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emilyhaldi

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After Claude | Iris Owens
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And just like that, we‘re halfway through May!...and I'm submitting my 3 nominations for June's #NYRBbookclub just in time! 😅 I decided it might be a good idea to pick from my somewhat extensive NYRB tbr shelf. So here you go, 3 of my most anticipated NYRB choices. Submit your votes now!!!

LeahBergen Damn it! I don‘t own any of these! 😆😆 1w
saresmoore @LeahBergen Neither do I! Pour yourself a glass and join me in unnecessary book buying. 😁🍷 1w
LeahBergen @saresmoore I‘m just about to (and I already want the first one I read about). 😆😆 🍷 1w
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saresmoore @LeahBergen Same here! 😂 We are incorrigible. 1w
Suet624 I'm leaning toward In the Cafe of Lost Youth 1w
Suet624 @LeahBergen @saresmoore I don't have any of them either! But now that I have a catalog on its way to me I imagine I'll be accumulating quite a few. :) 1w
vivastory Fantastic choices, Emily! I think that the 15th is now my favorite day of the month! I haven't read any of these & although my initial reaction is to vote for the Modiano (it's been on my TBR for eons) I am really intrigued by 1w
vivastory Meaningful Life. All 3 sound really interesting but my vote goes to Meaningful Life 1w
Leftcoastzen They all look sooooooo good! I have to think about it a while, not a long while. (edited) 1w
merelybookish I'm voting for artists and drinkers in France! 🍷 1w
Theaelizabet You can‘t go wrong here, but after reading Dora Bruder, which I loved, I‘d like to try another Modiano. (edited) 1w
sisilia I have none of these 😱 I vote for A Meaningful Life, and I‘m buying the other two! Definitely with @saresmoore 👋🏻 in unnecessary book buying 🤪 1w
LeahBergen Gahhhh! I. CAN‘T. DECIDE. I just went and read the first pages of all of them and I want to read them all (which means I‘ll be happy with any of them). My vote is coming very soon.... 1w
saresmoore Blurg. These choices are too good! I‘m putting in a vote for Claude, but I will also be getting all three. 🤷‍♀️ 1w
Reviewsbylola A Meaningful Life 1w
saresmoore @sisilia We are just a pack of mutual enablers, aren‘t we? And isn‘t it glorious? But, wait! You‘re in two NYRB book clubs, right? That seems wholly justifiable, even adjacent to necessary! 😆 1w
sisilia @saresmoore Hahaha yes to all 1w
batsy These all sound amazing! I'm torn! After Claude has been on my TBR for awhile but A Meaningful Life sounds really good, as well. I'm going to have to get both, I think 🙈 (will cast my vote in a bit 😆) 1w
batsy I'm voting for After Claude 🙂 1w
LeahBergen Okay, argh! My vote is for 1w
emilyhaldi LOL loving this commentary! @LeahBergen @saresmoore @sisilia @vivastory @Suet624 @Leftcoastzen @batsy I feel slightly guilty in choosing 3 that no one else seems to own 😆 but also happy to encourage more book buying... 😜 (edited) 1w
emilyhaldi Ps. I‘m going to be looking forward to the 15th from now on too!! @vivastory as well as approximately 5-7 days later as everyone starts to receive their NYRB book hauls in the mail 😂😂 1w
vivastory I know that I won't be able to stick to only one 😂 1w
vivastory It's a 3 way tie so far. All 3 selections have an equal number of votes! 1w
LeahBergen @vivastory It‘s so exciting!! 👏🏻👏🏻 1w
LeahBergen @emilyhaldi You‘re evil. 😆😆 1w
saresmoore @vivastory The #NYRBBookClub is bringing so much joy to my life! 😁 1w
sisilia We shall declare the 15th as NYRB Classics shopping day! 🎉 1w
vivastory @saresmoore It's so much fun! The anticipation & surprise of the monthly selection & the wonderful discussions with such a great group have really rejuvenated my reading life. 1w
vivastory @sisilia It's official! 🙌📚📚 1w
mklong You guys are the worst/best! I will also probably buy all three, but I vote 1w
Rachel_nyc Ooh great choices! This was a difficult decision but my love of all things Paris pushed this over the top. 7d
sprainedbrain These all look so good! I‘m voting for After Claude, but adding them all to my tbr. 7d
BarbaraBB Oh I love your choices and the discussion above. The 15th is such an exciting day from now on! I am glad with each outcome but my vote goes to 7d
Liz_M I'm voting for the one I own (and want to read!): A Meaningful Life 7d
MicheleinPhilly I have actually read After Claude so my vote goes to A Meaningful Life. 7d
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Cassandra at the Wedding | Dorothy Baker
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Finally finished the yard work and finally starting this month‘s #nyrbbookclub pick 🌿🌷🏡

Pricel101 Great photo!📚🍃🌿 2w
Reviewsbylola Ugh I need to start this. 2w
vivastory I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it. I just finished it & I loved it! 1w
vivastory BTW you get to nominate June's book 🙌 Looking forward to your 3 picks! 1w
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The Old Man and Me | Elaine Dundy
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New fav reading spot is my side porch 🌱

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!!!! 2w
TrishB Lovely pic💕 2w
BarbaraBB Great pic and place to read. How is the book? 2w
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LeahBergen So pretty!! 2w
merelybookish Looks great! 2w
Theaelizabet Lovely! I‘ve had The Dud Avocado on my TBR for so long. 2w
emilyhaldi The book is great!! @BarbaraBB So different from Dud Avocado... this one has a darker side to it 🖤 2w
BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi Too bad you won‘t nominate it for next month‘s NYRB Bookclub 😉, I‘d love a reason to buy it! 🤣 2w
Reviewsbylola Beautiful! You must have inherited the green thumb genes that I didn‘t get. 😫 2w
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Sending #allmylove to the littens out there who contributed to #anglophileapril ❤️❤️❤️ I had so much fun co-hosting this month!! Until next time... ✌🏻

