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rohit-sawant

Joined November 2016

Just another writer. Short fiction forthcoming in The Twisted Book of Shadows rohitsawantfiction.wordpress.com
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Make Good Art | Neil Gaiman
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I've been scrambling to meet deadlines on some short story submissions and had a good writing day today, which reminded me of this Neil Gaiman quote. 😊

Cathythoughts Great that you had a good writing day 👍🏻. Delighted for you. Nice post 1h
RaimeyGallant Congrats! 1h
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The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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"You did not have to understand miracles to believe in them, and in fact Mabel had come to suspect the opposite. To believe, perhaps you had to cease looking for explanations and instead hold the little thing in your hands as long as you were able before it slipped like water between your fingers."

Loved reading this one. ❄?❄
#WaitingForAMiracle (Featured in Natural Born Killers)
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Cinfhen Good choice!!!!!!! While I didn‘t love this book it‘s perfect for today‘s prompt ✨✨✨✨✨ 5h
gradcat Yay! Thanks for posting the movie this song is from!! ❤️ 4h
readordierachel Love that edition! I need to read this one already. 4h
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rohit-sawant @Cinfhen Thank you! 😊 2h
rohit-sawant @gradcat Of course! 💕 2h
rohit-sawant @readordierachel I think you'll enjoy this! Hope you pick it up soon! 2h
BiblioLitten Those are great lines! 27m
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“It has been said that civilization is twenty-four hours and two meals away from barbarism.”
#SoClose (Featrued in Enchanted)

Starting with my reread of Good Omens. This was my first Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett after NG's awesome collection, Fragile Things, and it was such a blast. I've been wanting to revisit this, and what better time with the online premiere of the adaptation so close. Super excited!
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gradcat Great post, & thanks! I‘m having loads of trouble figuring out the movies that these songs are in. So, yay! You helped me out here!! 😂 1d
rretzler Super excited for the show as well! 1d
saresmoore Ooh! When is the premier? I want to squeeze in a reread, too. 22h
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batsy What @saresmoore said! I read this is college ... Definitely time for a re-read! 17h
rohit-sawant @saresmoore @batsy It'll be out on May 31! 16h
rohit-sawant @rretzler 🙌🏼 😀 16h
rohit-sawant @gradcat Of course! And thanks! 😊 16h
saresmoore Woohoo! 9h
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A Midsummer Night's Dream | William Shakespeare
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"Fetch me that flower; the herb I shew'd thee once.
The juice of it on sleeping eye-lids laid
Will make or man or woman madly dote
Upon the next live creature that it sees."

Not exactly the best #OriginOfLove (Featured in Hedwig and the Angry Inch)
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Art by Henry Howard

batsy Nice pick!👏🏽👏🏽 We're reading this right now and I'm sad I didn't think of this 😳😂 2d
Cinfhen Lovely 2d
Cathythoughts Beautiful 1d
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Who's your #1stCartoonCrush? Gail Simone kick-started the hastag on Twitter, and it sounds like a fun idea so sharing it here! Growing up, I crushed hard on Teela and Princess Jasmine 😁💙
#GailSimone

Cinfhen Speed Racer was pretty awesome 🏁❤️ 3d
merelybookish I do like Nick Wilde in Zootopia. (Because voiced by Jason Bateman. 😉) 3d
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Omg this is fabulous. I had to think, but mine was definitely Tuxedo Mask from the Sailor Moon cartoons. 3d
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BookwormAHN Probably Keith from the original Voltron back in the 80s 😸 3d
InBooksILive I always loved Aladdin 😁 2d
batsy Probably revealing too much of my weird self to Littens, but Lion-O from Thundercats was one of the early ones 🤣 2d
rohit-sawant @Cinfhen I loved that show! I used to steer a frisbee pretending to be Speed while my cousin played Sparky 😂 2d
rohit-sawant @merelybookish He was so great in it! 🦊 2d
rohit-sawant @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Sailor Moon is still on my To Watch list! 2d
rohit-sawant @InBooksILive He's my favorite Disney character! 🙌🏼 2d
rohit-sawant @batsy Not weird at all! You have company since Cheetara was one of my crushes too 🤣 Also the intro song was so catchy! 2d
CoffeeCatsBooks Not my first cartoon crush but the one I remember, Jonny Quest. I actually had quite a few cartoon crushes. 2d
Cinfhen Hehehe😜 steer a frisbee!!! Brilliant 👍🏻😂 2d
readordierachel I used to have it pretty bad for She-Ra. She was a princess of power after all! 😆 2d
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Psycho | Robert Bloch
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"She was sittin' on a bench, Mama
Thinking up a game to play
Seems I was holding a wrench, Mama
Then my mind just walked away."

