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The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden | F. Burnett
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The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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I ❤️ my grandfather‘s family farm. They moved to a smaller 🏡 after my great aunt Jenny died in ‘88. It was a very free range childhood & the garden was like the 1 in the tagged 📖 but with 🦚 & a pet 🦘 called 🧚. My fav smells were the mint growing around a🚰 in the garden, the 🍊 in the orchard & the smell of Aunty Jenny‘s sister, great Aunty Marjory‘s fruit toast & 🧈 when my Nan would take me to visit her. She also had a camomile lawn!

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 2d
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PageShifter
Frances Hodgson Burnett's the Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett, Inga Moore
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I liked the message of this book: the power of your thoughts. That's not a new thing, but it's also something that I always love to read about. I also loved gardening they did and talking about flowers etc.

It's clear that this is an old story and some phrases wouldn't be acceptable nowadays.

Both Mary & Colin had amazing character arc, I loved how different the were at the end of the book compared to characters at the beginning.

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New Kid on the Book
The Secret Garden | F. Burnett
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A colourful book display! I had fun browsing the different titles 📚

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PageShifter
Frances Hodgson Burnett's the Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett, Inga Moore

“One of the new things people began to find out in the last century was that thoughts—just mere thoughts—are as powerful as electric batteries—as good for one as sunlight is, or as bad for one as poison. To let a sad thought or a bad one get into your mind is as dangerous as letting a scarlet fever germ get into your body. If you let it stay there after it has got in you may never get over it as long as you live.”

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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
The Secret Garden Complete Text | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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This was my only read for November, but I still think it would have won. It‘s such a beautiful story and has the power to remind me of what it felt like to be a kid. I adore the characters, especially Dicken. Would love a story about the trio all grown up.
#12Booksof2023

Andrew65 A popular classic. 2mo
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jlhammar
The Secret Garden 100th Anniversary | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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#12Booksof2023 ⭐️ Favorite Audiobooks ⭐️

Andrew65 A brilliant classic. 2mo
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Darklunarose
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When my littlest was young I read her an abridged version of this book. But this was the first time I have read the full text. It‘s such a beautiful book and one can tell the author was as avid gardener herself.

This little fellow was in our garden this morning feasting on figs in the fig tree.

oddandbookish I love this book! 2mo
CatLass007 I remember Mom reading this to me as a child years ago, then enjoying looking at it over and over I don‘t know if we still have the original book, but I bought my own copy too. When I lived in New York, I had the pleasure of seeing the musical on Broadway, starring Mandy Patinkin. 2mo
Darklunarose @CatLass007 this would make an awesome theatrical show! Sometimes things that are designed for kids make some of the best reading 2mo
CatLass007 @Darklunarose It was a great theatrical production! It‘s not grandiose like some shows, just big enough. I love reading children‘s books. 2mo
Darklunarose @CatLass007 that would have been a lovely performance. I love kids books too, they are such a different experience to adult books, and when one is dealing with a lot of things in the real world they make a beautiful escape 2mo
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Darklunarose
The Secret Garden | F. Burnett
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To start reading tomorrow

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bekakins
The Secret Garden Complete Text | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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A proper nostalgic reread of one of my childhood favourites for #castthedie #promptmaze

I didn‘t remember the fact that the dialogue in ‘Yorkshire‘ is absolutely hilarious 🙈 also loved reading about the moors especially now I live on the edge of them (although Lancashire not Yorkshire! 🌹)

#wintergames #snowangels

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! This is one of my favorite spring reads. If you can find an edition with Tasha Tudor's illustrations - highly recommend - they are SO charming! 3mo
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AshleyHoss820
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There is so much going on in this delightful Victorian children‘s novel! Class distinctions, hybridity, gender distinctions…but I have always found it a lovely little story about the power of friendship and positive thinking. Mary‘s parents die of cholera in India. She is sent back to England to live with an uncle she‘s never met. A garden that has been locked-up for 10 years is waiting to work its magic on the manor‘s inhabitants.

