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thenamesbondvagabond

thenamesbondvagabond

Joined September 2016

English major 📚 | Paperbacks, hardcover, Kindle, & audiobooks 🎧 | Horror, sci-fi, fantasy 🦄 | 💙 Ravenpuff 💛 | Proud kitty momma 😺
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Hell House | Richard Matheson
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Such a cute dedication for a horror novel!

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The Classic Fairy Tales | Edited by Maria Tatar
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Mini rant: Is it considered socially acceptable to be an hour late to meeting up with someone and then not apologize? 😡
Okay, now that's out of the way, this is a GREAT book. Reading it for a class on Grimms fairy tales. 👍

melbeautyandbooks No it is not! Not without a really good reason, like serious bodily injury. 2y
AlaMich Uh, NOPE!!! 2y
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My boyfriend and I went out for fro yo after our first week of classes. Guess whose is whose. 😉

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The House of Mirth | Edith Wharton
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Thank you so much @bookgogo! This is my first book sleeve and I love it so much. It was clearly made with love and care. 💙

ipreferlush Oh my gosh, I wants it!!! 😍 2y
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Pretty Girls: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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I'm chewing through this awesome thriller while enjoying the cold front (52 F). This is my first Karin Slaughter and while I was not prepared for the violence, it's still great!

KathyWheeler The violence in this book was pretty shocking. It‘s a great book though. 2y
thenamesbondvagabond @KathyWheeler I started shivering and it wasn't because of the cold. 😱 2y
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White Teeth | Zadie Smith
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Crazy (good!) opening sentence/paragraph. 😱

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Impossible | Nancy Werlin
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It's a rainy day - perfect weather for reading. I have been playing Overwatch to get some Halloween event goodies, but I am so sick and tired of being sexually harassed in online video games. 😡
But books never fail me! So it's time for cuddles from Tiger Lily and diving into a friend's rec. Happy Sunday, friends!

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The Red Badge of Courage | Stephen Crane
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I'm trying to catch up on some reading for class while snuggling with my fur baby. I'd say it's a good morning. 😊

Tanzy13 🐱 2y
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I've been having awful anxiety lately primarily due to preparations for grad school. I feel like I've been on the edge of a panic attack for the past few days. 😱

In other news, here is an awesome display that my bookstore has up. The tagged book looks intriguing.

AmyG I hope it eases up soon for you. 2y
Mommamanzi Love the display and am thinking of you. ❤ 2y
batsy It must be a challenging time. I hope it eases up soon. 2y
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The Long Walk | Stephen King
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1. To Kill a Mockingbird ?
2. Black ?
3. Long - "The Long Walk" is a phrase repeated throughout the book ?
4. Either dragons or ?

#FriyayIntro @jess.how

mom2bugnbee 🙌 2y
litmuggle Unicorns 🙋 2y
Chachic Dragons 🙌 2y
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JenFischS 🙌 2y
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shadowspeak17 ✋🏽 2y
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The Long Walk | Stephen King
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Hello, everyone! I'm back with a whole new look: my natural brunette hair now featuring a pixie cut plus glasses! ?

Anyways, I wanted to show y'all something I saw on my college campus this morning. Don't worry, I brought it to a librarian's attention and it has since been removed. First of all, to my understanding, none of the children's books featured here deal with "sexual roles". More importantly, THIS is why we need banned books! ?

TrishB Is this generally a big problem in the US? I just don't recall these titles having any backlash in UK - or maybe as my kids aren't young anymore I don't notice? 2y
2BR02B @TrishB Yes, US culture contains many unfortunate throwbacks to our Puritan roots- among them those that believe sex education for youngsters should begin and end with "don't have it until marriage." 2y
TrishB Thanks 👍I would also be the parent that brought it on purpose!! 2y
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4thhouseontheleft @TrishB I'm that kind of parent. ? In fact, when the North Carolina state legislature passed HB2 (a state bill that wiped out the non-discrimination ordinance Charlotte passed last year that extended protections to LGBT folks - also known as the "bathroom bill"), I sent a copy of George (on this list) to both my State senator and Representative. 2y
MicheleinPhilly @4thhouseontheleft 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
TrishB @4thhouseontheleft 👍👍 good to hear! 2y
UnidragonFrag 😠 lame! 2y
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Peter Pan | J M Barrie
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I'm taking a short break from posting on Litsy. Life is kind of overwhelming right now...there's a lot going on. I'm okay, I just need to make more me time. (I'm also trying to still read for fun while having to read for school.) However, I'll continue looking at everyone's photos and current reads because that always makes me happy. Don't change, friends! ❤

