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Middlemarch
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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BarkingMadRun
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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Book shopping in Savannah with my daughter today, and I had a little fun! #pemberlittens

Sparklemn Great choices including George 🐵 1w
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LisaLovesToRead
Middlemarch | George Elliot
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Mehso-so

The excessively wordiness exhausted me. I‘m glad I read it, but I don‘t know that I‘d recommend it. This was for my book club. One woman offered great insight: novels were published in installments and authors wanted to ensure their readers felt like they were getting their money‘s worth. She compared this to our soap operas. We had a great discussion, but I‘m relieved to be finished!

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merelybookish
Middlemarch | George Elliot
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A couple of chunksters for #LetterM and #LetterN
One a very 'me' read. One not. You just never know!
#AlphabetGame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

batsy I went with Middlemarch, too! 💜 1mo
merelybookish @batsy If you know, you know. 😉 1mo
Leftcoastzen Nice picks! 1mo
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vivastory I haven't read either one of these, but I hope to. There is a Middlemarch street here. 🙂 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm I remember saying to myself, I must read Middlemarch soon! That was last year. And I still haven‘t read it. 🙈 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!! 1mo
merelybookish @erzascarletbookgasm To be fair,.it's easy to put off reading an 800+ page.novel. 😄 but I bet you'd like it! 1mo
kspenmoll I loved Middlemarch & would read it again! 1mo
merelybookish @kspenmoll It's the kind of book you can read and read again! 1mo
Graywacke @vivastory @erzascarletbookgasm I‘m seeing a potential buddy read… 1mo
vivastory @Graywacke @erzascarletbookgasm I'd be completely open to a Middlemarch buddy read! Having read Moby Dick a few months ago I was hoping to read at least one more brick that has been on my TBR before year's end. 1mo
vivastory @kspenmoll @graywacke @erzascarletbookgasm So, I just looked at the TOC for MM & it seems like it would be easy to split up as almost all of the books are roughly 100 pages. How does 1 book per week sound? We can keep the discussions informal & keep any spoilers under tags. Maybe start in Sep & plan on being done by the end of Oct? I'm open to starting it later in the yr if need be 1mo
kspenmoll @vivastory This sounds doable for me- but I have read it a few years ago. What do others think ? @Graywacke @erzascarletbookgasm 1mo
vivastory @kspenmoll @Graywacke @erzascarletbookgasm I'm also okay with stretching it out a bit longer if necessary 👍 1mo
Graywacke @vivastory pace sounds great. I would prefer waiting till October, but can probably manage. 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm @vivastory @Graywacke @kspenmoll Either way is fine with me, either start in Oct or in Sept but stretching it a bit longer. As long as we target to finish before Dec. 1mo
merelybookish @Graywacke @erzascarletbookgasm @vivastory @kspenmoll I just re-read it this last spring,.otherwise I'd join you. But I'm excited for you to read/re-read it! 1mo
vivastory @erzascarletbookgasm @graywacke @kspenmoll Why don't we plan on starting the beginning of Oct with the goal of roughly 80-100 pages per week. People can read at their own pace & just put their comments under spoiler tags w/ informal catch-up discussions after each book 1mo
vivastory @merelybookish I remember you making a comment along the lines of the best final sentence in an English novel. I admit, I'm intrigued! 1mo
Graywacke @vivastory Sounds great! 1mo
Graywacke @merelybookish thanks for inspiring this…and also thanks for tolerating our posts. (It will be a fun buddy read) 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm @merelybookish I‘m excited I‘m going to be reading it finally! And apologies for hogging your comments section 😆 1mo
merelybookish @erzascarletbookgasm @Graywacke Happy to oblige.😀 and I will be interested to read your thoughts as you middlemarch your way through! 1mo
kspenmoll @vivastory October it is & 80-100 pp per week 1mo
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batsy
Middlemarch | George Elliot
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#AlphabetGame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Letter M

It has to be my eternal love, Middlemarch! A book that I never stop learning from. Also, chanced upon this edition only just now & MUST have it 😍