kelli7990 I enjoyed this book. I‘m glad I had a chance to read it this year. 3mo
AshleyHoss820 @kelli7990 I‘m glad you did too! It‘s one of those children‘s novels that never loses its magic! ☺️🧡 3mo
batsy One of my faves! 3mo
AshleyHoss820 @batsy Mine too! I had not read it since I was a kid, and it stood the test of time! ☺️ 3mo
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Read4life
The Secret Garden Complete Text | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
AllDebooks It was so lovely revisiting this childhood favourite with you all x 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! This is one of my very favorites!! Tasha Tudor illustrated an edition of this book - it's soooo pretty! 3mo
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IndoorDame
The Secret Garden Complete Text | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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This was one of the few books that was read aloud to me after I was old enough to read myself, and while this isn‘t the only time I‘ve reread it, reading and discussing it with #Naturalitsy really clarified how my impressions of it have changed over time. It‘s also one of the only books I have my original childhood copy of, so this read was a wonderfully nostalgic experience. @AllDebooks

AllDebooks Thanks for tagging me. This did make me smile x 😃 3mo
dabbe That book is 🤩🤩🤩! 3mo
IndoorDame @dabbe I adore illustrated books! Graham Rust is so talented! And he uses a mix of color, grayscale, spot illustrations, vignettes, and full double page spreads here which gives it a lot of dimension and is pretty rare to see all together 3mo
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dabbe It‘s just lovely. 🩵🩶🩵 3mo
Aimeesue Lovely illustrations! 3mo
IndoorDame @Aimeesue 💜💙 3mo
Roary47 Gorgeous! 😍💛 3mo
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IndoorDame
The Secret Garden Complete Text | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Cassandra‘s least favorite thing is when I try to sneak tea AND a physical book into her morning petting time. There is just no way for me to be paying enough attention to her! #catsoflitsy

tpixie 🖤 🐈‍⬛ 🖤 3mo
arlenefinnigan Hahaha she looks furious 🖤 3mo
BookNAround How dare you dilute her time with other things?! 3mo
dabbe Hello there, beautiful Cassandra. You need more mommy time, don't you? 🖤🐾🖤 3mo
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AllDebooks
The Secret Garden 100th Anniversary | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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#Naturalitsy

Our last week in The Secret Garden 💚

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vonnie862
The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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When I was little, I really loved the 1993 film so I was excited to read this one. It is the story of young spoiled Mary who did not grow up with love. When taken in by her uncle, she learns how to take care of herself and to think about others while discovering a secret garden. I really enjoyed how Mary and the others grew as the story progressed. It is not my favorite classic but I can see why people love it. 3.5 ⭐️

Beatlefan129 I loved that movie too, I watched it so many times on VHS 3mo
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AllDebooks
The Secret Garden 100th Anniversary | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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#Naturalitsy

December #buddyread discussion thread

🌿 Spring has sprung and the source of crying is discovered.
🌿 How did you find these changes in Mary?
🌿 Still enjoying the story and Mary's continuing development?

All welcome to join in. Please let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist.

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Roary47 Once she found the source of crying I started to like the story more. She became a girl with a purpose and a friend. 3mo
AllDebooks @Roary47 Yes, the best thing for both her and Colin. What is it with Victorians and child neglect? 🤔 3mo
Deblovestoread And I like that a little of her behavior is being reflected back by Colin. It‘s a joy to feel her joy in her nature discoveries and her joy in sharing them with Colin. 3mo
jlhammar I just loved how Mary was the perfect person to get through to Colin and help him to see the world with fresh eyes, exactly as Dickon and the rest of the Yorkshire crew had been doing for her. 3mo
vonnie862 I'm with all of you. I love how Mary has recognized her own behavior by watching Colin and realizing that it was not good. She is growing to be more mature while creating changes with Colin as well. 3mo
Dilara The descriptions of springtime are lovely. I am enjoying Mary's development as a thoughtful, more contented child, and Colin's parallel development. The writing is quite funny too - the humour had passed me by when I read the book as a child, I think. 3mo
AllDebooks @Dilara I loved Mary attempting Yorkshire dialect 3mo
Dilara @AllDebooks Oh yes, that's quite a nice touch! 3mo
IndoorDame I like that her development is directly mirroring the natural cycle of the plants she‘s cultivating 3mo
AllDebooks @IndoorDame YES!!! Watching her 'come back to life' like the garden is a delight 😊 3mo
TheBookHippie @AllDebooks child mortality was high and children weren‘t seen as having value I was told once, the more I read the more it seems plausible. 3mo
TheBookHippie I‘m starting to enjoy it now, it seems more positive and exudes more light. 3mo
AllDebooks @TheBookHippie that's true. 3mo
Bookwormjillk I just finished last week‘s chapters. I‘ve been happy for winter to start, but now I‘m really excited for spring. These chapters made me want to go plant all the seeds. 3mo
AllDebooks @Bookwormjillk me too. I started browsing the seed book. Hope SPRINGS eternal.... and all that x 3mo
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AllDebooks
The Secret Garden 100th Anniversary | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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#Naturalitsy

