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Stephanie-Anne

Joined March 2016

Writer, reader, health, wellness
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😻I just love book signings! 😻

BittersweetBooks So awesome!! 2y
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Front and center to see Andrew Sean Greer speak at Austin Public Library!

BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice! I loved Less and will def read his other books now. 2y
BibliOphelia I‘m reading and enjoying this now! 2y
Stephanie-Anne @BarbaraTheBibliophage @BibliOphelia Me too — reading Less and want to read everything by him! 2y
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BibliOphelia Hope the event was inspiring! 2y
Stephanie-Anne @BibliOphelia “Inspiring” is the best word to describe the experience of listening to Mr. Greer! I left the event feeling a little bit giddy — and oddly tearful 😊 2y
BibliOphelia Very cool ! 2y
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#7favesin7days 💙 (4/7)

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Soubhiville This was a great book! 2y
Stephanie-Anne @Soubhiville Yes it is! And Anthony Doerr was such a charming speaker at the book signing. Seems like a super nice guy, too 😊 2y
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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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#7favesin7days 💜(3/7)

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Letters to a Young Poet | Rainer Maria Rilke
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#7favesin7days 💚(2/7)

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#7favesin7days ❤️ (1/7)

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Linsy LOVE this cover!!! 💗💗💗 2y
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But I‘m a very altruistic Slytherin, like Professor Snape 🖤🖤🖤 Thanks @RealLifeReading for a fun #thisorthat 😺

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Any other Littens doing NaNoWriMo this month? Wanna be Writing Buddies? I‘m CricketW over there...#NaNoWriMo2017

GA_Bookworm07 What is it exactly?pen pals? 2y
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Amphigorey Again | Edward Gorey
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Inspektor Kitteh, checking out all the beautiful things @4thhouseontheleft sent for #HalloweenGoesPostal🎃! Owls! Tea! Candle! Indie bookstore bookmarks! I‘m thinking: You soooo get me. But then, Victorian Goth coasters? Edward Gorey? You get me so much it‘s downright spooky 👻! My bday was last week, so it was like birthday presents all over again. Thank you thank you thank you, Alisia! 🎃❤️🎃❤️🎃

Jess Happy belated birthday! That is a killer box. 2y
4thhouseontheleft I‘m so glad you like it! I had a BLAST shopping for this swap! 2y
Amandajoy The Stuff You Missed in History Class just did a podcast on Edward Gorey. He sounds fascinating! 2y
GA_Bookworm07 I love owls!! 2y
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Eek! Halloween! | Sandra Boynton
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Mailed my #HALLOWEENgoesPOSTAL package today. So much fun to shop for stuff to put in! Hope it reaches the Litten soon! 🎃🎃🎃

Alicia Omg great packaging!! 2y
cocomass I love this!! 🦇 😍 2y
TrishB How cool is that! 2y
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tpixie Great art work!! 2y
Nat_Reads Best packaging ever! I really have to step up my game... 2y
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Halloween Treats | Carolyn Haywood
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#HALLOWEENgoesPOSTAL ready to go! There can never be too many wiggly-eyes..

britt_brooke Love the eyes! 2y
Josiedlove Soooo adorable 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Those 👀! 👍 2y
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TrishB Great stuff 👍 2y
tpixie Love the eyes 👀 2y
Nat_Reads SO CUTE! 2y
Avanders Lol! Love it!! 👀👀👀 2y
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Cat in a Box | Jo Williamson
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Look what the mailman brought us today! 😺🎃😺🎃😺🎃😺🎃😺🎃😺🎃😺🎃(Oh, how will we ever wait 30 whole days???) #HalloweenGoesPostal #FallBookExchange

RebL 😆 2y
4thhouseontheleft 😃😃😃 2y
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🎃Thank you @BookishMarginalia for organizing the #fallbookexchange! So fun to find that my #halloweengoespostal match and I have similar reading tastes. And for any other stalking Littens, I suppose now would be a good time to mention my love of bookmarks from indie bookstores. 🎃👻🎃👻🎃

