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Joined June 2017

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Charlotte Bront: A Life | Claire Harman
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“I'm just going to write because I cannot help it.”
And thank God she did because I can‘t imagine a world without Jane Eyre.
Cheers to Charlotte Brontë who turned 202 this past week!?

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Emily Dickinson: Poems | Emily Dickinson
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That it will never come again
Is what makes life so sweet.
Believing what we don‘t believe
Does not exhilarate.
That if it be, it be at best
An ablative estate —
This instigates an appetite
Precisely opposite.
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Happy World Poetry Day!

Sophoclessweetheart Beautiful! Happy poetry day xx 1y
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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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I was supposed to be having the time of my life. - Sylvia Plath
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The Bell Jar, published in 1963 under the pseudo name Victoria Lucas, was Plath‘s only novel. It is partially based on her own life and has become a modern classic. Have you read it? In my opinion it‘s a 5🌟 read.

books_from_my_shelves It's on my tbr. I really want to read it this year. 1y
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Conversations with Myself | Nelson Mandela
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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela

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Gilead | Marilynne Robinson
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I'm celebrating Book Lovers Day with an ice cold glass of lemonade and a stack of @picador books! Have you read any of these? I've just started On Photography by Susan Sontag and I hope to read Gilead by Marilynne Robinson later this month.
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Wishing you all a very happy #BookLoversDay 😀📖!

MrBook Nice! 😎👌🏻 2y
MyBookBath @MrBook thanks! 2y
mrozzz SUCH a good stack. 👌🏻 2y
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20 | Vatsal Surti
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Have you heard of the latest book by @vatsal_xoxo, 20. I haven't read it but @lenadunham highly recommended it so that makes me excited to read it. Have you read it?

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Penguin Drop Caps Mixed Prepack | Jane Austen, Herman Melville, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bront, John Steinbeck, James Joyce, Kazuo Ishiguro, Walt Whitman, Salman Rushdie, Hermann Hesse, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Sue Monk Kidd, William Golding, Gustave Flaubert, Francois Voltaire, Willa Cather, George Eliot, Marcel Proust, Sigrid Undset, Amy Tan, William Butler Yeats, Ellery Queen, E. Nesbit, John O'Hara, Chang Rae Lee, Theo Cuffe, Xinran Xinran
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The A, B, Cs of #SockSunday...
?Austen
?Brontë
?Cather

#penguindropcaps @PenguinPublishing

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Sense & Sensibility | Jane Austen
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Today marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death. So, naturally I brought a couple of her classics down to the river for a morning swim. JK! I'm not getting these precious babies wet!
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I have read several Austen novels and I truly believe that she is in a league all her own. Her wit and irony is as smart today as it was 200 plus years ago.

Sophoclessweetheart Such gorgeous editions! 1y
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Orlando: A Biography | Virginia Woolf
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This is one of my favourite Virginia Woolf books. Orlando is a work of art and like most artists, Virginia Woolf was far ahead of her time with this one. If you haven't read it, I would highly recommend it.

catebutler This is lovely! And one of the books by her, I'm looking forward to reading soon! I've been reading them in published order. So next up is Mrs. Dalloway. 2y
MyBookBath @catebutler I adore Mrs. Dalloway so much, although I have heard many people don't like it. I look forward to hearing your thoughts. 2y
zsuzsanna_reads To The Lighthouse is still the best 😊 2y
MyBookBath @zsuzsanna_reads such a classic! 2y
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The Master and Margarita | Mikhail Bulgakov
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I started this Russian classic today with @thebooksatchel and a few other Bookstagram friends. I'm only on chapter 4 but quickly realizing we are in for a wild ride! Have you read it?

catebutler Beautiful post! I read this for a class at uni and loved it! I'll be re-reading this in November, and can't wait to revisit it. 2y
Avanders This is one of my all time favorite books! Is that the cover of your copy?? Gorgeous! 2y
MyBookBath @catebutler I bet you will get something different out of it this time around. I know I would. 2y
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MyBookBath @Avanders I can see why you love it so much. Yes, this is my copy. ☺️ 2y
Avanders ... so, uh... who's the publisher? That's one of those books I have multiple copies of and I am... erm, coveting yours. 😳 2y
MyBookBath @Avanders this one is published by Vintage Books. I also love the one by Penguin Books with the half cat half lady face. 2y
Avanders Thank you! I love both versions and may just have to order them from book depository (or eBay...) stat! 😆 2y
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Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to."
"I don't much care where –"
"Then it doesn't matter which way you go.
—Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

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The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco, William Weaver, David Lodge
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"We live for books."
-Umberto Eco

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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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"I am delighted with the book! I should like to spend my whole life in reading it. I assure you, if it had not been to meet you, I would not have come away from it for all the world."

catebutler Love your socks Jude!! 😍 2y
Sarah83 What gorgeous socks 😍 2y
MyBookBath @catebutler thank you! Lisa @the.snow.child has great taste! 2y
MyBookBath @Sarah83 thank you, Sarah! 2y
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If you only read one book this summer (haha, as if!!!) may it be The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by @tjenkinsreid, publish by @atriabooks! I LOVED IT! 5🌟💚📗

catebutler I keep hearing how good this is! Definitely adding it to my list!! 2y
MyBookBath @catebutler based on your taste in books I think you might like this one! 2y
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Felix Dahn surrounded by other oldie in a bookshop in Copenhagen. I ❤️ vintage books!

