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L'abbazia di Northanger
L'abbazia di Northanger | Jane Austen
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Andrea313
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Sometimes this book truly hits the spot. To me, Northanger is the most outright funny of Austen's works, and certainly the most overtly satiric. Even though I've read it several times, I still found myself cracking up at the way she affectionately mocks literary convention, style, and characters. I love the early scenes in Bath being kind of a boring let-down, and I love Eleanor's actual Gothic heroine arc happening entirely off the page. 😂

LeahBergen I love it! 😆 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Henry Tilney! 😍 2mo
Andrea313 @Crinoline_Laphroaig YES, Henry! So, so underrated. But I also love the sly way Jane mentions that he only started to fall for Catherine once he was aware of her own feelings for him. Is our man Henry susceptible to a little flattery? Or is it just the author upending audiences' expectations for undying, love-at-first-sight romance? 2mo
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AroundTheBookWorld
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six novels, which implicitly interpret, critique, and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage for the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security. Her deft use of social commentary, realism and biting irony have earned her acclaim among critics and scholars.
#WomensHistoryMonth

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Larkken
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Last book read in Jan was for #authoramonth and it rounded out a solid month of reading! I liked the simplicity bordering on mockery and the thoughts on literature and reading. When you next meet a novel-hater, this book has a quote for you to deploy at them. #52bookclub24 bibliosmia #popsugar24 self-pub
Most enjoyed reads have arrows, & of them Friday Black was my fav. 1984 gets a mustache #iykyk & I appreciate more having read it than reading it

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Gissy
Northanger Abby | Jane Austen
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These are my two English editions. Do I need more editions? Of course I NEED more beautiful editions😂The gorgeous hardback😍was from @mabel during a Jane Austen swap. The print came as part of the decoration but I saved it. I think the mug was also from @mabel

Another Jane Austen novel that I enjoyed. Both editions have an introduction that helps to understand the historical events surrounding the novel topic, I liked the characters and plot⬇️

Gissy (Cont.)...that was like a soap opera with terrible characters like Isabella, a villain, a gothic mystery, impossible love because of stupid social/financial status, etc. and happy love story. Isabella...John...those characters. I don‘t want a friend like Isabella never ever. 3.8/4 ⭐️ 3mo
Gissy January 2024 #BookSpinBingo #3 #AuthorAMonth (I read only 2 books by this Jane Austen) @TheAromaOfBooks @Soubhiville
#JumpStart2024 @Lizpixie
#ReadAway2024 @DieAReader @Andrew65 @Ghabi4Roses
#JoyousJanuary #Readathon last book #5 read during this Readathon @Andrew65
#Sharreadathon first book completed during this Readathon @Alwaysbeenabooklover
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DieAReader 🥳Great 3mo
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TheAromaofBooks So hard to choose which pretty Austen editions to collect!!!! 3mo
Gissy @TheAromaofBooks That is true! 3mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 3mo
mabell I love this! ❤️❤️❤️ I‘m so glad you enjoyed the story! I‘m going to have to look at the introductions - I‘m curious about what they say! It is like a soap opera a little bit 😂 3mo
Gissy @mabell That Isabella was terrible and John??? Manipulative little man. Did you see @LeahBerg post about the book The Novels of Georgette Heyer: A Celebration by Jennifer Kloester. I immediately thought in you and @Chrissyreadit because you both have posted books by this author. That book is like a reference book about author‘s novels. It has high ratings in GR. I have the series Inspectors Hannasyde and Hemingway by this author. I need to read it (edited) 3mo
Gissy @mabell I think I will check that book that @LeahBerg recommended 3mo
mabell They were terrible! Yet you could picture them so well! I did see that book that Leah mentioned! It sounds really good! But I tend to avoid background type books to avoid spoiling the magic 😆 3mo
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Zuhkeeyah
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Mehso-so

I struggled with this one. Catherine‘s naivety was almost painful. Quite honestly, it put me to sleep every time I picked it up. There was a glimpse of the witty banter that made me fall in love with Emma. I‘m glad Jane Austen continued to hone her craft after this rather rough beginning.

