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Simplified Chinese edition of Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, author of "The birds," the classic Hitchcock thriller. The classic "Rebecca" was a Gothic romance novel that was made into a TV series of the same name. In Simplified Chinese. Annotation copyright Tsai Fong Books, Inc. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.
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Rebecca | Daphne D Maurier
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Just realized that I never posted my review of Rebecca! I enjoyed this so much! It was the first time I have read this classic. Thanks to @BarkingMadRead and all who contributed to the group read last month!

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I kinda lost interest in Rebecca about ⅓ in, probably my scattergun neurodivergent brain as the writing is excellent, but it's long and I have so many other books to read!
Anyway, I picked it up again this morning and read the chapter about the broken Cupid ornament. A significant theme of the book is the English class system, and this chapter seems to emphasize the way the "lower" class defers to the "higher", how we're complicit in our own ⬇️

Bookwomble ... exploitation, and how we police each other to maintain a hierarchy that disadvantages us. Pretty grim reading, really. 3w
Suet624 Great analysis. 2w
Bookwomble @Suet624 Thank you 😊 2w
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Talked the fam into the Netflix version of Rebecca tonight. This is the type of messed up situation they will love, plus it has an evil housekeeper. Usually I have to watch my #hashtagbrigade movies alone so this is a big night.

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 4w
tpixie I just put the movie on ‘my list‘. The funny thing is- the preview is so bright!! When I read the book, every scene was dark & shadowed in my mind! 3w
Bookwormjillk @tpixie Let me know if you watch it. I have thoughts 🤔 3w
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Bookwormjillk I don‘t remember the ending being so abrupt. But maybe that‘s because I go back and re-read the beginning every time. Anyway I don‘t know if I‘d be so quick to take my husband‘s word that he murdered his first wife, but only because she was mean. Still a good read though. 4w
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Roary47 Thank you for including me. It‘s been fun reading with everyone. 😊 4w
5feet.of.fury @Bookwormjillk right? It seemed like he had it well planned out, except for the sailing. He exploited the power dynamic enough in his relationship with the narrator that I can‘t fully trust his word. Only showing affection towards Jan once he confesses (seems to me to manipulate her loyalty), saying he likes how naive & innocent she is etc… 4w
TheAromaofBooks I'm with @Bookwormjillk - I'd forgotten how suddenly the ending comes. I actually feel like there are a lot of things between this and them living abroad as they are in chapter 1 that I would be interested to hear about haha 4w
peanutnine What an ending! 🤯 I kinda do wanna go back and reread the first chapter now with context 4w
Clare-Dragonfly What a wild ending, yet inevitable. I do hope all the inhabitants got out okay. 4w
ElizaMarie Ooo! 4w
Ruthiella So did Jasper and the mama dog survive and do they now live happily with Frank who still manages the farms etc. ? I like to think yes. 4w
julieclair What an ending! But perfect. Rebecca‘s minions have the last word. I loved this book! It was fun reading it with all of you. 4w
BarkingMadRead @Ruthiella I know Jasper did, not sure about mama? 4w
Aimeesue @5feet.of.fury I think the "naive and innocent" bit from Maxim is in comparison to Rebecca. What a horror show she was! 4w
dabbe Since the title really does say it all, Rebecca remains the dominant force throughout the whole novel. She is omni-present, and I do think she wanted Max to kill her, hoping to pin the murder on him or at least have Favell and/or Danny exact vengeance ... which is exactly what Danny appears to have done by burning Manderley to the ground. Rebecca wins in the end. Jan ends up exactly where she started, a “paid“ escort to a traveling elder. Wowza. 4w
KAO I really enjoyed reading this (and admit to finishing the book a bit early)! The 1940 Alfred Hitchcock movie (on YouTube) is quite good and follows the book rather closely. Then I found the 2020 remake on Netflix and was really perplexed by so many changes and different takes on characters—awfully disappointing in my opinion. I found the book to be better than either film—as is usually the case! Thanks again for leading the group read! (edited) 4w
willaful @KAO Hmm, think I won't watch the remake.

One big change of the 1940 movie, IIRC, is they made Rebecca's death more accidental. Interesting, that. It probably helped with the romanticizing of the novel. (Which I theorize led to Du Maurier writing My Cousin Rachel.)

@dabbe wow, excellent point! I never thought of that. At least she has job security now. 😂

dabbe @willaful You are absolutely correct! I think they did that also because of the film taboos back then; you can't murder your wife and not have justice done to you, but if we make it an accident ...

Job security indeed! 🤩😂🤗
willaful I'm also seeing some parallels with We Have Always Lived in the Castle, which I don't want to elaborate on too much because of spoilers. But some plot and some psychological elements. 4w
willaful @dabbe Yes, come to think of it I think that was actually in the Hayes code. Badness could not go unpunished. 4w
5feet.of.fury @Aimeesue I know I should feel that way, but I‘m so suspicious of him. Were they so toxic because he couldn‘t influence Rebecca? He‘s somewhat of a horror show himself, or was he just addled with being back & was terrible to the narrator? There‘s a lot to ponder there. 4w
5feet.of.fury I support women‘s wrongs. Justice for Rebecca. 4w
Aimeesue @5feet.of.fury It‘s not that he couldn‘t influence her - she reneged on their weird deal that she could do as she pleased in London or elsewhere, but Manderley was sacrosanct. And then kept on and on doing it. Neither of them were psychologically healthy, to put it mildly, but they are of their time in the roles/performance they were putting on. Then she manipulated him into killing her, because cancer + revenge via the guilt it would cause. 4w
5feet.of.fury @Aimeesue Oh yes, I agree with that! I just think that he set out looking for someone he could easily control for his 2nd wife 4w
Aimeesue Which absolutely worked, because, well, the entire book. Du Maurier does a great job of strewing the book with ambiguities - Maxim‘s pacing after R‘s death, bystanders‘ feelings about R, related to Jan, everyone‘s unwillingness to talk about R., with the exception of ol‘ Danny, who uses it to make Jan doubt herself. 4w
Aimeesue @5feet.of.fury Or just someone who was the complete opposite of Rebecca? She must have been exhausting! Games, games, games. 4w
Aimeesue @willaful Agree about We Have Always Lived, AND 4w
willaful @peanutnine Even though I've read it many times, I still went back and reread the beginning. I feel like I have a new take on it this time. 4w
kwmg40 Thanks for leading the group read! I really enjoyed this reread of Rebecca and all the commentary. 3w
BarkingMadRead @kwmg40 I‘m so glad!!! 3w
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Movie night! 😍

Bookwormjillk Ohhh good idea 4w
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Couldn‘t resist had to finish tonight. Good pick #hashtagbrigade

I‘ve read this before, but reading it a chapter a day made it feel more menacing.

Roary47 Yes!! So good! 4w
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TheBookHippie But did they push the beds together on Saturday nights? #couldnthelpmyself #alsowhewevilbitch #seebeckylooksbetterallthetimefromvanityfair 4w
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Clare-Dragonfly I was thinking of I Love Lucy too! 😂 4w
TheAromaofBooks So was Rebecca's intent to GOAD Maxim into murdering her ON PURPOSE??? Also, side note, I'm just not sure what I would do if my husband confessed to killing his first wife, no matter how terrible she was. I'm not confident I would be as “obviously I love you and will stay with you“ as our narrator is! 😂 4w
kwmg40 @TheAromaofBooks I would have trouble with that too! 4w
kwmg40 The doctor offered them cigarettes and sherry! What doctor would do that these days? It was a different time! 4w
Bookwormjillk @TheAromaofBooks yeah, I don‘t think that would have the same effect on me as it had on Jan. 4w
peanutnine @TheAromaofBooks yeah it seemed like Rebecca's way of taking him down with her, not realizing he would get away with it 4w
peanutnine The narrator is so desperate to be loved that she'll overlook some HUGE red flags. She's so worried about what others think of her, she can't imagine leaving him even for a good reason 4w
IndoorDame Totally agree about both of them! If Rebecca wants to off herself, go for it, but suicide by proxy totally makes her an #evilbitch And Jan staying with her husband who‘s perfect except for the whole I‘m a murderer thing is just nuts, like I‘m worried the girl has no basic self preservational instincts! 4w
5feet.of.fury I was so surprised by the doctor‘s report. What the heck? But, it gives everyone a good reason to believe the suicide… 4w
julieclair @TheAromaofBooks Yes to everything you said! Rebecca is evil and Jan is not a great decision-maker. 😂 4w
Roary47 Big reveals! 4w
ElizaMarie Wow. So… Suicide by proxy!? Makes sense. Rebecca seems like a “if I am not happy nobody can be happy” type of person. #Vile 4w
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Bookwormjillk 🤣🤣🤣 4w
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dabbe With the greedy, creepy Favell on their tale. 😱 4w
TheAromaofBooks I do not know how you come up with perfect pictures every day 😂 😂 😂 4w
BarkingMadRead @TheAromaofBooks I‘ve seen a lot of movies, read a lot of books, and my Google game is strong 🤣🤣 4w
Clare-Dragonfly Yeah, I couldn‘t stop here 😂 4w
5feet.of.fury Beatrice saying “Rebecca wouldn‘t commit suicide! She‘s not the type!” …this isn‘t helping the way you think it is Beatrice… 4w
BarkingMadRead @5feet.of.fury 🤣🤣🤣 4w
ElizaMarie Ah… Bea! Stop!!! 4w
Aimeesue "It was probably communists!" ??? 4w
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peanutnine Poor Ben, so terrified 😞 1mo
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Sace Doc Baker!!! 1mo
Bookwormjillk 🤣🤣🤣🤣 this pic. Does Danny think Rebecca was only in love with her? So many questions. 1mo
julieclair I felt so very sorry for Ben. And yes, I do think Baker is a doctor and she really was pregnant. 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig I couldn't help myself I binged to the end. 1mo
BarkingMadRead @Crinoline_Laphroaig I did that days ago 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
willaful I was really struck by the narrator's use of “sensual“ to describe Jack, in a completely negative way. Her fastidiousness seems pathological. A murderer is fine, as long as he's refined. (edited) 1mo
Aimeesue Sometimes I just want to slap Jack. Or punch him in the neck. Grrrrr. Poor Ben. He did just what Rebecca wanted, though, didn‘t he? (edited) 4w
Clare-Dragonfly Poor Ben! My Danny in the cottage theory is definitely busted 😂 I appreciate the irony that it‘s Rebecca‘s own threat that is making it difficult for Favell to prove her murder. (edited) 4w
Clare-Dragonfly @julieclair Agreed. Most likely pregnant with Jack‘s child, or at least she believed it was his. 4w
Roary47 @Crinoline_Laphroaig @dabbe @BarkingMadRead Same! I couldn‘t handle it. 🤣 4w
julieclair @Roary47 @dabbe @BarkingMadRead @Crinoline_Laphroaig Oooohhhh…. y‘all have given me the go-ahead to speed on through to the end! 😃 4w
ElizaMarie Danny saying her only fear is growing old —- that helps the “suicide” story. 4w
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I've been meaning to reread this for ages, so I'm glad that the #pemberlittens #hashtagparade finally motivated to do so. It certainly hits differently as a adult than it did when I was a high schooler. 😅

