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The Crimson Petal and the White
The Crimson Petal and the White | Michel Faber
Step into Victorian London and meet our heroine, Sugar - a young woman trying to drag herself up from the gutter any way she can - and the host of unforgettable characters that make up her world.
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Two #over500pages books from my shelves, to be read.
#Gratefulreads
#alittlepagecountphobia

veritysalter A fabulous book ♥️ 4mo
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼📚❤️ 4mo
Rissreads A little life is one of my all time favourites 🧡 4mo
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Tamra The tagged book sounds good! I hadn‘t known about it. 4mo
batsy Tagged book is so good! @Tamra 4mo
Tamra @batsy It‘s going to be my first choice after I finish up my class in December! Do you have any holiday mysteries queued up yet? 4mo
batsy @Tamra Ooh yes! I want to hopefully get to Georgette Heyer's A Christmas Party & Mavis Hay's The Santa Klaus Murder! And this Japanese one that's also got a Christmas setting :) What about you? 4mo
Tamra @batsy oh the tagged one is intriguing! I was thinking 4mo
batsy @Tamra I've got that one on my radar, too! 👍🏽 4mo
Tamra @batsy I just tagged the Hay mystery. 😁 4mo
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Librarybelle
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Sugar, a prostitute in 19th century London, is determined to lead a better life. #MoneysTooTightToMention , so she decides to find someone who can lift her out of her current circumstances. Enter Mr Rackham. Faber‘s epic story is spellbinding. I read this ages ago but can still remember descriptions of Mrs Rackham‘s wife and how dry Sugar‘s skin is. #RedRoseSeptember

arlenefinnigan Sounds an interesting read! 5mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Me too! I still remember the descriptions of the lavender fields. Love this book! 5mo
SauerPatch I‘m glad to see a (good?) review of this. I sometimes wonder what I missed out on because it was a hard DNF for me. :/ 5mo
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Librarybelle @arlenefinnigan It‘s a #chunkster , so a big commitment! 😂 5mo
Librarybelle @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Faber seems to have a descriptive flare to his writing. 5mo
Librarybelle @SauerPatch I did like this one! It‘s been at least 15 years since I read it, but I do recall Faber‘s language to be much more literary. Also, the length and the commitment to it seemed rather daunting. But, he somehow grabbed me in his story of Sugar. That‘s why books are so incredible - we each have a different experience with them. I definitely know some who have tried to read this one and just couldn‘t. 5mo
Cinfhen I bought this book because @Centique has not stopped raving about it along with @Reviewsbylola & @Kalalalatja 5mo
Kalalalatja And I won‘t stop until you read it @Cinfhen 😉 5mo
Reviewsbylola Yup, one of my favorites! @cinfhen 5mo
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CallMeIshmael
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When you work down the street from a wonderful bookstore and they have a great used book section (7 books for $5) you then have to carry the books back to work #nerdproblems

ValerieAndBooks You got your workout for the day! 👍💪📚 7mo
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Cinfhen
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I have zero self control, although I did hold back from ordering $35 worth of books to earn free shipping 😜The other three books were already in my cart...so I thought, why not?!?!

Chrissyreadit That is on my TBR in real life too. 8mo
emilyhaldi You went for it!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
Reviewsbylola Glad I helped talk you into it. 😆 8mo
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Hooked_on_books I virtually always order enough to get free shipping. It‘s like I can‘t get over the hurdle of spending 5 measly dollars and have to spend (sometimes) 30 dollars more. 🙄😆 8mo
Cinfhen I‘m usually the biggest sucker for “free shipping” @Hooked_on_books but today I wised up 😉 8mo
Cinfhen I‘ll send you the book after I read it @Chrissyreadit 💕 8mo
Redwritinghood Love the tagged book. One of my favorites. 8mo
melissanorr I really enjoyed The Professor and the Madman! 8mo
Kalalalatja Yay, I‘m so excited you are finally going to read it 🙌🙌 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm This reminds me, please email me your address, I‘ll like to send you a book off your tbr wish list for your birthday! issejchoo at yahoo dot com 8mo
Cinfhen How sweet @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks for thinking of me 😘😘😘 8mo
Cinfhen There was lots of #LitsyPressure to read tagged book @Redwritinghood Hope I don‘t bail @Kalalalatja @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi 😬 8mo
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Centique
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#wanderingjune #londoncalling

If you go #calling in Victorian #london for a call-girl, you might meet our fabulous protagonist Sugar who knows all the ways of wooing. This book shows you behind the scenes and all is not as it seems!

