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Northanger Abbey
Northanger Abbey | Val McDermid
Jane Austen in the hands of queen of crime, Val McDermid. Get ready for a very different Northanger Abbey.
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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🤦‍♀️Modernizations are hard to do. This one has few good points but for the most part it's codswallop. Litsy doesn't give me enough space to list the reasons. If you want to read whole review go to my Goodreads. https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/22237394-annie
#austeninaugust2019

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Bookwormjillk
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#BRCr2 week 2 check in!

✅met my 8k step goal 6 out of 7 days
✅added extra veggies to my lunch every day
✅took a long long walk at the zoo today
✅finished my 4th audiobook (goal is 6)

Goals for this week are to recommit to vitamins and healthy sleeping habits. Also after I finish my 5th audiobook I want to move on to a chunkster for my 6th.

I‘m excited because I think I‘ll be okay to walk all day in NYC on Friday!

BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 5mo
Crazeedi Fantastic job this week!!🎉👏👏 5mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic week! 🙌🏻 Way to go! And I hope you have a blast in NYC! 5mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Not a great story on its own, but really fun to compare to the original.

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Bookwormjillk
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A new week, a new audiobook for #BFCr2. I took two short walks today and enjoyed looking at flowers and chipmunks.

I started this book a few years ago, but it was lost on me as I hadn‘t read the original yet.

TheSpineView Love chipmunks! 5mo
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jenniferw88
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@Cinfhen When there's a question about your home county on #thechase and your favourite Chaser reveals she has a cousin who lives in Tolpuddle (in the same county), which is near the river Piddle (or Puddle) and features in tagged book!

MallenNC I watched that show on my last trip to the UK. I also got weirdly obsessed with Tipping Point, which happened to be on whenever we we taking a break. 7mo
Cinfhen It‘s ALL about ANNE!!!!! 7mo
kezzlou85 I saw that and when the question came up I thought of you. Wondering how near it was to you. 7mo
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jenniferw88 @kezzlou85 🙂 Tolpuddle is 13 miles, Puddletown is 16 miles! 7mo
kezzlou85 @jenniferw88 oh cool. Its always fun when you recognise a place. Paul said the other day a family member of his worked at the N and N in Norwich which is near me. 7mo
jenniferw88 @kezzlou85 I must admit when the q came up, I expected the answers to be ruder & for Bradley to lose it: https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/11058774.21-of-the-funniest-place-names-i... 7mo
kezzlou85 @jenniferw88 so did I. It's always funny when he loses it. Oh wow some fun names there. Here it's more names that are spelt nothing like how they're pronounced. 7mo
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Tashreads
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Book 2 of 5 lowest rated on goodreads tbr, and coincidentally (?😬) another one from The Austen Project. Here we go..,

Freespirit I love your succulents! 11mo
Tashreads @Freespirit gotta love a good succulent. Even for me, it‘s difficult to kill them 😂😂😂🤞 11mo
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Sarah83
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I believe writing a #retelling is much difficulter than writing one's own book. Which elements of the classic novel should be left out, which ones should stick in?

And everytime the idea, "what will the reader think about my adaption?" #litsyclassics @Bambolina_81

BiblioLitten Pretty cover💖💞 2y
Leniverse What book is the Sittenfeld a retelling of? Vermahlung, doesn't that mean "grinding"? 2y
Sarah83 @Leniverse it's this one. 2y
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Leniverse Ah! And... does the German title make sense? 2y
Sarah83 @Leniverse I haven't read it. So I don't know already. 😉😍 2y
rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 2y
Q84 I love the covers! Gorgeous 2y
Gissy So pretty covers! 😍👌🏼 2y
charl08 Wow. Very pink. 2y
Sarah83 @charl08 Definitely 😉 2y
kspenmoll Love the cover! 2y
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drbethandherkindle
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Back at it for #24in48 with a book I am willing to photograph. Now I have to go clean the crumbs off my kindle before starting the timer 😂

Pamwurtzler 😂 2y
Mdargusch I just finished this today and loved it! 2y
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jenniferw88
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jenniferw88
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⚀ Tagged book
⚁ Anna Karenina, Queen's Play
⚂ Buffet and some friends round
⚃ Happy New Year @Booksandtulips