Texreader Love the kitty!! 2y
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Mister Rogers reads to us. ❤️ #fallintoreading #someoneelsereading

coffeenebula ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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"Lo-lee-ta : the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta." The book I happen to have with me, one of my favorites, has cursive in the cover ?#fallintoreading #cursive

Louise The first time I read this, it took me several weeks to get over the sick feeling and the rage. Nabokov's writing is THAT good. 2y
Beckys_Books I just unpacked this book today! 2y
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I love song lyrics that tell a story, and I can't think of a better one than this -- just WOW. This was a recent record store find -- $1! And today, June 3rd, was the day Billie Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge. But what are some other songs that tell powerful stories???

Dragon The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot is a favourite. 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Dragon you beat me to it! Lol 3y
Dragon Thanks @JanuarieTimewalker13 it's my mad typing skills 😂 3y
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Soubhiville @Dragon that's such a great song! 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Dragon yes! lol I'm super slow! 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 How about Harper Valley PTA? 3y
Cinfhen Most songs by Bruce Springsteen 3y
Susannah Ooh, I love this song! Thank you for the reminder. 3y
Haweller Holy Cow! Memories! Still know every word. 3y
Stephanie-Anne @Dragon @JanuarieTimewalker13 yes! Good ones! Maybe it's the folk music influence of the 60s/70s, but I started thinking of other examples, all from that time frame, like Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town, Same Old Lang Syne ... 3y
Stephanie-Anne @Cinfhen you're right! I hadn't thought of The Boss -- but storytelling makes sense from the singer/songwriter... 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh, wow! Great songs! I loved RDTYLTT!! 3y
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Glass, Irony, and God | Anne Carson
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For I made their flesh as a sieve #nationalpoetrymonth

ValerieAndBooks I like this! 3y
Stephanie-Anne @ValerieAndBooks Anne Carson is a queen ❤? That the list is written "in order" makes it for me... 3y
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The Alamo Cat | Rita Kerr
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This book about Ruby Le Gato, the first Alamo Cat, is worth tracking down if you enjoy Texana. It's a charming (if not a bit sad) children's story with beautiful illustrations. My mom, a docent at the Alamo, took this photo today of Bella (short for Isabella Francisca Veramendi de Valero), the third Alamo Cat.

LauraBeth What a beautiful cat 😻 3y
DebinHawaii She is gorgeous! 🐱❤️ 3y
SharonGoforth 😻😻 3y
Bookzombie I didn't even know they still have a cat and I live in San Antonio. I also own this Rita Kerr book. 🙂 3y
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certain dark things ❤ #nationalpoetrymonth

HotCocoaReads This is my very favorite poem! 3y
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Check it out -- he signed it! 😊 Mr. Doerr is quite the charming speaker. Another lovely author evening with #TexasBookFestival and BookPeople ❤

LeahBergen 😍 3y
minkyb Lovely! 3y
Palimpsest Cool looking signature! 3y
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Laru79 Lucky you getting to hear him speak. I loved this book, so he needs to come to Kent so I can hear him talk!! 3y
Hobbinol Nice pic! 3y
Stephanie-Anne @Hobbinol thanks! Rereading this one between my son's tennis matches 🎾📚 3y
Stephanie-Anne @Laru79 yes! Definitely worth traveling to see him. Wasn't just a reading. He spoke about his interests and methods, a bit of insight into how he works. 3y
Stephanie-Anne @Palimpsest @minkyb @LeahBergen And he was kind enough to sign all three books I brought 🤓 3y
Laru79 Wow, sounds like a great event! 3y
Jennifer3 I found out too late when he was going to be here in the Phoenix Metro area, bummer! 3y
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the soft animal of your body ❤#nationalpoetrymonth