#authoramonth completed at the last possible moment
@Soubhiville

Soubhiville Yay! 4mo
Read4life I struggled, too. I just couldn‘t get into it and didn‘t care what happened. 4mo
Zuhkeeyah @Read4life The ending was ridiculously abrupt after all that flowery writing leading up to it 4mo
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Larkken
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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For today's #hyggehour I realized my new bibbed ski pants are basically a more mobile version of a sleeping bag blanket... With pockets. 🤯 where were these two weeks ago?! They will be making a reappearance next week 😉
In other #hyggehug news, Northanger Abbey is snarky! Good cozy fun.
#midwintersolace

TheBookHippie Oooooo that‘s amazing!!! 4mo
Chrissyreadit 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
IndoorDame Cozy and clever!!! 4mo
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BarbaraBB Those trousers 🥰 I want them! 4mo
Larkken @BarbaraBB they are from Cotopaxi and were heavily on sale at Scheels - do you have this store around you? They apparently think winter is over based on all the spring stuff they are selling. No one told them about February? 4mo
BarbaraBB I don‘t know that shop but I will google the brand and ding out if they sell them here too! Thanks! 4mo
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Read4life
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Mehso-so

Maybe it was just where my head and heart were this weekend. I started reading with Serial Reader then switched to audio and then went back to SR. I just couldn‘t get into it but I stuck it out. Again, this could be me and the timing of it all.
#AuthorAMonth #BookSpinBingo #ReadAway2024
@Soubhiville @TheAromaofBooks @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

DieAReader 🥳Great! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks This one is a little... silly, I guess, so I feel like you have to be in the right mood to really enjoy it haha 4mo
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Jas16
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Pickpick

I never pass up an excuse to read Jane Austen and for this month‘s #authoramonth I revisited the novel that I think I have read the fewest number of times. It deserves better treatment from me because I forget how much this book makes me chuckle. I think Catherine Morland is one of Austen‘s most entertaining heroines.

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Larkken
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Leaving my little hygge nest for #hyggehour
Loving the reminder to slow down and be cozy every Sunday with #midwintersolace though I‘m beginning to run out of my stash of Christmas chocolate… i know I‘ve not posted about it much, but I may have to keep this time on Sundays to reset for the week even after the group ends 😘

TheBookHippie I‘m keeping it as well. 4mo
kspenmoll Me too- it‘s so nice to be deliberate about my self care. 4mo
AllDebooks I love this! I was thinking of doing the same. X 4mo
Bookwormjillk I‘m keeping it too 4mo
IndoorDame I was thinking the same thing. It‘s been a wonderful addition to the week. 4mo
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Gissy
Northanger Abby | Jane Austen
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Reading the last 143 pages of this book #Sharreadathon @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️ 4mo
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CBee ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🕯️ ❤️ 4mo
mabell 😍🥰❤️ 4mo
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Read4life
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

“No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy would have supposed her born to be an heroine.”

#AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville

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Jadams89
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Pickpick

I think this will be my last Austen for the month. I enjoyed it, but so little time was spent at the Abbey. I just wanted more. #AuthorAMonth

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Bklover
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Starting this today for #authoramonth with @Soubhiville and the rest of the #aam -ers Kind of excited as I haven‘t read this one 😊

Read4life I‘m starting it this week and it‘s a first time read for me too. #AuthorAMonth 4mo
Bklover @Read4life 😊❤️ (edited) 4mo
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Texreader
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Ebook is 29 cents. #authoramonth @Soubhiville

Thanks to @AmandaBlaze for letting me know about this deal!

Bklover Thank you!❤️ 4mo
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tpixie @Soubhiville @Texreader wow! I‘ve never seen a book so cheap!!! 4mo
TheSpineView Score! Thanks for letting us know. 4mo
Andrew65 If you download the free Serial Reader App you can read her books for free, and many other books that are out of copyright. https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/serial-reader/id1077180804
@bklover @texreader @thespineview @soubhiville @tpixie
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Texreader @Andrew65 Thank you!! I‘ll do that! 4mo
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AroundTheBookWorld
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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AroundTheBookWorld
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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To begin perfect happiness at the respective ages of twenty-six and eighteen is to do pretty well; and professing myself moreover convinced that the general‘s unjust interference, so far from being really injurious to their felicity, was perhaps rather conducive to it, by improving their knowledge of each other, and adding strength to their attachment, I leave it to be settled, by whomsoever it may concern, whether the tendency of this work be ❤️

