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Literaryunicorn

Joined April 2017

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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
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A Tattooed Heart | Deborah Challinor
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Completed tattoo. ❤️📚

julesG 😍 2y
Kalalalatja Awesome! 2y
CouronneDhiver Great! 😎👍 2y
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Jess7 Omg, I love it! 2y
Craftylikefox Beautiful!!! 2y
RebelReader I've never had a desire to get a tattoo, but yours makes me go hmmmm 😀Love it! ❤️ 2y
JaneyWaneyB Stunning 😍 that is so beautiful! 2y
OrangeMooseReads I like it! ❤️ 2y
rather_be_reading 😲😲😍😍😍 2y
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Tattooed | Pamela Callow
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Brand new bookish tat!!! ❤️📚

Erika13137 That's awesome! 2y
Megabooks Great! 2y
TheLibrarian Love it! 2y
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minkyb Nice! 2y
EllieDottie This is awesome!! 2y
Dewthedo17 that's fantastic 2y
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One of the most depressing and enlightening books I've ever picked up. Tough to read, and the stories of people struggling really stay with you. Made me grateful and angry at the same time. A must-read for all Americans wondering what happened to the American Dream.

RanaElizabeth I loved this book, one of the best discussions for our book club! 3y
peaknit Milwaukee is almost in my backyard, it was really enlightening. I had no idea about the housing situation. 3y
lyssamez This book was amazing. So poignant. I agree that it should be required reading. 3y
minkyb Totally agree with everyone! 3y
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Mehso-so

Finally finished this after several attempts. It is SO incredibly dense. I feel like entire wars are fought and lives are lived on one or two pages. Glad I finally conquered it. Beautiful overall story - just.... whew.

monalyisha I read it in college (with a very adept & passionate professor) and loved it. I think that's the way to do it, though -- with an intellectual support group & regular discussion. Congrats for braving it on your own! 3y
monalyisha P.S. Gabriel Garcia-Marquez is my bunny's favorite author. (Of all the books in my house that are readily accessible to her, his are the only titles she's nibbled! She has very refined taste. 🐰🥕📚) 3y
Laalaleighh @monalyisha I'm sorry I just caught this comment as I was scrolling and 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 I love the idea of her skipping over all the less erudite reads to get to the Garcia-Marquez for her light snack. 3y
Literaryunicorn @monalyisha I love it!!! ❤️🐰 3y
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The Bridges of Madison County | Robert James Waller
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Having a pretty great reading weekend so far! I loved this story. I cried. I smiled. What more can you ask of a love story? ❤️😢

Zelma I never read this but the movie sure made me verklempt. 😥 3y
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Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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Loved this book so much!! Can't believe it took me so long to get around to it. It officially got me out of my (slight) reading slump. Three cheers for 80s geekery!

CoffeeK8 This is one of the only books my non-reader husband was willing to read (and loved!) 3y
AmandaV I'm so nervous about the movie they're making. I know Spielberg is doing it but I worry the movie won't do it justice 3y
monkeygirlsmama Looking forward to reading this, maybe even before the movie comes out. 🙃 2y
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The Bridges of Madison County | Robert James Waller
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Weekend stack!! What should I start with??

ScientistSam I really enjoyed Six of Crows! Good weekend reading. 3y
BookishBron Yes - six of crows is so good! 3y
398.2 An ember in the Ash! LOVE this series! 3y
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The Talented Mr. Ripley | Patricia Highsmith
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Mehso-so

Just finished this one. I always thought the movie was so intriguing. The book was meh - wondering if I should try any of the sequels? Maybe would have been better if I didn't know what was going to happen?

