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This author is top of the list of I WILL NEVER READ AGAIN #OYTOTHEVEY

See you Sunday #SUNDAYBUDDYREAD 😅😵‍💫🤐🤫

Librarybelle I‘m now a bit apprehensive to read the last bit! Oh boy… 😳 1w
IMASLOWREADER lol we cant like everything or everyone 1w
TheBookHippie @Librarybelle 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤷🏻‍♀️ 7d
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vlwelser Well that's ominous 7d
TheBookHippie @vlwelser I‘m crabby 🤣😅🤷🏻‍♀️ 7d
vlwelser It's hot 7d
TheBookHippie @IMASLOWREADER 🤣🤣🤣🤣 TRUTH. Oy. 7d
TheBookHippie @vlwelser NO AIR in Title one schools 😵‍💫 we raised enough money to get it put in over the summer… I‘ve bought more water bottles and popsicles than one would think possible in 3 days 👀 7d
vlwelser The AC in our office wasn't ready for it to be 90. One of my friends started our morning convo with "I'm cranky." It was incredibly helpful to start that way. 7d
vlwelser When he complained later because someone used "amber" as the warning color on a spreadsheet it was much easier to deal with. 7d
TheBookHippie @vlwelser 🥵🔥 we went from 40s to 90s for three days straight -tomorrow back to 60. 7d
TheBookHippie @vlwelser 🤣🤣🤣 I‘m cranky 🤣🤣🤣 solidarity 🤣🥵😅 7d
vlwelser We just received your hot weather. 60 is my preference. 7d
TheBookHippie @vlwelser Word. 60 is livable. 7d
IndoorDame For reals! It‘s hot! It‘s apparently going to stay that way all week! And the last quarter of this book totally erased my but I‘m still enjoying the story mindset and just left me mad at this author about something practically every chapter! I‘m a super easy going person, that‘s not actually easy to do! 7d
TheBookHippie @IndoorDame SAME 😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫. 7d
Read4life I‘m with you, @IndoorDame . I was so annoyed during most of this last section. 7d
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Wide Sargasso Sea | Jean Rhys
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Librarybelle Quite a lot to digest in Part 1! 4w
BarkingMadRead @Librarybelle I‘m thinking part two might need multiple posts 🤣 that was a lot (edited) 4w
Librarybelle 😂 4w
Bookwormjillk I read this not knowing what was a dream and what was real. I‘ve bailed on this book in the past, but I am determined to finish with the #HashtagBrigade 4w
5feet.of.fury Poor Coco. I‘m glad Aunt Cora is coming back. I‘m so confused with the Mason/Cosway family tree. 4w
5feet.of.fury @BarkingMadRead @Librarybelle it was a lot! @Bookwormjillk I know that I read this in high school, and I remember that whole 1st part, and being confused about the races/race relations & our teacher thinking we were all very stupid. Which if she‘s the teacher, teaching us & we all did not understand I think that‘s a her problem lol 4w
BarkingMadRead @5feet.of.fury definitely a her problem! 4w
BarkingMadRead @5feet.of.fury Mason is Antoinette‘s stepdad, but I didn‘t like her saying nee Cosway, because I always thought that was for marriage 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4w
Clare-Dragonfly I found this quick to read but difficult to follow. If the present-tense portion near the end was a dream, were the other present-tense portions dreams? But I don‘t remember what they were anymore. I guess I‘m following the broad strokes of Antoinette‘s life, though. 4w
dabbe Rhys writes as if she expects us to know and understand all about British and French colonialism in the Caribbean and the so-called pecking order determined by how much black blood was in you. I admit to having read some study guides for this one, and it helped tremendously. I think the strange man at the end of Part 1 (that Mason alludes to) is Rochester. #oytothevey! 😳 (edited) 4w
willaful @BarkingMadRead Maybe it's one of those usages that changed? Like in Austen and other books of the time, “stepmother“ and “mother-in-law“ often seem to be switched, IIRC.