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Jadams89
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Iris is unamused by my choice to read (with football playing in the background) rather than going to bed early. 😸😸

Chrissyreadit 😻😻😻😻 5mo
dabbe Hello there, sweet Iris! 🖤🐾🖤 5mo
ElizaMarie Iris is just beautiful!!! 5mo
batsy What a beauty! 5mo
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quirkiecurls
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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“Mrs. Allen was one of that numerous class of females, whose society can raise no other emotion than surprise at there being any men in the world who could like them well enough to marry them.” This quote made me laugh out loud!😂 I can always depend on Jane Austin to have savage descriptions of her foolish acting characters. #janeaustin

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PuddleJumper
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
Pickpick

Listened to this while I was working for the #scarathlonsprint

I've read this before and enjoyed it. It was nice to listen to it even at double speed

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ShyBookOwl
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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AnnR What a lovely bookcover. 📚 8mo
Eggs Beautiful photo & cover🖤🕯️💙 8mo
ShyBookOwl @AnnR @Eggs Thx! I love this edition too 7mo
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LadyCait84
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Pickpick

Revisited Northanger Abbey this weekend as part of my Austenian August celebrations.

Via audiobook this time, but still followed by a viewing of the 2007 film adaptation.

JJ Feild really is perfect as Henry Tilney.

And Henry Tilley is perfect.

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IndoorDame
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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#Dancing My favorite Austen dance scenes happen in this one. #BookBinge @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Beautiful💃 9mo
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Linsy
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Hey all, just wanted to share that I'm presenting at Virtual JaneCon this year!! It's 100% free, fan run and should be lots of fun, so watch along July 15-16 if you're interested!

Here's the link to the schedule: https://virtualjanecon.com/virtualjanecon-2023/

#pemberlittens #virtualjanecon #janeausten

eeclayton Sounds fun! ☺️ 10mo
Cuilin Fabulous, enjoy. 10mo
Christy2318 Ohhhh this sounds fun. 10mo
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CrowCAH
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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#PemberLittens
#Preorder volume TWO of Jane Austen‘s works!

Includes books:
Emma
Northanger Abbey
Persuasion
Lady Susan
The Watsons
Sanditon
Complete Juvenilia

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-complete-jane-austen-collection-jane-austen...

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twinkletoes74
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Pickpick

Another classic.

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VioletMoonBooks
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy would have supposed her born to be an heroine. Her situation in life, the character of her father and mother, her own person and disposition, were all equally against her.
#NorthangerAbbey #JaneAusten #firstline #openingline #book #books #bookart #bookartist #bookattitude #bookaholic #bookaholics #Classics #Fiction #Romance #Gothic #HistoricalFiction #Literature #19thCentury #Historical 💕

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VioletMoonBooks
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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dabbe I love that idea! 😊 1y
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Librarybelle
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Of course, my favorite book in October was Northanger Abbey…this time rereading it with the #PemberLittens . Austen‘s ode to the gothic novel, told with her style of satire, is charming and fun to read. #12BooksOf2022

Andrew65 A true classic and a great choice. 1y
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DivineDiana
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Mehso-so

It took me too long to finally finish this book. If only I had kept up with the #pemberlittens! This was my least enjoyable Austen read. I do think it was because I was reading too many books at the same time. In the beginning, I was appreciating the humor, but later, nothing was amusing me. Catherine Morland did not capture my fancy,and it all seemed too contrived. I realize it was her first novel. I loved all the promenades in Bath,and fashion.

DivineDiana Not sure what film this is, but it looked like a promenade of sort. #catchinguponreviews 1y
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AnneCecilie
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Pickpick

This is the 4th time I‘ve read this novel. I don‘t know what to say other than that I enjoy it more each time I read it.

I love the heroes more and hate the villains more too.

Now I have to read some of Austen‘s other work again too, since this can‘t be the only book of hers I‘ve read 4 times.

