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Les Misérables
Les Misérables | Victor Hugo
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jenniferw88
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The #lostinfrance lyrics reminded me of A Heart Full Of Love from Les Miserables. #wanderingjune @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

BarbaraBB Ooh great choice! 3d
Cinfhen My favorite musical EVER 3d
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Reviewsbylola
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When you feel the need to support the local (independent) bookstore. 🤦🏼‍♀️

squirrelbrain I have Theft by Finding on my TBR shelf, just haven‘t got round to it yet.... 2w
LeahBergen I always feel that way. 😆 2w
BarbaraBB I have that edition of Les Mis too. It really is a great book. 2w
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Reviewsbylola
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When the local bookstore has a shelf of Word Clouds. 🥰

DGRachel Nice! I keep waffling on grabbing the Les Mis word cloud edition. My local indie almost always has a copy, but I have two or three other versions on my shelf, so I haven‘t added this one. Yet. 2w
Reviewsbylola The price is just so affordable! It‘s hard to say no. @DGRachel 2w
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I found an old print record of La TBR when I cleaned out my closet. It stretched to 496 books, most of which I marked as read by highlighting them. Those I never highlighted are almost all books I ended up discarding unread. LES MISERABLES is the only exception on this two-page spread, though I did read big chunks of Burton‘s paragraph-free Arabian Nights translation and Jack Zipes‘s fairy tale textbook before I drifted away.

suzisteffen Oh my GOODNESS. This is wonderful! 1mo
Swe_Eva I love your penmanship! 1mo
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EmilieGR
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Zooms by, despite its length

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LiterRohde
Les Misérables | Victor Hugo
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“How could it be? The chink in society‘s armor could be found by a magnanimous wretch! An honest servant of the law could find himself suddenly caught between two crimes, the crime of letting a man escape and the crime of arresting him! Everything was not certain in the order given by the state to the official! There might be blind alleys in duty!”

#StarTrekSummerMay | 7: #Ethics

📷: Made with Typorama

Megabooks I‘ve never read Les Mis. It‘s an amazing book, from what I know from an obsessed friend in college, but it takes a lot for me to read a book over 1000 (or, LBH, 400 pages)! 1mo
CafeMom Les Mis is still on my TBR list. One day I will get to it. 1mo
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Kalalalatja
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Cosette can be sure that her stalker (or lover, depending on your view of things), Marius, will be watching #EveryBreathYouTake while she walks through the gardens of Paris.

#AnglophileApril

Cinfhen Beautiful photo 🥰love those flowers 2mo
Reviewsbylola That‘s a gorgeous edition. 2mo
rubyslippersreads And Eponine will be watching Marius. 😊 2mo
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Mdargusch Lovely photo! 2mo
JennyM ♥️💐📚♥️ 2mo
LaraReads So beautiful! 💕 2mo
emilyhaldi Gorgeous flowers!!!! 😍😍😍 2mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen @Mdargusch @JennyM @LaraReads @emilyhaldi I felt like my living room needed some Spring feeling and these flowers were screaming to be taken home with me 😄 @Reviewsbylola I agree 👌 @rubyslippersreads true! So many stalkers in Les Mis 😂 2mo
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CrowCAH
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I‘ll be watching the new Les Mis book adaptation on PBS tonight! We‘ll see if it will be a pretty close adaptation to the novel or not.

Kimberlone I‘m going to watch this after Game of Thrones tonight! 2mo
Jerdencon Recording it because my hubby will be watching GOT 2mo
CrowCAH @Kimberlone doing the reverse, watching Les Mis and then GoT! 2mo
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CrowCAH @Jerdencon good thinking; I‘ll be watching both tonight. 2mo
hilded I thought it was great, hope you‘ll enjoy it as well 😊 (The show aired earlier in Europe, I saw it some months ago). 2mo
Daisey I‘m planning to watch this tonight too. 2mo
Birdsong28 The UK had this on at Xmas. I recorded all the eps and I have started to watch it, it's good but I missed the songs 📚📖 2mo
tournevis I will never understand Anglophones' obsession with that book. It's far from his best, it's so long in places, the characters are barely two-dimensional... must be the revolution motif. I don't get it. 2mo
CrowCAH @hilded @Birdsong28 awesome, it‘s nice to hear good reviews! I‘ll most likely miss the songs too. 2mo
CrowCAH @Daisey yay! 😊 2mo
CrowCAH @tournevis I agree, Hugo decided to “stop” the story in order to tell us the history of the era; got on my nerves when reading it. It could have been a lot shorter, if Hugo stuck to the story!!! 2mo
tournevis @CrowCAH He was getting paid by the word! That's why the whole Gougeon-Maquard cycle is so dang long. 2mo
CrowCAH @tournevis that explains a lot! 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2mo
tournevis @CrowCAH Oh, and I just saw my HUGE typo. Rougon-Macquart....Oups. 2mo
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Still proceeding with my #lesmiz365 project, despite being behind.