Another one I was thinking about is Shakespeare's Macbeth, a magnificent play of darkness & witchery & obsession. Shakespeare hit it out of the park with the M plays; two of my other favourites are Much Ado About Nothing & A Midsummer Night's Dream 💫

BarbaraBB Middlemarch is fantastic 🤍 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful edition 💛 1mo
Graywacke WS has good M‘s. 🙂 I haven‘t read Middlemarch yet. 😕 1mo
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batsy @BarbaraBB It is! 1mo
batsy @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks so pretty, doesn't it 😍 1mo
batsy @Graywacke You must! 😉 And I hope you enjoy if as much as I do. 1mo
JenDR MiddleMarch is the only book that I deliberately reread every year. 1mo
batsy @JenDR That's fantastic. I've always meant to do the same but I'm always so easily distracted by other books. That said it's one of the chunksters that I've re-read the most, I'm sure 🙂 1mo
JenDR @batsy Lately it has been a relisten every year, but I count that as reading. 1mo
merelybookish @Graywacke Agree with @batsy! I think you'd love it! @jenDR that is seriously impressive. I manage maybe once per decade. 1mo
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ImperfectCJ
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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When my previous and most favorite wallet started disintegrating after more than a decade of faithful service, I decided to order a literary replacement. It's pretty, and we shall see if it serves me as well as my other one has.

Sparklemn Where did you buy it? It's lovely. 3mo
ImperfectCJ @Sparklemn I got it from https://www.classicbookwallets.com/. They have a lot of different options. I almost picked Don Quixote, but Middlemarch won out in the end. 3mo
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MaureenMc
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Finally got around to a classic I have been wanting to read for years. (In fact, I believe I started it once before, decades ago, but quickly abandoned.) I loved this exploration of duty, faith, marriage and friendship. Big themes in a small village. Eliot‘s prose is also beautiful. This book is worth the time investment.

Ruthiella 👏👏👏Well done! 3mo
Cathythoughts Great stuff👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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MaureenMc
Middlemarch | George Eliot
Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Finally got around to a classic I have been wanting to read for years. (In fact, I believe I started it once before, decades ago, but quickly abandoned.) I loved this exploration of duty, faith, marriage and friendship. Big themes in a small village. Eliot‘s prose is also beautiful. This book is worth the time investment.

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Amiable
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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Congratulations on completing #ChunksterChallenge2022, Jill! It feels so good to reach that last page, doesn't it? :)

@bookwormjillk

Megabooks Congratulations @Bookwormjillk !! 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
GinaKButler Congratulations, @Bookwormjillk Love this classic! 3mo
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rockpools Congratulations @Bookwormjillk - I really enjoyed this, back along - one day I‘ll re-read it! 3mo
squirrelbrain Congratulations! @Bookwormjillk 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
Lcsmcat Who hoo! Congratulations @Bookwormjillk ! 3mo
AmyG Hooray! 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
MaureenMc 👏👏👏 3mo
Mollyanna Nicely done! Congrats @Bookwormjillk 3mo
Lindy Well done, Jill! Middlemarch is referred to in so many other books that I was very pleased when I finally read it. I hope you feel the same. @Bookwormjillk 3mo
CoverToCoverGirl Congratulations 🎉 🎉🎉🥳. @Bookwormjillk 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fabulous work @Bookwormjillk!!! 3mo
willaful Just bopping in to say I love your name! My daughter is also Amy and adores puns on her name. When we go for a long trip, she packs her Am-usments bag. 😁 3mo
Amiable @willaful Thank you! There were 4 Amys in my high school back in the ‘80s (Amy was a very popular name in the late ‘60s and ‘70s! 😀) My friends used to call me Amiable to differentiate me from the other three. Tell your daughter we can start an Am-azing Amys Club! 🙂 3mo
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Bookwormjillk
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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Pickpick

Finally finished Middlemarch today! It was slow in some parts but overall I enjoyed it. This was my #chunksterchallenge book for 2022.