Interesting to see what I'd forgotten (what a timid wet noodle our narrator is for so much of the book; how much she lives in her head; how many problems would've been avoided with some good old communication) and what stuck. Still loved it!

dabbe 🤩😀🤗 1mo
Ruthiella This is my third time reading it and I discover new things every time. 1mo
batsy You're making me want to read it again soon 😆 1mo
BiblioLitten I want to read it again too! I wonder how it will affect me this time. I loved My Cousin Rachel when I read it a few years back. 3w
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TheBookHippie This pic is chefs kiss!!! 👀 #itsawholemood 1mo
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BarkingMadRead @TheBookHippie I may have squealed when I found it 😍 1mo
5feet.of.fury He should have given it at the inquest… 🥃🥃🥃 1mo
mcctrish Lord Grantham approves of this message ❤️ 1mo
BarkingMadRead @mcctrish right?!?! 😍😍 @5feet.of.fury yes!! 1mo
Bookwormjillk Perfect pic! Can‘t wait for tomorrow‘s chapter! 1mo
Ruthiella He‘s such a slime ball! He cares only about leveraging this for money-he doesn‘t care about justice. 1mo
julieclair @5feet.of.fury 💯 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly He certainly doesn‘t seem very believable. I believe him (I bet I know what she wanted to tell him) but he has no proof that Rebecca wrote that note the night she disappeared! 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly @5feet.of.fury Right??!? Hmm… he was sitting with Danny… does she know about the note? 1mo
Aimeesue @mcctrish Hahahaha! He really does! 1mo
Aimeesue Jack is just UGH. Marry your cousin? I‘m still not over the ickiness of that. I mean, I know it was done, but yuck. 1mo
willaful @Aimeesue It was pretty common in England. Fanny marries her cousin in Mansfield Park. (edited) 1mo
mcctrish @Aimeesue maybe it‘s why the English had such horrible teeth 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
Aimeesue @willaful Sure, back on the day, but in the 1930‘s? I don‘t think it was common then. 4w
Aimeesue @mcctrish Definitely can lead to a lot of health issues! 4w
willaful @mcctrish There were definitely some serious inbreeding problems in English history! 4w
ElizaMarie “I'm a bit of a socialist in my way, you know, and I can't think why fellows can't share their women instead of killing them. What difference does it make? You can get your fun just the same. A lovely woman isn't like a motor tyre, she doesn't wear out. The more you use her the better she goes.” 🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢 (edited) 4w
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ElizaMarie Ahhhhhh!!!!!! 1mo
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julieclair This chapter was so intense!!! (And I enjoyed every moment!) 1mo
Bookwormjillk Such a good chapter. This is the trial we deserve after #TheBros 1mo
Roary47 Intense! 😱😬 1mo
BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1mo
dabbe @Bookwormjillk #amemsista! 😂😂😂 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly This is very intense! I keep worrying that Maxim is going to freak out and confess! 1mo
Ruthiella I don‘t know…Jan‘s fainting fit might have prevented Maxim from being even more of an imperious and arrogant toff and annoy the magistrate even more… 1mo
Ruthiella @Bookwormjillk 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
5feet.of.fury Ugh, I have a feeling I know who they might try to pin it on… 1mo
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Book 4 finished today 🤣 now I‘m airport reading, and soon I‘ll be airplane reading 🤣

Ruthiella Wow! You are a reading machine! 👏👏👏 1mo
BarkingMadRead @Ruthiella I haven‘t had anything else to do all day 🤣 we had to check out of our hotel room at 11 and didn‘t leave for our flight until 6 1mo
Roary47 Wow, that‘s a long wait. I‘m probably going to finish this one early too. My library loan is almost over. 😬 1mo
BarkingMadRead @Roary47 I feel like the last 6 chapters or so went so quickly! (edited) 1mo
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5feet.of.fury He certainly didn‘t do himself any favors. They served him a plausible excuse for the initial identification & he brushed it off immediately. Everyone just having an awkward lunch waiting for the other shoe to drop 1mo
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IndoorDame I‘ve been dying for her to snap out of it and act like this with Mrs. D. but did it really take a murder to get her there?! Jan‘s perspective is all out of whack! 1mo
ElizaMarie "I'm afraid it does not concern me very much what Mrs. de Winter used to do," I said. "I am Mrs. de Winter now, you know.” —— ?? 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly So this is what it takes to get Jan to grow a backbone! I know it‘s not really the murder, it‘s the belief that Maxim didn‘t love Rebecca. Her priorities are all out of whack. I wonder what exactly Frank knows, and why he is protecting Maxim. 1mo
Bookwormjillk Life according to the Colonel: Murder ok poetry bad. This is why rich people get away with crimes. 1mo
ElizaMarie @Clare-Dragonfly , I feel like Frank knows pretty much everything. I mean, maybe not the threat of the heir, but Max did it. The secret is safe with Frank, who knows Rebecca's type, her evil, manipulative ways. If he could look the other way as long as he did (unless he just figured it out), he has no plans of coming clean. 1mo
5feet.of.fury Also Maxim‘s obsession with Jan looking young and naive is so icky 1mo
dabbe @Clare-Dragonfly Especially since Rebecca seems to have had a fling with him as well. Maybe he's in love with Rebecca. That would make things even more interesting. 🧐 1mo
willaful @5feet.of.fury Yes. He's never going to allow her to truly mature. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @willaful @5feet.of.fury - I definitely think it's a strong reaction to how horrible his life was with Rebecca who was “worldly,“ a serial cheater, into drugs, etc. His response seems to have been to find someone as “innocent“ as possible and his fear is that as she learns more of the world she'll become another Rebecca. I think his hellish time with Rebecca has left him unable to see that genuine maturity between two reasonable people leads to ⬇ 1mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) a working partnership that benefits both people. His experience with women seems to be on a “knows nothing“ to “loves to do drugs, sleep around, and rub it in her husband's face“ scale, so while the whole “she needs to stay innocent“ thing does come off kind of creepy, I think he believes he's protecting both himself and the narrator, rather than holding her back. 1mo
5feet.of.fury @TheAromaofBooks I can see what you are saying, makes sense. although we are just taking Max‘s word that Rebecca was all these horrible things… I‘m not sure what to believe from him. If he‘s just told this story now that the murder is out. 1mo
Roary47 @5feet.of.fury Right?! I like your thoughts @TheAromaofBooks in him choosing her innocence because it is the opposite of Rebecca. I want to think the best of Max, but he has baggage. He should not have jumped into his relationship with Jan, but here we are. 1mo
willaful @5feet.of.fury There are some other indications, like her apparent treatment of Ben, and her moves on Frank -- but there too, there's no real evidence is there? 1mo
5feet.of.fury @willaful that‘s true, Frank does strike me as reliable, no hidden agenda towards Jan 1mo
willaful @5feet.of.fury I trust him, but if someone wanted to write an “other side of the story“ for Rebecca, they'd have some plausible deniability. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @5feet.of.fury - Oooo great point! I guess I am just taking Maxim at face value because the narrator is. But she hasn't actually proven to be a particularly reliable judge of character so far. 1mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig This is where I lose any sympathy I had for Jan. It doesn't matter Max is a murderer, what's important is HE DIDN'T LOVE REBECCA! She becomes a bit like Rebecca in that she doesn't care about anything except what she wants. I could see her going over the edge in later years and murderibg Max because she thinks he doesn't love her enough. 1mo
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BarkingMadRead @Crinoline_Laphroaig that‘s a really good point, it shows just how much she hasn‘t grown up! 1mo
julieclair Whoa! Didn‘t see that one coming! And Jan… she‘s a woman obsessed… it‘s like the knowledge that Max didn‘t love Rebecca is pulling her back from tipping over the edge of madness. 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly Augh… I was afraid she was going to try to protect him. I hope she fails. Will they find the bullet in the ship? It must be somewhere, so it‘s either in her body or in the cottage. But her body has decomposed (I think the cop said it was skeletal), so the bullet could have fallen somewhere they can‘t find it… (edited) 1mo
5feet.of.fury Yeah this is wild, she gets on board with the cover up wayyyy too quickly 1mo
IndoorDame How is having someone else‘s baby the one thing about living with her that tips it over the edge!!!!??? That would seriously NOT be my biggest problem if she were my wife! 1mo
ElizaMarie I had thought Rebecca was a cheater when they talked about these long nights in the cottage. Am I the only one that‘s okay with murder!? Ha. I mean. Not to say murder is super okay, but she did back him into a corner. And —- she was evil and… you are “allowed” to kill the antichrist. Right!? #NoItsJustMe 1mo
Roary47 @IndoorDame I agree, why is this the straw for him. I‘m thinking it was the delivery. @ElizaMarie I‘m with you. More a take down would have been more preferred, but your right he was backed into a corner with pure evil. If he wasn‘t backed into a corner I see that he could have showed her true colors. Exposed her infidelity. Something. 1mo
Ruthiella All I can say is keep reading folks! I have my own ideas about Rebecca‘s motivations. I also noted Jan‘s primary focus now of being truly loved and I think I would have had the same blind obsession at 21 or 22. (edited) 1mo
ElizaMarie @Roary47 Yes. like the question: “Would you go back in time and kill baby Hitler?“ I am guessing, yes.

