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The Gap of Time
The Gap of Time: The Winters Tale Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare) | Jeanette Winterson
I saw the strangest sight tonight.New Bohemia. America. A storm. A black man finds a white baby abandoned in the night. He gathers her up light as a star and decides to take her home.London. England. After the financial crash. Leo Kaiser knows how to make money but he doesnt know how to manage the jealousy he feels towards his best friend and his wife. Is the newborn baby even his?New Bohemia. 17 years later. A boy and a girl are falling in love but theres a lot they dont know about who they are and where they come from.Jeanette Wintersons cover version of The Winters Tale vibrates with echoes of the original but tells a contemporary story where Time itself is a player in a game of high stakes that will either end in tragedy or forgiveness. It shows us that however far we have been separated, whatever is lost shall be found.
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DarcysMom
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Shakespearience Hey so have you mailed your book yet? I want to make sure it didn‘t get lost in the mail. 2d
DarcysMom Not yet - It will go out soon. I will post when it goes out. 2d
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ImperfectCJ
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Bailedbailed

The first section of this retelling of The Winter's Tale is excellent. Rich, visceral, and told from the perspective of a very interesting character. The second section starts out strong but soon becomes unnecessarily violent (even accounting for the Shakespearean origins) and too outlandish to believe. The third jumps right in with geographical and racial stereotypes exacerbated by the audiobook narrator's accents. And that's as far as I got.

Texreader Oh dear. I would have bailed too 3w
batsy I disliked this one intensely. 2w
ImperfectCJ @batsy I could scarcely believe how bad it was, especially compared to how much I liked the first section. I thought I had to be misreading or something. 2w
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quirkyreader
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I was at Ollie‘s today getting things for family and friends. And I found these for me. Alas the Ollie stick has marred the one book jacket. So I am leaving it to prevent any further damage.

Lcsmcat Sometimes I can get stickers off by heating them with my hair dryer. 1mo
quirkyreader @Lcsmcat Thank you for the tip. I don‘t want to tear anymore of the wrapper. 🐸 1mo
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Emilymdxn
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Pickpick

A new fave Jeanette Winterson and one of my fave Hogarth Shakespeares! I loved the changes she made to make a very odd plot make sense in the modern day, Leontes and Polixenes‘ relationship, everything about Paulina (Paulina is one of my all time darlings), and everything she wrote about time. This did justice to one of the weirdest and best Shakespeares so well

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WhatWouldJaneDo
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Pickpick

I adored this "cover version" of "The Winter's Tale!" Winterson is such a gorgeous writer and she captures both the brutality and the hopefulness inherent in the play. I'm glad I read this one after seeing a Public Works production last year that moved me to tears, it def made her approach resonate more than my college memories of the play would've. I loved the way she focused on the concept of time to bring out her themes through the entire book.

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REPollock
Gap of Time | Jeanette Winterson
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Bailedbailed

Hadn‘t read this in several days and I realized that I totally didn‘t care about the outcome. So, I decided to abandon it because I should care more than that about a book that I‘m reading, about the characters‘ lives.

batsy Ha! I felt the same about this. 8mo
REPollock @batsy I have had this general response to almost all the Hogarth Shakespeares. 8mo
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arlenefinnigan
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Pickpick

This is a brilliant read. Great twisty plot (a 'cover version' of A Winter's Tale) and Jeanette Winterson's writing is as engaging and poetic as ever.

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REPollock
Gap of Time | Jeanette Winterson
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Been wanting to read this one for a while now.

Linsy Pretty! 🌷 10mo
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arlenefinnigan
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Next up

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arlenefinnigan
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Cinfhen I‘m oddly intrigued!! Thanks for sharing 11mo
vivastory I've heard mixed things about this one. I have it, so I will definitely be reading it... eventually 11mo
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merelybookish
Gap of Time | Jeanette Winterson
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Bailedbailed