This is the section where I‘ve previously bailed on rereads. I find the Napoleonic Wars fascinating and I even attended the 200th anniversary re-enactments of the final battle, but Hugo‘s Waterloo chapters are a hell of a slog.

Still love you Victor! I know Cosette is waiting on the other side. 📚❤️

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Zelda says, “You better get reading, hooman. The year is a quarter over.” #catsoflitsy

Naj Well, I needed that reminder! Thanks, Zelda 😂 3mo
batsy Oof, tell me about it Zelda! 3mo
wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐱 She‘s so pretty. 3mo
Andrea313 Wow, that is some much-needed perspective! (From the cutest messenger. ❤️) 3mo
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BookBelle84
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Next up!

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SassenachTheBookWizard
Les Misérables | Victor Hugo
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Alright. It's officially time to tackle the beast...

Marmie7 Beautiful copy!😍 3mo
mrsmarch I am tackling it via Serial Reader. 3mo
Wannabe_Quijote Good luck! 3mo
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Stephuhhnieee Gorgeous cover 😍😍 3mo
Elizabeth2 That is a beautiful edition! 😍 3mo
SassenachTheBookWizard Penguins Classic Deluxe Edition (ISBN 978-0-14-310756-9) 3mo
Rhodesofreading I‘d sing my way through it. Ha! 3mo
dreadamara Well put lol 3mo
cherinium Beautiful! 3mo
Lyanneee So beautiful 😍 3mo
UwannaPublishme Beautiful! It‘s a beast, but it‘s a great feeling to scratch it off your TBR list. 😁 3mo
MellieAntoinette Love this edition! Beautiful! 3mo
OnlyYoo This is a beautiful edition 3mo
azulaco Oh lord, we had to read this in high school. It was endless. Well worth reading, though. 3mo
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bookseller_cate
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I‘m a little behind on my #lesmiz365 project. I had a couple weeks where I couldn‘t seem to read at all. 😱

I feel like I‘m finally coming out of it now, so I‘m catching up by reading two chapters a day for the rest of the month.

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Update on my #lesmiz365 project. I‘m missing the occasional day, then reading two chapters the next to make up for it, but I‘m (mostly) on track.

Immensely enjoying finally rereading this book.

Poor Fantine has just been abandoned by Cosette‘s father, Tholomyès.

Bring on the Thénardiers!

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SailorMoon
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...and for this week's #friyayintro, here are my answers!!! @howjessreads

1. Les Misérables, by Victor Hugo
2. Galentine! Going out with friends to a '90s theme party!
3. Am I weird if there's no color I don't like?! I wouldn't wear orange, though.
4. Luca (the name they gave my younger brother).
5. Love, love and love to everyone!!! ❤💕🥰

Curious now about @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @kaye and @TheReadingMermaid 's answers!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for the tag!! I‘ll post when I get home from work!! ❤️❤️ 4mo
Klou My little sister was going to be called Luca if she were a boy. In the end my mum's friend stole the name for her little boy 😂 4mo
SailorMoon @Klou it's such a simple but lovely name! How did your parents name your sister then? If my brother ended up to be a girl, he would be named Michela! 💕 4mo
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Klou @SailorMoon it really is a lovely name. She's called Freya. They wanted to be surprised with the gender of baby number 3 so they had a name already chosen for either. Oh, that's a unique name💕 I love unique names! 4mo
TheLibrarian The 90‘s themed party sounds like fun - enjoy! 4mo
SailorMoon Such a unique name your sister's! May I ask where you are from? It sounds like a Nordic name! Your name is so rare and unique too!!! @Klou 4mo
SailorMoon @TheLibrarian thank you! I'm sure I will!!! You have any special plans? 4mo
Kaye Thanks for the tag. I did mine earlier this AM. 👍🏼 4mo
SailorMoon @kaye so sorry, I didn't check your page directly today and it didn't show in my feed! I'm coming right know to check your answers then 😉💕 4mo
Klou @SailorMoon of course, we're from England, UK. Our mum wanted unique names for us all. Freya is a greek name, or so I've heard. 4mo
SailorMoon @klou your mom made great picks 😉 4mo
Klou @SailorMoon she definitely did!! 4mo
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jenniferw88
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To the Thenadier's, Cosette is just #thatgirl . #timbittunes @Cinfhen @TheKidUpstairs

