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The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
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The Goldfinch: A Novel by Donna Tartt
Moon Tiger | Penelope Lively
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There's plenty to read right now, but I couldn't resist going to the library. 🙃

akckitty I'm a sucker for the library too 😉 14h
Tanisha_A @akckitty Heaven on Earth! ☺️ 12h
readordierachel Can't wait to hear what you think of this! It's sitting on my shelf right now. 11h
JennyM It‘s a problem I know all too well! #librarylove 8h
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The Song of the Lark | Willa Cather
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"Mrs. Kohler was always getting by mail packages of seeds from Freeport and from the old country. Then the flowers! There were big sunflowers for the canary bird, tiger lilies and phlox and zinnias and lady's slippers and portulaca and hollyhocks,–giant hollyhocks."

Cather's beautiful prose on nature inspired me to paint this. It was a good Sunday!

#catherbuddyread @Graywacke

batsy Beautiful 😍 3d
Oryx Lovely! 3d
lover.of.the.classics It‘s BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the colors! 3d
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Tamra Love it! 3d
Graywacke Beautiful! And love the it was inspired by your reading. 3d
Trashcanman That's lovely, truly lovely. 3d
ephemeralwaltz 😍😍 3d
sudi 😍 3d
rohit-sawant How wonderful! 3d
Mdargusch Lovely! 3d
merelybookish So pretty!! 3d
LeahBergen How pretty! 2d
JennyM You have talent my friend. Beautiful ♥️ 2d
readordierachel That is so lovely! 😍 2d
Lcsmcat Wow! Pretty! 2d
minkyb 😍 😍 😍 1d
Tanisha_A @Graywacke Yes, I love that too. I have made a note of that to reminisce later in life. 🙂 19h
Centique That‘s BEAUTIFUL 😍 7h
catebutler This is beautiful! I love how this book inspired you! 6h
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The Song of the Lark | Willa Cather
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"And it was Summer, beautiful Summer!". Those were the closing words of Thea's favourite fairy tale, and she thought of them as she ran out into the world one Saturday morning in May, her music book under her arm. She was going to the Kohlers' to take her lesson, but she was in no hurry.

On a fine Saturday evening in May, I start reading my second Cather. Happiness!

#catherbuddyread @Graywacke

Graywacke Lovely lines to start your day. 5d
Tanisha_A @Graywacke I am absolutely loving this one too. Sending so much love to Willa! 5d
Lcsmcat I loved that scene. Cather‘s language is deceptively simple, but puts the reader right there. 5d
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Tanisha_A @Lcsmcat You said it. Very tangible descriptions! 4d
batsy 4d
LeahBergen I really, REALLY need to get to Cather soon! 4d
LeahBergen I just watched this lovely Booktube video about Willa Cather yesterday (posted by Shawn the Book Maniac @shawnmooney ). Check it out. 😃 https://youtu.be/4Z0faNHuQTI 4d
shawnmooney Wasn‘t Chris WONDERFUL ? 4d
Tanisha_A @LeahBergen Aha! I will definitely check it out. Love Cather! 2d
Tanisha_A @LeahBergen Thankee! 🎈💚 2d
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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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An important, life changing read. I knew what i was going in for when i picked it up (heartbreaking), but i have come out gaining wisdom on significance of relationships we forge, finding joy in what we do (for work and leisure), letting go the trivialities, understanding inevitability of death, and most supremely the meaning of life. This is something i see myself reading again in future. A profound memoir!

Cathythoughts Beautiful book♥️💔 6d
sudi I have this on kindle, but never got to reading it. Which reminds how many ebooks i already own and i'm not even close to finishing the list 😁 6d
batsy Lovely review ❤️ I want to read this, but I know it will be sad 💔 5d
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Tanisha_A @Cathythoughts @batsy Loved loved it. A significant one! 💚 Sad, but full of life lessons. 5d
Tanisha_A @sudi Hahah! That's a big (and good) problem, my friend! Hope you get to this soon! ❤️ 5d
minkyb Heartfelt review! 5d
readordierachel Great review 💕 5d
Tanisha_A @minkyb @readordierachel Thanks ladies! 💌 5d
RaimeyGallant Oh wow. Sounds like quite a memoir. 4d
Tanisha_A @RaimeyGallant It is one which will not leave my mind ever! 2d
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Why should you read Sylvia Plath? Watch this TED-Ed video - https://youtu.be/wCWl8ZIgCHk

TrishB 👍🏻 I have visited her grave 💔 1w
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World's End | Neil Gaiman
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Oh god, yes! 😶

Daily humour ('horror' here) by The New Yorker

tina_b.ooks This is so scary 🙀 1w
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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Her review makes me want to steal this book from the office library (Can't get it as i have 2 issued already which is the limit). Ugh!

readordierachel It's really good! 1w
Reggie I read this back in February and it is so personal. Sooo good. Hope you get it soon. 1w
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Selected Short Stories | Rabindranath Tagore
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Gifted by my brother. ❤️

Happy Sunday!