Welp, the narration is killing me. More than halfway through and I can't stand listening to any more vile characters speak in French, British, Louisiana, or Detroit accents. Some lovely passages on time helped me think a bit about the play, but overall I found this a very unpleasant book. Maybe I don't want my Shakespeare updated. Maybe I need to read something else by Winterson. 🏃‍♀️🐻
It was worth a shot! @zsuzsanna_reads @batsy @Lcsmcat

merelybookish @vivastory. Count me among the detractors. 🙂 12mo
vivastory The only Winterson I've read I loved 12mo
vivastory But I have heard mixed reviews on this one 12mo
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GondorGirl I adored 12mo
BarbaraBB I agree with @vivastory ‘s choice but also loved 12mo
batsy "An unpleasant book" just about sums it up! I think it was a wise decision to bail if you weren't feeling it; I should have done that ? 12mo
vivastory @BarbaraBB That one is on my TBR. I'm glad to hear you liked it! 12mo
merelybookish @vivastory @BarbaraBB @GondorGirl Thanks for the recommendations! I have been meaning to read Winterson for years! And plan to give her another go. I even have a copy of her memoir to read too! 12mo
merelybookish @batsy Whatever the flaws of The Winter's Tale are, I would not describe it as cyncial and cruel. But that is what I feel about A Gap in Time. 12mo
batsy Yes! You put it perfectly. 12mo
monalyisha Ohhh, my favorite Jeanette Winterson is “Written on the Body.” It‘s *gorgeous* & really plays with the idea of gender. 💖 (edited) 12mo
merelybookish @monalyisha Thanks for the recomendation. The consensus seems to be Winterson has written some fine novels! Gap of Time just isn't one of them. 🙂 12mo
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batsy
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Panpan

Winterson's retelling of Shakespeare's The Winter Tale. Sadly, this just didn't do it for me. I was annoyed from start to finish with how the characters+events were shoehorned into the Shakespearean narrative. One could suspend disbelief in the play; here, it was almost painfully embarrassing. The characters all struck me as token types: gay, feminist, trans, Jewish, Black. The book made me uncomfortable in how it used race & gender & violence.

batsy The book beginning with a passage where the moon is described as "Earth's autistic twin" was a warning sign. It's rare that I pan a book but I had to force myself to finish this. For all of the accolades Winterson gets, it was poorly imagined & suffered from a brusque, choppy prose style in what seems like a heavy-handed attempt to make Shakespeare cool. I expect better from her!! Lol OK I'll stop now ❎? @zsuzsanna_reads @merelybookish
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saresmoore Rant, sister! #rudeladyreaders This sounds real cringeworthy. 12mo
batsy @saresmoore A lot of people do like it! But it's one of those things—the book and I weren't meant to be friends 😂 12mo
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TrishB Love your review 💕 so not tempted by the book! 12mo
Lindy I‘m surprised by your reaction because we often have similar tastes. I hated the play but loved this book. After reading the novel, I read an interview in which Winterson explained why she loved the play so much, and that softened my attitude towards the original play. 12mo
batsy @TrishB Thank you Trish, but I feel bad now putting people off it 😂 Though I think she's written far better novels by her own standard! 12mo
batsy I know @Lindy I expected to love it and was quite taken aback by my own aversion to it! I largely felt that all of the problems in the play remained as problems in the novel, in a way that bothered me. I could tell from the ending that this is a play that means a lot to Winterson—would prefer to read an essay by her on it. 12mo
Lindy @batsy Well, it‘s good when we are surprised; it means we still have things to discover. I‘m sorry, however that this book was an unpleasant experience for you. 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm I have this book! Okay, it can disappear to the bottom of my TBR for now. 😅 You truly must detest the book, for I seldom see you giving a book a pan. 👎 12mo
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm Ahaha! I think once a book rubs me the wrong way for a significant reason, it's downhill all the way 😆 12mo
GingerAntics Ew, glad I couldn‘t get my hands on a copy, then. I‘m not a big fan of retellings for adults to begin with. I can‘t stand a token character to begin with. A book full of them sounds like torture. 12mo
readordierachel How disappointing! Will have to skip this one. 12mo
fleeting Oh no! But I also remember that after having read 3 Wintersons, I grew tired of her. I feel like she's reached the end of her wordplay and is just pushing the limits - and failing at it. 😕 12mo
batsy @GingerAntics @ReadOrDieRachel I'm generally wary of retellings for the same reason :) But this got a lot of positive reviews so it could be just me; I always have high expectations with Winterson's books, but the last time I read anything by her was in college and as @fleeting reminds me, I didn't really enjoy a few of her other works as I expected to, either. I think maybe she's just not an author for me 🤷🏽‍♀️ 12mo
zsuzsanna_reads @batsy it felt as if she signed up to write this book for the Shakespeare series and then wrote the thing in a last minute panic 😨 I'm still going to give some of her better known work a go. 12mo
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zsuzsanna_reads
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Not sure if this is stupidity, bad editing, laziness or what, but SCOTLAND IS OUTSIDE of ENGLAND. I have Scottish friends who would get crazy angry over this.

