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McGlue by Ottessa Moshfegh
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The Princess of the Chalet School by Elinor Mary Brent-Dyer
McGlue | Ottessa Moshfegh
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I‘ve just started McGlue for a buddy read with @Cinfhen and @shawnmooney and I randomly picked up I‘ll Be Gone in the Dark yesterday and immediately read half of it.

I‘m going to need something sweet and jolly as a palate cleanser after these two. 😳😳

TrishB You definitely will! 1d
Mdargusch You will need some kind of fluff! 1d
Theaelizabet I‘ve been meaning to get to the McNamara. 23h
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LauraJ In my world, that is “sweet and jolly“! 23h
teainthelibrary I‘ll Be Gone in the Dark was so good but absolutely terrifying! Especially because I grew up in Sacramento and it‘s just a bit too close to home! 23h
ValerieAndBooks You may remember that I grew up in the same area and same time frame as the attacks! It was truly a terrifying time. So glad he was caught but sad McNamara didn‘t live to see that happen. 21h
Erinreadsthebooks I liked both of those books 🙌 21h
Cinfhen I‘m liking McGlue and I thought the McNamara was good....I thought it was a little overhyped 🤷🏼‍♀️ 11h
Cathythoughts Gone in the Dark is so good & yes! .. so readable 9h
LeahBergen @Theaelizabet It‘s compulsively readable! 21m
LeahBergen @LauraJ 😆😆 20m
LeahBergen @teainthelibrary I‘m not usually too freaked out by true crime but this guy?? His scuttling around on rooftops and stacking dishes on the husbands‘ backs so they wouldn‘t move?? Terrifying. 18m
LeahBergen @ValerieAndBooks I remember you mentioning that now!! 😳😳 Did you grow up in Sacramento or one of the other areas he was in? 17m
LeahBergen @Erinreadsthebooks Good to hear! 👍🏻 16m
teainthelibrary @LeahBergen also how he would change his tone of voice to be all high pitched?? So. Freaking. Creepy. 15m
LeahBergen @Cinfhen I think that‘s why I always wait to read books after their hyped stage (hype annoys me 😆😆). 14m
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts And bloody scary, too! 😳 14m
LeahBergen @teainthelibrary And cry to his mother?? 😳 13m
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My second May-titled book this month and so far, so delightful.

Perfick! 😉


Reviewsbylola I bought this one for @mdargusch for Christmas! 4d
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola You‘re a good daughter! 👏🏻👏🏻 4d
mabell I love the illustration 😍 4d
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Cathythoughts Ahhhh 👍🏻💕💕 3d
saresmoore This sounds (and looks) like great fun! 3d
Mdargusch Yes! Now I need to read it @Reviewsbylola 🤩 3d
Aimeesue This book made me very hungry. 19h
LeahBergen @Mdargusch You should read it when you need something light and silly. I loved it! 11m
LeahBergen @Aimeesue Me, too! And I think I want a ship-shaped cocktail cart now. 😆😆 11m
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It‘s a long weekend here in Canada! ??

Happy Victoria Day (and Journée Nationale des Patriotes)!

catebutler Happy long weekend! 4d
LeslieO Enjoy! 4d
Dragon 👍😀🇨🇦 4d
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LeahBergen @catebutler @LeslieO Thanks, you two! 😘 4d
Tanisha_A Ooh! Enjoy! 4d
rohit-sawant Awesome! Enjoy! 4d
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#LittlestThings (like little classics that fit on your littlest shelf ❤️).

Fun fact: This is the little copy of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall that I read on my honeymoon (MANY years ago) in Venice. Perhaps not the best marriage-themed novel to go with, you think? 😆


BarbaraBB I‘d love a picture of all your shelves... all are gorgeous, I‘m sure 💕 6d
Texreader Love it! 6d
ephemeralwaltz How beautiful! I hope to have a shelf like yours one day! 6d
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Aimeesue Tenant on your honeymoon! Brave choice! 😂 6d
batsy Oh dear 😂 This shelf gives me all the happy feels! 😍 6d
rohit-sawant What @batsy said! 😍 5d
rubyslippersreads I love little books, and these are gorgeous! 😍 5d
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB Well, some are nicer than others. I only show the tidier ones. 😆😆 4d
LeahBergen @Aimeesue Right? Amazingly, we‘re still together. 😆 4d
LeahBergen @rohit-sawant @batsy Thanks, you two! 😘😘 4d
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Love for Lydia | H.E. Bates
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All the boys in a small 1950s English town are #HookedOnAFeeling - and that feeling is a love for Lydia. I‘m looking forward to reading this poignant, coming-of-age novel by the author of The Darling Buds of May.


Aimeesue Lydia the tattooed lady? 😂I really liked The Darling Buds of May. 7d
Leftcoastzen What a wonderful old copy! 7d
Cinfhen Great photo! I think of the Partridge Family when I hear this song and see the name Lydia... don‘t know why🤷‍♀️ 7d
batsy Love this photo, that vintage edition and that pen! ❤️ 7d
rohit-sawant Wonderful picture! 💙 Sounds like an interesting read. 6d
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Currently reading!

I picked this one up finally, because A). @emilyhaldi shamed me into it, and B). @saresmoore inspired me with her birthday Persephone shopping. 😄

First chapter down and it‘s WONDERFUL.


saresmoore 🥳👏 1w
BarbaraBB I thought so - after reading @saresmoore ‘s post. So I need this one too. I must control myself but I can‘t 🤦🏻‍♀️😘 1w
BarbaraBB Done. ✔️😬 1w
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LeahBergen @BarbaraBB 😆😆 Is this one of the two Persephones you ordered? 👏🏻👏🏻 1w
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen No.. this one makes three. I told you, no self control 😀. At all. 1w
LeahBergen Oh, I love it!!! 😆😆 Which three did you order? @BarbaraBB (oops! Forgot to tag you!) (edited) 1w
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen @BarbaraBB @saresmoore You‘re all tempting me. 😇😈😂 7d
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads Dooooo it! Place a biiiiiig whopping Persephone order. 😂😆😂😆 7d
saresmoore @rubyslippersreads Leah is a terrible influence and I wholeheartedly endorse her suggestion. 😁 7d
rubyslippersreads @saresmoore @LeahBergen I see you‘re both 😈😈 in this scenario. 😂 7d
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen This one, obviously, and 7d
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen Patience I had already bought the minute I read @emilyhaldi ‘s review. @rubyslippersreads it is better to stay away from people like Emily, Leah and @saresmoore, they are dangerous for your wallet 😂😂😘 7d
emilyhaldi LOL, somehow I missed this post?! Good to know that the shaming method works so effectively on you Leah 😆 I can't wait to hear your final review of this one!!! 5d
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Cassandra at the Wedding | Dorothy Baker
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Back to the NYRB shelf with you, little book. I award you 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!

A cleverly witty novel, written with such elegant intensity that I couldn‘t put it down and yet almost dreaded to pick it up again when I did.

What a great start to our #NYRBBookClub and a perfect first choice, @BarbaraBB ! I‘m looking forward to our end-of-the-month discussion.


saresmoore Well said! I am feeling the same way about it. 2w
Leftcoastzen Right!? I savored this book. 2w
merelybookish So much love for Cassandra! 2w
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Liz_M Beautiful picture! 2w
Theaelizabet Agree with everything you wrote...and I want that shelf! 2w
vivastory Definitely a 5 ⭐book for me. I won't be forgetting Cassandra anytime soon. 2w
batsy A fantastic book! And a fabulous shelf 😍 2w
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m seeing all the love for Cassandra! Your shelf 😍 2w
Kalalalatja That shelf 😍😍 2w
BarbaraBB What a gorgeous shelf and I agree that I also dreaded picking the book up again. I think I dreaded finishing it! 2w
Tanisha_A Oh my, that shelf! 🤩 2w
Amyegia Loooove this book! 1w
sisilia Whoooaaaa I love the row of NYRBs 😍 5d
emilyhaldi Dying for a full view of that NYRB shelf 😍 5d
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Found at today‘s book sale:

Okay, this one might be a bit obscure if you‘re not Canadian but I was thrilled to find this first edition of the author‘s second book. Where are my French-Canadian lit lovers? 😉

