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Gabypen

Gabypen

Joined September 2016

Fall asleep reading science fiction ☁️
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Les Misrables by Victor Hugo
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I‘ve had this book since I was a little girl, and I loved it so much! Now looking back, I realize that it had a big impact on my interest in space and science fiction. Goes to show that giving a book to a child can really change their world. Thanks, Dad. ♥️💫

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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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After loving Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig, I‘m ecstatic that I really liked How to Stop Time! It‘s an amazing blend of Romance, Historical Fiction, and a touch of Science Fiction. The plot of the book itself is unique as well; a man who ages very, very slowly. He‘s struggling emotionally with his past, which I found so refreshing. It was fast-paced and fun, yet thought-provoking at the same time. And the writing! *Italian chef kiss* ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Blind Date | R. L. Stine
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@readsusieread This is how we have our blind date with a book. Instead on patrons picking a book out based on a clue, the books are curated based on a survey they fill out letting us know what‘s their favorite book, author, genres, etc. It‘s a pretty small college, so the library has this luxury of giving more personal selections.

It‘s been so much fun picking them out and imagining where these books will take them! 💝

readsusieread Oh my goodness! This is lovely! I may have to steal this in the future! 2y
Gabypen @readsusieread Thanks! It is all yours to steal! 😄 2y
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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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It pains me to say I wasn't in love with this book. I think the biggest difficulty I had was the narrator's voice; I was never able to connect with her on a deeper level. I now understand I know nothing about how mental illness really makes a person feel. I‘m so glad this book exist for what it's done for some many people personally. However, I just never had that special connection with the book. I still love you so much, Sylvia.🖤 ⭐️⭐️

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The Reading Room | Ruth Hamilton
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My favorite part of the whole house. This is where I cuddle up under the blankets and with my Mr. Bean teddy bear and read. Book nooks are the best! 🙌🏻💖📚

sarahbellum Ahhh I love your Teddy! Mr. Bean is the best ☺️ 2y
Gabypen Thanks! And I have to agree, he is awesome 😁 @sarahbellum 2y
Kimberlone Cute lamp! 2y
Gabypen Thank you 😊 @Kimberlone 2y
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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Shoutout to the under hyped (imo) Milk and Vine, because I‘m really a child and this is what makes me laugh 😅 Plus, it‘s the only kind of literature my sister will read.

Now back to our regularly scheduled program...

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Les Misrables | Victor Hugo
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It‘s official! I‘ve started Les Mis!

I‘m so excited about this. I‘ve wanted to dedicate to reading a big book, so this year I‘ve chosen this beauty/beast of a classic. Each month I‘ll read 100 pages, which I think is much more realistic than reading it in one take. Just read January‘s section and I‘m loving it so far. Excited to see where Hugo takes me next!

(Benedict has the same expression that I had starting this)

readinginthedark I love that bookmark! ❤️ Did you make it? 2y
Gabypen @readinginthedark Thanks! It/He is pretty great. Yup, I did make it. Found it online and printed it out. Just google “benedict cumberbatch bookmark” and you‘ll find it 😉 2y
readinginthedark Thanks! 2y
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Old Man's War | John Scalzi
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Read this because everyone who knows science fiction has at least heard of this book. I love John Scalzi, this being my fifth one. Sad to say I didn‘t love it as much as I was hoping. While this isn‘t violent or gory, it is very much a “military sci-fi”, which I don‘t really like. I want my sci-fi to be about aliens and space, and this was mostly war and combat. It‘s still an entertaining read, and I highly recommend Scalzi to anyone.⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I don‘t watercolor very often, but I enjoy doing it. These are my most recent project. I really like how these bookmarks came out. Adds a creative, personal touch to each new read. 👩🏻‍🎨📖

Tamra Wow, so beautiful! 2y
Gabypen Why thank you! I do have to give a nod to YouTube tutorials, but I appreciate the comment. 😁 @Tamra 2y
megt Beautiful! 2y
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Gabypen Thank you! 😊💛 @megt 2y
EvieBee Lovely! 2y
Gabypen Thanks, I appreciate it! 😄 @EvieBee (edited) 2y
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Jesus-The Way, the Truth, the Life | Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York
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Here are my favorites of 2017! Five stars are rare for me, but these three deserve all the stars. The Lottery and Other Stories are chilling yet simple stories, How to Stay Alive has an inspirational and insightful message, and Jesus: The Way, The Truth, The Life is an amazingly educational chronology of Jesus‘s life (free to read at bit.ly/2jLhd1a). Can‘t recommend them highly enough!

