination..?) 2y
GingerAntics @Faibka right? How you answer that question (is it his father‘s ghost or is it an hallucination?) informs so much of the rest of the play. His father‘s ghost causes so many problems, but at the same time, his father wouldn‘t be a ghost if not for Claudius, so I blame him. He screwed everything up for everyone, including himself. 2y
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“Acknowledging an ultimate end gives us context, meaning, even hope, and allows us paradoxically, to step back from our petty day-to-day concerns and simultaneously live more fully in the moment. Maybe this can be the meaning we seek.”
#science
#catsoflitsy

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That One Should Disdain Hardships - the Teachings of a Roman Stoic | Rufus Musonius, Cora E. Lutz, Gretchen Reydams-Schils
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“Philosophy is nothing else than to search out by reason what is right and proper and by deeds to put it into practice”

#philosophy #stoicism

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Letters to a Young Poet: With the Letters to Rilke from the ''Young Poet'' | Damion Searls, Rainer Maria Rilke, Franz Xaver Kappus
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“There is only one loneliness, and it is vast, and hard to bear, and almost everyone has moments when they would so much rather trade it for a feeling of community, no matter how cheap and trivial -for the illusion of even a slight harmony with any unworthy substitute that comes along...”

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“We have to be constantly jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”
Very true!

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“Well, we all see things with different eyes, and it gets you nowhere hoping that even one in a thousand will see things your way.”
What a wonderful read this is turning out to be, for some reason it‘s bringing out a lot of nostalgia in me, and I guess that‘s what great literature does, it touches upon certain feelings that are common to all. Many thanks to @vivastory for bringing this book into my awareness :)
#NYRBbookclub

vivastory I'm glad you're enjoying it. I agree re: great lit. Looking forward to diving into this one. 2y
BarbaraBB You can participate in the discussion about this book in the last weekend of February if you like! 2y
Faibka @vivastory I hope you enjoy it too! :) 2y
Faibka @BarbaraBB sounds great, thank you! :) 2y
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Letters to a Young Poet: With the Letters to Rilke from the ''Young Poet'' | Damion Searls, Rainer Maria Rilke, Franz Xaver Kappus
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“The future is stationary, my dear Mr. Kapppus; it is we who are moving in infinite space”

readingjedi Beautiful kitty! 2y
GingerAntics Is he or she enjoying the story? 2y
BookishMarginalia Gorgeous kitty! #CatsofLitsy 2y
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Faibka @readingjedi Brian says thank you 😊💕 2y
Faibka @GingerAntics I think he was though he was more concerned that I was sitting in his spot 😆 2y
Faibka @BookishMarginalia thank you! 😊💕 2y
GingerAntics Oh, so he‘s a bit like Sheldon. That spot has a perfect view of the window with the birds and squirrels, but not too drafty in winter or hot in the summer. It‘s in the perfect spot to be ignored during naps, but not so hidden that you can see to his needs when it‘s time for a treat or a snack. 🤣😂🤣 2y
ju.ca.no 💙 2y
Faibka @GingerAntics hahaha yup! Exactly! Omg I loved your comment 😂🤣🤣 you understand Sheldon and cat psychology well 😆 2y
GingerAntics @Faibka 🤣😂🤣 2y
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Letters to a Young Poet: With the Letters to Rilke from the ''Young Poet'' | Damion Searls, Rainer Maria Rilke, Franz Xaver Kappus
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“I want to ask you, dear sir, as best as I can, to have patience with everything that is still unresolved in your heart; try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms, like books written in a truly foreign language. Don‘t look for the answers now: they cannot be given to you yet because you cannot yet live them, and what matters is to live everything.”
I love that this edition includes the other side of the conversation

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“It is a tragedy, perhaps, that human beings can get so much energy and enthusiasm from hate. If you want to feel ten feet tall and as though you could run a hundred miles without stopping, hate becomes pure cocaine any day. Hitler resurrected a beaten, bankrupt, half-starved nation with hatred and nothing more. Imagine that.”

Kurt‘s words continue to be relevant today. Love this man!