LeahBergen Love this photo! ❤️ 3w
Crazeedi We had the tagged book on our bookshelf when I was growing up, I read many many poems from that book 3w
Leftcoastzen Nice photo! 3w
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Megabooks Y‘all did a great job!! @Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch Some of my favorite Littens!! 😁👍🏻💕 3w
Cinfhen Thanks, Em!!! And you too @Megabooks 😘right back at ya both 3w
Kalalalatja Wonderful, and slightly creepy photo 😄 thanks for a great playlist! 3w
Mdargusch @Kalalalatja 🤣🤣🤣 3w
Mdargusch 😁 Thanks for all your posts @Megabooks 3w
Mdargusch I wish I still had my baby head. 3w
Reviewsbylola That baby looks bored af. 😆 3w
emilyhaldi Where‘s your baby head?!?! @Mdargusch 3w
Mdargusch I think I gave it to Anne? 3w
GhostStories Love the baby head! 👶🏼 2w
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M Train | Patti Smith
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Smith is a very introspective artist and this memoir of her life stories waxes philosophical at times. She is able to relate her life back to art and literature in a way that can be touching at times, and other times over my head... While some of her anecdotes include her children and late husband, mostly she writes from a solitary and sometimes melancholy perspective. #ownerofalonelyheart
#anglophileapril

emilyhaldi Using this for #booked2019 #featuresamusician 🎤🎸🎼 3w
Cinfhen Beautiful review and worthy musician 🙌🏻❣️ 3w
Mdargusch Sounds depressing. 😕 3w
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Reviewsbylola Hmmm I still need a book for this prompt. Which is better, this or 3w
emilyhaldi I LOVED Just Kids!!! @Reviewsbylola def start there. I have it if you want to borrow 3w
sisilia I just found it weird that she visits graveyards of her fav poets, singers etc 😶 6d
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The Gene: An Intimate History | Siddhartha Mukherjee
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Genes might be invisible to the naked eye, but have the ultimate influence on our existence 🧬 I would never normally pick this book up on my own but after seeing so many rave reviews I figured I would give it a shot!...someday.
#invisibletouch
#anglophileapril

Mdargusch Clever thinking. 😘 3w
vivastory Well-played! 3w
Reviewsbylola You‘ll never read it but it‘s pretty. 😆 3w
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emilyhaldi Is it wrong that your comment motivates me to move this up to #2 spot on my tbr? 😜 @Reviewsbylola 3w
Reviewsbylola I was wondering if it would motivate you. 😆 3w
sisilia I have this, too... unread yet 6d
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Back | Henry Green
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Charley Summers leaves his deceased love, Rose, behind after returning home from the war and a POW camp. Upon his return he meets another woman, Nancy, and becomes convinced that she is indeed his first lost love Rose... #nevergoingtogiveyouup
#anglophileapril

Reviewsbylola Beautiful! 🥰 4w
Cinfhen That cover 🤩 4w
BarbaraBB So where is the book that stuck out (the one langer than the others)? 😀 4w
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Mdargusch Lovely 💗 4w
emilyhaldi Lol @BarbaraBB it's currently hidden off on the end 😑 it's really frustrating for my color-sorting sensibilities but even worse the other way!!! 4w
BarbaraBB 😂😂 The best solution probably! 4w
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This book details Buck‘s true account of his choice to #takethelongwayhome by traveling all 2000 miles of the Oregon Trail the old fashioned way... by covered wagon pulled by mules 🏜
#anglophileapril

Reviewsbylola You inspired my post. 😆 4w
Cinfhen I‘ve heard this book is really good!! Thoughts??? 4w
BarbaraBB I must read this! I am going to drive a part of the Oregon trail myself this Summer. Thanks for bringing it up! 4w
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Amiable I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would —it was a pleasant surprise! 4w
Mdargusch Fun @BarbaraBB that will be an interesting journey. 4w
BarbaraBB @Mdargusch I think so. I‘ve been wanting this for a long time! 4w
emilyhaldi I haven't read this @Cinfhen but I'm totally excited to after pulling it out again! @BarbaraBB SO COOL!! This sounds like a definite must-read before you go. 4w
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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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No one breaks the law with as much swag as Call & Gus 🏜

#ifoughtthelaw
#anglophileapril

Tamra And you gotta 💚 them for it! 1mo
Leftcoastzen ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Cinfhen Niiiiiice 🤠🤠🤠🤠🤠 4w
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rohit-sawant Had McMurtry's Dead Man's Walk in mind for this prompt! 🙌🏼 4w
Mdargusch This book crossed my mind too! 4w
Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 no one looks as good doing it either. 4w
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Volcano: a novel | Shusaku Endo
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Kind of like a #supermassiveblackhole, no??
Who‘s read this classic?!
#anglophileapril

Mdargusch Yes it is! I have not read this. 1mo
Reviewsbylola Not me! Love the cover tho! 1mo
gradcat I have not read this, either. And ditto @Reviewsbylola - the cover is great! ♥️ 1mo
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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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#boysdontcry except in this book... where boys cry, girls cry, you cry, I cry, etc etc 😭😭😭😭😭

#anglophileapril

Pricel101 This book broke my heart 100x over 😢 1mo
CoffeeK8 @Pricel101 agreed! This book breaks my heart every time I think about it 1mo
Jenken1998 Its been on my shelf for over a year. I need to get to it 1mo
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Soubhiville Oh yeah, so much crying! 1mo
BarbaraBB The perfect choice for this prompt 1mo
Mdargusch Good one. And that‘s exactly why I haven‘t read it. 1mo
Reviewsbylola We all cry. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 1mo
Cinfhen Yes!!!!! THIS IS THE crying book for sure!!!!! At least your flowers look happy 😊 Great pick 🙌🏻 1mo
Kalalalatja Omg my heart 😭💔😭💔😭 1mo
Reviewsbylola Most cryingest book ever. 1mo
HardcoverHearts Hysterical, ugly crying with hiccups type of books. 1mo
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Cinfhen Have u read it??? I‘ve been curious about this title!!?? 1mo
Mdargusch I think there is more minutiae about Victorian life than details about the murder @Cinfhen so it depends on which part you would be interested in. 1mo
Cinfhen Hmmm, that‘s good to know @Mdargusch not sure how interested I am in Victorian Life as opposed to reading about an epidemic ( which sounds more fascinating to me) 1mo
emilyhaldi I haven‘t read it yet... someday!!! @Cinfhen (edited) 1mo
Reviewsbylola I couldn‘t get into this one. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3w
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Sympathy | Olivia Sudjic
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*late post! 😬
Alice develops an internet obsession with Japanese writer Mizuko and eventually tracks her down in NYC in order to pursue a real life relationship. Doesn't sound like it's going to end well...
#everybreathyoutake
#anglophileapril

