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Joyfulmimi

Joined May 2016

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To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
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To the Lighthouse | Virginia Woolf
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Day 1: #7covers7days

Thanks for the invite @merelybookish

cleoh I love the depth of this! 2h
merelybookish It is a gorgeous cover! 2h
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To the Lighthouse | Virginia Woolf
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“But what have I done with my life? Thought, Mrs. Ramsey...She had a sense of being past everything, through everything, out of everything...-Virginia Woolf, “To the Lighthouse”
Painting: Vilhelm Hammershoii

saresmoore Gorgeous quote & painting! 3d
BookieBiker Ditto what saresmoore said! ❤️Virginia Woolf! 3d
Joyfulmimi I‘ve decided she may be my favorite author @saresmoore and @BookieBiker 3d
merelybookish @Joyfulmimi Mine too! Or top 3 for sure!! 3h
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To the Lighthouse | Virginia Woolf
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I think Virginia Woolf is referring to herself as always having been a highly sensitive person. The Ramsays are supposed to be her parents.

saresmoore Wow, yes. I think you‘re on to something. 2d
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To the Lighthouse | Virginia Woolf
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I LOVE this book and Virginia Woolf now. If only I could stay home and finish reading it! (Sigh)

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Reveries of the Solitary Walker | Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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In my view, this is philosophical writing regarding soul-searching at its finest. I love such books of self-examination, of people trying to make sense of themselves and human nature. Plus, I found much of his wisdom to be personally helpful and unforgettable, captured in my book journal, filled with notes. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟

MrBook Ah, one I remember fondly! I must re-read it! Thank you for the reminder! 1w
Joyfulmimi You are surely welcome @MrBook 1w
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Reveries of the Solitary Walker | Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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I think I am going to remain in my philosophical reading mood for a bit longer. 🤓

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Bailedbailed

She basically told a “mistruth” for no good reason and I read the other reviews. I don‘t have time for this just after reading such a wonderful book. There‘s too many other great books I need to find and read. I get it. Your father was not your biological father.

BarbaraBB Haha great review (the book is on my tbr, but I now am thinking of unstacking!) 2w
Joyfulmimi It‘s not for ME @BarbaraBB 2w
Joyfulmimi I decided that I may give her another chance when I am in the mood. I heard her interviewed today on a podcast. I do love her writing. 🤔 2w
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I am so irritated that, in this book, she clearly keeps saying that her father died in a car accident. In “Slow Motion”, the book including the story of her life after her parents‘ accident, he did not die until much later after the accident. So, is she a trustworthy memoir writer?

Lindy I haven‘t read her books. I wonder if she might be talking about two different fathers, one biological, one not? 2w
Joyfulmimi No. It‘s the same father. In Inheritance, she discovers after his death that he really was not her biological father. 2w
Joyfulmimi It‘s not a major issue in the story but it makes me not trust her @Lindy 2w
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Joyfulmimi I decided that she may have meant that her father as she knew him died in the accident although he did not die physically but yet she could have made this clearer @Lindy and all 2w
Lindy @Joyfulmimi The English language can be so ambiguous. 2w
Joyfulmimi I guess I like it when folks are explicit @lindy 2w
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To grasp the essence of this book it has to be read soon after “The Five People You Meet in Heaven”.‘ It not only explains that book but also them together makes this into a truly unforgettable reading experience. I thoroughly believe in Albom‘s concept of the way things work, that we are all connected. But, most importantly, I felt like I was there with all of them in Heaven. By the end, tears were running down my face. Unforgettable! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Waiting for my new granddaughter to be born any day now.
Favorite ice cream flavor: chocolate chip
I play the piano.

#Friyayintro

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SW-T How exciting! Hope all goes well 💕 3w
Joyfulmimi Thanks @SW-T ! We are very excited! This makes #4 for us!!! 3w
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This is captivating, reading this soon after reading “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” again. I don‘t want to put it down but work calls. (Sigh)

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A Room of One's Own | Virginia Woolf
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I now have this thing for Virginia Woolf. I think she‘s amazingly brilliant. I so agree with all of her viewpoints in this essay and I like her as a person. Like Toni Morrison, one has to understand and grasp her way of thinking and her use of language. I loved that challenge and now I am all in, ready to read all of her novels. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

KathyWheeler My favorite novel of hers is Orlando. 3w
Leftcoastzen Love Virginia! She was amazing! 3w
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A Room of One's Own | Virginia Woolf
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I am loving this conversation with Virginia Woolf, taking place inside of her head. Oh, if only I could stay here and read this in one sitting.