Leftcoastzen Looks interesting! So great to find a first in pretty good shape! 2w
batsy And such a charming cover! (sorry to be comment spamming you, but your book finds today have me very excited 😂) 2w
merelybookish Beautiful! I found one of her books recently. (Street of Riches.) A US first edition. 2w
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Cathythoughts Yes o agree with @batsy a charming cover 👍🏻♥️ 2w
llwheeler Great find! 2w
Lindy This is one we studied in high school Langue et Literature class. 💕 2w
Reviewsbylola I gotta say, the title doesn‘t excite me. 😆 Adorable book tho! 2w
LeahBergen @Leftcoastzen It‘s always a treat, isn‘t it? 2w
LeahBergen @batsy Hey, I just “book sale spammed” you so I think we‘re even. 😉 2w
LeahBergen @merelybookish Ohhh, nice! 👍🏻 2w
LeahBergen @Lindy I prefer the French title. 2w
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola Right?? That title! 😆 It IS better in French (see above). (edited) 2w
Chrissyreadit I don‘t know why I did not think of this- but can you recommend any good French Canadian books that come in French and English? Or Younger book? My daughter is studying French and loves it. She is reading Candide now (French and English side by side). I hope to visit Canada this year so she can be immersed in French for a few days. 2w
LeahBergen @Chrissyreadit Oh, let me think on that! How old is she? And what‘s her (usual) favourite genre? 2w
Chrissyreadit @LeahBergen she will be 17 in July. She loves pretty diverse stuff. From Shakespeare to Eleanor and Park and Little Women, she‘s enjoying Candide. And Then There Were None was a favorite too. 2w
Chrissyreadit She said Homegoing was a favorite too. I think she would like a lot of books you typically post about. 2w
LeahBergen @Chrissyreadit She might like this author‘s first book which is a Canadian classic 2w
LeahBergen @Chrissyreadit Or this one (which I haven‘t read yet but seems a bit dark and twisted 😆) (edited) 2w
LeahBergen @Chrissyreadit Or this one (which I‘ve been meaning to read) 2w
LeahBergen @Chrissyreadit Oh! And there are fantastic graphic novels coming out of Quebec. She might find some of those fun to learn French with. 2w
LeahBergen @Chrissyreadit Let me ask some of the Francophone Litsy experts here! 😆 @CouronneDhiver @tournevis @writerlibrarian Do you have any good recommendations for a literary teen learning French? Please see above 👆🏻 (edited) 2w
LeahBergen @writerlibrarian Thank you! I totally forgot about 2w
Chrissyreadit @LeahBergen @writerlibrarian thank you so much! I will share your suggestions with her. Do you know easiest place to order books in French? 2w
writerlibrarian Leslibraires.ca you will pay way too much through Amazon or renaudbray.ca you can choose whichever indépendant book store you want through leslibraires.ca if you want suggestions let me know. @Chrissyreadit (edited) 2w
writerlibrarian @Chrissyreadit I just thought of another author Kim Thuy she is amazing 2w
RaimeyGallant *slinks away because I haven't read a French Canadian author since high school* 1w
Lindy @Chrissyreadit It sounds like your daughter enjoys being challenged. Good for her! I second @writerlibrarian suggestion of anything by Kim Thuy. Other slim novels published in both languages include Little Beast (Julie Demers); Kuessipan (Naomi Fontaine) and 1w
Lindy @Chrissyreadit And one of my very favourite Québécois novels: 1w
Chrissyreadit @Lindy thanks!!! You are all amazing. Now to figure out how to order the books in French, not English. 1w
LeahBergen @Lindy I should‘ve tagged you, too, for this! Thanks. 😘 1w
LeahBergen @RaimeyGallant Right?? 🤫 1w
Chrissyreadit @writerlibrarian I‘m going to show her the library link you shared. Can anyone use it? I think getting a book she can mark up to support translation and studying might be easier- but I‘m also figuring this out. Pretty excited in a geeky way. I promised her a trip to Quebec too. 1w
LeahBergen @Chrissyreadit Check out amazon.ca and chapters.indigo.ca to start. 1w
Chrissyreadit @LeahBergen thank you!!! 1w
writerlibrarian @Chrissyreadit yes you can use the links. 🙂 1w
writerlibrarian @Chrissyreadit yes you an use both links they ship the books through the mail. 🙂 1w
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Found at today‘s book sale:

Yet ANOTHER author I‘ve been meaning to read for years. Any fans of this trilogy?

batsy Nice find! I've been meaning to read her, particularly this trilogy, for years too 😉 2w
readordierachel I'm loving that cover! 2w
BarbaraBB No, I‘ve been meaning to read this too for years. I did read and enjoyed this one though. (edited) 2w
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CarolynM I tried The Country Girls once, but couldn't get into it. Might have just been a case of poor timing, but I've never tried again. 2w
Theaelizabet I read the first one. Works if you keep the publication date and the fall out that occurred in mind (condemnation from the pulpit, book burnings, etc.). The story seems so tame now. 2w
Lindy I read the first one and loved it. 👍 2w
Reviewsbylola I‘ve been meaning to read her too! 2w
saresmoore I‘ll jump on the good intentions bandwagon. Beautiful edition! 2w
LeahBergen @batsy Buddy read in seven years? 😆 2w
LeahBergen @readordierachel It‘s kinda groovy, isn‘t it? 😄 2w
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB I always thought that one sounded great, too! 2w
LeahBergen @CarolynM Oh oh! 😳 2w
LeahBergen @Theaelizabet I‘d always heard about how scandalized the Irish public was about this one. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
LeahBergen @Lindy Oh good! 👍🏻 2w
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola @saresmoore Well, let me know if either of you ever feel like reading it! 2w
Leftcoastzen On my TBR forever! 2w
LeahBergen @Leftcoastzen Right? 🙄 2w
emilyhaldi Yes, need to read this trilogy!!! Preferably that edition .... 5d
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Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook | Joyce Lankester Brisley
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Found at today‘s book sale:

I don‘t know how I didn‘t find this as a child but Lucy Mangan‘s book, Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading, made me want to read it!

rubyslippersreads Did you leave anything for anyone else at this sale? 😂 2w
Leftcoastzen Cool! 2w
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Rissreads I loved Milly Molly Mandy as a kid 💜 2w
Birdsong28 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 Such a good book, my mum read this as a little girl and would use the map in the front as she read the stories. I have also read this. 📚📖 2w
Blaire I‘ve never read this one but now I want to as well as the book that led you to it. Stacked and stacked. 2w
Aimeesue Mangan's book was the first time I'd heard of it - I was curious about it too. 2w
Reviewsbylola I found this when I was in England! I was so happy to discover it! 2w
Reviewsbylola Yours is in much better condition than mine though. 2w
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads No. I did not. 😆😆 Well, to be truthful... I didn‘t leave anything for anyone who has my (slightly weird) taste. So you would be out of luck. 😆😆 2w
LeahBergen @Birdsong28 The map at the frog is SO cute!! 2w
LeahBergen @Blaire 😆😆 2w
LeahBergen @Aimeesue It seems quite lovely! 2w
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola Mine is a newer reprint. Yours is much nicer! 😄 2w
Chrissyreadit Yes- this is a book I was curious about because it is mentioned in other books. 2w
Leftcoastzen Speaking of weird taste , I have been at book sales where I pull several books that belonged to the same person, known because of bookplate or address label .And I think I wish I knew this person, we have the same taste in books! 2w
LeahBergen @Leftcoastzen That‘s happened to me at sales, too! I love it! 2w
Centique Oh my lord, this book was my first literary love. 😍😍😍 I even had a cat called Milly Molly Mandy as a child. 😻 7d
LeahBergen @Centique That is seriously the best cat name ever!! ❤️❤️ 7d
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Fortune Is a Woman | Winston Graham
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Found at today‘s book sale:

I didn‘t know the author of the Poldark series wrote suspense novels (and I just discovered he wrote Marnie, which was made into a Hitchcock film).