And while we‘re at it - I LOVE The Clash. Probably my favourite band of all time. 😍

BarbaraBB So much London in this book. Great choice. And how cool that you like The Clash so much! 8mo
Cinfhen It‘s still on my TBR but I think I‘ll be adding it to my next book order 😉 8mo
batsy Such a good book! 8mo
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Cathythoughts I gave this one on my kindle ... I‘m looking forward to it ♥️👍🏻 8mo
Reviewsbylola Love this book!! 8mo
Reviewsbylola Do it!!! @Cinfhen But be forewarned, it‘s a chunkster!!! 8mo
Cinfhen I know @Reviewsbylola which is why I keep putting off buying it 🙄#PageCountPhobia 8mo
Cinfhen But you love it @Reviewsbylola and so does @Kalalalatja and @Centique that I think im ready to commit 8mo
Kalalalatja Do it, do it, do it @Cinfhen 👏👏 I promise, the pages will fly by! 8mo
Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi loved it too! @Cinfhen I can‘t think of anyone that didn‘t love it. 8mo
emilyhaldi @Cinfhen I promise you the pages will not be an obstacle once you get started... I didn‘t want it to end! 8mo
LeahBergen Loved this book (AND The Clash 😆😆). 8mo
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Reviewsbylola
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It‘s #aharddaysnight when you‘re a lady of the night. Sugar is a young lady in Victorian London who is determined to rise in society above her current station as a prostitute in a brothel. This was a stellar 5 star read for me and ranks as one of my favorite books ever. #anglophileapril

Melissa_J I loved this one too 😊 10mo
Cinfhen Damn!!! I NEED to finally bit the bullet and get this book 10mo
MicheleinPhilly 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 10mo
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hlgreenfield This book has been on my tbr list for so long. Really need to check it out 10mo
Kalalalatja Yesssssss 🙌 10mo
Mdargusch I‘ve never heard you mention this book. Stacking! 10mo
Reviewsbylola It‘s so good. @emilyhaldi really liked it I think. I gifted it to her. @Lorinda45 didn‘t like the ending as I recall. 😆 @Mdargusch 10mo
emilyhaldi Best everrrrrrrrrrr 10mo
Reviewsbylola You for sure do. @Cinfhen 10mo
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beaconhillbooks
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Pickpick

Immersive historical fiction, wonderful character driven novel.

scowler1 Best novel ever written. 11mo
beaconhillbooks @scowler1 extremely impressive. Have you read any other of Faber‘s? 11mo
scowler1 @beaconhillbooks Read them all, he is excellent. Very diverse though so don't expect anything similar to Crimson, except the short story collection 'The Apple' 11mo
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Kalalalatja
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Pickpick

First book finished, and close to 5 hours of reading done 💪 #24in48

Still as wonderful as the first time I read it! This counts as my #RemindsYouofaFavoritePlace, which is London. I bought this book in 2016 while on my literary pilgrimage of UK, and read it during the trip. So many memories connected to this great read ❤️

#Booked2019

ladyonequestion I love this book so much, great pick for London too, very evocative! 13mo
GatheringBooks oh gosh! i have only just hit one hour! 😭😭😭 13mo
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Kalalalatja @ladyonequestion definitely! @GatheringBooks don‘t worry, plenty of time yet! 👏👏 13mo
Cinfhen Wow!!! You knocked that out fast!!! I may need to fight my #PageCountPhobia and finally give this book a try 😬 (edited) 13mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen YES! It is so so so worth it 🙌 13mo
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OrangeMooseReads
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I DNF this one. I‘m not sure I even got 100 pages in before I was just done. Not sure if I will give it another shot or not.
@TheReadingMermaid

SumisBooks May I ask what you didn't like about the book? 13mo
OrangeMooseReads @TheReadingMermaid some of it was the writing style I just couldn‘t get into it and the characters were not interesting to me. I‘m a mood reader too so that may have been part of it as well. 13mo
SumisBooks Totally fair enough. I have started reading books sometimes and the timing just wasn't right for me so I put the book down. Usually after I pick it up a second time I will decide whether it's me or the book that's got to go LMAO 😜 13mo
BookNAround I didn‘t much like this one either although so many other people did. I will say, in its favor, they used an amazingly high quality of paper for this one. It felt absolutely luxurious. Too bad the content didn‘t do it for me! 13mo
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Kalalalatja
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Tuesday situation 📖☕️

#currentlyreading

AmyG SO good. 13mo
emilyhaldi Youre doin it!! 👏🏻 13mo
LeahBergen Yes!! 😍😍😍 13mo
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Kalalalatja
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I love Faber‘s descriptions 🙌 I feel like everything is so tongue-in-cheek and ironic, and I‘m here for it!

