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VioletCavalier

VioletCavalier

Joined June 2018

#MittenLitten. I like big books, and I cannot lie. To read is to have awfully big adventures.
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Phantom of the Opera | Gaston Leroux
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It is finished!!! This weekend, I had the pleasure of seeing a stage performance of The Phantom of the Opera at an actual opera house. The best word I have to describe the experience is UNFORGETTABLE. The Angel of Music is singing songs in my head! These past weeks I have been driven to finish the original story, and I am so sad this is only my first read because it deserves another!! Poor, unhappy Erik. #OG

CrowCAH I LOVE the book; the play definitely caught the essence of the story! 6mo
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Greetings! I rise again from absence to share this collection in honor of #WilliamGoldman, without whom none of these delightful things would exist. Pictured are my copy of The Princess Bride book, the audio book As You Wish (previously gifted to @CrowCAH but she let me borrow it to listen!), and the miniature electronic Princess Bride movie "quote book" and paper copy. ?Forever grateful for this story!

CrowCAH Great collection of The Princess Bride books!!! 😊 Glad we could share the joy of As You Wish audiobook! 9mo
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Walden, Or, Life in the Woods | Henry David Thoreau
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#bookhaul! Took a weekend family trip to the top of the Michigan mitten to view the fall colors. We stopped in Petoskey and I couldn't pass the McLean & Eakin Booksellers shop without browsing around! I found another Hobbit (the "quilted Hobbit", I believe this is called!), The Heroes of Tolkien, and a copy of Thoreau's Walden. I read an excerpt of Walden in high school and it's been on my TBR list ever since. Huzzah for good finds!

CrowCAH Great finds! 📚😁 10mo
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Double Update!! This edition has TWO introductions. I actually started reading this last week, and now I'm finally getting to the "good parts"! Let's begin!! Chapter One: The Bride.

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This cover is so pretty! While I am, of course, familiar with the story, and the movie is officially a new old favorite, I've never read it before. I'm excited about this one! 👑📖

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??? And here is my current October TBR pile! In no particular reading order, here they are: The Princess Bride (Goldman), Between the Lines (Picoult/Van Leer), Death Warmed Over (Anderson), and my ultimate spooky reading challengers Dracula (Stoker) and The Phantom of the Opera (Leroux). I say "ultimate spooky challengers" because I started them long ago, and the unfinished stories have been haunting me ever since.?What books have haunted you?

Cadyly Ooh! Phantom! You‘ll have to tell me how the English version is! I‘ve only read it in French. 😂 11mo
VioletCavalier @Cadyly Wow! I could read the French version if I had two dictionaries and a thesaurus! Lol I'll definitely be posting when I finish it. 11mo
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Winter | Marissa Meyer
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😭😭😭😭 Oh my stars. I loved every bit of this ride. And what a ride! These characters are brilliant, and it all came together wonderfully. I am so satisfied with this series. I'm going to be hanging on to this story for a while. Excuse me while I nurse my book hangover. 📑👸⭐🐺🚀👠💖💜 #LunarChronicles

GondorGirl I was not expecting to love this series as much as I did, but WOW! 😍 11mo
VioletCavalier Same here!! 11mo
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Winter | Marissa Meyer
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Y'all see that bookmark? That bookmark right there? I am THAT FAR INTO THIS BOOK. I made significant strides in my reading today - 108 PAGES!! My new goal is to finish this before week's end. I've been moseying my way through this volume for weeks, but the story now demands that I PICK UP THE PACE. I LOVE IT, I've just been taking my sweet old time with it. I MUST KNOW HOW THIS ENDS. GAH. What's the longest it has ever taken you to finish a book??

