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Cold Comfort Farm
Cold Comfort Farm | Stella Gibbons
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BiblioLitten
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BRB, gotta update an Elfine-style cape to my Christmas wishlist! 😆 💚

#coverart

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BiblioLitten
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Sometimes it takes about a 100 pages for a book to sink in and sometimes all you need is the first sentence to know that the book is going to be a delight.

What a whimsical cover, too! 💜
#currentread #coldcomfort #perfectfordecember

Jee_HookedOnBookz Yup I agree! Love the cover💕💕 2mo
Ruthiella This one is delightful. I think you will love it! 2mo
BiblioLitten @Ruthiella I have only met two characters till now and they‘re already delightful. I love the writing too! 2mo
BookNAround I love this one! 2mo
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Court7
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Fun!

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Reviewsbylola
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Y‘all, I‘m obsessing over this book. I‘m not even halfway through. Flora is 🔥, I just love her so much. Every quip, every carefully crafted retort, is pure gold.

BarbaraBB Great edition! 2mo
LeahBergen It‘s brilliant, isn‘t it?? 😍😍 2mo
marleed That cover! 2mo
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Reviewsbylola Absolutely stunning. Are the follow up books as wonderful? @LeahBergen 2mo
DrexEdit Plus the Roz Chast cover is awesome! 😍 2mo
TheLudicReader I love that cover. 🔥 2mo
quietjenn One of the bests! 2mo
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JenlovesJT47
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This classic took a bit to get going but once I hit the halfway point I couldn‘t put it down. Flora goes to live with her extended family at Cold Comfort Farm and makes it her personal mission to change everyone‘s lives for the better. It‘s quite funny and I‘m looking forward to watching the movie. Also grabbed a used copy of Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm on eBay yesterday. 4⭐️

#classic
#historicalfiction
#funny

Avanders Ooh this one is on the shelves… ☺️☺️ 2mo
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Blueberry
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When you can't (or don't want to sleep) at 1:30am. Thankful I have a well-lit tablet 🤫😀

Chelsea.Poole I‘m up too! It‘s 4:30 here. 🙄 4mo
Blueberry @Chelsea.Poole 👊🤚🌛 4mo
Chelsea.Poole I finally got a little sleep. Thankfully I have the day off 😎 4mo
NataliePatalie Go to bed! Lol 3mo
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Blueberry
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Just starting. I'm on chap 5 and not enjoying it yet.

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Ncostell
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Took the kids to the #bookbarn in Niantic today as it was a beautiful day for a drive and wanted to get in a few last hurrahs before the end of summer. Of course we really should be back to school clothes shopping but book shopping is so much more fun!

Amiable Yay Book Barn! Was it mobbed there today, or not too bad? 5mo
Ncostell @Amiable It wasn‘t too bad, the main parking lot was full so we had to park around back. Once we were in it didn‘t seem too overcrowded, people were spread out amongst the different areas. It was the perfect day for a drive out there today! 5mo
Sills Where is Niantic located? 5mo
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Sills Thank you I hope to visit CT one day. I love the New England area♥️ 5mo
Ncostell Thanks @mcipher! Yes @Sills, if you‘re ever in the area it‘s a really cool place to visit. The main Book Barn store has multiple buildings with different subjects in each area and they have other stores that are a short drive away. 5mo
kspenmoll What fun!!! 5mo
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Centique
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After mentioning the movie in my last review I thought it was about time I read Cold Comfort Farm. It was a delight. I often struggle with satires but this hit every note true. I think if you‘ve read some 19th century or gothic fiction you‘ll recognise the type of characters. Although officially a parody of 1920s rural melodrama I was picturing moody Heathcliffs and flighty Catherines being schooled by Flora. Basically a story of Flora ⬇️