A little help translating Yorkshire dialect for thi 🤪😅

IndoorDame Love this! And there‘s actually one or two of these I never would‘ve guessed without translation😂😂😂 3mo
AllDebooks 😊 I'm a bit narked that my favourite word nithered isn't on there. It sounds so much better than I'm cold 🥶 3mo
Aimeesue A lot of these are the same in Scots dialect, yes? I recognize a lot of them from the Outlander books, if those were at all accurate on language. 3mo
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rockpools ❤️❤️❤️ My grandparents were Yorkshire - a lot of these I had NO CLUE they were specifically Yorkshire (there are a decent number I use on a daily basis). But ‘Is it eckers like?‘ was a 100% Grandad phrase! 3mo
Cuilin Since I have been understanding most of the dialect, I guess I have to thank all the TV shows I watched as a child set in Yorkshire. I love faffin. I could use that in the classroom “quit your faffin about” lol. 3mo
AllDebooks @Cuilin oh please do, that would be hilarious 😂 3mo
AllDebooks @Aimeesue I think there are a lot of similarities with Scottish and Lancashire 3mo
quietlycuriouskate I'm a Wessex girl, who frequently observes that summat wants fettlin' about the house. I now suspect I may have a long lost northern ancestress whose domestic lament has been passed down the ages. Also, "push iron" makes me see my trusty bike in a whole new light! ? 3mo
AllDebooks @quietlycuriouskate haha, love this 🤣😍 3mo
Bluebird Excellent! 3mo
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AllDebooks
The Secret Garden 100th Anniversary | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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#Naturalitsy #buddyread

Reading this, I did wonder how you are coping with the Yorkshire dialect. I'm a Yorkshire lass born and bred, so I find it oddly comforting, even though no-one I know talks like this.

Thoughts? On the secret garden? On Dickon? On Mary's emerging engagement with her surroundings and people?

