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Daddy Long Legs
Daddy Long Legs | Jean Webster
The first Wednesday in every month was a Perfectly Awful Daya day to be awaited with dread, endured with courage and forgotten with haste. Every floor must be spotless, every chair dustless, and every bed without a wrinkle. Ninety-seven squirming little orphans must be scrubbed and combed and buttoned into freshly starched ginghams; and all ninety-seven reminded of their manners, and told to say, Yes, sir, No, sir, whenever a Trustee spoke. It was a distressing time; and poor Jerusha Abbott, being the oldest orphan, had to bear the brunt of it. But this particular first Wednesday, like its predecessors, finally dragged itself to a close. Jerusha escaped from the pantry where she had been making sandwiches for the asylums guests, and turned upstairs to accomplish her regular work. Her special care was room F, where eleven little tots, from four to seven, occupied eleven little cots set in a row. Jerusha assembled her charges, straightened their rumpled frocks, wiped their noses, and started them in an orderly and willing line toward the dining room to engage themselves for a blessed half hour with bread and milk and prune pudding.
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Silta
Daddy Longlegs | Jean Webster

Be a book worm. (Only storybook😉)

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DebinHawaii
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#BookMoods

Three #epistolary novels: the tagged is my all-time favorite for sentimental reasons. My dad introduced it to me as a child & I miss him very much.💙 Lady Susan is my most recently finished of the genre & Dear Mr. Knightly is sort of a mashup between Daddy Long Legs & Jane Austen.

Eggs Great titles👏🏻🖋🧡 6mo
LeahBergen I love an epistolary novel. Have you read the sequel to Daddy Long Legs? I still need to get to it. 6mo
DebinHawaii @LeahBergen I have not yet! One of these days though… 🤗 6mo
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yoavshai
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 280.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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Readswithcoffee
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This epistolary novel, published in 1912, is simply charming. It is the story of a orphan girl whose college education is paid for by an anonymous benefactor. I adored the main character. My only regret is that the digital version available to me did not have the drawings.

TheAromaofBooks Oh no, you definitely need to find a hard copy - this book is FULL of Judy's drawings and they are just delightful!!! 1y
Readswithcoffee @TheAromaofBooks I definitely will! 1y
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Readswithcoffee
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This book warms my heart. I can‘t believe it was published in 1912. Many of us are still trying to learn how to live in the moment. The more things change, the more they stay the same.😀

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Wife
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@Nebklvr @TheAromaofBooks I very much enjoyed this 1912 YA story. I would have loved reading this when I would‘ve been the target age. Starting the sequel, Dear Enemy, tonight. My library copy had a dreadful cover, so I found a more attractive one online. 4/5🕷s

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
SamAnne Oh, I remember it! 2y
Nebklvr Oh, I hope to read it soon! Cant believe your library still had it! 2y
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Nebklvr
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A sweet old-fashioned epistolary novel which kept me giggling throughout.

TheAromaofBooks If you enjoyed this one, I highly recommend the sequel, Dear Enemy, which I honestly love even more. It's so fantastic!! 2y
Wife I have to read both! @TheAromaofBooks 🌹 2y
Nebklvr @TheAromaofBooks I was really excited until someone mentioned it dealt with eugenics?? Did you get the sense that this was a part of the story or was someone going overboard? 2y
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Nebklvr @Wife I really enjoyed the first. Found it in a used bookstore. Book wasn‘t in great shape but story was worth holding it together 2y
Wife Eugenics!!!😱 aren‘t these children‘s books? 2y
Nebklvr @Wife More like young adult. I didn‘t even know there was a sequel but someone mentioned eugenics in Facebook comment. It would seem a very big departure from the first book. Maybe they had the wrong book? 2y
Wife I read the Wikipedia blurb on themes of this book. It did mention “hereditary concerns of feeble-mindedness and alcoholism” and “intense themes”. So maybe it does talk of eugenics. 2y
TheAromaofBooks @Nebklvr @Wife - I wrote a comment & hit post & it disappeared so... I may be repeating myself if it shows back up 😂 There is some discussion about the concept of conditions being hereditary - they were ideas that were being explored at the time (along with eugenics in general), but I didn't feel that it was a major theme/focus of the book. A lot of it is just emphasizing how much Sallie is realizing that she's never really dealt with ⬇ 2y
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) serious topics before - since the book is her letters, a lot of it is just her exploring ideas & concepts & trying to make sense of why so many children are given such a difficult lot in life. I'd definitely say this one is more YA/adult than it is a children's book. It's overall lighthearted & great fun, but there are a lot of serious themes as well. (I also posted this comment twice... so sorry if they show up later!!) @Wife @Nebklvr 2y
Nebklvr @TheAromaofBooks Excellent. I look forward to reading it! Sorry about the frustration in posting but thanks for the info regarding the book. Now i just need to track it down! 2y
Wife @TheAromaofBooks Thank you for the info. I already put the first book on hold at the library. 🌹 2y
TheAromaofBooks @Nebklvr @Wife - I'll look forward to hearing what you both think!! I hadn't really thought too much about that aspect of Dear Enemy before - I think I tend to roll with the time period when a book was written & eugenics was a hot topic there for a minute. Hopefully you can find a copy!! 2y
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Mccall0113
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive collection of books. No explanation as to why I have this book. I‘ve already crawled in bed before taking a picture of a physics book. Here is one from my kindle. #tbrpile. Day#22

