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Time Is a Mother | Ocean Vuong
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“Because the fairy tales were right. You‘ll need sorcery to make it out of here.”

- 4⭐️

The Reef | Edith Wharton
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For a reminder, here‘s my copy and a competing distraction. We discuss Book 1 Saturday. #whartonbuddyread

I just read chapter 1 and was immediately reminded how much I love Wharton. And this, her “lump”. My copy‘s blurb says:

“I put most of myself into that opus,” Edith Wharton said of The Reef, possibly her most autobiographical novel. Published on 1912, it was … (one critic said) “better than any previous work excepting Ethan Frome.”

arubabookwoman I finished Book I last night and had a hard time stopping myself from going on (cliffhanger of sorts). 3d
Graywacke @arubabookwoman already?! Kudos and thanks for the warning. 🙂 3d
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Lcsmcat I‘m enjoying it. There are some common themes, I think, with earlier works. 3d
Graywacke @tamra - here‘s our latest post. 3d
llwheeler I've also read chapter 1 and really enjoyed it! Looking forward to the rest 3d
Cathythoughts I‘m hoping to start today or tonight. Looking forward to more Edith. ❤️ 2d
Graywacke @llwheeler I‘m trying to hold off so I don‘t finish too early and forget everything come Saturday 😊 2d
PageShifter Wow that puzzle looks so cute! What are you going to do with it when it's finished? 2d
Graywacke @PageShifter 🙂 first wonder how, because it seems very impossible right now ( that‘s just a small part. There are acres of black space). Second put it back in the box. 🤷🏻‍♂️ 2d
PageShifter 😂👍 2d
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The Reef | Edith Wharton
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#WhartonBuddyRead Digging into this on another wild Saturday night!

Graywacke Nice! 3d
Cathythoughts I have my copy ready to go 👍🏻♥️ 3d
Lcsmcat I have that same edition. 😀 3d
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Tamra Funny because only yesterday I was thinking I needed to go on a Wharton reread binge. So good! 😊 3d
Graywacke @Tamra it‘s time! 😁😇 3d
Leftcoastzen @Graywacke @Tamra her writing is so elegant,I get pulled into the time & place. 3d
Tamra 🤔 I think the signs are too strong to ignore, especially since I still have a copy of The Reef! I‘ll join along if that is okay. (edited) 3d
Leftcoastzen @Tamra @Graywacke @Lcsmcat lead this group, they let me join on the last Wharton so I‘m figuring you are welcome too!There is the post under this title with the breakdown of the discussion days based on sections read . 3d
Graywacke @Leftcoastzen yes! Definitely. @Tamra - the @catherbuddyread is now the @whartonbuddyread - i‘m happy to add you back on the list. 3d
Lcsmcat @Tamra Absolutely! I think the Universe is telling you to read Wharton. 😀 3d
Tamra Thank you @Graywacke & @Lcsmcat & @Leftcoastzen it sounds like a fun opportunity! I did enjoy the Cather buddy reads, but alas classes got in the way. I can manage The Reef right now.😄👏🏾 (edited) 2d
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The Belle and the Beard | Kate Canterbary

I am bailing on this. It very much needs edits. It‘s too long, repetitive and it cannot quite decide on tone. It starts like a rom-com, then feels like a semi-dark romance. A friend said it felt like a shifter romance w/out shifters and that seems accurate. Not rating as I only made it 50%, but would not recommend.

Poems | William Carlos Williams
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William Carlos Williams 💜

#plum #poetrymatters @TheSpineView

TheSpineView 💜🫐💜 4d
Vansa He really likes fruit, no?!! 4d
merelybookish @Vansa Plums in particular! 😁 4d
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A letter from Vonnegut dated 11-5-2006. Incredible.

Blueberry Love this 💚 5d
vlwelser 😍❤ genius 5d
Leftcoastzen A force of nature ! Miss him ! 5d
Branwen I love Vonnegut! ❤️ This is really cool, thanks for sharing! 4d
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🌹 Yes, lots of perennials and a vegetable garden.
🌹 🌹 Plum trees, strawberries, raspberries, rhubarb, beans, beets, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, kale, arugula, chard, and more.
🌹 🌹 🌹 I haven‘t read the tagged book for years, but it is one I think of often. Spending your days tending to an herb garden in a coastal Maine village struck me as so idyllic. I should give it a reread soon.
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Lovely post💗💗 thanks so much for joining in 🙏🏻🙏🏻 7d
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The House of Mirth | Edith Wharton
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I love this book. It‘s the kind of story that makes me want to go back to my English Lit days and write an in-depth paper about the character of Lily Bart. She‘s so complex, so conflicted, there is so much beauty-both inside and out- and yet so much darkness. It‘s a haunting story, and the writing is truly top-notch.

Modern Life: Poems | Matthea Harvey
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There's a zaniness to this poem that I love!
#plaza #poetrymatters @TheSpineView

TheSpineView I get that! 🤩🤩🤩 1w
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It was a very interesting - and frightening how much power fear has over our human hearts. So many innocent people blamed, prosecuted and put to death by the accusations of steadfast, zealous children and their families. Until, one day, people were tired and “just stopped believing them”. 3.5 ⭐️. Disclaimer: This photo has absolutely nothing to do with witchcraft. It‘s just pretty.