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Cuilin I‘m loving it. It makes me want to visit Yorkshire and walk the moors and dales. The closest I got was watching Emmerdale lol. 3mo
AllDebooks @Cuilin 😍 love this and the Emmerdale comment did make me laugh 😃 3mo
AmandaBlaze I‘ve been reading this to my mom. The Yorkshire dialect is difficult to read aloud, but I like its uniqueness. I love the semi-feral character of Dickon. I also love how Mary‘s interactions with Dickon start to reawaken her emotions. As the garden becomes more alive, so does Mary. 3mo
jlhammar So enjoyed the Yorkshire dialect! Made for a wonderful listening experience. And absolutely love Dickon and his mother. 3mo
AllDebooks @AmandaBlaze how lovely, yes I can imagine it's quite tricky getting used to all the thee and tha's 😅 3mo
AllDebooks @jlhammar love this 😍 3mo
AllDebooks @quietlycuriouskate this is our current read 😊 3mo
Aimeesue “May I take it from anywhere—if it‘s not wanted?” Oh, Mary, you clever girl! 3mo
gossamerchild I LOVE the dialect. I wish I could hear it. One thing I'm noticing more on this read is the "happy poor" trope with Martha and Dickon's family. What was life REALLY like for a poor family of 14? That being said, I still love this. And I enjoy Mary's growth as a person. 3mo
Aimeesue @AmandaBlaze He‘s definitely a wild thing, charming animals with his pipe. Reminds me of Pan. 3mo
gossamerchild @AllDebooks did Yorkshire folk ever speak like this? 3mo
vonnie862 I'm listening to the audio and it's fun to hear the Yorkshire dialect. 3mo
AllDebooks @gossamerchild appen they did 😅 3mo
Deblovestoread While some of the dialect was hard to parse out I enjoy it. I am loving watching Mary get healthier and happier. 3mo
IndoorDame I‘m loving watching Mary come to life! And loving the descriptions of the moors and the secret garden! 💚💚💚The only thing I‘m not loving that I never noticed when I read as a child is the repeated implication that Indian climate is inherently unhealthy, and English climate is naturally healing her. 3mo
Bookwormjillk This is a sweet book. I‘m enjoying the descriptions of the moors and the dialect isn‘t too bad to follow. 3mo
Dilara I have no problem parsing the transcribed dialect. It's definitely easier to understand than some of my neighbours when I lived in Yorkshire - but then I always find listening comprehension more challenging...
There is something impish about Dickon - or “pan-ish“, as @Aimeesue wrote.
Loving Mary's arc and the parallel between the way she develops and the arrival of spring. She'll be blooming before long!
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AllDebooks @IndoorDame that's actually a very good point. I missed it as a child, too. 3mo
AllDebooks @Bookwormjillk The moor descriptions are beautiful. They always made me homesick when I read this away from home. 3mo
AllDebooks @Dilara oooh, where in Yorkshire did you live? I love the Pan comparison. As a kid, I had a complete crush on Dickon. 🙈 3mo
Dilara @IndoorDame Oh yes, that is rather unpleasant to read, as is the implication that nothing much grows in India - very odd...
@AllDebooks I lived in South Yorkshire and had trouble with thick Barnsley accents. Nothing prepares you for that!
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AllDebooks @Dilara even I struggled with Barnsley accents and I'm from Sheffield. I did my nurse training in Barnsley 88-91. 3mo
Bluebird I‘m reading this via so the Yorkshire dialect really comes to life. Between it and the descriptions of the moors I am wishing I could travel there. Must add to bucket list! 3mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I always enjoy eye dialect and honestly wish it was used more often in books. I think it‘s very well done in this book and can almost hear the accent when reading. Dickon is the best. Mary blossoming always makes me happy. I always seem to read this book in cold months and it leaves me itching to do some gardening. Ah well, I‘ll just start planning for next year. 😅❤️ 3mo
Dilara @gossamerchild I 100% agree with you! 3mo
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jlhammar
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So lovely. It was such a pleasure to revisit this childhood favorite. #NaturaLitsy

LeahBergen One of my faves! ❤️ 3mo
AllDebooks 😍 3mo
batsy I love this book ❤️ 3mo
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AllDebooks
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#Naturalitsy November #buddyread

Week 2 - reading schedule. A discussion thread will be posted on Saturday. All welcome to join us.
Please let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist.

Cuilin I missed the discussion but I‘m really enjoying the audio version. 4mo
AllDebooks @Cuilin glad you're enjoying it. Here's the discussion thread x 3mo
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AllDebooks
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#Naturalitsy November #Buddyread

Discussion thread - Chapters 1 - 6

Well, I must say rereading this childhood favourite as an adult and parent is a very different experience.

🌷 Are you revisiting the book?
🌷 What are your thoughts on reading as an adult?
🌷 What did you make of Mary?
🌷 Did you struggle with the colonialist attitudes?

All welcome to join in with us. Please let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist.

