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DivineDiana
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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The photo is a Pachinko Parlor, and the reason for the title. This was a beautifully written book about a Korean family which followed multi generations. I only wished that I had been able to attend my Book Club‘s discussion. Rushed to finish on time and then regrettably, was not able to attend. #allthefeels

ValerieAndBooks Hope all‘s well— you haven‘t posted in a while 💖 3mo
Cinfhen Thinking about you!!! Hope all is well 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m worried about you 🥺hope all is ok?!? I email too but haven‘t heard back xx 2mo
BarbaraBB Hi Diana, Missing your posts here! I ‘saw‘ you on Instagram so I hope all is going well and you just don‘t feel like reading or talking about books at the moment. Hope you‘ll be back soon 💕 (edited) 1mo
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Surprise! I forgot that I had preordered this book! 😃

Leftcoastzen Good for you! Just watched the Late Show with Colbert interview with Chelsea and Hillary. 4mo
DivineDiana @Leftcoastzen Thank you! I will see if I can watch it online! 4mo
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Portrait of a Marriage: Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson | Nigel Nicolson, Victoria Sackville-West
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What a nice surprise to open the door this morning and discover a book on my front porch. My neighbor and I went to see the play Orlando, and she told me about this book. #neighborssharingbooks

LeahBergen They were so fascinating! 4mo
DivineDiana @LeahBergen Know very little about their lives, so I am looking forward to reading this. 🙂 4mo
Ruthiella What a nice neighbor! 😀 4mo
DivineDiana @Ruthiella Agree! 🙂 4mo
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Whiskey in a Teacup | Reese Witherspoon
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Looking at photos of our end of Summer Anniversary Trip and forgot to share this photo. I had taken it just for Litsy! Love finding books in places that I did not expect. This was at Wayne Gretzky‘s whiskey distillery in Niagara-on-The-Lake, Ontario!

marleed Cool! 4mo
DivineDiana @marleed That‘s what I thought! ❤️ 4mo
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Lambslide | Ann Patchett
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Ann Patchett wrote a children‘s book,and I had to buy it! She was strongly encouraged to write this by her good friend who happens to be the illustrator of the Fancy Nancy books. Ann‘s real life dog can be seen in the upper left corner of the book.

MicheleinPhilly The cognitive dissonance when looking at this cover while singing “Landslide” in your head...😳 4mo
Hooked_on_books Those lambs are adorable! I heard Ms Patchett on the B&N podcast and she said she plans on writing a children‘s book every year. 4mo
DivineDiana @Hooked_on_books Yes, she told us that she has found that she loves writing children‘s books! 4mo
batsy @MicheleinPhilly 😂😂 4mo
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New PLAYAWAY! 🙂 #blameitonlitsy

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Orlando: A Biography | Virginia Woolf
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Saw a very creative adaptation of this Virginia Woolf novel at the Villanova University theater. She wrote this about her long time love, Vita Sackville-West.

Branwen 😍 4mo
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The Complete Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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I saw this on a display for #BannedBooksWeek at the Library and decided to take it home with me. Last year, I attended an onstage interview with the author at the University of Pennsylvania. She was impressive!

hermyknee Oh you‘re so lucky! I love Marjane Satrapi‘s books!!! 4mo
DivineDiana @hermyknee I felt that way! 🙂 4mo
charl08 Another fan here - would love to hear her talk. 4mo
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DivineDiana @charl08 Such a remarkable woman! 4mo
Graywacke Wait, have you read it? 4mo
DivineDiana @Graywacke Reading now! 🙂 4mo
Graywacke @DivineDiana 👍 (I don‘t want to say anything then. ☺️) 4mo
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I had the pleasure of watching the charming style star Eddie Ross interview the author, Deborah Burns tonight about her memoir. They are old friends from when they both were working in the home style magazine business.

Kimzey Great photo! 4mo
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
DivineDiana Thank you @Kimzey @MrBook ❤️❤️ 4mo
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A slim book of three light hearted short stories about the Upper Crust in England. Beautiful language. Highly entertaining. It definitely is a “Pick-Me-Up”. I understand that Wodehouse has written others in this series, and I will definitely be on the lookout! If you are a fan of Downton Abbey, you will love this!

