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A lot happened, or didn‘t, in these chapters. His father pushing him to get into the Salon, he didn‘t. Julie following him all over (do you thinkStone is right, that she didn‘t mind playing 2nd fiddle to his painting?) being disinherited. And always the name-dropping of other celebrities of the day. And how could anyone tell anything about a painting in a situation like the above Salon? #depthsofglory #readalongs2020 @Kdgordon88 @smilingshelves

smilingshelves I know they complained when their pictures were hung by the ceiling, but I didn't realize the ceiling was so tall. No wonder they complained! I felt so bad for Julie in this section. I think she minds a lot more than she lets on. On the other hand, her life could have been a lot worse if he didn't treat her as his wife and had abandoned her. So maybe she's grateful to have what she does. 3d
smilingshelves But to move all the time and always be a stranger, having to start over in a new neighborhood would be very hard. @Kdgordon88 3d
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚 3d
Lcsmcat @smilingshelves Yes! And in areas where you‘re an outsider unless your grandfather was born there. It must have been so difficult! 3d
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About the painter Daubigny “There was no mistaking his expression: try not to be any more stupid than is necessary.” (Portrait of Daubigny by Nader) #depthsofglory

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Julie Velay, 1860. How are you finding the beginning of our boy‘s career? I wondered why Stone started where he did- I would have liked more about the time in Venezuela, as that seems to have been a big influence on Pissarro. But I‘m learning lots about the man and about art in general. So (pun intended) what are your impressions? @Kdgordon88 @smilingshelves #depthsofglory #readalongs2020

smilingshelves I agree that more about his early life would have been interesting. I understand that Stone wants to focus on his life in France because there we get the overlap with all the other painters (which is interesting, too. I didn't know Pissarro and Monet were such friends!). But pacing-wise, I feel like we could have expanded the early years and shortened the current ones. 1w
smilingshelves Thanks for posting this painting. I kept meaning to look it up, but never did. She's so completely covered by her clothes! I'm not a painter, so I guess I don't understand why he felt the need to sketch everything under the clothes in detail. And really, how did he get away with coming up to her room at night for so long?? 1w
Lcsmcat @smilingshelves I too wonder how undetected those visits were. The smell of paint and turpentine alone would give them away! But maybe they weren‘t as undiscovered as they thought they were? 1w
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Lcsmcat @smilingshelves I am not an artist, but I can see the need to sketch the body under the clothes, but coloring it in? That, I think, was for his own reasons. 1w
smilingshelves Right! You can't even see a, ahem, certain area in the way she is sitting. Ulterior motive, I think! The smell of paint is a good point. Even if his family (beyond his sister) didn't notice, surely the cook in the room next door would have. 1w
Kdgordon88 I agree with you both. Having the earlier years fleshed out would have added something especially since he couldn‘t leave the palm trees behind. That time mattered to him. I am not convinced they wouldn‘t have been found out between the smells and the conversation. I love looking up the paintings as we go and enjoy Stone‘s writing. @smilingshelves 1w
Lcsmcat @Kdgordon88 @smilingshelves I‘m hoping the dialogue gets less stilted as we go on. Sometimes it feels to me like Stone found Pissarro‘s philosophy of art somewhere and tried to force it into little speeches to Julie. 1w
smilingshelves I was also wondering what his sources were. It sounds like he's quoting journals or letters or something. Accurate, yes. Natural-sounding, not so much. 😊 @Kdgordon88 1w
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If anyone else in the #depthsofglory buddy read has been looking up the paintings mentioned, I found a great resource here for Pissarro‘s work.
https://www.camille-pissarro.org/Portrait-Of-Julie-Velay-Wife-Of-The-Artist-C.18.... I‘m still using Google for other artists. @Kdgordon88 @smilingshelves

smilingshelves What a beautiful painting! I've looked up some of his artist friends, but not so many of his own paintings yet. 2w
Kdgordon88 Thank you for this! I am not as far as I should be due to looking up the paintings and a few life hiccups but I will persevere. 😀 2w
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Repost for @Lcsmcat :