Eyelit I‘m loving that cover! You scored some great finds 😃 2w
LeslieO What a pretty book! 2w
Texreader My mom‘s a Poldark fan and read all the books (and I hope to someday), so I‘ll have to look for these books for her too!! 2w
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Melissa_J I like this cover, too! 2w
batsy What a great cover! And that's so cool about the author. 2w
readordierachel Ooo 😍 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Oooo 😍 2w
Cathythoughts This looks interesting & yes a great cover 2w
Theaelizabet Marnie? Who knew? 2w
youneverarrived Love the cover 😍 2w
Reviewsbylola I swear, I need to go to your book sales. So many good finds! 2w
LeahBergen @Texreader You should! 👏🏻👏🏻 2w
LeahBergen @Theaelizabet Right? I was surprised! 2w
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola Family trip to Canada?? 😆 Ohhh! That would be FUN. 2w
DivineDiana Love this post! ❤️ 2w
Suet624 I had no idea! 2w
BiblioLitten I love the cover! 😍 1w
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Our Glad | Joyce Warren
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Found at today‘s book sale:

I have no idea if this is any good but ... come on! That cover! 😆😆

rubyslippersreads Great cover! 2w
Melissa_J Yes, that cover is awesome 😎 2w
Palimpsest ❤️ 2w
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mrp27 😍😍😍 2w
saresmoore Excellent! 2w
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads @Melissa_J @Palimpsest @mrp27 @saresmoore I kind of like the cover girl‘s dress. 😆 2w
DivineDiana What a fantastic book sale! Who could resist that cover? 2w
LeahBergen @DivineDiana I couldn‘t! 2w
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Whisky Galore | Sir Compton Mackenzie
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Found at today‘s book sale:

I‘ve never read anything by this author and thought I‘d take a chance on this 1947 comedic novel set in Scotland (I always thought I‘d like to start with his Monarch of the Glen, but 🤷🏻‍♀️). Has anyone read it? How about you, @Crinoline_Laphroaig ? 😆

Melissa_J Well that one looks like good fun 😂 2w
LeslieO You really scored some good ones today. 2w
mabell Fun! 😄 2w
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Leftcoastzen This book by him, very early, was a big influence on Fitzgerald and Orwell. 2w
Theaelizabet Great finds! I‘ve heard this is somewhat of a regional classic. Made into a movie, I think? 2w
LeahBergen @Leftcoastzen Really? That‘s cool! 2w
LeahBergen @Theaelizabet Yes, I read that it WAS made into a (pretty successful) movie. 2w
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The Constant Nymph | Margaret Kennedy
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Found at today‘s book sale:

I‘ve been wanting to read this one for a while ... and a Virago green cover? 👍🏻

Leftcoastzen Yay! Virago Green! 2w
Leftcoastzen Looks like it‘s in great shape too! 2w
Melissa_J I love that cover! 2w
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batsy Ahhh! 😍 😍 2w
erzascarletbookgasm That cover 👌 2w
merelybookish Gorgeous! 2w
saresmoore Oooh! 2w
LeahBergen @Leftcoastzen I‘m so fussy about them, too. I hate when the paper is discoloured. 😆 2w
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Found at today‘s book sale:

Volumes 1 and 2 of Quentin Bell‘s biography of his aunt (I‘d been waiting to find these hardcover Hogarth Press editions 👍🏻).

Booksnchill Score!! 2w
Leftcoastzen I have them and love them ! Great find! 2w
batsy Well done, you! Amazing find. 2w
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erzascarletbookgasm Great finds! 2w
merelybookish Beautiful! 😍 2w
kathedron Serious envy over here! 😍 2w
Tanisha_A Wow wow wow! I love Woolf! 2w
Theaelizabet Fabulous! 2w
youneverarrived Ohh great finds 👍 2w
saresmoore Leah, you put my booksale shopping to shame! 2w
LeahBergen @Leftcoastzen I was so excited! 2w
LeahBergen @saresmoore Let‘s go together one day! 😄 2w
saresmoore Yes, please! 2w
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And I went to the second of my city‘s two big book sales today!


Libby1 Show us your new treasures later, please! ❤️📚❤️ 2w
BarbaraJean I love that sign! 2w
saresmoore Aaaaand? What‘d you get? 2w
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Leftcoastzen Their sign is awesome! 2w
Aimeesue That sign! 😂😂😂 2w
DivineDiana Perfect! 2w
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The Blue Castle | L. M. Montgomery
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Well, isn‘t that a fun little coincidence? 😄

Avidreader25 I love it when that happens! 2w
BiblioLitten 💕😃 2w
Blaire Yes! Always makes me feel I‘ve picked the right book. 2w
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saresmoore This book! 💙 2w
Aimeesue I adore seasonally appropriate timely reading. ❤️ 2w
Jas16 I could talk for hours about how much I love this book. 2w
StephanieMarie This is one of my favourite books!!! 💖 2w
Cathythoughts Ahhhh ! A May morning 👍🏻 2w
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The Blue Castle | L. M. Montgomery
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I‘m just about to start this one (a buddy read with @Sarah83 and @rubyslippersreads ).


SharonGoforth Gorgeous cover!!! 2w
bookandcat I loved this book so very much. 2w
Suet624 Such a pretty color. 2w
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BiblioLitten 💙 2w
saresmoore Oh, I am coveting this edition! 2w
batsy 😍😍 2w
Libby1 💙 2w
StephanieMarie Lovely edition!!! 2w
Sarah83 And a fitting bookmark. I am impressed 😍 2w
rubyslippersreads @Sarah83 So am I. 😍 I‘ll post a picture of my edition soon. 2w
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James Lees-Milne worked for The National Trust in its early days and travelled around, staying with aristos and trying to get them to sign over their properties.

This small book is excerpts from his super catty and gossipy diary of that period and it‘s a riot. He definitely gets bonus points from me for being great friends with the Mitford Girls (he was in love with their brother).

#GimmeShelter (in a country house, please).


gossamerchild That sounds like a fun read! 2w
HardcoverHearts MUST READ!!! Thank you for posting! 2w
Cinfhen Where is @rubyslippersreads and the Dargusch gang??? I feel like this book is calling them @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola 2w
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rohit-sawant Such a fascinating book! Stacking! 2w
CarolynM 👏👏👏 Great choice! 2w
LauraJ Historical cattiness is so fun! 2w
Susannah Oh, this sounds awesome! 2w
batsy This sounds great! I'd love to take shelter in a country house myself 😆 2w
saresmoore I don‘t think you could have possibly blurbed this in a way that would make me want to read it more! 2w
Moray_Reads I love these editions, they're gorgeous! 2w
rubyslippersreads @Cinfhen Here I am! This sounds right up my alley. 😊 2w
LeahBergen @gossamerchild @HardcoverHearts @Cinfhen @rohit-sawant @CarolynM @LauraJ @Susannah @batsy @saresmoore @rubyslippersreads I‘ve been meaning to hunt down his full published diaries ever since reading this slim volume. He‘s quite the character. 2w
LeahBergen @Moray_Reads Aren‘t they? I only have this one from the series. 2w
Moray_Reads @LeahBergen I only have one too, but I love the covers 2w
Mdargusch You‘re right @Cinfhen Stacking! 2w
Melissa_J I love the cover! 2w
Reviewsbylola Hahaha it‘s been a wild week!! @Cinfhen 2w
emilyhaldi Well that was an easy stack 2w
Aimeesue Slightly Foxed had a piece on him if I remember correctly. 2w
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Cassandra at the Wedding | Dorothy Baker
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Here I go! I‘m still on the first chapter but already captivated. 👍🏻


Mdargusch I have this but I haven‘t had time to start it. It‘s getting good reviews. 👍🏼 2w
Theaelizabet Enjoy! 2w
Leftcoastzen It is captivating! 2w
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BarbaraBB Enjoy 💕 2w
batsy Can't wait to see what you think! 2w
Aimeesue Oooh, I have that one! I haven't read it yet, though. 2w
LeahBergen @Mdargusch I‘m really enjoying it! 2w
LeahBergen @batsy So far, so good! 👍🏻 2w
LeahBergen @Aimeesue You should read it this month and join in for our discussion 👍🏻 2w
Aimeesue @LeahBergen Maybe I will! 2w
Reviewsbylola When do we discuss? I‘ve got a few books I have to get to before this one. 2w
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola At the end of the month, I believe? 2w
vivastory I can't wait to see what you think. I adored it! 2w
BarbaraBB End of the month indeed, @Reviewsbylola @LeahBergen. I think @vivastory will set a date? Did you get my email Scott? 💕 1w
vivastory @BarbaraBB I will check tonight. 🙌 1w
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House-bound | Winifred Peck
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Book mail!