#auldlangsyne @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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DebinHawaii
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#ValsNorthangerAbbey #buddyread #DecDays #ItsChristmasDay I haven't read as much as I was planning on Christmas Day-I napped, watched movies & have been chatting with family & friends, but I did manage to finish my final two chapters in this book. I enjoyed the modernization of the classic & overall it was cleverly done. Eligible is still my favorite of the 4 Austen Project books but this one comes in second & I am glad I finally got it read.📚👍

DebinHawaii Mahalo to @jenniferw88 and @Annl for hosting the #ValsNorthangerAbbey #buddyread --it pushed me to get this one off my #TBR stack! 📚❤️ 2y
Cinfhen ❤️sounds like a wonderful day 2y
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DebinHawaii
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Festively matching my lunch and my book to the season. 🎅🏼🎄👍Grabbed a slice of spinach-tomato-garlic pizza & a SBUX Strawberry-Green Tea Infusion (no water or sweetener) on the way home from an appointment & a library stop. Six chapters to go for the #valsnorthangerabbey #buddyread Can you tell I'm warmer today? Sunny & breezy & currently about 75 degrees F. I'll still probably change into sweats & socks --just without the blanket. 😆

Annl I finished the book last night. That pizza looks so good. We are having pizza tonight also. 2y
DebinHawaii @Annl I should finish it up tonight I think. Yay for pizza--it's hitting the spot. They sell by the 2-slice so I get to enjoy the other one later. 🍕😋Enjoy your dinner! 2y
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DebinHawaii
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#valsnorthangerabbey #buddyread I FINALLY caught up to where I should be this week. I would read this week's chapters 26-30 tonight as I am enjoying the story, but I am afraid I am about to fall asleep. 😴 🐱Max says that he was happy to learn that Cat's family has cats at their vicarage in Chapter 20, but he wanted to know more. He says he still strongly feels that this book doesn't have enough real cats in it.😻🐱🐱🐱#catsoflitsy 😼❤️

tpixie Max is such a good reading buddy !! 2y
AmyG Every book should have cats in it, right Max? 2y
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Pamwurtzler
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Finished this last night! #buddyread #ValsNorthangerAbbey

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BookwormAHN
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Okay, I finished my #buddyread early. No spoilers but I couldn't put the book down for the last seventy pages or so. 💙💙💙
#valsnorthangerabbey @jenniferw88 @Annl

Heideschrampf Whaaaaaat? Nice. Putting it on the list! 2y
Cathythoughts Oh I think I want to read this one ✨ 2y
Annl I was just thinking, I do not know if I put it down so close to the end. 2y
jenniferw88 @Annl @Heideschrampf lol! Read ahead if you want - it's bound to be busy over the next two weeks! Have been without a phone for the last few days so am catching up on Litsy! 2y
Annl I finished the book last night. 2y
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DebinHawaii
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#DecDays #Candles I haven't come across any candles in this modern adaptation of Northanger Abbey-but Jane Austen's version certainly had them & here are some in the holiday lighting on my coffee table. I'm trying to catch up on some of my buddy reads like #valsnorthangerabbey but I keep falling asleep. It's me not the books.😴Today & tonight have been very windy with powerful gusts & I keep thinking I'll lose power & candles will come in handy.😆

Cinfhen Love this photo ❤️stay safe....hope the winds quiet down 2y
ju.ca.no Pretty cover😊 2y
Jess_Read_This That cover is gorgeous! ❤️📚❤️ 2y
jenniferw88 Max 😸 will like a line in chapter 20! 😂❤️ 2y
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Annl Great photo! On a side note, I mailed your Christmas package last week! 2y
jenniferw88 @Annl 😀 yours was sent on 2nd December - it should arrive soon! ❤️ 2y
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DebinHawaii
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Day 9 #SeasonsReadings2017 #BookChristmasTree I love looking at others' book Christmas trees & regular Christmas trees but I'm far too lazy to create my own. I attribute it to working retail many moons ago at a department store & being forced to manage the Christmas department-including decorating ALL the display trees. I have never recovered...🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄😱😜So I give you a current book with my Christmas tree socks. #valsnorthangerabbey #buddyread