@dabbe Yes, it's frustrating! I'm confused too -- and have NO memory of having read this before, though I know I did. Too young no doubt.
mcctrish I forgot what day we were meeting 🤦🏻‍♀️ this first part felt ripe with ominous vibes and while I get the white negro and black Englishman taunts I hadn‘t realized how angry they were ( although Tia not coming back with the stolen dress should have clued me in) poor Patrick ( and horse and parrot) what in earth will part 2 bring 😳 this is a wild fast ride. The mom was a piece of work but her yelling “no “ when Antoinette went to visit 💔 4w
mcctrish I am curious what was the matter with Patrick ( some kind of palsy ?) and Antoinette was ill for 6 weeks not from being hit in the head from a stone ( thx Tia) but because her mother tried to kill her?! 4w
BarkingMadRead @mcctrish yeah that whole part of her being sick kind of went over my head. Really crazy 4w
Bookwormjillk @5feet.of.fury a her problem for sure! 4w
rubyslippersreads Not only is Part One full of drama and tragedy, I feel like what happens in Jane Eyre is hanging over everything. #PoorCoco #foreshadowing #impendingdoom (edited) 4w
julieclair What a sad early life. Soooo much going on in these chapters. The noise in the bamboo had me wanting to scream “get out of the house”! And the mom‘s rejection of her… just heartbreaking. 4w
currentlyreadinginCO @rubyslippersreads agreed about what happens in Jane Eyre hanging over the book! 1w
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Wolf Hall | Hilary Mantel
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My husband is half Swedish, and in Sweden they celebrate name days ( definitely not the only country to do this 😉) and I‘m celebrating by having chips and wine with my reading time on a Tuesday. I‘ve spent 3 days in the same grade 5 classroom and I have never been so ‘childsplained‘ to in my life #treatmyself

TheBookHippie Just NO to GRADE 5 😵‍💫 #OYTOTHEVEY 1mo
mcctrish @TheBookHippie they are a weird cauldron of being old enough to advocate for themselves but too young to see beyond themselves 1mo
Tamra 😆 when do they grow out of it? Asking for a friend. 1mo
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TheBookHippie @mcctrish I cannot 😵‍💫 1mo
TheBookHippie @Tamra Usually end of seventh grade. … in my experience. I only do K4-2 nd and 9-12 th 🤭 This year I have 5 fourth graders but thankfully it‘s going okay. (edited) 1mo
TheKidUpstairs ? My eldest is in Grade 5. He LOVES the word "actually" ? And my new name is "Bruh" 1mo
Tamra @TheBookHippie well, I‘ve got two that defy the odds! 😜😜 The 16 year old is the worst at teensplain! 1mo
TheBookHippie @Tamra my daughter OY 2,3,8,10,12,14,17,19,22,25,27 🤭😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫 but she wasn‘t here in my house after college 🤣😅 1mo
TheBookHippie @TheKidUpstairs 🤭🤭🤭🤭 my grandson called me that by accident. He‘s 10. 1mo
Tamra @TheBookHippie 🤣🤣 1mo
TheBookHippie @Tamra she had a child and then called crying “Mom I AM SO SORRRRRRY “ 🤣😂 nothing like being a parent to yourself. 😳 1mo
mcctrish @Tamra eventually they grow into seeing beyond themselves ( grade 8-9) - the advocating is new, imo, and it has so many pluses but it‘s not often used for good 1mo
mcctrish @TheBookHippie grade 4 is still okay here, second half of grade 6 used to be when it went to hell, now it‘s grade 5 so I guess grade 4 is next 🤦🏻‍♀️ 1mo
Tamra @TheBookHippie bahahaha if I live long enough. 1mo
Tamra @mcctrish 😅 so true! 1mo
TheBookHippie @mcctrish half way through 4th it starts here 😵‍💫 1mo
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The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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#hashtagbrigade without you I‘d have NEVER FINISHED … so much WTF …. The Matryoshka dolls and visual skits I looked forward to… the reading NOTSOMUCH #OYTOTHEVEY this book was ridiculous and I LOVE RUSSIAN CLASSIC LITERATURE… but not this one … 🤯😵‍💫
Never have I cared so little for a plot 😂😂😂😂🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

