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1. The 90s when I was a teenager.
2. Ebook. I like that I can make the font bigger when I'm tired!
3. Older. Just.
4. No, not even in the same country, but at least on the same continent!
5. #friyayintro @howjessreads

zsuzsanna_reads Was just thinking, I want to bring back the 90s but with my adult self and money! Don't want to be a teenager again 😂 1mo
Megabooks Yes! That is the main reason I use kindle. My font is huge! 1mo
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A quick #booked2019 update...

Cinfhen Looking good!! Night 💔 1mo
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Stone Gods | Jeanette Winterson
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Mehso-so

This was between a so-so and a pick for me. It's a story about repeating climate catastrophes. I think I liked it because I sympathized with the author's perspective so much, but there wasn't much of a story about the protagonists as such.

#booked2019 #clifi

(I had no idea what clifi was before this reading challenge. My initial thought was something a lot naughtier.)

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A Judgement in Stone | Ruth Rendell
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A disturbing thriller considered one of Rendell's best. It really takes off once Eunice meet her friend and accomplice, Joan. There are some vaguely preachy and some outdated bits (did watching American cop shows influence her?) but overall it's not just a story about class, but about how people of different communities can live side by side, even in the same house with no understanding of each other.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

zsuzsanna_reads Also, Eunice is up there with Rebecca's Mrs Danvers in the creepy housekeeper stakes. 2mo
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The Plague Charmer | Karen Maitland
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How did I end up with three creepy thrillers on the go at the same time?
😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱

The Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland: a very readable medieval thriller I had picked up randomly at some point (might have been a 3 for 2 offer).
Judgment is Stone by Ruth Rendell: from my lifetime reading list. I'll probably finish it tonight.
The Circle by Dave Eggers: another #lifetimereading nominee and #booked2019 #socialmedia read.

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And the Wind Sees All | Guđmundur Andri Thorsson
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A bittersweet snapshot of a small Icelandic town and its inhabitants on a summer evening.

Short and satisfying. ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5

My first read from Peirene Press, a small publisher that brings out a few translations of short European literary fiction each year. Their catalogue looks very good. https://www.peirenepress.com/

#booked2019 #featuresamusician

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

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Thoughts as I go along:

1. I have always been bothered by the mild boy's own adventure feel. The worst that can happen to Orwell is that he has to return to his well to do parents' house. Would his view of poverty be different without this?
2. The misogyny! Ok, sex sells, but do we have to start off with a rape fantasy. (At least I hope it's a fantasy.)

Haroon_Ishaq Gonna read that soon 2mo
zsuzsanna_reads @Haroon_Ishaq This article from the British library has lots of great background detail: https://www.bl.uk/20th-century-literature/articles/an-introduction-to-down-and-o... 2mo
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Don Quixote: World Classics | Miguel Cervantes
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I am in the process of putting together a list of books I've read in my twenties to re-read - some I liked, some I didn't - to see what I will make of them a decade or more later. I've been re-reading books regularly of course, some of them many times (for example Anna Karenina) but I want to do this in a more planned way, to run in tandem with my lifetime reading plan. (Right now based on 1001 books / Guardian 1000 books + assorted plays).

Haroon_Ishaq How many times did u read Anna Karenina ? 2mo
merelybookish Interesting! Is there any book you expect you'll feel differently about? (I have a few books that I loved in my 20s that I would never reread, in part because I'm pretty sure they wouldn't withstand middle age scrutiny and I don't want to destroy my memory of them. 😬) 2mo
zsuzsanna_reads @merelybookish I am not sure! I wonder how well White Teeth has aged - I read it when it came out. I am mostly hoping I will like some that I didn't back then, like Tess of the d'Urbervilles. 2mo
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Trent's Last Case | E. C. Bentley
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Mehso-so

After last week's lovely reads, I am back in a reading slump.

Trent's last case is an ok detective mystery, but it is more of historical interest, spanning Victorian suspense with modern detective mysteries.

After loving Slade House, I ended up bailing on Bone Clocks by David Mitchell as I just couldn't face the meandering plot.

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My #firstpost on Litsy was about the tagged book (a "pick"), got five likes and my #firstlike was from @EvieBee . Two years and many likes later I'm still very happy to be on Litsy!

