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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell | Susanna Clarke
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IndoorDame
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I‘m left with mixed feelings. I‘ve tried & failed to read both the print & audio versions before, but the combo worked. All the complaints I usually hear about this are completely true, but they‘re also integral to the tone and atmosphere the author is trying to convey. Anything singular always pleases me, so this is a pick, but I couldn‘t decide if I wanted it to meander along forever or hurry up & get to the point. #Booked2023 #GaslampFantasy

BkClubCare Agreed; I ended up giving it a so-so, but I am very glad that I read it. 17h
Cinfhen Excellent review 🖤🤍 14h
Knitmaths This is next on my list to read having had it highly recommended by the husband! 12h
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IndoorDame @Knitmaths I hope you enjoy it! 12h
Ruthiella I loved this, but agree it is singular. I also read it quite a few years ago when I was better able to luxuriate with just one book at a time. 9h
IndoorDame @Ruthiella I miss having the focus to read one book at a time 7h
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IndoorDame
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So not the book I thought I‘d learn useful facts from! I remember hearing this term for the first time when I was around 8 years old and desperately wondering what it had to do with 🦍. But I wasn‘t the type of child who asked my parents stuff and this was before the internet, so until I got to this footnote today it never occurred to me to look it up 😂

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reclusivepigeon
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This was not worth the 1000 pages and 2 months it took me to read this. I wanted so desperately to like this book, but neither the plot nor the characters were at all appealing enough to keep me. Clarke mimicked 19th century style writing (which she did well) and it‘s a very “tell not show” style with flat characters. It can work for a shorter book, but it‘s a slog for 1000 pages. I would have DNFed this, but, of course, book club 😕

mcctrish 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 well done ( and thx cuz I‘m taking it off my TBR 🤣) 2mo
IndoorDame I‘ve tried the audio version twice and never gotten very far, but I may give it another go next year cause it fits one of my challenge prompts and I‘m trying to read more of the books I own, plus I have so many friends who love it 2mo
emz711 Aw such a slow burn, but for you to put down if you're not into it. You can try the miniseries on bbc! 2mo
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emz711 I would also suggest her much shorter story. It's incredible! 2mo
reclusivepigeon @emz711 I read Piranesi about a year ago and enjoyed it. That‘s one of the reasons why I was expecting to like this one. I think they‘re quite different, stylistically. 2mo
reclusivepigeon @IndoorDame It picked up a little the last 100 pages, but in my opinion, 100 pages isn‘t worth the 900 it takes to get there. But a lot of people really like this book and I can see why. I needed either some more dynamic and developed characters or a quicker plot. 2mo
reclusivepigeon @mcctrish happy to help 😆 2mo
IndoorDame @reclusivepigeon good to know. Thanks! 2mo
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Magpiegem
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Well I‘m feeling rather pleased with myself. I am planning to read mainly from shelf/kindle next year. This is my #booked2023 physical TBR - I had so many that fit the brief! And I also have a couple on my kindle. I‘m just filling out my StoryGraph prompts so I don‘t forget what‘s what! Very excited to get going but first I need to finish up #booked2022 😂

Cinfhen Yay!!!!! That‘s awesome!!! Isn‘t it great when you already have a stack to choose from??!!? 😁 3mo
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Lizpixie
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#OminousOctober #Day16 #Wizards This novel is about two wizards, Mr Norrell who is a classically trained wizard, wowing audiences in London until another young wizard, Jonathan Strange comes & challenges his ways. A great read. #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter 6pts

Emilymdxn I love this book SO MUCH 4mo
Linsy Great cover! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 💫🖤 4mo
Eggs 🧡🖤🧡 4mo
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Ast_Arslan
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#manicmonday #LetterJ @CBee

📚 Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (not my fav but I haven't read many books starting with J)
👤 Shirley Jackson
🎬 Jack
👨‍🎤 Elton John
🎤 Janie's got a gun - Aerosmith

fredamans Pretty sure it's Benny and The Jets though.... 😂 4mo
Ast_Arslan @fredamans oh God! You're right 😂😂 4mo
CBee @Ast_Arslan I can totally see how someone could think it was Jenny 😂😂😂 4mo
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fredamans I will never sing Benny again though... I friggin' love it! 😍 😂 4mo
Ast_Arslan @CBee I was struggling to find a song with J and my brain did the rest 😂 4mo
Ast_Arslan @fredamans 😂😂❤️ 4mo
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AmandaBlaze
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Bookworm54
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It has been several years since I read this (as I finished it just as we moved into the house 4.5 years ago!) but it is full of #Magic