Nat_Reads Mary Oliver!! Great choice!! This one is on the wall of the Perot Science Museum-- 3y
ReadingEnvy This is one of my go-to having-a-bad-day poems. 3y
BibliOphelia One of my all-time favorites. ❤ 3y
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Stephanie-Anne @BibliOphelia one of my faves, too. Wanted to post this one first for poetry month, but I didn't have my book with me... 3y
Stephanie-Anne @ReadingEnvy yes! This poem is very centering for me, brings me back to the present moment. 3y
Stephanie-Anne @Nat_Reads so appropriate! Lovely choice for a science museum. I'd like to visit just to see that 😊 3y
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Complete Poems, 1904-1962 | Edward Estlin Cummings
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E. E. Cummings' l(a ❤One of my favorite poems by one of my favorite poets to begin #nationalpoetrymonth

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So excited for this! Austin's BookPeople and Texas Book Festival are hosting Anthony Doerr on April 6th. Are there any other Austin area Littens going?

Lauren.Archer I wanted to go, but my hubby and I are heading to Port A that week for vacation. 3y
VeryLazyDaisy I wish it weren't so far from me! 3y
TocktheWatchdog He's going to be at my library (where I happen to work) in April. I'm so excited! 3y
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Letters to Emma Bowlcut | Bill Callahan
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"I bought a big bag of potatoes and it's growing eyes like crazy. Other foods rot. Potatoes want to see." I particularly like #epistolary books, so here is another for #januaryreads. The author, Bill Callahan, is an amazing musician, but bless him for this weird little book, too. ???❤

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Letters to a Young Poet | Rainer Maria Rilke
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"Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love." ❤I reread LTAYP every year. These aren't even my favorite quotes from this book (see the one in Letter Four about "living the questions"). Seriously, read Rilke, or read him again!!! #januaryreads #epistolary

Hobbinol 👏🏻good one! 3y
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Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett
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Last summer, for #augustphotochallenge, I posted about building gingerbread houses as one of my hobbies. Some of you asked for photos of this year's efforts. So. I'm blaming our humid Texas winter atmosphere for this epic gingerbread fail. 😆😆😆#dammitdammitdammit

ReadingEnvy I hate days like that! It is certainly an attractive shape! 3y
BookishFeminist 😂😂😂 3y
Texreader Looks quite amazing. But dealing with that same TX humidity I can imagine those pieces would not cooperate! 3y
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LeahBergen Poor gingerbread! 3y
AshManzer Where in TX do you live? I do as well (SETX) and yea it was crazy humid this weekend! 3y
minkyb Looks beautiful to me! 3y
Stephanie-Anne @AshManzer @Texreader I'm near ATX -- oh, we love our crazy Texas winters: freezing one week, icky, humid drizzle the next. 🤠 3y
Stephanie-Anne @minkyb @LeahBergen Thank you, it was a learning experience 😜 3y
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Not a blurb, but a related post, because we Littens love our kittens: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/library-cat-outlasts-councilman-that-wanted-him-gone...

krismlars Browser for City Council! 3y
Suzze 🐈👑🐈👑🐈👑 3y
beagle.mama I remember hearing about this story on the @bookriot podcast months ago. Glad he's out and Browser gets to stay! 💜 Some people have too much free time. Perhaps they should spend some of that time renaming their city? 3y
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Stephanie-Anne @beagle.mama Right??? A most off-putting name. I've never heard of the city "White Settlement," but would guess it was a family name??? 3y
beagle.mama @Stephanie-Anne You're thoughts are more generous than mine! I guessed it was a description of the settler's skin, rather than the name. 😂😂 3y
KVanRead 😻😻😻 3y
Arcana 👏👏👏 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Yay. Stupid human 0 Feline 1. 3y
Stephanie-Anne @beagle.mama So, I investigated: it was named, way back in frontier days, to distinguish itself from a nearby Native American community. 😕😕😕 So, yeah. Needs a new name, in the worst way...how can a town with such a name prosper? 3y
beagle.mama @Stephanie-Anne Ugh. That's awful. Thinking the worst is one thing, discovering it's true is so much worse. Yuck. And the fact that the name still stands is a testament to how far we still have to go. 3y
Maggie I drive through White Settlement everyday on my way to work (it's on the edge of Fort Worth). There was a petition several years ago to change the name to West Settlement-that was quickly defeated. Needless to say, I refuse to spend any money there. 3y
MyNamesParadise Awwwww yay Kitty!!! 3y
Tanner Yay, Bowser! 3y
[DELETED] 1409720085 This is the best. 3y
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Today is the best day for some Edward Gorey! 🎃❤️ Happy Halloween y'all! Be safe, and eat allllllll the candy!