@DebinHawaii @daisydo @LeahBergen @BookishTrish

Not sure who started this #firstlike thing, I've just seen it on my feed!

hermyknee @Texreader started it! Fun, right?! 2mo
Texreader Yay!! Glad you looked for your #firstlike !! 2mo
LeahBergen Oh!! I love it! ❤️❤️ 2mo
DebinHawaii So glad to be one of your early likers! 🤗 2mo
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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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Quirky, creepy, shocking, hilariously funny; this book has to be read to be believed. The author had worked for many years in a convenience store to support herself while writing.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Straits Times article with interesting background info: https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/arts/books-18-years-of-convenience-store-...

CouronneDhiver I loved this book. A lot. 👏🏽👏🏽 2mo
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Collector | John Fowles
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A literary thriller about a psychopath and the girl he kidnaps. It can be read on many levels: as a straight thriller, a commentary on class, a criticism of angry young man literature, a parable on a certain kind of marriage. Even though they are forced together they are unable to understand the first thing about each other.

Creepy, thought provoking and a quick read.

4.5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Suet624 This is an older book, right? 2mo
zsuzsanna_reads @Suet624 It's from the sixties. But it has aged well. 2mo
Suet624 Yes, I remember reading it a very long time ago and being so freaked out by it. 2mo
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Currently trending ony Facebook feed. I've got a good Facebook feed. 😀

Hollie This is awesome! 2mo
Britt_Bratt Lol. Even though sometimes people still try to talk to us. About the book. 2mo
janeycanuck 😂🤣😂 2mo
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Valley of the Dolls | Jacqueline Susann
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Valley of the dolls 99p on the Kindle. Another love or hate cult classic I haven't read yet.

jillannjohn I read this so long ago! I think it was my mom‘s book! 😳 2mo
gentlepet An absolute all time fave of mine! Like eating an entire pint of ice cream in one sitting with zero regrets 🥰 2mo
zsuzsanna_reads @gentlepet That's what I've heard! 2mo
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Slade House | David Mitchell
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A compulsively readable contemporary haunted house story. It's creepy but not full on horror. I liked that the setting was both the same and completely different in every chapter.

I did not realise that this was a sequel to Bone Clocks, but luckily it is also a sequel to The 1000 Autumns of Jacob de Zuit, which I've read.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ would make a perfect Halloween read

Already started Bone Clocks!

rwmg Oh is it? I loved 1000 Autumns 2mo
zsuzsanna_reads @rwmg It is very different, but there's a link to the crazy monastery on the mountain. 2mo
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I have read a record breaking 41 books so far this year (thanks, influenza!), so I thought I'd have a look at how I'm doing on my current reading goals.

I've read 13 books from the combined 1001 books to read / Guardian 1000 books / plays I want to read list that's my current #LifetimeReadingPlan . ✔️
I've read 4 science fiction / speculative fiction books. ✔️
But so far I've failed to read any of the long novels I set for myself. 😱

quirkyreader Congrats on your goals so far.🐸🐙 2mo
merelybookish That's great! 41 books is impressive! 2mo
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Stone Gods | Jeanette Winterson
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My tentative TBR for the spring quarter of #booked2019 . 🌷🌷🌷

They are all books I own. I've already read Stone Gods by Jeanette Winterson for my #clifi selection, but I haven't posted a review on Litsy yet!

@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

BarbaraTheBibliophage Ambitious list!! 2mo
Billypar Midnight's Children is one of my favorites- hope you like it! Interested to hear your review of Love Medicine since I think it's the next Erdrich I want to read. 2mo
zsuzsanna_reads @Billypar I've wanted to read midnight's children for so long! I'll definitely review the Erdrich 😊 2mo
Cinfhen I really appreciated 2mo
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King Henry IV, Part I | William Shakespeare
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This might be interesting for those who are doing the #shakespearereadalong : there are two episodes of BBC In Our Time on the relationship between Shakespeare and historical fact. The first us on the Plantagenets (including the current readalong play, Henry IV part I) the second is on the Roman plays. Here's a link to the podcast:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0000nd9

@GingerAntics

Lcsmcat Thanks for sharing! 2mo
GingerAntics Oh wow, that‘s awesome. Definitely checking this out. Thanks for posting this. 2mo
batsy Nice! Thank you. 2mo
TheBookHippie Thanks !!! 2mo
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As much a murder mystery as a spy novel. The plot is not as complex as in other le Carre novels, but it is an enjoyable read. I liked finding out more about Smiley's past.