JazzFeathers Such a pity. The cover is so intriguing 3y
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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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I'm about 80 pages in on this one and I'm not loving it. I don't really enjoy the interview/diary format and I'm kind of bored. Should I stick with it? Does it get better?

emtobiasz This one was mostly ok for me-- wasn't a fan of the writing style. If the interview format bothers you, it's not going to get any better on that front. 3y
EmilyChristine Maybe listening to it would help? I loved it but it does have a different format. 3y
Skeebies05 I loved this one. But I was hooked 10 pages in. If you're still bored at 80 it may be a lost cause 😳 3y
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mcipher I'm not always a fan of that style but it worked for me in these books. I loved both but they did take me a while to read. 3y
Literaryunicorn @EmilyChristine That's a really good point. I think @Skeebies05 is right - I usually give something 50 pages to hook me and I think it's time to give up the ghost on this one. I might try audio version later. Thanks for the advice and thoughts! 3y
Mc_cart_ny Aw, that's too bad. I loved this one, but if you don't like to read epistolary novels then it just might not be your jam. 3y
Megabooks I loved this one too. 3y
Literaryunicorn I'm sad about it too @Mc_cart_ny and @Booksandcooks! I had this on my TBR for quite a while. I also tried to start Borne by Jeff Vandermeer last night and I wasn't into that either. WHAT IF I AM IN A BOOK SLUMP. 😱😱😱😱😱😱 3y
minkyb Sad but if it isn't for you... 3y
Mc_cart_ny @Literaryunicorn oh no, I hope you're not in a Book slump!! 3y
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I gave this to my friend who is having a baby girl next month. Love the notorious RBG!! #shepersisted

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Good morning, Littens, and Happy Weekend!! I was so busy at work this week - no time for reading. ☹️🐼 But now I'm freeeeeee and working on my TBR pile with coffee in hand!! ❤️📚☕️

TrishB 💟 The Way of Kings! 3y
Ms_T Impressive selection! 3y
Mc_cart_ny Sleeping Giants!! 3y
minkyb ‼️❣️ 3y
briski What an excellent pile!!! 3y
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Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson
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Time travel, heck yeah! I am so excited to have won this ARC of Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland!! Thanks so much @WilliamMorrow and @Tav - I can't wait to read and post my review! 👏❤️📚

andreadmw Love me some time travel books! 3y
Tav Nice! Enjoy the read! 3y
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This Side of Paradise | F Scott Fitzgerald
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My favorite piece of literary wall art. ❤️❤️❤️

Zelma Gorgeous artwork, and a great quote! ❤️ 3y
dixi_e That quote is amazing. 😍 I feel incompetent that I've never before read it. I'm also imagining ways to use it to show the power of word choice #alwaysateacher 3y
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IT CAME! It finally came! 👏👏👏 Trying to savor it though. Side note - who else also hates dust covers that aren't library dust covers?

Amanda23 Love dust covers while my books are on the shelf but they always come off when reading 3y
sherryvdh Yes! I always pull mine off when reading. 3y
BookishJess I always take them off when I'm reading too. 3y
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StephanieMarie Good luck with savoring it! I tried so hard and still ended up finishing it in 2 days 🙂 3y
bates_barb I also hate dust covers. It turned out to be a bit of a problem when I went to make a libib database of all the books I own. The easiest way to enter physical books is by scanning the barcode with your phone. Aboit half of my hardcovers don't have barcodes any more because I lost or threw out the dust covers. 3y
Literaryunicorn @StephanieMarie I have a feeling I'm not going to be able to. @bates_barb I hadn't thought about that! I don't understand why they just don't make the hard cover pretty and leave the dust cover out of it! 3y
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I Love Books! | Doreen Ludka Maulhardt
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You guys!!! 😊 I've been a part of this beautiful Litsy community for three weeks and it is amazing! You are all so supportive and uplifting, and I just love my new social media home. ❤️❤️❤️

Jas16 Yay!👏📚🎉 3y
Dragon 😀👍🎉 3y
HotMessJess This community is so awesome!! Totally brought back my love of books and is so uplifting! Love it! 3y
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rubyslippersreads 🎉📚🎉📚🌟🦄🦄🦄 3y
TrishB 👍🎉😀 3y
JessClark78 🎊🎉🎉📚👍 3y
Bibliogeekery 🎉🎉🎉 3y
BestOfFates Woot!! 3y
Ms_T Huzzah! 👏🏻🎉📙 3y
julesG Congratulations! 👏👏 3y
writerlibrarian 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
kspenmoll Congrats!!!!!🎉🎉👏👏💃🏼💃🏼 3y
Lmstraubie 🙆🙆🙆 3y
stacybmartin Yay - congrats!! 🎉📚🎉👏🏼 3y
GypsyKat Congratulations!🎈🎉🎊 3y
Gissy Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉🎉👏👏👏👏📚📚📚❤ 3y
Suet624 💕💕💕❤ 3y
hes7 Yay! 🎉 3y
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OMG I CANNOT 👏 WAIT 👏 ANY 👏 LONGER!!! #readerproblems