MidnightBookGirl It's always good when we allow ourselves time for self care. 2y
DivineDiana Take care! ❤️ 2y
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batsy Take care! And I hope things settle down soon 🌻 2y
Ms_T See you soon x 2y
AnansiGirl Take as much time as you need for yourself 🍀 2y
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#Audiocoloring while listening to the hilarious Rainn Wilson, better known as Dwight Schrute from The Office. I'm getting an eye exam today after I'm done with classes. It will be my first one in years and I may be getting glasses, depending on the results. (I've definitely noticed my eyes are changing.) But my anxiety is starting to kick in since I'll be doing the full exam and I've never had my pupils dilated. 😱

EvieBee Beautiful! I‘ve been meaning to listen to this. I love Dwight. Hope your exam goes well. It‘s not so bad at all. Those glasses you have to wear afterwards seems to be the most annoying aspect of the process. 2y
thenamesbondvagabond @EvieBee Thank you for your sweet words! ❤ The pupil dilation just sounds like something from science fiction to me, haha! 2y
jenniferw88 Take some tissues with you - my eyes water when I have drops as they sting a little bit! 2y
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The House on Mango Street | Sandra Cisneros
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My first attempt at #bookombre, one day late. 😳
I believe Aronson is an independent publisher, so maybe this covers #indiebooks too? 🤞
#AutumnReads @Tiffy_Reads @JoeStalksBeck

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When I take the time to relax, I tend to read comics from Hoopla. And since it's that time of year! 🕷🕸

#BathTimeBooks #AutumnReads
@Tiffy_Reads @JoeStalksBeck

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A Room of One's Own | Virginia Woolf
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One of my many #femaleheroes is Virginia Woolf. She was a protofeminist who paved the way for women writers today. As someone who aspires to be a published writer someday, this matters to me. I'm not familiar with her fiction quite yet, but I love her essays Professions for Women, and of course, the iconic A Room of One's Own. "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."

#AutumnReads @Tiffy_Reads @JoeStalksBeck

mrozzz 🙌🏻👌🏻🤘🏻 2y
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Thornhill | Pam Smy
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Finished this last night before bed for #LitsyPartyofOne. I was blown away by the beautiful artwork and heartbreaking yet wondrous story. Horror is one of my favorite and most-read genres, so sometimes it takes a little extra to scare me. Not this time! I couldn't sleep for a while afterwards... 😱

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Thornhill | Pam Smy
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Comics and graphic novels are my usual #bingereads, even though I try to make them last! 😭 This one does not disappoint. Such a beautiful book. Meanwhile, Tiger Lily is succeeding at right angle-ing! (Is that a thing? 😂)
#AutumnReads @Tiffy_Reads @JoeStalksBeck
#LitsyPartyofOne @Ambrosnazzy

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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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"It is easy to see things in retrospect. But I was ignorant then of everything but my own happiness, and I don't know what else to say except that life itself seemed very magical in those days..."

#LitsyPartyofOne...plus one! ?

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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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This is my #mostanticipated read this month as part of the #ReadingEnvyReadalong. Not only is it the first of September (yay, fall!), it's also my first time doing a photo challenge and a #Litsy readalong! 😄

#AutumnReads @Tiffy_Reads @JoeStalksBeck

ReadingEnvy Yesssssss 2y
mrozzz It's such a good book to do for a read along! 2y
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For multiple reasons and circumstances, I only read four books this month. But the ones that I did read were helpful in distracting me from life and current events out of my control. Hopefully September will be a better month, both for reading and my mental health. 🤞

I'm still fairly new to #Litsy but I definitely feel at home with everyone here. Thank you all for your love and support, especially during #Harvey. We will get through this! ❤

Ms_T Well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
mom2bugnbee Are you in Houston/Texas? Thinking of you! 2y
thenamesbondvagabond @Ms_T Thank you! 😄 2y
thenamesbondvagabond @mom2bugnbee I am in Texas, but everything is okay where I am. My best friend's apartment had minor flooding, but all of my family and loved ones in TX are okay. Thank you! ❤ 2y
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The You I've Never Known | Ellen Hopkins
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Everything is okay here! Lots of rain and wind, but we're safe and sound indoors. Tiger Lily purrfectly captures my #CurrentMood.

I don't want to give too much away regarding Ellen Hopkins' newest book, but there are multiple themes that are problematic, to say the least. The major one for me was bisexuality being equated to promiscuity and cheating. Um, no. 😡

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Trigger warning: Domestic abuse, homophobia, sexual assault

LauraBrook Bummer about the book, but glad you're safe and sound! 3y
mrozzz Yikes!! Well if I do attempt a read I'll get it through the library. Thanks for the tag! 3y
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Peter Pan | J M Barrie
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Not that you can tell from looking, but there is a scaredy cat hiding under this blanket. She knows there's a storm coming. My Kindle is fully charged so I can read while avoiding Hurricane Harvey. Be safe this weekend, my fellow Texas #Littens. ❤