Suelizbeth "S is for Susan who perished of fits" 3y
Beetle X is for Xerxes, devoured by rats!! 3y
AStoriedSoul This is one of me favorites of all time. Love this! 3y
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Though I agree with other reviewers that the promise "tales of terror" seems a stretch (a better description: deeply, deeply troubling), these open-ended stories left me with the angst that these psychologically messed-up characters (or others like them) are still in the world at large. And THAT is terrifying! Meanwhile, Hazel Kitty enjoyed this book for its firm comfort. ??

BookishMarginalia Hazel 💜! 😻😻😻 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Love her name!! She's so cute! 3y
Suzze Cute kitty! Is she trying to keep you from reading? 3y
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Soubhiville Aw, sweetie! 😸❤️ 3y
DebinHawaii 🐱❤️ 3y
Bookzombie 💕🐱 3y
Jhullie I love this pic! 3y
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Lyrics: 1961-2012 | Bob Dylan
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❤️🎼🎧🎸

Suzze So exciting! Such an inspiration to so many. 3y
Stephanie-Anne @Suzze yes! With so many ugly, nasty things happening in the world, this is something nice. 🙂 3y
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The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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This author amazes me in her ability to suspend disbelief. She writes about things like fairies, spirits, ghosts and in this novel, sleepers (undead people) -- and she makes me believe, every time. This story, like her others, is well-paced. Historical fiction entwined with a present day story makes for a quick, spooky page-turner!

AshleyS Your review definitely has me interested! I'll be ordering this through my library now 3y
Gayan I really liked this book and recommended it to many people. 3y
Hollie I was legitimately creeped out by this book! It's a perfect October read. 3y
Zelma That sounds so up my alley! I love books that mix historical and contemporary story lines. 3y
Stephanie-Anne @AshleyS 😀👍@gayan me too! @Hollie Yes! Creepy! Don't Breathe a Word is another good creepy one by this author -- fairies! @Zelma yes, I enjoy stories that connect the past with the present, and this one does it well 😀 3y
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Picnic at Hanging Rock | Joan Lindsay
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For #FunFridayPhoto: On Valentine's Day in 1900, a group of students from an Australian women's college vanishes while on day trip to a rock formation. The story is fiction, but the account of how the women's inexplicable disappearance weighs on the community has made some wonder if this mystery might be a true story. An interesting read. It was also made into a film.

sparklemotion This sounds very interesting! 3y
Leslie Great Peter Weir movie too 3y
Stephanie-Anne @Leslie it is a beautiful movie! ❤️ 3y
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LeahBergen Such a trippy film! 3y
Sue I third the awesomeness of the film. It's a great story. 3y
Aswenson Disappointed it's not nonfiction! (That sounds morbid...) I'm intrigued. :) 3y
LeeRHarry Have been there...interesting place - great place to hold a concert too! 3y
Marchpane @Leslie @LeahBergen @sue it is being remade for TV! 3y
LeahBergen @Marchpane Ooooo, cool! 3y
Stephanie-Anne @Marchpane @LeahBergen yes! Cool! I hadn't heard -- so glad you told us 😀 3y
Sue @Marchpane That's awesome! Thank you for letting us know' 3y
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A damn fine novel, y‘all.

