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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! 😄 2mo
Tamra Sweet editions! You‘ll definitely need a surface for reading. 😅 2mo
Daisey Beautiful editions! 2mo
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Aimeesue Lovely luscious Folios! ❤️ 2mo
Amiable Based on the first letter, it sounds like it will be a year of juicy revelations. If that makes it any better. 😀 2mo
Leftcoastzen Folio!so nice! 2mo
Cathythoughts Gorgeous books. Sounds like fun ❤️ 2mo
hilded Beautiful books ✨ 2mo
batsy Beautiful big big books 😍😆 2mo
Liz_M Your poor wrists! 2mo
Lcsmcat What a beautiful edition! 2mo
AnneCecilie Those look beautiful 🤩 2mo
Reggie Good luck!!! That‘s a lot of letters, yeah? 2mo
britt_brooke A year?! Looking forward to your progress! 2mo
Suet624 Yikes! 2mo
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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 3mo
LeahBergen I‘m reading Clarissa, too (well, when my copy arrives)! 3mo
Aimeesue Me too! I am THRILLED that the reading sched follows the dates of the letters. Y'ALL ARE MY PEOPLE! 😂 3mo
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TheBookHippie Oh how pretty!!! 3mo
batsy Ooh! 😍 I loved both books. 3mo
Klou Omg where did you get that shelf decoration from, on the right? It's gorgeous 😍😍😍😍 3mo
rubyslippersreads @Klou I found her at a thrift shop, and she just had to come home with me. 3mo
kspenmoll What a gorgeous photo & books & all of it! 3mo
New Kid on the Book Beautiful photo! 3mo
Klou @rubyslippersreads what a great find!! I'd have been the same. Its stunning! 2mo
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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! 4mo
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. 4mo
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?? 😂 4mo
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Aimeesue @jlhammar I've only read Cranford and North & South. Cranord was more fun! 4mo
LeahBergen I have this Folio edition, too. Nice score! 4mo
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. 😁 4mo
LeahBergen I‘m the same. I don‘t buy them new! (edited) 4mo
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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. 11mo
Adventures-of-a-French-Reader Just beautiful! 11mo
batsy Oh, lovely! 😍 I love this book. 11mo
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squirrelbrain Lovely cover! ❤️ 11mo
LeahBergen I have this edition, too. I love the little tea service on the cover! 😊 11mo
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) 11mo
EvieBee @Adventures-of-a-French-Reader Thank you 😊💕 11mo
EvieBee @batsy Thank you! It‘s so good, right? 11mo
EvieBee @squirrelbrain Thank you 💕 11mo
EvieBee @LeahBergen One of my favorite things about it! Oh, and the color is stunning. 11mo
quietjenn Oh, that's just lovely! I really think I need to revisit this one. 11mo
EvieBee @quietjenn Thank you! I love Mildred so much in it. She‘s really funny. 11mo
Ruthiella Beautiful edition! 😍 11mo
CarolynM Lovely😍 I think I need to get this edition too. 11mo
EvieBee @Ruthiella Thank you! ☺️❤️ 11mo
EvieBee @CarolynM I think you need a copy, too! The illustrations are lovely. 💕💕 11mo
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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!! 2y
hannah-leeloo They'd look beautiful wouldn't they?! @WJCintron maybe one day we'll get lucky and find them 😊 2y
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wanderinglynn Those are amazing! 😍😍😍 2y
BookwormAHN Fantastic 💜💜💜 2y
BookwormM I leant my copy of Dark Crystal to a teacher and never got it back 😭😭 2y
hannah-leeloo Oh no that's awful @BookwormM 😔 2y
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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. 2y
LeahBergen I have this edition, too. I love it! 2y
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Ruthiella Oh my! That‘s gorgeous!!! 😍 2y
EvieBee @Ruthiella 🤗♥️ 2y
janeycanuck Lovely!! What a good present to get yourself! 2y
EvieBee @janeycanuck Thank you 💕💕 2y
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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! 3y
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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! 😍 3y
Aimeesue @LeahBergen It's becoming one of my favorite anthologies. An excellent compilation! 3y
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The Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro
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LeahBergen Lovely photo! 3y
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. 3y
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My $6 #folio edition, plus some tomatoes. And some feathers I found yesterday on our walk. I have NO idea what the birds in my neighborhood have been up to. #SimplyFoxed had a great, sad article about Lear in a recent issue.

Aimeesue The tomatoes and feathers were already on the table. I'm just lazy. I had to pick as many tomatoes as possible today, because this morning I caught a squirrel out in a tomato pot and when I went out onto the deck, I found a whole pile of tomatoes - all with one bite out of them. Somebody thinks she's Ramona Quimby. (edited) 4y
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