It is also now apparently a board game for 2-4 players… unsure how exciting it would be but I am intrigued 😂

#ScarathlonDailyPrompts #Scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash

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PuddleJumper
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AllDebooks
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#alphabetgame #letterJ

My most favourite novel of all time

Also Jane Eyre, Jamaica Inn and Jamragh's menagerie

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 6mo
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TheRiehlDeal
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#AlphabetGame
#LetterJ

I would‘ve went with Junk Raft, but it‘s not a book I would scream from the rooftops for people to read it.
So for this prompt, I‘m going to go with a book on my TBR.

Elizabeth2 Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is such a good book! My book club read it and I didn‘t expect to like it, then ended up loving it. ❤️📚 6mo
batsy Good pick! I was also thinking about this one. 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 6mo
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SayersLover
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Whew! 😛 I finally finished! 🥳

This was quite challenging, reading it was like reading textbook of sorts. Clarke has a fascinating sense of humor and satire abounds. Thank goodness the pace actually advances somewhat during the last 100 pages or I don‘t know if I could have got through it.

Anyone who finishes this is to be commended. Overall, I‘d say it was worth the journey for me.

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SayersLover
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Still working my way through this chunkster, I finally made it to the third section yesterday 😮

It still reads a little like a history book, but I‘m gonna keep trying to finish.

Also please welcome my delightful co-worker who just joined Litsy and give her a follow @Sunspeckled

#welcome #LitsyWelcomeWagon

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳 @Sunspeckled 8mo
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TheSpineView
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Eggs 🖤🤍🖤 8mo
JazzFeathers It's been on my TBR for ages. I need to get to it. 8mo
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andrew61
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#bookmoods #600+pages
I had a look at my litsy photos to find the last biggie I read and noticed it was in that great time for reading between Christmas and New year. I'd had this on my shelf for a while and as ever when I put it down wondered why it had taken me so long to get to it.

youneverarrived I always seem to be in the mood to read a chunkster around that time of year too. 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🤩 8mo
sarahbarnes I‘ve had this one on my list to read for awhile. 8mo
DivineDiana This is waiting on my shelves for the right time. Maybe this holiday season. 🤔 8mo
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SayersLover
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1. Knitting and watching movies, I often do both. 😁

2. I mostly just skim reviews. I write them for Litsy and staff picks.

3. Anywhere in the sunshine ☀️😎

#wondrouswednesday
@Eggs

Eggs Lovely 🥰 9mo
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cant_i'm_booked
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Pickpick

Clarke‘s writing is dense, whimsical, enchanting…all muddled together, lending the book a fuzzy, ethereal feel. I enjoyed the fantasy of a northern England where medieval magic runs rampant, invisible and untapped — awaiting the return of a mysterious king. Alongside the magic, you also get a dose of early 1800s English history (Napoleonic Wars, Lord Byron); the two coincide so seamlessly, it‘s sometimes hard to render fact from fiction.

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Hooked_on_books
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Mehso-so

For the most part, I liked the story of this one, but I needed it to be about half the length. It took way too long to develop and felt bloated in places. If I didn‘t have the audio to go to, I never would have gotten through it. Greta‘s look here about sums up my response.

squirrelbrain Greta says 😐! 11mo
LeahBergen Greta was exhausted by it. 😉 11mo
Cathythoughts Oh dear. Greta is not impressed 😬 11mo
Karons1 I gave the book 📖 away but enjoyed the tv 📺 series 11mo
BkClubCare I had the same reaction. 11mo
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wildwoodreads
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Last year, I did a post called the TBR Chapter Challenge. Basically, when my physical tbr gets too big I get a little overwhelmed. I decided to do this chapter challenge so that I will actually read the books on my shelf. Plus, I like to see how well I know my reading taste. Here are the three books I chose for this round. Have you read any of these?