Soubhiville You be safe too! 3y
LeeRHarry Stay safe! 3y
TheLibrarian Be safe! 3y
thenamesbondvagabond @Soubhiville @LeeRHarry @TheLibrarian Thank you! Me, my family, and my loved ones are safe. ❤ 3y
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Middlemarch (Revised) | George Eliot
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Chilling before class with coffee and one heck of a long book. I technically haven't started it yet but it's been on my TBR pile for years. Now I get to read it for school! I promise I didn't cause the damage to the cover, it's a rental... 😅

EvieBee That pencil case, though! 2y
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The You I've Never Known | Ellen Hopkins
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Had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. But I was able to save a butterfly with torn wings from getting stepped on, and now I get to sit and read with this cutie. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

Soubhiville I hope tomorrow is better enough to make up for today! 3y
CoffeeCatsBooks Love the close-up 😻 3y
melbeautyandbooks Hope tomorrow is better! 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you have a better day tomorrow ❤️ 3y
mrozzz Doing ok now? Enjoying this book?? 3y
thenamesbondvagabond @CoffeeCatsBooks Thanks! That's how close she was to the camera, haha! 3y
thenamesbondvagabond @mrozzz Doing much better now, thanks. 😊 The book is good! I feel like it could be shorter, but at the same time it's helping to distract me from life and current events. 3y
mrozzz 👍🏻💗 I'm a big fan of Ellen Hopkins but I've been hesitant of this one. Appreciate the insight! 3y
thenamesbondvagabond @mrozzz I have only read Tricks and Burned, and that was years ago. I saw a review of this one on Litsy and it sounded intriguing! Definitely some disturbing content though, and needs some trigger warnings. 3y
mrozzz I see...Maybe I'll pick it up from the library if I find it there! 3y
melbeautyandbooks Happy t😊 hear today is better! 3y
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Emma in the Night | Wendy Walker
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This book was highly disturbing. It's hard to review it without giving too much away. I've rated it lower due to the writing feeling somewhat disjointed throughout the story. Also, the constant plot twists and POV switches confused me at times. This book is about one messed up (af!) family and when you're sure you've got the mystery figured out...Walker turns it on its head. Still recovering from this rollercoaster ride. 😱

TheLibrarian Right?!?! I just finished this a few minutes ago and I'm like WTF just happened. 3y
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Peter Pan | J M Barrie
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Neverland is #woke. 😎

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Emma in the Night | Wendy Walker
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"What I have come to know about death is that...it is not fair. It does not add up your cigarettes and drinks and irresponsible behavior and come for you when you've reached your quota. People die all the time who were very good, very responsible. And people stay alive to the bitter end of their natural lives who were very bad and who did very bad things."

AlaMich Ain't that the truth! 2y
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The Little Prince | Antoine de Saint-Exupry
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Last night my sweet boy Shadow passed away. He had been sick for a while but things took a turn for the worse over the weekend. He was only three years old and I had him for just over a year. I'm glad he's not in pain anymore but I miss him so much. 💔

charissharpe Sending you hugs xx 3y
2BR02B So sorry for your loss. He looks like a sweet boy. 🙁 3y
cobwebmoth Aw! Big hugs to you! 3y
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Ms_T So sorry to hear this. Savour the memories ❤️xxx 3y
kathedron I am so sorry. Be gentle with yourself xx 3y
Zelma I'm so very sorry. 💕 3y
Soubhiville Oh gosh, I'm so sorry! It's always hard to lose a friend. Hugs. 3y
CoffeeCatsBooks Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs! 😿 3y
DrexEdit I'm so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful kitty he is! 😢 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Such sad news. I'm so sorry to hear this. He looks like he was very sweet. 💔🐾 3y
Texreader 😭 I am so sad for you. He's so precious. 3y
jfalkens I'm so sorry for your loss xxxxx 3y
Jenni_Capps I am so sorry!!! Sending you good vibes 😿 3y
TheLibrarian Sorry for your loss 😿 3y
LauraJ Hugs. And thanks for giving that handsome guy a good home. Sorry it couldn't have been for longer. 3y
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1. Library 📚
2. Favorite fictional character(s) 🦄
3. Always cry a bit 😢
4. Hmmm...it ultimately depends on the book. I don't want to read just any book on the United States... 😲
5. Always read the back cover blurb 📖

#BookishWouldYouRather
Thank you, @Kalalalatja 😄

Kalalalatja Thank you for playing! 👏 3y
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Great collection of Victorian-era horror stories. The gorgeous illustrations only enhance the spookiness of the tales. My favorite story was Elizabeth Gaskell's "The Old Nurse's Story" (see picture) and my least favorite was Charles Dickens' "The Signalman" (no surprise there, I find him long-winded ?). Beautiful addition to any bookshelf.