Tamra Sounds fun! 4mo
Nute I‘ve heard only wonderful comments about this series! 4mo
DivineDiana @Tamra It is! ❤️ 4mo
DivineDiana @Nute And I love the writing! ❤️ 4mo
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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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What a pleasure to hear Ann Patchett talk about the journey to create her new book! She is brilliant, charismatic and witty. Her stories about her writer friends were fascinating. She also promoted many of her favorite books, and encouraged us to purchase from our local booksellers. A crowd of 450 fans filled the space. Oh, the woman in black is her college roommate. She would visit her home in Elkins Park (the book setting) during school breaks.

Cinfhen SO JEALOUS!!!! And is that KI Synagogue???!! 4mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen I wish you could have been with me! Yes, it is! 😉 4mo
Cinfhen Wish I was there too!!! Glad you got to hear her, how lucky 🍀 4mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen Thank you! I am now a Super Fan! 😘 4mo
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Saw the film, and it was well done. It seemed very slow at times, but beautiful cinematography. Glad I was able to finish the book before I saw it!

lynneamch Totally agree! Some slow parts, but really enjoyed it. Some good acting, though not sure about Nicole Kidman's interpretation of her character. 4mo
DivineDiana @lynneamch My husband commented that perhaps I felt it was slow because I had read the book and knew what to expect. Maybe. I love Nicole Kidman, but her interpretation of the character was not exactly as I saw Mrs. Barbour. 4mo
rachelk I loved the book but have stayed away from the movie since the reviews weren‘t so good...maybe I should give it a shot after all? I was interested to see Boris played by Finn Wolfhard. 4mo
DivineDiana @rachelelk He was fantastic! 4mo
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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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Back to walking with my new Playaway! Had no idea that it had won The Pulitzer!

Cinfhen How‘s it on audio??? 4mo
PrezBookster Interesting! I have never seen that! 4mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen I‘m liking it! 🙂 4mo
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Old Niagara Bookshop | Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON, Canada (Bookstore)
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I loved this poster on the wall of the Book Store! Inspired to read some of George Bernard Shaw‘s writing.

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This is a statue of George Bernard Shaw (he won the Noble Prize for Literature in 1925) which is standing in front of the Shaw Cafe and Wine Bar in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. There is a theater in town that has an annual Shaw Festival.

Melissa_J I grew up not too far from Niagara on the Lake, but I don‘t remember ever attending the Shaw Festival! We‘d head to Toronto for musicals and I would go on school field trips to Stratford, Ontario to see plays as part of the Stratford Festival, but never Shaw. 4mo
DivineDiana @Melissa_J It‘s such a beautiful area! Not sure when the festival began. 😉 I regret that I was not able to attend the theater during my visit. 4mo
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Day 7
#7days7covers #covercrush

Thank you for the tag @Leftcoastzen
And I think @Cinfhen started this 🤔, so thank you for this fun challenge!

Cinfhen So glad you joined in xx 4mo
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Old Niagara Bookshop | Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON, Canada (Bookstore)
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My purchases from the charming bookshop in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. #shoplocal

LeahBergen Oh, pretty! 4mo
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Old Niagara Bookshop | Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON, Canada (Bookstore)
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Scouted out the local bookshop while visiting beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. It was most charming with an eclectic collection. The “of a certain age” proprietor sat behind an antique desk, beautifullly coiffed and dressed (even matching her soft orange cashmere sweater to her orange pen) handwriting receipts of purchase. Will post my selections!