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Follows the life of a disparate group of neighbours in a north London suburb over six months. The crimes themselves are less important than the interesting descriptions of people's odd lives and motivations. This being London, by the end of the six months all but one of the residents have moved on. Interesting psychological portraits rather than a psychological thriller and I was pleased to guess the culprit.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ An easy but engaging read.

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Fludd: A Novel | Hilary Mantel
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A brilliant start to Hilary Mantel's Fludd. She is now one of my go to authors and I am working my way through all her novels. 💗

Cathythoughts I‘m stacking this one sounds good ! ( @JillR am I mad or what ?? !!!! .... have you read this one (edited) 3mo
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Love's Labour's Lost | William Shakespeare
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Word of the day: honorificabilitudinitatiubus. Meaning: ??

One of Shakespeare's neologisms that didn't take, possibly due to the non-appearance of Mary Poppins in the play, as it can be pronounced to the same rhythm as supercalifragilisticexpialadocious.

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The Genius of Birds | Jennifer Ackerman
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Starting what I think will be the perfect read for spring / summer, listening to birdsong in my garden.

wordzie 🙌❤🐦 3mo
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Enjoying a ridiculously warm February day.

#dogsoflitsy
#babiesoflitsy

Lcsmcat So cute! Your dog looks like Cinder, our town‘s fire department dog. 3mo
Lynnsoprano What a great picture!😍 3mo
RachelO Such a cute picture! But what‘s with the weather??! 😎 3mo
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Tanisha_A That picture - 😍! 3mo
batsy 😍🐶👶 3mo
zsuzsanna_reads @Lcsmcat his name is Raffles and he is a Russian Black Terrier. 3mo
zsuzsanna_reads @RachelO I know! And it was snowing around this time last year. ☀️☀️☀️ 3mo
merelybookish So sweet! Enjoy! 3mo
julesG It's gorgeous out there! 3mo
tpixie Love this photo 🐶 👶🏻 2mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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From Book Memes on Facebook

😂😂😂

britt_brooke 😆🙋🏼‍♀️ 3mo
Slajaunie 😂😂💙💙 3mo
Tanisha_A 🤣 3mo
wordzie 😁😂 3mo
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Cold Comfort Farm | Stella Gibbons
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And #booked2019 winter is a wrap!

Female investigator: Lindsey Davis, The Third Nero
Fairytale retelling: Jeanette Winterson, Sexing the Cherry
Happy place: Stella Gibbons, Cold Comfort Farm
Related to podcast: Hilary Mantel, Beyond Black
Irish author: Roddy Doyle, Snapper
New to me author: Sally Rooney, Normal People

@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Woohoo 🥳🥳🥳congrats on completing the first quarter‼️ 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s great! 3mo
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Apparently it is #LoveYourPetDay
And though I love them all every day, here's a picture of my little pack looking out the window.

#dogsoflitsy

AlaMich That‘s freaking adorable!!❤️ 3mo
saresmoore Oh my gosh. So cute! 3mo
Erofan Super cute!!! ❤🐕❤🚼❤🐕❤ 3mo
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mreads Too cute ❤ 3mo
Suet624 💕💕💕 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Adorable!💗💗💗 3mo
batsy Too adorable ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Tanisha_A What a sight! 😍 3mo
wordzie 3mo
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On Canaan's Side: A Novel | Sebastian Barry
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Mehso-so

My least favourite book by Barry so far. I prefer his less epic novels with a smaller, more domestic setting.

Pricel101 I concur! Days Without End was long- but beautifully entertaining I thought. My fave is 3mo
TrishB @Pricel101 that‘s my fav too! 3mo
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1. I am just outside London, UK in a small village in Surrey.
2. Literary novels, mystery, history non-fiction
3. Barbara Pym, Henry James, Willa Cather
4. We have always lived in the castle is the first that sprang to mind right now

Playing along with @EchoLogical for #socialsunday 😊

EchoLogical Gonna go check out your rec now! Thanks for playing 😋 3mo
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Noise of Time | Julian Barnes
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Midnight: just finishing a great book, listening to the rain and my dog's breathing as he sleeps in his bed. All else is calm and quiet. Bliss.