TheKidUpstairs Such delightfully awful characters. 4mo
Cinfhen Love this musical but don‘t think I could ever read the book!!! Have u read it??? 4mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen I completed most of it on @SerialReader but my phone broke & I couldn't be bothered to start again (I was somewhere after the 110 issue mark!) 4mo
Cinfhen Oh god!!! That‘s so frustrating 😝 4mo
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Fantine was an amazing, heart warming girl who sacrificed her life for wonderful Cosette. Volume I, simply titled Fantine, of Les Mis shows the true emotions of Motherhood.

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CouronneDhiver Jean 🖤 5mo
Lcsmcat @CouronneDhiver I have a friend who described Les Mis as “You‘re falling in love with Jean Valjean, andthen they yank you away to French history.” 5mo
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Zelda loves the human‘s new #bookseat. Two hands free for cuddles, even when she‘s reading the heavy books. #catsoflitsy

I‘ve been waiting for the book store‘s post-Christmas shipment to arrive before I was allowed to buy one. It will definitely make my #lesmiz365 project easier on the wrists.

Also, yay for the first appearance of Jean Valjean!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I just bought one too!!! 5mo
bookseller_cate @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve been looking forward to mine so much. My friend loaned me hers to try first, so I could to be sure it would work with Zelda on my lap. My cat would cuddle 24/7 if I was retired. 😊 (edited) 5mo
BookishMarginalia That looks amazing! 5mo
bookseller_cate @BookishMarginalia It‘s wonderful! It‘s from an Australian company called Rangakoo. There are a few book stores in Canada (and I suspect the US) who are stocking it. 5mo
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So, I finished it you guys. Oh my goodness, that ending...

Ok, I get it, I should‘ve really taken in those parts where I kinda half listened to the story because they had a great message. Hugo was ahead of his time. He was essentially speaking up for the less fortunate, those wronged by the “justice” system, those judged by society. He wanted fair punishment for criminals and rights for children and women as well. I will listen to it again.

SailorMoon Hi! ? I'm sorry, I am not an English native speaker so I can't really figure out what it means when I read "movie tie-in"... is it a short version or you actually read the whole book? Because OMG my sincere compliments if you did!!! I tried, but as much as I loved it, I needed to take a break and read something else LOL I only read the first tome out of three ? 5mo
TheBookAddict @Hufflepuff16 it‘s ok. It means that it‘s the book with a cover picture taken from the movie. I actually listened to the audiobook. It‘s too long of a book for me to actually read the book 😆. I just listened to it while I was doing other things. 5mo
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SailorMoon Thx for telling me!!! I tried audiobooks but I just can't keep focused 😰🤣 glad you liked it though, the movie is one of my favourites! 5mo
TheBookAddict @Hufflepuff16 you‘re welcome. lol, it happens. I haven‘t watched the movie yet, but I will. 5mo
Peddler410 @Hufflepuff16 I read the book over 6 months. About 200 pages at a time. 5mo
TheBookAddict @Peddler410 that‘s impressive. If I read the physical book I‘ll probably have to do that too. I would need to take breaks. 5mo
TheBookAddict @Peddler410 did you get a package on Monday? I just want to make sure it didn‘t end up lost somewhere. 5mo
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TheBookAddict
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Just shared my current thought on ☝🏽, my current read/listen, on #BookishImpulsesPodcast. I‘m 1 hour and 20 minutes away from the end. I‘m almost there you guys.

#podcast #lesmis #classics #audiobook #hoopla #anchorpodcast

https://anchor.fm/bookish-impulses/episodes/Ep--9-Thoughts-on-Les-Misrables-e2vk...