TBR Chapter Challenge: https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/02/18/tbr-chapter-challenge-2/

5feet.of.fury LOVED The Fifth Season. It is so unconventional and complex but it all comes together. 12mo
BkClubCare I loved The Fifth Season, as well. I was not as lucky with JS&MN, but it is fiercely loved by many 12mo
LitStephanie I have not but I have seen so much good chatter about The Fifth Season that I just placed a hold on it. Good luck conquering some TBRs! 12mo
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Ast_Arslan
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I post this for #FabolousFebruary #readathon by @Andrew65 one day later >< I hope it would be ok anyway
So here are my goals:

1. Finish the tagged book ✔
2. Read Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe (by Benjamin Alire Sáenz)
3. Read Bolla (by Pajtim Statovci)
4. Read Sisters (by Daisy Johnson)

Bookwormjillk What did you think about Jonathan Strange? I‘m still slogging along. 12mo
Ast_Arslan @Bookwormjillk a thought read! I struggled with it for an entire month 😭 I liked only the last 100 pages 12mo
TH3F4LC0N I‘m actually considering Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell for my March of the Mammoths read! Now I‘m a lil scared! 😅😳 12mo
Ast_Arslan @TH3F4LC0N a lot of people loved it, maybe you will enjoy a reading experience completely different than the one that I had... and I really wish you that! 12mo
Andrew65 Well done👏👏👏🥳 12mo
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Ast_Arslan
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@Eggs
#Ithadtobeyou

7. Feb TBR

I would like to finish the tagged one, then I have no other reading plans

GarethSouthwell One of my favourite books. Wonderful - Jane Austen meets Neil Gaimain! If you like that sort of thing. 12mo
Eggs 🧡🤎🧡 12mo
Ast_Arslan @GarethSouthwell @GarethSouthwell I'm not enjoying it so far, but I hope I will soon 😅 12mo
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GarethSouthwell @Ast_Arslan The story is fantastic. It starts off a bit drily, but really starts to pick up when the fairies arrive! Are you at that point yet? 12mo
Ast_Arslan @GarethSouthwell 🤔 I don't think so. Jonathan Strange just find out that there are streets inside the mirrors 12mo
GarethSouthwell @Ast_Arslan Maybe you'll like it, maybe you won't - I guess it's not for everyone. I just remember being impressed at how rich a book it is - lots of history and myth and culture, and how cleverly she'd intertwined all of that. 12mo
Ast_Arslan @GarethSouthwell I totally agree with you about that. It's a rich book and I like this, but in my opinion it's also too slow-burn 12mo
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Ast_Arslan
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Thanks for the tag @Eggs @damselsgotballs @TheNeverendingTBR 😘❤

1. Stalking Jack the Ripper
2. Not yet 😅 Unfortunately I'm not spending a lot of time reading these days 🥲
3. Tagged one

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🥳📚🥰 12mo
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Ast_Arslan
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#Weekendreading @Andrew65

I'm struggling with this one 😖

Andrew65 It‘s a big book, yet to get to this. 12mo
TH3F4LC0N Yo I‘ve got this on my tbr! Hope it‘s good! 🤞 12mo
Bookwomble I love this book. It's a slow burn, but I found it worth staying with. I hope it settles in with you 🙂 12mo
Ast_Arslan @Bookwomble @Andrew65 @TH3F4LC0N It's too slow 🥲 I will not bail on it, but it's hard 😅 12mo
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Ast_Arslan
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#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

Thanks for the tag @eeclayton @damselsgotballs 🧡💚

1. Tagged book
2. A little life by Hanya Yanagihara
3. The priory of the orange tree

eeclayton You're welcome ☺️ 12mo
damselsgotballs You're welcome!😄 12mo
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Jonathan Strange And Mr Norrell is a remarkable book, one that says everything it needs to (though it would undoubtedly take many readings to truly hear it all). Full review: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/jonathan-strange-and-mr-norrell-susanna-cla...

tenar Your review really made me laugh! I‘m excited to get to this one this year. 12mo
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Fr3NcHtOaSt
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This is my third attempt to read this. It‘s not that I don‘t find it interesting, just never fully immersed myself in it and hoping the third times the charm. I‘ve already dug in again and am enjoying it. Let‘s hope I can finally finish this chunkster of a book.

