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Mothering Sunday
Mothering Sunday: A Romance | Graham Swift
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A luminous, intensely moving tale that begins with a secret lovers assignation in the spring of 1924, then unfolds to reveal the whole of a remarkable life. Twenty-two-year-old Jane Fairchild has worked as a maid at an English country house since she was sixteen. For almost all of those years she has been the clandestine lover to Paul Sheringham, young heir of a neighboring house. The two now meet on an unseasonably warm March dayMothering Sundaya day that will change Janes life forever. As the narrative moves back and forth from 1924 to the end of the century, what we know and understand about Janeabout the way she loves, thinks, feels, sees, remembersexpands with every vividly captured moment. Her story is one of profound self-discovery, and through her, Graham Swift has created an emotionally soaring, deeply affecting work of fiction. From the Hardcover edition.
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Ms_T
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I quite enjoyed the story but the USP of this book is the writing style. I‘ve not read anything like it before: the style flows, meanders and wanders smoothly and easily. It is gentle yet packs a punch and the paragraphs contain thoughts and ideas that are really clever. Swift is an astonishingly good writer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Brewychock48
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Happy Mother's Day to all mother's out there😍💗

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Ms_T
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I‘m trying hard not to add to my TBR until I‘ve conquered the last twenty books but it‘s hard to resist a treasure like this. I‘ll justify it by the fact that it‘s a novella 😂

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Birdsong28 Do it!!! 😂📚📖 7mo
Ms_T @Birdsong28 I did it 😂📚😘 7mo
Cathythoughts I‘m doing it too ♥️👍🏻 7mo
Cathythoughts Done ✅ Thankyou 7mo
Ms_T @Cathythoughts Yay! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
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Joreads
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A story of a secret love and roles society forces us into. I didn‘t enjoy the start of this book but by the end I loved it. This is an extremely well written book.

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KarenUK
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#mammamia #abbainaugust
My all time favorite novella. Just so much gorgeous writing and emotional punch packed in this wee book.
It captures a warm English spring day in 1924, yet also manages to reflect on a whole life lived, unraveling in a single narrative that flutters between time and place with ease. It captures both the bittersweet nature of looking back at the end of an affair, and also how single moments can influence a whole life. 💕

BarbaraBB A great read, I agree 💜 1y
Meredith3 Sounds deep and impactful! 1y
Mdargusch Those covers! 💙💙💙 1y
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emilyhaldi Sounds like my type of read!!! #stacked!! 1y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I liked this one as well ❤️ 1y
Cinfhen That‘s a gorgeous blurb you just composed 🙌🏻 1y
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Moray_Reads
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A stunning book. Every moment and every scene in the coiled narrative is so clearly and vividly realised that it's like watching a perfectly shot film. Swift presents a single day and an entire lifetime in a few short pages and it's beautiful

BarbaraBB Such a great little book 💜 1y
saresmoore Lovely review. 1y
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bernadette
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Beautifully written. It is the story of one afternoon and also of one lifetime, about the feeling of loss after WWI and also about youth and hope.

Linsy Beautiful tea set! ☕️ 1y
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bernadette
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The term Mothering Sunday refers to the one day off in the year that servants would get - usually to visit their families, tea with their mothers. I haven't read Graham Swift in a long time. Enjoying the language.

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LauraBeth
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Wishing everyone in the UK a very happy Mother‘s Day 💕💕. And for everyone else in the world - a very happy “Oh no - did I forget Mother‘s Day” panic before realizing the Brits do it on a different date. 😀