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Daily humour by The New Yorker

Amiable Yes!! 2w
mabell That‘s awesome 😂 I love 🇨🇦 ! 2w
AmyG Ha! 2w
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LeahBergen 😆😆 2w
Suet624 YES!!! 1w
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Dead by Wednesday | Beverly Long
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#WondrousWednesday @eggs
1. Details (idiosyncrasies) around character(s), nature and surroundings; descriptions on mundane-ness of life etc.
2. 🐘 goodies
3. No, i would love to get to the point of having a favourite cookbook
4. Rumi, Plath
5. @ju.ca.no

Thanks for tagging, @JennyM. ❤️📚

Eggs Love #1 description 🤗❣️🌺 2w
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Yes. My brain hurts thinking about that.

minkyb It really does, if you stop and start thinking! 2w
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"But the ur-library, for me, was our local public library, the Willesden library. There I spent many of the happiest hours of my growing-up years — our house was a five-minute walk from the library — and it was there I received my real education."

From the essay titled "Libraries" by Oliver Sacks. Read the full article here - Oliver Sacks on Libraries https://bit.ly/2VJOQnS

O Pioneers! | Willa Cather
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"We come and go, but the land is always here. And the people who love it and understand it are the people who own it—for a little while."

I loved everything about this work of - love of land, rich tapestry of landscape, beautiful characterization, intricate relationships, grief, loneliness, and eventually finding solace in the land.

Looking forward to read the other 2 parts in this trilogy.

batsy Beautiful review of a beautiful book 💕 3w
Cathythoughts Such a lovely review & I love this wisdom of this quote 👍🏻♥️ 3w
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rohit-sawant Wonderful review! 3w
readordierachel Lovely review! 3w
RadicalReader Do you prefer ebooks or physical books and why? 3w
Tanisha_A @RadicalReader I prefer physical books, but I really like Kindle too for it's movability. 🙂 3w
RadicalReader @Tanisha_A absolutely amazing all the ebooks you can carry around and the physical ones of the same amount would be like Herculean level task 3w
Tanisha_A @batsy @Cathythoughts @rohit-sawant @readordierachel Thanks friends! I am in love with her writing. ☺️ 3w
Cathythoughts I did read My Antonia ... loved it 3w
Crazeedi I totally enjoyed, will read any other one of hers with you all!! 3w
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The Skylarks' War | Hilary McKay
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Tamra What a cover! 3w
ReadingRuby Pretty 😍 3w
batsy Oooh 😍 3w
BiblioLitten Pretty cover! 😍 3w
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The extraordinary patience of things!
We must uncenter our minds from ourselves

Reading for Earth Day. 💚

Severnmeadows Amazing first line. ⭐️ (edited) 1mo
JennyM Beautiful x 1mo
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And then I kill them!

Jennick2004 🤣🤣🤷‍♀️ 1mo
sudi 😂 1mo
LeahBergen I do, too! 😆 1mo
ju.ca.no Haha I love this😂😂 3w
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Birthday Girl | Haruki Murakami
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"No matter what they wish for, no matter how far they go, people can never be anything but themselves. That's all."

As is Murakami's prose, this short story is packed with rich descriptions of mundane-ness, with his signature punch of magical realism. It's fantastic how he could do it in just 30 pages.

rohit-sawant Great quote! I've haven't read him yet. Would this be a good starting point? I often like approaching unread authors with their short fiction if available. 1mo
Izai.Amorim Murakami rocks! 1mo
Tanisha_A @rohit-sawant Oh absolutely! I like your approach. Let me know how you like it whenever you get to it. 🙂 1mo
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Tanisha_A @Izai.Amorim He does! I have got to read more of him. 1mo
readordierachel You've convinced me to read this! 1mo
Tanisha_A @readordierachel I think you'll like this one. 1mo
sudi Love this quote 💜 1mo
Tanisha_A @sudi It rings true! 🙂 1mo
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batsy This attitude is #goals 1mo
Tanisha_A @batsy Yes! Now all we need is a plane. 😆 1mo
wordzie 😂😂 1mo
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What a wonderful talent
That can create an entire Spring
With a brush and a sheet of paper.
If he would try poetry
I know he would be a master of words.