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I seldom if ever reread books but something compelled me to read this again and I am so glad I did. This is a book that I would dare to recommend for everyone to read. Such a sweet viewpoint about life. I believe this could very well be a true depiction of the way it is. I hope so. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Texreader I loved this book too. I recently read the sequel. Not quite as good but worth it. 4w
Joyfulmimi Thanks for sharing about the sequel. I was wondering @Texreader (edited) 4w
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Love, like rain, can nourish from above, drenching couples with a soaking joy. But sometimes, under the angry heat of life, love dries on the surface and must nourish from below, tending to its roots, keeping itself alive.

Photo: Pinterest

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I‘m back at my reading with a wonderful reread. 🥰

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Hey Littens! Been missing you!! It hasn‘t been a good reading year for me. Took me 3 whole weeks to read this one book. However, it was well worth it for me to take my time. Seneca “outlines his thoughts on how to live in a troubled world” and I needed to learn every lesson he taught me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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This book was mostly interesting and not that enjoyable to read. The author shared lots of interesting facts and thoughts about her famous parents‘ lives. However, I am left frustrated in knowing all that she certainly left out. She wrote this as a scientist and/or anthropologist would, not clearly and openly sharing her feelings about them. So, the reader is left guessing about many issues. 3/5

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What can I possibly say to reflect all my thoughts and feelings about this book? It certainly is on my shortlist of favorite and unforgettable books. Agee superbly describes every possible thought and emotion one has but does not necessarily openly express while experiencing a life tragedy. He furthermore addresses the complexities of different human relationships. If you want a touching glimpse into human nature, read this. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I just read the first chapter and it was so beautiful and touching. I am certainly hooked!

MicheleinPhilly Um, but what is that cover??? 3mo
Joyfulmimi I am not to sure about THAT @MicheleinPhilly. It‘s an old copy. Maybe it will make sense upon reading the book. 3mo
quirkyreader I like the mariposa wings on the vintage cover. 3mo
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Joyfulmimi I found the significance of the butterfly @MicheleinPhilly but it would be a Spoiler to share 🤓 2mo
MicheleinPhilly I read it in college but I have very little recollection of it. 😬 2mo
Joyfulmimi I really, really loved this book but I have a lot of grief issues so it really resonated with me @MicheleinPhilly 2mo
MicheleinPhilly OK, I‘m going to stack to re-read. 👍🏼 2mo
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On Living | Kerry Egan
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It‘s incredible how I have been finding the best books for me. As a geropsychologist in nursing homes, Kerry, a hospice chaplain, and I do the same work. Nothing to boast about, we must face difficult issues daily with our patients and with ourselves. In Kerry, I found a kindred spirit and a mentor. I know that I am not alone in my practices and beliefs and I learned a lot more about life in the midst of learning about about death. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Swann's Way (Centenary) | Marcel Proust
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Hi Littens! I have been missing you. I have gotten far behind on my reading lately. I had to make sure to come on and share with you my discoveries today at the Goodwill Store. I almost did not go and I am so glad that I did.

Bklover I have Swann‘s Way and have never read it. Would be a great buddy read book sometime. 😊 3mo
BarbaraBB Hi 🖐 good to see you back! 💕 3mo
Joyfulmimi Hey, My Book Friends! @Bklover @BarbaraBB 3mo
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I loved this book so very much. It gave me everything I need as a reader. Her writing was superb, making me feel I was truly in situations with her, feeling all of her deep feelings. There were many life lessons, the major and most inspirational one being that we truly “can start all over again” and do what‘s best for ourselves. The emotional intensity of this story was cathartic in the best ways for me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

umbrellagirl Or, should I say, her other memoir. 3mo
Joyfulmimi It‘s going to be amazing to read “Inheritance” after this book. I read “Devotion” in the past but can‘t recall it and she has written about her marriage @umbrellagirl 3mo
umbrellagirl @Joyfulmimi I haven‘t read any of her others yet but I plan to. Glad you liked this one. 3mo
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The story of my life these days...I want to stay home and finish this book, a memoir feeling like a novel, building up to a climax...