♥️🌃🌧️🐶

(My husband's on a business trip, so no snoring!)

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The Grand Old Duke of York | Bernard Lodge, Maureen Roffey
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Thank you! My Litsy score just passed 10k!

As a reward (or punishment) to my followers, here's my version to the popular nursery rhyme "the grand old Duke of York":

The grand old dog of York,
He had 10,000 fleas,
He marched them up to the tip of his tail and he marched them down again.
And when they were up they were up and when they were down they were down, but when they were only halfway up they were neither up nor down!

Birdsong28 Congrats 🎉🎊📚📖 3mo
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉 3mo
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 3mo
jenniferajanes Congratulations! 🎉 3mo
C.Perone Congrats!! 3mo
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A House for Mr. Biswas | V.S. Naipaul
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I feel like this photo ought to have a glass of champagne and some confetti in it - congratulations, you finished it! - but all I could manage was the toy caterpillar.

It is a good book, but (a) it's a family saga and I'm not much into family sagas (b) it's long and (c) it is possibly less deep than the author intended it to be.

I don't regret reading it, but struggled for the last 100 pages or so.

⭐⭐⭐⭐

#lifetimereading

Lcsmcat I thought this was hilarious. Maybe it‘s funnier to those of us past the child rearing stage of our lives. (edited) 3mo
zsuzsanna_reads @Lcsmcat Maybe! Also, I thought most of it, the way Mr Biswas felt his whole life was wasted was desperately sad. Even the jokes were mostly of a "don't know whether to laugh or cry" kind. 3mo
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The Commitments | Roddy Doyle
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I've got the flu, I'm bored, and I've been going through my TBR, looking at #booked2019 prompts. I have been putting together a list for spring and I thought: what is it with books with musicians in them? I've read 3 this winter (The Commitments, Eleanor Oliphant and just finishing The Noise of Time) and I still have at least 5 on my TBR (2 by Rose Tremain, 2 by Ishiguro and Visit from the Goon Squad.) Could be a reading challenge in itself...

zsuzsanna_reads Just added to the musical novel TBR list: 3mo
Kalalalatja Thanks for sharing! I was a little lost with this prompt 😅 3mo
zsuzsanna_reads @Kalalalatja I know what you mean, I've no idea what to do about the social media prompt! 3mo
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zsuzsanna_reads There's also this list by bookriot https://bookriot.com/2018/07/05/books-about-music/ Then there's Phantom of the Opera and even the Discworld has a candidate in 3mo
Cinfhen Here are a few suggestions for #socialmediafocus One of Us is Lying, Friend Request, Sympathy and I‘m going to read 3mo
zsuzsanna_reads Thanks @Cinfhen ! ♥️ 3mo
Cinfhen Of course!! I believe there are more suggestions on the GoodReads challenge page too😁 3mo
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Snapper | Roddy Doyle
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Why haven't I read Roddy Doyle before? This novel is really funny. But there is more to it than you'd think at first sight. There is also trauma here and severe limitations by society, overcome by love and a kind of gallow's humour.

After a recent traumatic pregnancy, it also made me remember the good parts for the first time.

Can I just be adopted by the Rabbitte family now?

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Image from the 2018 stage production.

Emilymdxn My fave by Roddy Doyle is the woman who walked into doors - it‘s quite serious and big tw for domestic violence but its a really great, important book that covers dark stuff with a very light hand 3mo
zsuzsanna_reads @Emilymdxn That has been on my TBR for at least a decade! Surrey libraries has the Barrytown trilogy on audiobook through RBdigital, which is perfect because I get the proper Irish accents and these books are full of Dublin slang 😀 3mo
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Doll's House | Henrik Ibsen
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Another classic play I finally got round to reading. (I like reading plays probably more than watching them. I'm weird that way.) I stopped counting the times I wanted to punch Nora's husband, Torwald.

