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teainthelibrary

teainthelibrary

Joined August 2016

Californian in the UK. Librarian. Addicted to caffeine. Obsessed with book/music pairings. 📚 2019: 28/65
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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That overwhelming feeling when all of your library holds come in at once 😱😭 Where do I start, littens?!

Recommended4Reading LOL...I think we all know that feeling! It's great...but then a bit overwhelming! 14h
MicheleinPhilly Crawdads! 10h
eraderneely The only one I‘ve read is The Library Book, but I definitely recommend 7h
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My Family and Other Animals | Gerald Durrell, Jocelyn Potter
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Category is: Greece!

Back in England after a gorgeous trip to Croatia, but kind of wishing I was somewhere else 😉

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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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A super cute and quick read. While I liked The Kiss Quotient better, I still loved this one and thought it held up on its own! I enjoyed all of the different identities and realities that came together, and the romance was totally believable. And now I‘m impatient for another book by Helen Hoang!

readordierachel I really enjoyed this one too! 2d
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Just under 300 pages of pure heartache. I adore books that delve into the relationships people share as they grow, learn, succeed, disappoint. Normal People was all that and more - it resonated with a part deep inside, it‘s hard to explain. A love story sans romance, perfectly executed.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream | William Shakespeare

Lysander: ‘Content with Hermia? No! I do repent
The tedious minutes I with her have spent.
Not Hermia, but Helena I love.
Who will not change a raven for a dove?‘

- I know Lysander has been drugged and all, but did he really have to do Hermia like that?! 😂

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A Midsummer Night's Dream | William Shakespeare
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I adored the Fairy song & love the silhouette of the Fairy Sentinel! 🧚🏽‍♀️🧚🏽‍♂️

‘You spotted snakes with double tongue,
Thorny hedgehogs, be not seen;
Newts and blindworms, do no wrong,
Come not near our Fairy Queen.

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Weaving spiders, come not here;
Hence, you long-legged spinners, hence!
Beetles black, approach not near;
Work nor snail, do no offense.

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Hence away! Now all is well.
One aloof stands sentinel.‘

#shakespearereadalong

Graywacke Love that illustration too. 5d
batsy That's lovely. 5d
Lcsmcat That‘s great! What edition is it? 5d
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merelybookish That illustration is adorable! 4d
teainthelibrary @Graywacke same! There‘s so many sprinkled throughout the acts, I had a hard time choosing which to share 😊 4d
teainthelibrary @Lcsmcat this is from a Folger Library edition from the 50s/60s - they‘re still publishing Shakespeare today! 4d
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A Midsummer Night's Dream | William Shakespeare
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Enjoying Act 2 while sitting in the middle of an olive grove on an island off the coast of Croatia. Life is surreal sometimes. Happy reading, everyone! 📚

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batsy Ooo that cover ❤️ 5d
merelybookish Sounds pretty awesome! I love those Folger library editions. I buy them when I see'em! 4d
teainthelibrary @merelybookish same! I have a lot of them, but I want more 😫 4d
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“This book is a love letter to the place in the world that means the world to me — my city, San Francisco.” 🌁

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Continuing my reread. The weather has turned on us in Croatia 😭 Currently sitting in our covered porch as the rain falls.. trying my hardest to cozy up!

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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I‘m in Croatia for the next week and I‘m LIVING for all of this sun!! Our AirBnB is in the middle of an olive grove - it‘s so peaceful and relaxing.

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The Green Ship | Quentin Blake
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The Librarian Theater visited our library this evening and put on a beautiful adaptation of Quentin Blake‘s The Green Ship! I laughed, cried, sang along, and loved every bit of it. ❤️

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Kristy's Great Idea | Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier
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I was way too obsessed with these as a preteen! On a whim, I decided to give it a reread and it‘s still so perfectly cheesy and awesome 😍

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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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A smart and addictive romantic comedy. It‘s not as shallow or cliche as it appears but tackles many realistic and toxic situations. I loved the entire story, but selfishly wished it had ended on a different note. The book was super original and I wish the ending reflected that.

thegirlwiththelibrarybag I‘m looking forward to starting this one soon (intrigued about your comment about the ending!) 1w
teainthelibrary @thegirlwiththelibrarybag can‘t wait to hear what you think! The ending wasn‘t bad per se, just super predictable and cliche 🙄 7d
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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I‘m so excited for this! I absolutely loved The Kiss Quotient, so I‘m hoping this compares well ☺️

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A Midsummer Night's Dream | William Shakespeare

Hermia: I frown upon him, yet he loves me still.