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wanderinglynn This is one of my favorite childhood authors. I thought Mary‘s character development was realistic. She went through a lot of trauma at a tender age. It would be hard for anyone to go through what she did. I thought the story provided an interesting snapshot of the times & the perspectives. 4mo
Dilara 1 - Yes. I read it in translation as a child and I'm pretty sure I also read it in English later on.
2 - Too early to say. I'll defer my answer until I've read more.
3 - She's described as brattish and completely affectless, which I think is poor characterisation. Children get attached to the person who looks after them, even when they're subaltern. There is no way she wouldn't grieve at losing her ayah. It could have been more nuanced.
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vonnie862 I think I read an adaptive children's version of the book when I was little but not the original so this read is a first for me. However, I did watch the 1993 movie constantly back in the days so reading the book is giving me flashbacks. 4mo
vonnie862 The colonialism attitude makes sense because of the time period. Mary's character is realistic and I am glad she is showing growth. 4mo
Dilara 4 - It's a bit painful to read, but softened by the fact that the author's own progressive (for the times) views are clear, I think. Mary's contempt for the “native servants“ is proof of her lack of feeling. In contrast, the maid comes across as innocent and decent, even though she uses the word “black“ which is a problematic word. And I'm rather pleased about those tracts where “You always read as a black‘s a man an‘ a brother.“ 4mo
IndoorDame I‘m revisiting the book and loving it as usual !💚 But looking at the colonialism through adult eyes it‘s actually the author striking me as less progressive than I interpreted as a child. The scene where Mary is so insulted at being assumed she would be black and her rant about attitudes toward race and class in India strike me now as poor characterization. If she was really as ignored and isolated as is described in the intro… 4mo
IndoorDame there wouldn‘t have been anyone to ingrate that attitude in her so deeply. She‘d get a little of it from her ayah and the servants themselves because it‘s an inescapable part of their lives, but not the vitriol it‘s written with. That has to come from the author. 4mo
Aimeesue This is a re-read for me, but I read it first as an adult, not as a child. Having worked with abused kids over the years, I think Mary‘s development is believable. Many emotionally starved kids grow callous shells and are every bit as bossy and imperious as Mary is. It‘s a defense mechanism and all about controlling what they can because their parents aren‘t doing it for them. The racism was harsh, but felt of its time, as experienced by a child. 4mo
TheBookHippie This is a reread. I was given it as a child because I had such a horrific childhood. I did not relate to her at all and actually loathed her which is why 40 years later I‘m reading it again. Funny enough it is my daughter‘s (who is an adult) favorite 😂. So far I don‘t loathe the main character, the racism is of its time, horrific but how it was. Will see how it evolves. 4mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm It‘s a reread for me but I never read it as a child so I don‘t have any nostalgia tied up in the story. I remember when I first read it how much Mary reminded me of Edmund from The Chronicles of Narnia. Both are written as beastly children but I identify with them the most because of their youthful hostility. I had a lot of anger as a kid and looking back I can see a lot of that same callous shield that I built around myself reflected in Mary. 4mo
Bluebird This is a first read for me. Never saw any of the movies/tv adaptations either. I honestly don‘t know how I missed this one! So glad I am getting to it now. The colonialism/racism is of it‘s time, so it‘s not overly bothersome to me. It‘s certainly easier to take than some of the Agatha Christie I‘ve recently read! 4mo
jlhammar Enjoying revisiting this one! I'm listening to it this time around since I'm not sure where my old print copy ended up. I haven't watched the somewhat recent Colin Firth adaptation yet so might try that once we've finished. 4mo
AllDebooks These are all great comments and opinions. I'm really struggling to access Litsy atm or post anything. I will catch with them individually asap x 4mo
AmandaBlaze This was a reread for me. When I read it as a child I saw her contrariness, but missed the Colonization I now see as an adult. I don‘t know if Mary was raised as seeing Ayah more as a thing than a person, she may not mourn her. Also this may tie in with Mary‘s own feeling of self-worth as she was kept hidden from society and, therefore, inept in its ways. I like how Martha and Dickon are bringing out more emotion in her. 4mo
Roary47 @vonnie862 I‘m right there with you I watched the 1993 movie so many times I could probably quote it. Then I read this book out loud to my parents for the much needed practice I needed to improve my reading skills based on my teacher‘s recommendation. I agree with @Dilara as a kid I thought she was a brat, but as an adult I understand more of what she was experiencing and why she was acting this way. 4mo
Bookwormjillk I saw the movie as a kid (but was there one before 1993?) I‘m honestly not sure if I read the book. I‘m enjoying it this time around either way. Could you add me to the tag list please. 4mo
gossamerchild 1. I read this many times as a kid, and loved it. I think I liked reading about a child lonelier than me, even though I had a solid, healthy childhood 😁. 2. The colonialism and racism are definitely cringe and hard to ignore as an adult, but I'm pretty sure I didn't notice it as much as a child. 3. For some reason I remember being really annoyed by the Mistress Mary scene 😂😂. No idea, 4mo
gossamerchild .... Why, though. Good grief, I need to stop hitting enter! 4. I don't remember what 4 was 😂😂 4mo
AllDebooks @wanderinglynn mine too. Reading it as an adult is a shock. The level of neglect, Mary experiences is heartbreaking. 'There's rumoured to be a child" broke me. 3mo
AllDebooks @Dilara considering her ayah was her only caregiver, she would have been bereft. I think the emotional neglect will have severely affected her development. 3mo
AllDebooks @IndoorDame that's a fair point about an ingrained attitude. It's possibility she overheard colonial and imperialism talk from house guests. Mary was very much invisibke 3mo
AllDebooks @Aimeesue yes, this part made me think of the Ceaucescu orphans https://www.apa.org/monitor/2014/06/neglect 3mo
AllDebooks @TheBookHippie I didn't like Mary as a child but I don't think I fully understood the severity of her upbringing. I read a lot of similar books as a child. Being parented by a servant seemed to be the norm in upper classes. 3mo
AllDebooks @Bluebird It's not pleasant to read but I agree, it is quite mild compared to other texts of the time 3mo
AllDebooks @jlhammar wait, there's a Colin Firth film. Oh my 😍 3mo
AllDebooks @AmandaBlaze ❤️ I love how she blossoms alongside other children 3mo
AllDebooks @Roary47 love this x 3mo
AllDebooks @Bookwormjillk glad you're joining us x 3mo
AllDebooks @gossamerchild ❤️😅 3mo
Aimeesue @AllDebooks Just heartbreaking. It makes me so sad. And angry at the adults. 3mo
Deblovestoread I think my first reading of this was mid 90‘s when my daughter read it but I remember very few details of the story. I am enjoying it. Mary‘s “contrariness” was a bit of a puzzle to me as it seemed she wasn‘t around her parents much and that‘s where she would have learned the demanding attitude. The racism is difficult to read but accurate for the time. Sorry I‘m behind! (edited) 3mo
AllDebooks @Deblovestoread no pressure, just enjoy it. I loved revisiting it with my children. I think Mary is projecting attitudes she witnessed in general, as you say, she rarely spent time with her parents. 3mo
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AmandaBlaze
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I plan on reading these three books during this #readathon.
#35by35 @MatchlessMarie