Centique , a modern (1930s) young urban woman moving to her aunt‘s farm full of brooding morose misogynists and attempting to sort the brutes out. Loved it! 10mo
Centique Also - photos of two neighbours from our recent weekend away in Tekapo. Kids had a lot of fun feeding and patting these guys. 😍 10mo
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 10mo
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Ruthiella I also thought of Heathcliff when I read it. I understand she was also parodying certain contemporary fiction by Mary Webb and there is a spoof on D. H. Lawrence with the over sexed male writer character. But it was still pretty funny without knowing that. Loved Flora‘s no nonsense attitude! 😅 10mo
Centique @Ruthiella yes! That oversexed writer was a pill. 😂 10mo
LeahBergen I loved this book. And that ittle dish mop! 😆😆 10mo
Centique @LeahBergen yes the liddle mop. And all the coddling of the mommets. 😂😂 10mo
batsy This is so good! I feel like a reread coming along soon. I agree, sometimes satire can really miss the mark and to me this and A Confederacy of Dunces are some that set the gold standard 🙂 10mo
KCofKaysville @Centique I enjoyed it a lot a few years ago. 9mo
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AlysonCE
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Read this super fast. Love the protagonist, Flora, a straight up feminist bad ass who likes to get things done ( I can see alot of myself in her 😂). A funny satire of rural life although I must admit at times bits went a little over my head ?! I will have to read up on the books themes a bit more to get my head round it I think!!

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TheEllieMo
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OriginalCyn620 📚👍🏻📚 1y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Charming read. Gail Carriger recommended both the Book and the Movie in her author's notes of Defy or Defend. Movie wasn't on any of my streaming services so I ordered a DVD from Vintage Stock. Movie night soon!

LeahBergen I loved this book. ❤️ 2y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @LeahBergen movie vs book??? 2y
quietjenn I love the book more, but both are great! 2y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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😄

LeahBergen And too early for cocktails. Well, maybe not... 😆 2y
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Settings
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Mehso-so

Alright.

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Lindy
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Book club responses…
A: I thought I would like it more than I did
B: Spent a day trying to visualize the layout of the farm early on, then bailed
C: Not very far into it—Flora hasn‘t got to the farm yet
D: Forced myself to finish it
E: Hated. Beloved Sussex maligned
F: Hated the cover so much I couldn‘t bring myself to read it (Roz Chast edition)
Lindy: 🤷‍♀️I enjoyed it so much I‘m now on the library wait list for the BBC radio drama adaptation

rubyslippersreads I need to move this up my TBR list. 2y
Sace 😂😂😂 Sounds like my reading life! I should read this soon too. 2y
bookandcat Sounds like a book I would love lolol 2y
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bookandcat Have you ever listened to The Archers BBC radio drama? It's a daily soap opera in a farming community lol 2y
Lindy @Sace Is your book club life like this too? 2y
Lindy @bookandcat I haven‘t listened to The Archers but I probably would like the show, based on the praise I heard from Simon Savidge on The Readers podcast. 2y
bookandcat @Lindy it's fun! I listen on and off. Episodes are about 10 min. 2y
Sace I try to avoid people so that means avoiding book clubs too 😂 2y
Lindy @Sace You won‘t get into arguments when your book club is a solo affair. 😉 2y
Centique Oh man this reminds me of my defunct book club. 😂😂 They didn‘t like anything except a particular style of memoir I ended up naming “when bad things happen to white people” 🙄 I think I‘d love this one too! 2y
LeahBergen Really?? I thought this one was a ton o‘ fun! 2y
ReadingEnvy There's a 90s movie adaptation too that is campy, Kate Beckinsale's first leading role and Ian McKellan in a role you wouldn't expect! 2y
sprainedbrain I thought this book was so much fun! 2y
Lindy @Centique Misery memoirs aren‘t my thing either. It‘s not bad when some people dislike a book but it was a struggle to discuss this one over zoom with everyone complaining. Our next pick is a title everyone agreed upon: 2y
Lindy @LeahBergen I know! I struggled to lead a discussion and then gave up and we talked about what other books we‘ve been reading instead. 2y
Lindy @ReadingEnvy Campy sounds like the perfect tone for this story. 😊 2y
JamieArc I would buy this book just for the Roz Chast cover! 2y
Lindy @JamieArc I know! Isn‘t it fantastic? BTW, I listened to the BBC radio adaptation of Cold Comfort Farm and loved it. 2y
twohectobooks I‘m just getting started with this one but loved the range of reactions. Hopefully I‘ll agree with you! 13mo
Lindy @twohectobooks I look forward to your thoughts. 😊 13mo
BiblioLitten I put the BBC adaptation on hold too! What a delight of a novel✨😊 2mo
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EadieB
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Day 19 - #RuralSetting #BiblioMaynia
#ColdComfortFarm #StellaGibbons

I read this book in 2015 and found it very entertaining. It is also on the #1001BooksToReadBeforeYouDie list

