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Rebesta

Rebesta

Joined July 2018

So many books. Too little time.
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I'm a fan of historical fiction, so it goes without saying that I loved this book. It's a nice introduction to Jennie Churchill and a few of the other million dollar princesses.

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Mehso-so

An easy, fast read but a bit of a downer at times. There are a few plot twist that make up for it though.

marleed I didn‘t quite get this one. But I love Jojo! 4d
Rebesta @marleed - She was relatable, but I liked Vivi. 6h
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A Game of Thrones | George R. R. Martin
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I just finished this book, and I have to say, “WOW!” I picked it up to see what all the hype is about not expecting to like it since it‘s not a genre I usually read. It blew my hair back. I‘m hooked on the series and already dreading what I‘ll read when I‘m done.

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The Witching Hour | Anne Rice
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This is a series I return to from time to time. It‘s based on a powerful family of female witches spanning centuries. Each generation has a matriarch who inherits a dutiful ghost to do her bidding. It has romance, the supernatural, old houses, and New Orleans. It takes the reader on a journey from the West Coast to the South and around the world. A fabulous book series if you‘re looking for something intriguing and fun.

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Does anyone else write notes on Post Its and stick them in their book?

MellieAntoinette 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ 3mo
Rebesta That‘s awesome! @MellieAntoinette 3mo
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The Talisman: A Novel | Stephen King, Peter Straub
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The Talisman is a fun, easy read that I revisit from time to time. I find the plot compelling, the concept interesting, and the characters well crafted. He co-wrote it with Peter Straub, and the two writing styles blend well together. This is by far my favorite King novel.

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I enjoyed learning about Stephen I‘s reign and Empress Matilda‘s quest for the crown. The book is well researched, and the characters bring this medieval period to life. There are a lot of characters which can be difficult to keep track of at times, and many of those characters have the same name, but she does try to differentiate, making it a bit easier. If you‘re interested in historical fiction about England, you‘ll enjoy this book.

TrishB OMG! That cover ❤️ what a gorgeous copy! 5mo
Rebesta @TrishB - The picture makes it look like it‘s leather, but it‘s just a dust jacket. It‘s still pretty though. I also liked the ribbon bookmark built into the binding. I‘m a sucker for those ribbons and think all hardcovers should have them. 5mo
TrishB It‘s still lovely 💕 I can recommend all her books if you haven‘t read any others. 5mo
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Rebesta @TrishB - I just got a stack of her books from https://t.alibris.com/ and When Christ and His Saints slept was one of them. I just started Time and Chance. I‘m wondering when I should read Devil‘s Brood. I‘m trying to read them in historical order. Devil‘s Brood is about Geoffrey of Anjou and Matilda isn‘t it? 5mo
TrishB Yes - in order - Time and Chance, Devil‘s Brood, Lionheart and A Kings Ransom. There‘s also the Welsh Trilogy and The Sunne in Splendour (that‘s a stand alone) 5mo
Rebesta Thanks! I though that was what the order was. 5mo
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Jitterbug Perfume | Tom Robbins
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If you like your philosophy with cotton candy, enjoy stories about immortality, and can‘t live without beets then this book is your ticket to the circus of life. It spans a 1000 years in which a condemned king meets a Greek god and travels the world with his true love. It‘s a story replete with sex, intrigue, and three perfumeries‘ attempts to find the perfect scent. It has a little something for everyone. Join King Alobar. You won‘t regret it.

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It is cold and the first dusting of snow sits on the window sills. I'm wrapped in a blanket, thinking about soup and soft rolls, feeling a little sad at the loss of yet another summer. I grab the book from the table next to me -- A Moveable Feast. I‘ll spend the afternoon in Hemingway's chilly Paris. Later I'll have a little brandy to clear this phlegm from my chest. Then I'll toast all the great writers who've ever driven away my winter blues.

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As an English major, I‘ve never read Shakespeare. What are your literary confessions?

swynn I was an English major, and have never read Gatsby. 8mo
Rebesta @swynn - Fitzgerald isn‘t for everyone. I‘ve also never read Tolkien. There‘s so many great books out there. It‘s impossible to get to them all 8mo
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Mrs. Hemingway | Naomi Wood
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I got this on sale through Google Play a few weeks back, and so far it hasn‘t disappointed. I enjoy reading about Hemingway‘s life more than I enjoy his books. He was quite a character.

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So who‘s going to work tomorrow with a book hangover, or who‘s still living in their last book?

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Happy weekend, Book Lovers! I hope you‘re all reading something amazing!

RaimeyGallant lololololol 10mo
Eggs 😂🤣😂🤣 10mo
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1. I loved Mommy Dearest with Faye Dunaway. NO WIRE HANGERS EVER!
2. I don‘t indulge often, but when I do, it‘s onion rings all the way.
3. I‘ve been a bit hooked on the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman. When I‘m not listening to that, I‘m listening to classical or jazz.
4. Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
5. Will do.