howjessicareads I love this one!! But don‘t read it on Kindle! You need the print books for the illustrations, which are so charming. I don‘t know why the kindle edition doesn‘t have it??? 2y
LeslieO I have fond memories of this one! 2y
tpixie I‘ve been wanting to read this. it has come up in some of thebooks that I‘ve read this last year. I even checked the e-book out at the library within the last month but I haven‘t had a chance to read it yet. @howjessreads thanks for the tip! 2y
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Carolyn11215
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Oh my goodness, this book is so much fun. A series of cheeky letters written by a foundling to the anonymous trustee of her former orphanage who has sent her to college. She has been told that he “hates girls” but sees some promise in her as a writer based on a satirical essay she wrote about the orphan‘s home while in high school. The only repayment he requires...monthly letters from her describing her experience in college.

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First epistolary and to this day I don‘t think I have read a book comprised of letters or journals I didn‘t like. Even if the premise doesn‘t sound particularly interesting, I‘ll add an epistolary novel to my TBR stack!
#childhoodmemories is my #decembermonthlymotif
#childhoodfavorite
#childhoodread #epistolary

TheAromaofBooks This is one of my favorites although I love the sequel, Dear Enemy, even more!! 2y
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Andrea313
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Jerusha Abbot is learning the pleasures of being a college girl after a lifetime in an orphanage, but even "the dizzying experience of owning six new dresses!" can't compare with a favorite book, a cocktail, and a breeze with the very beginnings of a fall chill. #currentlyreading #booksandbooze

LeahBergen Perfect. ❤️ 2y
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TheAromaofBooks
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Book 8 for #BookSpinBonanza and the first 14 pages for #24B4Monday since that was all the more book I had left to read this morning haha

This is an adorable book full of happy times and just enough philosophy. First published in 1912, it's still quite readable. My edition is from 1918, and I love to think of how many other people have read this book in the last hundred years!

@Andrew65 @jb72 @SumisBooks

Andrew65 👏👏👏 3y
Bookwormjillk So pretty 3y
Lcsmcat Cool edition! I just picked this up in paperback because I love the musical. 3y
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SamAnne Wow. I read this as a kid and had completely forgotten about it. 3y
runswithscissors007 @Lcsmcat a musical???? 3y
mabell I loved this book growing up! 3y
runswithscissors007 @Lcsmcat I had no idea! Thanks for that! 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Lcsmcat - I knew it was a play, but didn't realize it was a musical. Thanks for the link!! 3y
TheAromaofBooks @Lcsmcat @SamAnne @mabell - I am almost finished with the sequel, Dear Enemy, which I actually love even more. Have any of you read it?? 3y
Lcsmcat @TheAromaofBooks No, I haven‘t read that either. 3y
TheLudicReader I remember that book from my childhood, although I suspect it probably belonged to my mom. 3y
mabell I didn‘t know about Dear Enemy until this year, actually! I found a pretty vintage hardcover copy - just to keep - then I recognized the author‘s name! 3y
Linsy Such a pretty edition!!! 2y
TheAromaofBooks @Linsy - Thank you!! I love those old hardbacks that are sewn so that they lay flat when you are reading them, too. This one is just a pleasure to handle. 2y
Linsy @TheAromaofBooks Agreed! The best of both worlds 2y
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bluetheatregirl
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I finished this book a few weeks back and just now got a review up. 😅

Review on Goodreads—https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3024103725
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#DaddyLongLegs #JeanWebster #cute #romance

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TheAromaofBooks
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I can see 84 books (I think)
I can reach 3
Five green books, including the tagged title
0 points for bookish wear
I actually have 3 books open next to me, because I don't have a problem 😂
No points for Kindle, cup, other person, or library book
“Exhibitionist“ = 13
Total: 133 (I think. Math isn't actually my strong point!)