#currentlyreading

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Kalalalatja
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Even though I have 3 books #waiting to be finished, and 24 books #waiting to be read, I have been eyeing this book for the last couple of days. I might have to do a reread very soon. It could even work for #RemindsYouOfYourHappyPlace for #Booked2019. Decisions, decisions 🤔😄

#MusicalNewYear

Cinfhen One day I‘ll get to this!!! 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm I want to read it this year! 🤞 13mo
emilyhaldi Ugh, yes 🙌🏻 13mo
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readordierachel What @erzascarletbookgasm said 👆🏽. I read Under the Skin last year and have been wanting to read more of him! 13mo
vivastory Is it often you reread? And I echo what @erzascarletbookgasm & @readordierachel said 13mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen @erzascarletbookgasm @readordierachel this is still my fave book by him. Just reading the first page had me hooked all over again 👌 @emilyhaldi I couldn‘t resist, it is just soooo good! @vivastory I used to do it a lot more. I think I only reread one print book and two on audio last year. But sometimes I start thinking more and more about a certain book, and then I know it‘s time for a reread 👍 13mo
Cathythoughts On my Shelf Thankyou for reminding me .... ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ 13mo
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msford88
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Pickpick

This is one of my favorite books ever. It's about a nineteen-year-old girl, Sugar, who is a brothel worker in 1870s London. After meeting William Rackham, she begins an improbable ascent though the strata of Victorian society. This is a remarkable book that is Dickensian in scope and tells one the richest stories I've had the privilege of reading. Yes, it could be used as a doorstop (clocking in at ~900 pages), but it reads quite quickly.

AmyG I loved this book. 13mo
Alfoster I loved it too! @AmyG 13mo
juliegumdrop One of my all time favorites too! 13mo
BookBridget Loved this book! 12mo
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ElisabethRose

And here I go again unable to decide what to read so I start two of the longest books in my collection at the same time. I'm really enjoying this though, the narration is so interesting how it directly addresses the reader and almost makes them a character. I'm loving it so far.

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Centique
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Pickpick

If you‘re going to spend a few days and 830 odd pages in a book, then I can wish for no better character to accompany you than Michael Faber‘s Sugar. Above image is from the TV miniseries (unseen by me), but Sugar looks just the way I pictured her! This novel takes you from the stinking slums to the perfumed drawing rooms of 19th century London and never averts it‘s eyes. But it‘s the characters that keep you rapidly turning pages. A definite pick

Centique I think you‘ll love this character @Cinfhen 😍 14mo
batsy This book took me entirely out of my life when I was reading it... So absorbing and fantastic. 14mo
Centique @batsy exactly! I‘m loathe to leave Sugar now. ☹️Might take me a while to start another book! 14mo
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CouronneDhiver Great review 👍🏽 14mo
JamieArc Love this book. Am always surprised I don‘t see it pop up more. It‘s almost like a hidden gem. 14mo
Redwritinghood One of my favorites! 14mo
CarolynM Unpopular opinion...I bailed on this one at 100 pages😐 14mo
Cinfhen I‘ve heard nothing but good things ( well except for @CarolynM 😂😂) but that PAGE COUNT!!! #pagecountphobia 14mo
Cinfhen I might recommend it to my bookclub as our big summer read... that should keep me motivated to read it. Would it be good for bookclub??? 14mo
Centique @Cinfhen I think so. A lot to talk about the changing roles of men and women, class and gender. They‘d have to be comfortable with brutally honest descriptions of sex work and “bawdy” language. It also reads way faster than any other book of this length I‘ve read! 14mo
Centique @CarolynM I can sympathise with that! I think if the characters don‘t grab you in this one, it‘s not going to have any magic for you. Fair enough to DNF. 😘 14mo
Centique @CouronneDhiver thanks so much! 14mo
Centique @JamieArc @Redwritinghood Yay! Pleased to be in such good bookish company 😘 14mo
Cinfhen I think my book ladies will like it...it‘s a departure from our normal reads. 14mo
Wife I have this and may have to bump it up in the TBR. I have to find the series after reading!🌹 14mo
LeahBergen One of my favourites! 😍😍 14mo
Kalalalatja Love this book so much! 14mo
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Martta
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Banana-Peach smoothie with a book. 😋

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Centique
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Look what just arrived @Cinfhen 😂😂😂 it‘s a biggie!

