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The Jane Austen Book Club
The Jane Austen Book Club | Karen Joy Fowler
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In Californias central valley, five women and one man join to discuss Jane Austens novels.Over the six months they get together, marriages are tested, affairs begin,unsuitable arrangements become suitable, and love happens.With her eye for the frailties of human behavior and her ear for the absurdities of social intercourse, Karen Joy Fowler has never been wittier nor her characters more appealing.The result is a delicious dissection of modern relationships.Dedicated Austenites will delight in unearthing the echoes of Austen that run through the novel, but most readers will simply enjoy the vision and voice that, despite two centuries of separation, unite two great writers of brilliant social comedy.
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TheBookHippie
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#TLT

1. Tagged book was horrible!! Movie was so much better! Jane Austen Book Club

2. Anne of Green Gables Megan Follows movies just as good as books 🙃 maybe better 🤫

3. Freedom Writers book & Movie both good 🙃

FYI @dabbe I do NOT LIKE LES MIS movie - just no. It doesn‘t follow the book 😅😂🤣😘

Sharpeipup I second Megan Follows as Anne! 2mo
dabbe Does that also include the Broadway LES MIS, too? 😘
🤩🤩🤩 Thanks for sharing. 💚🩷💚
2mo
TheBookHippie @dabbe That‘s okay if I ignore the plot 😂😂😂 2mo
dabbe @TheBookHippie 🤩😂🤩 2mo
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TheBookgeekFrau
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks great!! 🍓 2mo
Eggs What a cover 🍓❤️🍓 2mo
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TheEllieMo
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join in if you want!

#ABookADay2023

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ProudBookNerd
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Revisiting some old friends today. I feel like I've been in a slump with my last few books and decided I needed to check in on a favorite that I haven't read in some time. I'm only a few pages in but feeling better already. Don't you just love it when that happens? 🥰❤☕️📖

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AvidReader25
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My kiddo made bookmarks for my book club the other day. 😊

BookNAround ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
LeahBergen So cute! 2y
jlhammar Adorable!! 2y
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plemmdog
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I‘ve run an in-person book club for almost 20 years. Initially, we sent out invites and announcements via email, then Evite. Are there other invitation platforms out there that folks can recommend? Thinking of an upgrade…

rwmg I've never heard of Evite before. What is the advantage over emails and text messages? 2y
plemmdog I started using as it gave a head count who was actually coming (on one occasion only one person showed up and the host had embarrassingly prepared a large spread). It also has a link to map apps, for directions. 2y
SRWCF Could you just send an invite through Outlook with a note to "please accept or decline so we know how much food to prepare"? I am an executive assistant and we use Outlook to set up all meetings, also more important meetings like those for our Board of Directors. It gives a headcount on the Tracking tab of who accepted, declined, or didn't respond, that way you know who to circle back with. 2y
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mrsmarch
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Brutal but relatable truth here.

Sparklemn So true! 3y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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I just watched this movie (and really enjoyed it). I then realized I have the book. #booktoscreen
You can see my cat cave on the mid right that neither cat uses. 😌

TheRiehlDeal That‘s what I hate. You buy something for your pet and they don‘t use it as often as you think they would. 3y
Ruthiella Yup! I stopped buying things for my cats years ago! 😹 Little buggers. 3y
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Scochrane26 My cat loves his way window perch, but I know if I bought him a bed, he would ignore it & continue sleeping on my blankets & wherever else he wants. 3y
Avanders You know… whenever I bought something new for kitty bear, I would sit on it or sleep with it or use it for a couple days first so it would smell like me — she was always quicker to use it that way 😜 3y
MaleficentBookDragon @Avanders I‘m a little big for the cat cave.😂🤣🤪 That does explain how, if I drop a shirt on the floor, I‘d turn around and Harpy would be laying on it. 3y
Avanders Lol! maybe… but you could put it in your bed with you 😁😁 3y
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AsYouWish
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Panpan

I tried to love this book... I tried to like this book... I failed!!! I did not like this book. There was great potential for this book to be amazing, but it threw a lot of random information in that was rarely or never followed up on. I was hoping for a book about a book club, what I got was a book about five people explaining their connection to each other. I mean some people may enjoy this book, I was not one of them.

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marleed I agree. I read long after seeing the movie. I liked the movie better. 3y
AsYouWish @marleed Yes, the movie was awesome!!! 3y
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sprainedbrain
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Tomorrow at 6 pm Central US time is our last bonus December watch party! Zoom invites have been sent to all who have signed up, but there‘s still time to join us if you‘re interested! 😉

#PemberLittens

LitStephanie Yay! I am looking forward to relaxing with litten friends! 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess @sprainedbrain Hi Jenni! I had a lot of work today and still wrapping up stuff as we officially closed now until after the new year. I won‘t be able to make it but have fun! 3y
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BayouGirl85
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My book club gals @lollymya @chelsey_5 are the best. I had the best time hang out with them yesterday...exchanging gifts, talking books, laughing, enjoying boozy coffee. Their friendships are priceless to me. 😘 #bayoubookbunch

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sprainedbrain
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Zoom invites have been sent for our first #PemberLittens watch party tomorrow!

