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bibliobliss

Joined April 2016

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The Marriage Pact: A Novel by Michelle Richmond
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Heartbreaker by Julie Garwood
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The Winter People: A Novel by Jennifer McMahon
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Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
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Haunted America by Michael Norman, Beth Scott
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Rapture by Thomas Tessier
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Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
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Neglect by Kim Wozencraft
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The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis
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Billy Summers by Steven King
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Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
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Mythology by Edith Hamilton
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1984 (School & Library) by George Orwell
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Amy, My Daughter by Mitch Winehouse
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Through the Grinder by Cleo Coyle
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Dune (Anniversary) by Frank Herbert
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Book by Whoopi Goldberg
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The Help by Kathryn Stockett
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Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Homegoing: A novel by Yaa Gyasi
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John Lennon: The Life by Philip Norman
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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
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Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
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Anne of Windy Poplars by Lucy Maud Montgomery
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The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
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The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
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Finders Keepers: A Novel by Stephen King
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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
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To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini
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A Girl Is a Body of Water by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
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The Institute by Stephen King
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The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
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Night Passage by Robert B. Parker
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Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor
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One-Minute Prayers for Boys by Harvest House Publishers
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Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
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Christmas Stories by Lucy Maud Montgomery
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Thirty Strange Stories by Herbert George Wells
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The Raven and Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe, Richard Kopley
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The Library Book by Susan Orlean
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The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer
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Ulysses by James Joyce
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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The Stand by Stephen King
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About Philosophy by Robert Paul Wolff
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Beach Music: A Novel by Pat Conroy
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The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International
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Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy
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Game of Thrones by George R R Martin
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Dragon Teeth: A Novel by Michael Crichton
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Hitler: Ascent, 1889-1939 by Volker Ullrich
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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
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The Hunger by Alma Katsu
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Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
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Book Thief by Markus Zusak
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Boomsday by Christopher Buckley
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Shopgirl: A Novella by Steve Martin
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It (Library) by Stephen King
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Death Penalty: A Reference Handbook by Joseph A Melusky, Keith A Pesto
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Secrets of My Life by Caitlyn Jenner
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White Noise by Don DeLillo
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Color Purple by Alice Walker
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In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma by Bernard LaFayette Jr., Kathryn Lee Johnson
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The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
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Gone with the Wind by Margareth Mitchell
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Islam in America by Jonathan Curiel
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Watchers by Dean Koontz
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The Trial by Franz Kafka
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Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
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Horns: A Novel by Joe Hill
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Woman in Cabin Ten by Ruth Ware
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Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan
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She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
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11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King
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My Cross to Bear by Gregg Allman
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It by Stephen King
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Starting out this year with a new way to track our reading. Repurposed notebook from 2006, y‘all…sometimes it pays to never get rid of stuff. 7/25 so far with nothing but children‘s books so far. I‘m so OCD my tracker has an actual legend 😝

#bookjournal #booktracker

ManyWordsLater I hate that I can‘t zoom in on these pictures! I want to see your legend! 6d
bibliobliss @ManyWordsLater aww I can tell you my legend lol 5d
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I‘m trying to find new ways to track my reading. I think it‘s hard to share images on Litsy but I‘d love to hear what others are doing to track their tbrs and read books. Please share any and all written/visual work you put into your journals. Thank you! 🙂😍

Susanita I have two Excel workbooks. One is for current reading: TBR, bookshelves, yearly books read, challenges. At the end of the year, I move the books read tab to the historical workbook. I color code like crazy. My “reading journal” is a section of my BuJo, where I record my thoughts about the book, such as plot details and things I liked/didn‘t like. 6d
Ruthiella I also use Excel and a handwritten journal as well as Goodreads. I don‘t use Litsy at all for tracking or TBR. it‘s purely for interaction with like minded bookworms for me. 6d
BookwormM I have discovered a great app called Bookmory I love the calendar which shows the book cover and your star rating on the day you finish the book 6d
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bibliobliss @Susanita I wish I could devote my creativity to something just like that. I‘m so jealous of the beautiful bullet journals people create. They are amazing, I‘m just not that talented! 5d
bibliobliss @Ruthiella That sounds perfect! I haven‘t kept up with tbr on Litsy lol 5d
bibliobliss @BookwormM I haven‘t heard of that one. I‘ll see if I can get it! 5d
Susanita My bullet journal isn‘t beautiful! I draw like a third grader. 😆 5d
bibliobliss @Susanita that‘s ok!! Lol 2d
bibliobliss @BookwormM I downloaded the app!! 2d
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The Last Chairlift | John Irving
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Peep that sexy guy right there. My favorite author!! Anyone read the tagged book yet? I love when he releases a new book; it doesn‘t happen often.