Kalalalatja Woohoo! My paperback seems a lot smaller 😄😄 1y
Redwritinghood ❤️ this book. Enjoy! 1y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I LOVE this book! The miniseries was good too 1y
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batsy Oof, the hardback looks ginormous! I love this one, hope you enjoy! 1y
Cinfhen O.M.Geeeeeeeeeee it‘s Ginormous 😫😫😫😫 1y
LeahBergen It‘s so good! 1y
Centique @Cinfhen 😂😂😂 you can do it! But maybe when you have fewer challenges on... 1y
Centique @batsy @LeahBergen there is no higher recommendation than both of yours! 🏆🏆 1y
Cinfhen I‘m definitely intrigued but I‘m not rushing to order it just yet. Keep me posted xx 1y
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Kalalalatja
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A prostitute who wants to take revenge on all the men, who have treated her and all women badly. She does this by making a rich guy fall in love with her, and then makes her way deeper and deeper into his life. Need I say more about, why I picked this for #IllMakeYouSorry?

And yes, I probably should shut up about this book, but I won‘t till you all read it, so there‘s that 🙃😉

#NoFemmeber

Cinfhen That plot sounds brilliant!!! Another book that I NEED to get to!!! 1y
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen yes! And I know @emilyhaldi will second that opinion 👍 1y
Cinfhen I need a new category on Litsy - like a TBR and then a GET RIGHT NOW 1y
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erzascarletbookgasm @Cinfhen like a book that has been longest on your TBR perhaps? 1y
Cinfhen There are some books I‘d like to read one day and then there are books that I feel like I need to read right away @erzascarletbookgasm but I can‘t remember which are which because I stack soooooo many!!! 1y
batsy Great pick! 1y
emilyhaldi This is definitely a GET RIGHT NOW contender 😉😉😉 @Cinfhen 1y
Cinfhen 💕 @emilyhaldi this better not be like the Butcher‘s Hook .... I didn‘t love that one 1y
Quirkybookworm Did not care too much for it.. 1y
Kalalalatja I really think you should read it @Cinfhen but every book I have recommended to you have ended up #MoreMehThanYeah. But both @emilyhaldi @batsy and I really like it, so use that info as you like 😄 1y
Kalalalatja @Quirkybookworm oh no! I really loved it, but people differ 😊 1y
Cinfhen I know @Kalalalatja our tastes run hot & cold sometimes 😘I‘m still willing to give it a try 1y
LeahBergen @Cinfhen I LOVE this book! I‘m chiming in here. 😆 1y
emilyhaldi Omg @Cinfhen I would be so sad if you didn't like this one!!... But like @Kalalalatja said, our tastes to tend to differ 😆 this book is def my favorite I've read this year though 🙌🏻 1y
Centique @Cinfhen I have this on order and plan to read it next month! 1y
Billypar It does sound good, but that's quite a page count 😬 Though, with a revenge plotline, maybe that's a good thing- a big payoff, dish-served-cold sort of thing?😼🍝 1y
BarbaraBB And here am I, another fan of the book @Cinfhen 😀. 1y
Cinfhen I just noticed the page count @Billypar 😱#pagecountphobia‼️‼️ @emilyhaldi @LeahBergen @Centique @BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja YOU GUYS ARE KILLING ME😳 1y
emilyhaldi Lololol @Cinfhen this definitely qualifies as a #chunkster but I'm telling you I did NOT want it to end!!! 1y
Kalalalatja @Billypar @Cinfhen it didn‘t feel like a chunkster at all, the pages just flew by, for me 💨 1y
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Kalalalatja
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Sugar is always my pick for #StrongHeroine 💪

#31bookpics

JacqMac This book never gets enough credit for it‘s greatness. (edited) 1y
erzascarletbookgasm I will move this further up my TBR piles. Sigh. 1y
Redwritinghood Great book! 1y
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Kalalalatja @JacqMac @Redwritinghood exactly! That‘s why I post about it every chance I get 👍 @erzascarletbookgasm yes! It is soooo good ❤️ @emilyhaldi #fanclub 🙌🙌 1y
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emilyhaldi
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William Rackham sure thinks highly of himself and Sugar, his favorite London prostitute, is an expert at playing along and never letting on that she believes him to be a #stupidman. These two might have my all time favorite unconventional relationship... masterfully written!!
#septemberdanes

Cinfhen I‘ve been meaning to read this book forever ~ thanks for the reminder ❣️ 1y
Kalalalatja Peeeeerfect pick 🙌🙌 1y
MrsMalaprop Great book & pick for the prompt 👍. 1y
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Reviewsbylola This is one of those books that doesn‘t get the attention it deserves imo! 1y
Mdargusch Would I like this? 1y
emilyhaldi Not sure @Mdargusch there's a lot of sex... @Reviewsbylola what do u think? 1y
Reviewsbylola It‘s loooooooong too. @Mdargusch But it‘s really good! 1y
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Quirkybookworm
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Panpan

Finally picked up the book again managed to finish it this am. I don‘t know what to say...The ending was horrid!