@batsy @merelybookish #readaling #buddyread

TrishB Yeah, people use England when they mean UK/GB....drives me bonkers and I‘m English. 12mo
merelybookish I just heard that line so we must be roughly in the same place. :). It didn't twig me. I guess I was too distracted by leaving a baby alone in the backseat of a car. 😲 12mo
zsuzsanna_reads @TrishB Yes, but Dame Winterson is a serious prize winning English literary author with the CBE and OBE. It's just not good enough. 12mo
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zsuzsanna_reads @merelybookish That too! And the weather was meant to be hot... 12mo
TrishB I know - she should definitely know better! 12mo
scowler1 Terrible. Might as well add Wales and Ireland. They're both in England right? 12mo
rwmg 😲☹😢 12mo
DivineDiana Very observant! 😉 12mo
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zsuzsanna_reads
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It's a stormy night, I cannot sleep (it's 2.39 am) so I have started on my Shakespeare retelling #buddyread with @merelybookish and @batsy . I'll let you guys know how it's going one I've finished part 1. My first impressions are mixed.

Lcsmcat I thought this one got better as it went along, for what it‘s worth. 12mo
gradcat I love Jeanette Winterson, and I haven‘t read anything by her in quite some time...thanks for the reminder! 12mo
batsy I had mixed feelings when I started, too. It's gotten a bit better as I've progressed. Feels like a book that works better for me if I read whole chunks uninterrupted... 12mo
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merelybookish I started today on audio. I'm still at the stage where I'm connecting characters to who they were in the play, and thinking about that conversion. I find some of the updates interesting and some a bit perplexing. (Not sure how I feel about making the 'low' characters into African Americans? 😬) @batsy @Lcsmcat 12mo
Lcsmcat @merelybookish I had the same thought. Plus it makes it rather obvious that Perdita is adopted, which was not apparent in the play. 12mo
zsuzsanna_reads @merelybookish @batsy @Lcsmcat I thought Shep and his son were the only likeable characters so far. (I'm just about to finish part 1.) I get why Leo is an awful asset stripping hedge fund manager - there are people like that around sadly - but did he have to be quite so much a caricature? I like the characterisation through the dialogue, but now and then there is something so weird (for a Londoner) that it disrupts the illusion. ... 12mo
zsuzsanna_reads For example: Leo's office. I used to live in the docklands. So ok, maybe you could see the planes from somewhere on the Eastern side of canary wharf if you're high up enough even though hedge funds are traditionally based in mayfair, but then: it has a garden with a gardener? What? He might have part of a floor in a tower block or how can he see the planes... Feels like lack of research there. 12mo
zsuzsanna_reads Also the world's weirdest birth. 12mo
zsuzsanna_reads Big birth trauma trigger warning there. A bit of a bad surprise for me! 12mo
zsuzsanna_reads And the weird "women don't play video games" stereotype. 12mo
batsy @merelybookish That's a good point and it made me go "hmm" as well. @zsuzsanna_reads I found the birth scene strange, as well. I find certain characters interesting—Pauline, Xeno—but the rest come off as "types", which perhaps isn't her fault since it's based off Shakespeare, but the novel tries to expand Shakespeare's universe while also adhering closely to it, so the effect, for me, is oddly abrupt and superficial... 12mo
batsy @zsuzsanna_reads About Leo, yes. I feel like there is an attempt to flesh him out as a character with more depth or complexity by showing his pain or whatever, but that only makes him more insufferable, in my eyes 😬 Maybe that was the goal: to depict the dangerous narcissism of this alpha male! 12mo
merelybookish @batsy @zsuzsanna_reads I feel like there are things about the writing I like but the story is making my skin crawl. If someone cut phone cords and locked you in a house so that you could help a woman giving birth, wouldn't you think him a psychopath and cut off all contact with him? And if he was your husband, wouldn't you get a restraining order for you and your kids? 😬 12mo
zsuzsanna_reads @merelybookish It made a lot more sense when Leontes was the ruler of a small state. 12mo
batsy @merelybookish I absolutely agree. Even Pauline seeing the worst of him and still kind of excusing him feels like a bit of a let down, character-wise. I just finished this today because I wanted to get it over with. I feel bad to be a Negative Nelly buddy readers, sorry guys 🙈 But this book and I didn't quite get along... 12mo
merelybookish @batsy Umm..no need to apologise! The audio is pretty painful. So I may need to find a print copy to power through or just give up! I'm having so many problems with the story and then there's a racist element that makes me feel gross. So...not loving it. 12mo
zsuzsanna_reads @batsy @merelybookish Seems like none of us like it! Odd from what is meant to be from an LGBT icon... 12mo
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Devyn
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Last time I posted it was a beautiful autumn day, now it‘s a beautiful winter day and winter in Montana means more time for reading because it‘s too cold to go outside.