Soubhiville It‘s so cute! 4mo
DivineDiana @Soubhiville And there was beautiful classical music playing inside. 🎶 4mo
marleed Hand written receipts- I forgot! 4mo
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DivineDiana @marleed So refined! 4mo
Howseldomtheydo Love Niagara On The Lake! Hoping to make it up there this fall 🍁 4mo
DivineDiana @Howseldomtheydo It was my first visit. I did too! The flowers and plants! The food! The wine! The Lake! If you want a B&B rec, we stayed at a fabulous one! 🙂 4mo
ValerieAndBooks All sounds wonderful! Did you drive? Or fly in? 4mo
DivineDiana @ValerieAndBooks We drove. Stayed 2 nights in Niagara in a room with a Fallsview and 2 nights in Niagara on the Lake in a wonderful B&B. Let me know if you need recommendations! 4mo
UwannaPublishme 😍😍😍 4mo
Nute It‘s very cute! It looks like a house in the middle of a neighborhood. I bet the whole area is charming like that! 4mo
DivineDiana @Nute It is! 4mo
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Fairy Tale Fashion | Colleen Hill, Patricia Mears, Ellen Sampson, Kiera Vaclavik
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Cathythoughts Gorgeous ✨✨✨✨ 4mo
violettemeier Beautiful 4mo
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The Beauty and the Beast | Gabrielle-Suzanna Barbot de Villenueve
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coffeeislife1416 Is this a bit different from the movie? Like it has a bit of a dark side to it? Prime example is Wizard of Oz, had a lot of dark things that happened in the book that nowhere reached the movie, I get it though, supposed to be family friendly 😋 4mo
DivineDiana @coffeeislife1416 Not sure. Haven‘t actually read it yet. Only looked at the clever pop ups and illustrations! 🤦‍♀️ 4mo
coffeeislife1416 Ohh got it! Sorry I'm new to the community as well, I didnt know what the 7 days of 7 covers was until now.. hehe. Can't wait to see your feedback on it when you do get to it!! 😊 4mo
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writerlibrarian So pretty... 4mo
DivineDiana @coffeeislife1416 If you have not joined in for the challenge yet, I invite you to post a favorite book cover for 7 days. No comments and you can invite another member each day to join in the fun! Include #7days#7covers and #coverlove! (edited) 4mo
sudi Pretty 💖💖💖 4mo
DivineDiana @sudi I wish you could see the inside! 4mo
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The Age of Daredevils | Michael Clarkson
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Leaving tomorrow for a belated Anniversary Getaway to Niagara Falls! I am excited to finally see this natural wonder, and started this book to prepare! #roadtrip

MicheleinPhilly Happy Anniversary! 4mo
DivineDiana @MicheleinPhilly Thank you! ❤️ 4mo
Dolly Belated Happy Anniversary! Stay out of the barrels😆 4mo
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batsy Happy anniversary! Enjoy 💖 4mo
Melissa_J Enjoy! 4mo
Lindy Have a wonderful time! 4mo
DivineDiana @Dolly I‘ll try! 😂 4mo
wen4blu Enjoy! 4mo
ValerieAndBooks Happy anniversary (belated)!! 4mo
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Severnmeadows Marvellous picture! 4mo
DivineDiana @severnmeadows This book is my first Folio! I love it! (edited) 4mo
Nute There‘s a lot of character in that profile! 4mo
DivineDiana @Nute Anna Akhmatova had a remarkable life, always true to who she was. 4mo
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Picnic at Hanging Rock | Joan Lindsay
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Lcsmcat This is the edition I have. 😀 4mo
DivineDiana @Lcsmcat 👏🏻 I still have to actually read it! 🤦‍♀️ 4mo
Lcsmcat @DivineDiana Me too. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I saw part of the movie, decades ago when I was babysitting, and I was totally confused because there is a Hanging Rock State Park near where I grew up in NC, so I thought it was a local story. ☺️ 4mo
DivineDiana @Lcsmcat Perfectly understandable! 🙂 4mo
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The Dinner List | Rebecca Serle
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I‘m sure you have probably thought about the question “who are the 5 people you would ask to your ideal dinner party?” This is the story of such a dinner party and the main character has included Audrey Hepburn! The author read the book for the audio,and she did not add to any enjoyment. There were a few touching moments and a surprise reveal from one of the guests. That being said,it‘s still a borrow rather than buy in my opinion. #evenwithaudrey

Bookwomble Sounds like a missed opportunity of a book. 4mo
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Cathythoughts That‘s a nice cover 👍🏻♥️I‘m on day 2 too 😊 4mo
DivineDiana @Cathythoughts Off to see your selection! 😉 4mo
Nute Ooooh, that is a lovely cover! 4mo
DivineDiana @Nute Now, if only I can make the time to actually read it! 😉 4mo
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Kiss Carlo | Adriana Trigiani
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Day 1 #7days7covers #covercrush
Thank you for the tag @Leftcoastzen !

Leftcoastzen That‘s a beautiful cover! 4mo
Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
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A friend recommended this book. Once I finish, she, another friend and I are getting together to discuss. It is written by a woman who is an Episcopalian priest. She left her ministry to become a college professor at a small college in rural Georgia. The book talks about her Religion class that covers world religions.

