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LitTraveler

Joined May 2016

Just a teacher tackling her TBR list one book at a time.
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“He will never die. His love, his genius, the great beauty he has created will go on forever…” The best book I‘ve read this year. Heartbreaking and inspiring all in one. What hit me the most about this novel is that it‘s not just a biography of Van Gogh‘s life, but demonstrates the profound bond and love between two brothers.

tpixie I‘ve heard his brother really supported him. What a great relationship! 2w
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February #bookspin 💕 unfortunately I couldn‘t get the whole list into one picture 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Tales of the Jazz Age | F. Scott Fitzgerald, James L. W. West, III
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Why I keep trying to read Fitzgerald, I will never understand. It‘s that idea that he‘s this classic author and I love classical fiction so I should be able to appreciate his work. It‘s not for me; I can‘t get passed his depiction of women. The only thing I can say is he knows how to paint a setting, I feel like I‘m actually there. Not a great start to #bookspin, so hopefully the next one is better 🤣

TheAromaofBooks Fitzgerald doesn't work for me, either. I know so many people love Gatsby, but I genuinely hate that book haha 6mo
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Middlesex: A Novel | Jeffrey Eugenides
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Here is my January #bookspin list! A few are missing because they are ebooks and one is jammed in the back of my bookshelf and I didn‘t want to take it out. 🤣

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️It is a decent read, however I think I am over the story line. I think I will be taking a longer break from the series than normal.🤷🏻‍♀️

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ One of the best horror books I‘ve ever read! Side note: Does anyone else hate when the book cover is of the movie/t.v. show? Especially in this case when the book is so vastly different than the show 😒

braddsibbersen Best opening paragraph of all time. Second best is from Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle. 7mo
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Dune | Frank Herbert
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I‘m on break from my masters program and can now devote more time to reading for fun! Here is my June list for #bookspin ☺️

nanuska_153 I loved The Glass Castle and The Colour Purple. I also liked Go Set a Watchman, but To Kill A Mockingbird is one of my favourites and the fact that Harper Lee couldn't bring herself to publish it for so long made me read it with very low expectations 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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Here is my February #bookspin list and bingo board! Here‘s to hoping I have better luck this month; I‘m trying to at least read a half hour every day of a book that‘s not for work/program. I have some books on this list that I‘m pretty excited about 🤞🏼🤞🏼

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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Mehso-so

My #bookspin and first book of the year was..okay. The message was clear and very interesting, definitely thought provoking in instances. However, much of the book including some language used felt a little dated. To be fair, it was written quite some time ago. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ included in the picture is my new baby Bruce! I adopted him last weekend and he is such a sweet boy 😻

melissajayne My first bookspin for this year was a bail. 2y
TheAromaofBooks I had similar feelings when I read another of Gladwell's books - an interesting premise & some useful information, but also felt like it could use a little update & that a few of his theories didn't actually have much to back them up. It was thought-provoking, though, & at the time I had ever really considered the way that we are making instinctive judgments/decisions all the time. 2y
rabbitprincess 😻😻😻 2y
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Lovely Bones | Sebold Alice
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Here is my first #bookspin list for the year 2021. I have had a bit of a hiatus when it comes to reading, so I really want to pick it back up this year. Hope everyone has a great start to their year! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2y
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To the Lighthouse | Virginia Woolf
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If this book has taught me anything it‘s that Nature has always been here and will continue to be here long after we‘re gone.

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Sula | Toni Morrison
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#bookhaul I have tried really hard not to buy any books until I at least get through some of the books I already have... I made it two months 🙈

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An Untamed State | Roxane Gay
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My August #bookspin list this month is all women authors! I am very excited to finally get a chance to read some of these. The list is featured with the Dill Pickle Chip Dip I made tonight 😂 Pinterest has some of the best ideas!

TheAromaofBooks Glad to have you back for another round!! And your handwriting is lovely!! 2y
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Everything Is Illuminated | Jonathan Safran Foer
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My #officialbookspin for the month of July! I loved the concept of the Bingo challenge and will definitely try that again going into August (June/July has not been kind to me). As for this book, I thought the different narrator voices was interesting and it was pretty laugh out loud funny in some parts. The book itself was okay, still think Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is Foer‘s best novel.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Hope August is better reading month!! 2y
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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From the last 100 pages to the end I was doing nothing but crying. Amazing book, the idea of this type of narrator is something I‘ve never read before and it was definitely an interesting take. I couldn‘t stop reading it and at 2:30 in the morning, I finished it. Haunting..