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TheBookAddict
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I did some #audiodrawing. I created our #BookishImpulsesPodcast logo/picture while listening to #LesMis. What do you all think? I‘m down to 6 hrs left. 🙌🏽

#BIP #BookishImpulses #podcast

Texreader Love it! 5mo
Chelsey Good job! That‘s quite the tome! 5mo
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TheBookAddict
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I‘m getting closer to that end you guys. Only 15 hours and 27 minutes to go 😆. #LesMis #audiobooks #hoopla #litsyloveslibraries

ferskner So close! 5mo
GypsyKat Good for you! 5mo
MelissaSue81 Yay! The end is very good! I like this cover pic. 5mo
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MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
UwannaPublishme Woooo hooo! You can do it! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
DarcysMom Wow! I have been afraid to tackle it. How are you enjoying the audio? 5mo
TheBookAddict @DarcysMom I was too, since it‘s sooo long. This version that I‘m listening to is on hoopla and I think the narrator is pretty good. He doesn‘t have an annoying voice, so I don‘t mind listening to him for a while. Hoopla has 2 or 3 different version with different narrators and you may find others on CloudLibrary or Audible as well, so there are choices out there. You just have to make sure you get the unabridged version. (edited) 5mo
TheBookAddict @DarcysMom I have to admit that I sometimes half listen to the author‘s long winded reveries/philosophies 😆. I do have to say that the narrator in this version was speaking quite slow so I am listening to it at a 1.5 playback rate. 5mo
UwannaPublishme I tackled this monster of a book last year. A Litsy Buddy read helped a lot. Plus I found a pretty good audio on Audible. And when I got tired, I read some pages on @SerialReader ! 😳 It‘s looooooong, but it‘s good! 5mo
UwannaPublishme Did you tell @KennethTolesJr that this book counts for at least 5 extra books for your Goodreads challenge? 😁 5mo
TheBookAddict @UwannaPublishme 😆👍🏽 no, I forgot. I‘ll have to notify him ASAP! 5mo
KennethTolesJr @UwannaPublishme @TheBookAddict Woah, Woah, Woah... This is the first I'm hearing of a rule like this!! Lol No deal! 5mo
TheBookAddict @KennethTolesJr 🤣🤣🤣 it‘s a huge book though. 5mo
KennethTolesJr @TheBookAddict Bahumbug! Lol 5mo
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CrowCAH
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#MusicalNewYear #CopSong
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wNTYLEmSNTM

Javert is one determined cop!

Other news is PBS is will showing the non-musical version of Les Miserables this April!

vivastory One of my favorite villains of all time 5mo
Cinfhen One of my favorite musicals of all time 5mo
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Bklover Good for you! I need to do the same! 5mo
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Chapter 6 today. I know going to cry later when we get to Fantine, but for now I‘m enjoying my time with the Bishop.

First appearance of the candlesticks!

#lesmiz365

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Did you know that #lesmiz has exactly 365 chapters? My project for 2019 is to start each day with a chapter until the end of the year. Just finished Chapter 5. #catsoflitsy #lesmiz365

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy! 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 5mo
rather_be_reading good idea! 5mo
bookseller_cate @rather_be_reading Thank you for the welcome! I was invited by my coworker @staceykondla and, to quote Orphan Annie: “I think I‘m gonna like it here!” (edited) 5mo
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RaimeyGallant Fun idea! 5mo
RaimeyGallant And I get the feeling you won't need this, but in case you do, some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. #litsywelcomewagon 5mo
bookseller_cate @RaimeyGallant Thanks for the welcome! I was looking through the #litsywelcomewagon tag and found the tips and videos. Thanks for making them! I love this place already. 😊 5mo
RaimeyGallant Awesome. :) 5mo
Chelleo Welcome 🤗 5mo
bookseller_cate @Chelleo Thank you! 5mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 5mo
BookishMarginalia How is the project going? (I wouldn‘t be able to be so consistent!) 5mo
bookseller_cate @BookishMarginalia Thanks for asking. 😊 I confess I‘ve missed a couple days, but it‘s overall going well. It helps that the chapters are short. The longest so far was today‘s at ten pages. 5mo
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 That‘s pretty good! Keep us posted! 5mo
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KatieanneF I love this book (and the musical). My dog is named Hugo after the author 🇫🇷 5mo
GripLitGrl @KatieanneF awe that's so cute 🐶❤ defiantly a great book. I've only seen the movie version with Hugh Jackman & loved it. 5mo
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BarbaraJean
Les Misérables | Victor Hugo
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I have so many year-end & new year posts I haven‘t written yet! But here is my top #18in2018. It was so hard to narrow it down! There are a ton of runners-up I could also list, but I‘ll leave it at this and will probably do a few other posts highlighting favorites in certain genres. The tagged is definitely my biggest reading achievement this year—finally moving that 1200-page monster off the TBR! What were your 2018 favorites & big achievements?