SamanthaMarie I love Barbara Brown Taylor 😍 I bought this book and still need to read it though. 4mo
DivineDiana @SamanthaMarie I am liking it. In fact, my copy is filled with post it markers to refer to for our discussion! 4mo
SamanthaMarie I am so glad!! I definitely want to get to it before the end of the year :) 4mo
Joyfulmimi I loved the books of hers that I have read 4mo
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This is the second quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson that I saw within the past few days. I found both of them very moving. Adding his work to my #TBR list. I would love to own this canvas art piece, but as it is very large, don‘t know where I could hang it?!? 🤔🤷🏼‍♀️❤️

monalyisha I LOVE Emerson! This is the edition I had in school (recommended by my professor). 😍 (edited) 4mo
DivineDiana @monalyisha Thank you! I needed a place to start! 4mo
Leftcoastzen I love that ! I catch myself worrying about the future or the past and not living in the moment! 4mo
DivineDiana @Leftcoastzen Don‘t we all! 4mo
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Life After Life: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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Finished #booked2019 for the Summer.
Genre Busting- Life After Life
Muslim Author- Sin
Book to Movie- Crazy Rich Asians
Graphic Novel- Ghosts
Book Gifted to Me- Three Daughters of Eve
Diverse Middle Grade- The Night Diary

Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 🙌🏻 well done 4mo
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Thank you to @HardcoverHearts for her readalong which encouraged me to finally read this masterful but hefty book. It had lingered on the TBR for far too long! Donna Tartt‘s love of Dickens is evident in this coming of age story. Exciting start in NYC where much of the book takes place. Not a fan of the Vegas chapters. Hobie and Boris are favorite characters. Did not like the glorified use of drugs and alcohol throughout. #readyourownbooks

Kaila-ann This one is still on my TBR. 4mo
DivineDiana @Kaila-ann So many books! The movie coming out was another incentive! 4mo
wen4blu I really need to read this one! 4mo
DivineDiana @wen4blu It‘s a chunkster! 😉 4mo
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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The photo is of the author, Helen Hoang. I did not read The Kiss Quotient, and quite frankly was not interested in the steamy scenes that everyone seemed to enjoy. This book was just right for me. Quick read. Likeable characters particularly Esme. Strong, intelligent, kind, young woman. Rooting for her to succeed in life and love. #booked2019 #newin2019

zezeki I enjoyed this one a lot more than The Kiss Quotient. And those steamy scenes that everyone enjoyed where a bit too much for me. 4mo
DivineDiana @zezeki Thank you. Sounds like I chose the right one for me! 🙂 4mo
rubyslippersreads Thanks for the warning. I think this would be more my style than The Kiss Quotient. 😏 4mo
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Melissa_J I‘m glad to see this review. I have no interest in The Kiss Quotient for the exact same reason as you. I thought this book was similar but am happy it‘s not! 4mo
marleed I compare those scenes to comedy routines where profanity is what‘s getting the laugh. It quickly becomes just not funny anymore. I also wonder if 50 Shades is the turning point for over described scenes and thoughts of sexual interlude. 4mo
JamieArc Interesting. I thought the steamy scenes were comparable in these books. And honestly, almost stopped reading The Bride Test because of the way sex was used to prove love - it bothered me. 4mo
Cinfhen Great review!!! Glad you enjoyed your pick for this prompt 😁 4mo
DivineDiana @Melissa_J There are some sex scenes, but not overly descriptive. 😉 4mo
DivineDiana @marleed Good comparison! And yes, you could be right about 50 Shades! 4mo
DivineDiana @JamieArc You gave me something to think about! Since I didn‘t read The Kiss Quotient, I based my feelings on reviews. Didn‘t remember anything about sex proving love, but I am a proponent of pairing love with sex. 💗 4mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen Thank you! 💗 4mo
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Salome | Oscar Wilde
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Book Cover Art and a celebration of author, Oscar Wilde from the Camp Exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The framed drawing is Aubrey Beardsley‘s cover for Oscar Wilde‘s Salome. The cape is by Alexander McQueen, inspired by Oscar Wilde. If you are in the NYC area, I strongly recommend a visit. This is the last week!