Helena: O that your frowns would teach my smiles such skill!

Hermia: I give him curses, yet he gives me love.

Helena: O that my prayers could such affection move!

Hermia: The more I hate, the more he follows me.

Helena: The more I love, the more he hateth me.

Hermia: His folly, Helena, is no fault of mine.

#shakespearereadalong

Graywacke Love that sequence 1w
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A Midsummer Night's Dream | William Shakespeare

Lysander: How now, my love? Why is your cheek so pale?
How chance the roses there do fade so fast?

Hermia: Belike for want of rain, which I could well
Beteem them from the tempest of my eyes.

- UMMM, is Hermia me?!

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A Midsummer Night's Dream | William Shakespeare

Hermia: So will I grow, so live, so die, my lord,
Ere I will yield my virgin patent up
Unto his lordship whose unwished yoke
My soul consents not to give sovereignty.

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merelybookish This is such a great quote!! Another reader highlighted it as well. Hermia is not backing down! 2w
merelybookish Also, I'm going to wait to comment on your other posts. I need to catch up! You're ahead of me in your reading!! 2w
readordierachel Loved this bit! 2w
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batsy Loved it too 🙌🏽 2w
teainthelibrary @readordierachel @batsy it‘s so fierce sounding! The feminist in me loved it 😌 2w
teainthelibrary @merelybookish haha sorry for speeding up! I flew through the first act because I enjoy this play so much! 😍 2w
merelybookish @teainthelibrary Oh no need to apologize! Reading an act a week took some getting used to. It's easy to get caught up in the story and read on! 2w
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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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A good book paired with a mimosa on a sunny Sunday afternoon? Perfect 😍

RaimeyGallant Meant to be. 2w
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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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I‘ve spent the past 2 days hiding from the world and devouring this book. Thrilling and dark, I truly enjoyed it. Slightly different from the movie but in all the best ways.

marleed The kids in the book had me deciding the script writers missed a beat (saw the movie first). Since in the book the kids having never seen daylight negotiate their world better than their mother. 2w
teainthelibrary @marleed I definitely agree! I really enjoyed that aspect of their relationship (relying on their senses versus her own) and her feelings of guilt over raising them to be that way. It was a great dynamic! I‘m going to rewatch the movie tonight so I‘m hoping to pick up on more differences. 2w
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Now that the Pet Sematary induced heart pounding has stopped, I‘m opting for a bit of relaxation tonight: a hot bath, some Malbec and this lovely gem of a book 😍🍷

TrishB Looks like a nice relaxing time! 2w
DGRachel I really enjoyed that book. Looks like a perfect evening! 2w
whippoorwill815 I feel like we are the same person right now 😂 I do a ton of reading in the bathtub and really need a bath tray thing like you have !! 2w
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teainthelibrary @whippoorwill815 haha i think we are! 😂 i noticed you were reading pet sematary also anddd i just picked up 11.22.63 from the library! Great minds think alike, right? 2w
whippoorwill815 Yes!! I'm a big Stephen King (and bubble bath) person and own/have read the vast majority of his books, but its been quite a while since I've read a lot of them! I've been experimenting with re-reading them via audio as audio is my worst format but I find I do much better when its a book I've enjoyed previously. And my library has a ton of SK audio. Hence Pet Sematary and 11/22/63 recently 😃 2w
teainthelibrary @whippoorwill815 I‘m going to get a lot of heat for this but Pet Sematary was basically my first King book! I read Carrie about a decade ago but that was it. I feel a little bit obsessed now and I‘m struggling not to hoard all of his books 😂 I totally feel you on the audio front too - I usually just can‘t get into a book while listening but sometimes, albeit rarely, it happens! (edited) 2w
whippoorwill815 Oooo that is exciting though! He has so many good ones! The Green Mile is probably my all time fave. 2w
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Pet Sematary | Stephen King
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A deliciously terrifying slow burn of a story! I read the last 100 pages with my hand over my mouth and my adrenaline pumping. The setting, the characters, the PLOT - it all had my mind racing the entire time. Definitely recommend! Music pairing: https://youtu.be/MwToTZc9qOk