My original schedule was too ambitious - I find myself stopping to google each piece of art mentioned! So here‘s a revised schedule for #DepthsOfGlory. #readalongs2020

Lcsmcat Thanks for the repost! 3w
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The Professor's House | Willa Cather
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There seems to be a bit of a color theme to my January reads, but I keep hearing Elmo‘s voice: 🎶 “One of these things is not like the other” 😀 The “misfit” is for my irl book club. The others are for #ReadWithMrBook, #AuthoraMonth, #DepthsofGlory, and #catherbuddyread. What else will I read? Time will tell. Happy New Year y‘all!

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My original schedule was too ambitious - I find myself stopping to google each piece of art mentioned! So here‘s a revised schedule for #DepthsOfGlory. #readalongs2020 @Kdgordon88 @smilingshelves @LitsyHappenings

smilingshelves Sounds great! 3w
Kdgordon88 Perfect! 3w
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I don‘t know how fast anyone wants to read this, but here‘s a suggested schedule for the #depthsofglory buddy read. Let me know if it‘s too ambitious. #readalongs2020 @Kdgordon88 @smilingshelves

smilingshelves I don't know if it will be too ambitious or not, but I'll give it a try! 😄 1mo
Kdgordon88 I‘m in! 1mo
Lcsmcat @smilingshelves @kgordon88 If we find it‘s too much we can just slow down. 1mo
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ljuliel 📒📘📙📕📗. #mgbuddyread #ShakespeareReadalong. @TheBookHippie (edited) 1mo
ljuliel 📗📕📙📘📒. #LarsKeplerBuddyRead @Andrew65 (edited) 1mo
ljuliel 📒📘📙📕📗. #BelowZer00s. @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen (edited) 1mo
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ljuliel 📗📕📙📘📒. #nyrbbookclub @vivastory @merelybookish (edited) 1mo
ljuliel 📒📘📙📕📗. #CaraBlackBuddyRead @andrew65 (edited) 1mo
ljuliel 📗📕📙📘📒. #CamillaLackbergBuddyRead @Andrew65 (edited) 1mo
ljuliel . 📒📘📙📕📗. #JussiAdlerOlsenBuddyRead @andrew65 (edited) 1mo
ljuliel 📗📕📙📘📒. #ElizabethGeorgeBuddyRead @Andrew65 (edited) 1mo
ljuliel . 📒📘📙📕📗. #KenFolletStandalonesBuddyRead . @Andrew65 (edited) 1mo
ljuliel 📗📕📙📘📒. 🌟12-29 🌟 #MarleyBuddyRead @sblbooks (edited) 1mo
ljuliel 📒📘📙📕📗. #LiteraryCrew. ( historical fiction ). @Librarybelle (edited) 1mo
ljuliel 📗📕📙📘📒. One book per month @sblbooks @megnews (edited) 1mo
ljuliel 📒📘📙📕📗. #ChildrensClassicBuddyRead @TheBookHippie (edited) 1mo
squirrelbrain Thanks for doing this @ljuliel - now the challenge is not to sign up to too many challenges! 🤣 1mo
ljuliel @squirrelbrain Right you are ! We have quite a selection when you see them all in one place. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks!!! 📚 1mo
ljuliel @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome 📖 1mo
CoffeeNBooks @squirrelbrain I was just thinking the same thing- I want to participate in all of them, lol! 😂 1mo
CoffeeNBooks Thanks @ljuliel! This is such a great idea! 1mo
ljuliel @CoffeeNBooks I‘ve seen people come in and ask about readalongs or challenges. They‘re scattered all over , and the only way to find them is if you‘re around when a post is made about one , or if Litsyhappenings posts events on occasion. This way , maybe it‘ll be easier to see everything available all in one place. 1mo