OriginalCyn620 Sounds good! 2y
EadieB @OriginalCyn620 It's very good! 2y
Ladygodiva7 I loved that book! 2y
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EadieB @Ladygodiva7 Me too! 2y
Astroneman Read for my book club last month! 2y
EadieB @Astroneman Hope you enjoyed it! 2y
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Lindy
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The only trouble with the critical reception of Cold Comfort Farm when it was published in 1932 (apart from the interesting assumption by one critic that it couldn‘t possibly have been written by a woman) was that all this talk of it being a ‘wicked‘ parody began. It is even sometimes called cruel. Reading the book now it seems clear that no wickedness or cruelty comes into it—& perhaps casual misogyny has been at work … again. -L Truss intro⬇️

Lindy (Continued) “A truly wicked parodist of the loam and lovechild school would just have pushed all the Starkadders down the well, or strangled them with their sukebind.” 2y
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Lindy
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“Does she go to school?” asked Flora. “How old is she?”
“Seventeen. Nay, niver talk o‘ school for my wennet. Why, Robert Poste‘s child, ye might as soon send the white hawthorn or the yellow daffydowndilly to school as my Elfine. She learns from the skies an‘ the wild marsh-tiggets, not out o‘ books.”
“How trying,” observed Flora.

saresmoore I‘m a Flora and I seem to be raising a pair of Elfines. This book cracks me up! 2y
Lindy @saresmoore I was just thinking about how much I am like Flora, although perhaps I have a smidge more sympathy. I finished the book last night and reflection has had me upping my 4 stars to 5. P.S. Your little Elfines will no doubt manage just fine when they leave your nest. 2y
esurient I love this book so much. 2y
Lindy @esurient 😊👍 2y
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Lindy
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“What‘s that you‘re making?” he asked. Flora knew he hoped it was a pair of knickers. She composedly shook out the folds of the petticoat and replied that it was an afternoon tea-cloth.

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The dawn widened into an exquisite spring day. Soft, wool-like puffs of sound came from the thrushes‘ throats in the trees. The uneasy year, tortured by its spring of adolescence, broke into bud-spots in hedge, copse, spinney and byre.

Sace Beautiful flowers. I really should dust off my Kindle copy of this book. 2y
Lindy @Sace I‘m lucky to have a garden surrounding my house; it is such a solace during these Stay Home days. 2y
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Lindy
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He stood at the table facing Flora and blowing heavily on his tea and staring at her. Flora did not mind. It was quite interesting: like having tea with a rhinoceros.

BookNAround I love this book! 2y
sprainedbrain I loved the art for this book! 😂 2y
Lindy @sprainedbrain I‘m a Roz Chast fan also. One member of my book group, however, doesn‘t care to read this because she finds the cover off-putting. 🤷‍♀️ 2y
Lindy @BookNAround I‘m at the midpoint and enjoying it a lot. 😊 2y
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EadieB
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Day 20 - #DownOnTheFarm #MarchMadness
#ColdComfortFarm #StellaGibbons

Cold Comfort Farm is an engaging & humorous satire of English Society at the turn of the century. Stella Gibbons has a true gift for wit. I enjoyed the old matriarch shut-in who claims throughout the book, "I saw something nasty in the woodshed". A must read for anyone with a sense of humor. The characters are eccentric and funny and you cannot read this book without laughing.

Currey I also loved the fact the meddling MC managed to pull off the meddling to good effect, in comparison to Austen‘s Emma. 2y
EadieB @Currey I agree! I need to re-read this! 2y
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Booksbymybed
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Very entertaining read!

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ImperfectCJ
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Accompanied by my BuJo, my Sharpie fine-point pen, and a bookmark from @Crazeedi , I fought fever and whining to finish the first book from the stack my spouse checked out for me for Christmas!

This was a fun, strangely futuristic read with a good number of phrases and witticisms to laugh about. One of my favorites for no discernible reason is Mrs. Beetle's non sequitur "Paws off, Pompey!" Not much substance past the fun, but I'm not complaining.