Love love love this poem!

Chrissyreadit That is a beautiful poem! This book seems to live up to its reviews! 1mo
batsy The spirit behind this poem... Lovely ❤️ 1mo
whatshesreadingnow Beautiful 💗 1mo
Tanisha_A @Chrissyreadit Certainly! I think this would be one of those books for me which I'd go back to time and again. Thank you! ❤️ 1mo
Tanisha_A @batsy @whatshesreadingnow I'd be reading this one from time to time. 🌺 1mo
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By Anna Kamienska

Make the world continue
let the ocean kiss the sand just as before


Cathythoughts ♥️✨ 1mo
Tanisha_A @Cathythoughts Sending you a little mail this week! 🙂 1mo
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A what ! Oh this sounds lovely & I know it will be 😘😘😘 1mo
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readordierachel Beautiful 💚 1mo
JennyM ♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
Tanisha_A @readordierachel @JennyM This book has so many precious gems. 🙂 1mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A thankyou for sharing. I don‘t tend to read poetry, but your selections are just so perfect. ♥️ 1mo
Tanisha_A @JennyM Loveeeeeeee! 1mo
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Well, when you go to the library, never return empty handed. 😀

sudi Both very good picks 😊 1mo
JennyM You have beautiful taste. And where do you live??? I don‘t think I know 1mo
Tanisha_A @sudi Thank you Sudi! I am very excited to read them. When breath becomes air is not going to be easy though! 1mo
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Tanisha_A @JennyM Right back at you, Jen! 💜 I live in the city of Hyderabad in India! 1mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A how cool!!! I didn‘t know you were in India. I‘m in Brisbane Australia, and I love that we get to chat books from such far-flung places😘 1mo
Tanisha_A @JennyM Yesssss! I love that too. 💌 1mo
Izai.Amorim Interested in your opinion on Sapiens. I haven't read it, wife did, and said that he never says what he really thinks. Analysis, analysis, no conclusion. 1mo
readordierachel Libraries are for checking out books! These both look really interesting. 1mo
RadicalReader This sunset sunrise is seriously perfection 4w
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A woman is being described here - "...her freckles covered with makeup, her hair pulled back in a ponytail at the nape of her neck like some nobleman in The Tale of Genji..". ?

I have seen those pictures credits to you all reading #Genji sometime back! @Lindy @batsy @Daisey ?

Lindy Ha! I‘m sure that reference to The Tale of Genji went over my head when I read The Goldfinch. 1mo
batsy Yes! What @Lindy said. I'm pretty sure it went over mine when I read it 😂 1mo
CaroPi I am also reading at the moment. Hopefully I will finish tomorrow. Do you know that the movie is coming in November? 1mo
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Tanisha_A @CaroPi Yes! I am so glad i picked it up now. How are you liking it? 1mo
CaroPi @Tanisha_A a lot! I think I finish tonight. It makes me want to do some courses in history of art 1mo
Tanisha_A @CaroPi I have read only 70ish pages so far, and i am awed by the writing, the art analysis! Makes me want to enroll in one too. Also, I like to paint at times, and I just cannot get The Goldfinch out of my head. You think we can find some courses to take online? 1mo
CaroPi @Tanisha_A actually yes. Moma offer some free online. I started one in January but unfortunately got too busy. I will see if after may I can do one. At the moment I have family visiting 1mo
Tanisha_A @CaroPi Thank you for telling me. I'll see if I could take something up in December, that's when we have some days off from work too. 1mo
Taylor This book is one of my favorite modern novels! 1mo
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After lounging on my shelf for years (i think about 4/5 😶), it's time it gets its beautiful bum off it. I am exhilarated right now.

And one can eat grapes in a cup, right?!

rretzler Sounds like a plan to me! I‘ve also been meaning to read this book for some years. 1mo
Julsmarshall Same! Except mine is in my kindle app . . . 1mo
batsy Mmmm grapes 🍇 1mo
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BiblioLitten I was reading, and having grapes this morning too!! 👯‍♀️🍇 1mo
JennyM I now have beautiful hand and nails envy! Enjoy my lovely xxx 1mo
Tanisha_A @JennyM Eehee, sweetie! ❤️ 1mo
Tanisha_A @BiblioLitten @batsy Best fruit when it comes to the effort or rather not required in eating it. 😀 1mo
Tanisha_A @Julsmarshall Ooh! I think that's easier logistically with this one. 😀 1mo
Tanisha_A @rretzler I am really liking it so far. 😀 1mo
rretzler @Tanisha_A Good to hear! @Julsmarshall Same, most of what I read is Kindle. It‘s like carrying a library with me everywhere I go! 1mo
BiblioLitten Oh you bet! 😁 #lazyladiesoflitsy 1mo
Tanisha_A @BiblioLitten Hahahah, I like that hashtag. 😂 1mo
RadicalReader @Tanisha_A I love grapes especially green grapes I‘ve also enjoyed them frozen so delicious 4w
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O Pioneers! | Willa Cather
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"Alexandra drew her shawl closer about her & stood leaning against the frame of the mill, looking at the stars which glittered so keenly through the frosty autumn air. She always loved to watch them, to think of their vastness & distance, & of their ordered march. It fortified her to reflect upon the great operations of nature, & when she thought of the law that lay behind them, she felt a sense of personal security."

