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lil1inblue

lil1inblue

Joined October 2020

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” ― Lemony Snicket
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Winter: A Novel by Ali Smith
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Empire of Gold by S A Chakraborty
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Leslie F*cking Jones by Leslie Jones
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Emily Dickinson: Poems | Emily Dickinson
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Calling all #emilydickinson fans. This is a must see. So clever! #poetrymatters

https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTLJFoWGu/

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I had no idea there was a word for this. But since I feel I may be part cat, I understand the definition well.

#weirdwordwednesday #weirdwords

CBee This is a new one for me too! Thanks for sharing! I can tag you next week and ongoing if you‘d like me to 😊 now
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Scent memories are my favorite.
1. Jergen's Original Cherry-Almond lotion. My mom always uses it because the scent reminds her of her mother, and in turn it now reminds me of her.
2. The smell of trees on a warm summer day.
3. The smell of the air when a big storm is approaching, but not yet here.

Eggs #1 That is so sweet! My mom used Jergen‘s too! 3h
lil1inblue @Eggs It's such a simple thing, but I love how it's become generational! 😍 2h
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Love Letters | A. R. Gurney
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“This is just me, me the way I write, the way my writing is, the way I want to be to you, giving myself to you across a distance not keeping or retaining any part of it for myself, giving this piece of myself to you totally, and you can tear me up and throw me out, or keep me, and read me today,”
― A.R. Gurney, Love Letters
#luckyinlove #longdistancelove
(Image is of Letters to sailors on France‘s Galatée warship from British national archives)

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect ❤️📝 8h
Eggs Brilliant 🤍✍🏻🖤 7h
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TheSpineView Great poem 💗 9h
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lil1inblue @TheSpineView This was a good prompt. I found 5 poems that were so good! It was hard to pick! 8h
TheSpineView @lil1inblue Agree! I ended up posting two myself. 8h
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Helpline | Katherine Collette
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My brain is tired and I am in need of book recommendations. I'm looking for a book published between 1800 and 1849 that is written by a woman (trying to kill 2 challenge prompts with 1 book). I'm trying to stay away from Austen-not because I don't love her books, but because I've already read a lot by her.

TheKidUpstairs Frankenstein, Jane Eyre 1d
BeeCurious Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell, published during 1848. 1d
lil1inblue @TheKidUpstairs I've read both already 😅but Jane Eyre might be due for a re-read. Thanks! 🙂 24h
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lil1inblue @BeeCurious Oooh! I haven't read any Gaskell yet. Thanks! 24h
lil1inblue @PaperbackPirate This looks interesting! I hadn't heard of it before, either! Thank you! 10h
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Fool: A Novel | Christopher Moore
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1. My officemates and I play all kinds of practical jokes on each other. We have saran wrapped desks, changed languages and screen orientation on computers, and we have rubber band and nerf gun wars. One person even did the stapler in the jello from The Office.
2. Pocket from Fool by Christopher Moore immediately came to mind when I saw this prompt. What a great character and book.

Happy Tuesday!
#two4tuesday

TheSpineView Too funny!😂😉😊 1d
peaKnit That sounds like a fun office! I was in an office like that for a long time, so fun! Keeps things light, especially when work is heavy. 1d
lil1inblue @peaKnit It is a great office. We're a small bunch, and we try to keep it fun when we can. 😻 24h
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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“He showed me his scars, and in return he let me pretend that I had none.”
― Madeline Miller, Circe

#luckyinlove #intimacy
(Image is Circe Offering the Cup to Ulysses by John William Waterhouse pulled from Wikipedia)

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This was also my choice! And I forgot to post it 😂 8h
lil1inblue @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great minds! (that sometimes forget) 😉 😅 7h
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My Afmerica | Artress Bethany White
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TheSpineView 😍😍😍 1d
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Dial A For Aunties | Jesse Sutanto
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"Second Aunt nods. 'Yes, you‘re not a whore, that‘s why you're so bad at dating.'"

#luckyinlove #romcom

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💚💛 2d
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Battle And Other Poems (1916) | Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5)
I loved the style of this coupled with the concept. I had to really slow down to appreciate the long, dense sentences and the stream of consciousness style. It's just a deeply human book.