tpixie Lol. You've decorated for a lifetime!! (edited) 2y
Annl My tree is somewhat decorated, in other words "what will the cats leave alone!" 2y
TheSketchyReader I think you met the challenge and the Christmas socks look cozy!!! 2y
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DebinHawaii
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I'm doing a pretty bad job of catching up on my 'The Children of Hurin' chapters for #LOTRchapteraday but at least I caught up for #ValsNorthangerAbbey #buddyread & finished chapters 11-15 this weekend & this morning. On to 16-20 this week. 🐱Max says that he mostly slept through these chapters-except when the River Piddle was mentioned. He thinks that's funny.😹Most of the time Max has the sense of humor of a ten-year-old boy. 🤣#catsoflitsy😽❤️

Laura317 🤣😂🤣That Max! 2y
TNbookworm Oh Max that is too funny😂😂😂 2y
Bookish.Heart Silly Max 😝😻 2y
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Bookzombie 😂😂 2y
Annl Max is very handsome. 2y
JenReadsAlot This post made me giggle 😂 2y
Lmstraubie Thanks for the laugh Max 😹 2y
Ms_T Max! 😻😂😻😂 2y
TricksyTails 😹😹😹 2y
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Annl
Northanger Abbey | Val McDermid

I am caught up and ready to start this week's chapters. Sometimes when I am reading this retelling, I forget which time period I am in, until something unique to the past or present is mentioned. #valsnorthangerabbey #buddyread

BookwormAHN I have the same problem. For some reason I want this to be in the 1930's, but then Facebook gets mentioned. 🤷 2y
DebinHawaii I have one more chapter to catch up on for last week but yes, I too find it hard to know what time period we are in! Probably re-reading Austen's right ahead of it adds to that feeling. 😆👍 2y
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jenniferw88
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I can vouch for this! It's not just the beaches, towns get busy too - it's a nightmare for shopping! #ValsNorthangerAbbey @Annl

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DebinHawaii
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Caught up on this week's reading (Chaps 6-10) for #ValsNorthangerAbbey #buddyread this afternoon. Well, some of us read, others (🐱) chose to snooze in the sunshine under the skylight when it finally made an appearance between the clouds & rain showers. Good reading weather.📚 🐱Max says that it might be good reading weather but it's purrrfect napping weather. 🐱💤He is definitely an expert at napping, so I can't argue with him.😆 #catsoflitsy😽❤️

Mimi28 Max is sun bathing 😻😻So cute!! 2y
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jenniferw88
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About to catch up with #ValsNorthangerAbbey but thought I would share my #bookmark with you! @Annl it was the obvious choice for the #buddyread! ☺️😉🤣

DrJAdMerricksson Oh, how pretty! 2y
DebinHawaii Very pretty! ❤️ 2y
Annl I am glad you liked it. I love making gifts for people. Your nails look lovely. 2y
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ruskigurl16
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A modern reimagining of a classic story. A young girl with a heart full of romance and a desire for intrigue gets an opportunity to leave her humble home and attend a festival in a big city. She meets a dashing young man, and new friends. Gets invited to their family estate. Where she sees monsters in every dark corner. The lesson is that there are monsters closer to home. Well written and engaging. A little predictable. But enjoyable, overall.

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DebinHawaii
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#ValsNorthangerAbbey #buddyread Taking an afternoon tea break for a quick dip into Chapter 6. My regular grocery store cashier insisted I try these Fudge-Covered Ritz Crackers saying they're a perfect combination of sweet, salty & buttery. I wouldn't say perfect-I could use more salt, but they are pretty darn good.😋 🐱Max says that his mom's idea of good snacks & good books is questionable-everyone knows ahi is the best snack!😽🐟#catsoflitsy😽❤️