Love love love this book!

Tanisha_A #catherbuddyread @Graywacke Looking forward to our discussion! 2mo
Tanisha_A @batsy I feel like highlighting the whole book. Loving her writing so much! 2mo
Lcsmcat Her prose is amazing! 2mo
batsy I am happy to hear you're loving it! Agree with @Lcsmcat her prose is stunning. (And I *love* the image you chose for this quote.) 2mo
Graywacke @batsy @lcsmat Great image for this book. I find Alexandra‘s thought process a little concealed. What she‘s thinking is only partially revealed in what she says and does. Great quote. 1mo
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TheSpineView 😊 2mo
readordierachel Lovely 💚 2mo
Tanisha_A @readordierachel Do you have this book, The Essential Rumi? 2mo
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readordierachel I don't. I've only read a little Rumi, but I always enjoy it when I encounter it. 2mo
Tanisha_A @readordierachel I'd be sending you a little mail soon then. 💌 2mo
readordierachel That's so kind 🤗💕 1mo
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd | Agatha Christie
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My 3rd Christie. Hello again, Poirot and team! ?️

Excerpt from the introduction by Laura Thompson: "...at the end of twenty-five chapters it suddenly throws the whole tray of sherry glasses into the air with the bouleversement of its solution."

That's an intriguing statement.

umbrellagirl They are addictive! My goal for next year is read/reread them all in order and see how many I get through. 2mo
Tanisha_A @umbrellagirl Oh wow! That's a super goal. I have only read 2 before (M on the OrientExpress, and The ABC Murders), both of which I liked a lot. I plan to insert them in my reading whenever i can. 😀 2mo
batsy Ooh! Enjoy 🕵🏽‍♀️ 2mo
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Tanisha_A @batsy Last couple of reads have been unnerving, so Christie it is. 😀 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Ive gotten on a Christie kick too! Never read her stuff before but just finished Murder on the Nile and it was fun! 2mo
Tanisha_A @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled So fun! Which one are you planning to read next? 😀 2mo
rretzler Christie has been one of my favorites for over 45 years - I discovered one of her books in my Grandmother‘ library when I was 9! I highly recommend Murder at the Vicarage, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, and And Then There Were None (as well as many others) 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I think I might try the ABC Murders next. The tagged book looks good too!! 2mo
Tanisha_A @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Ooh, I read The ABC Murders sometime back - it's pretty dark, but really good. It has a bunch of characters, so that's fun! And I am enjoying reading the tagged so far. 2mo
Tanisha_A @rretzler Oh wow! I have added them to my list. Have heard so much about And Then There Were None. 2mo
BiblioLitten I loved this one. 2mo
Tanisha_A @BiblioLitten Christie was a daring woman! I did realize in between whodunnit though, but it was a good ride. 😀 1mo
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In the night, in the wind, at the edge of the rain,
I find five irises, and call them lovely.
As if a woman, once, lay by them awhile,
then woke, rose, went, the memory of hair
lingers on their sweet tongues.

To irises, which maketh us happy! 💠
#bloom #poetrymatters
@TheSpineView @LazyDays

CaitlinR My favorite flowers. 2mo
TheSpineView 💕 2mo
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O Pioneers! | Willa Cather
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"Of all the bewildering things about a new country, the absence of human landmarks is one of the most depressing and disheartening."

I am in love with her writing. The descriptions of landscape; introduction to characters, outlining their features and characteristics is done seamlessly. The prose structure is just smooth, you'll fly through.

batsy Her writing 👌🏽❤️ 2mo
BookNAround I haven‘t read this one but remember being completely impressed by the writing in My Antonia. 2mo
Graywacke Great quote. I love these perspectives on the relationship of land and people. 2mo
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Four in the Morning by Wislawa Szymborska
"No one feels good at four in the morning.
If ants feel good at four in the morning
—three cheers for the ants. And let five o'clock come
if we're to go on living."

