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LeahBergen

LeahBergen

Joined May 2016

Reader and collector. www.goodreads.com/LeahBergen
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Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase
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The Brothers of Gwynedd | Edith Pargeter
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arlenefinnigan Excellent choice! 2h
Cinfhen Is that you on the cover??? I think it is 😘😘 59m
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Cullum | E. Arnot Robertson
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I had some really good “Green Virago luck” today at a charity shop!

I‘ve been looking for a copy of the von Arnim for a while and I think the tagged book sounds especially good.

💚💚💚

batsy Aaah! Such treasures 😍😍 Great find! 2d
CarolynM Very good luck indeed! 2d
Chrissyreadit You have extraordinary luck with book finding 😘 2d
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AceOnRoam They are in pretty good condition! Good find. 2d
erzascarletbookgasm What lovely finds! 2d
catebutler These are lovely! I always get so excited when I spot these out and about. 2d
TrishB Great haul 👍🏻 2d
veritysalter I‘m reading ‘Vera‘ by Von Arnim at the moment. I fell in love with her languidly descriptive style when I read ‘The Enchanted April‘. Happy reading 📖♥️ 1d
LeahBergen @veritysalter I loved The Enchanted April. 💕 1d
DivineDiana They are beautiful! ❤️ 7h
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Black Rabbit Hall | Eve Chase
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I had a hankering for something “Gothic-ey”. Let‘s see what this one‘s like. 😄

Cathythoughts Cover looks promising... 3d
BarbaraBB Wow. 2d
mcipher Nothing like a good moody Gothic. Enjoy! 2d
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The Art of the Bookplate | George Plimpton, James P. Keenan
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I love finding cool old bookplates in books.

Anyone else? Share, if you like. 😊

#Bookplates

DrexEdit 😍 3d
Leftcoastzen Super Cool ! I‘ll find a cool one !That one is darling! (edited) 3d
tpixie Love this one ! ♥️ 🐶 📚 3d
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Lcsmcat Me too! 3d
Megabooks That is so cute! 2d
DivineDiana 🙋‍♀️ 2d
UwannaPublishme 😍👍🏻 2d
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Little: A Novel | Edward Carey
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@Cinfhen , it‘s here!! My new favourite bookmark!! And a book I‘ve been coveting and a lovely card from YOU.

😘😘😘 Thank you, thank you, thank you! 😘😘😘

(This was so speedy that I don‘t have yours in the mail yet! 😆)

erzascarletbookgasm 😍👏 I love that bookmark too! 6d
Cinfhen You‘re gonna love this strange book xx and it was gifted to me from @TrishB so it‘s extra loved ❣️❣️❣️Enjoy 6d
LeahBergen @Cinfhen I‘m sure I will (and thanks to @TrishB ! 😘). I‘ll have to keep it circulating when I (eventually 🙄) get to it. I‘m going to send a book to you that I plucked from my shelves but have yet to read. I think it sounds like a good one; if you enjoy it, I‘ll just buy it again. 😆 Thanks again, my friend! 😘😘 6d
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LeahBergen @erzascarletbookgasm Isn‘t it wonderful? 😍 6d
Cinfhen Leah, it‘s SO NOT NECESSARY!!! Read your book first and if you think I‘ll like it, THEN I‘ll be thrilled to receive it. I honestly don‘t need anything in return xx 😘 6d
TrishB Cool 😁 so good to see it on its travels. It is a strange, quirky read. 6d
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Paperbacks from Hell | Grady Hendrix
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The autumn issue of Fine Books and Collections is certainly putting me in an October mood!

🍁🍂🍁🍂

Leftcoastzen Cool! 7d
Lindy Paperbacks from hell? 7d
Cathythoughts Yes ! That‘s an October mood for sure 👍🏻 7d
LauraBeth I love the cover! Plus, Paperbacks from HELL!! 😂 6d
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

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Who else wants to play? How about you, @Reggie , have you been tagged yet? Post 7 covers that you love over 7 days; no explanations. Try to tag someone new each day. 😀

emilyhaldi Omg this is my fav 🙌🏻 1w
jillrhudy No explanations? I didn't get the memo about no explanations! I've been explaining. How do you not explain? 1w
Cathythoughts Love this ✨ 1w
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writerlibrarian Beautiful (edited) 1w
batsy Oooh 😍 I hope it isn't wrong to say that the little one alarms me a little 😆 1w
Reviewsbylola Where is that poor kid‘s neck?! Lovely cover tho. 🥰 1w
LeahBergen @emilyhaldi @batsy @reviewsbylola This is a collection of essays and that little girl on the cover is actually Nancy Mitford herself, at the age of 5, reading Ivanhoe. 😆😆 7d
Gissy 😍 7d
Reviewsbylola That can‘t be her! 🤯 Her neck certainly grew a lot in the intervening years. 7d
batsy 😂 7d
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

Day # 6

Who else wants to play? @keepingupwiththepenguins , have you been tagged yet? Post 7 covers that you love over 7 days; no explanations. Try to tag someone new each day. 😀

#FolioSociety

Leftcoastzen Wow!😲 1w
batsy That design 👌🏽 1w
Ruthiella I read this a long time ago and really liked it surprisingly!😀 1w
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sudi 😍 1w
Sarah83 I also have this book.. I love this cover 🤩 1w
saresmoore Oh, Leah, must your posts always send me off on book searching tangents?? 1w
Aimeesue I have that one too! It's absolutely lovely. 1w
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Betsy and the Great World | Maud Hart Lovelace
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How my Friday night is shaping up.

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Melissa_J That‘s lovely! I have my book sitting beside me, but Mitch Marner finally signed his contract with the Leafs and I can‘t seem to stay off the internet reading all the takes about it 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1w
LeahBergen @Melissa_J I‘m anxiously waiting for Matthew Tkachuk to re-sign with us! 😬 1w
Amiable Looks like a perfect night to me! 1w
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Melissa_J Good luck! Marner has set the bar kind of high money wise though 😕 1w
CarolynM 😍😍😍 1w
CarolynM I put a parcel in the post for you yesterday, hope it doesn't take too long to reach you. By the way, according to my family's lore the Flames are going to win the cup this season. 1w
LeahBergen @CarolynM Ooo, how exciting! Thank you! 😍👏🏻😍👏🏻 And I hope the prognosticators in your family are correct! 😆😆 I‘m truly surprised that there are Flames fan way “down” there. 😮 1w
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Day # 5

Who wants to play along? @Aimeesue , have you been tagged? Post 7 covers that you love over 7 days; no explanations. Try to tag someone new each day. 😄

TrishB That‘s lovely 💕 1w
Aimeesue Second time I've been tagged in 5 minutes! I guess I'll have to play! 😄 1w
BarbaraBB Another beauty 😍 1w
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Cathythoughts Gorg ♥️ 1w
Tanisha_A 🥰 1w
Centique 😍 1w
merelybookish Wow! I love this! 1w
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Ariel | Sylvia Plath
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

Day # 4

@MicheleinPhilly , have you been tagged yet? 🤔 Post 7 covers that you love over 7 days; no explanation. Tag a new person to play each day.