Ruthiella I still have to first read everything after 3mo
ImperfectCJ He used to be my favorite author, but his novels started feeling repetitive after A Widow for One Year. I've read all but three of them (Twisted River, Until I Find You, and Chairlift), so it would probably make sense just to read those, too, but I'm a little worried that if I read them and don't love them, it will color how I feel about my favorites of his. 3mo
Leftcoastzen I‘m loving Chairlift so far , my progress is slow , not because of the book. Life issues taking up all my time. 3mo
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bibliobliss @ImperfectCJ That makes sense. But aren‘t you curious about those books?! 😉 1mo
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The Marriage Pact: A Novel | Michelle Richmond
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This one seems interesting...Thoughts??

#currentlyreading #thriller #fiction

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Snowmen at Halloween | Caralyn M. Buehner
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My son decorated this pumpkin at a library event last week. We revisited the tagged book last night as well. (We read it 3 yrs ago when he was only a month old).
Happy Spooky Season, y'all!!

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Y'all know I know my serial killers 😬💋 the book is decent and I'm trying to get into the Netflix show but it's kind of a buzzkill because I know the story already. People are so shocked with the show. Do they not know what mentally/emotionally deranged individuals are capable of? Dahmer's story is definitely one of the more disturbing/fascinating from a mental illness standpoint. Spooky season #truecrime.

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EvieBee Yeah, he was “a lot.” Disassociation is something that needs to be noticed early. 4mo
bibliobliss @EvieBee Yes. So many people dropped the ball around Dahmer. 4mo
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Halloween Tree | Ray D Bradbury
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Yesssss 🍂🍁 that is all lol

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Mystic River | Dennis Lehane
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P 357. Won't be long before I will (hopefully) be cuddling up under blankets while reading paperbacks. I say hopefully because it's still very warm here. I am sooooo ready for Fall 🍁🍂 and October

#currentlyreading #mystery #paperbacks #fiction

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Heartbreaker | Julie Garwood

Trying out new mystery authors lately. Page 70

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⬆️Just one of several Ann Rule true crime books I have going at the moment. This one seems to be building into something interesting.

#currentlyreading #truecrime #AnnRule

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Whistle for Willie | Ezra Jack Keats
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Another classic children's book. I guess I'm missing something with these... 3/5 ⭐️ but he likes them good enough

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This is a classic, I suppose, but I don't really know why 😬 3/5 ⭐️

Deifio Well, I always liked the holes in the book, through everything that the caterpillar had eaten. It was just something different as a kid 6mo
bibliobliss @Deifio I suppose!! 6mo
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Ping & Pong | David McPhail, Dennis Lee
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3/5 ⭐️

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Mediocre. And we like George!! 😩 3/5 ⭐️

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Curious George and the Kite | Monica Perez, Joe Fallon
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Haven't read many outstanding children's books lately. Most are just meh. Including this one. 3/5 ⭐️

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One of several Ann Rule books I've got going at the moment. Can't stop. Won't stop. I mean...until they go back to the library for a bit and then of course I'll be back for them!!

#truecrime #AnnRule #serialkillers #currentlyreading #nonfiction

bookaholic1 Her books are sooo good....I really miss her...May She Resr In Peace 6mo
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Very first Deaver. Thoroughly enjoyed. Time to find the movie!!

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Small Sacrifices | Ann Rule
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I'm still reading The Stranger Beside Me and loving it. However, I started this Ann Rule tonight. I'm all set for some disturbing reading with this True Crime. I can't even imagine where children are concerned but I will literally read anything. I guess it's just my innate curiosity about what makes these monsters act in such heinous ways. Tell me more about Ann Rule...I love her already!! (I know she's passed away 😔)

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bookaholic1 I cried with this one 7mo
bibliobliss @bookaholic1 I can already see that happening 7mo
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The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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Interesting choice for summer eh lol. Creepy. Have no idea where it's heading & I like that...