- From Leon Payne's delightfully disturbing song sung by by Neil Gaiman with Amanda Palmer playing the ukulele.
Check out the video here!
https://youtu.be/Nm4VVLbqN9Q
#WhereIsMyMind (Featured in Fight Club)
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gradcat Does Neil Gaiman also 🎤 🎶? 😂 3d
Leniverse Omg! Thank you! 3d
rohit-sawant @gradcat I wish he did it often! I'm pretty sure he can also secretly talk to cats and knows what different months taste like 😄🧙🏻‍♂️🖤 3d
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rohit-sawant @Leniverse My pleasure! 🙌🏼 3d
Cinfhen Cool!!! 3d
gradcat @rohit-sawant You are so funny, plus you really know how to turn a phrase—well said! And, what can Gaiman NOT do, pray tell?! 😂 3d
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"Bryony Adams was the type of girl who got murdered."
#TomorrowNeverKnows (Featured in Children of Men)
Kicking myself for not reading this sooner. It's so good!
#CurrentRead
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mreads Awesome cover 4d
Cinfhen Sounds interesting and I agree... great cover 😍 4d
Cathythoughts What a cover 👍🏻♥️ 4d
rohit-sawant @mreads @Cathythoughts Isn't it? 💜 @Cinfhen It's tone is reminiscent of Bryan Fuller's Pushing Daisies, only darker! Miss that show 4d
Cinfhen Ohhhh!! Good call!! Pushing Daisies was strange and wonderful 4d
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A Game of Thrones | George R. R. Martin
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#WhenTheLeveeBreaks (Featured in Argo) "I will take what is mine with fire and blood."

There've been mixed reactions to the latest season of GoT, but I've liked pretty much every episode so far. Can't imagine the pressure the creative team must be under to wrap arcs and storylines in the reduced episode count. Uncle Stevie said it best.
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Cathythoughts I only saw the first episodes.. it‘s brilliant... yes Uncle Stevie says it best 👍🏻♥️♥️ 5d
vivastory I totally agree. I think this is a great final season. Better than other beloved HBO series that had rather disappointing & lackluster season endings (The Wire & Boardwalk Empire both come to mind) 5d
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'm liking it all. It's rushed, but still good. (You might want to put a spoiler cover on this post though 😊) 5d
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Bklover I can‘t wait to see how this all wraps up! 5d
rohit-sawant @Cathythoughts Isn't it?! 🙌🏼 Loved that he thanked the creative team in his recent tweet. He's such a class act. 💕 5d
rohit-sawant @vivastory Right? And agree about The Wire (I've yet to see Boardwalk Empire). I'm pretty satisfied with how it's turned out. Marc Bernardin rightly said that this is probably one of the last "water cooler shows" where audiences are on the same page, which grows rare with on-demand streaming, and the global experience it's created is a win in itself. Sure, it was bumpy at times but overall it was a great ride. 5d
rohit-sawant @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Ha, didn't cross my mind 😄 👍🏼 5d
rohit-sawant @Bklover I had a hard time sleeping from the anticipation! 5d
Bklover So what did you think? 4d
rohit-sawant @Bklover I liked it. Then again, I'm easily pleased 😁 I can see how a majority of the audiences felt that a lot was wanting, but I think no matter how they ended it, pleasing everyone would've been impossible. I do wish we had more episodes to really flesh things out but considering the constraints, it was good. Chuck Wendig made some great points about why it didn't meet his expectations. You'll find it an interesting read, too @vivastory 4d
Bklover I think I‘m disappointed because it‘s over. I wish there‘d been more time too. Looking forward to seeing what GRRM does in the books (whenever they come out!). 3d
Bklover Loved the article- I like the statement that it just stopped rather than ended. 3d
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“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.”

No detail, however little, escapes the observation of Sherlock Holmes.
#LittlestThings (Featured in Love, Rosie)
#MayMovieMagic
@Cinfhen

tournevis My favourite Sherlock! 6d
Cinfhen Clever!!!! 6d
batsy Good one! 6d
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JazzFeathers I'm listening to this and l'm really enjoying it. 6d
erzascarletbookgasm Nice one! 👍 6d
rohit-sawant @tournevis Same! 🙌🏼 5d
tournevis @rohit-sawant Sign of Four is good (and an endictment of colonialism) but Baskevilles, hot damn, what a plot! 5d
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The Stand | Stephen King
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"He looked at the shiny puddles of gasoline. He took a package of paper matches from his breast pocket and looked at them, guilty and fascinated and excited."