Leftcoastzen Wow 😲 2w
Tanisha_A 😱 this is sooo good! 2w
TrishB I have this one too, it‘s lovely ❤️ 2w
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MicheleinPhilly Thanks love! I will give it some thought! 😘 2w
Melissa_J I‘m getting The Little Mermaid vibes off that cover, probably due to the title 😂 2w
Reviewsbylola You‘re not like the rest of us that have to google search. You could spend 100 days just photographing your own beautiful books. 😍 2w
readordierachel Yes, yes, yes 😍 2w
Lcsmcat Love this cover! 2w
britt_brooke So pretty! 2w
batsy Yesss! Love this one. I might have to get it 🤩 2w
Cathythoughts ✨✨✨✨✨✨ 2w
sudi 😍 1w
BiblioLitten 💚😍 6d
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Sleepless Nights | Elizabeth Hardwick
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Bailedbailed

Oh oh, #NYRBBookClub. I read Part One of this and HATED it. 😬😬

Does it get any better? Did I bail too soon?

vivastory I haven't started it yet. I was planning on starting it this weekend. 2w
vivastory I know @BarbaraBB gave it a so-so. 2w
sprainedbrain Oh boy... 2w
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batsy Oh no! I'm hoping to start over the weekend or early next week. 2w
LeahBergen @vivastory @sprainedbrain @batsy It could quite possibly (most likely) just be my reading frame of mind at the mo! 😬 2w
youneverarrived I honestly think this one might sound better than it actually is 🙈 saying that I‘ve not started...but reviews on it are mixed. (edited) 2w
BarbaraBB I wondered the same, if it was my frame of mind. It wasn‘t for me either. 2w
sisilia I loved her writing style, but not the storyline. I powered through it because it‘s quite thin, but it was painful for me 😪 2w
LeahBergen @youneverarrived I can‘t wait to see if you like it any better than I did! 2w
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB @sisilia Thank goodness I‘m not alone here. 😆 2w
Reviewsbylola Uh oh. Was this your pick or am I crazy?! 2w
Reviewsbylola NM I see that your pick is next month! Phew. 2w
emilyhaldi I'm halfway through and I don't think I can go on 😩 2w
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola I would still be bailing if it was my pick. 😬 2w
LeahBergen @emilyhaldi Oh, thank God. I thought it was just me! 😆 2w
megnews Wow! The description makes it sound amaaazing! 1w
LeahBergen @megnews It totally does, doesn‘t it?? The execution, though? Eehhhh... might not be for everyone! 😬 1w
Leftcoastzen Now you are scaring me , I haven‘t started yet.😬 1w
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Day # 3

Let‘s see ... @mklong , have you been tagged yet? Post 7 covers you love over 7 days, with no explanation, and tag a new person with each day‘s post. 😃

Leftcoastzen Loving that cover! 2w
Melissa_J Oh, I like that one! 2w
batsy So nice 👌🏽 2w
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vivastory Fantastic choice! 2w
BarbaraBB Really cool! 2w
mklong I would love to. Thanks for the tag! 2w
LeahBergen @Leftcoastzen @Melissa_J @batsy @vivastory @BarbaraBB There‘s a matching 1940s volume but I already own 3 of the 4 books in it. 🙄 2w
LeahBergen @mklong Yay! 😘 2w
Reviewsbylola This looks fantastic! 2w
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Penny Plain | O. Douglas
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

Day # 2 of posting a cover that I love with no explanation (that last part is hard 😆).

@rubyslippersreads , I‘ll tag you to play along as well! Tag a new person with each day‘s post.

KarenUK 😍😍😍 2w
Gissy I like the cover😍 2w
Gissy Where to find that edition?😱Beautiful! 2w
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BarbaraBB Wow! Great cover. I‘d love your explanation too 😀 2w
CarolynM That's gorgeous! I love those old 20's and 30's dust jackets😍 2w
LeahBergen @KarenUK @BarbaraBB @CarolynM They don‘t make ‘em like they used to! 😄 2w
LeahBergen @Gissy I found it online and fell in love. 😄 2w
erzascarletbookgasm You have all the best vintage editions! 😍 2w
Tanisha_A 😍 2w
BiblioLitten 😍 6d
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

Day # 1

Thanks for the tags @BarbaraBB and @CarolynM (I asked the latter for a tag! 😆😘😘).

Okay, @Melissa_J . Are you playing yet? 7 days, 7 book covers you love with no explanation. Tag someone new for each day of your posts. And go!

Tanisha_A That cover! 😍 2w
Cinfhen I‘m excited to see these next 7 days!!! Day one is lovely 2w
LeahBergen @Tanisha_A @Cinfhen I‘m hoping to get to this one in October! Did you start this tag, @Cinfhen ? 2w
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Cinfhen No, I was tagged by @jenniferw88 but I added the hashtags because I ♥️hashtags 😉 2w
veritysalter I really loved this book. 2w
LeahBergen @Cinfhen Well, who doesn‘t? 😆 2w
LeahBergen @veritysalter Oh, that‘s good to hear! 👍🏻 2w
Cathythoughts Nice cover 👍🏻. I see I have it stacked 2w
BarbaraBB The whole composition is gorgeous! 2w
batsy I have it stacked too and was very much drawn to the cover 😁 2w
erzascarletbookgasm I have stacked this too! Waiting for the paperback copy to purchase 😊 2w
Kalalalatja That is a stunning cover 😍 2w
Melissa_J Now I‘m going to have to peruse my shelves closely to find some lovely covers. The cover you‘ve picked is beautiful. 2w
Mdargusch I bet you have some gorgeous book covers to show us! This one is stunning! 2w
youneverarrived Gorgeous 🖤 2w
LeahBergen @Melissa_J I‘m sure you will have no problem! 😆 2w
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Woohoo! Congratulations, @GrilledCheeseSamurai , on your big 100k! 🎉🎉🎉 What a great giveaway! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

What does Litsy mean to me? I must say, it has very much become a social “checking in” time for me over the last couple of years and I look forward to seeing what everyone is up to (and reading) each day.

I‘ll tag a “new-to-me” Litsy user, @DavidDiamond !

#SixDigitSamurai

Liz_M That is such a startling juxtaposition of novel and post image 😁. Clearly I need more ☕. 2w
LeahBergen @Liz_M 😂😂 It is! 2w
GrilledCheeseSamurai thanks for playing along! :) 2w
DavidDiamond Thanks for the shout out! Happy reading! 2w
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Well, it‘s not really a #ChippyTea ... it‘s more of a “lazy lunch at home” tea. 😆

