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My 2024 reading planner. The B is supposed to stand for Bridgerton, but since I‘m only a casual fan, I‘ve decided the B stands for books. 😄

(Quill pen courtesy of @CrowCAH.)

#readingplanner #readingjournal #happyplanner

CrowCAH Aww yay! 🥰 Yes the pen was from one of the Austen book challenges! 6mo
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Vanity Fair | William Thackeray
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An illustration from my #FolioSociety edition. As pretty as it is, I‘ll probably be reading on Kindle for portability. 😊

#PemberLittens #HashtagBrigade

BarkingMadRead Ohhhhhh that‘s beautiful! 11mo
Leftcoastzen Nice! 11mo
willaful Charming! 11mo
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Cuilin 😍 11mo
dabbe “portability” … 😅😂🤣 11mo
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Mr Tibbits's Catholic School | Ysenda Maxtone Graham
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I‘m currently reading (and really enjoying!) this #SlightlyFoxed book about a South Kensington Catholic boy‘s school. It follows its history from 1934 until the present day with lots of tidbits about eccentric teachers, headmasters, and quotes from past students.

#LittleBrassHand 😉

AshleyHoss820 The little hand! 😂😍 13mo
Cathythoughts I love that drawing ❤️and the golden claw 💫 13mo
Aimeesue Ahhh, SF books. So lovely❤️ 13mo
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Tamra What a beauty! 😍 13mo
Suet624 Sounds intriguing. 13mo
jlhammar Well that sounds wonderful! Those Slightly Foxed editions are just lovely. 13mo
LeahBergen @AshleyHoss820 I‘m glad you like it. 😆 13mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts The little hand is back to haunt you 😆 13mo
LeahBergen @Aimeesue @Tamra @jlhammar They are consistently good reads! 13mo
LeahBergen @Suet624 It‘s one of those “micro histories” that speaks so much about a certain era. 13mo
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The top two books are Tenant in two volumes, from a 12-volume Brontë set that was my mom‘s. The bottom edition I bought for the lovely Edmund Dulac illustrations.

#PemberLittens #chapteraday

quietjenn So pretty! 2y
BarkingMadRead So cool!! 2y
LeahBergen Beautiful!! And hello to the #littlebrasshand. 😆 2y
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Leftcoastzen Nice ! 2y
AllDebooks How wonderful and what gorgeous books x 2y
Cathythoughts Very nice 💫 2y
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Taken by the Hand | O. Douglas
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Here‘s another book I have on the go and it‘s my first (but definitely not my last!) by this Scottish cozy middlebrow author.

Twenty-five-year-old Beatrice, a shy homebody, is left at loose ends when her mother dies; she has a comfortable income but no home to call her home. She moves from Glasgow to London stay at her wealthy brother‘s house but as the family can‘t be bothered with her she strikes out to find where she fits in.

Continued 👇:

LeahBergen Swipe to see the truly horrendous republished cover for this 1935 novel. 🤣🤣 (edited) 2y
sarahbarnes Omg seriously. 😂😂 2y
EvieBee Eww. 2y
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LeahBergen @sarahbarnes @EvieBee Right? Like there were no other stock photos available? 😆 2y
EvieBee However! I do need to see the rest of that cute cover in pink with the 🫖. 2y
Centique Oh my god that cover 😳 2y
DebinHawaii @LeahBergen The republished cover is SO BAD! 😱😳😂 2y
rubyslippersreads Does the #littlebrasshand think it‘s a biography? 😂 2y
LeahBergen @Centique @DebinHawaii It would be more fitting for a serial killer novel. 😆 2y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads It thinks it surely deserves one. 😆 2y
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A Guinea Pig Pride & Prejudice | Jane Austen, Alex Goodwin, Tess Newall
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Lydia‘s weakness for #soldiers is her downfall.

#200PnPcovers #PnPcovers

FlowerFairy Audiobooking this one right now. Not loving it but not hating it, either. 2y
BookBabe 😄🐹 2y
LeahBergen 🤣🤣 And you‘ve brought in the #littlebrasshand , too! 😆 2y
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Seekingtardis I love this book so much 😂😂 2y
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen The #littlebrasshand wanted to pet the guinea pigs. 😂 2y
LeahBergen It did! 🤣🤣 2y
mabell 😂😂 2y
CrowCAH This edition is super cute!!! It‘s been added to the collection ☺️ 2y
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A woodcut from my mom‘s OG BOTM Club Wuthering Heights. I grew up reading this edition, along with the matching Jane Eyre. #PemberLittens #WanderingThroughWutheringHeights

IndoorDame I love illustrated copies! 2y
MicrobeMom I love your edition! 2y
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quietjenn That is super cool. 2y
mollyrotondo Oooo love that this was an original BOTM pick! 2y
LeahBergen I see a #littlebrasshand 😆😆 2y
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen It loves to sneak into photos. 😂 2y
batsy That is such an evocative image! Definitely saw it that way in my mind while reading it 😆 2y
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The Little White Horse | Elizabeth Goudge
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Three August buddy reads of three of my favorite books. #PemberLittens #ChildrensClassicRead2021 #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead #littlebrasshand

P. S. Note the horrifying typo at the bottom of the Emily cover. 🤭

Ruthiella Oops! Anne with an E!!! 3y
rabbitprincess Anne would indeed be horrified by that typo! 3y
LeahBergen Whaaaaaatttt????? 😱😱 3y
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riversong153 Missing the E, what the what?? 3y
BarbaraJean 😱 My copy of one of the Anne books has that same typo within the text and I definitely rolled my eyes. On the cover, though?!? Horror! 3y
tpixie It‘s AnnE with an E! Wow! That editor was asleep! Great covers though ! 3y
UwannaPublishme Gotta agree with you on The Little White Horse...I LOVED it! 3y
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Emma | Jane Austen
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Okay, #Pemberlittens! I started a day late but I‘m all caught up now. Let‘s see if I like this one more now than I did thirty years ago. 😆 I didn‘t necessarily dislike it back then but it wasn‘t one of my favourites.

And here‘s a #littlebrasshand for you @rubyslippersreads . 😉


sprainedbrain You sound like me... hoping to get more out of it this time around. 😉 also, #FolioEnvy 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Folio 🤩. And where did you and Ruby got the little brass ✋? So cute! 3y
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rubyslippersreads @erzascarletbookgasm I got mine on Etsy, but I‘ve seen them on eBay too. 3y
LeahBergen @erzascarletbookgasm Sorry! I forgot to reply. I found mine in a little $1.00 junk basket at a flea market. 😆 3y
LeahBergen @Andrea313 Here‘s the title page. Same, right? 1w
Andrea313 @LeahBergen Yes, exactly the same! Are the exterior covers completely burgundy, or just the spines? 1w
LeahBergen @Andrea313 Just the spines are burgundy and the rest is an ecru background with a burgundy motif to match yours. You can see a teeny bit of it in this photo. 1w
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