Massive thx @BarkingMadRead WHEW

@Aimeesue ♥️♥️♥️♥️🪆🪆🪆🪆🪆

DieAReader 🤣❤️‍🔥🥳 2mo
Bookwormjillk I‘m impressed by all of you that are finishing. One chapter a day is torture for me. 2mo
TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk I WILL NOT BRING THIS INTO APRIL 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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TheBookHippie @DieAReader seriously 😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫 2mo
rubyslippersreads @Bookwormjillk Me too. I bailed months ago. 😆 2mo
Daisey Congrats on finishing and I completely agree! I just didn‘t care but was determined to finish it. 2mo
BarkingMadRead I‘m so proud of you 👏🏼 2mo
Ruthiella Well done! 👏👏👏 2mo
dabbe I see a whole new meaning in GG's “I Will Survive.“ 🤩😃😘 2mo
mcctrish 🏆 I love the “not bringing it into April” I have today to decide if this is my hill too 🤣🤣 (edited) 2mo
TheBookHippie @mcctrish 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
Aimeesue Getting through this one was truly a group effort! I‘m glad you enjoyed the #MatryoskaBros. I wouldn‘t have gotten through it without them 😂 2mo
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dabbe “Blah, blah, blah. I'm the devil. Blah, blah, blah. Devil. No, it's me, but my bad me. Devil. Blah, blah, blah. Throw wine in your face. Blah, blah, blah. Skim .... skim ... blah, blah, blah ... Alyosha to the rescue! End of chapter. #thankgod #ivanandreligion #arantinglunatic #oytothevey as @TheBookHippie would say. Whew. 😥🥱😵‍💫 2mo
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BarkingMadRead @dabbe exactly 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
TheBookHippie @dabbe 😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫 #wtfwhewoytothevey 2mo
mcctrish I would like to read @dabbe‘s version from here on out 2mo
mcctrish Also so much blah to get to Smerdy and his long game to frame Mitya #holyshitwhensmerdycommitshecommits 2mo
dabbe @mcctrish And he's hanging against his wall on a nail! The wall with 🪳🪳🪳! 😱 2mo
dabbe @mcctrish 🤩😂🤩 It was the only way I could survive that chapter. #lordybe 2mo
Bookwormjillk @BarkingMadRead gotta admit I was looking for A Christmas Story tongue on the flagpole reference here 🤪 2mo
BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk 🤣🤣 #missedopportunity I do have another My Cousin Vinny pic coming up in a few chapters 🤣 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Ivan being like “don't come at me with your philosophy“ SAME 😂 2mo
currentlyreadinginCO Omg we finally get somewhere and now the brother who knows what happened is raving 😂 2mo
mcctrish @dabbe the roaches be having a PARTY tonight 🤢 2mo
mcctrish @TheAromaofBooks 🤣🤣🤣 exactly keep your philosophy to yo‘self 2mo
mcctrish The whole time Smerdy was spilling his guts @currentlyreadinginCO I was thinking “is Ivan processing this? Is Ivan remembering this? Is Ivan sane?” Does it even matter now that Smerdy can‘t be questioned ?! 2mo
dabbe @mcctrish 😳😵‍💫🤢 2mo
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#ItTakesAllKinds #WithRain

One of the books challenged in my school district as inappropriate for the high school library due to sexual content 🙄🙄

Eggs Enjoyed this one 🐶💙☔️ 2mo
lil1inblue Seriously??? They'll ban anything these days. 😓 2mo
TheBookgeekFrau @lil1inblue I kid you not. The claim is that it contains sexual content that doesn't contribute to the story. I'm pretty sure the parents challenging this believe their kids still think babies are brought by storks. 2mo
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dabbe Can I roll my 👀 any farther back in my head? This is a lovely book! #argh 2mo
TheBookgeekFrau @dabbe The eye rolls are real!! 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄 Crazy ass people in the world 2mo
dabbe @TheBookgeekFrau As @TheBookHippie would say, #oytothevey 😵‍💫 2mo
TheBookgeekFrau @dabbe EXACTLY! 🫣 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve heard this one is great! 2mo
TheBookgeekFrau @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Omg, it is!! 💞💞 2mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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#TLT #ThreeListThursday

1) Tagged is top of my list every time
2) A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
3) Anne of Green Gables

