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Wilkie

Wilkie

Joined September 2016

Judging books by their covers since 1977
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Moon Tiger | Penelope Lively
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This could be the best first paragraph I have ever read❤️❤️

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The Help | Kathryn Stockett
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The Spring Song by Maori Poet, Jacquie Sturm. I am trying to get #persephonebooks to republish her work. Contact persephone if you think her work should be republished! #Sturm

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The Help | Kathryn Stockett
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I am trying to get #Persephonebooks to republish the work of Maori writer and poet Jacqueline Sturm (1927-2009). She was an extraordinary woman who was unfortunately overshadowed by her more famous husband (poet, James Baxter).Her poetry is beautiful and she should not be forgotten. Some of her work is available online. If you like it email Persephone!! The Guardian wrote about Baxter and Sturm it‘s why I want to get her work republished.Pls share

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Who wore it better? Pan or Fontana?

Avanders 😆😆 Pan 😉 12mo
batsy Pan, but a soft spot for the hyper-cheesiness of Fontana 😆 12mo
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Imagine finding out your son is a clone of Hitler....#Theboyismine #natureornurture #heatofjuly

BarbaraBB This was such a scary book, so real, I‘ll never forget it! 1y
vivastory I really loved this one 1y
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Never Let Me Go | Kazuo Ishiguro
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All Kathy and Tommy wanted was to be together.....#Bewithyou #heatofjuly

erzascarletbookgasm ❤️💔 this book! 1y
Cinfhen Good pick 1y
Eggs 💔💔💔 (edited) 1y
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Breath: A Novel | Tim Winton
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Breath is set in the wild west of Australia. It is narrated by Bruce Pike, a divorced, middle aged paramedic and takes the form of a long flashback in which he remembers his childhood friendship with Ivan ‘Loonie‘ Loon. #wildwildwest #heatofjuly

Cinfhen Sounds good!! 1y
BarbaraBB You can‘t go wrong with Tim Winton! 1y
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The Scapegoat | Daphne Du Maurier
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From the look of this 1959 edition of The Scapegoat there are some perks to your double drugging you and stealing your identity ... #Uremindme #heatofjuly

BarbaraBB Still need to read this one. Is it good? 1y
Cinfhen The retro covers are so amusing! (edited) 1y
quirkyreader I love the cover. And it would fit in well with other DuMaurier books. 1y
Wilkie @BarbaraBB I haven‘t read it yet. It is on my ever growing tbr pile. 1y
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It‘s almost too hot to cook in my kitchen. Please let it rain soon!!! #hotinhere #heatofjuly

Cinfhen Love seeing cookbook titles!!!! How‘s 1y
Wilkie @cinfhen it is a beautiful book with lot‘s of lovely recipes. I haven‘t baked anything yet, but I plan to soon. 1y
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Cinfhen Do the recipes look complicated??? 1y
BarbaraBB And what about Faking It? 1y
Wilkie @cinfhen It‘s a Ottolenghi cookbook.....so yes😂 1y
Wilkie @barbarabb Faking it is one of my favorites. Easy recipes that look impressive and taste delicious 1y
BarbaraBB Sounds good. I must check that out! 1y
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The Ballad of the Sad Cafe | Carson McCullers
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Marvin Macy is #Crazyinlove with Miss Amelia....emphasis on the word CRAZY #heatofjuly

Wilkie @barbarabb @cinfhen (could not tag you in the post for some reason! ) 1y
Cinfhen I know!!! The tagging business is driving me CRAZY 🙃😉 1y
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#burn baby burn. David Sedaris is the funniest man alive. #heatofjuly

Sace Agree! He's hilarious. I've only done his audio books. I think it just enhances the hilarity. 1y
britt_brooke Love him! 1y
Cinfhen Which book of his should I read/ listen to first??? @britt_brooke do u have any suggestions for me, too??? (edited) 1y
Wilkie @Cinfhen all his books are great! 1y
Cinfhen Thanks!! I‘m looking to see if anything is available on Hoopla 1y
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Thank You, Jeeves | P G Wodehouse
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Bertie and Jeeves for ever #webelongtogether #heatofjuly

sisilia Ooohh I love this vintage cover 1y
Wilkie @sisilia thanks! I love vintage books💖💖 1y
LeahBergen 😍😍 1y
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Nana | Emile Zola
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Equal opportunity promiscuity. Augie and Nana. #promiscuous #heatofjuly

Cinfhen I‘m loving the retro covers ‼️ 1y
emilyhaldi 😂 1y
LeahBergen Awesome! 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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Ella Enchanted | Gail Carson Levine
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Creative thinking! You can stand under my umbrella, Ella, Ella, eh, eh, eh #Umbrella #heatofjuly

Centique Clever! 😂 1y
Reggie Lololol nice one!!!! 1y
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batsy 😂 1y
BarbaraBB Yay 🕺💃 1y
Sace Great one! 1y
Cinfhen 🙌🏻😂🤣😂👏🏻👏🏻👂🏼🐛🏆 1y
Tashreads YES!! 10 points to you 🙌👏👏👏 1y
Jas16 👏🤣 1y
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Winnie the Pooh | A.A. Milne
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If I had a spare 718,001 I totally would have bought this!