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#Funfridayphoto: anything LOTF, and I think of my 10th grade English teacher, Miss Flint. Not so much older than us students, she was the coolest chick ever. Not that she was "cool" with us -- she was (still is!) an Educator, for sure. It's just that she didn't speak to us like the punks we were, but like the adults we would become. Students could read either Romeo & Juliet or LOTF. I chose this, because it made me feel like a cool chick too. ?

Alfoster My all-time favorite book to teach! It never gets old!! 3y
Hooked_on_books She sounds great. I love a good teacher memory story. I had an amazing biology teacher in high school who I wrote a thank you note to after college. Teachers rock! 3y
britt_brooke 💙💙💙 3y
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BibliOphelia Good teachers need all the love!! 3y
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Cortg I loved this book! 3y
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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LOVED IT ❤️! I wouldn't change a word, but initially, I resented the meta fiction chapter at the end -- I wanted to know: what next?! what next?! After considering it though, I think this ending honors Offred, perhaps martyrs her. This story will stay with me, and I'll continue to think about it. Have any of you studied this one academically?

kellygeorge Yes, in a couple of different classes in college. I ❤️ that book. I also have the audiobook, read by Clare Danes, which is fantastic. 3y
Alfoster @Stephanie-Anne yes! Taught this to senior AP & college prep as a Lit Circle choice. Such great discussions for kids (mostly girls) who chose it!! 3y
Stephanie-Anne @kellygeorge I have the audiobook up next in my Audible. I think hearing it will help it sink in deeper 😊 3y
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lilycobalt I had a similar thought about the ending. Though I found it sad that the people trying to validate Offred's story can't do it without reference to men. 3y
Stephanie-Anne @Alfoster Wow! I'm glad HS kids are reading it. It would've blown my mind at that age. 3y
Alfoster @Stephanie-Anne Yes, so true! We "helped" kids select based on maturity! I could never have handled this in high school! 3y
Sfox414 I did it in hs too, so I'm wayy overdue for a re-read. Hulu is making a mini-series with Elizabeth Moss as Offred, so I've got to get around to reading it again before it premieres next year! 3y
Little_Reader I read it in college. One of my favorites! 3y
TheUnpopularReader I read this book in high school and I didn't enjoy it. Although the story is well written and it had those moments where it made you think about genders roles in society. 3y
[DELETED] 1409720085 I just got this audiobook and I am so excited to listen! 3y
Ubookquitous Read, taught, studied at grad level - wrote 30 pager on how Atwood uses sacred symbols and elevates profane symbols to the level of sacred in the text. I love this book and am looking forward to the series. 3y
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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THIS book. It's been in my TBR pile for an embarrassing length of time, but now that I've started it 😻😻😻!

Bibliogeekery I love this book and I love this infographic of it! 3y
Stephanie-Anne @Bibliogeekery I find this info graphic interesting too. But I'm thinking this might be one of those books that when I'm done, I'll wish I could read it for the first time again... 3y
Marchpane Me too! Great illustrations and a handy guide. 3y
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PrincessLibrarian Man, I would have loved to have this on hand when I read it the first time! 3y
LeahBergen I think I would like to be one of the "literate" aunts ... or an "educated" Jezebel ? 3y
Gezemice Great book! Love tge graphic. 3y
DebinHawaii I read this ages ago and should reread it. I love this infographic! ❤️ 3y
Gezemice @Stephanie-Anne I think I will re-read it in a year or two when I have forgotten enough... 3y
Stephanie-Anne @LeahBergen I thought the same thing! 😀 3y
Juli This is one of my top five favorite books! 3y
Kaylamburson This is one of my favorite books! Did you draw that?! I wish I had had that when I was reading, too! 3y
Stephanie-Anne @Kaylamburson I wish I could find the source of this helpful, beautiful graphic (I'm still looking)! 3y
Kaylamburson @Stephanie-Anne let me know if you find it! So cool! 3y
Zelma A friend is reading this for the first time. I need to send her a screen shot of this. 3y
Onioons Arg, I've enough to read without being reminded of great books I want to reread!! 😊 3y
Anneblythe I absolutely love this book! 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Well, now I'm embarrassed to say mine is still on my TBR! 😬 I like the infografic :) 3y
Ubookquitous My favorite of all time! 3y
Tillie I felt so emotionally disturbed while reading this book. 3y
Stephanie-Anne @Tillie Me too! The further I get, the more plausible it all seems...😳😳😳 3y
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Lit Riffs | Jonathan Lethem, Aimee Bender, Tom Perrotta, Amanda Davis, J. T. LeRoy, Tour, Neal Pollack, Lester Bangs, Heidi Julavitz
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I read this story collection long ago, and remember liking it well enough to make it a 🤘🏻, but I appreciate it more as an idea: songs as writing prompts. So for several reasons, Lit Riffs is my two cents for #day21 of #augustphotochallenge #bookandmusic