Tagging those who have already signed up, but anyone is welcome!

Graciouswarriorprincess @sprainedbrain Can you include me? I thought that I signed up but maybe it was for a different time. Thanks. 3y
sprainedbrain @Graciouswarriorprincess you signed up for this one on Friday night 12/18... but I will happily add you for tomorrow if you prefer! 3y
MeganAnn Ooo my husband and son just decided they are going hunting tomorrow so now I can join in while the house is quiet. Will you send me an invite? 3y
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Graciouswarriorprincess @sprainedbrain That‘s fine. I am good then. I just couldn‘t remember. Have fun! 3y
sprainedbrain @MeganAnn done! 😉 3y
Daisey Looking forward to it! 3y
Saknicole “Emma, startin in the middle” what a sweet movie 3y
MeganAnn @sprainedbrain got it! Thanks!! 3y
sprainedbrain @Saknicole 🥰🥰🥰 3y
LitStephanie I missed this one as I got so absorbed in my Xmas tree decorating that I did not notice the time until 40 minutes after the start. Just signed up for the 18th! 3y
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Deifio
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@Eggs
Thanks @Buechersuechtling for the tag

1) I'd love to go visit Polynesia some day. I guess I've been watching Moana too often 😂

2) The only thing I want to finish this month is the tagged book for my bookclub. I don't do any challenges those tend to stress me out too much.

Want to play? @LittleBug @Heideschrampf @julesG

Buechersuechtling Moana❓🤔 I have absolutely no clue but tell me more. It sounds interesting. I mean, Polynesia, come on. 😁 3y
Deifio @Buechersuechtling The Disney movie, in German it's called Vaiana. Imagine: you on a pristine sand beach, the palm trees swooshing in the breeze and the turquoise ocean lapping at your feet 🤩 3y
Buechersuechtling @Deifio Ah, okay, One of those that I haven‘t seen yet. 3y
Eggs Polynesia 👏🏻📚🤗👏🏻 3y
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sprainedbrain
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I‘ve scheduled some watch parties for The Jane Austen Book Club and Lost in Austen, starting this weekend! If you filled out the planning form, I believe I have dates/times that will work for you.😉

Sign up here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wWbTDDwgie9AxcX532Ug-GFIGO2NUkyIAjRFtQM0...

Tagging the #PemberLittens but, as usual, anyone and everyone is welcome!

Don‘t worry, we will have NA watch parties in January!

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Kangaj1 Can you please make this spreadsheet editable? Thank you for organizing! 3y
suvata I tried to fill it out but it‘s marked “read only“. :( 3y
sprainedbrain @Kangaj1 @suvata Whoops, should be fixed! 3y
BookNAround Lost in Austen is a total kick. Hope everyone watching it enjoys it. 3y
KristiAhlers Fantastic. I‘m driving back home from California and as a passenger in the car this will be an epic way to pass the two days drive! 3y
Chrissyreadit Signed up 3y
Daisey I signed up, although I don‘t think I ever got around to the first form. 3y
KVanRead All signed up👍🏽 Thanks for hosting! 3y
AnneCecilie All signed up. 3y
sprainedbrain @Daisey you did! 😉 3y
sprainedbrain @Katbooklover That works out well!! 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess Signed up. Thanks for hosting! 3y
DebinHawaii I signed up for the weekend ones! Thanks for hosting. 💙 3y
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mirnas
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Mehso-so

The only good thing about this novel, besides the hommage to Jane Austen, is that it made me wish to join a book club🍵🧁☕🍪

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TheBookHippie
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1. Hey there‘s toilet paper in stock

2. The RIGHT TO VOTE 🌊🌊🌊🌊

#ThankfulThursday

Smarkies Number 1 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 4y
TheBookHippie @Smarkies first time since the pandemic hit 4y
Chab256 Yesterday I was out and thinking "Oh God, why are the TP shelves suddenly almost bare again?? It's been back for months...are people suddenly hoarding it again??" ?? 4y
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TheBookHippie @Chab256 never stopped here. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks sent me some so I didn‘t drip dry 🤣🤣🤣🤷🏽‍♀️ 4y
Cosmos_Moon Oh, the TP issue has been ridiculous! We should have an “in need of TP” alert/support group. Happy Thursday 🥰 send an SOS if in need... “save our shit”? Or SOA... “save our asses”? 😂 4y
TheBookHippie @Cosmos_Moon it just is ridiculous 🤯 thank goodness we got sent some by lovely Litsy readers ! 4y
Cosmos_Moon That is amazing 🥰 4y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick In May I was close to ordering a couple huge industrial rolls but my in-laws came through with a few packs. Crazy! 4y
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Revenge4bess
The Jane Austen Book Club | Karen Joy Fowler
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I‘m not sure if I remember the book. I know I‘ve seen the movie. Does that count?

marleed I actually liked the movie better than the book. 4y
Revenge4bess Really? I guess I‘ll have to re-read the book to know for sure. 4y
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Heideschrampf
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to like it, cause the idea is good, but K J Fowler just ain't as good a writer as Miss Austen is... by far. Meh.
#12Littens12BooksRound2 #12L12B2

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Heideschrampf
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Really looking forward to my next #12littens12books read that has been on my TBR forever! Thanks for the pick @julesG !