Chrissyreadit Checking in to see if your Staycationintimeswap package arrived. 3mo
Bookwormjillk @Chrissyreadit yes, sorry, thought I told you. But maybe I dreamed that! It‘s here safe and sound. 3mo
MaureenMc Congratulations! I‘m currently reading this one - about 80% finished! 3mo
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Bookwormjillk @MaureenMc it‘s a good ending! 3mo
Amiable Hooray! Congrats on completing it! 3mo
EvieBee Yay!! One of my favorites and I love this edition, too. 3mo
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merelybookish
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"for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs."
Maybe the best final sentence of a novel in English lit?
This book! ?❤️? Finished it tonight. Took me 2 months to re-read. Was dense and slow and absolutely worth it.
Obie couldn't care less. ?

BarbaraBB Obie couldn‘t care less 🤣 4mo
Becker That quote is a favourite of mine. ❤️ 4mo
batsy Truly a masterpiece. Obie, you don't know what you're missing 😹 4mo
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Agreed, one of the best sentences ever written in English, imho. I should reread this too! I loved it when I read it in university. 4mo
Freespirit Well done. I am half way through and need to go back to it!! 4mo
merelybookish @BarbaraBB He's a philistine. 😹 4mo
merelybookish @Becker I can see why. It holds a lot of wisdom. 4mo
merelybookish @batsy Yes, a masterpiece! And there's no accounting for taste. 😹 4mo
merelybookish @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I also read it in university which seems crazy to me now. Took me two months to get through it this time. 4mo
merelybookish @Freespirit Thank you! It's a wonderful read but easy to let lapse! I definitely took some breaks. 4mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @merelybookish My prof had us read a section each week to mimic how it was published serially when it originally came out, which was a very cool way to experience it! It took all semester to read it. 4mo
merelybookish @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian That sounds like a great way to do it. I recommend a re-read! 4mo
Graywacke I‘ll get here…some day. Great quote and Obie‘s cute! 4mo
merelybookish @Graywacke It's totally up your alley, I'd say! And thanks. He's handsome and kind of an asshole. 🤣 4mo
Graywacke @merelybookish haha🤣🤣… I‘m sure Obie wears that description with pride. 4mo
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merelybookish
Middlemarch | George Elliot
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Joining in for #20in4 readathon for what's expected to be a rainy weekend.
My main goal is to FINISH MIDDLEMARCH! Only 100 pages left.
Then I'd like to finish the first #CampLitsy read.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck, great to have you playing along. 😊 4mo
vivastory Did you say that this is a reread of Middlemarch? 4mo
merelybookish @Andrew65 Thank you! 4mo
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merelybookish @vivastory Yes, my 3rd time, and my slowest. 🐌 4mo
vivastory Impressive! I heard recently that this was originally meant to be two separate novels, or novellas. Does it feel that way when you're reading it? 4mo
merelybookish @vivastory No, I don't think so. Maybe because I've read it before so this is what I'm used to. But there are characters who disappear for long periods including one of the main characters that you start to wonder what happened to her. 😂 4mo
vivastory I hope to read it some point later this year. I even have the fancy penguin drop cap 4mo
Megabooks Looks like a great weekend! 4mo
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merelybookish
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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My current reads which have more in common than one might expect based on appearances.

Bookwormjillk Interesting. I‘m reading Middlemarch now too. 5mo
merelybookish @Bookwormjillk How far are you? I just started "Waiting for Death" volume. 5mo
AmyG Ha! 5mo
Bookwormjillk @merelybookish I just started book 4 - Three Love Problems 5mo
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merelybookish
Middlemarch | George Elliot
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Spending April rereading Middlemarch. I have always found Dorothea pretty irritating but this time around I feel real pity for her.
Illustration from Folio Society edition.