#JonathanStrangeandMrNorrell #SusannaClarke #book #ebook #kkndle

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Bookwormjillk
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Friday extended lunch break. I just need something hot to drink and a break from the screen.

jessjess Let me know what you think, I loved this book. Read it when I was younger and I should re-read it soon, I'm so jealous you have the hardcover! 12mo
Bookwormjillk @jessjess so far I‘m kind of lost but I‘m told it will make sense soon. I got the hardcover from paperbackswap.com if you‘re a member there. I was excited for such a nice copy! 12mo
jessjess Nice, I'll have to check that out! 12mo
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Ast_Arslan
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

1. The heart's invisible furies, perfect in all its parts
2. A little life, I guess 😅
3. Fantasy 🤟🏻

I tag @peanutnine @RaeLovesToRead @TheNeverendingTBR @Mavey

TheNeverendingTBR Thanks for the tag Valentina! 💚 13mo
Eggs Thanks for playing 🙌🏻📚👍🏼 13mo
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RaeLovesToRead Thanks for the tag! And great questions! 13mo
mavey The first one's very interesting question! Thanks for tagging!🤗 13mo
Ast_Arslan @kspenmoll I personally believe that this book is always a perfect choice ❤❤❤❤ 12mo
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Ast_Arslan
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I finished A little life few days ago... It's a good one, but not the masterpiece I was expecting 😅
I didn't cry at all... maybe my heart is frozen 😅😂

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Lesliereadsalot
Mehso-so

This is one big book about magicians in the 19th century. I hung in there until the end, and the story had some interesting parts, but mostly it seemed repetitive.

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andrew61
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An amazing work of imagination + magic which I picked out of my pile of unread bks for my Xmas book with intent to read piraneisi next yr. Imagine Austen + Gaiman create a world in which 2 curious magicians alter the course of history with trips to the peninsular war, Waterloo,Venice,York moors,while the dark origin of magic ,the Raven King, manipulates them with spooky balls in which people are trapped.Beautiful,dark,funny writing.5* loved it.

merelybookish Great review! Such a great read! 13mo
Bookwomble I loved JS&MN and have had The Ladies of Grace Adieu to read for ages, which I'll try to read next year, I think. As different as it is to these other books, I'd guess you will enjoy Piranesi, too 🙂 13mo
BarbaraBB Great review! 13mo
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youneverarrived Never really took my fancy this one but your review has me intrigued now 13mo
batsy Fantastic review of a fantastic book. I was so wrapped up in this world when I read it. I'm due for a reread 🙂 13mo
andrew61 @Bookwomble @merelybookish @BarbaraBB thanks, there is a very interesting episode of the waterstones podcast that discusses how the book was made. 13mo
andrew61 @youneverarrived I think you would enjoy it. I'm not a big fantasy reader but this was well done. The waterstones podcast had an episode about how it was made which had me thinking about it for this Christmas. I also have crimson petal..... in that pile which I may tackle next Christmas. 13mo
andrew61 @batsy yes a feel like a reread would benefit as there is so much in the book and so much imagery but it would be quite daunting and my wrists need a break from holding it. 13mo
SayersLover This one is on my tbr list, but frankly I‘m finding the length a little intimidating… @andrew61 13mo
Cathythoughts This is a great review Andrew. I loved this book 👍💫 13mo
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PezFilledCookies
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Pickpick

🎃🍁💀 Love the spooky-time magic!

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BkClubCare
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Mehso-so

I am in the minority here most likely; I was bored and annoyed by the characters and plot plus the many many many details strewn throughout the many minutes (pages) of this ever so long chunkster. Norrell is a meany; not evil but selfish and that other magician Strange, though more charming perhaps, is equally selfish and SO dense. My hope is that Arabella and Flora live long happy passionate lives together. #DogsofLitsy #EstherAssisting

Tamra I felt the same. 1y
BkClubCare @Tamra - Apparently this book is quite polarizing. I mistakenly thought everyone loves it 😳 and I really did expect to, as well. Oh well. And that is OK 💐 1y
Tamra @BkClubCare definitely ok! Makes for a rich reading community! 1y
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BkClubCare @Tamra - exactly! 1y
Ruthiella I loved this book and its density! Adored every footnote. 😂 Can totally see where it would not work for other readers however. 1y
BkClubCare My 94th book of the year. 1y
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Kimberlone
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#FallTreasures #Day26 #BirdOnCover

This is still #TBR for me. I‘ve put it off mainly due to the length, but it‘s blend of magic and history is totally right up my alley. Someday I will get to it.

persephone1408 The show was great! I need to read it also 1y
CallMeIshmael Absolutely one of my favorite books of all time, it‘s such an experience 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The struggle is real!!!! 1y
Eggs Sounds great 👍🏼 1y
Bookwomble It's a fantastic book! I don't normally do chunksters, but I flew through this. 1y
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chasjjlee
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📙 Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
🍊 Grapefruit
🤩 Court by Tracy Wolff
💞 My wonderful Book Club bff, @CharityBlee