I'd never in my life thought of four o'clock in the morning as such, because i am 99.99% times in deep sleep then *touchwood*. But I truly understand how anxious can it be for some. Peace!

JennyM Lol...I‘m up at 4 most days...and I‘m also past 30 🤣😂🤣 2mo
Tanisha_A @JennyM This poem is so funny! 😂 2mo
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The blurb at the top of the poem: We're separated from nature as if by a glass wall—and this is the subject of this Polish poet, Adam Zagajewski. In this poem, people have their small security in a lighted house, but beyond the window, immeasurable spaces of cosmos stretch, and the moths are like visitors from other galaxies.
#light #poetrymatters @TheSpineView @LazyDays

charl08 Love this - thank you for sharing it. 2mo
Tanisha_A @charl08 It's just beautiful right! It reminds me of the fact that how small we are. 🙂 2mo
TheSpineView Lovely!💕 2mo
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readordierachel Wow. Love the poem and really love your description of it 💖 2mo
Tanisha_A @readordierachel I love the description too, but it's not mine. It's given by Czeslaw Milosz. 2mo
readordierachel @Tanisha_A Ahh, I see 🙂 2mo
Reggie Awesome post! 2mo
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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Transcending the concept of "one" genre, this is a tale of survivors in the post-apocalyptic world through their art (theatre, music, journalism etc.). It makes you think about the value of civilization deeply, because as fictional as it's meant to be it feels this could happen anyday which is terrifying. Fantastic writing!

Just like you all @LeeRHarry, @callielafleur, @Soubhiville, @Zelma I loved it. Thanks for recommending!

Megabooks My all-time fav fiction!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
akckitty I have this book but omg where did you get this cover version of it at?! 2mo
JennyM I have to get to this soon...so many good reviews! 2mo
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TrishB Loved this too 💕 2mo
Reggie Nice review!!! Totally loved this also. 2mo
Cathythoughts Sounds great ! Stacked 2mo
Tanisha_A @Megabooks @TrishB @Reggie It was really a different and exhilarating read for me. 2mo
Tanisha_A @akckitty The lovely @leerharry gifted it to me. I think it's the UK cover! 😍 2mo
LeeRHarry Glad you enjoyed it 😊 2mo
Tanisha_A @JennyM @Cathythoughts It lives up to the good review stream, you will not be disappointed. 🙂 2mo
batsy What @JennyM said! Superb review, T! 2mo
Tanisha_A @batsy Thanks Sub! I think you both, @JennyM, will like this one! 2mo
readordierachel Great review! One of my favorites 2mo
Tanisha_A @readordierachel Thanks Ra! It really has its charm! 2mo
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#thoughtfortheday from the creator of my all time favourite characters! 😀

rretzler Love Calvin and Hobbes! 2mo
Bookgirl Best comic strip ever! Ok after Peanuts 2mo
mabell “Pandering idiocy” 😂😂 2mo
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readordierachel Great quote! (Unrelated, I put Sula in the mail a week or so ago, so it's on it's way to you 🙂) 2mo
wordzie ❤💝 2mo
readinginthedark 🤔 I like the quote, but I do think it depends on whether your brain is overwhelmed or just tired. 2mo
Tanisha_A @rretzler High 5! 😀 2mo
Tanisha_A @Bookgirl I love Peanuts, but I love love love C&H! 😀 2mo
Tanisha_A @mabell I know, Watterson was really really against the idiot box. 😂 2mo
Tanisha_A @readordierachel Eeee, I'll keep both my eyes out. Thank you! 😊 2mo
Tanisha_A @wordzie 😀 @readinginthedark I know what you mean! 😃 2mo
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O Pioneers! | Willa Cather
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Got my copy, @Graywacke. This would be my first Willa Cather, i am excited. Thank you for organizing this. ☺️

Crazeedi I'm going to get mine the end of the week! @Graywacke 2mo
Graywacke 👍 My copy was calling to me as I scanned through it yesterday. (Have plenty else to read for now though... 😳) 2mo
Lcsmcat I‘ve got mine: 2mo
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Tanisha_A @Crazeedi @Lcsmcat Yay yay! 😀 2mo
Tanisha_A @Graywacke Seriously, so much to read meanwhile. I couldn't help myself and read the first line. 😉 2mo
readinginthedark I love Willa Cather! 2mo
Tanisha_A @readinginthedark Oh this is my first read of her, and I am so in love with her. ❤️ 2mo
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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'So, class,' said teacher, 'is it that you think the sky can only be blue?'
'The sky is blue,' came us. 'What colour else can it be?' (Of course we knew really that the sky could be more than blue, two more, but why should any of us admit to that?)...
'Okay, everyone,' she said. 'You need to look at the sky. You need, right now to look at that sunset. Magnificent!'... 👇🏽