#topbooksof2017 #bestbooksof2017 #favoritebooksof2017 #jw

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Antigone | Sophocles, Ian C. Johnston
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My first batch of #littleblackclassics

It was snowing butterflies by Charles Darwin (#67): Interesting at some parts, but boring and confusing at others. ⭐️⭐️

On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts by Thomas de Quincey (#4): Very funny satirical essay on murder, makes good points relevant even in today‘s society. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Antigone by Sophocles (#55): Super impressed by this play. Very captivating and engaging. A delightful story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I can‘t help it; I love my job! 🙈🙌🏻

People tend to ask me what I plan to do after college. I just wanna stay here forever. 💖📚

#libraryaide #dreamjob #daydreaming

Tamra 👍🏾👍🏾 2y
BookMaven407 🙌 2y
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Shirley Jackson is the Rod Serling of literature. That is the highest complement I could pay to anything, and this certainly deserves it. My, what disturbing wonder this book is. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

the-flashley One of my favorites! 2y
Gabypen @the-flashley It‘s certainly become one of my favorites too! It‘s so good, definitely deserves much more love. I‘m interested in reading some more by her, like 2y
the-flashley Oh that one looks interesting! I‘m reading The Haunting of Hill House right now and really enjoying it. I also have We Have Always Lived in the Castle sitting on my shelf, just waiting to be picked up. 2y
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I can now proudly declare that I have read Pride and Prejudice! I most certainly liked it. Not a favorite, but definitely better than expected. Some parts were slow, and others hooked. I can certainly see myself reading more Austen, but farther in the future. Just not my usual style. Glad to now be able to join the conversation. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Also, I like the 2005 movie, but the 1995 miniseries is just too cute! & I have a soft spot for #lostinausten 💖

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This is in part a bookshelf update, but also to show you what just came in the mail today. So thrilled to have gotten Penguin‘s #littleblackclassics set! It‘s lovely and I cannot wait to dive right in. I usually don‘t splurge, but I can‘t pass up on a great offer. Plus, don‘t they just look lovely to look at? 💘

TrishB That looks great 👍🏻 2y
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Peter and Alice | John Logan
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Complicated and haunting, confronting and heart-aching. Couldn‘t help myself but go back to the beginning once I read the last page. Great play with very interesting subject matters. Now I‘ll have to read Peter Pan (then maybe reread this play again). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

BookishTrish I love love love this play. I'd love to see it live one day. 2y
Gabypen @BookishTrish oh I know, I‘d be amazing to see Judy Dench in this play. Wish there was a recording of the play or something. 😌 2y
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The Salt Line | Holly Goddard Jones
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The biggest of shoutouts and all the love to @everlocalwest who sent copies of some arcs to myself and others here on litsy! I am so excited for both of these! They sound very interesting, and it‘s nice to go into a book that someone else picks out for you. Look forward to reading these. Thank you! 💓😄

everlocalwest Yay! I really hope you enjoy them! 2y
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Career of Evil | Robert Galbraith
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I‘ve fallen in love with this series. Nothing cozy about this mystery. As real and gritty as you can get, yet not horror, making it enjoyable and engaging. A touch too long and slow-moving for my taste, yet so very well done. I love these characters so much, they feel so real, with flaws and all. I CANNOT WAIT for the next installment of this series (which is my favorite) and the next episode in the BBC adaptation (also my favorite). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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A Tale of Two Cities | Charles Dickens
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Hi everyone! 🙋🏻‍♀️ Long time since I‘ve appeared! Things got super busy on my side, but now I have finally had to chance to read. 📖 📚

I wanted to share with you all my display that I made at the library. It‘s a #blinddatewithabook but based on the #firstsentence. So much fun picking them out, but this one‘s my favorite, though I‘ve never read the book. Based on this beautiful first sentence, I‘ll have to remedy that.