Herschelian Absolutely agree 2y
Coleen I‘ve had this on Mt. TBR forever. Always heard great things. Now I‘m worried! 😳 2y
Rcoco I did not like this over-wrought book either. The narrator was an appalling character too. 2y
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bookcollecter I have this in hardcover and haven't bread yet...perhaps it's not worth the time...? 2y
Q84 I too have it on my shelf waiting to be read. Maybe I should just pass it on. 2y
AliceCastle Very odd novel 2y
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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyAug18 Day 10: Sometimes, it pays to be#Lazy and nourish the soul for awhile.

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magicalshelves
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All of the books I bought at a book sale yesterday for 10 cents each! They are also clean, in good condition and no broken spines in sight! 🙌🏻
I‘m really interested in the Crimson Petal and the White; it sounds excellent from the blurb and I may need to put it at the top of my historical fiction tbr.

#bookhaul #cheapbooks

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Kalalalatja
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Agnes Rackham dreams of angels, #heaven, and what she calls “The Convent of Health”. She is definitely delusional, and very naïve, about many things, but she is also one of my favourite characters from this gorgeous book ?

#AugustisaTrip

BarbaraBB This was such a great book! 2y
emilyhaldi I still haven‘t posted my review on this book but OMG I loved it 😩😩😩 i has such a nasty book hangover after this one. So amazing 🙌🏻 2y
vkois88 I love the color scheme on the cover, and it sounds like an interesting read 2y
laundry_piles Seeing your posts on this makes me want to re-read it so badly! I loved this book 2y
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emilyhaldi
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Moving back to my #chunkster to start hour 7 😅
#24in48

AmyG I loved this book. 2y
Reviewsbylola I recognized that plate before I saw this was your post. 😂 2y
Mdargusch Ha! @Reviewsbylola. Great job! @emilyhaldi 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
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minkyb I spy portmeirion botanical garden! 2y
emilyhaldi @minkyb good eye!! 👀 2y
Centique This is on my TBR for this year but I might save it for my Christmas holidays. Hope it‘s good! 2y
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Quirkybookworm
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I didn‘t join 24 in 48 due to starting this book couple days ago and it is not for a light reading. I picked it up again around midnight and I‘m halfway through as of 4 am. Remember, it has 894 pages and I intend to finish it today!

kathleenaflynn Such a great book! 2y
juliegumdrop This is one of my all time favorites! 2y
VanessaCW Fab read! 2y
mutlee Love this book! 2y
JackieSmith I hated this book so much! It crystallized for me why authors avoid second person point of view. And I hated the plot. My book club likewise didn‘t enjoy it, but we did have an excellent discussion! 2y
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emilyhaldi
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Thanks to everyone who helped me decide which #chunkster to read next! These two tied with 9 votes each and so I had to make the decision myself... which took me 5 days 😆 but based on my mood, I‘m going in on the tagged book and am super excited based on all of your rave reviews!!

2BR02B I've been meaning to read this one too, but it strikes me as a wintery sort of book for some reason. 2y
Cathythoughts They both sound great 👍🏻 2y
LeahBergen I can‘t wait to hear what you think. 2y
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Kalalalatja Yes, it is so good! 2y
BarbaraBB It‘s a good book, you‘ll read it fast and then on to Steinbeck 😉😘 2y
Reviewsbylola Enjoy! That Steinbeck cover is amazing. 2y
Redwritinghood Yes! One of my favorites. 2y
janeycanuck I read this a few years ago - it doesn‘t feel like a chunkster once you get started, the pages just fly by. 2y
emilyhaldi @2BR02B I definitely considered that same thing! It seems like a good book to cozy up with during a cold winter... however, I have to say it makes rather compelling poolside reading as well!! 😄 2y
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Quirkybookworm
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Janmah Did you like this? I have it but haven‘t read it. 2y
Quirkybookworm @Janmah Still reading it. 😊 2y
Janmah Ok. I got it a long time ago, started it, put it down and really don‘t remember much about it. 2y
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Quirkybookworm
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Rissa1 I loved this book when I bought, and read it, over a decade ago. Sadly, I lent my copy out and never got it back. 😭 2y
julesG @Rissa1 That's my story with this book, too. Loved it, lend it, never got it back. 2y
BookwormM This is in my TBR stack 2y
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kathleenaflynn I loved this 2y
OrangeMooseReads I bailed on this one. I was having an extra angry militant feminist moment and couldn‘t deal with it. 2y
Lexeegee I bailed on this one too. Just bizarre 2y
WritethebookAnniemae 🧡 it. There were times when I couldn‘t put it 👇🏼. 2y
Janmah I too didn‘t finish it. 2y
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Martta
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Another summer day salad and another book! 😋☀️🥗