But I agree. If she wasn't so cocky with her evilness. I am sure Max would have had no choice but to get divorced from her eventually. But, she was slipping up so much, it was going to all come out what type of person she was eventually.
Bookwormjillk This is my 3rd time reading and for some reason I remembered this as the end of the book, but we still have a ways to go. So hard to stop today. 1mo
willaful @IndoorDame It's because the baby would inherit Manderley. It's all about the property. 1mo
willaful @ElizaMarie That seemed implausible to me too. I'm sure Max could've found evidence 1mo
dabbe @Ruthiella Rebecca truly egged him on; it seemed as if she wanted to get as big a rise out of him as she could. As you so eloquently said, #keepreadingfolks! 🤩 1mo
dabbe @willaful Agree 💯. Maxim loves Manderley more than anyone--even the narrator. His de Winter pride is at stake. 1mo
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Ruthiella This is where the entire book takes a turn! What a last line to the chapter! 🤯 1mo
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willaful DUM DUM DUMMMMMMMM! 1mo
Bookwormjillk 👻👻👻 is all I can come up with. Whew. 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Even knowing it's coming. It's 💣🤯 1mo
IndoorDame What are you supposed to say to that!!!??? Like what does Emily Post recommend? What do the police recommend? What would your mother recommend? 🤯🫠🫣🫢 1mo
peanutnine WHAAAAATTT I was so not expecting that! @IndoorDame 🤣🤣 1mo
dabbe Makes you want to read the next chapter right away, doesn't it? 😂 1mo
BarkingMadRead @dabbe it‘s been really hard to stop! 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly HO LEE WHAT. 🤯 1mo
KAO 😳 I love a good twist, but that one knocked my socks off! 1mo
Roary47 @dabbe I only stopped yesterday because I wanted to discuss it with everyone, and I was a day ahead! 💀 @IndoorDame Right?! How does she respond! Dude! Just deadpan: sigh… well they were bound to discover it sooner or later. Hey Max why don‘t you say that next to Ms D. That would bring on some uncomfortable tension with a side of rage. 1mo
ElizaMarie Ummmm. Wait…. WHAT⁉️⁉️⁉️⁉️⁉️ 1mo
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TheAromaofBooks WHAT EVEN. I've actually read this book before but completely forgot about this creepy scene! 1mo
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BarkingMadRead @TheAromaofBooks omg so creepy and I legit forgot ad well, it‘s been 4 years since I read it and I forgot so much! 1mo
IndoorDame @TheAromaofBooks same!!! This scene never gets any less horrifying or unexpected! Really any of the scenes with Mrs. D. ! 1mo
TheBookHippie I‘ve no recollection of being this creepy although it‘s been a long time since I read it, but yikes. 1mo
daena The fact that Danvers lays it all out there with zero shame and a whole lot of obsessive crazy makes it that much more terrifying. It's like she has nothing left to lose because she's already lost Rebecca. 1mo
dabbe I remembered this scene because of the movie. If you‘ve never seen the 40s version, you should. The pic posted by @BarkingMadRead says it all. It won best picture in 1940, and Olivier, Fontaine, and Anderson (as Danvers) were all nominated for their acting roles. Judith Anderson is absolutely chilling as Danvers. 😱 1mo
BarkingMadRead @dabbe I really want to watch this version! I‘m going to look for it once we are done@ 1mo
dabbe @BarkingMadRead It's free on YouTube right now! 🤩 Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1uvgx3NUR0 1mo
BarkingMadRead @dabbe amazing!! Thank you! 1mo
Bookwormjillk Another re-reader who had forgotten this chapter. I wonder if reading a chapter a day makes it more creepy. 1mo
Roary47 Ooo yay thank you @dabbe I thought today was the 19th and I read too far ahead. Ahhh tomorrow is epic and I cant tell anyone. 😭 Ms D needs to chill with her obsessive self. (edited) 1mo
dabbe @Roary47 😘 1mo
Aimeesue @dabbe whoohoo! Thanks for the link! 1mo
dabbe @Aimeesue 😘 1mo
dabbe To me, this feels like the climatic chapter, where the narrator is at her lowest point. Even though she starts of facing Danny, Danvers overwhelms her with her #rebeccarebeccarebecca crap, and Jan descends into darkness, even ready to jump and commit suicide. Then, BAM! A deus ex machina to break the trance of Rebecca with the explosion going off. If that hadn't happened, Jan would have jumped. But of course, there's more to the story ... 🤩 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Roary47 I read ahead to because tomorrow and the weekend is busy. It's definitely 😲 moment. 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly @dabbe Ooh, thanks! I saved it to watch later—I don‘t want any spoilers! This chapter was sooooo creepy 😱 1mo
KAO @dabbe Thank you for the link to the film! Saving it for after I have finished the book! This is my first time to read Rebecca, so it‘s all new to me—and delightfully creepy at times. 1mo
julieclair This chapter was sooooo creepy, and so well written! DuMaurier was a master! Thanks for the link to the movie @dabbe. I have never seen it and totally want to watch it once we‘ve finished the book. 1mo
julieclair @Bookwormjillk I think you‘re right that reading one chapter a day intensifies all the feels. 1mo
dabbe @Clare-Dragonfly 😘 1mo
dabbe @KAO Yay! Isn't it fabulous? 🤩🤗😀 1mo
ElizaMarie Wow!!!! I don‘t even know what to think. Jan is such a kind hearted innocent. I love how she finally tries to be grown up and then that Danny just ugh! Danny has all the evil pent up! She is so malicious! 1mo
5feet.of.fury Mrs D is out of her mind! 1mo
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Clare-Dragonfly I think Jan should have gone ahead and stayed in her room. Let Maxim deal with the consequences! He deserves to squirm a little! (edited) 1mo
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Clare-Dragonfly I mean, she ALSO should have told Beatrice about Danny setting her up. But let‘s be real, that was never going to happen. 1mo
BarkingMadRead @Clare-Dragonfly and she had the perfect opportunity! Whyyyyyy did she not?!? 1mo
Bookwormjillk @Clare-Dragonfly YES! She should have told Max and Bea about Mrs Danvers. 1mo
peanutnine She definitely should have told them about Danvers but like @Clare-Dragonfly I'm not surprised she didn't. She doesn't seem to realize that she has power over her as an employer. But she probably thought they wouldn't believe her 1mo
daena Maxim is the worst! As the chapters move forward my disgust of him grows. 1mo
willaful @daena I'm really feeling why the author was pissed at this being called a romance. 1mo
daena @willaful totally! 💯 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @peanutnine @Clare-Dragonfly I never under when characters don't tell what happened. I would be yelling it out. And #DreadfulDanny would be packing her bags. Honestly if she just told Bea she would have told Maxim and he would have fired Mrs D immediately. 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig ^understand. Litsy needs edit option on comments! 1mo
dabbe I, too, want the narrator to snap back and have a backbone, but she just doesn't. She's terrified of Danvers (and even Maxim at times) and is so UNSURE of herself that she can't fight back. Max wanted her as Alice in Wonderland--fiitting since Alice is a complete innocent, not worldly like Rebecca or Caroline de Winter. The irony is, though, that Max is primarily responsible for Jan's loss of innocence. #sosad 😞 1mo
Ruthiella @dabbe Perfect analysis! 👌 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @Clare-Dragonfly @peanutnine @Crinoline_Laphroaig @dabbe @Ruthiella - I'm interested to see if Jan even REALIZES that Danny set her up. I think she is going to excuse Mrs. D with a kind of “oh she didn't know people would be upset/it was an accident“ thing. 1mo
BarkingMadRead @TheAromaofBooks that‘s a good point, although that creepy smile on Mrs D should hopefully clue her in! 1mo
julieclair @TheAromaofBooks If she does that, it will totally be a throw-the-book moment for me! 1mo
peanutnine @julieclair @TheAromaofBooks omg same! Hopefully she isn't THAT naive by now 1mo
dabbe @Ruthiella 😘 1mo
dabbe @TheAromaofBooks Agree! Jan wanted so much to believe that Danny was finally being nice to her that she had the rose-colored glasses look in her eyes. And, too true, @BarkingMadRead. That smirk and the closing of the door in the west wing should have been HUGE clues for Jan. What a scene! 1mo
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Bookwormjillk That was something. But also, ladies, if your man doesn‘t like the way you look when you‘re thinking 🚩🚩🚩#longchapter #somuchtounpack 1mo
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Librarybelle So true, @Bookwormjillk ! Maxim is not man of the year in my mind…he probably would not like the look on my face as I was reading that section. 1mo
BarkingMadRead @Librarybelle @Bookwormjillk I would be in so much trouble because I can never seem to shut off my face 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig It's such a Train Wreck of a Chapter. I know what's going to happen and still I yell at Jan 'WHY WOULD YOU TRUST THE EVIL MRS D"⁉️ 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig 'Oh don't treat me like a child' as she continually acts like one with the daydreaming and hiding around corners. And the fingers in her mouth and the nail biting makes me crazy. 1mo
Ruthiella @Bookwormjillk 🚩🚩🚩🚩💥 1mo
Ruthiella At this point, I think Jan would have been happier if she‘d married Frank Crawley aka George Glass. 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly Why did she do what Danny said?! Obviously terrible idea! Also obviously terrible: Maxim yelling at her to change and of course never telling her even the slightest clue as to why everyone is so upset. I just hope Frank or Beatrice will explain in the next chapter. 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly @Ruthiella Yes, I keep thinking Frank seems like a much better match for her. Maybe she‘ll throw over Maxim! 🤞🏻 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Everything here was absolutely crazy, but I did laugh - yesterday, Jan is like “I may need to feign illness to make sure I don't have to have Christmas with Beatrice's crazy crew“ and today it was “Maxim, did you know Beatrice plays charades at Christmas every year?“ “Yes, that's why I never go“ 😂 😂 😂 So they do have SOME common ground! 😆 1mo