Owlizabeth I love fudge covered Ritz! I wish they were available year round. 2y
rubyslippersreads You're going to make me buy these, aren't you? 😹 2y
Leftcoastzen I have never seen those! Ahi is pretty good though. 2y
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Redwritinghood My mom used to make these at Christmas every year, only she would put mint in the chocolate and they tasted just like Thin Mint cookies. 2y
TricksyTails I've never seen fudge covered Ritz and I need them in my life!! Yum! 2y
TricksyTails @Redwritinghood Ohhhh those sound so good! Need to find a recipe. 😋 2y
Jaimelire Are those actually good? 2y
Lola I seriously buy at least 5 boxes at a time once these come out for the season. LOVE them!! 2y
AmyG I would eat the entire box in one sitting. ❤️ 2y
DebinHawaii @Owlizabeth I hadn't seen them before--which was probably a good thing! 😋😆 @rubyslippersreads Come, join me! (Cue evil cackle!)🙀 @Leftcoastzen I think there is room for both--just not at the same time! 😆👍 @Redwritinghood That sounds good! 👍😀 @TricksyTails I'm not sure I needed them in my life but they certainly make it better! 😆👍 @Jaimelire As I said in my post--I think they are pretty darn good & it seems like they have some Litsy fans👍 2y
DebinHawaii @Lola I think I should have bought more but probably better that I didn't! 😆👍 @AmyG It would be pretty easy to do! 😋🍪🍫 2y
erzascarletbookgasm 😋😋😋🍪 2y
Redwritinghood @TricksyTails I think she just melted some chocolate, added some mint extract and then dunked the crackers. I was a kid though and maybe didn‘t pay close attention. 2y
Pamwurtzler @DebinHawaii put peanut butter on them!! 2y
TricksyTails @Redwritinghood I'm totally trying it! Thank you! 😊 2y
TricksyTails @Pamwurtzler Great idea! Everything is better with peanut butter! 😋 2y
Redwritinghood @TricksyTails Let me know how it works out. 2y
TricksyTails @Redwritinghood I will! 😁👍 2y
DebinHawaii @erzascarletbookgasm So good! 🍫🍪❤️😋 2y
DebinHawaii @Pamwurtzler Now there is a brilliant idea! 😋👍 2y
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jenniferw88
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#ValsNorthangerAbbey Discussion questions posted. @Annl

My answers: I have read the original, but about 5 years ago now. I really enjoyed it - it led to me doing my dissertation on Ann Radcliffe's Gothic novels!

DebinHawaii I read and reread Austen's NA years ago and enjoyed it although it's not my favorite of her books and it's one of my least read of her books. Since it had been a while, I'm currently rereading it on Serial Reader (at Chapter 16) & I'm listening to the audiobook to refresh myself as we read Val's version. I'm finding I'm enjoying it much more now. 📚💜 (edited) 2y
Pamwurtzler I just read Austen‘s NA a couple of weeks ago for the first time so I‘d have some idea what was going on in #valsnorthangerabbey. It was honestly not my favorite either. @DebinHawaii @Annl (edited) 2y
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DebinHawaii
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#ValsNorthangerAbbey #BuddyRead Finished Chapters 1-5 for this week. Catherine "Cat" is just as silly in this era as she was in Jane's but it's light & entertaining unlike The Silmarillion.? ?Max says he thinks this book could be improved if it actually was a picture book with the story acted out by cats-but he says that actual cats are far less puerile than the characters in this book. (Max has been at the thesaurus again...)?#catsoflitsy ?❤️

rubyslippersreads Tell Max that Nicky and Sadie say cats make anything better. 😸 2y
GondorGirl If 'Northanger Abby' was done as a picture book featuring cats I would totally read it. 2y
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Annl I agree with you @DebinHawaii. Can't wait to start the next 5 chapters! 2y
Leftcoastzen Max looks very handsome in glasses! 2y
jenniferw88 @DebinHawaii @Annl I'm glad we're all enjoying it! 2y
DebinHawaii @rubyslippersreads Max agrees with Nicky & Sadie! 😽❤️❤️ @GondorGirl I think there are many classics that would benefit from cats! 😹😹😹 @Tanzy13 😻 @Leftcoastzen And so smart too! 😹👍 @Annl @jenniferw88 Yes! It's been fun & easy to keep up with! 👍👍 2y
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Annl Good catch! 2y
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DebinHawaii
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#valsnorthangerabbey #buddyread ?Max says, "That face you make when your mom is STILL trying to convince you this book she's making you read with her has a?in it & you know it's just a silly human named Cat."? Chap 3 out of the 5 we're reading this week. So far I'm liking how McDermid is updating the story.?Also-Max's views & opinions on the gullibility & intelligence of dogs are his own & do not necessarily reflect his mom's?#catsoflitsy?❤️

