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Sonnets from the Portuguese | Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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This was definitely an indulgence buy! A 1962 Folio edition of "Sonnets from the Portuguese". I already have a nice old copy, but this was soooo prettyyyyy! ? I can't take a photo that does justice to the beautiful cloth covering. The gold-coloured slip case is a little battered, but aren't we all from that vintage?
I have a couple of books on order, but otherwise I *must* make a real effort to pause buying books!

Ruthiella Lovely! 😊 2w
Aimeesue I have this Folio edition as well, and it‘s absolutely gorgeous. I may, ummm, pet it occasionally when I‘m walking by the Folio shelves. 🩷💜💛 2w
lil1inblue Stunning! 🤩🤩🤩 2w
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dabbe 🩷🩷🩷 2w
LeahBergen Ooo, I love it! That‘s a Folio I haven‘t seen before. 2w
Bookwomble @Aimeesue Ha, ha! Yes, I've been gazing at it lovingly and giving the cover a little stroke now and then ? I don't think either of us would be safe with the One Ring, my precious ("gollum, gollum!"). ? 2w
Bookwomble @LeahBergen You'd love it! 😍 2w
IndoorDame Gorgeous!!! 2w
Aimeesue @Bookwomble Yes, best to keep far, far away from such things 😂 2w
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Well, it‘s January 10th and time to start the first letter in this behemoth of an epistolary novel!

A year-long buddy read … what have you made me do, fellow #Clarissa readers? 🤣


rubyslippersreads We‘re #Folio twins! 😄 2y
Tamra Sweet editions! You‘ll definitely need a surface for reading. 😅 2y
Daisey Beautiful editions! 2y
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Aimeesue Lovely luscious Folios! ❤️ 2y
Amiable Based on the first letter, it sounds like it will be a year of juicy revelations. If that makes it any better. 😀 2y
Leftcoastzen Folio!so nice! 2y
Cathythoughts Gorgeous books. Sounds like fun ❤️ 2y
hilded Beautiful books ✨ 2y
batsy Beautiful big big books 😍😆 2y
Liz_M Your poor wrists! 2y
Lcsmcat What a beautiful edition! 2y
AnneCecilie Those look beautiful 🤩 2y
Reggie Good luck!!! That‘s a lot of letters, yeah? 2y
britt_brooke A year?! Looking forward to your progress! 2y
Suet624 Yikes! 2y
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I‘m not sure what I‘m getting myself into, but I own #Folio editions of both of these books, so I‘m going to sign up for both of these #chunksters

#ChunksterChallenge #PemberLittens #Clarissa #middlemarch #groupreads #chapteraday

Amiable Yay! Email me (AmyBF45 at gmail.com) and I‘ll send you the graphics you can post when you‘ve completed #ChunksterChallenge2023 2y
LeahBergen I‘m reading Clarissa, too (well, when my copy arrives)! 2y
Aimeesue Me too! I am THRILLED that the reading sched follows the dates of the letters. Y'ALL ARE MY PEOPLE! 😂 2y
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TheBookHippie Oh how pretty!!! 2y
batsy Ooh! 😍 I loved both books. 2y
Klou Omg where did you get that shelf decoration from, on the right? It's gorgeous 😍😍😍😍 2y
rubyslippersreads @Klou I found her at a thrift shop, and she just had to come home with me. 2y
kspenmoll What a gorgeous photo & books & all of it! 2y
New Kid on the Book Beautiful photo! 2y
Klou @rubyslippersreads what a great find!! I'd have been the same. Its stunning! 2y
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North and South: Easyread Edition | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
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Book sorting rescues - a Folio edition of the tagged Gaskell and Memoirs of the Early Italian Painters from 1875. Not that I'm super interested in Italian Painters, but it's such a lovely little thing.