@Reviewsbylola ... you made me order the tagged one. 😄


Aimeesue Ooooooooh! ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
catebutler The best book mail! 👏🏼 2w
LauraBeth 😍😍 2w
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Lcsmcat Beautiful bookmarks! 2w
elkeo_TheBookDragon @Jess_Read_This Check out these beauties! Onto the TBR! 2w
MargaretPinardAuthor Beautifully arranged :) do you have a subscription going with Persephone? I have been contemplating one... 2w
Reviewsbylola I‘m pleased to be your enabler. 😆 2w
batsy 😍😍 2w
Eyelit Oh so pretty pretty! 💗 2w
LeahBergen @Aimeesue @catebutler @LauraBeth @Lcsmcat @batsy @Eyelit I may have a slight ‘Persephone Problem‘. 😆 2w
LeahBergen @elkeo_TheBookDragon How is your Persephone collection coming along? 😆 2w
LeahBergen @MargaretPinardAuthor I don‘t have a subscription but I HAVE contemplated asking for a 6 or 12 month one as a gift. 😆 2w
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola And @emilyhaldi is just as bad ... I just ordered Patience, too. 😆😆 2w
emilyhaldi I was about to say!! Why don‘t I see Patience here 🤔 thank goodness it‘s already on its way 😆 2w
rubyslippersreads How did I miss this enabling post? 😂 7d
elkeo_TheBookDragon My collection is nothing like yours! But now you have me looking at their website...no self control... 2d
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Hangsaman | Shirley Jackson
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There‘s some “red” on that right hand. Sorry, it was the best I could come up with! 😆


Cinfhen I kind of like what you did here 😍 2w
Reviewsbylola I love this cover!! 2w
batsy Lovely stack 💜 2w
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erzascarletbookgasm Love these Penguin Classics editions 🙂 2w
rohit-sawant Fantastic cover! 💜 2w
LeahBergen @Cinfhen 😘😘 2w
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola @batsy @erzascarletbookgasm @rohit-sawant I really, REALLY like what Penguin did with all these Jackson covers. 👍🏻 2w
BiblioLitten Great cover and great choice! 😃 2w
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It‘s always a grand mail day when The Persephone Biannually (and bookmark) shows up.

#DontStopMeNow ... I‘m off to read the whole thing! 😆


catebutler A highlight for me too! 3w
Reviewsbylola You can do some real damage! 3w
Cathythoughts Beautiful cover & bookmark ♥️♥️ 3w
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Tanisha_A 😍 2w
rohit-sawant Echoing @Cathythoughts! Love this! 💕 2w
mklong I‘m saving mine for the weekend, but I‘m already using the bookmark. I‘m a Persephone newbie, so I had no idea this little gem was coming. 2w
kspenmoll Gorgeous! Drooling! 2w
LeahBergen @mklong Isn‘t it great? I always enjoy the short story and mini reviews of their books by bloggers. 2w
quirkyreader I am still waiting for mine to show up. 2w
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Frost In May | Antonia White
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I awoke to a fresh blanketing of snow this morning 🙄 so this seemed like an appropriate title to finally pick up and start.

This 1933 novel was the first book to be (re)published as a Virago Modern Classic. 🍎

readordierachel How apropos! Sorry about the snow ❄ 3w
PurpleyPumpkin Honestly, I think we've had enough winter!! 3w
Crazeedi Snow?! Oh no!!!🤨 3w
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batsy Oh no! However, great excuse to start this book! It's been on my TBR for ages 😆 #whatsnew 3w
UwannaPublishme Oh my! 😲We‘re having the craziest weather this year. 3w
TrishB Snow 😱 3w
RaimeyGallant We got snow yesterday, but not enough to blanket anything. :) 3w
Weaponxgirl First time I read this I hated it because of what the character goes through, then I couldn‘t stop thinking about it for days afterwards and realised how amazing it was to have made me feel that way. My obsession with viragos had been never ending from then on. 2w
LeahBergen @batsy @rubyslippersreads I‘m about halfway through and super impressed. I‘m findings the whole early 1900s convent school story appallingly fascinating (probably because I‘m NOT Catholic so it‘s all new to me 😆). I heartily recommend it. 2w
LeahBergen @Weaponxgirl I‘m so invested in the story at the halfway mark! Was this your first Virago read? I‘m a big fan! 2w
Weaponxgirl This was my second after this one. Then I was hooked from then on. There‘s three more after this one that are also semi autobiographical and unofficially following the same character that I love. 2w
LeahBergen I recently read All Passion Spent, too, and I‘ve already been eyeballing the rest of Antonia White‘s books in this series. 😆 @Weaponxgirl (edited) 2w
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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I‘m not much of a Star Wars fan, so ........ 😆😆

(Photo credit: Drunk Austen).

Tanisha_A 😂 3w
rubyslippersreads 😍😂 3w
LibrarianRyan Your forgiven. This one is good!!! 3w
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wanderinglynn ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
catebutler Love this!! 😂 3w
GypsyKat ❤️😂😂😂 3w
julesG 👏😍😂 3w
Birdsong28 This is definitely the better version of this 😍😍😍😍📚📖 3w
WhatWouldJaneDo Lol I was just thinking about posting this since I'm not a Star Wars person either. #JaneitesNotJedis 3w
janeycanuck 😍 This is my new favourite Star Wars thing (previously - ewoks) 3w
iread2much 😂😂😂 3w
Dragon Oh this is so awesome! 💚💚💚 3w
merelybookish Much better than Star Wars! 3w
CouronneDhiver Yes. Much better 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 3w
DebinHawaii This is perfect!!! 🎉😘❤️ 3w
Redwritinghood Perfect! 3w
batsy Thank you for this. Brilliant 😂 3w
LauraBeth YES! 🙌 3w
elkeo_TheBookDragon Brilliant 😹😹 3w
AceOnRoam 🤣🤣 3w
Vinjii 👏 👏Oh, this one is good! 👏 2w
BiblioLitten 😂😂😂 2w
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A Tangled Web | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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And the final ones from my charity book sale haul.

I was so excited to find these two as I‘ve never read them before. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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Lcsmcat I love those covers. 3w
rubyslippersreads Gorgeous! I love Jane (though it‘s time for a reread). 3w
Jas16 Amazing finds! 3w
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readordierachel 😍😍 3w
quietjenn Jane is one of my favorites! 3w
catebutler Oh! These are beautiful editions!! 3w
merelybookish Jealous!! 3w
batsy Want! 😍 3w
Sarah83 I didn't know that she wrote so many books 😍😁 3w
LeahBergen @Lcsmcat Aren‘t they fab? 😆 3w
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads @quietjenn I‘m so looking forward to my first Jane read! 👏🏻 3w
LeahBergen @Jas16 @readordierachel @catebutler @merelybookish @batsy Thanks for letting me share my Montgomery spam with SOMEONE that appreciates them. 😆😆 3w
LeahBergen @Sarah83 I know! She wrote a lot, actually (and many short stories and poems, too). 3w
tpixie Wow! The author!!!! ♥️♥️♥️ 3w
Melissa_J How did I miss these posts? What fabulous finds 😊 3w
Reviewsbylola Whatever sales you‘re going to, I want in!! 3w
BiblioLitten 😍😍😍 2w
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Emily Climbs | L M Montgomery
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Two more from my big charity book sale LM Montgomery haul.

(These are my favourite editions/covers to collect).

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bookandcat !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 3w
Lcsmcat Beautiful! 3w
rubyslippersreads My favorite covers too. 😍 3w
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mabell Wow 😳😍❤️ 3w
readordierachel So pretty! 3w
catebutler So pretty! 3w
merelybookish You're killing me. 😆 3w
HardcoverHearts Those covers! Gah! 3w
charl08 Lovely! I think the Emily one is my favourite - wht a beautiful cover. 3w
batsy Beautiful ❤️ such treasures! 3w
Rissreads Such gorgeous covers 💙 3w
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads I knew it! 😉 3w
LeahBergen @charl08 I know! I love it, too! 3w
elkeo_TheBookDragon These covers are amazing! 3w
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I went to one of my city‘s big charity book sales (we have two annual ones) and hit the mother lode of vintage LM Montgomerys. 😳😳

Forgive me while I “Montgomery spam” your feeds. 😆😆

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alisahar 😍 3w
bookandcat THAT IS A JACKPOT OMG 😱 3w
Texreader Beautiful! 3w
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Lcsmcat Wow! 3w
rubyslippersreads I‘m drooling. 😍 3w
kspenmoll I love the covers/ mediations you scored. 💕 wow. 3w
Shemac77 Wow!! Absolutely beautiful! 3w
merelybookish Wow!!! 3w
HardcoverHearts I have never hear of this author but those covers are lovely. 3w
batsy Check out Emily on that cover! 😆 These are amazing. 3w
LeahBergen @HardcoverHearts You might know her better as the author of Anne of Green Gables. I‘m a good little Canadian collector! 😆 3w
LeahBergen @batsy I don‘t usually double up on editions but I had to have this Emily. 😆😆 3w
HardcoverHearts @LeahBergen You know, I am not sure I ever paid attention to the author‘s name! 😳 You learn something new everyday. (Probably should have just googled that to not share my ignorance.) ha 3w
LeahBergen @HardcoverHearts That‘s what Litsy is for! I swear I learn something everyday on here and I‘m always saying “ohhhh, THAT‘S who wrote that!” 😆😆 3w
HardcoverHearts You are very kind. 😂🤣 3w
tpixie Great #BookHaul on these posts!!! 3w
Reviewsbylola Apparently someone unloaded their entire collection! 3w
Megabooks I‘ve looked at all three posts, and all I have to emote is 😍😍😍😍😍 3w
Aimeesue @batsy @LeahBergen Emily's hairdo is absolutely killing me! So bouffant! 😂 3w
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I started this one last night and I‘m finding it exceptionally well done so far. 👍🏻

(And the publishers really outdid themselves with this edition; the “naked hardcover” under the jacket displays all the victims‘ names).