Jhullie I haven‘t read that since A Levels…I wonder if I still have it. 6mo
BiblioLitten I have been wanting to reread Mill on the Floss. I haven‘t read Middlemarch yet. 6mo
Ruthiella I liked Dorothea but her impulse to marry Cassubon definitely frustrated me! 6mo
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DrexEdit I've got Middlemarch cued up on @SerialReader, but haven't started it yet. 6mo
batsy She's got a bit of a goody two shoes in her 😆 6mo
merelybookish @Jhullie It's a chunkster but worth revisiting! 6mo
merelybookish @BiblioLitten I'd like to re-read that too! 6mo
merelybookish @Ruthiella He seems even worse to me now! 6mo
merelybookish @DrexEdit I look forward to your thoughts. I do love it but it's also a bit of a commitment. 6mo
merelybookish @batsy Indeed! 🤣 Better than Rosamund tho!! 6mo
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Bookwormjillk
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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I‘m so glad I switched to Middlemarch for my #ChunksterChallenge. I am enjoying it so much more than Jonathan Strange. I‘ve even laughed out loud a few times.

Amiable I‘m so glad you are liking this one better! And thanks for the heads up about Jonathan Strange. 😬 6mo
Tamra I didn‘t enjoy Jonathan Strange either. 😏 6mo
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Bookwormjillk
Middlemarch | George Elliot
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I officially bailed on Jonathan Strange this morning, and am going to try again with Middlemarch. When I avoid picking up a book for three weeks it‘s time to move on! #ChunksterChallenge

TrishB I bailed on that one too! 6mo
TheAromaofBooks I finished it but regretted it 😂 6mo
Bookwormjillk @TheAromaofBooks @TrishB glad to know I‘m not the only one! 6mo
Deblovestoread You are not alone! I tried twice print and audio. Just couldn‘t do it. 6mo
Ast_Arslan I read it but it has been though! 😫 I didn't like it 6mo
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merelybookish
Middlemarch | George Elliot
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Part 2 of my #boredJanuary book haul arrived today. For whatever reason I'm in the mood to revisit this classic. Read it in my 20s, then in my 30s, so I guess I'll try to squeeze in another re-read before my 40s end.

kspenmoll Just loved this saga! 8mo
merelybookish @kspenmoll Me too. So much depth...and breadth. 8mo
readordierachel I love the idea of revisiting this each decade. I've only read it once, but I want to read it again too. 8mo
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DGRachel I should reread it soon. I loved it when I read it in college. 8mo
Ruthiella I‘ve only read it the one time but also loved it. For a long book, it reads pretty fast. 8mo
batsy Nice! One of the best. I too love the idea of a reread every decade. 8mo
merelybookish @readordierachel @batsy It hasn't been intentional but has just sort of worked out that way. I felt called to re-read it and then realized the pattern. 8mo
merelybookish @DGRachel It's a very rereadable book! 8mo
merelybookish @Ruthiella Agreed...unlike War & Peace for instance. (In my experience.) 8mo
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StaceGhost
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Such a beautiful card from such a kind and thoughtful friend @Yuki_Onna ❤️🙏🏻🎄

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Jess_Read_This
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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I told myself I‘d read this in 2022. And here 2022 has arrived. It feels rather intimidating but I‘ve had several lovers of George Eliot supportively cheering me on to get started. So here it goes… 📖

