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"She was crying now because she remembered that her life had been a long succession of humiliations and mistakes and pains and ridiculous efforts. Everybody's life was like that."
No toxic positivity here.

batsy That's a bracing dose of Rhys 😭 And a lovely Penguin edition! 6m
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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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Sense and Sensibility - Chapter 22
Litsy Group Reads #ChapterADay ReadAlong

… and you‘re not off the hook yet either, Edward!

Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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NO MEANS NO, LADIES. (But joke's on the Dashwoods, because much like Effie White, Marianne and Elinor will, in fact, be going.) #PemberLittens

Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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Ch. 13
Edgar has nursed Cathy somewhat back to health. He is so kind, and leaves crocuses on her pillow. She is with child, and has relocated to the downstairs parlor. Meanwhile Isabella and Heathcliff have returned and Isabella discovers the Heights is a run down pigsty. No maidservant. No place to sleep. Heathcliff‘s sole intent is to use her and abuse her. Hinton wants to kill Heathcliff with his knife gun. Suggests Cathy lock the door.

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Wuthering Heights | Emily Brontë
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Cathy Linton is now 13, and though Nelly tells us she's sweet, we see that she's also spoiled and sheltered- you can't blame her for jetting off over the moors the second Edgar's back is turned, since she's hardly ever been out of her own yard. She meets Hareton at the Heights and is vibing pretty well with him until she learns he's not the master's son. Could he be...a servant?! Horror! Then she finds out she's *related* to a maybe-servant?!? NO!

TheBookHippie 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 7h
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The Talisman | Walter Scott

I‘m am sorry to say I will be taking a break from this. Unfortunately it is too “preachy” in the sense that is is more a treatise on the crusades than an exciting adventure story which I was hoping for. Also I must admit that a lot of the depiction and the language about Islam and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and Palestine is prejudiced and condescending

Pericles | William Shakespeare
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⭐️⭐️ Very behind on posting my review of this #shakespearereadalong play from last month 🤦🏻‍♀️I was so intrigued while reading this play because this is one that has been reported to have only been partially written by Shakespeare and boy does it show. It just does not read like Shakespeare at all. I loved this edition because it really pointed out each line and word that Shakespeare would not have used and why. Still need to read the intro

Mansfield Park | Jane Austen
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Book Haul Pic 2! 💕📚💕

I added another Penguin Clothbound hardcover to my collection today! This time it's Madame Bovary, which I've been wanting to get for awhile now! I love the dark purple and orange cover! 😍 And I've been resisting this Mansfield Park Chiltern edition for ages now but I finally caved and got it today! The picture doesn't do it justice - it's exquisite! It's so pretty it actually makes my heart ache! ❤📖❤ #bookhaul

SRWCF I could stare at those covers for the rest of eternity! 😇 10h
DivineDiana Cover love! ❤️ 10h
IndoorDame They‘re both lovely! 10h
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RaeLovesToRead Wow! 😍 9h
Becker I have several of the Chiltern editions and I agree with you. They are beautiful books. I love them. 9h
vivastory I've had my eye on the Chiltern editions! What a great haul! 9h
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An article on the Penguin website will be of interest to those who enjoy the #chunksterchallenge https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/2019/may/how-to-make-time-to-read-the-classic... I particularly like this idea for reading Clarissa in “real time.” Anybody want to join me for this next year? @Amiable

Ddzmini What a great way to read a book 📖 11h
llwheeler I'm intrigued! I'm hesitant to commit this far in advance, but I'm definitely interested 11h
merelybookish God speed! 11h
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arubabookwoman Except I can't imagine reading Ulysses in one day! 10h
DivineDiana Sounds like fun! 10h
Lcsmcat @arubabookwoman I can‘t imagine reading Ulysses period, much less in one day! 😂 9h
Lcsmcat @llwheeler @DivineDiana We don‘t have to exactly commit now, but let‘s try to remember this next year. 8h
phyhill Oh, I love this idea! (For Clarissa, not Ulysses. Good lord, one day!?) 8h
llwheeler Sounds good! 8h
Butterfinger I'm going to write this on December 1 so I hopefully won't forget. Now, watch me lose my calendar. 8h
Amiable Oh, this sounds like a great way to get through this one! Next year my “official“ chunkster will be a nonfiction pick (I alternate each year) for the book that I commit to reading 100 pages per week with the goal of finishing by the end of March. But doing this one in real time throughout the year by reading the letters by date sounds like fun! I'm in! What say you, @CovertoCoverGirl and @GinaKButler ? #ChunksterChallenge2023 (edited) 8h
Amiable And also? I LOVE this line from the article: “Big books ... present a challenge. Like peak baggers drawn to higher and higher mountains, readers strolling in the foothills of literature are aware that in the distance, swathed in clouds and capped with snow, are tantalising summits named Moby-Dick (720 pages), The Count of Monte Cristo (1,312 pages) and The Story of the Stone (2,576 pages). We want to read them, because they are there.“ YES. (edited) 8h
CoverToCoverGirl Me please! 🙋🏼‍♀️ @Amiable (edited) 8h
Lcsmcat @Butterfinger I‘ll mark my calendar too, and maybe one of us will remember. 😀 8h
CoverToCoverGirl It really would be a new experience to read a book in real time. @Amiable (edited) 8h
Daisey This idea for Clarissa is really interesting. 8h
cewilf I love that it aligns next year. Definitely making a note of that since I already have the book! 7h
Lcsmcat @cewilf It‘s been on my shelf for ages too. I figure this is my chance to tackle it. 6h
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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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Chapter 20 and poor Mr Palmer just wants to read his newspaper! #doctorhouse #pemberlittens #buddyread

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