Donald Merwin Elbert, aka the Trashcan Man, (one of my fave King characters) is #HookedOnAFeeling (Featured in Reservoir Dogs) when it comes to setting things on fire.
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@Cinfhen

GatheringBooks oooh! i have the graphic novel adaptation, too! cannot wait to dig into it. 1w
Cinfhen ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
gradcat Omigod! That reminds me of our very own @Trashcanman who I haven‘t seen around here lately...have any of you heard from him? 1w
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A Room With A View | E.M. Forster
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#LeTempsdelAmour (Featured in Moonrise Kingdom) reminded me of the tagged book. Also, using the prompt as an excuse to make this a Françoise Hardy appreciation post ?
"I feel happy and secure when I'm on my bed with a good book. I forget everything which is terrible in our world." - FH
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tournevis Françoise Hardy appreciation post. What lovely words! 1w
Tanisha_A This book is on my list since forever. 🤞 1w
Cinfhen She seems like such a beautiful person 🙌🏻❤️ 1w
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batsy I've has this playing all day, so thank you for including it in your list 💕 1w
rohit-sawant @Tanisha_A Loved the book! Looking forward to your thoughts on it. 1w
rohit-sawant @Cinfhen Right? She's so talented and lovely! 💜 I have a huge crush on her ☺ 1w
rohit-sawant @batsy My pleasure! 💜 And isn't it so addictive? 1w
rohit-sawant @Cinfhen @batsy Have you guys watched The End of the F***ing World on Netflix? Great show with an Edgar Wright-esque soundtrack. Was so pleasantly surprised to hear Françoise Hardy's "Voilà" in an episode. It's another repeat-worthy song! 1w
Cinfhen Thanks for the Netflix suggestion 🙌🏻❣️ 1w
batsy I haven't watched it, thanks for the recommendation. Sounds good! 1w
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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"You never see a fault in anybody. All the world are good and agreeable in your eyes. I never heard you speak ill of a human being in your life."

#SweetDisposition (Featured in 500 Days of Summer)
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batsy Nice pick! I was planning on using Caroline Bingley for this prompt as the anti-#sweetdisposition 😂 1w
erzascarletbookgasm 👍 one! 1w
rohit-sawant @batsy Hahaha, that's so fitting! And thanks! 1w
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Gerald's Game | Stephen King
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Cuffed to bed posts, Jessie wishes someone would save her, but not only does she save herself but comes out of the traumatic experience stronger.
#SaveMe (Featured in Magnolia)
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Cinfhen Ohhhh, creepy!!! 1w
readordierachel I love this soundtrack! 6d
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It | Stephen King
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“I‘m the Turtle, son. I made the universe, but please don‘t blame me for it; I had a belly-ache.”

So pumped for IT: chapter 2 and can't wait to see how the filmmakers portray a #SpaceOddity (Featured in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) Bill encounters in the form of Maturin, a cosmic turtle. I'm really hoping it'll be somewhat like Nolan's Interstellar on crack.
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Heideschrampf Hahahaha i might have to start watching after all 2w
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Mothers' Day | Fiona McArthur
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Happy Mother's Day to all the lovely moms of Litsy! 💕

saresmoore 😆 2w
Ms_T 😱😂 2w
LeahBergen 😆😆 2w
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The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri
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“Before it's too late, without thinking too much about it first, pack a pillow and a blanket and see as much of the world as you can. You will not regret it.”
#ImmigrantSong (Featured in Thor: Ragnarok)
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Cinfhen Tagged book was really good!! I almost went with this one by Lahiri but it features a HORRIBLE mom (edited) 2w
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Battle Angel Alita | Yukito Kishiro
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“Does it bother you that I'm not completely human?”
“You are the most human person I have ever met.”
#ModernLove (Featured in Frances Ha)
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“Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.”
#LustForLife
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Cinfhen It‘s on that list of mine #SoManyBooksSoLittleTime 2w
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Valley of the Dolls | Jacqueline Susann
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Crossing some overdue reviews off the list starting with this one!
The story revolves around three women in the entertainment business, each grappling with demons of their own the more success they attain. JS doesn‘t hold back & some chapters are like a raw wound. She uses the celebrity culture to peel back the layers & reveal the flawed & tragic, unpalatable & pitiable. The overall tone has a modern feel & crackles with witty dialogue. ⬇️

rohit-sawant Beneath the surface sensationalism, it delves into societal expectations, sexuality, objectification, self-deception, addiction, plus a variety of relevant themes, all the while keeping you hooked throughout. A part towards the end left me depressed for quite a bit, other parts left me enraged & heartbroken. A timeless and compulsive read. 2w
Tanisha_A Awesome review! 2w
rohit-sawant @Tanisha_A Thank you! 2w
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merelybookish Wow! I'm sold! 2w
EadieB I read this when it first was published in 1966. I was in high school. lol 2w
batsy Yep! You sold me 👍🏽 2w
Weaponxgirl Great review, I loved fed this book especially since at first it looks like a light read and then you get in and you are going “damn” 2w
readordierachel Fabulous review! 2w
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Red Dragon | Thomas Harris
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For once, Dr. Chilton is right about something, nudging Jack Crawford to investigate Hannibal.
#YouNeverCanTell
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Cathythoughts I never realized this is a series !! 😱I‘ve only seen the Silence of the Lambs ... must investigate 2w
rohit-sawant @Cathythoughts Oh, it's soo well done in every way! They've taken the characters and elevated them. Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal is divine. It's available on Netflix. Hope you check it out soon! 2w
Susannah I remember the first time I saw the TV series, I thought, Good heavens, they‘ve made Hannibal Lecter a foodie! It truly is an ingenious interpretation, and I definitely recommend it, but it‘s very graphic. Very Grand Guignol. 2w
MicheleinPhilly To this day I am still amazed that this was on a broadcast network. 2w
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"It was about seven in the morning, and I longed to obtain food and shelter; at length I perceived a small hut, on a rising ground, which had doubtless been built for the convenience of some shepherd."
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#GimmeShelter (Featured in The Departed)
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Art by the legendary Bernie Wrightson ?