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A Life Worth Living | Robert Zaretsky
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“Fidelity‘s value can be weighed only by first weighing the object toward which it flows. As Vladimir Jankélévitch concludes, “Faithfulness to stupidity is yet one more stupidity.” Fidelity to one‘s political party at the cost of loyalty to one‘s humanity is not fidelity, but most often betrayal.”

Graywacke And these past four years.... great quote! 2y
Faibka @Graywacke yes! That was exactly what I thought of when I read this quote. (edited) 2y
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A Life Worth Living | Robert Zaretsky
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“The misery and greatness of this world: it offers no truths, but only objects for love. Absurdity is king, but love saves us from it.”
Yes, I‘m a fan 😁

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“Existentialism is all about freedom and personal choice. It is all about facing up to reality with honesty and courage and seeing things through to the end, as well as being about putting words like choice in italics.”
#philosophy

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True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart | Thich Nhat Hanh, Sherab Chodzin Kohn
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The Buddha said this: “The object of your practice should first of all be yourself. Your love for the other, your ability to love another person, depends on your ability to love yourself.” If you are not able to take care of yourself, if you are not able to accept yourself, how could you accept another person and how could you love him or her? So it is necessary to come back to yourself in order to be able to achieve the transformation.

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True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart | Thich Nhat Hanh, Sherab Chodzin Kohn
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“Understanding is the essence of true love.”

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“It‘s not some great revelation. It‘s pausing to say hi to a newspaper vendor and reaching out to someone at work who seems down.It‘s sitting in awe beneath a starry night sky and going to a medieval prayer service with friends. It‘s opening a coffee shop for struggling veterans. It‘s listening attentively to a loved one‘s story. It‘s taking care of a plant. These may be humble acts on their own. But taken together, they light up the world.” 💕

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I hear you Antonio! ☹️
I like further on the allusion to Janus to indicate that sadness is one side of the coin and happiness on the other, makes me wonder how many of us appear to others happy or sad when inwardly we feel the opposite.
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#Shakespeareaday

GingerAntics I quite enjoyed today‘s entry. I never knew that at that time England celebrated the new year in March. 2y
Faibka @GingerAntics I know! I was very surprised. I love learning this kind of tid bits of information :) this is a really cool book! It also dawned on me how appropriate to have named January after Janus since it is the month when you start the new year and look forward while also reflecting back on the previous year, very neat. (edited) 2y
Lcsmcat England and her colonies didn‘t adopt the Gregorian calendar until 1752. Here‘s a great, quick, explanation of the issue: https://libguides.ctstatelibrary.org/hg/colonialresearch/calendar. It causes issues for genealogists as well as historians! 2y
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Faibka @Lcsmcat great, thank you! I‘ll check it out 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @Faibka I am reading this book too! I love all the facts! 2y
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I‘m starting to really like my daily dose of knowledge and look forward to learning something everyday! Today‘s topic was literature, yesterday it was history and got to learn a bit more about Hammurabi‘s code of Law, which I found fascinating! A great way to learn and get interested in finding out more on the subjects that appeal to you the most.

batsy This sounds really interesting! 2y
Faibka @batsy it is! I‘m really liking this book if you want to check it out, each day of the week explores a topic on seven different subjects. Tomorrow‘s theme is Visual Arts, so I‘m curious what topic it will cover 😃 It‘s a good way to start the day I think 😊 2y
batsy Yes, it does sound like a good thing to do daily. I will probably give it a go (though will have to catch up :) 2y
Faibka @batsy great! :) I think the format allows you to start wherever you want or in the day you happen to start it, it just follows each week of the year, I might have started it wrong because I just noticed I‘m already in week 2 lol! 2y
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“Part of the reason I feel lonely,” she said, “is because I don‘t tell people things. I hold my thoughts and feelings inside. This taught me that I should make more of a point of talking to others-and not just for me, but for them. When we tell our story, we do two things. We understand ourselves better and we offer support to people going through the same thing that we we‘re going through.”