#RedRoseSeptember

Aimeesue Love the teacup and saucer! 😍 2w
saresmoore Ooh, what‘s your brew? 2w
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rubyslippersreads Looks yummy! 2w
LeahBergen @Aimeesue Thanks! 😘 2w
LeahBergen @saresmoore A nice, strong Scottish Breakfast tea. 😄 2w
writerlibrarian Ditto the ☕️ so lovely 2w
Melissa_J Oh, I do so love that mug 🥰. I have an order coming in from Murchies next week. I love the Prince Charles and Golden Jubilee black tea blends, plus I have some Canadian Breakfast coming too. 2w
LeahBergen @writerlibrarian Thank you! 😘 2w
LeahBergen @Melissa_J I love Prince Charles (the tea 😉) and Golden Jubilee, too. I‘m not a big fan of Canadian Breakfast, though. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I am so about the plain old black teas right now (in my latest tea phase 😆😆). 2w
Melissa_J I totally understand! I‘ve given up on David‘s Tea because so much of their stuff doesn‘t actually seem like tea anymore. I‘m predominantly drinking plain old black teas myself at the moment, at least until the Canadian Breakfast arrives. I do like that hint of maple 🍁 2w
LeahBergen @Melissa_J Exactly! I was just thinking the same thing about David‘s Tea. I was looking at an email and thinking, “what ARE these flavours??”. I haven‘t ordered from them in ages! 2w
Cathythoughts And ofcorse you have tea cups & saucers with book designs on them 👍🏻♥️beautiful 2w
Amiable I am also a black tea fanatic, @LeahBergen 👍🏼👍🏼 2w
LeahBergen @Amiable It‘s the best! 😄 2w
Cinfhen Amazing convo @Melissa_J @LeahBergen I‘m so mad, I meant to buy David‘s Tea when I was in Canada and I totally forgot 🤬 2w
Cinfhen Also that teacup!!!!!! 2w
Melissa_J @Cinfhen have you had it before? What kinds of flavours do you like? I can send you some 😊 2w
LeahBergen @Cinfhen I‘ll send you some! Where did you go in Canada when you were on this side of the pond?? 2w
Cinfhen You guys are both awesome 😘 @LeahBergen @Melissa_J I‘ve only tried a few flavors but I‘m willing to try any and all ☺️I‘ve had cinnamon, peppermint and a fruity one and they were all fantastic. I was in Ontario, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City. We had such a great time. 2w
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arlenefinnigan I like Nick Hornby, haven't read this one #stacked 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Curious about this one, and great pic! 3w
Cathythoughts Loving the pic 3w
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LibrarianRyan pretty tub 3w
emilyhaldi Dream tub 😍 3w
BarbaraBB Great pic! 3w
LauraBeth Trying to think which wine pairs best with this tub...🤔 3w
vivastory @LauraBeth Pinot grigio 🍷🍷 3w
TrishB Love this pic 💕 3w
Freespirit Love this picture😊 3w
Hollie Perfect! 🛁 3w
saresmoore Cute! 3w
LauraBeth @vivastory 🤣🤣 3w
CarolynM 👏👏👏 3w
Cinfhen Ohhhhh!! I love that backsplash!!!! Great photo 3w
gradcat I love this post, and sometimes, I even love Nick Hornby! Great picture! ♥️ 3w
Blaire Perfect photo! 😍😍😍 3w
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I JUST got this book - a gift from a friend who knows me well! Love it! 2w
charl08 Iive his books but had no luck with the essays - but great picture. 2w
Reviewsbylola I love everything about this pic 😍 2w
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The Slaves of Solitude | Patrick Hamilton
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It‘s time, everyone! Time to vote on our #NYRBBookClub October pick!

I hope you like what I picked. 😬

batsy Oooh! Good picks! Expendable Man is very high on my list but I'm voting The Other for a full on October scare 💀 3w
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merelybookish Complete wimp here plus I like the title 3w
BarbaraBB How I love this moment every month! Great picks Leah! I just read The Expendable Man and it is great. The Slaves of Solitude sounds good and I wouldn‘t mind reading that one, but I do own a copy of The Other so I vote for that one! (edited) 3w
sisilia Hurrah! I vote for 3w
youneverarrived Ohh great picks! I have The Slaves of Solitude but not the NYRB edition. I think this would make a perfect October read so going for 3w
Suet624 Hmm...I really don‘t like scary...so I think I‘ll go for 3w
Liz_M I have to vote for the one I would have nominated for October 3w
mklong Oooh excellent picks! I‘m with @batsy wanting a good October scare, 3w
Rachel_nyc I would be happy with any of them but agree a scary theme for October is always good. 3w
vivastory Wonderful selections Leah! I have already read, & loved, the Tryon & Slaves of Solitude sounds intriguing. But I vote for 3w
emilyhaldi Fab choices!! Dying to read Slaves of Solitude... However, I love a spooky October read 🖤 so I vote 3w
MicheleinPhilly 🤔I have already read and LOVED The Other so I will vote for The Expendable Man. 3w
BookNAround The Other is super creepy. It still makes my skin crawl 30 some years after I read it! 3w
LauraBeth How can I become a member of this totally cool reading group? 😀 3w
Reviewsbylola The Slaves of Solitude!! 3w
rubyslippersreads @LauraBeth I‘d like to know how to become a member too, especially because I want to read 3w
LeahBergen @LauraBeth @rubyslippersreads It was @vivastory who did the masterful organization of this group. 😄 This round is now a closed group of the tagged people but it‘s only closed for the voting of each monthly selection. Anyone on Litsy can read and join the discussion of that month‘s pick. Read along with us! I think @vivastory will open the group again to new members once everyone in this group has hosted a monthly pick. 3w
vivastory @LauraBeth @rubyslippersreads You should definitely read the monthly selection & join in the discussion. It's typically the last weekend of the month. 3w
saresmoore Ooh! Such good picks! I can‘t decide between Expendable Man (because it‘s worthy of both Persephone and NYRB) and Slaves of Solitude (because it just sounds fantastic). 3w
saresmoore Well, since it looks like The Other is winning by quite a lot, I guess I don‘t have to choose! 😅 3w
LeahBergen @saresmoore Actually, you should still vote! We are at 7 for The Other, 4 for The Expendable Man, and 3 for Slaves of Solitude. There are 4 more votes we are waiting for (including you). 😄 @sprainedbrain @Leftcoastzen @Theaelizabet What‘s your pick? 3w
saresmoore Oh! Well, in that case, now I‘ve slept on it, I‘ll choose 3w
sprainedbrain I‘m sorry! I thought I already commented and clearly didn‘t hit send. 😬 I choose 3w
Theaelizabet I‘ve been a poor, member this summer. My apologies. All of three of these sound terrific. I vote for The Expendable Man. 3w
Leftcoastzen They all look great ! I‘m leaning toward 3w
BarbaraBB So that makes 8-6-3 then, am I right? With The Other as our winner? @vivastory 3w
vivastory @BarbaraBB It's even closer 😂8-7-3! I will make an announcement post later. I'm stunned! 3w
BarbaraBB @vivastory You‘re right, 8-7-3! Great voting! 3w
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB @vivastory I had a little checklist going as the votes came in. 😆😆 Why is this SO DAMN FUN every month?? 😆 3w
BarbaraBB It really is something to look forward to! 3w
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North and South (Revised) | Elizabeth Gaskell
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I seldom make the effort to do these, but I‘ll do this one for you @vivastory ! 😆😆

1. The tagged book; Blood Meridian; A Little Life (and many, many more).
2. 84, Charing Cross Road; The Diary of Anne Frank; Lolita; Anne of Green Gables.
3. By TBR, do you mean unread books in my house? Over a thousand. 😆
4. In Bed With the Georgians. 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5. I‘ll tag whoever else would like to play!

#WondrousWednesday

vivastory #3 👍😄 Blood Meridian is definitely one I've been meaning to read for awhile. Maybe this winter.. 4w
rubyslippersreads I‘ve had North and South on my TBR list forever too. 4w
Leftcoastzen 84 Charing Cross Road !👏👏👍always makes me happy! 4w
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MellieAntoinette I love that I‘m not the only person with 1000s of books on my tbr!!! 4w
erzascarletbookgasm 3. 😂👏🙌 4w
Eggs #3 😳😳 I‘d love to see that library! 4w
Tanisha_A The Diary of Anne Frank! All the love. ❤️ 4w
Cathythoughts I still havnt read Charing Cross 😬.... soon 4w
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Nothing to Report | CAROLA. OMAN
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Tamra Love those covers!! 4w
saresmoore I absolutely must read the tagged book! 4w
Clwojick Ooooo. So pretty! 😍 4w
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Melissa_J Add me to the list of people who adore these covers. 4w
quietjenn Ah, I haven't seen these! I do love #furrowedmiddlebrow and #deanstreetpress so look forward to your thoughts when you get to them. 4w
batsy Oooh 😍😍 I've heard the Cavan book compared to I Capture the Castle so would love to know your thoughts (when you get around to it 😁) 4w
batsy Also I was ready to add Nothing to Report to my Book Depository wishlist but just realised that I already have the Kindle version 😳😆 4w
LeahBergen @Tamra @Clwojick @Melissa_J I always love their covers! 4w
LeahBergen @saresmoore Doesn‘t it sound fab? That first sentence of the description! 😆 4w
LeahBergen @quietjenn I‘m becoming a big fan! 4w
LeahBergen @batsy That‘ll exactly the description that sold me on the Cavan! And 😆 to having the other already on Kindle. 😆😆 4w
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen @batsy Now I‘m going to have to get the Cavan. 😁 4w
rubyslippersreads @saresmoore @LeahBergen And I‘ll probably have to get the tagged book too. Good thing I have an Amazon gift card burning a hole in my pocket. 😂 4w
batsy @rubyslippersreads Yessss! You have to 😈💜 4w
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Member of the Family | Dianne Lake
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Currently reading!