Mitch I saw a stage / operatic adaptation of this last month and it was excellent. 3w
Bookish_B I have this but haven't read it yet. My cover is different though. And I didn't think to take off the jacket and see what's under there. I wonder if mine is like that too? 3w
LeahBergen @Mitch Oh, I bet that was amazing! 3w
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LeahBergen @Bookish_B Did you check your cover? 3w
Bookish_B @LeahBergen I forgot! 🤦🏽‍♀️ I'll try to remember tonight! 3w
DebinHawaii This is definitely on my list! 👍 3w
Reviewsbylola Wow, I kind of love it! 3w
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Cassandra at the Wedding | Dorothy Baker
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I just got back from a trip to Portland with my best friend and here‘s my book haul from Powell‘s. I‘m sad to report that my luggage was still 3 lbs under the weight restriction and I could‘ve bought more! 😆😆

(and I found the first read (tagged) of our new #NYRBBookClub 👏🏻👏🏻).


RadicalReader Book hauls are heaven on earth nothing better than spending a weekend reading so much fun and always enjoyable 4w
Aimeesue Lovely haul! I really like Bedford. 4w
jpmcwisemorgan I‘ve been to Powell‘s once - I had to ship the books home. 4w
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Leftcoastzen Ahhhhhhh,Powell‘s!😻 4w
Lindy Hahaha! You‘ve given me an idea for when I‘m in that situation (I‘d love to shop at Powell‘s). I will weigh my suitcase first, then I will know how many pounds of books I can buy. (Do they have a scale at Powell‘s for buying books by weight?) 4w
rabbitprincess The Dorothy Hughes books are great! 4w
vivastory Fantastic haul! I wasn't aware that there are multiple Hughes in NYRB. I adored 4w
Tamra Nice! 4w
Kalalalatja Great haul! 4w
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely haul! 👏 4w
Sarah83 Looks great 😍 4w
Cathythoughts Looking good 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
youneverarrived 😂 great haul!! 3w
merelybookish Awesome!! 3w
rubyslippersreads That Rosalind Lehmann! 😍 3w
LeahBergen @Aimeesue This is my first by her. 👏🏻 3w
LeahBergen @Leftcoastzen I know!! 😍 3w
LeahBergen @Lindy 😆😆 No scale to be seen at their checkout. Maybe you could carry your own little portable one when you go! 3w
LeahBergen @rabbitprincess Oh, good to hear! 3w
LeahBergen @vivastory I didn‘t buy that one (although I was sorely tempted to complete the set) because I own copies of Laura, The Blank Wall, and then bought the NYRB edition of In a Lonely Place. Isn‘t book-buying complicated? 😆 3w
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads It has such a pretty cover, too! I‘ve never read her before. 3w
Jakaranda I heard your best friend is pretty, pretty, pretty amazing. 3w
LeahBergen @Jakaranda That she is. 😉 3w
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 I thought you must be buying books somewhere! 3w
CarolynM Tsk! Tsk! Not trying hard enough😂😂😂 3w
batsy I took a screenshot of this to peer at closely during my leisure 😂 Fabulous haul! 3w
BookNAround How disappointing not to reach the weight limit! 😂 Good haul though. 3w
LeahBergen @TrishB I‘m glad you missed me! 😆😆 3w
LeahBergen @CarolynM @BookNAround Right? I‘m ashamed of myself. 😆 3w
LeahBergen @batsy Haha! I love it! 😆 3w
UwannaPublishme 😂😂😂 3w
rohit-sawant Oo, love this! 😍 3w
sisilia Omg I see The Hunting Gun. That‘s my all time fav 😍 3w
BiblioLitten 😍 3w
LeahBergen @UwannaPublishme That could‘ve been like 3 more hardcovers. Right? 😆 3w
LeahBergen @rohit-sawant 😘 3w
LeahBergen @sisilia I‘m so looking forward to it! 😍 3w
Reviewsbylola Lolol I don‘t think I‘ve ever had luggage under the limit. 😆😆 3w
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Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare! 🎭

rohit-sawant Awesome picture! 1mo
britt_brooke 😍 1mo
Izai.Amorim To be-rthday or not to be-rthday... 😂 1mo
rubyslippersreads I might need The Billionaire and the Bard to go along with The Millionaire and the Mummies. 😄 1mo
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The Pursued | C. S. Forester
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Marjorie comes home to find her sister dead, apparently by suicide. Marjorie‘s mother suspects something more sinister and is convinced she knows who the killer is. She slowly plots her revenge and (as the back of the book states) “who would suspect a neatly dressed, grey-haired widow of anything?”

I actually didn‘t know that this author (of The African Queen and the Hornblower series) wrote thrillers until I found this one.


wanderinglynn I didn‘t know (although I should‘ve) that The African Queen was a novel. I love the movie! Hepburn & Bogart give epic performances. 1mo
Cinfhen Another awesome find 🤩 1mo
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Mdargusch Oh boy! Stacking! 1mo
rabbitprincess I love his thrillers! Payment Deferred was my favourite. 1mo
Leftcoastzen I didn‘t realize he wrote thrillers either!Like my TBR needs more books. 1mo
batsy Oooh! 1mo
Cathythoughts Absolutely stacked 👍🏻 1mo
LeahBergen @wanderinglynn They certainly do! 😍 1mo
LeahBergen @Cinfhen 😘😘 1mo
LeahBergen @Mdargusch @Leftcoastzen @batsy @Cathythoughts I hope it‘s a good one. I just found it last weekend. 🤞🏻 1mo
LeahBergen @rabbitprincess Oh, good to know! Thanks. 😘 1mo
rubyslippersreads Sounds great! 1mo
emilyhaldi Another beautiful book, another one #stacked 😉 1mo
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Warlight: A novel | Michael Ondaatje
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My ‘currently reading‘ pile.

I should really be reading Warlight right now, as my IRL book club is meeting on Thursday, but I find myself caught up in Eleanor Oliphant. I picked it up for my 87-year-old mother-in-law (she needs it for her book club! 😍) and it looks like I‘m now doing a ‘quality-control‘ preread for her. 😆

monalyisha “Warlight” certainly wasn‘t a fast/compulsive read, but I hope you end up liking it as much as I did! 1mo
cathysaid How I miss Eleanor 💔 Tell her hello for me. 1mo
HardcoverHearts I fell into Warlight and Eleanor won my heart! I‘ll need to check out the third you have there. I know nothing about it. 1mo
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Gissy Loved, loved Eleonor!❤️ 1mo
Suet624 Oh Eleanor. 💕💕 1mo
Megabooks Such a good book!! 1mo
mabell “Quality Control” - how thoughtful! 😂 1mo
rubyslippersreads I have a Spring Magic, but haven‘t read it yet. And I loved Eleanor! 1mo
UwannaPublishme 😂😂😂 1mo
tpixie Lol Quality Control! Glad to know I my still be in a book club when I‘m 87 yo!! 1mo
Mdargusch It‘s a job someone needs to do so it might as well be you! 1mo
Andrew65 Agree with others, Eleanor is an excellent read. 😍 1mo
Melissa_J Once again I find my views on a book are contrary to this of the majority - I didn‘t like Eleanor at all and bailed on the book 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
LeahBergen @Melissa_J Oddly enough, I really enjoyed the beginning but then ended up giving it three stars (mostly because of its portrayal of mental illness and spectrum disorders). 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
emilyhaldi Ok well I was about to say "pick up Warlight NOW!!!" bc it's SO good. But then I saw you were reading Eleanor which I'm obsessed with so, carry on... (And now I see that you aren't in love with Eleanor so let me just say, pick up Warlight!!!!) 1mo
LeahBergen @emilyhaldi Ha! 😆 I ended up LOVING Warlight. 👍🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts Warlight has just moved up my list ♥️👍🏻 1mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I really enjoyed it! 1mo
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The Making of the Middle Ages | Richard William Southern
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Look at today‘s thrift shop find!