"A woman cannot be herself in modern society with laws made by men and with prosecutors and judges who assess female conduct from a male standpoint." Ibsen

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Link to some background in the comments.

Cathythoughts Great pic ♥️ 3mo
NeedsMoreBooks Loved this and enjoyed teaching this ❤️ 3mo
zsuzsanna_reads @NeedsMoreBooks you're lucky to get to teach such great literature! 3mo
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Bartleby, the Scrivener | Herman Melville
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A ghost story without a ghost. A fascinating novella that I'll be guaranteed to reread. There are so many possible interpretation s of what goes in here. It's probable that more meaning can be read into it than the author ever intended. It is so short, I can't say much more about it, without giving the plot away.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Highly recommended

Lcsmcat Do you mean you would prefer no to? 😂 3mo
Laura317 Intrigued! 3mo
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Shakespeare | Bill Bryson
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A short, readable biography. It helped me consolidate the various facts I have picked up about Shakespeare. As far as I can tell Bryson keeps to facts and points out what is speculation.

Image: isn't the Dutch cover brilliant?

Lcsmcat I want to read this! 3mo
Blueberry I liked his thoughts on who really wrote Shakespeare. 3mo
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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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Couldn't resist reposting this Facebook funny. Happy Friday!

#meme #joke

AmyG Ha!!! 4mo
Cathythoughts Ahhhh that‘s brilliant 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
Mdargusch 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
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OrangeMooseReads 😂 😂😂sadly that took me an extra second to figure out (it‘s been a week 🥴) 4mo
zsuzsanna_reads @OrangeMooseReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you both have a restful weekend and get to recharge with some books! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @zsuzsanna_reads thank you!! You too! 😘💞📚 4mo
JennyM 😆 4mo
janeycanuck When my cousin got married, they wanted gift cards from Ikea so they could furnish their apartment - I got an extra gift card with nothing loaded on it, cut it up and put it in a little box as a joke. She was speechless! 3mo
batsy 😂😂 3mo
zsuzsanna_reads @janeycanuck That's hilarious! 😂🤣😂🤣 3mo
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Sexing the Cherry | Jeanette Winterson
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The twelve dancing princesses was one of my favourite tales as a child. I always liked that in the version I knew the successful suitor didn't marry the youngest or prettiest princess but the oldest because he thought they would suit each other best.

So my #fairytaleretelling for #booked2019 is Sexing the Cherry, which is partially inspired by this tale.

I am about halfway through and really enjoying it.

Melismatic Interesting! That was my fave fairytale as a kid! 4mo
zsuzsanna_reads @Melismatic great minds! 😉 4mo
Cinfhen Some of these covers are awesome ♥️ 4mo
mreads Interesting covers, makes me wonder about the pineapple 😄 4mo
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The Bookseller: A Novel | Cynthia Swanson
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This is a quick, easy and enjoyable read. It was great to read about love between a relatable married couple in early middle age. I will be buying this book as a gift, as I can think of more than one friend who would like it. A definite recommend.

Another #NewYearWhoDis read recommended by @Joriebooks. I managed to read two from the list. Thank you for organising, @monalyisha !

monalyisha Hmm... definitely going to look into this title! Thanks for participating! 🎉 4mo
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Snow and sunshine just outside London. My dog is super happy playing outside. 😊

Oryx Lovely blue skies! 4mo
JennyM So picturesque 4mo
batsy Ah, stunning 😍 4mo
Freespirit That's so beautiful 4mo
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Childhood's End | Arthur Charles Clarke
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Panpan

Yes, Clarke predicted a lot of technological developments (although there are still way too many fax machines in here). But there are much better written and more interesting classic sci-fi novels out there that aren't nearly so depressing. The overall message (or was there even one?) was unconvincing. The only entertaining bit for me was the form the overlords took.

#1001books #LifetimeReadingPlan

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This #BlameItOnLitsy purchase came yesterday. Thank you @Hooked_on_books @8little_paws for recommending it!

Hooked_on_books Hope you enjoy! The beginning is a little weird, so push on through to the good stuff! 4mo
Prairiegirl_reading Currently listening to this one and it is really interesting! 4mo
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Cold Comfort Farm | Stella Gibbons
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I have just reread this book and I still laughed as much as at my firstvread. While fictional, Cold Comfort Farm definition qualifies as a #happyplace for me: somewhere to visit when I feel down.