GondorGirl What an awesome display! 2y
Gabypen Thank you so much @GondorGirl !!! And congratulations to all your well-deserved litfluence! 2y
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Bookends: A Novel | Jane Green
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I was lacking in bookends and my books were constantly tumbling over, so I found this really cute bookend which also holds your bookmarks. It's so handy! I made it on the 3D printer at our library, so it has extra cool/geeky points. 👏🏻♥️👏🏻 #benedictcumberbatch

melrailey I laminated that same picture of Benedict Cumberbatch and have it taped to my computer screen at work. 2y
Gabypen It's definitely iconic 😂 and it's great to see him jumping out of my books. @melrailey 2y
diovival Very cool! 2y
ephemeralwaltz Thanks for the follow! Nice photos - keep it up!🙌💕 2y
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While the graphic novel wasn't as great as the episode it was based off of, it was so nice to be able to read something from The Twilight Zone. It's my favorite tv show, and I was so extremely fortunate to find this other form of media that takes me into the fifth dimension. 🌀👽✨ #twilightzone ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Isn't this little bookmark the cutest?! 🌱✨#sproutbookmark

diovival Cute! 2y
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Of Mice and Men | Steinbeck
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Because talking to others about books and my love for them is never enough. ♥️🐭

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Reasons to Stay Alive moved me profoundly. It made me think, take my time, and savor every line. Matt Haig's writing's so eloquent, beautiful, and meaningful. It's about depression, but it‘s written for every human being. It serves a purpose beyond its pages. I finished with the urge to read it all over again. One of the rare books that moves me so. I can't shake off the feeling that I'm now a bit better as a person.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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After 2 months (!), I finally finished Lord of the Flies. 🎉 It was long overdue, so I'm so glad I buckled down and finished it.
Honestly, it wasn't anything to write home about. The premise is interesting, and Golding did it in a very meaningful and distinct way. However, my biggest gripe about it is that this book is so slow (and a few other qualms). Overall, I respect it and I'm glad I'm done with it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Arrival | Shaun Tan
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What a beautiful book, in every way. It's one that demands you to think solely with the use of gorgeous illustrations. A story that everyone should read, no matter the age. Amazing how it brings back so many memories my family and stories of their youth in distant lands. It has deeply moved me, and for that I am so grateful. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I finally have a bookshelf! At least a proper one. I'm so happy and I can't wait to fill this up with so many lovely books. ♥️📚✨
For now, I'm storing all the books I've read and own (on the middle shelf there). #bookshelf #shelfie #bookcollection

Any tips on how to decorate the bookshelf? The brown doesn't really go with my room, but I'm curious to hear any other alternatives to painting it.

EvieBee It looks lovely! Especially those theocratic books in the corner. I like the brown, very classic. I like to add pops of color with stuffed animals that are small but literary. I have my eye on a Pusheen plush that's dressed as Sherlock Holmes! (edited) 3y
Gabypen @EvieBee84 Thank you so much! It is a very nice brown color. And that's a great idea! I'll definitely need to comb the internet for some cute literary decorations. 3y
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Peter Pan | J M Barrie
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"The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it." ✨

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I've always loved Peter Pan's story, and I'm even more intrigued to read the dark origins of Neverland. If the book is anything like this quote, then I couldn't have asked for anything better.

Jess_Read_This I love this gorgeous edition! 😍 3y
Gabypen @Jess_Read_This It is stunning. ✨ Just in case you wanted to know and didn't, it's the Puffin Chalk edition. 3y
Jess_Read_This @Gabypen Thank you for sharing the edition details. I didn't know Puffin did chalk editions... off to do an Amazon search 😊💕 3y
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The Little Prince | Antoine de Saint-Exupry
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A book can go beyond languages, borders, and generations, but a great book is one that stays.

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Reading at any chance available. Even by means of flashlight 📖🔦

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Gonna dive right into this book, cause you know I need a good break from life right about now!