Crazeedi Get well soon! Sending healing vibes😍😘 2y
ImperfectCJ @Crazeedi Thank you! I felt well enough to read most of the day, which I hope means I'm almost better. 🤞 2y
Crazeedi @ImperfectCJ good! I'm trying to get some note out, look for one in near future! 2y
TheLudicReader I kinda love that cover. 2y
ImperfectCJ @TheLudicReader It's a pretty awesome cover, I agree. Roz Chast has such a distinctive style, and the quotes/descriptions with the cartoons are great (except Reuben's... I don't really agree that Reuben's a "sad sack"). 2y
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ImperfectCJ
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I very optimistically set myself up to read while weathering this stupid cold/fever thing but instead have been listlessly scrolling through Litsy and Goodreads on my phone. Probably means I should go to sleep...

Tamra It‘s hard to concentrate when ill. Take care! 2y
wildwoodreads Hope you feel better soon! 2y
ImperfectCJ @Tamra It appears it also makes me super grouchy and judgemental based on the fact that I keep seeking out negative reviews to read. 2y
TheBookHippie UGHHHH I can relate !!! Take care of you! ❤️ 2y
Lovesbooks87 I hope you feel better soon! 2y
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ImperfectCJ
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Owen says neck scratches first, then reading (although he makes no promises about the reading part).

Crazeedi Mine was just saying the same thing to me!!🐱❤ 2y
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LouiseWalters
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I‘ve seen this book on many reading lists and so tried it. I really quite enjoyed it, Flora, the protagonist is a really interfering busybody with the audacity to not give two hoots about the consequences. I guess it‘s not surprising that the story did not give Flora any comeuppance for her meddling.

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Karisa
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#manicmonday @JoScho

📕 Cold Comfort Farm 🤷‍♀️

🎬 A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

🎵 Adam Sandler's Thanksgiving Song (SNL)
https://youtu.be/2bH0rULAHEg

Suelizbeth Little Eva‘s Turkey Trot https://youtu.be/61OAdLSfpw0 2y
Karisa @Suelizbeth That's so perfect! 🦃 2y
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jillrhudy
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Illustrator Roz Chast does Cold Comfort Farm! Jacket flaps and back cover are terrific too. #7covers7days or is it??? #7days7covers #covercrush #parody #anglophilesoflitsy @Aimeesue

Aimeesue Seth and the burbling porridge! 😂😂😂 2y
BookNAround I love this book! “I saw something nasty behind the woodshed.” 2y
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batsy I love this book, too. And this cover is perfect! 2y
sudi The cover is so cute 💜 2y
jillrhudy @Aimeesue Great article by the way 2y
Aimeesue @jillrhudy There‘s a great piece by Sarah Dillon on BBC 4‘s Open Book where she does a close read of the porridge scene. (Sorry, but she also does a piece on … Raymond Chandler‘s The Big Sleep. He continues to stalk you!) http://drsarahdillon.com/radio/bbc-radio-4-open-book-close-reading-series/ 2y
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Gibbons seems to be the poor cousin of early 20th century authors, ignored by academics and readers alike. She wrote Cold Comfort Farm with her tongue planted firmly in her cheek. It lands somewhere between Jane Austen and Fawlty Towers. I really enjoyed it, in spite of myself (and its cover, maybe there is something to that “not-judging-a-book” business after all). Full review: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/cold-comfort-farm-stella-gibbons/

LeahBergen I loved this book (and I‘m not crazy about this cover, either 😬). 2y
keepingupwiththepenguins @LeahBergen It's weird, right? I feel like it was designed for someone already familiar with/invested in the book - a bit off-putting/nonsensical for new readers, even though the artwork itself is intricate and detailed. 2y
ImperfectCJ The cover art is Roz Chast, yes? Are there illustrations inside the book, too, and are they also by Chast? I'm seeing her illustrations everywhere lately. 2y
keepingupwiththepenguins @ImperfectCJ Yep, that's right, it's Chast - no illustrations in text, but there are a few more on the back cover too. They're great, just they're all kind of in-jokey, only properly appreciated once one's read the book. 2y
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Emilymdxn
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#friyayintro @howjessreads

1. This book got me through having swine flu, my favourite comic novel ever!

2. Went to a great improv show Monday, broke my treadmill record Wednesday, both great things

3. Chinese? Soo much variety

4. Yep five, I used to see them quite a lot but not so much anymore.

5. Will do! 🥰🥰🥰

Weaponxgirl I also love the divine comedy song inspired by the book. It‘s one of my faves too! 3y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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This one drug a bit for me at the beginning, but eventually after she started “righting” the farm I could enjoy the humor in it....take the most dysfunction farm family (think Wuthering Heights, or Jane Eyre or any Thomas Hardy) and how one city girl comes in and starts “fixing” all their issues like a more competent Austen heroine (Emma). So slow, but a good satire of the dreary fiction of the day.