Tamra 🤗 2y
JenlovesJT47 Precious babies!! 😍😍😍 2y
Chrissyreadit ❤️💖❤️💖 2y
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DGRachel 😂😂 2y
Librariana In México, Mother's Day is always celebrated on the 10th of May. So my Mom likes to tease us and remind my sister and I that she gets to celebrate and be pampered on both holidays 😉 2y
kspenmoll So so sweet!!! 2y
LauraBeth @Librariana tu madre es inteligente 2y
Susanita I‘m once again making incoherent noises at my phone. 2y
Dragon 😻 2y
Librariana @LauraBeth - ¿Verdad que sí!? 😉 Right? La única vez cuando no funciona es cuando la celebración es el mismo día en los dos países 😄🇲🇽❤🇺🇸 The only time it doesn't work is when the celebration falls on the same day in both countries 😁 2y
Tanisha_A 😂 I saw someone else's post and I actually googled. Was relieved to know it falls in May in India. I am ridiculous! 2y
readordierachel Ha! Yep, had that exact moment of panic. 2y
rohit-sawant What @Tanisha_A said! 😂 2y
LauraBeth @Tanisha_A and @rohit-sawant 😅😅well now you know! 😂 2y
LauraBeth @Tamra, @JenlovesJT47, @Chrissyreadit, @kspenmoll, @dragon, @Susanita Bitsy would rather die than nurse kittens 😹 2y
LauraBeth @DGRachel you better not forget! 2y
DGRachel @LauraBeth Why are you yelling at me? I‘m good until May! 😱😱 2y
LauraBeth @DGRachel 😂 😂because I feel like @dsfisher is my surrogate mom 2y
Faibka How cute! 2y
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Fridayfilms
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Just wonderful

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Fridayfilms
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I've been reading this gift, even though normally, perhaps ungraciously, I am deeply suspicious of books I do not choose myself.

I found the first few pages annoying, a feeling only heightened by the juxtaposition of a bare-breasted young woman in repose with the smirking wrinkled face of Graham Swift.

But then it was all quietly confident poetry. I'm partway through, and though I half guessed an early twist, it still shocked me breathless.

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Abailliekaras
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Jane the maid has a day off work in 1924 & visits her lover. A beautiful, spare book, very moving. Tinged by the sadness of WW1 and its aftermath, but buoyed by the hope of Jane's future, even as she feels nostalgia for the present. Told with restraint and English understatement, the background of the adults who have lost children & Jane, who was a foundling, is poignant & true to life. She's a strong character. A bed features, hence the pic. 😉

Tamra I really enjoy that style of writing. I'll check it out. 2y
BarbaraBB Loved that book! 2y
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Abailliekaras
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After finishing A Strangeness in my Mind, treating myself to a short book and mushroom risotto, with a glass of Ochota Barrels Grenache Syrah from the Adelaide Hills. 😋 #bookndinner #bookandwine

Joanne1 This was featured on a tv bookclub show ages ago here in Australia and it's been on my list ever since but still haven't got to it. 2y
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Abailliekaras
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Woo hoo! 2 rows done. 🙌🏻👯🎉
#TBRbingo

Cinfhen Well done!!! #impressive 💗 2y
RachelO 👏👏👏👏 2y
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Redwritinghood 👏👏👏👏 2y
WhatDeeReads Congratulations 💪🥂🎉 2y
Reviewsbylola You're kicking ass! 2y
Abailliekaras @Redwritinghood @WhatDeeReads @Reviewsbylola thanks! A Strangeness in my mind was the biggest of the books on there I think so I can relax now! 2y
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Jejalena
Mdrarnas sndag | Graham Swift
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En riktig litterär pärla! Om annat som jag läser är rock, pop och indie, så är denna bok klassisk musik.

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BarbaraBB
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A very charming novella of the Romance between a gentleman about to marry and the maid of one of the other households in the neighbourhoods. She tells the story of their last time together, and describes the context of England after WWI and the unpredictability of life. Beautifully written, as Swift knows how to. Picture: Palmizana, Croatia

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Vikz
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Read this in one sitting last night. This book is: poetic without being wordy, lyrical without being purple, philosophical while maintaining the reader's interest, and experimental while still remaining accesible