#12L12B2 #12littens12booksround2

LeeRHarry I actually preferred the movie to the book - when do us Littens ever say that!? 🤔😏 4y
Heideschrampf @LeeRHarry nope! You're Immediately and automatically expelled from the app! 😂 i'll keep it in mind and will watch when i'm through the book 4y
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HOTPock3tt
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@JoScho OMG Girl!!! 😱 My jaw literally hit the floor!!! 😘😘😘♥️🎉🥰🙌🏽Thank you soo much for the such an amazing birthday package!!! You are literally the sweetest person ever! Can‘t even tell you how much I appreciate all the love and for thinking of me!! ♥️🤗 *hug!!*

JoScho Yay! Lady you are so wonderful and life is shitty right now and you are on the front lines dealing with all this mess-I just wanted to give you a treat to show how amazing and appreciated you are. I hope you enjoy all the books 💜 4y
DaveGreen7777 Happy Birthday! 🥳🎉 4y
Avanders 😍🥰💖 4y
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HOTPock3tt @JoScho you are the one who is wonderful ♥️You completely brightened my birthday and made it special. Thank you soo much for all your understanding and support. Not everyone seems to understand what we are going through on the level that you do. It‘s so nice to be able to have a distraction from it! 4y
HOTPock3tt @DaveGreen7777 Thank you! ♥️ 4y
Eggbeater Happy Birthday! 🎉 4y
HOTPock3tt @Eggbeater Thank you! ♥️ 4y
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CaitlinByTheBook
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@sprainedbrain has started this wonderful book club #pemberlittens and I‘m so excited to join and read/re-read Austen‘s novels!!!! ❤️

sprainedbrain Glad you‘re joining us, and thanks so much for sharing! 4y
CaitlinByTheBook @sprainedbrain absolutely!!! Such a great idea! Thanks for coordinating! 4y
Revenge4bess I have a quick? What are we reading right now? 4y
CaitlinByTheBook @Revenge4bess Sense & Sensibility was the first one. I think lots of people in the group have finished that one now in preparation for Pride & Prejudice being the August-September pick :) 4y
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sprainedbrain
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Thank you to everyone who has joined so far, made suggestions, voted, chimed in on GR and slack, or just generally been enthusiastic about a JA group.😊

#PemberLittens is the winner for group name–thanks to @rubyslippersreads for a brilliant name!

The majority want to read Jane‘s novels in the order she wrote them, so we will start with S&S in May.

Feel free to share this post–new members always welcome!