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I loved this little book. It has no chapters, feeling like a long, extended conversation with someone in our reading “tribe”. One of the greatest pleasures of reading is connecting with others who cherish the reading life as much as we do. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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About last night...I became so enthralled with this “big ole book” that I skimmed it from cover to cover. I learned a lot of different things including: I definitely will not and do not want to read all of these particular books; I even decided against some classics I thought I was gonna read; found books I had not heard of that I can‘t wait to read; reading 1 page book reviews is fun. It‘s really worth going through it, I think. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

vivastory There are a few people on here who are reading their way through the list. I have a couple of the editions. I love it. 4mo
Joyfulmimi Some things I cannot read about and enjoy because triggers. I was happy to find lots of new books that I did not know about @vivastory 4mo
BarbaraBB I am working my way through this list but are definitely not going to read all of them. It has led me to some great discoveries though, books I never would have learned about otherwise! 4mo
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Read what gives you delight-at least most of the time- and do so without shame.

(What a great little book!)
(Art: via Pinterest)

SW-T 😊😊😊 4mo
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Since this book basically recommends total positivity and no criticism, I will refrain from that in this review. I actually do think it‘s a great book, inspirational with lots of practical tips for helping one become a “fully functioning person”. It‘s a quick read and well worth it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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So very inspirational and motivational! I want to stay home and read this! I really needed it! Truly, reading can be therapeutic!

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I like Dani Shapiro, really relate to her on different levels, and plan to read her other books that I have not read. However, I found this one to be mediocre for me. She was repetitive in a number of essays which comprised this book which left me wanting more. I think it‘s worth a read though for those interested in writers and writing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Fill your ears with the music of good sentences. Reading great work is exhilarating.

UwannaPublishme 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 5mo
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Hey Book Lovers and Littens: I have been missing you over my sickness the past two weeks. Came out to the library and the Book Angels gifted me with finding the perfect book for my self. Even recommended by my Book Concierge @Liberty @bookriot

Lindy Glad you‘re feeling better. 🌻 5mo
rubyslippersreads This looks interesting. Glad you‘re back and feeling well. 😊 5mo
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megnews I loved her novel, Z, and this sounds right up my alley. Stacked. 5mo
Joyfulmimi Thanks! I will check on Z @megnews 5mo
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Maid to Match | Deeanne Gist
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This book was really putting a cramp in my reading. Rather than try to read it, I stopped reading for awhile and that can‘t happen. I skipped to the back to see how it ended and I‘ll just say I would really have been upset if I kept going. I love Biltmore but definitely not this kinda novel.

Soubhiville I love Biltmore! I accidentally sampled a little too much wine at my first ever wine tasting there 😳🍷🤣. Worth it! 6mo
Soubhiville But I totally support your bail! There are too many good books available to spend time with ones that don‘t click for you! 6mo
Joyfulmimi The wine tasting is definitely awesome and the wine as well @Soubhiville 6mo
Joyfulmimi I don‘t think the book does justice to the awesomeness of Biltmore and all the research she said she put into it @Soubhiville 6mo
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Maid to Match | Deeanne Gist
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I am going to try to keep going with this but it may be too much. I just want to hear about Biltmore and not his hands touching her spine. 🤣🤣🤣

megnews I‘ve had this off and on my tbr for this reason. 6mo
Joyfulmimi I so understand @megnews 6mo
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Maid to Match | Deeanne Gist
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She had no idea backs even had muscles.

(Wait a minute! What did I just read?)

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Maid to Match | Deeanne Gist
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I hereby declare myself a reformed book snob. I am enjoying this book so very much that I cannot open it unless I have lots of time available. I need more of such frivolity and romantic energy in my reading life. It certainly helps that it is a highly believable look at behind the scenes of Biltmore House which I recently visited.

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The caption captures how I feel about this book. I‘m a Sarton fan & still plan to read all her books.I relate to much of her life perspective & the journal includes gems of wisdom. But, her behavior during this year bothered me. She seemed to lack insight into her actions, doing the same things over and over that bothered her & then complaining about it. Guess she was honest but I wanted to pull her aside & say: “Why do you keep this up?” ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I love her and want to reach out and offer her some advice as I am reading this.