LauraBeth Someone should do a book mashup of these two...😂 4w
LeahBergen @LauraBeth I was just trying to think what that would look like, but ... nope. The mind boggles. 😆 (edited) 4w
LauraBeth @LeahBergen that means you need another glass of wine! 4w
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Melissa_J That is quite the pairing 😂 4w
LeahBergen @LauraBeth Exactly! 😆 4w
LeahBergen @Melissa_J Right? I‘m sometimes a bit worried by the arc of my reading choices. 😆😆 4w
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A Note of Explanation | Vita Sackville-West
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In 1924, 171 popular authors of the day were asked to contribute to the teeny, leather bound library of Queen Mary‘s Dollhouse in Windsor Castle. This previously unknown story by Vita Sackville-West was her contribution and is reproduced here for the first time (with beautiful Art Deco-esque illustrations). It‘s an absolute delight!

Thanks again for this lovely swap gift, @writerlibrarian !

Aimeesue I have this one - it‘s lovely! ❤️❤️❤️ 4w
LeahBergen @Aimeesue Aren‘t the illustrations pretty? She‘s illustrated for The Folio Society, too. 4w
saresmoore So fun! 4w
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jillrhudy Vita! 4w
Melissa_J That‘s cool! I assume you‘ve seen the Doll‘s House at Windsor Castle? Oh to have had one like Queen Mary‘s! I never would have stopped playing with it. 4w
LeahBergen @saresmoore It really is! 4w
LeahBergen @jillrhudy Yes! ❤️ 4w
LeahBergen @Melissa_J I have! I‘m still impressed by the idea of it having running hot and cold water and a working elevator. 😮 4w
kspenmoll Love the cover color! 4w
LeahBergen @kspenmoll It‘s such a pretty colour, isn‘t it? 4w
rubyslippersreads This looks absolutely lovely! 4w
Aimeesue @LeahBergen The illustrations are gorgeous! There's a very Art Deco feel about them. ❤️ 4w
Centique Oh that is so gorgeous. I feel lucky to have seen the dollhouse but I didn‘t know about the books - how precious! I‘ve only had three or four days of free time in England (around a work trip) but stayed in Windsor so the castle and the dollhouse was the first sightseeing I did 😍 3w
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Vain Shadow | Jane Hervey, Celia Robertson
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My current buddy-read with @shawnmooney .

I‘m really enjoying it so far (but will HE? He‘s been on a bailing streak 😬).

#PersephoneBooks

vivastory That's how he rolls 😂 1mo
Cathythoughts Nice pic 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
saresmoore Both the endpaper design and the title remind me of my dad. 🤔 Aside from the obvious “things I need to bring up with my therapist,” it makes me really intrigued by this book! 1mo
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Megabooks Oh @shawnmooney ! You‘ve had some memorable bails!! 😁 1mo
shawnmooney It‘s not gonna be a bail! 😂😂😂. Do you believe me? 😍 1mo
Aimeesue Pretty, pretty Persephone. ❤️ 1mo
TrishB Cool pic 👍🏻 1mo
Reviewsbylola Isn‘t he always on a bailing streak. 😆 1mo
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola Well, he was actually on a NON bailing streak for a few weeks. He‘s back to his old self again. 😆😆 4w
Suet624 He sure has been bailing! 4w
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Congratulations on the great big Litfluence, @Megabooks ! 😘😘

I would have to pick the tagged read as my favourite of the summer (thus far), just because of the glossary of “dirty” Georgian slang included at the back of the book.

I‘m off to fasten another button on my blouse or else I‘ll be showing off my ‘apple dumplin shop‘ and looking like a ‘bawdy basket‘. 😆😆

#25Etsy

SilversReviews Congrats!! 1mo
Megabooks So #stacked!! Thanks for entering!! 1mo
Centique This book sounds FABULOUS 🤩 1mo
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Black Wings Has My Angel | Elliott Chaze
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Oooo, I‘m LOVING the feel of this month‘s #NYRBBookClub pick, you guys! I‘m at the halfway point and finding it hard to put down. It‘s quite warm out, thus the #heavypour. 😆😆

vivastory I'm also loving it. Great, snappy dialogue. "A gentleman is a doormat with all the scratch gone from it." I just reached the halfway point myself. Cheers! ? 1mo
Tamra Lovely view! 1mo
batsy I'm about halfway through and really enjoying it, too 👍🏽 1mo
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JulietBooks Ooo. Classy gal. 🍷 1mo
Cathythoughts I need to start this one .... 1mo
LauraBeth Wait - you go outside and leave your fabulous library? I‘m going to need to process this... 1mo
LeahBergen @LauraBeth Begrudgingly. My husband says I sizzle like a vampire if any sun ever hits me. 😆😆 1mo
mklong I‘m down with any excuse for a heavy pour. It‘s pretty warm here now that I think about it... 1mo
BarbaraBB Perfect combination. The book, the booze, the heat, the scenery 🖤 1mo
Suet624 @vivastory I don‘t remember that line, but it‘s great! 4w
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I‘m shelving a few more of my holiday book shopping finds.

I had to restrain myself from shoving small children aside when I spotted these #SlightlyFoxed editions on the shelf at a secondhand bookshop. 😆😆

Cathythoughts Exciting 🎉🎉 1mo
TrishB Well done - you were very restrained 😂😂 1mo
rubyslippersreads 😍 and 😂 1mo
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Mdargusch 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 well done! 1mo
squirrelbrain Nothing wrong with shoving when there‘s books in sight! 1mo
HardcoverHearts I love these so much! Wonderful find. I wouldn‘t have convicted you if you had shoved them aside. 😉 1mo
Hooked_on_books Shove away! Small children bounce, so it‘s ok. 😬 1mo
Reviewsbylola What a great find! 1mo
Aimeesue Gah! Children? What children? Did I tromple them in my SF - induced delirium? Ever so sorry! 😄 1mo
Aimeesue But I have to say that I'm astounded they ended up in a secondhand shop! ❤️ 1mo
Liz_M Those editions look lovely! I'll have to add them to the pretty books to look for list. 1mo
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I‘m home from my (almost 5 weeks!) of travels and trying to shelve some of the books I bought. I was very good at #PersephoneBooks, wasn‘t I? 😄

I hope to catch up on lots of my Litsy friends‘ recents posts now!