📷: Taken at yesterday's sunset by the lake

Tanisha_A 'Tell me, class,' she said, 'what colours–do you hear that, colours, plural–do you see now?' 2mo
Tanisha_A This is one of my favourite parts of the book! 2mo
batsy Stunning photo! 2mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Beautiful 📷 2mo
Tanisha_A @batsy @erzascarletbookgasm It was lovely! Thank you ladies! ☺️ 2mo
JennyM That‘s beautiful 🌅 2mo
Tanisha_A @JennyM Love sunsets! 😍 2mo
BiblioLitten 😍 2mo
Lindy I love this passage. 2mo
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"A Good Man is Hard to Find" | Flannery O'Connor
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This is not something you read at bedtime, but I did last night. It's a dark, dismal story, and leaves you bereft of any hope in the world.

My first time reading O'Connor, and I fell in love with her writing. Dialogue synthesis, descriptions of nature, adding layers to characters is something she does brilliantly. Looking forward to reading more of her work.

JennyM I‘ve not read anything by her either - so many books!!!! 2mo
vivastory I really loved her book 2mo
batsy This is so brilliant and unforgettable! Read it for the first time in a class and the strange sense of menace and black humour has stayed with me. 2mo
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Tanisha_A @batsy Oh god, yes. I will never forget this. So awful! But the humour, it's incredible how she mixes it with that dread. 2mo
Tanisha_A @vivastory Just read the blurb, sounds interesting. Stacked! Thank you for suggesting it! 2mo
Tanisha_A @JennyM So manyyyyy! Such a problem to have though! 🙃 2mo
cathysaid Her writing is such an excellent representation of the Southern Gothic genre. And she had such a fascinating yet tragic life as well. Imagine her as friends with Truman Capote! Makes sense now, right? 2mo
Tanisha_A @cathysaid I am definitely checking out more of that genre. Thanks for telling me more about her. Hahaha! Wouldn't that be a riot?! 2mo
wordzie 💝 the review 2mo
Tanisha_A @wordzie Thank you! 🙂 2mo
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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Burns has crafted this work of fiction filled with serious messages about gossip, rumour, fit-in mentality; parts of it reading like short essays. The protagonist is haunted by 1. a stalker & 2. subsequently the community's predation upon her by spreading the non-existent relationship between her & the said stalker. Set in a totalitarian district, how the goings-on there affect personal lives & 👇🏼

Tanisha_A reduce a person to nothingness is masterfully explained in this narrative. It is a difficult read, yet filled with humour. 2mo
Cinfhen Fantastic review 2mo
Tanisha_A @Cinfhen Thanks Cindy! 💙 I'd recommend this book to be part of school course to be honest. On another note, i am contemplating reading Fight Club, don't feel like in the mood for something like that right now. 🤨 2mo
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TrishB Great review 😘 2mo
batsy Great review, T and so wonderfully articulated. 2mo
Tanisha_A @TrishB Thanks fellow T! 💜 Hope you are rocking Cayman Islands! 2mo
Tanisha_A @batsy Thanks Subs! 💚 Have you read it yet? I think you'll appreciate it. 2mo
batsy It's very high on the TBR! I just feel I have to be emotionally prepared. But I'm glad to hear there's humour in it ❤️ 2mo
Cinfhen No worries on Fight Club! I‘m having trouble myself 😜 2mo
sudi Love the review 😊❤ 2mo
Tanisha_A @Cinfhen I want to read it someday, 'cause i really liked the movie too. Later then i think. 🙂 2mo
Tanisha_A @sudi Thanks Sudiiii! 🧡 2mo
JennyM Gorgeous review Tanisha. You make me want to read it, and I‘ve been on the fence for a while 📚 2mo
BiblioLitten This review has made me update my TBR pile. 💙💜 2mo
Tanisha_A @JennyM Thanks Jen! 💗 It was really a fantastic read for me. Will wait to see how you find it! 2mo
Tanisha_A @BiblioLitten Thanks Archie! Anything to help your TBR pile get bigger. 😉♥️ 2mo
Reggie Great review!! 2mo
Tanisha_A @Reggie Thanks Reg! 💜 I am super super curious to read your review when you get to it. 2mo
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Yes, that's how you prove the point. Go bird. 😂

wordzie 😂 2mo
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Feel Free: Essays | Zadie Smith
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National Book Critics Circle Awardees, 2018