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It‘s interesting how the character equates food and love in the sense that you can get so much of it to reach to point of saturation. It reminded me of the Twilight Zone episode “The Chaser” in which it is shown what happens when incessant love and attention is showered upon someone who initially desired it (be careful what you wish for!)
#Shakespeareaday

GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 2y
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For someone totally new to Smith, this was a nice introduction into his way of thinking although it seemed to me that the author was frequently pushing his own ideas and beliefs, especially about religion (he admitted himself that Smith scarcely mentions it in his works). The book consists of direct quotations from Smith which are explored and expanded upon by the author. It really made me curious to read Smith‘s works.

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This is an interesting one, you get to learn a bit of information each day for a whole year on seven different subjects: History, Literature, Visual Arts, Science, Music, Philosophy and Religion, divided by the days of the week: Monday for History, Tuesday for Literature, and so on. All written by experts in that particular field. Might just embark on this journey of knowledge!

Faibka @GingerAntics this one might interest you :) 2y
GingerAntics This does sound quite interesting. Hm. 2y
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Starting off a year with Shakespeare 😊
To be honest, after an awful year I wish a more cheerier start would‘ve been chosen 😅 @GingerAntics feel free to join in at any time on this Shakespearing journey :) would love to read your thoughts!

GingerAntics This is a terrifying start to the year. We already have a plague on EVERYONE‘S house, we don‘t need anymore. 🤦🏼‍♀️ Who is the editor of this thing? 😂 2y
Faibka @GingerAntics I know! Right? 😂 it‘s not a good start lol 2y
GingerAntics It was released in November 2020, what was Esiri thinking?! 2y
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Faibka @GingerAntics oh wow, I was going to give her the benefit of the doubt and think it was released before the pandemic, definitely could‘ve chosen a better start! 2y
GingerAntics @Faibka that‘s exactly what I was thinking. I went to look when it was published thinking “oh there‘s no way she couldn‘t have known,” but it turns out no. 🤷🏼‍♀️ I suppose, like 2021, it can only go up from here, right? 2y
Faibka @GingerAntics I hope so! 😆 2y
GingerAntics Her explanation for choosing this passage makes sense to me, though. 2y
Faibka @GingerAntics yes, but still I have the feeling that just like JulRom we‘re hurtling to a tragic fate unbeknownst to us 😩😂 2y
GingerAntics @Faibka fingers crossed we‘re not. I think we know about climate change and the pandemic by now (at least the intelligent people do). 2y
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Starting the new year right, looking forward to getting a daily dose of Shakespeare 😊
Happy New Year everyone! 💕🎊🎉

GingerAntics Oh, that looks fun!!! 2y
Faibka @GingerAntics yes! 😃 seems like a great way to start everyday :) And hi! Sorry I‘ve been absent for so long. Hope you had a great holiday season! 2y
GingerAntics Oh no, it‘s been a crazy year. I totally understand. I‘m glad you‘re still here!!! 🤗 I may read this with you, to be honest. What‘s a little more Shakespeare in my life?! lol 2y
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Faibka @GingerAntics yay!! I would love that! 😃 the one for today to open the year is Romeo & Juliette‘s prologue which to me is not a foreboding of good things to come 😂 just wished maybe a more optimistic start something from the more merrier plays? 😅 2y
GingerAntics @Faibka that certainly would seem more appropriate, especially with the year we just left behind. lol I got the ebook until the hardcover can be delivered in a few days. 2y
Faibka @GingerAntics awesome! 😃 2y
GingerAntics @Faibka this book actually made me stumble upon “a nature poem for every night of the year,” so I‘m really looking forward to that as well!!! 2y
batsy Happy new year! 💕 It's nice to see you here 🙂 2y
Faibka @GingerAntics oh I will need to check that one out too! Thanks for mentioning it 😃 2y
Faibka @batsy thank you! ☺️ nice to see you too 💕 glad to be back! Last year was awful but here‘s to new beginnings 🍻 2y
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Idiot [With Ribbon Book Mark] | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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“He stopped for a moment. This sometimes happens with people: unbearable, unexpected memories, especially in connection with shame, ordinarily stop one on the spot for a moment.”
I freaking love Dostoevsky! 😍 don‘t know why I saw some bad reviews about this book, half way through and it‘s brilliant

OrangeMooseReads It took me 3 tries to finally get through this book. It‘s not my favorite but it‘s still beautifully written. 2y
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“My stuttering, I need hardly say, placed an obstacle between me and the outside world. It is the first sound that I have trouble in uttering. This first sound is like a key to the door that separates my inner world from the world outside, and I have never known that key to turn smoothly in its lock.”