I wonder if someone who has never read Hardy or Lawrence would find the book quite as funny. I have also noticed that there are quite a few Comfort Farms in real life Sussex.

#booked2019 @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

zsuzsanna_reads Image: Cows near South Down Farm by Jim Champion or Feckless, Pointless and Aimless with Howchiker Hall in the background. 😉 4mo
Cinfhen Love this photo❤️ 4mo
LeahBergen I‘m reading this right now! ❤️❤️ 4mo
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Germinal | Emile Zola
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A lot of misery and suffering, but I have to agree that this is Zola's best novel. The novel rises above melodrama in order to speak more deeply about the human condition. The last part of the novel is like a real punch of horror.

It is worth noting that the same kind of coal mining still goes on in parts of the world today and 15 Indian miners died recently in a mine disaster:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-46734451

tournevis All true, yes, this. Except for the movie adaptation in your illustration. That adaptation is really bland and boring and the acting is... well... underwhelming. 4mo
zsuzsanna_reads @tournevis I haven't seen the movie, thanks for the warning! 4mo
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20 things about me (and I managed to find the title of a book I like with the word twenty in it!)

Nominated by @merelybookish. I am nominating the last 5 people I followed who haven't seen to have done this yet to say hello: @Sassenach1 @Gissy @sixgun @EliseJames @blamethestardust

(Sorry, @Literaturenut I saw you posted this already, but hello anyway!)

#twentythings #twentythingsaboutme

Literaturenut 🙋‍♀️ 4mo
Susanita I love the spelling of your name. 4mo
Erofan I like opera too! And ballet! 4mo
blamethestardust Thanks for the tag! 4mo
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An easy to read, feel-good scifi book. Sympathetic characters and an interesting world. This is a picaresque novel with an episodic plot, but I did wish the overarching plotline was stronger. There was one plotline in particular that I thought wasn't fully exploited. (See comments.)

Enjoyable but probably also forgettable.

This was recommended to me by @Joriebooks as part of the #newyearwhodis challenge organised by @monalyisha.

zsuzsanna_reads I thought Rosemary got the job with Ashby and Ashby got the job to dig a hole to the Centre so the angry aliens could get hold of the daughter of the guy who sold the weapons without the government seeming responsible for what happened. 4mo
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Three chapters in, and if it wasn't for the glowing reviews on Litsy I would be bailing right now. Not sure I want to spend any more time with Eleanor. She is creepy and in a bad way.

Image: http://zirkusdesign.com/free-novel-art-print-eleanor-oliphant-is-completely-fine...

Andrew65 Stick with it, it grew on me. 4mo
Reviewsbylola She definitely changes throughout the book but I actually preferred how she was at the beginning. 😂 She reminded me of Amy Farrah Fowler from Big Bang Theory. 4mo
LauraBeth That‘s a great comparison @Reviewsbylola 😂 4mo
Kalalalatja @Reviewsbylola that‘s who she reminded me of, thank you!! 😂🙌 4mo
Reviewsbylola Glad I‘m not alone in my assessment. 😂😂 @LauraBeth @Kalalalatja 4mo
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The City And The Stars | Arthur C. Clarke
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Mehso-so

If this was published today, it would probably be a YA novel: unique protagonist changes dystopian world. Seemingly inevitably, I ended up liking his pet obsessed best friend better.

A lot of the elements of this book have been reproduced in other fiction (eg domed city) or in reality (uploading to and downloading stuff from the cloud) making the story less striking and surprising than it might have been originally.

Recommended to genre fans.

rwmg It's on my virtual TBR shelf 4mo
zsuzsanna_reads @rwmg The people of Diaspar would approve. They would recommend downloading it from the cloud, then 3d printing an armchair and a cup of tea and settling down to read. 4mo
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About to make some home-baked doggy treats for a dog rescue fundraiser I am helping to organise.

This is a lovely cookbook full of healthy recipes for our four legged friends, from the founder of Lily's Kitchen organic dog foods.

#cookerybook #cookbook #dogsoflitsy

mreads 🐕❤ 4mo
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