readinginthedark Looks like some good titles! I'll have to read a few of these. 2mo
Tanisha_A @readinginthedark I just finished reading Milkman, and that's something i'd recommend. Think i'd want to get to Feel Free next from this list. 2mo
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The Lesson | Eugene Ionesco
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Watching city's one of the oldest theatre groups perform The Lesson by Eugène Ionesco. Dark and absurd Sunday! 🙂

batsy Looks magical 😍 2mo
Tanisha_A @batsy Haha. It was just the opposite though, super dark - (called as theatre of the absurd), with a political message of highlighting totalitarian regimes in the world. 2mo
batsy Ohhh. Not so magical, but sounds super interesting! 2mo
Tanisha_A @batsy Yes, it certainly was. And funny too! 2mo
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The Animators: A Novel | Kayla Rae Whitaker
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Suba! Thank you for sending an envelope full of love. I have never read Persuasion and i am thrilled to read it from that gorgeous edition. The premise of The Animators sounds exactly what i would be interested in reading. Love that adorable elephant diary, and your sweet note made my day! @batsy 💙

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I 💖 that card 2mo
Tanisha_A @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego It's super cute! 😍 2mo
batsy Yay! I'm so glad it arrived. Enjoy, friend ❤️ 2mo
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Tanisha_A @batsy La la la la la! Thanks, friend. 💌 2mo
TrishB Lovely 💕 2mo
Tanisha_A @TrishB Yesss! 🥰 2mo
WhatWouldJaneDo Persuasion is my fave Austen, I hope you love it! 2mo
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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Thanks for the good luck @LeeRHarry. Wish you the same! 🍀

1. Looking forward to getting a good sitting on this over the weekend.
2. Nope
3. No, i'd love to one day!
4. No, a big 'i'd love to one day'. 😍
5. Hi @wordzie 🍀
#HelloThursday (although it's Friday evening here 😉)

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🍀 2mo
wordzie ❤😊 2mo
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This scene is fictional though, right? I don't have a cat, but from what I know about cats, this can't be. 😂

executivespooky I have 3 and let me tell you, it's nothing like this. They don't bring me breakfast in bed. They dropkick me while I'm in bed, so I'll get up and give them breakfast 2mo
Tanisha_A @executivespooky 😜 Exactly what i am aware of as well. 2mo
Cathythoughts The absolute truth 💫💫💫( not the cat part ) (edited) 2mo
Tanisha_A @Cathythoughts Yes, a beautiful truth! 🙂 2mo
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Let the unknown be unknown, you guys.

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Happiness from the trip to the bookstore couple of days back.

Tanisha_A @Cathythoughts @BiblioLitten Here's the stack! 😀 2mo
BarbaraBB Those Faber stories look great! 2mo
Cathythoughts Oh they all look excellent... Sylvia Plath ! Doris Lessing ... 👏🏻💕 2mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Nice! 👏 2mo
merelybookish Great haul! Love those editions! 2mo
batsy Fabulous haul 👏🏽 I loved the Walser book; hope you enjoy it! 2mo
LeahBergen Wonderful! 2mo
BiblioLitten So cool! Quite an impressive stack. 👏 2mo
Tanisha_A @BarbaraBB Right? They had sooo many, and I had to restrain myself from buying them all. 🤤 2mo
Tanisha_A @Cathythoughts Have always wanted to read Lessing. Will start with this one. 2mo
Tanisha_A @batsy Oh i saw it, and it didn't take me more than 2 minutes to make my mind to buy it. Looking forward. 😀 2mo
Tanisha_A @LeahBergen @BiblioLitten Thanks ladies! 😀 2mo
wordzie 😍 2mo
Graywacke Part me is 😮 and part 😍. 2mo
Tanisha_A @Graywacke Hahahah! I totally get it. 2mo
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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Depression: big, massive, scudding, whopping, black-cloud, infectious, crow, raven, jackdaw, coffin-upon-coffin, catacomb-upon-catacomb, skeletons-upon-skulls-upon-bones crawling along the ground to the grave type of depressions.

RadicalReader TBR piles forever terrific yet grow at an alarming rate that would even rival Jack‘s magic beanstalk 2mo
Graywacke This is maybe my next audiobook. Powerful quote. 2mo
Tanisha_A @Graywacke Powerful book too, i'd say! 2mo
Graywacke @Tanisha_A I started it yesterday on audio. 🙂 2mo
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One of my favourite bookstores. Will share a picture later of the stack i brought home.

@BiblioLitten I love the Bahrisons at Galleria Market, Gurgaon.

