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JessBerk
Bailedbailed

It reads like something a 13 year old boy would write. Ugh. Still trying to finish it anyway. Book masochist I guess.

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The Bean Trees | Barbara Kingsolver
Pickpick

Not a book to keep you on the edge of your seat, but calming, beautifully depicted scenery, and quietly funny. Loved it.

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
Pickpick

I wouldn't read it again, but I loved the character. She had such back bone, and I loved being shown her weaknesses with the implied guarantee that she wouldn't give into them simply because it was her primal instinct to do so. Bronte's writing was beautiful and descriptive. "...frost flowers..." love it.

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The Alchemist | Paulo Coelho
Panpan

This book had some great quotes. However, when I read it, I couldn't help but think it seemed written in too elementary of a style. I was bored by the story, but thought Coelho's introduction was superb. The introduction encapsulates the entire story in 3 pages. Read the intro, skip the book.

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The Mermaid Chair | Sue Monk Kidd
Panpan

The only thing that I liked from this book is this quote from before the book, and not from the author herself: "Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along." -Rumi

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JessBerk
Pickpick

I enjoyed this book; it was a book of growth. I felt though, that at the end, it was too abrupt. I can see the author's intention of showing how growth is never-ending; I just hoped for more closure. I'll be passing it on to my local LFL, but happy I got to read it.

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JessBerk
Mehso-so

I know most people will disagree, but I took more inspiration from Bradbury's introduction when he spoke of his writing style, than the rest of the book. It wasn't bad, I just expected more; but I don't really know what the "more" would be...

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JessBerk
Pickpick

Wow. That's all.

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JessBerk
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I have read that many people don't like this book. Perhaps they think the author should have left Les Mis as it was. I've also read that people felt that Cosette's original character was abandoned. With all of that said, I LOVED this book. Cosette was definitely different in this book, but remember, we left off Les Mis when she was 16/17 years old. She grows up. Don't we all change? I don't read many books twice, but this would be one of them.

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This book... this book started as part of my engagement to my wonderful husband. He took me to Barnes and Noble to show me a book he thought I would like. I picked it up and when I looked inside, there was my engagement ring, flower petals, and him on one knee. One of my greatest moments ever. So, fast forward 3 years later, I finally read the book. So full of great advice, poems that made me laugh, poems that made me cry. One of my absolute faves

DebinHawaii What a great story and wonderful memories to have! ❤️📚❤️ 3y
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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Good advice

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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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This one reminded me of my lovely husband

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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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I keep talking myself out of it... this is a good reminder.

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The Book of Joy | Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu

" 'Why be unhappy about something if it can be remedied? And what is the use of being unhappy if it cannot be remedied?' "

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The Book of Joy | Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu
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The Book of Joy | Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu
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geodynamical Keep 'em coming! 3y
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JessBerk
The Book of Joy | Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu

Another obvious, interesting thought... finding more joy doesn't mean you have less heartache, you are just able to handle it better.

geodynamical Yaaaaassss 3y
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The Book of Joy | Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu

"Suffering is inevitable...but how we respond to that suffering is our choice."

How obvious is that? Unfortunately, I would guess that most of us don't think about it when faced with difficulties; but if we could, how freeing would that be???

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JessBerk
Bailedbailed

I did not actually bail. I just don't think it is worth reading unless perhaps you are more enlightened than I. I understood what the author was going for, but the style was just not sinking in for me. By the end of it I was thinking that it would be good for analyzing in a literature class.

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This book was sad, and enlightening. I was lucky enough to be able to read it with my husband. We read it to each other in bed, or while cooking. There was a couple in the book who were both 100 years old. There is apparently a 6 million to 1 chance of this happening. Since my husband and I are 16 years apart, and that is even more unlikely, this book really made us tear up numerous times. Also laugh. And think. An all around great book.

BookishMarginalia 💜💜💜 3y
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Book Thief | Markus Zusak

"Words are so heavy..." This struck me as if it holds immense importance in my life. I wanted to remember it. Otherwise, the book has been so so.

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JessBerk
Mehso-so

Well, my actual review of this book and not just an attempt to learn more about the ins and outs of Litsy... I wish that there was something in between so-so and pick. I would give it a pretty good. It was a bit slow, and it seemed as if she tried to catch up with everything rather quickly in the end. It is not one that I would add to my read again pile, but I'm not disappointed that I read it.

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Mehso-so

I found a book that I'm interested in reading, but it's not in the search here. Is there a way to add it??? It's The Delicate Nature of Love by Wendy Paine Miller. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!

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JessBerk
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Mehso-so

Finished this book in about 2 hours. I was unimpressed on the whole, as it reads as a wealthy woman complaining about the cost of living and botox. I can't relate to any of that! She turns it around in the final 2 sections. Everything comes together into her epiphany and is worth "ear-marking."

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JessBerk
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Reading this in celebration of my birthday today...

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Mehso-so

I expected this to be a more in depth (fictional of course) exploration of life after global warming has harmed the oceans and destroyed all life in them. Unfortunately, it turned into a love story, with an ending that didn't feel satisfying. Not a bad book, just not one that I would read again.

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JessBerk
Pickpick

5 books in and I'm starting to thoroughly enjoy this series. They have been a little too easy to read; especially following Les Mis! It took 5 books to add a decent twist to it. I just wish my daughter had stuck through them with me!

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JessBerk
Bad Beginning | Lemony Snicket
Mehso-so

I don't usually read juvenile fiction or YA, but decided I should try this series with my daughter. It's a little slow, but I imagine it will get better. 12 books to go!

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JessBerk

Just finished this book and a quote that stands out to me, and will I imagine, encapsulate humanity forever... "At the hour of civilization through which we are now passing, and which is still so sombre, the miserable's name is Man; he is agonizing in all climes, and he is groaning in all languages."

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JessBerk
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Les Miserables was a hard read for me. It took me 3 months. But it was soooo worth it. I cried, I questioned things, I thought about the world as it is now. Maybe a difficult read, but it carries extreme weight about the ways of humanity. I will recommend it forever.

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JessBerk

I am loving this book, but it is taking me so long to read. Anyone else struggle through this book? Please tell me I'm not the only one.

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Where do you find your stacks on here? Thanks for all help!!

MrBook Stacks, stacks everywhere!!! Welcome to @Litsy ! We hope you enjoy your stay, I think you'll like it here 😎👍🏻! 3y
MrBook By the way, there's three stacks on Litsy: have read, reading, TBR. Click on the magnifying glass at the screen's bottom. From there you can search for books, people, and hashtags. Then when you find books you want, click on the book icon and add accordingly 😊👍🏻. If someone posts a book you want to add, then click on the book icon and stack accordingly. 3y
Marchpane And click on the book icons on your profile page to view your stacks! 3y
JessBerk Thanks!! 3y
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