Yeah_I_Read 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 3y
erinreads Finished this one this morning. So good! 💕 3y
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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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Me, reading the last few chapters of this AMAZING BOOK. I cried. I cheered. I gasped. I loved every second of it. ON TO A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN!!! 😍👏😮😭

Dragon 👍I'm starting it this weekend 😀 3y
Literaryunicorn @Dragon Well, clear off your schedule!! #bingereading 3y
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Jurassic Park | Michael Crichton
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Love this. ❤️#rawr

jmtrivera Tragic, but true. 3y
Lmstraubie 💗💗💗 3y
RanaElizabeth I love this, do you know where to purchase it? 3y
Literaryunicorn @RanaElizabeth I don't - I saw it on someone else's Instagram feed. I bet the internet has it though!!! 3y
Linear Ahahaha my son loves dinos. Maybe this would work to motivate him to read. 3y
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Winter of Fire | Sherryl Jordan
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This is one of my all-time favorites and I've not talked to many others who have read and loved it. I've always wanted to see it get made into a movie!! ❤️

flip58 Never heard of it, but I love old romances. 3y
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Rhett Butler's People | Donald McCaig
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Has anyone read this? I love Gone With the Wind. Scarlett disappointed me.... and I don't want to read another disappointing attempt at a sequel.

ReadingSusan It's not that great. 3y
Literaryunicorn Thanks for the feedback @ReadingSusan ! 3y
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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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Happy Derby Day from the Bluegrass State!! I believe I will hang out in Prythian until the Run for the Roses. 🌹🌹🌹🐎🐎🐎❤️❤️❤️

Bklover Don't forget your hat!! (Or Fascinator?!?!?!) 3y
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Pickpick

I. Loved. This. Book. Cannot wait to read the rest of the series!!! ❤️🌹😊

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Thought I should probably introduce my new friends to my cat. Littens, this is Mr. Tumnus. 😻

ValerieAndBooks What a handsome fellow 😻! 3y
Cinfhen Sweet 😺 3y
LauraBeth He's beautiful 😻 3y
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Bklover He's just beautiful! 3y
minkyb Oh my. How precious. 3y
mklong What a cutie! And I love his name!! 3y
Lmstraubie Adorable 😸 3y
Jinjer Nice to meet u cute sir! 3y
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The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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This one is on its way to me! I took the plunge and ordered despite my temporary book-buying ban after reading how great the reviews are! (Oops!) I love sci-fi and fantasy and I am super excited to get in the mail! Have you read? Did you ❤️ it? I've never seen a book with so many positive Amazon reviews!!

DuckOfDoom I loved it!! 😍 Probably my favorite fantasy series. But be warned: Sanderson plans 2 x5 books for this series 3y
TrishB It's awesome! Words of Radiance - the 2nd one is just brilliant!!! 3y
Literaryunicorn @DuckOfDoom So... you're saying I'm setting myself up for a lot of waiting and mental torture. Great. Haha! 3y
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DuckOfDoom @Literaryunicorn Yes, but it is worth it!! And the third book will be released this year, so at least for this there won't be too much waiting :) 3y
minkyb This has been recommended to me more than once. Hopefully I will get around to it. Glad you took the plunge! 3y
Fantasyfan I loved the first one and am half way through the second. The audios are fantastic! 3y
Literaryunicorn @Fantasyfan Oh good to know!! I'm excited to get into it! 3y
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One of my life rules... ABC - Always Be Carrying a book!!! Something I took away from reading Stephen King's "On Writing."