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Vikz
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LauraBeth
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Sydsavvy Great reads! You did well in May! 3y
KimM Way to catch up on all of those BOTMs! 3y
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 3y
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merelybookish Looks like you had a good month of reading! 3y
Suet624 Nice work!!! 3y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
britt_brooke Excellent! 3y
Tillie Did you love Kitchens of the Great Midwest?? I did😀 3y
Cinfhen Excellent reading month!!! 3y
JenniferJR Loved Lillian Boxfish!! What a great reading month!! 3y
tpixie Congrats! 📚🎉🎈🎊 on a great reading month!! 3y
LauraBeth @Sydsavvy ☺️☺️ 3y
LauraBeth @KimM I had a lot of BOTM selections in there! 3y
LauraBeth @Booksandcooks ☺️☺️ 3y
LauraBeth @merelybookish this was a great month for me - I usually don't read this many in a month ☺️☺️ 3y
LauraBeth @Suet624 did you change your profile pic? I like it! 3y
LauraBeth @LeahBergen ☺️☺️ 3y
LauraBeth @britt_brooke ☺️☺️ 3y
LauraBeth @Tillie that was definitely one of my favorites for the month - I loved it! 3y
Suet624 😂😂 I did. Believe it or not my 3.5 year old grandson took it. I'm pretty shy about showing my face but he did a pretty good job, so I went with it. 😂 3y
LauraBeth @Cinfhen This was excellent for me since I can be a slow reader ☺️☺️ 3y
LauraBeth @JenniferJR thanks ☺️☺️I loved Lillian too' 3y
LauraBeth Thanks @tpixie! ☺️☺️ 3y
LauraBeth First - wow - your 3.5 year old grand baby did a great job 👍👍⭐️⭐️and second - show your face more - you're beautiful! ❤️ 3y
Suet624 Aww, you're sweet. Thanks. 💋 3y
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GuiltyFeat
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Sensuous and delightful. If all novels were under 140 pages, with large sections featuring a woman naked in a library, the world would be a better place.

Lacythebookworm Sold! 😊 3y
Nat_Reads Think imma have to read this! 3y
KarenUK I love this book so much! 💕 3y
JoRead Sounds delightful indeed 😁 3y
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ThursdayN
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What a brilliant book! In very few pages, Swift manages to incorporate love, loss, grief, WW1, writing, love of books, class, and more. Loved it! 📖📖📖📖📖 #LitsyAtoZ #s @BookishMarginalia

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Felso
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A very thoughtful read! You go Jane Fairchild! 🚲📚📝

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eraderneely
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Another Book Club pick. My first Graham Swift, so I'm not quite sure what I'm in for.

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Felso
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Yeah, this happened today. #blameitonlitsy #ilovemylibrary

Cinfhen That is so cool, that your library prints the price of the book ❤️ 3y
MrsV I wish my library did something like that too. I'd have something to show MrV if he ever thought to say anything on by book buying addiction. "But, yeah, look how much I saved though" 3y
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LauraBeth
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This is not a book that screams "look at me!! I'm trying to be the next blockbuster movie! I have plot twists on every page!"

Instead this book is a warm English day. A fine glass of wine. A lovely garden to walk through and enjoy. A bike ride through the countryside. It's a quiet and thoughtful moment of reflection. No cheap thrills here - just excellent writing and story-telling.

Mimi28 Hi Bitsy!! ❤️❤️ 3y
saresmoore Great review! It sounds like it's right up my alley. 😊 3y
KarenUK Lovely💕you summed it up perfectly.... 3y
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Spiderfelt I've been wondering about that one. Graham Swift's writing is pleasant in a 'Sunday' kind of way. 3y
Soubhiville Well you've sold me on it! Nice review! 3y
kspenmoll Lovely review - and Bitsy with bike & flowers! Perfect. 3y
LauraBeth @Mimi28 Bitsy says hi to you and your cat crew 😻 3y
LauraBeth @saresmoore this is right up your alley - you'd love it! 3y
LauraBeth @KarenUK This could be the only book I've read so far this year that I immediately wanted to re-read! ❤️ 3y
LauraBeth @Spiderfelt this was my first Graham Swift and now I want to read everything he's ever written! 3y
LauraBeth @Soubhiville I hope you like it as much as I did 😀 3y
LauraBeth @kspenmoll 🤗🤗 3y
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LauraBeth
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Afternoon reading

Reecaspieces Hey Bitsy!!!!! 3y
LauraBeth @Reecaspieces Bitsy looks like the saddest dog in the world here 😂 3y
KarenUK This one is lovely... such great writing... 💕 3y
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LauraBeth @KarenUK I just finished! 3y
RealBooks4ever Aww! Just want to cuddle up and pet Bitsy! 💜 3y
Jinjer Why so sad Bitsy??? Kitty staring you down? 3y
LauraBeth @RealBooks4ever she does make you want to do that! 3y
LauraBeth @Jinjer Gray cat was probably under the couch taunting her! 3y
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McFarchie
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I just couldn't do it. I fell asleep every time I tried. I've been beaten! 😿