Zelma Wow, gorgeous illustration! I would want to look at that just for the images. 3y
Ms_T I'm really taken with this. Nice review! #Stacked 3y
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Girl in Snow: A Novel | Danya Kukafka
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I was less than impressed with this book. Although it was a mystery, it moved incredibly slowly and dragged on. The book is definitely more character driven than plot driven, which doesn't work for me with mysteries/thrillers. None of the characters seemed interesting and/or likable, and one was particularly disturbing to me. (No spoilers here! 🤐) But the writing itself was okay.

⭐⭐⭐/5

monkeygirlsmama I agree so much. 3y
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Happy International Cat Day! They're even better friends than Frog and Toad. 🐱

LauraBrook Look at those baby faces!!! 😽😍😽 3y
Ms_T Aww! 😻😻 3y
RaimeyGallant So cute! 3y
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Girl in Snow: A Novel | Danya Kukafka
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See What I Have Done | Sarah Schmidt
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"When she saw what she had done..."

This thriller about Lizzie Borden was incredibly well written, especially due to its suspenseful, eerie feeling. It was hard to choose whose perspective was my favorite since each of the characters are unlikeable in their own way. ? However, this does not detract from the book, which reminded me a lot of Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Whodunit? You'll have to decide for yourself.

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Autobiography of a Geisha | Sayo Masuda, G. G. Rowley
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My #BookoftheMonth picks for August!

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See What I Have Done | Sarah Schmidt
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#Litsy321Favorites

Genres: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Authors: Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Ray Bradbury
Books: The Catcher in the Rye, The Golden Compass, Flowers for Algernon
Littens: @BookishFeminist and @Kalalalatja
Bookstores: Half Price Books and Barnes & Noble
Places to Buy Bookish Things: Etsy and Book Riot
Bookish Thing: The Catcher in the Rye necklace
Place to Read: Armchair with cats
Season: Tie between fall and winter

Kalalalatja Thank you! ☺️☺️ 3y
Jess7 Thanks for participating! 🤗 Great choices for Littens to follow! @Kalalalatja creates some of the best Would You Rather quizzes! So much fun! 3y
thenamesbondvagabond @Kalalalatja Just giving credit where it's due. 😄 3y
thenamesbondvagabond @Jess7 Thank you for making this fun questionnaire! 😊 3y
BookishFeminist ❤️❤️ 3y
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See What I Have Done | Sarah Schmidt
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I love this #BookRiot post on the perfect coffee shop. I feel this way whenever I try to read in Starbucks!

Sace Starbucks is the worst for distracting music. Or maybe it's just the Starbucks where I live. 3y
charissharpe I work in a restaurant & play relatively chilled music (I often put on Motown) but I imagine the Starbucks playlist is designed to drive you juts so that you don't stay, ensuring a quick turnover of the tables... pity the employees 😜 3y
charissharpe *nuts! 3y
thenamesbondvagabond @RestlessFickleBookSlut I think it's Starbucks locations everywhere! 3y
thenamesbondvagabond @conversationswithcharis Agreed! My nearest location has the weirdest playlist. 😂 3y
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See What I Have Done | Sarah Schmidt
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The cats are being extra snuggly tonight since their dad is away. This is Tiger Lily. 😄 (Yes, my cats have bookish names!)

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The Breakdown | B A Paris
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It was a dark and stormy night...

The Breakdown is just as good as Behind Closed Doors, if not better. Although some readers may find the unreliable narrator trope is overused in thrillers, it is one of my favorite plot elements and works perfectly in this scenario. The main character Cass is concerned she is developing early onset dementia and becomes increasingly paranoid, making for a great psychological thriller.

Thanks, #NetGalley!

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The Breakdown | B A Paris
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"I'm not going to tell him that I've been out today because if I do I'll have to lie about where I've been and, if I lie, it might come back to bite me if I can't remember what I told him."

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember what you said. ?

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The Breakdown | B A Paris
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Working my way through my first #netgalley read with Shadow cat. I have summer classes so he's missed me. 💙

monkeygirlsmama So sweet. 3y
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Autobiography of a Geisha | Sayo Masuda, G. G. Rowley
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1. I actually don't drink 😅
2. Books based on covers 📙
3. Forest 🌳
4. That's a tough one...probably realistic!
5. Elizabeth Bennet 💙

#BookishWouldYouRather @Kalalalatja

Kalalalatja 👏👏 3y
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"...these individuals have thus bravely succeeded in conquering for themselves comparative wealth and social position..."

I have mixed feelings about this book. While it clearly had serious influence on the abolitionist movement, I can't ignore how slavery is still portrayed in an idealized manner. Slaves are depicted as chilidish and unintelligent while slaveholder are often their "saviors". Nonetheless an important piece of history.

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Reading a classic with the sleepiest little cat.

PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to Litsy! Hope you're enjoying it here. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts. Your cats are adorable btw. 😻 3y
thenamesbondvagabond Thank you so much! 😄 3y
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