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Currey
Mister Pip | Lloyd Jones
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#readingoceania2024 #Papuanewguinea A story about the inspiration of teachers and their ability to open horizons through the love of a good book, in this case Great Expectations. However, set in the middle of an horrific and brutal civil war. Moving read.

Librarybelle Nice photo! 15h
BarbaraBB I enjoyed this one too. Can‘t remember the setting in Papua New Guinea or I would have saved it for the challenge 😀 7h
Currey @BarbaraBB Yes, the author never actually mentions the name Papua New Guinea but he does names the towns, the cooper mines, and the civil war 7h
BarbaraBB Clever choice!! 6h
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
Master Humphrey's Clock | Charles Dickens
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1. Taking down the winter decorations and putting up Valentines Day stuff in the library. Planning displays is so much fun—it beats the heck out of grading essays! 😂
2. Tagged! Also listening to Vampires of El Norte by Isabel Canas.
3. Chill and funny (or so I‘m told)!
#MotivationalMonday

Cupcake12 Sounds like a busy week! Thanks for joining in x 3w
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Kshakal
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Eggs My choice too 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
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MaureenMc
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Charming read that was perfect for Christmastide. 🎄Silva imagines Dickens‘ inspiration for writing A Christmas Carol. I listened to a small portion of the book and found the narration delightful.

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Cuilin
Marley: A Novel | Jon Clinch
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More villain origin story than a retelling. This was marvelous and the writing wonderfully Dickensian. We meet a nasty Marley, and a kind Scrooge as schoolboys and observe how Marley‘s influence pollutes Scrooge. You could continue straight to a Christmas Carol, and the transition would be seamless.

#BookedInTime
Marley 4 ⭐️
Christmas Carol 5 ⭐️
Great Expectations 5 ⭐️

dabbe On the spreadsheet! 🤩 2mo
Deblovestoread I hope to remember this next year before my annual Christmas Carol read. 2mo
Cuilin @Deblovestoread yes!! I recommend reading this right before A Christmas Carol. I may do that next year too!! 2mo
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Cuilin @dabbe 🙏 2mo
dabbe GREAT EX and BLEAK HOUSE are my faves by Dickens (exempting A CHRISTMAS CAROL, of course). 🤩 2mo
Cuilin @dabbe Bleak House, Carol, Oliver T, & Two Cities are mine. This year I want to read 2mo
dabbe @Cuilin 🤩😍🤗 2mo
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Texreader
The Old Curiosity Shop | Charles Dickens
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It being Christmas, it was time to set out my grandmother‘s Dickens dishes. I‘ve used these as our Christmas dishes for many years but only read Dickens for the first time a few years ago. How marvelous that my favorite Christmas story, A Christmas Carol, was written by Dickens, on whose story (tagged) these dishes were clearly modeled.

Gissy So pretty! A treasure ❤️ 2mo
Librarybelle Lovely! 2mo
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kelli7990
Mr. Timothy: A Novel | Louis Bayard
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Bailedbailed

Here‘s my review for this book I didn‘t finish. This is also a #TeamBuddyRead but I‘m not going to count it towards the #wintergames and I‘m not going to do the #wordsearch on it.

#GhostsOfXmas

BookwormAHN Sometimes you just need to bail 😸 2mo
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Texreader
The Battle of Life | Charles Dickens
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This is not supposed to be a very popular Dickens' book, but I really enjoyed it. It lacks many elements of an ordinary Dickens' novel--no ghosts, no morality lessons. But the humor is top notch and I found myself laughing out loud. It may be because I am an attorney and the storyline about the attorneys was drop-dead hilarious. I recommend it for that alone. Otherwise, it is a bit of a sappy happy story, part of which takes place at

Texreader Christmastime. The theme: sisterly love prevails! And attorneys are a hoot!

Someone published this book as an annotated and illustrated version. The annotations are about all the criticisms (oh heavens, it doesn't follow the Dickens' model!) and the illustrations are completely unrelated to the story (see cover for example). Some illustrations are idiotic and childish. Please, skip this version (not tagged).

#wintergames #snowangels @emilymdxn
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kelli7990
Mr. Timothy: A Novel | Louis Bayard
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Here‘s my reading progress for this book. This is also the #TeamBuddyRead for the #wintergames and I‘m going to DNF it. I‘m not feeling it.

#GhostsOfXmas