(Another day, another cat 😸)

Mdargusch Pretty flowers! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!! 1mo
Crazeedi Your kitty!!!!😘😻 1mo
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Reviewsbylola It‘s not ending well for your flowers either. 🧛‍♀️ 🐱 1mo
Cinfhen Hahahaha @Reviewsbylola 😂😂😂I just got this book from my best mate @TrishB looking forward to reading it!!! 1mo
TrishB @Cinfhen let me know when you might fancy reading! 1mo
Cinfhen Do u own it as well?? @TrishB we still NEED to buddy read 1mo
TrishB @Cinfhen I have this too 👍🏻and the other one ready. I‘m rubbish at remembering buddy reads so just shout when you feel like and I‘ll try and catch up! 1mo
Cinfhen I‘m rubbish at remembering too @TrishB so I started keeping a little notebook 📒 I‘ll give u a proper shout when I‘m ready and if you‘re feeling it sooner let me know 😘 1mo
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A House and Its Head | Ivy Compton-Burnett
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#neverever will I gain control over my book buying obsession. Case in point: I "needed” to buy 1 book for #nyrb bookclub and ended up with 4.

Ps. Winky is always judging me

#anglophileapril

saresmoore But it‘s for an important virtual book club, so it‘s more like an investment. (Which is what I said to my husband.) 1mo
Aimeesue It's not your fault. NYRB editions are impossible to resist. 1mo
Melissa_J I don‘t think that book buying is an obsession you should ever have to get over 😊 1mo
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Leftcoastzen That‘s cuz Winky can count! how does 1 =4? I have the same problem.😂 1mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Winky is like, “Four?!?!” 😂 1mo
vivastory I have to agree with @saresmoore on this one & say no one needs your judgmental attitude, Winky! 😹 1mo
Reviewsbylola 😆😆😆 1mo
janeycanuck Just consider yourself an overachiever. 1mo
LeahBergen Judgy Winky. 🙄 1mo
BarbaraBB Great pic! And yes, you had too! (edited) 1mo
Mdargusch 👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼 hi Winky 1mo
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Patience | John Coates
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Ok, I have held off on writing this review for a while because I can‘t do this book justice. Patience is 28 and in her 7th year of marriage to Edward when she finds out he has been cheating. Instead of feeling mad or betrayed, Patience can only wonder why any woman would willingly sleep with any man if she doesn‘t have to! (For pleasure?! What‘s that!) and then she meets Philip and discovers that her marriage has been a void 👇🏻

emilyhaldi ...of life‘s true joys and pleasures. As she tries to break things off with her husband, he can‘t bear the thought, asking her to #letmeloveyou But how can she go back to the life she now realizes wasn‘t at all fulfilling?? I laughed at this fabulously witty book and BAWLED as I read the last page. This is absolutely in my top 3 books of all time. ❤️ #anglophileapril 1mo
KarenUK Totally sold by your review... off to buy a copy 💕 1mo
Mdargusch Wow! This is now a must read for me! 1mo
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CarolynM What @Mdargusch said. Stacked. 1mo
Leftcoastzen Nice review! 1mo
Soubhiville Yeah you sold me too! 📚 1mo
Reviewsbylola I hope I bought this one!! 1mo
Cinfhen Wow!!! Top 3 #ThoseAreSeriousWords 🤩😀🙌🏻💕gotta give it a try 1mo
BarbaraBB Top 3 of all time? You totally sold it. I‘m off to BookDepository! 1mo
BarbaraBB Done 😉😘 1mo
batsy What a fabulous review! 1mo
Kalalalatja Damn my book buying ban, I want this SO MUCH based on your review 😫 1mo
LeahBergen Oh, damn you, Emily!! 😆😆 I need this RIGHT NOW. Maybe we should have a Persephone club alongside our NYRB one. 😂 1mo
Cathythoughts I‘m joining the stackers ! Great review 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
emilyhaldi @KarenUK @Mdargusch @CarolynM @Soubhiville @Reviewsbylola @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja @LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I absolutely recommend this to everyone!! I hope you enjoy it as much as i did... for me, it was one of those serendipitous moments when I read the right book at the right time and it ✨magic✨ ps. I believe this is the only Persephone written by a man!! 😱 and you wouldn‘t know it 1mo
emilyhaldi Pps. @LeahBergen you KNOW I would be there in a second for a Persephone bookclub!! 🙌🏻 1mo
Mdargusch @LeahBergen @emilyhaldi I‘m in a GR Persephone Book read along 👍🏼 1mo
mklong Sounds amazing! I gave myself a Persephone subscription for my birthday, but was so overwhelmed for choice that I just picked the first 6 that they published. 1mo
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen @emilyhaldi I‘m in 🙋🏻‍♀️😘 1mo
Reviewsbylola I absolutely agree we need to have a Persephone book group too! If you start one, I will join! @leahbergen 1mo
Reviewsbylola There‘s at least one other male authored Persephone. I know because I own it. And sadly I checked and I don‘t own this one. 1mo
LeahBergen @Mdargusch Oh, I‘ll have to check that out! 1mo
LeahBergen @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola @BarbaraBB Let‘s see how well we do with our NYRB one. 😆😆 Actually, a Persephone one would probably work really well with the brilliant model that @vivastory created for the NYRB club! 🤔 1mo
Reviewsbylola I agree. 😁😁 @LeahBergen 1mo
emilyhaldi Agreed @LeahBergen suppose we should try and handle our nyrb club first and go from there 😆 1mo
vivastory I would definitely be interested in a Persephone book club. 🙌 1mo
rohit-sawant Brilliant review! 1mo
Reggie I‘m totally in for this book after reading your review! 1mo
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There's always some drama where Mapp & Lucia are involved... Usually provoked by some #carelesswhisper (s) around town. But I can't complain, their drama is FUN!
#anglophileapril