No slipcase 😠 but I couldn‘t leave them there, right?


readordierachel Wow, great finds! 1mo
Leftcoastzen They needed a good home , you did the right thing.😁 1mo
batsy Leaving them behind would have been so wrong 😆 1mo
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Cinfhen They were totally waiting for you!!! 1mo
Crazeedi These are awesome! 1mo
BarbaraBB Made for you! 1mo
Kalalalatja You did good! 1mo
TrishB Gorgeous 💜 1mo
Sarah83 Really great... And no, you couldn't leave them behind. 😍 1mo
rubyslippersreads I found this set in a thrift shop too. 😊 1mo
HKGirl Wow, great find! 😍 1mo
Aimeesue Wow! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads I THOUGHT you did! I checked for your post after I brought these home. 😄 1mo
Mdargusch Nice find! 1mo
DivineDiana You could not! 1mo
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The Nanny | Evelyn Piper
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Call me #Paranoid, but I‘m not sure I‘d trust this nanny with my children. 😆😆

(Isn‘t this 1964 cover the BEST?)


Leftcoastzen That cover is creepy good! 1mo
saresmoore Gah! 1mo
Mtroiano You have the best book covers! 1mo
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cobwebmoth She looks a bit like Lon Chaney. 1mo
Mdargusch That cover! 😳😳😳 1mo
Reviewsbylola That‘s a scary ass nanny. 1mo
Billypar I love it. The kid doesn't look as frightened as he should 😱 1mo
Suet624 Yikes! 1mo
readordierachel Terrifying! 1mo
emilyhaldi Holy hell 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm You have the knack for finding all the great vintage editions! 1mo
CarolynM 😂 1mo
batsy Oh lord 😂 1mo
Cinfhen What a cover!! 1mo
Cathythoughts 😬😬😬 1mo
Swe_Eva 😂😂😂 1mo
rubyslippersreads Thanks for the nightmares. 😂 1mo
LauraJ Was this a Bette Davis movie? 1mo
LeahBergen @LauraJ Yes! I haven‘t seen it, though. Have you? 1mo
LeahBergen @cobwebmoth She does! 😆 1mo
LauraJ @LeahBergen Yes! I‘m a fan of Bette Davis as the bad guy. 1mo
LeahBergen @LauraJ I‘ll definitely watch it after I read the book. 👍🏻 1mo
UwannaPublishme That movie was as creepy as this cover! 😱 1mo
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The Enchanted April | Elizabeth Von Arnim
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Why, yes ... I DO appreciate wisteria and sunshine
(and I‘d enjoy them even more with a few ‘necessary servants).

merelybookish What's a medevial Italian castle without the necessary servants?! 🙂 1mo
AlaMich I am definitely not living my best life. Maybe I could plant some wisteria...? 1mo
emtobiasz Just finished this one! It feels so seasonal ❤️ 1mo
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umbrellagirl I saw this film ages ago and loved it. I‘ll have to try the book. 1mo
Susannah I really enjoyed this book. Very light and soothing. 1mo
CarolynM ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
rubyslippersreads I love this movie, but I‘ve not yet read the book. 1mo
LeahBergen @AlaMich I was thinking the same about myself. 😉 1mo
LeahBergen @emtobiasz I‘m loving it! 1mo
LeahBergen @Susannah It‘s SO good. 💕 1mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads I thought I‘d seen the movie but I‘m not so sure now that I‘ve read more? I‘m loving the book so far and I‘ll definitely be watching the movie! 1mo
Izai.Amorim Especially the cook! 1mo
KarmonR Now I am in the mood to watch the movie again. 1mo
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The Enchanted April | Elizabeth Von Arnim
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Currently reading (because it‘s April). 🤷🏻‍♀️


umbrellagirl Gorgeous! I loved the film. 1mo
Texreader Beautiful cover! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm 💙 Oh Folio! 1mo
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Aimeesue 😍😍😍 1mo
Lcsmcat Beautiful ! 1mo
Tanisha_A And that's a perfect reason! Hahah. Such gorgeous edition 1mo
batsy So pretty! 1mo
rohit-sawant 😍😍 1mo
Sarah83 😍😍😍 1mo
rubyslippersreads What a gorgeous copy! 😍 1mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads And did you find a copy? 😆 I‘m loving it, so far! 1mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen Yes, I found a reasonably-priced copy with free shipping. 😊 1mo
Sarah83 Definitely 😍😍😍😍 1mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads Yayyy! 👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
KarmonR Great cover. 1mo
Tamra I have this cued up for a listen. 🎧 1mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon Fantastic cover!! 3w
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I‘m loving this gorgeously produced, dual biography of Woolf and Sackville-West. The actual biographical bits are short and ‘to the point‘ but it‘s magnificently illustrated with photos of the authors‘ homes and gardens.

Highly recommended!

catebutler This one is so good! 1mo
readordierachel Oooh 😍 I must find a copy of this! 1mo
kspenmoll So tempting! 1mo
daena Ooooo this looks good! 1mo
rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 1mo
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#MyGeneration sure loved Scholastic Book Services.

Well, okay... I loved Scholastic Book Services. These are all from my childhood bookshelf. 😆😆


Aimeesue Helen Keller was my childhood hero. I made my parents take me to her childhood home for a tour on a trip to Alabama when I was 7 or 8. But I would REALLY like to read about those wicked, wicked ladies! (edited) 2mo
Crazeedi I adored scholastic book services! Taking the flyer home and getting to pick a book, and if I was lucky maybe 2!! (There were 6 kids in my family). And then turning in the order and waiting for the day I got it. That was heaven😍 2mo
Mdargusch I can‘t believe you still have them! Lucky you! I couldn‘t wait for my girls to bring home those forms 💗 2mo
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emilyhaldi Those are fab!!! 2mo
Billypar I loved this too! I remember going over the catalog with my mom and making my selections: one of my earliest memories of book decisions. And when they came in- as exciting then as it is now 😁 2mo
TheLudicReader I loved Scholastic, too. (Still love getting the fliers at school.) There just weren't bookstores like there are now. At least not where I lived. 2mo
Billypar @Aimeesue Did you see the original title? I guess the publisher was thinking that kids would choose doubly wicked ladies in a haunted house more than wicked pigeon ladies in a garden? I have so many questions...😂 2mo
bookishdawg Great post - love seeing the “Wicked Ladies”! This was one of my first faves and finally tracked down a copy on eBay ❤️ 2mo
Cinfhen Now you‘re talking!!!! The original BOTM club! 😜 2mo
CatLass007 Loved Scholastic! I‘d buy 12-15 books every month. 2mo
Aimeesue @Billypar I guess kids don't think gardens are scary any mor. 😂 2mo
Melissa_J Loved the scholastic order forms and book fairs! 2mo
rubyslippersreads Now I want to track down A Sound of Crying. 😊 (edited) 1mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads I‘m afraid to reread it in case it‘s not as good as I remember. 😆 1mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen Did you know it‘s the first in a series? 1mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads No! Really?? I‘ve never looked up the author before (it‘s always just been on my “childhood reads” shelf)! 1mo
rubyslippersreads I also used to have a copy of The Wicked Ladies, but when an editor on the Betsy-Tacy listserv was looking for a copy they could use to republish it, I donated mine for the cause. 😊 1mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads Well, you certainly did your good bookish deed and book karma will reward you. 😆😆 1mo
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All Passion Spent | Vita Sackville-West
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Buddy-read time with @shawnmooney 👏🏻👏🏻 (and it‘s my first time reading Vita Sackville-West).