Lots more info in the comments⬇️

sprainedbrain The plan is to spend 2 months on each JA novel, followed by another month reading Austenesque novels and watching film adaptations of that same novel, before moving on to the next. I figure we should wait until May to officially start, but of course you can start early or read other Jane/Austenesque stuff whenever! A reading schedule and some book-specific folders will be added to the GR group and the schedule will be shared on Litsy later today. 4y
sprainedbrain Please be mindful of spoilers, use the #PemberLittens tag on Litsy, use the heck out of the Goodreads group and Slack channels, and ENJOY! I‘m looking forward to this excellent long adventure with all of you. ❤️ 4y
sprainedbrain I will keep the original sign up sheet open through 4/17, but the form is not required to participate: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWK2OboI8g2bpeNTVVR6K_h8YHjJUoZzTd6jso... 4y
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katy4peas Thank you Jenni!! 4y
jenniferw88 @sprainedbrain I've taken the initiative and changed the group's name on Goodreads - I hope you don't mind! 4y
KarenUK I‘d love to join in 💕signing up now..... 4y
sprainedbrain @jenniferw88 nope! Thanks 😊 4y
hilded Great name! 😍 4y
jenniferw88 @sprainedbrain - do you want me to do the folders for the variations/tv adaptations as well, or shall we keep them all in the relevant book's folder? 4y
Amandajoy Awesome! 4y
Lcsmcat Thanks for getting this going! I appreciate all the work you have already put in, and will put in! (edited) 4y
Cuilin I‘m so excited about this group. I haven‘t read Austen in a group for a long time. School days, maybe? ❤️ 4y
sprainedbrain @jenniferw88 I think that would be great! Thank you for doing all of that. 4y
mollyrotondo Thank you so much! This got kicked off so quickly! I can‘t wait to get started! 4y
batsy Thank you for organising ❤️ And @rubyslippersreads —great name 😆 4y
OriginalCyn620 This sounds so awesome! Thank you for organizing this! ❤️😃 4y
wanderinglynn Awesome! 🙌🏻 4y
wordslinger42 YAY! Thanks for doing this! 💕 4y
Books4Ever Yay :) this is going to be amazing :) 4y
Deblovestoread Going to sign up now. Sounds like a great way to reintroduce myself to Jane and hangout with lovely Littens. Great idea @sprainedbrain 4y
eeclayton Yay! ❤️ 4y
jillannjohn Love the name! This is going to be awesome! 4y
ferskner Thank you for putting this together!!! 4y
Biblionut Yay! I‘m excited to start. 😄 4y
erzascarletbookgasm Wohoo! Thanks for organising! 4y
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve requested to join the GR group. 4y
PrairieDogBurrito Awesome! Thanks for doing this, and thanks to my dear friend Kristi for inviting me! 4y
rubyslippersreads Thanks so much for organizing this, and I‘m thrilled to have my group name suggestion chosen. 😊 4y
BookishMe Love the graphic 💗💗 4y
BookishMe @rubyslippersreads 👍🏽👍🏽 I voted for it... 🤗🤗 4y
LeahBergen Yayyyy! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
kspenmoll Thanks for organizing this! 4y
kspenmoll @sprainedbrain Did you get mine? I had trouble submitting it but I think it worked yesterday. 4y
CaitlinByTheBook I am in!! Love this! I was already planning to read / re-read all of Austen‘s novels so this is perfect timing for me! ❤️ 4y
sprainedbrain @kspenmoll yes, it came through the last time! ☺️ 4y
alisiakae Thank you!! Now I just need to keep reminding myself to pop in to the GR group regularly. ☺️ 4y
sprainedbrain @Kdgordon88 @caitlin.reads.books I‘m glad you‘re both joining! 4y
CoffeeK8 Yay! So fun! 4y
CrowCAH Woohoo yay! 📚 4y
MoonWitch94 Sounds wonderful! I‘d like to join. I‘ll check out the GR group as well ☺️ 4y
sprainedbrain @MoonWitch94 awesome! 😊 4y
Lesanne So, um *looking around furtively* I‘ve never read any Jane Austen. (I know, I‘m embarrassed to admit it!) But I‘d like to join so I can remedy that if possible. 😊 4y
sprainedbrain @Lesanne please join us! We have members with varying experience with Jane‘s work, and I know that I, for one, would love the chance to watch you become a fan. 🥰😂 4y
Lesanne @sprainedbrain Yay! Do I need to do anything in particular to officially join? 4y
sprainedbrain @Lesanne I posted some links at the top of the comments on this post... there‘s an optional sign up sheet, and also a link to our Goodreads group and Slack channel, if you‘re so inclined. All of them are optional, but we would love you to join us there, too. 😊 4y
Lesanne @sprainedbrain Wonderful, thank you! I‘m on GR, so I‘ll check that out also. Thanks so much! 4y
BookishMe @4thhouseontheleft same here... Many groups on GR remain neglected and also Litsy > GR 😉😁😊 4y
LiteraryinLawrence @Deezi In case you feel like an Austen reread! Suzy @BennettBookworm and I are going to do it! Seems like the perfect time to dive into Sense and Sensibility again. 💗 4y
jmtrivera I've been doing this with my cousins, so I have the books fresh in mind and would love to keep discussing! 4y
Deezi @LiteraryinLititz oooooo! This sounds fun! I haven‘t read S&S in ages! (......Is it too nerdy if I note that Sense and Sensibility was published first but not written first?) 4y
sprainedbrain @Deezi You should join us! 4y
LiteraryinLawrence @Deezi That is not nerdy, it‘s perfect! 4y
DebinHawaii I somehow missed this probably because I have been social media & Litsy time challenged the last couple of weeks but I would love to join in if I still can. I heart Austen & adaptations & starting listening to the Sense & Sensibility read by Rosamund Pike so I am in an S & S mood. 💜💜💜 4y
sprainedbrain @DebinHawaii Of course you can! I will tag you in my future posts, and I see you also joined the GR group. Happy to have you! 😃 4y
DebinHawaii @sprainedbrain Thank you! I am happy to join in! Such a great idea! 4y
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OriginalCyn620
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This sounds like a blast! @sprainedbrain is forming a Jane Austen book club and has a form link on her page. Check it out if you‘re an Austen fan!
📚😊

sprainedbrain Thank you for sharing, Cynthia! 🥰 4y
JaclynW I signed up. I'm excited! I've been meaning to reread/read all of her novels. Sounds like fun! 4y
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Chrissyreadit
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LiteraryinLawrence I signed up and I‘m psyched! 4y
sprainedbrain Thanks for sharing, Chrissy! Btw, I just watched Emma for the fifth time. I have a problem! 😂 4y
Chrissyreadit @sprainedbrain I call it survival! 4y
Chrissyreadit @sprainedbrain I‘m so excited for our Jane Austin group 😍💕🙌🎉❤️👏😘 4y
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MeganAnn
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Lovers of Jane Austen and all those curious, run immediately to @sprainedbrain ‘s post to sign up for the all things Austen book club and appreciation society! (I rather enjoy this turn of phrase btw) 😉❤️

I have been meaning to read more of Austen‘s works for years after loving Pride & Prejudice. I‘m ridiculously excited at the idea of doing it with a lovely group of littens! 😘

sprainedbrain Thank you for sharing, Megan! 🥰 4y
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sprainedbrain
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I‘m very excited that several people are interested!