Reviewsbylola M&L are the perfect pair for this prompt! Well played! 1mo
Mdargusch So perfect for this prompt! 1mo
emilyhaldi Wow thanks guys I really struggled with this one 😂😅 @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch 1mo
Cinfhen Never read M&L but the peanut gallery approvals😆 👏🏻 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
LeahBergen I‘m saving these last two of the series! 1mo
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So last year, I was in the midst of reading the tagged book, and was trying to describe the plot to my husband. He wanted to know if I was reading a non fiction account of Cat Markell... to which I replied, who the hell is that I must know more about her! After some time down a google wormhole, here I am with Marnell‘s memoir. Turns out, her story is shockingly similar to Moshfegh‘s wild narrative. 💊💊💊
#rehab #anglophileapril

britt_brooke Oh wow, curious about this one now! 1mo
Reviewsbylola I haven‘t heard of this one before. Did you like it? 1mo
emilyhaldi I haven‘t read it yet but I will keep you posted 😉 @britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola 1mo
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Cinfhen Hmmmm, need to check out your hubby‘s recommendation 💜 1mo
Mdargusch I‘ve never heard of either book 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1mo
readordierachel Interesting! 1mo
ephemeralwaltz Interesting to know! 1mo
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Hallucinations | Oliver Sacks
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Neurologist Oliver Sacks wants to #fixyou.. and has dedicated his life to doing so. I am fascinated by his life and career and his books focus on mind blowing neurological quirks and disorders 🤯
#anglophileapril

Mdargusch Hmmm. I need to check this one out! 1mo
Cinfhen Still haven‘t read any of his books 🙈 1mo
Reviewsbylola I liked the one Sacks I read! 1mo
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Loving | Henry Green
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The #anglophileapril version of a #harddaysnight is best exemplified through the servants of an aristocratic British family, am I right?! This 1940‘s English novel focuses on the servants who are living their lives in contrast to the war... dealing with scandal within their own household and finding love amongst one another.

Reviewsbylola Good pick and wow, what a cover! 1mo
BarbaraBB I‘m no fan of Green but this was an okay one I think. 1mo
emilyhaldi Oh no, not a fan?! @BarbaraBB I haven‘t read anything by him... Now I'm nervous 😬 1mo
BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi Don‘t be, it‘s just me. I like the blurbs of his books better than the stories themselves 😂 1mo
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I‘m hoping to #spiceupyourlife with some home grown herbs and vegetables in my little garden... but the rabbits are already eating all of my lettuce and the supposed snow on Monday might kill everything else 🤷🏻‍♀️ (I have no idea what I‘m doing, even WITH this book) #anglophileapril

Mdargusch It looks pretty! 🌱🌱🌱 1mo
CarolynM The Rosemary will be ok in the snow and the thyme will reappear in the spring🌱 1mo
Suet624 Nice work! 1mo
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Cinfhen Snow???? Monday??? Ugh!!!!!! 1mo
janeycanuck If you‘ve got any tomatoes, move your basil to right near them - something about them together makes basil grow way better! 1mo
janeycanuck Oh, and when we‘re expecting frost or snow, we put a bed sheet over everything. A couple of stakes scattered throughout the garden keep the sheet from crushing everything. 1mo
BarbaraBB Lol, my little garden looks exactly the same and I wanted to grow herbs etc there too but I just don‘t have green fingers 😱😂 1mo
emilyhaldi @BarbaraBB but the plants already grown like I did 😜 I also planted some seeds myself (radish, peas, zinnias!) but I‘m just kind of experimenting... 1mo
emilyhaldi Good tips!!! @janeycanuck I will definitely be adding tomatoes in a few weeks once it‘s a bit warmer 🤗🍅 1mo
Reviewsbylola 🐸 🐸 🐸 1mo
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Are these characters #paranoid or is this “evil house” really haunted?? I don‘t know, but I‘m determined to get through this #darguschfamilymarkupbookclub pick once and for all after having little to no reading time lately!!
#anglophileapril

vivastory Sorry to hear about the lack of reading time! Excellent book pick Dargusch clan 👏🤘 1mo
RadicalReader I‘ve heard this book was good but I haven‘t read it yet 1mo
Djspens I loved the show, now I need to read the book! 1mo
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Mdargusch Oooh. I can‘t wait to see what you think! 1mo
Reviewsbylola You‘ve already read this, so I find your blurb funny. 😆 1mo
emilyhaldi I don't remember 😆 @Reviewsbylola 1mo
LeahBergen I liked this one! 1mo
Cinfhen Ha!!! I‘m pretty sure @emilyhaldi posted a review for this book @Reviewsbylola 😜😂😂🧐🤨 1mo
Cinfhen Or maybe it was you @Reviewsbylola ... I can‘t keep my Dargusch girls straight 💕💕💕 1mo
Carleneishere As I was scrolling, I def thought you had s pregnancy test sitting on your book. 1mo
emilyhaldi 😂😂 @Carleneishere that would have been a fun way to announce! 1mo
Reviewsbylola I posted one fairly recently and when I rated it on GR, I saw @Emilyhaldi read it and rated it within the last year or two. Apparently it made a great impression on her. 🤣🤣 @Cinfhen 1mo
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The Old Man and Me | Elaine Dundy
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Honey Flood (can you even with that name?!?!!) #dreams of making it big in London in the 60‘s. Using just her wit and charm she gets to work seducing one of the biggest literary stars in the city... just to find that perhaps making it big isn‘t what she wanted after all. I LOVED the Dud Avocado and am really looking forward to this one 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
#anglophileapril