JenReadsAlot Too cute! 2y
Susanita That face! 2y
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readordierachel His expression 😂💙 2y
LeahBergen Is he sneezing ? 😂😂 (edited) 2y
Bookzombie So cute! 2y
DebinHawaii @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @JenReadsAlot @Susanita @ReadOrDieRachel @Bookzombie The sun made the lighting bad but I just couldn't resist that silly face! 😹❤️ @LeahBergen He was rubbing his face on the cover & then looked up with that face. He's just a dork! 🤣😽❤️ (edited) 2y
TricksyTails I fall in love with Max more and more each day! Look at that face! 😹😻 2y
TheBookStacker Omg that face! My heart is so full! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa It‘s just adorable, great photo catch, I bet that face didn‘t last too long. I love that he was loving the book up too. 2y
DebinHawaii @TricksyTails @TheBookStacker @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @IWriteInTheNight Thank you for all the Max🐱love! He sends it back to you! 😻😽❤️ 2y
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JazzFeathers
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This is my pile for tonight.
One chapter fron the Silmarillion for the #LotRChapterADay readalong. Finish chapter 2 of Northanger Abbey for the #ValsNorthangerAbbey #BuddyRead And if it's not too late in the night by the time l'm done, a few chapter of a Miss Fisher mystery.

Really, l've never done anything like this before joining Litsy 😆

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JazzFeathers
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It really didn't take me much to cave in and join the #ValsNorthangerAbbey #BuddyRead l've meant to read this book since it first arrived at the bookshop. It'd be a shame not to join.

And my dragons book has arrived 😍

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DebinHawaii
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#ValsNorthangerAbbey #buddyread Kicked off this buddy read with the first 2 chapters-we're reading 5 chapters a week. This updated take is set in Edinburgh & Catherine Moreland is called 'Cat.' I'm curious to see how it plays out.🤔 🐱Max says that he has been betrayed!😾His mom told him that this book has a cat in it. She tricked him-it's not a cat-it's a silly human called 'Cat!'🙀If you can't trust your mom, who can you trust?! #catsoflitsy🐱❤️

LauraJ Poor Max. 2y
Bookzombie Max‘s mom is very creative. 😁 2y
jenniferw88 @DebinHawaii sorry Max! It's my fault your mom lied to you! 2y
DebinHawaii @LauraJ @Bookzombie I prefer to look at it as a sin of omission. I just didn't specify the type of 'cat!' 😆🙀😽 He got extra treats and all if forgiven. @jenniferw88 It's OK--he is honored that you welcomed him to read along! Hah! 😽❤️ 2y
SandyW Poor Max, it's tough coming to grip with the fact that you're not the center of the universe! 2y
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Annl
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This is the view I have while participating in a read-a-thon with @jenniferw88 and @DebinHawaii and anyone else I missed who is reading along with us!

Owlizabeth Yay - enjoy!!! 💜📚💜 2y
Annl Forgot to add I am in Tulum Mexico! 2y
EclecticReaders Looks like a perfect reading spot 😎 2y
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Libby1 @Annl - so different from the scary, gothic house in the title! 2y
LibrarianJen Have fun @Annl ! Looks like their perfect spot to read. 2y
Kappadeemom That is beautiful!! 2y
Redwritinghood 😍😍 2y
Reecaspieces Oh wow! 2y
DebinHawaii Gorgeous! Enjoy! 🏝💙 2y
Cupofjo Oh! Beautiful!! 2y
Izai.Amorim How can you keep your eyes on the page? It‘s such a great view!!👍 2y
Debiw781 Oh I've been to Tulum! So beautiful! 2y
Annl @Debiw781 We loved Tulum and then we travelled west to Valladolid and Merida, amazing towns and people. 2y
Debiw781 @Annl oh nice! I haven't been to Valladolid or Merida. Sounds absolutely lovely!! 2y
SilversReviews Oooo...love this view. Thanks for sharing. 2y
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jenniferw88
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#ValsNorthangerAbbey I live in Dorset - there's no such place as Piddle Wallop, but we do have a River Piddle & place names associated with it!

