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Possession by A.S. Byatt
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Aug 02, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2008, 2006, chamomile, dis-over-my-dead-body

Her skin was supposed to be like skimmed milk. A bit of peach blush in the apples of her cheeks. Victorian lips with a slight bow. But somehow, after reading, well, wolfing this down, it didn't matter. Byatt could have an unformed twin fused to her side and I would still be stupified.
I picked this up because of my obscene fascination with Merlin. How jealously I looked at the uniform and sometimes not so uniform art pieces with a woman wrapped around his little finger. Why did those artists need to make him look so desperate and mournful in that piece?? More importantly, why did Byatt have to use my favorite Merlin piece for her title. Darn her. It sparked a new shelf bewitchment.
Raphaelite. Pre-Raphaelite art. Pre-Raphaelite literature. Pre-Raphaelite anonymous things no one ever picked up afterr 1978. It is infuriatingly so much sexier than
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Kelly Are we not all suckers when it comes to beautiful covers? Ha-ha.

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