vivastory I really really need to read Dud Avocado! 1mo
merelybookish I also loved The Dud Avocado. Excited to hear what you think of this one! 1mo
LeslieO I own The Dud Avocado. Guess I should read it! 1mo
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Cinfhen She must have been the precursor to Honey BooBoo 😂but seriously, cover is amazing & story sounds great!! Totally want to read this one and 1mo
Kalalalatja Why haven‘t I read any of her books yet, they sound so good! 1mo
Reviewsbylola Still need to read Avocado. 1mo
Mdargusch I still have Dud Avocado on my TBR 🙃 1mo
emilyhaldi You must!!! @Kalalalatja 1mo
BarbaraBB Very convincing! Which one should I start with? 1mo
emilyhaldi I think you can start with either! @BarbaraBB I haven‘t read this one yet. I hear it‘s similar to Avocado, but different characters so you should be safe regardless! 1mo
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The Sleeping Beauty | Elizabeth Taylor
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This retelling of Sleeping Beauty tells the story of Emily, a quiet beauty living with her sister and niece in a small English seaside town. She has secrets in her past that have led her to a life of solitude and loneliness... until Vinny comes to town and wakes her from her stupor ☺️
#shessocold
#anglophileapril

Reviewsbylola Is this your first Taylor? I haven‘t read her yet but I want to ever since I have seen mom and @leahbergen rave about her. 1mo
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola This is one I haven‘t read (yet!) 😄 1mo
Cinfhen This would have worked for #Booked2019 #FairytaleRetelling 🥰 1mo
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Tanisha_A Sounds something I would love to read. 1mo
Mdargusch I told her that @Cinfhen - I think that‘s why she read it. 1mo
emilyhaldi Yes my first Taylor!! @Reviewsbylola I will definitely be reading morw 1mo
emilyhaldi That‘s exactly why I read it 😉 @Cinfhen 1mo
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vivastory Great choice. This sounds fascinating! 1mo
LeslieO I loved this one! 1mo
Cinfhen Great pick!! Still on my #OneDay list #SoManyBooksSoLittleTime 1mo
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LeahBergen Yes! 👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Mdargusch Love those sisters! 1mo
Reviewsbylola Loved this book! I hadn‘t heard of the Mitfords before I read it. It sparked my fascination with them. 1mo
Reviewsbylola Ain‘t that the truth! 😭😭 @Cinfhen 1mo
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Offutt‘s father dies and he is suddenly left with an inheritance of more than 400 pornographic novels. As he helps his mother sort through the typewritten documents stuffed into every nook of his fathers office, Offutt is forced to confront his childhood and the difficult relationship he shared with his dad- a famed pornographic novelist. The idea of reading porn written by my own parent certainly gives me #creep vibes 😳
#anglophileapril

CarolynM Indeed! Good choice👏 1mo
Cinfhen Not sure I could read this one. I‘ll wait for your review 1mo
emilyhaldi I never got around to posting a review @Cinfhen ... but I did read it and let me just say it‘s a no from me 🙃 (edited) 1mo
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Mdargusch Yeah, not sure I could read this one. 😳 1mo
Cinfhen Thanks, Em!! #pass 1mo
Reviewsbylola Major creep vibes. 1mo
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Tender is the Night | F Scott Fitzgerald
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Loving this spring weather 🙌🏻 After some yard work and gardening I can finally enjoy reading on my porch swing! This threeway situation between Nicole & Dick Diver and Rosemary Hoyt has some #taintedlove vibes....
#anglophileapril

Julsmarshall lovely cover! 1mo
Mdargusch Fun! Pretty pansies 💜 1mo
Reviewsbylola I can‘t remember if I‘ve read this one or not but I need to read some more Fitz! 1mo
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Cinfhen Yeah, a three way usually leads to some tainted love 🙄your house looks lovely!!! Love the columns and a porch swing sounds 😇 1mo
emilyhaldi Thanks ☺️😉 @Mdargusch 1mo
rohit-sawant I'm hoping to start with this soon! 1mo
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Ohio | Stephen Markley
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Sadly, #mygeneration and my state have a drug-abuse problem. Planning on reading this one for #booked2019 #bookaboutaddiction
#anglophileapril

Cinfhen Unfortunately I think it‘s a shared problem among the generations 😢😢 looks like a difficult read 2mo
MicheleinPhilly I‘ll be very curious to hear your thoughts on this. I loved it. 1mo
Mdargusch Yeah, I don‘t think I can read this one. I saw enough strung out, addicted people this weekend in New Orleans to last a lifetime. 😢 1mo
Reviewsbylola This one‘s on my TBR. 1mo
emilyhaldi Oh good!!! @MicheleinPhilly I haven‘t heard too many good things so happy to hear a positive review from you!!! 1mo
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The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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When your psychotic religious-fanatic dad makes your whole family to Africa to live in the bush, your old life can feel oh #sofaraway 🦂
#anglophileapril

Reviewsbylola For real! 2mo
EmilyM SUCH a good book! 2mo
Leftcoastzen Great pick! 2mo
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LeahBergen I love that mask! 2mo
Cinfhen You know I LOVE this book!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!! 2mo
gradcat Yaaasss! One of m all-time favorite books! 2mo
Kalalalatja Still need to read it, but it sounds so good! 2mo
Mdargusch I have not read this but your blurb makes me want to! 2mo
emilyhaldi Thank you! @LeahBergen it belonged to my husband‘s grandparents and used to have a leather tongue sticking out 😛 which sadly has long since gone missing... (edited) 1mo
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My Marriage | Jakob Wassermann
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Herzog thinks eccentric Ganna is going to be an #easylover with her large dowry and giddy, clumsy demeanor. But his plan backfires when Ganna‘s passions are more uncontrollable than he figured and he realizes he can never escape her!!! I haven‘t read this yet but after rereading the summary it might be next on my list!! I love myself some crazy 🤪
#anglophileapril

Reviewsbylola That sounds wild! 2mo
LeahBergen It‘s still on my TBR, too. 🙄 2mo
Cinfhen Ohhhhh, this works for #pop19 #publishedposthumous #stacked 2mo
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emilyhaldi Yes!! Thanks for that! @Cinfhen 🤗 you‘re quick! 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m only aware bc I checked the list yesterday to see which prompts I‘m missing and that was one of them😆 2mo
Mdargusch Looks perfect for you just by that cover! 2mo
Mdargusch I‘m reading @Cinfhen for that prompt 2mo
Cinfhen I really liked that book @Mdargusch excellent choice 💙 2mo
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#rumorhasit that one of your monthly hosts this didn't even make it on litsy to post yesterday 🤭 whoops!