Here goes!

shawnmooney Loved the first 10 pages! 😍 2mo
LeslieO Love the cover! 2mo
vivastory What a great design! ♥ 2mo
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JennyM That cover! ❤️ 2mo
Kalalalatja Vintage always has such great design 👌 2mo
Tanisha_A 😍 2mo
Sarah83 What a great cover 😍 2mo
Cathythoughts This sounds really good ! Enjoy! Stacking 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
batsy I loved The Edwardians! Haven't read this; can't wait to hear what you think of it 2mo
zezeki That cover though 😍😍 2mo
Hollie I ❤️ your coaster! 2mo
jillrhudy I enjoyed this one! 💕 2mo
BiblioLitten The cover💓💕 2mo
LeahBergen @shawnmooney Me, too! 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I‘m really enjoying it so far! 😘 2mo
LeahBergen @batsy I have that one waiting on the shelf (I bought it at the same time as this one because of the cover 😂). This one is great so far! 👍🏻 2mo
LeahBergen @Hollie Thanks! 😊 2mo
LeahBergen @jillrhudy Oh, good! 👏🏻 2mo
Aimeesue @jillrhudy I was just thinking :Jillrhudy liked that one. Still have my first edition copy on my TBR shelf, waiting … 2mo
jillrhudy @Aimeesue just how big IS your TBR shelf? 2mo
Aimeesue @jillrhudy Basically all the front rows of the double stacked shelves. So… it‘s pretty darn huge. Blame it on the Book Sorting. 2mo
LeahBergen @Aimeesue I wanna see that copy! 😍😍😍 (and by the way, I am about halfway through this book and in LOVE). @jillrhudy 2mo
jillrhudy It IS wonderful. Such an unusual premise! @LeahBergen 2mo
Melissa_J I love this cover! 2mo
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OMG, Mariann!! What a wonderful, wonderful surprise to find in my mailbox! ❤️❤️ You chose a Persephone for me that I DON‘T own (and had just added to my “want” list while going through the catalogue again 😆)! I‘m so excited about the Austen book; it looks fantastic. I love the little British bookmarks and especially enjoyed your sweet letter.

Thanks so much for thinking of me on your recent trip, my friend!! 😘😘😘

Reviewsbylola She‘s the best! 🥰🥰🥰 2mo
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola She certainly is!!! 💕💕💕💕 2mo
BarbaraBB What a terrific present, it seems right up your alley ❤️ 2mo
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Tanisha_A How thoughtful and lovely! 2mo
batsy Ooh, these are lovely 😍 2mo
Mdargusch Yay! I was sweating 😅 on whether you had it already. Phew! 😘 2mo
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB She knows me well, it seems! 😆😆 2mo
LeahBergen @Tanisha_A @batsy Aren‘t they?? ❤️❤️ 2mo
LeahBergen @Mdargusch I just love it all so much. Everything is just perfectly chosen for me!! 😘😘😘 2mo
readordierachel How lovely! 2mo
emilyhaldi What a gift!! 💞 2mo
LeahBergen @emilyhaldi Your Mom‘s the best! 😘😘 1mo
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If walls could talk, mine would say “for the love of God and structural integrity, could you at least CONSIDER a book buying ban?”


StaceyKondla 😂😂 2mo
Izai.Amorim As long as you don‘t place the shelves in the middle of the room but along the walls, you‘re safe!! 😎 2mo
Melissa_J 😂😂😂😂 2mo
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merelybookish Oh silly walls! 😆 2mo
Caroline2 😆 2mo
vivastory Hush, walls. Nobody asked for your opinion! 😂 2mo
Hooked_on_books But, why? 🤷🏼‍♀️😂 2mo
Aimeesue Why are your wallls saying such terrible things to you? You need new walls. Clearly. 2mo
LeeRHarry 🤣 2mo
Mdargusch Love all these comments! 😆 2mo
Hollie I second @Aimeesue 2mo
rubyslippersreads I think shelves help prop up the walls. 😄 2mo
Lindy 😁😆🤗 2mo
saresmoore 😂 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Bahahaha!😂 2mo
Reviewsbylola 🤣🤣🤣 I‘ve given up and my bookshelf in my husband‘s office/game room has stacks of books surrounding it. Luckily it‘s the basement so my floor isn‘t about to cave in or anything. 😆 2mo
Reviewsbylola Also, do you have a lot of Worsley‘s books? I just read one of hers that I really liked so I‘m itching for more. 2mo
emilyhaldi NOPE! 2mo
Leftcoastzen 😂funny ,my house said the same thing! 2mo
kspenmoll 😂😂 perfect! Walls that speak. 2mo
LeahBergen @Izai.Amorim Whew! Thanks for easing the anxiety. 😆 2mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads I like your thinking. 👍🏻 2mo
Cinfhen Ha! 2mo
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola I have that one waiting on my shelf. 👏🏻 I really enjoyed her one about Austen. 2mo
UwannaPublishme 😆😆😆 2mo
Jakaranda Isn‘t that our autobiographies?!😆 (edited) 2mo
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The Diddakoi | Rumer Godden
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Well, make that ‘Rumer‘ in this case. 😉


Mdargusch 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼perfect! 2mo
RachelO Of course! And another of those authors I missed somewhere along the line. I‘ll catch up one day! 2mo
mcipher I love her books so much, but I clearly haven‘t read all of them.... 2mo
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RealLifeReading 😂😂 2mo
AlaMich I‘m such a nerd that every time I see the name Rumer, I remember that that‘s what Bruce Willis and Demi Moore named their daughter. My memory for useless trivia is boundless! 🤓 2mo
rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm 😆 👌 Lovely editions! 2mo
batsy 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 2mo
gradcat Yup! I agree 💯 percent with @saresmoore ! 2mo
emilyhaldi I need to know more about this Rumer Godden ASAP! And Candy Floss... 🍭 2mo
BiblioLitten Well-played!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
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A Game of Hide and Seek | Elizabeth Taylor
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One of my bookcases that‘s #CloseToMe right at this moment. 😄


Mtroiano 😍 2mo
saresmoore Oh. My. Goodness. 2mo
Reviewsbylola Your shelves are my absolute favorite Litsy shelves!! 2mo
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writerlibrarian Well... i'm not at all turning green... nope. 😉😉😉 2mo
JoScho Beautiful 💗 2mo
Leftcoastzen Pretty! 2mo
Mdargusch Wow! I could stare at that for hours! ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
batsy 😍😍 2mo
AlaMich Your shelves are awesome! I get the feeling you are a series completist...😉 2mo
emilyhaldi Uuggghhhh I will never not have major book envy with ANYTHING you post 🤤 2mo
LeslieO So beautiful! I wish I could enlarge it like instagram so I could read all the titles. 2mo
Kalalalatja I can‘t deal 😍😍😍😍 2mo
Tanisha_A WOW 2mo
Cinfhen Looks like an old English library shelf!! Beautiful 2mo
Susannah So purty! 😍 2mo
mabell 😍❤️😍 2mo
Sarah83 Can you take a picture of the vmc's 😍😍😍 2mo
youneverarrived Gorgeous 😍 2mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
LeahBergen @AlaMich Hmm... a wee bit. 😆😆 I‘m not too rabid about it, though. 2mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads Yes, and it‘s all thanks to you! Doesn‘t it look nice with the other old Thirkells? 😄 2mo
LeahBergen @Sarah83 Do you want a photo of just the titles? 2mo
Sarah83 This would be very nice. 😍 I am going to use this for future parcels as an alternative to Folios. 😍 2mo
LeahBergen @Sarah83 Aww, you‘re so sweet! 😘 2mo
Sarah83 😘😘😘😘 These ones I can order at book depository for example 😍 2mo
Melissa_J You know I love your Shellie pics 😍 2mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen 😊 I also like seeing two of my favorites, Tryst and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. (edited) 2mo
LeahBergen @Melissa_J 😘😘 2mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads I blame my purchase of both of these on YOU! I only recently (finally!) found a hardcover of The Ghost and Mrs Muir (I‘ve never even seen the movie). 2mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads Oh, and I had to put it next to Tryst on the shelf because they‘re both recommendations from you. 😆😆 2mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen Read the book first, but you must watch the movie. It‘s wonderful! (edited) 2mo
rohit-sawant Oo, love this! 😍 2mo
BiblioLitten Can‘t even!! 😍😍 2mo
Megabooks 🤩😍🤩😍🤩 1mo
meghan2714 I'm in love with your books and book taste 😍 1mo
LeahBergen @meghan2714 Wow, that was a lot of “likes” from you. 😆 Thank you so much!! 1mo
meghan2714 @LeahBergen 😂 I was looking at all your bookies your welcome. 1mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon I wish I could zoom in and check out your titles! 3w
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Alice | Elizabeth Eliot
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A Sunday afternoon spent reading another oldie which is, happily, turning out to be darkly comic and unputdownable.