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I need a recommendation for a book written from a ghost‘s or spirit‘s point of view. I‘d like for it to be along the lines of true literature. Does such a book exist, or am I dreaming?

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Love in the Time of Cholera | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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I‘ll be in bed reading this all day today. It‘s awesome so far!

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Oh boy! I just got back from the used book store with a few really great finds. Now I have a serious problem... I don‘t know where to start. Decisions. Decisions.

Cinfhen Best type of problem 11mo
Rebesta @Cinfhen - I just started from the top of the pile. I‘m half way through Love in the Time of Cholera. It‘s an interesting read so far. I love the way GGM exaggerates stories and emotions. It‘s entertaining. 11mo
Cinfhen Confession: I bailed on the top 3🙄🙈 11mo
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Rebesta @Cinfhen - No worries. I bailed on Fahrenheit 451 a long time ago. I read the first few pages in the book store and was interested, so maybe my taste has changed? I don‘t know we‘ll see... 11mo
Cinfhen I‘ll be watching for your reviews 🤓 11mo
Rebesta @Cinfhen - And I yours! 😊 11mo
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The Swans of Fifth Avenue | Melanie Benjamin
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I just started this today. Many moons ago I studied fashion merchandising and design. I began reading Vogue in the 5th grade and had fascination with all things New York as many poor, midwestern girls did. I‘ve also always loved reading and books. Melanie Benjamin seems to have married my loves with The Swans of Fifth Avenue. I did have to do a little research first to gain a better understanding of the Swans/Capote controversy.

Cinfhen I studied Fashion/Merchandising too many many moons ago!! And my daughter did too!!! 11mo
Rebesta @Cinfhen - That was by far the best time in my life. I had a showroom in the Chicago Apparel Center for a few years. It was wonderful fun. I imagine it‘s all different now with the internet. 11mo
Cinfhen My daughter works with lots of showrooms in Chicago but she‘s currently a road rep for a NY showroom @Rebesta She travels to Michigan & Chicago a lot!! She LOVES Chicago 11mo
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Rebesta @Cinfhen - Chicago is a fun city. Tell her not to give up that job for anything. It‘s the best job she‘ll ever have. I regret giving mine up all the time. Well... unless she gets a better offer that is. 😊 11mo
Cinfhen She‘s actually looking to get out of “fashion” @Rebesta they pay nothing and trying to get your commissions is a full time job!! She loves her accounts but she‘s feeling exhausted and overworked. Lots of flying & driving. It‘s funny, she was a buyer first and HATED being at a desk - she‘s interested in the health & wellness industry now 11mo
Rebesta @Cinfhen - Wow! It‘s really changed a lot then. I used to make really good money doing that. Maybe I won‘t miss it so much knowing how much it has changed. Thanks for the insight. 11mo
Cinfhen Ha!! It‘s really awful 😩 11mo
Rebesta @Cinfhen - 😆🤣😆 11mo
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From the moment I picked this up, I couldn‘t put it down. Theo Decker‘s love for his mother, challenging home life, and ability to drag himself forward in the wake of tragedy is heartbreaking. I wanted to lavish him with the love he lost. From Park Ave to Vegas and Amsterdam, Tartt‘s descriptions through eyes of a young boy are rich, leaving no sense unmentioned. It‘s like reading a series in one sitting. I was sad to leave on the last page.

