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Graywacke
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Sir Walter Elliot, of Kellynch Hall, in Somersetshire, was a man who, for his own amusement, never took up any book but the Baronetage; there he found occupation for an idle hour, and consolation in a
distressed one; there his faculties were roused into admiration and respect, by contemplating the limited remnant of the earliest patents; there any unwelcome sensations, arising from domestic affairs changed naturally into pity and contempt 👇

Graywacke as he turned over the almost endless creations of the last century; and there, if every other leaf were powerless, he could read his own history with an interest which never failed. (Ok. You can catch your breath now. #firstlinefridays ) (edited) 1h
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misslucyirene
Selected Stories | Anton Chekhov, Anton Pavlovitch Tchekhov
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The perfect start to a Sunday morning!

Really needing a break from American Psycho as I‘m finding it a bit full on. Who knew being in the mind of a psychopath would be so draining!

Also, please take the time to check out my Insta. I‘m much better at posting there! @ misslucyirene

#constantreader #hardcoreliterature #chekhov #bookstagram #hardwaresociete #chailife #journalling

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MicrobeMom
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#pemberlittlens, #thewatsonsreadalong I will be doing two posts for each version. This is the unfinished Austen edition. I read until we learn that Emma is 19. Emma and her eldest sister Elizabeth are traveling to the Edwards‘s so that Emma can attend the ball. Elizabeth warns Emma is the dashingly charming rake, Tom Musgrave, who has flirted with all the Watson ladies but is not serious about any of them.

There are 4 Watson sisters,

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Graywacke
Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Starting this this morning. I‘m reading it with a small group on Goodreads, a chapter a day. (Unfortunately my book order did not come in yet. So, beginning with a free Kindle version.) I‘ve never read it before.

eeclayton It's probably my favourite Austen book. Looking forward to your review later on. 13h
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Branwen
Dracula | Bram Stoker
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I love this! 🤣❤️

It's also making me wish it were Autumn right now so I could start a Dracula reread! 😁

Clare-Dragonfly Why not start now? It wouldn‘t be too hard to catch up with Dracula Daily! 1d
Branwen @Clare-Dragonfly I thought about it, but decided to wait until it's Fall so it's more atmospheric! 😆🤣 Plus it will give me time to look forward to it! ❤️ 22h
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Ann_Reads
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What can I say about a beloved classic novel, that hasn't already been said? The story might be a bit outdated but the sense of warmth, support & respect between Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy, Marmee, Mr. March & the Laurences, never falls out of fashion. Each time I revisit it, I notice previously overlooked nuances and themes. I think when someone rereads a book it becomes a different story too because the reader has changed along the way. #classic #reread

Ann_Reads Illustration by Frank T. Merrill for the 1880 edition of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, p155. (Public Domain) 1d
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Amiable
Middlemarch | George Eliot
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Congratulations on completing #ChunksterChallenge2022, Jill! It feels so good to reach that last page, doesn't it? :)

@bookwormjillk

Megabooks Congratulations @Bookwormjillk !! 🥳🥳🥳 1d
GinaKButler Congratulations, @Bookwormjillk Love this classic! 1d
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rockpools Congratulations @Bookwormjillk - I really enjoyed this, back along - one day I‘ll re-read it! 1d
squirrelbrain Congratulations! @Bookwormjillk 🎉🎉🎉 1d
Lcsmcat Who hoo! Congratulations @Bookwormjillk ! 1d
AmyG Hooray! 🎉🎉🎉 1d
MaureenMc 👏👏👏 1d
Mollyanna Nicely done! Congrats @Bookwormjillk 1d
Lindy Well done, Jill! Middlemarch is referred to in so many other books that I was very pleased when I finally read it. I hope you feel the same. @Bookwormjillk 1d
CoverToCoverGirl Congratulations 🎉 🎉🎉🥳. @Bookwormjillk 24h
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fabulous work @Bookwormjillk!!! 13h
willaful Just bopping in to say I love your name! My daughter is also Amy and adores puns on her name. When we go for a long trip, she packs her Am-usments bag. 😁 9h
Amiable @willaful Thank you! There were 4 Amys in my high school back in the ‘80s (Amy was a very popular name in the late ‘60s and ‘70s! 😀) My friends used to call me Amiable to differentiate me from the other three. Tell your daughter we can start an Am-azing Amys Club! 🙂 8h
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nanuska_153
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When an author writes a novel as if it was a letter to an unnecessary character, and introduces another story written within the story (the diary,which cuts the story) I feel it's lazy or clumsy narrative,not knowing how to set the tone. Despite that error the story keeps you hooked, this was a reread for me and I couldn't put it down.Also a woman, leaving her husband to make an independent life must have shook society ⬇️⬇️

nanuska_153 Apparently, Anne's brother was an alcoholic that died suffering from his addiction, although he was not cruel like Huntington, more like Lord Lowborough. It breaks my heart that she redeemed the character seeking the happy ending her brother couldn't have; while giving his destiny to an awful man, writing the concerns about his eternal damnation that must have hunted her while witnessing her brother's death 2d
nanuska_153 As a side note, I know many of you #Pemberlittens didn't like Gilbert, I don't like him either, but I find both him and Helen well matched, they are both overly dramatic with their plan of not writing in six months and they both think too highly of themselves. I'm not complaining, in case you haven't noticed from my previous reviews, I LOVE UNNECESSARY DRAMA! (and for some reason, annoying characters) 2d
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VioletMoonBooks
Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Defoe
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