Currently I‘m working through The Gap of Time for school (loving it so far!), but then my reading plans are fairly free. What‘s a recent one you loved?

readingjedi My favourite of the last month or so is 12mo
Devyn @readingjedi Greece is one of the top places on my list to visit so this one sounds fantastic! Thank you! 12mo
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zsuzsanna_reads
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It is December, the #shakespearereadalong for The Winter's Tale is coming to an end and I get to start this book for a buddy read!

@merelybookish @batsy

merelybookish Yes! I will pick up a copy this week! 12mo
batsy Starting today :) 12mo
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Lcsmcat
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I had a slow month in November, partly because instead of audiobooks I listened to The Great Courses The English Novel. Which was great and added to my TBR! So 8 new reads and one reread, 3 audio, I eBook, and 4 print books. I‘mgoing to the symphony tonight #novemberstats

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Lcsmcat
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Pickpick

I finished this one the same way I started it, with a cat on my lap! This is the second of the Hogarth Shakespeare retelling I‘ve read and I think I need to read them all. A nice companion to the #shakespearereadalong, but a good story, even if you‘re unfamiliar with the original. (But you really should read The Winter‘s Tale first!)

merelybookish A few of us plan to read this in December! So glad to hear you liked it! @batsy @zsuzsanna_reads 13mo
Lcsmcat @merelybookish I‘ll be interested to read what you think of it. I loved Hag-Seed, but I love everything Atwood writes. This was my first Winterson. 13mo
merelybookish It's a very loose buddy read but I'll be sure to tag you. I'm excited to finally read something by Winterson. 13mo
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Lcsmcat
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My evening plans after a crazy day at work.

PacingTheCage Can't wait to do that myself. 📚🍷 Have fun! 😊 13mo
Faibka Your kitty looks just like my Stewie! 😺 enjoy the evening! 13mo
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Lcsmcat @Faibka Tuxedo cats are the best! 13mo
CouronneDhiver Me too 😊 13mo
BookishTrish I really liked this book 13mo
Cathythoughts Looking very cosy indeed 13mo
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Lcsmcat
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If I‘m toread this alongside The Winter‘s Tale, Balthazar says I‘d better get started. @zsuzsanna_reads Are you in?

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Lcsmcat
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My #treat tonight was #bookmail from ThriftBooks. I‘m taking @zsuzsanna_reads suggestion and reading this Hogarth retelling along side The Winter‘s Tale for the #shakespearereadalong in November. @batsy

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arlenefinnigan
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Robothugs This sounds interesting! 14mo
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josie281
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this retelling. The story itself is dark so this strange modern twist was quite fitting. Finished it up at the retreat at the lake this weekend. Binged it.

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Emilymdxn
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Constant access to globe shop = happy Shakespeare nerd

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josie281
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Amusement park reading.

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annamatopoetry
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Bailedbailed

I never ever bail on books. And yet. I love Winterson and I love Shakespeare. And yet. I hate this so much. I tried for two fucking years.

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CSeydel
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Needed this like I needed a hole in the head, but it was Dollar Tree! Who knew you could get books at Dollar Tree?! It‘s a retelling of A Winter‘s Tale. Have you read it? Curious to see if it‘s any good.