BookishMarginalia Great idea! 3y
MrBook Added! 😁 3y
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#FunFridayPhoto I remember my mom asking me when I was little why Alice in Wonderland was my favorite: because she goes strange places and meets strange people and there's no prince.

Yamich49 🙌🏽🙌🏽 3y
Sfox414 Haha awesome pic! 🤘Alice is one of my favorites too; I like how she just rolls with all the weird stuff that happens to her. 3y
BookishFeminist YES. 🙌🏼 I love Alice too for the same reason. I did not like princess stories much. 3y
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TheWellReadOwl Awesome! Same here! 3y
KVanRead Best. Answer. Ever. 3y
Stephanie-Anne @BookishFeminist @TheWellReadOwl @KVanRead 😽 Somehow the princess stories seemed sinister to me -- she gets rescued and then her story ends. 🙀 3y
Stephanie-Anne @Sfox414 😸 Life goals 3y
Autumn Awesome post & awesome picture 3y
Shortstack Heck yeah! We don't need princes! We need adventure! 3y
Cortg I love this! Unfortunately, I always fell asleep watching the Disney cartoon version. Loved the books and Johhny Depp's version though 😜 3y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Kudos! That's perfect! 3y
moranadatter She's also intellectually curious, brave and resourceful. I 💗 Alice. 3y
AliceInWonderLibrary Alice is my favorite!!!!! I think I have 11 different copies, all of which I cherish. 3y
Cinfhen Ha, what a great commentary😜 3y
ObsessiveBookNerdLauren If you still adore Alice, you should read The Collector's Society by Heather Lyon. It's all about adult Alice and she kicks butt. 3y
Stephanie-Anne @ObsessiveBookNerdLauren Oh, I'll forever adore Alice -- will check it out. Thanks for the recommendation!❤️ 3y
Stephanie-Anne @AliceInWonderLibrary I have multiple copies, but not 11! Jealous! 😸 3y
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Complete Poems, 1904-1962 | Edward Estlin Cummings
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i'm not sure i could choose one favorite E.E. Cummings poem (i 😻 him so much), but i think this one is the best example of what it might be like to have a grasshopper bouncing around inside your head 😸#augustphotochallenge #day19 #poetry

Leelee08 ❤️ 3y
mllemay Love him ❤️ 3y
ErinC Every year I blow my students' minds when I show them this. 3y
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Nothing beats a swimmin' hole on a hot day in Texas, and this is one of our #favplacetorelax! We're at Jacob's Well in Wimberley Tx. #augustphotochallenge #day17