MatchlessMarie Great choices! 📖 4mo
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"He found a half-drowned young crow another time an‘ he brought it home, too, an‘ tamed it. It‘s named Soot because it‘s so black, an‘ it hops an‘ flies about with him everywhere.”

Same, Dickon, same.
This is Herbert. He follows me around.
#naturalitsy

dabbe Hello there, beautiful Herbert! 🖤🖤🖤 4mo
AllDebooks Oh wow, that's wonderful. Hi Herbert x 4mo
Aimeesue @dabbe @AllDebooks I have a murder of four, but Herbert is the bravest and most willing to get close to our dogs. ? Herbert, Sherbet, José, and Esmeralda are the core four, plus the occasional hangers-on. 4mo
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dabbe @Aimeesue That is sheer awesomeness. 🐦‍⬛🐦‍⬛🐦‍⬛🐦‍⬛ 4mo
Ruthiella Herbert and Sherbet! 😆 4mo
Aimeesue @dabbe Took me a year of tossing out peanuts, but that‘s a small price to pay for a murder of crows! 4mo
Aimeesue @Ruthiella pronounced SherBERT, naturally. 4mo
dabbe @Aimeesue And like ravens, they never forget a face, especially such a lovely good face as yours! #aperfectmurder 4mo
Aimeesue @dabbe 🖤🖤🖤 4mo
epsitawithane Reminds me of The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🍁🍁🍁 4mo
Aimeesue @epsitawithane I‘ll let you know if Herbert ever Nevermores me! Here‘s hoping! 4mo
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LitsyEvents
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Repost for @AllDebooks

#Naturalitsy #Buddyread starts today with chapters 1 - 6 over the week. Discussion thread will be posted on Saturday.

Please let @AllDebooks know if you wish to be removed from the tag list.

AllDebooks Thank you for the share x 4mo
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AllDebooks
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#Naturalitsy #Buddyread starts today with chapters 1 - 6 over the week. I will post a discussion thread on Saturday.

Oh hello, old friend. I'm so excited to revisit this childhood favourite with you all. 💚🌷🌻🌹💚

Please do let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist.