#jessreads2022 #readingtheclassics #currentlyreading

elkeOriginal You can do it! 9mo
zezeki I've read it a few years ago and loved it! Just take your time with it! 💪🏼 9mo
Jess_Read_This @elkeOriginal Thank you!! ❤️❤️ I needed to hear that! (edited) 9mo
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Jess_Read_This @zezeki Thank you for the advice! And joining the group of Middlemarch lovers telling me how much they loved it ☺️ That is always encouraging to hear. (edited) 9mo
elkeOriginal I loved both the book and the Masterpiece Theatre version back in the ‘90s. That can be your reward! 9mo
Jess_Read_This @elkeOriginal Ohhh, I do like the sounds of watching the Masterpiece Program at the end! 9mo
quietjenn I agree with @zezeki - just take your time and enjoy it! It's worth it. I've been meaning to revisit it myself. Maybe this will be the year ... 9mo
Jess_Read_This @quietjenn I hope you get to it. I‘m not too far in as I‘m taking your and @zezeki ‘s advice to go slow and enjoy. And I‘m enjoying it. I already am intrigued with Dorothea and where the story will go. 9mo
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Annie1215
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Merry Christmas ❤️🎄💚 9mo
kspenmoll I adore Middlemarch! I hope you are enjoying it! 9mo
sharread Merry Christmas 🎅🎄 9mo
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Nute Merry Christmas, Annie!💚🌟♥️ 9mo
Jess Sounds like a plan. I‘m loving middlemarch and am happy to have more time with it. Merry Christmas! 9mo
BethM Moving is the worst I hope it goes smoothly! Got my #lmpbc back today! 9mo
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StaceGhost
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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Submitting final grades like 🎄🧑‍🎄⛄️baby #2 arrives tomorrow morning 👼

Chrissyreadit Congrats on the arrival of your new baby! 🥳🙌❤️ 10mo
StaceGhost @Chrissyreadit thank you 🙏🏻 😊we‘re so thrilled 10mo
MoonWitch94 Yay!!!! Congratulations & Best Wishes! ♥️ 10mo
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Annie1215
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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35 hours 😳💀

Jess Yikes! I guess we better get started. 10mo
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Annie1215
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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Happy December #thatsclassic readers!

We are kicking off Middlemarch, who is reading along this month?

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Annie1215
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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A reminder to my #thatsclassic friends:

In December we will be reading Middlemarch

I will email soon to get the poll going for January, February and March.

In the meantime send me any other book recommendations you would like added to the list! As we get through more month over month we will need to replenish the list!

StaceGhost super excited for this! It's a re-read for me but I haven't read it in over a decade so the first time doesn't count 10mo
Annie1215 @StaceGhost I‘m excited too! This is a first time read for me! 10mo
Jess This has been on my TBR for so long. Looking forward to starting! 10mo
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GatheringBooks
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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TK-421 Beautiful! 12mo
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Teresereading
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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Eggs Pretty🧡 12mo
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Paperback.Propensity
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed Middlemarch. It sort of reminded me of a Jane Austen novel but more mature

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Woozy-Shooz
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Of course it‘s great, it‘s Middlemarch. It‘s the world in miniature. My favorite Victorian novel by a long shot.

BookishMarginalia Mine too! 1y
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vivastory
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One of two Penguin Drop Caps that I own is this wonderful edition of a book that a few people consider to be one of the greatest novels in the English language.
#yellow #curiouscovers @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Liz_M I have that edition. And it is a great novel. 1y
Eggs 👏🏻🧡📒💛👍🏼 1y
quietjenn Nice! I've been wanting to re-read this one, which I remember loving. One of these days ... 1y
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vivastory @Liz_M How many Drop Caps do you own? 1y
vivastory @quietjenn I don't know why I keep putting it off... 1y
Liz_M Three -- this, Joyce, and Steinbeck. I thought it was a lovely collection until I became a complete snob over a couple of letter-choices. 😆 1y
vivastory @Liz_M 😂 #relatable Yeah, I don't feel particularly compelled to collect them all. I love the 2 that I have & if I was to find more in HPB in good condition I'd probably buy them, but they're def not my favorite Penguin special editions 1y
ValerieAndBooks Nice! I have none yet but someday want to spell my name out at least 😁! If I go with “Val” plus my last name, it‘d not repeat. Can you tell I‘ve thought about this a few times 😂? 1y
kspenmoll @ValerieAndBooks Love your idea of spelling your name! 1y
kspenmoll @quietjenn If you ever do reread one of these days… clue me in. For years my sister nagged me to read this novel- when I finally did i loved it. 1y
readordierachel Omg 😍 1y
quietjenn @kspenmoll I will, for sure! 1y
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zezeki
Middlemarch | George Elliot
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New addition for my little library! I've read this book last year as a part of a chunkster challenge and I loved it! Ever since, I've been meaning to get my own copy, and now I finally have it.