KarenUK So pretty 😍 1mo
batsy Welcome back home to Litsy 😁 Hope you had a fabulous holiday. 1mo
Centique So good to have you back - the holiday looked wonderful and the book haul is just 👌🌸💕🌸 1mo
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Megabooks Gorgeous girl!! So glad to have you back and even happier that you had a great trip!! 😁💕 1mo
Kalalalatja Welcome back, and I think you have shown amazing restraint 😄👏 1mo
LauraBeth That sounds like an amazing 5 weeks! ❤ 1mo
saresmoore 🥰 1mo
JenniferP I have quite a few Viragos but I‘ve not yet branched out to Persephone. Any favorites to start with? 1mo
Blaire Good to have you back! Sounds like a wonderful trip! 1mo
ValerieAndBooks Welcome back !! I know you had a great time away. 1mo
LeahBergen @JenniferP If you like Viragos, you‘ll be a Persephone lover. 😆 I always like to recommend Miss Buncle‘s Book; it‘s a bit of breezy fun. 1mo
LeahBergen @JenniferP Or perhaps one of Dorothy Whipple‘s novels? I really liked 1mo
JenniferP @LeahBergen thank you! I‘ll add those to my list. I‘m very intrigued by The Making of the Marchioness as well. 1mo
LeahBergen @JenniferP I loved that one! Her books (A Little Princess and The Secret Garden) were my childhood favourites and Marchioness very much has that same feel (although in an adult novel way). Buy that one, too. 😆😆 Oh, and another delightful one is 1mo
BarbaraBB Good to have you back here 💜. You did have a great bookish holiday! 1mo
BarbaraBB @JenniferP I can also highly recommend 1mo
Mdargusch I‘m so glad you made a trip to Persephone! Your trip looked amazing! (edited) 1mo
JenniferP @BarbaraBB I think I already bought that as an nyrb. Maybe I‘m collecting too many editions already . . . 😬 1mo
BarbaraBB It is available as an NYRB too indeed. It was hard choice for me choosing between the two for this book! @JenniferP 1mo
Andrea313 Persephone! 😍😍😍 1mo
Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 very restrained! 1mo
Liz_M @JenniferP @LeahBergen Miss Pettigrew is delightful and also a 1001 Book 1mo
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Jane Austen‘s burial site at Winchester Cathedral. Isn‘t it amazing that it doesn‘t mention she was a writer?

I was walking around the north nave of the cathedral, looking all over for her gravestone, until I glanced down at one point and realized I was standing on it. 🤭

TrishB Cool 👍🏻 1mo
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
charl08 I wondered if she was "out" as an author at the time of the stone 1mo
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charl08 Will google!! A lovely thing. 1mo
jenniferw88 @LeahBergen @charl08 no need to Google! She was out as an author because a) Sir Walter Scott reviewed one of her novels (and she reviewed one of his in return) and b) she dedicated Emma to the future King George IV. 1mo
charl08 @jennifer88 thanks for that. I want to visit - I hadn't realised there was a memorial to her there. Will put it on the travel wishlist. 👍 1mo
AlaMich I‘m so envious! It sounds like you‘re having a great time!! 😊 1mo
saresmoore 😱 1mo
Reviewsbylola Wow, very cool! 1mo
Suet624 Wow. 4w
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4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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And I went to Agatha Christie‘s house, too!

I liked looking at the bookshelves in her bedroom; she had several by PG Wodehouse and Miss Mapp by EF Benson. We could be friends. 😆

mabell I agree! Plus a love of archeology 😊 1mo
batsy Fabulous! You're having a very cool vacation 😍 1mo
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ValerieAndBooks Nice 😍!! 1mo
Tanisha_A So j of your vacation right now. 😭 1mo
Simona 😍😍😍 1mo
Sarah83 Such a gorgeous trip. 🤩 1mo
Aimeesue Wow! 1mo
Centique That‘s awesome. I love to imagine she‘d have been a Litten if she had a chance! 😍 1mo
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Jane Austen at Home | Lucy Worsley
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Have I said how much I‘m loving this holiday?? ❤️❤️

PurpleyPumpkin Sounds like you‘re having a wonderful time. Good for you! 👍🏽💜 2mo
CouronneDhiver Nice! 2mo
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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Gissy Wow! 😍 2mo
Lcsmcat How wonderful! 2mo
Aimeesue ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
merelybookish No wonder! 2mo
Freespirit Wow amazing...love to go there! 2mo
saresmoore I don‘t even have words. 2mo
batsy Aaaah! ❤️ 2mo
BarbaraBB You‘re living the dream‘ 2mo
rubyslippersreads Heaven! 😍 2mo
mklong What a wonderful trip! I‘m glad you are having so much fun 😊 2mo
emilyhaldi ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Centique Oh MY! 😍😍😍 2mo
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I‘m still travelling and having SO much fun. This place was super-high on my “bucket list” (and it didn‘t disappoint!). ❤️❤️

vivastory Have fun! One day I will make the pilgrimage! 2mo
Mitch Oh my goodness didn‘t know you was in Hay! Hope you‘ve had ice cream at Shepherds and cake at the Electric! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
merelybookish Wow! Excited to hear about it! 2mo
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Leftcoastzen On my bucket list!Have fun! 2mo
underground_bks My husband and I have a savings account started for this trip! 2mo
Cathythoughts Enjoy 😊 2mo
JillR Were staying nearby next week and hoping to visit Hay if we have time 😊 2mo
Tamra Book shopping! 👏🏾👏🏾 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Kalalalatja Yay you! 2mo
Ruthiella It‘s on my list too! Hopefully some day I‘ll make it over there!😀 2mo
Hamlet I love that town! I saw it on a walking trip through Wales (& had to mail home a few boxes of books). 2mo
rubyslippersreads You‘re going to need a bigger suitcase! 😂 2mo
HardcoverHearts I want to go so badly!! 2mo
batsy Oooh, so jealous! ❤️ Enjoy! 2mo
ValerieAndBooks Jealous 😍! But you deserve this fun 💖! 2mo
saresmoore Oh, I just got goosebumps! I‘m so happy for you! 2mo
Suet624 So happy for you 2mo
Amiable Oh, I‘m so excited for you! This is on my bucket list too! 1mo
TrishB You‘re having a great trip 👍🏻 1mo
britt_brooke Hope you‘re having the best time!! 1mo
Mdargusch This is on my bucket list too! 1mo
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Relaxing with a pint after touring No. 1 Royal Crescent, a Georgian townhouse in Bath. I picked up this saucy book in the gift shop. 😁

Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️I love that word “ saucy “ ... I‘m always telling my youngest daughter she is saucy !😂because she is - can be brazen out (edited) 2mo
RachelO Have a lovely time in Bath! 2mo
Cathythoughts Have a lovely time 👍🏻 2mo
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Reviewsbylola Love Bath! And that cover too! 2mo
CarolynM Such a beautiful town. Enjoy! 2mo
emilyhaldi Now you‘re in Bath?! Amazing! 🙌🏻 2mo
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To Bed with Grand Music | Marghanita Laski, Sarah Russell, Juliet Gardiner
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I have finally made the pilgrimage (and reined in my purchases to 3 books as I have soooo many other bookshops to hit and such a small suitcase 😆😆).