Eggs Awesome 👏🏻👍🏼🤗 2w
Cathythoughts Very good ♥️👍🏻 2w
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"Human beings are strong because we can change ourselves."
- Saitama
#RedRightHand (Featured in Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy)
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@Cinfhen

Cathythoughts Love it 👍🏻♥️ 2w
Mdargusch Great quote! 2w
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Wonder Woman: Warbringer | Leigh Bardugo
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"We can't save everyone in this war. This is not what we came here to do."
"No, but it's what I'm going to do."

The iconic No Man's Land scene from Wonder Woman popped into my head for #DontStopMeNow (Featured in Shaun of the Dead)
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Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
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Confessions | Kanae Minato
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"No form of revenge could have made me hate you any less. If I had cut the two of you to shreds with a knife, I think I would have hated the little pieces of you just the same."

This was such a page-turner.
#HowFarIllGo (Featured in Moana)
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Megabooks I read this book recently on audio. I didn‘t like it as much as print, but it‘s an interesting thriller! 3w
BarbaraBB Perfect choice! Loved this book! 3w
Cinfhen This was really disturbing in a good way!! Great pick (edited) 3w
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erzascarletbookgasm I enjoyed this book! Look forward to read her other one 3w
readordierachel Ooh, this sounds chilling! 3w
gradcat Sounds kind of scary to me! 👀 3w
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Valley of the Dolls | Jacqueline Susann
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“But honest, honey, if I had your looks I‘d head straight for John Powers or Conover.”
“Who are they?” Anne asked.
“They run the top modeling agencies in town.”
“I think I‘d rather work in an office,” Anne said.

#YoungAndBeautiful (Featured in The Great Gatsby)
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LeahBergen I should really get my act together and start posting for this month! 3w
rohit-sawant @LeahBergen No rush! Jump in whenever it's convenient! 3w
rretzler Wow. I can‘t believe it‘s been 50 years for this. I took it out of my mom‘s nightstand and read it when I was about 10. 😝 3w
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Cathythoughts 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
Cinfhen Such a fun book! Loved it 3w
gradcat I did the same as you, @rretzler , but I can‘t remember how old I was. I feel like snickering like a child just thinking about it! 3w
Caroline2 I love that song! 🥰 3w
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Brontë
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Even though Heathcliff changes his mind, he's only just begun to scheme his long-term revenge.
#WeveOnlyJustBegun (Featured in 1408 as a diegetic score element in a creepy scene.)
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Cover art by Karl James Mountford
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batsy Nice one! 3w
Cinfhen Such a beautiful song 🙌🏻💕 3w
Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️ 3w
Billypar Really liked how they used the song in 1408: so creepy! 3w
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Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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"I have to tell you how much fun it was. (I'm being honest here.) When I "put the pedal to the metal" and drove poor Mrs. Olivia Trelawney's Mercedes at that crowd of people, I had the biggest "hard-on" of my life! And was my heart beating 200 a minute? "Hope to tell ya!""

You'd want to stay off the streets when the super creepy Brady Hartsfield is #BehindTheWheel (Featured in Atomic Blonde)
#MayMovieMagic
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Cathythoughts Nice pic 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
Cinfhen 🙌🏻❤️ 3w
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batsy 😥😥 3w
TrishB Great pick 👍🏻 3w
Reggie I need to read this trilogy. Man, summer goals. 3w
gradcat Have you been following the television show? Season 1 was fantastic!! 📖 📺❤️ 3w
readordierachel The soundtrack in Atomic Blonde was soooo good! 3w
Readergrrl @readordierachel I agree! Love the soundtrack to Atomic Blonde! I play it on road trips, house cleaning, cooking.... 💜💜💜 3w
readordierachel @Readergrrl High five! I'm gonna have to do some cooking/cleaning to it this weekend 😃 3w
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Perfect Days: A Novel | Raphael Montes
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#HighwaytoHell had me thinking of this yet unread book about a medical student who abducts a girl he's obsessed with and takes her on a road trip. Especially intrigued by all the comparisons to SK's Misery. Looking forward to crossing it off the list soon!
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j.rye This sounds amazing. It‘s going to the top of my tbr list. 3w
Cinfhen I still have nightmares from @emilyhaldi review 3w
8little_paws Omg. This book is one of the most gruesome I've ever read. I loved it but be prepared 3w
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LeahBergen It‘s a bizarre one! 3w
readordierachel So creepy! I really enjoyed it. 3w
emilyhaldi LOLOL @Cinfhen I STILL have nightmares from this BOOK!!!! 😫 @8little_paws knows what I'm talking about!! 3w
Suet624 Yikes! These reviews scare me! 3w
gradcat The cover is scary enough...what‘s in that syringe? 💉 😱 😲 3w
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Love, Rosie | Cecelia Ahern
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"Let's stop being afraid and take the chance. I promise I'll make you happy.
#AllMyLove,
Alex"