IndoorDame Such great finds! 2y
jlhammar Gorgeous! I‘m hoping to read at least one Gaskell in 2023. I own three (Cranford, Wives & Daughters and North & South) and haven‘t tried any yet. 2y
Aimeesue @IndoorDame I am extremely fortunate to live in a pretty affluent, well read area where a lot of the older citizens are downsizing. We get a lot of great donations. We also get a lot of garbage - today there were SEVEN books about vitamins. Who needs that many vitamin reference books?? 😂 2y
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Aimeesue @jlhammar I've only read Cranford and North & South. Cranord was more fun! 2y
LeahBergen I have this Folio edition, too. Nice score! 2y
Aimeesue @LeahBergen They're so lovely! At this point, I have too many for my shelves, so I only bring home the ones I capture in the wild. Happily, the Folios are abundant around here. 😁 2y
LeahBergen I‘m the same. I don‘t buy them new! (edited) 2y
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Excellent Women | Barbara Pym
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I treated myself to another #folio edition after finishing Miss Marple‘s story collection. This was my first and favorite Pym novel. #bookmail

jlhammar Absolutely gorgeous! Love, love, love this book! My first Pym too. I've since read and also loved Quartet in Autumn and Jane & Prudence. Need to decide which Pym to read next. 2y
batsy Oh, lovely! 😍 I love this book. 2y
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squirrelbrain Lovely cover! ❤️ 2y
LeahBergen I have this edition, too. I love the little tea service on the cover! 😊 2y
EvieBee @jlhammar I have quite a few to go! I remember randomly picking this up at the library off the “librarian recommendations” shelf wondering hmmm. Not my usual fare but I‘ll see. Lol! (edited) 2y
EvieBee @Adventures-of-a-French-Reader Thank you 😊💕 2y
EvieBee @batsy Thank you! It‘s so good, right? 2y
EvieBee @squirrelbrain Thank you 💕 2y
EvieBee @LeahBergen One of my favorite things about it! Oh, and the color is stunning. 2y
quietjenn Oh, that's just lovely! I really think I need to revisit this one. 2y
EvieBee @quietjenn Thank you! I love Mildred so much in it. She‘s really funny. 2y
Ruthiella Beautiful edition! 😍 2y
CarolynM Lovely😍 I think I need to get this edition too. 2y
EvieBee @Ruthiella Thank you! ☺️❤️ 2y
EvieBee @CarolynM I think you need a copy, too! The illustrations are lovely. 💕💕 2y
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How beautiful are these book editions!!! 😍😍😍 @CymbaX13 all our favourite family classics these are gorgeous! Wow! #bookcovers #classics #fantasy #beauty #folio

WJCintron 😍 😍 😍 I can't even!!! I WANT them!! 3y
hannah-leeloo They'd look beautiful wouldn't they?! @WJCintron maybe one day we'll get lucky and find them 😊 3y
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wanderinglynn Those are amazing! 😍😍😍 3y
BookwormAHN Fantastic 💜💜💜 3y
BookwormM I leant my copy of Dark Crystal to a teacher and never got it back 😭😭 3y
hannah-leeloo Oh no that's awful @BookwormM 😔 3y
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This beauty finally arrived! This #folio edition was what I promised myself if I bingoed last month on #bookspinbingo . It was such a good deal that I bought another one. I‘ll be sure to post when it arrives.

EvieBee @vivastory I‘d never heard of it! Sounds fascinating! Checking library as we speak. 3y
LeahBergen I have this edition, too. I love it! 3y
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Ruthiella Oh my! That‘s gorgeous!!! 😍 3y
EvieBee @Ruthiella 🤗♥️ 3y
janeycanuck Lovely!! What a good present to get yourself! 3y
EvieBee @janeycanuck Thank you 💕💕 3y
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Every Man for Himself | Beryl Bainbridge
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I bought this #folio for myself months ago during the sale because, Titanic. I knew I needed something well written to get me out of my reading funk and the writing in this ended up being exquisite, with beautiful illustrations that were also done by the author. #foliofreaks

LeahBergen I‘ve always meant to read this one. Lovely edition! 4y
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A Folio Society Handbook | Brian Codling, The Folio Society
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Another lovely anthology, this one from The Folio Society. Includes short pieces under the headings Home and Away, Christmas at Sea, In Foreign Lands, Seasonal Feasts and Entertainments, The Back or Beyond, and In Time of War & Other Perils. T.S. Eliot's The Journey of the Magi serves as epilogue.
#FolioSociety #Folio

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LeahBergen This is lovely! 😍 5y
Aimeesue @LeahBergen It's becoming one of my favorite anthologies. An excellent compilation! 5y
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The Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro
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LeahBergen Lovely photo! 5y
Aimeesue Thanks! The lighting was odd, so it kinda looks b&w on one half and color on the other. Just a weird fluke, but cool looking, I thought. 5y
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