I‘ve created a google form—not required to participate, but I would love your ideas. Tagging tbr people who commented on my earlier post but this is open to all and please feel free to share!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWK2OboI8g2bpeNTVVR6K_h8YHjJUoZzTd6jso...

Librarybelle Filled out! Loved the form! ❤️ 4y
AnneCecilie Filled out. 4y
wanderinglynn Yay! 🎉💜 4y
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katy4peas Filled out! Thanks for setting this up! Great form! 4y
TheAromaofBooks Best form ever!! 😂 4y
wordslinger42 What a fantastic form! 😅😅 4y
KristiAhlers Filled out the form! 4y
KristiAhlers I‘m ridiculously excited about this! 4y
jenniferw88 Filled out - I'm getting more excited by the minute lol! 4y
MeganAnn Done! 💙 Loved your form! 4y
arubabookwoman It‘s been many years since I‘ve read Austen, so please tag me and I will try to participate in the reads of the book. A related book I loved is by Fay Weldon called (something like) Letters to My Niece on First Reading Jane Austen. ETA-Close but no cigar-it‘s actually Letters to Alice on Reading Jane Austen. (edited) 4y
rubyslippersreads Just filled out my form. 😊 4y
Bookwormjillk Just filled it out thanks! 4y
CrowCAH Filled it out! Super looking forward to it! 😍📚 4y
OriginalCyn620 Just did my form! 😊 4y
Eyelit Submitted. Thanks!!! 4y
Erofan Filled out! 😄 4y
ravenlee Filled it out, though I fear many of my answers were wishy-washy. I‘m really just along for the ride! 4y
HOTPock3tt submitted! ☺️ 4y
alisiakae Just signed up! 4y
sprainedbrain @4thhouseontheleft awesome! I linked to the GR group and Slack on my latest post. 😃 4y
kspenmoll I am having trouble submitting - my phone issue 4y
BookmarkTavern This looks amazing! I really need to reread my Austen! ❤️ 4y
sprainedbrain @ozma.of.oz join us! I have several other posts with links to Slack and Goodreads, and for voting! 😃 4y
BookmarkTavern Just did! I‘m so excited! 4y
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sprainedbrain
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I‘m overdue for a reread of Jane‘s novels, I have so many Austenesque books on my tbr, and I‘m always down for tv/movie adaptations.

We could start with the novels and branch out from there with suggestions from the group. People could jump in and out depending on their interest in the group‘s current focus.

Comment if you‘re interested and please share! Tagging friends who *might* be down for this (no pressure) but the more the merrier.

More⬇️

sprainedbrain As an example, we could read P&P, then some P&P-adjacent books, watch adaptations, discuss it all until we‘re sick of it, and move on to another book... with maybe book exchanges or swaps along the way? We could also read/learn about Austen‘s life, her time period and contemporaries, etc if desired.