If you want a laugh, take a look at this: http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/11058774.21_of_the_funniest_place_names_in...

Edit: Also, I thought it unrealistic that you could get from Dorset to Edinburgh in a day, but it will take 8hrs 10mins according to Google Maps!

@Annl

April2 My grandparents live in Dorset, in Swanage! I love it there! Never heard of this place before!x 2y
Dolly 😂 2y
CAnne 😆 2y
DebinHawaii Ahh, I wondered about the "Piddles"--it made me laugh as did this article! ??? 2y
jenniferw88 @DebinHawaii I'm glad it provided some laughs! 2y
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DebinHawaii
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I'm very excited that the #ValsNorthangerAbbey #buddyread with @Annl & @jenniferw88 starts tomorrow! 🤗I did some #audiosouping 🍲listening to Austen's NA to get in the mood. Today's soup was a kitchen experiment-Classic 'Chicken' Noodle Soup but meatless-using jackfruit (my first time cooking with this fruit & meat substitute). It turned out well-my soup clients are fans. Recipe is on the blog for #soupersundays -recipe link👇🏻#isavedachicken 🐔

Beck9lol Ohh this looks amazing! I have a can of jackfruit just waiting to be used. Now I know what to do with it. Thanks!!! 2y
LA_Mead I've never even heard of jackfruit but I'll have to check it out! 2y
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DebinHawaii @Beck9lol I have some more cans to experiment with but I was happy with how this turned out! 🍲👍 2y
DebinHawaii @LA_Mead I'd been hearing about it for a while but this is the first time I worked with it. Trader Joe's apparently has cans of it now. 👍 2y
TricksyTails Jackfruit soup sounds interesting! I'd love to try it! 😋 2y
SandyW I've never thought to try jackfruit in soup. I've only ever used it as a pulled pork sandwich (lightly sauteed, then add bbq sauce and heat thru). This sounds delishn Thanks for the inspiration. 2y
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jenniferw88
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Just a reminder that #ValsNorthangerAbbey #buddyread with @Annl and me starts tomorrow!

JazzFeathers I'm very tempt. 5 chapters a week isn't a little commitment for me, but l've meant to read this fir a while snd it would be fun to buddy read it 2y
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DebinHawaii
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Slept in again 😴& for the final day of this #litsypartyofone weekend, I'm having a Northanger Abbey morning. Prepping for the upcoming #ValsNorthangerAbbey #buddyread hosted by @Annl & @jenniferw88 I've been rereading Austen's NA in Serial Reader & listening to the audiobook as it's my least-read Austen. I'm also about 1/4 of the way in to The Mysteries of Uldolpho on Serial Reader since I missed out on that buddy read. Feeling quite gothic!😱😆

jenniferw88 We're very happy you are joining us! Max can join in too if he likes - it's only 5 chapters per week! 😸😹😻 2y
DebinHawaii @jenniferw88 Hah! I will encourage Max to join in! Are there cats in Val's version?! 🙀🤣😹 2y
jenniferw88 @DebinHawaii no idea I'm afraid, it's my first time reading it! 😹😸😹 2y
DebinHawaii @jenniferw88 Well it does appear that Catherine is called 'Cat' in this version so maybe that will make him happy! 😽❤️😹 2y
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MrBook
Northanger Abbey | Val McDermid
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The magnificent @jenniferw88 and @Annl are hosting a #buddyread 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!! Need more details, just ask. 😎👌🏻

TheBookStacker Oh I‘ve been wanting to read this! I may join, I‘ve been so behind on reading lately! 2y
Pamwurtzler @jenniferw88 @annl I have this on my kindle ready & waiting!! (edited) 2y
Lola This has been in my TBR for almost all of my reading life 🙄 2y
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jenniferw88
Northanger Abbey | Val McDermid
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Just a reminder that @Annl & I are hosting this #buddyread starting in mid-November!

@MrBook could you please share this? Thank you!

BookwormAHN I just received my book so I'll be joining in🎃 2y
MrBook Most certainly. 😊 2y
CherylG I'll join in! 2y
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jenniferw88
Northanger Abbey | Val McDermid
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Hi everyone! @Annl and I will be hosting this #buddyread starting mid-November if you want to join in. Note it's Val McDermid's version, not Austen's!