Book 5/7 for #fabulousfebruary

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The Sea Cloak | Nayrouz Qarmout
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟(4.5/5)
Beautifully written short stories. Emotional, relective reading. The title story was particularly good.
Book 4/7 for #fabulousfebruary

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Finished 4 books so far! It's looking far more likely I'll hit my goal by the 29th. #fabulousfebruary

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⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟 (3.75/5)

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 4d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🐾🖤 3d
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4/5)
A really good history that I wish more people took the time to understand. I had to take it a chapter at a time, because my emotions were so strong after reading. I felt like the last couple of chapters lacked the detail of the first, but still found it a solid, engaging, and informative read.

batsy Completely agree. An essential book. 4d
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A Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K. Le Guin
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4/5)
I know I read this is junior high, unfortunately I have practically zero memories of that time, so this re-read felt like a new read with occasional flashes of deja vu. It was a solid, entertaining journey, with good world-building. I wish there had been more female representation, however.

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The Sea Cloak | Nayrouz Qarmout
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I'm going to try to finish #7in7. I'm 80% or so finished with 4 books, and 60% finished with another. 6 and 7 might be a little ambitious. But it would feel so good to finish them all! #20in4 #fabulousfebruary #cantstopwontstop

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A Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K. Le Guin
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"The island of Gont, a single mountain that lifts its peak a mile above the storm-racked Northeast Sea, is a land famous for wizards."
#firstlinefridays #awizardofearthsea #ursulakleguin

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Eggs Well done 🩵❤️💙 5d
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Autumn | Ali Smith
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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (4/5)

This read like poetry to me. Smith tackled a lot in 272 pages - every word and line felt important. It was a beautiful, melancholy, meditative reflection on art, nature, life, death, and time. I will definitely re-read this: It seems like the kind of book you gleam more from upon each reading.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 🧡 5d
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Autumn | Ali Smith
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Oh, it's so hard to pick favorites!
1. Addie LaRue, VE Schwab's The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
2. It's a tie: Crowley & Aziraphale, Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
3. Autumn by Ali Smith
“It is like democracy is a bottle someone can threaten to smash and do a bit of damage with. It has become a time of people saying stuff to each other and none of it actually ever becoming dialogue. It is the end of dialogue.“
#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Love Schwab novels, especially this one ❣️ 7d
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“We are very, very different people and yet somehow we fed off those varied differences and instead of separating us, it has made the whole bond a lot stronger.“
Paul Newman on his marriage to Joanne Woodward

#luckyinlove #headoverheels

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 7d
Eggs Be still my heart…love these two🥰🥰 7d
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Oculus: Poems | Sally Wen Mao
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1. I last moved in September 2020. I'm hoping this is it for a while!
2. I'm going to recommend an old favorite where the character moves to a new place: Anne of Green Gables. 😍

#two4tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! Happy Tuesday 1w
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dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 1w
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A Week of Mondays | Jessica Brody
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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 🌟 (3.5/5)

A lot of my reading was getting intense, so I was in need of a palette cleanser. This did the trick. It was a bit predictable, but I enjoyed watching it unfold. It was a lighthearted and pleasant read.

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Frankissstein: A Love Story | Jeanette Winterson
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“They never say, I love you with all my kidneys. I love you with my liver. They never say, my gall bladder is yours and yours alone. No one says, she broke my appendix.”
― Jeanette Winterson, Frankissstein: A Love Story

#luckyinlove #kiss #frankissstein #jeanettewinterson

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Autumn | Ali Smith
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“It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times.“
-Autumn by Ali Smith

#firstlinefridays #autumn #alismith

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Heartless | Marissa Meyer
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“A heart, once stolen, can never be taken back.”
― Marissa Meyer, Heartless

#luckyinlove #hearts #marissameyer #heartless

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤 2w
Eggs 🖤❤️🖤 2w
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The Jaguar | Sarah Holland-Batt
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IndoorDame 💜💜💜 2w
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The Kingdom of Copper | S. A. Chakraborty
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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 🌟 (4.5/5)

I'm doing the audiobooks for this series. And whoa. What a ride. Politics, plotting, magic, intrigue. I can't get enough of this series. I immediately started Empire of Gold, because it's just so intense. I have a funny feeling that this series will break my heart.