#1001Discoveries

Swe_Eva If you haven't seen it yet, check out the movie-version. It is magnificent! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Swe_Eva I have not, but I‘ve heard the movie is very good, twice now....so I‘ll have to watch it! 👍 3y
Swe_Eva @Riveted_Reader_Melissa It is indeed - great cast! 3y
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Emilymdxn @Swe_Eva THERES A MOVIE!??? This is like my fave comic novel ever and I had no idea there was a film! 3y
Swe_Eva @Emilymdxn Enjoy!!! Its a delight. 3y
Gezemice I loved this one, it is so funny. 3y
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EmilieGR
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Boring

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vlwelser
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This book was pretty weird. But short.

Megabooks The cover is a bit...different 3y
vlwelser @Megabooks It's trying to mimic a fisheye lens camera shot. But no idea why. Honestly the entire book is weird. 3y
vlwelser At least I don't think it's an actual photo. 3y
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This may be the randomest thing so far in a really random book. Like how did the cow lose a leg? Is that a metaphor for something? Will the main character suddenly become a dung beetle? Asking for a friend...

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Emilymdxn
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@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

1. Not for me, too expensive and I don‘t like having books chosen for me

2. I can‘t think without casting around for it and I don‘t think I care to remember!

3. Tagged book absolutely, funniest thing I‘ve ever read. Crazy Rich Asians or Snobs a close second

4. Paris for Easter weekend and Texas a bit after. Not booked yet but plans for the rest of the year are Prague, Scotland, spain again, Serbia and turkey

Crazeedi What a wonderful thing that you get to travel so much! Enjoy! 3y
Freespirit Fabulous travel plan 3y
Weaponxgirl Great choice! It‘s one of my top funny books too. 3y
Eggs Wow 😮Fun travels❣️❣️ 3y
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And #booked2019 winter is a wrap!

Female investigator: Lindsey Davis, The Third Nero
Fairytale retelling: Jeanette Winterson, Sexing the Cherry
Happy place: Stella Gibbons, Cold Comfort Farm
Related to podcast: Hilary Mantel, Beyond Black
Irish author: Roddy Doyle, Snapper
New to me author: Sally Rooney, Normal People

@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Woohoo 🥳🥳🥳congrats on completing the first quarter‼️ 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s great! 3y
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saresmoore
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I don‘t think I began to fully appreciate the brilliance of this satirical classic until Flora let the bull out. Then it hit me and it all started to warm me from the inside out. Gibbons is obviously a true appreciator of nature, both that in humans and in the world around us. 👇

saresmoore Her wit is sharp, not because it was honed by literary aspirations, but because she cared enough to take a step back and see things from outside of the swirling expectations created by societal norms & entertainment. It‘s clever, hilarious, and beautiful. What an excellent book. 3y
saresmoore This I just read for fun, but it counts for #Popsugar reading challenge as a book that inspired a common phrase: “I saw something nasty in the woodshed...” 3y
LeahBergen Oh, I‘m so glad you loved it, too! 😍😍 3y
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LeahBergen I loved the imagery of Seth lolling everywhere with his shirt buttons going lower and lower! And Adam‘s “liddle mop” that he was so pleased with! ❤️❤️ 3y
cathysaid Litzy‘s description of this one is intriguing! 3y
sophierayton I finished this book today too! How funny :-) I really enjoyed it and glad you did too - whimsy to the max! 3y
saresmoore @LeahBergen Yes! Also Mr. Mybug‘s sexualization of nature. And I will never forget the image of Aunt Ada Doom all decked out black leather. 😂 3y
saresmoore @sophierayton I love it! Yes, it was really a delightful read. ♥️ 3y
saresmoore @cathysaid I‘d say it‘s a pretty good synopsis! 3y
LauraBeth I want Roz Chast to illustrate every book cover ever 😂 3y
saresmoore @LauraBeth Yes, so good! 3y
Suet624 Flowers!!!! How lovely. 3y
merelybookish I had this book and purged it unread in a Marie Kondo inspired fit of tidying up. Looking back, how did it not spark joy?! 😲 3y
saresmoore #konmari made me do some strange things, too! I‘m doing another minimalization this month, but I think I‘ll mostly avoid getting rid of books...just to be on the safe side. (Worst approach ever. 🙃) 3y
saresmoore @Suet624 I picked up a bouquet from Trader Joe‘s in honor of my sweet Elliott‘s 8th birthday on Monday! 3y
Suet624 Awww... happy birthday to your sweetie pie. 3y
ValerieAndBooks I enjoyed this one...cover definitely was irresistible!! 3y
batsy This is such a brilliant book! I don't have this edition but I agree with @ValerieAndBooks the cover is irresistible 😍 3y
rohit-sawant Wonderful review! I'm looking forward to this one. 3y
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sophierayton
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This is the most whimsical book I've ever read. So much light humour and fun.