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Fingersmith | Sarah Waters
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I read about girls kissing (and I liked it) #Ikissedagirl #heatofjuly

BarbaraBB Sarah Waters, of course! 1y
CarolynM 👏👏👏 1y
Cinfhen Clever commentary 😘😘 1y
LeahBergen Good one! 1y
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#igottafeeling or in Elena Ferrante‘s case ALL the feelings all at once all the time. #heatofjuly

Cinfhen Nice😊‼️ 1y
BarbaraBB Love these series 💜 1y
GypsyKat Great picture! ❤️ But I think you meant to tag @BarbaraBB in this. She‘s the awesome cohost with @Cinfhen this month. 😊 1y
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Cinfhen Ha! I didn‘t catch that @GypsyKat 😘 1y
Wilkie @gypsykat Ooops! I will change that😁 1y
Cathythoughts Love Elena Ferrante ❤️ (edited) 1y
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This Side of Paradise | Scott Fitzgerald
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Fast cars, fast liquor and fast women. They knew how to party in the 1920‘s #PartyRockAnthem #heatofjuly

Cathythoughts That‘s a great old copy 💫💫💫 1y
BarbaraBB Great choice! 1y
Cinfhen Another excellent choice! Fitzgerald is quite the #PartyAnimal 😹😸😹 1y
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#CallMeMaybe or maybe not 😲😯 #heatofjuly

Cinfhen That cover!!!! Fabulous 🙌🏻❣️ 1y
Billypar Nice! I wonder if readers back then were still upset about movie tie-in covers 🤔 I feel like it helps that it's illustrated. 1y
BarbaraBB Well played 👏👏 1y
Wilkie @Billypar I love books with the old movie tie-in covers (from the 50‘s/60‘s) but I hate anything modern. 1y
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The Talented Mr. Ripley | Patricia Highsmith
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Patricia Highsmith is a master of blurring the lines between good and evil. She always manages to get you to root for the bad guy! #blurredlines #heatofjuly

BarbaraBB Yay. Great choice 💕 1y
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Delicacy | David Foenkinos
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Young, beautiful widow finds love again with ugly man. Natalie is smart, sweet, sexy and has amazing hair. At her wedding her husband took her outside in the rain and had sex with her in the mud (which she enjoyed) .On her first date after her husband died the man ordered for her(which she did not mind) I think that the author has never met a real live woman and if he has met a woman like this we need to start a go fund me campaign to save her.

Smrloomis 😂 honestly this sounds terrible! 1y
Wilkie @Smrloomis it won a lot of literary prizes in France🧐🧐.I think a lot of it‘s charm might be lost in translation. 1y
Smrloomis @Wilkie hmm, interesting 🤔 perhaps something was lost in the translation - who knows. 1y
Wilkie @Smrloomis or the jury members were all men... 1y
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Delicacy | David Foenkinos
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@Wilkie also belonged to that curious category of women who knew her own mind..... note to David Foenkinos, that‘s ALL women, Dumb ass.

LaurenReads Amen!👏🏽👏🏻👏🏼👏🏾👏🏿 1y
WhiskeyMistress Yaaas! 🙌🙌 #menwritingwomen 🙄 1y
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World That Was Ours | Hilda Bernstein
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Nelson Mandela, speaking at his trial. He was sentenced to life in prison for wanting equality for all South Africans. Everyone should read this book. I am learning so much!

Samplergal I shook hands with Nelson Mandela in Boston soon after he was released. I will read this soon. 1y
Wilkie @Samplergal that must have been amazing! 1y
Samplergal @Wilkie it was. We were both out for morning walks in Copley Square. His security detail must have been dying, but I waved and he approached me. His eyes were so kind. (edited) 1y
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World That Was Ours | Hilda Bernstein
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I have just started a book about apartheid, a part of history of which I was painfully ignorant. Last night I was at a party chatting to a South African friend. It turns out that her father in law‘s cousin is F.W de Klerk!!!! He and his government dismantled the apartheid system and introduced universal suffrage. Totally bizarre and amazing coincidence. #currentread #riotgrams

Weaponxgirl Wow, that is a weird coincidence. 1y
Aimeesue 😯Wow! 1y
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Mischling: A novel | Affinity Konar
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Three of my #floralcovers #riotgrams Question: does anyone have a floral cover on a book written by a man?