Cathythoughts Lovely shop ! Look forward to seeing your stack👍🏻♥️ 3mo
batsy 😍 3mo
Velvetfur Sooooo pretty 😍 3mo
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BiblioLitten ❤️❤️ I haven‘t been to this branch. Quite a collection! Waiting for your stack.😊 Bahrisons is one of the few that hasn‘t closed down yet. 💙 3mo
wordzie 😎❤ 3mo
JennyM Oh that‘s a beautiful sight 📚📚📚 3mo
Tanisha_A @Cathythoughts @Velvetfur @JennyM Oh they had such a fantastic selection. Graphic, new, women's fiction, the pretty Penguin editions - we can go so mad in there! 😀 2mo
Tanisha_A @batsy @wordzie It was really difficult to get out of there. 😌 2mo
Tanisha_A @BiblioLitten You have to visit when you are here. And they have Blue Tokai coffee-shop in there, so for me it was a double treat. It would be sad really, if they shut down. Infact I think they should open up in other cities. Hyderabad could do with one. 2mo
readordierachel 😍😍😍 2mo
Tanisha_A @readordierachel I had that same expression the entire time i was there. 😀 2mo
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When tiny bookshelves runneth among the coffee cup display the happiness index increases, isn't it? 😀

📸 at a coffee/ tea shop last night.

SharonAlger That‘s gorgeous! 3mo
NenaB How cozy! 3mo
Velvetfur That's so cool! Oh and pasta is mentioned...mmm 😜 3mo
Tanisha_A @NenaB @SharonAlger Yep, one of the cute takeaway coffeeshop/ snackshop I have seen! 😀 2mo
Tanisha_A @Velvetfur Hahaha. I know, pasta is good life! 🤤 2mo
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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Mother telling her daughter about the "duties of marriage" - "Marriage wasn't meant to be a bed of roses. It was a divine decree, a communal duty, a responsibility, it was acting your age, having right-religion babies & obligations & limitations & restrictions & hindrances. It was not falling to be proposed to then ending up, yellowed & dessicated, dying some timid but determined spinster on some long-forgotten, dusty, spidery shelf."


Tanisha_A This book is good. 3mo
Purrsistently Hehe- my partner and I both *had* to grow up fast as young teens and take on adult responsibilities- married life has been the biggest serving of childish pleasures we've had since we were like ten. 😹 cookies? Yes. Sleeping in on weekends? Heck yes. Only sharing a room with one person? 🙌 Having tv? Playing pokemon? Blanket forts + mariokart?! 🙌🙌🙌 3mo
Bklover @Purrsistently Don‘t forget eating as many popsicles as you want! And eating only the icing. Glad you are enjoying life‘s pleasures! (I seriously love blanket forts) (edited) 3mo
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batsy The shelf isn't quite as dusty or spidery as some people think 😂 (I need to read this!) 3mo
RachelO 😂😂😂 She‘s really selling it! 3mo
Purrsistently @Bklover 🙌🙌🙌🙌 ALL THEM POPSICLES 3mo
JennyM I‘m in the back, eye rolling with you 🙄🙄🙄 3mo
RadicalReader Seriously never seen such a beautiful sunrise/sunset can never differentiate but are still delightful either way 2mo
Tanisha_A @RadicalReader This was a sunset. Yep, i love them too. 😍 2mo
minkyb Double eye rolls lol. 2mo
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A Light in the Attic | Shel Silverstein
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If you have to dry the dishes
And you drop one on the floor—
Maybe they won't let you
Dry the dishes anymore.

WhatAnAdvice! 😎 #SilverfromShel

j.rye I definitely didn‘t try this at eleven years old 😉 3mo
TrishB Obviously my hubby has read this.... 3mo
Tanisha_A @TrishB Hahaha! You crack me up! 3mo
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Tanisha_A @j.rye Hahah! We should have read this book earlier. 3mo
batsy Oof! Great advice, too late. 3mo
Tanisha_A @batsy Soo late. 😌 3mo
RadicalReader That‘s how to get out of being the family dishwasher. Definitely going to reread all three of these books again 2mo
Tanisha_A @RadicalReader 😀 That sounds wonderful! 2mo
RadicalReader @Tanisha_A always good for a lovely laugh if a book can make you laugh and you recommend it to others there‘s no better feeling than seeing others enjoy it and recommend it to their friends 2mo
minkyb My younger sister used this technique with laundry! 2mo
Tanisha_A @minkyb Hahaha! Like she used to put the already washed clothes in the tub? 2mo
minkyb Not quite. She mixed colors with whites. We had pink clothes and that was it for her laundry career! 2mo
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Adjectives make a difference, thanks for a great example mouse. 😀