SMayWrites I'm embarrassed to admit it took me months to get through a few. 😳 11mo
jmofo I just restarted and finished a 320 page book in a weekend that I had been sort of reading for more than a year. I just wasn‘t feeling it but thought it would be good for me to read. 🙄 11mo
DivaDiane I started reading Otherland Vol. 1 by Tad Williams on Dec 12, 2016. I‘m about 1/4 through. 😬It‘s not that I don‘t like it, it‘s just the hardcover I own is truly a brick, so I can‘t take it with me anywhere. That means I read other books and get totally engrossed by them & forget all about Otherland. I finally bit the bullet & bought the audio book, when it finally came up for pre-order. Once I‘m finished with the one I‘m listening to now... 11mo
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CrowCAH Couldn‘t get into this book, just didn‘t care anymore; 8 week‘s to read 11mo
VioletCavalier @SMayWrites @DivaDiane I'm with you. I'm still working on a few more besides this, too!! 😅 11mo
VioletCavalier @jmofo way to get to it, though! Sometimes I have to force myself over a reading hump. 11mo
VioletCavalier @CrowCAH Say no more. Props to you for getting past the first one! 11mo
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Also spotted! A book scarecrow! I can't upload the full picture but this guy is too cool!

Reecaspieces I love that! 11mo
CrowCAH Aww too cute! 11mo
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Spotted a #LittleFreeLibrary in one of the many parks in town. Mostly empty! There must be a lot of readers around!

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#BookHaul! I'm out in Eaton Rapids, MI for the UrbanAirstream festival weekend. There was a book sale in the library, so of course I had to check it out 📖 I found a novel adaptation of A New Hope, First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones, and a 1940 copy of The Bobsey Twins at Indian Hollow! Huzzah!

CrowCAH Love the MI ✋🏻 napkin holder! 11mo
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Winter | Marissa Meyer
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Happy #NationalReadaBookDay!! 😃📖 I thought I'd unwind with the next part of this futuristic fairy tale retelling. How did you celebrate today?

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Winter | Marissa Meyer
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Today's reading!! The final chapters of the #LunarChronicles. I finally got a good afternoon to start this book! But is it really the beginning of the end? I love this series, and I'll be sad to finish it. But I need to see what happens! I'll definitely be checking out Stars Above at some point. Should I prepare to be further emotionally scarred??

CrowCAH Yay, you started Winter 😁📚 12mo
VioletCavalier 😅 Yes, finally!! 12mo
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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A very unexpected party, indeed!! Today, I accompanied @CrowCAH to her Tolkienite book swap (with @GondorGirl 😄) and she presented these generous gifts to me! I was too late to sign up for the official swap, but she decided I should partake in the Tolkien awesomeness anyway!! HUZZAH! And now I have more Hobbits!! Thank you so much!! I'll figure out a good way to pay you back in kind!

GondorGirl It was lovely to meet you! 12mo
CrowCAH No problem at all, fellow Tolkien fan! 😁 12mo
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The Truants | Lee Markham

WORD of the DAY: TRUANT.

DEFINITION: ABSENTEE.

Hello! I've been a bit of a truant lately in regards to Litsy. And basically life in general. I won't rant here, but I'm just trying to deal with stuff. Getting back into my books helps tremendously. When I find my way back to books after any kind of personal hiatus, I always feel like I find a bit of myself again. 😊📖 How are you all doing this week?

readordierachel Glad to see you back 🖐🏽 12mo
VioletCavalier 😄 12mo
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A good chunk of my Tolkien collection! Featuring The Book of Lost Tales Part TWO, a treasure I found at a book sale this summer. (Also, Tootie and Hootie, my little shelf owls) 📚 #NationalBookLoversDay #reading #itsahoot

CrowCAH Nice! Great way to group all your Tolkien books in one area as you organize your new bookshelf! 12mo
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Hello, my people! 😄
1. Response writer at a law firm for an automotive company. (Basically, I write argumentative essays.)
2. Librarian Assistant at my university. They had me running around the stacks all day. I LOVED IT.
3. Worst job? Answering the phone at a mortgage insurance claim company call center. No thank you.
4. Dream job? Getting paid to read and write all day. But my current job is close enough.
@wanderinglynn Thanks! This was fun!