thegirlwiththelibrarybag I think I have two floral covers, total, on my shelf. Both by women. 1y
LeahBergen Hmm... I‘m going to have to look at my shelves now. 🤔 1y
readordierachel That's a really good question. I don't have any, so I did some googling. Most floral covers appear to be on books written by women. I did see this recent one though 1y
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Cloud Atlas | David Mitchell
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This is one of my favorite books. The characters are reincarnated over and over again. It‘s 6 brilliant books in one. #Illbeback #heyjune

Cinfhen I tried this on #audio and it was VERY confusing... 1y
Wilkie @Cinfhen I think this book has two camps: Love or hate. It is a bit confusing, but eventually it all falls into place and I found that very satisfying! 1y
Cinfhen I may try again in print #SoManyBooksSoLittleTime 1y
Wilkie @Cinfhen Maybe read the print version! Some books don‘t work on audio☺️ 1y
GypsyKat I‘ve still never read this. 🙈 1y
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Tender is the Night | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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The beautiful back cover of my new/old copy of Tender is the Night. They don‘t make them like this any more! #ififell #heyjune

umbrellagirl And only .35 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa No they don‘t! That‘s gorgeous! 1y
Cinfhen Amazing 1y
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GypsyKat I‘m loving seeing your collection of old paperbacks! 😍 1y
Wilkie @gypsykat 21 vintage books arrived in the post today....I have a problem☺️ 1y
Wilkie @umbrellagirl We need to build a time machine! 1y
youneverarrived 😍😍 1y
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Tender is the Night | F Scott Fitzgerald
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A suggestion to all psychiatrists out there...do your best not to fall in love and marry your patient. #ifIFell #heyjune

blithebuoyant Is very bad idea. Very bad. XD 1y
Cinfhen Thirty Five cents!!!! 1y
GypsyKat Haha! For sure! 😂 1y
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No Surrender | Constance Maud
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Two years before she threw herself under the king's horse at Epsom, Emily Wilding Davison reviewed No Surrender. She declared that it "breathes the very spirit of our Women's Movement". The suffragettes were the true revolutionaries of their time. We owe them so much and now more than ever we must speak up for those who are silenced. #revolution #heyjune

TrishB Great post 👍🏻 1y
charl08 Beautiful looking book, off to see if I can find a copy! 1y
Cinfhen 🙌🏻 1y
writerlibrarian Persephone books are so beautiful 1y
GypsyKat Beautiful! 💙 1y
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#pink #riotgrams 💕💖

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Swiss Family Robinson | Johann D Wyss
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No one, I think, is in my tree. #strawberryfieldsforever #heyjune

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It was love at first sight, the day Agatha met Graham. Although they were both past their prime they knew that they were destined to live side by side forever.
#paperbackstack #riotgrams

tammysue 😍😍😍 1y
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P.S. I Love You | Jackson Brown
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WHAT?????!!!! A picture of my wonky knitting was featured in an article by the craft council who are working with the brilliant charity Knitaid.org. If you want to donate knitted goods to refugees check out their website. #psIloveyou #heyjune #knittersoflitsy

Cinfhen That‘s wonderful 1y
TrishB Fab 👍🏻 1y
MayJasper Good for you 😊 1y
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GypsyKat That‘s awesome! ❤️ 1y
LeahBergen That‘s wonderful! 1y
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Everything Is Illuminated | Jonathan Safran Foer
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This book broke my heart, so much so that I am scared to read it again! #sunnyreads #riotgrams

Bklover This book sounds incredible! 1y
Wilkie @Bklover it‘s amazing. Safran Foer is such a clever writer. 1y
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A sad tale of forbidden love #Isawherstandingthere #heyjune

Cinfhen Sounds good!! 1y
GypsyKat Interesting! 1y
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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💖💙🧡💚💜😀

MayJasper True 😀 1y
Liatrek Yes!!!! 1y
Caroline2 Yes!! And my main obstacles are my kids!! (Aged 4 and 7!) kids take up way too much time! 🙄 😆 1y
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Ok Dorian, all you have to do is #ActNaturally and don‘t let on that you have a magic picture hidden in the attic....#heyjune

GypsyKat I‘ve still never read this, but it‘s on my list! 🙈 1y
Cinfhen Same @GypsyKat 🙈🙈😘 1y
squirrelbrain I just finished this today - enjoyed it! 1y
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I want to be a #paperbackwriter #heyjune

2BR02B I love old mass market paperbacks like these! 1y
Cinfhen I love these colored pages❤️🧡💚💙💜💛 1y
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A Passage to India | E. M. Forster
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A selection of my beloved Penguin Classics collection. I love hunting for second-hand paperbacks! #paperbackwriter #penguinclassics #heyjune

batsy What a lovely sight 😊 1y
Cinfhen That is a lovely collection 1y
quirkyreader You collection far surpasses mine.🐧 1y
emilyhaldi 😍😍😍 1y
CarolynM Fabulous😍 1y
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Austerlitz | W.G. Sebald
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I tried...Lord knows I tried! #bookyouneverfinished #riotgrams