Come and play everyone 😀

Thanks for the tag @dabbe

julesG My #1 is the same. 😁 3mo
Leftcoastzen Tree grows in Brooklyn, so good! 3mo
Jari-chan Great choices! 3mo
dabbe How did I forget Jane Eyre? “Reader, I married him!“ #oytothevey Thanks for sharing. 💚💙💚 3mo
TheLudicReader Excellent choices. 2mo
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The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Bookwormjillk We‘re getting there! 3mo
Aimeesue So pretty! And not covered in blood at all! 3mo
TheBookHippie @Aimeesue 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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SamAnne I real hate the way Fyodor talks at the reader…insufferable rants on his deep, deep thoughts. 4mo
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BarkingMadRead @SamAnne for real! Ugh! 😩 4mo
IndoorDame I totally skimmed that “poem” too 😂😂😂 and I only figured out what it actually said when I got to Alyosha‘s summary 4mo
currentlyreadinginCO Absolutely 😂😂 @IndoorDame 4mo
mcctrish Absolute bullshit! Ivan will not be invited to the Tortured Poets Society after that fail! Also Fyodor needs to keep his chapters shorter, that is too much blah 4mo
BarkingMadRead @mcctrish so much blah! 4mo
Bookwormjillk Totally skimmed it too. When I saw it was a 28 minute read I almost fell out of my chair. 4mo
Bookwormjillk The only good parts were when A interrupted to tell him his poem didn‘t make sense 4mo
Librarybelle I feel like I need a quick education on what was happening in Russia at this time. There is so much deep thought on some really heavy issues - I know it‘s a commentary on contemporary happenings, but me as a 21st century reader, and a non-Russian reader, is a little in the dark. I can only imagine how Crime and Punishment compares! 4mo
daena “Alyosha, who had listened to him all this time without saying anything, though towards the end, in a state of extreme agitation“. All I could think was same bro, same. #readtheroomivan (edited) 4mo
dabbe Me during this chapter: 😳 ... 😳 ... trying to read ... 😤 ... 😩 ... 😰 ... 🥱 ... 💤 ... wake up ... skim the mother-f---er ... 😎. In tomorrow's chapter, Ivan says this: “For so many years I was silent with the whole world and did not deign to speak, and suddenly I spewed out so much gibberish!“

Thanks, Ivan. Could you have said that BEFORE you started speaking in the last chapter? As @TheBookHippie would say, #oytothevey!
Cuilin So glad it wasn‘t written in verse, prose was bad enough!!!!! 😩 4mo
TheAromaofBooks I used to think I was bad at writing poetry... then I met Ivan 😂 4mo
Ruthiella Guys, according to my sources, this is the CRUX of the novel, the jewel in the crown, it‘s raison d‘etre…😂 4mo
currentlyreadinginCO This is the first chapter I've seen in my used edition that was heavily marked up from the previous owner! I wondered if they were reading this for school and if this may have been one of the most important chapters, and then I thought about doing some research, but then I got pulled into my actual job and forgot ... @Ruthiella 4mo
BarkingMadRead @Ruthiella I saw that! I must be broken 🤣 it made me want to commit crimes against myself 🤣 4mo
KAO I had been looking forward to this chapter, because I remember (from somewhere) that this was the most famous segment. So I really gave it my full attention—but I found it disappointing. Deep, but honestly not up to the hype, in my opinion. Can it be that I am suffering from a short attention span?? Maybe. 4mo
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The Brothers Karamazov | Dostoyevsky F.
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IndoorDame 😂😂😂😂 I‘d bet good money you won‘t be the first 4mo
Bookwormjillk I don‘t see why not! 4mo
AmyG One woman‘s whisky is another woman‘s tea. (edited) 4mo
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dabbe You can do anything you want to! 🤩🤩🤩 4mo
KadaGul Any adorable vessel is multipurpose 4mo
Aimeesue Matryoshka for the win! You know I love them 🪆 4mo
Ruthiella There‘s an episode of The Big Bang Theory where Penny can‘t find a clean glass and drinks her wine out of a glass measuring cup. 😂 You can definitely drink whiskey out of a tea glass! 4mo
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