@LitsyEvents

Bookwormjillk I started this over the weekend. I know I‘ve seen the movie but I‘m not sure I‘ve ever read the book. 4mo
ravenlee I recommend this recent update of the story, which kiddo and I both loved. I think the writer did a great job of making the story work in the modern world, especially Colin‘s illness. 4mo
AllDebooks @ravenlee That looks lovely, thanks for the recommendation x 4mo
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IndoorDame
The Secret Garden Complete Text | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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I can never remember which dust jacket this edition used to have, but as soon as I get to this illustration in chapter 2 I‘m always transported straight back to childhood. #naturalitsy #buddyread @AllDebooks

Karisa Beautifully detailed! 4mo
IndoorDame @Karisa the illustrator in this edition is Graham Rust and he‘s just fabulous! 4mo
AllDebooks What a wonderful illustration ❤️ 4mo
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Cuilin Beautiful 😍 4mo
lauraisntwilder That looks like the same edition I've had since childhood. The jacket illustration on mine is Mary opening the garden door. I love these illustrations! 4mo
IndoorDame @lauraisntwilder cool, thanks! 4mo
PageShifter I loved the movie when I was a kid - I should read this now with the group 🤔🤔 4mo
IndoorDame @PageShifter I did watch the movie version often growing up, but nothing beats the book for this one! You should definitely join! 4mo
BekaReid love this illustration, and I really would love to revisit this story 4mo
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LitsyEvents
The Secret Garden 100th Anniversary | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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AllDebooks Thank you for the share x 4mo
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gossamerchild
The Secret Garden 100th Anniversary | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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I pulled out my original copy of The Secret Garden for the #naturalitsy November #buddyread. I think it's from 1994, at least 🤩🤩. I'm really looking forward to rereading this one.

@AllDebooks

AllDebooks Lovely 😍 4mo
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AmandaBlaze
The Secret Garden | F. Burnett
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When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everyone said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen.
#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

dabbe An absolute fave! 💜🖤🧡 4mo
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AllDebooks
The Secret Garden 100th Anniversary | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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#Naturalitsy #Buddyread

Here's the reading schedule for our November read, The Secret Garden. Starting 6th November, a discussion thread will be posted on Saturdays.
All are welcome to join in.

Please let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist.

🎄Please note my next post for December/January reads -
https://litsy.com/p/MzI1WWJZaTR5 🎄

@LitsyEvents

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Soscha I‘m sad not everyone has already read this one yet? 😟 4mo
AllDebooks @Soscha it is a lovely book ❤️ 4mo
AmandaBlaze @Soscha A favorite childhood book of mine. It will be interesting what adult me thinks about it. 4mo
Soscha It needs to be a scratch & sniff book. Flowers, plants. 4mo
IndoorDame Would you add me to the tag list for this one? It‘s a favorite of mine and I‘m definitely overdue for a reread! 4mo
AllDebooks @AmandaBlaze mine too 😊 4mo
AllDebooks @IndoorDame absolutely, welcome 😊 4mo
Read4life Looking forward to this reread 🤓 4mo
Roary47 I recently reread this so I‘m ready for discussions. 🥰💛 4mo
vonnie862 I'm in! 4mo
Cuilin Started 🥰 4mo
julieclair I love this book! Looking forward to this reread. 4mo
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AllDebooks
The Secret Garden 100th Anniversary | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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#BookSpinBingo

Last month worked well, so I'm repeating the tbr theme. Got to get that pile down, ready for you know who...Ssh! 🎅
I'll possibly squeeze a few more #buddyreads in the free slots, if I get chance.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
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Murphy
The Secret Garden | F. Burnett
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Was i the only one expecting a real magical garden, like with fairies and fauns to suddenly pop up, out of nowhere?

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Murphy
The Secret Garden | F. Burnett
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Wanted to read this for ages now! Quite a sad beginning. Loved the strong character building and the happy tune which grew through out the plot till the ending!

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Kar2b
The Secret Garden Complete Text | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Hard to believe I had never read this classic. It was a cute story, although I had some trouble with the Yorkshire dialect.