[DELETED] 2232195534 Wimberley!! Enjoy!! 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Beautiful! 3y
LauraBeth This is so beautiful ❤️ 3y
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Cinfhen So nice💜 3y
BethFishReads Perfect 3y
Soubhiville I've been meaning to check this place out! 3y
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Gingerbread Baby | Jan Brett
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All the #uniquefact photos for #day14 of the #augustphotochallenge prove that Litsy is full of cool, creative, strong, brave and amazing people! My thing is gingerbread houses. I love making them, gathering unusual supplies and of course, collecting BOOKS for new ideas. 😺

britt_brooke I am super impressed! 3y
LeahBergen Those are amazing! 3y
sparklemotion These are so pretty! I helped make one once and it was super fun. 3y
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LauraBeth This is a cool unique thing ❤️ 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Oh awesome! More pics soon, please! Who doesn't love gingerbread houses? 3y
Varshitha Wow.. That looks amazing!! 3y
Godmotherx5 Where are more pictures? Do you have a website or a Facebook page? I LOVE Christmas. You have a wonderful talent. A lot of patience, too. 3y
mllemay That is so cool!! And it's making me really hungry lol! 3y
pppooraikul It's beautiful. 😍 3y
BookishFeminist So cool! This takes lots of creativity & patience. I can't make gingerbread houses because I'd end up eating all the house parts before they make it to the house. 🙊🍫🍬🍭 3y
TheSpinecrackersBookClub Wow! This is awesome. 3y
Sue That's amazing!! 3y
Stephanie-Anne @britt_brooke @LeahBergen @heartlesstree Thank you! Yes,I think they are super fun too! 😺 3y
Stephanie-Anne @Godmotherx5 @CherylDeFranceschi I don't have a ton of photos, probably because after all the work and mess, I'm about sick to death of it all. 😀I should probably document them better. I'll def post more pictures this December. But thanks for liking them. 😊 3y
Stephanie-Anne @BookishFeminist 😸thank you! Yes, it's fun, yummy stuff. 3y
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While I'm away from home and my stacks of books, I do have my tablet with me, so here is my #bookstack (or #ebookstack) for #day13 of the #augustphotochallenge. It's been delightful to see all the book stacks that others have posted, evidence that my piles and piles and piles of books are really quite normal after all! 😸

AmyS I'm loving the feeling of normalcy all these stacks of books are giving me, too. People in my real life think my mountain of books is ridiculous but being surrounded by books makes me happy. I'm glad I'm not alone. 3y
Soubhiville Exactly what @AmyS said! 3y
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#FunPhotoFriday One of my fav books, by one of my fav authors, discussing two of my fav activities: running and writing.

Yournewfriendsams This is my favorite of his, for some reason i just can't get into his fiction. Perfect photo for the beginning of track events in the Olympics 🙌🏽 3y
ReadingManda I really enjoyed this book! And learned a lot from it. 3y
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Obv, I've borrowed this pic from the film, but I can't think of any better, more fascinating literary siblings than the Bennet sisters of Pride & Prejudice. The range of personalities bounce off one another: embarrassment, scandal, heartbreak, hurt feelings, all of it. #augustphotochallenge #day12 #favsiblings

Godmotherx5 Yes! I loved these sisters. I almost picked this book today. 3y
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Don't let the title put you off, Steven Pressfield and (editor) Shawn Coyne are the sympathetic, but plain spoken friends that creative types need. I love Pressfield's books on the craft of writing; The War of Art may be my favorite, and this newest volume feels like a continuation of the same conversation. I bought it "just to have," but once I started reading it, I couldn't stop. ❤️