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Pen Pals | Alexandra Pichard
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Do you want a Litsy Pen Pal? Visit @steverogers to find the link to the online form. But hurry, spots are filling up fast. Shouts out to @MrBook for informing me about this great idea!

MrBook 😁👏🏻🙌🏻🍻 2y
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Can't wait to read this one!
Set in contemporary London and 1980s Rio de Janeiro, it's a story of André, a successful London Doctor who is mysteriously separated from his beloved English wife Esther. Their estrangement began shortly after André started receiving letters from Brazil, where he was raised in privileged splendor until he left abruptly some 30 years ago. The shocking reason for his departure is the central mystery of this debut.

catebutler I'm really looking forward to reading this one too! 2y
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I just saw Much Ado About Nothing on stage in Vancouver at Bard On The Beach and It was a great show! Set in 1950s Italy with movie stars & filmmakers as the characters! The whole thing was wildly entertaining and very comical!

Does your city or town put on any Bard performances or festivals in the summer?

HotCocoaReads There's a Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City, Utah (about a 3 hour drive) that I go to with my daughter Bianca every year. This year, they're doing 3 of my favorites--Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It and Romeo & Juliet!!! I can't wait to go! 2y
MyBookBath @HotCocoaReads I think it would be worth the 3 hour drive! I saw all of these plays you mentioned except As You Like It, at previous Bard on the Beach years. I loved both!!! 2y
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Frankenstein | Mary W Shelly
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My favourite classic is Frankenstein. So this #socksunday is dedicated to anyone out there who is also a huge fan of this incredible book (not the movie). The bookmark pictured here is by one of my favourite online shops, @litemporium. It has the first and last line of Frankenstein quoted on either side. Any guesses if the quote shown here is the opening or closing line? "He was soon borne away by the waves and lost in darkness and distance."

halfdesertedstreets I can't believe I've never read it! I really want to. 2y
MyBookBath @halfdesertedstreets that is how I felt before I read it. It is so much more than what the movie portrays. Actually, I'm not even fond of the movie but I love the book, go figure. 🤷‍♀️ 2y
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Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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“You are in every line I have ever read.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations


Don't you think this is such a romantic quote?

catebutler This is the perfect quote! And I love this edition!! 2y
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halfdesertedstreets My heart! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
MyBookBath @catebutler I do agree! ☺️ 2y
MyBookBath @halfdesertedstreets ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
DivineDiana It is! 2y
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So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,
Go throw your TV set away,
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall.
Then fill the shelves with lots of books.
—Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

HotCocoaReads These are gorgeous! 2y
MyBookBath @HotCocoaReads thank you, Jeana! 😘 2y
braveliteraryworld Love your shelves. 2y
MyBookBath @braveliteraryworld thanks! 🙏🏼☺️ 2y
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Not exactly the Nile but I'll take it any day!


This Agatha Christie book was the June pick for the @maidensofmurder book club on IG. It is now my third favourite of Agatha's behind Murder On The Orient Express (1st) and Then There Were None (2nd). Have you read this classic?

MrBook Beautiful nonetheless! 2y
thebooksatchel I must read this one day 2y
Thebookharlot I've only read, And Then There Were None. This photo is gorgeous! 2y
MyBookBath @Thebookharlot thanks! Did you like ATTWN? I also liked the recent movie. 2y
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The One That Got Away | Leigh Himes
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This is a quirky yet enjoyable romantic comedy about Abbey Lahey, an overworked, frazzled and under appreciated mom. One day she falls down a Nordstrom escalator and when she comes to she finds herself inhabiting the life of the high society Abbey van Holt. She is now married to her handsome and super rich past love, Alex van Holt. But is it all that she fantasized it would be?

thebooksatchel Sounds like a relaxing read 2y
catebutler This sounds quite a bit like the movie Sliding Doors. I have it on my list! 2y
MyBookBath @catebutler you're right, it is like Sliding Doors! 👍🏼 2y
MyBookBath @thebooksatchel I think sometimes we need an easy read like this. 🤓📖 2y
MrBook Nice review! Welcome to @Litsy ! We hope you enjoy your stay with us 😊👍🏻. We're the most positive, tight-knit, passionate bibliophile community you'll meet. Careful: this'll take over your life. 😂👏🏻🙌🏻
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