Cinfhen At least you tried! 3y
ReadingEnvy It doesn't get better. I still don't get why people love this one... 3y
Joanne1 That's on my tbr, perhaps I'll shift it down a few notches. Or save it for when my insomnia strikes, could be the cure I've been looking for. 3y
LeeRHarry I bailed too 3y
LauraBrook Crap, I just bought this one. At least it's short? 3y
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PandaPanda
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I really liked this short book. I found myself a little distracted at times but it had a really solid sense of place which I liked I could picture everything she was seeing like I was there.

shawnmooney I loved this one with all my heart. 💜💜 3y
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LaurenReads
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There's so much that happened in this fairly short novel. It looks at class, loss, love, lust, family. It all happens in one day, but is explored by Jane through her entire life. I enjoyed it more than I expected to.

writerlibrarian I just got it in translation for my library, we are a french Canadian library. I kinda knew it would be a sleeper sort of hit and it is. We got a dozen holds on it already. 3y
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Eyejaybee
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A marvellous and beautifully written novel, as good as anything else that Graham Swift has written, which is saying a lot. See my goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33817020-mothering-sunday

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McFarchie
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In the battle between this and 'IT'... 'IT' is winning 🤡

Lindy Ha! Great image. 3y
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Eyejaybee
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I have only just started this but am hopelessly addicted already. Absolutely up to the high standard I expect from Graham Swift. A great way to spend an ordinary Sunday.

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McFarchie
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Hopefully this will be a nice distraction when IT gets a little overwhelming!

Bambolina_81 @McFarchie I loved this book...it will certainly be a change of pace compared to IT. You're reading it at the right time of year, too. I think it needs a sunny spring /summer day 😊 3y
KarenUK Loved it too.... Hope you enjoy 💕 3y
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Anjuk
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Read it on a Sunday morning in one sitting. Enjoyable read.

Lakesidemusing A favorite last year!💕 3y
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LauraBeth
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Me when I visit a library branch that I haven't been to in while: "Look at ALL the pretty books! The staff is friendlier than I remember! It's so quiet! Why does everything look so SHINY?! Their fiction section is fantastic!"

Lacythebookworm I miss library branches! The past two cities I lived in had great public library systems. The university town I live in now has one poorly funded, poorly cared for library. 3y
Sace Oh my heart is hurting for you @Lacythebookworm. Luckily my library system is ok (not spectacular, but at least I have branches to choose from.) "Poorly funded" brings tears to my eyes. 3y
saresmoore Ooh, I can totally imagine this! I need to be brave and venture to different branches! 3y
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AlaMich ❤️ Am I the only one who, when my wife lets me get away with it, likes to visit libraries when we travel? Like, I want to go to Seattle because I've seen pictures of their amazing main branch! Color me uber-geeky 🤓 3y
Smrloomis @AlaMich 👍🏽hope you make it to the Seattle downtown branch soon. It's beautiful! 3y
mjdowens I try to hit the Indie bookstores when we travel 3y
LauraBeth Oh no @Lacythebookworm - I'm with @sace - "poorly funded" makes me sad ☹️ 3y
LauraBeth @saresmoore I don't know why I don't venture out more! The branch I went to today is equal distance from my house as my regular branch 3y
LauraBeth Oh that is super geeky @AlaMich - I love it! And I'm guilty of doing this 😂 3y
LauraBeth @Smrloomis we need a Litsy road trip and meetup in Seattle 😀 3y
LauraBeth @mjdowens oohh - I try to do this too (as much as I can get away with!) 😀 3y
Sace @imajod and I once met a couple at the local F Scott Fitzgerald. Museum. They were retired and did a lot of literary road tripping. I decided I would do the same when I retired. Now @AlaMich has inspired me to research cool libraries and the towns that have them. It sounds like fun! 3y
AlaMich @LauraBeth That's a great idea! And we'd have to hit Portland too...Powell's and all that 📚📚📚📚📚 3y
AlaMich @Sace You're all welcome to come on over to Chicago for the Printer's Row Lit Fest 😀 3y
minkyb Love your categories! 3y
lamaman2boys @AlaMich I am going to Seattle by myself next week -- doing all the "boring stuff" no one else wants to do. The Library is stop #1! 3y
AlaMich @lamaman2boys I'm jealous!!🙁 3y
AlaMich @lamaman2boys But happy for you, I should add!! Take lots of pix!! 😊 3y
LauraBeth Agree with @AlaMich - post a ton of bookish pics on Litsy! Enjoy it @lamaman2boys 😀 3y
LauraBeth @minkyb 😊😊 3y
lamaman2boys @LauraBeth @AlaMich I definitely will! 😊 Thanks! 3y
Suet624 I always check out libraries and indie bookstores when I go places. It tells me a lot about the town and it always makes me feel like I'm home wherever I am. @AlaMich 3y
lamaman2boys @AlaMich @LauraBeth The library is closed today 😢 I'm going to try to go in the morning before I leave! 3y
LauraBeth @lamaman2boys oh no! 😥☹️ I hope you're able to get there! 🤞 3y
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Abailliekaras
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Mothering Sunday is on my TBR. I've just read Fantastic Night - a collection of stories by Stefan Zweig, one of my favourite authors. It was, dare I say it, fantastic.