Leftcoastzen Lovely ❤️ 4mo
Cinfhen I went to this exhibit with Niki 🤩Really incredible 4mo
DivineDiana @Leftcoastzen It was beautiful! ❤️ 4mo
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DivineDiana @Cinfhen I am so happy that you saw it! It was much more than I expected! Searched for a way to make it bookish so I could share! 😘 4mo
Cinfhen Ha!! I missed the bookish connection so kudos to you 🙌🏻 4mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful 👍🏻♥️I wish I was in New York City .... 4mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen There was a lot to see! And then there‘s the crowds! 😉 4mo
DivineDiana @Cathythoughts I wish you could see it too! 4mo
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Alice in Wonderland | Lewis Carroll
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Finally visited this beautiful 11 feet tall Alice in Wonderland sculpture in Central Park NYC! It‘s a beautiful day, and it was tough to get a shot without people posing on it!

GypsyKat I love this statue! ❤️ I haven‘t been to the city in several years, so I‘ve never seen it in person though. 5mo
Velvetfur That's so lovely! 5mo
DivineDiana @GypsyKat The funny thing is I lived in NYC for years, and never saw it! So happy that I finally made a point of finding it! ❤️ 4mo
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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On the way to NYC with my latest Book Club read!

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Ghosts | Raina Telgemeier
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I rarely read a #graphicnovel. This middle grade one was enjoyable on many levels. The “ghost” part describes the Mexican celebration of the festival of the dead. That part of the storyline reminded me of the movie “Coco”, which I loved. I found the inclusion of the young sister who has cystic fibrosis the most interesting part. The reader learns of the illness and the treatments in a gentle way. #booked2019

4thhouseontheleft Great choice for this prompt! 5mo
Cinfhen And I love knowing the back story to this pick 😊🙌🏻❤️ 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Aww. Sounds like a good pick! 5mo
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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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A recent purchase in memory of Toni Morrison. Although there are many covers of this book available, this Vintage 2004 edition is a favorite. #treasurefound

Billypar I just read this and was amazed, even with high expectations going in. Instant favorite! 5mo
Cathythoughts It‘s amazing 5mo
rambiepaige I love this series of covers they did for her books so much 😞💕 5mo
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DivineDiana @Billypar Looking forward to it! 5mo
DivineDiana @Cathythoughts 👏🏻📚❤️ 5mo
DivineDiana @rambiepaige I want the entire collection! ❤️ 5mo
readordierachel Reading this now for the first time ❤ 5mo
DivineDiana @readordierachel Looking forward to your review! ❤️ 5mo
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The Wizard of Oz | Lyman Frank Baum, Charles Santore
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I wish that I had seen the Charles Santore exhibit at the Woodmere Art Museum last year. It was my intention. Sorry to learn of this local illustrator‘s death.

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The Dinner List | Rebecca Serle
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On to a new Playaway! Started while cooking dinner! It is read by the author, and I think she should have hired a professional! Crossed my mind that I might not be able to continue! She‘s not a Neil Gaiman, if you know what I mean. 🙂

Kaila-ann I read this book in print and really enjoyed it. 5mo
DivineDiana @Kaila-ann Good to know! 👏🏻 5mo
LiteraryinLititz I read this one in print and was very underwhelmed BUT I hope you like it better! 5mo
DivineDiana @LiteraryinLititz Finished and yes, underwhelmed. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4mo
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All the Missing Girls | Megan Miranda
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Read this awhile ago. The funny thing is I only remember a missing girl, not girls! 🤔#ayupaugust #missing

Cinfhen I read this too but don‘t remember much about it 🤷🏼‍♀️ 5mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen Glad I‘m not alone! 😉 5mo
squirrelbrain Great choice, but doesn‘t sound like a very memorable book! 🤣 5mo
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The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast | Alan Aldridge, William Plomer, Richard Sidney Richmond Fitter
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I saw this book on Litsy, and loved the concept and the artwork. Added it to my Amazon wish list, and was surprised to receive it as a birthday gift! The story is inspired by the classic 1807 poem by William Roscoe. It is a visual fairytale using the illustrations of the distinctive British artist, Alan Aldridge. The colorful collection of animals has charmed both adults and children since 1973. #ayupaugust #animal #blameitonlitsy

squirrelbrain I adore this book! I still have my copy from when I was a child...maybe need to get it out and reread it, it‘s been years! 🦋 5mo
DivineDiana @squirrelbrain It is such a feast for the eyes! 💗 5mo
Cinfhen Beautiful photo and looks like a beautiful book 🤩 5mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen Thank you! It is! 😘 5mo
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Thank you @HardcoverHearts for encouraging me to finally pull this off the #TBR shelves for the readalong before the movie is released!