Catherine_Willoughby Same here. Couldn't put down 2y
Elizabeth2 One of my favorite books. ❤️ 2y
marshymallow03 This is one of my all-time favorites! A book I could read over and over again. :) 2y
Cosmos_Moon Oooo! Yay! This is on my TBR and waiting for me on my shelf. 2y
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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My #bookspin list for July! I‘ll do my best with the bingo, but I am also doing Wheelathon with GoodReads this summer too so we will see how much I can get done 😂

Mistermandolin The Netflix adaptation of Jackson‘s masterpiece was stunning. They didn‘t quite better the book - who could? - but they came damn close. 2y
Gissy You are brace! You have a couple of chunker books📚📚📚👍 2y
Shaleen Very interesting books in your list. A lot of these including Catch 22, Grapes of Wrath, The Trial are in my TBR list. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Getting ready to draw the numbers as soon as I catch up on my notifications, so I'll tag you shortly!! 2y
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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My June list for #bookspin! Most of the books are physical copies, but two of them are ebooks this time. Also, not sure why I wrote the last five in bright yellow, I can barely read them 😂

TheAromaofBooks Great list!! And I'm always drawn to yellow pens despite their inherent difficulty to read 😂 2y
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These past few weeks has been insane, so I just finished my #doublespin for #bookspin. This book was okay, very preachy but maybe if I read it in a different point in life, I wouldn‘t have thought this way.

TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 2y
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My children‘s books came in today! Which one should I read for my virtual read aloud today? 🤔

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While volunteering at the free breakfast/lunch program, I will be starting my #doublespin for #bookspinbonanza. It‘s a movie book cover and I had no idea there even was a movie on this book 🤣

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Book 1 of #bookspinbonanza completed! ⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It was pretty good; there were some major cliches, but overall a decent read 👍🏼 On to the next!

TheAromaofBooks Great work!! I agree with the so-so rating. I read this one quite a while ago and was rather underwhelmed by it. Plus I have trouble with books where adultery is one of the major methods of moving the story forward, even if the person getting cheated on is a horrible person. 2y
HotMessJess Sad, I loved this read! I kn is it‘s definitely a tough one for some!! 2y
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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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#pemberlittens It finally came in from Thrift Books! Now I can start reading it!

Sace 🎉🎉🎉 Beautiful cover! 2y
rjsthumbelina I do love the Penguin classics editions 😊 good choice! 2y
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First up for #bookspinbonanza ☺️ This book has been sitting on my shelf for AWHILE so I‘m excited to finally read it!
I am embarrassed to say that I can‘t start the #pemberlittens S&S because I realized, on April 30th, that I owned EVERY SINGLE Jane Austen novel...except that one 🤦🏻‍♀️ So I am still waiting for the book to come in the mail. I am just dumbfounded that I own Mansfield Park, but not S&S 😂

Gissy Amazing! 👍 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great book! 🐘 2y
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Looking for Alaska | Green, John
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Mehso-so

I am going to say right now, I am jaded. I have a hard time liking YA novels. I try! This is my second Green book and I do have to say I enjoyed it more than Paper Towns 👎🏻
It did get emotional for me at the end, due to just losing a friend to drunk driving. I saw him the night before he died and it was as if the universe gave us that moment to reconnect before he was gone. It‘s strange, we both talked about our own “Great Perhaps” that night.

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I am really quite behind on my reviews/posts on here and there‘s no excuse for it. Since I only write in my journal the ones that I absolutely loved, I need to at least record the rest.
Not to say that I didn‘t enjoy this book! I really did; very interesting about the World‘s Fair and H. H. Holmes. To be honest I picked up the book because of Holmes, but I liked the parallels Larson drew between the two plot points.

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Everything Is Illuminated | Jonathan Safran Foer
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So along with reading for the #PemberLittens book club and Reddit‘s book club, I will also be participating in #bookspinbonanza 🙈 Am I crazy? A little bit, but it‘s fine! I have not had this much fun reading and analyzing books since college. I am so happy to have found my old passion again.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Glad to have you along!! I'm reading S&S with the #PemberLittens next month, too. 2y
Gissy So many of good books!📚📚📚📚❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Their Eyes Were Watching God LP | Zora Neale Hurston
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I tear up at the last page, close the book slowly, and slightly nod my head...phenomenal book.

Nute Yes! 2y
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Their Eyes Were Watching God LP | Zora Neale Hurston
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#firstlinefridays

“Ships at a distance have every man‘s wish on board.”