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BkClubCare
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“Her only failure was a foolishness to doubt her own capabilities.” #PieinLit #DogsofLitsy #EstherAssisting #WHPG #wirehairedpointingGRIFFon #naptime #audiobook #chunkster

Hazel2019 Aww cute doggie 😊 1y
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bibliobliss
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#ThoughtfulThursday
@MoonWitch94

1. Hanging out with a handsome guy friend

2. Whenever pumpkin spice flavors come out!! Lol (seriously, though, late September for me—no matter what the temperature says in the South)

3. I‘m hoping to read more of the tagged book on audio

#funandgames #friends #LitsyLovelies #gettingtoknowyou

MoonWitch94 Pumpkin Spice & Handsome Men! Both reasons to smile in my book 🥳🤪 Thanks for playing 🌻📖🍁 1y
bibliobliss @MoonWitch94 Yes!! And my pleasure 😘 1y
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Ast_Arslan
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it. Some will be old, some will be new - don't judge me, I have a lot of books.

Day 59th

Join the fun if you want!

#tbrpile

Cathythoughts What a book 💫💫💫💫🙏 2y
Ast_Arslan @Cathythoughts Hope I'll like it too 🧡🧡 2y
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bibliobliss

As to whether or not Mr Norrell was in fact old, he was the sort of man who had been old at seventeen.

I can relate 🤣

#currentlyreading

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bibliobliss
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Chapter 1: "The library at Hurtfew"

In which we learn that Mr Segundus is awestruck over Mr Norrell's library filled with books ABOUT magic and books OF magic. There IS a difference, you know, explained to my satisfaction in the footnote.

"Oh, Mr Norrell!" he [Honeyfoot] cried. "Such a quantity of books! Surely we shall find the answers to all our questions here!"

"I doubt it, sir," was Mr Norrell's dry reply.

#currentlyreading #bookblurbs

Elizabeth2 I really enjoyed this book, and I didn‘t expect to. It was a book club read, and not my choice. I am the only one who finished it! 🤣 They really missed out! 2y
bibliobliss @Elizabeth2 😂 that's great!! I'm excited to dive in 😁 2y
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bibliobliss

"But the wonder of the bookcases was nothing to the wonder of the books."

✨?✨?

#currentlyreading #bookblurbs

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bibliobliss
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[...] often Mr Honeyfoot and Mr Segundus would slip away to discuss the one thing which really interested both of them -- why was there no more magic done in England?

#currentlyreading #juststarted #audiobook

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bibliobliss
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Started this one today. We are reading it for our Yearly Read in the Goodreads Book Snails Book Group if you'd like to join us. I'm just now getting around to it. Found it on audiobook, with footnotes and all ✨✨

#juststarted #currentlyreading #currentsituation #doorstoppers #tomes #paperbacks #fiction #novels #inprogress #audiobook #audionerd

Cathythoughts I just read it before Christmas! Loved it 👍🏻❤️ 2y
bibliobliss @Cathythoughts 😉 awesome. It's fun so far!! 2y
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Cathythoughts
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Last book of 2020. Narrated brilliantly by Simon Prebble.
I listened wrapped up in my coat & scarf on my winter walks .. it felt brilliant ,I was in a world of my own. Magic began to permeate my life , I felt it everywhere & in the most mundane situations. I walked the woods & the castle demesne... this book became part of my life & made a great memory to mark the end of this year.
My favorite book of 2020 ✨✨✨✨✨beautiful writing ✨