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Martta
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So getting back into this one. I started this months ago but somehow never finished. This is one of my goals to read through during my summer vacation so now is a perfect time to start. 😊

Kalalalatja It is so good! 2y
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Kalalalatja
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This book is all about the #LadyMadonna/whore trope. William Rackham is married to his innocent, and a little bit crazy wife, Agnes, but she doesn‘t really do it for him. He is bored and restless. Until he meets Sugar, a not so innocent prostitute. And then William spends the rest of the book trying to figure out who he wants. Decisions, decisions 🤔

#HeyJune

laundry_piles I really enjoyed this book. I read it so long ago. I think there's a follow up boo now but I haven't read it and there was a mini series based on this book that I had watched. This book made me so thankful I wasn't born in that era! 2y
Cinfhen I‘m intrigued 2y
GypsyKat Well done! 2y
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Zelma I loved this book so much! Aside from the weird Agnes POV chapters. 2y
JacqMac I loved this book, too. I think it‘s underrated. 2y
LeahBergen @Cinfhen It‘s sooo good, but ... it‘s a chunkster. You don‘t usually like those. 😂 2y
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen it is true what @LeahBergen writes, but it is a very, very good #chunkster! 2y
Kalalalatja @laundry_piles there is, it is a collection of short stories called 2y
Kalalalatja @GypsyKat thanks! @Zelma those chapters were strange, but I kinda liked them 😄 @JacqMac I agree!! 2y
laundry_piles @Kalalalatja have you read that yet? 2y
arubabookwoman I loved this book too. Had it on my shelf a long time before reading it, and then kicked myself for taking so long to get to it. 2y
Cinfhen Uh oh!! Is it also YA @LeahBergen ?!?because a YA #chunkster might be a deal breaker 🙄😬 2y
LeahBergen @Cinfhen Nope! It‘s definitely not YA (whew! 😄). 2y
Cinfhen Whew!! I‘m stacking for future consideration @LeahBergen 😘 2y
Kalalalatja @laundry_piles I have. I didn‘t like it as much, but it was fun to learn a bit more about some of the characters. @arubabookwoman I read it on holiday in the UK 2 days after I bought it, I was just so excited 😄 2y
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen not even close to YA, more historical fiction, but not sugar sweet either. It is one of the best books I have ever read, and definitely my favourite HF 👍 but I‘ll stop gushing about it, so I don‘t get your expectations too high for when you do pick it up 😄😄 2y
Cinfhen Hahaha!!! We‘ve been there before, Katja😘 2y
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Martta
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Another day another journey. This time I got to be home for exactly 24 hours before leaving again. On the plus side: I get a lot of reading done. 😊 🚂🚃🚃🚃

Tamra I am such a homebody, it would be hard for me to travel that much. 2y
Martta @Tamra It takes a toll on me too. I counted that this year already I have travelled about 40 350km around the world and around Finland. I hope I get to rest a bit after this week. Travelling is a bit laborious if you do it a lot. 2y
Tamra @Martta I can only imagine! We like to travel in the summer months camping, but it would be tiring for work. 2y
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Martta
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This sometimes happens in Finland; the conductor just announced that they have found a Second World war bomb under the train station I'm travelling to (they were making renovations and found it by accident). This means that before I get out of this train and before any of this area's trains get to move anywhere they need to move the bomb away. This is what we mean by bomb threats in Finland. Just my luck. 😂😂😂😂

julesG Hope you don't have to wait for too long. The tagged book is great, BTW. Similar bomb threats to happen in certain parts of Germany. Have to travel to the Rhine-Ruhr area in 11 days, hope the ground is still frozen then and any building work is suspended. 2y
Martta @julesG We are luckily already moving. It's pretty regular that this happens. Finland was bombed pretty throughoutly during the second world war. For example when they took down a school I went for three years as a child they found a bomb. It was an interesting feeling to realize that you went to school on top of an old bomb for three years. 😂 2y
julesG Have a good trip. My brother and I found WW II hand grenades playing and digging in the forest one day. Luckily we a) knew what it was due to a school drill and b) hadn't been digging so hard that we triggered them accidentally. 2y
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Martta @julesG Oh good! That could have ended in a very bad way otherwise... Luckily the old bombs seem to go off pretty rarely but it's still good to be very carefull. 2y
julesG Yeah. Tell me about it. Back then we thought it was a great adventure, now, with the eyes of an adult /mother, I think we were stupid to even play in that area. We knew pretty well to steer clear of the area. 2y
Martta @julesG It does sound like you were playing in the wrong place. 😁 But sometimes history just kicks back and there is nothing no one can do about it. 2y
julesG Your last sentence reminds me of 'Purge'. 😉 2y
Martta @julesG Now that you said it. It kind of does. 😁 2y
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Martta
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A change of book and some Easter chocolate. I have had this book on my Sony reader for ages and I'm feeling like now is the time to continue with it. Still couple of hours of train ride left before arriving to the destination. 😊📚