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Pet Sematary | Stephen King
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I 100% regret starting this book late last night. I‘ve found myself wanting to find a place to hide at work so I can carry on reading it. #librariansoflitsy

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My Family and Other Animals | Gerald Durrell, Jocelyn Potter
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England is so cold and grey, it‘s hard not to daydream about Spain and Greece and all the other sunny places 😭 PS - has anyone watched The Durrells? It‘s fantastic.

lover.of.the.classics Hey, I love your Litsy name! 3w
teainthelibrary @lover.of.the.classics thank you! although I drink more coffee than tea nowadays 😉 I definitely relate to your username as well! 3w
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A beautiful end to a great series. Feeling all of the feels over Vasya and her story. I‘m sad that it‘s over.

Moray_Reads I haven't got to this one yet but I will be sad to see it end 3w
teainthelibrary @Moray_Reads I avoided reading it for this exact reason! I‘m tempted to reread the entire series already LOL 3w
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The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula Le Guin
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Picked up these gorgeous covers at Desperate Literature in Madrid 😍 A lovely visit, as always.

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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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Quirky and unconventional, but oddly relatable and a bit humorous. It‘s hard to pinpoint exactly what I liked about this book because it‘s so different than anything I‘ve ever read. I could see myself in Keiko and I felt for her, and paired with the scathing yet subtle social critique, made this book a joy to read.

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This book shook me! The suspense and the dread were palpable. It was creepy and eerie, with the satire on point. While it‘s a quick read, there‘s a lot to unpack here and I found myself thinking about it for a long time after finishing. I‘m super excited to see more from Oyinkan Braithwaite.

BooknerdsLife I want o read this book badly too! 3w
teainthelibrary @BooknerdsLife can‘t wait to hear what you think when you do! 3w
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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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Spending the past couple of days meandering around Madrid and soaking up these quirky titles has been DELIGHTFUL 😍

BooknerdsLife Oh I love this book so much! 3w
Mitch These are our bookclub June and July book choices! 3w
teainthelibrary @Mitch ooo I look forward to some reviews! They are weird, but good. Enjoy! 3w
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Short, sweet, and steamy. Almost a little too cliche at times and clearly written by a Brit who *thinks* they know Americans. I found myself rolling my eyes a lot, but enjoyed it overall.

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The Mars Room: A Novel | Rachel Kushner
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I‘m not sure how to rate this book - I liked it and thought it was interesting. But it took me weeks to finish and thought it dragged a lot. I appreciated the honest depiction of life in prison and the often brutal nature of it. I felt for so many of the characters, I just wish the writing would have allowed me to enjoy their stories more.

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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One of the rare occasions where I went movie AND THEN book. I loved the film, the book a tiny bit less. It went a lot more in depth into the relationships between the characters and how chaotic they were. I loved the humor and all of the footnotes and all of the different personalities. The ending is fantastic and it‘s a worthy read. Are the sequels worth picking up?

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I was hesitant to start The Winter of the Witch because, honestly, I didn‘t want the series to end. But I couldn‘t wait anymore. And it‘s just as beautiful and heartbreaking and wonderful as I knew it was going to be. 💕

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Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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I‘m very happy I start late in the morning - nothing is better than a cup of coffee and a good book in bed 😊 come join us on reddit (r/bookclub) this month! We‘re reading this fantastic and seminal classic by Asimov!

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Ann Veronica | H. G. Wells
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I love H. G. Wells. Even more so now that I found out he wrote a feminist novel about the suffragette movement 😍 #12ClassicsIn12Months

Lucidusky Never heard of this one. Just added it to my tbr pile! 4mo
teainthelibrary @Lucidusky me either! I randomly passed it in the library and did a super quick double take 😂 4mo
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Drums of Autumn | Diana Gabaldon
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I‘m a sucker for Outlander - I love the characters and the richness of the world building. I eat them up! This one was particularly exciting as it takes place in America! Plot wise, it was pretty slow but I enjoyed the extensive descriptions and character building. I‘m loving the new TV season and am tempted to pick up the next book now!