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Brilliant book. Brilliant play. #Lucyintheskywithdiamonds #heyjune

Cinfhen I forgot this was made into a play! Awesome that u got to see it 😍 1y
GypsyKat I‘ve never read this, I may have to check it out! 1y
Wilkie @cinfhen I was very lucky. It was only a 3 week run. 1y
Wilkie @Gypsykat it has very mixed reviews on Litsy. I loved it, but then again I love everything she writes! 1y
CarolynM I loved the book too. I'm very envious you got to see this production 1y
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Helpful information! #tbr

BookBabe That‘s a really great book you tagged! 👍🏻 1y
suvata 😂 HaHa 1y
Wilkie @Bookbabe I just started reading it. Loving it so far. 1y
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MicrobeMom 😂🤣😂🤣📚📚 1y
Schnoebs So true 😂😂😂😂😂 1y
tournevis What does that have to do with circuits? 1y
Wilkie @tournevis nothing, that‘s why it‘s funny. 😉 1y
tournevis @Wilkie It is funny! It's just I understood the graph on the board and got confused. 1y
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Life After Life: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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How many times did Ursula say hello and goodbye to life? #hellogoodbye #heyjune

Cinfhen Well played 🤘🏼😎this book drove me BONKERS...I hated it 😬 1y
Wilkie @Cinfhen I loved it! 1y
Cinfhen Most people did!! 1y
CarolynM Great choice! 1y
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Eating Animals | Jonathan Safran Foer
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J ill The Reckless
U nusual uses for olive oil
N ineteen eighty-four
E ating animals #riotgrams #spelljuneinbooktitles

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Map of The 100 Acre Wood from my 1st edition copy of The World of Pooh #maps #riotgrams #firstedition #pooh

Linsy Aww, memories! 💛 1y
vkois88 😍😍😍 1y
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The Stepford Wives | Ira Levin
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Maybe moving wasn‘t such a good idea after all.......#Ifeelfine #heyjune

Cinfhen Ha!!! Don‘t forget #StepfordSummerParty next Thursday 💖 1y
squirrelbrain Oh wow, just got a copy of this for 50p from a charity shop - had no idea about the upcoming #stepfordsummerparty ! I‘ll definitely be joining in.... 🙋🏻‍♀️ 1y
Cinfhen Yay @squirrelbrain 😃perfect timing!!! 1y
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Cinfhen You‘re 💯invited @erzascarletbookgasm ‼️‼️ 1y
emilyhaldi Love this cover ❤️ 1y
Reviewsbylola I wish I had gotten this cover!! 1y
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Patricia Highsmith is the Queen of Suspense. She is a masterful writer who managed to get me to root for the psychopathic killer. This book also has one if the best sex scene that I have read in a long time....between two snails. Excellent book. 🐌❤️🐌😉

Lizpixie I‘ve also got this Virago Modern Classics edition of this book on the way. They‘re such beautiful editions💚💙 1y
Wilkie @Cinfhen some how I think this will be the only post in Litsy history to feature #snailsex ! 1y
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Wilkie @lizpixie I agree. It makes me want to buy more😁 1y
KateFulfordAuthor If you need another recommendation, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. 1y
LeahBergen And... stacked. 😆 1y
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A book recommendation #frommetoyou . This morning I was horrified to read that Trump complimented Kim Jong-un, calling him ‘a tough guy‘ ‘a smart guy‘ and ‘a great negotiator‘. After being pressed about Jong-un‘s human rights violations Trump said: “Yeah, but so have a lot of other people done some really bad things. I could go through a lot of nations where a lot of bad things were done.” Bad things: Torture, starvation, repression. #heyjune

Cinfhen 🙌🏻to you 😣to the other guy 1y
Caroline2 Oh I‘ve got this on my tbr shelf, be interesting to see what you think of it! 👍🏻 1y
Wilkie @Caroline2 I‘ve already read it. It‘s a very good book, highly recommend reading it sooner rather than later! 1y
Caroline2 You‘re right, now is a very good time to read it considering recent events!!! 😳 1y
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Daniel Deronda | George Elliot
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Free English books are hard to come by in my Dutch village. I was very happy to find these at the book swap bookshelf at the train station. #freebies #riotgrams

knittedgnome What a lucky find! 1y
Purrsistently I LOVE once and future king💕 1y
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Someone at a Distance | Dorothy Whipple, Nina Bawden
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Love #lovemedo, you know I love you, I‘ll always be true....Until I fall in love with Mothers bewitching French companion, that is. #heyjune #persephone

Cinfhen Ha!!! #Fickle 1y
Aimeesue Ahhhh, Dorothy Whipple! 1y
emilyhaldi Such a great book! ❤️ 1y
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