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Excellent choices! 📚📚📚 6mo
Gezemice Lots of great books there! My big achievement was War and Peace. 6mo
BarbaraJean @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego It was a great reading year! @Gezemice War and Peace is a fantastic achievement!! The digressions in Les Mis actually reminded me quite a bit of the essay-ish parts of War and Peace. How did you like it? 5mo
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Gezemice @BarbaraJean I enjoyed the peace parts a lot, and the parts of war that focused on the soldiers. The strategy and philosophy parts were mildly interesting at first, but got really old fast, as he was long-winded and repeated himself. Finally I learned to recognize those sections and just skipped them. That way it was perfect! I read Les Mis a long time ago and remember skipping parts of it, too. 5mo
BarbaraJean @Gezemice Haha—Yes!! I think I would have enjoyed War and Peace more if I‘d been able to skip/skim all the philosophical ramblings on the will of the masses. But I was reading it for a class, so I kind of had to pay attention! I loved Pierre, though—such a fantastic character!! 5mo
Gezemice @BarbaraJean Oh, I am glad it was not for class, lol. Yes, Pierre was great! I also love Tolstoy‘s female characters - he pays attention and draws complex chatacters, unlike most of his collegues of the time. 5mo
BarbaraJean @Gezemice “Unlike most of his colleagues of the time”—exactly! The female characters in Les Mis were underdeveloped to say the least, and often just plain problematic in their lack of depth or stereotypical roles/attitudes. Tolstoy‘s characterizations are wonderfully complex across the board. 5mo
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Balibee146
Les Misérables | Victor Hugo
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Not a fan of these tie in covers... But only £4 for a new copy.... Do UK Littens know when it's on BBC One... Hardly ever watch telly but would give this a look if it hasn't started already (or iPlayer I suppose lol)
#foodshoppingfail #mountTBR

squirrelbrain It starts tonight! (edited) 6mo
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VictorHugoFanatic
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Les Miserables is the most moving and beautifully written work of fiction I have read thus far, combining an incredible drama with an excellent social commentary. I love how Victor Hugo delves deeply into the mind of Jean Valjean and the development of his character throughout the narrative. My only frustration is that Hugo is quite long-winded at times, but I still wholeheartedly recommend reading the unabridged version in its entirety.

CoffeeNBooks This one is on my TBR stack for 2019. Welcome to Litsy! 📚 6mo
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 6mo
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I‘ve started this huge classic, reading slowly and while I‘m also reading other things. #chunkster

I usually get really excited about big chunky books but I‘m slightly intimidated by this one. I think it may be because of the French names and words? My “thick” Southern drawl doesn‘t pronounce them as beautifully as George Guidall does on my audiobook 🤷🏻‍♀️

Lea Go you! That one would really intimidate me. 6mo
Peddler410 I read it 200ish pages a month over six months. It was a read along with Littens in 2017. This year I was going to try The Odyssey by Homer but I never really got going. I think 2019!is going to be The Hunchback of Norte Dame. 6mo
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BarbaraJean
Les Misérables | Victor Hugo
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BACK OFF, GOODREADS. I‘m not done with my 2018 reading yet.

That said, the above is unsurprising and unlikely to change before the end of the year!

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dariazeoli
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Yesterday I discovered my Nook copy of Les Mis is abridged. Then it was down a rabbit hole, which led me to pondering whether I want to read the book throughout 2019. I am drawn to Julie Rose‘s translation... has anyone read it? Is it 365 chapters? Am I crazy? 😝

CoffeeNBooks I have this on my TBR in 2019 list. 📚 6mo
Liz_M It's a fun read. I enjoyed the Robin Buss translation. 6mo
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Victor Hugo produced some lovely atmospheric ink pictures now on display in the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles https://daily.jstor.org/victor-hugo-surrealist-artist/

