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Happy #socksunday ! Recently I got a scarf and writing gloves from @storiarts I loooove them! Have you ever bought anything from @storiarts ?
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The Evolving Dreams journal is from @_iceydesigns I love it so much. All her products are perfect. Use MFAF10 to save!
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The print was in a past @shelflovecrate It is based on #thedisappearances Have you read that book? It is so well done. @shelflovecrate April box is up to buy now! Use MFAF10 to save!
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#janeausten #classiclit #storiarts #bookishscarf #bookishgloves #igreads #flatlay #teatime #prideandprejudice #romeoandjuliet #classicalfiction

My 2018 to be read pile. I try to read as a buy. Meaning I buy books as I read them so they don’t sit gathering dust on a shelf. But it’s very difficult to do. I hate it when I buy a book I’m excited to read sits on a shelf too long so it can feel like a chore and not a joy by the time I start. So a 2018 goal is to catch up! I’ve got twelve to read. How big has your pile gotten? #toberead #shelfie #bookstagram #mylifeinbooks #theundergroundrailroad #colsonwhitehead #reading #readtheyear #hilarymantel #alanhollinghurst #margaretatwood #vietthanhnguyen #classicalfiction #modernfiction

My first classic this year and it was fantastic. Zola as ever delivered with a gripping complex read of a farming community in France. His naturalistic style remains shocking today - just as it was when it was published in the 19th century. With violence throughout, the small community are at constant loggerheads with each other, endlessly disputing over the land. Zola’s question really is - are people the masters of the land or is the land master of the people? #classicalfiction #emilezola #oxfordworldsclassics #mylifeinbooks #readingrecommendations #bookreview #bookstagram #frenchliterature #oxforduniversitypress #rougonmacquart

@joannadavidsonpolitano 's #DebutNovel #LadyJayneDisappears is an absolute masterpiece! Set in #VictorianEngland this books twists and turns, leaving you constantly wondering what will happen next!
#JoannaDavidsonPolitano 's next book is set to release in #July2018 and I am SO excited for it!
Thank you SO much Joanna! And a very special shout out to our little handsome guest, Levi ;-) !

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Now I never meant,
To do you wrong,
That's what I came here to say.

But if I was wrong,
Then I'm sorry,
I don't let it stand in our way.

As my head just aches,
When I think of,
The things that I shouldn't have done.

But, life is for living,
We all know,
And I don't wanna live it alone.
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#bookstagram #supernovawords #bibliophile #vsco #vscobooks #instadaily #photooftheday #islamabad #seattle #aesthetics #bookphotography #seattleblogger #booklover #booksofinstagram #igreads #instabooks #bookish #bookreviews #writer #reader #nikon #bookworm #bookstagramfeature #bookstafeatures #bookfeaturepage #bookishfeatures #littlewomen #classicalfiction

With the early nights and short days I wanted something evocative of a fire during a cold spell and could think of no better author than dickens. But as he’s such a prolific writer which one to choose? I’d devoured bleak house, struggled with great expectations and think fondly of a Christmas carol so I wanted one I’d neglected and settled for a tale of two cities. Starting with possibly his most famous quote, ‘it was the best of times, it was the worst of times’ dickens took me to Paris during the French Revolution. I think of his novels like jigsaws, where each piece gradually clicks in place to create a perfectly linked picture. This dickens felt political and a social commentary on the brutal nature of the revolution and the excesses of the French ruling classes that brought such violence. As I get older I become much more appreciative of his work and thoroughly enjoyed this. #dickens #charlesdickens #ataleoftwocities #penguinbooks #penguinclassics #classicalliterature #classicalfiction #bookstagram #mylifeinbooks #readingrecommendations #bookreview #reading #books #englishliterature

These Vintage Classics by @penguinrandomhouse are my favorite Jane Austen editions. I remember running out to #Anthropologie and grabbing each one (except for Northanger Abbey — that was from amazon). I felt so smug because they were on sale. It was like a steal!! 🤣 Now if only I could get my hands on the Mr. Boddington editions. .
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Do you collect different editions of books of the same title? I have from a few favorite authors, but otherwise I try to select the ones I like best and only get those. Pro tip: Book Depository has a great selection of various editions (US vs. UK covers, for example.)

Here is my October wrap up! Not pictured- as I borrowed from a friend and sadly had to return, I also read the Northern Lights trilogy by Philip Pullman for the first time (I know right) and absolutely loved it.

I've rated each book out of 5 stars: ·The Diary of a Bookseller, Shaun Bythell. A really fun, insightful read ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
·The Tinman, Sarah Winman. Touching and beautifully written ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
·War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy. AMAZING, I enjoyed this so much more than I thought!!!!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
·Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood. Thrilling and enjoyable ⭐⭐⭐⭐
·Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides. Really interesting and sad ⭐⭐⭐⭐
·Chernobyl Prayer, Svetlana Alexievich. Haunting, but something everyone needs to know about and understand ⭐⭐⭐⭐(and a half).
·Julie and Julia, Julie Powell. An interesting portrayal of mental health and ways in which people can overcome such issues ⭐⭐⭐
·The Waves, Virginia Woolf.
Interesting but slightly hard to read. ⭐⭐⭐⭐
·What I Talk About When I Talk About Runnung, Haruki Murakami. A really readable blend of running and writing and a bit of background to a great novelist. ⭐⭐⭐⭐
*Animal Farm, George Orwell. Orwell at his finest, with a bleak portrayal of society. ⭐⭐⭐⭐(and a half).
·Swimming, Roger Deakin. Really interesting but I would never consider swimming where he does! ⭐⭐⭐
·Language, Xiaolu Guo. A really vivid picture of how immigrants feel when coming to other countries and not being able to communicate as they would want. ⭐⭐⭐⭐
·The Northern Lights Trilogy, Philip Pullman. Sooo good! Why didn't I listen to all the people who told me to read these before?? ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Did anyone read some fab books last month, any suggestions at all? I can't decide what to read next!!
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#bookaddict #bibliophile #lovetoread #books #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #instabook #instabooks #instareads #loveallgenres #classicalfiction #warandpeace #historicalfiction #nonfiction #contemporaryliterature #octoberwrapup

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I want to start reading more classics because as much as I love YA, certain plots can be so repetitive and I'm a bit tired of it :/
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I've been lighting candles so often recently because autumn💛 The majority of my candles are autumn/winter scented and it's lovely c:
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Q: favourite classic?? 📖

#Victober reading challenge #1: Read a Victorian novel by a Scottish, Welsh, or Irish writer. @penguinbooks #PenguinBlackSpine #classicalfiction #readingchallenge

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