Well I'm back with a photo of my favorite #wonderwall in our new house 🤗 ...Books!!! Built-in shelves were first on my list when we moved in and I love looking at them every day 😍

#anglophileapril

Chrissyreadit ❤️😍❤️ 2mo
diovival ♥️ 2mo
Rachel.Rencher Beautiful 😍 2mo
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saresmoore Gorgeous! And I love your white brick! 😍 2mo
Reviewsbylola Well considering you couldn‘t even open your eyes, we understand. 2mo
Redwritinghood I‘m so jealous! They‘re gorgeous. 2mo
TheLibrarian Beautiful! 2mo
swishandflick 😍😍😍 2mo
vumblereads Love the #shelfie! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Haha! Love your shelf and your space there! 😍 2mo
LeahBergen Your place looks gorgeous! 😍😍 2mo
Kalalalatja Built in shelves are the dream! 😍😍😍😍 looks great! 2mo
Cinfhen Cabinetry looks fierce ❤️love the Black & White 2mo
Sarah83 They look so gorgeous 😍 2mo
Mdargusch Beautiful! 😘😘😘 2mo
batsy 😍😍 2mo
Mtroiano ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
BarbaraBB They look gorgeous and you‘ve got so many Persephones 😍😍 2mo
whatshesreadingnow ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
JaclynW That is a beautiful shelf! Done just right! Built ins are amazing! I miss mine. 2mo
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After 4 years at Tulane I will always hold New Orleans #closetome 💚💛💜 My Mom ( @Mdargusch ) went to High school and Tulane with the author of this book! So I chose to read it for #booked2019 #remindsyouofyourhappyplace. Savic really captured the peculiar essence and eccentric personalities that make up NOLA but the story left me wanting more... #anglophileapril

Reviewsbylola I didn‘t know about this one but I recognize the name! 2mo
Mdargusch It‘s also a debut novel if you need a book for that prompt. 😁 (edited) 2mo
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The woman in white | Wilkie COLLINS
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I had so much fun completing the first quarter of #booked2019! 🎉🎉🎉 in part because I chose some wonderful books 💁🏻‍♀️ the tagged one and Ladder to the Sky being faves.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! 👊🏻📚♥️ 2mo
cathysaid ❤️ Mrs Dalloway 2mo
Cinfhen Yay!!! 2mo
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Samplergal We shared two books! A ladder and adnan. Both great! 2mo
Reviewsbylola Great choices, except Dalloway. Woolf is not for me. 2mo
emilyhaldi Agreed!! @Samplergal I loved both of them... Ladder was an EASY ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for me ☺️ 2mo
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The Sleeping Beauty | Elizabeth Taylor
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House is vacuumed, laundry is underway... Now I'm hustling to get this book finished so that I‘m all caught up for #booked2019!! 😅

Blaire Productive Sunday! Good luck finishing up! 2mo
Reviewsbylola You did it! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
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Long Live the Queen | Ellen Emerson White
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I took the old #aglophileapril playlist and made some upgrades 💁🏻‍♀️ so pull out your tea and porkpies and God save the Queen 👑

Kimberlone Oooh! Love the theme! I am going to try to follow along in April, even though my track record for daily challenges is not good... 2mo
emilyhaldi Ha! @Kimberlone my track record might be even worse 🙈 2mo
LeahBergen Woohoo! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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Kimberlone @emilyhaldi good to know I‘m not the only one! 2mo
Cinfhen Well done, luv 💋 2mo
Cinfhen New playlist @Klou @gradcat 2mo
Cinfhen Please share @LitsyHappenings peace, love and Frankie says Relax!!!! 🙌🏻🕺🏻 2mo
Reviewsbylola Looks much better. 😆 2mo
emilyhaldi I liked yours too 😘 @Reviewsbylola 2mo
Klou @Cinfhen thanks!! Can't wait for this!! 😊😊 2mo
gradcat @Cinfhen Thanks so much for the tag & the update...swell! 2mo
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The Sleeping Beauty | Elizabeth Taylor
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LOVING this gem, my first read by Taylor. Unfortunately, I bought a used copy online, and it reeks SO strongly of cigarette smoke that I have to hold it at arms length while I read 🤢 Has anyone else ever run into this issue??

Susanita Apparently there‘s a YouTube video about it. 2mo
Leftcoastzen OMG!That‘s why the old school eBay vendors used to put in listings item comes from a “smoke free home.” 2mo
saresmoore Ew. 2mo
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cobwebmoth I had to return a library book once because of this.😕 2mo
Texreader When she died, her kids (husband included) ditched my mother-in-law‘s whole library because it reeked so of cigarette smoke. Heartbreaking for a huge family of book lovers. 2mo
emilyhaldi @Leftcoastzen makes total sense now! I don't even consider my nose to be that sensitive but this book is BAD. Makes you wonder how much smoking went on in that home 😐 2mo
emilyhaldi @Texreader how awful 😕 you would think more old books would smell bad considering how popular smoking used to be... This is my first time encountering that issue! 2mo
bedandabook This happened to me with a library book recently and was revolting, so I sympathise. 2mo
batsy Ugh, I would find that unbearable. Like you mentioned it's probably more common than we expected but I've never had this issue before, either, and I've bought a lot of used books. 2mo
Tamra Oh ick. Treat yourself to another copy! 2mo
Reviewsbylola Yuck! That would give me a headache. 2mo
LeahBergen Blergh!! 🤢 2mo
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The woman in white | Wilkie COLLINS
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This book qualifies for #femaledetective by a very slim margin, and I‘m counting it! Collins is such a masterful storyteller that I didn‘t want to put this densely written mystery down. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#booked2019