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ljuliel Wow ! Good job on your points ! I envy people that can read multiple books at a time. That‘s a talent I‘ve never mastered. 3y
TheAromaofBooks @ljuliel - it only works for me if the books are very different. So I'm reading a nonfiction book about Vietnam, classic Swiss Family Robinson, and an old Scholastic Book Club horse story. Sometimes reading multiple books helps me get through ones I'm not as excited about reading - I reward myself with chapters from the “fun“ book if I get through one in the “boring“ book! :-D 3y
ljuliel That‘s an idea I haven‘t tried yet. I‘ve always been a one track mind sorta person, so I‘ll probably just have to keep doing what works for me. It‘s the Old Dog, New Trick thing , I think 🤔 3y
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bluetheatregirl
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I get to help with a production of Daddy Long Legs, the musical, next month. This musical is an adaptation of the novel by Jean Webster. Of course, I love to read the book before a show.
I found it on Audible and guess who narrates it? Megan McGinnis, who originated the role of Jerusha in the Off-Broadway production!
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#DaddyLongLegs #JeanWebster #Audible #audiobook

TheAromaofBooks If you enjoy the book, I highly recommend the sequel, Dear Enemy, which I personally love even more!! 3y
bluetheatregirl @TheAromaofBooks I saw there was a sequel! I‘ll definitely check it out! Thank you! 3y
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TheAromaofBooks
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Day 2 for #7days7covers #covercrush

Have you played yet, @Mynameisacolour ? One cover per day, no explanations, and tag someone else every day!!

BookNAround I have this one! Same cover too. (edited) 3y
TheAromaofBooks @BookNAround - I love this edition sooo hard - back when they made hardcover to lay flat when open! 3y
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anokokona
Pickpick

I read this book when I was 10 and this is still one of my favorite books. This is a romantic comedy type of book rather than a children‘s book. I will try read the original book in English soon.

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Jerdencon
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Just finished the tagged book - such a cute story - written in 1916 and it's just a series of letters from an orphan girl to her mysterious benefactor! Highly recommend!
And finished another book for #bookfitnesschallenge
Next up - The Minuaturist - have had it forever and finally ready to dive in!
@wanderinglynn

alisiakae That sounds like an interesting read! 4y
BarbaraJean Oh, I read Daddy-Long-Legs ages ago and remember loving it! 💜 4y
wanderinglynn Doing great on your book goal! 🙌🏻 4y
VanChocStrawberry Woot on the book goal! I wanna read that book! 4y
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Jschultzems
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Pickpick

An interesting coming-of-age story of an orphan girl who is sent to college by an anonymous benefactor, whom she is required to write letters to as repayment. The entire book is a collection of those one-sided letters, revealing a girl-come-woman with a bit of a predictable ending. Reads quickly, and the format makes it easy to pick up and put down in between other tasks.

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mrigasira
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Mehso-so

Picked it up as part of #popsugarchallenge#nostalgiabook. I probably was driven by how the book made me feel when I had read it in my teens. While I still enjoyed reading parts of it, in totality I found the book predictable and written from a very child like perspective. It has its moments but overall is not a very gripping book.

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Mindyrecycles
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Many years ago we were living in WV and I took my daughter to a Taco Bell. She was carrying this book and a brown man with an accent told her it was really good. Such a great memory...two people of different ages, genders, and races sharing book love at a random fast food joint! 😂 I have always loved epistolary novels and this is one of the greats. #lovenotes #literarylove

BiblioLitten I‘m going to reread this. 🤗 4y
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Buechersuechtling
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👉🏼 https://www.amazon.de/Daddy-Long-Legs-Do-Chan/dp/3770465164

Maybe I‘d give this modern version a try which seems to have adapted the plot for respectively to the “Generation Internet” because I‘d hope the expectations towards a women are miles away from “be thankful and humble because you as a woman may learn”.

I _know_, it‘s not too long ago, but this attitude makes me sick. Sorry, not sorry.