I did a buddy read of this with my best friend a few years ago and it's been a fave since (Love the adaptation, too!) ?
Thanks to @Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch for making #AnglophileApril such a fun challenge!

Mdargusch Thanks for playing as always! I will pop in a few times next month to play along with your challenge. 3w
rohit-sawant @Mdargusch Of course! And yes! Do join in whenever possible. 3w
Reviewsbylola I feel like I read a few pages of this and wasn‘t interested. I should try again. I absolutely loved 3w
emilyhaldi Thanks for participating!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
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Providence: A Novel | Caroline Kepnes
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"You don't lose a person all at once. You lose them in parts."

#OwnerOfALonelyHeart applies to both lead characters in this one.
#AnglophileApril
@Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch

Mdargusch Great quote! 3w
Cinfhen This book was a big disappointment for me...but I love that quote you posted ❤️ 3w
Reviewsbylola What a great, and true, quote. 3w
emilyhaldi 💔 3w
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Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters | Paul Tremblay, Joe R. Lansdale, Christopher Golden, Clive Barker, John Langan
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"Even with my scales glimmering moonlight and water seeping from my algae, I had a talent for invisibility, for sudden disappearance, the way blue butterflies in the canopy vanished when entering shade."

#InvisibleTouch reminded me of "The Creature from the Black Lagoon" by Jim Shepard from the creature‘s POV featured in the tagged anthology.
Art by Nicolas Delort
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rohit-sawant On a side note, the book has some great stories by a lot of my favorite writers, but the one that has stayed with me is "The Third Bear" by Jeff VanderMeer. 4w
Reviewsbylola This sounds good. I‘ve never read Vandermeer but my husband has. 4w
Mdargusch Lovely quote. 4w
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vivastory Have you read any other Vandermeer? 4w
emilyhaldi 🖤🖤🖤🖤 4w
rohit-sawant @vivastory Only few of his short stories. Have yet to read his novels. Really looking forward to Annihilation! 4w
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All I'll say is I'm blown away by how huge an achievement the film is & so emotionally satisfying. In awe of everyone involved, from the creative team to the performers. The screenplay, editing & vfx designs are especially outstanding, all crafted with the intricate care of a watchmaker putting together a timepiece. What a trip it has been.
#TakeTheLongWayHome
#NeverGoingToGiveYouUp
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@Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch

Cinfhen My kids are eagerly waiting to see this movie!!! I think it‘s tonight‘s big plans!!! Glad the ending lived up to all the anticipation 4w
rohit-sawant @Cinfhen Awesome! And gosh did it live up to the anticipation. I'm always wary of hype and avoided the trailers and various fan theories. Going in blind is so much more satisfying. 4w
Tanisha_A Can't wait to get to it! 4w
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JillR My son has been to see this today and has talked about nothing else since despite the fact I have no idea what he is talking about.... 😬 4w
Mdargusch Sounds outstanding! 4w
stacybmartin The movie was amazing!! 💙 4w
Reviewsbylola Never even heard of this movie. 😆🙈 4w
readordierachel I loved it too ❤ 4w
emilyhaldi My husband has been talking about it nonstop for the past week 🙉 4w
rohit-sawant @Tanisha_A Hope you catch it soon! 4w
swishandflick It's a fantastic movie but I don't know if "emotionally satisfying" is how I would describe it, I was crying by the end ? 4w
rohit-sawant @JillR @emilyhaldi I've been babbling about it likewise. 😆😁 4w
rohit-sawant @Reviewsbylola Oh it's this awesome indie film made on a shoestring budget 😉 4w
rohit-sawant @swishandflick Haha, same! That's part of what made it so fulfilling for me. Can't really get into the details without spewing spoilers 😆 4w
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Doctor Sleep: A Novel | Stephen King
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GatheringBooks i am missing me some stephen king. 😍🧚🏼‍♀️📚 1mo
TrishB Love this book 💜 1mo
Mdargusch Nice! I have never heard of this King. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1mo
Reviewsbylola 😞😢 1mo
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"Black holes are examples of "nontransversable wormholes"; that is, passing through the event horizon is a one-way trip."
From #SupermassiveBlackHole(s) to psychokinesis, Dr. Kaku takes complex topics often seen in sci-fi & lays them out in an interesting, fun way discussing real life possibilities.