Roary47 Correct me if I‘m wrong. Could she not fire Ms D? Am I correct in understanding that she wore Rebecca‘s dress? I bet she looked pretty, but man they kept telling her to dress as Alice and she just wanted to dress up and feel special. Based on her background I‘m sure this was the first time she could feel pretty in a dress, and Max just burst that bubble. What an emotional hit. 😞 1mo
BarkingMadRead @Roary47 she had the dress made to match a painting of Max‘s great grandmother I think. I‘m guessing that Rebecca once did the same 1mo
peanutnine @Clare-Dragonfly @Ruthiella she and Frank would be so much better together! They're both so shy and awkward 😅 1mo
julieclair @Roary47 Jan can totally fire Danny. Surely she will, after this? Even though Jan has no spine, she can‘t allow Danny to keep living & working there. Can she? 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly @Roary47 @julieclair I bet if it even occurs to Jan that she could fire Danny, she‘ll quail at the thought of explaining to Maxim why she wants her gone. Even though I bet he wouldn‘t even listen to any explanation she gave, he‘d just be surprised. She could do it! But she won‘t. 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly @TheAromaofBooks Yes, I thought the same! 😂 1mo
julieclair @Clare-Dragonfly Unfortunately, I believe you‘re correct. Poor Jan… she needs a friend who can give her advice and bolster her courage. 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly @julieclair She needs a therapist! 1mo
dabbe @BarkingMadRead And I believe it was the last ball they had at Manderley, so Rebecca's costume would have perhaps still been on everyone's minds--especially Maxim's. 1mo
julieclair @Clare-Dragonfly 💯😂 1mo
ElizaMarie Ugh!!! As soon as I read Mrs D being “nice” and offering suggestions, I assumed there was something wrong. So the whole rest of the chapter I had such anxiety (felt like watching an A24 film😬). I was just hoping to be wrong!!!! But Mrs D = 😈 1mo
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Bookwormjillk Jan is always being told she needs permission from the ladies in her life. Danny says she needs to ask to go into Rebecca‘s room. Bea says she must tell her the minute she‘s pregnant. Blah. 1mo
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Ruthiella @Bookwormjillk Agree. But if she were to assert herself, they would back down. She‘s always assuming and never asserting. 1mo
Roary47 My heart broke a little for Jan here. How tough to be meeting an influential matriarch in your husband‘s family. Then be told “what did you do to Rebecca, I liked Rebecca, where is Rebecca?” 💔 (edited) 1mo
BarkingMadRead @Roary47 I‘m amazed at how many people are willing to say more or less the same thing to her! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks We are caretaking my grandma right now and I really related with a lot of Jan's thoughts in this chapter, about how strange it is when someone gets old, and wondering what they were really like when they were young and vibrant. 1mo
julieclair @TheAromaofBooks Those passages really resonated with me as well. 1mo
julieclair I had a sick feeling in my stomach from the moment the grandmother seemed delighted that Jan had come to visit. I was worried she was thinking Jan was Rebecca. 💔 And poor Jan, she did nothing wrong, but her very presence caused the frail old lady major distress. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Can't believe I forgot to mention my favorite line - “I had an uneasy feeling we might be asked to spend the approaching Christmas with Beatrice. Perhaps I could have influenza.“ 😂 1mo
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Librarybelle I forgot how creepy this chapter was. Yikes! 1mo
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BarkingMadRead @Librarybelle me too! It‘s been a few years since I read it, I kept gasping out loud 🤣 1mo
Librarybelle @BarkingMadRead I know! It‘s been several years for me, and I kept thinking “how could I have forgotten this!!”😂 1mo
Bookwormjillk This was really creepy. Run Jan, run! 1mo
peanutnine Sooo creepy. Also, I highly doubt Danvers was as buddy buddy with Rebecca as she's making it out, like they were best friends 1mo
BarkingMadRead @peanutnine I agree, it seems like rebecca was more likely to tease her 1mo
TheBookHippie Creeeeeeepy. 1mo
Ruthiella @Librarybelle @BarkingMadRead I also forgot just how creepy this chapter was. 1mo
Librarybelle @Ruthiella It makes me wonder what else I have forgotten as the story unfolds. 1mo
willaful We're definitely in gothic territory now! 1mo
ElizaMarie @peanutnine @BarkingMadRead Yes ☑️ it feels like Danvers has to be exaggerating their closeness. Also. Like I get it, you cared about her, but to keep touching her things and putting flowers in her room… feels so weird to me. 1mo
julieclair @willaful Yes! This chapter has all the gothic novel vibes. And I‘m loving it! 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig So creepy. 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly CREEPY, DANNY!!! 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly I am even more sure now it was Danvers in the cottage threatening Ben. She‘s creeping around being obsessed with everything Rebecca ever touched. (edited) 1mo
Roary47 It‘s almost as if Danvers loved her just as much if not more than Max. 1mo
dabbe @Roary47 OBSESSION to the nth degree. 😮 1mo
BarkingMadRead @Roary47 @dabbe yes! Obsession for sure. Should be interesting! 1mo
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Ruthiella He‘s definitely a shady character. 😬 1mo
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Bookwormjillk Danny 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk I just can‘t 🤣 I can‘t imagine her with any nickname at all ☠️ 1mo
dabbe At least there's a little respite for our narrator who feels more like herself with Maxim away. She doesn't have to pretend to be someone she isn't and can just be herself--for a little while. 1mo
ElizaMarie So much mystery in this chapter!!!! I'm super intrigued! 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly I think it was Mrs. Danvers in the cabin threatening Ben!!! Rebecca would have no reason to keep her cabin activities a secret, and would probably think Ben is beneath her. Mrs. Danvers fits the description better and is definitely acting fishy. 1mo
BarkingMadRead @Clare-Dragonfly ohhhhh that‘s a really good theory and I could totally see Danvers doing that! 1mo
Bookwormjillk Jan is really reminding me of a person at work who decides that each time she has a scheduled check in with our shared supervisor she‘s going to get fired then when I tell her she‘s not she gets mad when she‘s not promoted. The stories she tells herself in her head. Cool it Jan. Max isn‘t dead just because he went to London. #DontBelieveEverythingYouThink 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @Bookwormjillk - Seriously! I was reading that section like COOL YOUR JETS, my word! 1mo
kwmg40 Jan really has an overactive imagination! 1mo
julieclair @kwmg40 Yes, and that imagination is not doing her any favors. 1mo
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Bookwormjillk And at least Max doesn‘t smell or complain about soggy toast. True romance. 1mo
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BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk a girl has to have her standards 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
TheAromaofBooks This line really struck me, Maxim is talking: “Fancy not getting a hold of her when you broke the thing and saying, 'Here, Mrs. Danvers, get this mended.' “ This is just so typical of Maxim's perspective. He is used to servants/commands/obedience (and it sounds like Rebecca was as well). Our narrator is uncomfortable with even the concept of giving orders (we saw this when she was in Monte Carlo as well) or making demands. I think Maxim can't ⬇ 1mo
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) get his head around anyone being shy of or intimidated by servants. I do feel bad for the narrator, but I honestly frequently have similar feelings to Maxim's - YOU'RE THE BOSS so step up!!! On the other hand, Maxim obviously is blind (intentionally?) to the narrator's need for some guidance and suggestions on what she should be doing, and completely leaves her hanging. 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly @TheAromaofBooks Yes—it‘s similar with the socializing; he insists that it has nothing to do with being brought up to it, but that‘s because it‘s been his world for his whole life and he doesn‘t realize how different it can be for Jan. I think Clarice‘s mother quite likes her and it was nasty of him to say it was an insult! But also, anyone else think of Darcy and Lizzie when Maxim complains that Jan is shy and won‘t try to socialize? 😆 1mo
KAO @TheAromaofBooks I agree with all of your observations. The descriptions in these chapters are luscious sometimes though! 1mo
ElizaMarie This chapter gutted me. Poor Jan! She almost speaks up then quickly backs down and worried about Maxim‘s feelings over hers. Poor baby! Also —- she should redecorate the whole room! I feel like she was hinting at it but needs Maxim to suggest (the order the staff) to get it done. 1mo
dabbe I keep reminding myself that the shy-can't-do-anything-without-approval Jan is in the past. The narrator is our future gal who seems (in my mind) much more forthright than the flashback Jan. She's her harshest critic who is looking back on herself in the cruelest of ways. I have hope for her. And Lord Byron ain't got anything next to the brooding Maxim. #hyperbyronichero 1mo
rubyslippersreads Jan should have taken a page from Scarlett O‘Hara‘s book and thrown the cupid against the wall. 😂 1mo
julieclair @ElizaMarie Yes! She needs to redecorate the whole room! And buy a new wardrobe. And I wish she would realize she has the power to do both. 1mo
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Bookwormjillk Glad she has Frank 1mo
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5feet.of.fury A want a moonlight picnic shed now. 1mo
quietjenn @5feet.of.fury @Bookwormjillk so say we all 1mo
ElizaMarie I‘m so sad for her! To feel the way she does (inadequate). I wish she was able to talk to her HUSBAND about these things, but #AtLeastSheHasFrank. He is such a sweet man :) Also, yes “modest” has a billion different meanings. #WhatDoYouMean 1mo
dabbe I'm glad she has Frank, too, but ouch to his last line: “I suppose she was the most beautiful creature I ever saw in my life.“