#shakespearereadalong

KathyWheeler I liked it. 1y
SleepyDragon I did! I've gotten a few good books there. 1y
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CSeydel @NeesyBeth I am discovering the glories of Dollar Tree thanks to my kids, who go there all the time with their friends. 🤑🤑🤑 1y
IamIamIam Dollar Tree is dangerous lately!!!! Lol, I'm glad there are a few more people who are hooked! Gonna keep my eyes open for this one! 😉😉 1y
Weaponxgirl Haven't read this one but I do really like the author so great find as far as I'm concerned! 😀 1y
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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 4! This was the first installment in the Hogarth Shakespeare series. During the tumult of the 2008 financial crisis, a storm-ravaged American city called New Bohemia will be the setting for this "The Winter's Tale" adaptation. King Leontes is Leo, a paranoid hedge fund manager; King Polixenes is Xeno, a video game designer. Let burning jealousy and reunion commence! #blameLitsy #blameMrBook ?

MayJasper Oooh...I like #coversublime 2y
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Alicia
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Mehso-so

Quick audio listening for a book club next week! This felt like barely a variation from the original in terms of plot points. I enjoyed the characters but it was just sort of meh. I didn‘t love what Winterson did with Leo, he was just so intense the whole time. I did think the relationship between Leo and Xeno was interesting, and I did love the father/daughter relationship with Perdita and Shep.

hermyknee Did you get the box I sent? I hope it makes it in time for you to open it tomorrow! 😊 2y
Alicia @hermyknee is it an additional one?! I probably have to check with my apt office but I got the big one! 2y
hermyknee Yes, I sent an additional one that was supposed to arrive on Tuesday. 2y
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Alicia @hermyknee I called my apt office and I have a bunch of stuff so I bet it‘s there!!! I‘ll try to get it tomorrow!!! 2y
hermyknee YAY! I think you‘ll really enjoy my gift if you open both boxes together! 😬 Happy Swap Day!!! 🎉✨🙌🏽 2y
Alicia @hermyknee 😱🎉😄 do you think I should wait? I can! My dumb apt office closes at 6 and sometimes it‘s hard to get there before cause of work but I can hustle!! 2y
hermyknee Oh no - no need to wait! Open what you have whenever you want!! 2y
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GeekGrl82
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Too true.

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razmanda
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Happy hour!

Megabooks Nice! 2y
WhatDeeReads Great choice! 2y
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tojuxtapose
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Hoping I Love this as much as anything else Winterson has touched. 😍🤓

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EllieDottie
Gap of Time | Jeanette Winterson
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Sydsavvy You have them all!!! 🎉😱💃🏻 2y
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ThisIsLilli
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My holiday reading from last week! Particularly a fan of Jeanette Winterson's The Gap of Time - insanely well written, gripping (even written over 17 years), and cleverly connected to its inspiration (Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale) -- also can't believe it took me this long to read A Room of One's Own, and I can safely say it met and exceeded all of my expectations. I love finding books to recommend! 📚🤓😍

BookishMarginalia Welcome to Litsy! I hope you like it as much as we do! 2y
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tstan
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Just read the play, so it's time to read the book. So far, it's a winner. That's no surprise, it is Jeanette Winterson!

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scripturient
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Mehso-so

I'm obviously in one of those slumps at the moment where no book seems to be able to please me. Meh! This retelling of Shakespeare's Winter's Tale was alright but my problem is the convolution of the plot which is already an issue in the original. So this was a nice read but I didn't love it.

Pruzy Is this part of the Hogarth Shakespeare retellings? 3y
Dogearedcopy I'm committed to reading the Hogarth Shakespeares; but it looks like it's going to be pretty uneven/hit or miss :-/ 3y
Lizpixie I'm in bookslump mode myself! I've ended up picking up The Rowan by Anne McCaffrey as a reread to get my bookbrain moving. I love all of her books, they all centre on psychic talents in a scifi setting. Even her Dragondrums series is at the core a scifi story.🐉 3y
Lindy @Dogearedcopy I LOVED this. One of my favourite reads in 2015. Never cared for A Winter's Tale before, but Winterson made me rethink that by looking at it a different way. 3y
Lindy @scripturient Best wishes on getting out of your slump. Maybe a hiatus would help? 3y
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scripturient
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Bookworm problems: Not being able to read just one book at a time. 🤣😊

saresmoore Agreed! 3y
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jes I usually have at least 3 books going at once. 3y
cariashley Me too! Never used to, but now that I read so many different formats i love it (regular book, audiobook, serial...) 3y
BarbaraJean I feel a bit lost if I have fewer than three going at the same time! 3y
AshManzer It's a real problem! 3y
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HotCocoaReads
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Pickpick

So much beautiful language in this book! I was really excited to read this because I know Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale inside and out because I wrote a similar retelling of #thewinterstale, but new adult/young adult (it's being published soon!). I was surprised that we reimagined some of the characters very similarly. Comparing our interpretations made it even more fun to read! It was a quick read and the ending threw me (the style of it).

zsuzsanna_reads Can't wait for your book! 3y
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HotCocoaReads
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And the world goes on regardless of joy or despair or one woman's fortune or one man's loss. . . And the things that change us forever happen without us knowing they would happen. And the moment that looks like the rest is the one where hearts are broken or healed. And time that runs so steady and sure runs wild outside the clocks. It takes so little time to change a lifetime and it takes a lifetime to understand the change.