oOArankaOo I was thinking of getting a new e-reader, but your pictures actually make me miss my Sony. I need to figure out where I put it when we moved house! 2y
Martta @oOArankaOo I'm really attached to my old and always reliable Sony Reader. ❤ 2y
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GreydiaTheGeek
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My amazing book haul earlier this month from a library sale. All of this for $4! My kitty had to inspect them first.

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Kalalalatja
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Sugar is definitely working longer than #9to5 - She‘s a “working” girl, and she works hard to get the things she wants. Even if it means working through the night and writing on her novel by day. While at the same time ensnaring rich guys to make her lige a bit easier.

#FierceFeb

batsy Great choice. Love this book! 2y
Kalalalatja @batsy it is freaking awesome! I haven‘t read one by Faber I liked as much as this 2y
Reviewsbylola Love this book!! 2y
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ElishaLovesBooks I also love this book!! 2y
emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola just gifted this to me! Really looking forward to it 😄 2y
Kalalalatja @Reviewsbylola @ElishaLovesBooks it didn‘t feel like a chunkster at all, the pages just flew by! @emilyhaldi oh, I really hope you like it! I read while travelling around Britain, so it is tied up with all kinds of great memories, as well as being an amazing book! 2y
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HotMessJess
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#Flower: officially off antibiotics! Today‘s pick is a historical fiction from my #MountTBR

@bookloo @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #Newyearreads

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!!! So glad you are feeling better!!!! 👏🏻😘🍓 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto This has been on my TBR foreverrrr. Glad you're feeling better! 2y
JoeStalksBeck ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Dragon Glad to hear that ! 💐 2y
HotMessJess @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you, we are officially back in action 😍😍 2y
HotMessJess @Ashley_Nicoletto this read looks SO intriguing. My Mother in Law lets me go through her book shelves and take whatever I want when she‘s done. It‘s dangerous 😳, but she‘s got impeccable taste in books! 2y
HotMessJess @Dragon thank you! So glad to be over that garbage! 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I. Love. This. Book. 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled The movie is well done too - check it out when you‘re done!! 2y
HotMessJess @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled there‘s a movie too?!? I‘m so excited! Maybe I‘ll try this after Lab Girl!! 2y
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LaviniaG
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Still many hours to go, but really enjoying it!

TheAnitaAlvarez This book is fantastic! I really enjoyed it, the setting, the characters, the writing are all 💯 2y
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Kalalalatja
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Of course I had to pick this for the #crimson prompt today. This is a story about Sugar, a prostitute in Victorian (Edwardian?) England, and how she tries to change her situation. It is historical fiction at its finest, and I were hooked all the way through 👌

This is still my favourite Faber book, and I have so many good memories connected to it.

#SeasonsReadings2017

batsy This book is so good ♥️ 2y
JamieArc I loved this book! It‘s one of the few I‘m tempted to reread. 2y
AmyG I loved this, too. ❤️ 2y
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benchley1 I loved this book, could not get into the movie though. 2y
Kalalalatja @benchley1 I didn't even know there was a movie! 2y
TheAliceEvers The BBC (I think) did a great tv show adaption a couple years ago. Remember thinking what a fantastic story with incredibly complex characters. Think I should give it a read too! 2y
Kalalalatja @batsy @JamieArc @AmyG I keep recommending it to people, it is just so great @TheAliceEvers you definitely should, and maybe I should try and find that BBC show 👍 2y
Quirkybookworm I‘m reading it at the moment. I‘m trying hard not to punch that so called gentleman and other men for degrading women. 2y
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sprainedbrain
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Unexpected #bookmail part 2!