Yet ... he calls Rebecca a “creature.“ I looked up the definition and found two interesting thoughts re: Miss-holier-than-thou Rebecca:
1. an animal, as distinct from a human being
2. a fictional being, typically a FRIGHTENING one.

Perhaps Rebecca ain't all she's cracked up to be. 🧐
julieclair @dabbe The word “creature” jumped out at me, too! Such an interesting word choice. What could it mean? 🤔 1mo
dabbe @julieclair Makes us want to keep reading on, right? 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
julieclair @dabbe Absolutely! Du Maurier is such a gifted writer. 1mo
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Went out for a bike ride this morning and visited a bookshop downtown. I found this gem in the Mystery section. :)

Gissy 😍 1mo
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peanutnine The contrast between happy valley and the other cove was STARK 1mo
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Bookwormjillk Is anyone keeping track of all the rhododendron colors vs Max's moods? Poor little Jan she is in so far over her head with these people. 1mo
TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk it‘s mood setting too!! 1mo
BarkingMadRead @peanutnine yeah, that abrupt change in scenery = atmosphere for sure 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly I was glad to see Jan speaking more, but I wish she would have pushed harder! Also 🙄 at Maxim complaining that she doesn‘t have the memories that make him sad. Of course she doesn‘t, and you won‘t tell her what the issue is! 1mo
Graciouswarriorprincess The contrast reminded me of the house too. One part light and the other dark/guarded. 1mo
dabbe @Graciouswarriorprincess The narrator's side ... Rebecca's side. And where does Max (oops, only Rebecca can call him that)/Maxim's feelings truly lie? 1mo
Roary47 Grrr Max, She doesn‘t know until you tell her. She is trying with her young girlish mind to love you. 1mo
ElizaMarie @Roary47 yes! Poor girl! She wants to know so much more about him but he is just so closed off! 1mo
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Bookwormjillk She needs a hobby and a spine 1mo
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peanutnine It's crazy how everyone just acts like she should know her way around the house and all the routines. I guess they assumed Max told her ahead of time? She definitely needs the courage to speak up and ask questions 1mo
Ruthiella I think the staff were possibly also expecting another Rebecca - who would tell them “I don‘t want a fire in the morning room, light it in the library”. 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig This is where I start to really dislike Max. He just dumps her in the house, doesn't bother to even show her around, and he knows Evil Mrs D is manipulative. Also he acts like he's so busy running Manderley but he's been gone for WEEKS. And it not like today when you can keep in touch by email and smart phones. I'm quite sure Manager of the estate doesn't need his help. 1mo
ElizaMarie I had to look up the plant (ha!) I thought I knew what it was, but I wasn't 100% sure. Anyway, I can't tell if Mrs. D wants her to be more arrogant like the old Mrs or um.. what? It sounds like Jan is way more easygoing and could be easier to “serve“ under but instead, they keep bullying her. And shame on Max, he knows Mrs. D is difficult but.. yet doesn't even show her the after-breakfast room!? 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig I just want to yell at Jan to stop daydreaming. Which makes it sound like I don't like this book but I really do. 1mo
julieclair Jan needs a spine for sure. She‘s letting the servants walk all over her. But she also needs to ask more questions, so she can learn how things work at Manderley. Everyone already knows she‘s clueless, so why not ask? I wonder if we‘ll ever find out what‘s up with Mrs. D and/or exactly what happened to Rebecca? (edited) 1mo
dabbe So glad you posted this pic! What about those bloody rhododendrons on the pathway to Manderley? Jan HATES them. They're too full of life, too large, too in-your-face, too ... like Rebecca? Wonder if there's some symbolism there? 😂 1mo
Roary47 I‘m with many of you in your upset with Max. He could have waited at least a day to show her around. Jan also might just be trying to be nice on top of her not asking questions and speaking up. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @julieclair - I felt the same way. Like when she pretended like she already knew the way to the morning room. She hasn't even been there 24 hours! Why would it be embarrassing to ask where that is?? I always feel bad for the narrator when I read this book, but also spend about half the time just wanting to shake her and tell her to stop assuming the worst about everything! 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly I thought it was weird that all the servants refer to Rebecca as Mrs. de Winter as though Jan isn‘t Mrs. de Winter now… but then Mrs. Danvers did call her that, so I don‘t know what to think! Would the servants like them to be completely interchangeable? 1mo
Aimeesue @dabbe Symbolism?? What symbolism?? I must have missed it. 😂 I‘m def on Team NO Rhododenrons though. They too extra for me. 1mo
dabbe @Aimeesue New hashtag: #teamnorhodo 😂 1mo
Aimeesue @dabbe 😂😂😂 1mo
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@TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit, @AllDebooks

Getting ready to savor REBECCA for #hyggehour by reading in bed when this goofball is already there. Oh, and not on the bed but on the PILLOWS! #hernameiskate #yessheisaprincess 💚🩷💚