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 😀 12mo
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Forever Friday: A Novel | Timothy Lewis
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1. Overwhelmed with deadlines at work.
2. I'm not dreading Monday!
3. CRAY-IN.
4. Fairest by Marissa Meyer. A couple weeks ago. A have a couple others started, then yesterday I picked up The Hobbit to move it to a different shelf and couldn't put it down. #onemorepage
💜 #friyayintro

@jesshowbooks

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Oh, glorious new bookcase!! I'm still figuring out how to organize this. Oh, the possibilities. My TBRs are coming up off the floor!! And I'll actually be able to see what I have to read! 😆 What do you do with your new books?

Branwen I stack them in piles around the coffee table! 🤣😂 13mo
VioletCavalier So many piles!! 13mo
CrowCAH Awesome, congrats on the new bookcase! 📚 12mo
KateFulfordAuthor @VioletCavalier If you‘re in the mood for a sassy & funny narrator, may I recommend my debut to sit on your new shelves? Check the link in the bio for all the info you need. 11mo
VioletCavalier @KateFulfordAuthor Thank you! I am, and I will! 11mo
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And the Random Word of the Day is: DOLOROUS.

Definition: PAINFUL or SORROWFUL.

Happy Hump Day!! What a dolorous day this is. The weekend is so close, and yet, so far. How was your midweek day?

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1. Loosely in groups. I have a classic lit group, a Tolkien group, a random YA fiction group, a dictionary/reference group...etc.
2. The Hobbit and/or A Study in Scarlet.
3. YES.
4. YES. I have several editions of the Sherlock Holmes' stories and The Hobbit, and 2.3 editions of the LOTR trilogy. 😆 They're all different and beautiful in their own ways and I love their individual uniqueness. #OnlyReadersUnderstand

@nu-bibliophile 📚

nu-bibliophile I haven't yet to read the Hobbit but my sisters tells me it's good. 13mo
VioletCavalier I definitely recommend it! 13mo
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This weekend's #bookhaul from the Local Author's Book Sale and Signing!! Featuring my copy of Sterling Script, an anthology of works from local writers, including the fabulous @CrowCAH . Huzzah!

CrowCAH That‘s a great selection of local authors! 😊 Thanks for supporting the anthology!!! 13mo
VioletCavalier 📚 I'd better get to reading!! I'm randomly going through the anthology. There's so much in there! 13mo
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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/which-great-american-read-are-you/.

Okay, I guess. I honestly have not read this series, but I can't argue with the result!

CrowCAH I‘ve read the first book; pretty good. And I‘ve watched all seasons of the TV show; I‘m hooked!, can‘t wait for the final season next years!!! 13mo
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And the Random Word of the Day is: LUDICROUS.

Definition: FOOLISH. RIDICULOUS.

Also: NOT THE RAPPER.

This is one of my mom's favorite words. Sleeping in on a weekend when I have things to do? LUDICROUS. Politics? LUDICROUS. Paying full price for a pair of pants? LUDICROUS. Acquiring more books when I have no more space to put them? LUDICROUS. (She grumbles, but she loves me and she lets me be.) 😆 Anyone else experience this word this week?

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Phantom of the Opera | Gaston Leroux
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I finally reorganized my bookshelves this week, and look what I finally found!! This little old copy of Phantom that I started ages ago but never finished (not for want of a good story, but stuff happened, and we moved, etc.). I LOVE the music to the stage production and I ADORE the movie adaptation with Gerard Butler, but I still haven't finished the original book! Now it is found again, and I have passed the point of no return! AHA!!

CrowCAH Great pun! This is a favorite modern classic of mine! 13mo
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Tumultuous Thursday | Melinda Michelle

And the Random Word of the Day is: TUMULTUOUS.

Definition: UPROARIOUS, CONFUSED, OR DISORDERLY.