Alfoster That teacup❤! 3y
HotCocoaReads Thank you @Alfoster 💕 3y
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KathyWheeler
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Pickpick

This is the retelling of The Winter's Tale. It has some uncomfortable scenes in it, but I still liked the book.

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DrexEdit
Pickpick

Finished this book just after the US election this week. I liked the book on its own and I'm a huge Jeanette Winterson fan, but it was so nice to be reading a story where events are precipitated by the hateful actions of one character only to be overcome by love in the end. A message I needed to hear this week. 💜

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DrexEdit
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Getting a start on the #hogarthshakespeare which I only found due to this #fabulouscommunity of #readers. Thank you! 😊

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LibSciGirl
Pickpick

OMG ...such a good book. Of the #HogarthShakespeare books, I've also read "Vinegar Girl" and this was wayyyy better. On to Hag-Seed!

HotCocoaReads I want to read them all too! 3y
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MissDodoBrooks
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Gathering together my winter #TBR pile. #winteriscoming

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WhatDeeReads
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I have a habit of starting several books before I settle with one, so most of my bookmarks are stuck in books on my shelf, but here are a few I've gathered. I'm very serious about them. #booktober #bookmarks

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Well-ReadNeck
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Mehso-so

My beef with this book is really a beef with Shakespeare. The plot of A Winters Tale is one of the most convoluted out there. Winterson did a nice job of adapting but the tangled mess of a plot just made it miss for me

8little_paws My sentiments exactly! 3y
WhatDeeReads Aww, I loved it. To me, it was a good confusion. Kind of like 3y
lovelybookshelf Hahaha that's how I felt about Anne Tyler's retelling of The Taming of the Shrew, 3y
Well-ReadNeck @lovelybookshelf Oh no! That's a book club book for me this month!!! 😜 3y
lovelybookshelf Haha it was a book club book for me, too! I listened to it on audio, and I think that didn't help matters. I could tell I liked Tyler's writing style, though! 3y
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I'm not loving this, it seems to be lacking in Winterson's usual deftness but there are still perfect moments when the author speaks

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Well-ReadNeck
Gap of Time | Jeanette Winterson
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Here's my roundup from this weekend's read-a-thon. Most of my reading was done Friday and Saturday. Got my netgalley shelf under control as well as my library stack. None of the books were duds and several were solid picks. Looking forward to doing it again sometime!!! #HelloOctober

specificity LUUUUUUV the gap of time!!!!! 3y
Ruri_kaichou I love the cover for When the Moon was Ours! 3y
BookishFeminist 😂 I got half a book read for #hellooctober. You read some awesome stuff though!! 3y
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Lola I read Commonwealth this weekend, too. Loved it! 3y
tricours What was #hellooctober? 3y
I-read-and-eat Seems like a succesful read-a-thon! I only got through 9/10th of a book 😂 3y
kristinshafel Ooh I definitely want to read "Difficult Women" and "Children of the New World." I hope you liked them! 3y
Well-ReadNeck @tricours @liberty put out the hashtag #hellooctober for an impromptu readathon this past weekend. 3y
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Moray_Reads
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Beautiful design for Jeanette Winterson's A Winter's Tale cover version, love the endpapers! #design #Shakespeare

HotCocoaReads The design is gorgeous! 3y
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Well-ReadNeck
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Here's my October TBR. Slam and Vinegar Girl are for book clubs. Adding in some spooky and recent releases. Can't wait. Starting on these lovelies today #HelloOctober

Abailliekaras Amazing stack! 😍 3y
Bookquilter Vinegar Girl read super fast... . Great Stack! 3y
Zelma ❤️ We Have Always Lived in the Castle. 3y
mom2bugnbee Have heard AMAZING things about Commonwealth. 3y
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