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Oracle

Joined November 2018

🧚‍♀️🦋🍃One long fairytale 🍃🦋🧜‍♀️
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Nurture Shock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman
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Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ CONFRONTING, SUPERB - all about the realities, the imperfection and banality of life and the power and tension of stepfamilies, siblings and the difficulties of people who don't choose to be connected, connecting. Her writing and ability to conjure the character in the moment is breathtaking at times. The opening orange juicing affair inducing drink making scene with stay with you forever.

CarolynM I loved this one too. ❤️ 7mo
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Cutting for Stone: A Novel | Abraham Verghese
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Looking forward to this...it tops a lot of people's lists so let's see 🌟

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The Shifting Fog | Kate Morton
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Mehso-so

🌟🌟 PREDICTABLE and needed significant editing. Nonetheless evoked 1920s England and a life in service well. A very light read. The Forgotten Garden was substantially better.

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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 BEYOND BEAUTIFUL
All the stars. Lives up to all the hype and is simply one of the most compelling poignantly written books I have read. The naturalist/ marsh-land and wildlife writing is superb. It delves into what wildness means and the crushing cycle of being let down/heartbreak and the shutdown process. Courtroom scenes rushed and ending needed more work. But I could not have cared less by then. A special one.

jennyfromindy Completely Agree!!! 8mo
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Have been wanting to get this for months. Friend dropped it around during the week 😊

Atticus6905 Its a great book!! 10mo
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ OUTSTANDING
One of the greatest children's bedtime story reads of all time. Kids enraptured, me, tears rolling down the cheeks with the simple beauty of the story of a reject mouse which covers all of life's big tickets - love, family, betrayal, hierarchy, injustice, freedom, oppression, bravery and linguistics! Read it to your little ones. Read it out-loud.

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ HARROWING extraordinarily deep autobiographical tale of the power and force of the human spirit to oppress and also to break free and the unwavering pull of home and family. Beautifully written, raw. This book will stay with me forever. Not a beach holiday read!

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How To Be Parisian: Wherever You Are | Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret, Sophie Mas
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? "When it comes to kissing, the Parisienne does it the same way she does everything else : with cinematic flair. Preferably, all kissing should take place in the middle of the street.."?

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How To Be Parisian: Wherever You Are | Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret, Sophie Mas
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Bought this as I follow one of the incredulously chic authors, model and chanel muse (married to rockstar too ?) Caroline de maigret on instagram. She seems as Parisian as they come. How would she would write about my Paris, being someone I am not, but would ? to be. Pure voyeurism. This is a great "dip-in-dip-out" reference book, rather than a cover to cover read . A great list of secrets and try- hard rules to follow before my next visit.

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Happy Christmas to me! Merry Christmas to you 🌲

CarolynM Merry Christmas to you and yours 🎄 ❤️ 11mo
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This Is How It Always Is | Laurie Frankel
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Have to admit Reese Witherspoon did well this year , LOVED so many of these 💕

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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"Marvellous. There is no feeling like discovering a young writer who is springing up fully armed with so much talent" says Stephen Fry. High praise indeed! I shall be the judge of that ?

kamoorephoto Have you enjoyed this one? As good as they say? 11mo
Oracle @kamoorephoto good so far ! 11mo
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Manhattan Beach: A Novel | Jennifer Egan
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Mehso-so

So much potential which it did not achieve for me. Disjointed plot and narrative..threads were developed then just dropped - what happened to everyone? Certainly not the full fledged evocative historical piece it was billed to be. LOVED the Lydia story and the Manhatten Beach scene with her - the highlight. That kept me going, hoping there would be more like that. Lover scene was also excellent/hot! Borderline Pan for me. 😯😬

BookishMarginalia This one was meh for me too. 11mo
monalyisha Ugh. This is my book club‘s choice for this month & I haven‘t started it yet/am not looking forward to it. 11mo
Oracle @monalyisha oh! sorry monalyisha...lots of people seems to have liked it. It does have parts that are magic - find those ! 11mo
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monalyisha I ended up liking it just fine. I did notice that certain characters seemed to have very little point. I didn‘t care about Eddie‘s plot lines very much at all, unfortunately. All of the politics between Dunny/the Syndicate were pretty gosh-darn boring. I agree with your assessment of the story‘s strongest scenes! Another reviewer said she didn‘t buy the love/lust storyline but that was one piece I *could* get down with... so to speak. 😏 10mo
Oracle @monalyisha glad you liked it after all!!. Agree with you just did not care about a lot of the threads. 10mo
Oracle @monalyisha and yes absolutely no issue with the lust storyline for me either 😉 10mo
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Manhattan Beach: A Novel | Jennifer Egan
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My puppy is as over how long it is taking me to get through this book as I am...nearly done. review coming !

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Manhattan Beach: A Novel | Jennifer Egan
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?"...he was also thinking : this is the problem of men and woman , what made the professional harmony he envisaged so difficult to achieve. Men ran the world, and they wanted to f@ck the woman. Men said " Girls are weak" when in fact girls made them weak."?

Freespirit I enjoyed this book 11mo
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Manhattan Beach: A Novel | Jennifer Egan
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30 pages in and good but not greeeeaaaat so far...has immense promise though much like this lovely bath and hotel room !

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Lel2403 Welcome to Litsy 📖 12mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 12mo
Theshadedbuffalo Welcome to Litsy!! 📚✨ 12mo
Oracle @CarolynM , @CoffeeNBooks , @Lel2403, @Stilllooking, @Theshadedbuffalo Thank you - lovely of you all to welcome, appreciate it. Fab 😊 12mo
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rather_be_reading that looks amazing! 12mo
Oracle Still at it...picking up... 12mo
kamoorephoto That bath looks so good...I am envious.... 12mo
Oracle Still going parts are magical mostly not 😬 11mo
Oracle @kamoorephoto It was pretty amazing ! 11mo
Oracle @kamoorephoto yes, you are right 11mo
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I cannot remember the last time I gasped out loud at the end of a book...devoured this. Loved it very much. Such unusually poignant bare divine prose. Can see why it might not have universal appeal...noone likes a cheater...

placebeyondthespines Wasn‘t it just divine?🖤 Hands down my fave read of the year. 12mo
Oracle @placebeyondthespines Just divine!!! Soooooo good. I was not expecting it and BOOM I could not put it down read it cover to cover. The way she captured the awkward difficult tense boring moments . I loved Elinor Elephont but this pipped it. I literally gasped out loud at the end and burst into tears. Cant remember the last time that happened, just superb. Glad to find others who loved it. Not for e'one...little too close to bone perhaps 12mo
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Oracle Thank you !😊 12mo
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Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you.🙂 10mo
Oracle @Nute thank you 😎🤗 10mo
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