The last week's reading also includes the interview and analysis with Val McDermid!

BookNAround Oooo. I'm interested but so far I've failed at buddy reads because I have a hard (you might say impossible) time stopping at the designated end each week which then means I don't comment because I don't want to inadvertently give spoilers. 😜 2y
DebinHawaii Oh cool, I'm going to try to fit this one in because I have the book, it's the only one of the Austen Project books I haven't read & I could use the structure to finally get it off my TBR stack! 📚📚😬📚📚📚 2y
Pamwurtzler I‘m in! I‘ve only read one other Austen Project so this should be fun! 2y
BookwormAHN I'm in. I've been meaning to read that. 😸 2y
shendrix413 Oh fun! I'm in!! 2y
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ruskigurl16
Northanger Abbey | Val McDermid
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Having stopped by the library yesterday, I couldn't leave without a few new friends. 😊 A retelling of a classic, and a mystery with a forensic profiler. We'll see how these go. #bookworm #TBR

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Julsmarshall
Northanger Abbey | Val McDermid
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Cute retelling. The perfect book to take my mind off life and hurricanes and bad presidents. I really like this series and will definitely read more by Val McDermid!

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Julsmarshall
Northanger Abbey | Val McDermid
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#currentread #STACKEDUP This seemed like a good read for a hurricane 😄 @Liberty

Graciouswarriorprincess I have this in my TBR pile. 2y
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jenniferw88
Northanger Abbey | Val McDermid
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Cathythoughts Nice one 👍 2y
Annl I am presently reading this on serial reader. I will check this out next. I like Val McDermond. 2y
jenniferw88 @Annl Northanger Abbey is one of my favourite Austen novels - McDermid's is still TBR! 🤣 2y
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jenniferw88
Northanger Abbey | Val McDermid
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Libby1 Have you read any other Sandi Toksvig books? I really enjoyed Valentine Grey. 3y
jenniferw88 @Libby1 no, but I've just added it to my TBR! 😂 3y
Libby1 Excellent! I loved it. She is brilliant. So funny and so clever. 3y
TbrandBeyond So cute!! 2y
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Serenity_Within86
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Can't get enough of Jane Austen!!!

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elissapoletti
Northanger Abbey | Val McDermid

I just want to say, of the reviews I've read of this, a lot of people haven't even read Jane Austen's original which I find strange... but whatever.

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elissapoletti
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Pickpick

4/5 ✨
While I panned "Eligible", I enjoyed Northanger Abbey, the author didn't try too hard to make it their own, but stayed true to Jane Austen's storyline. There are a few things that I would have changed, such as the indecipherable text language and the "teen communication" (I've never said amazeballs once except in irony) but other than that the story was clever and page turning and Henry Tilney was as swoon worthy as ever!

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Melissa_J
Northanger Abbey | Val McDermid
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I'm totally bucking the negative trend with this book, because I actually liked it. McDiarmid does a great job of faithfully translating Austen's story into modern day without having to deviate from the original story or characterizations. Did I have a few issues with the book? Yes I did. But they weren't enough to lessen my overall enjoyment of the story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Andrew65 Still not a great rating Melissa. 3y
Melissa_J I think it's a good rating. Most of my reads fall between three and four stars. A book has to be pretty special to get more than four stars from me 😊 3y
DebinHawaii I have had this one sitting in my TBR for ages & want to get to it so I am glad to read your review. Also, I am with you on ⭐️⭐️⭐️-to me it is a solid like and a pick. 👍😀 3y
Melissa_J @DebinHawaii I'll be curious for your thoughts on it! Based on reviews I'm one of only a small number of people who liked it. 3y
elissapoletti I read it in a day, even though I know the story of Northanger Abbey so well, I kept thinking what's going to happen next?! I just found it fun, intriguing and easy! I liked that she stayed true to Austen's story, that's one of the reasons I disliked Eligible, the author tried too hard to make it her own. 3y
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Melissa_J
Northanger Abbey | Val McDermid
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Hanging out with my book while my daughter has lacrosse practice.