TheBookHippie 🐾♥️🐾 1mo
CBee She‘s so beautiful ♥️ 1mo
AnnCrystal 😘💕🐕‍🦺🐾💝. 1mo
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Ruthiella Just warming it up for you. ❤️🐶😄 1mo
dabbe @TheBookHippie 🤩🐾🤩 1mo
dabbe @CBee 🤩🐾🤩 1mo
dabbe @AnnCrystal 🤩🐾🤩 1mo
kelli7990 😍 1mo
slategreyskies This pic makes me happy. ❤️ 1mo
Hooked_on_books What a cutie! 🐶🩵 1mo
Gissy 🐶♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
Chrissyreadit 💛💛💛 1mo
Mollyanna The pillows are the softest, so of course 😊🐾 1mo
mabell Well obviously the pillows! 1mo
IndoorDame She looks extremely pleased with herself! I bet there‘s still some tiny little corner you could squeeze into some you don‘t have to disturb her highness 😍 1mo
KadaGul My cats like to sleep in unusual places, such as on top of the formal dining table but underneath the dinner table, on office chairs instead of sofas, and they prefer pillows over layered comforters. #petslife 1mo
dabbe @kelli7990 🤩🐾🤩 1mo
dabbe @slategreyskies 🤩🐾🤩 1mo
dabbe @Hooked_on_books 🤩🐾🤩 1mo
dabbe @Gissy 🤩🐾🤩 1mo
dabbe @Chrissyreadit 🤩🐾🤩 1mo
dabbe @Mollyanna 🤩🐾🤩 1mo
dabbe @mabell 🤩🐾🤩 1mo
dabbe @IndoorDame She let me have the corner to her left. 🤩🐾🤩 1mo
dabbe @KadaGul They certainly know what they like, don't they? 🤩🐾🤩 1mo
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IndoorDame I would‘ve been disappointed not to get the ocean room! And I don‘t think she‘s nearly upset enough about Mrs. Danvers. Bad bad vibes. Also, I don‘t care how naive Jan is, she should know she needs new clothes before pulling up at Manderly. 1mo
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Ruthiella From day one, Mrs Danvers has Jan‘s number and she knows how to manipulate and undermine her. Maxim is the only person who has really any power over her and he‘s clueless. 1mo
BarkingMadRead @IndoorDame 💯 and how could Max not realize that?!? I was waiting for him to give her Rebecca‘s clothes or something crazy like that! 1mo
Bookwormjillk Jan needs to grow a pair and ask for the ocean view and some clothes. 1mo
ElizaMarie I want the big room that overlooks the ocean! But maybe Maxium always secretly wished his x wanted to have the rose room? So hard to tell because he is mostly mute! (Having such a hard time only reading one chapter a day) 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly I am the odd one out, I‘d want the room with the roses! Surely you can always go hang out by the ocean whenever you want. 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig I always thought Max saying he liked the room with Rose View was actually covering up that he didn't think he new wife would want to sleep in the dead wife's room. 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @IndoorDame absolutely on the clothes. She's been in Monte for weeks she should know that. 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Bookwormjillk And Max should have insisted on buying her a new wardrobe on the honeymoon. Or is he so insecure that he wants her dumpy and afraid? 1mo
Bookwormjillk @Crinoline_Laphroaig I don‘t know if he even thinks about her that much 1mo
Roary47 @Bookwormjillk well he did buy her the brushes. He seems to be clueless on other stuff though. I‘m surprised Jan didn‘t get frostbite in this chapter. So many cold shoulders. Eeesh. 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly @Crinoline_Laphroaig I thought HE doesn‘t want to sleep in his dead wife‘s room. 1mo
5feet.of.fury @Clare-Dragonfly @Crinoline_Laphroaig whoever‘s benefit it is for, I‘m with you, it seems less creepy to have a new room with the new wife… ocean view or not…. 1mo
dabbe Maybe he likes her as a naive waif in frumpy clothes--he told her he never wanted her to wear that pearl necklace or act like she's 36. Kinda creepy when you think about it, too. 1mo
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Mr Grumps! Also love the “you fool” in the proposal! (My husband proposed to me by making me stand outside in the snow on a balcony in the middle of taking off my scrubs and told me I looked “funny” in my thermals I wore under the scrubs before asking me to marry him). #awkwardMen
#HashtagBrigade @BarkingMadRead

BarkingMadRead lol my husband and I were arguing and he said he couldn‘t live like this anymore. I thought he was dumping me 🤣 2mo
ElizaMarie @BarkingMadRead OH WOW! I would have thought the same thing! #UghMen 2mo
Ruthiella @ElizaMarie @BarkingMadRead Love these real life insights! 😂 2mo
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dabbe Mine had me climb the highest peak in AZ (Humphrey's Peak in Flagstaff, roughly 13,000+ feet) before proposing AFTER I had done that. I think he wanted to see if I had the stamina to put up with him! 😂 1mo
ElizaMarie @dabbe ha i love it!!!! So out of breath and sweaty. 1mo
dabbe @ElizaMarie Hmm. Maybe that was why! 🤩😂🤗 1mo
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Ruthiella That‘s got to be one of the least romantic marriage proposals ever…😳 2mo
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BarkingMadRead @Ruthiella so pathetic, and I hate that she just gives in to everything. Yeah, he‘s had a fancy wedding, but she hasn‘t! (edited) 2mo
TheAromaofBooks One of the things that always gets me with this book is how much of what we are reading does NOT happen - we are constantly getting scenes from the narrator's imagination, things she can see happening but aren't actually reality. The entire section of seeing herself saying goodbye to Max, seeing herself going to New York, seeing herself being introduced to boys there - it's like we read the real story but also the parallel possibilities. 2mo
BarkingMadRead @TheAromaofBooks so true! It‘s like the only time she has a personality is in her own head 2mo
ElizaMarie I mean… there was NO time to say he loved her! He had marmalade for breakfast!!!! (Ha) #OhJan #MarmaladeTakesTime (edited) 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly I wonder if we‘re going to get a Han and Leia moment 😂 2mo
BarkingMadRead @Clare-Dragonfly that would be epic 🤣🤣 #iloveyou #iknow 2mo
IndoorDame @BarkingMadRead @TheAromaofBooks yes!!! And she‘s fascinating as the unreliable narrator because the writing is so intoxicating and I always get swept away in her fantasies even though I know it‘s a sham 2mo
julieclair @TheAromaofBooks @BarkingMadRead @IndoorDame Yes! 💯! The writing of her mind‘s eye is so beautiful, and the reality of Max‘s dialogue is so blunt and spare. 2mo
Roary47 @Ruthiella @BarkingMadRead I thought the same thing about the marriage proposal and the fancy wedding. Lol I like that #MarmaladeTakesTime @ElizaMarie Our narrator, Jan, reminds me of Sansa now with her imaginative mind verses reality @TheAromaofBooks @IndoorDame 2mo
5feet.of.fury @Roary47 I wasn‘t even thinking that, but she does remind me of Sansa in that sense -no idea what people‘s motivations are, things are all supposed to play out like a story but don‘t. 2mo
5feet.of.fury Hoppy really annoyed me in this bit, even if Jan is naive (no dispute) she really felt the need to take her down a peg, doesn‘t matter that she‘s right, what a jerk. 2mo
ElizaMarie @5feet.of.fury YES! I mean she kinda went to the whole “what did you do?“ and I thought she was alluding to the fact that she thought she tricked him into a proposal, but then at the same time calling her young and naive and just... Ugh! 2mo
Ruthiella @Roary47 @5feet.of.fury Sansa Stark is a good parallel for clueless, romantic Jan. 👍 2mo
kwmg40 I laughed when I read the part where Maxim orders breakfast, then takes out an emery board and starts filing his nails, right before he proposes marriage. Is it normal for rich people to file their nails in fancy hotel restaurants while waiting for their food? 😂 2mo
BarkingMadRead @kwmg40 I don‘t know if it‘s normal, it‘s definitely repulsive 2mo
5feet.of.fury @ElizaMarie yeah being a nosey Nelly in everyone‘s business & being confused by the whirlwind is one thing, but to tell the poor young woman that she‘s going to bore everyone at Manderlay‘s parties was so spiteful. 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly @kwmg40 I definitely think Maxim is just a weirdo 😂 1mo
kwmg40 @Clare-Dragonfly That sums it up pretty well! 1mo
dabbe @BarkingMadRead Thank goodness he didn't use nail clippers! 😂 1mo
dabbe @IndoorDame Agree 💯. And because she is so hard on herself, she can't believe Max (oops, Maxim) might love her because she thinks she's crap. It also doesn't help to have a brooding Byronic hero as your husband! 😃 1mo
willaful @BarkingMadRead Very well put! Her imagination is vivid but also so often her own worst enemy. 1mo
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Bookwormjillk And Max is telling her NOTHING 2mo
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BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk not one freaking thing. Boys are dumb 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
Ruthiella When I first read this in my 20s, I was swooning…now I‘m all RED FLAGS 🚩 Nameless Narrator!!!! 2mo
rubyslippersreads Hmmm, is Jan‘s name really Joan? 🤣 2mo
Bookwormjillk @Ruthiella 🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩 2mo
ElizaMarie Um…. “I suppose you are young enough to be my daughter‘ ❓❗ Jan, honey, how old is he? 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @ElizaMarie - Well, she says that she “wishes she was 36“ so I'm assuming that he's somewhere around 40 😬 2mo
Ruthiella @ElizaMarie 😂 I can just see the look of concern on Carol Brady‘s face! 2mo
dabbe Jan (perfect name @Ruthiella! 🤩) = Jane in JANE EYRE
Maxim = Rochester in JANE EYRE
So many likenesses to these two books and characters! 😱
BarkingMadRead @dabbe there are so many similarities! 2mo
julieclair Oh poor Jan, she‘s really got it bad. And I actually think Mrs. van Hopper‘s description of Max was spot on: “queer-tempered, I should think, difficult to know.” 2mo
Roary47 Hmmm. Young and innocent Jan. Jealousy does not become your lack of details. 🤣 2mo
ElizaMarie @TheAromaofBooks ah that checks out. 40 and she is 21. Okay. Not great but…. Ugh! That is such a huge power dynamic - age, status 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @ElizaMarie - I agree. Like she is an adult and out on her own, but he's definitely going to hold all the cards, especially because it's obvious that she has an uncertain, tentative personality (at this age, anyway). She's going to be so dependent on him for direction and affirmation. 2mo
willaful @dabbe Except that Jane has a very strong sense of self and character. 1mo
dabbe @willaful Agree 💯. 1mo
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IndoorDame The intro to my copy points out that she is only ever “the second Mrs de Winter” (and it has some very pointed things to say about that 😂) but that‘s quite a mouthful so I think she‘s gonna need a nickname 2mo
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BarkingMadRead @IndoorDame I totally agree. We have to call her something 🤷🏻‍♀️ poor thing never has a name, although we know it‘s a pretty one and also unique. Super helpful. 2mo
IndoorDame @BarkingMadRead I‘ve often wondered what constitutes a “unique” name for a white woman in England in the 30s 2mo
BarkingMadRead @IndoorDame probably something so chill now 2mo
Ruthiella Her name is Jan Brady, forever doomed to be overshadowed by Marsha, Marsha, Marsha! I mean, Rebecca. 2mo
IndoorDame @Ruthiella 👏👏👏 Sold! call her Jan 🤣 (edited) 2mo
Ruthiella Also, it‘s so awkward when your first date is an attempted murder/suicide! 😱😆 2mo
CatLass007 @Ruthiella You have a wicked sense of humor! I like that in a person. 2mo
BarkingMadRead @Ruthiella 🤣☠️🤣☠️ 2mo
Bookwormjillk Jan 😂 🏈 2mo
rubyslippersreads @Ruthiella Jan is perfect! 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig I need to find a book about gardens in DDuM books. "The daffodils were in bloom, stirring in the evening breeze, golden heads cupped upon lean stalks, and however many you might pick there would be no thinning of the ranks, they were massed like an army, shoulder to shoulder. On a bank below the lawns, crocuses were planted, golden, pink, and mauve, but by this time they would be past their best, dropping and fading, like pallid snowdrops.⬇️ 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig The primrose was more vulgar, a homely pleasant creature who appeared in every cranny like a weed. Too early yet for bluebells, their heads were still hidden beneath last year‘s leaves, but when they came, dwarfing the more humble violet, they choked the very bracken in the woods, and with their color made a challenge to the sky....People who plucked bluebells from the woods were vandals; he had forbidden it at Manderley." 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig So many flowers in this Chapter. I highlighted so many. 2mo
Roary47 @Ruthiella I love it! Jan is who I will imagine her to be. Plus we don‘t know her actual age either. Are they on a date showing she‘s older than a child? 2mo
BarkingMadRead @Roary47 I get the idea that she‘s an adult, but maybe a bit younger than Max 2mo
Ruthiella @Roary47 I am reading a bit ahead. I think in chapter five it‘s confirmed she is 21. 👍 But Maxim is “old enough to be her father”, so 35 to 40 years old, I imagine. 🤔 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly @Crinoline_Laphroaig Yes, the descriptions are so vivid and wonderful! I can see the flowers so clearly! 2mo
Bookwormjillk These chapters are long but they don‘t feel like it. 2mo
BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk I totally agree! 2mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @Crinoline_Laphroaig These descriptions are so vivid! 2mo
julieclair I am really appreciating du Maurier‘s beautifully descriptive prose this time around. I don‘t remember noticing it as much the first time I read this. 2mo
ElizaMarie I agree with “Jan“ as her name for now... But wouldn't it be wild if her name is Daphne? I mean, if I were an author, maybe I would name a character after myself and then say how beautiful the name is repeatedly. 2mo
BarkingMadRead @ElizaMarie that‘s a brilliant point! 2mo
dabbe @Bookwormjillk Oh, my nose! Oh,my nose! 😂😂😂 2mo
dabbe @Bookwormjillk As opposed to our last book! #oy 😂🤗🤩 2mo
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IndoorDame SO clueless!!!! I love it! She‘s like a caricature of herself 🤣 2mo
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5feet.of.fury The narrator essentially thinking “we could be in on a joke together but this is so awkward I might die.” Was so relatable 2mo
BarkingMadRead @5feet.of.fury me. Literally every day. Poor narrator! 2mo
willaful The narration is so vivid and immersive! We can see what she sees and feel what she feels. 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly I like him so far… also it kind of annoys me that her name is mentioned without actually telling us what it is, but I totally relate to the “spelled right, which is rare” thing! 2mo
Bookwormjillk I‘ve been traveling with my teens for a week and I kind of feel like they may be able to relate to the narrator 🤦‍♀️🤣 2mo
Aimeesue Oh, Max! Sigh 2mo
Graciouswarriorprincess I‘m liking him so far. 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Today's favorite quote: "she ran on like a clumsy goat, trampling and trespassing on land that was preserved, and I felt the color flood my face, dragged with her as I was into humiliation." ? 2mo
ElizaMarie @Clare-Dragonfly I get the spelled it right part too!! Thought that was super significant :) 2mo
ElizaMarie @Crinoline_Laphroaig ha! Yes! And the no to tell the narrator she “put yourself jus a teeny bit forward this afternoon. Your efforts to monopolise the conversation quite embarrassed me“ --- ha! 2mo
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KAO I am already enjoying this! The description of 4:30 teatime in the narrator‘s memories is perfect—especially to someone like me who cherishes teatime! 2mo
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BarkingMadRead @KAO I was all ready to post a pic of teatime until she mentioned Mrs Van Hopper 🤣 2mo
IndoorDame Mrs. Van Hopper is amazing! You can picture her so vividly from the very first page she‘s introduced! 2mo
Ruthiella Mrs. Van Hopper is wonderfully awful! 😂 And who hasn‘t met someone like that before. 2mo
5feet.of.fury openly staring with the lorgnette 🧐 I love all the little details that set to scene 2mo
dabbe For much of the first two chapters, Manderley seems to be the main character. And even though the narrator and her husband seem happy as they travel from hotel to hotel, some tragedy broods underneath. It's interesting, too, how Manderley even has a name, but the narrator chooses not to name herself. 2mo
peanutnine @dabbe I was wondering if we were going to get her name or not, definitely an interesting choice not to reveal it 2mo
Bookwormjillk Mrs Van Hopper is like someone out of Austen 2mo
TheAromaofBooks I love how the narrator uses Mrs. VH to contrast to herself - by learning more about Mrs. VH we also learn more about the narrator herself. 2mo
BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk I thought the same! @peanutnine we never find our name, it definitely goes along with how she feels about herself 2mo
dabbe @peanutnine Well, at least now she doesn't. You know, though, it makes sense so far because she hasn't had any dialogue yet. She's been describing everything and everyone involved in the flashback that's going to be the book. 2mo
peanutnine @dabbe that's true. No one has actually addressed her yet. It reads like a diary so far, I'm getting Tenant of Wildfell Hall vibes 2mo
dabbe @peanutnine Ooh, that's another book I love! 🤩 2mo
Aimeesue @5feet.of.fury The lorgnette - the enemy of other people‘s privacy! 😂 2mo
Aimeesue @KAO Those were some teas at Manderley! That one paragraph made me hungry 🧁 🫖 2mo
willaful @Aimeesue Same!