If there is interest, I could do a sign-up for ideas, and we could start a Slack, Discord, or Goodreads group for further discussion. 💕
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sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt I know you‘re a hardcore mood reader, but tagging you just in case. 😘 4y
Librarybelle Love it! Count me in! You‘re right, there are so many adaptations and books about Jane and tangential books about Jane and her books. I am open to any plan of attack. ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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Smarkies I am generally down for anything Austen related. 😁 4y
CoffeeK8 Count me in to! 💕💕💕 4y
OriginalCyn620 Yes! 🙌🏻 count me in! 4y
Chrissyreadit Absolutely this!!! This is my comfort food, mood cure, always makes things better!! ❤️💕🎉🙌🥰😘 4y
Kangaj1 I am interested! I still have not read them all... 4y
Erofan Yes!😄 I'm in! 4y
Daisey I would absolutely be interesting following along. Not sure I can commit to reading another specific book at any particular time, but I would love to be a part of the discussion and jump in and out with books. 4y
SamAnne I‘m in! 4y
BethM I‘m like @Daisey I‘d be interested to follow along. 4y
BethM @Kangaj1 me either! 4y
Lcsmcat Like @Daisey I‘d like to follow along and jump in and out as time allows. 4y
erzascarletbookgasm Please count me in. 😊 What @Daisey said 👆 4y
Bookwormjillk Count me in! It‘s been a while since I‘ve read any Jane. 4y
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain I‘m definitely interested!! ♥️ despite being such a mood reader 😆 I would like to follow along and join in at times! I would love a P&P Re-read and I‘m always looking for P&P adjacent books. Also I haven‘t read all her books and haven‘t seen a lot of adaptations either. So please add me to the list! 🤗 (edited) 4y
Eyelit Um, yes please! I‘ve way overdue for a reread as well and have so many Jane adjacent books, too!! 4y
ravenlee I‘ve never read any of the adjacent books, and I was just thinking yesterday that I need to reread at least one of the major novels. I think I‘ll have a go! (I‘m trusting you all to be less flighty than my previous JA book club 😆) 4y
mklong I am so in! Just downloaded the new one about Mary and am racing through book club commitments so I can read it... 4y
Clare-Dragonfly I‘ve been slowly rereading a few of her books. I‘ll certainly keep an eye on it! 4y
blank I'm in! 4y
AnneCecilie I would be interested to follow along and participate when the mood strikes 4y
tdrosebud I'm interested. I actually have 2 of hers that I haven't read. I'll join in as I can. 4y
bio_chem06 I want to do this. So many on my tbr list! 4y
batsy It's been awhile since I've re-read Austen too and she's one of my first bookish loves ❤️ Would love to join in when I can! 4y
mom2bugnbee Yessssssssss! I also have not read all of hers! 4y
wordslinger42 This sounds fun!! I love Jane Austen but still haven't read all her books, so this would be great 😊 4y
MaureenMc 🙋‍♀️ 4y
katy4peas Yes please! 4y
Amandajoy I‘ll probably dip in & out, but sounds like fun! I‘m in! (edited) 4y
Dcueto Yes please! 4y
Cuilin @sprainedbrain I love all things Austen! I could do with a reread. 4y
MeganAnn I‘d love to join in! P&P is the only Austen I‘ve read so far, but I keep meaning to pick up her other books. This would be a great way to do that! 4y
CrowCAH Yes, most certainly. Sign me up! @mabell would you like to join? 4y
wanderinglynn I‘m in! 4y
LiteraryinLawrence I‘d love to join! I‘ve read all of her novels but some more than others (P&P and S&S I‘ve read a lot!), plus a bunch of adaptations, but it would be fun to reread and discover new ones. This is the perfect time to revisit some comfort reads. 4y
kspenmoll This sounds great, especially because I have only read one of her books!!!! 4y
Biblionut I‘m in! I‘ve already been rereading her novels this year and would love to do with others. 😃 4y
rubyslippersreads This sounds like the perfect antidote to everything going on in the world today. I‘m delighted to join. 😊 Did you see this @batsy ? (edited) 4y
sprainedbrain @rubyslippersreads yay! I posted a sign-up link on my other post, in case you missed it. 😊 4y
rubyslippersreads @sprainedbrain Thanks for pointing it out; I missed it in my excitement. 😊 4y
mabell Love this idea! I‘m in the middle of a reread of Northanger right now actually. 😊 @CrowCAH 4y
quietjenn I'm very down for this! 4y
sprainedbrain @mabell @quietjenn I posted a sign up link on my second post, in case you didn‘t see that. I would love your input! ❤️ 4y
mabell @sprainedbrain I signed up! I didn‘t contribute much insightful - I‘m looking forward to seeing what the clever minds come up with! 😂 4y
WhatWouldJaneDo I am super into this idea! 4y
sprainedbrain @WhatWouldJaneDo I posted a link to the sign-up on my more recent post! I‘d love it if you filled it out. 😃 4y
WhatWouldJaneDo @sprainedbrain just did! Thanks for organizing! 4y
LeahBergen Ooooo, this sounds fun! I actually have several Austen-esque reads on my TBR that I‘d like to get to (and some nonfiction reads, too)! 4y
LeahBergen @mklong I have that one on order! 👍🏻 4y
mklong @leahbergen Awesome. I‘m thinking that you will have managed to get a prettier edition than mine! 4y
BennettBookworm I‘m so game! 4y
hilded Great idea! I am interested in following along, and jump in when I have the time :) 4y
LeahBergen @mklong 😆 Oh, I doubt it. I have the UK cover coming (I think? 🤔). Is the US one different? I‘ll check. 4y
janeycanuck I‘m interested! 4y
sprainedbrain @janeycanuck see my most recent post about the club for the sign-up link, as well as a link to the GR group and Slack channel. 😃 4y
janeycanuck @sprainedbrain already got the link open! Just about to submit!! 4y
ferskner THIS IS THE GREATEST THING IN THE HISTORY OF LITSY 4y
sprainedbrain @ferskner haha! I‘d so glad you‘ve joined us, Ann! 4y
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rockpools I only forgot to pick up Twiglets just now. Knew there was something important 😋. Believe it or not, I‘m off to the gym for a ‘journey appointment‘ (whatever the heck that is). THEN I‘m partying 🥳 🎉 4y
julesG @RachelO Enjoy the journey appointment and the party afterwards. I've done more DIY today, in between feeding the poor teenager with braces and loose teeth, and diarrhoea. 😒 4y
rockpools @julesG urrgh! Think you‘ve both earned a party this evening- that sounds nasty. Hope they‘re feeling better soon. 4y
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julesG @RachelO Thanks. We'll probably watch a film tonight. It's Film Friday. 4y
Lynnsoprano Those look yummy. We left home early this morning for our son‘s, and I forgot my snacks 😜 Hope your teen is feeling better soon. 4y
julesG @Lynnsoprano Thanks! He's on the mend, I think. 4y
gradcat Ok, what exactly is #LitsyPartyofOne? I think I‘m missing out on something.... By the way, Julia: is your TBR list up to date on Litsy? ♥️ (edited) 4y
julesG @gradcat Litsy Party of One is like a weekend readathon. You're celebrating being an introvert and reading. My TBR is relatively up-to-date, I'll go through it again. Give me an hour. 😉 4y
gradcat @julesG Thank you, Julia!! 😘 Oh, and—can anyone just “do” #LitsyPartyofOne? (edited) 4y
julesG @gradcat sure. Anyone can join in. Readers love to party. 😁 4y
gradcat Thanks again! 😉 4y
julesG @gradcat Just in case, the TBR is up-to-date. After my big purge at the end of last year it's in much better shape. 😬 4y
gradcat @julesG Thanks for the update, Julia—good to know! I had the same thing happen right on New Year‘s Day...great specials on books were offered at Amazon, and I couldn‘t resist! 🤣♥️ 4y
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Sharpeipup
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Ever start a book & feel you‘ve read it already?