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Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
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A very important and emotional read with deep and complex characters who really resonated with me. The backwards time line worked for me and kept me engaged. The only issue I have with this one is that it felt like a poorly disguised pro-choice argument. While I am pro-choice myself, I still expected a certain amount of nuance and wished the pro-life characters were given more of a presence.

WanderingBookaneer I agree wholeheartedly with your review. 5mo
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The Wicked + the Divine 1: The Faust Act | Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie
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In love with the artwork, like majorly in love. The story line and the characters are amazing, but the dialogue complicates the plots and makes it confusing at times. Still, I can‘t wait to delve into this series and get my hands on other volumes.

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Saga Vol. 9 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Going all out on my last evening of vacation! Scored large on Lush‘s Boxing Day sale so I‘m pampering myself in the bath while I cry my eyes out over Saga 😭 I love this series!! Who else is caught up?!

rachelsbrittain This looks heavenly 😍 5mo
LitLogophile Oh 😍😍 5mo
UrsulaMonarch Just caught up & am DEVASTATED 5mo
teainthelibrary @UrsulaMonarch SAME! I seriously made like an audible gasp when I turned the page 😭 I can‘t stop thinking about it! 5mo
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A Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
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The cool thing about being a librarian is that I get first dibs on new releases! Anyone else reading this?

LiteraryinLititz My library hold just came in and I‘m planning to start it this weekend! 5mo
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#BookAndBath 💕 I love living in England, but being away from home can be hard. Being an American living abroad inspires complicated feelings, but I‘ll never shy away from the love I have for our patchwork quilt of a country. I‘m seeking out home in this collection, and hopefully new perspectives as well. ❤️🇺🇸

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Tampa | Alissa Nutting
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I normally don‘t listen to audiobooks all that often, but randomly came across this on my TBR, so I decided to give it a try... I feel totally blindsided!! What have I got myself into?! 😱

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Happy Friday, y‘all 😋

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I‘m a sucker for adventure stories, this one being no exception. I was hooked from beginning to end. I loved all of the drama, science, and personalities. Large amounts of history are provided, from Honduran history and culture to Old World diseases to archaeology. I enjoyed it all. Any recommendations for similar reads?

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I have loved dinosaurs forever. Jurassic Park is one of my favorite movies (and books!), and yet, this book has shown me how little I know! It is super engrossing and interesting and I am LIVING for all the pictures of maps and fossils 🤓

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A thriller/mystery that started off really strong, but unfortunately died off in the end. About half way through, I really began to struggle. Up to that point though, I was really loving it - it made me anxious and uncomfortable in all the best ways. It‘s clearly a classic for a reason but I just couldn‘t get into it.

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Drums of Autumn | Diana Gabaldon
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A 1200 page time traveller romance and a gingerbread latte?! Happy Sunday to me! ✌🏼🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿❤️

Andrew65 Should keep you out of mischief! 😊 (edited) 7mo
LilMrmd79 I just finally finished this one last week. 5mo
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All cozy on the couch and ready to spend this chilly evening starting this.. I‘ve heard great things and if it‘s even half the reading experience Lolita was, I‘ll be very happy!

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The Extinction Trials | S.M. Wilson
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The premise sounded so amazing, but the execution was bland. I felt there was so much opportunity to really bring the story to life but Wilson‘s writing was just meh. No world building, flat characters, and boring dinosaurs. I‘m a little sad!

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Happy Thursday! I have today off - I made a pot of pumpkin spice coffee and I have this book that I‘m currently obsessed with.. I think I‘m all set for a lazy afternoon! What are you all reading?

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Memoirs of a Geisha | Arthur Golden
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I first read this book about ten years ago - it has aged well! I found myself sucked right back in to the geisha world. Wrapping myself in the characters and settings, I breezed through this novel once more. It‘s rich in detail and incredibly interesting. Perhaps a modern classic?

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