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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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U is for Undermajordomo Major which contains one of my all time favourite quotes : ‘I shall not sit idly by and settle for anything other than a perfect cup of tea.‘ WORDS TO LIVE BY!! ☕️

I loved reading this. It was so delightfully strange.

MrsMalaprop I liked this one too. 13h
TheEllieMo My book club read this. We enjoyed it, but anything that goes a bit weird is now said to have “all gone a bit DeWitt”! 7h
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Lcsmcat
Wilderness Tips | Margaret Atwood
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Half my order from #BetterWorldBooks came today! The short stories are TBR; The Year of the Flood, I read my daughter‘s copy. Now I have my own for rereads! #bookmail #MargaretAtwood

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BookAlongBlog
Heroine | Gail Scott
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Pickpick

5/5🌟 We find our narrator, Heroine in Montreal in the 1980's laying in a bathtub. In a dream like sequence her memories of love and politics from the unsettling times of Montreal in the 70's float to the surface, seeing her struggle between finding love and breaking her deep ties in left wing politics, with the backdrop of volitile times in Montreal made this a tense and potent read. Political, Feminist and Queer. Out now! #bookreview

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TheBookHippie
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http://bookhippie.com/index.php/2019/11/06/childrens-classic-read-2020/

#ChildrensClassicRead2020
Because
#ChildrensClassicRead2019
Gave me so much joy.
It was good self care to start my day with coffee and a portion of the monthly read❤️📖.

Anyone welcome
Big no pressure thing
❤️❤️❤️
Just read.

NeedsMoreBooks I am joining this as I haven‘t read too many from this list 😭😭 1d
Bookwormjillk How fun! 1d
GingerAntics I haven‘t read any of these, so I‘d love to give it a go. I loved Anne of Green Gables as a child, so I‘ve always wanted to explore more of LM Montgomery‘s works. I love dragons, so the second one looks fun. Isn‘t that one illustrated by the same guy that did Winnie the Pooh? My life is complete! Count me in!!! 1d
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Lifeisasnap Great selection of books. The Emily of New Moon series is even more of a favorite series than Anne of Green Gables, and Anne is my kindred spirit! 😉 1d
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics YES!! I had the same feelings about reading more LM Montgomery. I think it is. I was doing research to find children‘s classics. These all spoke to me on some level. This past year doing this practice has helped my stress level more than one would imagine 15-20 even 10 minutes could do in the morning. ❤️📖 1d
TheBookHippie @NeedsMoreBooks as many children‘s books as I‘ve read I still find lovely new to me books to read. It‘s amazing how many get overlooked. 1d
GingerAntics I‘ve also noticed the vast majority (if not all) are in the public domain, so it‘s literally free to read these. I find quality children‘s literature still speaks to adults and there are many added layers, possibly for the adults that may end up reading these to kids. 1d
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics I ended up reading all my 2019 books aloud to kids and teens alike. They loved it. Should be free to read them all, I tried anyway ❤️ I agree to the layers it‘s all just so good. ! 1d
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Bertha_Mason
Birdie | Tracey Lindberg

"Sometimes Bernice thought mean thoughts and didn‘t take them back. Other times she thought good thoughts and let them powder the room–just in case there was a running count on them. Also, it gave the ugly thoughts a soft place to land."

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Birdie | Tracey Lindberg

"Lola was pretty fond of Cher. And Sonny, for Pete‘s sake and what that meant. Liking Sonny told Bernice something about Lola that Bernice couldn‘t quite figure out. It wasn‘t good, though."

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Bertha_Mason
Birdie | Tracey Lindberg

"If she moves too much, she knows, people will start to ignore her."

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Bertha_Mason
Birdie | Tracey Lindberg

"She becomes aware of her physical self because the emotions pain her."
Mood.

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Wife
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Mehso-so

I remember seeing pics of the Dionne Quintuplets over the years and was familiar with the story of their birth. It‘s heartbreaking that they were put on display, but all indications seem that a life with the birth parents wouldn‘t have been ideal. The fictionalized story is okay, but a slow read for me. Not a page-turner! I was especially irritated with the story at one point😠(see spoiler below). Overall a so-so. 2/5👶🏻s

Wife The author implied that the father of the quints raped the main character, a nurse that cared for the girls. I know this is fiction, but he was a real person. The Quints IRL did accuse him of sexual abuse though. 3d
Megabooks I followed this fiction up with the book I‘m tagging, which is nonfiction. I liked the NF a lot more. (edited) 3d
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Wife I didn't know the girls accused him IRL, I need to read more nonfiction about them... But I was definitely bothered by the implications in the book. It was unnecessary and felt inappropriate. Was like she didn't know how to end it, so went for a "shocker". 3d
Megabooks @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego see tagged book above. I thought it was much better than Quintland 3d
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Megabooks I will have to check it out, thanks! 3d
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CafeMom
Cat's Eye | Margaret Atwood
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I love Atwood's writing and this story was no exception. Elaine is an artist who has returned to Toronto, where she grew up, for a showing of her art work. The story moves between the past and the present. We learn so much about Elaine's life; her relationship with her brother, her parents and the “friends” she makes in elementary school. Each chapter revealed something new about Elaine, I was thoroughly swept up in the story. #1001books

CoffeeNBooks I really liked this book! 3d
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