“At some point, you have to stop running and turn around and face whoever wants you dead. The hard thing is finding the courage to do it.”
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Movie Magic | George C. Woolard
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So stoked to be co-hosting the May photo challenge with @Cinfhen! I love how the right song at the right moment in a film can add so much to a story, establish a tone, and thought #MayMovieMagic featuring film soundtracks would make an interesting photo challenge. Looking forward to seeing everyone's take on the prompts!
Here's the playlist: open.spotify.com/user/rsawnt/playlist/2NyY5zSTm6WTLlwuJZVtxE?si=qqOhYs_wQRCGRhaL6_36-Q

TrishB Cool 👍🏻 look forward to it. 1mo
Cathythoughts Oh great .. I‘ll do my best to join in as much as I can 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
Tanisha_A Eeeeeeee! 1mo
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vivastory A brilliant idea, my friend! I'm looking forward to playing along! 1mo
readordierachel Cool! 1mo
rohit-sawant @TrishB @Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A @vivastory @readordierachel Thank you, all! Do join in whenever it's convenient 😊 Can't wait to see your posts! 1mo
batsy This looks fun 💜 1mo
Eggs Looks so good!! 1mo
Naj This is such a great idea! 1mo
Reggie Can‘t wait. 1mo
squirrelbrain Looking forward to it! 1mo
Cinfhen Woohoo!!! I missed this post!!! Thanks @eggs for your repost it brought me to the original 😜🎉🎶🍿 1mo
Cinfhen Please share @LitsyHappenings ❣️🙏🏻😊 1mo
CrowCAH Looking forward to it!!! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Cool idea! 1mo
rohit-sawant @batsy @Eggs @Naj @Reggie @squirrelbrain @CrowCAH @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks, guys! Excited to see your interpretations of the prompts! 1mo
rohit-sawant @Cinfhen It was so fun putting it together! 1mo
CarolynM ❤️26 Such a great song! 1mo
emilyhaldi Fun!! 👏🏻🎬 4w
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"We all knew what Vern meant right away. At the beginning of the school year, Vern had buried a quart jar of pennies underneath his house. He drew a treasure map so he could find them again. A week later, his mom cleaned out his room & threw away the map. Vern had been trying to find those pennies for nine months. Nine months, man. You didn't know whether to laugh or cry."
Stand by Me
#BoysDontCry

Another favorite show of mine to bite the dust ⬇️

Suet624 Hmmm.. I‘ve never read Stand by Me. Maybe I should. 1mo
Mdargusch I agree @Suet624 - I feel like I should have read that by now. 1mo
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Reviewsbylola Yup, I need to read it to for sure! 1mo
Cinfhen I don‘t know why...I‘m not getting your tags 😢😢😢 1mo
emilyhaldi lolol 1mo
rohit-sawant @Suet624 @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola It's one of King's best. Hope you enjoy it! 1mo
rohit-sawant @Cinfhen That's odd! Hope whatever glitch it is gets ironed out. 1mo
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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“I am like a small creature swallowed whole by a monster, she thought, and the monster feels my tiny little movements inside.”
#EveryBreathYouTake
#AnglophileApril
@Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch

Cinfhen That‘s 🙌🏻❤️ 1mo
Mdargusch Nice! I‘m just getting ready to start this one. 1mo
Reviewsbylola I read this one recently. This cover is creepy! 👁 1mo
emilyhaldi I 🖤 Shirley Jackson 1mo
readordierachel Ooh, this cover! 1mo
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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austin
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#NeverEver have I been as behind reviewing books as I have been of late between battling slumps, everyday hecticness and poor time management. Hoping to have reviews up of the pictured books (all Picks!) soon.
#AnglophileApril
@Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch

Cinfhen Lots of good reads!!! Are u readyish to roll for MAY??? Feel free to post playlist whenever u like in the next couple of days. 1mo
rohit-sawant @Cinfhen Yes, almost done! 😀 Had trouble including some songs because of regional restrictions so compiling it in an older account I used with a VPN. Will have it up soon! 1mo
Mdargusch Wow! Good for you! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1mo
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Reviewsbylola Which one was your favorite? I loved VotD! 1mo
rohit-sawant @Mdargusch Thanks! 😊 1mo
rohit-sawant @Reviewsbylola Oo, that's difficult to answer! They were unique in tone to one another and I loved them all. And VotD was so good! I instantly connected with JS's voice. Love it when that happens. Also it's a tie between all three anthologies/collection (Carnival, Seize & Trouble) for their scope of imagination. I love the vampire subgenre so Seize was especially fun. 1mo
emilyhaldi I loved VotD too 💞💞💞 1mo
emilyhaldi And I feel your pain... I'm obviously very behind in catching up on my litsy comments!!! 😂😅 1mo
rohit-sawant @emilyhaldi Good to know I'm not alone on that front 🤣🤣 1mo
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Doctor Sleep: A Novel | Stephen King
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"You didn't get sober to be stupid, Danny. Keep it in mind the next time you start listening to that itty-bitty shitty committee inside your head."
#rehab