Ruri_kaichou I used to do this all the time until I had kids. Lol. I hope I can get back into this habit eventually. 3y
Karen_V What do you think of ACOTAR so far? 3y
Handmade_Redhead I never leave the house without my kindle. 3y
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minkyb Good advice! 3y
ErinBow 1 - great advice! i try to carry at least one or two myself! 👌📖 2 - i like your bag 😊💕 3y
Literaryunicorn @Karen_V I really like it! I'm not very far in, but I'm enjoying the world so far. Have you read? 3y
Literaryunicorn @ErinBow Thank you!! 3y
Karen_V @Literaryunicorn I did! My book club read it and then spent three hours discussing 😆 I liked the sequel even more & the third one comes out today. 3y
Literaryunicorn @Karen_V Awesome!! I just put the second one on hold at my library. Hooray for awesome series!! 👏👏👏 3y
398.2 That's a great life rule! 3y
JazzFeathers I've been carring a book wherever l go since l was a teen 😉 3y
Gissy 👍 3y
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Really enjoying this one so far! Mr. Larson certainly knows how to tell a compelling story. My first book of his... but not my last!

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Reconstructing Amelia | Kimberly McCreight
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Struggling with this one and trying to decide if I want to bail or not. The writing is not great and the characters feel very thin. About 75 pages in. Any thoughts or alternate perspectives?

mcctrish I needed to find out what happened 3y
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The Sport of Kings | C. E. Morgan
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This book was wonderful. Beautiful prose! I found the treatment of race and gender issues to be both thought-provoking and unsettling. It will stay with me for a long time. I just finished it and I want to read it again! 🏇❤️

MrBook I need to read this one. 😊👍🏻 3y
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Reconstructing Amelia | Kimberly McCreight
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Library haul for weekend reading!!! #friyay #librarylove

Mariesen I'll be reading ACOTAR this weekend as well 🤓 3y
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East of Eden | John Steinbeck
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Eden was most certainly a garden, so this counts, right!? My all-time #1 favorite book! #gardentitle

BooksForEmpathy I love this one so much. 3y
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The Circle | Dave Eggers
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Finished! It was a great, fast read. If you love Black Mirror, definitely check this out. Creepy and close to home for all of us in the digital age!!

Purrfectpages Too close to home, but a great read! 3y
ReadingOver50 Loved this book 😍 3y
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On the last 50 pages of this - SO interesting. I am reading it right after Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance in an attempt to understand more about why Trump was elected. I think Strangers does a better job with that specific question, but both are definitely worth the time.

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The Circle | Dave Eggers
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Powering through this one. Pretty intrigued so far. I hope the ending doesn't disappoint because I feel a lot of building and inevitability. PS - Don't boarding passes make the best bookmarks?!

EllieDottie Ha! They definitely do!! 3y
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The Circle | Dave Eggers
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Came out to favorite local bookstore Joseph-Beth to pick up The Circle by David Eggers for the plane tomorrow. #bookheaven

bitterbear Wow... 💖💖💖 3y
SusanInTiburon 😍😍😍 3y
DrexEdit That bookstore is one of my favorite things about Cincinnati! 💜 3y
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MrBook Oooh! I have to bucket list this one! 3y
Nute What was that building prior to being a bookstore? It is lovely. I'd be happy to spend an entire Saturday afternoon there!😍 3y
Literaryunicorn @Nute It was actually the atrium of a shopping mall! Now it's the book store on two levels and the stores all are outside like a strip mall. It's so lovely inside! 3y
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A cascade of awesome #ORANGEYOUGLAD titles! Thanks for doing an awesome giveaway @Liberty !!! 🙌👏

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Red Bird: Poems | Mary Oliver
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Spending a little time this morning with my new favorite poet, Mary Oliver. This one really speaks to me. I watch far too many documentaries about climate change.

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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Really enjoying the "reread" of this amazing book!!! #thehandmaidstale #margaretatwoodforpresident

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The Sport of Kings | C.E. Morgan
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Not a bad Friday afternoon....

MadCatRamble I'm ten deep on the hold list at my library. *Really* looking forward to reading it. I may pick up The Sellout by Paul Beatty while I wait... 3y
Literaryunicorn @MalinMJames I got lucky. I picked it off the shelf while I was looking for something else and it had been listed as "missing" - the librarian said I should be a library detective. 3y
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