#PersephoneBooks

Tamra Super cute! 2mo
Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Following in the Dargusch footsteps 🙌🏻 2mo
Megabooks Look at you! Enjoy!! 2mo
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shawnmooney Jealous! 😍🥰 2mo
Leftcoastzen Wow!👏👏 2mo
ValerieAndBooks Ooh!! Be sure to show all your haul 📚📚! 2mo
saresmoore Ahhhh! Wonderful! Why, oh, why did you bring a small suitcase?! 2mo
Andrea313 YESSSSSSSSS! What a dream! ❤️📚 2mo
Melissa_J It‘s like the mothership has called you home 😊 2mo
batsy Fantastic!! 😍😍 I can't wait to see your haul! 2mo
emilyhaldi Woot!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 can't wait to see your haul 😍 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm 👏😍Wonderful! 2mo
Kalalalatja Exciting! 😍 2mo
Hooked_on_books Why be constrained by a small suitcase when you can ship? 🤔😬 2mo
Tanisha_A What a beautiful photograph! 😍 2mo
Cathythoughts Look at you ! Aren‘t you only gorgeous 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
Simona 😍😍😍 2mo
Sarah83 💓💓💓💓 2mo
BarbaraBB The ultimate pilgrimage, how cool! Show us your books please! And have fun 💜💜 2mo
rubyslippersreads You showed remarkable restraint. 😊 2mo
mrp27 Awesome!! 2mo
youneverarrived Lovely photo 💙💙 2mo
merelybookish Bookshopping! And looking super cute while doing it! 👍 2mo
vivastory I was just thinking that I haven't seen you post recently, so it made me happy to see you have been away from Litsy for good reasons. Enjoy your trip! 2mo
Reviewsbylola Only 3?!?! Good job! Love Persephone so much! 2mo
quirkyreader Only 3. 🐸. I hope you requested to have some shipped home. 2mo
Mdargusch 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1mo
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The Moving Toyshop | Edmund Crispin
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I‘m loving my new Litsy mug. 💛❤️💙

Thanks so much, @Litsy !

tjwill So cute! 2mo
AJBowers I love that you matched the books to the mug!!! 2mo
ElishaLovesBooks ♥️♥️ 2mo
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Christine @AJBowers Yes!! Perfection. 2mo
Aimeesue Crispin is so loony! Those endings! 2mo
mcctrish Oh I love it 2mo
Izai.Amorim And if you put some whiskey in it, you can say that you're drunk on social media... 😁 2mo
Megabooks 😎😎👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
Cathythoughts Very nice 😀👍🏻 2mo
Sarah83 Great pic 🤩😍 2mo
Tanisha_A @Izai.Amorim Hahahah, good one 2mo
Tanisha_A Love the mug! 2mo
Litsy Love the matching book stack! Cheers! 2mo
Centique Ha! I need to replace my Twitter mug with a Litsy one like this - so it matches my actual digital footprint 😂😂 2mo
Izai.Amorim @Tanisha_A couldn't resist... 2mo
Ruthiella It‘s a nice size too! Roomy!😍 2mo
Megabooks Are you okay? I haven‘t seen you around much. 2mo
LeahBergen @Megabooks Awww! Thanks for asking, darlin. 😘😘😘 I‘m just travelling in the UK right now (after a week-long antiquarian book seminar in Colorado!) and haven‘t been checking in much. I‘ll be back to my usual Litsy-ing in 2 more weeks. 😆 2mo
Megabooks @LeahBergen Great! I hope you‘re having fun! I just didn‘t want to lose one of my favorite Littens. 😘😘😘 2mo
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I‘ve been MIA for a little while and THIS ⬆️ is what has been keeping me so busy. It was a brilliant week and highly recommended!

#ColoradoAntiquarianBookSeminar
#CABS2019

Leftcoastzen Oh good for you! I bet you loved it , I‘m sure I would. 2mo
batsy How fab! That must be so interesting. 2mo
emilyhaldi Wow, need to hear more!!! 2mo
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Hooked_on_books You have found your people! 2mo
Palimpsest ❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts Sounds amazing 2mo
TrishB So cool 👍🏻 2mo
Kalalalatja Very cool! 2mo
Sarah83 What is it about? 🤩😍 2mo
Redwritinghood Sounds fun! 2mo
ValerieAndBooks Wow! I used to live in Colorado. I heard this is their last one? 2mo
Centique That sounds like a perfect seminar for you! 2mo
Reviewsbylola Sounds amazing! And I agree, this seminar was made for you! 2mo
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Chess Story | Stefan Zweig
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Sunday night. Let‘s see how this one starts. 😊

#NYRBBookClub
#NYRB

sprainedbrain I can‘t wait to hear what you think! 3mo
catebutler This one is on my list! Looking forward to your review. 3mo
Cathythoughts Nice pic 👍🏻 3mo
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LeahBergen @sprainedbrain @catebutler I‘m thinking it‘s going to be a good one. 🤞🏻 3mo
Cathythoughts I just started reading this one... interesting , hard to put down so far 👍🏻 3mo
vivastory How are you enjoying it, Leah? 2mo
BarbaraBB Looking forward to your thoughts 💜 2mo
TrishB Hope you‘re off buying lovely books somewhere 💕 2mo
LeahBergen @TrishB I am! 😆😆 And I was also at a week-long antiquarian book seminar. 2mo
TrishB Oh that sounds fab! 💕 2mo
Reviewsbylola I enjoyed this one! 2mo
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I don‘t remember this part of The Bayeux Tapestry... 🤔

mydearwatson So that took me longer than it should have... 3mo
TrishB 😂 3mo
rubyslippersreads 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
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Leftcoastzen 😂❤️ 3mo
squirrelbrain 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
Tex2Flo First belly laugh of the day!,! (edited) 3mo
LauraJ Niiiiiice! 3mo
DeeLew 😂 3mo
CarolynM 😂 3mo
Melissa_J 😂😂😂 3mo
vivastory 😂😂 3mo
kspenmoll 😂😂 3mo
GypsyKat Hahaha! 😂 3mo
Aimeesue Hahahahahahaha! 3mo
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Alice | Elizabeth Eliot
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#TopSixReads of 2019 (so far, anyway... and I could probably pick six different ones tomorrow 😆).

Thanks for the tags, @Cinfhen and @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled ! 😘😘

sblbooks The Quest for Queen Mary sounded interesting, so I stacked it. 3mo
vivastory I know mine changed the day after 😂 3mo
Ruthiella I love Dorothy Whipple!😍 3mo
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BarbaraBB The Whipple is a favorite? Good to know! 3mo
Cinfhen You‘re too smart for me 😂😂😜😘 (edited) 3mo
Cathythoughts I see I have Alice stacked already ... must investigate your others ♥️👍🏻 3mo
ValerieAndBooks Great list! I especially want to read the Queen Mary one! 3mo
LeahBergen @sblbooks It‘s fascinating (especially if you‘re a royalty/aristocracy buff)! 3mo
LeahBergen @vivastory I can never pick favourite books. I might be able to work with a top 50 list. 😆😆 3mo
LeahBergen @Ruthiella I do, too! 3mo
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB It was actually quite the page-turner for me. Have you read Whipple before? 3mo
LeahBergen @Cinfhen 😆😆 Hardly!!! 3mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts Alice is quite weird but strangely captivating. 😄 3mo
LeahBergen @ValerieAndBooks It‘s gossipy and good! 👍🏻 3mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Im going to look into these!! 3mo
Eyelit I loved Someone at a Distance! One of my fave #persephonebooks 💜 3mo
BarbaraBB Nope but I bought this one recently, probably because of you! 3mo
Reviewsbylola I loved Someone at a Distance!! 3mo
emilyhaldi What a mix!😍 2mo
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Village School | Miss Read, John S. Goodall
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I really think all adult fiction should break up the text with little illustrations, don‘t you? They‘re like little reading rewards.

