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Jakaranda
Anna Karenina | Tolstoy, Leo
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It came and what a beautiful cover! My bookclub pick for Sept.😉

LeahBergen Pretty! 5mo
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Jakaranda
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Can‘t wait to escape into the life of a 1930s British wife and mother living the “provincial” life so like my own.😀 Found this shopping for books in Canada and was recommended as a humorous read which I need right now. Thanks LB

Aimeesue Such fun! The Provincial Lady books are delightful. ❤️ 8mo
LeahBergen Yay!! 😘😘 8mo
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Jakaranda
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This reminds me of two somewhat serious ladies I know😉

LeahBergen Ha!! I know who! 😆😆 8mo
Jakaranda Why Mrs, Copperfield, I do not know who you are referring to??!! 8mo
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Jakaranda
The Quiet American | Graham Greene
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I started reading reading this months ago with my best friend. She finished it, but I put it down and never told her😉 Decided to pick it up and stick with it this time.

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Jakaranda
Small Fry | Lisa Brennan-Jobs
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Trying diligently to read books from my stack and this is up next. Trying to read what I have before I keep buying more but was in San Francisco this weekend😆Have to buy a book at City Lights always and then head to The Booksmith in Haight Ashbury for more.

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My January bookclub is approaching and been putting this one off! We are going to each take a part and read/act it out. Wine will be flowing 🍷🍷🍷 It‘s been decades since I read this in high school and don‘t remember loving it. Maybe because they made us watch the play as well?!?! I feel like lance Kerwin was in it or Johnboy from The Walton‘s.

LeahBergen This could be really fun. Or not. 🤣😂🤣😂 10mo
Jakaranda Time will tell, Leah. Time will tell😇 9mo
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Jakaranda
An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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Had this on my shelf for awhile. My last read of 2018 maybe. *Update* Finished in little more than a day. The characters and story made it hard to put down and have stuck around with me for awhile. Interesting parallels with “If Beale Street Could Talk.”. Not sure how I feel about the ending though. Found it poignant. Thoughts from anyone else?

LeahBergen There you are! Are you enjoying it? I‘m sure you‘d rather be reading a certain cookbook, though. 😂 10mo
Jakaranda why, yes i would. This shall have to do😉 (edited) 10mo
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Jakaranda
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It finally came and can‘t wait to read it with my Book Bestie😉

LeahBergen Yayyyy! Mine will probably arrive in another month. 😆 13mo
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Jakaranda

started reading it in tub an hour ago and had to force myself to put it down and get out!

LeahBergen I‘ll pick up a copy soon then! 1y
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Jakaranda
The Sellout: A Novel | Paul Beatty
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Article in NYTimes today about American domination the past two years in Britain‘s literary award. A group of authors and critics are fighting to reverse decision made in 2014 to allow any novel written in English eligible for the Man Booker Prize. Thoughts?

readherwriteher I don‘t know how I feel about this. On one hand, I can see why the authors would be upset. But on the other hand, I‘m not a fan of exclusion for any reason. 2y
ManyWordsLater I feel a similar way about #thegreatamericaread. But stories are (and should be) about universals truths. So... 1y
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Jakaranda
The Last Black Unicorn | Tiffany Haddish

Listening to this on audible, usually while I cook and never a dull moment! Love this girl. She is funny, but also eloquent, witty, sarcastic, crude, sweet, naive, and hopeful. Have rarely read, and definitely never listened to, memoirs of people living or dead. Am enjoying the two I am simultaneously reading/listening to (Gabrielle Union‘s book) and different way I am experiencing this genre.

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Jakaranda

reading this on kindle and on my phone to boot! bought it when someone mentioned awhile back audible was having a sale. she doesn‘t hold anything back which I‘m impressed with.

LeahBergen I was wondering what you‘d been reading! 2y
Jakaranda well... i have my tub book as well... the ever so cheerful The Substitute 😬 then the The Last Black Unicorn I listen to while cooking 😆 2y
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Jakaranda
Middlemarch (Revised) | George Eliot
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Finally done with Middlemarch! Was sad to be done because I am going to miss these people, flaws and all. This last paragraph resonated with me and I got teary....had to sit for awhile. I am excited to move on and read a different genre! Thanks to Leah for her “gentle” prodding to read this amazing book!

Ilovemyfreckles 💜💜 I love that! I will read this book. 2y
Jakaranda It is worth it! She wrote it as a “mature” woman 😉 Glad I waited. 2y
LeahBergen Sigh. Just glorious. 😘 2y
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Jakaranda
A Christmas tree | Charles Dickens
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The Birds Xmas Carol too Thankfully ready too retire these beauties for another year to my tiny little “Christmas” space on my bookshelf.

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It‘s that time of year again. Have to do it no matter how many times I fall asleep through the movie. It‘s a classic! Plus, I need the stress relief during these crazy holiday times. Yes, that‘s a doll given to me by a friend who knows how much I love the movie. Thanks Carol!

LeahBergen 😂😂 That doll! 2y
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Truman Capote‘s aunt. She was hilarious. Watched and re-watched clips of her on the Jay Leno show. Good advice too.

LeahBergen 😂😂 I love her. 2y
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Jakaranda
Truman Capote: Conversations | Truman Capote, M. Thomas Inge
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Sadly, it has too late for an authentic fruitcake. Maybe next year.

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Jakaranda
Endless Night | Agatha Christie
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#tbr once i finish Middlemarch. Hoping for some cozy weather tho.

LeahBergen I‘ll be ready! 👍🏻 2y
Libby1 This book is good! 2y
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Jakaranda
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@LeahBergen Ready to start my second story. Perhaps the one about grim head on the pillow which would be me home sick with the flu barely able to boil water for my last Davids Tea. Sob.

LeahBergen Ooo! I like that mug! ❤️ 2y
Ilovemyfreckles That book looks right up my alley! 2y
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Jakaranda
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Joined the Food52 bookclub a few days ago and have been waiting for this one. I love reading cookbooks almost as much as i love reading books.

LeahBergen I want what‘s on the cover. 2y
Jakaranda @LeahBergen perhaps you should come visit 2y
LeahBergen Perhaps when that new braiser arrives 😉 2y
Ilovemyfreckles Food52 has a book club?! 2y
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Jakaranda
Middlemarch (Revised) | George Eliot
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Middlemarching through Calgary for the last time. Sadly, without my best friend beside me but shall read lots on the plane ride home.

LeahBergen 😭😭😭😭😭 2y
MrBook Aww. What a scrumptious-looking meal though! 🤤 2y
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Jakaranda
Middlemarch (Revised) | George Eliot
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“Celia! He is one of the most distinguished-looking men I ever saw. He is remarkably like the portrait of Locke. He has the same deep eye-sockets.”
“Had Locke those two white moles with hairs on them?”

LeahBergen Bahaha! 😂😂 2y
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Jakaranda
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Next bookclub read

LeahBergen How did I miss this post?? 😮 2y
Jakaranda Almost quit after first few chapters but was bookclub pick and I‘m a little trooper. Too many topics in this book and felt a bit like a soap opera to me. When it briefly touched on aging it hit close to home (a bit too close with my mom) and found the Utah internment camp stuff really interesting. Our bookclub agreed Irene might have made a better main character. Other than that, breathed a sigh of relief when I️ turned the last page. (edited) 2y
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My bear obsession

LeahBergen Some of these look familiar. 😉 2y
Libby1 Welcome to Litsy! ❤️📚❤️ 2y
RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon And here's a compilation of Litsy tips that some of us put together:
https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/
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