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Patience | John Coates
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I actually surprised myself with my #top6reads of 2019! Patience comes in at an easy #1 ❤️ but I certainly didn‘t expect that A Mother‘s Reckoning or Mice & Men would be favorites when I first decided to pick them up. Fun idea! @Cinfhen and thanks for the tag 😊 @BarbaraBB

Cinfhen Wowza!!! Nice eclectic selection 3mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I also loved A Ladder to the Sky. 3mo
Kalalalatja Great picks! 🙌 3mo
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Cathythoughts Love Sally Rooney & I see I have the tagged one stacked 👍🏻👏🏻 3mo
BarbaraBB I love four of your choices so I must read the other two. I do own the Buglioso and I have always been obsesses by Columbine since I was in the US at that moment. 3mo
KarenUK I picked the Rooney too.... seems a popular choice.... 💕 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm I loved the Steinbeck too and I have the tagged book stacked. And Maurice! 👍Great list! (edited) 3mo
emilyhaldi @BarbaraBB I couldn‘t put down the Bugliosi!!! I brought it with me to Hawaii and it was the perfect beach read 🏖 and honestly I was blown away by the Columbine book. It‘s a must-read!! 3mo
emilyhaldi @KarenUK @Cathythoughts I just bought Normal People this week!!! Very excited 🤗 (edited) 3mo
batsy Such an interesting list! I'm looking forward to Conversations since I loved Normal People, and the Coates book looks good! 3mo
Bklover A Mother‘s Reckoning was an incredibly moving book. 3mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve read four of the six and agree that they were wonderful. Will I like Conversations With Friends? 3mo
rubyslippersreads Patience is absolutely adorable! 3mo
emilyhaldi Yes I think you will!! @Reviewsbylola 3mo
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Patience | John Coates
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The shameful evidence of a bout of #DrunkPersephoneing. 😆😆 @saresmoore

Look, @emilyhaldi ! Patience has arrived. 👍🏻


JanuarieTimewalker13 Hahaha! Love the # 5mo
Melissa_J So pretty 😊 5mo
rubyslippersreads You‘re not helping me resist. 😂 5mo
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britt_brooke 😍 Happy I‘m not the only one who shops tipsy. 5mo
Theaelizabet I just got the Persephone Biannual today. I‘m not uncorking the wine tonight. 5mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads 😆😆 Why try? 🤷🏻‍♀️ 5mo
LeahBergen @Melissa_J 😘😘 5mo
LeahBergen @britt_brooke Oh, good! 😆 5mo
LeahBergen @Theaelizabet Probably a wise decision! 😆 5mo
saresmoore Ooooooh! I think the rest of mine arrived today, too. Will post later when my husband‘s not around. 🤫 5mo
Twocougs I love their books!! 5mo
batsy What lovely drunk book hauling! 😂😍 5mo
BarbaraBB Oh how lovely to be drunk sometimes 😉. Looking forward to yours too @saresmoore! And Patience really is great! 5mo
HardcoverHearts AMAZING!!! Wait- was there a Persephone sale!! 😳😳😳 5mo
Kalalalatja Looking at this stack makes me so happy 😍 5mo
Cathythoughts Simply beautiful 5mo
youneverarrived The hashtag 😂 gorgeous stack 😍😍 5mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon Oo - Milton Place is on my list to buy next... 5mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon So...how many Persephones do you own total? 5mo
LeahBergen @saresmoore Did they arrive?? 🤫 5mo
LeahBergen @Twocougs Me, too! 😍 5mo
LeahBergen @batsy Right? 😆😆 5mo
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB 😆😆 Especially when book shopping! 5mo
LeahBergen @HardcoverHearts No sale but you DO save Qe when you order 3 at once. ? 5mo
LeahBergen @elkeo_TheBookDragon I had to go count them. Umm... 38. 😆😆 5mo
HardcoverHearts Who doesn‘t want to save Qe!!!?????? 5mo
emilyhaldi #worthit!!! 🍷🍷🍷 5mo
ValerieAndBooks Hmm! New idea for me: next time hubby is out of town I‘ll say I had one drink too many because I was missing him so much and drowned my sorrows by book shopping online 😂! 5mo
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks That‘s the best idea I‘ve heard in a long time 😂 Except that mine is retired, too, so I never have a chance to drink without him🤣 5mo
rohit-sawant Beautiful! 🤩 5mo
elkeo_TheBookDragon 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #lifegoals = the more Persephones, the better! 5mo
BiblioLitten 😍 4mo
mklong Gorgeous stack! Do you arrange yours by their publication number or by author name? I keep changing my mind about how I want to do it. 4mo
LeahBergen @mklong I was just doing a reorganization of my Persephone shelf the other day. 😆😆 I group the authors together and then the rest is pretty much random. 4mo
Reviewsbylola Drunk shopping is a real problem. 😆 4mo
quirkyreader You are going to love Madame and Anne. They were both wonderful. 4mo
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Patience | John Coates
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‘Patience. A proper girl, improperly in love‘