This is an illustration of Miss Pringle, the martyrish grump of a school-cleaner. 😆

Bklover I agree!! 3mo
catebutler Yes! I‘ve loved these illustrations in this current Miss Read. Makes the read all that more delightful! 3mo
Melissa_J I 💯 percent agree! 3mo
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Lindy I agree too. 👍 3mo
Andrea313 I love these books! ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
DebinHawaii They totally should! 3mo
MicheleinPhilly Her methods may be subtle but her face sure isn‘t. 3mo
LeahBergen @Andrea313 I‘m already looking forward to reading more of them! 😄 3mo
LeahBergen @MicheleinPhilly 😆😆 Right? I‘m kind of feeling for her, job-wise and all. 😆 3mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon We all deserve little reading rewards 🙌🏻 3mo
LeahBergen @elkeo_TheBookDragon We most certainly do! 😘 3mo
batsy I absolutely agree! My Penguin Classics edition of My Antonia has illustrations and it was the loveliest surprise. 3mo
keepingupwiththepenguins YES! 😅 😂 👏 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm I love those! 3mo
Cathythoughts She‘s great ... 3mo
LeahBergen @batsy Oh, does it? I‘ll have to check if my edition has illustrations (otherwise I‘ll be miffed 😆). 3mo
jillrhudy MISS PRINGLE!!! 💕 💕 💕 3mo
kspenmoll She looks the part!!! Well done! 3mo
rubyslippersreads They definitely should. And I ❤️ John Goodall. I have some of his little wordless picture books. 😊 3mo
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Village School | Miss Read, John S. Goodall
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I‘ve just started my first Miss Read novel and finding it a perfect companion for this rainy day.

RachelO Gorgeous picture, as always! Miss Read reminds me of the library van, for some reason- must have been a series my gran used to borrow. 3mo
catebutler I love the little stories and occurrences in a small English village. It‘s just a lovely, cozy, comfort read. I‘m working my way through this one too! 3mo
LeahBergen @RachelO What a nice memory! I bet your Gran did read them; they were super popular in the 1950s and 60s. I remember spotting the odd old Penguin paperback from this author in my teen secondhand book-shopping days. 😄 3mo
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LeahBergen @catebutler That‘s a perfect way to describe this book! I‘m sure I‘m going to love the rest of the books in the #MissReadAlong, too. 😊 3mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon You need to use the #onleahsshelf tag. I want this to become a top Litsy hashtag 😘 3mo
LeahBergen @elkeo_TheBookDragon 😆😆 I probably should, at least for some of the weirder/older ones. Except I‘d feel a bit sorry for the person who unwittingly clicks on that hashtag and thinks, “What IS this pile of crap?” 😆😆 3mo
jillrhudy Prozac in book form. What a lovely edition too. 3mo
rubyslippersreads I can‘t believe I‘ve never read any Miss Read (even though a friend has been “pushing” them for ages. 😄) 3mo
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Dotty | R. A. Lafferty
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And one final post for #BooksIDidntBuyAtTheBookstore from my trip. This one had my favourite title (and blurb) of the bunch. 😆😆 Poor Dotty.

This one is for you, @Reviewsbylola and @vivastory ! 😆

Reviewsbylola Like . . . 😆🤔🤣 3mo
Aimeesue Poor, poor Dotty! 😂😂😂 3mo
Reviewsbylola That blurb is fucking amazing. 3mo
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saresmoore Bahahaha! What @Reviewsbylola said! 3mo
Melissa_J Covers these days just aren‘t what they used to be 😂 3mo
LeahBergen @Aimeesue We can all only hope that we splay so erotically in death. 😆😆 3mo
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola Isn‘t it?? 😂 3mo
LeahBergen @saresmoore Yep! 😂 3mo
LeahBergen @Melissa_J Nope. Publishers need to up their title game, I think. 😆 3mo
rubyslippersreads Because it‘s so much work to clean off your doorstep after someone dies on it. 😂 3mo
Aimeesue @LeahBergen Personally, if I don't die right away, I'm definitely going to try to arrange myself like that. Who cares about leaving clues to identify my killer? I must be sexy in death! 3mo
rabbitprincess Why does the detective have a mattress on his doorstep? 😂 Is it the middle of summer and he's sleeping on the porch? 3mo
vivastory Finally, the complete AND unabridged version 😂😂These need to be postcards! 3mo
GlassAsDiamonds @rabbitprincess exactly!! I mean, I know my doorstep game is weak but I don‘t have a mattress with a frilly valance out there for people to die on (or is that WHY my doorstep game is weak...??? 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔) 3mo
Hooked_on_books Wow, where did you find this place? 1950? 3mo
BooknerdsLife LOL Where did you find all these unabridged versions?? 😱🤣🤣🤣 3mo
rubyslippersreads @vivastory @BooknerdsLife Because I would certainly hate to read the abridged version and miss one word of this classic. 🤣 3mo
BiblioLitten 😆 3mo
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The Backwoods | Edward Lee
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And another one of the #BooksIDidntBuyAtTheBookstore. 😆

MicheleinPhilly How did you not buy that? Backwoods Hussy is the name of my girl group. 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Hahahaha!! I LOVE that title!! That would make a great T-Shirt...lol 3mo
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TrishB That‘s awesome 😁 3mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder Damn I want that book. 3mo
TK421 My life will not be complete until I find a copy of that book for myself.😁 3mo
Leftcoastzen It‘s amazing! 3mo
iread2much That‘s tag line 😂😂😂 (edited) 3mo
saresmoore This is SO Florida! 😅 3mo
batsy I don't know why, the shovelling guy's expression kills me 😂😂 3mo
readordierachel How did you resist! 😆 3mo
mrp27 Wow....😆 3mo
Hooked_on_books Wait, what? You didn‘t buy it? Why miss such a great opportunity?!? 😂 3mo
Sarah83 Oh my god 3mo
mabell I‘m pretty sure this is a reality show 😂😂 3mo
Reviewsbylola Judging on the title alone, this sounds amazing! 3mo
LeahBergen @MicheleinPhilly Best band name EVER. 😂😂 3mo
LeahBergen @vivastory Right?? 😆😆 3mo
LeahBergen @TK421 😂😂😂 3mo
LeahBergen @iread2much Right? 😆 3mo
LeahBergen @saresmoore Oddly, I WAS thinking of you when I posted this. 😂😂😂 3mo
LeahBergen @batsy I can‘t decide if he reads more “pervert” or “serial killer”. 🤔 3mo
LeahBergen @readordierachel It was hard, actually. 😆😆 3mo
LeahBergen @mrp27 Yep. 😆 3mo
LeahBergen @Hooked_on_books I know! 😆 3mo
LeahBergen @Sarah83 😆😆 3mo
LeahBergen @mabell Yes! 😆 Or it should be! 3mo
LeahBergen @Larkken # 723 in the hussy series, perhaps! 3mo
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola I know! 😆 3mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen @batsy It sure looks to me like that‘s her grave he‘s digging. 😳🤣 3mo
iread2much @LeahBergen seriously. It makes me want to read it just so I can say I have 3mo
Suet624 That‘s what they called me when I lived on the commune. 😀😀 3mo
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I‘m road-tripping and stopping in a few bookshops along the way so I thought it was time for a few more #BooksIDidntBuyAtTheBookstore.