TheBookHippie Thanks! 1mo
squirrelbrain I‘m trying to figure out how many challenges I can fit one book into @CoffeeNBooks 🤣 1mo
ljuliel @squirrelbrain. You‘re good at these ! Look how you raced through the USA one 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Great job ! 1mo
Andrew65 @squirrelbrain Or to lead too many! 😂 (edited) 1mo
Andrew65 @squirrelbrain Multitasking certainly helps. 1mo
Scochrane26 Thanks for posting! 1mo
julesG Thanks! It's good to see it all in one place. 1mo
julesG May I mention @LibrarianRyan's challenge #BirthAndBeyond it started in July and runs until the end of next June. 1mo
ljuliel Sure @julesG 😊. I posted all the ones that were listed a few weeks back on 2 separate posts plus ones I‘ve seen here and there . I waited to combine them all into this list now. I‘m glad for any help people want to give if they have ones not on the list. 1mo
julesG I only just remembered it. I would have let you know sooner. 1mo
ljuliel It‘s okey dokey. 😊. At least we got it on here now. @julesG (edited) 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CoffeeNBooks have you got yours scheduled? 1mo
CoffeeNBooks Yes- I'm going to post the discussion schedule tomorrow. 1mo
ferskner Thank you for the shout-out! 1mo
ljuliel You‘re welcome. Have fun with your book group. 🙂 @ferskner 1mo
ljuliel 📗📕📒📙📘. #flaviabuddyread @janeycanuck 1mo
ljuliel 📘📒📙📕📗. #catherbuddyread. @Graywacke 1mo
ljuliel 📗📕📙📒📘. #birthandbeyond. @LibrarianRyan 1mo
Graywacke @ljuliel thanks! 1mo
ljuliel You‘re welcome. I‘m sorry I didn‘t know about yours sooner. I thought I‘d add the little books beside each one so people can see them easier. Have fun with your readalong. 😊 @Graywacke 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you!! 1mo
LibrarianRyan You also need to add #AuthoraMonth by @soubhville 1mo
Andrew65 A great job @ljuliel and it does make them stand out. 😊👍 (edited) 1mo
ljuliel Thanks for the help, @LibrarianRyan I can‘t keep track of them all ! I‘ll add it to the list. 👍🏼 1mo
ljuliel Thanks @Andrew65 😊 1mo
ljuliel 📗📕📙📘📒. #AuthoraMonth @Soubhiville 1mo
LibrarianRyan I perfectly understand. Thanks for adding it b 1mo
ljuliel @Soubhiville 👍🏼 1mo
ljuliel 📒📕📗📘📙. #NordicNoire @Tove_Reads 1mo
ljuliel 📒📕📗📘📙. #KenFolletBuddyRead. @Tove_Reads 1mo
ljuliel 📘📗📙📕📒 #ScifiFantasyBookClub. @Gezemice 4w
Gezemice #ookbookclub - reading through all Terry Pratchett books - I just saw you had it but the tag is wrong (edited) 4w
ljuliel Ok, thanks @gezemice. So it should just say ookbookclub ? I just changed the name. Do I have the right people doing it ? I added your name too. Sorry , it was hard to find all these and get them listed properly. Let me know if it‘s still not right. Thank you for your help. 😊 (edited) 4w
Gezemice Thank you for doing this! Yes, it is correct now, and you have the right people - I am not running it 4w
ljuliel Ok, thanks . I‘ll take your name off the end , as I‘m just listing who to tag if someone wants to join that group. I appreciate your help. ♥️. @Gezemice (edited) 4w
Reviewsbylola Thanks Julie!! 3w
Linsy We‘re also doing #PotterADay January 6th! 2w
ljuliel Thanks @Linsy , for letting me know. I‘ll add it here too. Good luck, and have fun. 🙂 (edited) 2w
ljuliel 📒📕📗📘📙 #PotterADay , starts 1-6-20. @Linsy 2w
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