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Back to this crazy Garp character (and by crazy, I mean funny as hell!!) His mom isn't too lousy either. What a firecracker she is!! I still love John Irving
😍😍

#currentlyreading #today #outsidereading #coffeeandabook

Amiable I adore John Irving and this book! That is a throwback cover, too. 😳 8mo
Bklover I remember that one from a long time ago! 8mo
BookNAround I pulled this off my parents‘ shelves when I was about 12. It‘s the only book my mom ever took away from me. I just snuck it off again and I still remember some of the scenes in it (which probably validates the impulse to take it away from young me) even though I‘m 51 now. (edited) 8mo
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bibliobliss @Amiable 😍 yes it's from the 70s 8mo
bibliobliss @Bklover yes it's vintage Irving lol 8mo
Leftcoastzen One of my all time favorite books . 8mo
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The Story of Peppa Pig | Scholastic Inc
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4/5 💙 origin story of one of my son's favorite characters

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4/5 💙 sweet little book about an overnight stay with gram & grandpa

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Atlas Shrugged | Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I am currently reading not 1 but 3 of her novels. I couldn't get through Anthem however. She's definitely what I consider an acquired taste. What's your favorite Ayn Rand book? I want to read her nonfiction at some point.

Alfoster This one is my favorite even though it‘s so long! I loved The Fountainhead as well but this one kept me thinking about It forever!🤩 8mo
bibliobliss @Alfoster Yes. It's actually more interesting to me right now than The Fountainhead 8mo
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Haunted America | Michael Norman, Beth Scott
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Spooky tales. Perfect for the fall but pretty good right now too 🙂 currently reading the California section. And not to brag or anything but my home state of Alabama has one of the best ghost stories EVER 😬😱 #currentlyreading #nonfiction #supernatural

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Rapture | Thomas Tessier
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Pretty good so far

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Silence of the Lambs | Thomas Harris
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Took so long to finish but I was constantly mentally comparing and contrasting the book with the movie. It was good but too much sometimes. The whole story is creepy as hell, based on real life monsters. Good writing. I'm interested in more Thomas Harris but not anytime soon.

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Mystic River | Dennis Lehane
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Been MIA for a while but I have not actually finished a book in ages!! 😬😬 this one is getting better. About 110 pages left tho...

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Good Saturday morning...or is it? My book is so done with life it's decided to split in half. I had been mending it for weeks. It's just sad to look at but I'm going to finish reading it! It's a riveting book!

#currentlyreading #truecrime

PaperbackPirate Now it counts as 2 books in your yearly total! LOL! 12mo
bibliobliss @PaperbackPirate maybe so 😂 12mo
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"Man is the measure of all things," meaning that any given thing is to me what it appears to me to be, and, if it appears different to you, is what it seems to you to be. Each perception is true -- for each perceiver."
--Protagoras

#psychology #philosophy #quotes

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Our local festive Little Free Library 🎄

#litsylove #littlefreelibrary #holidays

Kenyazero Adorable! 13mo
Hazel2019 💗 13mo
StaceGhost So cute! 13mo
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bibliobliss @Kenyazero Yes it is!! 13mo
marleed I love it! 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I LOVE this!! 13mo
bibliobliss @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it's awesomely festive 13mo
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Unlike her Lady Lazarus, she wouldn't find it 'easy enough to do it and stay put'. Sylvia Plath wouldn't survive the suicide, but 'Sylvia Plath' would.

#currentlyreading #bookblurbs #nonfiction #biography #SylviaPlath

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That room, for all of us, became a place of transgression. What a wonderland it was!

#currentlyreading #memoir #literature #bookblurbs #nonfiction

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I'm already in love with this book!! 😍

#currentlyreading #memoir #literature

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For nearly two years, almost every Thursday morning, rain or shine, they came to my house, and almost every time, I could not get over the shock of seeing them shed their mandatory veils and robes and burst into color. When my students came into that room, they took off more than their scarves and robes. Gradually, each one gained an outline and a shape, becoming her own inimitable self. Our world in that living room with its window framing...

bibliobliss ...my beloved Elburz Mountains became our sanctuary, our self-contained universe, mocking the reality of black-scarved, timid faces in the city that sprawled below. 1y
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"What we search for in fiction is not so much reality but the epiphany of truth."

--Azar Nafisi

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Wingwalkers: A Novel | Taylor Brown

Carnival tents were sprouting in the Square like overnight toadstools. There was the snake charmer, the bearded lady, the wild man from Borneo, who gnawed on white clubs of ox bone, his ankle shackled to an iron stake driven deep into the earth beneath his tent. One might have witnessed any of these marvels for a dime. But the three brothers who followed the wagon across the Square, marching along the dark, dewcut streaks of its passage like...

bibliobliss ...tightrope walkers--Billy and Jack and Johncy Falkner--did not come for such lesser wonders. They came to watch a man die. 1y
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Neglect | Kim Wozencraft

What use was algebra? Whatever you did to one side of the equation had to be done to the other, achieving the solution required symmetrical manipulation of the numbers on either side of the equal sign. That concept was irrelevant outside the world of mathematics. In real life, the word equality was just something that sounded good on parchment.