CarolynM Welcome to Litsy🌼 12mo
Rebesta Thanks @CarolynM! 12mo
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 12mo
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Bklover Welcome to Litsy!!! 12mo
Bronte_Chintz Welcome to Litsy! I hope you love it here! 12mo
Andrew65 Welcome to Litsy 😊 12mo
Rebesta @Bklover @Bronte_Chintz @Andrew65 @wife - Thank you all for making me feel so welcome. It's a breath of fresh air. I'm excited to see what everyone's reading and to find new books. 12mo
Andrew65 @Rebesta I think that sums up Litsy nicely, ‘a breath of fresh air‘! I really must get to (edited) 12mo
Rebesta @andrew65 - I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 😊 12mo
Andrew65 @Rebesta Thanks 😊 12mo
Bronte_Chintz @Rebesta It really is. Honestly it‘s the best social media community I‘ve ever come across. Everyone is so kind and supportive of each other. 12mo
Rebesta @Bronte_Chintz - I needed some kindness after the brutality on Facebook. :-) 12mo
Bronte_Chintz @Rebesta it‘s definitely all positive here! 12mo
Rebesta 😊 12mo
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Mildred Pierce | James M. Cain
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Some movies are so close to the book that you almost don‘t have to read it, but you should! James M. Cain is a wonderful author who knows how to develop a character with some serious flaws. His other works include The Postman Always Rings Twice and Double Indemnity. My favorite by far is Mildred Pierce — I‘m a sucker for a story in which a downtrodden woman rises to the top. Read the book! Watch the series! You won‘t regret either!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great review!! I‘m watching the first episode now 🎥💗 12mo
Rebesta Awesome! Let me know what you think. (edited) 12mo
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Rebesta @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks - Thanks for the recommendations. You all seem like my kind of people. 😊 12mo
Mdargusch I read this book for the first time recently and loved it! Now I need to watch the tv show. 👍🏼 thanks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😘 12mo
Rebesta @Mdargusch - The movie is as captivating as the book. (I keep hitting send instead of back space. It‘s driving me nuts having to go back and edit. 😄 I just did it again❗️🤣) (edited) 12mo
Reviewsbylola I love the book and the movie with Joan Crawford. I haven‘t seen the series yet though! 12mo
BookaholicNatty Welcome @Rebesta So happy to have you join us! I hope you love it as much as I do here!! I will definitely be checking this book out! Great review! 12mo
Jas16 Welcome to Litsy @Rebesta Thanks for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You are the best! 12mo
Rebesta Hey @Jas16! It‘s nice to meet you. 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Rebesta you‘re welcome! This is an awesome community ❤️ 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks She‘s beautiful in this and I love her hair ❤️ Thank you for recommending it!! 12mo
BookaholicNatty @Rebesta @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m definitely going to be watching this!!!!! This is my kind of series! ❤️ 12mo
Rebesta @BookaholicNatty - I‘m happy to be here and already love it and everyone I‘ve met so far. I‘m a huge fan of Crawford and really enjoyed her in that movie. She definitely deserved the Oscar for her acting. But I felt the script was a bit off the original book. Such is Hollywood! The HBO series is spot on. I think you‘ll like it. 12mo
Rebesta @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks, @BookaholicNatty - Wait until you see the house she ends up in! Veda is a trip. So pretentious and one of my favorite characters in the novel/movie. Wait until you see what she does! I want to tell you but I won‘t spoil it. 12mo
Kaye Welcome ♥️ 12mo
Rebesta Hi @Kaye! Thanks. Glad to be here. 12mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 👍📚 12mo
vkois88 Thanks for the tag, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤ Welcome to our #LitsyFamily, @Rebesta !!! I think you'll love it as much as we do. There's no better place to find fellow book lovers and engage in educational conversations about particular titles. 12mo
MrBook Welcome to the #LitsyFamily, @Rebesta ! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
Rebesta @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego, @vkois88 - Thanks! It‘s nice to meet both of you. I‘m going to love hanging out here. 12mo
Rebesta Hi @MrBook! It‘s nice to meet you! 12mo
MrBook @Rebesta Likewise. 🤗 12mo
Andrew65 Welcome to Litsy @Rebesta 🤗, thanks for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👍 12mo
Rebesta @Andrew65 - Thank you. (edited) 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m really loving this and I love Kate Winslet ❤️ 12mo
Rebesta @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks - Kate is pretty fab. I‘m glad you‘re enjoying it as much as I did and still do. 12mo
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Cane (New Edition) | Jean Toomer
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His prose reads the way jazz sounds! This awesome novel is a series of stories, revolving around richly drawn characters, experiencing life as an African American. If words blow you away then Toomer‘s Cane will be music to your eyes.

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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Christmas in August? Why not? It‘s a great read regardless of the time of year!

"Are there no prisons... Union workhouses?"
"Both very busy, sir..."
"Those who are badly off must go there."
"Many can't go there; and many would rather die."
"If they would rather die," said Scrooge, "they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population."

Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol

WritethebookAnniemae Hey, welcome to Litsy 👍🏽🎉📚 12mo
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West with the Night | Beryl Markham
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Markham weaves an evocative tale of growing up in Africa and learning to fly using beautiful prose. I couldn‘t put it down. I wanted to fly with her forever.

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On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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“I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another till i drop. This is the night, what it does to you. I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.” Jack Kerouac

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TheBee I adore this book! 🙏🏻 11mo
Rebesta @TheBee - It's good stuff. 11mo
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I have studied William Faulkner with a southern Faulkner scholar and was wondering if anyone wanted to start a reading group based on his books, especially The Sound and the Fury and Absalom, Absalom! I could answer questions and possibly guide others through the text as well as offer insights into some of his symbolism and techniques. Leave a comment if interested, and we‘ll figure out how to do it.

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 12mo
Jamesmelvinmitchell Did you start a group? I would be interested sorry I didn‘t see your post. Let me know please. 7mo
Rebesta I‘m sorry I haven‘t responded sooner. I tried to start a group, but you‘re the only one who has shown interest. I guess we can discuss it together if you want. 6mo
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