#PemberLittens
Thanks for hosting again @sprainedbrain As always wonderful

sprainedbrain No, it really can‘t be the only one you‘ve read 4 times! 😂❤️ 2y
RebelReader I‘m having a strong case of FOMO because I‘ve never read this one. 😬 2y
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peanutnine
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Pickpick

This was my first time reading this one and I really enjoyed it! The characters were larger than life and the story was sarcastic and fun. I listened to the audible full cast production which was very good (love Emma Thompson) but it was a bit abridged. Next time I'll have to read the original to get all the full descriptions and conversations.
#Pemberlittens thanks @sprainedbrain for hosting 😊
#Scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash @StayCurious

sprainedbrain I‘m so glad you enjoyed it! ❤️ 2y
Librariana I love an ensemble cast audiobook! Glad you got to enjoy this one that way despite it feeling a little abridged 😊💜 2y
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DebinHawaii
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Pickpick

Read with the #PemberLittens #chapteraday for October, it is maybe my 6th or 7th reread & remains my #3 behind P&P, then Persuasion. I love the humor & romance & Austen‘s most likable/swoonable clergyman, Henry Tilney 💜 Good gothic October fun & a bit surprisingly, it netted me 193 #Scarathlon2022 #ScarathlonWordSearch words for an extra 1930 points for #TeamMonsterMash (132 goods!) 👻
Read for part or all of the below readathons & bingos 😘

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AllDebooks
Pickpick

Really enjoyed reading this alongside #Pemberlittens A firm favourite of mine, mainly due to the relentless teasing in the rise of gothic fiction. Great characters, irritating villans and minute detailing of the historical period.

willaful I'm bummed I missed this buddy read. I guess I got too busy and didn't notice. :-( 2y
AllDebooks That's a shame, sure it will come around again in #Pemberlittens x 2y
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Librarybelle
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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I think this was my third reread of Austen‘s satirical nod to the gothic novel. It‘s fun, with some pretty unlikeable characters, and an unsuspecting heroine who finds happiness in the end. Thanks to #PemberLittens for a month of reading!

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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Pickpick

I believe this is my fourth reading of Northanger, and it‘s still tied (with P&P) for my second favorite Austen. So witty and funny, gently poking fun at gothic novels of her time, filled with characters you can‘t help but love (Catherine, Henry, Eleanor, the Allens) and characters you really can‘t stand (the Thorpes, the other Tilneys). As is always the case with Austen, her characters seem timeless and real.

And, just so romantic.😍

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

AnnR Such a pretty cover! That is the one downside of reading an ebook version. 2y
lauraisntwilder Which one is your favorite? 2y
sprainedbrain @lauraisntwilder Persuasion! ❤️ 2y
lauraisntwilder @sprainedbrain Me too, but I haven't read them all...yet. 😊 2y
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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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#Pemberlittens

Ch 31: Henry & Catherine have to endure a tense, slightly lengthy engagement because the General is a big jerk, but soon Eleanor secures marriage to a wealthy, titled man (whom she also loves—bonus!) & convinces the General to relent. As it‘s also learned that the Morlands aren‘t totally destitute, he gives his consent, & our darling couple are married within a year of first meeting.