Cinfhen Whatever works ~ grab it and claim it! 2mo
BarbaraBB Happy you loved it too. One of my all time favorites! 2mo
Reviewsbylola Gorgeous pic! 2mo
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One of these things is not like the other... And I'm finding it quite disagreeable 😒 Why would NYRB do this to me??

saresmoore That just seems sacrilegious. 2mo
JennyM Ouch... 2mo
Soubhiville Ugh! 2mo
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Mtroiano 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2mo
Kalalalatja That sucks! 2mo
JulAnna Oh, that would bother me too! 2mo
BillBlume ☹️ 2mo
squirrelbrain Gggrrr! 2mo
BarbaraBB Lol, that would drive me crazy 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
thebluestocking Yeah. Not okay! 2mo
Suet624 😂😂😂 2mo
Billypar Wow, it's like a middle finger from NYRB 😮 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl 😬🤯 2mo
TrishB Baaaad 😔 2mo
hermyknee What is NYRB? 2mo
KarenUK Just so wrong! 2mo
Leftcoastzen @hermyknee Books published by New York Review of Books.They often choose to reprint fiction worthy of another look. 2mo
LeahBergen What the hell, NYRB?? 😮😮 2mo
hermyknee Thanks @Leftcoastzen ! Also, @emilyhaldi that would bother me so much, too!! 2mo
Leftcoastzen I think the original of the Bog people was exactly that trim size.Maybe they thought it would be less readable and more expensive to change the trim size. 2mo
Reviewsbylola That‘s fucking ridiculous. 2mo
emilyhaldi Right?!?!? @Reviewsbylola I can't look at that shit every day 2mo
emilyhaldi Interesting perspective! @Leftcoastzen I just wish they would have considered the situation from the perspective of us NYRB collectors 😉🙃😆 2mo
Leftcoastzen I agree though, I have about a dozen,they look good together all the same size. 2mo
vivastory Come on NYRB, get your shit together! This would drive me crazy. 2mo
emilyhaldi @vivastory I can‘t take it!!! Sending the book back 😪 (edited) 2mo
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The woman in white | Wilkie COLLINS
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Reading during the work week is so difficult for me. By the time I get in bed I have no motivation to pick up my book 😩Anyone else?!

Leftcoastzen It happens.😞 2mo
wanderinglynn It happens. Stupid work gets in the way of all the fun. 2mo
Megnogged So often.🤦🏻‍♀️ I purposefully take late lunches so I‘ll be one of the only people in our break room for some quality book time. ❤️ 2mo
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cariashley Same here!! It‘s soooo frustrating 😞 2mo
kspenmoll Yes! Last night I was so tired I could not pick up a book. We had a snow day this past Monday; felt luxurious to read as much as I did that day. Finished my book club book. 2mo
Morr_Books So tired all the time! 2mo
Kalalalatja Same for me! Worst part of being an adult 😒 2mo
irre I want to read at night but I‘m so tired I fall asleep right away. 2mo
Coleen Yes! Oh yes! 2mo
Tanisha_A Yes, there are days like that! 2mo
Reviewsbylola For some reason I feel wide awake when I start reading in bed. 😆 2mo
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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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While I enjoyed Arthur Less‘s self-deprecating humor for about 100 pages, in the end I just feel like I wanted “less” of this book. #imbored

MicheleinPhilly PREACH! 2mo
8little_paws I didn't like the ending of this book. I knocked off a star for that. 2mo
TrishB Didn‘t even finish it! 2mo
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Leftcoastzen Cute kitty!😻👋 2mo
MichelleScott_author Adorable reading companion! 2mo
emilyhaldi @8little_paws so disappointed in the ending!!! 😝 2mo
Reviewsbylola Lol I already figured I wouldn‘t like this one. You confirmed it. 2mo
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The Woman in White | William Wilkie Collins
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My trip to England has me jet-lagged and drinking tea 🤪

Really hoping to make some progress on this book today!

JaclynW England! How fun! 2mo
Reviewsbylola This was a good one! I hope you followed all of Sophie‘s tips with that tea. 2mo
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Oriental Rugs in Color | Preben Liebetrau
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How could I resist this beautiful little illustrated "practical guide" to oriental rugs?! Later I found a newspaper clipping inside dated April 10, 1967 ❤️

Reviewsbylola Lol a book about rugs. But still, a great treasure! 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl How unusual! I especially like the clipping! 2mo
Megabooks So cool!! 2mo
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Brideshead Revisited | Evelyn Waugh
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Just a few more souvenirs from England in addition to my Persephone haul 😍

Cathythoughts I love the tagged book ♥️❤️💔 2mo
Reviewsbylola You were pretty restrained, well done. 2mo
Kalalalatja 😍😍😍 2mo
LeahBergen That little rug book IS cute! And I want that edition of Brideshead. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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Mapp & Lucia | E F Benson
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E F Benson is brilliant. This was the perfect book to accompany my English holiday- especially touring a few villages in the Cotswolds that allowed me to picture the small streets of Tilling. Lucia and Georgie are friendship goals 🙌🏻 and their petty feuds with Miss Mapp amused until the last page. I plan on collecting the rest of this series ASAP!!

LeahBergen You KNOW I love this review! 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
Aimeesue Daisy Quantock always makes me laugh, too. 😂 2mo
Reviewsbylola The baby talk, I just can‘t. 😂 2mo
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William, an Englishman | Cicely Mary Hamilton
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Feeling very proud that I limited myself to 5 books at Persephone. 💕
Tagging the other 4 in the comments...