Patience is a devout Roman Catholic, trying to live a life without Sin. She‘s married to Edward, but then she meets Philip, falls in love and Sin becomes suddenly all she‘s ever wanted. Coates (a man!) writes tenderly and with humor of Patience‘s discovery of love and sexuality and of her losing her innocence and naivity.

#AllMyLove for this book ❤️❤️. #AnglophileApril
(Picture: Girona, Spain 🇪🇸)

Cinfhen How beautiful ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
Eyelit I love #PersephoneBooks 😍 great review and pic! 6mo
TrishB Lovely pic ❤️ 6mo
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Mdargusch Lovely! I already have this stacked or I would stack it. 👌🏼 6mo
Kalalalatja Oh, what a view and what a review 😍 6mo
Reviewsbylola I need to read this ASAP. I‘m so pissed I didn‘t buy it! 6mo
LeahBergen I‘m definitely getting this one in my next Persephone order! 6mo
emilyhaldi Yayyyyy!!!! So happy you liked it... Let's keep spreading the Patience love 🥰 ps. I must know, did you BAWL reading the last page or was it just me?!?! 6mo
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‘As the door shut behind him Patience knelt down and waited to be sick. And she couldn‘t, as usual, help thinking that if Catholic women weren‘t on their knees for one reason, they were probably on them for another‘

Thanks @emilyhaldi for bringing this gem to my attention 💜

Cinfhen Oh wow!!! What a sentence 🙌🏻❣️ 6mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen it‘s great, isn‘t it!! 😂 6mo
emilyhaldi Yes!!! 👏🏻👏🏻 I could have quoted this book SO many times! 6mo
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Kalalalatja This and the tagged books are the books that‘ll make me break my book buying ban 6mo
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja I understand! I am starting Cassandra now too, so excited to! 💕 6mo
BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi Me too, so many great great quotes!! 😍 6mo
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Yesterday was a day. Today was a day. And now I‘m a day behind on #AnglophileApril, so let‘s catch up!

My bank account would be a #SuperMassiveBlackHole, if I bought all the books I want to. The ones above are some of the books highest on my wish list, but as I‘m still trying to keep my book buying ban, I‘ll have to leave them in my online basket for a while longer. 💸💸💸

GatheringBooks well played! 6mo
Cinfhen Sorry you‘re having days!!!! I own the Obioma book and I‘m happy to gift it to you after I read it ❤️ 6mo
Cinfhen It was gifted to me by @LibrarianRyan and I‘m happy to keep the generosity moving 🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️🧚‍♀️ 6mo
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Kalalalatja @Cinfhen that is so sweet of ypu to offer, thank you! ❤️ I would love to get a chance to read it, once you finish it, but don‘t stress about getting to it soon 😘 6mo
Cinfhen You got it!!! 6mo
Mdargusch You have some great books waiting for you! Way to be steadfast in your resolution! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
emilyhaldi Let me help you prioritize: 1) Persephone 2) NYRB 😉😉 (edited) 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great titles! A few on my list too! 6mo
Reviewsbylola Patience is one I want to buy now too after @emilyhaldi ‘s review. 6mo
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#blameitonlitsy or should I say #blameitonemily .... Book Depository had a copy! After reading your review I cannot wait to read this! @emilyhaldi 💕😊