JazzFeathers 😲 6mo
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GingerAntics So true. 7mo
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mellissimo
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Was I really 5 months away from Litsy now? I guess sometimes I'm more of an offline person, or maybe I'm just more a cozy winter Litsy-reader 😅
But now I got hooked again. So here is the last book I read. I was so curious about this one but I have to admit I was kinda disappointed. I know that's a weird argument for a book with this title but I just found it so depressing 😅 I also had huge difficulties remembering all the names and characters🙈

mellissimo @mabell You can't see much of it on the photo but that's your llama blanket from the swap. I still love it! 😀 7mo
BookishMarginalia Welcome back! 7mo
jpmcwisemorgan Welcome back! 7mo
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Moony Nice to read you. Welcome back! 🤗📚 7mo
DivineDiana Glad you‘re back! 7mo
mabell Yay! I'm glad you still like it! And that's so funny, because I just took the blanket you gave me on our trip abroad a few weeks ago! 😄 I love mine too! 7mo
mellissimo @mabell what a coincidence! ^^ I'm glad to hear this. This blanket already saw a lot of the world then ;) 7mo
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BarbaraJean
Les Misérables | Victor Hugo
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Speaking of belated reviews, I finished this on Halloween, nearly a month after the #LesMisBuddyRead ended—but I finished! And I‘m not sure how to review this beast of a book. It felt like three books mixed up together—a novel, an overly-detailed historical retelling, and a book of essays. The latter two were a slog, but I‘m glad I stuck with it—the Jean Valjean thread is such a powerful story of redemption & sacrifice (and I 💜 the bishop!). ⤵️

BarbaraJean Although I had a hard time with the digressions, looking back, I feel like I see a bit of what Hugo was doing there, in giving the social/historical context for the poverty & desperation he highlights in his characters. I‘d probably get more out of those bits on a re-read. But I don‘t know if I‘ll ever have the fortitude for a re-read! I am glad I read it, though—and am thankful for the buddy read motivation (even if it took me an extra 3 weeks!) 7mo
Kalalalatja Well done on finishing! Better late than never 👏👏👏 7mo
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ruth_pell32
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Did I need this new copy of Les Mis? No. I already have five. But it‘s so nice, and I have no impulse control when it comes to this book, so here we are...

Redwritinghood I still need to read this one! Seen the musical many times, of course. 7mo
DGRachel That‘s a gorgeous edition!! 7mo
BooknerdsLife Love this edition! 😍 So Gorgeous! Have this book on my TBR list since FOREVER! 😅 but the size of it scares me off 😅🙈📚 3mo
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My first time hearing #music on Broadway. Both a favorite book and a favorite musical. #grateful30

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BarbaraJean
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After a few hours of handing out candy to a whole host of witches, pirates, princesses, skeletons, movie & video game characters, and that one girl dressed as a Target employee...😂...my husband has claimed the remnants of the candy bag. We‘ve turned out the porch light, and I‘m curling up with my jack-o-lantern quilt to finish the last few pages of Les Mis. I‘ve managed to time it so it‘ll be my 100th book of 2018.👏🏼🎃Happy Halloween, everyone!

SamHeartCoffee Nice work on the hundred books! 8mo
mreads Nice quilt 8mo
BarbaraJean @SamHeartCoffee Thank you! @mreads My mother-in-law‘s handiwork! 8mo
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AnneCecilie
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I‘m really happy about my reading this month. A lot of amazing reads so it‘s impossible to pick a favorite.

Lindy I can‘t pick a favourite this month either. Same as every other month. When someone asks for my favourite of the year, I think that‘s such a funny question. Impossible to answer. 8mo
AnneCecilie @Lindy I know. Usually I have to let the reading experience sink in and that takes time. During a month of reading, this process isn‘t finished. It‘s easier towards the end of the year to pick top reads for me since they will be the books that have stayed with me, even months after they‘re finished. But I can never pick one favorite. 8mo
Lindy @AnneCecilie I agree that it takes time for the experiences to settle, and for the best of them to float like cream at the top. 😊 8mo
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BarbaraJean
Les Misérables | Victor Hugo
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“Marius...had finally entered Cosette‘s garden as Romeo did the garden of Juliet. It had been even easier for him than for Romeo; Romeo was obliged to scale a wall, Marius had only to push aside a little one of the bars of the decrepit grating, which was loosened in its rusty socket, like the teeth of old people.”

I got past the slang and was rewarded with this simile: a bar loose in its socket, “like the teeth of old people.” 😂 #lesmisbuddyread

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LaLecture
Les Misérables | Victor Hugo
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I know I‘m way too late for #LesMisBuddyRead as I kind of gave up on this book in the middle of September 😅. But I just found an unabridged German audiobook on Deezer so I‘ll give listening to it a try.
My trouble with the book was never that I didn‘t like it but rather that it‘s just so huge and I couldn‘t carry it with me every day, especially as I was reading other books at the same time. Hopefully the audiobook will work for me 😊.