I think I lost my girlish laughter YEARS ago. 😆

TrishB Love it 💕😂😂 3mo
AlaMich *snort* 3mo
Leftcoastzen 😍 3mo
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mabell And How! 3mo
GlassAsDiamonds I would totally have bought that!! Love pulpy fiction!! 😂😂😂 3mo
rubyslippersreads Words fail me. 😂 3mo
LauraJ I don‘t think I ever had any girlish laughter. But yeah, @GlassAsDiamonds, I would‘ve bought it too! 3mo
QuietlyLaura Is that what they called it?! 😉😂 3mo
rabbitprincess 😂😂😂😂😂 3mo
Theaelizabet Hubba hubba! 😉 3mo
BarbaraJean I think I found my girlish laughter just looking at this cover... 3mo
Kalalalatja Love these posts! 😂😂😂 3mo
Lcsmcat 🤣🤣 3mo
MaureenMc Ooh, and you found the unabridged version! 3mo
Melissa_J I wish you‘d bought this and shared some of it with us 😂 3mo
GlassAsDiamonds @LauraJ yeah, I‘m pretty certain I skipped the “Girlish laughter” gene too!! 😂😂😂😂😂 3mo
Aimeesue 😂😂😂 3mo
saresmoore I‘m trying to think of a clever comment, but I just can‘t get past those breasts! Awooga! 👀 3mo
Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 3mo
rabbitprincess @saresmoore Best sound effect 😂😂😂😂 3mo
UwannaPublishme 😂😂😂 3mo
Suet624 Wow. 3mo
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#DownUnder

This novel, set in a 1950s Sydney department store‘s frock shop, has been described as Barbara Pym in Australia. That‘s good enough for me (and I hope to get to it soon)!

#WanderingJune

Cathythoughts Lovely pic ✨book sounds good 👍🏻 3mo
CarolynM It's great. The movie is ok but... 3mo
BarbaraBB Attractive cover! 3mo
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Cinfhen Love the cover and book sounds charming💕 3mo
AlaMich Working in apparel retail as I do (🙄) I will have to check this out! 3mo
Freespirit It‘s a lovely story...movie is good too 3mo
Crazeedi Sounds intriguing! 3mo
rubyslippersreads I would buy it just for that cover! 😍 3mo
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Wreath of Roses | Elizabeth Taylor
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Trying my new white tea (Bai Hao Yin Zhen) in my new glass teacup - both were gifts from the lovely @writerlibrarian for the recent #SummerSantaGoesPostal.

Thanks again! The tea is wonderful and I‘m loving this little double-walled cup. ❤️

Amiable That looks so incredibly cozy and wonderful. 😍 3mo
DGRachel So pretty! 3mo
Dolly Pretty picture! 3mo
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HeatherBlue Beautiful!! 3mo
catebutler How beautiful! Definitely love that teapot!! 3mo
TrishB Lovely 💕 3mo
annahenke Delightful tea things! 3mo
merelybookish So elegant! 3mo
Cathythoughts Gorgeous gift 3mo
LeahBergen @catebutler Thanks! I bought the teapot when I realized I needed something for blooming tea. 😄 3mo
rubyslippersreads It‘s bloomin‘ lovely! 😄 3mo
Chrissyreadit That is lovely! Blooming tea is so beautiful. 3mo
Mitch Looks like a lovely bit of self care.. enjoy! X 3mo
Suet624 Gorgeous! 3mo
curiousparable a lovely glass kettle you've got in there, with a heat-sink handle, but your glass has no handle, must be too hot to hold.
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LeahBergen @curiousparable The tea cup glass is actually double-walled so it‘s very comfortable to hold. 😊 2mo
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Wreath of Roses | Elizabeth Taylor
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Rosé and A Wreath of Roses on a Sunday night. ?

DebinHawaii Great cover! And matching 🍷😉 3mo
rubyslippersreads 😍🌹😍 3mo
Cathythoughts Lovely pic ♥️ 3mo
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LeahBergen @DebinHawaii But of course. 😆 3mo
saresmoore Lovely! 3mo
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CouronneDhiver Stacked! She‘s such an interesting queen. Have you read it? 3mo
LeahBergen @CouronneDhiver Yes, I really enjoyed it. I was a bit Hatshepsut-obsessed in my youth after discovering Child of the Morning in my junior high school library. 😄 3mo
Cinfhen Smarty pants strikes again 😛😘😘 3mo
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LeahBergen @Cinfhen 😂😂 3mo
ImperfectCJ Have you read The Woman Who Would Be King by Kara Cooney? Another good one about Hatshepsut. 3mo
LeahBergen @ImperfectCJ I haven‘t! I‘ll keep an eye out for it. Thank you! 3mo
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And the second post!

I meant to pick up some of these teas when I was last in Montreal but never had the chance. The flavoured black tea and that white tea both smell amazing. I‘m definitely drinking the white tea in the pretty, new double-walled glass teacup! And look at that teeny little teacup! 😍 The socks are SO my thing and these journals are always my favourite for travelling. Thanks so much, my friend! 😘😘

#SummerSantaGoesPostal

CatLass007 😻😻😻😻😻 3mo
TrishB Lovely 💕 3mo
LapReader So lucky. 3mo
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TrishB That tiny tea cup is awesome ☕️ 3mo
julesG Tiny tea cup!!!! 3mo
batsy How lovely! 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm The socks 💗 3mo
mabell What cute and pretty socks! 3mo
writerlibrarian Tea from Camellia is the best thing ever. 😉 3mo
LeahBergen @writerlibrarian I‘m so excited. It‘s a rainy day here today so I‘ll be trying one of the teas this afternoon. Hmm... which to try first? 🤔 Thank you!! 😘😘 3mo
Dragonfairykats It's so adorable! Tea and socks, perfect compliments to a book on a rainy day! 3mo
Aimeesue 😍😍😍 3mo
Centique That teeny tea cup is the best! Man, if you have fairies in the bottom of the garden they won‘t be able to resist that 🧚🏾‍♂️🧚‍♀️ 3mo
LeahBergen @Dragonfairykats Exactly! Isn‘t it a lovely gift? 😍 3mo
LeahBergen @Aimeesue 😘😘 3mo
LeahBergen @Centique Oh no! I must guard it from my garden fairies now! 😄 3mo
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A Note of Explanation | Vita Sackville-West
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I will do this in two posts; books and extra treats. 😍😍

Thank you SO much, @writerlibrarian , for all of these lovely reads! I especially love the 1941 vintage Canadian history by Leacock with all the gorgeous old illustrations! ❤️❤️ And I cannot wait to dive into A Note of Explanation - I‘ve wanted to read it for AGES. You‘ve spoiled me!

#SummerSantaGoesPostal
#SummerSolsticeBookExchange

Thank you, @BookishMarginalia , for this great swap!

Tanisha_A All of these! 😍 3mo
TrishB Gorgeous ❤️ 3mo
batsy Oooh, so lovely 😍 3mo
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merelybookish What a fun collection! 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely books and gorgeous editions! 3mo
Freespirit The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is a great book! 3mo
writerlibrarian The big thing getting your box ready was to choose the best edition aka prettiest cover of a vintage book you didn't have. I almost ordered Hotel Berlin. I loved that book so many years ago. It was really fun and a hardship, really, to search vintage website. 😉 I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed finding them. 3mo
Kalalalatja Oh, how pretty! 😍😍 3mo
LeahBergen @Freespirit I‘m so looking forward to it! 3mo
LeahBergen @Kalalalatja Aren‘t they? 😍 3mo
LeahBergen @writerlibrarian Oh, I absolutely love them all and what a great job you did!! I couldn‘t be happier. Thanks so much again! 😘😘😘 3mo
rubyslippersreads What lovely gifts! 😍 3mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve had my eye on the two books on the left. Excellent gift! 3mo
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