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Buechersuechtling
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Yepp, I do believe right away that back in that time the pattern of women growing up and having to deal with adult topics like college, profession and marriage was a genre. As I said these stories were progressively in that time but I perfectly understand how Lucy Maud Montgomery and Louisa May Alcott are named as other genre representatives. They have a similar tune. But I like their stories better if consumed as moving pictures. 🤭🤷🏽‍♀️

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Buechersuechtling
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Feeling somewhat betrayed. I let myself be misled by the 2017 publication date but this obviously refers to the _edition_ and not to the book itself.

I know, nothing is worse than belied expectations – but … 🥺

If I had known that the plot originally dates from around 1912 I might not have decided to want to read it. It‘s that picture of women that makes me yawn. It might have been progressive back then but is definitely naive today.

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Buechersuechtling
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Mehso-so

Disappointing. The story doesn‘t fit into today. I expected contemporary literature like Dianne Touchells “Zwischen zwei Fenstern“ and what I got was girlish Broënte-Austen-like romance. ? No, thanks. Wish I knew that before. The first half is interesting but then I skimmed through because nothing really happens.

I really like the edition but could not relate to the story which for me wasn‘t heart-warming but draggingly boring.

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Buechersuechtling
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Ist das nicht eine erhabene Einstellung? Ah, ich entwickle einen wunderbaren Charakter! In Kälte und Frost erschlafft er ein wenig, aber wenn die Sonne scheint, wächst und gedeiht er um so schneller. (Seite 56)

“Isn‘t it an elevated attitude? Ah, I develop a wonderful character! In cold and frost it gets quite limp but when the sun appears it grows and prospers even faster.”

⬆️⬆️⬆️ Replace “character” with “body” and I know what she means. ?

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Buechersuechtling
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If I keep on waffling about this book at this high frequency I won‘t progress very much today.

But I really like that the layout and the design of the “paper edition” obviously has with caution been transferred to the “e-book edition”. 🧡

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Buechersuechtling
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I guess, somewhere in my early teenage years I stopped being an avid diary writer.

But today, decades later, I like the idea of protocolling one‘s learning and personal progress in one‘s own words very much.
But I also remember that at some point in my life I had the feeling of not having enough time in my, dunno 🤷🏽‍♀️, 16-hours-day to squeeze personal minutes in as well.

This being an assignment would‘ve made a huge difference.

Moony Oh I'm a great diary fan! I can recommend you some books about it! 4y
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Buechersuechtling
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👉🏼 http://www.in2013dollars.com/us/inflation/1912?amount=35

Jerusha gets $ 35 a month as “pocket money”. From this sum no study fees or boarding wanges need to be paid. Nowadays this seems to equivalent $ 909 which is € 787.

Yeah, you can make a living from that if all your fixed costs are covered.

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Buechersuechtling
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👉🏼 https://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daddy_Langbein?wprov=sfti1

Oh, if Wikipedia is correct – and why should I doubt that❓ – the age of the novel explains why some things on the very first pages seemed weird to me: coaches and cars, that boys seem more valuable to be educated than girls and that Jerusha is kind of “compelled” to become an author. It‘s decided over her head and nobody asks her what she wants to study.

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Buechersuechtling
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The only #BookishGoal that seems sensible to me is to diminish the amount of (audio)books on my library‘s wish list.

I‘m starting today, on January 1st 2019, with 82 entries. So … Let‘s see if I will manage to read it down to 42.

I just hope I remember to “mark” all the new (audio)books that I will surely add throughout the year.

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Buechersuechtling
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The few days of “holiday” my significant other and me had, respectively took, are over now – and as always I feel a bit sad and lonely. The – wrong – impression of having to cope with whatever is to come makes me a bit droopy at the moment.

So starting 2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣9️⃣ with a fresh book is definitely a good idea to calm myself. Especially if it‘s one with such a promising blurb like this one.

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Buechersuechtling
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Dear Littens,

have a happy and healthy 2019. Full of moments to cherish with people you love to have around you.

If necessary set reading goals you can reach and enjoy your reading time. Discover wonderful books that heartwarm and cheer you up when needed. But also books that are so cute that you notice a wonderful, relaxed, sunshiny day with good company a bit more than you might have done before.

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Buechersuechtling
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In case some of you are interested:

A link to the website (🇩🇪) https://m.carlsen.de/koenigskinder

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Buechersuechtling
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Bear me, I know it‘s showing off and doesn‘t really matter – but so far I read 104 books in 2018.