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Henry VI Part 1 | William Shakespeare
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My current reading selection and where I am in each one. It kind of looks like they‘re all on the same page! 😂

DGRachel Ooh. That‘s a Norton I don‘t have. 😍 2y
LitTraveler @DGRachel It‘s my pride and joy, I recommend it to everyone!! 2y
Nute Ooooh, wanting a Norton Shakespeare!😍 2y
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How I‘m dealing with quarantine: cricuting everything I own! I put this on my book cart tonight ⚡️

LiteraryinLawrence That‘s so creative! 2y
Gissy 😍❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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House of Leaves | Mark Z. Danielewski, Zampan
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So...wow! I just finished translating Truant‘s letter from his mother. It took a long time, but I feel very accomplished. I also noticed that some letters were capitalized when they should not have been. They also read out a message...Just wow!

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House of Leaves | Mark Z. Danielewski, Zampan
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I have to start writing notes to myself so I can keep all of the crazy footnotes straight! 😂

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House of Leaves | Mark Z. Danielewski, Zampan
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Meet my two new reading companions, Tom and Minerva! Finding these two love bugs was absolute fate, they both legitimately fell into my lap and haven‘t left since. 🥰

TheSpineView So cute! 3y
Nebklvr Pretty babies 2y
LiteraryinLawrence Congratulations! Cats are the best, in my opinion. ☺️ 2y
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House of Leaves | Mark Z. Danielewski, Zampan
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I am almost too excited to start off 2020 with this book! I haven‘t felt this electric energy to read something in a long time.

BarbaraBB It‘s a great read, enjoy! 3y
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Here I am; I have stacks of books I have yet to read, but I just end up picking books I‘ve already read...twice. Why am I like this? 🤦🏻‍♀️

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I have four bingos 😂 some of these I‘m not terribly proud of, but I am who I am. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Thanks for posting this @TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage Hey, you are welcome 😉😘 4y
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I think Winifred likes my latest used book haul!! Only $1 for all of these!!

CoffeeNBooks Beautiful cat! Great books! 4y
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I have been sick on the couch with laryngitis for the past couple of days. The only things making it better are tea, soup, and one of my favorite books! Every few years I will pick this book back up and I‘m still amazed at how well written Scout is as a protagonist. I love books that have an “unreliable” narrator and Scout is just so humorous!

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Monster Blood | R. L. Stine
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Day 2: “Blood, Blood Everywhere...” #goosebumpschallenge

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Welcome to Dead House | R. L. Stine
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Today marks the first day of my 31 days of #GoosebumpsChallenge! Halloween has always been my favorite holiday and these books were a main part of my childhood. Pulling them all out of an old box and putting them on a shelf made me so nostalgic and excited for this challenge! First up: the absolute classic, Welcome to Dead House 💀

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Birthday Letters | Ted Hughes
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After reading everything written by Sylvia Plath and her journal, I thought I would read Ted Hughes‘s book of poems Birthday Letters, which mainly consists of stories of their relationship. It was interesting to see the other side of the affair and how her depression was interpreted by him.

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Native Son | Richard Wright
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My $1.20 book haul and the newest member to my home, Winnie!

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The latest haul from the used section in the library!! All for $1....I may have a problem 🤷🏻‍♀️

WhiskeyMistress I wouldn‘t call that a problem! I‘d call that a steal!! 😍😍 4y
rather_be_reading cnt pass up $1 !! 4y
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Giveaway: A Novel | Steve Fisher
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Congratulations on your milestone @britt_brooke 🤗 #250kgiveaway

britt_brooke Thank you! And thanks for entering! 💚🤞🏻 4y
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Birthday Letters | Ted Hughes
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Reading always helps calm me down when I‘m anxious and can‘t sleep. In these instances, I tend to go for poems or short stories.

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Pausing my current book to read some scary stories. Honestly, I‘m just feeling a little nostalgic for one of my favorite childhood summertime reads.

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Gone with the Wind | Margareth Mitchell
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Small book haul from the used section at the library featuring my favorite Litograph tote! The books all together only cost me $0.80!!!

BridgetteM Nice haul! 4y
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No Time Like the Present | Nadine Gordimer
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My favorite way to spend the end of a Sunday when all of the cleaning is done!

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Farenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury, Cid Knipel
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Finally finished putting my book case together!! I love how it looks right now, but I know it‘ll start looking messy just like my book shelf does soon 😂

Nute Nice! 2y
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The Beautiful and Damned | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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On vacation in Nashville, TN reading a book about a couple living their life in leisure. 😂Although I do have more ambition than the Patch‘s, I wish this vacation didn‘t have to end!