I‘m going with ‘reward filial disobedience.‘😉

IndoorDame Thank you for hosting and organizing!!! Such a fun month 2y
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sprainedbrain @IndoorDame of course! I so love our readalongs. ❤️ 2y
IndoorDame @sprainedbrain me too ❤️ 2y
BarkingMadRead Yesssss 😍😍 2y
AllDebooks Great fun, thank you x 2y
julieclair Such a satisfying ending. 💖 Great job hosting! Thank you! 2y
SarahBookInterrupted I‘m with you @sprainedbrain parental tyranny is not the lesson. 🤣 I love Jane‘s wit. (edited) 2y
AnnR Yay! A happy ending! The two most likeable characters in the story get their long awaited reward. Romantic bliss! Thank you @sprainedbrain for hosting. Loved all the movie memes. 2y
Deblovestoread Every time I read it I like it even more than before. As usual for me, once I get to the banishment chapter I have to keep reading for the HAE. Loved all your comments, Jenni. 2y
Bookwormjillk Thank you for hosting! I‘ve really come to love this one through our #Pemberlittens readings. 2y
Ruthiella Thanks for hosting the read-along! It‘s been so much fun and definitely brought me a deeper appreciation of the novel! 😃 2y
jhod Thanks so much, my first time reading and I loved it! 2y
thegreensofa A fun first Jane Austen read, I looked forward to your daily posts as much as each book chapter and couldn‘t read fast enough! Thank you for such an enjoyable and brilliant buddyread. 👏💖 2y
sprainedbrain @thegreensofa I‘m glad you enjoyed your first one! ❤️ 2y
sprainedbrain @jhod so glad you enjoyed it!! ❤️ 2y
Clare-Dragonfly 🥰🥰🥰 I love the bit where Jane is like “you can tell there are no more real problems because not very much of the book is left.” 😂 2y
sprainedbrain @Clare-Dragonfly She was so snarky! 2y
inthegreensandblues I enjoy this book more each time I read it.❤️ Thank you for your daily recaps! 2y
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lauraisntwilder
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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This was my first time reading Northanger Abbey and I loved it. So funny with great, annoying villains and a perfect hero and heroine. Huge thanks to @sprainedbrain for leading the #pemberlittens read through!

sprainedbrain I‘m so glad you enjoyed it! It‘s one of my favorites. ❤️ 2y
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Clare-Dragonfly
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Pickpick

Henry Tilney has regained his place as my favorite Austen hero 😍

…until I reread Emma, probably! 😂

#PemberLittens

sprainedbrain Fair enough. 😂 2y
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IndoorDame
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Pickpick

Finished our #Pemberlittens read this morning. Northanger is one of my favorite Austens! I‘ll always love Catherine‘s guilelessness, and the villains are deliciously fun to hate! I also love it when #chapteraday reads work out to exactly the length of the month :) #Scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash @StayCurious #BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks #Spookoween2022 @TheSpineView #31by31 @Catsandbooks #PointsAThon @dieareader @GHABI4ROSES #20in4 @Andrew65

TheSpineView Excellent 2y
AnnR Well said. 🙂 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 2y
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼✨🧡 2y
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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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#Pemberlittens

Ch 30: Catherine has been home for two days and has been fairly useless in her melancholy. Her mom has just about had enough, but when she leaves to grab a self-help book for her, she returns to find Henry Tilney has arrived.😍 Henry is full of apologies and gets Catherine alone to profess his love and propose. Turns out freaking Thorpe made the General think Catherine was rich, and when he found out she isn‘t, he was mad. 🤷🏻‍♀️

sprainedbrain **Also! I love Jane‘s humor in this chapter, but this part of the movie is totally swoonworthy.😍** 2y
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Ruthiella Yes, the movie is much more romantic. 2y
BarkingMadRead Henry to the rescue! I really need to watch the movie! 2y
Ruthiella @BarkingMadRun It‘s available on Hoopla if your library has that. I really enjoyed it. It‘s really well cast, even though the book gets truncated somewhat. 2y
SarahBookInterrupted Yes, the movie ending is pretty good with Mr.Tilley. They casted really well in the movie. 2y
Crinoline_Laphroaig Henry ‼️ 😍 2y
Clare-Dragonfly I haven‘t seen the movie but this meme is perfection! 😂 2y
sprainedbrain @BarkingMadRun @Clare-Dragonfly This movie is so fun! Not 100% true to the book but I personally love the embellishments and the cast is perfection! ❤️ 2y
Bookwormjillk I need to see this movie. 2y
julieclair Thorpe! He ruins everything. And I think General Tilney's reaction was way over the top. To essentially throw her out of the house was so uncalled for. 2y
julieclair I have to watch this movie! Thanks for the tip about Hoopla, @Ruthiella . 👍😃 2y
LitStephanie Not even not rich. Just less rich than he thought! 2y
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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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#PemberLittens

Ch 29: Poor Catherine has no time to be scared on her long, solitary journey after being put out of Northanger—she‘s too busy being sad at losing Eleanor and Henry. She arrives home to a family happy to have her (and glad she can shift for herself). Everyone is appalled with the General‘s behavior, including Mr. Allen. Mrs. Allen of course feels the same and has thoughts on Bath and her clothes, naturally. Catherine misses Henry!