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Mayadenoma
The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett

I found 'The Secret Garden' in my school library, inspiring my love for nature and resilience. i read this many times when i was a kid after finsing it and it brought so much joy into my life

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Mayadenoma
The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett

“And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.“ - Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Mayadenoma
The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Frances Hodgson Burnett's “The Secret Garden“ is about getting better and finding yourself. In the classroom, it's perfect for discussing resilience and personal growth. You can even do projects related to gardening and plants.

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AllDebooks
The Secret Garden 100th Anniversary | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Post 1 of 2 #Naturalitsy

November #buddyread - A childhood favourite

I can't wait to revisit this with you. I hope you're all set to evoke #nostalgia
If it's new to you, I hope you love it as much as I did as a child.

I'll only tag in this first post. Be sure to check my following post re December's winner! 🏆 I will post a link in the comments.

All welcome to join us. Let me know if you wish to be added/removed from the taglist.

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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Ooh! I didn‘t read this until I was an adult and felt so sad that it wasn‘t a part of my childhood. Looking forward to a reread! ❤️ 5mo
Hooked_on_books I may or may not join in on this one. I‘ll see how I feel about it when November rolls around. 5mo
TheSpineView 👍📖📚 5mo
jlhammar I'm going to try to join in this one, but I may have to treat myself to a new copy. Not sure where my old one ended up! 5mo
Julsmarshall So excited to read this one again! 5mo
Cuilin 👍♥️ 5mo
julieclair I‘m definitely in! Love this book! 5mo
Read4life Looking forward to reading this again! 5mo
AllDebooks @Hooked_on_books fair enough x 5mo
AllDebooks @Cuilin ❤️ 5mo
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kelli7990
The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Here‘s my review for a book I finished reading last night at 3 AM.

This book works for the following prompt:

Persephone | Goddess of Springtime and Queen of the Underworld: A book taking place in spring - #greekmythologychallenge

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kelli7990
The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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kelli7990
The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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I started this book. It‘s really good so far.

Darklunarose I love this story and how she weaves her real life in England with her make believe one. 5mo
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Darklunarose
The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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To start listening to tomorrow.

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IndoorDame
The Secret Garden 100th Anniversary | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Colin spends most of the book feeling #UnderTheWeather with his mysterious illness. #IdiomInsight @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚😢💚 6mo
Eggs Perfect 👍🏼 🤒 🦼 6mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 6mo
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ahoffkosik
The Secret Garden 100th Anniversary | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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The book we discuss this week on my podcast is one of the oldest we‘ve covered yet: THE SECRET GARDEN. Guest Genevieve Wheeler and I start the episode chatting about the sticky nature of classics and then get into the details of this particular beloved story. We cover colonialism, complicated characters, growth (of many kinds!), mind-over-matter approaches to health, and so much more. 🌼🪻🪻🌺🌹 listen at the link in my bio!

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AroundTheBookWorld
The Secret Garden (Collins Classics) | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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hannah-leeloo Welcome to litsy my friend. Happy reading 📖 ❤️ 📚 8mo
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Roary47
The Secret Garden 100th Anniversary | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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This looks so sloppy to me, but it‘s been a while since I made a compiled list of the books I read through the month. So many good books, but only a few got 5 stars. Here is what I read in May. 🥰💛

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Roary47
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5✨ When I was a struggling reader I remember this was the book I wanted to practice with. I would read as much as I could to my parents at night before bed. My reward was getting the movie when we were done. While I remembered the frustration I also remember the patience my parents had with me as I was learning and trying. Well worth the reread and a beautiful edition to keep on my shelf. #roll100 May @PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper Lovely! 9mo
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Roary47
The Secret Garden 100th Anniversary | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Well, I was trying to read… official names: Black and white- Catrat, greys- Gandalf the grey and Earl Grey. Thanks for the suggestions @RaeLovesToRead and @Ruthiella

RaeLovesToRead Awww Gandalf!!!! #kittensagainstliterature 😍😍 9mo
Ruthiella Perfect names! 😻😻😻 9mo
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Susanita
The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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IndoorDame One of my all time favorites! 💚🩷💚 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful cover! 10mo
Eggs A favorite of mine 💚🌿💚 10mo
dabbe Fave here, too! 💙💚💙 10mo
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yourfavouritemixtape
The Secret Garden | F. Burnett
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Oh, I liked this. A bit old-schooly, but it kept me reading fast. #bookspin for April