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To remain in the flow of my thought process about my age and stage and to remain in the company of an intriguing woman, I decided to read this. It was such a great choice. It is so delightful.

BookNAround I love May Sarton. 7mo
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I can‘t write a review precious enough to capture what this book has done for me. Although an avid reader, few books have touched me emotionally like this one has. Mary Pipher has been like a dear sister having a sacred conversation with me. She really, really understands this 64 yr old woman, as I truly understand her, especially since we are both psychologists “Let us embrace everything...as we navigate this last stretch of the river”⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

mcipher I haven‘t thought of her in years, but I remember one of her books being so precious and life changing for me! 7mo
Joyfulmimi Such an awesome woman and book! @mcipher 7mo
Suet624 We‘re the same age! Can‘t wait to read this. 6mo
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Joyfulmimi You will love it, I think @Suet624 6mo
Suet624 Your review sold me. 😁 nice work. 6mo
Crazeedi I'm 63 so this might resonate !! 6mo
Joyfulmimi I think it will. It surely did with me! @Crazeedi 6mo
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In this life stage, what saves most of us is love.

SW-T 🙂❤️ 7mo
Joyfulmimi Our granddaughter is so amazing and it is just as amazing to experience my Mr. as a grandfather @SW-T 7mo
Aimeesue Beautiful pic!❤️ 7mo
SW-T That picture radiates love ❤️ It‘s nice to see love in action these days 😊 7mo
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Yep, pretty much...carrying the book and journal around in my car.

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Wow! What an interesting story and a delightful read! Kiernan, by way of her beautiful writing, in-depth research and excellent perspective made what could have been a dry, boring story extremely captivating. It‘s especially awesome that I recently visited Biltmore House. I highly recommend both the book and a tour. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

ReadingEnvy I recently read a book which takes place there, from a different approach 7mo
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ReadingEnvy @Joyfulmimi oh cute!! 7mo
ReadingEnvy I live an hour from there so it's easy to visualize in my head ... Makes for a rich reading experience. 7mo
CouronneDhiver Super curious about this one 👍🏽 7mo
Joyfulmimi Well worth the read @CouronneDhiver 7mo
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“...the china boasted a gold and burgundy border, and when the flames emanating from one of the hall‘s three fireplaces were just right, the Baccarat crystal would catch their reflection.”-

Kiernan‘s writing is poetic. So delightful...

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My Reading Life | Pat Conroy
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Hey! Don‘t judge! I am a “Bibliophile”. When I get the opportunity, these purposefully chosen books are going into a huge bookshelf I just purchased. They will be classified according to the Dewey Decimal System. Came on here to share how I have have been disappointed with myself this morning, came in here and fiddled around with my books and I feel lots better. They are a great mood enhancer for me...Happy Valentine‘s Day, Book Collection

SW-T @Joyfulmimi Visiting my books makes me feel better too! That and going to the library are instant mood enhancers 💕 (edited) 7mo
Joyfulmimi Same with me exactly @SW-T 7mo
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To the right of the main hall was the Palm Court...The sunken space offered endless light and sky through its wood and glass dome and promised a sunny respite from winter‘s chill.

SW-T Love the photo😊 7mo
Joyfulmimi Thanks @SW-T 7mo
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“The season‘s star was the banquet hall...with three fireplaces at the one end and an organ gallery at the other”
(So fun reading this book after a visit to Biltmore.)

Erofan Beautiful picture! 7mo
Joyfulmimi It‘s beautiful there @Erofan 7mo
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It‘s such a delight reading this book after my visit to Biltmore Estate a few days ago.

Lauram I bought the book soon after my visit to the Biltmore a few years ago. I can‘t wait to read it and go back to my memories of this gorgeous estate. 7mo
Joyfulmimi It will be such a pleasure for you @Lauram 7mo
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My Reading Life | Pat Conroy
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Went to Biltmore House today and learned that George Vanderbilt had a lot in common with many of us bibliophiles. He kept a list of books read and even took one along, pictured, on his honeymoon.

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Books and reading are my go-to for everything. This was a perfect read as I begin to work diligently on our nonprofit in 2019. Her tips were detailed, yet presented simply, and extremely helpful. Along with that, the book was highly inspirational. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️