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TheSpineView Perfect!🤩🤩🤩 2w
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“True friendship is not about how long you've known someone, but how deeply you connect with them in the moments that matter.“

#luckyinlove #galentine #edwardkelseymoore #thesupremesatearlsallyoucaneat

Eggs Sounds so good 😊 2w
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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (5/5)
I cannot stop thinking about this book. It was so ambitious, and RF Kuang executed every element to perfection. I was struck, of course, by the powerful statement it makes about colonialism, but it was the bits about the power and limits of translation that really tickled my brain. I'm simply in awe of this book.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great review! Stacked 📚 2w
dabbe I'm reading it right now and absolutely loving it! ❤️💜🩷 2w
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VenCo: A Novel | Cherie Dimaline
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I really enjoyed this book. It was an easy read and a good story. I am hoping, however, that another book about the coven will be forthcoming, because I so enjoyed spending time with them!

julesG 🤣🤣🤣 I have that picture on a postcard. And the book on my TBR. 2w
TieDyeDude Ha! I love that picture! 3h
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Doomsday Book | Connie Willis
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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (5/5)
I had no idea what to expect going into this book, but wow was it a fantastic read. I laughed. I cried. I read on the edge of my seat. I'm definitely going to read more Connie Willis.

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“You have to be a romantic to invest yourself, your money, and your time in cheese.”

#luckyinlove #valentine #mediumraw #anthonybourdain

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 2w
Eggs Bourdain - gone too soon😔 2w
lil1inblue @Eggs I miss him! 😭 2w
lil1inblue @Eggs I miss him! 😭 2w
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Small Buried Things | Debra Marquart
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TheSpineView Perfect choice!❤️🎸 2w
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Doomsday Book | Connie Willis
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“Mr. Dunworthy opened the door to the laboratory and his spectacles promptly steamed up.“ Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

I have 4 chapters left and I can't wait to get home and finish! This book is intense, but so good.

#firstlinefriday #doomsdaybook #conniewillis

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Why We Broke Up | Daniel Handler
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“I'm telling you why we broke up, Ed. I'm writing this letter, the whole truth of why it happened. And the truth is that I goddamn loved you so much.”

#luckyinlove #loveletter #whywebrokeup #danielhandler

Eggs Great choice 🩵🩵 3w
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This was a tough prompt! But I found a lot of cool poems while searching.

#poetrymatters #transverse #inthelandofthebody#2 #chanabloch

TheSpineView Agree, it was a tough one. This is a great find.👍🤩 3w
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Since it's also Throwback Thursday, I'm going old school with my pics. Here are some favorites from my youth:
1. Encyclopedia Brown - I even had a little crush on Leroy. 😍
2. Nancy Drew - A teacher recommended I graduate from Encyclopedia Brown and get into Nancy Drew.
3. The Boxcar Children - An old family favorite that my Aunt shared with me

dabbe We share #2! I have to revisit EB and Boxcar someday soon. Thanks for playing! ❤️💜🩷 3w
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When I was young, I loved Faerie Tale Theatre, especially The Twelve Dancing Princesses. I watched it all the time. The tagged book was a decent retelling set in the 1920's.

The pic is me and the hubs dancing our first dance at our wedding.

#luckyinlove #dancing

Eggs So sweet ❤️ 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
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Jab | Mark Halliday
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TheSpineView Great poem!😍😍😍 3w
lil1inblue @TheSpineView I really dug this one! 3w
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1. The hubs and I don't participate in Valentine's Day, but I *do* love Galentine's Day! And I would love to get a book or bookish accessory for Galentine's Day. (I'm giving bookmarks with my little bundles!) 😍
2. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante is an excellent example of platonic love between 2 friends. The book is just a great read, as well.

Happy Tuesday!

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White: Poems | Jennifer O'Grady
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TheSpineView 🤍🤍🤍 3w
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