This 1949 novel has recently been republished in the Furrowed Middlebrow series by #DeanStreetPress. 👏🏻👏🏻

Melissa_J I‘m just over here admiring your teacup 😊 2mo
shawnmooney Oooh, off to check the book and its publisher out!😘 2mo
saresmoore What Shawn said! 2mo
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ShyBookOwl Love the cover art 2mo
rubyslippersreads I just bought this ebook, but yours is so much prettier. 😍 2mo
Tonton Furrowed Middlebrow !😎 2mo
batsy Lovely cover! And "darkly comic and unputdownable" is music to my ears ? 2mo
Cathythoughts I‘m stacking too ♥️👍🏻 2mo
Aimeesue After seeing this post yesterday, I looked to see if there was an ebook. There is! I'd rather have a hard copy, but alas, there's so little room on my shelves. The ebook is $3.99 in the US. 2mo
LeahBergen @Melissa_J It‘s one of my newest and in heavy rotation at the moment. 😆 2mo
LeahBergen @shawnmooney I think you‘d like some of the Furrowed Middlebrow books. 👍🏻 2mo
LeahBergen @saresmoore And I think you‘d like them, too! 😘 2mo
LeahBergen @ShyBookOwl It‘s lovely, isn‘t it? 😊 2mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads @Aimeesue I really like that they offer their ebooks for a good deal when they republish these forgotten books. 👍🏻 2mo
LeahBergen @Tonton I love them (and Furrowed Middlebrow blog, too 👍🏻). 2mo
LeahBergen @batsy @Cathythoughts It‘s a strangely appealing little book (so far!) 2mo
Aimeesue "The Principal, Miss Hartley-Jones, said that she would be very pleased to have me as a pupil, and that she was sure I would be very happy with them. She mentioned that of course all her pupils were gentlewomen. I was beginning to wonder where really common people learned to type. Maybe they just picked it up for themselves." Hahahahahaha! This book is very Mitfordish. I'm enjoying it! (edited) 2mo
LeahBergen @Aimeesue It‘s a quirky one, isn‘t it? 😆 Look closely at this photo of my cover when you get to the description of Alice‘s favourite painting. It‘s almost exactly what‘s described! 2mo
Aimeesue @LeahBergen It‘s EXACTLY the painting! 2mo
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Here it is, @TrishB . Someone before me loved it so much that they had to do a bit of repair work with tape. 😆😆


TrishB Oh that‘s lovely ❤️ girls looking slightly older than expected 😁 2mo
squirrelbrain Lovely! And the Chalet School as well.... ❤️ 2mo
batsy Ohh 😍😍 Love those Chalet School editions too! 2mo
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BiblioLitten Aww I miss my school library! 2mo
mcctrish I LOVED Malory Towers and really everything written by Enid Blyton 2mo
Cathythoughts Brilliant ✨✨✨✨✨ 2mo
HKGirl 😍😍😍 I need to get my own set of Malory Towers...I always borrowed from the library growing up. 2mo
Reviewsbylola Yet another Blyton I must read. I‘ve always meant to read her but haven‘t yet. 2mo
charl08 Love that cover: I didn't remember those books were so old, though! 2mo
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola You‘ll have to read some of her more magically-themed ones with your girls. 👍🏻 2mo
LeahBergen @charl08 I know! Both this series and the St. Clare‘s series were started in the 1940s. 😮 2mo
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Geek Love | Katherine Dunn
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Well, you asked for it @Cinfhen and said you wouldn‘t let me off! And, sadly, that is NOT a perm. 😆😆😆

I vividly remember reading the tagged book that year. Oh, the glorious 90s!


Cinfhen YOU are my INSPIRATION 🙌🏻💕😘 2mo
Cinfhen And THAT HAIR 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻so jealous 2mo
julesG Sadly?! I love the hair. Great look! 2mo
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robinb This is absolutely wonderful...love, love, love! 👍👏👏👏 2mo
CarolynM So cool😍😍😍 2mo
Hooked_on_books Straight from the set of 90210? 😉 2mo
LeahBergen @Cinfhen 😆😆😆 2mo
LeahBergen @julesG @robinb @CarolynM Thanks, friends! 😆 2mo
LeahBergen @Hooked_on_books Yeah, pretty much. 😆 2mo
Cathythoughts I love this !! So cool 😎 my friend. And so pretty & such beautiful hair 😍 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm This is like Julia Roberts from Pretty Woman! 😍👏 Love the look! 2mo
Reggie So mysterious!!! Nice photo!! 2mo
Kalalalatja OMG YOUR HAIR! 😍😍 2mo
TrishB Gorgeous 💕 great pic 2mo
batsy You look fabulous! I love the 'tude 😁❤️ 2mo
JoScho This is perfect!!! 2mo
KarenUK I had those shades! 😍 2mo
Chrissyreadit Love your commentary with the pic! Perfect. 2mo
Jerdencon I had those shoes! 2mo
britt_brooke 90s hottie! 🔥 And I agree with @Hooked_on_books - totally 90210. Love it! 2mo
BarbaraBB You were cool! Great pic! 2mo
Mtroiano ❤️❤️ 2mo
sammisho That look is totally in again! My preteen wore almost the exact same outfit yesterday to school...not ironically. 2mo
BarbaraBB And indeed, we had the same hair 😀 2mo
Melissa_J This is awesome! 2mo
merelybookish You are too cool! And that hair! 😎😍 (And aren't fanny packs coming back?) 2mo
MaureenMc 😍 2mo
LauraJ There it is! I crown you Queen of the 90‘s! 👑 2mo
UwannaPublishme How cool are you! 😎👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
DebinHawaii This is the best! 😎👍👍You win the 90s! 2mo
LeahBergen @KarenUK Did you?? 😂😂 2mo
LeahBergen @Jerdencon I liked them (but not as much as my Doc Martens brogues 😆😆). 2mo
LeahBergen @sammisho Well, I think your preteen is awesome! 😆😆 2mo
Leftcoastzen I think you look really pretty! 2mo
readordierachel Love it! 2mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 12 year old me would've loved your look. Me now would ditch the fancy pack & slouch socks. 2mo
Centique 🙌🙌 2mo
mabell Perfect!!! I thought your photo was an album cover! 😄 2mo
LeahBergen @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I‘d ditch more than those! 😆😆 2mo
LeahBergen @mabell Your comment made me LOL. 😂😂 2mo
saresmoore You look amazing! You would‘ve fit right in with my much cooler cousins, one of whom now has a legitimate and lucrative career in fashion design, so... 2mo
LeahBergen @saresmoore 😆😆 Thank you! 2mo
Suet624 Too cool for school! 😂😂😂 Gorgeous. 2mo
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The Ghost of Thomas Kempe | Penelope Lively
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I‘ve been out of town for the last week and that means exploring new bookshops! I found this treasure (and a few others 😄).

I‘m sure @batsy will approve. 😉


rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2mo
Leftcoastzen 😀📚Pretty! 2mo
whatshesreadingnow Beautiful cover 💙 2mo
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batsy I so approve! 😁 Such a sweet story and that's a gorgeous edition 😍 2mo
Tanisha_A I love your town saunterings! 😍 2mo
TrishB Gorgeous ❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts Nice one 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
Centique It‘s beautiful! 2mo
saresmoore Hooray! 2mo
Aimeesue Great find! 😍 2mo
Tamra Very appealing! 2mo
Sarah83 Looks great 😍 2mo
Reviewsbylola So beautiful! 2mo
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Carry On, Jeeves | P G Wodehouse
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It feels like that time... time for a little more Jeeves and Wooster! 😆


Gezemice Yay! There is definitely such a mood. 2mo
Centique Awww love that Jeeves so much 😍😍 2mo
julesG I could join you right now. Reading the book and/or watching the series. 2mo
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Sarah83 😍😍😍 2mo
batsy Love the look of that 😍 2mo
Cathythoughts Looks great 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
Mdargusch Another folio book I need to get to. 2mo
Leftcoastzen Love those folios! 2mo
BiblioLitten Ah, Wodehouse 🧡🧡 2mo
andrew61 Perfect for these times. Bertie for pm. 2mo
Aimeesue Oooh, the pretty, pretty Folio! 2mo
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batsy Oh wow, that's fascinating! 2mo
Aimeesue Poor Branwell. Even after her husband died and she remarried, he pined for her, apparently. While positively pickled, but I‘m sure the lovelorn longing didn‘t help his condition. (edited) 2mo
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