📚#middlemarch #georgeelliot #classics 📚

Palimpsest I read this last year and loved it too! 1y
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lauraodom
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Mehso-so

This is one of those books on the list of “great novels”. It wasn‘t awesome for me. Most of the characters (besides the Garths) were highly unlikable and I only really was invested to the last 100 pages of this 800 page novel. There were some really good scenes in those last 100 pages, but overall it was a “meh” for me.

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bookishbitch
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Many times classics disappoint me, but I've heard good things about this one. And I love this painting on the cover. #tbrpile

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MallenNC
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A day late for #WonderousWednesday thanks for the tag @vlwelser

1. My reading habits are nonnegotiable so I guess they‘re supported!
2. My mom reads a lot. She likes lighter reads so we don‘t have a lot of overlap.
3. Someday I‘ll get to you, Middlemarch!

@Eggs

Eggs Brilliant # 1 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Andrea313
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My hobbies have definitely run away with me, and I am all the better for it! What about you? #hobby #QuotsyMar21
@TK-421

TK-421 My hobbies have run away with me too 😄 2y
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Kangaj1
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Here is my #bookspin #bookspinbingo for February, @TheAromaofBooks

Hoping to attempt a brick this month - see tagged book.

Bradleygirl 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 that one is worth it! 2y
Palimpsest I read Middlemarch last year and loved the intimate view into provincial life. Such a great novel! 2y
kspenmoll I avoided Middlemarch for years & years. Finally read it and loved it! 2y
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Lissa00
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I may have two more books in me this year but I do love receiving these year end wrap ups!

Michael_Gee Two excellent books featured! 2y
Michael_Gee Also, 147?! 2y
Lissa00 @GhostStories I‘ve had some free time this year😆 2y
Michael_Gee @Lissa00 this year that could be a good or bad thing. How great that regardless of circumstance you‘ve made the most of it with some great books! 2y
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sophierayton
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I read a print copy of this originally when I was in my early 20s, half an hour at a time before bed while getting my baby to sleep. As a result, it took me so long and I didn't really get it. Fast forward 10+ years - I'm older, wiser and have access to audiobooks that can go double speed. 'Reading' it this way the second time around was so much better and I was really able to enjoy it for the masterpiece it is.

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juliegumdrop
Middlemarch (UK) | George Eliot
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I‘ve wanted to read this for decades. With my new found love of audio books, I‘m finally listening to it. Juliet Stevenson narrates. It‘s a long one, over 35 hours.

KathyWheeler After just finishing Moby Dick (which I‘d successfully avoided for 40 years,) I thought I‘d look for another guilt book I‘d been avoiding reading for forever but couldn‘t decide on one. Thank you! This is it! I have a masters in English with a concentration in Victorian lit — I should have read this book. It was even assigned reading, but I managed to not read it. (edited) 2y
readordierachel So worth the time investment 💜 2y
juliegumdrop @KathyWheeler I also just read (listened to) Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell and enjoyed it even more! 2y
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KathyWheeler @juliegumdrop I‘ll have to check that one out too. 2y
SamAnne This is on my list for 2021. Read Mill in the Floss this past year. 2y
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SW-T
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Middlemarch will published for the first time in 150 years under George Eliot‘s real name, Mary Ann Evans, alongside 24 other historic works by women whose writing was published under their male pseudonyms. Other authors include Violet Paget (Vernon Lee), Amantine Aurore Dupin (George Sand), and Ann Petry (Arnold Petri).

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/aug/12/george-eliot-joins-24-female-autho...

UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
biblio_ginger Oh my goodness! Thank you for posting this! That is so awesome!!! 2y
SW-T @biblio_ginger Most welcome! 😊 2y
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Tonton
Middlemarch (UK) | George Eliot

#Reclaim Her Name 24 books written under male names now published under authors‘ real names. And free to download! https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/aug/12/george-eliot-joins-24-female-autho...