BookNAround I love this one. And I have the same fun cover. 3y
Caroline2 Argh, I‘ve had this book on my shelf for yearssss! Sounds like I need to move it up the TBR pile! 👍🏻 3y
Emilymdxn My favourite funny novel! 3y
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saresmoore
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This book is cracking me up! It‘s a bit slow-going and disjointed, but quite the fun satire, all the same.
🦁🦛

LeahBergen 😆😆 I think this book is one of those that really benefits from being read through all at once. 3y
Suet624 Wow! Can you imagine bumping into this person when you‘re out for a walk? In Tennessee I ran across a man carrying a gun who had 10 squirrels hanging from his belt. Freaked me right out. 3y
saresmoore @LeahBergen Yes, I think you‘re right about that! How else can one keep all those Starkadders straight?! I‘m hoping to be able to finish it up in a sitting tomorrow. 3y
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saresmoore @Suet624 Hahahaha! That‘s absurd! Although, perhaps not so strange for TN. 3y
Suet624 It was in Pigeon Forge TN. Before Dolly Parton built her amusement park. I was only there briefly before continuing on my run-away-from-home journey. 😁 3y
saresmoore @Suet624 I stayed in Pigeon Forge for a family reunion (post-amusement park). Didn‘t run across any gun-toting squirrel-wearers, though. I suspect Dolly classed up the place! 💁🏼‍♀️ 3y
Suet624 @saresmoore Yup, I hear it‘s completely different now. 3y
Daisey This book took me a bit to get into, but once I did, it really had some hilarious parts. 3y
Swe_Eva If you've not seen the film version, I highly recommend it! 👍🏻 3y
readordierachel What @swe_eva said 👆🏽 It's delightful 3y
saresmoore @Daisey Yes! For all of the characters‘ ridiculousness, there‘s some genuine wit in the writing. 3y
saresmoore @Swe_Eva @readordierachel Oh, I will definitely check it out! Thanks! 3y
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Cold Comfort Farm | Stella Gibbons
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Just joined the book club at my college library! Hopefully this will keep my book life active. 😉 Everyone is talking about the freezing weather and here in the Carolinas people are wearing tshirts and shorts! 😌 What a beautiful day God has made! 💕
#bookclub #collegelife #beautifulday!

Crazeedi Western PA is in the 50s today! Maybe Punxsutawney Phil is right?!😉😜 3y
Princess-Kingofkings What a great way to create accountability for something you will enjoy! Thanks for sharing. 🌸 3y
TimSpalding I'd be interested to hear what you think of the book. 3y
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zsuzsanna_reads
Cold Comfort Farm | Stella Gibbons
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Pickpick

I have just reread this book and I still laughed as much as at my firstvread. While fictional, Cold Comfort Farm definition qualifies as a #happyplace for me: somewhere to visit when I feel down.

I wonder if someone who has never read Hardy or Lawrence would find the book quite as funny. I have also noticed that there are quite a few Comfort Farms in real life Sussex.

#booked2019 @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

zsuzsanna_reads Image: Cows near South Down Farm by Jim Champion or Feckless, Pointless and Aimless with Howchiker Hall in the background. 😉 3y
Cinfhen Love this photo❤️ 3y
LeahBergen I‘m reading this right now! ❤️❤️ 3y
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LeahBergen
Cold Comfort Farm (UK) | Stella Gibbons
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#24in48 check in!