"Huw was shaking. Holy fucking shit, she barely whispered and that thing heard!"
#carelesswhisper

"Do something for me. Worship me. Stay here with your words, with your body. Worship me. Pray to me like I'm your god. Your goddess."
- AG, "The Bone Orchard"
#LetYouLoveMe
#AnglophileApril

Mdargusch Well done! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1mo
Reviewsbylola Hahaha your careless whisper quote cracked me up! 1mo
emilyhaldi On a roll!!! 🙌🏻 1mo
Centique “Itty bitty shitty committee” I‘m going to have to quote that! So good! 1mo
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Hannibal | Thomas Harris
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Reviewsbylola 😆😆😆 1mo
Reviewsbylola Yeah, that‘s a no from me! 1mo
Susannah That show was so perverse. I loved it (even though it made me a little sick to my stomach)! 🤣 1mo
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Mdargusch 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ 1mo
emilyhaldi 😂😂 1mo
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“There are things in that paper that nobody knows but me, or ever will.”
#Paranoid

“I never feel guilty eating anything.”
This recepie book inspired by the show has been on my TBR for ages.
#SpiceUpYourLife

“It would be a hard life, but it would be theirs alone. Here at the world's edge, far from everything familiar and safe, they would build a new home in the wilderness and do it as partners.”
#HardDaysNight
Art via https://bit.ly/2Dc9G4S

erzascarletbookgasm Great picks! I especially like your pick for #spiceupyourlife 👏😄 1mo
rohit-sawant @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you! 😁 🍽 1mo
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emilyhaldi That cookbook 😱😂 1mo
Mdargusch Omg that cookbook. 🤢 1mo
Reviewsbylola Great choice with The Yellow Wallpaper!! 1mo
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Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
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"I saw - with shut eyes, but acute mental vision - I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together; I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out; and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life, and stir with an uneasy, half-vital motion."
- Mary Shelley on a dream that inspired Frankenstein.
Art via https://pin.it/ws5gdxx77z7ayo
#dreams
#AnglophileApril

Cinfhen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤️ 1mo
Reviewsbylola Gorgeous art! 1mo
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batsy Love this image! 1mo
LeahBergen Love this quote AND image! 👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Mdargusch That‘s so cool! 1mo
emilyhaldi I really wanted to like this book, but was disappointed. However, totally impressive that Shelley wrote it at such a young age!!! 1mo
BiblioLitten 💕 1mo
Centique I love this 😍 And I love the book. I think because I studied it at university and went in blind not knowing Shelley was going to upend what we think is monstrous. 💕 1mo
rohit-sawant @Centique Sorry for the late reply! And yes! I was acquainted with the character only through pop culture (I think the first time was in Scooby Doo) and went in with certain expectations and was so surprised by her poetic and layered treatment of it. Penny Dreadful came closest to capturing the spirit of the book. God, I miss that show! 1mo
Centique @rohit-sawant I never saw Penny Dreadful - I must see if I can find it anywhere. 1mo
rohit-sawant @Centique It's available on Netflix. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it! 1mo
Centique @rohit-sawant not in NZ unfortunately. We seem to only get a subset of what the rest of the world has - Netflix must face some kind of extra cost for Australasian rights so our tv and movie backlist here is pitiful. ☹️ 1mo
rohit-sawant @Centique Ugh, I can relate. It's the same in my corner of the world. There's a whole bunch of content that's unavailable simply because of regional restrictions. It's the same case with Spotify as well. Hope it sees a release in NZ soon! 🤞🏼 1mo
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Hark! A Vagrant | Kate Beaton
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Cathy would easily qualify for #ShesSoCold
Kate Beaton's artwork is always such a delight. I haven't read the tagged book yet but hoping to change that soon.
#AnglophileApril
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Cinfhen Ha!! 1mo
Reviewsbylola 😂😂😂 love this! 1mo
vivastory 😂😂 1mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Pretty accurate. 1mo
Mdargusch Haha! 😂😂😂 1mo
emilyhaldi Lolol 1mo
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The Silence | Tim Lebbon
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Started with this earlier today on Kindle!