#Marchintoreading (the catch-up continues 😉) #BooksSetInThe1920s

shawnmooney Mothering Sunday is soooooooo good! 3y
Abailliekaras @shawnmooney I'm moving it up in the TBR pile right now! 😜 3y
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Bookboss
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A lovely, quietly powerful book that explores loss, identity, and the passage of time. The action takes place on a single day in March when the weather is unnaturally warm, much like the day I read it. The setting and characters are beautifully constructed, especially for such a short novel. Loved it.

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andrew61
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Finished this on a wet Sunday morning in Manchester. It's a book that subtly and with excellent writing explores so many themes; love and lust, loss and grief, class, the impact of the first world war, and the wonder of reading and its ability to allow individuals to sore. I also love it when a paragraph can suddenly sneak up on you and in a few sentences leave a reader blubbing. Anyway Barney gives it his seal of approval.

shawnmooney Yay! 💖💖💖 3y
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andrew61
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Im looking forward to starting this book especially as i am on a roll of 5 star reads having finished Homegoing last night.
I know its easy to criticise books when as a reader a book doesn't tick all the right boxes but a recent guardian podcast focussed on how a book is produced - cover art is so fundamental and this is such an example, a piece by modigliani im not aware of but draws me in to the book.

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Anovelobsession
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One of my favorite quotes comes from this fantastic little book by Graham Swift. #riotgrams #favoritequote

lynneamch Can't imagine my life without. I'm always amazed by friends who say they "don't read" or say they are bored with nothing to do. What? 3y
DeborahSmall 💞 love this. @lynneamch Yeah! How can people say that!! What I'd give for a night with no kids or husband to just read and eat! I could never get bored in a world with books 3y
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shawnmooney
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I've read a few here and on that basis only I would say Mothering Sunday should win, hands-down. But several others that are on my TBR are supposed to be fantastic as well, especially the new Sebastian Barry and Rose Tremain. Never mind the ones I've never heard of.