squirrelbrain What a lovely post Cathy - I wished I could be there walking with you! 😘 2y
BekaReid Susanna Clarke is a fabulous author! I read her new book this year, which is quite different from this one but also magical and brilliant. 2y
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Thanks Helen! One day we will walk together 🤞🏻✨✨🥂 Happy New Year 2y
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Cathythoughts @BekaReid Wow ! She is brilliant! I loved Piranesi too. I have her short story book & will start soon ... LOVE her 2y
squirrelbrain Hopefully we will Cathy! 🤞 2y
MsMelissa Happy New Year! All the best to you and your family in 2021 🥰 2y
Cathythoughts @Book_Fiend_Melissa And Happy New Year to you too .... and all your loved ones 😘😘😘🥂 2y
TrishB What a lovely post ♥️♥️ 2y
LeahBergen What a beautiful review!! 😍😍 2y
Michael_Gee This is so beautiful! 2y
andrew61 I have this somewhere so may try it in 2021. 2y
andrew61 P.s happy new year to you and your family Cathy. 2y
readordierachel Love this post ❤ 2y
batsy Beautiful post! So happy to read your review and that you connected with it this time around. Books, eh? Magic ✨❤️🙂 2y
batsy (And Happy New Year to you and your family, Cathy 💕) 2y
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks Trish! Happy New Year ! again ! 😘 2y
Cathythoughts Thanks Leah ! Happy New Year 🥳 2y
Cathythoughts @GhostStories Thanks! Have you read this book ? ... 2y
Cathythoughts @batsy Thanks Suba ! Yes , this time round I never wanted it to end. Magic ✨ Happy New Year to you 😘🥳 2y
Cathythoughts @readordierachel Thanks! Happy new year to you 😘 2y
Cathythoughts @andrew61 Thanks Andrew & Happy New Year to you too. If you try the book , I‘ll be very interested to hear what you think 👍🏻 2y
Michael_Gee @Cathythoughts Yes, but it‘s been a few years. Your post makes me want to revisit. I loved the reading experience. It is a great book to immerse yourself in. 2y
Cathythoughts @GhostStories This was my second attempt... I never made it through the first time. If you do audio ( I‘m not a huge fan , but great on walks ) the narration is something to behold 👍🏻✨ 2y
QuintusMarcus Loved this book, and highly recommend her new book, Piranesi! 2y
Cathythoughts @QuintusMarcus I did love Piranesi too ( which was why I decided to try Johnathan Strange again ). I have her short story collection to read next 2y
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Kelsey18
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Mehso-so

This did not need to be 1000 pages long.

I did it- I finally finished this 😴 while it did get better past the 600 page mark, the ending was very.. meh. I LOVE long books, but only if the length is justified and this just wasn't. It absolutely could have been ~500 pages and it would have been so much more enjoyable!

2.5/5 stars

MsMelissa I‘m impressed that you finished even though you didn‘t love it. 2y
Kelsey18 @Book_Fiend_Melissa I'm incredibly stubborn and hate DNFing books 😅 it would have bugged me not knowing whether it actually improved or not 2y
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Kelsey18
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Can't tell from this picture but it's a snowy day here, perfect for reading ❄ still powering through this one, hoping I can finish it soon. It's becoming less of a chore to pick up so.. I guess that's a win?

Cathythoughts I‘m nearly finished!! Oh I‘m loving it so much ✨✨✨✨✨✨magical 2y
Kelsey18 @Cathythoughts oooh very glad to hear! It's been a little slow going but hoping it finishes strong! 2y
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Cathythoughts
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#WeeklyForcast , a day late ,

So , still reading ( & hopefully will be reading for some time ... long ) and this time I am really loving tagged book 🤞🏻
Also , I started Greenbanks last night & so far it‘s lovely

We got Netflix this week ( for Christmas really, and for husband ) ... but I watched a couple episodes of Queens Gambit ... I thought it really good. I wonder what the book is like 🤔

Hi Cindy 🙋🏼‍♀️ 😘

Cinfhen Hi Cathy 💓💓💓My son just finished watching Queen‘s Gambit and suggested I read it!!! I‘m tempted to watch the TV adaptation but I know #BookIsAlwaysBetter 2y
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I know , I havnt watched tv in so long , it felt weird. It‘s a good show though 2y
LeahBergen I loved Greenbanks! 💚 2y
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Cathythoughts
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I started this years ago & never finished it ... but , having adored Piranesi, I‘m giving this tagged one another go .... 🤞🏻 here goes ....

TrishB Good luck! I‘ve never finished it either 😁 2y
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks! I know ... I feel like I‘m in a different reading place .... we‘ll see .... 2y
Caroline2 I didn‘t finish this one either...?! 🤷‍♀️ 2y
Cathythoughts @Caroline2 So far , I‘m loving it ( but that might have happened last time ... I don‘t think so though ) anyway , Time will tell .... it‘s a long one 2y
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How many more tea/cat photo combinations will it take before I finish this book?

Almost past the hump of midterms which will just push me into the wave that is finals, but I think I'll have time to read (for fun) this week, which will be a nice change. Also on the agenda this week: Christmas shopping! 🎄🎅

Clwojick Hopefully lots more since I love having kitty pics in my feed 🖤 2y
MsMelissa Good luck on your remaining mid-terms! 2y
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