JacqMac Yes. And sometimes it‘s because I have, but I forgot. 😂 4y
Mommamanzi I love your mug! 4y
Lcsmcat Yes. It happened more before I started using Goodreads, but it still happens occasionally. 4y
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We have a severe case of the Mondays. The neighbours had a party into the very wee hours of the night.

#12Littens12BooksRound2 - with fewer Littens and fewer books 😁

#ShadowCat even had his front paws on me a moment ago. Something he rarely does.

Cathythoughts Oh no !!! Monday‘s 🙄 4y
tvscag He looks like my Midnight! 😄 4y
julesG @tvscag Shadow's a black feral foundling who happens to have a bit of Bombay DNA. My vet said it's a pity I had him and his adoptive sister spayed/neutered. #GhostCat is a Siamese with some Abyssinian mixed in. They might have made wonderful kittens. 😉 4y
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squirrelbrain Oh no, bad neighbours! 😡 4y
serllolo Love the mug!! 4y
Suet624 Ugh. Late night Sunday parties? That‘s no good. Love your mug. 4y
Catherine_Willoughby Been there too 4y
Alliterati How's the book reading? =] I saw the movie a few times and have considered reading the book, but haven't gotten around to it, yet.

Also, adorable kitty! =]
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julesG @Alliterati Thanks! Dare I say it? I think the film is better. 😶 4y
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Grigg was a neat, dark-haired man in his early forties. The first thing you noticed about him was his eyelashes, which were very long and thick. We imagined a lifetime of aunts regretting the waste of those lashes in the face of a boy. We‘d known Jocelyn long enough to wonder whom Grigg was intended for. Grigg was too young for some of us, too old for the rest. His #inclusion in the club was mystifying. #QuotsyFeb20 #TheMovieIsBetter

marleed The movie really is better! 4y
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Mehso-so

Dang, I liked the movie better. There was just some cringe-worthy semantics in this one. I love the whole bookclub setting, but I wasn‘t as invested in the characters as much as I need to be in order to recall their particulars in another month. That‘s pretty much what defines a meh for me.

Scochrane26 That‘s how I felt, too. Maybe I should watch the movie. 4y
marleed @Scochrane26 While I was reading I realized the characters weren‘t doing it for me and that what I reading would not be remembered. Then I just went through the motion of reading. But it‘s okay because these experiences help me appreciate the stories I get lost in! 4y
Graciouswarriorprincess I liked the movie better as well.
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Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 4y
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 #litsywelcomewagon 4y
MinnieTimperley @Nute Thank you. I am already loving me here. Think I have found my tribe in this corner of the Internet. 💖 4y
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DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉 Hope you are enjoying it here! 4y
MinnieTimperley @DebinHawaii Thank you for the welcome. I am certainly am enjoying myself. 4y
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 4y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗📚 4y
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Smarkies
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Pickpick

Decent read. Though in this case the movie may trump it as the cast in that is kinda brilliant.
#letterj

LeeRHarry Definitely think the movie is better - one of my faves that I have rewatched many times 😊 5y
Smarkies @LeeRHarry I have started watching it again as the book prompted me to do so. The plot is a lot more concise and the actors really do bring the characters to life. 5y
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Chrissyreadit
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My favorite part of Litsy? Connecting with others- Thankyou Jenny for this wonderful, thoughtful birthday surprise! The magnet brought tears to my eyes🥰 #BFCr3 #bfcbuddies

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Scochrane26
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Pickpick

Thought I would have a hard time reading for 8-10 hrs today, but I ended up with 10.5 (14.5 total). I may not get as much in tomorrow because of youth group, etc. Saturdays are usually my excessive reading day if I‘m free. Also stayed up too late. #24b4monday @ReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72 #summersendreadathon @Clwojick
Finished this one, took me awhile to get characters straight & get into it. Like the Jane Austen theme. Book 2 for readathons.