BarbaraTheBibliophage Just added this to my TBR from another friend's post on GR. Twice in two days - I should read it, huh? 3y
BookBabe I found those other 2 books of his useful. This title is pretty hilarious 😂 3y
BarbaraJean Sounds like my creative writing prof in college, talking about writing poetry: "Nobody cares about your feelings." ? Truth! 3y
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Stephanie-Anne @BarbaraTheBibliophage Yes! It's a quick read. I definitely thought it was worth my while 👍🏻 3y
Stephanie-Anne @BookBabe @BarbaraJean The title is definitely gives one pause, but he's got a point 😜 3y
BookishFeminist 😂😂 the title! This does look good but I also want that cross stitch pattern now. 3y
Stephanie-Anne @BookishFeminist Then you'll like http://subversivecrossstitch.com/blog/. She stitched that for them, and she has other such patterns 😉 3y
BookishFeminist @Stephanie-Anne oh yes! I love Julie's work 😊 I have her Colbert pattern among many others! 3y
Stephanie-Anne @BookishFeminist somehow I figured you might know her already 😸 3y
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Here | Richard McGuire
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I don't choose "Here" as a #laidbackbook because most of its pages are wordless, but because its a quick read with a straightforward and profound premise. "Here" is about the ephemeral. Today my "here" has a pink concrete duck, but I remember this same here 20 yrs ago as wilderness. What will be here in 100 years? What was here 1000 years ago? It's laid back because I can chill and think about it. #augustphotochallenge #day10

MrBook Nice! 3y
BethFishReads Intriguing 3y
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Lindy Great suggestion. This book is ultra cool. 3y
mahasoor what's going on with that giant pink duck? Sounds like a very interesting book! 3y
Stephanie-Anne ??? @mahasoor the giant pink duck is part of a toddler play area at a water park. ??? It's sitting in a pool of water about 6" deep. 3y
Stephanie-Anne @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled.com @Lindy Yes! This is such a cool book. 3y
mahasoor aww I want a water play park. Get those toddlers out of my way!! 😸 3y
Stephanie-Anne @mahasoor Heck yeah -- there's an octopus slide!🐙 3y
Zelma Definitely an interesting concept. I appreciated it more like an art book than graphic novel, but it was very cool. 3y
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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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I have a personal short list of Best Books Ever, but this, THIS, is THE BOOK. I first read it in high school for French class and I read and read that copy literally to pieces. It's the book that made me feel like a serious grown-up reader (as sad as that sounds 😉), but also, in memory, makes it seem inevitable that I should be a writer. #favoritebooks #augustphotochallenge #day9

Leelee08 I ❤️ this story! 3y
jeff My favorite book! 3y
samwinchester90 One of my top 5 favorites. The letter at the end to Morrell is beautifully written. 3y
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susanw My fave too! 3y
SHUPERBookLover We read this for book club. I'm so glad we did. 3y
Autumn Yes, one of my all time faves! 3y
Gezemice I love this, too! 3y
writek An all-time fav for me! 3y
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Children Learn What They Live | Rachel Harris, Dorothy Law Nolte
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Happy National Book Lover's Day to all the book nerds of Litsy! #nationalbookloversday

Jana LOVE. THIS. 3y
LauraBeth ❤️ this picture! 3y
AmandaL Same! 3y
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We have an impressive collection of Little Golden Books because they make me smile. These are just a few of ours 😉 #augustphotochallenge #day8 #booksthatmakeyousmile

britt_brooke 😍 3y
QueenAnne How lovely ❤️ 3y
Reviewsbylola I really want to start a collection. We probably only have 6-8 right now. 3y
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Mayread Best use of phone alcove. 🙌🏽 3y
Wife I'm jealous. 🤓 3y
Vblancsbooks One of my friends had her baby shower themed after Golden Books...so cute! 3y
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Cold Mountain: A Novel | Charles Frazier
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Cold Mountain is one of my favorite books, and one of the many reasons why I love it so much is the friendship between Ada and Ruby. #augustofpages #favoritebookishfriendships

LauraBeth I should try this again. I bailed on it when it first came out but maybe I'd appreciate it more now that I'm older 😀 3y
Stephanie-Anne @Kitty_Rochsmith I love how both characters grow because of each other 😊 3y
Stephanie-Anne @LauraBeth it's an especially quiet novel, and I know several serious readers who've had a tough time with it. The story has the rhythm of a man walking home from war with too much time to think. If you can slow down for it, it's a gorgeous read! 😻 3y
LauraBeth That's good to know @Stephanie-Anne. It's been almost 20 years - I've probably slowed down enough to properly enjoy it 😀 3y
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