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Daisey
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Just like the last time, I got close to the end and finished the last few chapters. My thoughts during this #reread pretty well matched my previous read. Having read some of the books mentioned and better appreciating the humor than when I first read it several years ago, this book just gets better. Additionally, this version read by Rachel Atkins was great.

Previous review: https://litsy.com/p/MHdyTm9PMHpk

#PemberLittens #audiobook

Daisey This is also my #BookSpin book 9 for October. 2y
Ruthiella I am also really getting the humor this time around! 😂 2y
Daisey @Ruthiella There are some truly funny bits in this story. 2y
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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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#PemberLittens

Ch 28: The General leaves for a while, and everything is bliss at Northanger. Catherine begins to think she may be overstaying, but Eleanor wants her to stay a lot longer. Henry has to go do his job again, but the girls are having a great time on their own… until the General arrives home in the middle of the night and informs Eleanor that Catherine is to be unceremoniously sent home first thing the next day for no good reason. Wtf!

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lauraisntwilder
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen

"His departure gave Catherine the first experimental conviction that a loss may be sometimes a gain." ?? #pemberlittens

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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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#Pemberlittens

Ch 27: After completely ignoring Catherine‘s letters while threw herself at Captain Tilney, Isabella has deigned to write! Only, it‘s clear from her letter she was left by the lesser Tilney and now just needs Catherine to get her back with James. Such a valid, contradictory letter, even Catherine can see through it to Isabella‘s true character, and she‘s decided she‘s quite done with Isabella. Henry approves. 🎉

BarkingMadRead Omg that letter was insane! As if Catherine would help that witch get James back! Serves Isabella right! 2y
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AnnR Good for Catherine! So glad she finally saw Isabella for the manipulative witch that she is. James is also lucky to be rid of Isabella. That would have been a horrible match. 2y
Bookwormjillk Isabella is the worst. I‘m glad Catherine saw through it. 2y
Clare-Dragonfly I‘m so glad Catherine finally figured out how people can say one thing but mean another! 2y
LitStephanie @BarkingMadRun right? As if she thought her love and protectiveness of her brother would be overcome by affection for a new friend of a few months. 2y
LitStephanie I do have a LITTLE sympathy for Isabella, though. She is idle but not rich, and like the sisters in Sense and Sensibility, she will have to live very simply if she can't find a well-off husband. She doesn't have any real talents or strength of character so desperately used all she has--beauty, wit, and coquettish charm--to play for a good marriage. She lost her gamble, and now she is tainted and less desirable than before. 2y
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Clare-Dragonfly
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen

General Tilney: We‘ll show up when we feel like it—no need to fix a specific time.
Also General Tilney: *fixes a precise date and time*

General Tilney: No special dinner, we don‘t care.
Henry: My father will expect such a special dinner that I need to give my housekeeper five days to prepare.
Catherine: But how can someone say one thing and mean another???

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BarkingMadRead 🤣🤣🤣 accurate 2y
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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Ch 26: A few days have passed and no news on Frederick/Isabella is good news. The general tells Henry that they all will casually visit him sometime when he‘s next home at Woodston, then pinpoints their arrival to the quarter hour. 😂 The visit happens, and Woodston is the best town ever, the parsonage is the best house ever, Henry has lots of dogs and everything is charming. 😍 Catherine is finally catching on to marriage hints!

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sprainedbrain
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Ch 25: Catherine‘s mortified at her behavior & convinced that Henry must despise her now, but he is even more kind and attentive than before. Free of her delusions, she‘s wondering why she hasn‘t heard from Isabella when a letter arrives from James, who is heartbroken that Isabella hoodwinked him & implies Isabella will be marrying Capt Tilney. Henry is sure that‘s not happening, but sweetly talks Catherine through her feelings.❤️

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BarkingMadRead
Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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TheBookHippie Pretty copy!! 2y
5feet.of.fury Beautiful cover 😍 2y
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