I never set myself reading goals. In my eyes this is rubbish and tells nothing about me, my (reading) “development”. Reading for me is to relax, to enjoy, to be lazy – so why would I want to measure my spare time❓🤔

I counted just for fun because I wanted to know if my feeling of being an avid reader is being confirmed by numbers.
It is. 😂

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Buechersuechtling
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Since I think Anna from https://buchstabentraeumerei.wordpress.com/ strongly recommended all the books from the former “Königskinder Verlag“ to me I put all I could identify on my online library‘s wish list. Usually they are all borrowed (didn‘t put them on hold – overstimulation and inability to make a reading decision) _but_ as I just saw that this one is available I jumped on it before someone else could.

Sophie Jordan needs to wait some more.

LaLecture Ich habe mir auch noch zum Ziel gesetzt, alle Bücher dieses Verlages zu lesen ?. Bisher bin ich bei 2 ?, hab aber immerhin schon das ganze erste Programm bei mir liegen. Das hier will ich auf jeden Fall auch noch lesen, nicht nur wegen des Verlages ^^. 4y
Buechersuechtling @LaLecture Ich biete drei. 😂 Das war aber eher Zufall. 4y
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Linsy
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I‘ve been living in Daddy-Long-Legs land recently. After watching it on Broadway HD, going to see it at my local theater, listening to it repeatedly on Spotify and then buying the audiobook ... I have a bit of an obsession. It‘s just so lovely through and through! Fans of Anne Shirley will particularly like this one. 💕

NOTE: The musical remixes the format, so if you‘re completely against spoilers, read the book first!

#stupidman #septemberdanes

TheAnitaAlvarez The musical is adorable! Though I missed seeing Judy‘s friends 4y
Linsy @TheAnitaAlvarez That‘s a good point! You get a lot more of her college life in the book. The musical is adorable! I think I smiled the entire time. 😁 (edited) 4y
TheAnitaAlvarez @Linsy which was my favorite part when I was a kid, because her college life sounded so much fun. But the song “Things I didn‘t know” was so perfect 💙 4y
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Linsy @TheAnitaAlvarez Right?! It reminded me of my first big job. I majored in English, but went into journalism, so it felt like everyone else has this past life I couldn‘t understand with their jargon and protocols. “Like Other Girls” always makes me want to cry! 4y
TheAnitaAlvarez @Linsy that‘s my other favorite song! 💙 4y
Linsy @TheAnitaAlvarez It‘s official, we‘re either long-lost twins, or those are the best songs! You read the book growing up? I‘m so jealous! Before the musical, I‘d never heard of it. 4y
TheAnitaAlvarez @Linsy and I also majored in English and then went to journalism! And yes, I read the book when I was about 10 or 12 and loved it. There‘s a sequel about Sally running John Grier Home as an adult and it‘s so good 4y
Smarkies I didn't know there was a Broadway production of this. I am off to search for it now! 4y
LeahBergen I didn‘t know this was a musical! I read this years ago and loved it. ❤️ 4y
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen I saw the musical a few years ago and ❤️ it (the book too, of course. 😊) 4y
mabell I always loved this book! 4y
thea-block Loved the book and really loved the musical! Fun to see someone else love it too 😊 (edited) 4y
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Linsy
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The musical of Daddy Long Legs at my local theater has the best set ever!! 🎭 #shelfie

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BiblioLitten
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1. LOTR
2. BBC Sherlock, Modern Family.🎩
3. Nope.
4. Chettinad chicken, crab curry and rice. 💃
5. He reads non-fiction, travel and cookbooks. Also, short stories. My favourite childhood reading memories are with him. I used to love listening to him narrate stories from picture books. 💞👨‍👩‍👧‍👧

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DebinHawaii
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#OldCoolBooks #Epistolary

Daddy-Long-Legs is a book I often use for epistolary prompts. It's a favorite introduced to me by my dad, who played the male lead-Jervis Pendleton-in a college production. I think his old playbook is very cool & I have it & his other scripts & programs from school & community theater.