Buechersuechtling D‘you want to come around with some details, especially where you found it, for me❓😊 8mo
LaLecture @Buechersuechtling As I said, I found it on Deezer. I‘m afraid you can only listen to it for free if you‘ve got a Deezer Premium Account. (It‘s a music streaming service like Spotify which has some audiobooks too.) (edited) 8mo
Buechersuechtling @LaLecture Oh, sorry for my stupid question. I obviously overlooked that information. 🙊 8mo
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Michellesibs
Les Misérables | Victor Hugo
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Mehso-so

This book is the biggest I have ever read. I read somewhere that 900 pages of the 1500 Are the personal ramblings of the authors opinions on society and having read this book I fully agree. Did I enjoy the actual story? I did! I got really drawn into the characters and the plot. Did the authors ramblings and in-depth descriptions ruin it for me? Yes and no, some of them I enjoyed, some bored me to tears, but I'm glad I've read it all the same.

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youneverarrived
Les Misérables | Victor Hugo
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I miss you guys. Something happened a couple of weeks ago that has had a massive impact on me. Every day has been a struggle but I‘m determined to get through and come out a stronger person. I‘m trying to find some sense of normality in life and Litsy is a part of that so expect lots of likes and comments as I catch up on all your posts. Hope you‘re all well 🧡

Birdsong28 Sending you lots of love and hugs ❤️😘📚📖 8mo
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saresmoore
Les Misérables | Victor Hugo
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I FINALLY FINISHED. I don‘t feel like I have any right to criticize the great classics, but this book was just too damn long. It could have been three separate books—a history retelling, an essay collection, and a novel—and each of those 3 could have been a quarter of the length of the actual book. Hugo‘s flat and obnoxious female characters made me roll my eyes. There were plenty of nuggets of wisdom, but not enough to make me enjoy reading it.👇

saresmoore I didn‘t bail, but I did skim some of the digressions and I most certainly did some serious hate reading. I get why people love the story, and there are some truly lovely sentences. I think it‘s one of those important accounts that reminds us how history can repeat itself, but beyond that, I wasn‘t impressed. #LesMisBuddyRead 8mo
batsy Oof, sounds tough. And the hate-reading bit made me laugh! I plan to tackle this... someday... maybe not immediately 😆 8mo
saresmoore @batsy I think you‘ll probably do better reading it than I did. I just lost patience for all the digressions and melodrama. And these saintly men with their pathetic female counterparts! The good ladies had tiny feet and the bad ladies were fat or bearded. I guess it also turns out that I care very little for the minutiae of the French revolutions. 😬 8mo
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Notafraidofwords It made you miserable - enough said. 8mo
saresmoore @Notafraidofwords 😂 Yep! Pretty much! Oh and now I can commit more of my energy to Gatsby. It‘s a nice, refreshing change of pace. 8mo
Cortg I‘ve been conquering Les Mis for 2 years now on serial reader. I only read it when I‘m waiting around for a kid pick up or really down time at work. Some parts I find extremely boring (Waterloo) but some parts I really enjoy (the coffin escape.) It will probably take me another year to finish and I‘m strangely OK with that. I liked what you had to say about the book. 8mo
TrishB Well done on finishing 👍🏻 I have never been tempted by this! 8mo
Tamra That‘s one of my pet peeves - insufficient editing by either author or editor. 8mo
emilyhaldi I‘ll be skipping this classic! Bravo to you for finishing 👏🏻 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm Hurrah! for completing it! 8mo
Kalalalatja I feel you, and I agree completely with everything you wrote 🙄🙄🙄 8mo
saresmoore @Cortg Honestly, I think your reading strategy is ideal for this book! It is so dense that a thinly spread reading of it will probably help you appreciate it even more. 8mo
saresmoore @TrishB My husband insists that I watch the musical—he‘s been singing to me all along—but I think I need some distance from it before I can stomach visuals & music to accompany this story! 😅 8mo
saresmoore @Tamra I just don‘t understand. Did he get paid by the word? So much history and overexplanation. Phew! 8mo
saresmoore @Kalalalatja I‘m glad I saw it through, but I don‘t think I‘ll be recommending it to anyone! 8mo
TrishB @saresmoore my daughter made me watch the musical as she loves musicals. I didn‘t like that either! Although she did 😁 8mo
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