#currentlyreading #bookblurbs

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Neglect | Kim Wozencraft
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⭐️ Do you guys know how very special it is when you receive a book directly from the author? With personalized note? (Of course you do, this is Litsy!!) I'm so happy to have it, starting to read just now!! ⭐️

Happy Hallow's Eve 🎃

#currentlyreading #newin #fiction #novels

TrishB Very cool 👍🏻 1y
bibliobliss @TrishB Yes!! 😉 1y
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Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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PROBABLY THE BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ. That's it, that's the review (for now).

5 / 5 ⭐️

BookwormM Agreed loved this one 1y
bibliobliss @BookwormM it's so good!! 1y
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover

The child abuse and extreme neglect is making me so upset!!

#currentlyreading #nonfiction #memoir

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover

The skill I was learning was a crucial one, the patience to read things I could not yet understand.

#currentlyreading #bookblurbs #nonfiction #memoir

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Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER

Too much power makes a woman dangerous, and that was her project: creation and power.

#currentlyreading #bookblurbs

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You (Media Tie-In) | Caroline Kepnes

"The only thing crueler than a cage so small that a bird can't fly is a cage so large that a bird THINKS it CAN fly. Only a monster would lock a BIRD in here and call himself an animal lover."

Our cage was only for books [...]

#currentlyreading #bookblurbs

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Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER

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How many generations of women had delayed their greatness only to have time extinguish it completely? How many women had run out of time while the men didn't know what to do with theirs?

#currentlyreading #bookblurbs

BookwormM Loved this book 1y
bibliobliss @BookwormM I am loving it too!! 1y
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You (Media Tie-In) | Caroline Kepnes
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Did I mention that I love disturbing!! 😍

#currentlyreading #juststarted #fiction #novel

EliLiszt I had no idea that was a book!! Nicely done. 1y
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You (Media Tie-In) | Caroline Kepnes

You didn't walk in here for books. You didn't have to say my name. You didn't have to smile or listen or take me in. But you did. Your signature is on the receipt. This wasn't a cash transaction and it wasn't a coded debit. This was real. I press my thumb into the wet ink on your receipt and the ink of Guinevere Beck stains my skin.

#currentlyreading #bookblurbs

BeaG 🙌🏽 1y
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You (Media Tie-In) | Caroline Kepnes

If people could handle their self-loathing, customer service would be smoother.

#currentlyreading #bookblurbs

Leftcoastzen Word 1y
Suet624 So true 1y
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CoverToCoverGirl Gotta love Crazy Joe! 🙂 1y
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You (Media Tie-In) | Caroline Kepnes

You sneeze, loudly, and I imagine how loud you are when you climax.

This shit should be interesting. And creepy for Spooky Season

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allureofbeauty It‘s so good. 1y
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Murder, She Wrote: Murder in Season | Jessica Fletcher, Jon Land
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‼️ OLD LADY ALERT ‼️

I am so happy to have found all these episodes of "Murder, She Wrote" on Peacock TV. I have been looking for this show for so long. I love putting it on while I'm relaxing doing other things. Yes, I am very much an old lady at 34 ?

Need to get my hands on some of the books!

rubyslippersreads Today is Angela Lansbury‘s 96th birthday. 😊 1y
MatchlessMarie It‘s on Prime Video too. Signed the old 32 year old who is going to be Jessica Fletcher for Halloween this year 😜 1y
Librarybelle I love Murder, She Wrote! 1y
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RainyDayReading I love Murder, She Wrote! It‘s my favorite show which probably seems odd coming from a 28 year old 😅 I‘ve steadily been getting the DVDs as I find them and I‘ve constantly got it playing on Prime. 1y
MaureenMc My Mom loved this show. I fondly remember watching many episodes with her. (This was when the show was first aired, mind you, you young whippersnappers. 😁) 1y
bibliobliss @rubyslippersreads oh wow!! Love her 🙂 1y
bibliobliss @MatchlessMarie Awesome!! Post pictures 😁 1y
bibliobliss @RainyDayReading Awesome!! It's a classic 1y
bibliobliss @MaureenMc Haha!! Back in the 80s 1y
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