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Oryx
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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Heideschrampf Lovely! 2y
Hooked_on_books What a gorgeous set! Doesn‘t look like you can buy it, though. 2y
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TheKidUpstairs
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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I absolutely love this idea. And (bonus!) the artwork is gorgeous! I want them all! #ReclaimHerName

https://www.baileys.com/en-gb/reclaim-her-name/all

Liatrek This is awesome! Thank you for sharing 😊 2y
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andrew61
Middlemarch (Revised) | George Eliot
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I'd felt daunted abt this bk but once i immersed myself in a 1830's town with all the emotional drama of a Netflix series i was hooked. At the centre 2 disastrous marriages, add a dubious banker, political upheaval, hidden secrets, family jealousy, + rights of women in marriage you have a story that is a microcosm of England at that essential period. With her own history this was a brilliant read- why did i leave it so long! And what footnotes ☺

BarbaraBB Great review! Who needs television?! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Great review. 👍 I should get to this soon. 2y
Curiouser_and_curiouser Awesome! I bought this book last year, its patiently waiting for me on my shelf. Love your review, I think I'll jot it down on a bookmark and slip it into the book for when I'm browsing my shelf. Im certain it will make it to 2021's TBR stack! 2y
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andrew61
Middlemarch (Revised) | George Eliot
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My next book finally arrived in the post.
I suspect i could be here for a while.

Lindy Enjoy! 2y
Cathythoughts Looking forward to your review already 2y
batsy I thought it was brilliant, hope you enjoy! 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm I hope to crack open my copy this year 🤞. Enjoy. 2y
readordierachel Wonderful book. Happy reading! 2y
andrew61 @readordierachel @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy @Cathythoughts @Lindy thanks everyone, so far i am really absorbed in dorothea's engagement but i love the underlying politics. In our time had an episode on it last year which i think i will listen to again as i don't want to feel i have missed the subtleties of the story. 2y
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Cuilin
Middlemarch | George Elliot
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One of my all time favorite reads. #biblioMaynia #sideprofile of the unfortunate but lovely Dorothea Brooke.

OriginalCyn620 I loved this one too! 2y
SamAnne On my list for this year. Currently reading The Mill on the Floss. 2y
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GinaKButler
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Pickpick

I just finished my April #bookspin book with hours to spare. I loved this book so much. You need to read it. Seriously. All 900 pages. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Adding ALL the George Eliot to my TBR! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I'm glad the time you spent reading this one paid off. Sometimes a book is so good that you don't care that it's forever long! Great work!! 2y
GinaKButler @TheAromaofBooks It was so, so fantastic. I loved it more than Jane Austen and was giving my husband a running commentary about the characters...including the doctors prepping the hospital for cholera. Timely, no? 😊 2y
batsy I love this book so much 💜 2y
GinaKButler @batsy It may be my new favorite classic! 2y
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llwheeler
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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Listen to Juliet Stevenson read to me for 35 hrs? Don't mind if I do! Loving this so far! #audiocrochet

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I just listened to Miss Austen by Gill Hornby narrated by Juliet Stevenson and loved it! I would love to do Middlemarch too. 2y
llwheeler @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian she is *so* good eh! One of the best narrators I've heard. 2y
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GinaKButler
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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Officially 2/3 of the way through Middlemarch, and I LOVE it. Thank you to @TheAromaofBooks for forcing my hand by picking it for #bookspin The plan is to finish it before the end of the month!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! So glad that you're enjoying it!! 2y
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Eyelit
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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#7days7books Day 5
We present here 7 books that will remain in our minds, because they touched us so much, changed us. No further comments!

If you‘d like to join in consider yourself tagged 😁

readordierachel Oh, great choice! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💗💗 2y
batsy This was one of my picks, too! That edition 😍 2y
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Ashley_Nicoletto
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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This morning we picked up a voodoo chai from our favorite local coffee shop (I dumped it into my favorite reusable mug myself, because it keeps it HOT for hours) and then I settled in for a little Middlemarch reading.

readordierachel Sounds perfect 💕 2y
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