The tumultuous list of notifications on my phone drastically increased today, and I LOVE IT. Thank you, @LitsyWelcomeWagon for the shoutout. You are all beautiful book people and I'm excited to see what y'all are reading!! 😄📚

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This book. I just. I can't describe. The horror. The pain. Oh, the pain. I need to step back and recover from this one for a while. Oh, stars.

CrowCAH Can‘t wait to discuss it with you! I‘m about a third done. 13mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome! 13mo
Jess7 Welcome to Litsy! 🤗📚🤓 13mo
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VenmariPasinos Welcome to the famiLitsy! ❤📚 13mo
kamoorephoto Welcome to the amazing world of Litsy!! 13mo
VioletCavalier Hi, all! 😊 13mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 👍📚 13mo
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 13mo
Theshadedbuffalo Welcome to Litsy!! ⭐️📚 13mo
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And the Random Word of the Day is: CONUNDRUM.

Definition: A PUZZLEMENT.

Have you ever accidentally told different people you would do things in different places at coincidentally the same time, but you forgot they were at the same time, and you know if you don't go to one or the other thing people will be disappointed, and you don't want to disappoint people, and you want do do both things, so it might just be better to stay home and read? 😌

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Just started this today and already halfway through! This one is hard to put down! I love tragic origin stories. But is there really any other kind?

CrowCAH Haven‘t read this yet, but it sure is on the TBR!!! 13mo
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Cress | Marissa Meyer
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In which Wolf is a sad puppy. UGH. THIS HURTS ME. 😭

WhatThePuck I haven't read this in such a long time. I never finished the series. #stacked for a reread. 13mo
CrowCAH OMG I ❤️🐺!!! He‘s such a lost puppy here; tough to read. 13mo
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Ouch! It Stings! | Kook JiSeung
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Today, I was awakened by a cramp in my calf, scraped my foot while jumping off a rock, and accidentally reopened a scab on my arm. Ow. At least I had the day off work, so I could relax with a book! Spent some time catching up on Cress. And at least I have a purple Star Wars Band-Aid.

RaimeyGallant Oh no! 13mo
CrowCAH The force is strong in that cut! 😝 13mo
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Essential Emily Dickinson | Emily Dickinson
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https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/which-great-american-author-are-you/

I love Dickinson, and I can relate! I'm definitely a more private person, and I breathe a little easier in the solace of nature. My ramblings and attempts at profundity also sound rather odd to some people who try to understand me. So I've been told. But fun quiz!

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And the Random Word of the Day is: COMA.

Definition: A state of profound unconsciousness.

I put myself in a coma on the weekends after many consecutive weeknights of little sleep. 😪 A sleep mask and earplugs are incredibly useful in this endeavor. What books have kept you up at night?

CrowCAH Hmm none. But my own writing sure keeps me up sometimes! 13mo
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Cress | Marissa Meyer
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"I am an explorer," she whispered, "setting courageously off into the wild unknown."

I'm reading my way through The Lunar Chronicles for the first time, and I LOVE these characters. What a world!

CrowCAH So glad you‘re enjoying these books! 😍 14mo
sammisho I love them! 14mo
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And the RANDOM WORD OF THE DAY is: CODSWALLOP.

Definition: NONSENSE.
This word is just fun to say. 😄 Do you have a quote from a book with this word? Use it in a sentence!

readordierachel Love this word! 14mo
CrowCAH Awesome! I know there‘s another Litten out there that shares vocabulary with us, too; I learn so much! 14mo
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It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.

CrowCAH Woohoo; so glad you joined Litsy! 😊📚 14mo
Leftcoastzen Welcome to Litsy!👋 14mo
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VioletCavalier Hello!! Thank you! 😄 14mo
Cinfhen Hi!!! @CrowCAH friend and fellow swashbuckler ⚔️ 14mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎉📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 13mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 13mo
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VioletCavalier Hello, and thank you!! 👋😃 13mo
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