I finished Betsy Was a Junior and read several chapters of The Quest for Queen Mary. Now it‘s time to start something new. 💕

TrishB Ahhh.....what a gorgeous bookmark 😉😘 3y
LeahBergen @TrishB Isn‘t it?? All thanks to YOU. 😘😘 It even made a small cameo in my previous post (and inspired the background colour 😆). 3y
TrishB Ahh! I see it now 😁😁 3y
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Aimeesue Well, cletter me dishes with a stick! Do be careful of the woodshed! 3y
saresmoore I just started reading this because of your post and it‘s delightful! 3y
saresmoore Oh good gracious, I just noticed that your FS edition is illustrated by Quentin Blake! 😍 3y
Lcsmcat I loved this! 3y
LeahBergen @Aimeesue I‘ve heard there‘s something nasty in there! 😆 3y
LeahBergen @saresmoore Isn‘t it good so far? Are you inspired to become a brassiere collector yet? 😆 3y
LeahBergen @Lcsmcat I‘m loving it! 3y
batsy I love this book 💜 3y
saresmoore @LeahBergen You imply that this wasn‘t already a hobby of mine? 🙃 No, I think it would be viewed as irony, even jest, in my case. I do like the idea of collecting woebegone, world traveling, letter-writing suitors, though. 3y
LauraBeth I last read this in the mid-90s when that BBC production came out and loved it! Your edition looks lovely 💕 3y
Aimeesue @LeahBergen @sarasmoore I love the QB illustrations in this one. He also did the Folio edition of The Hunting of the Snark. I need to see if he‘s done any others. I will collect any books with QB or Gordy illustrations. ❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 3y
LeahBergen @batsy I‘m loving it so far! 3y
LeahBergen @saresmoore 😆😆 It would be ironic in my case, as well. 3y
LeahBergen @LauraBeth It‘s delightful! I‘m going to have to watch the movie when I‘m done. 3y
LeahBergen @Aimeesue The accompanying illustrations are making me laugh as I get to them! 😆 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled This book cracked me up - I read another book recently (wish I could remember which) and there was a subtle reference about someone‘s aunt seeing “something nasty in the woodshed” 🤣 3y
LeahBergen @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I really wanted to know what that nastiness was but we never find out. 😂😂 3y
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Cold Comfort Farm (UK) | Stella Gibbons
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The beginning of my TBR stack for the #24in48 readathon! 🎉🎉🎉

I‘ll be reading from the two I have on the go and then jumping into Cold Comfort Farm for my IRL book club.

catebutler Love your stack! Good luck on the readathon. I think I‘m going to try too! 3y
LeahBergen @catebutler Thank you! I hope you join in. I never seem to come very close to finishing but I enjoy it all nonetheless. 😆😆 3y
cariashley Nice pour 🍷 3y
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coffeenebula CCF is one of my faves! 3y
LeahBergen @cariashley Cheers! 🍷 3y
LeahBergen @coffeenebula I‘m so looking forward to it. 👍🏻 3y
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esurient
Cold Comfort Farm | Stella Gibbons
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I cannot but picture the 1995 film whenever I read this scene. I feel like I should have popcorn to be reaching for.

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esurient
Cold Comfort Farm | Stella Gibbons
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'It is indeed,' agreed Flora. It struck her that Aunt Ada Doom's madness had taken the most convenient form possible. If everybody who went mad could arrange in what way it was to take them, she felt pretty sure they would all choose to be mad like Ada Doom.

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Cold Comfort Farm | Stella Gibbons
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Pickpick

Heh heh heh. #thisisareread

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gradcat
Cold Comfort Farm | Stella Gibbons
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Sorry—can‘t help it! I simply cannot hear the word #Comfort without thinking of this book, so I‘m giving it up to whimsy today. I‘m eternally grateful for all of the comforts I enjoy, nice home, food on the table, lovely diversions (like Stella Gibbons‘ Cold Comfort Farm)...so I just had to use this book for my #Gratitude30 #Comfort post. Has anyone seen the BBC treatment with Joanna Lumley & Kate Beckinsale?
@hermyknee

KathyWheeler I saw the movie you mentioned — Hoopla had it — and really liked it. 3y
gradcat @KathyWheeler Thanks for telling me—I haven‘t seen it, so I‘ll start hunting on Roku!! 3y
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Mcoun
Cold Comfort Farm | Stella Gibbons
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An enjoyable parody of stories about rural life popular in the 30‘s. The characters are all memorable and there is even a happy ending.

Laura317 The movie is pretty good, too. 3y
Mcoun @Laura317, I‘ll have to see if I can find it. 3y
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