That's a great pic of Mrs VH -- from the movie?
Crinoline_Laphroaig This is what's draws me in: "I think of half past four at Manderley, and the table drawn before the library fire. The door flung open, punctual to the minute, and the performance, never varying, of the laying of the tea, the silver tray, the kettle, the snowy cloth." I sooo love a good tea scene. ? 2mo
BarkingMadRead @willaful yes, it‘s from the movie! I have to watch it one of these days 2mo
rubyslippersreads @BarkingMadRead The Hitchcock movie is wonderful. Just avoid the Armie Hammer version. 😂 2mo
BarkingMadRead @rubyslippersreads 🤣 I just used an Armie pic for today‘s chapter 🤣 he is yummy. But I will avoid that version, thanks for the heads up! 2mo
rubyslippersreads @BarkingMadRead Doesn‘t Armie actually find other people yummy? 🤣 2mo
Roary47 Not reading these yet. Can you add me? I‘ve had this one on my list to read. 🥰💛 2mo
Roary47 I also found it interesting that we learn a little of our narrator by the contrast like @TheAromaofBooks mentioned. 2mo
ElizaMarie I want tea! (Ha!) So I am late to the comments, catching up today. But I kinda like being late, so I can read everything people have already said! 2mo
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ElizaMarie 💜💜💜💜💜💜 2mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Please add me. Thanks 2mo
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Ruthiella Very short but not too bad for a dream sequence. I‘m a little nervous about Jasper the dog. I don‘t remember him. 😬 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Such a great opening line. 2mo
BarkingMadRead @Ruthiella I don‘t remember! 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 @Crinoline_Laphroaig I love it! @TheBookHippie oh nooooo 2mo
willaful @Ruthiella I don't remember either but according to this spoiler website. it's okay. (Click at your own risk!) https://www.doesthedogdie.com/media/20561?index1=-1&index2=-1 2mo
TheBookHippie @BarkingMadRead library has it just need to get it to my branch so I should be able to catch up. Supposed to be in by Friday 😅 2mo
IndoorDame Apparently Manderley is based on a house she saw and fell in love with called Menabilly (you can find stunning photos online) and according to what I‘ve read the dream in this chapter could just as easily foreshadow her actual journey with the house, all of which happened after she wrote and published the book. 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly This is gorgeously written! I haven‘t read this before so it‘s all new to me, and I‘m glad to be finally reading it. 2mo
Ruthiella @Clare-Dragonfly Awesome you are reading it for the first time! It‘s a great plot. 2mo
Ruthiella @willaful Thank you! 😊 2mo
Bookwormjillk Woohoo new book! I only have the audio version in my library so I‘m reading it that way. 2mo
dabbe @IndoorDame I read too that she was given a lease by the owner at the time, spent money renovating it, and lived there for 20 years before giving it back to the family. I never knew this, and the last time I read it was in the early 1990s before the Internet. Thank goodness for instant knowledge! 🤩 2mo
dabbe The passage where the narrator talks about the wind coming from the western sea reminded me of Cornwall and the island off of it that is prevalent in AND THEN THERE WERE NONE ... and also P.B. Shelley's “Ode to the West Wind.“ Oh, what a tremendous novel embracing Gothic and Romantic literature from the early 1800s. I'm in heaven! #byebyebadbros 🤩 2mo
5feet.of.fury Add me please 😊 2mo
TheAromaofBooks LOVE how atmospheric this chapter is!! 2mo
IndoorDame @dabbe couldn‘t agree more on both counts! #hailtheinternet #byebyebadbros 2mo
KAO I am excited to start something new! Optimistic here! 2mo
dabbe @IndoorDame 💚🩷💚 2mo
peanutnine This is my first time reading and I'm loving the descriptions so far! 2mo
Roary47 @Clare-Dragonfly I completely agree it is so beautiful already! I‘m also a first time reader with you and @peanutnine it will be fun reading with all of you. 🥰💛 2mo
julieclair Please add me! I was too intimidated to attempt the bros, but now I'm back in the brigade! 2mo
julieclair @IndoorDame Thanks for this great info about Menabilly! My husband and I will be touring Cornwall next month. I wonder if it's visible from the road? 2mo
IndoorDame @julieclair oooh, definitely let us know if it is!!! 2mo
julieclair @IndoorDame Will do! 2mo
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I hope I can keep up. I didn't even add #BookedinTime because I haven't even finished March's read yet. But of course I found time to make this l'il collage. 😅