I'm still pretty shocked how I have yet to read this book. Reading it now as a buddy read with some friends. What do you guys think about it? Excited to find out my own opinion on it 🤓

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Starting off the morning right ☀️☕️📖

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Last night, I watched Arrival for the first time, and while I know it's based off of a different short story, it reminded me so much of Slaughterhouse-Five. I love this book, and I fell in love with the movie, so I'm quite the happy camper today. Both highly recommend. 👽⏳

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A few pages in, and I'm in love. May we all have endless public libraries. 💖 #library #quote

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As much as i love everything from the outside of the book (the title, the cover design, the synopsis), the inside was lackluster. Ended up being more of a historical fiction with no likeable characters, no humor, the writing a bit muddled, and not enough food. Mr. P is quite underwhelmed. ⭐️⭐️

Tanzy13 🐶 3y
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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I loved this book! So much more than I thought. It's filled with beautifully honest verses about being a woman, through the love and pain and healing. Every woman should read this. ♥️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TrishB It is amazing 💟 3y
UrbanChild *woman 3y
UrbanChild Anytime 😏😂 3y
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Books and their movie counterparts 📖🎥 As much as I love books, I love movies as well, so to find the best of both worlds is my pot at the end of the rainbow 😍

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Such a cute little graphic novel about Knisley's life and how food has shaped her. My favorite parts were the recipes and this Ray Bradbury quote at the end of the book. 🥒 Plus, it counts for the non-fiction book about food for the Litsy Reading Challenge. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Ernest Hemingway's writing fills this book through and through, including the end pages. (Just isn't as legible. 😂)

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My family has nicknamed me "Alice" since I can get lost in my own little wonderland at times. It's something I'm quite proud of. ??

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A perfect day ☁️📖☁️

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The Help | Kathryn Stockett
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Staff Picks, courtesy of our library. Can't wait to share my own picks soon! 🌟 #library #collegelibrary #staffpicks #librarylove

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I'm happy (more like ecstatic) to announce that I am now a Library Aide! 🎉 Today was my first day, and I was able to sneak away into the fiction section and take a quick pic with Steinbeck. More library pictures to come! ❤️📚📖 #library #libraryaide #dreamjob #collegelibrary

EvieBee Congrats! Question: are you by chance a JW? Wondering because of one of your current reads. ☺️😊 3y
Gabypen @EvieBee84 I am! You have quite the eye. 😄 But thanks for asking, and thanks for the congrats too. 😊 3y
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The fact alone that I live on Mars Street definitely confirms that I am a Martian. So it's of no surprise to say that I love this book. 👽🚀 #readjanuary

LauraBeth Why does "you live on Mars" make me ?? 3y
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Poems | Agatha Christie
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I adore Agatha Christie's little-known collection of poetry. They're all simplistic yet beautiful, and this one in particular stands out. 🌷#seasonsreadings2016 #poetry

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The Dinner | Herman Koch
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The prospects of snow equals day-long reading! Starting The Dinner, although I think Mr. P has a different kind of dinner in mind. #dogsoflitsy #petsoflitsy

Tanzy13 🐶 3y
respekt1111 That book is a trip! 3y
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🕹 My most recent find from #goodwill. Awesome story, filled with adventure and 80's pop culture, and I'm so excited for the Spielberg movie! 👾 (Shoutout to OKC!)

britt_brooke Cute photo. 📷👌🏻 3y
UrbanChild 🙂 3y
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Such a lovely parting gift given to me from a family member on my most recent trip to Cuba. This was her old copy, now it's mine, yet the story is ours to keep. #seasonsreading2016

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Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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❄️ There's nothing chillier. Perfect read for the winter. Beautiful edition, beautiful story. ❄️ #photoadaynov16

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Introducing to all litsians, my puppy Mr. P! Even if he has brought his fair share of mischief, he's a huge source of joy in my life, and hopefully he brings some joy to all of you! And although he's not much of a reader, we both recommend this hilarious adventure Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher because hilarious adventure pretty much sums up our time together. #dogsoflitsy #petsoflitsy

LauraBeth Cute boy! He looks like a cross between a GSP and a pittie 🐶 3y
Gabypen @LauraBeth he's definitely a mix, of what we're not sure. I've heard of those and maybe blue heeler, but either way he's unique for sure 3y
Eyelit Adorable! 🐶💚 3y
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