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
BarbaraBB Such an interesting writer ❤️ 2y
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Emma | Jane Austen
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“If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more”

batsy I love that ❤️ 2y
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Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch
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“-Well I cannot understand it.
-That is the case with us all, papa. One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.”

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Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch
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“The real evils indeed of Emma‘s situation were the power of having rather too much of her own way, and a disposition to think a little too well of herself; these were the disadvantages which threatened alloy to her many enjoyments. The danger, however, was at present so unperceived, that they did not by any means rank as misfortunes with her.”

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“Twelve men conducted the investigation, gathering as on a knitting needle the accursed stitches of this complicated case scattered all over Moscow.”
Love the analogy! 🧶 reading and working on my blanket 💕

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Been in a reading slump for months! :( but this wonderful read is getting me back on track
Happy readings everyone!

Lcsmcat Loved that book! 2y
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😽😽😽 2y
Abailliekaras This is on my shelf. I must get to it soon... 2y
robinb What a sweet pic! 😻 2y
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4 years on Litsy, wow! Happy to be part of this bookish community 💕
Hope everyone is doing good!

Daisey Congratulations!! 🎉 I‘m so glad to have been following along with your reading for most of that time. 2y
Faibka @Daisey aww thank you Daisey! 💕 Likewise, the best part of it was the opportunity to join a great postal book club like #covertocover !! I feel bad I haven‘t logged in a long time, I hope I can log on more frequently and keep up with everyone‘s readings 🙂 2y
Lcsmcat Happy Litsyversary! 2y
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batsy Happy Litsyversary! 🎉 Hope you're doing well. 2y
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
Faibka @Lcsmcat thank you! 2y
Faibka @batsy hi!! Thank you! I‘ve really missed reading your wonderful reviews, I‘ve been in a slump for months but have been rescued by the Master & Margarita! I hope you‘re doing good too :) 2y
batsy @Faibka I've missed your posts as well ❤️ I'm sorry about the slump but I'm glad to hear you've found a book that brought you out of it (one I need to read soon ... it's been on my TBR for ages 😁) Hope you're healthy and keeping safe. 2y
tpixie Happy Litsyversary!! ♥️🥳🎂📚♥️ 2y
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Beautiful little book

Soubhiville ❣️ 3y
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“The first step in spending time alone is to admit how afraid of it we are.”

I‘ve just read the first page and already in love with this book and the evocative poetic language of Mr. Whyte
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“It‘s a double standard to criticize other people without acknowledging our own imperfections. He actually recommends that whenever we‘re offended by the faults of another, we should treat it as a signal to pause and immediately turn our attention to our own character, reflecting on the similar ways in which we go wrong.”

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Graywacke Cool 3y
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The Idiot | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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“These Mr. Know-it-alls are occasionally, even quite frequently, to be met with in a certain social stratum. They know everything, all the restless inquisitiveness of their minds and all their abilities are turned irresistibly in one direction, certainly for lack of more important life interests and perspectives, as a modern thinker would say.”

Dragon 😻 3y
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#7days7covers #7covers7days #covercrush Day 7

Not sure if this qualifies, but I just love that cover!

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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It arrived! My precious... 😍

#tinybooks #miniaturebooks

GingerAntics That is adorable! 3y
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DivineDiana I love this! 3y
GingerAntics 💙💙💙 3y
batsy Such a great cover. 3y
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It‘s so important to develop self awareness!

#Stoicphilosophy #Stoicism #mindfulness

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Soft City | Pushwagner
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