Andrew65 Doing great and still 2 days to go. 👏👏👏 5y
jb72 That‘s a good time! 5y
Clwojick 🤩🤩🤩🤩 5y
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Bkwurm
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Do you like to read with a book club IRL? Online? Or are you purely an independent reader?

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Such a fun movie to spend the afternoon with. ? @ all y'all with the #BookFitnessChallenge #bfc - see, I'm resting/recovering from the surgery! ? I may or may not have put "watch a movie" on my to do list for the day, just to force myself to rest... ? I'm also getting some good reading in and will try to get some reviews up later! @wanderinglynn

TheSpineView Get better soon! 5y
marleed Oh I hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself! 5y
BookwormAHN Take care 🌻 5y
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wanderinglynn 💚 rest is important. 5y
Emilymdxn I LOVE this movie. I find it so good for the soul. I‘m so glad you‘re taking time to rest and feel better physically and mentally - it‘s definitely what the newyearwhodis book stack would want for you or I chose shit books! 5y
guinsgirlreads Rest days are necessary! 5y
Caterina @TheSpineView @marleed @BookwormAHN @wanderinglynn @guinsgirlreads Thanks!! I'm resting up and healing. ❤️ @Emilymdxn YES it was the perfect feel-good soul-refreshing movie!! ❤️ And I look forward to reading every book you chose for newyearwhodis, I'm so excited about all of them! 😊❤️ 5y
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Saturdays and on Netflix ...hated the book love the movie 📖❤️

RealLifeReading I just watched this! 5y
TheBookHippie @RealLifeReading it‘s been awhile !!! I thoroughly enjoyed it! 5y
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Mindyrecycles
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MrBook Oooh! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5y
Kimberlone Love the colorful vases! 5y
Mindyrecycles @Kimberlone Thank you! I can‘t resist colored glass. ❤️ 5y
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My #BookBuyingBan is going really well. 🙈

Ordered some second hand DVDs and looked for books for my #CupidGoesPostal match.

Found Six of Crows in the local Oxfam shop. Hardcover for 2 Euros. Couldn't leave it on the shelf.

#bookmail #bookhaul #bookishDVD

@thegirlwiththelibrarybag

BeansPage Jules may I please have your email address? I'd like to write you an apology. 5y
julesG @TheReadingMermaid Goodness, that's really not necessary. Really. But if you want to chat off-Litsy it's JulesGDSide@gmail.com. 5y
BeansPage Sent 5y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Hahaha, I‘m just here waiting anxiously for the new Flavia de Luce book to arrive in my letter box 😆 5y
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aniriya
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Reading this because it was in the 'Recommended Next' list of the last book I read.

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GripLitGrl
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vkois88 👍 6y
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aliasNayNay
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My Friday read...I love this book! and I love the movie too, actually I enjoyed the movie more than the book.

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Dragon
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Thanks for a great book club list. Please check out @BookNAround ‘s feed for a great link ! Here‘s a photo of part of the list.

BookNAround Thanks for sharing! 6y
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Blueberry
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#agameoffavorites
Day 4: Local author Karen Joy Fowler. I enjoyed The Jane Austen Bookclub written by her and also set locally. Some books she has loved include Cloud Atlas, The Hamilton Case, and The Truth About Celia.

@ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

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erzascarletbookgasm
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In a California reading group, five women (and one man) meet to discuss the works of Jane Austen. Six members, who meet over six months to discuss the novels, which seem to have some kind of relevance to events in their own lives.
#HeatofJuly #californiagurls

Bronte_Chintz I adore this book and film! 6y
Joanne1 Thoroughly enjoyed this. 6y
Cinfhen So cute!! What a fun pick 😍 6y
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#ReadingResolutions #BookishFriends

The members of the Jane Austen Book Club didn't all start out as friends but over the course of six books, they formed some good bookish friendships. Confession--I liked the movie better--probably because I like most of the cast so much.

LeeRHarry Movie was definitely much better - I agree, great cast 😊 - I‘ve rewatched it so many times, total feel good movie for me! 6y
Amandajoy This may be the only movie I liked better than the book! 6y
Zelma That does look good. Tried the book and didn‘t like it but the movie looks cute. 6y
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Dragon Some how I missed the movie. I‘ll have to watch for it. I found the book so-so. 6y
rubyslippersreads I agree with everyone else who preferred the movie to the book. 😊 6y
DebinHawaii @Dragon @Zelma Popular opinion or at least @LeeRHarry @Amandajoy @rubyslippersreads & me say to try the movie! 😆It is cute and fun. Plus Hugh Dancy. 😉 (edited) 6y
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