sudi The premise sounds similar to the movie The Quiet Place 1mo
Tanisha_A Is it the same as the series on Netflix? 1mo
Tanisha_A @sudi Yes. Oh that movie was so stressful! 1mo
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sudi @Tanisha_A talk about a nail biting experience 😰 1mo
rohit-sawant @sudi It does have similarities! 1mo
rohit-sawant @Tanisha_A It is! I only found out recently about the adaptation and pushed the book to the forefront of my Kindle backlog 😆 Really digging it. And stressful is right! A Quiet Place was intense. 1mo
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Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Cinfhen Truth!!! 1mo
Mdargusch Great choice! Amy Dunne is the quintessential bad girl! And creepy. 1mo
Cathythoughts I totally agreed! Loved this book 1mo
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Reviewsbylola 😂😂 whatever works! 1mo
readordierachel Ha! Good choice. 1mo
emilyhaldi That quote is so good!! ...and something I would like to instill in my husband 😆 jkjkjk (kinda) 1mo
rohit-sawant @Cinfhen 🙌🏼 1mo
rohit-sawant @Mdargusch Thanks! And she totally is. Rosamund Pike was so terrific in the role. 1mo
rohit-sawant @Cathythoughts Wasn't it fantastic?! 1mo
rohit-sawant @emilyhaldi 😂 It's such a great line! 1mo
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Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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One of SK's memorable villains, the demented Mr. Mercedes, Brady Hartsfield is a bona fide #creep. Also a victim of his alcoholic mother's #taintedlove. The role of Deborah Hartsfield could easily have been a generic creepy affair, but Kelly Lynch doesn't get enough credit for really imbuing it with substance, especially in the Deb-centric episode penned by Dennis Lehane. Love how King's characters often inspire empathy despite their depravity.

Mdargusch Nice! I think king has creeps in so many of his books! 1mo
Reviewsbylola One of the King books that I really liked! 1mo
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JillR I‘m reading this right now! 1mo
emilyhaldi Wow so many King books so little time! 😅 1mo
Suet624 Yes to your last line. He‘s so good at it. 1mo
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Dinosaur Tales | Ray Bradbury
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I recall reading that #MyGeneration is also called the Peter Pan generation, often criticized for not wanting to 'grow up.' Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, in terms of something Ray Bradbury once said to a close friend, the amazing Ray Harryhausen, where they promised each other to grow old but to never grow up & always be in love with dinosaurs & monsters & other childhood loves
#AnglophileApril
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emilyhaldi Reminds me of my favorite dinosaur-loving sister @Meredith3 ❤️🦕🦖 2mo
Mdargusch Ha! I was thinking the same thing @emilyhaldi 🦖 I think holding on to some childlike wonder is definitely a good thing. 2mo
Reviewsbylola I was thinking the same thing! @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch 2mo
Tanisha_A Yes! Following them, yes! 😀 2mo
Meredith3 ✨💕🦖💚🦕💕✨ 2mo
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"Home is behind, the world ahead,
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadows to the edge of night,
Until the stars are all alight."
#SoFarAway
Also this Google maps version of Middle Earth! ?
#AnglophileApril
@Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch

readordierachel Love this! 2mo
Susanita Brilliant! 2mo
zezeki I can't seem to find it! Can you provide a link please 😅 2mo
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Susanita That‘s one of my favorite scenes too. 2mo
Reviewsbylola Very cool! 2mo
Tanisha_A Hahahah! Cool cool cool 2mo
GripLitGrl Love it❣👍 2mo
Mdargusch Perfect! 👌🏼 2mo
Susannah Thus is awesome! I love it. 2mo
Cinfhen Cool!!! Well played 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
emilyhaldi 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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Thanks for the tag, @Eggs! 😊
1. We're in a much better place now socially than any past decade so I wouldn't. I do miss things about the 90s and early 2000s, however, like the music, Cartoon Network, video games, and the pace of life.
2. Paperback and Kindle.
3. Younger. I turned 29 recently.
4. Yes.
5. 💜
#friyayintro
@howjessreads

BiblioLitten I miss 90s for exactly those reasons. Cartoon Network then was epic. Recently I rewatched an episode of Flintstones and the theme was adoption and parenting. I love how it was shown. 2mo
rohit-sawant @BiblioLitten I know, right? Great how rewatching old favs through a grown-up lens adds an extra dimension of appreciation at the themes and sometimes makes us reassess any problematic aspects. Definitely adding Flintstones to my rewatch list! As a kid, one of my fav episodes was the Soft Soap one. That tune was so catchy! 😄 2mo
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A Midsummer Night's Dream | William Shakespeare
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anoint his eyes;
But do it when the next thing he espies
May be the lady: thou shalt know the man
By the Athenian garments he hath on.
Effect it with some care that he may prove
More fond on her than she upon her love;

#Easylover
Art by John Simmons
#AnglophileApril
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Mdargusch Love this! 2mo
Crazeedi 💖💖 2mo
Reviewsbylola Gorgeous! 2mo
emilyhaldi You always go deep! 🖤 2mo
batsy Lovely! 2mo
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