emilyhaldi Omg I love this!!! 👏🏻👏🏻 and #blameitonemily 😂 I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 6mo
JennyM 😂😆😂 6mo
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Patience | John Coates
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Ok, I have held off on writing this review for a while because I can‘t do this book justice. Patience is 28 and in her 7th year of marriage to Edward when she finds out he has been cheating. Instead of feeling mad or betrayed, Patience can only wonder why any woman would willingly sleep with any man if she doesn‘t have to! (For pleasure?! What‘s that!) and then she meets Philip and discovers that her marriage has been a void 👇🏻

emilyhaldi ...of life‘s true joys and pleasures. As she tries to break things off with her husband, he can‘t bear the thought, asking her to #letmeloveyou But how can she go back to the life she now realizes wasn‘t at all fulfilling?? I laughed at this fabulously witty book and BAWLED as I read the last page. This is absolutely in my top 3 books of all time. ❤️ #anglophileapril 6mo
KarenUK Totally sold by your review... off to buy a copy 💕 6mo
Mdargusch Wow! This is now a must read for me! 6mo
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CarolynM What @Mdargusch said. Stacked. 6mo
Leftcoastzen Nice review! 6mo
Soubhiville Yeah you sold me too! 📚 6mo
Reviewsbylola I hope I bought this one!! 6mo
Cinfhen Wow!!! Top 3 #ThoseAreSeriousWords 🤩😀🙌🏻💕gotta give it a try 6mo
BarbaraBB Top 3 of all time? You totally sold it. I‘m off to BookDepository! 6mo
BarbaraBB Done 😉😘 6mo
batsy What a fabulous review! 6mo
Kalalalatja Damn my book buying ban, I want this SO MUCH based on your review 😫 6mo
LeahBergen Oh, damn you, Emily!! 😆😆 I need this RIGHT NOW. Maybe we should have a Persephone club alongside our NYRB one. 😂 6mo
Cathythoughts I‘m joining the stackers ! Great review 👍🏻♥️ 6mo
emilyhaldi @KarenUK @Mdargusch @CarolynM @Soubhiville @Reviewsbylola @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja @LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I absolutely recommend this to everyone!! I hope you enjoy it as much as i did... for me, it was one of those serendipitous moments when I read the right book at the right time and it ✨magic✨ ps. I believe this is the only Persephone written by a man!! 😱 and you wouldn‘t know it 6mo
emilyhaldi Pps. @LeahBergen you KNOW I would be there in a second for a Persephone bookclub!! 🙌🏻 6mo
Mdargusch @LeahBergen @emilyhaldi I‘m in a GR Persephone Book read along 👍🏼 6mo
mklong Sounds amazing! I gave myself a Persephone subscription for my birthday, but was so overwhelmed for choice that I just picked the first 6 that they published. 6mo
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen @emilyhaldi I‘m in 🙋🏻‍♀️😘 6mo
Reviewsbylola I absolutely agree we need to have a Persephone book group too! If you start one, I will join! @leahbergen 6mo
Reviewsbylola There‘s at least one other male authored Persephone. I know because I own it. And sadly I checked and I don‘t own this one. 6mo
LeahBergen @Mdargusch Oh, I‘ll have to check that out! 6mo
LeahBergen @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola @BarbaraBB Let‘s see how well we do with our NYRB one. 😆😆 Actually, a Persephone one would probably work really well with the brilliant model that @vivastory created for the NYRB club! 🤔 6mo
Reviewsbylola I agree. 😁😁 @LeahBergen 6mo
emilyhaldi Agreed @LeahBergen suppose we should try and handle our nyrb club first and go from there 😆 6mo
vivastory I would definitely be interested in a Persephone book club. 🙌 6mo
rohit-sawant Brilliant review! 6mo
Reggie I‘m totally in for this book after reading your review! 6mo
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