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Jennick2004 Those are gorgeous! 2mo
Becker I Persephone collection is small but I love mine too. 2mo
KarenUK So pretty💕 2mo
saresmoore You look beautiful! Grey is a good colour on you. 💁‍♀️ 2mo
emilyhaldi Youre too kind 😘 @saresmoore if only you could see my now, sitting on the floor of Boston airport after 20 hours of travel and 6 hours (and counting) of delays 😑 It‘s a much different picture 😆 2mo
saresmoore Uuuugh. I hope your misery will end soon! 2mo
BarbaraBB Beautiful picture! I hope you‘ve left Boston now 💜 2mo
JennyM Beautiful pic 😘 2mo
LeahBergen 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 2mo
Reviewsbylola Lovely! ♥️ 2mo
Megabooks Nice!! 2mo
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Persephone | Kitty Thomas
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😍😍😍

HardcoverHearts I have tried to go there on 3 different occasions and each time it was closed! I am so happy to see your shot of the inside! 2mo
emilyhaldi How tragic!! @HardcoverHearts it‘s darling inside 💕 2mo
LeahBergen Gahhhhh!!! Whadidya buy? Whadidya buy?? 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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Cinfhen So, do you choose by the endpapers???? 2mo
BarbaraBB Soooo beautiful. What did you buy?? 2mo
Suet624 Wow, wow, wow. 2mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve been known to do that. 😆 2mo
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We Were Here | Matt de la Peña
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Persephone store aftermath.

squirrelbrain Wow! Did you buy one of every book in the shop?! ❤️ 2mo
cathysaid Holy wow! 2mo
TrishB 😮 they‘re going to be fun to get home! 2mo
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batsy Oh my 😍😍😍 2mo
tournevis Woe 2mo
Kalalalatja All those lovely greys 😍 2mo
saresmoore Such a beautiful thing! 2mo
Aimeesue 😍😍😍 2mo
emilyhaldi @squirrelbrain if only!!!! We did our best 😉 2mo
emilyhaldi @TrishB thankfully our lovely sister has an extra carry-on bag that we have filled (literally) with books to carry home 😆🤦🏻‍♀️ 2mo
TrishB Smart thinking 👍🏻 2mo
LeahBergen OH MY SWEET BABY JESUS. 😮😮😮😮 2mo
Susannah I love this. 2mo
JacqMac 😍 2mo
Cinfhen So, I want to know what their shopping bag looks like???? Please tell me it‘s something beautiful and fabulous 🥰🥰🥰🥰 2mo
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Secondhand Charm | Julie Berry
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Caught in the act today while wandering the town of Sidmouth, England

Leftcoastzen Lovely , lovely, books! 3mo
KarenUK Jelly! Need a trip home so bad... say hi to Uk for me 💕 3mo
LeahBergen What did ya buy? What did ya buy? 👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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BarbaraBB Great picture! ❤️ 3mo
batsy Ooooh please show us your haul 😁 3mo
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Mapp & Lucia | E F Benson
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Map & Lucia go together like Gin & Tonic!
Enjoying a little down time on the train to Honiton 🚂

Reviewsbylola Lucia for the win! 🙌🏻 3mo
LeahBergen Yes!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Have a ton o‘ fun! 😘 3mo
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EDIT: While I am still quite behind in my reading for first quarter of #booked2019 I also sometimes don‘t know what day, month, or year it is and now realize that I still have another month to finish the first quarter. 🤪

I failed the first quarter of #booked2019 pretty hard 😆 3/6 completed. Between travel, new house, and new job, life has really gotten in the way of reading. Hoping to catch up next quarter 😉

Bookzombie I think you have until the end of March. I still have two to read and one I haven‘t posted yet. 🙂 3mo
emilyhaldi @Bookzombie right you are!!! I posted this right before getting on a plane and about 10 minutes after takeoff I had a sudden epiphany that we are in fact only 2 months into the challenge, not 3 🤯 I am clearly losing my mind!!! 3mo
Bookzombie @emilyhaldi I had to sit and think about it for a minute. I swear February just flew by. 3mo
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TrishB And you can read them in any order through the year. 3mo
DivineDiana @TrishB My brain doesn‘t seem able to wrap itself around that concept!?! So, I can mix it up? Read from all quadrants at the same time? Just as long as all are completed by the end of the year? 3mo
TrishB @DivineDiana that‘s my understanding . @Cinfhen ? 😘 3mo
Cinfhen Yes!!!! @DivineDiana @TrishB @Bookzombie and Em!! We broke it into quarters to make the challenge seem less daunting but you are free to read any prompt at any time!!! As long as they are all completed within 2019🎉🎉🎉 #MoodReadersRejoice 3mo
TrishB @Cinfhen thanks 👍🏻 I typed it and then doubted myself! 3mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thanks! I did read the Book to Movie prompt early. I find it hard to read against the order though. Lol. 3mo
DivineDiana @TrishB @Cinfhen Fantastic! Now I will reevaluate what I‘ve read so far! So much anxiety alleviated! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 3mo
Reviewsbylola 😂😆😄🤣 3mo
emilyhaldi LOL the order doesn‘t make a difference to me, I can‘t get through ANY books these days 🤪 but I‘m determined!!! @Cinfhen 3mo
Cinfhen Welcome to my time zone @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola Hope you‘re having a great time 💕💕💕 3mo
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I've recently surprised myself by getting hooked on Marie Kondo's Netflix series. My husband documented the situation last week on Instagram and I just had to share 😆😉

Reagan-reads That‘s the best! 3mo
CareBear Hahahahaha! 🤣 3mo
CoffeeNBooks That's great! 😂🤣 3mo
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AmyG Ha! 3mo
Billypar I love it! Your husband should try to make this go viral- then we can see how long it takes for someone to post on Litsy without having seen the original post 😸 3mo
Soubhiville 🤣😂🤣🤪 3mo
batsy 😂😂 3mo
LeslieO 😃 She has some good ideas, just not about books. They all spark joy! 3mo
JacqMac 😂 3mo
LeahBergen 😆😆😆 3mo
youneverarrived 😂😂 3mo
Kalalalatja 😂😂😂😂 3mo
Reviewsbylola He‘s ridiculous. 😆 3mo
Cinfhen Hahahaha 3mo
Cinfhen I think my Niki and your hubs are kindred spirits 😂😂😂😂 3mo
Suet624 Hahaha 2mo
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