My fantastic pen pal, @Born.A.Reader sent me all of this awesomeness, and said I didn‘t have to wait for Christmas, so heck yes, I opened them. 😃

Thank you so much, Jenn! I haven‘t even been a good pen pal the last couple of months, and you are too kind! ❤️❤️

Born.A.Reader Aww you're very welcome! And don't worry, it's been a crazy few months for everyone! ❤ 2y
E-book Loved A Northern Light! 2y
LeahBergen The Crimson Petal is one of my faves! ❤️❤️ 2y
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TheAnitaAlvarez
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This book has been described as Dickensian, and it certainly has the feeling, although it doesn‘t really have the same Victorian morality. Sugar is a fascinating character, as a woman trying to make her way in a male-dominated world. And the other characters are equally interesting and eye-catching.

I bought this in my favorite bookshop in Edinburgh, and the copy happened to be a signed one!
#RoryGilmoresReadingChallenge

BookishMarginalia Love the tote! 2y
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SarahKat84
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Finished this book on a plane. Combination of audiobook and traditional book. I think I liked it! Some interesting characters. Great writing. I definitely have to think about it some more. I‘m not sure I understand everything. This will forever be my first cross stitch and read book. Might have been the best part of the book!

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wen4blu
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Up next.....I've been carrying this heavy book everywhere the last few days. Hope it is worth it!

Kalalalatja It is sooooo good! I don't want to get your expectations up. But.... it is really good! 2y
Buddys_Momma This book is great! I plan to read it again 👍🏽 2y
Redwritinghood One of my favorites. 2y
LeahBergen A favourite. ❤️ 2y
OrangeMooseReads I am of the minority on this one, I bailed because the characters annoyed me and situation pissed me off. I think I got 100 ish pages in. 2y
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Redwritinghood
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I was tagged by @ForeverNerdy to give my #top10authorrecommendation. This was hard! There are so many I enjoy. For today, though, here‘s my list. It‘s a few old favorites and some more recent ones I‘ve enjoyed. I‘m not sure who‘s been tagged already or not, so sorry if I tag you below and you‘ve already done this. 😊 #10authorrecommendations

Suet624 Gah!!! I forgot Tom Robbins! So great to see his name on your list. 2y
Pruzy Ooh, I‘m gonna love doing this! 2y
AceOnRoam Oh I love the Crimson Petal and the White 💝💝 2y
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AceOnRoam Thank you for tagging me @Redwritinghood I would love to play along. I love your recs, I'm happily adding those I have never read as you have fabulous taste in books! 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 I need to add some of these authors to my read list! Good picks ❤️ 2y
mrozzz I need to come up with a list!! 2y
Laura317 @Redwritinghood Thanks for the tag! I'll have to see what my list would be. I love your list! 2y
SilversReviews Love how you said your favorites TODAY. 😎 Oooo..I love Carlos Ruiz Zafon too...SHADOW OF THE WIND is my favorite. 2y
Redwritinghood @Suet624 👍🏻👍🏻 2y
Redwritinghood @Pruzy I look forward to seeing your picks. 2y
Redwritinghood @mrozzz I look forward to seeing who you pick. 2y
Redwritinghood @Laura317 looking forward to seeing your picks. 2y
Redwritinghood @SilversReviews I can be fickle! Love Shadow too. ❤️❤️ 2y
SilversReviews @Redwritinghood 😎😎😎😎 2y
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twohectobooks
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#booksacrossoceans Day 12: #sixwordsaturday

Need to reread this one. With the exception of my Nancy Drew collection, this seems to be the only six-word title on my bookshelf.

@pri_bibliophile @mellisarock

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LibrarianRyan 👍🏻🤓 3y
julesG Good choice! 3y
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Kalalalatja
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Agnes Rackham is completely #offtheirrocker in the Crimson Petal. I do really like her as a character though. 👍

#Characters2017

hlgreenfield I recently bought this book on a whim because it was at a charity shop. Is it good/worth reading? 3y
vivastory Are you enjoying your vacation? 3y
LibrarianRyan 🤓👍 3y
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Robothugs Did your candy ever get to you? 🤔 The last thing it says is they attempted to deliver and it's being held for you. (edited) 3y
Kalalalatja @Robothugs not yet, but it might have been delivered after I went on vacation. Hopefully it will be there for me when I get back 🤞 3y
Kalalalatja @hlgreenfield it definitely is! It is one of my favourite from last year, so I can't recommend it enough! 👍 3y
Kalalalatja @vivastory I am, thank you! The weather is awesome, the atmosphere is perfect and I am relaxing a lot 👏🏝 3y
hlgreenfield Oh yay!! That's great to hear! Maybe I'll take it when I go on holiday at the end of the month as my Holiday read 😃 3y
Kalalalatja @hlgreenfield I think it will be a great holiday book! I was completely absorbed by it 👌 3y
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