http://www.walterscottprize.co.uk/2017-longlist-announced/

LeahBergen I want them ALL. 3y
8little_paws Did you read this one? I quite liked it. 3y
shawnmooney @LeahBergen Me too! @8little_paws No, but I've heard good things about it. 3y
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shawnmooney @LeahBergen Actually next year I'm thinking about skipping all of the book challenges and instead focusing on literary award long lists and shortlists for my reading goals. I believe the Tournament of Books is the earliest in the year and there would be more than enough to keep me busy throughout the year with all of the literary awards I'm interested in. 😍 3y
ReadingEnvy Oh great a prize I've never heard of! And honestly I wasn't a huge fan of Mothering Sunday. What am missing? 3y
shawnmooney @ReadingEnvy You weren't⁉️⁉️⁉️ Lol. I did it on audio on the flight back to Tokyo on New Year's Eve last year and it blew me away. I'd have bet money that you'd have loved it too. 💜 3y
shawnmooney @ReadingEnvy You probably had a similar reaction when I told you that I was not a big fan of 3y
LeahBergen That's a grand idea! I would like to do that with this longlist. 3y
saresmoore @shawnmooney @LeahBergen That is a great idea! I've veered mostly away from intentional challenge reading already and I'm ending up meeting many of the requirements by chance. 3y
LeahBergen @saresmoore I haven't intentionally picked a book to fit a challenge yet this year ... but I'm still checking off lots of boxes. 😀 3y
ReadingEnvy @shawnmooney hmm nope,I never assume people will like what I like ;) 3y
shawnmooney @ReadingEnvy I don't either - but I seem to be a minority of one re those short stories... :) 3y
ReadingEnvy @shawnmooney Did you listen to the audio or read the print? 3y
shawnmooney @ReadingEnvy I believe I tried and DNF'ed both but to be fair this was back in my reading slump a couple years back - the stories might hit me completely differently now. In the meantime, I shall continue to enjoy my outsider status for a while longer! (But am totally stoked to begin Lincoln in the Bardo on my audio and text combo in the next day or two!) 3y
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RobinGustafson
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Nothing better than a few good books and glass of red wine on a rainy Sunday night

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KellyMuser
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It's the book on my nightstand tonight. Brought home from the library today, and finished by bedtime. It took a couple of restarts to get a feel for the writing at first, but then things went smoothly. There are no chapters, which I think contributed to my having finished it in one sitting. I don't usually choose romance novels, but I'm glad I took this recommendation thanks to the return of The Readers podcast.

#motheringsunday #grahamswift

LittleWonder Yaaaaaaas! 👏🏻📚 3y
shawnmooney Wasn't it extraordinary? I loved it too. 3y
KellyMuser @shawnmooney Yes! Proof for me that it's good to try new things. 👍 3y
Lindy I was so glad to hear Simon and Thomas again! Missed them. 3y
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Sarahj87
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My first novella. Turned out to be a great first choice 😁
The story moves back and forth in time which I thought really worked for this story.

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Sarahsbookshelves
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This perfectly explains why I like dark books...a question my mother is constantly asking me:
"When she had read all three of them, she felt she could say Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was more truthful than Treasure Island or Kidnapped. Though some people might say it was the weirdest and certainly the most frightening of the lot."

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MamaGina
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So very good. It amazes me when a writer is able to not only tell you a story but actually immerse you in it, so that you feel the story becomes yours. 4⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️on Goodreads.

#betterworldbookschallenge
#bookunder200pages

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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post! This is a short read at less than 200 pages. Orphaned servant-girl Jane works as a maid at an English estate. In March, 1924, she makes love to the neighboring estate's scion for the last time. The reasons why are not what she thinks. The plot occurs between the '20s and the turn of the millennium. Sounds kind of Lucy Barton-esque. I'm intrigued 😁👏🏻👏🏻! #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

CarolynOliver It's beautifully written. 3y
MamaGina What a coincidence-I am reading this right now!🛋☕️📖 (edited) 3y
shawnmooney It was one of the last books I read in 2016; and had I had a little bit longer to process it definitely would've made my top 10 list of the year! And it's absolutely wonderful on audio too! 3y
Lakesidemusing One of my 2016 favorites! 3y
MrBook @CarolynOliver Love beautifully written prose 😁👏🏻! @MamaGina Whaaaat 😂👏🏻?! @shawnmooney @Lakesidemusing Wow! Moving it up the list 😎👍🏻! 3y
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shawnmooney
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The only bad thing I could possibly say about this sensual, sweeping tale of a life from poor maid to famous writer would be that I wish it'd been longer, which just might be the highest praise I could give this novel made of perfect prose.

shawnmooney This one is AWESOME on audio, by the way. 3y
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NerdyRev
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When all your book orders from Christmas gift cards (and BoTM) arrive on the same day! My piles just got a bit larger. I am highlighting Mothering Sunday because @Claire_Fuller_writer recommended it as well as The Pier Falls. I also left the BotM surprise covered as it was a great surprise.

Reviewsbylola I will have a post like this soon. I went a little wild with Christmas money. 😳😬 3y
Joybishoptx Nice stack 🤤 3y
BibliophileMomma Lovely book haul. 🙂 3y
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