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SusanLee
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Pickpick

An interesting read based on a true story. I‘m amazed with the strong willed Bethan, who sounded docile initially. Her goal to save her husband has made her stronger and gathered more friends to help her in her quest. It was slow at some point especially with the way it was written but luckily picked up towards the end. My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thanks to Library Thing for this in return for my honest review.

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Emilymdxn
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For this week in grad school my seminar is on medievalism in gothic literature so I get to actually read novels all the way through as my reading! Bliss! This one is immensely melodramatic and tbh I see why it didn‘t go down in history as a great classic but I enjoyed it for sure.

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Andrew65
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I‘m enjoying these books set in the War of the Spanish Succession set in the early part of the 18th Century. Plenty of action in this one, a battle, a spying mission, an escape from the Bastille and across France, and the maltreatment of a novice soldier that led to a surprise ending to the Battle 😱😢 Captain Rawson is a great character. #SeriesLoves2023 @TheSpineView

26th book finished for #JumpStart2023 @Clwojick @LizPixie

TheSpineView Great job! I need to check out this series. 💙📖📚📚📚 2w
Andrew65 @TheSpineView Quite a short series, only 5 books and they are quick reads. 2w
Ruthiella Sounds like fun. And only five books makes it approachable! 👍 2w
Andrew65 @Ruthiella They are quick reads too. Not high brow historical fiction, light and fun reads. (edited) 2w
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Andrew65
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Time for some historical fiction, with the next book in the Captain Rawson Series #SeriesLove2023 This covers the European war of the Spanish Succession in the early 18th Century. Captain Rawson was introduced in the last book and is a great character, both spy and soldier. @TheSpineView

#JumpStart2023 @Clwojick @LizPixie

TheSpineView Love a good historical fiction. Fantastic!📚📚📚 2w
Andrew65 @TheSpineView These are very enjoyable, like you I enjoy good historical fiction. 2w
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Aimeesue
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Reading #clarissa - each letter of the epistolary novel on the day it was written - for the first time.
This is the 1950 Modern Library edition. I collect the old MLs, because of course I do.

@Lcsmcat

LeahBergen I have this edition, too. It‘s abridged, isn‘t it? 1mo
Tamra I‘m one of those weird people who usually like the smell of old books. 😜 1mo
Aimeesue @LeahBergen It is abridged. I'm going back and forth between an unabridged ebook and the ML. Most of what was taken out seems to be Richardson's crazy long chapter/ letter summaries and his later "additions." Editorial choices are very interesting. 1mo
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Aimeesue @Tamra This one certainly does have that Olde Booke scent! I just love the old Modern Library editions. (edited) 1mo
LeahBergen @Aimeesue Ah, that‘s interesting! 1mo
Aimeesue @LeahBergen I didn't think my arthritic wrists would be up to holding up an unabridged physical copy for a whole year. This seemed a suitable compromise. 😉 1mo
LeahBergen Ha! These old wrists may be switching over to that edition, too. 😆 1mo
Leftcoastzen I love them too! 1mo
Aimeesue @Leftcoastzen They're the perfect size, and so well made! I get so excited when I find one that still has it's dust jacket 😂 4w
Lcsmcat I‘ve got the Modern Library edition too, but am reading from an unabridged eBook. I might have to join you in going back and forth. 4w
Aimeesue @Lcsmcat It'll be interesting to see what was cut! 4w
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lauraisntwilder
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My bookish haul from Christmas (the stack on the left) and my birthday (the stack on the right), which was yesterday.

Chrissyreadit Happy Birthday! 1mo
lauraisntwilder @Chrissyreadit Thank you! 😊 1mo
jlhammar Happy Birthday! Elena Knows and Diary of a Void are both great reads. Hope you enjoy! 1mo
lauraisntwilder @jlhammar Thank you! I'm looking forward to both of those! 1mo
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annamatopoetry
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Pickpick

Bought this one for research and would have preferred a slightly different layout, but overall interesting and nuanced.

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LitsyEvents
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repost for @Lcsmcat:

We‘re coming up on 2023 😱. Do you still want to read this together, each letter on its day? We start January 10th. No pressure- read and post as you like. I‘ll use the hashtag #clarissa unless someone has a clever idea. Anyone who likes is welcome to join this #chunksterchallenge !

Lcsmcat Thanks for reposting! 2mo
jewright I do! I‘ve been trying to get through this one. 2mo
Liz_M ⬆️ @Lcsmcat 2mo
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dd42500 Thanks! I am going to join in as well. 😁 1mo
BookwormM I will be joining you 1mo
mamareading Oh I‘m in. 1mo
arubabookwoman I would like to join, though I frequently fail at these things. I've been trying to read this for years. 1mo
Mccall0113 Oooo I‘m in! 1mo
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BookwormM
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I really enjoyed Evelina and particularly appreciated the epistolary nature of the story telling. The letters from Evelina allow the reader access to her innermost thoughts and hopes and the delay in letters arriving allows for comic misunderstandings and for the story to move while at least one principal character is unaware of what is going on.

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annamatopoetry
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I'm getting places but am not done. Photo from earlier because I spilled water all over everything today.

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