Excuse the recycled photo from a previous challenge. They are worn & old-from the 1940s & packed up & I'm too lazy to unpack them.😆

ScientistSam 💕Daddy Longlegs! 5y
rubyslippersreads How fun that your dad was in the play! 5y
LeahBergen This is wonderful! 5y
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Leftcoastzen Love those old plays plus your family history involved, that is so cool! 5y
ReadZenRites We used to call my Dad “Daddy Long Legs”. I had no idea there was a book & play by that name! 😁 I think it was your wisdom and forethought (not laziness) that had you keep the book & playbills safely boxed up—since handling those vintage keepsakes can prompt their deterioration.🤔😆 5y
Linsy This is awesome!!! What a cool keepsake! ♥️ 5y
Herschelian Loved that book when I was a girl way back when, my mum gave it to me as it had been one of her girlhood favourites. 5y
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rubyslippersreads
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I was lucky enough to see this musical (based on an #epistolary novel by a #femaleauthor) and ❤️ the #soundtrack. Letters are always nice when there are #milesbetweenus. #maylovesclassics #litsyclassicshost #AdelesMayMashup #readingresolutions #oldcoolbooks #multitasking

Linsy I LOVE this musical!!! I just recently watched it on Broadway HD and then found out it was coming to a nearby theater. I can‘t wait!!! ♥️♥️♥️ 5y
Lcsmcat For Littens in the Raleigh NC area, Theater Raleigh has a production on now ‘til May 27th directed by the woman who was the original Jerusha. 5y
DebinHawaii LOVE! I picked this one for #oldcoolbooks as well. 💜 5y
rubyslippersreads @DebinHawaii Great minds! 😊 5y
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LeahBergen
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I‘ve always loved Edward Ardizzone‘s illustrations.

#IllustratedEdition
#MayLovesClassics
#LitsyClassics

batsy Oh, I love that cover! 5y
BarbaraBB Great cover 😍 5y
Mdargusch Great edition! 5y
rubyslippersreads I have the same edition! 😊 5y
Reviewsbylola This edition looks great. I read this a few years ago. 5y
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LondElle89
Daddy Long Legs | Jean Webster
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Here's a very green photo to start May off. Candles are from Lemon Cakes Candle Co. Absolutely love the smell of them!.

rubyslippersreads So many wonderful books in that stack! 💚💚💚 5y
Sophoclessweetheart I want the Jurassic Park one 😍😍😍 5y
LondElle89 @Wanderingwithwords it smells soooooo good. Check out their website, their candles are great. And look for rep codes on Instagram if you plan to order from them. 5y
Sophoclessweetheart I took a look but with shipping one candle is (e0+ which is way way too much for a candle not matter how perfect. It looks gorgeous though! X 5y
LondElle89 @Wanderingwithwords oh goodness! That's is way too much. 5y
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Lori6
Daddy Long Legs | Jean Webster

"It seems to me that a man who can think straight along for forty seven years without changing a single idea ought to be kept in a cabinet as a curiosity."

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KerriNTurner
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A cosy and sweet (although somewhat predictable) read. Judy the protagonist has a delightfully funny voice, making it the perfect before-bed novel.

LinaLovesLit That looks delicious! 5y
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DebinHawaii
Daddy-Long-Legs | Jean Webster
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Day 20 #emojinov #📝 For today's 📝 prompt, I had to go with the first epistolary work I ever read, or was read to me by my dad--who played the male lead, Jervis Pendleton, in a community theater production & introduced me to the play & the movie. I have his old playbook that I've shown on Litsy before & the e-book on my Kindle & the DVD. It's a comfort read and/or watch when I am missing my dad or feeling a bit nostalgic. 💜

BookNAround I have my grandma ‘s copy of this book. I loved it. 5y
Centique Awww that‘s lovely! 5y
raeintheworld This is one of my favorite movies. Leslie Caron is my spirit animal. 5y
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Colleenma
Daddy-Long-Legs | Jean Webster
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I️ absolutely loved this coming of age book. Loved the little drawings. Loved it all

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MoniMaccheronis
Lieber Daddy-Long-Legs | Jean Webster
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Leseabend mit einem Titel, den all meine Kolleginnen ganz zauberhaft fanden. Dann zeig mal was du kannst! Ich halt mich ran, während der BVB sich hoffentlich zum Sieg kickt.

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Chelsibno
Daddy-Long-Legs | Jean Webster
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I finally picked up this #epistolary novel and enjoyed it. I thought Judy was an interesting and lively character/narrator. Her insights into various topics she discusses were quite innovative for the time period. I couldn't help but laugh when at one point she wrote "English language needs another pronoun" after writing both he and her. Overall, I thought it was an engaging short novel.