lynneamch Yes! Just saw the movie trailer. So excited, but don't expect it to be as good as the book. 😉 5mo
DivineDiana @lynneamch They never are! 😉 5mo
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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This was a fast paced, entertaining break from my more serious reads. Young New York professor, Rachel,is in a long term relationship with fellow professor, Nick. He invites her to his home in Singapore at the end of the school year. She loves Nick, but his family is “as they say” another story. Can‘t wait to see the movie!

Reagan The movie is so cute! 5mo
MrBook 👍🏻👍🏻 5mo
readordierachel The movie is indeed super cute. Enjoy! 5mo
DivineDiana @Reagan-reads @MrBook @readordierachel ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
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Clock Dance | Anne Tyler
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This is a photo of Ann Tyler. The Clock Dance is the 22nd book for the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist. She lives in Baltimore, and it is that setting that draws me to her books. This story transports a married 61 year old woman from her very comfortable life in Arizona with her lawyer husband to a Baltimore neighborhood that The NY Times describes as a “cross between Mr. Rogers and John Waters”. There, Willa decides to do what makes her happy.

rmaclean4 Thanks for the summary...I have been meaning to get to this one and I just bumped it up on my ever growing TBR! 5mo
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Radio Silence | Alice Oseman
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When I was out shopping today, I went to checkout and saw that the young woman at the counter was reading a book. I asked what she was reading, and took a photo to remember it! Sorry, it‘s a poor photo. Checked Goodreads, and very high ratings. Does anyone else ask strangers what they are reading?

Readage I don't usually ask, for fear of interrupting, but I always try to sneak a peek!! 5mo
DivineDiana @Readage I also like to peek! 😉 5mo
Reggie At my casino, where I work, all the time. They‘re usually the spouse of someone they‘re waiting to finish gambling. None of them have ever minded. And it‘s so nice because you can tell we recognize the enthusiasm for books in another reader. 5mo
DivineDiana @Reggie Kindred Spirit! ❤️ 5mo
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Author talk at local library. Laurie Hull is a psychic and ghost hunter who has been on the TV show Ghost Adventures,and has worked with the police to solve a murder. She lives in a house that is haunted. Laurie even played audio recordings of some of the ghosts that she has met. #iaintafraidofnoghost

Cinfhen That sounds awesome!!! 5mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen The event was at Ludington! And of course, The General Wayne Inn was discussed! She told us that there are 17 ghosts there! 5mo
Cinfhen Now a local synagogue 😂😂😂 (edited) 5mo
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This is a photo of Elizebeth and William Friedman in the early days of their relationship. As I read this remarkable story of love,war, and spies, I couldn‘t help but think that it would make a great movie. Just discovered that the creators of the hit TV show The Good Wife have optioned the rights. Loved the Friedmans relationship, and am in awe of the brilliant mind of Elizebeth! #girlpower

Cinfhen Would you recommend this book for book club?? 5mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen Absolutely! Well researched, intelligent writing and non fiction that reads like fiction! 5mo
Cinfhen Oh good!!! Adding to my list 💚 5mo
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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Beautiful,cool weather got me moving again this morning! #audiowalk #sunflowers

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Good Morning! This just popped up on my Facebook feed and just had to share! #youarewhatyouread #strengthinbooks

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Last night, Laura Lippman discussed her latest book at the independent book store, Reads & Company in Phoenixville, PA. She is powerful and brilliant! Looking forward to reading this crime novel set in my hometown of Baltimore!

Crazeedi I have this book from library right now, I must read and return! 5mo
DivineDiana @Crazeedi 👏🏻📚👏🏻 I cant wait to read it! 5mo
Cinfhen I really liked this book!!! 5mo
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Starting From Paumanok

See, steamers steaming through my poems,
See, in my poems immigrants continually coming and landing,
See, in arriere, the wigwam, the trail, the hunter‘s hut, the flatboat, the maize-leaf, the claim, the rude fence, and the backwoods village...

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#poemsbeforephones