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Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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#dontletmedown as I have #greatexpectations of you....

I had great expectations of this challenge and you certainly didn‘t let me down, Sherri - it‘s been such fun!


Eggs Thanks for joining in each day! Glad you enjoyed it🤗👏🏻💗 Loved your posts❣️ 1mo
Eggs Also that book cover is amazing 1mo
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Havisham: A Novel | Ronald Frame
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“Life is an enigma. We have to approach it not scientifically but poetically.”

#QuotsyMay19 | 9: #Enigma

📷: Made with Typorama

LibrarianRyan Love that graphic. 2mo
LiterRohde @LibrarianRyan Thanks! The human body is such a scientific marvel that it is poetic. It‘s not just mechanics, it is beauty. At least that‘s what the graphic said to me! 2mo
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Mister Pip | Lloyd Jones
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This is my #bookgiftedtoyou pick for #booked2019. It was given to me by one of my best friend. She spoke so highly of it that I was too scared to read it for a couple of years. I'm pleased I've finally read it. I really enjoyed it. It's a beautifully-told but horrible story.
This prompt was hard for me - I either buy my own books or borrow them from the library.
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Glad the book didn‘t disappoint😊 4mo
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Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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A sojourn in Victorian England. The epitome of an eloquent read.
#CharlesDickens #GreatExpectations

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Some of our most beloved characters are the most flawed... Tyrion Lannister certainly comes to mind.
So does Pip from Dickens, Libby Day from the @thegillianflynn novel Dark Places.
But why do we love them so much? Is it because they are more relatable or because we are given the gift of urging them to become whole as we read?🌱.

#greatexpectations #dickens #bookcharacters #fiction #fictionalcharacters #bookstagram #readersofinstagram

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 5mo
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Mister Pip | Lloyd Jones
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#nofemmeber #screwed

This is a beautiful story that goes to some very dark places and I don‘t know if I can recommend it to anyone unless you have a lot of resilience! I‘ll explain how it fits the prompt under a spoiler tag in the comments.

Centique Do you ever read a book with a sinking feeling, a “that‘s too much, they‘re all screwed” feeling? This is one of those books for me. It starts very hopeful and light but it gets very tough. 8mo
Libby1 I agree. 8mo
Cinfhen And that cover seems so joyful and full of promise!! Thanks for the warning XX 8mo
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CarolynM Yeah, not a happy book 8mo
Billypar Thanks for the warning! I resisted looking at the spoiler- will keep this in mind next time I'm looking for a sad one! 😢 8mo
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Mister Pip | Lloyd Jones
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Civil war on an island. The last white man left opens the school . He reads Great Expectations to the kids as a way to transport them off the island and allows them to get away, at least in their mind, from the dangers all around.
I wouldn‘t recommend this to everyone, as the second half is difficult . I think this is one of those that you‘d like it or hate it. I‘m in the first camp.
..these losses cannot take our minds and our imaginations....

TrishB Have this on the tbr! 10mo
Kaye I hope you like it @TrishB . The writing was wonderful, but it‘s one where you feel like a grey cloud is hanging over you, and the further you read, the darker those clouds get. It‘s really hard to recommend, as it would depend on the person. I read it in 2 sittings. Put it down halfway through and finished it tonight. It was good enough to keep reading. I wanted to know how it ended so I barreled on through. 10mo
jenniferw88 As I know you ❤ Dickens you may be interested in this book - I've just started it and am finding it really fascinating. 10mo
Kaye Thanks @jennifer88 . I‘ll take a look at it sometime. 10mo
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Mister Pip | Lloyd Jones
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“Mr Watts had given us kids another piece of the world. I found I could go back to it as often as I liked. What‘s more, I could pick up any moment in the story” . Beautiful little book about the power of one man, a book , and how he helped transport the kids from a place of fear and danger to a completely new world. All by opening a book.

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Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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Currently reading #greatexpectations for #litsyclassics and I‘m having quite a hard time. I‘m about 30% through and I hate Pip so much. He‘s such an unthankful, arrogant, judgemental, little prick. I know he had a hard childhood and he‘s got a crush on Estella but that‘s no reason to constantly insult Joe and Biddy and feel superior just because now he has “great expectations”. Money doesn‘t make you a good person and Pip is proof so far.

wanderinglynn I hated that book. Pip IS a little prick. I think Dickins is overrated. 11mo
LaLecture @wanderinglynn it‘s so good to hear I‘m not alone with this opinion! I loved Oliver Twist a few years ago but GE is horrible so far :/. I really wanted to like it because it‘s by the great Charles Dickens but I just can‘t. 11mo
DarcysMom I have never read anything by Dickens that I have liked. I used to feel bad about that because of his reputation, but life is too short to force yourself to read authors that make you want to poke a fork in your eye. 11mo
LaLecture @DarcysMom Well said 😂👍 11mo
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Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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Things you find at a book party take one.

Literary Condoms. 🤣🤣

#greatexpectations #puns #literary #condoms #nerdshavesextoo #bookparty #tatteredcover

Libby1 😂 12mo
cathysaid Yeah...that was me over here snorting red wine out of my nose 😂😂😂😂👏😂 12mo
Ashley85 No way! 😂😂 12mo
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PurpleyPumpkin That‘s hilarious!🤣 12mo
RebelReader Safety First! 🤣🤣 12mo
hannah_frances 😂😂😂 12mo
Maggie_Reads The best laid plans? 🤣🤣🤣 12mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @cathysaid hahahaha!! 🍷🤣🍷🤣 12mo
Samplergal Haha! Cute! 12mo
BBooks Brilliant 😂😂🤣🤣🤣 12mo
rwmg This presumably is for an alternative ending where Pip and Estrella do get together 12mo
britt_brooke OMG 😆😆😆 12mo
Rohiniranu They come with great expectations 11mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @Rohiniranu 🤣🤣🤣🤣 11mo
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