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m reading The Berry Pickers now! 💜 2mo
dabbe @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Do you like it? 💚 2mo
Eggs Rebecca is so good❣️ 2mo
dabbe @Eggs 💚 2mo
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Thanks for the tag, @read4life

Frank Sinatra, “It Was a Very Good Year“ :)

Just the first couple chapters in, but the main character is very nostalgic.

#booknotes @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎤 💙🎵 3mo
Read4life You‘re welcome! 🎶 3mo
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#Treasure (BM)

My choice is a bit out there, but ... the lyrics state “I know that you don't know it
but you're fine“--just like the narrator thinks of herself in REBECCA. And Maxim de Winter finally tells her “Treasure, that is what you are; honey, you're my golden star,“ in so many words. So, hence my choice. 😍

TheBookgeekFrau Nice!! I'm just sitting wondering if I'm going to be able to come up with something for this prompt 🤷🏻‍♀️ 11mo
Eggs Great book and film ❤️🖤🧡 11mo
dabbe @TheBookgeekFrau You can do it! 😍🤩🤗 11mo
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dabbe @Eggs I just noticed the film looks like Joan Fontaine is wearing a billboard of the movie title! 🤣🤣🤣 11mo
TheBookgeekFrau @dabbe Mmmm, I don't know. I still got notin' 11mo
Eggs @dabbe Good eye 👁️!! 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🤩 11mo
dabbe @Eggs 🤣😍🤗 11mo
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It had an extremely slow start and the slow pace carried through the book. The novel has a lovely writing style with lush long descriptions and an intriguing plot told by an unnamed narrator. I loved the suspense and mystery, though a main thing was predictable, the reasoning and events weren't. I really enjoyed the way this novel played out, though at times I found all characters to be unlikeable, it was a good story with a sudden dramatic ending

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I am super excited about these #roll100 choices! I almost picked up Rebecca last week, and the other two print choices are very tempting, too. 😎 Fear and Loathing would tick the box of classics I‘m trying to read. Looking forward to March! Plus it‘s my birthday month. 🎉🥳

BarbaraBB Fear and Loathing… how I hated that book. Hope you‘ll think different if you decide to read it. Rebecca of course is a no brainer ❤️. Is it a reread? 1y
Megabooks @BarbaraBB no Rebecca isn‘t. Somehow I‘ve missed out! I‘m super curious about what I will think of both classics! 1y
BarbaraBB Me too! You‘ll love Rebecca! Have a good week 😘 1y
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Megabooks @BarbaraBB you too dear friend! I hope work is less crazy! 😘 1y
IndoorDame Rebecca is an all time favorite of mine! I just reread it a few months back ❤️ 1y
Megabooks @IndoorDame oh fantastic! I‘m really looking forward to it. 1y
PuddleJumper 🎉🎉 1y
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📚 Rebecca- One of the best books of my life lol 😆 ✍️ Taylor Jenkins Reid
🎥 Rush Hour
👩‍🎤 Rihanna
🎵 Rock with you-Michael Jackson

#ManicMonday #LetterR @CBee

CBee Thanks for playing 😊😊 1y
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Well that was GREAT! Eerie is the best word for it; I feel like I've felt so many emotions reading this, especially because of all the twists that I just wasn't expecting! I'm still on the edge of my seat and I've finished it, crikey

I was so invested in the heroine too and I loved how it got me thinking about themes like perception, time etc

#WinterCosy @PuddleJumper #NYWD22 @dariazeoli @monalyisha #BFC2022 @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2y
Moll @wanderinglynn 😍😊😊💛 2y
MelAnn I love this movie - I want to read this book! 2y
Moll @MelAnn If you love the movie, then 1000% read the book!! The movie was good for sure but the book is MEGA😍 2y
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It's my birthday! Check out this entirely yellow outfit I bought for myself!😂💛

Thought I'd do a little update (#BFC2022 #WinterCosy #NYWD22 @wanderinglynn @PuddleJumper @dariazeoli @monalyisha):

- To get back on track with Blogilates, I plan on doing it most days for the rest of Jan👌
- A for H - Have done most of that calendar so far!
- Yoga has also been a consistent practice - including 2 yoga classes!
- And I plan to v soon finish Rebecca!

wanderinglynn Happy, happy birthday! 🎉🎂🥳 That outfit looks fantastic on you! 💛 And way to go! 🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
SamanthaMarie Happy birthday!! What a joyful outfit that you rock so hard!! 😍💛 2y
Chrissyreadit Happy Birthday! That outfit is SPECTACULAR 👍🎉🙌 2y
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dariazeoli Happy Birthday, fellow January baby! That outfit is fabulous- it‘s so sunny and happy. Rock on! 👊🏻 2y
Chelsea.Poole So cute!! Love the yellow ☺️ Happy birthday! 2y
RaeLovesToRead Happy Birthday! 🎉🎉🎉 LOVE the outfit! 😍😍💕 2y
monalyisha Heck yes! 💛 Yellow was my grandma‘s favorite color. It always brings me joy. Happy birthday! 🎉 (edited) 2y
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉💛 2y
Moll All of your lovely replies just made me beam SO much!!! Thank you everyone😍💛💛💛 2y
DaveGreen7777 Hope you had a wonderful birthday! 🥳🎉🎂 2y
Moll @DaveGreen7777 Thank you so much!! 2y
PuddleJumper Happy belated birthday! 2y
Moll @PuddleJumper Thank you!!💛 2y
Nute This post brings so much happiness to my heart! Yellow was my favorite color when I was a child. It still makes me feel a wonderful warmth. Happy Birthday, Mollie!🎂🥳 Your outfit is an indication of your joyful spirit and it looks fabulous on you!🤩💛 2y
Moll @Nute Ahh, what a lovely comment!! Thank you so much😍💛💛 2y
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What a WEEK! I thought I might have Covid so trekked 2 hours for a pcr test...turns out I do not have Covid but the whole shebang has left me v v tired😂 Anywho this weekend I shall be getting to page 200 of Rebecca, watch this space

#WinterCosy #NYWD22

sprainedbrain Ugh. Glad you didn‘t have it, sorry you had an ordeal. 😩 2y
Moll @sprainedbrain haha thank you! What a palaver hey 2y
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@wanderinglynn @dariazeoli @monalyisha @PuddleJumper #BFC2022 #NYWD22 #WinterCosy

Yesterday's A For H was to get moving (ideally outdoors) - I've been doing loads of Blogilates/Yoga, so I thought I'd go on a walk too - here's a blurry photo from that😂 Today's is to thank people I'm grateful for - thank you to all of you on here for being gems!💎

I'm getting through Rebecca more slowly than I'd like so tonight I want to get to at least p100!

monalyisha Aw! Thank you! 2y
Moll @monalyisha Thank YOU for running something as great as nywd!!❤ 2y
wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻 You‘re doing great! 2y
Moll @wanderinglynn 😍 Thank you!! 2y
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#BFC2022 #NYWD22 #WinterCosy

Blogilates was SO much fun today!! And I'm excited for the 'Nourish' yoga session later😊 Today's Action for Happiness was to say positive things to the people I meet & my conversations have been filled with loveliness which has been nice😁 Rebecca is quite different to the books I've read recently so it took a bit to get my eye in - I'm now really enjoying it though!

wanderinglynn Awesome day! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Moll @wanderinglynn Thank you!! 2y
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All of these challenges are proving great for my health - thanks for running guys!! Tonight I typically would've worked later than I should have done but didn't because I was excited to do more for #BFC2022 #NYWD22 and #WinterCosy 😍

I've worked out and read more of Rebecca (aiming for page 50 today)! Later I plan on a yoga session & today's Action for Happiness is to take 5 min to sit still and just breathe which I'll do afterwards😊